[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 96 (Thursday, May 17, 2012)]
[Pages 29336-29337]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-11955]



[EPA-HQ-OECA-2011-0253; FRL-9517-2]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Nonmetallic Mineral 
Processing (Renewal)

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 June 18, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing docket ID number EPA-HQ-
OECA-2011-0253, 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 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-2011-0253, 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

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key in the docket ID number identified above. Please note that EPA's 
policy is that public comments, whether submitted either 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 www.regulations.gov.
    Title: NSPS for Nonmetallic Mineral Processing (Renewal).
    ICR Numbers: EPA ICR Number 1084.12, OMB Control Number 2060-0050.
    ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on June 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 
    These regulations apply to the following affected facilities in 
fixed or portable nonmetallic mineral processing plants: Each crusher, 
grinding mill, screening operation, bucket elevator, belt conveyor, 
bagging operation, storage bin, and enclosed truck or railcar loading 
station. These regulations also applies to, crushers and grinding mills 
at hot mix asphalt facilities that reduce the size of nonmetallic 
minerals embedded in recycled asphalt pavement and subsequent affected 
facilities up to, but not including, the first storage silo or bin are 
subject to the provisions of the subpart.
    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.
    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 OOO, 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 2 
hours per response. ``Burden'' means the total time, effort, or 
financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, 
or disclose or provide information either 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 nonmetallic 
mineral processing facilities
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,697.
    Frequency of Response: Initially and occasionally.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 12,374.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $1,340,274, which includes $1,185,697 
in labor costs, $154,577 in capital/startup costs, and no operation and 
maintenance (O&M) costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is an increase in the labor hours 
for both the respondents and the Agency in this ICR compared to the 
previous ICR. This is due to two considerations. First, performance 
testing for existing sources will begin 5 years after the initial 
performance testing following the 2009 ICR amendments, which 
corresponds to the third year of this renewal. Beginning in the third 
year of this ICR renewal, 60.9 sources per year would conduct 5-year 
repeat fugitive Method 9 performance tests. These tests are only 
required for crushed/broken stone and sand/gravel facilities that do 
not have water sprays. This yields an annual average of 20.3 sources 
requiring Method 9 performance tests over the next 3 years. Secondly, 
there is an increase in the total number of respondents subject to the 
rule due to a growth in the respondent universe.
    There is also an increase in the total labor and Agency costs as 
currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved Burdens. The 
change in cost estimates reflects the changes in respondent numbers 
(described above) and updated labor rates available from the Bureau of 
Labor Statistics.

John Moses,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2012-11955 Filed 5-16-12; 8:45 am]