[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 49 (Wednesday, March 13, 2013)]
[Page 15945]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-05706]



[EPA-HQ-OECA-2009-0494; FRL 9527-7]

Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; Tips and Complaints Regarding Environmental 
Violations (Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an 
information collection request (ICR), ``Tips and Complaints Regarding 
Environmental Violations (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 2219.04, OMB Control 
No. 2020-0032) 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 a proposed extension of the ICR, which is 
currently approved through March 31, 2013. Public comments were 
previously requested via the Federal Register (77 FR 69451) on November 
19, 2012 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 April 12, 

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-
OECA-2009-0494 to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method), by email to [email protected], 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 
[email protected]. Address comments to OMB Desk Officer for 
    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.

Division; Office of Criminal Enforcement, Forensics, and Training; 
Environmental Protection Agency, Building 25, Box 25227, Denver Federal 
Center, Denver, CO 80025; telephone number: (303) 462-9453; fax number: 
(303) 462-9075; email address: [email protected].

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: EPA tips and complaints web form is intended to provide 
an easy and convenient means by which members of the public can supply 
information to EPA regarding suspected violations of environmental law. 
The decision to provide a tip or complaint is entirely voluntary and 
use of the web form when supplying a tip or complaint is also entirely 
voluntary. Tippers need not supply contact information or other 
personal identifiers. Those who do supply such information, however, 
should know that this information may be shared by EPA with appropriate 
administrative, law enforcement, and judicial entities engaged in 
investigating or adjudicating the tip or complaint.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: Anyone wishing to file a tip or 
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Voluntary.
    Estimated number of respondents: 9,202 (total).
    Frequency of response: Occasionally.
    Total estimated burden: 4,601 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.03(b)
    Total estimated cost: $100,026 (per year), which includes no 
annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is an increase of 821 hours in the 
total estimated respondent burden compared with that identified in the 
ICR currently approved by OMB. This increase reflects the fact that 
tips and complaints are being filed at a higher rate than originally 
anticipated, a strong indication of the success of this program. There 
has been no change in the information being reported or the estimated 
burden per respondent.

John Moses,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2013-05706 Filed 3-12-13; 8:45 am]