Clean Watersheds Needs Survey (CWNS) (Reinstatement)

ICR 202109-2040-001

OMB: 2040-0050

Federal Form Document

Forms and Documents
Supporting Statement B
Supporting Statement A
ICR Details
2040-0050 202109-2040-001
Received in OIRA 201009-2040-002
EPA/OW 0318.13
Clean Watersheds Needs Survey (CWNS) (Reinstatement)
Reinstatement without change of a previously approved collection   No
Regular 09/07/2021
  Requested Previously Approved
36 Months From Approved
5,405 0
9,645 0
0 0

The Clean Watersheds Needs Survey (CWNS) is required by Clean Water Act (CWA) Sections 205(a) and 516. It is a periodic inventory of existing and planned publicly owned wastewater conveyance and treatment facilities, combined sewer overflow correction, stormwater management and other water pollution control facilities in the United States, as well as an estimate of how many of these facilities need to be built. The CWNS is a joint effort between EPA and the states. The CWNS collects cost and technical data from states that are associated with publicly owned treatment works and other water pollution control facilities, existing and planned. The respondents who provide this information to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) are state agencies responsible for environmental pollution control and local facility contacts who provide documentation to the states. Periodically, the states request data or documentation from contacts at the facility or local government level. These respondents are referred to as facilities. No confidential information is used, nor is sensitive information protected from release under the Public Information Act. EPA achieves national consistency in the final results through the application of uniform guidelines and validation techniques.

PL: Pub.L. 33 - 1 205 Name of Law: Clean Water Act Section 205
   PL: Pub.L. 33 - 2 516 Name of Law: Clean Water Act Section 516
US Code: 33 USC 1151 Name of Law: Clean Water Act (CWA) (original title: Federal Water Pollution Control Amendments of 1972)

Not associated with rulemaking

  86 FR 12000 03/01/2021
86 FR 50117 09/07/2021

IC Title Form No. Form Name
Clean Watersheds Needs Survey - Private Facilities
Clean Watersheds Needs Survey - State Facilities

  Total Request Previously Approved Change Due to New Statute Change Due to Agency Discretion Change Due to Adjustment in Estimate Change Due to Potential Violation of the PRA
Annual Number of Responses 5,405 0 0 5,405 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 9,645 0 0 9,645 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Miscellaneous Actions
As a reinstatement, the burden described in this ICR is new. The revisement is based upon an increase in facility universe.

Yes Part B of Supporting Statement
Joshua Klein 202 564-8616 [email protected]


On behalf of this Federal agency, I certify that the collection of information encompassed by this request complies with 5 CFR 1320.9 and the related provisions of 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3).
The following is a summary of the topics, regarding the proposed collection of information, that the certification covers:
    (i) Why the information is being collected;
    (ii) Use of information;
    (iii) Burden estimate;
    (iv) Nature of response (voluntary, required for a benefit, or mandatory);
    (v) Nature and extent of confidentiality; and
    (vi) Need to display currently valid OMB control number;
If you are unable to certify compliance with any of these provisions, identify the item by leaving the box unchecked and explain the reason in the Supporting Statement.

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