[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 100 (Wednesday, May 23, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 30523-30524]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-12460]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-RCRA-2011-0923; FRL-9517-5]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; RCRA Definition of Solid Waste 
(Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (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 information collection and its estimated 
burden and cost.

DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before June 22, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-RCRA-
2011-0923, to (1) EPA, either online using www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method), or by email to rcra-docket@epa.gov, or by mail to: 
EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, 28221T, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460, and (2) OMB by mail to: 
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: Richard Huggins, Materials Recovery 
and Waste Management Division, Office of Resource Conservation and 
Recovery, (5304P), Environmental Protection Agency, 2733 South Crystal 
Drive, Arlington, VA 22202; telephone number: 703-308-0017; fax number: 
703-308-0514; email address: huggins.richard@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 December 6, 2011 (76 FR 76159),

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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 No 
EPA-HQ-RCRA-2011-0923, which is available for online viewing at 
www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Resource Conservation 
and Recovery Act (RCRA) Docket in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA 
West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The EPA/DC 
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 RCRA Docket is 
(202) 566-0270.
    Use EPA's electronic docket and comment system at 
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 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: RCRA Definition of Solid Waste (Renewal).
    ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 2310.02, OMB Control No. 2050-0202.
    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. 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 numbers for EPA's regulations 
in title 40 of the CFR, after appearing in the Federal Register when 
approved, are listed in 40 CFR part 9, are displayed either by 
publication in the Federal Register or by other appropriate means, such 
as on the related collection instrument or form, if applicable. The 
display of OMB control numbers in certain EPA regulations is 
consolidated in 40 CFR part 9.
    Abstract: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has 
published final revisions to the definition of solid waste that exclude 
certain hazardous secondary materials from regulation under Subtitle C 
of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), as amended. The 
information requirements help ensure that (1) entities operating under 
the regulatory exclusions contained in today's action are held 
accountable to the applicable requirements; (2) state inspectors can 
verify compliance with the restrictions and conditions of the 
exclusions when needed; and (3) hazardous secondary materials exported 
for recycling are actually handled as commodities abroad.
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average .13 
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: Private business or other for-
profit; State, Local, or Tribal governments.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,915
    Frequency of Response: On occasion, Annual, Biannual, or Once.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 20,403 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $1,559,149, which includes $1,002,587 
annualized labor costs and $556,562 annualized capital or O&M costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is no change hours in the total 
estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved 
ICR Burdens.

John Moses,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2012-12460 Filed 5-22-12; 8:45 am]
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