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Order No. 607 (64 FR 51222, proceeding may seek the opportunity to CFR 1501.6, made under 18 CFR
September 22, 1999) requires respond to any facts or contentions 385.2201(e)(1)(v).
Commission decisional employees, who made in a prohibited off-the-record The following is a list of off-the-
make or receive a prohibited or exempt communication, and may request that record communications recently
off-the-record communication relevant the Commission place the prohibited received by the Secretary of the
to the merits of a contested proceeding, communication and responses thereto Commission. The communications
to deliver to the Secretary of the in the decisional record. The listed are grouped by docket numbers in
Commission, a copy of the Commission will grant such a request ascending order. These filings are
communication, if written, or a only when it determines that fairness so available for review at the Commission
summary of the substance of any oral requires. Any person identified below as in the Public Reference Room or may be
communication. having made a prohibited off-the-record
Prohibited communications are viewed on the Commission’s Web site at
communication shall serve the using the eLibrary
included in a public, non-decisional file
document on all parties listed on the link. Enter the docket number,
associated with, but not a part of, the
decisional record of the proceeding. official service list for the applicable excluding the last three digits, in the
Unless the Commission determines that proceeding in accordance with Rule docket number field to access the
the prohibited communication and any 2010, 18 CFR 385.2010. document. For assistance, please contact
responses thereto should become a part Exempt off-the-record FERC, Online Support at
of the decisional record, the prohibited communications are included in the or toll
off-the-record communication will not decisional record of the proceeding, free at (866) 208–3676, or for TTY,
be considered by the Commission in unless the communication was with a contact (202) 502–8659.
reaching its decision. Parties to a cooperating agency as described by 40 Exempt:

Docket number Presenter or requester

1. CP98–150–000 ...................................... 2–26–08 ...... Hon. Michael A. Arcuri.

2. CP98–150–000 ...................................... 3–4–08 ........ Hon. Michael A. Arcuri.
3. CP06–54–000 ........................................ 3–17–08 ...... Hon. Jodi Rell.
4. CP07–62–000 ........................................ 2–28–08 ...... Hon. Barbara A. Mikulski; Hon. Benjamin L. Cardin.
5. CP07–208–000 ...................................... 3–5–08 ........ Hon. Robert J. Bischoff.
6. CP08–31–000 ........................................ 3–4–08 ........ Hon. Andrew E. Dinniman; Hon. Curt Schroeder.
7. EL08–34–000 ......................................... 3–11–08 ...... Hon. Barbara A. Mikulski; Hon. Benjamin L. Cardin; Hon. Steny H. Hoyer; Hon.
Wayne T. Gilchrist; Hon. Roscoe G. Bartlett; Hon. Albert R. Wynn; Hon. Elijah E.
Cummings; Hon C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger; Hon. Christopher VanHollen; Hon.
John P. Sarbannes.
8. EL08–35–000 ......................................... 2–25–08 ...... Hon. Robert Menendez.
9. P–11858–000 ......................................... 3–18–08 ...... Karen A. Goebel.

