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36 / Friday, February 22, 2008 / Notices

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION to this ICR should be submitted to EPA (TSCA) and applicable regulations at 40
AGENCY and OMB within 30 days of this notice. CFR part 745, subparts L and Q. The
EPA has established a public docket purposes of the requirements under
[EPA–HQ–OPPT–2007–0378; FRL–8532–2] for this ICR under Docket ID No. EPA– TSCA section 402 are to ensure that
HQ–OPPT–2007–0378, which is individuals conducting activities that
Agency Information Collection available for online viewing at http:// prevent, detect and eliminate hazards
Activities; Submission to OMB for, or in person associated with lead-based paint in
Review and Approval; Comment inspection at the OPPT Docket in the residential facilities, particularly those
Request; TSCA Sections 402 and EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA occupied or used by children, are
Section 404 Training, Certification, West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution properly trained and certified, that
Accreditation and Standards for Lead- Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The EPA training programs providing instruction
Based Paint Activities (Renewal); EPA Docket Center Public Reading Room is in such activities are accredited, and
ICR No. 1715.09, OMB No. 2070–0155 open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday that these activities are conducted
AGENCY: Environmental Protection through Friday, excluding legal according to reliable, effective and safe
Agency (EPA). holidays. The telephone number for the work practice standards. The TSCA
Reading Room is 202–566–1744, and the section 404 regulations include
ACTION: Notice.
telephone number for the Pollution reporting and recordkeeping
SUMMARY: In compliance with the Prevention and Toxics Docket is 202– requirements that apply to states and
Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 566–0280. Indian Tribes that seek Federal
3501, et seq.), this document announces Use EPA’s electronic docket and authorization to administer and enforce
that an Information Collection Request comment system at state and tribal programs that regulate
(ICR) has been forwarded to the Office to submit or view public comments, lead-based paint activities based on the
of Management and Budget (OMB) for access the index listing of the contents section 402 regulations. The overall
review and approval. This is a request of the public docket, and to access those goals of the section 402 and section 404
to renew an existing approved documents in the docket that are regulations and the reporting and
collection. The ICR, which is abstracted available electronically. Once in the recordkeeping requirements found
below, describes the nature of the system, select ‘‘docket search,’’ then key therein are to ensure the availability of
information collection activity and its in the docket ID number identified a trained and qualified workforce to
expected burden and costs. above. Please note that EPA’s policy is identify and address lead-based paint
that public comments, whether hazards in residences, and to protect the
DATES: Additional comments may be submitted electronically or in paper, general public from exposure to lead
submitted on or before March 24, 2008. will be made available for public hazards.
ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, viewing in as EPA Responses to the collection of
referencing docket ID Number EPA– receives them and without change, information are mandatory (see 40 CFR
HQ–OPPT–2007–0378 to (1) EPA online unless the comment contains part 745, subparts L and Q).
using (our copyrighted material, Confidential Respondents may claim all or part of a
preferred method), by e-mail to Business Information (CBI), or other notice as CBI. EPA will disclose or by mail to: information whose public disclosure is information that is covered by a CBI
Document Control Office (DCO), Office restricted by statute. For further claim only to the extent permitted by,
of Pollution Prevention and Toxics information about the electronic docket, and in accordance with, the procedures
(OPPT), Environmental Protection go to in 40 CFR part 2.
