[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 65 (Wednesday, April 4, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 20386-20387]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-8066]



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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OECA-2011-0244; FRL-9515-1]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Polyether Polyols 
Production (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 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 which is abstracted below describes the 
nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost.

DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before May 4, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing docket ID number EPA-HQ-
OECA-2011-0244, 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 (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, Monitoring, 
Assistance, and Media Programs Division, Office of Compliance, Mail 
Code 2227A, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue 
NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564-4113; fax 
number: (202) 564-0050; 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-2011-0244, which is available for public viewing 
online at http://www.regulations.gov, 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 Polyether Polyols Production (Renewal).
    ICR Numbers: EPA ICR Number 1811.07, OMB Control Number 2060-0415.
    ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on May 31, 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 Polyether Polyols Production (40 CFR part 63 
subpart PPP) were proposed on September 4, 1997 (62 FR 46818), and 
promulgated on June 1, 1999 (64 FR 29420). These regulations apply to 
existing facilities and new facilities that engage in the manufacture 
of polyether polyols (which also include polyether mono-ols). The 
affected entities are subject to the General Provisions of the NESHAP 
at 40 CFR part 62, subpart A, and any changes, or additions to the 
General Provisions specified at 40 CFR part 63, subpart PPP.
    Owners or operators of the affected facilities must submit initial 
notification, performance tests, and periodic reports and results. 
Owners or operators 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. Reports, at a minimum, are required 
semiannually.
    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 PPP, 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 72 
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 polyether 
polyols production.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 83.
    Frequency of Response: Initially, annually, and semiannually.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 13,189.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $1,469,280, which includes $1,263,792 
in labor costs, $205,488 in capital/startup costs, and no operation and 
maintenance (O&M) costs.

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    Changes in the Estimates: There is an adjustment increase in the 
total estimated burden as currently identified in the OMB Inventory of 
Approved Burdens. This increase is not due to any program changes. The 
adjustment increase in burden hours from the most recently approved ICR 
is due to an increase in the number of sources subject to the standard. 
The increase in costs reflects updated labor rates for both the 
respondents and Agency.
    There is also an increase in the capital/startup costs in this ICR 
compared to the previous ICR due to an increase in the number of 
affected sources. The previous ICR estimates annualized capital/startup 
costs for existing and new facilities. This ICR reflects the on-going 
annualized capital/startup costs for all facilities including new 
facilities that have become subject to the standard in the past three 
years.

John Moses,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
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