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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Coal Preparation and Processing Plants (Renewal)

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In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR which is abstracted below describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost.

 

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Additional comments may be submitted on or before February 28, 2013.

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Submit your comments, referencing docket ID number EPA-HQ-OECA-2012-0498, to: (1) EPA online, using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), or by email to: docket.oeca@epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), Environmental Protection Agency, Enforcement and Compliance Docket and Information Center, mail code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460; and (2) OMB at: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Attention: Desk Officer for EPA, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503.

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Learia Williams, Monitoring, Assistance, and Media Programs Division, Office of Compliance, Mail Code 2227A, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564-4113; fax number: (202) 564-0050; email address: williams.learia@epa.gov.

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EPA has submitted the following ICR to OMB for review and approval according to the procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 1320.12. On August 9, 2012 (77 FR 47631), EPA sought comments on this ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received no comments. Any additional comments on this ICR should be submitted to both EPA and OMB within 30 days of this notice.

EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under docket ID number EPA-HQ-OECA-2012-0498, which is available for either public viewing online at http://www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Enforcement and Compliance Docket in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC. The EPA Docket Center Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Reading Room is (202) 566-1744, and the telephone number for the Enforcement and Compliance Docket is (202) 566-1752.

Use EPA's electronic docket and comment system at http://www.regulations.gov to either submit or view public comments, access the index listing of the contents of the docket, and to access those documents in the docket that are available electronically. Once in the system, select “docket search,” then key in the docket ID number identified above. Please note that EPA's policy is that public comments, whether submitted electronically or in paper, will be made available for public viewing at http://www.regulations.gov as EPA receives them and without change, unless the comment contains copyrighted material, Confidentiality of Business Information (CBI), or other information whose public disclosure is restricted by statute. For further information about the electronic docket, go to www.regulations.gov.

Title: NSPS for Coal Preparation and Processing Plants (Renewal).

ICR Numbers: EPA ICR Number 1062.13, OMB Control Number 2060-0122.

ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on February 28, 2013. Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to either conduct or sponsor the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB.

Abstract: The affected entities are subject to the General Provisions of the NSPS at 40 CFR part 60, subpart A and any changes, or additions to the Provisions specified at 40 CFR part 60, subpart Y. Owners or operators of the affected facilities must make an initial notification report, performance tests, periodic reports, and maintain records of the occurrence and duration of any startup, shutdown, or malfunction in the operation of an affected facility, or any period during which the monitoring system is inoperative. Reports are also required semiannually.

Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 19 hours per response. “Burden” means the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. This includes the time needed to review instructions; develop, acquire, install, and utilize technology and systems for the purposes of collecting, validating, and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; adjust the existing ways to comply with any previously applicable instructions and requirements which have subsequently changed; train personnel to be able to respond to a collection of information; search data sources; complete and review the collection of information; and transmit or otherwise disclose the information.

Respondents/Affected Entities: Coal preparation and processing plants.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,037.

Frequency of Response: Initially, semiannual, and annually.

Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 41,998.

Estimated Total Annual Cost:$4,414,741, which includes $4,066,701 in labor costs, $282,400 in capital/startup costs, and $65,640 in operation and maintenance (O&M) costs.

Changes in the Estimates: There is an adjustment increase in the total estimated burden as currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved Burdens. This increase is not due to any program changes. The change in the burden and cost estimates occurred because the most recent ICR reflects burdens associated with the final rule amendment, which only applies to sources constructed, reconstructed, or modified on or after April 28, 2008 (i.e. new sources). This ICR estimates the burdens for both existing sources subject to the standard and new sources covered under the rule amendment. Additionally, this ICR uses updated labor rates to calculate all burden costs. This method resulted in an increase of labor hours and costs for both the respondents and the Agency.

There is an adjustment decrease in capital/startup costs in this ICR as compared to the previous ICR. The decrease occurred because the previous ICR assumes all new sources were constructed during Year 1 of the three-year period, and that all capital/startup costs for new sources were incurred that year. This ICR assumes a constant growth rate in the respondent universe over the three-year period and calculates the average capital/startup costs per year.

Additionally, there is an increase in the total O&M costs. The increase is due to a growth in the respondent universe subject to on-going O&M costs since the last ICR.

John Moses,

Director, Collection Strategies Division.

[FR Doc. 2013-01797 Filed 1-28-13; 8:45 am]

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