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Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Fossil Fuel Fired Steam Generating Units (Renewal)

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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NSPS for Fossil Fuel Fired Steam Generating Units (EPA ICR Number 1052.12, OMB Control Number 2060-0026), 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 May 31, 2019. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on May 30, 2018 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 Start Printed Page 23562conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

DATES:

Additional comments may be submitted on or before June 21, 2019.

ADDRESSES:

Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-OECA-2012-0497, to: (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to docket.oeca@epa.gov, 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 oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. 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: yellin.patrick@epa.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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 these regulations (40 CFR part 60 Subpart D) apply to each fossil fuel fired steam generating unit with heat input rate of 73 megawatts (MW) (250 MMbtu/hr) or more, which commenced construction, reconstruction, or modification after August 17, 1971. Subpart D regulations apply to both electric utility and industrial boilers. Owners and operators of affected facilities are required to comply with reporting and record keeping requirements for the General Provisions (40 CFR part 60, subpart A), as well as for the specific requirements at 40 CFR part 60, subpart D. This includes submitting initial notifications, performance tests and periodic reports and results, and maintaining 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 reports are used by EPA to determine compliance with these standards.

Form numbers: None.

Respondents/affected entities: Fossil fuel fired steam generating units.

Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR part 60 Subpart D).

Estimated number of respondents: 660 (total).

Frequency of response: Initially and semiannually.

Total estimated burden: 71,500 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b).

Total estimated cost: $18,100,000 (per year), which includes $9,900,000 in annualized capital/startup and/or operation & maintenance costs.

Changes in the estimates: There is no increase in the total estimated burden as currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved Burdens. The regulations have not changed over the past three years and are not anticipated to change over the next three years, and there is no significant industry growth.

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Courtney Kerwin,

Director, Regulatory Support Division.

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[FR Doc. 2019-10680 Filed 5-21-19; 8:45 am]

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