[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 49 (Tuesday, March 13, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 14781-14782]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-6015]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OECA-2011-0238; FRL-9512-8]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Natural Gas 
Transmission and Storage (Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 
et seq.), this document announces

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that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is 
a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR that is 
abstracted below describes the nature of the collection and the 
estimated burden and cost.

DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before April 12, 
2012.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing docket ID number EPA-HQ-
OECA-2011-0238, to: (1) EPA online using http://www.regulations.gov 
(our preferred method), or by email to docket.oeca@epa.gov, or by mail 
to: EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), Environmental Protection Agency, 
Enforcement and Compliance Docket and Information Center, mail code 
28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460; and (2) OMB 
at: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB), Attention: Desk Officer for EPA, 725 17th Street, 
NW., Washington, DC 20503.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Learia Williams, Office of Compliance 
Assessment and Media Programs Division, Mail Code 2227A, Office of 
Compliance, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue 
NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564-4113; email 
address: williams.learia@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA has submitted the following ICR to OMB 
for review and approval according to the procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 
1320.12. On May 9, 2011 (76 FR 26900), EPA sought comments on this ICR 
pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received no comments. Any additional 
comments on this ICR should be submitted to EPA and OMB within 30 days 
of this notice.
    EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under docket ID 
number EPA-HQ-OECA-2011-0238, which is available for public viewing 
online at http://www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the 
Enforcement and Compliance Docket in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), 
EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC. The 
EPA Docket Center Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 
p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone 
number for the Reading Room is (202) 566-1744 and the telephone number 
for the Enforcement and Compliance Docket is (202) 566-1752.
    Use EPA's electronic docket and comment system at http://www.regulations.gov to submit or view public comments, access the index 
listing of the contents of the docket, and to access those documents in 
the docket that are available electronically. Once in the system, 
select ``docket search,'' then key in the docket ID number identified 
above. Please note that EPA's policy is that public comments, whether 
submitted electronically or in paper, will be made available for public 
viewing at http://www.regulations.gov, as EPA receives them and without 
change, unless the comment contains copyrighted material, Confidential 
Business Information (CBI), or other information whose public 
disclosure is restricted by statute. For further information about the 
electronic docket, go to www.regulations.gov.
    Title: NESHAP for Natural Gas Transmission and Storage (Renewal).
    ICR Numbers: EPA ICR Number 1789.07, OMB Control Number 2060-0418.
    ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on April 30, 2012. 
Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor 
the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB.
    Abstract: The National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air 
Pollutants (NESHAP) for Natural Gas Transmission and Storage (40 CFR 
part 63, subpart HHH) were proposed on February 6, 1998, and 
promulgated on June 17, 1999. These regulations apply to existing 
facilities and new facilities that are major sources of hazardous air 
pollutants (HAP) and that either transport or store natural gas prior 
to entering the pipeline to a local distribution company or to a final 
end user (if there is no local distribution company).
    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, and are required of 
all affected facilities subject to NESHAP.
    All reports are sent to the delegated state or local authority. In 
the event that there is no such delegated authority, the reports are 
sent directly to the EPA regional office. This information is being 
collected to assure compliance with 40 CFR part 63, subpart HHH, as 
authorized in section 112 and 114(a) of the Clean Air Act. The required 
information consists of emissions data and other information that have 
been determined to be private.
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required 
to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a 
currently valid OMB Control Number. The OMB Control Number for the EPA 
regulations are listed in 40 CFR part 9 and 48 CFR chapter 15, and are 
identified on the form and/or instrument, if applicable.
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 15 
hours per response. ``Burden'' means the total time, effort, or 
financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, 
or disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. This 
includes the time needed to review instructions; develop, acquire, 
install, and utilize technology and systems for the purposes of 
collecting, validating, and verifying information, processing and 
maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; 
adjust the existing ways to comply with any previously-applicable 
instructions and requirements which have subsequently changed; train 
personnel to be able to respond to a collection of information; search 
data sources; complete and review the collection of information; and 
transmit or otherwise disclose the information.
    Respondents/Affected Entities: Owners or operators of natural gas 
transmission and storage facilities.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 836.
    Frequency of Response: Initially, occasionally, and semiannually.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 950.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $91,018, which includes $91,018 in 
labor costs, no capital/startup costs, and no operation and maintenance 
(O&M) costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is an increase in labor hours and 
costs for both the respondents and the Agency from the most recently 
approved ICR. This is due to two considerations. First, the estimated 
number of respondents subject to the standard has increased due to 
industry growth in the past three years. Second, this ICR uses updated 
labor rates to reflect the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor 
Statistics.

John Moses,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
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