[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 145 (Friday, July 27, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 44225-44226]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-18290]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OECA-2011-0269; FRL-9521-3]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Coke Oven Pushing, 
Quenching, and Battery Stacks (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 August 27, 
2012.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing docket ID number EPA-HQ-
OECA-2011-0269, 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.

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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 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-2011-0269, 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 either 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 Coke Oven Pushing Quenching and Battery Stacks 
(Renewal).
    ICR Numbers: EPA ICR Number 1995.05, OMB Control Number 2060-0521.
    ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on August 31, 2012. 
Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to either 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 63, subpart A, and any changes, 
or additions to the Provisions specified at 40 CFR part 63, subpart 
CCCCC. 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 229 
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 coke oven 
pushing, quenching, and battery stacks.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 19.
    Frequency of Response: Initially, occasionally, weekly, quarterly, 
and semiannually.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 25,879.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $2,649,250, which includes $2,479,750 
in labor costs, no capital/startup costs, and $169,500 in operation and 
maintenance (O&M) costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is an increase in costs for both 
the respondents and the Agency from the most recently approved ICR. The 
increase in burden cost is due to adjustments in labor rates. This ICR 
uses updated labor rates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to 
calculate burden costs.
    There is an increase of 33 hours in labor hours for the Agency 
related to a mathematical error in calculating the number of compliance 
reports per plant per year in the previous ICR. There is no change in 
the estimation methodology for labor hours to the respondents in this 
ICR compared to the previous ICR. This is due to two considerations: 
(1) The regulations have not changed over the past three years and are 
not anticipated to change over the next three years; and (2) the growth 
rate for respondents is very low, negative, or non-existent.

John Moses,
 Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2012-18290 Filed 7-26-12; 8:45 am]
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