Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Pulp and Paper Production (Renewal), 67436-67437 [2011-28259]

Download as PDF srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 67436 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 211 / Tuesday, November 1, 2011 / Notices initial telephone call to the NRC, submit an initial written report to the EPA Region, and, if the source and chemical composition of the continuous release does not change and the level of the continuous release does not significantly increase, submit a followup written report to the EPA Region one year after submission of the initial written report. If the source or chemical composition of the previously reported continuous release changes, notifying the NRC and EPA Region of a change in the source or composition of the release is required. Further, a significant increase in the level of the previously reported continuous release must be reported immediately to the NRC according to section 103(a) of CERCLA. Finally, any change in information submitted in support of a continuous release notification must be reported to the EPA Region. The reporting of a hazardous substance release that is equal to or above the substance’s RQ allows the Federal government to determine whether a Federal response action is required to control or mitigate any potential adverse effects to public health or welfare or the environment. The continuous release of hazardous substance information collected under CERCLA section 103(f)(2) is also available to EPA program offices and other Federal agencies who use the information to evaluate the potential need for additional regulations, new permitting requirements for specific substances or sources, or improved emergency response planning. State and local government authorities and facilities subject to the CRRR use release information for purposes of local emergency response planning. Members of the public, who have access to release information through the Freedom of Information Act, may request release information for purposes of maintaining an awareness of what types of releases are occurring in different localities and what actions, if any, are being taken to protect public health and welfare and the environment. Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 10.2 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:04 Oct 31, 2011 Jkt 226001 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: The usage and release of hazardous substances are pervasive throughout industry. EPA expects a number of different industrial categories to report hazardous substance releases under the provisions of the CRRR. No one industry sector or group of sectors is disproportionately affected by the information collection burden. Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,865. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 315,966. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $15,456,936 includes $146,705 annualized capital or O&M costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is an increase of 14,625 hours in the total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved ICR Burdens. This increase reflects EPA’s use of data on the actual number of continuous release reports from several regions and applying a growth rate consistent with prior years reporting. The average annual percent increase in facilities in the previous ICR was approximately 7.5%. The same percent increase was assumed for this ICR. The unit burden hours per respondent information collection activity remains the same as the previous ICR. Dated: October 25, 2011. John Moses, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 2011–28260 Filed 10–31–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OECA–2011–0208; FRL–9485–6] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Pulp and Paper Production (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. Additional comments may be submitted on or before December 1, 2011. DATES: Submit your comments, referencing docket ID number EPA–HQ– OECA–2011–0208, to: (1) EPA online using http://www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), or by email 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 2822IT, 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. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Learia Williams, Monitoring, Assistance, and Media Programs Division, Office of Compliance, Mail Code 2223A, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564–4113; fax number: (202) 564–0050; email address: williams.learia@epa.gov. EPA has submitted the following ICR to OMB for review and approval according to the procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 1320.12. On May 9, 2011 (76 FR 26900), 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 both 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–2011–0208, which is available for public viewing 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\01NON1.SGM 01NON1 srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 211 / Tuesday, November 1, 2011 / Notices Enforcement and Compliance Docket is (202) 566–1752. Use EPA’s electronic docket and comment system at http:// www.regulations.gov to either 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 1657.07, OMB Control Number 2060– 0387. ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2011. Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB. Abstract: The National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Pulp and Paper Production were proposed on December 17, 1993, and promulgated on April 15, 1998. This NESHAP covers 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. In order to reduce the burden as much as possible, the compliance monitoring and recordkeeping requirements are designed to cover parameters that are already being monitored as part of the manufacturing VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:04 Oct 31, 2011 Jkt 226001 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. Owners or operators of pulp and paper production facilities subject to the rule must maintain a file of these measurements, and retain the file for at least five years following the date of such measurements, maintenance reports, and records. All reports are sent to the delegated state or local authority. In the event that there is no such delegated authority, the reports are sent directly to the EPA regional office. This information is being collected to assure compliance with 40 CFR part 63, subpart S, as authorized in section 112 and 114(a) of the Clean Air Act. The required information consists of emissions data and other information that have been determined to be private. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. The OMB Control Numbers for the EPA regulations are listed in 40 CFR part 9 and 48 CFR chapter 15, and are identified on the form and/or instrument, if applicable. Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 111 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: Pulp and paper production. Estimated Number of Respondents: 115. PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67437 Frequency of Response: Initially, occasionally, annually, and semiannually. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 35,358. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $3,711,577, which includes $3,339,077 in labor costs, no capital/startup costs, and $372,500 in operation and maintenance (O&M) costs. Changes in the Estimates: The adjustment decrease in burden from the most recently approved ICR is due to a more accurate estimate of existing and anticipated new sources. After consulting the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) and trade associations, and based on a recently completed research conducted by EPA, our data indicates that there are approximately 115 sources subject to the rule, as compared with the active ICR that shows 137 sources. No new facilities are expected to be constructed over the next three years of this ICR. The decline in the number of sources is mainly due to plant closures. The industry is undergoing widespread consolidation and corporate restructuring. However, there is an increase in cost per labor hours due to the updated labor rates. Because there are no new sources with reporting requirements, no capital/ startup costs are incurred. The only cost that is incurred is for the operation and maintenance (O&M) of the monitoring equipment. Dated: October 25, 2011. John Moses, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 2011–28259 Filed 10–31–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OW–2011–0787; FRL–9483–8] Draft Aquatic Life Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Carbaryl—2011 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of availability of draft criteria. AGENCY: Pursuant to section 304(a) of the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the availability of draft national recommended water quality criteria for the protection of aquatic life from effects of carbaryl (EPA–820–D– 11–001). The draft criteria document incorporates the latest scientific knowledge on the toxicity of carbaryl to aquatic life. The aquatic life criteria are SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\01NON1.SGM 01NON1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OECA-2011-0208; FRL-9485-6]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Pulp and Paper 
Production (Renewal)

