[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 93 (Monday, May 14, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 28381-28382]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-11495]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OECA-2011-0252; FRL-9516-6]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Asbestos (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 June 13, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing docket ID number EPA-HQ-
OECA-2011-0252, 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 and 
Enforcement Acceptance, 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 both 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-2011-0252, 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 Asbestos (Renewal)
    ICR Numbers: EPA ICR Number 0111.13, OMB Control Number 2060-0101.
    ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on June 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 affected entities are subject to the General 
Provisions of the NESHAP at 40 CFR part 61, subpart A, and any changes, 
or additions to the Provisions specified at 40 CFR part 61, subpart M.
    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.
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average two 
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

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information; and transmit or otherwise disclose the information.
    Respondents/Affected Entities: Owners or operators of demolition 
and renovation of facilities; the disposal of asbestos waste; asbestos 
milling, manufacturing and fabricating; the use of asbestos on 
roadways; asbestos waste conversion facilities; and the use of asbestos 
insulation and sprayed-on materials.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 9,517.
    Frequency of Response: Initially, occasionally, and semiannually.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 226,407.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $21,694,083, which includes 
$21,694,083 in labor costs exclusively; there are neither capital/
startup nor operation and maintenance (O&M) costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is an adjustment decrease in the 
total estimated labor hours from the most recently approved ICR. The 
decrease is due to a mathematical correction in the previously approved 
ICR, which overestimated the burden for the respondents. However, there 
is an overall increase in labor costs to the respondents due to an 
increase in labor rates.
    There is an increase in Agency hours and costs from the most 
recently approved ICR. The increase is due to a growth in the 
respondent universe in the past three years, and labor rate increases. 
This ICR uses updated labor rates for each of the three labor 
categories when estimating burden costs.

John Moses,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2012-11495 Filed 5-11-12; 8:45 am]
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