Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Primary and Secondary Emissions From Basic Oxygen Furnaces (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1069.09, OMB Control Number 2060-0029, 54802-54803 [E8-22201]

Download as PDF jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 54802 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 185 / Tuesday, September 23, 2008 / Notices form, if applicable. The display of OMB control numbers in certain EPA regulations is consolidated in 40 CFR part 9. Abstract: EPA, under authority of section 112d of the Clean Air Act, established National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPs) for hazardous waste combustors: hazardous waste burning incinerators, cement kilns, lightweight aggregate kilns, industrial/commercial/ institutional boilers and process heaters, and hydrochloric acid production furnaces. These NESHAPs are found in 40 CFR part 63, subpart EEE. Under these standards, hazardous waste combustors are required to meet emission levels that reflect the maximum achievable control technology. Subpart EEE of 40 CFR part 63 requires hazardous waste combustors to perform testing and monitoring and submit various reports and perform recordkeeping activities in order to demonstrate compliance with emission standards. Much of the information is kept on-site at the facilities; some is also submitted to the EPA or the delegated state agency. Facilities and EPA use the data to ensure compliance with Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) standards. Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 52 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: Business or other for-profit, and State, Local, or Tribal governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 289. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 199,897. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $21,696,865, includes $16,010,727 for VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:54 Sep 22, 2008 Jkt 214001 annualized labor cost, and $5,686,138 in annualized capital or O&M costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease of 1,630 hours in the total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved ICR Burdens. This decrease is due to the fact that most sources have completed several actions involving one-time costs, such as initial notification, notice of the intent to comply, as well as public meetings related to these actions. Dated: September 16, 2008. Sara Hisel-McCoy, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. E8–22202 Filed 9–22–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OECA–2008–0374; FRL–8718–9] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Primary and Secondary Emissions From Basic Oxygen Furnaces (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1069.09, OMB Control Number 2060–0029 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 October 23, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing docket ID number EPA– OECA–2008–0374, 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. PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sounjay Gairola, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564–4003; e-mail address: gairola.sounjay@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 May 30, 2008 (73 FR 31088), 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–2008–0374, which is available for public viewing either online at http://www.regulations.gov, or 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 either 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: NSPS for Primary and Secondary Emissions from Basic Oxygen Furnaces (Renewal). ICR Numbers: EPA ICR Number 1069.09, OMB Control Number 2060– 0029. ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on November 30, 2008. Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor the E:\FR\FM\23SEN1.SGM 23SEN1 jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 185 / Tuesday, September 23, 2008 / Notices 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 New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Primary and Secondary Emissions from Basic Oxygen Furnaces (40 CFR part 60, subparts N and Na) were promulgated on July 25, 1977 and January 2, 1986, respectively. These rules apply to Basic Oxygen Process Furnaces (BOPFs) in iron and steel plants commencing construction, modification or reconstruction after June 11, 1973 (NSPS subpart N) and top-blown BOPFs, hot metal transfer stations or skimming stations for which construction, reconstruction, or modification commenced after January 20, 1983 (NSPS subpart Na). Owners or operators of the affected facilities must make an initial notification, performance tests, periodic reports, and maintain records of the occurrence and duration of an affected facility, or any period during which the monitoring system is inoperative. Reports, at a minimum, are required semiannually. These notifications, reports, and records are essential in determining compliance; and are required, in general, of all sources subject to NSPS. Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 158 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; VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:54 Sep 22, 2008 Jkt 214001 search data sources; complete and review the collection of information; and transmit or otherwise disclose the information. Respondents/Affected Entities: Facilities with basic oxygen furnaces. Estimated Number of Respondents: 5. Frequency of Response: Initially, occasionally, and semiannually. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 1,896. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $179,440, which is comprised of $8,397 in O&M costs, $153,043 in labor costs, and $18,000 in annualized capital/ startup costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is no change in the labor hours to the respondents 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 respondents is either very low, or negative, or non-existent. Therefore, the labor hours in the previous ICR reflect the current burden to the respondents and are reiterated in this ICR. There is a minor change to the cost figures, since the previous ICR rounded to the nearest $1,000; this ICR presents cost figures which differ by $397 from the previous ICR due to using exact figures instead of rounding. Dated: September 16, 2008. Sara Hisel-McCoy, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. E8–22201 Filed 9–22–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8718–5] Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Science Advisory Board (SAB); Notification of a Public Advisory Committee Meeting and Three Teleconferences of the Integrated Nitrogen Committee Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public face-to-face meeting of the Science Advisory Board’s (SAB’s) Integrated Nitrogen Committee (INC) and three subsequent public teleconference of the INC. DATES: INC will meet from 8:30 a.m. on Monday, October 20 through 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 22, 2008. The PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54803 teleconferences will be held December 8, 9, and 10, 2008 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. All times are given in Eastern Time. Location: The October 20–22, 2008 public meeting will take place at the Renaissance—M Street Hotel, 1143 New Hampshire Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20037, telephone: (202) 775–0800. The December 8, 9, and 10, 2008 public teleconferences will be conducted by phone only. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public who wants further information concerning the October 20– 22, 2008 meeting or on the teleconferences December 8, 9, and 10, 2008 may contact Ms. Kathleen White, 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) 343–9878; fax: (202) 233–0643; or e-mail at white.kathleen@epa.gov. General information concerning the SAB can be found on the EPA Web site at http:// www.epa.gov/SAB. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The SAB was established by 42 U.S.C. 4365 to provide independent scientific and technical advice, consultation, and recommendations to the EPA Administrator on the technical basis for Agency positions and regulations. The SAB is a Federal advisory committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C., App. The SAB will comply with the provisions of FACA and all appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural policies. Background: The SAB Integrated Nitrogen Committee is studying the need for integrated research and strategies to reduce reactive nitrogen in the environment. At the global scale, reactive nitrogen from human activities now exceeds that produced by natural terrestrial ecosystems. Reactive nitrogen both benefits and impacts the health and welfare of people and ecosystems. Scientific information suggests that reactive nitrogen is accumulating in the environment and that nitrogen cycling through biogeochemical pathways has a variety of consequences. Research suggests that the management of reactive nitrogen should be viewed from a systems perspective and integrated across environmental media. Accordingly, linkages between reactive nitrogen induced environmental and human health effects need to be understood to optimize reactive nitrogen research and risk management strategies. Information on the Committee’s previous meetings was E:\FR\FM\23SEN1.SGM 23SEN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OECA-2008-0374; FRL-8718-9]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Primary and Secondary 
Emissions From Basic Oxygen Furnaces (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1069.09, 
OMB Control Number 2060-0029

