[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 125 (Thursday, June 28, 2012)]
[Pages 38624-38625]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-15862]



[EPA-HQ-OAR-2003-0085; FRL 9518-9]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Radionuclides 

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

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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 30, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-
2003-0085, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred 
method), by email to [email protected] or by mail to: EPA Docket 
Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation Docket, Mail 
Code 28221T, 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: Philip Egidi, Radiation Protection 
Division, Office of Radiation and Indoor Air, Mail Code 6608J, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., 
Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 343-9186; fax number: 
(202) 343-2304; 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 January 24, 2012 (77 FR 3472), 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-OAR-2003-0085, which is available for online viewing at 
www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Air and Radiation 
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 Air and Radiation Docket is 202-
    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: NESHAP for Radionuclides (Renewal).
    ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 1100.14, OMB Control No. 2060-0191.
    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, 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: In the context of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 1857), 
Section 114 authorizes the Administrator of EPA to require any person 
who owns or operates any emission source or who is subject to any 
requirements of the Act to: (1) Establish and maintain records, (2) 
make reports, install, use, and maintain monitoring equipment or 
method, (3) sample emissions in accordance with EPA prescribed 
locations, intervals and methods, and (4) provide information as may be 
requested. EPA's regional offices use the information collected to 
ensure that public health continues to be protected from the hazards of 
radionuclides by compliance with health based standards. This 
information is required for those facilities meeting the definition of 
each Subpart. EPA's compliance monitoring activities vary widely. EPA 
could issue a letter requesting information about compliance or could 
conduct a full scale investigation, including on-site inspections. The 
information required to be submitted is not confidential in nature.
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 144 
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: The NAICS Codes of facilities 
associated with the activity of the respondents are: (1) Elemental 
Phosphorous--325188, (2) Phosphogypsum Stacks--212392, (3) Underground 
Uranium Mines--212291, and (4) Uranium Mill Tailings--212291.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 20.
    Frequency of Response: Initially (Once), Annually, Random 
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 2,872.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $500,572, which includes $283,460 in 
annualized capital and O&M costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease of 6,324 hours in the 
total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of 
Approved ICR Burdens. This decrease reflects a reduction in the number 
of facilities affected due to dwindling interest in underground uranium 
mining, fewer conventional uranium impoundments, reduced activities at 
phosphogypsum facilities, and alternate usage of phosphogypsum, (e.g., 
as road base).

John Moses,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2012-15862 Filed 6-27-12; 8:45 am]