Agency, Mail Code: 7407T, 1200 Title: TSCA Sections 402 and Section Burden Statement: The annual public
Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, 404 Training, Certification, reporting and recordkeeping burden for
DC 20460, and (2) OMB at: Office of Accreditation and Standards for Lead- this collection of information is
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Based Paint Activities (Renewal). estimated to range between 0.28 hours
Office of Management and Budget ICR Numbers: EPA ICR No. 1715.09, and 80 hours per respondent, depending
(OMB), Attention: Desk Officer for EPA, OMB No. 2070–0155. on the type of respondent. Burden
725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC ICR Status: This ICR is currently means the total time, effort or financial
20503. scheduled to expire on February 29, resources expended by persons to
2008. An Agency may not conduct or generate, maintain, retain or disclose or
sponsor, and a person is not required to provide information to or for a Federal
Barbara Cunningham, Director,
respond to, a collection of information, agency. This includes the time needed
Environmental Assistance Division,
unless it displays a currently valid OMB to review instructions; develop, acquire,
Office of Pollution Prevention and
control number. The OMB control install and utilize technology and
Toxics, Environmental Protection
numbers for EPA’s regulations in title 40 systems for the purposes of collecting,
Agency, Mailcode: 7408–M, 1200
of the CFR, after appearing in the validating and verifying information,
Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington,
Federal Register when approved, are processing and maintaining
DC 20460; telephone number: 202–554–
listed in 40 CFR part 9, are displayed information, and disclosing and
1404; e-mail address: TSCA-
either by publication in the Federal providing information; adjust the
Register or by other appropriate means, existing ways to comply with any
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA has such as on the related collection previously applicable instructions and
submitted the following ICR to OMB for instrument or form, if applicable. The requirements; train personnel to be able
review and approval according to the display of OMB control numbers in to respond to a collection of
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procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 1320.12. certain EPA regulations is consolidated information; search data sources;
On July 11, 2007 (72 FR 37766), EPA in 40 CFR part 9. complete and review the collection of
sought comments on this renewal ICR Abstract: This information collection information; and transmit or otherwise
pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA applies to reporting and recordkeeping disclose the information.
received no comments during the requirements found in sections 402 and Respondents/Affected Entities:
comment period. Any comments related 404 of the Toxic Substances Control Act Entities potentially affected by this

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action are persons who provide training Research and Development as part of I. Information About the Document
in lead-based paint activities, persons the Agency’s review of the secondary Section 108(a) of the Clean Air Act
who are engaged in lead-based paint (welfare-based) national ambient air directs the Administrator to identify
activities, and state agencies that quality standards (NAAQS) for nitrogen certain pollutants which ‘‘may
administer lead-based paint activities. dioxide (NO2) and sulfur dioxide (SO2). reasonably be anticipated to endanger
Frequency of Collection: On Occasion. EPA is releasing this draft document public health and welfare’’ and to issue
Estimated No. of Respondents: solely for the purpose of seeking air quality criteria for them. These air
43,082. comment from the public and the Clean quality criteria are to ‘‘accurately reflect
Estimated Total Annual Burden on Air Scientific Advisory Committee the latest scientific knowledge useful in
Respondents: 774,740 hours. (CASAC). indicating the kind and extent of all
Estimated Total Annual Labor Costs: The document is being distributed identifiable effects on public health or
$28,792,102. solely for the purpose of pre- welfare which may be expected from the
Changes in Burden Estimates: There dissemination review under applicable presence of [a] pollutant in the ambient
is a net increase of 333,927 hours (from information quality guidelines. It does air.’’
440,813 hours to 774,740 hours) in the Under section 109 of the Act, EPA is
not represent and should not be
total estimated respondent burden then to establish national ambient air
construed to represent any Agency
compared with that currently in the quality standards (NAAQS) for each
policy, viewpoint, or determination.
OMB inventory. This increase pollutant for which EPA has issued
EPA will consider any public comments
represents an adjustment in the criteria. Section 109(d) of the Act
submitted in accordance with this
estimated number of respondents and/or subsequently requires periodic review
notice when revising the document.
the number of activities or events for and, if appropriate, revision of existing
which respondents must provide DATES: The public comment period air quality criteria to reflect advances in
information, based on EPA’s experience began on December 21, 2007. This scientific knowledge on the effects of
since the approval of the most recent notice announces the extension of the the pollutant on public health and
ICR. A detailed explanation of the deadline for public comment from welfare. EPA is also to revise the
change in burden appears in the February 21, 2008, to March 28, 2008. NAAQS, if appropriate, based on the
Supporting Statement. The increase is Comments must be received on or revised air quality criteria.
