[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 122 (Monday, June 25, 2012)]
[Pages 37898-37899]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-15350]



[EPA-HQ-RCRA-2012-0114; FRL-9518-5]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; Hazardous Remediation Waste 
Management Requirements (HWIR-Media) (Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (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 information collection and its estimated 
burden and cost.

DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before July 25, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-RCRA-
2012-0114, to (1) EPA, either online using www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method), or by email to [email protected], or by mail to: 
RCRA Docket (28221T), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460; and (2) OMB, by mail to: 
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: Mike Fitzpatrick, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; 
telephone number: 703-308-8411; fax number 703-308-8617; email address: 
[email protected].

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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 February 28, 2012 (77 FR 12046), 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 
No. EPA-HQ-RCRA-2012-0114, which is available for online viewing at 
www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Resource Conservation 
and Recovery Act (RCRA) Docket in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA 
West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The EPA/DC 
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 RCRA Docket is 
(202) 566-0270.
    Use EPA's electronic docket and comment system at 
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 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: Hazardous Remediation Waste Management Requirements (HWIR-
Media) (Renewal).
    ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 1775.06, OMB Control No. 2050-0161.
    ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on July 31, 2012. Under 
OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor the 
collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB. 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 EPA's regulations 
in title 40 of the CFR, after appearing in the Federal Register when 
approved, are listed in 40 CFR part 9, and are displayed either by 
publication in the Federal Register or by other appropriate means, such 
as on the related collection instrument or form, if applicable. The 
display of OMB control numbers in certain EPA regulations is 
consolidated in 40 CFR part 9.
    Abstract: The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 
(RCRA), as amended, requires EPA to establish a national regulatory 
program to ensure that hazardous wastes are managed in a manner 
protective of human health and the environment. Under this program 
(known as the RCRA Subtitle C program), EPA regulates newly generated 
hazardous wastes, as well as hazardous remediation wastes (i.e., 
hazardous wastes managed during cleanup). To facilitate prompt and 
protective treatment, storage, and disposal of hazardous remediation 
wastes, EPA established three requirements for remediation waste 
management sites that are different from those for facilities managing 
newly generated hazardous waste: (1) Performance standards for 
remediation waste management sites (40 CFR 264.1(j)); (2) a provision 
excluding remediation waste management sites from requirements for 
facility-wide corrective action; and (3) a new form of RCRA permit for 
treating, storing, and disposing of hazardous remediation wastes (40 
CFR part 270, subpart H). The new permit, a Remedial Action Plan (RAP), 
streamlines the permitting process for remediation waste management 
sites to allow cleanups to take place more quickly.
    In addition, EPA created a new kind of unit called a ``staging 
pile'' (40 CFR 264.554) that allows more flexibility in storing 
remediation waste during cleanup. 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 EPA's regulations in 40 CFR are listed in 40 CFR 
part 9 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 32 
hours per response. For Respondents in Private entities, it is 
estimated to average 28 hours per response. For Respondents in States, 
it is estimated to average 51 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 
    Respondents/Affected Entities: Businesses or other for-profit, 
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 215.
    Frequency of Response: Once.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 6,953 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $397,489, which includes $371,571 in 
annualized labor costs and $25,918 in annualized capital or O&M costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is no change in the total estimated 
hour burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved ICR 
Burdens. There is an increase of $1,445 in O&M costs which is due to 
updating estimates to current levels.

John Moses,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2012-15350 Filed 6-22-12; 8:45 am]