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[Federal Register: September 19, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 181)]
[Page 53566-53567]
 From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]


[EPA-HQ-OW-2007-0201; FRL-8470-5]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review
and Approval; Comment Request; National Listing of Fish Advisories
(Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1959.03, OMB Control Number 2040-0226

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA)(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. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the
nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.

DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before October 19, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2007-
0201, to (1) EPA online using <A HREF="http://www.regulations.gov";>http://www.regulations.gov</A> (our preferred
method), by e-mail to <A HREF="mailto:OW-Docket@epa.gov";>OW-Docket@epa.gov</A>, or by mail to: Environmental
Protection Agency, EPA Docket Center, Water Docket (2822T), 1200
Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460, and (2) OMB by mail to:
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and
Budget (OMB), Attention: Desk Officer for EPA, 725 17th Street, NW.,
Washington, DC 20503.

Contamination Program (4305T), Office of Science and Technology, U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW,
Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 566-1057; fax number:
(202) 566-0409; e-mail address: <A HREF="mailto:fleisig.erica@epa.gov";>fleisig.erica@epa.gov</A>.

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 April 12, 2007 (72 FR 18475), EPA sought comments on this
ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received 1 comment during the
comment period, which is addressed in the ICR. Any additional comments
on this ICR should be submitted to EPA and OMB within 30 days of this
    EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under Docket ID
No. EPA-HQ-OW-2007-0201, 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 3334, 1301 Constitution
Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The EPA/DC Public Reading Room is open from
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding 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
documents 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 receives
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 HREF="http://www.regulations.gov";>http://www.regulations.gov</A>.
    Title: National Listing of Fish Advisories (Renewal).
    ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 1959.03, OMB Control No. 2040-0226.
    ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on September 30, 2007.
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

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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: The National Listing of Fish Advisories (NLFA) Database
contains information on the number of new advisories issued by each
state, territory, or tribe annually. The advisory information collected
identifies the waterbody under advisory, the fish or shellfish species
and size ranges included in the advisory, the chemical contaminants and
residue levels causing the advisory to be issued, the waterbody type
(river, lake, estuary, coastal waters), and the target populations to
whom the advisory is directed. This information is collected under the
authority of section 104 of the Clean Water Act, which provides for the
collection of information to be used to protect human health and the
environment. The results of the survey are shared with states,
territories, tribes, other federal agencies, and the general public
through the NLFA database and the distribution of annual fish advisory
fact sheets. The responses to the survey are voluntary and the
information requested is part of the state public record associated
with the advisories. No confidential business information is requested.
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 38.76
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: State (or other entity) health
departments and state (or other entity) EPAs.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 92.
    Frequency of Response: Annual.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 3,565 labor hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $124,755, including $538 in operation
and maintenance costs. No capital or startup costs are required.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is a change in cost burden to
remove $124,214 from that identified in the ICR currently approved by
OMB. This is to correct a mistake of including labor hours in the cost
burden instead of just the operations and maintenance costs of $538.

    Dated: September 11, 2007.
Sara Hisel-McCoy,
Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. E7-18517 Filed 9-18-07; 8:45 am]


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