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					                                                                      Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 248 / Wednesday, December 24, 2008 / Notices                                         79081

                                             I. General Information                                  Street, Suite 120, Herndon, VA and its                ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
                                             A. Does this Notice Apply to Me?                        subcontractor SAIC of 8301 Greensboro                 AGENCY
                                                                                                     Drive, McLean, VA will assist the Office
                                               This action is directed to the public                                                                       [EPA–HQ–OPPT–2008–0868; FRL–8395–4]
                                                                                                     of Pollution Prevention and Toxics
                                             in general. This action may, however, be                (OPPT) in designing and developing
                                             of interest to you if are conducting, or                                                                      Agency Information Collection
                                                                                                     graphical user interface screens, which               Activities; Proposed Collection;
                                             may be required to conduct testing of
                                                                                                     will be transferred from the                          Comment Request; Health and Safety
                                             chemical substances under the Toxic
                                                                                                     developmental environment to EPA’s                    Data Reporting, Submission of Lists
                                             Substances Control Act (TSCA). Since
                                             other entities may also be interested, the              Confidential Business environment.                    and Copies of Health and Safety
                                             Agency has not attempted to describe all                This will enable users to input data into             Studies; EPA ICR No. 0575.12, OMB
                                             the specific entities that may be affected              tables/databases in the Confidential                  Control No. 2070–0004
                                             by this action. If you have any questions               Business area via the input screens.
                                                                                                                                                           AGENCY: Environmental Protection 

                                             regarding the applicability of this action                 In accordance with 40 CFR 2.306(j),                Agency (EPA). 

                                             to a particular entity, consult the                     EPA has determined that under Contract                ACTION: Notice. 

                                             technical person listed under FOR                       Number (GS–35F–0799M, Order
                                             FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.                            Number EP09D000005), Guident and its                  SUMMARY:   In compliance with the
                                             B. How Can I Get Copies of this                         subcontractor will require access to CBI              Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44
                                             Document and Other Related                              submitted to EPA under all sections of                U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document
                                             Information?                                            TSCA to perform successfully the duties               announces that EPA is planning to
                                                                                                     specified under the contract. Guident                 submit a request to renew an existing
                                               1. Docket. EPA has established a                                                                            approved Information Collection
                                             docket for this action under docket                     and its subcontractor personnel will be
                                                                                                     given access to information submitted to              Request (ICR) to the Office of
                                             identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–                                                                            Management and Budget (OMB). This
                                             OPPT–2003–0004. All documents in the                    EPA under all sections of TSCA. Some
                                                                                                     of the information may be claimed or                  ICR, entitled: ‘‘Health and Safety Data
                                             docket are listed in the docket’s index                                                                       Reporting, Submission of Lists and
                                             available at http://www.regulations.gov.                determined to be CBI.
                                                                                                                                                           Copies of Health and Safety Studies’’
                                             Although listed in the index, some                         EPA is issuing this notice to inform               and identified by EPA ICR No. 0575.12
                                             information is not publicly available,                  all submitters of information under all               and OMB Control No. 2070–0004, is
                                             e.g., CBI or other information whose                    sections of TSCA that EPA may provide                 scheduled to expire on July 31, 2009.
                                             disclosure is restricted by statute.                    Guident and its subcontractor access to               Before submitting the ICR to OMB for
                                             Certain other material, such as                         these CBI materials on a need-to-know                 review and approval, EPA is soliciting
                                             copyrighted material, will be publicly                  basis only. All access to TSCA CBI                    comments on specific aspects of the
                                             available only in hard copy. Publicly                   under this contract will take place at                proposed information collection.
                                             available docket materials are available                EPA Headquarters.                                     DATES: Comments must be received on
                                             electronically at http://
                                             www.regulations.gov, or, if only                           Guident and its subcontractor will be              or before February 23, 2009.
