[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 30 (Tuesday, February 13, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Page 6176]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-02931]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OECA-2017-0640; FRL-9974-23-OECA]


Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; 
Recordkeeping Requirements for Producers, Registrants and Applicants of 
Pesticides and Pesticide Devices Under Section 8 of the Federal 
Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA); EPA ICR Number 
0143.13, OMB Control Number 2070-0028

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an 
information collection request (ICR), Recordkeeping Requirements for 
Producers, Registrants and Applicants of Pesticides and Pesticide 
Devices under Section 8 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and 
Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) (EPA ICR No. 0143.13, OMB Control No. 2070-
0028) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and 
approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. EPA is 
soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed 
information collection as described below. This is a proposed extension 
of the ICR, which is currently approved through September 30, 2018. 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: Comments must be submitted on or before April 16, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OECA-
2017-0640, 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.
    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: Michelle Stevenson, Office of 
Compliance, Monitoring, Assistance, and Media Programs Division, 
Pesticides, Waste & Toxics Branch (2225A), Environmental Protection 
Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone 
number: (202) 564-4203; fax number: (202) 564-0085; email: 
[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, WJC 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.
    Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, EPA is soliciting 
comments and information to enable it to: (i) Evaluate whether the 
proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper 
performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the 
information will have practical utility; (ii) evaluate the accuracy of 
the Agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions 
used; (iii) enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (iv) minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on those who are to respond, including 
through the use of appropriate automated electronic, mechanical, or 
other technological collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. EPA 
will consider the comments received and amend the ICR as appropriate. 
The final ICR package will then be submitted to OMB for review and 
approval. At that time, EPA will issue another Federal Register notice 
to announce the submission of the ICR to OMB and the opportunity to 
submit additional comments to OMB.
    Abstract: Producers of pesticides and pesticide devices must 
maintain certain records with respect to their operations and make such 
records available for inspection and copying as specified in Section 8 
of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and 
in regulations at 40 CFR part 169. This information collection is 
mandatory under FIFRA Section 8. It is used by the Agency to determine 
compliance with FIFRA. The information is used by EPA Regional 
pesticide enforcement and compliance staffs, the Office of Enforcement 
and Compliance Assurance (OECA), and the Office of Pesticide Programs 
(OPP) within the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention 
(OCSPP), as well as the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Food 
and Drug Administration (FDA), and other Federal agencies, States under 
Cooperative Enforcement Agreements, and 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.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: Producers of pesticides and 
pesticide devices for sale or distribution in or exported to the United 
States.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR 169).
    Estimated number of respondents: 14,447 (total).
    Frequency of response: Annual.
    Total estimated burden: 28,894
    Total estimated cost: $3,500,508. There are no annualized capital 
or O&M costs associated with this ICR since all equipment associated 
with this ICR is present as part of ordinary business practices.
    Changes in estimates: There is a decrease of 5,694 hours in the 
total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of 
Approved ICR Burdens. This decrease is an adjustment due to a change in 
the number of respondents since the last ICR.

    Dated: January 11, 2018.
Edward J. Messina,
Director, Office of Compliance/MAMPD.
[FR Doc. 2018-02931 Filed 2-12-18; 8:45 am]
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