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personal information provided, unless
Fourth Revised Sheet No. 206A Deputy Secretary.
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the comment includes information
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BILLING CODE 6717–01–P Information (CBI) or other information
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Fifth Revised Sheet No. 256 or e-mail. The Web
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site is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system,
Northern states that the above sheets Agency Information Collection which means EPA will not know your
are being filed to modify outdated Activities; Proposed Collection; identity or contact information unless
information required to request Comment Request; Final Rule for you provide it in the body of your
throughput service on Northern’s Implementation of the New Source comment. If you send an e-mail
system. Review (NSR) Program for Particulate comment directly to us without going
Northern states that copies of the Matter Less Than 2.5 Micrometers through, your e-
filing have been mailed to each of its (PM2.5); EPA ICR No. 1230.21; OMB mail address will be automatically
customers and interested State Control No. 2060–0003 captured and included as part of the
Commissions. comment that is placed in the public
Any person desiring to intervene or to AGENCY: Environmental Protection docket and made available on the
protest this filing must file in Agency (EPA). Internet. If you submit an electronic
accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of ACTION: Notice. comment, EPA recommends that you
the Commission’s Rules of Practice and include your name and other contact
Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and SUMMARY: In compliance with the information in the body of your
385.214). Protests will be considered by Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 comment and with any disk or CD–ROM
the Commission in determining the U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document you submit. If EPA cannot read your
appropriate action to be taken, but will announces that EPA is planning to comment due to technical difficulties
not serve to make protestants parties to submit a request for an update to an and cannot contact you for clarification,
the proceeding. Any person wishing to existing approved Information EPA may not be able to consider your
become a party must file a notice of Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of comment. Electronic files should avoid
intervention or motion to intervene, as Management and Budget (OMB). Before the use of special characters or any form
appropriate. Such notices, motions, or submitting this ICR to OMB for review of encryption and be free of any defects
protests must be filed in accordance and approval, EPA is soliciting or viruses. For additional information
with the provisions of § 154.210 of the comments on specific aspects of the about the EPA public docket visit the
Commission’s regulations (18 CFR proposed information collection as EPA Docket Center homepage at http://
154.210). Anyone filing an intervention described below.
or protest must serve a copy of that DATES: Comments must be submitted on
document on the Applicant. Anyone or before July 17, 2007.
Rao, Air Quality Policy Division, Office
filing an intervention or protest on or ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, of Air Quality Planning and Standards
before the intervention or protest date identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– (C504–03), U.S. Environmental
need not serve motions to intervene or OAR–2007–0281, by one of the Protection Agency, Research Triangle
protests on persons other than the following methods: Park, NC 27711; telephone number:
Applicant. • Follow the (919) 541–5344; fax number: (919) 541–
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electronic submission of protests and comments.
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Use to obtain a assigned to this action in the subject Burden Statement: The public
copy of the draft collections of line on the first page of your response. reporting and recordkeeping burden for
information, submit or view public You may also provide the name, date, this collection of information is
comments, access the index listing of and Federal Register citation. estimated to increase by an average of
the contents of the docket, and to access 52 hours per major NSR permit over the
To What Information Collection currently approved level of 668 hours
those documents in the public docket
Activity or ICR Does This Apply? per permit. The annual burden for
that are available electronically. Once in
the system, select ‘‘search,’’ then key in Affected entities: Entities potentially reviewing authorities to administer a
the docket ID number identified in this affected by this action are major sources major NSR program is estimated to
document. of air pollutants that emit PM2.5 and increase by an average of 144 hours over
must apply for and obtain a the currently approved level of 1,117
What Information Particularly Interests hours per year (equivalent to an average
preconstruction permit under the major
EPA? increase of 21 hours per major NSR
New Source Review (NSR) program. In
Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of addition, State and local air regulatory permit over the currently approved level
the PRA, EPA specifically solicits agencies (‘‘reviewing authorities’’) who of 166 hours per permit).
comments and information to enable it administer the major NSR program are Burden means the total time, effort, or
to: potentially affected entities. financial resources expended by persons
(i) Evaluate whether the proposed Title: Final Rule for Implementation to generate, maintain, retain, or disclose
collection of information is necessary of the New Source Review (NSR) or provide information to or for a
for the proper performance of the Program for Particulate Matter Less Federal agency. This includes the time
functions of the Agency, including Than 2.5 Micrometers (PM2.5). needed to review instructions; develop,
whether the information will have ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 1230.21 acquire, install, and utilize technology
practical utility; and OMB Control No. 2060–0003. and systems for the purposes of
(ii) Evaluate the accuracy of the ICR status: This ICR is for an update collecting, validating, and verifying
Agency’s estimate of the burden of the information, processing and
to an existing, approved information
proposed collection of information, maintaining information, and disclosing
collection activity. An Agency may not
including the validity of the and providing information; adjust the
conduct or sponsor, and a person is not
methodology and assumptions used; existing ways to comply with any
required to respond to, a collection of
(iii) Enhance the quality, utility, and previously applicable instructions and
information, unless it displays a
clarity of the information to be requirements which have subsequently
currently valid OMB control number.
