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Download as PDF 64616 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 221 / Friday, November 16, 2007 / Notices years and are not anticipated to change over the next three years. Secondly, the growth rate for the industry is very low, negative or non-existent. There is, however, a small adjustment in the labor hour estimate. The previous ICR shows a total of 149,174 annual hours. This renewal ICR shows a total of 149,180 annual hours. The small labor hour increase of six hours was caused by a mathematical error in the previous ICR. Dated: November 8, 2007. Sara Hisel-McCoy, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. E7–22453 Filed 11–15–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OECA–2007–0048; FRL–8496–2] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Beryllium (Renewal); EPA ICR Number 0193.09, OMB Control Number 2060–0092 Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 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. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost. DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before December 17, 2007. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing docket ID number EPA–HQ– OECA–2007–0048, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), or by e-mail to docket.oeca@epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), 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: Learia Williams, Compliance VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:48 Nov 15, 2007 Jkt 214001 Assessment and Media Programs Division, Office of Compliance, Mail Code 2223A, Environmental Protection 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. 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, 2007 (72 FR 10735), EPA sought comments on this ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received no comments. Any additional comments on this ICR should be submitted to EPA and OMB within 30 days of this notice. EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under docket ID number EPA–HQ–OECA–2007–0048, which is available for public viewing online at http://www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Enforcement and Compliance Docket and Information Center in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/ DC), EPA West, Room 3334, 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 Center is (202) 566–1752. Use EPA’s electronic docket and comment system at http:// www.regulations.gov, to submit or view public comments, access the index listing of the contents of the docket, and to access those documents in the docket that are available electronically. Once in the system, select ‘‘docket search,’’ then key in the docket ID number identified above. Please note that EPA’s policy is that public comments, whether submitted electronically or in paper, will be made available for public viewing at http://www.regulations.gov, 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. For further information about the electronic docket, go to www.regulations.gov. Title: NESHAP for Beryllium (Renewal). ICR Numbers: EPA ICR Number 0193.09, OMB Control Number 2060– 0092. ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2007. Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor the collection of information while this SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 submission is pending at OMB. 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 title 40 of the CFR, after appearing in the Federal Register when approved, are listed in 40 CFR part 9, and displayed either by publication in the Federal Register or by other appropriate means, such as on the related collection instrument or form, if applicable. The display of OMB control numbers in certain EPA regulations is consolidated in 40 CFR part 9. Abstract: The National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP), were proposed on December 7, 1971 (36 FR 23939) and promulgated on April 6, 1973 (38 FR 8826). This standard applies to all extraction plants, ceramic plants, foundries, incinerators, and propellant plants which process beryllium ore, beryllium, beryllium oxide, beryllium alloys, or berylliumcontaining waste. The standard also applies to machine shops which process beryllium, beryllium oxides, or any alloy when such alloy contains more than five percent beryllium by weight. All sources known to have caused, or have the potential to cause, dangerous levels of beryllium in the ambient air are covered by the Beryllium NESHAP. This information is being collected to ensure compliance with 40 CFR part 61, subpart C. There are approximately 236 existing sources subject to this rule. Of the total number of existing sources, we have assumed that approximately 10 sources (i.e., respondents) have elected to comply with an alternative ambient air quality limit by operating a continuous monitor in the vicinity of the affected facility. The monitoring requirements for these facilities provide information on ambient air quality and ensure that locally, the airborne beryllium concentration does not exceed 0.01 micrograms/m 3. These sources that are meeting the rule requirements by means of ambient monitoring are required to submit a monthly report of all measured concentrations to the Administrator. The remaining 226 sources have elected to comply with the rule by conducting a one-time-only stack test to determine beryllium emission levels. We have assumed that 10 percent of the 226 sources (or 23 respondents) complying with the emission limit standard will engage in an operational change at their facilities that could