Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Portland Cement Plants (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1051.10, OMB Control Number 2060-0025, 4211-4212 [E8-1188]

Download as PDF jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 16 / Thursday, January 24, 2008 / Notices 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, are 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 authority for these requirements is sections 311 and 312 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), 1986 (42 U.S.C. 11011, 11012). EPCRA Section 311 requires owners and operators of facilities subject to OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to submit a list of chemicals or Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) (for those chemicals that exceed thresholds, specified in 40 CFR part 370) to the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC), Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) and the local fire department (LFD) with jurisdiction over their facility. This is a one-time requirement unless a new facility becomes subject to the regulations or updating the information by facilities that are already covered by the regulations. EPCRA section 312 requires owners and operators of facilities subject to OSHA HCS to submit an inventory form (for those chemicals that exceed the thresholds, specified in 40 CFR part 370) to the SERC, LEPC, and LFD with jurisdiction over their facility. This form is to be submitted on March 1 of each year, on the inventory of chemicals in the previous calendar year. Burden Statement: The annual average burden for MSDS reporting (basic and additional reporting) is estimated at 6.75 hours for new facilities. Additional reporting, which is to submit revised and new MSDSs for currently covered and new facilities is 2 hours. The average burden for new and currently covered facilities to submit MSDS upon request is 1 hour. The average burden to comply with Tier II inventory reporting for small, medium and large manufacturers is 8, 80 and 120 hours, respectively. The average burden to comply with Tier II inventory reporting for small, medium and large non-manufacturers is 6, 20, and 40 hours, respectively. There are no recordkeeping requirements for facilities under EPCRA sections 311 and 312, although it is assumed that they will maintain a copy of annual reports to use for future filings. The recordkeeping for MSDSs is mandated under OSHA rules. The average burden for state and local governments to respond to requests for MSDSs or Tier II information under 40 VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:35 Jan 23, 2008 Jkt 214001 CFR 370.30 is estimated to be one hour per request. The average burden for managing and maintaining the reports and MSDS files is estimated to be 32.50 hours. The average burden for maintaining and updating a 312 database is estimated to be 320 hours. 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: Any facility owner or operator that is required to prepare or have a material safety data sheet (MSDS) for a hazardous chemical under OSHA Hazardous Communication Standard and if the chemical meets the threshold level specified in 40 CFR part 370. Some facilities include but are not limited to, chemical, petroleum, warehouse, food, paper mills, etc. Estimated Number of Respondents: 353,552 Frequency of Response: Annually, on occasion Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 3,792,432 Estimated Total Annual Cost: $207,454,485, includes $6,389,900 annualized capital or O&M costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is an increase of 1,763,732 hours in the total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved ICR Burdens. EPA had contacted small, medium and large size facilities in both manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors to develop this burden. In previous ICRs, the Agency only contacted small and medium size facilities and used a weighted average. For this ICR, EPA applied the burden reported by each sector that we contacted. There is a decrease of 209,948 in the estimated universe from the previous ICR. EPA believes that the universe estimates in this ICR are more accurate since most States now collect Tier II electronically so they were able to provide EPA with a better estimate of the number of facilities subject to PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4211 sections 311 and 312 than was estimated in previous years. Dated: January 17, 2008. Sara Hisel-McCoy, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. E8–1187 Filed 1–23–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OECA–2007–0032; FRL–8519–8] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Portland Cement Plants (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1051.10, OMB Control Number 2060– 0025 Environmental Protection Agency. 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. 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 February 25, 2008. Submit your comments, referencing docket ID number EPA–HQ– OECA–2007–0032, 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 2822T, 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: Leonard Lazarus, Compliance Assessment and Media Programs Division (CAMPD), Office of Compliance, (2223A), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564–6369; fax number: (202) 564–0050; e-mail address: lazarus.leonard@epa.gov. ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\24JAN1.SGM 24JAN1 4212 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 16 / Thursday, January 24, 2008 / Notices 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–2007–0032, which is available for public viewing online at http://www.regulations.gov, in person viewing at the Enforcement and Compliance Docket 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 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: NSPS for Portland Cement Plants (Renewal). ICR Numbers: EPA ICR Number 1051.10, OMB Control Number 2060– 0025. ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on January 31, 2008. Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor the collection of information while his 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, jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:35 Jan 23, 2008 Jkt 214001 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: Particulate matter emissions from portland cement plants cause or contribute to air pollution that may reasonably be anticipated to endanger public health or welfare. Therefore, NSPS were promulgated for this source category. The control of emissions of particulate matter from portland cement plants requires not only the installation of properly designed equipment, but also the operation and maintenance of that equipment. Emissions of particulate matter from portland cement plants are the result of operation of kilns, clinker coolers, raw mill systems, raw mill dryers, raw material storage, clinker storage, finished product storage, conveyor transfer points, bagging and bulk loading and unloading systems. These standards rely on the capture of particulate emissions by a baghouse or electrostatic precipitator. In order to ensure compliance with these standards, adequate reporting and recordkeeping is necessary. In the absence of such information, enforcement personnel would be unable to determine whether the standards are being met on a continuous basis, as required by the Clean Air Act. 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. Notifications are used to inform the Agency or delegated authority when a source becomes subject to the standard. The reviewing authority may then inspect the source to check if the pollution control devices are properly installed and operated. Performance test reports are needed as these are the Agency’s record of a source’s initial capability to comply with the emission standard and note the operating conditions under which compliance was achieved. The quarterly reports are used for problem identification, as a check on source operation and maintenance, and for compliance determinations. The standard also requires semiannual reporting of deviations from monitored opacity, as this is a good indicator of the source’s compliance status. Responses to this information collection are mandatory (40 CFR part 60, subpart F). Any information submitted to the Agency for which a claim of confidentiality is made will be safeguarded according to the Agency PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 policies set forth in title 40, chapter 1, part 2, subpart B—Confidentiality of Business Information (see 40 CFR 2; 41 FR 36902, September 1, 1976; amended by 43 FR 40000, September 8, 1978; 43 FR 42251, September 20, 1978; 44 FR 17674, March 23, 1979). Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 56 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: Portland Cement Plants. Estimated Number of Respondents: 118. Frequency of Response: Initially and Semiannually. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 13,806 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $1,413,511, which includes capital/ startup costs of $37,000, O&M costs of $495,600, and labor costs of $880,911. Changes in the Estimates: There is no change in the labor hours or cost 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 nonexistent, so there is no significant change in the overall burden. 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: January 17, 2008. Sara Hisel-McCoy, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. E8–1188 Filed 1–23–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P E:\FR\FM\24JAN1.SGM 24JAN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OECA-2007-0032; FRL-8519-8]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Portland Cement Plants 
(Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1051.10, OMB Control Number 2060-0025

