[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 66 (Friday, April 5, 2013)]
[Pages 20631-20632]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-07888]



[EPA-HQ-OPA-2007-0584; FRL-9530-1]

Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure 
(SPCC) Plans (Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an 
information collection request (ICR), ``Spill Prevention, Control and 
Countermeasures (SPCC) Plans (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 0328.16, OMB 
Control No. 2050-0021) 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.). This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is 
currently approved through June 30, 2013. Public comments were 
previously requested via the Federal Register (77 FR 74659) on December 
17, 2012 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an 
additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR 
is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. 
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: Additional comments may be submitted on or before May 6, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ- 
OPA-2007-0584, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method), by email to RCRA-Docket@epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA 
Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460, and (2) OMB via email to 
oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. Address comments to OMB Desk Officer for 
    EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in the 
public docket without change including any personal information 
provided, unless

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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: George W. Denning, Office of Emergency 
Management, Mail Code 5104A, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 
564-2404; fax number: (202) 564-2625; email address: 

    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.
    Abstract: The authority for EPA's oil pollution prevention 
requirements is derived from section 311(j)(1)(C) of the Clean Water 
Act, as amended by the Oil Pollution Act of 1990. EPA's regulation is 
codified at 40 CFR part 112. An SPCC Plan will help an owner or 
operator identify the necessary procedures, equipment and resources to 
respond to prevent an oil spill and to respond to an oil spill in a 
timely manner. If implemented effectively, the SPCC Plan is expected to 
prevent oil spills and reduce the impact and severity of oil spills. 
Although the owner or operator is the primary data user, EPA may also 
require the owner or operator to submit data to the Agency in certain 
situations to ensure facilities comply with the SPCC regulation and to 
help allocate response resources. State and local governments may use 
the data, which are not generally available elsewhere and can assist 
local emergency preparedness planning efforts. EPA does not require an 
owner or operator to submit SPCC Plans, but may request the SPCC Plan 
during a facility inspection or an oil spill incident for review. The 
SPCC regulation requires the owner or operator maintain a complete copy 
of the Plan at the facility if the facility is normally attended at 
least fours hours per day or at the nearest field office if the 
facility is not so attended. The rule also requires that the Plan be 
available to the Regional Administrator for on-site review during 
normal working hours (40 CFR 112.3(e)).
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: Private facilities, State/Local/
Tribal governments.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory per 40 CFR part 112.
    Estimated number of respondents: 670,048 (total).
    Frequency of response: Less than once per year.
    Total estimated burden: 8,798,928 hours (per year). Burden is 
defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b).
    Total estimated cost: $987,220,025, includes $186,674,814 
annualized capital or operation and maintenance costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: Differences in burden and costs from the 
previous ICR are attributed to adjustments for wage rates, unit costs, 
and the projected universe of facilities.

John Moses,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2013-07888 Filed 4-4-13; 8:45 am]