Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; 2005 Hazardous Waste Report (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 0976.12, OMB Control Number 2050-0024, 54539-54540 [05-18349]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 178 / Thursday, September 15, 2005 / Notices 2004–0012, which is available for public viewing at the Air and Radiation 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 Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center is (202) 566–1742. 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. Once 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 confidential business information (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: Data Reporting Requirements For State and Local Vehicle Emission Inspection and Maintenance (I/M) Programs (Reinstatement). Abstract: To provide general oversight and support to state and local I/M programs, the Transportation and Regional Programs Division (TRPD), Office of Transportation and Air Quality, Office of Air and Radiation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, requires that state or local program VerDate Aug<18>2005 15:03 Sep 14, 2005 Jkt 205001 management for both basic and enhanced I/M programs submit two varieties of reports to EPA. The first reporting requirement is the submittal of an annual report providing general program operating data and summary statistics, addressing the program’s current design and coverage, a summary of testing data, enforcement program efforts, quality assurance and quality control efforts, and other miscellaneous information allowing for an assessment of the program’s relative effectiveness; the second is a biennial report on any changes to the program over the previous two-year period and the impact of such changes, including any weaknesses discovered and corrections made or planned. General program effectiveness is determined by the degree to which a program misses, meets, or exceeds the emission reductions committed to in the state’s approved SIP, which, in turn, must meet or exceed the minimum emission reductions expected from the relevant performance standard, as promulgated under EPA’s revisions to 40 CFR part 51, in response to requirements established in section 182 of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (Act). This information will be used by EPA to determine a program’s progress toward meeting requirements under 40 CFR part 51, as well as to assess national trends in the area of basic and enhanced I/M programs and to provide background information in support of periodic site visits and audits. 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: EPA estimates the annual burden per respondent is approximately 85 hours and the total annual respondent burden imposed by these collections is estimated to be 2,890 hours (34 respondents). These estimates include time for summarizing data as well as reporting summaries. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54539 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: State or local government, Federal government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 34. Frequency of Response: Annually or biannually. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 2,890. Estimated Total Annual Costs: $152,252, which includes $0 annualized capital/startup costs, $0 O&M costs, and $152,252 annual labor costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is an increase of 2,890 hours in the total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved ICR Burdens. This increase is not due the reinstatement of the ICR; the previous approved ICR has expired. Dated: September 6, 2005. Oscar Morales, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 05–18348 Filed 9–14–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [RCRA–2005–0003; FRL–7969–3] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; 2005 Hazardous Waste Report (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 0976.12, OMB Control Number 2050– 0024 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 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. E:\FR\FM\15SEN1.SGM 15SEN1 54540 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 178 / Thursday, September 15, 2005 / Notices Additional comments may be submitted on or before October 17, 2005. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing docket ID number RCRA– 2005–0003, to (1) EPA online using EDOCKET (our preferred method), by email to RCRA-docket@epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Resource Conservation and Recovery Docket and Information Center, mail code 5305T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., 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: Dave Levy, Office of Solid Waste, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 703–308–8479; fax number: 703–308–8433; e-mail address: levy.dave@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 March 9, 2005 (70 FR 11628), EPA sought comments on this ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received one comment, and it is addressed in the Supporting Statement to this ICR in section 3(b). EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under Docket ID No. RCRA– 2005–0003, which is available for public viewing at the Resource Conservation and Recovery Docket and Information Center in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/ DC), EPA West, Room B102, 1301 Constitution Ave., 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 Resource Conservation and Recovery Docket and Information Center is (202) 566–0270. 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. Once 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 DATES: VerDate Aug<18>2005 15:03 Sep 14, 2005 Jkt 205001 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, 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: 2005 Hazardous Waste Report (Renewal). Abstract: This ICR renews an ongoing information collection from hazardous waste generators and hazardous waste treatment, storage, or disposal facilities. This collection is done on a two-year cycle as required by sections 3002 and 3004 of RCRA. The information is collected via a mechanism known as the Hazardous Waste Report for the required reporting year (EPA Form 8700–13 A/B) (also known as the Biennial Report). Both RCRA sections 3002 and 3004 require EPA to establish standards for recordkeeping and reporting of hazardous waste generation and management. Section 3002 applies to hazardous waste generators and Section 3004 applies to hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities. The implementing regulations are found at 40 CFR 262.40(b) and (d); 262.41(a)(1)–(5), (a)(8), and (b); 264.75(a)–(e) and (j); 265.75(a)–(e) and (j); and 270.30(l)(9). This is mandatory reporting by the respondents. 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 18.26 hours per respondent. Burden means the total PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: RCRA Subtitle C sites that generate, treat, store, recycle, or dispose of hazardous waste. Estimated Number of Respondents: 9,106. Frequency of Response: Biennially. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 166,297. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $10,042,978, includes $0 Capital Expense, $29,597 O&M costs, and $10,013,381 Respondent Labor Costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease of 30,679 hours in the total annual estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved ICR Burdens. This change in burden has occurred for several reasons. Based on reported data for the 2003 Hazardous Waste Report, EPA estimates an 11 percent annual decrease of 1,072 in the total number of respondents (9,106) from the estimated annual number of respondents for the 2003 Hazardous Waste Report (10,178). EPA also believes the burden is decreased because more respondents are using electronic reporting methods, especially those submitting several forms. This decrease is expected to occur even though this smaller universe of respondents is estimated to submit 65,022 more forms annually, a 13 percent increase, than the estimated number of forms submitted for the 2003 Hazardous Waste Report (504,251). The respondents’ use of electronic reporting also decreases the burden and cost of recordkeeping. Dated: September 6, 2005. Oscar Morales, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 05–18349 Filed 9–14–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P E:\FR\FM\15SEN1.SGM 15SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 178 (Thursday, September 15, 2005)]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[RCRA-2005-0003; FRL-7969-3]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; 2005 Hazardous Waste Report 
(Renewal), EPA ICR Number 0976.12, OMB Control Number 2050-0024

