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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Control Technology Determinations for Constructed and Reconstructed Major Sources of Hazardous Air Pollutants, EPA ICR Number 1658.04, OMB Control Number 2060-0373

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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 EPA is planning to submit the following proposed and continuing Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. This ICR is scheduled to expire on October 31, 2004. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below.


Comments must be submitted on or before July 19, 2004.


Submit your comments, referencing docket ID number OAR-2004-0073, to EPA online using EDOCKET (our preferred method), by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center, Mail Code 6102T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460.

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Pamela S. Long, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Mail Code C339-03, Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711; telephone number: (919) 541-0641; fax number (919) 541-5509; e-mail address:

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EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under Docket ID number OAR-2004-0073, which is available for public viewing at the Air Docket 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 Air Docket is (202) 566-1742. An electronic version of the public docket is available through EPA Dockets (EDOCKET) at​edocket. Use EDOCKET to obtain a copy of the draft collection of information, 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 within 60 days of this notice. 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.

Affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this action are those who must submit an application for a permit to construct or reconstruct a major source of hazardous air pollution, permitting agencies who review the permit applications, and EPA staff who review some permitting authority decisions.

Title: Information Collection Request for 40 CFR Part 63 Regulations Governing Constructed and Reconstructed Major Sources, EPA ICR Number 1658.04, OMB Control Number 2060-0373, Expiration date October 31, 2004.

Abstract: Section 112(g)(2)(B) of the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 requires that maximum achievable control technology (MACT), determined on a case-by-case basis, be met by constructed or reconstructed major sources of hazardous air pollutants. In order to receive a permit to construct or reconstruct a major source, the applicant must conduct the necessary research, perform the appropriate analyses and prepare the permit application with documentation to demonstrate that their project meets all applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. Permitting agencies, either State, local or Federal, to review and approve or disapprove the permit application. Specific activities and requirements are listed and described in the Supporting Statement for the ICR.

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 notice required under 5 CFR 1320.8(d), soliciting comments on this collection was published on December 15, 2000. No comments were received concerning the ICR renewal.

The EPA would like to solicit comments to:

(i) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the Start Printed Page 28886functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical utility;

(ii) Evaluate the accuracy of the Agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used;

(iii) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and

(iv) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses.

Burden Statement: The reporting and recordkeeping burden was estimated as follows:

Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,000.

Frequency of Response: On occasion.

Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 92,210.

Estimated Total Annualized Capital, O&M Cost Burden: 0.

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.

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Dated: May 12, 2004.

William T. Harnett,

Director, Information Transfer and Program Integration Division.

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[FR Doc. 04-11345 Filed 5-18-04; 8:45 am]