Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Pulp and Paper Production (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1657.06, OMB Control Number 2060-0387, 20041-20042 [E8-7874]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 72 / Monday, April 14, 2008 / Notices this collection of information is estimated to average 475 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: Owners or operators of pulp mills with chemical recovery combustion sources: Estimated Number of Respondents: 130. Frequency of Response: Initially, on occasion, quarterly, semiannually. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 150,043 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $8,667,298, which includes capital/ startup costs of $123,000, O&M costs of $864,000, and $7,680,298 in labor costs. 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: (1) The regulations have not changed over the past three years and are not anticipated to change over the next three years; and (2) 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. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Dated: April 7, 2008. Sara Hisel-McCoy, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. E8–7873 Filed 4–11–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:09 Apr 11, 2008 Jkt 214001 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OECA–2007–0034; FRL–8554–2] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Pulp and Paper Production (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1657.06, OMB Control Number 2060–0387 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. 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 May 14, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing docket ID number EPA–HQ– OECA–2007–0034, to (1) EPA online using http://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: 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. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20041 EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under docket ID number EPA–HQ–OECA–2007–0034, 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) 566–1927. 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: NESHAP for Pulp and Paper Production (Renewal). ICR Numbers: EPA ICR Number 1657.06, OMB Control Number 2060– 0387. ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on April 30, 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, 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: Hazardous air pollutant (HAP) emissions from pulp mills cause or contribute to air pollution that may E:\FR\FM\14APN1.SGM 14APN1 jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 20042 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 72 / Monday, April 14, 2008 / Notices reasonably be anticipated to endanger public health or welfare. Therefore, National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) were promulgated for this source category. This NESHAP covering emissions from the pulping process relies on the capture and destruction of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) by either burning them in a boiler or kiln or by introducing them into the wastewater treatment system. The HAPs captured from bleaching systems are controlled with a chlorine gas scrubber. Pulp mill owners or operators (respondents) are required to submit initial notifications, maintain records of the occurrence and duration of any startup, shutdown, or malfunction in the operation of an affected facility, or any period during which the monitoring system is inoperative. Respondents are required to monitor and keep records of specific operating parameters for each control device and to perform and document periodic inspections of the closed vent and wastewater conveyance systems. As much as possible, in order to reduce the burden, the compliance monitoring and recordkeeping requirements are designed to cover parameters that are already being monitored as part of the manufacturing process. All respondents must submit semiannual summary reports of monitored parameters, and they must submit an additional monitoring report during each quarter in which monitored parameters were outside the ranges established in the standard or during initial performance tests. A source identified to be out of compliance with the NESHAP will be required to submit quarterly reports until the Administrator is satisfied that the source has corrected its compliance problem. 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:09 Apr 11, 2008 Jkt 214001 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 63, subpart S). 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 (CBI) (see 40 CFR part 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 104 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: Owners or operators of pulp mills. Estimated Number of Respondents: 137. Frequency of Response: Initial, On occasion, Quarterly, Semiannually. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 42,444 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $3,085,125, including $2,708,129 in labor costs and $377,000 in annual O&M testing costs. 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: (1) The regulations have not changed over the past three years and are not anticipated to change over the next three years; and (2) the growth rate for the industry is PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: April 3, 2008. Sara Hisel-McCoy, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. E8–7874 Filed 4–11–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OECA–2008–0259; FRL–8554–4] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Application for Registration of Pesticide-Producing and Device-Producing Establishments (EPA Form 3540–8) and Pesticide Report for Pesticide-Producing and Device-Producing Establishments (EPA Form 3540–16); EPA ICR No. 0160.09, OMB Control No. 2070–0078 Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit a request to renew an existing approved Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This ICR is scheduled to expire on September 30, 2008. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before June 13, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OECA–2008–0259, by one of the following methods: • http://www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • E-mail: docket.oeca@epa.gov. • Fax: (202) 566–1511. • Mail: Enforcement and Compliance Docket and Information Center (ECDIC), Environmental Protection Agency, EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), Mailcode: 2201T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460. • Hand Delivery: Enforcement and Compliance Docket and Information E:\FR\FM\14APN1.SGM 14APN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OECA-2007-0034; FRL-8554-2]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Pulp and Paper 
Production (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1657.06, OMB Control Number 2060-
0387

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. 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 May 14, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing docket ID number EPA-HQ-
OECA-2007-0034, to (1) EPA online using http://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: 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.

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-2007-0034, 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) 566-1927.
    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: NESHAP for Pulp and Paper Production (Renewal).
    ICR Numbers: EPA ICR Number 1657.06, OMB Control Number 2060-0387.
    ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on April 30, 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, 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: Hazardous air pollutant (HAP) emissions from pulp mills 
cause or contribute to air pollution that may

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reasonably be anticipated to endanger public health or welfare. 
Therefore, National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants 
(NESHAP) were promulgated for this source category.
    This NESHAP covering emissions from the pulping process relies on 
the capture and destruction of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) by either 
burning them in a boiler or kiln or by introducing them into the 
wastewater treatment system. The HAPs captured from bleaching systems 
are controlled with a chlorine gas scrubber.
    Pulp mill owners or operators (respondents) are required to submit 
initial notifications, maintain records of the occurrence and duration 
of any startup, shutdown, or malfunction in the operation of an 
affected facility, or any period during which the monitoring system is 
inoperative. Respondents are required to monitor and keep records of 
specific operating parameters for each control device and to perform 
and document periodic inspections of the closed vent and wastewater 
conveyance systems. As much as possible, in order to reduce the burden, 
the compliance monitoring and recordkeeping requirements are designed 
to cover parameters that are already being monitored as part of the 
manufacturing process. All respondents must submit semiannual summary 
reports of monitored parameters, and they must submit an additional 
monitoring report during each quarter in which monitored parameters 
were outside the ranges established in the standard or during initial 
performance tests. A source identified to be out of compliance with the 
NESHAP will be required to submit quarterly reports until the 
Administrator is satisfied that the source has corrected its compliance 
problem.
    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 63, subpart S). 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 
(CBI) (see 40 CFR part 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 104 
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: Owners or operators of pulp mills.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 137.
    Frequency of Response: Initial, On occasion, Quarterly, 
Semiannually.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 42,444 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $3,085,125, including $2,708,129 in 
labor costs and $377,000 in annual O&M testing costs.
    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: (1) The regulations have not changed over the past 
three years and are not anticipated to change over the next three 
years; and (2) 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: April 3, 2008.
Sara Hisel-McCoy,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. E8-7874 Filed 4-11-08; 8:45 am]
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