Kimberly D. Bose, ICR is scheduled to expire on June 30, 0027. EPA’s policy is that all comments
Secretary. 2008. Before submitting the ICR to OMB received will be included in the public
[FR Doc. E8–6310 Filed 3–27–08; 8:45 am] for review and approval, EPA is docket without change and may be
BILLING CODE 6717–01–P soliciting comments on specific aspects made available online at http://
of the proposed information collection, including any
as described below. personal information provided, unless
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DATES: Comments must be submitted on the comment includes information
AGENCY or before May 27, 2008. claimed to be Confidential Business
ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, Information (CBI) or other information
[EPA–HQ–OW–2004–0027, FRL–8548–5] whose disclosure is restricted by statute.
identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–
OW–2004–0027, by one of the following Do not submit information that you
Agency Information Collection consider to be CBI or otherwise
Activities; Proposed Collection; methods:
• Follow protected through http://
Comment Request; Information or e-mail. The
Collection Request for Cooling Water the on-line instructions for submitting
comments. Web site is
Intake Structures New Facility Final
• E-mail: an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, which
Rule (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 1973.04, • Mail: Water Docket, Environmental means EPA will not know your identity
OMB Control No. 2040–0241 Protection Agency, Mailcode: #2822T, or contact information unless you
AGENCY: Environmental Protection 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., provide it in the body of your comment.
Agency (EPA). Washington, DC 20460. If you send an e-mail comment directly
ACTION: Notice. • Hand Delivery: EPA Docket Center to EPA without going through http://
(EPA/DC), EPA West, Room 3334, 1301, your e-mail
SUMMARY: In compliance with the Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, address will be automatically captured
Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 DC. Such deliveries are only accepted and included as part of the comment
U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document during the Docket’s normal hours of that is placed in the public docket and
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announces that EPA is planning to operation, and special arrangements made available on the Internet. If you
submit a request to renew an existing should be made for deliveries of boxed submit an electronic comment, EPA
approved Information Collection information. recommends that you include your
Request (ICR) to the Office of Instructions: Direct your comments to name and other contact information in
Management and Budget (OMB). This Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OW–2004– the body of your comment and with any

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disk or CD–ROM you submit. If EPA (iii) Enhance the quality, utility, and EPA identified four categories of
cannot read your comment due to clarity of the information to be manufacturing facilities that tend to
technical difficulties and cannot contact collected; and require large amounts of cooling water:
you for clarification, EPA may not be (iv) Minimize the burden of the paper and allied products, chemical and
able to consider your comment. collection of information on those who allied products, petroleum and coal
Electronic files should avoid the use of are to respond, including through the products, and primary metals. However,
special characters, any form of use of appropriate automated electronic, the New Facility Rule is not limited to
encryption, and be free of any defects or mechanical, or other technological manufacturers in these sectors; any new
viruses. For additional information collection techniques or other forms of manufacturer that meets the criteria
about EPA’s public docket, visit the EPA information technology, e.g., permitting above is subject to the rule.
Docket Center homepage at http:// electronic submission of responses. In Title: Information Collection Request particular, EPA is requesting comments for Cooling Water Intake Structures New
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: from very small businesses (those that Facility Final Rule (Renewal).
Janelle Christian, Water Permits employ less than 25) on examples of ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 1973.04,
Division, Office of Wastewater specific additional efforts that EPA OMB Control No. 2040–0241.
Management, Mail Code: 4203M, could make to reduce the paperwork ICR status: This ICR is currently
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 burden for very small businesses scheduled to expire on June 30, 2008.
Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, affected by this collection. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor,
DC 20460; telephone number: 202–564– and a person is not required to respond
