[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 38 (Tuesday, February 26, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 13051-13052]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-04403]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OECA-2012-0693; FRL-9528-5]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Taconite Iron Ore 
Processing (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 2050.05

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 28, 
2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing docket ID number EPA-HQ-
OECA-2012-0693, 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-2012-0693, which is available for either 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, 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: NESHAP for Taconite Iron Ore Processing (Renewal).
    ICR Numbers: EPA ICR Number 2050.05, OMB Control Number 2060-0538.
    ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on March 31, 2013. 
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 
RRRRR.
    Owners or operators of the affected facilities must submit 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, at a minimum, are required 
semiannually.
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 24 
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 taconite iron 
ore processing plants.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 8.
    Frequency of Response: Occasionally and semiannually.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 614.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $650,107, which includes $392,507 in 
labor costs, no capital/startup costs, and $257,600 in operation and 
maintenance (O&M) costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease in both respondent 
and Agency burdens from the most-recently approved ICR. This is not due 
to any program changes. This decrease is due to discrepancies that were 
identified in the burden calculations of the previous ICR, which have 
been addressed in this

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ICR. Specifically, the previous ICR overestimated the frequency of 
burden activity associated with site-specific test plans and startup, 
shutdown, and malfunction plan reviews. The previous ICR also double-
counted total labor costs associated with respondent reporting 
activities. These discrepancies resulted in the overestimation of 
respondent and Agency labor burdens. The revisions in this ICR address 
those discrepancies, and contribute directly to the observed decrease 
in respondent and Agency labor burdens and costs.
    There is an increase in labor rates for both the respondents and 
the Agency from the most- recently approved ICR. This ICR uses updated 
labor rates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to calculate burden 
costs for respondents, and uses updated labor rates from OPM to 
calculate burden costs for the Agency.

John Moses,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2013-04403 Filed 2-25-13; 8:45 am]
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