Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Sulfuric Acid Plants (Renewal), ICR Number 1057.10, OMB Number 2060-0041, 48127-48128 [05-16199]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 157 / Tuesday, August 16, 2005 / Notices comment contains copyrighted material, confidential business information (CBI), or other information whose public disclosure is restricted by statute. When EPA identifies a comment containing copyrighted material, EPA will provide a reference to that material in the version of the comment that is placed in EDOCKET. The entire printed comment, including the copyrighted material, will be available in the public docket. Although identified as an item in the official docket, information claimed as CBI, or whose disclosure is otherwise restricted by statute, is not included in the official public docket, and will not be available for public viewing in EDOCKET. For further information about the electronic docket, see EPA’s Federal Register notice describing the electronic docket at 67 FR 38102 (May 31, 2002), or go to http://www.epa.gov/ edocket. Title: RCRA Expanded Public Participation (Renewal). Abstract: Section 7004(b) of RCRA gives EPA broad authority to provide for, encourage, and assist public participation in the development, revision, implementation, and enforcement of any regulation, guideline, information, or program under RCRA. In addition, the statute specifies certain public notices (i.e., radio, newspaper, and a letter to relevant agencies) that EPA must provide before issuing any RCRA permit. The statute also establishes a process by which the public can dispute a permit and request a public hearing to discuss it. EPA carries out much of its RCRA public involvement at 40 CFR parts 124 and 270. In 1995, EPA expanded the public participation requirements under the RCRA program by promulgating the RCRA Expanded Public Participation Rule (60 FR 63417; December 11, 1995). The rule responded to calls by the Administration and stakeholders (e.g., States and private citizens) to provide earlier and better public participation in EPA’s permitting programs, including procedures for more timely information sharing. In particular, the rule requires earlier public involvement in the permitting process (e.g., pre-application meetings), expanded public notice for significant events (e.g., notices of upcoming trial burns), and more opportunities for the exchange of permitting information (e.g., information repository). The required activities and information are needed to help assure timely and effective public participation in the permitting process. The requirements are intended to provide equal access to information to all VerDate jul<14>2003 18:02 Aug 15, 2005 Jkt 205001 stakeholders in the permitting process: the permitting agency, the permit applicant, and the community where a facility is located. Some facilities may be required to develop information repositories to allow for expanded public participation and access to detailed facility information as part of the permitting process. EPA sought to reduce the reporting frequency to the minimum that is necessary to ensure compliance with the rule. It would not be possible to collect this information less frequently and still assure that the requirements of permit and public involvement regulations are met by owners or operators. The reporting frequency is essential to assure that any changes in the trial burn plans or in the anticipated permit application contents are made known to EPA and 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. The OMB control numbers for EPA’s regulations in 40 CFR are listed in 40 CFR part 9 and are identified on the form and/or instrument, if applicable. Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 91 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; 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: Facility owners or operators applying for an initial Part B permit or a Part B permit renewal. Estimated Number of Respondents: 33. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 3,005 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $176,311, which includes $546 annualized capital/startup costs, $2,863 O&M costs, and $172,902 annual labor costs. PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48127 Changes in the Estimates: There is no change in the total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved ICR Burdens. Dated: August 8, 2005. Oscar Morales, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 05–16198 Filed 8–15–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [OECA–2005–0025; FRL–7953–1] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Sulfuric Acid Plants (Renewal), ICR Number 1057.10, OMB Number 2060–0041 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 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. This ICR is scheduled to expire on October 31, 2005. Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB. This ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost. DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before September 15, 2005. Submit your comments, referencing docket ID number OECA– 2005–0025, to (1) EPA online using EDOCKET (our preferred method), by email to docket.oeca@epa.gov, or by mail to: Environmental Protection Agency, EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), Enforcement and Compliance Docket and Information Center, Mail Code 2201T, 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. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Learia Williams, Compliance Assessment and Media Programs Division, Office of Compliance, (Mail Code 2223A), Environmental Protection E:\FR\FM\16AUN1.SGM 16AUN1 48128 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 157 / Tuesday, August 16, 2005 / Notices Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564–4113; fax number: (202) 564–0050; e-mail address: williams.learia@epa.gov. 