[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 250 (Monday, December 31, 2012)]
[Pages 77074-77075]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-31406]



[EPA-HQ-OECA-2012-0499; FRL-9525-9]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Industrial/Commercial/
Institutional Steam Generating 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 

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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 January 30, 

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing docket ID number EPA-HQ-
OECA-2012-0499, 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 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-2012-0499, 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 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, Confidential 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 Industrial/Commercial/Institutional Steam 
Generating Units (Renewal).
    ICR Numbers: EPA ICR Number 1088.13, OMB Control Number 2060-0072.
    ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on January 31, 2013. 
Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor 
the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB.
    Abstract: The affected entities are subject to the General 
Provisions of the NSPS at 40 CFR part 60, subpart A and any changes, or 
additions to the Provisions specified at 40 CFR part 60, subpart Db.
    Owners or operators of the affected facilities must make an initial 
notification report, performance tests, periodic reports, and 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 also 
required semiannually.
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 388 
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 industrial/
commercial/institutional steam generating units with a heat input 
capacity from fuels combusted in the unit of greater than 29 MW (100 
million Btu/hour).
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,727.
    Frequency of Response: Initially, occasionally, quarterly and 
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 1,607,368.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $190,544,313, which includes 
$155,639,313 in labor costs, $9,000,000 in capital/startup costs, and 
$25,905,000 in operation and maintenance (O&M) costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is an adjustment increase in the 
total estimated burden as currently identified in the OMB Inventory of 
Approved Burdens. This increase is not due to any program changes. The 
estimated number of respondents has been adjusted to account for 
industry growth that has occurred since the most recent ICR was 
approved and to correct an inconsistency in the previous ICR estimate. 
Specifically, this ICR corrects the estimated number of respondents to 
be consistent with the supporting rationale. Both adjustments resulted 
in an increased number of existing sources and associated respondent 
and Agency labor hours. Also, this ICR makes adjustments to respondent 
and Agency labor hours in order to make the estimation methodology 
consistent with that of other ICRs. The previous ICR assumed that the 
per-respondent labor hours for each burden activity accounted for all 
technical, managerial, and clerical hours. This ICR assumes that labor 
hours account for technical hours only, and that clerical and 
managerial hours require an additional 10 and 5 percent of technical 
hours, respectively. Additionally, this ICR calculates burden costs 
using the most recent labor rates.
    There is an increase in respondent Operations and Maintenance costs 
compared to the costs in the previous ICR. This increase is also due to 
industry growth and reflects O&M costs that will be incurred by both 
existing facilities and new facilities since the most recent ICR.

John Moses,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2012-31406 Filed 12-28-12; 8:45 am]