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Subject: [epa-water] Agency Information Collection Activities;
[Federal Register: July 20, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 139)]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for
Review and Approval; Comment Request; Information Collection Request
for the NPDES Regulation and Effluent Limitation Guidelines and
Standards for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, EPA ICR No.
1989.04, OMB Control No. 2040-0250
AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.
SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501
et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection
Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget
(OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing
approved collection. This ICR is scheduled to expire on July 31, 2006.
Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor
the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB.
This ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its
estimated burden and cost.
DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before August 21,
ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing docket ID number EPA-HQ-
OW-2006-0136, to (1) EPA online using <A
preferred method), by email to <A
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Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Water Docket, Mail Code
4101T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460, and (2) OMB
at: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management
and Budget (OMB), Attention: Desk Officer for EPA, 725 17th Street,
NW., Washington, DC 20503.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nina Bonnelycke, Environmental
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460;
telephone number: 202.564.0764; fax number: 202.564.6384; e-mail
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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA has submitted the following ICR to OMB
for review and approval according to the procedures prescribed in 5 CFR
1320.12. On March 7, 2006 (71 FR 11407-11411), EPA sought comments on
this ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received one set of comments
on the draft ICR. EPA's response to those comments is reflected in the
ICR supporting statement. Any additional comments on this ICR should be
submitted to EPA and OMB within 30 days of this notice.
EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under Docket ID
No. EPA-HQ-OW-2006-0136, which is available for online viewing at
<A HREF="http://www.regulations.gov">http://www.regulations.gov</A>, or
in person viewing at the Water Docket in the
EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West, Room B102, 1301 Constitution
Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The EPA Docket Center Public Reading Room is
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legal holidays. The telephone number for the Reading Room is (202) 566-
1744, and the telephone number for the Water Docket is (202) 566-2426.
Use EPA's electronic docket and comment system at
<A HREF="http://www.regulations.gov">http://www.regulations.gov</A>, to
submit or view public comments, access the
index listing of the contents of the docket, and to access those
comments in the docket that are available electronically. Once in the
system, select ``docket search,'' then key in the docket ID number
identified above. Please note that EPA's policy is that public
comments, whether submitted electronically or in paper, will be made
available for public viewing at <A
HREF="http://www.regulations.gov">http://www.regulations.gov</A> as EPA
them and without change, unless the comment contains copyrighted
material, CBI, or other information whose public disclosure is
restricted by statute. For further information about the electronic
docket, go to <A
Title: Information Collection Request for the NPDES Regulation and
Effluent Limitation Guidelines and Standards for Concentrated Animal
ICR Numbers: EPA ICR No. 1989.04, OMB Control No. 2040-0250.
ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on July 31, 2006. Under
OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor the
collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB. 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. The OMB control numbers for EPA's regulations
in title 40 of the CFR, after appearing in the Federal Register when
approved, are listed in 40 CFR part 9, are displayed either by
publication in the Federal Register or by other appropriate means, such
as on the related collection instrument or form, if applicable. The
display of OMB control numbers in certain EPA regulations is
consolidated in 40 CFR part 9.
Abstract: This ICR calculates the burden and costs associated with
the NPDES and ELG regulations for Concentrated Animal Feeding
Operations (CAFOs). These regulations regulate land application of
manure, litter and wastewater generated at CAFO facilities. The rule
requires all facilities defined as a CAFO to apply for a NPDES permit.
Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average less
than 18 hours per response. Burden means the total time, effort, or
financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain,
or disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. This
includes the time needed to review instructions; develop, acquire,
install, and utilize technology and systems for the purposes of
collecting, validating, and verifying information, processing and
maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information;
adjust the existing ways to comply with any previously applicable
instructions and requirements which have subsequently changed; train
personnel to be able to respond to a collection of information; search
data sources; complete and review the collection of information; and
transmit or otherwise disclose the information.
Respondents/Affected Entities: Entities potentially affected by
this action are owners and operators of Concentrated Animal Feeding
Estimated Number of Respondents: 24,080
Frequency of Response: On occasion.
Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 3,500,000 hours.
Estimated Total Annual Cost: $78,660,000 includes $440,000 for
capital investment and $8,680,000 for O&M costs.
Changes in the Estimates: The burden estimate has increased due to
growth in the industry and trends towards consolidation into larger
facilities. As a result calculations were revised to accommodate this.
Dated: July 12, 2006.
Sara Hisel McCoy,
Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. E6-11528 Filed 7-19-06; 8:45 am]
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