                                             available in hard copy, at the OPPT                     authorized access to TSCA CBI at EPA                  ADDRESSES: Submit your comments,
                                             Docket. The OPPT Docket is located in                   Headquarters provided they comply                     identified by docket identification (ID)
                                             the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC) at Rm.                   with the provisions of the EPA TSCA                   number EPA–HQ–OPPT–2008–0868, by
                                             3334, EPA West Bldg., 1301                              CBI Protection Manual.                                one of the following methods:
                                             Constitution Ave., NW., Washington,                        Access to TSCA data, including CBI,                  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://
                                             DC. The EPA/DC Public Reading Room                                                                            www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line
                                                                                                     will continue until October 30, 2009. If
                                             hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30                                                                      instructions for submitting comments.
                                                                                                     the contract is extended, this access will
                                             p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding                                                                          • Mail: Document Control Office
                                                                                                     also continue for the duration of the                 (7407M), Office of Pollution Prevention
                                             Federal holidays. The telephone number                  extended contract without further
                                             of the EPA/DC Public Reading Room is                                                                          and Toxics (OPPT), Environmental
                                                                                                     notice.                                               Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania
                                             (202) 566–1744, and the telephone
                                             number for the OPPT Docket Facility is                     Guident and its subcontractor                      Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–
                                             (202) 566–0280. Docket visitors are                     personnel will be required to sign                    0001.
                                             required to show photographic                           nondisclosure agreements and will be                    • Hand Delivery: OPPT Document
                                             identification, pass through a metal                    briefed on appropriate security                       Control Office (DCO), EPA East, Rm.
                                             detector, and sign the EPA visitor log.                 procedures before they are permitted                  6428, 1201 Constitution Ave., NW.,
                                             All visitor bags are processed through                  access to TSCA CBI.                                   Washington, DC. Attention: Docket ID
                                             an X-ray machine and subject to search.                                                                       Number EPA–HQ–OPPT–2008–0868.
                                                                                                     List of Subjects                                      The DCO is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
                                             Visitors will be provided an EPA/DC
                                             badge that must be visible at all times                                                                       Monday through Friday, excluding legal
                                                                                                       Environmental protection,
                                             in the building and returned upon                                                                             holidays. The telephone number for the
                                                                                                     Confidential business information.
                                             departure.                                                                                                    DCO is (202) 564–8930. Such deliveries
                                               2. Electronic access. You may access                    Dated: December 15, 2008.                           are only accepted during the DCO’s
                                             this Federal Register document                            Todd S. Holderman,                                  normal hours of operation, and special
                                             electronically through the EPA Internet                 Acting Director, Information Management               arrangements should be made for
                                             under the ‘‘Federal Register’’ listings at              Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and          deliveries of boxed information.
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                                             http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr.                            Toxics.                                                 Instructions: Direct your comments to
                                                                                                     [FR Doc. E8–30203 Filed 12–23–08; 8:45 am]            docket ID number EPA–HQ–OPPT–
                                             II. What Action is the Agency Taking?                                                                         2008–0868. EPA’s policy is that all
                                                                                                     BILLING CODE 6560–50–S
                                                Under Contract Number (GS–35F–                                                                             comments received will be included in
                                             0799M, Order Number EP09D000005),                                                                             the public docket without change and
                                             contractor Guident of 198 Van Buren                                                                           may be made available on-line at http://


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                                             www.regulations.gov, including any                      visible at all times in the building and                 3. Provide copies of any technical
                                             personal information provided, unless                   returned upon departure.                              information and/or data you used that
                                             the comment includes information                        FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For                  support your views.
                                             claimed to be Confidential Business                     general information contact: Colby                       4. If you estimate potential burden or
                                             Information (CBI) or other information                  Lintner, Regulatory Coordinator,                      costs, explain how you arrived at the
                                             whose disclosure is restricted by statute.              Environmental Assistance Division                     estimate that you provide.
                                             Do not submit information that you                      (7408M), Office of Pollution Prevention                  5. Provide specific examples to
                                             consider to be CBI or otherwise                         and Toxics, Environmental Protection                  illustrate your concerns.
                                             protected through regulations.gov or e-                 Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW.,                     6. Offer alternative ways to improve
                                             mail. The regulations.gov website is an                 Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone                  the collection activity.
                                             ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, which                                                                               7. Make sure to submit your
                                                                                                     number: (202) 554–1404; e-mail address:
                                             means EPA will not know your identity                                                                         comments by the deadline identified
                                                                                                     TSCA-Hotline@epa.gov.
