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					                                                                     Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 35 / Thursday, February 21, 2008 / Notices                                                9567

                                         what actions, if any, are being taken to                ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION                                Dated: December 19, 2007.
                                         protect public health and welfare and                   AGENCY                                                Kerrigan G. Clough,
                                         the environment.                                                                                              Deputy Regional Administrator, Region 8.
                                            Burden Statement: The annual public                  [FRL–8531–3]                                            Editorial Note: This document was
                                         reporting and recordkeeping burden for                                                                        received at the Office of the Federal Register
                                         this collection of information is                       Public Water System Supervision                       on February 15, 2008.
                                         estimated to average 10.5 hours per                     Program Variance and Exemption                        [FR Doc. E8–3236 Filed 2–20–08; 8:45 am]
                                         response. Burden means the total time,                  Review for the State of Colorado
                                                                                                                                                       BILLING CODE 6560–50–P
                                         effort, or financial resources expended                 AGENCY: Environmental Protection
                                         by persons to generate, maintain, retain,               Agency (EPA).
                                         or disclose or provide information to or                                                                      ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
                                                                                                 ACTION: Notice of Results of Review.                  AGENCY
                                         for a Federal agency. This includes the
                                         time needed to review instructions;                     SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection
                                         develop, acquire, install, and utilize                                                                        [FRL–8531–4]
                                                                                                 Agency (EPA) Region 8 has completed
                                         technology and systems for the purposes                 its statutory review of variances and
                                         of collecting, validating, and verifying                                                                      Public Water System Supervision
                                                                                                 exemptions issued by the State of                     Program Variance and Exemption
                                         information, processing and                             Colorado under the Safe Drinking Water                Review for the State of Montana
                                         maintaining information, and disclosing                 Act (SDWA) Public Water System
                                         and providing information; adjust the                   Supervision (PWSS) program. This                      AGENCY: Environmental Protection 

                                         existing ways to comply with any                        review was announced in the Federal                   Agency. 

                                         previously applicable instructions and                  Register published September 25, 2007,                ACTION: Notice. 

                                         requirements which have subsequently                    72 FR 54445, and provided the public
                                         changed; train personnel to be able to                  with an opportunity to comment. No                    SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection
                                         respond to a collection of information;                 comments related to Variances and/or                  Agency (EPA), Region 8 will conduct a
                                         search data sources; complete and                       Exemptions issued or proposed by the                  statutory review of variances and
                                         review the collection of information;                   State of Colorado were received.                      exemptions issued by the State of
                                         and transmit or otherwise disclose the                     The Environmental Protection Agency                Montana under the Safe Drinking Water
                                         information.                                            (EPA) Region 8 determined as a result                 Act (SDWA) Public Water System
                                                                                                 of this review that the State of Colorado             Supervision (PWSS) program. The
                                            Respondents/Affected Entities: EPA                                                                         SDWA, 42 U.S.C. 300 et seq., requires
                                                                                                 did not abuse its discretion on any
                                         expects a number of different industrial                                                                      that EPA periodically review variances
                                                                                                 variance or exemption granted or
                                         categories to report hazardous                                                                                and exemptions issued by states with
                                                                                                 proposed as of the date of the on site
                                         substances releases under the provisions                review on September 25, 2007.                         primary enforcement authority to
                                         of the CRRR. No one industry sector or                                                                        determine compliance with
                                         group of sectors is disproportionately                  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jack
                                                                                                                                                       requirements of the statute 42 U.S.C.
                                         affected by the information collection                  Theis at 303–312–6347 or e-mail at                    300g–4(e)(8); 42 U.S.C. 300g–5(d). In
                                         burden.                                                 Theis.Jack@epa.gov.                                   accordance with these provisions in the
                                            Estimated Number of Respondents:                     SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:   Colorado                 SDWA, and its regulations, EPA is
                                         3,587.                                                  has an EPA approved program for                       giving public notice that the EPA,
                                                                                                 assuming primary enforcement                          Region 8 will conduct a review of the
                                            Frequency of Response: On occasion.                                                                        variances and exemptions issued by the
                                                                                                 authority for the PWSS program,
                                            Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden:                  pursuant to section 1413 of SDWA, 42                  State of Montana to Public Water
                                         301,508 hours.                                          U.S.C. 300g–2 and 40 CFR Part 142.                    Systems under its jurisdiction. The
                                            Estimated Total Annual Cost:                                                                               review will be conducted during
                                                                                                 A. Why do States issue variances and                  February, 2008.
                                         $10,290,207, includes $128,076                          exemptions?
                                         annualized capital or O&M costs.                                                                                 The public is invited to submit
                                                                                                   States with primary PWSS                            comments on any or all variances and/
                                            Changes in the Estimates: There is an                enforcement authority are authorized to               or exemptions issued by the State of
                                         increase of 17,354 hours in the total                   grant variances and exemptions from                   Montana, and on the need for
                                         estimated burden currently identified in                National Primary Drinking Water                       continuing them, by March 15, 2008.
                                         the OMB Inventory of Approved ICR                       Regulations due to particular situations              Results of this review will be published
                                         Burdens. This increase is primarily from                with specific public water systems                    in the Federal Register.
                                         the use of data on the actual number of                 providing these variances and                         ADDRESSES: Comments on variances and
                                         continuous release reports from several                 exemptions meet the requirements of                   exemptions issued by the State of
                                         regions and applying a growth rate                      SDWA, Sections 1415 and 1416, and are                 Montana should be addressed to: Robert
                                         consistent with prior years reporting.                  protective of public health.                          E. Roberts, Regional Administrator, c/o
                                           Dated: February 12, 2008.                                                                                   Eric Finke, U.S. EPA, Region 8, Montana
                                                                                                 B. Why is a review of the variances and
                                                                                                                                                       Office, 10 West 15th Street, Suite 3200,
                                         Sara Hisel-McCoy,                                       exemption necessary?
                                                                                                                                                       Helena, Montana 59620.
                                         Director, Collection Strategies Division.
                                                                                                   Colorado is authorized to grant                        All data and other information with
                                         [FR Doc. E8–3232 Filed 2–20–08; 8:45 am]                variances and exemptions to drinking                  respect to the variances and exemptions
                                         BILLING CODE 6560–50–P                                  water systems in accordance with the                  issued by the State of Montana are
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                                                                                                 SDWA. The SDWA requires that EPA                      located at the Montana Department of
                                                                                                 periodically review State issued                      Environmental Quality, Public Water
                                                                                                 variances and exemptions to determine                 Subdivisions Bureau, Lee Metcalf
                                                                                                 compliance with the Statute. 42 U.S.C.                Building, 1520 East 6th Avenue, Helena,
                                                                                                 300g–4(e)(8); 42 U.S.C. 300g–5(d).                    Montana 59620.

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