collected; and changed; train personnel to be able to
The OMB control numbers for EPA’s
(iv) Minimize the burden of the respond to a collection of information;
regulations in title 40 of the CFR, after
collection of information on those who search data sources; complete and
appearing in the Federal Register when
are to respond, including through the review the collection of information;
approved, are listed in 40 CFR part 9,
use of appropriate automated electronic, and transmit or otherwise disclose the
are displayed either by publication in
mechanical, or other technological information.
the Federal Register or by other The ICR provides a detailed
collection techniques or other forms of
appropriate means, such as on the explanation of the Agency’s estimate,
information technology, e.g., permitting
related collection instrument or form, if which is only briefly summarized here:
electronic submission of responses. In
applicable. The display of OMB control Estimated total number of potential
particular, EPA is requesting comments
numbers in certain EPA regulations is respondents: 753 major NSR permits per
from very small businesses (those that
consolidated in 40 CFR part 9. year obtained by sources; 112 State and
employ less than 25) on examples of
specific additional efforts that EPA Abstract: The major NSR program is local reviewing authorities. These
could make to reduce the paperwork a preconstruction review and permitting values are unchanged from the currently
burden for very small businesses program for new major sources of air approved ICR for the major NSR
affected by this collection. pollutants and major modifications at program.
existing major sources. The program is Estimated frequency of response: On
What Should I Consider When I required under parts C and D of title I occasion (unchanged from currently
Prepare My Comments for EPA? of the Clean Air Act. The types of approved ICR).
You may find the following information collection activities Estimated increase in annual burden
suggestions helpful for preparing your associated with the major NSR program hours: The incremental increase in
comments: are those necessary for the preparation annual burden estimated to result from
1. Explain your views as clearly as and submittal of construction permit the revisions to the major NSR
possible and provide specific examples. applications (by major sources) and the regulations totals about 39,000 hours for
2. Describe any assumptions that you issuance of final permits (by the State sources and 16,000 hours for reviewing
used. and local reviewing authorities). For authorities. The currently approved ICR
3. Provide copies of any technical EPA to carry out its required oversight for the entire NSR program (major and
information and/or data you used that function of reviewing construction minor) includes about 3.5 million hours
support your views. permits and assuring adequate per year for sources and about 2.4
4. If you estimate potential burden or implementation of the program, it must million hours per year for reviewing
costs, explain how you arrived at the have available to it information on authorities.
estimate that you provide. proposed construction and Estimated increase in annual costs:
5. Offer alternative ways to improve modifications. The major NSR rule The incremental increase in annual
the collection activity. changes addressed in this ICR add PM2.5 costs attributable to the major NSR rule
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6. Make sure to submit your and its precursors to the list of revisions is about $4.3 million for
comments by the deadline identified pollutants that must be addressed in a sources, which includes an estimated
under DATES. major NSR permit action, but do not burden cost of $2.55 million and an
7. To ensure proper receipt by EPA, otherwise change the requirements of estimated cost of $1.72 million for
be sure to identify the docket ID number the program. preconstruction monitoring for the

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subset of permitted sources required to Draft EISs Ninemile Ranger District, Missoula,
perform such monitoring. The currently EIS No. 20070003, ERP No. D–AFS– MT.
approved ICR for the entire NSR L65530–AK, Tongass Land and Summary: While EPA expressed
program (major and minor) includes Resource Management Plan, Plan environmental concerns about short-
about $228 million in annual burden Amendment, Implementation, term effects to 303(d) listed waters, we
costs and about $9 million in annual Tongass National Forest, AK. believe that watershed restoration
preconstruction monitoring costs for activities included in the project would
sources. Summary: EPA expressed
environmental concerns about impacts likely result in overall water quality
The incremental annual cost increase to water quality and aquatic and improvement in the long-term. Rating
for reviewing authorities is estimated at terrestrial habitats. Rating EC2. EC2.
$700,000, all as a result of the increased EIS No. 20070129, ERP No. DS–NOA–
EIS No. 20070019, ERP No. D–FHW–
burden hours. The currently approved A91061–00, Atlantic Mackerel, Squid
G40192–TX, Grand Parkway/State
ICR for the entire NSR program includes and Butterfish, Fishery Management
Highway 99 Improvement Project,
about $103 million per year for Plan, Amendment #9,
Segment G, from Interstate Highway
reviewing authorities. Implementation, Essential Fish
(IH) 45 to US 59, Funding, Right-of-
Habitat (EFH), Exclusive Economic
What Is the Next Step in the Process for Way Grant, U.S. Army COE Section
This ICR? 404 Permit, Harris and Montgomery
Counties, TX. Summary: EPA has no objection to the
The EPA will consider the comments proposed action. Rating LO.
