[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 49 (Tuesday, March 13, 2012)]
[Pages 14778-14779]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-6014]



[EPA-HQ-OECA-2011-0239; FRL-9512-9]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Grain Elevators 

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-2011-0239, to: (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method), or by email to: [email protected]; or by mail to: 
(1) 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, Office of Compliance 
Assessment and Media Programs Division, Office of Compliance, Mail Code 
2227A, Office of Compliance, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 
564-4113; fax number (202) 564-0050; email address: 
[email protected].

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-2011-0239, 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 Grain Elevators (Renewal).

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    ICR Numbers: EPA ICR Number 1130.10, OMB Control Number 2060-0082.
    ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled 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 New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Grain 
Elevators were proposed on January 18, 1977 (40 CFR part 60, subpart 
DD), promulgated on August 3, 1978, and amended on October 17, 2000 (65 
FR 61759). These standards apply to each affected facility at any grain 
terminal elevator or any grain storage elevator. The facilities are 
each truck unloading station, truck loading station, barge and ship 
loading station, railcar loading station, railcar unloading station, 
grain dryer and all grain handling operations that commenced 
construction, modification or reconstruction after August 3, 1978.
    Owners or operators of the affected facilities must make a one-
time-only report of the date of construction or reconstruction, 
notification of the actual date of startup, notification of any 
physical or operational change to existing facility that may increase 
the rate of emission of the regulated pollutant, notification of 
initial performance test; and results of initial performance test. 
Owners or operators are also required to maintain records of the 
occurrence and duration of any startup, shutdown, or malfunction, or 
any period during which the monitoring system is inoperative. 
Performance tests are the Agency's records of a source's initial 
capability to comply with emissions standards and not the operating 
conditions under which compliance was to achieve. An annual summary 
report is also required.
    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 DD, 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 the EPA 
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 10 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 grain 
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 200.
    Frequency of Response: Occasionally, initially and annually.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 2,070.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $198,346, which includes $198,346 in 
labor costs, no capital/startup costs and no operation and maintenance 
(O&M) costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is no change in the labor hours 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 the industry is very low, negative 
or non-existent, so there is no significant change in the overall 
burden. However, there is an increase in the total labor and Agency 
costs as currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved Burdens. 
This increase is not due to any program changes. The change in cost 
estimates reflects updated labors rates available from the Bureau of 
Labor Statistics.

John Moses,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2012-6014 Filed 3-12-12; 8:45 am]