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 February 25, 
2008.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing docket ID number EPA-HQ-
OECA-2007-0032, 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 
2822T, 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: Leonard Lazarus, Compliance Assessment 
and Media Programs Division (CAMPD), Office of Compliance, (2223A), 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564-6369; fax number: 
(202) 564-0050; e-mail address: lazarus.leonard@epa.gov.

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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-2007-0032, which is available for public viewing 
online at http://www.regulations.gov, in person viewing at the 
Enforcement and Compliance Docket 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 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: NSPS for Portland Cement Plants (Renewal).
    ICR Numbers: EPA ICR Number 1051.10, OMB Control Number 2060-0025.
    ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on January 31, 2008. 
Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor 
the collection of information while his 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: Particulate matter emissions from portland cement plants 
cause or contribute to air pollution that may reasonably be anticipated 
to endanger public health or welfare. Therefore, NSPS were promulgated 
for this source category.
    The control of emissions of particulate matter from portland cement 
plants requires not only the installation of properly designed 
equipment, but also the operation and maintenance of that equipment. 
Emissions of particulate matter from portland cement plants are the 
result of operation of kilns, clinker coolers, raw mill systems, raw 
mill dryers, raw material storage, clinker storage, finished product 
storage, conveyor transfer points, bagging and bulk loading and 
unloading systems. These standards rely on the capture of particulate 
emissions by a baghouse or electrostatic precipitator.
    In order to ensure compliance with these standards, adequate 
reporting and recordkeeping is necessary. In the absence of such 
information, enforcement personnel would be unable to determine whether 
the standards are being met on a continuous basis, as required by the 
Clean Air Act.
    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. Notifications are used to 
inform the Agency or delegated authority when a source becomes subject 
to the standard. The reviewing authority may then inspect the source to 
check if the pollution control devices are properly installed and 
operated. Performance test reports are needed as these are the Agency's 
record of a source's initial capability to comply with the emission 
standard and note the operating conditions under which compliance was 
achieved. The quarterly reports are used for problem identification, as 
a check on source operation and maintenance, and for compliance 
determinations. The standard also requires semiannual reporting of 
deviations from monitored opacity, as this is a good indicator of the 
source's compliance status.
    Responses to this information collection are mandatory (40 CFR part 
60, subpart F). Any information submitted to the Agency for which a 
claim of confidentiality is made will be safeguarded according to the 
Agency policies set forth in title 40, chapter 1, part 2, subpart B--
Confidentiality of Business Information (see 40 CFR 2; 41 FR 36902, 
September 1, 1976; amended by 43 FR 40000, September 8, 1978; 43 FR 
42251, September 20, 1978; 44 FR 17674, March 23, 1979).
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 56 
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: Portland Cement Plants.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 118.
    Frequency of Response: Initially and Semiannually.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 13,806 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $1,413,511, which includes capital/
startup costs of $37,000, O&M costs of $495,600, and labor costs of 
$880,911.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is no change in the labor hours or 
cost 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, so there is no significant change in the overall 
burden.
    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: January 17, 2008.
Sara Hisel-McCoy,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
 [FR Doc. E8-1188 Filed 1-23-08; 8:45 am]
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