Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Coal- and Oil-Fired Electric Utility Steam Generating Units (EPA ICR No. 2137.08, OMB Control No. 2060-0567), 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 29, 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-2014-0093, to: (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), or by email to email@example.com, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Start Printed Page 65671Protection 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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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: email@example.com.
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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, 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: http://www.epa.gov/dockets.
Abstract: The National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Coal- and Oil-Fired Electric Utility Steam Generating Units (40 CFR part 63, subpart UUUUU) apply to each individual or group of two or more new, reconstructed, or existing electric utility steam generating units (EGUs) within a contiguous area and under common control. An EGU is defined as a fossil fuel-fired combustion unit of more than 25 megawatts electric (MWe) that serves a generator that produces electricity for sale, or a fossil fuel-fired unit that cogenerates steam and electricity and supplies more than one-third of its potential electric output capacity and more than 25 MWe output to any utility power distribution system for sale. New facilities include those that commenced construction or reconstruction after the date of proposal.
In general, all NESHAP 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 63, subpart UUUUU.
Form numbers: None.
Respondents/affected entities: Owners and operators of coal- and oil-fired EGUs.
Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR 63, Subpart UUUUU).
Estimated number of respondents: 322 (total).
Frequency of response: Initially, occasionally, and semiannually.
Total estimated burden: 284,000 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b).
Total estimated cost: $132,000,000 (per year), which includes $104,000,000 in annualized capital/startup and/or operation & maintenance costs.
Changes in the estimates: There is an adjustment decrease in the total estimated burden as currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved Burdens. This change is not due to any program changes. The overall decrease in the burden and cost estimates occurred due to more accurate estimates of existing and anticipated new sources. Additionally, there is an adjustment increase in the capital/start-up and O&M costs from the previous ICR. The prior ICR inadvertently removed O&M costs for existing sources, while this ICR reincorporates O&M costs for existing respondents.
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Director, Regulatory Support Division.
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