potentially increase beryllium emissions, and would be required to repeat the stack test to determine the beryllium emission E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 221 / Friday, November 16, 2007 / Notices limits. Consequently these sources will have recordkeeping and reporting requirements associated with the stack test. We have assumed that no additional sources are expected to become subject to the standard in the next three years. Therefore, there are 33 respondents for the purpose of determining the recordkeeping and reporting burden associated with this rule. Any owner or operator subject to the provisions of this part shall maintain a file of these measurements, and retain the file for at least five years following the date of such measurements, maintenance reports, and records. All reports are sent to the delegated State or local authority. In the event that there is no such delegated authority, the reports are sent directly to the EPA regional office. This information is being collected to assure compliance with 40 CFR part 61, subpart C, as authorized in section 112 and 114(a) of the Clean Air Act. The required information consists of emissions data and other information that have been determined to be private. 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 Number 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 16 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 which have subsequently changed; 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: Beryllium Facilities. Estimated Number of Respondents: 33. Frequency of Response: Monthly and on occasion. VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:48 Nov 15, 2007 Jkt 214001 64617 Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 2,627. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $201,160, which is comprised of $0 annualized Capital Startup costs and $35,000 Operation and Maintenance (O&M) costs and $166,160 annualized Labor Costs. Change in Estimates: There is no significant change in this ICR compared to the previous ICR. This is due to two considerations. First, the regulations have not changed over the past three years and are not anticipated to change over the next three years. Secondly, the growth rate for the industry is very low, negative or non-existent. Since there are no changes in the regulatory requirements and there is no significant industry growth, the labor hours and cost figures in the previous ICR are used in this ICR and there is no change in burden to industry. GENERAL/2007/September/Day-27/ g19119.pdf) for further information. Members of the public may obtain the draft interim guidance from http:// www.regulations.gov; or http:// www.epa.gov/osa/mmoaframework; or consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. ADDRESSES: The draft document is available electronically through the EPA Office of the Science Advisor’s Web site at: http://www.epa.gov/osa/ mmoaframework. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For more information, contact Resha Putzrath, Ph.D., Office of the Science Advisor, Mail Code 8105R, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564–3229; fax number: (202) 564–2070, e-mail: putzrath.resha@epa.gov. Dated: November 8, 2007. Sara Hisel-McCoy, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. E7–22506 Filed 11–15–07; 8:45 am] Dated: November 8, 2007. George M. Gray, EPA Science Advisor. [FR Doc. E7–22508 Filed 11–15–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8496–9] [ER–FRL–6693–1] Notice of Extension of Public Comment Period for the External Review Draft of a ‘‘Framework for Determining a Mutagenic Mode of Action for Carcinogenicity: Using EPA’s 2005 Cancer Guidelines and Supplemental Guidance for Assessing Susceptibility From Early-Life Exposure to Carcinogens’’ Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of extension of public comment period. AGENCY: SUMMARY: On September 27, 2007, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released for public comment the External Review Draft of the ‘‘Framework for Determining a Mutagenic Mode of Action for Carcinogenicity: Using EPA’s 2005 Cancer Guidelines and Supplemental Guidance for Assessing Susceptibility from Early-Life Exposure to Carcinogens’’ (or Framework). At that time, a 60-day public comment period was announced. This notice announces a 30-day extension of the public comment period; the public comment period will end 90 days from September 27, 2007, the date of the original Federal Register Notice (72 FR 54910). Visit http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA- PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Availability of EPA comments prepared pursuant to the Environmental Review Process (ERP), under section 309 of the Clean Air Act and Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act as amended. Requests for copies of EPA comments can be directed to the Office of Federal Activities at 202–564–7167. An explanation of the ratings assigned to draft environmental impact statements (EISs) was published in the Federal Register dated April 6, 2007 (72 FR 17156). Draft EISs EIS No. 20070218, ERP No. D–FHW– K40263–CA, Interstate 405 (San Diego Freeway) Sepulveda Pass Widening Project, From Interstate 10 to US–101 in the City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about water quality and air quality impacts. EPA recommends additional best management practices and construction mitigation measures. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20070275, ERP No. D–FHW– K59007–CA, Eureka-Arcata Route 101 E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1

