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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission of EPA ICR No. 0658.08, OMB Number 2060-0004 to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request

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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: NSPS for Pressure Sensitive Tape and Label Surface Coating (40 CFR part 60, subpart RR), (OMB Control No. 2060-0004, EPA ICR No. 0658.08). The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.


Additional comments may be submitted on or before March 6, 2003.


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Leonard Lazarus, Compliance Assessment and Media Programs Division, Office of Enforcement and Compliance, Mailcode 2223A, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564-6369; fax number: (202) 564-0050; e-mail address:

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EPA has submitted the following ICR to OMB for review and approval according to the procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 1320.12. On June 20, 2002 (67 FR 41981), EPA sought comments on this ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received no comments.

EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under Docket ID No. OECA-2002-0018, which is available for public viewing at the Enforcement and Compliance Docket and Information Center (ECDIC) in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West, Room B102, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The EPA Docket Center Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Reading Room is (202) 566-1744, and the telephone number for the ECDIC is (202) 566-1514. An electronic version of the public docket is available through EPA Dockets (EDOCKET) at​edocket. Use EDOCKET to submit or view public comments, access the index listing of the contents of the public docket, and to access those documents in the public docket that are available electronically. Once in the system, select “search,” then key in the docket ID number identified above.

Any comments related to this ICR should be submitted to EPA and OMB within 30 days of this notice, and according to the following detailed instructions: (1) Submit your comments to EPA online using EDOCKET (our preferred method), by e-mail to, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mailcode: 2201T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460, and (2) Mail your comments to OMB at: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Attention: Desk Officer for EPA, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503.

EPA's policy is that public comments, whether submitted electronically or in paper, will be made available for public viewing in EDOCKET as EPA receives them and without change, unless the comment contains copyrighted material, CBI, or other information whose public disclosure is restricted by statute. When EPA identifies a comment containing copyrighted material, EPA will provide a reference to that material in the version of the comment that is placed in EDOCKET. The entire printed comment, including the copyrighted material, will be available in the public docket. Although identified as an item in the official docket, information claimed as CBI, or whose disclosure is otherwise restricted by statute, is not included in the official public docket, and will not be available for public viewing in EDOCKET. For further information about the electronic docket, see EPA's Federal Register notice describing the electronic docket at 67 FR 38102 (May 31, 2002), or go to​edocket.

Title: NSPS for Pressure Sensitive Tape and Label Surface Coating (40 CFR part 60, subpart RR) (OMB Control No. 2060-0004, EPA ICR Number 0658.08). This is a request of an existing approved collection expiring January 31, 2003. Under the OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB.

Abstract: The New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Pressure Sensitive Tape and Label Surface Coating, published at 40 CFR part 60, subpart RR were proposed on December 30, 1980, and promulgated on October 18, 1983. These regulations apply to each coating line used in the manufacture of pressure sensitive tape and label materials, and on which construction or reconstruction commenced after December 30, 1980. This information is being collected to assure compliance with 40 CFR part 60, subpart RR. Facilities that input 45 Mg of volatile organic compounds (VOC) or less per 12 month period are not subject to the emission limit established by the subpart. This information is being collected to assure compliance with 40 CFR part 60, subpart RR.

Owners and operators of the affected facilities must make the following one-time-only reports: notification of the date of construction or reconstruction; notification of the anticipated and actual dates of initial startup; notification of any physical change to an existing facility that may increase the regulated pollutant emission rate; notification of initial performance test and the results of the initial performance test. Owners or operators are also required to maintain records of the occurrence and duration of any startup, shutdown or malfunction in the operation of an affected facility, or any period during which the monitoring Start Printed Page 5636system is inoperative. The recordkeeping requirements consist of the occurrence and duration of any start up and malfunctions as described. They include the initial performance test results including information necessary to determine conditions of the performance test; performance test measurements and results including, for affected facilities complying with the standard without the use of add-on controls, a weighted average of the mass of solvent used per mass of coating solids applied; the weighted average mass of VOC per mass of coating solids applied at facilities controlled by a solvent recovery device; the weighted average mass of VOC per mass of coating solids applied being used at a facility controlled by a solvent destruction device; and the results of the monthly performance and records of operating parameters.

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, and are identified on the form and/or instrument, if applicable.

Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 35 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 coating lines used in the manufacture of pressure sensitive tape and label materials.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 37.

Frequency of Response: Semiannual for all, every other year for excess emission report.

Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 3,179 hours.

Estimated Total Annual Labor Cost: $71,800.

Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease of 35,925 hours in the total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved ICR Burdens. This decrease is the result of a search of the Agency's AFS database which identified a significantly lower number of respondents than was used in previous ICR burden estimates.

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Dated: January 28, 2003.

Oscar Morales,

Director, Collection Strategies Division.

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[FR Doc. 03-2537 Filed 2-3-03; 8:45 am]