Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Requirements and Exemptions for Specific RCRA Wastes (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1597.08, OMB Control Number 2050-0145, 10242-10243 [E8-3611]

Download as PDF 10242 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 38 / Tuesday, February 26, 2008 / Notices www.ferc.gov using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, call 1–866–208–3676 or for TTY, (202) 502–8659. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–3550 Filed 2–25–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–RCRA–2007–0903; FRL–8533–6] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Requirements and Exemptions for Specific RCRA Wastes (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1597.08, OMB Control Number 2050–0145 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (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 information collection and its estimated burden and cost. DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before March 27, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– RCRA–2007–0903, to (1) EPA, either online using http://www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), or by e-mail to rcra-docket@epa.gov, or by mail to: RCRA Docket (2822T), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; and (2) OMB, by mail to: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Attention: Desk Officer for EPA, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503. Tab Tesnau, Office of Solid Waste (mail code 5303P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 703–605–0636; fax number: 703–308–8617; e-mail address: tesnau.tab@epa.gov. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:29 Feb 25, 2008 Jkt 214001 EPA has submitted the following ICR to OMB for review and approval according to the procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 1320.12. On September 19, 2007 (72 FR 53562), EPA sought comments on this ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received no comments during the comment period. 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 No. EPA– HQ–RCRA–2007–0903, which is available for online viewing at http:// www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Docket in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The EPA/ DC 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 RCRA Docket is (202) 566–0270. 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 http://www.regulations.gov. Title: Requirements and Exemptions for Specific RCRA Wastes (Renewal). ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 1597.08, OMB Control No. 2050–0145. ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on February 29, 2008. 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: This ICR revises and consolidates the burden contained in two existing approved ICRs: ‘‘Requirements and Exemptions for Specific RCRA Wastes,’’ ICR number 1597.06 (OMB Control Number 2050– 0145), and the ‘‘Used Oil Management Standards Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements,’’ ICR number 1286.07 (OMB Control Number 2050–0124). In 1995, EPA promulgated regulations in 40 CFR part 273 that govern the collection and management of widelygenerated hazardous wastes known as ‘‘Universal Wastes.’’ Universal Wastes are wastes that are generated in nonindustrial settings by a vast community, and are present in non-hazardous waste management systems. Examples of Universal Wastes include certain batteries, pesticides, mercury-containing lamps and thermostats. The part 273 regulations are designed to separate Universal Waste from the municipal waste stream by encouraging individuals and organizations to collect these wastes and to manage them in an appropriate hazardous waste management system. EPA distinguishes two types of handlers of Universal Wastes: Small quantity handlers of Universal Waste (SQHUW) and large quantity handlers of Universal Waste (LQHUW). SQHUWs do not accumulate more than 5,000 kg of any one category of Universal Waste at one time, while LQHUWs may accumulate quantities at or above this threshold. More stringent requirements are imposed on LQHUWs because of greater potential environmental risks. In 2001, EPA promulgated regulations in 40 CFR part 266 that provide increased flexibility to facilities managing wastes commonly known as ‘‘Mixed Waste.’’ Mixed Waste are lowlevel mixed waste (LLMW), and naturally occurring and/or acceleratorproduced radioactive material (NARM) containing hazardous waste. These wastes are also regulated by the Atomic Energy Act. As long as specified eligibility criteria and conditions are met, LLMW and NARM are exempt from the definition of hazardous waste as defined in Part 261. Although these eligible wastes are exempted from RCRA manifest, transportation, and disposal requirements, they must still comply with the manifest, transportation, and E:\FR\FM\26FEN1.SGM 26FEN1 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 38 / Tuesday, February 26, 2008 / Notices disposal requirements under the NRC (or NRC–Agreement State) regulations. And finally, in 1992, EPA finalized management standards for used oils destined for recycling. The Agency codified the used oil management standards in part 279 of 40 CFR. The regulations at 40 CFR part 279 establish, among other things, streamlined procedures for notification, testing, labeling, and recordkeeping. They also establish a flexible self-implementing approach for tracking off-site shipments that allow used oil handlers to use standard business practices (e.g., invoices, bill of lading). In addition, part 279 sets standards for the prevention and cleanup of releases to the environment during storage and transit. EPA believes these requirements will minimize potential mismanagement of used oils, while not discouraging recycling. Burden Statement: The annual public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 4.9 hours per response. The total public recordkeeping burden for the Universal Waste requirements is estimated to average 0.2 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: Private Sector and State, Local, or Tribal Governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 123,330. Frequency of Response: Biennially, On Occasion. