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[FR Doc No: 94-28965]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
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Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review

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 notice announces that the Information Collection Request 
(ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature 
of the information collection and its expected cost and burden.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before December 27, 1994.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information or a copy of 
this ICR contact Sandy Farmer at EPA, (202) 260-2740.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response

    Title: Hazardous Waste Generator Standards (EPA No. 820.06). This 
ICR is a renewal of an approved collection (OMB No. 2050-0035).
    Abstract: The informational requirements for hazardous waste 
generators include pre-transport (separate for large and small quantity 
generators), export, and recordkeeping requirements. Pre-transport 
requirements for large quantity generators (LQGs) include documenting 
certain personnel information, such as job description and training, 
for positions dealing with hazardous wastes; preparing and maintaining 
contingency plans; complying with emergency reporting requirements; and 
recording when local firehouses decline to become more familiar with 
the generator's facility and its waste. Also, LQGs using tank systems 
for accumulating hazardous waste may need to submit to one or more of 
the following: a no-free-liquids demonstration, existing tank system 
assessments, an equivalent containment exemption, a variance from 
secondary containment requirements, annual leak tests and inspections, 
an exemption from the 24-hour leak detection requirement, new tank 
system assessments and certifications, an exemption from the 24-hour 
waste removal requirement, release notifications and reports, and major 
repair certifications. Pre-transport requirements for small quantity 
generators (SQGs) include notification in the event of a fire, 
explosion, or other release threatening human health outside the 
facility or when the generator has knowledge that a spill has reached 
surface water.
     Export requirements include: providing notification of intent to 
export hazardous waste, renotification if conditions are altered, 
filing an annual report summarizing information on all wastes exported, 
filing exception reports where applicable, maintaining copies of 
relevant documents for a period of three years, and under certain 
circumstances providing additional information, as requested by the 
receiving country. The Agency uses the information as an enforcement 
tool, and to ensure that all hazardous waste generated in the Unites 
States is managed in a manner protective of human health and the 
environment.
    All generators are required to keep records of test results, waste 
analyses, or other records documenting that a waste is hazardous for at 
least three years.
    Burden Statement: The estimated average public burden per response 
for this collection is about 15 hours for large quantity generators, 2 
hours for small quantity generators, 5 hours for exporters, and 2 hours 
for importers. This estimate includes all aspects of the information 
collection, including recordkeeping.
    Respondents: Hazardous Waste Generators.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 67,037.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 153,222 hours.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
    Send comments regarding the burden estimate, or any other aspect of 
this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing the 
burden, to:

Sandy Farmer, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Information Policy 
Branch (2136), 401 M Street, SW., Washington, DC 20460.

and

Jonathan Gledhill, Office of Management and Budget, Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, 
DC 20503.

    Dated: November 17, 1994.
Paul Lapsley,
Director, Regulatory Management Division.
[FR Doc. 94-28965 Filed 11-23-94; 8:45 am]
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