[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 42 (Thursday, March 3, 2011)]
[Pages 11776-11777]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-4779]



[EPA-HQ-AO-2010-0739, FRL-9275-1]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; Regulatory Pilot Projects 

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 April 4, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-AO-
2010-0739 to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred 
method), by email to [email protected], or by mail to: EPA Docket 
Center, Environmental Protection Agency, OA Docket, EPA Docket Center, 
Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania 
Avenue, 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: Gerald Filbin, Office of Policy, 
(1807T), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202-566-2182; fax number: 202-
566-2220; 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 5, 2010 (75 FR 61484), EPA sought comments on this 
ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received one comment during the 
comment period, which is addressed in the ICR. Any additional comments 
on this 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-AO-2010-0739, which is available for online viewing at 
http://www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Office of the 
Administrator Docket in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC) 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 Office of the Administrator Docket is 202-566-
    Use EPA's electronic docket and comment system at http://www.regulations.gov, to submit or view public comments, access the 

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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: Regulatory Pilot Projects (Renewal).
    ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 1755.09, OMB Control No. 2010-0026.
    ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on March 31, 2011. 
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 is an information collection request renewal that 
will allow for the continued solicitation of proposals for innovative 
pilot projects and to allow EPA to continue its commitments to monitor 
the results of ongoing pilot tests of regulatory innovation. The 
renewal of this ICR is important as it will allow the Agency to 
continue to measure performance outcomes of regulatory innovation 
piloting and to assess the broader applicability of those pilot 
projects. The ICR is also necessary to allow EPA to identify State and 
Tribal co-regulators as well as other stakeholders who are interested 
in partnering with EPA in innovative pilot projects, allowing the 
Agency to continue its commitment to innovation and regulatory 
flexibility with facilities, communities, and states in achieving 
environmental results. The renewal of this ICR will allow the Office of 
Policy to continue to work with potential stakeholders on innovative 
approaches to achieve improved environmental results.
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 5 
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 provides a detailed explanation of the Agency's estimate, 
which is only briefly summarized here:
    Respondents/Affected Entities: States and regulated entities 
participating in EPA regulatory pilot projects.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 832.
    Frequency of Response: Quarterly, annually, on occasion.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 4,680 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $258,694. This is exclusively for 
labor as there are no capital investment or maintenance and operational 
    Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease of 3,068 hours in the 
total estimated respondent burden compared with that identified in the 
ICR currently approved by OMB. This reflects the reduced number of 
Project XL and State Innovation Grant projects reporting as those 
programs come to a close.

    Dated: February 25, 2011.
John Moses,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2011-4779 Filed 3-2-11; 8:45 am]