Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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 existing, approved, continuing Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the purpose of renewing the ICR. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the information collections as described at the beginning of SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Comments must be submitted on or before February 6, 2004.
Comments may be submitted electronically, by mail, or through hand delivery/courier service. Follow the detailed instructions as provided under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION, Section I.B.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
The contact individuals for each ICR are listed under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION, Section II. A.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
I. General Information
A. How Can I Get Copies of the ICR Supporting Statement and Other Related Information?
1. Docket. EPA has established an official public docket for this ICR NESHAP for the Manufacture of Amino/Phenolic Resins (40 CFR part 63, Subpart OOO), Docket ID Number OECA-2003-0153. The official public docket for this ICR consists of the documents specifically referenced in the ICR, any public comments received, and other information related to each ICR. Although a part of the official docket, the public docket does not include Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. The official public docket for each ICR is the collection of materials that 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 Docket is (202) 566-1514.
2. Electronic Access. You may access this document electronically through the EPA Internet under the “Federal Register” listings at http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/. You may use EPA Dockets at http://www.epa.gov/edocket/ to submit or view public comments, access the index listing of the contents of the official public docket, and to access those documents in the public docket that are available electronically. After entering the system, select “search,” then key in the docket identification number.
Certain types of information will not be placed in the EPA Dockets. Information claimed as CBI, and other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute, which is not included in the official public docket, will not be available for public viewing in EPA's electronic public docket. EPA's policy is that copyrighted material will not be placed in EPA's electronic public docket but will be available only in printed, paper form in the official public docket. To the extent feasible, publicly available docket materials will be made available in EPA's electronic public docket. When a document is selected from the index list in EPA Dockets, the system will identify whether the document is available for viewing in EPA's electronic public docket. Although not all docket materials may be available electronically, you may still access any of the publicly available docket materials through the docket facility identified in Section I.A.1. EPA intends to work towards providing Start Printed Page 68373electronic access to all of the publicly available docket materials through EPA's electronic public docket.
For public commenters, it is important to note that EPA's policy is that public comments, whether submitted electronically or in paper, will be made available for public viewing in EPA's electronic public docket as EPA receives them and without change, unless the comment contains copyrighted material, CBI, or other information whose 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 EPA's electronic public docket. The entire printed comment, including the copyrighted material, will be available in the public docket.
Public comments submitted on computer disks that are mailed or delivered to the docket will be transferred to EPA's electronic public docket. Public comments that are mailed or delivered to the Docket will be scanned and placed in EPA's electronic public docket. Where practical, physical objects will be photographed, and the photograph will be placed in EPA's electronic public docket along with a brief description written by the docket staff.
For additional information about EPA's electronic public docket, visit EPA Dockets online or see 67 FR 38102, May 31, 2002.
B. How and to Whom Do I Submit Comments?
You may submit comments electronically, by mail, or through hand delivery/courier service. To ensure proper receipt by EPA, identify the appropriate docket identification number in the subject line on the first page of your comment. Please ensure that your comments are submitted within the specified comment period. Comments received after the close of the comment period will be marked “late.” EPA is not required to consider late comments in formulating a final decision. If you wish to submit CBI or information that is otherwise protected by statute, please follow the instructions in Section I.C. Do not use EPA Dockets or e-mail to submit CBI or information protected by statute.
1. Electronically. If you submit an electronic comment as prescribed below, EPA recommends that you include your name, mailing address, and an e-mail address or other contact information in the body of your comment. Also include this contact information on the outside of any disk or CD ROM you submit, and in any cover letter accompanying the disk or CD ROM. This ensures that you can be identified as the submitter of the comment and allows EPA to contact you in case EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties or needs further information on the substance of your comment. EPA's policy is that EPA will not edit your comment, and any identifying or contact information provided in the body of a comment will be included as part of the comment that is placed in the official public docket, and made available in EPA's electronic public docket. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment.
i. EPA Dockets. Your use of EPA's electronic public docket to submit comments to EPA electronically is EPA's preferred method for receiving comments. Go directly to EPA Dockets at http://www.epa.gov/edocket, and follow the online instructions for submitting comments. To access EPA's electronic public docket from the EPA Internet Home Page, select “Information Sources,” “Dockets,” and “EPA Dockets.” After entering the system, select “search,” and then key in Docket ID Number. The system is an “anonymous access” system, which means EPA will not know your identity, e-mail address, or other contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment.
ii. E-mail. Comments may be sent by electronic mail (e-mail) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Provide the Docket ID Number when submitting your comments. In contrast to EPA's electronic public docket, EPA's e-mail system is not an “anonymous access” system. If you send an e-mail comment directly to the Docket without going through EPA's electronic public docket, EPA's e-mail system automatically captures your e-mail address. E-mail addresses that are automatically captured by EPA's e-mail system are included as part of the comment that is placed in the official public docket, and made available in EPA's electronic public docket.
iii. Disk or CD ROM. You may submit comments on a disk or CD ROM that you mail to the mailing address identified in Section I.A.1. These electronic submissions will be accepted in WordPerfect or ASCII file format. Avoid the use of special characters and any form of encryption.
2. By Mail. Send your comments to the EPA Docket Center using the address provided in Section I.A.1; Attention: Docket ID Number OECA-2003-0153.