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 651,135. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $30,746,047 which includes $10,004,415 annualized capital and O&M costs and $20,741,632 annualized labor costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is an increase of 457,901 hours in the total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved ICR VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:38 Feb 25, 2008 Jkt 214001 Burdens, and an increase of $10,000,415 in annualized capital/start-up and operations and maintenance costs. This increase is due to the consolidation of this ICR with the Used Oil Management Standards Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements ICR. In addition, the 2005 final rule on Mercury-Containing Equipment also increased the burden for the Universal Waste portion of this ICR. Dated: February 20, 2008. Sara Hisel-McCoy, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. E8–3611 Filed 2–25–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8533–5] Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC); Notification of a Public Advisory Committee Meeting and Teleconference of the CASAC Oxides of Nitrogen (NOX) & Sulfur Oxides (SOX) Secondary NAAQS Review Panel Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public meeting of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee Oxides of Nitrogen (NOX) and Sulfur Oxides (SOX) Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) Review Panel (CASAC Panel) and a public teleconference of the chartered CASAC. The CASAC Panel will conduct a peer review of EPA’s Draft Integrated Science Assessment for Oxides of Nitrogen and Sulfur—Environmental Criteria (First External Review Draft) (EPA/600/R–07/ 145, December 2007) and a consultation on the EPA’s draft Scope and Methods Plan for Risk/Exposure Assessment: Secondary NAAQS Review for Oxides of Nitrogen and Oxides of Sulfur. The chartered CASAC will review and approve the Panel’s report by public teleconference. DATES: The CASAC Panel will meet from 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 2, 2008 through 4 p.m. Thursday, April 3, 2008 (Eastern Time). The chartered CASAC will meet by public teleconference at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 5, 2008 (Eastern Time). ADDRESSES: The April 2–3, 2008 public meeting, will take place at the Marriott at Research Triangle Park, 4700 Guardian Drive, Durham, NC 27703, PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10243 telephone: (919) 941–6200. The May 5, 2008 public teleconference, will be conducted by phone only. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wants further information concerning the April 2–3, 2008 meeting, may contact Ms. Kyndall Barry, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), EPA Science Advisory Board (1400F), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; via telephone/ voice mail: (202) 343–9868; fax: (202) 233–0643; or e-mail at: barry.kyndall@epa.gov. For information on the CASAC teleconference on May 5, 2008, please contact Mr. Fred Butterfield, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), at the above listed address; via telephone/voice mail: (202) 343–9994 or e-mail at: butterfield.fred@epa.gov. General information concerning the CASAC can be found on the EPA Web site at: http://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/ sabpeople.nsf/WebCommittees/CASAC. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) was established under section 109(d)(2) of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) (42 U.S.C. 7409) as an independent scientific advisory committee. CASAC provides advice, information and recommendations on the scientific and technical aspects of air quality criteria and national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) under sections 108 and 109 of the Act. The CASAC is a Federal advisory committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C., App. The Panel will comply with the provisions of FACA and all appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural policies. Section 109(d)(1) of the CAA requires that the Agency periodically review and revise, as appropriate, the air quality criteria and the NAAQS for the six ‘‘criteria’’ air pollutants, including NOX and SOX. EPA published the Integrated Review Plan for the Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Nitrogen Dioxide and Sulfur Dioxide (Final) in December 2007. The CASAC Panel provided a consultation on the draft Plan in October 2007: (http:// yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/ 77B813F50BDD96C1852573A7000 5BAF3/$File/casac-08–003.pdf). EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD) has completed the Draft Integrated Science Assessment for Oxides of Nitrogen and Sulfur— Environmental Criteria (ISA) and EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation (OAR) will also release a Scope and Methods Plan for Risk/Exposure Assessment. The purpose of the April 2–3, 2008 meeting, E:\FR\FM\26FEN1.SGM 26FEN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-RCRA-2007-0903; FRL-8533-6]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; Requirements and Exemptions for 
Specific RCRA Wastes (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1597.08, OMB Control 
Number 2050-0145

