Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs): Consolidated Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements (Renewal), 71634-71635 [2022-25570]

Download as PDF lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 71634 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 225 / Wednesday, November 23, 2022 / Notices www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Muntasir Ali, Sector Policies and Program Division (D243–05), Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, 27711; telephone number: (919) 541– 0833; email address: ali.muntasir@ epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supporting documents, which explain in detail the information that the EPA will be collecting, are available in the public docket for this ICR. The docket can be viewed online at https:// www.regulations.gov, or in person, at the EPA Docket Center, WJC West Building, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC. The telephone number for the Docket Center is 202–566–1744. For additional information about EPA’s public docket, visit: https://www.epa.gov/dockets. Abstract: The National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Commercial Ethylene Oxide Sterilization and Fumigation Operations (40 CFR part 63, subpart O) were proposed on March 7, 1994; promulgated on December 6, 1994; and most recently amended on February 27, 2014. These regulations apply to existing facilities and new facilities ethylene oxide (E.O.) sterilization and fumigation facilities using one ton of ethylene oxide (E.O.) (as defined in 40 CFR 63.361) after December 6, 1994. New facilities include those that commenced construction, modification, or reconstruction after the date of proposal. This information is being collected to assure compliance with 40 CFR part 63, subpart O. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Existing facilities and new facilities E.O. sterilization and fumigation facilities using one ton of E.O. (as defined in 40 CFR 63.361) after December 6, 1994. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR part 63, subpart O). Estimated number of respondents: 97 (total). Frequency of response: Initially and semiannually. Total estimated burden: 6,640 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b). Total estimated cost: $1,330,000 (per year), which includes $534,000 in annualized capital/startup and/or operation & maintenance costs. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:45 Nov 22, 2022 Jkt 259001 Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. The adjustment decrease in burden from the most-recently approved ICR is due to a decrease in the number of sources. The previous ICR indicated 128 respondents. The EPA has recently identified 97 respondents over the next three years based on a section 114 request for the Ethylene Oxide Commercial Sterilization and Fumigation Operations from May 2021. Conclusively, there has been a 25% decrease in sources. This ICR also reflects that there is overall zero growth anticipated in the industry over the next three years, and removes the burden associated with new source activities. The overall result is a decrease in burden hours and operation and maintenance costs. Courtney Kerwin, Director, Regulatory Support Division. [FR Doc. 2022–25534 Filed 11–22–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPPT–2017–0647; FRL–10273– 01–OMS] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs): Consolidated Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted the following information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA): ‘‘Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs); Consolidated Information Collection Activities’’ (EPA ICR No. 1446.14 and OMB Control No. 2070–0112). This is a request to renew an existing ICR that is currently approved through November 30, 2022. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on April 7, 2022. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. The ICR, which is summarized in this document, describes the collection activities and estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before December 23, 2022. Submit your comments to EPA, referencing Docket ID No. EPA– HQ–OPPT–2017–0647, using https:// www.regulations.gov (our preferred method) or by mail to: Environmental Protection Agency, EPA Docket Center, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460. For additional delivery options and information about EPA’s dockets, visit https://www.epa.gov/dockets. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes profanity, threats, information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI), or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Submit written comments and recommendations to OMB for the proposed information collection within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katherine Sleasman, Regulatory Support Branch, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, 7602M, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 566– 1204; email address: sleasman.katherine@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supporting documents which explain in detail the information that the EPA will be collecting, are available in the docket for this ICR. The docket can be viewed online at www.regulations.gov or in person at the EPA Docket Center, WJC West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC. The telephone number for the Docket Center is 202–566–1744. For additional information about EPA’s public docket, visit https://www.epa.gov/dockets. Abstract: Section 6(e)(1) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), 15 U.S.C. 2605(e), directs EPA to regulate the marking and disposal of PCBs. TSCA section 6(e)(2) bans the manufacturing, processing, distribution in commerce, and use of PCBs in other than a totally enclosed manner. TSCA section 6(e)(3) establishes a process for obtaining exemptions from the E:\FR\FM\23NON1.SGM 23NON1 lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 225 / Wednesday, November 23, 2022 / Notices prohibitions on the manufacture, processing, and distribution in commerce of PCBs. Since 1978, EPA has promulgated numerous rules addressing all aspects of the life cycle of PCBs as required by the statute. The regulations are intended to prevent the improper handling and disposal of PCBs and to minimize the exposure of human beings or the environment to PCBs. These regulations have been codified in 40 CFR part 761, which includes approximately 100 specific reporting, third-party reporting, and recordkeeping requirements. To meet its statutory obligations to regulate PCBs, EPA must obtain sufficient information to conclude that specified activities do not result in an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment. EPA uses the information collected under 40 CFR part 761 to ensure that PCBs are managed in an environmentally safe manner and that activities are being conducted in compliance with the PCB regulations. The information collected by these requirements will update the Agency’s knowledge of ongoing PCB activities, ensure that individuals using or disposing of PCBs are held accountable for their activities, and demonstrate compliance with the PCB regulations. Specific uses of the information collected include determining the efficacy of a disposal technology; evaluating exemption requests and exclusion notices; targeting compliance inspections; and ensuring adequate storage capacity for PCB waste. This collection addresses the several information reporting requirements found in the PCB regulations, 40 CFR part 761. Form Numbers: 7720–12 and 7710– 53. Respondents/affected entities: Persons who currently possess PCB items, PCB-contaminated equipment, or other PCB waste. