80 FR 48101 - Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; CEQ-EPA Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators Application

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

Federal Register Volume 80, Issue 154 (August 11, 2015)

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FR Document2015-19737

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``CEQ-EPA Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators Application'' 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.). Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is request for approval of a new collection. 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.

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-AO-2015-0553; FRL-9932-16-OA]


Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; CEQ-EPA 
Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators Application

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to 
submit an information collection request (ICR), ``CEQ-EPA Presidential 
Innovation Award for Environmental Educators Application'' 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.). 
Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects 
of the proposed information collection as described below. This is 
request for approval of a new collection. 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 October 13, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-AO-
2015-0553, 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: Carly Carroll, AO Office of 
Environmental Education, MC-1704-A, Environmental Protection Agency, 
1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 
202-564-2769; fax number: 202-564-2754; 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

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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: The purpose of this information collection request is to 
collect information from applicants in order to select recipients for 
the Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators program. 
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency), in 
conjunction with the White House Council on Environmental Quality 
(CEQ), established the award program to meet the requirements of 
Section 8(e) of the National Environmental Education Act (20 U.S.C. 
5507(e)).
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: K-12 teachers who teach on a full-
time basis in a public school that is operated by a local education 
agency, including schools funded by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. For 
this program, a local education agency is one as defined by section 198 
of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (now codified at 
20 U.S.C. 7801(26)).
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Required to obtain information 
from the applicants for Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental 
Educators and assess certain aspects of the PIAEE program as 
established under Section 8(e) of the National Environmental Education 
Act (20 U.S.C. 5507(e)).
    Estimated number of respondents: 75 (total).
    Frequency of response: Annually.
    Total estimated burden: 10 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 
CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $28,500 (per year) for 75 applicants, 
includes $17,100 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in Estimates: We expect that after adjusting the burden 
numbers that the burden numbers will substantially stay the same. 
Program requirements are expected to stay the same and the estimates 
currently take into account the use of technology to complete the 
application.

    Dated: July 24, 2015.
Brian Bond,
Associate Administrator, Office of Public Engagement and Environmental 
Education.
[FR Doc. 2015-19737 Filed 8-10-15; 8:45 am]
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DatesComments must be submitted on or before October 13, 2015.
ContactCarly Carroll, AO Office of Environmental Education, MC-1704-A, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number:
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