[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 55 (Friday, March 21, 2014)]
[Pages 15739-15740]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-06221]



[EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0150; FRL-9908-55-OEI]

Information Collection Request; Requirements for Certified 
Applicators Using 1080 Collars for Livestock Protection; Submitted to 
OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The EPA has submitted this information collection request 
(ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and 
approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 
et seq.). This is for the renewal of an ICR that is currently approved 
through March 31, 2014. EPA received no comments in response to the 
public review opportunity issued on July 17, 2013 (78 FR 42774). This 
notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A brief 
description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden 
and cost to the public. 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.

DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before April 21, 

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-
OPP-2013-0150, to (1) EPA online using http://www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method), or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental 
Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., 
Washington, DC 20460, and (2) OMB via email to [email protected] addressed to the OMB Desk Officer for EPA.
    EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in the 
public docket without change including any personal information 
provided, unless the comment includes profanity, threats, information 
claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other 
information whose disclosure is restricted by statute.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rame Cromwell, Field and External 
Affairs Division (7506P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; 
telephone number: (703) 308-9068; fax number: (703) 305-5884; email 
address: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supporting documents which explain in detail 
the information that the EPA will be collecting are available in the 
docket for this ICR. The docket can be viewed online at http://www.regulations.gov or in person at the EPA Docket Center, WJC West, 
Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The telephone 
number for the Docket Center is 202-566-1744. For additional 
information about EPA's public docket, visit http://www.epa.gov/dockets.
    Title: Requirements for Certified Applicators Using 1080 Collars 
for Livestock Protection.
    ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 1249.10, OMB Control No. 2070-0074.
    ICR status: The current OMB approval for this ICR is scheduled to 
expire on March 31, 2014. Under OMB regulations, the Agency may 
continue to conduct or sponsor the collection of information while this 
submission is pending at OMB.
    Abstract: This ICR potentially affects non-federal Certified 
Applicators in three States (New Mexico, South Dakota, and Wyoming), 
the State lead agencies for pesticide regulation in those States that 
monitor the program and are themselves registrants of 1080 Livestock 
Protection Collar products, and one additional registrant. EPA also 
receives annual reports on use of a 1080 Livestock Protection Collar 
product registered to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and 
Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA/APHIS). That product is applied 
in several States by employees of USDA/APHIS. Applicators who are 
certified to apply livestock protection collars are required to keep 
records of: (a) The number of collars attached on livestock; (b) the 
pasture(s) where collared livestock were placed; (c) the dates of each 

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inspection, and removal; (d) the number and locations of livestock 
found with ruptured or punctured collars and the apparent cause of the 
damage; (e) the number, dates, and approximate location of all collars 
lost; and (f) the species, locations, and dates of all suspected 
poisonings of humans, domestic animals or non-target wild animals 
resulting from collar use.
    Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by 
this ICR are pesticide and other agricultural manufacturers (NAICS 
325320), e.g., pesticide registrants whose products include 1080 
collars; and government establishments primarily engaged in 
administration of environmental quality programs (NAICS 9241) e.g., 
states implementing a 1080 collar monitoring program.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory.
    Estimated number of respondents: 48 (total).
    Frequency of response: Annual.
    Total estimated burden: 1,944 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $83,335 (per year), includes $0 annualized 
capital or operation and maintenance costs.
    Changes in the estimates: There is no change in the total estimated 
respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB.

Richard T. Westlund,
Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2014-06221 Filed 3-20-14; 8:45 am]