[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 3 (Friday, January 4, 2013)]
[Pages 718-719]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-31728]



[EPA-HQ-RCRA-2012-0890, FRL-9766-6]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; Recordkeeping and Reporting--Solid Waste Disposal 
Facilities and Practices

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an 
information collection request (ICR), Recordkeeping and Reporting--
Solid Waste Disposal Facilities and Practices; ``(EPA ICR No. 1381.10, 
OMB Control No. 2050-0122) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act 
(44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public 
comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as 
described below. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is

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currently approved through June 30, 2013. 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.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before March 5, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-
RCRA-2012-0890, online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred 
method), by email to [email protected], or by mail to: EPA Docket 
Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460.
    EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in the 
public docket without change including any personal information 
provided, unless the comment includes profanity, threats, information 
claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other 
information whose disclosure is restricted by statute.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Craig Dufficy, Materials Recovery and 
Waste Management Division, Office of Resource Conservation and 
Recovery, Mail Code 5304P, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (703) 
308-9037; fax number: (703) 308-8686; email address: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supporting documents which explain in detail 
the information that the EPA will be collecting are available in the 
public docket for this ICR. The docket can be viewed online at 
www.regulations.gov or in person at the EPA Docket Center, EPA West, 
Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The telephone 
number for the Docket Center is 202-566-1744. For additional 
information about EPA's public docket, visit http://www.epa.gov/dockets.
    Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, EPA is soliciting 
comments and information to enable it to: (i) Evaluate whether the 
proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper 
performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the 
information will have practical utility; (ii) evaluate the accuracy of 
the Agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions 
used; (iii) enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (iv) minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on those who are to respond, including 
through the use of appropriate automated electronic, mechanical, or 
other technological collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. EPA 
will consider the comments received and amend the ICR as appropriate. 
The final ICR package will then be submitted to OMB for review and 
approval. At that time, EPA will issue another Federal Register notice 
to announce the submission of the ICR to OMB and the opportunity to 
submit additional comments to OMB.
    Abstract: In order to effectively implement and enforce final 
changes to 40 CFR Part 258 on a State level, owners/operators of 
municipal solid waste landfills have to comply with the final reporting 
and recordkeeping requirements. Respondents include owners or operators 
of new municipal solid waste landfills (MSWLFs), existing MSWLFs, and 
lateral expansions of existing MSWLFs. The respondents, in complying 
with 40 CFR Part 258, are required to record information in the 
facility operating record, pursuant to Sec.  258.29, as it becomes 
available. The operating record must be supplied to the State as 
requested until the end of the post-closure care period of the MSWLF. 
The information collected will be used by the State Director to confirm 
owner or operator compliance with the regulations under Part 258. These 
owners or operators could include Federal, State, and local 
governments, and private waste management companies.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: Business or other for-profit, as 
well as State, local, and Tribal governments.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR 258.29).
    Estimated number of respondents: 3,800.
    Frequency of response: On occasion.
    Total estimated burden: 204,628 hours. Burden is defined at 5 CFR 
    Total estimated cost: $ 2,211,000, includes $ 1,831,000 annualized 
capital or O&M costs (per year).
    Changes in Estimates: The burden hours are likely to stay 
substantially the same.

    Dated: December 20, 2012.
Suzanne Rudzinski,
Director, Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery.
[FR Doc. 2012-31728 Filed 1-3-13; 8:45 am]