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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Stationary Source Combustion Turbines (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 2177.03, OMB Control Number 2060-0582

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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.

DATES:

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

ADDRESSES:

Submit your comments, referencing docket ID number EPA-HQ-OECA-2009-0406, to (1) EPA online using http://www.regulations.gov (our Start Printed Page 54994preferred 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 28221T, 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 July 8, 2009 (74 FR 32580), 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-2009-0406, which is available for public viewing online at http://www.regulations.gov, 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) 566-1752.

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 http://www.regulations.gov.

Title: NSPS for Stationary Source Combustion Turbines (Renewal).

ICR Numbers: EPA ICR Number 2177.03, OMB Control Number 2060-0582.

ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on October 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: The New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Stationary Source Combustion Turbines were proposed on February 18, 2005, and promulgated on July 6, 2006. The standards apply to stationary combustion turbines with a heat input at peak load equal to or greater than 10.7 gigajoules (10 MMMBtu) per hour, based on the higher heating value of the fuel, which commenced construction, modification or reconstruction after February 18, 2005. The pollutants regulated by this subpart are nitrogen oxide (NOX) and sulfur dioxide (SO2).

Owners or operators of stationary source combustion turbines are required to submit an initial notification of compliance report. In addition, owners or operators are required to submit stack tests, continuous emission monitoring, performance tests and periodic reports. Owners or operators are also required to maintain records of the occurrence and duration of any startup, shutdown, or malfunction in the operation of an affected facility, or any period during which the monitoring system is inoperative. Semiannual 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 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. This information is being collected to assure compliance with 40 CFR part 60, subpart KKKK, 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.

Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 37 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 stationary source combustion turbines.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 307.

Frequency of Response: Initially and semiannually.

Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 32,075.

Estimated Total Annual Cost: $2,983,850 in labor costs and no capital/startup or O&M costs.

Changes in the Estimates: There is an adjustment increase of 16,066 hours in the total estimated labor hour burden as currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved ICR Burdens because the standard is now fully implemented. The increase is not due to any program changes. The previous ICR covered the initial phase of the standard implementation, which occurred over a three-year period. Hence, the average number of respondents during the initial phase is less than the number of respondents when the standard is fully implemented. This ICR shows the labor hour and cost burden after full implementation.

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Dated: October 20, 2009.

Joseph A. Sierra,

Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division.

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[FR Doc. E9-25724 Filed 10-23-09; 8:45 am]

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