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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Recordkeeping Requirements for Certified Applicators Using 1080 Collars for Livestock Protection; EPA ICR No. 1249.08, OMB Control No. 2070-0074

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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces Start Printed Page 18985that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection activity and its expected burden and costs.

DATES:

Additional comments may be submitted on or before May 16, 2007.

ADDRESSES:

Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0631, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by e-mail to opp.ncic@epa.gov, or by mail to: OPP Regulatory Public Docket (7502P), Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001, 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.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Nathanael R. Martin, Field and External Affairs Division, Office of Pesticide Programs, 7506P, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 703-305-6475; fax number: 703-305-5884; e-mail address: martin.nathanael@epa.gov.

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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 October 25, 2006 (71 FR 62434), EPA sought comments on this ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received one comment on this ICR during the 60-day comment period and addressed them in the ICR. 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-OPP-2006-0631, which is available for online viewing at www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the OPP Regulatory Public Docket in Rm. S-4400, One Potomac Yard (South Building), 2777 S. Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA. This docket facility is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The docket telephone number is (703) 305-5805.

Use EPA's electronic docket and comment system at www.regulations.gov, 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 www.regulations.gov 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 www.regulations.gov.

Title: Recordkeeping Requirements for Certified Applicators Using 1080 Collars for Livestock Protection.

ICR Status: This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. This ICR is scheduled to expire on May 31, 2007. 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.

Abstract: This ICR affects approximately 40 certified pesticide applicators who utilize 1080 toxic collars for livestock protection. Four states (Montana, New Mexico, South Dakota, and Wyoming) monitor the program, and five pesticide registrants are required to keep records of: (a) Number of collars purchased; (b) number of collars attached on livestock; (c) pasture(s) where collared livestock were placed; (d) number and locations of livestock found with ruptured or punctured collars and the apparent cause of the damage; (e) the dates of each attachment, inspection, and removal; (f) number, dates, and approximate location of all collars lost; (g) locations, and dates of all suspected poisonings of humans, domestic animals or non-target wild animals resulting from collar use location and species data on each animal poisoned as an apparent result of the toxic collar. Applicators maintain records, and the registrants/lead agencies do monitoring studies and submit the reports. These records are monitored by either the: (a) State lead agencies; (b) EPA regional offices; or (c) the registrants. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA, the Agency) receives annual monitoring reports from registrants or State lead agencies.

Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 9 hours per response for registrant respondents; 40 hours per response for certified applicator respondents; and 77 hours per response for State agency respondents 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 pesticide and other agricultural manufacturers (NAICS 325320), e.g., pesticide registrants whose products include 1080 collars; and government establishments primarily engaged in the administration of environmental quality programs (NAICS 9241), e.g., states implementing a 1080 collar monitoring program.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 49.

Frequency of Response: Annual.

Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 1,953 hours.

Estimated Total Annual Labor Cost: $70,261.

Changes in the Estimates: There is an increase of 200 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with that identified in the ICR currently approved by OMB. This increase reflects EPA's estimate of increased numbers of certified applicators (from 35 certified applicators in 2003 to 40 in the current ICR). This change is an adjustment.

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Dated: April 6, 2007.

Robert Gunter,

Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division.

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[FR Doc. E7-7139 Filed 4-13-07; 8:45 am]

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