Establishing No-Discharge Zones Under Clean Water Act Section 312 (Renewal)

ICR 202208-2040-001

OMB: 2040-0187

Federal Form Document

Forms and Documents
Supplementary Document
Supporting Statement A
IC Document Collections
ICR Details
2040-0187 202208-2040-001
Received in OIRA 201903-2040-002
EPA/OW 1791.09
Establishing No-Discharge Zones Under Clean Water Act Section 312 (Renewal)
Extension without change of a currently approved collection   No
Regular 08/12/2022
  Requested Previously Approved
36 Months From Approved 08/31/2022
4 6
577 914
548 848

(1) Sewage No-Discharge Zones (NDZs): CWA section 312(f) and the implementing regulations in 40 CFR part 140 identify the information that must be included in a state's application to the EPA to establish an NDZ for vessel sewage for some or all of the state's waters. In designated NDZs, the discharge of both treated and untreated sewage from vessels is prohibited. A state is not required to designate an NDZ and therefore need only develop applications for waters where such a discharge prohibition has been deemed necessary and beneficial by the state. This ICR addresses the burden to state respondents to develop applications containing the necessary information, as well as the burden associated with the EPA's review of state applications. (2) Uniform National Discharge Standards (UNDS) NDZs and Review of Discharge Determination or Standard: CWA section 312(n)(7) and the implementing regulations in 40 CFR part 1700 identify the information that a state must submit to the EPA in the state's application to establish an NDZ for one or more discharges incidental to the normal operation of a vessel of the Armed Forces. A state may seek an NDZ designation for any incidental discharge subject to UNDS for which the EPA and Department of Defense (DoD) have promulgated national standards of performance and corresponding implementing regulations, respectively. In addition, CWA section 312(n)(5) provides that that the Governor of any state may petition the EPA and DoD to review any discharge determination or standard promulgated under CWA section 312(n) for vessels of the Armed Forces if there is significant new information that could reasonably result in a change to the discharge determination or standard. This ICR addresses the burden to a state respondent to develop applications for NDZs and requests for a review of a determination or standard and the burden to the EPA to review the applications.

PL: Pub.L. 92 - 500 1322 Name of Law: Federal Water Pollution Control Act

Not associated with rulemaking

  87 FR 3804 01/25/2022
87 FR 49820 08/12/2022

IC Title Form No. Form Name
State Agencies

  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 4 6 0 0 -2 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 577 914 0 0 -337 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 548 848 0 0 -300 0
The estimated decrease is attributable to a downward adjustment in the estimated number of anticipated total actions during the upcoming 3-year period.

Virginia Fox-Norse 202 260-9129


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.

© 2022 | Privacy Policy