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory, per TSCA section 6(e) and 40 CFR part 761. Estimated number of respondents: 121,967 (total). Frequency of response: On occasion. Total estimated burden: 659,882 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b). Total estimated cost: $35,460,639 (per year), includes $50 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in the estimates: This request reflects a decrease of 19,505 hours (from 679,387 hours to 659,882 hours) in the total estimated respondent burden from that currently in the OMB inventory. This decrease is due to updates to the most current wage rate data and to revisions to the total number of VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:45 Nov 22, 2022 Jkt 259001 respondents based on new data gathered for this ICR effort, updated Agency data regarding total numbers of regulated entities, and the overlapping coverage of the recently revised ICR for Universal Hazardous Waste Manifest, EPA ICR No. 0801.25 and OMB Control No. 2050– 0039, which was approved by OMB through January 31, 2025. Courtney Kerwin, Director, Regulatory Support Division. [FR Doc. 2022–25570 Filed 11–22–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [FR ID 114495] Federal Advisory Committee Act; Technological Advisory Council Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, this notice advises interested persons that the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Technological Advisory Council will hold a meeting on Thursday, December 8, 2022 in the Commission Meeting Room and available to the public via the internet at https://www.fcc.gov/live at 10 a.m. DATES: Thursday, December 8, 2022. ADDRESSES: Federal Communications Commission, 45 L Street NE, Washington, DC 20554. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Ha, Chief, Policy and Rules Division 202–418–2099; michael.ha@ fcc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: At the December 8th meeting, the TAC will continue to consider and advise the Commission on topics such as 6G, artificial intelligence, advanced spectrum sharing technologies, and emerging wireless technologies, including new tools to restore internet access during shutdowns and other disruptions. This agenda may be modified at the discretion of the TAC Chair and the Designated Federal Officer (DFO). All attendees should arrive early to allow ample time for processing through the Commission’s security screening. As required by Federal COVID–19 safety protocols, all visitors to FCC’s facilities in any county where the COVID–19 Community Level is HIGH will be required to wear a ‘‘high quality’’ mask throughout their visit to that facility. Please refer to: https:// www.fcc.gov/visit for further SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71635 information. The public may submit written comments before the meeting to Michael Ha, the FCC’s Designated Federal Officer for Technological Advisory Council by email: michael.ha@fcc.gov or U.S. Postal Service Mail (Michael Ha, Federal Communications Commission, 45 L Street NE, Washington, DC 20554). Open captioning will be provided for this event. Other reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. Requests for such accommodations should be submitted via email to fcc504@fcc.gov or by calling the Office of Engineering and Technology at 202– 418–2470 (voice), (202) 418–1944 (fax). Such requests should include a detailed description of the accommodation needed. In addition, please include your contact information. Please allow at least five days advance notice; last minute requests will be accepted but may not be possible to fill. Federal Communications Commission. Ronald T. Repasi, Acting Chief, Office of Engineering and Technology. [FR Doc. 2022–25607 Filed 11–22–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION Notice of Agreements Filed The Commission hereby gives notice of filing of the following agreements under the Shipping Act of 1984. Interested parties may submit comments, relevant information, or documents regarding the agreements to the Secretary by email at Secretary@ fmc.gov, or by mail, Federal Maritime Commission, 800 North Capitol Street, Washington, DC 20573. Comments will be most helpful to the Commission if received within 12 days of the date this notice appears in the Federal Register, and the Commission requests that comments be submitted within 7 days on agreements that request expedited review. Copies of agreements are available through the Commission’s website (www.fmc.gov) or by contacting the Office of Agreements at (202)-523– 5793 or tradeanalysis@fmc.gov. Agreement No.: 201395. Agreement Name: Volkswagen Konzernlogistik GmbH & Co. OHG/ Neptune Lines Space Charter Agreement. Parties: Neptune Pacific Line, Inc.; Volkswagen Konzernlogistik GmbH & Co. OHG. Filing Party: Bryant Gardner, Winston & Strawn LLP. E:\FR\FM\23NON1.SGM 23NON1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPPT-2017-0647; FRL-10273-01-OMS]


Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs): 
Consolidated Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements (Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted the 
following information collection request (ICR) to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with 
the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA): ``Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs); 
Consolidated Information Collection Activities'' (EPA ICR No. 1446.14 
and OMB Control No. 2070-0112). This is a request to renew an existing 
ICR that is currently approved through November 30, 2022. Public 
comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on April 7, 
2022. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. 
The ICR, which is summarized in this document, describes the collection 
activities and estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may 
not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a 
collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB 
control number.

DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before December 23, 
2022.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to EPA, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-
HQ-OPPT-2017-0647, using https://www.regulations.gov (our preferred 
method) or by mail to: Environmental Protection Agency, EPA Docket 
Center, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 
20460. For additional delivery options and information about EPA's 
dockets, visit https://www.epa.gov/dockets. EPA's policy is that all 
comments received will be included in the public docket without change 
including any personal information provided, unless the comment 
includes profanity, threats, information claimed to be Confidential 
Business Information (CBI), or other information whose disclosure is 
restricted by statute.
    Submit written comments and recommendations to OMB for the proposed 
information collection within 30 days of publication of this notice to 
www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information 
collection by selecting ``Currently under 30-day Review--Open for 
Public Comments'' or by using the search function.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katherine Sleasman, Regulatory Support 
Branch, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, 7602M, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, 
DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 566-1204; email address: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supporting documents which explain in detail 
the information that the EPA will be collecting, are available in the 
docket for this ICR. The docket can be viewed online at 
www.regulations.gov or in person at the EPA Docket Center, WJC West, 
Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC. The telephone 
number for the Docket Center is 202-566-1744. For additional 
information about EPA's public docket, visit https://www.epa.gov/dockets.
    Abstract: Section 6(e)(1) of the Toxic Substances Control Act 
(TSCA), 15 U.S.C. 2605(e), directs EPA to regulate the marking and 
disposal of PCBs. TSCA section 6(e)(2) bans the manufacturing, 
processing, distribution in commerce, and use of PCBs in other than a 
totally enclosed manner. TSCA section 6(e)(3) establishes a process for 
obtaining exemptions from the

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prohibitions on the manufacture, processing, and distribution in 
commerce of PCBs. Since 1978, EPA has promulgated numerous rules 
addressing all aspects of the life cycle of PCBs as required by the 
statute. The regulations are intended to prevent the improper handling 
and disposal of PCBs and to minimize the exposure of human beings or 
the environment to PCBs. These regulations have been codified in 40 CFR 
part 761, which includes approximately 100 specific reporting, third-
party reporting, and recordkeeping requirements. To meet its statutory 
obligations to regulate PCBs, EPA must obtain sufficient information to 
conclude that specified activities do not result in an unreasonable 
risk of injury to health or the environment. EPA uses the information 
collected under 40 CFR part 761 to ensure that PCBs are managed in an 
environmentally safe manner and that activities are being conducted in 
compliance with the PCB regulations. The information collected by these 
requirements will update the Agency's knowledge of ongoing PCB 
activities, ensure that individuals using or disposing of PCBs are held 
accountable for their activities, and demonstrate compliance with the 
PCB regulations. Specific uses of the information collected include 
determining the efficacy of a disposal technology; evaluating exemption 
requests and exclusion notices; targeting compliance inspections; and 
ensuring adequate storage capacity for PCB waste. This collection 
addresses the several information reporting requirements found in the 
PCB regulations, 40 CFR part 761.
    Form Numbers: 7720-12 and 7710-53.
    Respondents/affected entities: Persons who currently possess PCB 
items, PCB-contaminated equipment, or other PCB waste.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory, per TSCA section 
6(e) and 40 CFR part 761.
    Estimated number of respondents: 121,967 (total).
    Frequency of response: On occasion.
    Total estimated burden: 659,882 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.3(b).
    Total estimated cost: $35,460,639 (per year), includes $50 
annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in the estimates: This request reflects a decrease of 
19,505 hours (from 679,387 hours to 659,882 hours) in the total 
estimated respondent burden from that currently in the OMB inventory. 
This decrease is due to updates to the most current wage rate data and 
to revisions to the total number of respondents based on new data 
gathered for this ICR effort, updated Agency data regarding total 
numbers of regulated entities, and the overlapping coverage of the 
recently revised ICR for Universal Hazardous Waste Manifest, EPA ICR 
No. 0801.25 and OMB Control No. 2050-0039, which was approved by OMB 
through January 31, 2025.

Courtney Kerwin,
Director, Regulatory Support Division.
[FR Doc. 2022-25570 Filed 11-22-22; 8:45 am]
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