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 October 23, 
2008.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing docket ID number EPA-OECA-
2008-0374, 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: Sounjay Gairola, Office of Enforcement 
and Compliance Assurance, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 
564-4003; e-mail address: gairola.sounjay@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 May 30, 2008 (73 FR 31088), 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-2008-0374, which is available for public viewing 
either online at http://www.regulations.gov, or 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 either 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: NSPS for Primary and Secondary Emissions from Basic Oxygen 
Furnaces (Renewal).
    ICR Numbers: EPA ICR Number 1069.09, OMB Control Number 2060-0029.
    ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on November 30, 2008. 
Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor 
the

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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 New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Primary 
and Secondary Emissions from Basic Oxygen Furnaces (40 CFR part 60, 
subparts N and Na) were promulgated on July 25, 1977 and January 2, 
1986, respectively. These rules apply to Basic Oxygen Process Furnaces 
(BOPFs) in iron and steel plants commencing construction, modification 
or reconstruction after June 11, 1973 (NSPS subpart N) and top-blown 
BOPFs, hot metal transfer stations or skimming stations for which 
construction, reconstruction, or modification commenced after January 
20, 1983 (NSPS subpart Na).
    Owners or operators of the affected facilities must make an initial 
notification, performance tests, periodic reports, and maintain records 
of the occurrence and duration of an affected facility, or any period 
during which the monitoring system is inoperative. Reports, at a 
minimum, are required semiannually. These notifications, reports, and 
records are essential in determining compliance; and are required, in 
general, of all sources subject to NSPS.
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 158 
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: Facilities with basic oxygen 
furnaces.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 5.
    Frequency of Response: Initially, occasionally, and semiannually.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 1,896.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $179,440, which is comprised of $8,397 
in O&M costs, $153,043 in labor costs, and $18,000 in annualized 
capital/startup costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is no change in the labor hours to 
the respondents 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 respondents is either very low, or 
negative, or non-existent. Therefore, the labor hours in the previous 
ICR reflect the current burden to the respondents and are reiterated in 
this ICR. There is a minor change to the cost figures, since the 
previous ICR rounded to the nearest $1,000; this ICR presents cost 
figures which differ by $397 from the previous ICR due to using exact 
figures instead of rounding.

    Dated: September 16, 2008.
Sara Hisel-McCoy,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. E8-22201 Filed 9-22-08; 8:45 am]
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