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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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. 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.

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DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before October 17, 
2005.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing docket ID number RCRA-
2005-0003, to (1) EPA online using EDOCKET (our preferred method), by 
e-mail to RCRA-docket@epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, 
Environmental Protection Agency, Resource Conservation and Recovery 
Docket and Information Center, mail code 5305T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., 
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: Dave Levy, Office of Solid Waste, 
Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, Environmental Protection 
Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone 
number: 703-308-8479; fax number: 703-308-8433; e-mail address: 
levy.dave@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 March 9, 2005 (70 FR 11628), EPA sought comments on this 
ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received one comment, and it is 
addressed in the Supporting Statement to this ICR in section 3(b).
    EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under Docket ID 
No. RCRA-2005-0003, which is available for public viewing at the 
Resource Conservation and Recovery Docket and Information Center in the 
EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West, Room B102, 1301 Constitution 
Ave., 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 Resource Conservation and 
Recovery Docket and Information Center is (202) 566-0270. 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. Once 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, 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: 2005 Hazardous Waste Report (Renewal).
    Abstract: This ICR renews an ongoing information collection from 
hazardous waste generators and hazardous waste treatment, storage, or 
disposal facilities. This collection is done on a two-year cycle as 
required by sections 3002 and 3004 of RCRA. The information is 
collected via a mechanism known as the Hazardous Waste Report for the 
required reporting year (EPA Form 8700-13 A/B) (also known as the 
Biennial Report). Both RCRA sections 3002 and 3004 require EPA to 
establish standards for recordkeeping and reporting of hazardous waste 
generation and management. Section 3002 applies to hazardous waste 
generators and Section 3004 applies to hazardous waste treatment, 
storage, and disposal facilities. The implementing regulations are 
found at 40 CFR 262.40(b) and (d); 262.41(a)(1)-(5), (a)(8), and (b); 
264.75(a)-(e) and (j); 265.75(a)-(e) and (j); and 270.30(l)(9). This is 
mandatory reporting by the respondents.
    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 18.26 
hours per 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 information; search data sources; complete and review 
the collection of information; and transmit or otherwise disclose the 
information.
    Respondents/Affected Entities: RCRA Subtitle C sites that generate, 
treat, store, recycle, or dispose of hazardous waste.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 9,106.
    Frequency of Response: Biennially.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 166,297.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $10,042,978, includes $0 Capital 
Expense, $29,597 O&M costs, and $10,013,381 Respondent Labor Costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease of 30,679 hours in 
the total annual estimated burden currently identified in the OMB 
Inventory of Approved ICR Burdens. This change in burden has occurred 
for several reasons. Based on reported data for the 2003 Hazardous 
Waste Report, EPA estimates an 11 percent annual decrease of 1,072 in 
the total number of respondents (9,106) from the estimated annual 
number of respondents for the 2003 Hazardous Waste Report (10,178). EPA 
also believes the burden is decreased because more respondents are 
using electronic reporting methods, especially those submitting several 
forms. This decrease is expected to occur even though this smaller 
universe of respondents is estimated to submit 65,022 more forms 
annually, a 13 percent increase, than the estimated number of forms 
submitted for the 2003 Hazardous Waste Report (504,251). The 
respondents' use of electronic reporting also decreases the burden and 
cost of recordkeeping.

    Dated: September 6, 2005.
Oscar Morales,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 05-18349 Filed 9-14-05; 8:45 am]
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