3. By Hand Delivery or Courier Service. Deliver your comments to the address provided in Section I.A.1; Attention: Docket ID Number OECA-2003-0153. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Docket's normal hours of operation as identified in Section I.A.1.
C. How Should I Submit CBI to the Agency?
Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI electronically through EPA's electronic public docket or by e-mail. Send or deliver information identified as CBI only to the contact individuals listed in Section II.C.; Attention: Docket ID Number OECA-2003-0153. You may claim information that you submit to EPA as CBI by marking any part or all of that information as CBI. If you submit CBI on disk or CD ROM, mark the outside of the disk or CD ROM as CBI, and then identify within the disk or CD ROM the specific information that is CBI. Information so marked will not be disclosed except in accordance with procedures set forth in 40 CFR Part 2.
In addition to one complete version of the comment that includes any information claimed as CBI, a copy of the comment that does not contain the information claimed as CBI must be submitted for inclusion in the public docket and EPA's electronic public docket. If you submit the copy that does not contain CBI on disk or CD ROM, mark the outside of the disk or CD ROM clearly that it does not contain CBI. Information not marked as CBI will be included in the public docket and EPA's electronic public docket without prior notice. If you have any questions about CBI or the procedures for claiming CBI, please consult the person identified under the section titled FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.
D. What Should I Consider as I Prepare My Comments for EPA?
You may find the following suggestions helpful for preparing your comments:
(1) Explain your views as clearly as possible.
(2) Describe any assumptions that you used.
(3) Provide any technical information and/or data you used that support your views.
(4) If you estimate potential burden or costs, explain how you arrived at your estimate.
(5) Provide specific examples to illustrate your concerns.
(6) Offer alternatives. Start Printed Page 68374
(7) Make sure to submit your comments by the comment period deadline identified.
(8) To ensure proper receipt by EPA, identify the appropriate docket identification number in the subject line on the first page of your response. It would also be helpful if you provided the name, date, and Federal Register citation related to your comments.
E. In What Information Is EPA Particularly Interested?
Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, EPA specifically solicits comments and information to enable it to:
(1) Evaluate whether the proposed collections of information are necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical utility.
(2) Evaluate the accuracy of the Agency's estimates of the burdens of the proposed collections of information.
(3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected.
(4) Minimize the burden of the collections of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated or electronic collection technologies or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses.
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.
II. ICR To Be Renewed
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 standards are displayed in 40 CFR Part 9.
These information collection requirements are mandatory. Furthermore, the records required by the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) must be retained by the owner or operator for at least five years. In general, the required information consists of emissions data and other information deemed not to be private.
In the absence of such information collection requirements, enforcement personnel would be unable to determine whether the standards are being met on a continuous basis, as required by the Clean Air Act.
The Agency computed the burden for each of the recordkeeping and reporting requirements applicable to the industry for the currently approved ICR listed in this notice. Where applicable, the Agency identified specific tasks and made assumptions, while being consistent with the concept of the Paperwork Reduction Act.
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that EPA is planning to submit the following proposed, continuing ICR to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB): NESHAP for the Manufacture of Amino/Phenolic Resins (40 CFR Part 63, Subpart OOO); Docket ID Number OECA-2003-0153; EPA Preliminary ICR Number 1869.03, OMB Control Number 2060-0434; expiration date February 29, 2004.
A. Contact Individual
NESHAP for the Manufacture of Amino/Phenolic Resins (40 CFR Part 63, Subpart OOO); Leonard Lazarus in the Office of Compliance at (202) 564-6369, facsimile number (202) 564-0050, or via e-mail at email@example.com; EPA ICR Number 1869.03; OMB Control Number 2060-0434; expiration date February 29, 2004.
B. Information for ICR
Title: NESHAP for the Manufacture of Amino/Phenolic Resins (40 CFR part 63, Subpart OOO); EPA ICR Number 1869.03; OMB Control Number 2060-0434; expiration date February 29, 2004.
Affected Entities: Respondents are owners and operators of new and existing facilities that engage in the manufacture of amino/phenolic resins and emit hazardous air pollutants.
Abstract: The respondents are subject to the recordkeeping and reporting requirements at 40 CFR part 63, Subpart A—General Provisions, that apply to all NESHAP sources. These requirements include recordkeeping and reporting for startup, shutdown and malfunctions, and semiannual reporting. Exceptions to the General Provisions for this source category are delineated in the standard. The standard includes other requirements such as precompliance reports, notifications of compliance status, other designated reports and information regarding alternative monitoring parameters. Respondents complying with the equipment leak requirements, must follow the recordkeeping and reporting requirements at 40 CFR part 63, Subpart H.
Burden Statement: In the previously approved ICR, the estimated number of respondents for this information collection was 40 with 80 responses per year. The annual industry recordkeeping and reporting burden for this collection of information was 32,252 hours. On the average each respondent reported twice per year and 403 hours were spent preparing each response. There were no operation and maintenance costs associated with continuous emission monitoring (CEM) equipment in the previous ICR. However, there were $80,000 in costs associated with the startup/shutdown of CEM equipment.Start Signature
Dated: November 20, 2003.
Director, Office of Compliance.
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