[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 127 (Friday, July 1, 2016)]
[Page 43197]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-15738]



[EPA-HQ-OECA-2011-0824; FRL 9948-44-OEI]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; Pesticide Establishment 
Application, Notification of Registration and Pesticide Production 
Report for Pesticide-Producing and Device-Producing Establishments

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an 
information collection request (ICR), ``Pesticide Establishment 
Application, Notification of Registration and Pesticide Production 
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.). This is a 
proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through June 
30, 2016. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal 
Register (81 FR 5749) on February 3, 2016 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 August 1, 

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OECA-
2011-0824 to: (1) EPA online using http://www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method), or by email to [email protected], or by mail to: 
OECA Docket, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA Docket Center (EPA/
DC), Mail code: 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20460; and (2) OMB at: [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: Michelle Stevenson, Office of 
Compliance, Monitoring, Assistance, and Media Programs Division, 
Pesticides, Waste & Toxics Branch (2225A), Environmental Protection 
Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue 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.
    Abstract: The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act 
(FIFRA) Section 7(a) requires that any person who produces pesticides 
or pesticide devices subject to the Act must register with the 
Administrator of EPA the establishment in which the pesticide or the 
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 
    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/device production and sales/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, and sold or distributed 
in the past year. The supporting regulations at 40 CFR part 167 
provides the requirements and time schedules for submitting production 
    During January 2016, an option has been added to allow pesticide 
establishment producers to electronically enter and submit their 
establishment registration information and pesticide production 
information through EPA's Central Data Exchange (CDX). A supplemental 
explanation is detailed in Section 5(b) of the Supporting Statement.
    Form Numbers: 3540-8, 3540-16.
    Respondents/affected entities: Pesticide-Producing and Device-
Producing Establishments.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR 167).
    Estimated number of respondents: 14,730 (total).
    Frequency of response: Annually.
    Total estimated burden: 21,274 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $1,680,644 (per year), includes $0 annualized 
capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is an increase of 1,287 hours in 
the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently 
approved by OMB. This increase is due to an adjustment in the estimates 
of the number of respondents.

    Dated: June 23, 2016.
Matthew Leopard,
Director, Office of Information Collection.
[FR Doc. 2016-15738 Filed 6-30-16; 8:45 am]