[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 220 (Tuesday, November 17, 2009)]
[Pages 59162-59163]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-27618]



[EPA-HQ-SFUND-2004-0008; FRL-8981-7]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; Cooperative Agreements and 
Superfund State Contracts for Superfund Response Actions (Renewal); EPA 
ICR No. 1487.10, OMB Control No. 2050-0179

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 
U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information 
Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an 
existing approved collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, 
describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated 
burden and cost.

DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before December 17, 

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-
SFUND-2004-0008, to (1) EPA online using http://www.regulations.gov 
(our preferred method), by email to [email protected], or by 
mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Superfund 
Docket, Mailcode: 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 
20460, and (2) OMB by mail to: Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Attention: Desk Officer 
for EPA, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Yogi, Office of Solid Waste and 
Emergency Response, Assessment and Remediation Division, (5204 P), 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (703) 347-8835; fax number: 
(703) 603-9112; e-mail address: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA has submitted the following ICR to OMB 
for review and approval according to the procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 
1320.12. On June 17, 2009 (74 FR 28693), EPA sought comments on this 
ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received no comments. Any 
additional comments on this ICR should be submitted to EPA and OMB 
within 30 days of this notice.
    EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under Docket ID 
No. EPA-HQ-SFUND-2004-0008, which is available for online viewing at 
http://www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Superfund 
Docket in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 
Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The EPA/DC Public Reading Room 
is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding 
legal holidays. The telephone number for the Reading Room is 202-566-
1744, and the telephone number for the Superfund Docket is 202-566-
    Use EPA's electronic docket and comment system at 
www.regulations.gov, to submit or view public comments, access the 
index listing of the contents of the docket, and to access those 
documents in the docket that are available electronically. Once in the 
system, select ``docket search,'' then key in the docket ID number 
identified above. Please note that EPA's policy is that public 
comments, whether submitted electronically or in paper, will be made 
available for public viewing at http://www.regulations.gov as EPA 
receives them and without change, unless the comment contains 
copyrighted material, confidential business information (CBI), or other 
information whose public disclosure is restricted by statute. For 
further information about the electronic docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov.
    Title: Cooperative Agreements and Superfund State Contracts for 
Superfund Response Actions (Renewal).
    ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 1487.10, OMB Control No. 2050-0179.
    ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2009. 
Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor 
the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB. 
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 
in title 40 of the CFR, after appearing in the Federal Register when 
approved, are listed in 40 CFR part 9, are displayed either by 
publication in the Federal Register or by other appropriate means, such 
as on the related collection instrument or form, if applicable. The 
display of OMB control numbers in certain EPA regulations is 
consolidated in 40 CFR part 9.
    Abstract: This ICR authorizes the collection of information under 
40 CFR part 35, subpart O, which establishes the administrative 
requirements for cooperative agreements funded under the Comprehensive 
Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) for 
State, federally-recognized Indian tribal governments, intertribal 
consortiums, and political subdivision response actions. This 
regulation also codifies the administrative requirements for Superfund 
State Contracts for non-State lead remedial responses. This regulation 
includes only those provisions mandated by CERCLA, required by OMB 
Circulars, or added by EPA to ensure sound and effective financial 
assistance management under this regulation. The information is 
collected from applicants and/or recipients of EPA assistance and is 
used to make awards, pay recipients, and collect information on how 
federal funds are being utilized. EPA requires this information to meet 
its federal stewardship responsibilities. Recipient responses are 
required to obtain a benefit (federal funds) under 40 CFR part 31, 
``Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative 
Agreements to State and Local Governments'' and under 40 CFR part 35, 
``State and Local Assistance.''
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 7 
hours 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 which have subsequently changed; 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 information.
    Respondents/Affected Entities: State; Local; or Tribal governments.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 568.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 4,189.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $128,466.67, includes no costs for 
annualized capital or O&M costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease of 884 hours in the 
total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of 
Approved ICR Burdens. This decrease reflects a decrease in the 
estimated number of respondents from the previous ICR.

    Dated: November 9, 2009.
John Moses,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
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