[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 49 (Tuesday, March 13, 2012)]
[Pages 14780-14781]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-6009]



[EPA-HQ-OECA-2011-0242; FRL-9513-5]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Kraft Pulp Mills 

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


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 April 12, 

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing docket ID number EPA-HQ-
OECA-2011-0242, to: (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method), or by email to: docket.oeca@epa.gov, or by mail to: 

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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, Compliance Assessment 
and Media Programs Division, Office of Compliance, Mail Code 2223A, 
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 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-2011-0242, 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 
    Title: NSPS for Kraft Pulp Mills (Renewal).
    ICR Numbers: EPA ICR Number 1055.10, OMB Control Number 2060-0021.
    ICR Status: This ICR is schedule to expire on April 30, 2012. 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 BB.
    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 are also required, at a 
minimum, semiannually.
    Any owner or operator subject to the provisions of this part shall 
maintain a file of these measurements, and retain the file for at least 
two years following the date of such measurements, maintenance reports 
and records. All reports are sent to the delegated state or local 
authority. In the event that there is no such delegated authority, the 
reports are sent directly to the EPA regional office. This information 
is being collected to assure compliance with 40 CFR part 60, subpart BB 
as authorized in section 112 and 114(a) of the Clean Air Act. The 
required information consists of emissions data and other information 
that have been determined to be private.
    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 Number for EPA's 
regulations are listed in 40 CFR part 9 and 48 CFR chapter 15, and are 
identified on the form and/or instrument, if applicable.
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information estimated to average 37 hours 
per response. ``Burden'' means the total time, effort, or financial 
resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or 
disclose and 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. All 
existing ways will have to adjust to comply with any previously-
applicable instructions and requirements that 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 and operators of kraft pulp 
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 106.
    Frequency of Response: Initially, occasionally, and semiannually.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 16,086.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $5,723,477, which is comprised of 
$1,541,377 in labor costs, $344,900 in capital/startup costs, and 
operation and maintenance (O&M) costs of $3,837,200.
    Changes in the Estimates: The increase in burden from the most 
recently approved ICR is due to two adjustments: (1) There is an 
increase in the average number of respondents expected to become 
subject to the standards over the next three years; and (2) this ICR 
uses updates labor rates for each of the three labor categories.
    The increase in O&M costs is due to an increase in the average 
number of respondents expected to become subject to the standards over 
the next three years.
    There is also an increase in Agency costs, which is due to the use 
of the most updated labor rates.

John Moses,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2012-6009 Filed 3-12-12; 8:45 am]