[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 89 (Monday, May 10, 2010)]
[Pages 25852-25853]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-10995]



[EPA-HQ-OW-2009-0817, FRL-9149-2; EPA ICR No. 2366.01; OMB Control No. 

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; Stormwater Management Including Discharges From 
Developed Sites Questionnaires

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 an Information Collection 
Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) for review and approval. This is a request for a new collection. 
The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the 
information collection and its estimated burden and cost.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before June 9, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-
2009-0817 to (1) EPA online using http://www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method), by e-mail to [email protected], or by mail to: EPA 
Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Water 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jan Matuszko, Engineering and Analysis 
Division, Office of Water, (4303T), Environmental Protection Agency, 
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 
202-566-1035; fax number: 202-566-1053; e-mail address: 
[email protected] or Holly Galavotti, Water Permits Division, 
(4203M), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202-564-1489; fax number: 202-
564-6392; 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 October 30, 2009 (74 FR 56191-56193), EPA sought comments 
on this ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received over 80 comments 
from associations, environmental groups, cities, counties, 
municipalities, States, universities, State and private transportation 
departments, and individuals. The topics raised in these comments 
address both general matters related to the ICR, such as legal 
authority, recipients, burden, additional data sources, and suggested 
revisions to specific questions. The comments are summarized in the 
supporting statement for this ICR. Any additional comments on this 
proposed ICR should be submitted to EPA and OMB within 30 days of this 
    EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under Docket ID 
No. EPA-HQ-OW-2009-0817, which is available for online viewing at 
http://www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Water 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 Water Docket is (202) 566-2426.
    Use EPA's electronic docket and comment system at http://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: Stormwater Management Including Discharges from Developed 
Sites Questionnaires.
    ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 2366.01, OMB Control No. 2040-NEW.

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    ICR Status: This ICR is for a new information collection activity. 
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: In order to evaluate current stormwater management 
practices, the scope of the current State and local programs, current 
new and redevelopment projects, and any EPA regulation to control long 
term stormwater discharges from developed sites, EPA is proposing 
several data collection activities. Because this regulation could 
impact many different types of entities, the ICR announced today 
consists of multiple questionnaire instruments designed to collect 
information from: Owners and developers of residential, commercial, 
industrial, and non-commercial sites; owners and operators of Municipal 
Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) (including transportation-related 
facilities such as State, county, and local departments of 
transportation that own/operate roadway systems); and States and EPA 
regions which are NPDES permitting authorities.
    EPA is distributing the Owner/Developer Questionnaires to collect 
information on development and redevelopment projects and long term 
stormwater discharge controls and/or BMPs installed at these projects. 
EPA is particularly interested in obtaining information on those 
controls/BMPs that promote onsite stormwater retention. This 
information will be used to assist EPA in evaluating various regulatory 
options and determining the project level and nationwide costs and 
pollutant reductions associated with regulating long-term stormwater 
discharges associated from newly developed and redeveloped sites. 
Additionally, EPA will collect financial data to assess the economic 
impact of the proposed rulemaking.
    The MS4, Transportation, and NPDES Permitting Authority 
Questionnaires will collect information on the scope of current State, 
county and local stormwater programs and the stormwater management 
practices or standards that are currently required for controlling long 
term stormwater discharges from developed sites. This includes 
stormwater program implementation such as jurisdiction, implementation, 
oversight, enforcement, maintenance and monitoring as well as program 
requirements such as retrofit of existing development and performance 
standards, design criteria, or retention practices for long term 
stormwater discharge control at newly and redeveloped sites. 
Additionally, EPA will collect associated budget and funding 
information. EPA intends to use this information to assess existing 
conditions, regulatory options, and the costs and impact to MS4s, and 
NPDES Permitting Authorities that may result from a regulation.
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 30 
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.
    The ICR support statement contained in the docket provides a 
detailed explanation of the Agency's estimate, which is only briefly 
summarized here:
    Estimated total number of potential respondents: 5,516.
    Frequency of response: Once.
    Estimated total annual burden hours: 167,669.
    Estimated total annual costs: $7,009,179. This includes an 
estimated burden cost of $6,971,692 for labor and $37,487 for 
operations and maintenance.

    Dated: May 3, 2010.
John Moses,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
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