Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. This ICR is scheduled to expire on August 31, 2005. Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB. This ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Additional comments may be submitted on or before August 22, 2005.
Submit your comments, referencing docket ID number OECA-2004-0038, to (1) EPA online using EDOCKET (our preferred method), by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Enforcement and Compliance Docket and Information Center, Mail Code 2201T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460, and (2) 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.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Dan Chadwick, Compliance Assessment and Media Programs Division, Office of Compliance, 2223A, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564-7054; fax number: (202) 564-0050; e-mail address: email@example.com.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
EPA has submitted the following ICR to OMB for review and approval according to the procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 1320.12. On December 1, 2004 (69 FR 69909), 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-2004-0038, 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 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 Enforcement and Compliance Docket and Information Center is: (202) 566-1752. An electronic version of the public docket is available through EPA Dockets (EDOCKET) at http://www.epa.gov/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 EPA and OMB within 30 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 Start Printed Page 42058EDOCKET. 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 http://www.epa.gov/edocket.
Title: NESHAP for Oil and Natural Gas Production.
Abstract: This information collection request addresses Clean Air Act information collection requirements in standards published at 40 CFR part 63, subpart HH, which have mandatory recordkeeping and reporting requirements. These regulations were proposed on February 6, 1998, promulgated on June 17, 1999, and apply to major sources of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) and that process, upgrade, or store (1) hydrocarbon liquids (with the exception of those facilities that exclusively handle black oil) to the point of custody transfer and (2) natural gas from the well up to and including the natural gas processing plant. Specifically exempted from this regulation are oil and natural gas production wells. In general, all NESHAP standards require initial notifications, performance tests, and periodic reports. Owners or operators are also required to maintain records of the occurrence and duration of any start-up, shutdown, or malfunction in the operation of an affected facility, or any period during which the monitoring system is inoperative. These notifications, reports, and records are essential in determining compliance, and are required of all sources subject to NESHAP.
Any owner or operator subject to the provisions of this part shall maintain a file of these records, and retain the file for at least 5 years following the date of such occurrences, maintenance reports, and records. 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 in 40 CFR are listed in 40 CFR part 9 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 187 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: Entities potentially affected by this action are those that process, upgrade, or store (1) hydrocarbon liquids to the point of custody transfer and (2) natural gas from the well up to and including the natural gas processing plant.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 127,202.
Frequency of Response: On occasion, semi-annually.
Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 175,907 hours.
Estimated Total Capital and Operations & Maintenance (O&M) Annual Costs: $495,720 which includes $20,400 annualized capital/startup costs and $475,320 annual O&M costs.
Changes in the Estimates: There is an increase of 146,418 hours in the total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved ICR Burdens. This change is primarily due to the consideration of the recordkeeping burden on respondents required to keep records of their determination of applicability, but that are not subject to the emission control requirements of the NESHAP.Start Signature
Dated: July 12, 2005.
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 05-14401 Filed 7-20-05; 8:45 am]
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