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Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Benzene Emission From Benzene Storage Vessels and Coke By-Product Recovery Plants (Renewal)

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).




The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), “NESHAP for Benzene Emission From Benzene Storage Vessels and Coke By-Product Recovery Plants (40 CFR part 61, subparts L and Y) (Renewal)” (EPA ICR No. 1080.14, OMB Control No. 2060-0185), 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 April 30, 2014. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (78 FR 35023) on June 11, 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 March 10, 2014.


Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-OECA-2013-0325, to: (1) EPA online using (our preferred method), or 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 NESHAP at 40 CFR part 61, subpart A, and to the provisions at 40 CFR part 61, subparts L and Y. Owners or operators of the affected facilities must submit a one-time-only report of any physical or operational changes, initial performance tests, and periodic reports and results. 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. Reports are required quarterly or semiannually at a minimum.

Form Numbers: None.

Respondents/affected entities: Owners or operators of benzene storage vessels and coke by-product recovery plants.

Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR part 61, subparts L and Y).

Estimated number of respondents: 21 (total).

Frequency of response: Semiannually and occasionally.

Total estimated burden: 3,193 hours (per year). “Burden” is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b).

Total estimated cost: $312,347 (per year), which also includes no annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs.

Changes in the Estimates: There is an increase in burden from the most-recently approved ICR. This increase is not due to any program changes; it is the result of adding the labor burden associated with subpart Y. The most-recently approved ICR only reflected the burden associated with subpart L, while this ICR reflects the total burden associated with subparts L and Y.

For subpart L, note that the labor burden between this ICR and the most-recently approved ICR is virtually identical (there is a one-hour increase, but it is due to differences in rounding). There is an increase in Respondent and Agency burden costs, however. This increase is due to the use of updated labor rates. This ICR references labor rates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to calculate respondent burden costs and references labor rates from OPM to calculate Agency burden costs.

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John Moses,

Director, Collection Strategies Division.

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[FR Doc. 2014-02537 Filed 2-5-14; 8:45 am]