What Should I Consider When I to, a collection of information, unless it
9954; fax number: 202–564–9541; e-mail
Prepare My Comments for EPA? displays a currently valid OMB control
You may find the following number. The OMB control numbers for
suggestions helpful for preparing your EPA’s regulations in title 40 of the CFR,
How Can I Access the Docket and/or comments: after appearing in the Federal Register
Submit Comments? 1. Explain your views as clearly as when approved, are listed in 40 CFR
EPA has established a public docket possible and provide specific examples. part 9, are displayed either by
for this ICR under Docket ID No. EPA– 2. Describe any assumptions that you publication in the Federal Register or
HQ–OW–2004–0027, which is available used. by other appropriate means, such as on
for online viewing at http:// 3. Provide copies of any technical the related collection instrument or, or in person information and/or data you used that form, if applicable. The display of OMB
viewing at the Water Docket in the EPA support your views. control numbers in certain EPA
Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West, 4. If you estimate potential burden or regulations is consolidated in 40 CFR
Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave., costs, explain how you arrived at the part 9.
NW., Washington, DC. The EPA/DC estimate that you provide. Abstract: The section 316(b) New
Public Reading Room is open from 8 5. Offer alternative ways to improve Facility Rule requires the collection of
a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through the collection activity. information from new facilities that use
Friday, excluding legal holidays. The 6. Make sure to submit your a CWIS and meet the other eligibility
telephone number for the Reading Room comments by the deadline identified requirements. Section 316(b) of the
is 202–566–1744, and the telephone under DATES. CWA requires that any standard
number for the Water Docket is 202– 7. To ensure proper receipt by EPA, established under section 301 or 306 of
566–2426. be sure to identify the docket ID number the CWA and applicable to a point
Use to assigned to this action in the subject source must require that the location,
obtain a copy of the draft collection of line on the first page of your response. design, construction and capacity of
information, submit or view public You may also provide the name, date, CWISs at that facility reflect the best
comments, access the index listing of and Federal Register citation. technology available (BTA) for
the contents of the docket, and to access minimizing adverse environmental
What Information Collection Activity or impact. See 66 FR 65256. Such impact
those documents in the public docket ICR Does This Apply to?
that are available electronically. Once in occurs as a result of impingement
the system, select ‘‘search,’’ then key in Affected entities: Entities potentially (where fish and other aquatic life are
the docket ID number identified in this affected by this action are new facilities trapped on technologies at the entrance
document. that are point sources (i.e., subject to an to cooling water intake structures) and
NPDES permit) that use or propose to entrainment (where aquatic organisms,
What Information Is EPA Particularly use a cooling water intake structure eggs, and larvae are taken into the
Interested in? (CWIS), have at least one cooling water cooling system, passed through the heat
Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of intake structure that uses at least 25 exchanger, and then pumped back out
the PRA, EPA specifically solicits percent (measured on an average with the discharge from the facility).
comments and information to enable it monthly basis) of the water withdrawn The rule establishes standard
to: for cooling purposes, withdraw the requirements applicable to the location,
(i) Evaluate whether the proposed water from surface waters, and have a design, construction, and capacity of
collection of information is necessary design intake flow greater than two cooling water intake structures at new
for the proper performance of the million gallons per day (MGD). facilities. These requirements seek to
functions of the Agency, including Generally, facilities that meet these minimize the adverse environmental
whether the information will have criteria fall into two major groups: New impact associated with the use of
practical utility; power producing facilities and new CWISs.
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(ii) Evaluate the accuracy of the manufacturing facilities. Power Burden Statement: The annual
Agency’s estimate of the burden of the producers affected by the final rule are average reporting and record keeping
proposed collection of information, likely to be both utility and nonutility burden for the collection of information
including the validity of the power producers since they typically by facilities responding to the section
methodology and assumptions used; have large cooling water requirements. 316(b) New Facility Rule is estimated to