                                             or contact information unless you                         For technical information contact:                  under DATES.
                                             provide it in the body of your comment.                                                                          8. To ensure proper receipt by EPA,
                                                                                                     Gerry Brown, Chemical Control Division
                                             If you send an e-mail comment directly                                                                        be sure to identify the docket ID number
                                                                                                     (7405M), Office of Pollution Prevention
                                             to EPA without going through                                                                                  assigned to this action in the subject
                                                                                                     and Toxics, Environmental Protection
                                             regulations.gov, your e-mail address                                                                          line on the first page of your response.
                                                                                                     Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW.,
                                             will be automatically captured and                                                                            You may also provide the name, date,
                                                                                                     Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone
                                             included as part of the comment that is                                                                       and Federal Register citation.
                                                                                                     number: (202) 564–8086; fax number:
                                             placed in the public docket and made                    (202) 564–4765; e-mail address:                       III. What Information Collection
                                             available on the Internet. If you submit                brown.gerry@epa.gov.                                  Activity or ICR Does this Action Apply
                                             an electronic comment, EPA                                                                                    to?
                                                                                                     SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
                                             recommends that you include your
                                                                                                                                                              Affected entities: Entities potentially
                                             name and other contact information in                   I. What Information is EPA Particularly
                                                                                                                                                           affected by this ICR are companies that
                                             the body of your comment and with any                   Interested in?
                                                                                                                                                           manufacture, process, import, or
                                             disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA                          Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of               distribute in commerce chemical
                                             cannot read your comment due to                         PRA, EPA specifically solicits                        substances or mixtures.
                                             technical difficulties and cannot contact               comments and information to enable it                    Title: Health and Safety Data
                                             you for clarification, EPA may not be                   to:                                                   Reporting, Submission of Lists and
                                             able to consider your comment.                             1. Evaluate whether the proposed                   Copies of Health and Safety Studies.
                                             Electronic files should avoid the use of                collection of information is necessary                   ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 0575.12,
                                             special characters, any form of                         for the proper performance of the                     OMB Control No. 2070–0004.
                                             encryption, and be free of any defects or               functions of the Agency, including                       ICR status: This ICR is currently
                                             viruses. For additional information                     whether the information will have                     scheduled to expire on July 31, 2009.
                                             about EPA’s public docket, visit the EPA                practical utility.                                    An Agency may not conduct or sponsor,
                                             Docket Center homepage at http://                          2. Evaluate the accuracy of the                    and a person is not required to respond
                                             www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm.                        Agency’s estimates of the burden of the               to, a collection of information, unless it
                                                Docket: All documents in the docket                  proposed collection of information,                   displays a currently valid OMB control
                                             are listed in the docket index available                including the validity of the                         number. The OMB control numbers for
                                             at http://www.regulations.gov. Although                 methodology and assumptions used.                     EPA’s regulations in title 40 of the Code
                                             listed in the index, some information is                   3. Enhance the quality, utility, and               of Federal Regulations (CFR), after
                                             not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other              clarity of the information to be                      appearing in the Federal Register when
                                             information whose disclosure is                         collected.                                            approved, are listed in 40 CFR part 9,
                                             restricted by statute. Certain other                       4. Minimize the burden of the                      are displayed either by publication in
                                             material, such as copyrighted material,                 collection of information on those who                the Federal Register or by other
                                             will be publicly available only in hard                 are to respond, including through the                 appropriate means, such as on the
                                             copy. Publicly available docket                         use of appropriate automated electronic,              related collection instrument or form, if
                                             materials are available electronically at               mechanical, or other technological                    applicable. The display of OMB control
                                             http://www.regulations.gov, or, if only                 collection techniques or other forms of               numbers for certain EPA regulations is
                                             available in hard copy, at the OPPT                     information technology, e.g., permitting              consolidated in 40 CFR part 9.