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[EPA-HQ-OECA-2007-0048; FRL-8496-2]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Beryllium (Renewal); 
EPA ICR Number 0193.09, OMB Control Number 2060-0092

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

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. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the 
nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost.

DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before December 17, 
2007.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing docket ID number EPA-HQ-
OECA-2007-0048, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method), or by e-mail to docket.oeca@epa.gov, or by mail to: 
EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), 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: Learia Williams, Compliance Assessment 
and Media Programs Division, Office of Compliance, Mail Code 2223A, 
Environmental Protection 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 March 9, 2007 (72 FR 10735), EPA sought comments on this 
ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received no comments. Any 
additional comments on this ICR should be submitted to EPA and OMB 
within 30 days of this notice.
    EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under docket ID 
number EPA-HQ-OECA-2007-0048, which is available for public viewing 
online at http://www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the 
Enforcement and Compliance Docket and Information Center in the EPA 
Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West, Room 3334, 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 
Center is (202) 566-1752.
    Use EPA's electronic docket and comment system at http://
www.regulations.gov, to submit or view public comments, access the 
index listing of the contents of the docket, and to access those 
documents in the docket that are available electronically. Once in the 
system, select ``docket search,'' then key in the docket ID number 
identified above. Please note that EPA's policy is that public 
comments, whether submitted electronically or in paper, will be made 
available for public viewing at http://www.regulations.gov, 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. For 
further information about the electronic docket, go to 
www.regulations.gov.
    Title: NESHAP for Beryllium (Renewal).
    ICR Numbers: EPA ICR Number 0193.09, OMB Control Number 2060-0092.
    ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2007. 
Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor 
the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB. 
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 title 40 of the CFR, after appearing in the Federal Register when 
approved, are listed in 40 CFR part 9, and displayed either by 
publication in the Federal Register or by other appropriate means, such 
as on the related collection instrument or form, if applicable. The 
display of OMB control numbers in certain EPA regulations is 
consolidated in 40 CFR part 9.
    Abstract: The National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air 
Pollutants (NESHAP), were proposed on December 7, 1971 (36 FR 23939) 
and promulgated on April 6, 1973 (38 FR 8826). This standard applies to 
all extraction plants, ceramic plants, foundries, incinerators, and 
propellant plants which process beryllium ore, beryllium, beryllium 
oxide, beryllium alloys, or beryllium-containing waste. The standard 
also applies to machine shops which process beryllium, beryllium 
oxides, or any alloy when such alloy contains more than five percent 
beryllium by weight. All sources known to have caused, or have the 
potential to cause, dangerous levels of beryllium in the ambient air 
are covered by the Beryllium NESHAP. This information is being 
collected to ensure compliance with 40 CFR part 61, subpart C.
    There are approximately 236 existing sources subject to this rule. 
Of the total number of existing sources, we have assumed that 
approximately 10 sources (i.e., respondents) have elected to comply 
with an alternative ambient air quality limit by operating a continuous 
monitor in the vicinity of the affected facility. The monitoring 
requirements for these facilities provide information on ambient air 
quality and ensure that locally, the airborne beryllium concentration 
does not exceed 0.01 micrograms/m 3. These sources that are 
meeting the rule requirements by means of ambient monitoring are 
required to submit a monthly report of all measured concentrations to 
the Administrator. The remaining 226 sources have elected to comply 
with the rule by conducting a one-time-only stack test to determine 
beryllium emission levels. We have assumed that 10 percent of the 226 
sources (or 23 respondents) complying with the emission limit standard 
will engage in an operational change at their facilities that could 
potentially increase beryllium emissions, and would be required to 
repeat the stack test to determine the beryllium emission

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limits. Consequently these sources will have recordkeeping and 
reporting requirements associated with the stack test. We have assumed 
that no additional sources are expected to become subject to the 
standard in the next three years. Therefore, there are 33 respondents 
for the purpose of determining the recordkeeping and reporting burden 
associated with this rule.
    Any owner or operator subject to the provisions of this part shall 
maintain a file of these measurements, and retain the file for at least 
five years following the date of such measurements, maintenance 
reports, and records. All reports are sent to the delegated State or 
local authority. In the event that there is no such delegated 
authority, the reports are sent directly to the EPA regional office. 
This information is being collected to assure compliance with 40 CFR 
part 61, subpart C, as authorized in section 112 and 114(a) of the 
Clean Air Act. The required information consists of emissions data and 
other information that have been determined to be private.
    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 Number 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 16 
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 which have subsequently changed; 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: Beryllium Facilities.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 33.
    Frequency of Response: Monthly and on occasion.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 2,627.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $201,160, which is comprised of $0 
annualized Capital Startup costs and $35,000 Operation and Maintenance 
(O&M) costs and $166,160 annualized Labor Costs.
    Change in Estimates: There is no significant change in this ICR 
compared to the previous ICR. This is due to two considerations. First, 
the regulations have not changed over the past three years and are not 
anticipated to change over the next three years. Secondly, the growth 
rate for the industry is very low, negative or non-existent.
    Since there are no changes in the regulatory requirements and there 
is no significant industry growth, the labor hours and cost figures in 
the previous ICR are used in this ICR and there is no change in burden 
to industry.

    Dated: November 8, 2007.
Sara Hisel-McCoy,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
 [FR Doc. E7-22506 Filed 11-15-07; 8:45 am]
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