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (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 information collection and its estimated 
burden and cost.

DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before March 27, 
2008.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-RCRA-
2007-0903, to (1) EPA, either online using http://www.regulations.gov 
(our preferred method), or by e-mail to rcra-docket@epa.gov, or by mail 
to: RCRA Docket (2822T), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; and (2) OMB, by mail 
to: 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: Tab Tesnau, Office of Solid Waste 
(mail code 5303P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania 
Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 703-605-0636; fax 
number: 703-308-8617; e-mail address: tesnau.tab@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 September 19, 2007 (72 FR 53562), EPA sought comments on 
this ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received no comments during 
the comment period. 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 
No. EPA-HQ-RCRA-2007-0903, which is available for online viewing at 
http://www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Resource 
Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Docket in the EPA Docket Center 
(EPA/DC), EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, 
DC. The EPA/DC 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 RCRA Docket is (202) 566-0270.
    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 http://
www.regulations.gov.
    Title: Requirements and Exemptions for Specific RCRA Wastes 
(Renewal).
    ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 1597.08, OMB Control No. 2050-0145.
    ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on February 29, 2008. 
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, 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: This ICR revises and consolidates the burden contained in 
two existing approved ICRs: ``Requirements and Exemptions for Specific 
RCRA Wastes,'' ICR number 1597.06 (OMB Control Number 2050-0145), and 
the ``Used Oil Management Standards Recordkeeping and Reporting 
Requirements,'' ICR number 1286.07 (OMB Control Number 2050-0124).
    In 1995, EPA promulgated regulations in 40 CFR part 273 that govern 
the collection and management of widely-generated hazardous wastes 
known as ``Universal Wastes.'' Universal Wastes are wastes that are 
generated in non-industrial settings by a vast community, and are 
present in non-hazardous waste management systems. Examples of 
Universal Wastes include certain batteries, pesticides, mercury-
containing lamps and thermostats. The part 273 regulations are designed 
to separate Universal Waste from the municipal waste stream by 
encouraging individuals and organizations to collect these wastes and 
to manage them in an appropriate hazardous waste management system. EPA 
distinguishes two types of handlers of Universal Wastes: Small quantity 
handlers of Universal Waste (SQHUW) and large quantity handlers of 
Universal Waste (LQHUW). SQHUWs do not accumulate more than 5,000 kg of 
any one category of Universal Waste at one time, while LQHUWs may 
accumulate quantities at or above this threshold. More stringent 
requirements are imposed on LQHUWs because of greater potential 
environmental risks.
    In 2001, EPA promulgated regulations in 40 CFR part 266 that 
provide increased flexibility to facilities managing wastes commonly 
known as ``Mixed Waste.'' Mixed Waste are low-level mixed waste (LLMW), 
and naturally occurring and/or accelerator-produced radioactive 
material (NARM) containing hazardous waste. These wastes are also 
regulated by the Atomic Energy Act. As long as specified eligibility 
criteria and conditions are met, LLMW and NARM are exempt from the 
definition of hazardous waste as defined in Part 261. Although these 
eligible wastes are exempted from RCRA manifest, transportation, and 
disposal requirements, they must still comply with the manifest, 
transportation, and

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disposal requirements under the NRC (or NRC-Agreement State) 
regulations.
    And finally, in 1992, EPA finalized management standards for used 
oils destined for recycling. The Agency codified the used oil 
management standards in part 279 of 40 CFR. The regulations at 40 CFR 
part 279 establish, among other things, streamlined procedures for 
notification, testing, labeling, and recordkeeping. They also establish 
a flexible self-implementing approach for tracking off-site shipments 
that allow used oil handlers to use standard business practices (e.g., 
invoices, bill of lading). In addition, part 279 sets standards for the 
prevention and cleanup of releases to the environment during storage 
and transit. EPA believes these requirements will minimize potential 
mismanagement of used oils, while not discouraging recycling.
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting burden for this 
collection of information is estimated to average 4.9 hours per 
response. The total public recordkeeping burden for the Universal Waste 
requirements is estimated to average 0.2 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: Private Sector and State, Local, or 
Tribal Governments.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 123,330.
    Frequency of Response: Biennially, On Occasion.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 651,135.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $30,746,047 which includes $10,004,415 
annualized capital and O&M costs and $20,741,632 annualized labor 
costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is an increase of 457,901 hours in 
the total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of 
Approved ICR Burdens, and an increase of $10,000,415 in annualized 
capital/start-up and operations and maintenance costs. This increase is 
due to the consolidation of this ICR with the Used Oil Management 
Standards Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements ICR. In addition, 
the 2005 final rule on Mercury-Containing Equipment also increased the 
burden for the Universal Waste portion of this ICR.

    Dated: February 20, 2008.
Sara Hisel-McCoy,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. E8-3611 Filed 2-25-08; 8:45 am]
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