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Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; NSPS for Asphalt Processing and Asphalt Roofing Manufacture

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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 forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval: NSPS Subpart UU: Asphalt Processing and Asphalt Roofing Manufacture; OMB Control Number 2060-0002; expiring September 30, 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 October 25, 2001.

ADDRESSES:

Send comments, referencing EPA ICR No. 0661.07 and OMB Control No. 2060-0002, to the following addresses: Susan Auby, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Collection Strategies Division (Mail Code 2822), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20460-0001; and to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Attention: Desk Officer for EPA, 725 17th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20503.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

For a copy of the ICR contact Susan Auby at EPA by phone at (202) 260-2740, by email at auby.susan@epamail.epa.gov, or download off the Internet at http://www.epa.gov/​icr and refer to EPA ICR No. 0661.07. For technical questions about the ICR contact Gregory Fried at EPA at (202) 564-7016.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Title: NSPS Asphalt Processing and Asphalt Roofing Manufacture; OMB Control Number 2060-0002; EPA ICR No. 0661.07, expiring September 30, 2001. This is a request for extension of a currently approved collection.

Abstract: This ICR contains recordkeeping and reporting requirements that are mandatory for compliance with 40 CFR Part 60, New Source Performance Standards (NSPS), Subpart UU. The respondents of the recordkeeping and reporting requirements are asphalt processing and roofing manufacturers (SIC Codes 2911, 2951, and 2952) which commenced construction, modification, or reconstruction after November 18, 1980, or May 26, 1981 as appropriate. The control of emissions of particulate matter from asphalt processing and asphalt roof manufacturing requires not only the installation of properly designed equipment, but also the operation and maintenance of that equipment. Particulate matter emissions from asphalt processing and asphalt roof manufacturing are the result of materials handling, fuel combustion, and storage. These standards rely on the reduction of particulate matter emissions by pollution control devices such as electrostatic precipitators, high velocity Start Printed Page 49021air filters, or afterburners. In order to ensure compliance with these standards, adequate recordkeeping is necessary. In the absence of such information enforcement personnel would be unable to determine whether the standards are being met on a continuous basis, as required by the Clean Air Act. The standards require initial notification reports with respect to construction, modification, reconstruction, startups, shutdowns, and malfunctions. The standards also require reports on initial performance tests. Under the standard, the data collected by the affected industry is retained at the facility for a minimum of two (2) years and available for inspection by the Administrator.

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 by 5 CFR 1320.8(d), soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on February 1, 2001. No comments were received.

Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 1,509 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: Asphalt Processing and Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 83.

Frequency of Response: Initial start-up.

Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 15,089 hours.

Estimated Total Annualized Capital, O&M Cost Burden: $3,105,000.

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 Number 0661.07 and OMB Control Number 2060-0002, in any correspondence.

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Dated: September 12, 2001.

Oscar Morales,

Director, Collection Strategies Division.

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[FR Doc. 01-23923 Filed 9-24-01; 8:45 am]

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