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Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Perchloroethylene (PCE) Dry Cleaning Facilities

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).




In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that the following Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval: NESHAP for Perchloroethylene (PCE) Dry Cleaning Facilities Subpart M, OMB Control Number 2060-0234 and expiration date of 6/30/00. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden and cost; where appropriate, it includes the actual data collection instrument.


Comments must be submitted on or before June 16, 2000.

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For a copy of the ICR contact Sandy Farmer at EPA by phone at (202) 260-2740, by E-Mail at or download off the Internet at​icr and refer to EPA ICR No.1415.04.

For technical questions about the ICR contact Joyce Chandler at (202) 564-7073, by email at

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Title: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Perchloroethylene (PCE) Dry Cleaning Facilities Subpart M (OMB Control No. 2060-0234; EPA ICR No. 1415.04) expiring 6/30/00. This is a request for extension of a currently approved collection.

Abstract: These standards apply to owners or operators of dry cleaning facilities that use perchloroethylene (PCE). Owners or operators of such facilities must provide EPA, or the delegated State regulatory authority, with the one-time notifications and reports. The owners or operators must also perform weekly monitoring (or biweekly for the smallest facilities) and must keep records for 5 years. The notification and reports enable EPA or the delegated State regulatory authority to determine whether the appropriate control technology is installed and properly operated and maintained, and to schedule inspections and/or compliance assistance activities. The responses to this information collection are mandatory under Clean Air Act section 112 and 40 CFR part 63, subpart M. The responses are not anticipated to be kept confidential due to the nature of the information collected; however, any information submitted to the Agency for which a claim of confidentiality is made will be safeguarded according to the Agency policies set forth in 40 CFR part 2. 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. The OMB control numbers for EPA's regulations are listed in 40 CFR part 9 and 48 CFR Chapter 15. The Federal Register document required under 5 CFR 1320.8(d), soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on 10/29/99 (64 FR 58396); No comments were received.

Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 230 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; 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: Dry Cleaning Plants.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 25,090.

Frequency of Response: 2 per new facility.

Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 1,212,129.

Estimated Total Annualized Capital and Operating & Maintenance Cost Burden: 0.

Send comments on the Agency's need for this information, the accuracy of the provided burden estimates, and any suggested methods for minimizing respondent burden, including through the use of automated collection techniques to the following addresses. Please refer to EPA ICR No. 1415.04 and OMB Control No. 2060-0234 in any correspondence.

Ms. Sandy Farmer, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Environmental Information, Collection Strategies Division (2822), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20460;


Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for EPA, 725 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20503.

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Dated: May 10, 2000.

Oscar Morales,

Director, Collection Strategies Division.

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[FR Doc. 00-12393 Filed 5-16-00; 8:45 am]