[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 123 (Thursday, June 26, 2014)]
[Page 36312]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-14888]

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[EPA-HQ-OPPT-2013-0459; FRL 9912-36-OEI]

Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; Request for Contractor Access to TSCA 
Confidential Business Information (Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: EPA has submitted the following 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.): Request for Contractor Access to TSCA Confidential Business 
Information (CBI) (EPA ICR No. 1250.10, OMB Control No. 2070-0075). EPA 
did not receive any comments in response to the previously provided 
public review opportunity issued in the Federal Register on November 
29, 2013 (78 FR 71603). With this submission, EPA is providing an 
additional 30 days for public comments. 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: Comments must be submitted on or before July 28, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-
OPPT-2013-0459, to (1) EPA online using http://www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method), by email to [email protected] 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]. Address comments to OMB Desk Officer for 
    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: Pamela Myrick, Deputy Director, 
Environmental Assistance Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and 
Toxics, Mail code: 7408-M, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202-554-
1404; fax number: 202-564-8251; email address: [email protected].

    Docket: The ICR, which explains in detail the information 
collection activities and the related burden and cost estimates, is 
summarized in this document and is 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, EPA 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 
docket, visit http://www.epa.gov/dockets.
    ICR Title: Request for Contractor Access to TSCA Confidential 
Business Information (CBI).
    ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 1250.10, OMB Control No. 2070-0075.
    ICR status: The current OMB approval for this ICR is scheduled to 
expire on June 30, 2014. Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue 
to conduct or sponsor the collection of information while this 
submission is pending at OMB.
    Abstract: Certain employees of companies working under contract to 
EPA require access to CBI collected under the authority of TSCA in 
order to perform their official duties. The Office of Pollution 
Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), which is responsible for maintaining the 
security of TSCA confidential business information, requires that all 
individuals desiring access to TSCA CBI obtain and annually renew 
official clearance to TSCA CBI. As part of the process for obtaining 
TSCA CBI clearance, OPPT requires certain information about the 
contracting company and about each contractor employee requesting TSCA 
CBI clearance, primarily the name, EPA badge number or other 
identification of the employee, the type of TSCA CBI clearance 
requested and the justification for such clearance, and the signature 
of the employee to an agreement with respect to access to and use of 
TSCA CBI. This collection addresses the above information requirements.
    Respondents may claim all or part of a notice confidential. EPA 
will disclose information that is covered by a claim of confidentiality 
only to the extent permitted by, and in accordance with, the procedures 
in TSCA section 14 and 40 CFR part 2.
    Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by 
this action are companies under contract to the Environmental 
Protection Agency to provide certain services, whose employees must 
have access to Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) confidential 
business information to perform their duties.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Voluntary. Failure to provide 
the requested information, however, will prevent a contractor employee 
from obtaining clearance to TSCA CBI.
    Estimated number of respondents: 20 (total).
    Frequency of response: On occasion.
    Total estimated burden: 483 hours per year. Burden is defined at 5 
CFR 1320.3(b).
    Total estimated cost: $25,875 per year, includes $0 annualized 
capital or operation and maintenance costs.
    Changes in the estimates: There is a decrease of 118 hours (from 
601 hours to 483 hours) in the burden estimated for this request 
compared with the information request most recently approved by OMB. 
This decrease reflects EPA's reduction in the estimated number of 
contractor employees needing clearance. This change is an adjustment.

Spencer W. Clark,
Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2014-14888 Filed 6-25-14; 8:45 am]