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Download as PDF 51784 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 168 / Wednesday, August 31, 2005 / Notices but must keep copies of installation invoices and records for 6 months that show the reason an aftermarket catalyst installation was permissible. A technical change is made to note that the warranty period for the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) converter originally installed on the vehicle is 8 years/80,000 miles starting with the 1995 model year. Therefore, aftermarket or reconditioned converters generally cannot be installed on such vehicles until the vehicles are at least 8 (eight) years old, or have accumulated 80,000 miles of service life. Removed catalysts must be tagged with identifying information and be retained for 15 days. EPA allows the use of preprinted documents or computer generated documents. All the record keeping under the policy is authorized by section 114 of the Act, 42 U.S.C. 7414 and section 208 of the Act, 42 U.S.C. 7542 and is a mandatory condition for participation in this voluntary alternative program to manufacturing catalytic converters equivalent to OE. Not complying with the record keeping and remaining reporting requirements would violate section 203(a)(3) of the Act, 42 U.S.C. 7522(a)(3). Parties who comply with these policies are allowed to install aftermarket catalysts instead of OE catalytic converters. Confidentiality provisions are found at 40 CFR part 2. These requirements have been in effect for over 19 years. Startup costs have been completed. 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 7 hours per response for the three categories of respondent. 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 VerDate Aug<18>2005 16:33 Aug 30, 2005 Jkt 205001 information; search data sources; complete and review the collection of information; and transmit or otherwise disclose the information. Respondents/Affected Entities: Manufacturers, reconditioners, and installers of aftermarket and/or reconditioned automotive catalytic converters. Estimated Number of Respondents: 30,014. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 212,101 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $8,725,189, which includes $285,824 annualized capital/startup costs, $390,064 annual O&M costs, and $8,049,201 annual labor costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is an increase of 100,793 hours in the total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved ICR Burdens. The increase is due to an error in calculations in the previous ICR, and not an actual increase in respondent burden hours. A combination of errors in calculations in the previous ICR (67 FR 319–320, Jan. 3, 2002) led to the annual burden hours for installers being represented as 3.5 hours/year, rather than 7 hours/year. Spread over 30,000 installer respondents this led to a shortfall of 104,000 burden hours. This figure has been correctly calculated in this ICR renewal. There is, therefore, no increase in burden hours to the industry, rather the correction of a previous error which accounts for the higher burden hour numbers. Dated: August 25, 2005. Oscar Morales, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 05–17366 Filed 8–30–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [OECA–2004–0043; FRL–7955–5] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Metallic Mineral Processing Plants (Renewal), ICR Number 0982.08, OMB Number 2060–0016 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 PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. This ICR is scheduled to expire on September 30, 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 30, 2005. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing docket ID number OECA– 2004–0043, to (1) EPA online using EDOCKET (our preferred method), by email to docket.oeca@epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, 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: Gregory Fried, Compliance Assessment and Media Programs Division, Office of Compliance, 2223A, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564–7016; fax number: (202) 564–0050; e-mail address: fried.gregory@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 December 1, 2004, (69 FR 69909) 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 Number OECA–2004–0043, 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 E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 168 / Wednesday, August 31, 2005 / Notices 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 www.epa.gov/ edocket. Title: NSPS for Metallic Mineral Processing Plants (Renewal). Abstract: The New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Metallic Mineral Processing Plants were proposed on August 24, 1982, and promulgated on February 21, 1984. These standards apply to the following facilities in Metallic Mineral Processing Plants: Each crusher and screen in openpit mines; each crusher, screen, bucket elevator, conveyor belt transfer point, thermal dryer, product packaging station, storage bin, enclosed storage area, truck loading and unloading station at the mill or concentrator, commencing construction, modification or reconstruction after the date of proposal. The NSPS does not apply to facilities located in underground mines, or to facilities performing the beneficiation of uranium ore at uranium ore processing plants. Particulate matter (PM) is the pollutant regulated under this subpart. The standards limit the particulate matter emissions from the stack to 0.05 grams per dry standard cubic meter and to 7 percent opacity. Those sources that are using a wet scrubbing control device are exempted from the 7 percent opacity VerDate Aug<18>2005 16:33 Aug 30, 2005 Jkt 205001 requirement. No affected facility may discharge any process fugitive emissions that exhibit greater than 10 percent opacity. Response to the collection of information is mandatory under 40 CFR part 60, subpart LL. Owners or operators of the affected facilities described must make initial notifications, including notification of any physical or operational change to an existing facility that may increase the regulated pollutant emission rate; notification of the demonstration of the continuous monitoring system (CMS), and notification of the initial performance test. Performance test reports are needed as these are the Agency’s records of a source’s initial capability to comply with emission standards, and note the operating conditions, flow rate and pressure drop, under which compliance was achieved. Owners of affected facilities are required to install, calibrate, maintain, and operate a continuous monitoring system to measure the change in the pressure of the gas stream through the scrubber and the scrubbing liquid flow rate. Owners or operators are also required to 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. Semiannual excess emissions reports and monitoring systems performance reports will include the exceeded findings of any control device operating parameters, (specified in CFR 40 60.735, Recordkeeping and Reporting), the date and time of the deviance, the nature and cause of the malfunction (if known) and the corrective measures taken, and identification of the time period during which the CMS was inoperative (this does not include zero and span checks nor typical repairs/adjustments). These notifications, reports and records are required, in general, of all sources subject to NSPS. 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 52 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 PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51785 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: Metallic Mineral Processing Plants. Estimated Number of Respondents: 20. Frequency of Response: On occasion, initially and semiannually. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 2,306 hours. Estimated Total Annual Costs: $199,140 which includes $0 annualized capital/startup costs, $13,000 annual O&M costs, and $186,140 Respondent Labor costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is an increase of 546 hours in the total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved ICR Burdens. This increase is due to an increase in the estimated number of sources that will be reconstructed or make or physical/operational changes. In addition, the increase in burden is due to the inclusion of burden hour estimates for management and clerical personnel at the plant. Dated: August 22, 2005. Oscar Morales, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 05–17368 Filed 8–30–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [OW–2003–0030; FRL–7964–1] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Great Lakes Water Quality Guidance, EPA ICR Number 1639.05, OMB Control Number 2040– 0180 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1