an adjustment. before March 28, 2008. Oxides of nitrogen and sulfur are two
Dated: February 14, 2008. ADDRESSES: The draft, ‘‘Integrated of six principal (or ‘‘criteria’’) pollutants
Joseph A. Sierra, Science Assessment for Oxides of for which EPA has established air
Acting Director, Collection Strategies Nitrogen and Sulfur—Environmental quality criteria and NAAQS. EPA
Division. Criteria and Annexes 1–10; First periodically reviews the scientific basis
[FR Doc. E8–3378 Filed 2–21–08; 8:45 am] External Review Draft,’’ are available for these standards by preparing an
BILLING CODE 6560–50–P primarily via the Internet on the Integrated Science Assessment (ISA)
National Center for Environmental (formerly called an Air Quality Criteria
Assessment’s home page under the Document). The ISA and supplementary
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION Recent Additions and Publications annexes, in conjunction with additional
AGENCY technical and policy assessments,
menus at A
provide the scientific basis for EPA
[FRL–8531–6; Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR– limited number of CD–ROM or paper
decisions on the adequacy of a current
2007–1145] copies will be available. Contact Ms.
NAAQS and the appropriateness of new
Emily Lee by phone: 919–541–4169,
Draft Integrated Science Assessment or revised standards. The Clean Air
facsimile: 919–541–1818, or e-mail:
for Oxides of Nitrogen and Sulfur— Scientific Advisory Committee
( to request either of
Environmental Criteria and Annexes (CASAC), an independent science
the documents. Please provide your
advisory committee established
name, your mailing address, and the
AGENCY: Environmental Protection pursuant to section 109 of the Clean Air
draft document title, ‘‘Integrated
Agency (EPA). Act and part of the EPA’s Science
Science Assessment for Oxides of
ACTION: Notice of an extension of the Advisory Board (SAB), provides
Nitrogen and Sulfur—Environmental independent scientific advice on
public comment period for draft Criteria; First External Review Draft’’
Integrated Science Assessment for NAAQS matters, including advice on
(EPA/600/R–07/145A) to facilitate EPA’s draft ISAs.
Oxides of Nitrogen and Sulfur— processing of your request. Comments
Environmental Criteria and Annexes. EPA formally initiated its current
may be submitted electronically via review of the criteria for oxides of
SUMMARY: The EPA is announcing an, by mail, by nitrogen and sulfur in December 2005
extension of the public comment period facsimile, or by hand delivery/courier. (70 FR 73236) and May 2006 (71 FR
for the draft document titled, Please follow the detailed instructions 28023) respectively, requesting the
‘‘Integrated Science Assessment for provided in the SUPPLEMENTARY submission of recent scientific
Oxides of Nitrogen and Sulfur— INFORMATION section of this notice. information on specified topics. In the
Environmental Criteria; First External FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. initial stages of the criteria reviews, EPA
Review Draft’’ (EPA 600/R–07/145A), Emily Lee, NCEA; telephone: 919–541– recognized the merit of integrating the
and ‘‘Annexes for the Integrated Science 4169, facsimile: 919–541–1818, or science assessment for these two
Assessment for Oxides of Nitrogen and e-mail: For technical pollutants due to their combined effects
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Sulfur—Environmental Criteria; First information, contact Tara Greaver, on atmospheric chemistry, deposition
External Review Draft’’ (EPA 600/R–07/ Ph.D., NCEA; telephone: 919–541–2435; processes, and environment-related
145bA). facsimile: 919–541–1818; or e-mail: public welfare effects. In July 2007 (72
The draft document was prepared by FR 34004), a workshop was held to
the National Center for Environmental discuss, with invited scientific experts,
Assessment within EPA’s Office of SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: initial draft materials prepared in the

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