[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 28 (Friday, February 12, 2021)]
[Pages 9336-9337]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-02848]



[EPA-R10-OAR-2020-0724; FRL-10019-86-Region 10]

Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Federal 
Implementation Plans Under the Clean Air Act for Indian Reservations in 
Idaho, Oregon and Washington

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) is 
planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), Proposed 
Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Federal Implementation 
Plans under the Clean Air Act for Indian Reservations in Idaho, Oregon 
and Washington to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review 
and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. Before 
doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the 
proposed information collection as described in this document. This is 
a proposal to extend the current ICR, which expires on August 31, 2021. 
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 13, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-R10-OAR-
2020-0724, online using https://www.regulations.gov.
    Out of an abundance of caution for members of the public and our 
staff, the EPA Docket Center and Reading Room is closed to the public, 
with limited exceptions, to reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19. 
Our Docket Center staff will continue to provide remote customer 
service via email, phone, and webform. We encourage the public to 
submit comments via https://www.regulations.gov/ or email, as there may 
be a delay in processing mail and faxes. Hand deliveries and couriers 
may be received by scheduled appointment only. For further information 
on EPA Docket Center services and the current status, please visit us 
online at https://www.epa.gov/dockets.
    The 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, or other information 
whose disclosure is restricted by statute.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sarah Frederick, Air and Radiation 
Division, telephone number: (206) 553-1601; email address: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supporting documents which explain in detail 
the information that EPA will be collecting are available in the public 
docket for this ICR. The docket can be viewed online at https://www.regulations.gov. For additional information about EPA's public 
docket, visit https://www.epa.gov/dockets.
    Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act, 
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

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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: EPA promulgated Federal Implementation Plans (FIPs) under 
the Clean Air Act for Indian reservations located in Idaho, Oregon, and 
Washington in 40 CFR part 49 (70 FR 18074, April 8, 2005). The FIPs in 
the final rule, also referred to as the Federal Air Rules for Indian 
Reservations in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington (FARR), include 
information collection requirements associated with the partial 
delegation of administrative authority to a Tribe in 40 CFR 49.122; the 
rule for limiting visible emissions at 40 CFR 49.124; fugitive 
particulate matter rule in 40 CFR 49.126; the wood waste burner rule in 
40 CFR 49.127; the rule for limiting sulfur in fuels in 40 CFR 49.130; 
the rule for open burning in 40 CFR 49.131; the rules for general open 
burning permits, agricultural burning permits, and forestry and 
silvicultural burning permits in 40 CFR 49.132, 49.133, and 49.134; the 
rule for emissions detrimental to human health and welfare in 40 CFR 
49.135; the registration rule in 40 CFR 49.138; and the rule for non-
title V operating permits in 40 CFR 49.139. EPA uses this information 
to manage the activities and sources of air pollution on the Indian 
reservations in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. EPA believes these 
information collection requirements are appropriate because they will 
enable EPA to develop and maintain accurate records of air pollution 
sources and their emissions, track emissions trends and changes, 
identify potential air quality problems, allow EPA to issue permits or 
approvals, and ensure appropriate records are available to verify 
compliance with these FIPs. The information collection requirements 
listed above are all mandatory. Regulated entities can assert claims of 
business confidentiality and EPA will address these claims in 
accordance with the provisions of 40 CFR part 2, subpart B.
    Form Numbers:
    The forms associated with this ICR are:

EPA Form 7630-1 Nez Perce Reservation Air Quality Permit: 
Agricultural Burn
EPA Form 7630-2 Nez Perce Reservation Air Quality Permit: Forestry 
EPA Form 7630-3 Nez Perce Reservation Air Quality Permit: Large Open 
EPA Form 7630-4 Initial or Annual Source Registration
EPA Form 7630-5 Report of Change of Ownership
EPA Form 7630-6 Report of Closure
EPA Form 7630-7 Report of Relocation
EPA Form 7630-8 Small Burn Air Quality Permit Application
EPA Form 7630-9 Non-Title V Operating Permit Application Form
EPA Form 7630-10 Umatilla Indian Reservation: Agricultural Burn 
Permit Application
EPA Form 7630-11 Umatilla Indian Reservation: Forestry Burn Permit 
EPA Form 7630-12 Umatilla Indian Reservation: Large Open Burn Permit 

The forms listed above are available for review in the EPA docket.
    Respondents/affected entities: Respondents or entities potentially 
affected by this action include owners and operators of air emission 
sources in all industry groups and tribal governments, located in the 
identified Indian reservations.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Respondents obligation to 
respond is mandatory. See 40 CFR 49.122, 49.124, 49.126, 49.130 through 
135, 49.138, and 49.139.
    Estimated number of respondents: 1,732 (total).
    Frequency of response: Annual or occasional.
    Total estimated burden: 3,601 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $286,888 (per year), includes $0 annualized 
capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in Estimates: There is a decrease of 614 hours in the total 
estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by 
OMB. This decrease is based on input from source consultations, 
supersedence of the provisions of one rule (49.139), and information we 
have learned about the source universe through implementing the rules 
since the ICR was updated in 2018.

    Dated: February 4, 2021.
Krishnaswamy Viswanathan,
Director, Air and Radiation Division, Region 10.
[FR Doc. 2021-02848 Filed 2-11-21; 8:45 am]