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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission of EPA ICR No. 0659.09 (OMB No. 2060-0108) 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 Surface Coating of Large Appliances (40 CFR part 60, subpart SS), (OMB Control No. 2060-0108, EPA ICR No. 0659.09) 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, Milked 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-2002-0020, 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 NSPS for Surface Coating of Large Appliance (40 CFR part 60, subpart SS) Docket is (202) 566-1514). An electronic version of the public docket is available through EPA Dockets (DOCKET) at​edocket. Use DOCKET 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 DOCKET (our preferred method), by e-mail to, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code; 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 DOCKET 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 DOCKET. 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 DOCKET. For further information about the electronic docket, see EPA's Federal Start Printed Page 5638Register notice describing the electronic docket at 67 FR 38102 (May 31, 2002), or go to​edocket.

Title: NSPS for Surface Coating of Large Appliances (40 CFR part 60, subpart SS) (OMB Control No. 2060-0108, EPA ICR Number 0659.09). This is a request to renew an existing approved collection that is scheduled to expire on 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 Surface Coating of Large Appliances, published at 40 CFR part 60, subpart SS were proposed on December 24, 1980 and promulgated on October 27, 1982. These standards apply to each large appliance surface coating operation in which organic coatings are applied that commenced construction, modification or reconstruction after December 24, 1980. Approximately 72 sources are currently subject to the standards, and it is estimated that zero sources per year will become subject to the standard while an equal number will go off-line during this time period. Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are the pollutants regulated under this subpart, and this information is being collected to assure compliance with 40 CFR part 60, subpart SS.

Owners or operators of the affected facilities described must make initial reports when a source becomes subject; conduct and report on a performance test; demonstrate and report on continuous monitor performance; and maintain records of the occurrence and duration of any startup, shutdown, or malfunction in the operation of an affected facility. Semiannual reports of excess emissions are required. These notifications, reports, and records are essential in determining compliance; and are required, in general, of all sources subject to NSPS.

Any owner or operator subject to the provisions of this part shall maintain a file of these measurements, and retain the file for at least 2 years following the date of such measurements, maintenance reports, and records. The estimated total cost of this ICR will be $1,093,710 over the next three years (including labor hours, operating & maintenance costs, and start up costs; $365,570 per year x 3 years). All reports are sent to the delegated State or Local authority. In the event that there is no such delegated authority, the reports are sent directly to the EPA Regional Office.

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 6 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 facilities manufacturing large appliances in which organic surface coatings are applied.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 72.

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

Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 6,288 hours.

Estimated Total Annual Cost: $365,570, which includes $5,400 annualized capital or O&M costs.

Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease of 23,276 hours and $613,000 in the total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved ICR Burdens. This decrease is caused by several factors. The wage estimates were revised based on the current prevailing rates for both the Agency and the sources. This included the appropriate calculation of wage overhead in both categories. The number respondents were based on date collected for these same source categories for the development of a Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) emission standard for hazardous air pollutants. This date showed a much smaller universe of sources and also revealed that a very small percentage of these respondents use thermal control devises (less than 5 percent). The total number of sources covered by this ICR has decreased greatly since the last renewal was prepared and no growth is occurring in the industry. These factors significantly reduced the burden on the facilities and the Agency.

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Dated: January 28, 2003.

Oscar Morales,

Director, Collection Strategies Division.

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[FR Doc. 03-2539 Filed 2-4-03; 8:45 am]