[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 228 (Tuesday, November 27, 2012)]
[Pages 70750-70751]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-28652]



[EPA-HQ-OECA-2012-0517; FRL-9524-8]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Emission Guidelines and 
Compliance Times for Small Municipal Waste Combustion Units Constructed 
on or Before August 30, 1999 (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 December 27, 

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing docket ID number EPA-HQ-
OECA-2012-0517, 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, Compliance Assessment 
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 August 9, 2012 (77 FR 47631), 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-2012-0517, 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

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Enforcement and Compliance Docket is (202) 566-1752.
    Use EPA's electronic docket and comment system at http://www.regulations.gov to either 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, Confidentiality of Business Information (CBI), or 
other information whose public disclosure is restricted by statute. For 
further information about the electronic docket, go to 
    Title: NSPS for Emission Guidelines and Compliance Times for Small 
Municipal Waste Combustion Units Constructed on or Before August 30, 
1999 (Renewal).
    ICR Numbers: EPA ICR Number 1901.05, OMB Control Number 2060-0424.
    ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on December 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.


    These emission guidelines apply to small municipal waste combustors 
(MWCs) constructed on or before August 30, 1999, that combust greater 
than 35 tons per day (tpd) but less than 250 tpd of municipal solid 
waste. The emission guidelines regulate organics (dioxin/furans), 
metals (cadmium, lead, mercury, and particulate matter), and acid gases 
(hydrogen chloride, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen oxides). The emission 
guidelines require initial reports, semiannual reports, and annual 
reports. Owners or operators also are 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. Owners or operators subject to these 
regulations are required to maintain records of measurements and 
reports for at least five years. Reports are also required 

Burden Statement

    The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this 
collection of information is estimated to average 1,709 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 small 
municipal waste combustors.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 23.
    Frequency of Response: Initially, occasionally, semiannually, and 
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 100,854.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $10,802,579, which includes $9,765,779 
in labor costs, no capital/startup costs, and $1,036,800 in operation 
and maintenance (O&M) costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is no change in the industry labor 
hours in this ICR compared to the previous ICR. This is due to two 
considerations: (1) The regulations have not changed over the past 
three years and are not anticipated to change over the next three 
years; and (2) the Emission Guidelines only affect existing sources, so 
there is no significant change in the overall burden. However, there is 
an adjustment increase in the total industry and Agency labor costs as 
currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved Burdens. This 
increase is not due to any program changes. The change in cost 
estimates reflects updated labors rates available from the Bureau of 
Labor Statistics.

John Moses,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2012-28652 Filed 11-26-12; 8:45 am]