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 May 6, 2005 (70 FR 24020), EPA sought comments on this ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received no comments. EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under Docket ID No. OECA– 2005–0025, which is available for public viewing at the Enforcement and Compliance Docket and Information Center in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/ DC), EPA West, Room B102, 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 and Information Center Docket is: (202) 566–1752. An electronic version of the public docket is available through EPA Dockets (EDOCKET) at http://www.epa.gov/edocket. Use EDOCKET to submit or view public comments, access the index listing of the contents of the public docket, and to access those documents in the public docket that are available electronically. When in the system, select ‘‘search,’’ then key in the docket ID number identified above. Any comments related to this ICR should be submitted to EPA and OMB within 30 days of this notice. EPA’s policy is that public comments, whether submitted electronically or in paper, will be made available for public viewing in EDOCKET 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. When EPA identifies a comment containing copyrighted material, EPA will provide a reference to that material in the version of the comment that is placed in EDOCKET. The entire printed comment, including the copyrighted material, will be available in the public docket. Although identified as an item in the official docket, information claimed as CBI, or whose disclosure is otherwise restricted by statute, is not included in the official public docket, and will not be available for public viewing in EDOCKET. For further information about the electronic docket, see EPA’s VerDate jul<14>2003 18:02 Aug 15, 2005 Jkt 205001 Federal Register notice describing the electronic docket at 67 FR 38102 (May 31, 2002), or go to http://www.epa.gov/ edocket. Title: NSPS for Sulfuric Acid Plants (40 CFR part 60, subpart H) (Renewal) Abstract: The New Source Performance Standards (NSPS), for Sulfuric Acid Plants were proposed on August 17, 1971, and promulgated on December 23, 1971. These standards apply to any sulfuric acid facility commencing construction, modification or reconstruction after the date of proposal. The control of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and acid mist requires not only the installation of properly designed equipment, but also the proper operation and maintenance of that equipment. Sulfur dioxide and acid mist emissions from sulfuric acid plants result from the burning of sulfur or sulfur-bearing feed stocks to form SO2, catalytic oxidation of SO2 to sulfur trioxide, and absorption of SO2 in a strong acid stream. These standards rely on the capture of SO2 and acid mist by venting to a control device. Owners or operators of sulfuric acid plants are required to make the following one-time-only reports: notification of the date of construction or reconstruction; notification of actual startup dates; notification of any physical or operational change to an existing facility; notification of demonstration of the continuous emissions monitoring system (CEMS); notification date of the initial performance test; and the results of the initial performance test. After the initial recordkeeping and reporting requirements, semiannual reports are required if there has been an exceedance of control device operating parameters. Respondents are also required to maintain records of occurrence and duration of any startup, shutdown, or malfunction, or any period during which the monitoring system is inoperative. 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. The OMB Control Numbers for EPA’s regulations are listed in 40 CFR part 9 and 48 CFR chapter 15, and are identified on the form and/or instrument, if applicable. Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 127 hours per response. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. This includes the time PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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; 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 sulfuric acid plants. Estimated Number of Respondents: 103. Frequency of Response: Semiannually, on occasion and initially. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 26,177 hours. Estimated Total Annual Costs: $2,577,271, which includes $0 annualized capital/startup costs, $464,000 annual O&M costs, and $2,113,271 annual labor costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is an increase of 2,857 hours in the total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved ICR Burdens. This increase is due to the fact that we are presently accounting for management and clerical person hours per year, which was omitted in the previous ICR. There is also an increase in the cost burden, which consisted of the accounting for management and clerical person hours per year and a revised salary table. There is however, a decline in the number of sources. The renewal ICR shows that there are approximately 103 sources subject to the rule, as compared to the active ICR that shows 106 sources. This decline in sources is due to plant closure. No new facilities are expected to be constructed in the next three years. Dated: August 9, 2005. 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[OECA-2005-0025; FRL-7953-1]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Sulfuric Acid Plants 
(Renewal), ICR Number 1057.10, OMB Number 2060-0041

