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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Existing Other Solid Waste Incineration Units (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 2164.03, OMB Control Number 2060-0562

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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

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.

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DATES:

Additional comments may be submitted on or before February 25, 2009.

ADDRESSES:

Submit your comments, referencing docket ID number EPA-HQ-OECA-2008-0291, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), or by e-mail to docket.oeca@epa.gov, 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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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Learia Williams, Compliance Assessment and Media Programs Division, Office of Compliance, 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: williams.learia@epa.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

EPA has submitted the following ICR to OMB for review and approval according to the procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 1320.12. On May 30, 2008 (73 FR 31088), 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-2008-0291, which is available for public viewing either online at http://www.regulations.gov or in person viewing at the Enforcement and Compliance Docket in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West, Room 3334, 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 is (202) 566-1927.

Use EPA's electronic docket and comment system at http://www.regulations.gov, to submit or view public comments, access the index listing of the contents of the docket, and to access those documents in the docket that are available electronically. Once in the system, select “docket search,” then key in the docket ID number identified above. Please note that EPA's policy is that public comments, whether submitted electronically or in paper will be made available for public viewing at http://www.regulations.gov, 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. For further information about the electronic docket, go to www.regulations.gov.

Title: NSPS for Existing Other Solid Waste Incineration Units (Renewal).

ICR Numbers: EPA ICR Number 2164.03, OMB Control Number 2060-0562.

ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on March 31, 2009. 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: NSPS for Existing Other Solid Waste Incineration Units were promulgated on December 16, 2005 (70 FR 74892) and amended on November 24, 2006 (71 FR 67806). This standard applies to any air quality program in either a State or United States protectorate with one or more existing other solid waste incineration (OSWI) units or air curtain incinerators that commenced construction on or before December 9, 2004. This subpart does not directly affect incineration unit owners and operators; however, they must comply with the State's plan that has been developed by the air quality program administrator to implement the emission guidelines.

Owners or operators of the affected facilities must make a one-time-only report, initial notification, and performance tests. They are also required to perform other activities, such as emissions testing operator training, monitoring of operating parameters, annual operator training and annual reporting. Owners or operators are also required to maintain records of the occurrence and duration of any startup, shutdown, or malfunction, or any period during which the monitoring system is inoperative. Performance tests are the Agency's records of a source's initial capability to comply with emissions standards and not the operating conditions under which compliance was to achieve.

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. This information is being collected to assure compliance with 40 CFR part 60, subpart FFFF, as authorized in sections 112 and 114(a) of the Clean Air Act. The required information consists of emissions data and other information that have been determined to be private.

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 Number for EPA regulations listed in 40 CFR part 9 and 48 CFR chapter 15, 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 237 hours per response. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or disclose and 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. All existing ways will have to adjust to comply with any previously applicable instructions and requirements that 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 and operators of existing other solid waste incineration units.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 248.

Frequency of Response: Initially, annually and semiannually.

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Estimated Total Annual Cost: $17,181,351, includes $15,941,351 in Labor costs, $1,240,000 in O&M costs, and zero capital/startup costs.

Changes in the Estimates: There is an adjustment increase in the total estimated burden as currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved Burdens. This increase is not due to any program changes. The increase in the labor hour burden estimates has occurred due to compliance with all of the provisions in the standard by the affected entities. The previous ICR only included burden associated with achieving compliance. In addition, compliance was achieved over several years.

There is an increase in operating and maintenance (O&M) costs associated with this ICR, as compared with the previous ICR. This is attributed to the fact that the affected entities have transitioned from initial compliance to continuing compliance.

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Dated: January 15, 2009.

John Moses,

Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division.

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[FR Doc. E9-1611 Filed 1-23-09; 8:45 am]

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