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 December 1, 
2011.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing docket ID number EPA-HQ-
OECA-2011-0208, to: (1) EPA online using http://www.regulations.gov 
(our preferred method), or by email 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 
2822IT, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460; and (2) OMB 
at: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB), Attention: Desk Officer for EPA, 725 17th Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20503.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Learia Williams, Monitoring, 
Assistance, and Media Programs Division, Office of Compliance, Mail 
Code 2223A, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue 
NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564-4113; fax 
number: (202) 564-0050; email address: williams.learia@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA has submitted the following ICR to OMB 
for review and approval according to the procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 
1320.12. On May 9, 2011 (76 FR 26900), 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 both 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-2011-0208, which is available for public viewing 
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

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Enforcement and Compliance Docket is (202) 566-1752.
    Use EPA's electronic docket and comment system at http://www.regulations.gov to either 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 1657.07, OMB Control Number 2060-0387.
    ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2011. 
Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor 
the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB.
    Abstract: The National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air 
Pollutants (NESHAP) for Pulp and Paper Production were proposed on 
December 17, 1993, and promulgated on April 15, 1998.
    This NESHAP covers 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. In order to reduce the burden as much as possible, 
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.
    Owners or operators of pulp and paper production facilities subject 
to the rule must maintain a file of these measurements, and retain the 
file for at least five years following the date of such measurements, 
maintenance reports, and records. All reports are sent to the delegated 
state or local authority. In the event that there is no such delegated 
authority, the reports are sent directly to the EPA regional office. 
This information is being collected to assure compliance with 40 CFR 
part 63, subpart S, as authorized in section 112 and 114(a) of the 
Clean Air Act. The required information consists of emissions data and 
other information that have been determined to be private.
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required 
to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a 
currently valid OMB Control Number. The OMB Control Numbers for the EPA 
regulations are listed in 40 CFR part 9 and 48 CFR chapter 15, and are 
identified on the form and/or instrument, if applicable.
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 111 
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: Pulp and paper production.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 115.
    Frequency of Response: Initially, occasionally, annually, and 
semiannually.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 35,358.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $3,711,577, which includes $3,339,077 
in labor costs, no capital/startup costs, and $372,500 in operation and 
maintenance (O&M) costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: The adjustment decrease in burden from 
the most recently approved ICR is due to a more accurate estimate of 
existing and anticipated new sources. After consulting the Office of 
Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) and trade associations, and 
based on a recently completed research conducted by EPA, our data 
indicates that there are approximately 115 sources subject to the rule, 
as compared with the active ICR that shows 137 sources. No new 
facilities are expected to be constructed over the next three years of 
this ICR. The decline in the number of sources is mainly due to plant 
closures. The industry is undergoing widespread consolidation and 
corporate restructuring. However, there is an increase in cost per 
labor hours due to the updated labor rates.
    Because there are no new sources with reporting requirements, no 
capital/startup costs are incurred. The only cost that is incurred is 
for the operation and maintenance (O&M) of the monitoring equipment.

    Dated: October 25, 2011.
John Moses,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
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