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Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission of EPA ICR No. 1893.03 (OMB No. 2060-0430) 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: Title: Federal Emission Guidelines For Existing Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (Small) (40 CFR part 62, subpart GGG) (OMB Control Number 2060-0430; EPA ICR No. 1893.03). The ICR which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden and cost.


Additional comments may be submitted on or before April 2, 2003.


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For questions about this ICR, contact Sharie Centilla, Office of Enforcement and Compliance/Office of Compliance, mail code 2224A, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; phone number: (202) 564-0697; fax number: (202) 564-0009; e-mail address: Refer to EPA ICR Number 1893.03.

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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 November 7, 2002 (67 FR 67830) 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-2002-0022, 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 Building, Room B-102, 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 Start Printed Page 10011the telephone number for the ECDIC Docket 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 instructions: (1) Submit your comments to EPA online using EDOCKET (our preferred method), by e-mail to ECDIC at, 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 on 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 otherwise is 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: Federal Emission Guidelines For Existing Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (Small) (40 CFR part 62, subpart GGG) (OMB Control Number 2060-0430, EPA ICR Number 1893.03). This is a request to renew an existing approved collection that is scheduled to expire on February 28, 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 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is charged under section 111 of the Clean Air Act, as amended, to collect data. The information will be used by Agency enforcement personnel to (1) identify existing sources subject to these standards; (2) ensure that Best Demonstrated Technology is being properly applied; and (3) ensure that the emission control devise is being properly operated and maintained on a continuous basis. In addition, records and reports are necessary to enable the EPA to identify landfills that may not be in compliance with these standards. Based on reported information, the EPA can decide which landfills should be inspected and what records or processes should be inspected at the landfill. The records that landfills maintain would indicate to the EPA whether the personnel are operating and maintaining control equipment properly. The type of data required is principally emissions data and would not be confidential. If any information is submitted to the EPA for which a claim of confidentiality is made, the information would be safeguarded according to the Agency policies set forth in 40 CFR, chapter 1, part 2, subpart B.

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 under 5 CFR 1320.8(d), soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on November 7, 2002. No comments were received.

Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and record keeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 12 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 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: 173.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 173.

Frequency of Response: Annually.

Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 11,678.

Estimated Total Annual Cost: $659,428 includes $242,000 for Operating and Maintenance costs.

There is a decrease of 3,432 hours in the total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved ICR Burdens. This decrease is due to recalculations, correction of high estimates of affected landfills, and no new respondents.

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Dated: February 21, 2003.

Oscar Morales,

Director, Collection Strategies Division.

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[FR Doc. 03-4914 Filed 2-28-03; 8:45 am]