[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 184 (Friday, September 21, 2012)]
[Pages 58537-58538]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-23282]



[EPA-HQ-OECA-2011-0272; FRL-9522-7]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; State and Federal Emission 
Guidelines for Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerators (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 October 22, 

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing docket ID number EPA-HQ-
OECA-2011-0272, 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.

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: [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 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-2011-0272, which is available for either 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) 
    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

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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: State and Federal Emission Guidelines for Hospital/Medical/
Infectious Waste Incinerators (Renewal).
    ICR Numbers: EPA ICR Number 1899.07, OMB Control Number 2060-0422.
    ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on September 30, 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 State and Federal Emissions Guidelines for Hospital 
Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerators, (40 CFR part 60, subpart Ce, and 
40 CFR part 62, subpart HHH).
    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. Reports are required semiannually at 
a minimum.
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 292 
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: Owners or operators of hospital/
medical/or infectious waste incinerators.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 79.
    Frequency of Response: Initially, occasionally, annually, and 
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 60,080.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $6,489,166, which includes $5,746,349 
in labor costs, no capital/startup costs, and $742,817 in operation and 
maintenance (O&M) costs.
    There is a decrease in the total estimated burden as currently 
identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved Burdens. The decrease is 
not due to any program changes. The most recently approved ICR (ICR 
1899.06) estimated the total burden associated with the regulation by 
adding together the burdens and costs from the ICR for the existing 
standard (ICR 1899.05) and the revised standard (ICR 2335.02); portions 
of the rule requirements and burden activities in ICRs 1899.06 and 
2335.02 overlap. This ICR updates all estimates and removes any 
duplicate burdens.
    There is no capital/startup cost associated with this ICR, which is 
a decrease from the most recently approved ICR. There are also changes 
in the O&M costs in this ICR compared to the previous ICR. These 
changes occurred because the most recently-revised standard has been in 
effect for more than three years and the requirements are different 
during initial compliance as compared to on-going compliance. This ICR 
does not include the costs and burden for conducting initial compliance 
tests and notifications. Additionally, this ICR assumes that all 
sources have already purchased monitoring and testing equipment to 
comply with the standard.

John Moses,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2012-23282 Filed 9-20-12; 8:45 am]