[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 65 (Wednesday, April 4, 2012)]
[Pages 20383-20384]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-8046]



[EPA-HQ-OECA-2011-0245; FRL-9515-2]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Inorganic Arsenic 
Emissions From Glass Manufacturing Plants

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 May 4, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing docket ID number EPA-OECA-
2011-0245, 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 2201T, 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.

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; 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-2011-0245, which is available for public viewing 
either online at http://www.regulations.gov, or in person 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) 566-1927.
    Use EPA's electronic docket and comment system at http://www.regulations.gov, to 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

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information whose public disclosure is restricted by statute. For 
further information about the electronic docket, go to 
    Title: NESHAP for Inorganic Arsenic Emissions from Glass 
Manufacturing Plants (Renewal)
    ICR Numbers: EPA ICR Number 1081.10, OMB Control Number 2060-0043.
    ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on May 31, 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 National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air 
Pollutants (NESHAP) for Inorganic Arsenic Emissions from Glass 
Manufacturing Plants were proposed on July 20, 1983, and promulgated on 
August 4, 1986. The standards were amended on both May 31, 1990 and 
October 17, 2000. These standards apply to each glass melting furnace 
that uses commercial arsenic as a raw material. The affected entities 
are subject to the General Provisions of the NESHAP at 40 CFR part 61, 
subpart A, and any changes, or additions to the General Provisions 
specified at 40 CFR part 61, subpart N.
    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, at a minimum, are 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 61, subpart N, 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 Numbers 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 is estimated to average 49 
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 inorganic 
arsenic emissions from glass manufacturing plants.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 16.
    Frequency of Response: Initially, occasionally, annually, and 
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 3,080.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $351,094, which is comprised of 
$295,094 in labor costs, $56,000 in Operations & Maintenance (O&M) 
costs, and no annualized capital/start-up costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease in the labor hours to 
the respondents in this ICR compared to the previous ICR. This is due 
to a calculation error in the burden estimate for the previous ICR.
    There is an increase in the total respondent 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 
estimated reflects updated labor rates available from the Bureau of 
Labor Statistics.

John Moses,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2012-8046 Filed 4-3-12; 8:45 am]