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Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Chromium Emissions From Hard and Decorative Chromium Electroplating and Chromium Anodizing Tanks

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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: Title: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Chromium Emissions from Hard and Decorative Chromium Electroplating and Chromium Anodizing Tanks OMB Control Number 2060-0327, expiration date 12/31/00. 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 December 4, 2000.


Send comments, referencing EPA ICR No.1611.04 and OMB Control No. 2060-0327, to the following addresses: Sandy Farmer, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Collection Strategies Division (Mail Code 2822), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; and to 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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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. 1611.04. For technical questions about the ICR, contact Scott Throwe at (202) 564-7013.

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Title: National Emission Standards for Chromium Emissions from Hard and Decorative Chromium Electroplating and Chromium Anodizing Tanks, OMB Control Number 2060-0327, EPA ICR Number 1611.04, expiration date 12/30/00. This is a request for extension of a currently approved collection.

Abstract: The Administrator has judged that Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAP) emissions from Chromium emissions from hard and decorative chromium Electroplating and chromium anodizing tanks cause or contribute to air pollution that may reasonably be anticipated to endanger public health or welfare. Owners/operators of affected hard and decorative chromium electroplating, modification, startups, shut down, date and results of initial performance test and provide reports of excess emissions. They must also develop startup, shutdown, malfunction plans and develop an operations and maintenance plan for their control system. Affected facilities also must provide notification of compliance status and report monitoring exceedances.

In order to ensure compliance with the standards promulgated to protect public health, adequate reporting and recordkeeping is necessary. In the absence of such information, enforcement personnel would be unable to determine whether the standards are being on a continuous basis, as required by the Clean Air Act.

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 04/18/00 (65 FR 20813) and no comments were received.

Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 272 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: Owners/operators of hard and decorative chromium electroplating plants.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 948.

Frequency of Response: Quarterly, Semi-annually, Annually.

Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 516,186.

Estimated Total Annualized Capital, O&M Cost Burden: $62,920,921.

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 addresses listed above. Please refer to EPA ICR No. 1611.04 and OMB Control No. 2060-0327 in any correspondence.

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Dated: October 26, 2000.

Oscar Morales,

Director, Collection Strategies Division.

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[FR Doc. 00-28273 Filed 11-2-00; 8:45 am]