[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 77 (Wednesday, April 22, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 22517-22518]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-09238]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OEI-2006-0037; FRL-9925-28-OEI]


Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; Exchange Network Grants Progress Reports 
(Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an 
information collection request (ICR), ``Exchange Network Grants 
Progress Reports (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 2207.06, OMB Control No. 
2025-0006) 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 a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently 
approved through April 30, 2015. Public comments were previously 
requested via the Federal Register (80 FR 2099) on January 15, 2015 
during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 
days for public comments. A fuller 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 May 22, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-
OEI-2006-0037, 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, 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.
    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: Michael Kaufman, Information Exchange 
and Services Division, Office of Information Collection (2823T), 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., 
Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202-564-4499; fax number: 202-
566-1684; email address: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supporting documents which explain in detail 
the information that the EPA will be collecting are available in the 
public docket for this ICR. The docket can be viewed online at 
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.
    Abstract: This notice announces the collection of information 
related to the U.S. EPA National Environmental Information Exchange 
Network (NEIEN) Grant Program. EPA proposes to collect information from 
the NEIEN grantees on assistance agreements EPA has awarded. 
Specifically, for each project, EPA proposes to have grantees submit 
semi-annual reports on the progress and current status of each goal and 
output, completion dates for outputs, and any problems encountered. 
This information will help EPA ensure projects are on schedule to meet 
their goals and produce high quality environmental outputs. New award 
recipients will complete one Quality Assurance Reporting Form for each 
award. This form provides a simple means for grant recipients to 
describe how quality will be addressed throughout their projects. 
Additionally, the Quality Assurance Reporting Form is derived from 
guidelines provided in the NEIEN 2011 Grant Solicitation Notice.
    Form Numbers: EPA Form 5300-26 (Semi-Annual Progress Report Form) 
and EPA Form 5300-27 (Quality Assurance Reporting Form).

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    Respondents/affected entities: State, tribal, and territorial 
environmental government offices.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory (2 CFR part 200 and 2 
CFR part 1500).
    Estimated number of respondents: 200 (total).
    Frequency of response: Twice per year for the Semi-Annual Progress 
Report Form; one time per grant for the Quality Assurance Reporting 
Form.
    Total estimated burden: 340 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 
5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $17,979 (per year), includes $0 annualized 
capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease of 5 hours in the 
total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently 
approved by OMB. This decrease is due to a decrease in the number of 
grants that are awarded annually.

Courtney Kerwin,
Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2015-09238 Filed 4-21-15; 8:45 am]
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