[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 22 (Wednesday, February 3, 2016)]
[Pages 5749-5750]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-01994]



[EPA-HQ-OECA-2011-0824; FRL-9941-90-OECA]

Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; 
Application for Registration and Pesticide Report for Pesticide-
Producing and Device-Producing Establishments

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to 
submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Application for 
Registration and Pesticide Report for Pesticide-Producing and Device-
Producing Establishments'' (EPA ICR No. 0160.11, OMB Control No. 2070-
0078) 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.). Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on 
specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described 
below. This is ICR is scheduled to expire on March 31, 2016. 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 April 4, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OECA-
2011-0824, 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.
    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: Michelle Stevenson, Office of 
Compliance, Monitoring, Assistance, and Media Programs Division, 
Pesticides, Waste & Toxics Branch (2225A), Environmental Protection 
Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone 
number: (202) 564-4203; email: [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.
    Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, EPA is soliciting 
comments and information to enable it to: (i) Evaluate whether the 
proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper 
performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the 
information will have practical utility; (ii) evaluate the accuracy of 
the Agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions 
used; (iii) enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (iv) minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on those who are to respond, including 
through the use of appropriate automated electronic, mechanical, or 
other technological collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. EPA 
will consider the comments received and amend the ICR as appropriate. 
The final ICR package will then be submitted to OMB for review and 
approval. At that time, EPA will issue another Federal Register notice 
to announce the submission of the ICR to OMB and the opportunity to 
submit additional comments to OMB.
    Abstract: The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act 
(FIFRA) Section 7(a) requires that any person who produces pesticides, 
active ingredients or devices subject to the Act must register with the 
Administrator of EPA the establishment in which the pesticide, active 
ingredient or device is produced. This section further requires that 
application for registration of any establishment shall include the 
name and address of the establishment and of the producer who operates 
such an establishment. EPA Form 3540-8, Application for Registration of 
Pesticide-Producing and Device-Producing Establishments, is used to 
collect the establishment registration information required by this 
    FIFRA Section 7(c) requires that any producer operating an 
establishment registered under Section 7 report to the Administrator 
within 30 days after it is registered, and annually thereafter by March 
1st for certain pesticide or device production and sales or 
distribution information. The producers must report which types and 
amounts of pesticides, active ingredients, or devices are currently 
being produced, were produced during the past year, sold or distributed 
in the past year. The supporting regulations at 40 CFR part 167 provide 
the requirements and time schedules for submitting production 
information. EPA Form 3540-16, Pesticide Report for Pesticide-Producing 
and Device-Producing Establishments, is used to collect the pesticide

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production information required by Section 7(c) of FIFRA.
    Establishment registration information, collected on EPA Form 3540-
8, is a one-time requirement for all pesticide-producing and device-
producing establishments. Pesticide and device production information, 
reported on EPA Form 3540-16, is required to be submitted within 30 
days after the company is notified of their pesticide-producing or 
device-producing establishment number, and annually thereafter on or 
before March 1st.
    Form Numbers: 3540-8 and 3540-16.
    Respondents/affected entities: Establishments registering 
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR part 167).
    Estimated number of respondents: 13,830.
    Frequency of response: Annually.
    Total estimated burden: 19,987 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $1,545,104 (per year), includes no annualized 
capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in Estimates: There is no change in hours at present, but 
we will be revising the estimates in the 2nd FR notice before we submit 
to OMB.

    Dated: January 28, 2016.
Betsy Smidinger,
Acting Director, Office of Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2016-01994 Filed 2-2-16; 8:45 am]