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be 1,885 hours per respondent (i.e., an additional repermitting burden and notification for changes in monitoring
annual average of 113,084 hours of costs which were not in the currently plans/strategy.
burden divided among an anticipated approved ICR (EPA ICR Number: Rating EC2.
annual average of 60 facilities). The 1973.03) because more facilities are
EIS No. 20070550, ERP No. D–FHW–
State reporting and record keeping entering the renewal phase of their
burden for the review, oversight, and permits.
administration of the rule is estimated US–14 Reconstruction Project,
What Is the Next Step in the Process for Improvement to Truck Highway 14 from
to average 111 hours per respondent
(i.e., an annual average of 5,125 hours This ICR? Front Street in New Ulm to Nicollet
of burden divided among an anticipated EPA will consider the comments County Road 6 in North Mankato Brown
46 States on average per year). Burden received and amend the ICR as and Nicollet Counties, MN.
means the total time, effort, or financial appropriate. The final ICR package will Summary: EPA expressed
resources expended by persons to then be submitted to OMB for review environmental concerns about impacts
generate, maintain, retain, or disclose or and approval pursuant to 5 CFR to riparian forested wetlands and
provide information to or for a Federal 1320.12. At that time, EPA will issue surface water quality, and requested
agency. This includes the time needed another Federal Register notice additional information on mitigation
to review instructions; develop, acquire, pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.5(a)(1)(iv) to areas and the corridor preservation plan.
install, and utilize technology and announce the submission of the ICR to Rating EC2.
systems for the purposes of collecting, OMB and the opportunity to submit
EIS No. 20070555, ERP No. D–DHS–
validating, and verifying information, additional comments to OMB. If you
processing and maintaining have any questions about this ICR or the
information, and disclosing and approval process, please contact the U.S. Border Patrol San Diego Sector,
providing information; adjust the technical person listed under FOR Proposed Construction, Operation, and
existing ways to comply with any FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Maintenance of Tactical Infrastructure,
previously applicable instructions and Dated: March 20, 2008.
San Diego County, CA.
requirements which have subsequently Summary: EPA expressed
James A. Hanlon,
changed; train personnel to be able to environmental objections because of the
Director, Office of Wastewater Management.
respond to a collection of information; proposed filling of two riparian
[FR Doc. E8–6408 Filed 3–27–08; 8:45 am] corridors and has concerns about
search data sources; complete and
BILLING CODE 6560–50–P erosion impacts. EPA recommended
review the collection of information;
and transmit or otherwise disclose the avoiding fill in these canyons, avoiding
information. fence construction on steep slopes, and
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION alternatives to pedestrian fencing across
The ICR provides a detailed AGENCY
explanation of the Agency’s estimate, streams.
which is only briefly summarized here: [ER–FRL–6697–4] Rating EO2.
Estimated total number of potential EIS No. 20080025, ERP No. D–FTA–
respondents: 68 facilities and 46 States Environmental Impact Statements and
Regulations; Availability of EPA G59004–TX
and Territories.
Frequency of response: Annual Comments Northwest Corridor Light Rail Transit
reports and application every 5 years. Line (LRT) to Irving /Dallas/Fort Worth
Availability of EPA comments
Estimated total average number of International Airport, Construction,
prepared pursuant to the Environmental
responses for each respondent: 5.3 for Dallas County, TX.
Review Process (ERP), under section
facilities (317 annual average responses Summary: EPA does not object to the
309 of the Clean Air Act and Section
for an average of 60 facility respondents) proposed action.
102(2)(c) of the National Environmental
and 6.1 for States and Territories (280 Rating LO.
Policy Act as amended. Requests for
annual average responses for an average copies of EPA comments can be directed EIS No. 20080031, ERP No. D–AFS–
of 46 State respondents). to the Office of Federal Activities at F65069–MN
Estimated total annual burden hours:
202–564–7167. An explanation of the Glacier Project, To Maintain and
118,209 (113,084 for facilities and 5,125
ratings assigned to draft environmental Promote Native Vegetation,
for States and Territories).
Estimated total annual costs: $8.5 impact statements (EISs) was published Communities that are Diverse,
million per year. This includes an in the Federal Register dated April 6, Productive, Healthy, Implementation,
estimated burden cost of $6.7 and an 2007 (72 FR 17156). Superior National Forest, Kawishiwi
estimated cost of $1.8 for capital Draft EISs Ranger District, St. Louis and Lake
investment or maintenance and Counties, MN.
operational costs. EIS No. 20070367, ERP No. D–AFS– Summary: EPA does not object to the
A65177–00 action alternatives proposed.
Are There Changes in the Estimates National Forest System Land Rating LO.
From the Last Approval? Management Planning, Implementation,
There is an increase of 41,941 hours EIS No. 20070450, ERP No. DS–WPA–
Proposed Land Management Planning
in the total estimated respondent J08026–00
Rule at 36 CFR Part 219 to Finish
burden compared with that identified in Rulemaking. Big Stone II Power Plant and
the ICR currently approved by OMB. Summary: EPA expressed Transmission Project, Addresses the
This increase is due to the addition of environmental concerns about annual Impacts of Changes to the Proposed
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the newly built facilities, as well as the monitoring, and how the proposed rule Action relative to Cooling Alternatives
continued performance of annual would ensure that it would be and the Use of Groundwater as Backup
activities by facilities that received their conducted. In addition, the final EIS Water Source, U.S. Army COE Section
permit during the previous ICR approval should clarify under what 10 and 404 Permits, Grant County, SD
periods. In addition, this ICR includes circumstances the public will receive and Big Stone County, MN.

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