[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 23 (Monday, February 4, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 7778-7779]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-02322]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0793; FRL-9527-3]


Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program 
Annual Measures Reporting

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an 
information collection request (ICR), ``Pesticide Environmental 
Stewardship Program Annual Measures Reporting'' (EPA ICR No. 2415.01, 
OMB Control No. 2070-XXXX) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act 
(44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). This is request for approval of a new 
collection. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal 
Register (75 FR 66084) on October 27, 2010 during a 60-day comment 
period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public 
comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its 
estimated burden and cost to the public. 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.

DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before March 6, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-
OPP-2010-0793, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method), by email to opp.ncic@epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA 
Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460, and (2) OMB via email to 
oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. Address comments to OMB Desk Officer for 
EPA.
    EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in the 
public docket without change including any personal information 
provided, unless the comment includes profanity, threats, information 
claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other 
information whose disclosure is restricted by statute.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lily G. Negash, Field & External 
Affairs Division, 7506P, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 703-347-
8515; fax number: 703-305-5884; email address: negash.lily@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supporting documents which explain in detail 
the information that the EPA will be collecting are available in the 
public docket for this ICR. The docket can be viewed online at 
www.regulations.gov or in person at the EPA Docket Center, EPA West, 
Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The telephone 
number for the Docket Center is 202-566-1744. For additional 
information about EPA's public docket, visit http://www.epa.gov/dockets.
    Abstract: The Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program (PESP or 
``the program'' hereinafter) is an EPA voluntary program implemented by 
Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Pesticide Programs 
(OPP). PESP's goal is to promote environmental stewardship to protect 
human health and the environment in accordance with Section 2(b) of the 
Pollution Prevention Act of 1990, 42 U.S.C. 13101(b) that ``pollution 
should be prevented or reduced at the source whenever feasible,'' and 
Section 3 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act 
(FIFRA) which requires EPA to regulate pesticides to prevent 
``unreasonable adverse effects.'' The program encourages the use of 
integrated pest management (IPM) strategies to make the best 
stewardship choices from a series of pest management practices. It 
allows for economical pest management, and does so with the least 
possible hazard to people, property, and the environment.
    This new information collection request (ICR) enables EPA to 
implement IPM through partnerships with its members which are pesticide 
user entities, and organizations which focus on training, educating, or 
influencing pesticide users. To become a PESP member, a pesticide user 
entity or an organization submits an application and a five-year 
strategy. The program uses the information collected to establish 
partner membership, develop stewardship strategies, offer technical 
assistance, measure progress towards stewardship goals, and award 
incentives. The stewardship strategy outlines how environmental and 
human health risk reduction goals will be achieved through the 
implementation of IPM, or through educating others on IPM. PESP 
encourages its members to track progress towards IPM goals: Reduced use 
of unnecessary pesticides, realize cost reductions, and share knowledge 
about IPM methodologies.
    EPA has implemented procedures to protect any confidential, trade 
secret or proprietary information from disclosure that provide strict 
instructions regarding access to and contact with documents 
confidential business information (CBI). These procedures comply with 
EPA's CBI regulations at 40 CFR part 2.
    Form Numbers: PESP Membership Application Form (EPA Form 9600-02); 
Strategy/Reporting Form for PESP Members that are Not Commercial/
Residential Pest Control Services (EPA Form No. 9600-01); PESP 
Strategy/Progress Reporting Form for Residential/Commercial Pest 
Control Service Providers (EPA Form No. 9600-03).
    Respondents/affected entities: Pesticide user companies and 
organizations, or entities that represent them, that are committed to 
reducing risks from pests and pesticides by practicing IPM; companies 
or organizations that promote the use of IPM through education and 
training. Below is a list of North American Industry Classification 
System (NAICS) codes and associated industries that may be affected by 
information collection requirements covered under this ICR. This list 
is intended to be illustrative; entities from other industries may 
elect to apply for recognition through PESP. However, EPA expects that 
most applications will come from the following industries:

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               NAICS code                       Affected industry
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11.....................................  Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing
                                          and Hunting.
111....................................  Crop Production.
11142..................................  Nursery and Floriculture
                                          Production.
111421.................................  Nursery and Tree Production.
113....................................  Forestry and Logging.
22.....................................  Utilities.
2211...................................  Electric Power Generation,
                                          Transmission and Distribution.
5617...................................  Services to Buildings and
                                          Dwellings.
56171..................................  Exterminating and Pest Control
                                          Services.
56172..................................  Janitorial Services.
56173..................................  Landscaping Services.
6111...................................  Elementary and Secondary
                                          Schools.
6112...................................  Junior Colleges.
6113...................................  Colleges, Universities, and
                                          Professional Schools.
622....................................  Hospitals.
6244...................................  Child Day Care Services.
71391..................................  Golf Courses and Country Clubs.
813312.................................  Environment, Conservation and
                                          Wildlife Organizations.
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    Respondent's obligation to respond: Required to obtain or retain a 
benefit.
    Estimated number of respondents: 424 total PESP members.
    Frequency of response: Varies depending on one of three required 
activities, which are, one-time membership application, annual reports, 
and five-year strategy updates.
    Total estimated burden: 43,023 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $2,755,363 (per year), includes $0 annualized 
capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is no change in the total estimated 
respondent burden. This is a new ICR.

John Moses,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2013-02322 Filed 2-1-13; 8:45 am]
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