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Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Secondary Brass and Bronze Production, Primary Copper Smelters, Primary Zinc Smelters, Primary Lead Smelters, Primary Aluminum Reduction Plants, and Ferroalloy Production Facilities (Renewal)

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR) for: “NSPS for Secondary Brass and Bronze Production (40 CFR Part 60, Subpart M), Primary Copper Smelters (40 CFR Part 60, Subpart P), Primary Zinc Smelters (40 CFR Part 60, Subpart Q), Primary Lead Smelters (40 CFR Part 60, Subpart R), Primary Aluminum Reduction Plants (40 CFR Part 60, Subpart S) and Ferroalloy Production Facilities (40 CFR Part 60, Subpart Z) (Renewal)”, (EPA ICR No. 1604.10, OMB Control No. 2060-0110) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq). This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through October 31, 2013. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (78 FR 33409) on June 4, 2013, during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. 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.


Additional comments may be submitted on or before October 21, 2013.


Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-OECA-2013-0334; to (1) EPA online using (our preferred method), by email to, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460, and (2) OMB via email to Address comments to OMB Desk Officer for EPA.

EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes profanity, threats, information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute.

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Learia Williams, Monitoring, Assistance, and Media Programs Division, Office of Compliance, Mail Code 2227A, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564-4113; fax number: (202) 564-0050; email address:

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Supporting documents which explain in detail the information that the EPA will be collecting are available in the public docket for this ICR. The docket can be viewed online at or in person at the EPA Docket Center, WJC West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The telephone number for the Docket Center is 202-566-1744. For additional information about EPA's public docket, visit:​dockets.

Abstract: The affected entities are subject to the General Provisions of the NSPS at 40 CFR part 60, subpart A and any changes, or additions to the Provisions specified at 40 CFR part 60, subparts M, P, Q, R, S and Z. Owners or operators of the affected facilities must make an initial notification report, performance tests, periodic reports, and 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. Reports are required semiannually at a minimum.

Form Numbers: None.

Respondents/affected entities: Owners or operators of secondary brass and bronze production facilities, primary copper smelters, primary zinc smelters, primary lead smelters, primary aluminum reduction plants, and ferroalloy production facilities.

Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR part 60, subparts M, P, Q, R, S and Z).

Estimated number of respondents: 19 (total).

Frequency of response: Initially, occasionally, semiannually and annually.

Total estimated burden: 4,961 hours (per year). “Burden” is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b).

Total estimated cost: $612,224 (per year), includes $127,100 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs.

Changes in the Estimates: There is an adjustment increase in the respondent burden from the most recently approved ICR. This increase is not due to any program changes. The increase is due to a correction in respondent burden activity associated with NSPS Subpart S. The previous ICR did not include the time required to prepare semiannual reports for the respondents. This correction results in an increase in respondent burden hours, costs, and the total number of responses. There is also an increase in the respondent labor costs due to an update in labor rates. Further, there is an overall decrease in O&M costs due to an update in the number of sources. In this ICR, we estimate that two ferroalloy facilities are subject to Subpart Z and one primary lead facility is subject to subpart R; however, the affected sintering unit and blast furnace at this primary lead facility will be shutdown and will no longer have burden associated with the standards.

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John Moses,

Director, Collection Strategies Division.

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[FR Doc. 2013-22739 Filed 9-18-13; 8:45 am]