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Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Emission Guidelines for Existing Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration 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), Emission Guidelines for Existing Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration Units (EPA ICR Number 1927.08, OMB Control Number 2060-0451), 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 November 30, 2019. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register, on May 6, 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 September 30, 2019.

ADDRESSES:

Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-OECA-2012-0685, 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 Emission Guidelines for Existing Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration Units (40 CFR part 60, subpart DDDD) fulfill the requirements of sections 111 and 129 of the Clean Air Act (CAA), and affect the administrator of an air quality program in a state or United States protectorate with one or more existing commercial and industrial solid waste incineration (CISWI) units. These regulations apply to sources commencing construction on or before June 4, 2010 or to sources commencing modification or reconstruction between June 1, 2001 and August 7, 2013. The guidelines do not apply directly to CISWI unit owners and operators, since they are implemented through state implementation plans (SIP). If a state does not develop, adopt, and submit an approved state plan, or if a state's plan is not approved, the EPA must promulgate a Federal implementation plan to implement the emission guidelines in a state without its own SIP. This information is being collected to assure compliance with 40 CFR part 60, subpart DDDD.

In general, all emission guidelines standards require initial notification reports, 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 the emission guidelines.

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Respondents/affected entities: These regulations apply to Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration (CISWI) units commencing construction either on or before June 4, 2010 or to sources commencing modification or reconstruction between June 1, 2001 and August 7, 2013.

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

Estimated number of respondents: 74 (total).

Frequency of response: Semiannually and annually.

Total estimated burden: 16,100 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b).

Total estimated cost: $3,000,000 (per year), which includes $1,130,000 in annualized capital/startup and/or operation & maintenance costs.

Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease in the total estimated burden as currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved Burdens. The decrease in burden is due to a decrease in the number of existing respondents, as identified in an inventory conducted for the most recent amendments to the Emission Guidelines.

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Courtney Kerwin,

Director, Regulatory Support Division.

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[FR Doc. 2019-18775 Filed 8-29-19; 8:45 am]

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