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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission of EPA ICR Number 1160.07 (OMB Number 2060-0114) 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 Wool Fiberglass Insulation Manufacturing Plants (40 CFR Part 60, Subpart PPP) and NESHAP for Wool Fiberglass Manufacturing Plants (40 CFR Part 63, Subpart NNN). 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 August 25, 2003.


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Gregory Fried, Compliance Assessment and Media Programs Division, Office of Compliance, Mail Code: 2223A, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564-7016; 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 September 26, 2002 (67 FR 60672), 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 Number OECA-2003-0057, which is available for public viewing at the Enforcement and Compliance Docket and Information Center in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West, Room B102, 1301 Constitution Avenue, 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 Enforcement and Compliance Docket and Information Center 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. When in the system, select “search,” then key in the docket ID number identified above.

Any comments related to this ICR should be submitted to OMB and EPA within 30 days of this notice, and according to the following detailed instructions: (1) 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 Start Printed Page 4407620503, and (2) 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, Mail Code: 2201T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460.

EPA's policy is that public comments, whether submitted electronically or in paper, will be available for public viewing in EDOCKET as EPA receives them without change, unless the comment contains copyrighted material, Confidential Business Information (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 placed in EDOCKET. The entire printed comment, including 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 Wool Fiberglass Insulation Manufacturing Plants (40 CFR Part 60, Subpart PPP) and NESHAP for Wool Fiberglass Manufacturing Plants (40 CFR Part 63, Subpart NNN) (OMB Control Number 2060-0114, EPA ICR Number 1160.07). This is a request to renew an existing approved collection that is scheduled to expire on July 31, 2003. Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB.

Abstract: The Administrator has judged that Particulate Matter (PM) and Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAP) emissions from wool fiberglass manufacturing plants cause or contribute to air pollution that may reasonably be anticipated to endanger public health or welfare. Owners/operators of wool fiberglass manufacturing plants subject to New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) subpart PPP and/or National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) subpart NNN must provide notifications to EPA of construction, modification, startups, shut downs, date and results of initial performance tests and provide semiannual reports of excess emissions. Owners/operators of wool fiberglass manufacturing facilities subject to NSPS subpart PPP and/or NESHAP subpart NNN must also record continuous measurements of control device operating parameters. For NSPS subpart PPP these operating parameters include gas pressure drop and liquid flow rate if using a wet scrubber and voltage and inlet water flow rates if using an electrostatic precipitator (ESP). For NESHAP subpart NNN operating parameter measurements, include bag leak detection system alarms, furnace operating temperature, glass pull rate, and scrubber and ESP parameter controls.

In order to ensure compliance with the standards promulgated to protect public health, adequate reporting and 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.

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 101 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: Wool Fiberglass Manufacturing Plants.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 61.

Frequency of Response: Initial and semiannual.

Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 18,216.

Estimated Total Capital and Operations & Maintenance (O & M) Annual Costs: $488,500 which includes $0 annualized capital/startup costs and $488,500 annual O&M costs.

Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease of 882 hours in the total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved ICR Burdens. This decrease is due to all existing sources having already completed required performance testing given that the compliance date of June 14, 2002, has passed.

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Dated: July 17, 2003.

Doreen Sterling,

Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division.

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[FR Doc. 03-19002 Filed 7-24-03; 8:45 am]