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 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. 
This ICR is scheduled to expire on October 31, 2005. Under OMB 
regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor the 
collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB. This 
ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its 
estimated burden and cost.

DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before September 15, 
2005.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing docket ID number OECA-
2005-0025, to (1) EPA online using EDOCKET (our preferred method), by 
email to docket.oeca@epa.gov, or by mail to: Environmental Protection 
Agency, EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), Enforcement and Compliance Docket 
and Information Center, Mail Code 2201T, 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, Compliance Assessment 
and Media Programs Division, Office of Compliance, (Mail Code 2223A), 
Environmental Protection

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Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone 
number: (202) 564-4113; fax number: (202) 564-0050; e-mail address: 
williams.learia@epa.gov.

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 May 6, 2005 (70 FR 24020), EPA sought comments on this ICR 
pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received no comments.
    EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under Docket ID 
No. OECA-2005-0025, which is available for public viewing at the 
Enforcement and Compliance Docket and Information Center in the EPA 
Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West, Room B102, 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 and 
Information Center Docket is: (202) 566-1752. An electronic version of 
the public docket is available through EPA Dockets (EDOCKET) at http://
www.epa.gov/edocket. Use EDOCKET to submit or view public comments, 
access the index listing of the contents of the public docket, and to 
access those documents in the public docket that are available 
electronically. When in the system, select ``search,'' then key in the 
docket ID number identified above.
    Any comments related to this ICR should be submitted to EPA and OMB 
within 30 days of this notice. EPA's policy is that public comments, 
whether submitted electronically or in paper, will be made available 
for public viewing in EDOCKET 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. When EPA identifies a comment containing 
copyrighted material, EPA will provide a reference to that material in 
the version of the comment that is placed in EDOCKET. The entire 
printed comment, including the copyrighted material, will be available 
in the public docket. Although identified as an item in the official 
docket, information claimed as CBI, or whose disclosure is otherwise 
restricted by statute, is not included in the official public docket, 
and will not be available for public viewing in EDOCKET. For further 
information about the electronic docket, see EPA's Federal Register 
notice describing the electronic docket at 67 FR 38102 (May 31, 2002), 
or go to http://www.epa.gov/edocket.
    Title: NSPS for Sulfuric Acid Plants (40 CFR part 60, subpart H) 
(Renewal)
    Abstract: The New Source Performance Standards (NSPS), for Sulfuric 
Acid Plants were proposed on August 17, 1971, and promulgated on 
December 23, 1971. These standards apply to any sulfuric acid facility 
commencing construction, modification or reconstruction after the date 
of proposal. The control of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and acid 
mist requires not only the installation of properly designed equipment, 
but also the proper operation and maintenance of that equipment. Sulfur 
dioxide and acid mist emissions from sulfuric acid plants result from 
the burning of sulfur or sulfur-bearing feed stocks to form 
SO2, catalytic oxidation of SO2 to sulfur 
trioxide, and absorption of SO2 in a strong acid stream. 
These standards rely on the capture of SO2 and acid mist by 
venting to a control device.
    Owners or operators of sulfuric acid plants are required to make 
the following one-time-only reports: notification of the date of 
construction or reconstruction; notification of actual startup dates; 
notification of any physical or operational change to an existing 
facility; notification of demonstration of the continuous emissions 
monitoring system (CEMS); notification date of the initial performance 
test; and the results of the initial performance test. After the 
initial recordkeeping and reporting requirements, semiannual reports 
are required if there has been an exceedance of control device 
operating parameters. Respondents are also required to maintain records 
of occurrence and duration of any startup, shutdown, or malfunction, or 
any period during which the monitoring system is inoperative. 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. The OMB Control Numbers for EPA's regulations are 
listed in 40 CFR part 9 and 48 CFR chapter 15, and are identified on 
the form and/or instrument, if applicable.
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 127 
hours per response. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial 
resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, 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; 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 sulfuric acid 
plants.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 103.
    Frequency of Response: Semiannually, on occasion and initially.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 26,177 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Costs: $2,577,271, which includes $0 
annualized capital/startup costs, $464,000 annual O&M costs, and 
$2,113,271 annual labor costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is an increase of 2,857 hours in 
the total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of 
Approved ICR Burdens. This increase is due to the fact that we are 
presently accounting for management and clerical person hours per year, 
which was omitted in the previous ICR. There is also an increase in the 
cost burden, which consisted of the accounting for management and 
clerical person hours per year and a revised salary table. There is 
however, a decline in the number of sources. The renewal ICR shows that 
there are approximately 103 sources subject to the rule, as compared to 
the active ICR that shows 106 sources. This decline in sources is due 
to plant closure. No new facilities are expected to be constructed in 
the next three years.

    Dated: August 9, 2005.
Oscar Morales,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
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