[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 172 (Tuesday, September 7, 2010)]
[Pages 54337-54338]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-22187]



[EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0886; FRL-9196-6]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; Submission of Unreasonable 
Adverse Effects Information Under FIFRA Section 6(a)(2); EPA ICR No. 
1204.11, OMB Control No. 2070-0039

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 October 7, 

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-
2009-0886, to (1) EPA online using http://www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method), or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental 
Protection Agency, Pesticide Public Regulatory Docket at Potomac Yard, 
7502P, 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: Cameo G. Smoot, Field and External 
Affairs Division, Office of Pesticide Programs, 7506P, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; 
telephone number: 703-305-5454; fax number: 703-305-5884; e-mail 
address: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA has submitted the following ICR to OMB 
for review and approval according to the Paperwork Reduction Act 
(PRA)(44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), and procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 
1320.12. On February 24, 2010, EPA sought comments on the renewal ICR, 
(75 FR 8336), pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received no comments 
during the comment period. 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-OPP-2009-0886, which is available for online viewing at http://www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Pesticides Public 
Regulatory Docket, One Potomac Yard, 2777 S. Crystal Drive, Room S-4400 
Arlington, VA, 22202. The Pesticide Public Reading Room is open from 8 
a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The 
telephone number for the Reading Room is 703-305-5805.
    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: Submission of Unreasonable Adverse Effects Information under 
FIFRA Section 6(a)(2).
    ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 1204.11, OMB Control No. 2070.0039.
    ICR Status: The current OMB approval for this ICR is scheduled to 
expire on October 31, 2010. Under OMB regulations, the Agency may 
continue to conduct or sponsor the collection of information while this 
submission is

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pending at OMB. This ICR is for an ongoing 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 Final Rule 
and in the Federal Register when approved, are listed in 40 CFR part 9 
or by other appropriate means, such as on the related collection 
instrument or form, if applicable.
    Abstract: Section 6(a)(2) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and 
Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), requires pesticide registrants to submit 
information to the Agency which may be relevant to the balancing of the 
risks and benefits of a pesticide product. The statute requires the 
registrant to submit any factual information that it acquires regarding 
adverse effects associated with its pesticidal products, and it is up 
to the Agency to determine whether or not that factual information 
constitutes an unreasonable adverse effect. In order to limit the 
amount of less meaningful information that might be submitted to the 
Agency, the EPA has limited the scope of factual information that the 
registrant must submit. The agency's regulations at 40 CFR part 159 
provide a detailed description of the reporting obligations of 
registrants under FIFRA section 6(a)(2).
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average about 
117 hours per respondent. 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: Pesticide Registrants.
    Estimated Total Number of Respondents: 1733.
    Frequency of Response: As necessary.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 203,236.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $11,793,027.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is an increase of 35,920 hours in 
the total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of 
Approved ICR Burdens. This adjustment reflects the increase of the 
number of registrants of active products (1,733 versus 1,720) and an 
increase in the estimated burden to account for additional employees 
being trained.

    Dated: August 27, 2010.
John Moses,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2010-22187 Filed 9-3-10; 8:45 am]