[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 37 (Tuesday, February 25, 2014)]
[Pages 10517-10518]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-03985]



[EPA-HQ-OECA-2013-0317; FRL-9907-13-OEI]

Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Gold Mine Ore Processing 

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an 
information collection request (ICR), ``NESHAP for Gold Mine Ore 
Processing (40 CFR Part 63, Subpart EEEEEEE) (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 
2383.03, OMB Control No. 2060-0659) 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 April 30, 2014. Public 
comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (78 FR 
35023) on June 11, 2013 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 March 27, 

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-
OECA-2013-0317, to: (1) EPA 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; and (2) OMB via email to 
[email protected]. 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 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: Learia Williams, Monitoring, 
Assistance, and Media Programs Division, Office of Compliance, Mail 
Code 2227A, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. 
NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564-4113; fax 
number: (202) 564-0050; 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.
    Abstract: The NESHAP for Gold Mine Ore Processing (40 CFR Part 63, 
Subpart EEEEEEE) were proposed on April 28, 2010, and promulgated on 
December 16, 2010. The owner or operator of either an existing or new 
affected source is required to prepare and submit an initial 
notification report of applicability and an initial notification of 
compliance status. Each owner or operator of either an affected source 
is required to keep records to document compliance with the mercury 
emission limits and also maintain records of all monitoring data and 
specified process throughput data. If a deviation from the rule 
requirements occurs, an affected source is required to submit a 
compliance report for that semi-annual reporting period.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: Owners or operators of gold mine ore 
processing facilities.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR part 63, 
subpart EEEEEEE).
    Estimated number of respondents: 21 (total).
    Frequency of response: Initially, semiannually, and annually.
    Total estimated burden: 2,358 hours (per year). ``Burden'' is 
defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b).
    Total estimated cost: $445,124 (per year), which includes $227,130 
in either

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annualized capital/startup or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is an adjustment increase in the 
respondent burden and a decrease in Agency burden. In addition, there 
is a decrease in total capital and O&M costs. This situation is not due 
to any program changes. The changes in the burden and cost estimates 
occurred because the standard has been in effect for more than three 
years and the requirements are different during initial compliance (new 
facilities) as compared to on-going compliance (existing facilities). 
The previous ICR reflected those burdens and costs associated with the 
initial activities for subject facilities. This includes purchasing 
monitoring equipment, preparing initial notifications, and establishing 
recordkeeping systems. This ICR largely reflects both the on-going 
burden and costs for existing facilities. Activities for existing 
source include the continuously monitoring of mercury and the 
submission of annual and semiannual reports.

Richard T. Westlund,
Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2014-03985 Filed 2-24-14; 8:45 am]