[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 11 (Wednesday, January 16, 2013)]
[Pages 3414-3415]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-00818]



[EPA-HQ-OECA-2012-0502; FRL-9526-3]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS 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 February 15, 

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing docket ID number EPA-HQ-
OECA-2012-0502, to: (1) EPA online, using www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method), or by email to: docket.oeca@epa.gov, 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: williams.learia@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA has submitted the following ICR to OMB 

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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-2012-0502, which is available for either public 
viewing online at either 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, 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 Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerators 
    ICR Numbers: EPA ICR Number 1730.09, OMB Control Number 2060-0363.
    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 Ec.
    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 115 
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 and operators of hospital, 
medical or infectious waste incinerators.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 5.
    Frequency of Response: Initially, occasionally, semiannually and 
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 3,912.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $664,375, which includes $378,826 in 
labor costs, $90,924 in capital/startup costs, and $194,625 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; however, this increase is not due to any program 
changes. The change in the burden and cost estimates occurred because 
the revised standard has been in effect for more than three years and 
the requirements are different during initial compliance for new 
facilities, as compared to on-going compliance for existing facilities. 
The previous ICR reflected those burdens and costs associated with the 
initial activities for subject facilities. This includes purchasing 
monitoring equipment, conducting performance tests and establishing 
recordkeeping systems. This ICR reflects the on-going burden and costs 
for existing facilities. Activities for existing source include 
continuously monitoring of pollutants and the submission of semiannual 
reports. In addition, there are a number of new facilities that are in 
the initial compliance phase described above. The overall result is an 
increase in burden hours, labor costs, and O&M costs. Furthermore, a 
portion of the labor cost increase is a result of increased labor 
rates. This ICR uses updated labor rates from the Bureau of Labor 
Statistics to calculate burden costs.
    Additionally, there is an adjustment decrease in capital costs in 
this ICR compared to the previous ICR. This is not due to any program 
changes. The previous ICR assumed all capital costs associated with 
monitoring were incurred during a single year; whereas this ICR 
calculates the average capital costs for new sources of each year that 
is covered under the ICR.

John Moses,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
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