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[OECA-2004-0043; FRL-7955-5]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Metallic Mineral 
Processing Plants (Renewal), ICR Number 0982.08, OMB Number 2060-0016

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 September 30, 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 30, 
2005.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing docket ID number OECA-
2004-0043, to (1) EPA online using EDOCKET (our preferred method), by 
e-mail to docket.oeca@epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 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: Gregory Fried, Compliance Assessment 
and Media Programs Division, Office of Compliance, 2223A, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; 
telephone number: (202) 564-7016; fax number: (202) 564-0050; e-mail 
address: fried.gregory@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 December 1, 2004, (69 FR 69909) 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 
Number OECA-2004-0043, 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

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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 www.epa.gov/edocket.
    Title: NSPS for Metallic Mineral Processing Plants (Renewal).
    Abstract: The New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Metallic 
Mineral Processing Plants were proposed on August 24, 1982, and 
promulgated on February 21, 1984. These standards apply to the 
following facilities in Metallic Mineral Processing Plants: Each 
crusher and screen in open-pit mines; each crusher, screen, bucket 
elevator, conveyor belt transfer point, thermal dryer, product 
packaging station, storage bin, enclosed storage area, truck loading 
and unloading station at the mill or concentrator, commencing 
construction, modification or reconstruction after the date of 
proposal. The NSPS does not apply to facilities located in underground 
mines, or to facilities performing the beneficiation of uranium ore at 
uranium ore processing plants.
    Particulate matter (PM) is the pollutant regulated under this 
subpart. The standards limit the particulate matter emissions from the 
stack to 0.05 grams per dry standard cubic meter and to 7 percent 
opacity. Those sources that are using a wet scrubbing control device 
are exempted from the 7 percent opacity requirement. No affected 
facility may discharge any process fugitive emissions that exhibit 
greater than 10 percent opacity.
    Response to the collection of information is mandatory under 40 CFR 
part 60, subpart LL. Owners or operators of the affected facilities 
described must make initial notifications, including notification of 
any physical or operational change to an existing facility that may 
increase the regulated pollutant emission rate; notification of the 
demonstration of the continuous monitoring system (CMS), and 
notification of the initial performance test. Performance test reports 
are needed as these are the Agency's records of a source's initial 
capability to comply with emission standards, and note the operating 
conditions, flow rate and pressure drop, under which compliance was 
achieved. Owners of affected facilities are required to install, 
calibrate, maintain, and operate a continuous monitoring system to 
measure the change in the pressure of the gas stream through the 
scrubber and the scrubbing liquid flow rate. Owners or operators are 
also required to 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.
    Semiannual excess emissions reports and monitoring systems 
performance reports will include the exceeded findings of any control 
device operating parameters, (specified in CFR 40 60.735, Recordkeeping 
and Reporting), the date and time of the deviance, the nature and cause 
of the malfunction (if known) and the corrective measures taken, and 
identification of the time period during which the CMS was inoperative 
(this does not include zero and span checks nor typical repairs/
adjustments). These notifications, reports and records are required, in 
general, of all sources subject to NSPS.
    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 52 
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: Metallic Mineral Processing Plants.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 20.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion, initially and semiannually.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 2,306 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Costs: $199,140 which includes $0 annualized 
capital/startup costs, $13,000 annual O&M costs, and $186,140 
Respondent Labor costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is an increase of 546 hours in the 
total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of 
Approved ICR Burdens. This increase is due to an increase in the 
estimated number of sources that will be reconstructed or make or 
physical/operational changes. In addition, the increase in burden is 
due to the inclusion of burden hour estimates for management and 
clerical personnel at the plant.

    Dated: August 22, 2005.
Oscar Morales,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
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