                                             Docket. The OPPT Docket is located in                   electronic submission of responses. In                   Abstract: Section 8(d) of the Toxic
                                             the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC) at Rm.                   particular, EPA is requesting comments                Substances Control Act (TSCA) and 40
                                             3334, EPA West Bldg., 1301                              from very small businesses (those that                CFR part 716 require manufacturers and
                                             Constitution Ave., NW., Washington,                     employ less than 25) on examples of                   processors of chemicals to submit lists
                                             DC. The EPA/DC Public Reading Room                      specific additional efforts that EPA                  and copies of health and safety studies
                                             hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30                could make to reduce the paperwork                    relating to the health and/or
                                             p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding                  burden for very small businesses                      environmental effects of certain
                                             Federal holidays. The telephone number                  affected by this collection.                          chemical substances and mixtures. In
                                             of the EPA/DC Public Reading Room is                                                                          order to comply with the reporting
                                             (202) 566–1744, and the telephone                       II. What Should I Consider when I                     requirements of section 8(d),
                                             number for the OPPT Docket is (202)                     Prepare My Comments for EPA?                          respondents must search their records to
                                             566–0280. Docket visitors are required                    You may find the following                          identify any health and safety studies in
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                                             to show photographic identification,                    suggestions helpful for preparing your                their possession, copy and process
                                             pass through a metal detector, and sign                 comments:                                             relevant studies, list studies that are
                                             the EPA visitor log. All visitor bags are                 1. Explain your views as clearly as                 currently in progress, and submit this
                                             processed through an X-ray machine                      possible and provide specific examples.               information to EPA.
                                             and subject to search. Visitors will be                   2. Describe any assumptions that you                   EPA uses this information to
                                             provided an EPA/DC badge that must be                   used.                                                 construct a complete picture of the


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                                             known effects of the chemicals in                       IV. Are There Changes in the Estimates                OMB Control No. 2070–new. Before
                                             question, leading to determinations by                  from the Last Approval?                               submitting the ICR to OMB for review
                                             EPA of whether additional testing of the                  There is a decrease of 822 hours (from              and approval, EPA is soliciting
                                             chemicals is required. The information                  1,278 hours to 456 hours) in the total                comments on specific aspects of the
                                             enables EPA to base its testing decisions               estimated respondent burden compared                  proposed information collection.
                                             on the most complete information                        with that identified in the ICR currently             DATES: Comments must be received on
                                             available and to avoid demands for                      approved by OMB. This decrease                        or before February 23, 2009.
                                             testing that may be duplicative. EPA                    reflects reductions in EPA’s estimates as             ADDRESSES: Submit your comments,
                                             will use information obtained via this                  to the number of chemicals likely to be               identified by docket identification (ID)
                                             collection to support its investigation of              added to the TSCA section 8(b) list of                number EPA–HQ–OPPT–2008–0717, by
                                             the risks posed by chemicals and, in                    chemicals in the next three years. The                one of the following methods:
                                             particular, to support its decisions on                 change is an adjustment.                                 • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://
                                             whether to require industry to test                                                                           www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line
                                             chemicals under section 4 of TSCA.                      V. What is the Next Step in the Process               instructions for submitting comments.
                                                                                                     for this ICR?                                            • Mail: Document Control Office
                                               Responses to the collection of
                                             information are mandatory (see 40 CFR                     EPA will consider the comments                      (7407M), Office of Pollution Prevention
                                             part 716). Respondents may claim all or                 received and amend the ICR as                         and Toxics (OPPT), Environmental
                                             part of a notice confidential. EPA will                 appropriate. The final ICR package will               Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania
                                             disclose information that is covered by                 then be submitted to OMB for review                   Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–
                                             a claim of confidentiality only to the                  and approval pursuant to 5 CFR                        0001.
                                             extent permitted by, and in accordance                  1320.12. EPA will issue another Federal                  • Hand Delivery: OPPT Document
                                             with, the procedures in TSCA section 14                 Register notice pursuant to 5 CFR                     Control Office (DCO), EPA East, Rm.
                                             and 40 CFR part 2.                                      1320.5(a)(1)(iv) to announce the                      6428, 1201 Constitution Ave., NW.,
                                                                                                     submission of the ICR to OMB and the                  Washington, DC. Attention: Docket ID
                                               Burden statement: The annual public                   opportunity to submit additional                      Number EPA–HQ–OPPT–2008–0717.
