[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 125 (Thursday, June 28, 2012)]
[Pages 38623-38624]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-15866]



[EPA-HQ-OECA-2011-0256; FRL-9519-2]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; Emission Guidelines for Existing 
Other Solid Waste Incineration Units (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 July 30, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing docket ID number EPA-HQ-
OECA-2011-0256, to: (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method), or by email to: [email protected], 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.


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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 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 both 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-2011-0256, 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 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 www.regulations.gov.
    Title: Emission Guidelines for Existing Other Solid Waste 
Incineration Units (Renewal).
    ICR Numbers: EPA ICR Number 2164.04, OMB Control Number 2060-0562.
    ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on July 31, 2012. Under 
OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to either conduct or sponsor 
the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB.
    Abstract: The emission guidelines address existing OSWI units that 
commenced construction before the proposal of the emission guidelines 
(December 9, 2004). The emission guidelines do not apply directly to 
existing OSWI unit owners and operators.
    The emission guidelines can be considered a model regulation that a 
State agency can use in developing plans to implement the emission 
guidelines. If a State does not develop, adopt, and submit an 
approvable State plan, the Federal government must develop a plan to 
implement the emission guidelines. This ICR includes the burden for an 
affected entity, even if it is ultimately regulated under either a 
State or Federal plan.
    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 FFFF, as 
authorized in sections 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 nor 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 EPA 
regulations listed in 40 CFR part 9 and 48 CFR chapter 15, 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 236 
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 other 
existing solid waste incinerators.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 99.
    Frequency of Response: Initially, annually, and semiannually.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 70,132.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $7,215,028, which includes $6,720,028 
in labor costs, no capital/startup costs, and $495,000 in operation and 
maintenance (O&M) costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease in the total 
estimated burden for both the respondents and the Agency from the most 
recently approved ICR due to a decrease in the number of sources. At 
the time of rule promulgation, EPA estimated that 248 respondents were 
subject to the standard. However, many facilities have shut down or 
ceased operation since 2005. In recent years in support of potential 
OSWI regulatory development, the Agency consulted with internal data 
experts and conducted data and permits searches to inventory the number 
of existing OSWI units. The data collection activities in 2010 suggest 
that only 99 VSMWC and IWI sources are subject to the standard. This 
represents an approximately 60 percent decrease in the respondent 
universe since 2005.
    The decrease in the respondent universe also results in significant 
reduction of the overall O&M costs to the respondents.
    Additionally, this ICR corrects a mathematical error in the 
previous ICR's estimate for the respondents' recordkeeping burden.

John Moses,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2012-15866 Filed 6-27-12; 8:45 am]