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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Coke Oven Pushing Quenching and Battery Stacks, EPA ICR Number 1995.03, OMB Control Number 2060-0521

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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 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 collection and the estimated burden and cost.


Additional comments may be submitted on or before August 21, 2006.


Submit your comments, referencing docket ID number EPA-OECA-2005-0050, 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 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.

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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-OECA-2005-0050, which is available for public viewing online at, 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 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 Start Printed Page 41439the telephone number for the Enforcement and Compliance Docket is (202) 566-1927.

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Title: NESHAP for Coke Oven Pushing Quenching and Battery Stacks (40 CFR Part 63, Subpart CCCCC).

ICR Numbers: EPA ICR Number 1995.03, OMB Control Number 2060-0521.

ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on August 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 Coke Oven Pushing Quenching and Battery Stacks were proposed on July 3, 2001 (66 FR 35325) and, promulgated on April 14, 2003 (68 FR 18007). The respondents are owners or operators of coke plants that are major sources of hazardous air pollutant (HAP) emissions. The national emission standard for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) applies to emissions from pushing, soaking, quenching, and battery stacks on new and existing coke oven batteries. This information is being collected to assure compliance with 40 CFR part 63, subpart CCCCC.

Owners and operators of affected sources are subject to the monitoring, recordkeeping and reporting requirements of 40 CFR part 63, subpart A, the General Provisions, unless specified otherwise in the regulation. This rule requires sources to submit initial notifications, conduct performance tests if source is using an add-on control device, and submit periodic compliance reports. In addition, sources are required to maintain records of the occurrence and duration of any startup, shutdown, or malfunction in the operation if using an add-on control device; any period during which the monitoring system is inoperative; parametric monitoring data; system maintenance and calibration; and work practices to demonstrate initial and ongoing compliance with the regulation. Records of such measurements and actions are to be retained two years on-site of the required total five years. 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.

Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 223 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: Owners or operators of coke oven facilities.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 19.

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

Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 25,208.

Estimated Total Annual Cost: $169,500, includes O&M costs only.

Changes in the Estimates: The increase from 2,209 hours to 25,208 hours in the annual labor burden to industry from the most recently approved ICR is due to adjustments. The increase in burden from the most recently approved ICR is due to the assumption that all existing sources are in full compliance with the rule on-going monitoring, recordkeeping and reporting requirements since the compliance date has passed. The active ICR burden calculation was based on sources only complying with the initial rule requirements.

The increase from $83,000 to $169,500 in the total annualized capital and operations and maintenance (O&M) costs are due to the assumption that respondents are in full compliance with the rule on-going requirements, as mentioned above. Even when there are no capital and startup costs for this renewal of the ICR, the costs for operation and maintenance of bag leak detectors and continuous opacity monitors increased significantly since we are accounting such costs for all three years of this ICR.

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Dated: July 11, 2006.

Sara Hisel McCoy,

Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division.

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[FR Doc. E6-11610 Filed 7-20-06; 8:45 am]