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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Paper and Other Web Coating, EPA ICR Number 1951.03, OMB Control Number 2060-0511

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).




In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), 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. 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 June 19, 2006.


Submit your comments, referencing docket ID number EPA-HQ-OECA-2005-0032, to (1) EPA online using (our preferred method), or by e-mail to, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), Environmental Protection Agency, Enforcement and Compliance Docket and Information Center, mail code 2201T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460, and (2) OMB by mail to: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Attention: Desk Officer for EPA, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503.

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Learia Williams, Compliance Assessment and Media Programs Division (CAMPD), Office of Compliance (OC), (Mail Code 2223A), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564-4113; 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 May 6, 2005 (70 FR 24020), EPA sought comments on this ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received no comments. Any additional comments on this ICR should be submitted to EPA and OMB within 30 days of this notice.

EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under docket ID number EPA-HQ-OECA-2005-0032, which is available for online viewing at, or in person viewing at the Enforcement and Compliance Docket in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West, Room B102, 1301 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. The EPA/DC Public Reading Room is open from 8 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 is (202) 566-1752.

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Title: NESHAP for Paper and Other Web Coating (Renewal).

ICR Numbers: EPA ICR Number 1951.03, OMB Control Number 2060-0511.

ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on May 31, 2006. Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB. 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 title 40 of the CFR, after appearing in the Federal Register when approved, are listed in 40 CFR part 9, and displayed either by publication in the Federal Register or by other appropriate means, such as on the related collection instrument or form, if applicable. The display of OMB control numbers in certain EPA regulations is consolidated in 40 CFR part 9.

Abstract: The National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for paper and other web coating were proposed on September 13, Start Printed Page 291462000 (65 FR 55331), and promulgated on December 4, 2002 (67 FR 72341). These standards apply to each existing, new, or reconstructed paper and other web coating (POWC).

Owners or operators of the affected facilities must make the following notification: (1) Initial notification; (2) notification of performance test; and (3) notification of compliance status. Affected sources must submit performance test reports, and a startup, shutdown, malfunction (SSM) report. Owners or operators are also required to maintain records on a monthly basis. They are: (1) Continuous emission monitor data; (2) control device and capture system operating parameter data; (3) organic HAP content data; (4) volatile matter and coating solids content data; (5) overall control efficiency determination using capture efficiency and control device; (6) material usage, organic HAP usage, volatile matter usage, and coating solids usage; and (7) liquid-liquid material balances. Semiannual compliance reports are also required.

Any owner or operator subject to the provisions of this subpart must maintain a file of these measurements, and retain the file for at least five 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 23 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 which have subsequently changed; 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: Paper and other web coating facility.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 215.

Frequency of Response: On occasion, initially, semiannually, and monthly.

Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 11,312.

Estimated Total Annual Costs: $1,765,220, which includes $233,000 annualized capital/startup costs, $619,000 O&M costs and $913,229 in labor costs.

Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease of 30,150 hours in the total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved ICR Burdens. The decrease in burden from the most recently approved ICR is due to the requirements of the rule that states all existing sources must be in compliance within three years of promulgation date, thus, less burden is imposed on existing sources.

Also, in the previous ICR, 226 respondents read the rule and determined that they were not subject, since this is a one-time-only activity, the number of respondents is 226 less than in the previous ICR.

There was a decrease in the capital/startup and operations and maintenance (O&M) costs from the previous ICR. The reason for this decrease is because we are accounting only for the number of respondents associated with the O&M costs, not for the number of annual reports used in the previous ICR. Also, there are only 6 new sources per year versus 18 in the previous ICR.

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Dated: May 12, 2006.

Oscar Morales,

Director, Collection Strategies Division.

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[FR Doc. E6-7651 Filed 5-18-06; 8:45 am]