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Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Automobile and Light Duty Truck Surface Coating Operations (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 Automobile and Light Duty Truck Surface Coating Operations (EPA ICR Number 1064.19, OMB Control Number 2060-0034), 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 September 30, 2019. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register, on May 30, 2019 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.

DATES:

Additional comments may be submitted on or before August 29, 2019.

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ADDRESSES:

Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-OECA-2012-0654, to: (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), or 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, 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 New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Automobile and Light Duty Truck Surface Coating Operations were proposed on October 5, 1979, promulgated on December 24, 1980, and amended on October 17, 2000. These regulations apply to the following automobile and light duty truck assembly plant operations: Each prime coat operation, guide coat operation, and top coat operation commencing construction, modification or reconstruction after October 5, 1979. This information is being collected to assure compliance with 40 CFR part 60, subpart MM.

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, and are required of all affected facilities subject to NSPS.

Form Numbers: None.

Respondents/affected entities: Facilities that perform surface coating of automobile and light duty trucks.

Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR part 60, subpart MM).

Estimated number of respondents: 72 (total).

Frequency of response: Initially, quarterly, and semiannually.

Total estimated burden: 214,000 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b).

Total estimated cost: $24,400,000 (per year), which includes $128,000 in annualized capital/startup and/or operation & maintenance costs.

Changes in the estimates: There is an overall adjustment increase in the change in burden in this ICR compared to the previous renewal. The increase is not due to any program changes. The burden has been adjusted to reflect an increase in the estimated number of sources, based on a continued growth rate of 2 new facilities per year. The increase in the number of respondents also results in an increase in the number of responses and in the operation and maintenance costs.

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Courtney Kerwin,

Director, Regulatory Support Division.

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[FR Doc. 2019-16083 Filed 7-29-19; 8:45 am]

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