[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 26 (Thursday, February 7, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 9046-9047]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-02762]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OECA-2012-0655; FRL-9527-9]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Ammonium Sulfate 
Manufacturing Plants (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 March 11, 
2013.

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ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing docket ID number EPA-HQ-
OECA-2012-0655, 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 October 17, 2012 (77 FR 63813), 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-2012-0655, which is available for either public 
viewing online at either 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, Confidentiality of 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: NSPS for Ammonium Sulfate Manufacturing Plants (Renewal).
    ICR Numbers: EPA ICR Number 1066.07, OMB Control Number 2060-0032.
    ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on April 30, 2013. 
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 NSPS at 40 CFR part 60, subpart A, and any changes, 
or additions to the Provisions specified at 40 CFR part 60, subpart PP.
    Owners or operators of the affected facilities must submit an 
initial notification report, 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 are required semiannually 
at a minimum.
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 71 
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 operator of ammonium 
sulfate manufacturing plants.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 2.
    Frequency of Response: Initially, occasionally, and semiannually.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 284.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $27,449, which includes $27,449 in 
labor costs, and neither capital/startup costs, nor operation and 
maintenance (O&M) costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is an increase in burden hours for 
both the respondents and the Agency due to a correction in the 
calculation methodology. The previous ICR assumed the hours per 
occurrence for each burden activity included technical, managerial, and 
clerical hours. This ICR assumes these hours per occurrence are for 
technical hours only, and calculates additional managerial and clerical 
hours as 5 and 10 percent of technical hours. There is also an increase 
in the respondent burden costs due to a change in labor rates. This ICR 
uses updated labor rates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to 
calculate respondent burden costs.
    Additionally, there is a decrease in burden costs for the Agency 
from the most recently approved ICR due to a correction in labor rates. 
The previous ICR incorrectly used civilian rates to calculate Agency 
burden. This ICR uses rates from OPM, which results in an overall 
reduction in the Agency cost estimates.

John Moses,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2013-02762 Filed 2-6-13; 8:45 am]
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