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 December 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 December 1, 2005.
Submit your comments, referencing docket ID number OECA-2005-0024, to (1) EPA online using EDOCKET (our preferred method), by e-mail to email@example.com, or by mail to: Environmental Protection Agency, EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), Enforcement and Compliance Docket and Information Center, Mail Code 2201T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, 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
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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 May 6, 2005 (70 FR 24020), 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-2005-0024, 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 Docket 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, 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 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 www.epa.gov/edocket.
Title: NSPS for Calciners and Dryers in Mineral Industries (40 CFR part 60, subpart UUU) (Renewal).
Abstract: The New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for calciners and dryers in mineral Start Printed Page 65894industries, were proposed on April 23, 1986, and promulgated on September 28, 1992. These standards apply to new, modified and reconstructed calciners and dryers at mineral processing plants that process or produce any of the following minerals and their concentrates or any mixture of which the majority is any of the following minerals or a combination of these minerals: alumina, ball clay, bentonite, diatomite, feldspar, fire clay, fuller's earth, gypsum, industrial sand, kaolin, lightweight aggregate, magnesium compounds, perlite, roofing granules, talc, titanium dioxide, and vermiculite.
Owners or operators of the affected facilities must make one-time-only reports including notification of startup, initial performance test, notification of any physical or operational change to an existing facility, and notification of the demonstration of the continuous monitoring system (CMS). Owners or operators are also required to maintain records of the occurrence and duration of any startup, shut down, or malfunction, or any period during which the monitoring system is inoperative. Performance tests are needed as these are the Agency's records of a source's initial capability to comply with emissions standards and note the operating conditions under which compliance was achieved. Semiannual reports of excess emissions are also required.
Any owner or operator subject to the provisions of this part must maintain a file of these measurements, and retain the file for at least two years following the collection of such measurements, 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 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 20 hours per response. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, 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: Owner or operator of each calciner and dryer at a mineral processing plant.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 167.
Frequency of Response: Semiannual, initially and on occasion.
Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 6,955 hours.
Estimated Total Annual Costs: $674,035, which includes $108,550 annualized capital/startup costs, $4,000 annual O&M costs, and $561,485 annual labor costs.
Changes in the Estimates: The increase in the burden from the most recently approved ICR is due to the fact that there is an increase of one source per year. In addition, we are presently accounting for management and clerical person hours per year, which was not shown in the previous ICR, and we have updated the salary table.
There is however, a decline in the annualized cost. The reason for the decline is because there is only one new source in the renewal ICR instead of two as in the previous ICR.Start Signature
Dated: October 24, 2005.
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 05-21760 Filed 10-31-05; 8:45 am]
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