Agency Information Collection Activities; Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Pesticide Program Public Sector Collections (Renewal)
Docket: Supporting documents, including the ICR that explains in detail the information collection activities and the related burden and cost estimates that are summarized in this document, are available in the docket for this ICR. The docket can be viewed online at http://www.regulations.gov or in person at the EPA Docket Center, West William Jefferson Clinton Bldg., Rm. 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.
ICR status: This ICR is currently scheduled to expire on May 31, 2015. Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB.
Under PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., 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. The OMB control numbers 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 for certain EPA regulations is consolidated in 40 CFR part 9.
FIFRA section 18 allows EPA to grant emergency exemptions to states, U.S. Territories, and Federal agencies to allow an unregistered use of a pesticide for a limited time if EPA determines that emergency conditions exist. Section 18 requests include unregistered pesticide use exemptions for specific agricultural, public health, and quarantine purposes. FIFRA section 24(c) allows EPA to grant permission to a particular state to register additional uses of a federally registered pesticide for distribution and use within that state to meet a SLN.
Form numbers: EPA Form No. 8570-25; EPA Form No. 8570-4.
Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this ICR are pesticides registrants, which may be identified by North American Classification System (NAICS) codes 325320 (pesticide and other agricultural chemical manufacturing), and 9241 (governments that administer environmental quality programs).
Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory. Required to obtain EPA permission under FIFRA sections 18 and 24(c).
Estimated total number of potential respondents: 980 (total).
Frequency of response: On occasion.
Estimated total burden: 34,175 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b).
Estimated total costs:$2,332,954 (per year), includes $0 annualized capital investment or maintenance and operational costs.
Changes in the estimates: There is no change in the number of burden hours estimated per respondent, as compared with that identified in the ICR currently approved by OMB. However, the total burden is being adjusted to reflect a change in the estimated number of applications EPA projects might be submitted in the next three years. Although submitting a request under FIFRA section 18 and 24(c) is not mandatory, making it difficult to provide a precise estimate of how many submissions will be received in the future, EPA used the submissions received in recent years to help estimate the potential number of future submissions. The result is a slight increase in the average number of FIFRA section 18 submissions projected per year, from 128 to 185; and a small decrease in the average number of FIFRA section 24(c) petitions projected for annual submissions, from about 325 to 305. The increased burden is the total annual respondent burden for FIFRA section 18 submissions increased from 12,672 hours to 18,315 hours; while the total annual respondent burden for FIFRA section 24(c) submissions decreased from 16,900 to 15,860 hours. The net result is an increase of 4,603 hours in the total burden (i.e., from 29,572 to 34,175).
44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.