[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 162 (Tuesday, August 21, 2012)]
[Pages 50497-50499]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-20506]



[EPA-HQ-RCRA-2012-0187; FRL-9522-1]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; General Hazardous Waste Facility 
Standards (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

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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 September 20, 

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-RCRA-
2012-0187, to (1) EPA, either online using www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method), by email to rcra-docket@epa.gov, 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: Norma Abdul-Malik, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; 
telephone number: 703-308-8753; fax number: 703-308-8617; email 
address: abdul-malik.norma@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 April 5, 2012 (77 FR 20623), EPA sought comments on this 
ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received one comment, which has 
been addressed in the ICR. 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-2012-0187, 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: General Hazardous Waste Facility Standards (Renewal).
    ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 1571.10, OMB Control No. 2050-0120.
    ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on August 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: Section 3004 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery 
Act (RCRA), as amended, requires that the EPA develop standards for 
hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) as 
may be necessary to protect human health and the environment. 
Subsections 3004(a)(1), (3), (4), (5), and (6) specify that these 
standards include, but not be limited to, the following requirements:
     Maintaining records of all hazardous wastes identified or 
listed under subtitle C that are treated, stored, or disposed of, and 
the manner in which such wastes were treated, stored, or disposed of;
     Operating methods, techniques, and practices for 
treatment, storage, or disposal of hazardous waste;
     Location, design, and construction of such hazardous waste 
treatment, disposal, or storage facilities;
     Contingency plans for effective action to minimize 
unanticipated damage from any treatment, storage, or disposal of any 
such hazardous waste; and
     Maintaining or operating such facilities and requiring 
such additional qualifications as to ownership, continuity of 
operation, training for personnel, and financial responsibility as may 
be necessary or desirable.
    The regulations implementing these requirements are codified in 40 
CFR parts 264 and 265. The collection of this information enables EPA 
to properly determine whether owners/operators or hazardous waste 
treatment, storage, and disposal facilities meet the requirements of 
Section 3004(a) of RCRA.
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 359 
hours per response. The annual public reporting burden is estimated to 
average 293 hours per respondent, and the annual public recordkeeping 
burden is estimated to average 66 hours per respondent. 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 and other for-profits, as 
well as State, Local, and Tribal governments.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,872.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 672,417 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $40,676,696 which includes $40,143,171 
annualized labor costs and $533,525 annualized capital or O&M costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is an increase of 94,036 hours in 
the total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of 
Approved ICR Burdens. The reason for this increase is

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the inclusion of State Agency hours in this renewal.

John Moses,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2012-20506 Filed 8-20-12; 8:45 am]