                                             reporting and recordkeeping burden for                  comments to OMB. If you have any                      The DCO is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
                                             this collection of information is                       questions about this ICR or the approval              Monday through Friday, excluding legal
                                             estimated to range between 1.1 and 22                   process, please contact the technical                 holidays. The telephone number for the
                                             hours per response, depending upon the                  person listed under FOR FURTHER                       DCO is (202) 564–8930. Such deliveries
                                             nature of each respondent’s reporting                   INFORMATION CONTACT.                                  are only accepted during the DCO’s
                                             responsibility. Burden means the total                                                                        normal hours of operation, and special
                                             time, effort, or financial resources                    List of Subjects                                      arrangements should be made for
                                             expended by persons to generate,                          Environmental protection, Reporting                 deliveries of boxed information.
                                             maintain, retain, or disclose or provide                and recordkeeping requirements.                          Instructions: Direct your comments to
                                             information to or for a Federal agency.                                                                       docket ID number EPA–HQ–OPPT–
                                             This includes the time needed to review                   Dated: December 15, 2008.                           2008–0717. EPA’s policy is that all
                                             instructions; develop, acquire, install,                James B. Gulliford,                                   comments received will be included in
                                             and utilize technology and systems for                  Assistant Administrator, Office of Prevention,        the public docket without change and
                                             the purposes of collecting, validating,                 Pesticides and Toxic Substances.                      may be made available on-line at http://
                                             and verifying information, processing                   [FR Doc. E8–30498 Filed 12–23–08; 8:45 am]            www.regulations.gov, including any
                                             and maintaining information, and                        BILLING CODE 6560–50–S
                                                                                                                                                           personal information provided, unless
                                             disclosing and providing information;                                                                         the comment includes information
                                             adjust the existing ways to comply with                                                                       claimed to be Confidential Business
                                             any previously applicable instructions                  ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION                              Information (CBI) or other information
                                             and requirements which have                             AGENCY                                                whose disclosure is restricted by statute.
                                             subsequently changed; train personnel                                                                         Do not submit information that you
                                             to be able to respond to a collection of                [EPA–HQ–OPPT–2008–0717; FRL–8393–3]                   consider to be CBI or otherwise
                                             information; search data sources;                                                                             protected through regulations.gov or e-
                                                                                                     Agency Information Collection
                                             complete and review the collection of                                                                         mail. The regulations.gov website is an
                                                                                                     Activities; Proposed Collection;
                                             information; and transmit or otherwise                                                                        ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, which
                                                                                                     Comment Request; Pressed Wood
                                             disclose the information.                                                                                     means EPA will not know your identity
                                                                                                     Manufacturing Industry Survey; EPA
                                               The ICR provides a detailed                                                                                 or contact information unless you
                                                                                                     ICR No. 2328.01, OMB Control No.
                                             explanation of this estimate, which is                                                                        provide it in the body of your comment.
                                                                                                     2070–new
                                             only briefly summarized here:                                                                                 If you send an e-mail comment directly
                                                                                                     AGENCY: Environmental Protection 
                    to EPA without going through
                                               Estimated total number of potential                   Agency (EPA). 
                                       regulations.gov, your e-mail address
                                             respondents: 6.                                                                                               will be automatically captured and
                                                                                                     ACTION: Notice. 

                                               Frequency of response: On occasion.                                                                         included as part of the comment that is
                                               Estimated total average number of                     SUMMARY:   In compliance with the                     placed in the public docket and made
                                             responses for each respondent: 6.8                      Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44                     available on the Internet. If you submit
                                                                                                     U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document                   an electronic comment, EPA
                                               Estimated total annual burden hours:                  announces that EPA is planning to                     recommends that you include your
                                             456 hours.
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                                                                                                     submit a request for a new Information                name and other contact information in
                                               Estimated total annual costs: $28,030.                Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of             the body of your comment and with any
                                             This includes an estimated burden cost                  Management and Budget (OMB). This                     disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA
                                             of $28,030 and an estimated cost of $0                  ICR is entitled: ‘‘Pressed Wood                       cannot read your comment due to
                                             for capital investment or maintenance                   Manufacturing Industry Survey’’ and is                technical difficulties and cannot contact
                                             and operational costs.                                  identified by EPA ICR No. 2328.01 and                 you for clarification, EPA may not be


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