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Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, Standards of Performance for Stationary Gas Turbines

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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

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 Start Printed Page 70566forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval: Standards of Performance for Stationary Gas Turbines, (Subpart GG), OMB No. 2060-0028, expiration date January 31, 2001. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden and cost; where appropriate, it includes the actual data collection instrument.

DATES:

Comments must be submitted on or before December 26, 2000.

ADDRESSES:

Send comments, referencing EPA ICR No. 1071.07 and OMB Control No. 2060-0028 to the following address: 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 FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

For a copy of the ICR contact Sandy Farmer at EPA by phone at (202) 260-2740, by E-Mail at Farmer.Sandy@epamail.epa.gov or download off the Internet at http://www.epa.gov/​icr and refer to EPA ICR No. 1071.07. For technical questions about the ICR contact Chris Oh at (202) 564-7004.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Title: Standards of Performance for Stationary Gas Turbines (Subpart GG), (OMB Control No. 2060-0028; EPA ICR No. 1071.07) expires January 31, 2001. This is a request for an extension of a currently approved collection.

Abstract: Owners and operators of stationary gas turbines subject to the NSPS for subpart GG must submit a one-time-only notification of construction/reconstruction, anticipated and actual startup date, initial performance test date, physical or operational changes, and demonstration of a continuous monitoring system. They also must provide a report on initial performance test results, monitoring results and excess emissions. Records must be maintained of startups, shutdowns, malfunctions, periods when the continuous monitoring system is inoperative, sulfur and nitrogen content of the fuel, fuel to water ratio, rate of fuel consumption, and ambient conditions.

The required notifications are used to inform the Agency or delegated authority when a source becomes subject to the standard. Performance test reports are needed as these are the Agency's records of a source's initial capability to comply with the emission standard and serve as a record of the operating conditions under which compliance was achieved. The monitoring and excess emissions reports are used for problem identification, as a check on source operation and maintenance, and for compliance determination. The information collected from recordkeeping and reporting requirements is used for targeting inspections and other uses in the compliance and enforcement program.

Responses to these information collections are mandatory, per section 114(a) of the Clean Air Act. The required information consists of emissions data and other information that has been determined not to be confidential. 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 Title 40, Chapter 1, part 2, subpart B—Confidentiality of Business Information (see 40 CFR part 2; 41 FR 36902, September 1, 1976; amended by 43 FR 4000, September 8, 1978; 43 FR 42251, September 20, 1978; 44 FR 17674, March 23, 1979).

An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a request for 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 08/17/00 (65 FR 50196); no comments were received.

Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 56 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 stationary gas turbines.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 775.

Frequency of Response: Semiannual.

Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 93,439.

Estimated Total Annualized Capital, O&M 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. 1071.07 and OMB Control No. 2060-0028 in any correspondence.

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Dated: November 16, 2000.

Oscar Morales,

Director, Collection Strategies Division.

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[FR Doc. 00-30011 Filed 11-22-00; 8:45 am]

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