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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request. Criteria for Classification of Solid Waste Disposal Facilities and Practices, Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements (Renewal)

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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 EPA is planning to submit the following continuing Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB): Criteria for Classification of Solid Waste Disposal Facilities and Practices, Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements, ICR #1745.03, OMB No. 2050-0154, current expiration date is September 30, 1999. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection described below.

DATES:

Comments must be submitted on or before July 1, 2002.

ADDRESSES:

Commentors must send an original and two copies of their comments referencing docket number F-2002-DF2P-FFFFF to: (1) If using regular US Postal Service mail: RCRA Docket Information Center, Office of Solid Waste (5305G), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Headquarters (EPA, HQ), Ariel Rios Building, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20460-0002, or if using special delivery, such as overnight express service: RCRA Docket Information Center (RIC), Crystal Gateway One, 1235 Jefferson Davis Highway, First Floor, Arlington, VA 22202. Commentors are encouraged to submit their comments electronically through the Internet to: rcra-docket@epa.gov. Comments in electronic format should also be identified by the docket number F-2002-DF2P-FFFFF. All electronic comments must be submitted as an ASCII file avoiding the use of special characters and any form of encryption.

Commentors should not submit electronically any confidential business information (CBI). An original and two copies of CBI must be submitted under separate cover to: RCRA CBI Document Control Officer, Office of Solid Waste (5305W), U.S. EPA, Ariel Rios Building, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20460-0002.

Public comments and supporting materials are available for viewing in the RCRA Information Center (RIC), located at Crystal Gateway I, First Floor, 1235 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA. The RIC is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays. To review docket materials, it is recommended that the public make an appointment by calling 703-603-9230. The public may copy a maximum of 100 pages from any regulatory docket at no charge. Additional copies cost $0.15 per page. The index and the supporting material is available electronically. The ICR is available on the Internet at http://www.epa.gov/​epaoswer/​hazwaste/​sqg/​index.htm.

The official record for this action will be kept in paper form. Accordingly, EPA will transfer all comments received electronically into paper form and place them in the official record, which will also include all comments submitted directly in writing.

EPA responses to comments, whether the comments are written or electronic, will be in a notice in the Federal Register. EPA will not immediately reply to commentors electronically other than to seek clarification of electronic comments that may be garbled in transmission or during conversion to paper form, as discussed above.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

For general information, contact the RCRA Hotline at 800 424-9346 or TDD 800 553-7672 (hearing impaired). In the Washington, DC, metropolitan area, call 703 412-9810 or TDD 703 412-3323. For more detailed information on specific aspects of this rulemaking contact Paul Cassidy, EPA, Office of Solid Waste (5306W), Industrial & Extractive Waste Branch, Ariel Rios Building, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20460, phone 703 308-7281, e-mail address: cassidy.paul@epa.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Affected entities: EPA assumes that industrial waste units that previously co-disposed non-hazardous wastes and conditionally exempt small quantity generator (CESQG) hazardous waste on-site have ceased that practice and that commercial off-site industrial waste units are operating with stringent environmental controls in place. Therefore, entities that potentially will be affected by this action are limited to those that dispose of CESQG hazardous wastes in construction and demolition (C&D) waste landfills.

Title: Criteria for Classification of Solid Waste Disposal Facilities and Practices, Recordkeeping and Reporting requirements—40 CFR Part 257 Subpart B.

OMB No.: 2050-0154.

EPA ICR No.: 1745.03.

Current expiration date: September 30, 1999.

Abstract: In order to effectively implement and enforce final changes to 40 CFR Part 257—Subpart B on a State level, owners/operators of construction and demolition waste landfills that receive CESQG hazardous wastes will have to comply with the final reporting and recordkeeping requirements. 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 number for EPA's regulations are listed in 40 CFR part 9 and 48 CFR chapter 15. This continuing ICR documents the recordkeeping and reporting burdens associated with the location and ground-water monitoring provisions contained in 40 CFR Part 257—Subpart B.

The EPA would like to solicit comments to:

(i) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility;

(ii) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used;

(iii) Enhance the quality, utility, and the clarity of the information to be collected; and

(iv) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques of other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses.

Burden Statement: The current annual burden to respondents for complying with the information collection requirements of Part 257—Start Printed Page 21669Subpart B Criteria is approximately 11,000 hours per year, with a current annual cost of $393,000. The current estimated number of respondents is 164 with a current average annual burden of approximately 67 hours per respondent. 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.

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Dated: April 23, 2002.

Matthew Hale,

Acting Office Director, Office of Solid Waste.

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[FR Doc. 02-10734 Filed 4-30-02; 8:45 am]

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