[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 30 (Monday, February 14, 2011)]
[Pages 8361-8362]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-3274]



[EPA-HQ-OW-2003-0013; FRL-9266-3]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; Comment Request: Title IV of the 
Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act 
of 2002: Drinking Water Security and Safety (Renewal)

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 must be submitted on or before March 16, 

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-
2003-0013, to (1) EPA online using http://www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method), by email to [email protected], or by mail to: EPA 
Docket Center, EPA Water Docket, Environmental Protection Agency, 
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.

Division, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water, Mailcode: 4608T, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202-564-3797; fax number: 202-
566-0055; 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 August 25, 2010 (75 FR 52326), EPA sought comments on this 
ICR 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-HQ-OW-2003-0013, 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: Title IV of the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism 
Preparedness and Response Act of 2002: Drinking Water Security and 
Safety (Renewal).
    ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 2103.04, OMB Control No. 2040-0253.
    ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on February 28, 2011. 

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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, and 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: The Bioterrorism Act requires each community water system 
serving a population of more than 3,300 people to conduct a 
vulnerability assessment of its water system and to prepare or revise 
an emergency response plan that incorporates the results of the 
vulnerability assessment. These requirements are mandatory under the 
statute. EPA will use the information collected under this ICR to 
determine whether community water systems have conducted vulnerability 
assessments and prepared or revised emergency response plans in 
compliance with that Act. EPA is required to protect all vulnerability 
assessments and all information derived from them from disclosure to 
unauthorized parties and has established an Information Protection 
Protocol describing how that will be accomplished.
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 237 
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: Community Water Systems serving a 
population of more than 3,300 people.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 80.
    Frequency of Response: Once.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 8,994.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $710,460, which includes $710,166 in 
labor and $294 in operation and maintenance costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is no change in the total estimated 
respondent burden compared with that identified in the OMB Inventory of 
Approved Burdens.

    Dated: February 8, 2011.
John Moses,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
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