[Federal Register Volume 61, Number 148 (Wednesday, July 31, 1996)]
[Pages 39957-39958]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 96-19431]




Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Beach Closing Survey

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 
et.seq.) this notice announces that the following information 
Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for review and approval: Beach Closing Survey, OMB 
Control No. 2090-0003, expiration date 8/31/96. The ICR describes the 
nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; 
where appropriate, it includes the actual data collection instrument.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 30, 1996.

Sandy Farmer at EPA, (202) 260-2740, and refer to EPA ICR No. 0994.06.


    Title: Beach Closing Survey Report on the Great Lakes:
    (OMB Control No. 2090-0003: EPA ICR No. 0994.06) expiring 8/31/96. 
This is an extention of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: U.S. EPA Region V Administrator requested a beach closing 
survey to determine the quality of the water of the Great Lakes as it 
affected public recreational bathing beach usage. Respondents are 
county or city public health agencies which maintain beach closing 
information. Beach closing summary information is used by the 
International Joint Commission and approximately 100 county or city 
public health agencies responsible for monitoring beach water quality. 
Public inquiries are answered based on this report. Responses are 
voluntary with almost 100 percent return of questionnaire. 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. The OMB control numbers for EPA's regulations are 
listed in 40 CFR Part 9 and 48 CFR Chapter 15. The Federal Register 
Notice required under 5 CFR 1320.8(d), soliciting comments on this 
collection of information was published on March 21, 1996. (Volume 61, 
Number 56, pages 11635-11636, FRL-5443-6).

[[Page 39958]]

    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and record keeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average one-
half hour per response. Burden means the total time, effort, or 
financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, 
or disclose or provide information to or for a Federal Agency. This 
includes the time needed to review instructions; develop, acquire, 
install, and utilize technology and systems for the purposes of 
collecting, validating, and verifying information, processing and 
maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; 
adjust the existing ways to comply with any previously applicable 
instructions and requirements; train personnel to be able to respond to 
a collection of information; search data sources; complete and review 
the collection of information; and transmit or otherwise disclose the 
    Respondents/Affected Entities: 105.
    Frequency of Response: One per year.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 52.5 hours.
    Estimated Total Annualized Cost Burden: $0.
    Send Comments on the Agency's need for this information, the 
accuracy of the provided burden estimates, and any suggested methods 
for minimizing respondent burden, including through the use of 
automated collection techniques to the following addresses. Please 
refer to EPA ICR No. 0994.06 and OMB Control No. 2090-0003 in any 

Ms. Sandy Farmer, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, OPPE, 
Regulatory Information Division (2137), 401 M Street, SW, Washington, 
DC 20460
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and 
Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for EPA, 725 17th Street, NW, 
Washington, DC 20503

    Dated: July 25, 1996.
Joseph Retzer,
Director, Regulatory Information Division.
[FR Doc. 96-19431 Filed 7-30-96; 8:45 am]