Summary: EPA expressed
received and amend the ICR as environmental concerns about impacts Final EISs
appropriate. The final ICR package will to wetlands, streams, and air quality.
then be submitted to OMB for review EIS No. 20070035, ERP No. F–RUS–
Rating EC2. J03019–MT, Highwood Generating
and approval pursuant to 5 CFR
EIS No. 20070067, ERP No. D–SFW– Station, 250-megawatt Coal Fired
1320.12. When the final rule is
C64004–PR, Vieques National Power Plant and 6MW of Wind
published in the Federal Register, EPA
Wildlife Refuge Comprehensive Generation at a Site near Great Falls,
will issue another Federal Register
Conservation Plan, Implementation, Construction and Operation, Licenses
notice pursuant to 5 CFR
Vieques, PR. Permit, U.S. Army COE Section 10
1320.5(a)(1)(iv) to announce the
submission of the ICR to OMB and the Summary: EPA has no objection to the Permit, Cascade County, MT.
opportunity to submit additional proposed management plan for Summary: EPA expressed
comments to OMB. If you have any restoration and operation of new refuge environmental concerns about the
questions about this ICR or the approval on Vieques, PR. Rating LO. potential for visibility impairment to
process, please contact the technical EIS No. 20070073, ERP No. D–IBR– Class I wilderness areas, and
person listed under FOR FURTHER K39106–00, Colorado River Interim recommended the implementation of
INFORMATION CONTACT. Guidelines for Lower Basin Shortages mitigation to reduce visibility
and Coordinated Operations for Lake impairments.
Dated: May 8, 2007.
Powell and Lake Mead, EIS No. 20070100, ERP No. F–AFS–
William T. Harnett,
Implementation, Colorado River, CO J65448–UT, West Bear Vegetation
Director, Air Quality Policy Division, Office and CA. Management Project, Timber
of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Office
of Air and Radiation. Summary EPA expressed Harvesting, Prescribed Burning, Roads
environmental concerns about adverse Construction, Township 1 North,
[FR Doc. E7–9599 Filed 5–17–07; 8:45 am]
impacts of reduced water availability on Range 9 East, Salt Lake Principle
beneficial uses and the need for Meridian, Evanston Ranger District,
additional information on the effects of Wasatch-Cache National Forest,
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION climate change, banking of conserved Summit County, UT.
AGENCY water, and monitoring. Rating EC2. Summary: EPA continues to express
EIS No. 20060539, ERP No. DE–AFS– concern about the need for an effective
L65155–00, Northern Spotted Owl environmental impact monitoring plan
Management Plan, Removal or the and an adaptive management program.
Environmental Impact Statements and Modification to the Survey and EIS No. 20070107, ERP No. F–USA–
Regulations; Availability of EPA Manage Mitigation Measures, G15000–TX, Fort Sam Houston, Texas
Comments Standards and Guidelines (to the Project, Base Realignment and Closure
Northwest Forest Plan), Addresses the (BRAC) Actions and Other
Availability of EPA comments Effects of an Additional No-Action Transformation Activities,
prepared pursuant to the Environmental Alternative to the (July 2006) Draft Implementation, City of San Antonio,
Review Process (ERP), under section Supplement and to the (2004) Final TX.
309 of the Clean Air Act and Section Supplemental EIS, Northwest Forest Summary: No formal comment letter
102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Plan, OR, WA, and CA. was sent to the preparing agency.
Policy Act as amended. Requests for Summary: EPA has no objection to the EIS No. 20070108, ERP No. F–AFS–
copies of EPA comments can be directed proposed project. Rating LO. L65519–AK, Scratchings Timber Sale
to the Office of Federal Activities at EIS No. 20070098, ERP No. DS–AFS– Project, Timber Harvest up to
202–564–7167. J65417–MT, Frenchtown Face Approximately 42 Million Board Feet,
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An explanation of the ratings assigned Ecosystem Restoration Project, Suemez Island, Craig Ranger District,
to draft environmental impact Additional Information Maintenance Tongass National Forest, AK.
statements (EISs) was published in the and Improvement of Forest Health, Summary: EPA continues to express
Federal Register dated April 6, 2007 (72 Risk Reduction of Damage Insects and environmental concerns about the
FR 17156). Disease, Lolo National Forest, potential for cumulative adverse

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