Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NSPS for Municipal Waste Combustors (EPA ICR No. 1506.14, OMB Control No. 2060-0210), 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 December 31, 2018. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register, on June 27, 2017 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 neither conduct nor 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 January 22, 2019.
Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-OECA-2014-0045, to: (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com. 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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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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 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 New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Municipal Waste Combustors apply to existing and new facilities with a Start Printed Page 65672municipal waste combustor unit capacity greater than 225 megagrams per day of municipal solid waste. In general, all NSPS standards require initial notifications, performance tests, and periodic reports by the owners/operators of the affected facilities. They 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. These notifications, reports, and records are essential in determining compliance with 40 CFR part 60, subparts Ea and Eb.
Form numbers: None.
Respondents/affected entities: Owners and operators of municipal waste combustor (MWC) facilities.
Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR part 60, subparts Ea and Eb).
Estimated number of respondents: 23.
Frequency of response: Initially, quarterly and semiannually.
Total estimated burden: 34,900 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b).
Total estimated cost: $3,440,000 (per year), which includes $226,000 in annualized capital/startup and/or operation & maintenance costs.
Changes in the estimates: There is an increase in the respondent burdens from the most recent ICR. The adjustments are due to a change in the number of sources subject to each Subpart, which was revised to reflect more recent information obtained through the Agency's research within the MWC sector.
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Director, Collection Strategies Division.
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