Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), “The Consolidated Air Rule (CAR) for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry (SOCMI) (Renewal)” to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through June 30, 2017. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on May 3, 2016 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 July 27, 2017.
Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-OECA-2013-0350, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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Patrick Yellin, 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) 564-2970; fax number: (202) 564-0050; email address: email@example.com.
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Supporting documents for this ICR (The Consolidated Air Rule (CAR) for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry (SOCMI) (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 1854.10; OMB Control No. 2060-0443), 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 www.regulations.gov or in person at the EPA Docket Center, EPA 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 http://www.epa.gov/dockets.
Abstract: The synthetic organic chemical manufacturing industry (SOCMI) is regulated by both New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) standards. 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 Ka, Kb, VV, VVa, DDD, III, NNN and RRR. The affected entities are also subject to the General Provisions of the NESHAP at 40 CFR part 63, Subpart A, and any changes, or additions to the Provisions specified at 40 CFR part 63, Subparts BB, Y, V, F, G, H and I. As an alternative, SOCMI sources may choose to comply with the above standards under the consolidated air rule (CAR) at 40 CFR part 65 as promulgated December 14, 2000. Synthetic organic chemical manufacturing facilities subject to NSPS requirements must notify EPA of construction, modification, startups, shutdowns, date and results of initial performance test and excess emissions. Semiannual reports are also required. Synthetic organic chemical manufacturing facilities subject to NESHAP requirements must submit one-time-only reports of any physical or operational changes and the results of initial performance tests. 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. Periodic reports are also required semiannually at a minimum.
Form Numbers: None.
Respondents/affected entities: Synthetic organic chemical manufacturing facilities.
Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR part 65).
Estimated number of respondents: 5,198 (total).
Frequency of response: Initially, occasionally, semiannually and annually.
Total estimated burden: 2,210,000 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b).
Total estimated cost: $337,000,000 (per year), which includes $105,000,000 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs.
Changes in the Estimates: There is an increase in the total estimated respondent labor burden and associated labor, capital/startup and O&M costs. This increase is not due to any program changes. Overall, the change in burden from the most recently-approved ICR is due to two reasons. First, the number of sources has increased industry growth. There is an estimated growth in the number of sources for the following referencing Subparts: Subpart Kb, Subpart VVa, Subpart DDD, Subpart III, Subpart NNN, Subpart RRR, Subpart V, and Subparts F, G, H and I (i.e., the HON). Second, this ICR assumes that all existing sources will have to familiarize with the regulatory requirements each year resulting in a small increase in labor burden and associated labor costs for all of the Subparts.
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Director, Regulatory Support Division.
[FR Doc. 2017-13375 Filed 6-26-17; 8:45 am]
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