Effluent Limits Under the NPDES General Permit for Oil and Gas Exploration, Development and Production Facilities Located in State and Federal Waters in Cook Inlet, AK, 68749 [2011-28785]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 215 / Monday, November 7, 2011 / Notices applicable. The display of OMB control numbers in certain EPA regulations is consolidated in 40 CFR part 9. Abstract: Individuals and businesses importing on and off-road motor vehicles, motor vehicle engines, or nonroad engines, including nonroad engines incorporated into nonroad equipment or nonroad vehicles, report and keep records of vehicle and engine importations, request prior approval for vehicle and engine importations, or request final admission for vehicles and engines conditionally imported into the U.S. The collection of this information is mandatory in order to ensure compliance of nonroad vehicles and engines with Federal emissions requirements. Joint EPA and Customs regulations at 40 CFR 85.1501 et seq., 89.601 et seq., 90.601 et seq., 91.703 et seq., 92.803 et seq., 94.803 et seq., 1068.301 et seq., and 19 CFR 12.73 and 12.74 promulgated under the authority of Clean Air Act Sections 203 and 208 give authority for the collection of information. This authority was extended to nonroad engines and vehicles under section 213. The information is used by program personnel to help ensure that all Federal emission requirements concerning imported motor vehicles and nonroad engines are met. Any information submitted to the Agency for which a claim of confidentiality is made will be safeguarded according to policies set forth in Title 40, Chapter 1, part 2, subpart B—Confidentiality of Business Information (see 40 CFR 2.201 et seq.). The public is not permitted access to information containing personal or organizational identifiers. Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.5 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:50 Nov 04, 2011 Jkt 226001 Respondents/Affected Entities: Individual importers and companies who import, or import and manufacture, nonroad engines and recreational vehicles. Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,801. Frequency of Response: Once per entry. (One form per shipment may be used.) . Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 6,029. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $299,481. This includes an estimated burden cost of $261,479 and an estimated cost of $38,002 for capital investment or maintenance and operational costs. Changes in the Estimates: There are no changes in the number of hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with that identified in the ICR currently approved by OMB. Form 3520–21 has remained relatively unchanged since the previous renewal and therefore the burden for filling in the form remains unchanged. Dated: November 1, 2011. John Moses, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 2011–28762 Filed 11–4–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [Permit No. AKG–31–5000; FRL–9486–6] Effluent Limits Under the NPDES General Permit for Oil and Gas Exploration, Development and Production Facilities Located in State and Federal Waters in Cook Inlet, AK Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: EPA Region 10 today issues a final action for six effluent limits for produced water under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for Oil and Gas Exploration, Development and Production Facilities in State and Federal Waters in Cook Inlet, Permit No. AKG–31–5000 (Permit). The effluent limits subject to the final action are: mercury, copper, total aromatic hydrocarbons (TAH), total aqueous hydrocarbons (TAqH), silver, and whole effluent toxicity (WET), pursuant to the provisions of the Clean Water Act (CWA or ‘‘the Act’’), 33 U.S.C. 1251. The Permit continues to allow facilities to apply for permit coverage for exploration, development, and production facilities in Cook Inlet, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 68749 Alaska that are included in the Coastal and Offshore Subcategories of the Oil and Gas Extraction Point Source Category. State Certification: Section 401 of the Act, 33 U.S.C. 1341, requires EPA to seek a certification from the State that the conditions of the Permit are stringent enough to comply with State water quality standards. EPA obtained a final CWA Section 401 Certification from the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) on o. The final Permit action shall become effective on December 7, 2011. Comments. On May 18, 2011, EPA reproposed the six produced water effluent limits and ADEC’s draft certification for public review in the Federal Register. The comment period ended on June 20, 2011. All comments received, and EPA’s responses, are summarized in the Response to Comments document. DATES: Copies of the final Permit action, Response to Comment document, and final 401 certification are available by contacting Washington.Audrey@epa.gov, (206) 553–0523 and posted on EPA’s Web site at: http://yosemite.epa.gov/r10/water. nsf/NPDES+Permits/Permits+ Homepage. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hanh Shaw, Office of Water and Watersheds, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10, 1200 6th Avenue, Suite 900, Mail Stop OWW– 130, Seattle, WA 98101–3140, (206) 553–0171, Shaw.Hanh@epa.gov. Appeal of Final Permit Action: Any interested person may appeal the final Permit action in the Federal Court of Appeals in accordance with Section 509(b)(1) of the Act, 33 U.S.C. 1369(b)(1). This appeal must be filed within 120 days of the final Permit action effective date. Authority: This action is taken under the authority of Section 402 of the Clean Water Act as amended, 42 U.S.C. 1342. I hereby provide public notice of the final Permit action in accordance with 40 CFR 124.10. Dated: October 28, 2011. Michael A. Bussell, Director, Office of Water and Watersheds Region 10. [FR Doc. 2011–28785 Filed 11–4–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P E:\FR\FM\07NON1.SGM 07NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 215 (Monday, November 7, 2011)]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[Permit No. AKG-31-5000; FRL-9486-6]


Effluent Limits Under the NPDES General Permit for Oil and Gas 
Exploration, Development and Production Facilities Located in State and 
Federal Waters in Cook Inlet, AK

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: EPA Region 10 today issues a final action for six effluent 
limits for produced water under the National Pollutant Discharge 
Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for Oil and Gas Exploration, 
Development and Production Facilities in State and Federal Waters in 
Cook Inlet, Permit No. AKG-31-5000 (Permit). The effluent limits 
subject to the final action are: mercury, copper, total aromatic 
hydrocarbons (TAH), total aqueous hydrocarbons (TAqH), silver, and 
whole effluent toxicity (WET), pursuant to the provisions of the Clean 
Water Act (CWA or ``the Act''), 33 U.S.C. 1251. The Permit continues to 
allow facilities to apply for permit coverage for exploration, 
development, and production facilities in Cook Inlet, Alaska that are 
included in the Coastal and Offshore Subcategories of the Oil and Gas 
Extraction Point Source Category.
    State Certification: Section 401 of the Act, 33 U.S.C. 1341, 
requires EPA to seek a certification from the State that the conditions 
of the Permit are stringent enough to comply with State water quality 
standards. EPA obtained a final CWA Section 401 Certification from the 
Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) on o.

DATES: The final Permit action shall become effective on December 7, 
2011.
    Comments. On May 18, 2011, EPA re-proposed the six produced water 
effluent limits and ADEC's draft certification for public review in the 
Federal Register. The comment period ended on June 20, 2011. All 
comments received, and EPA's responses, are summarized in the Response 
to Comments document.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the final Permit action, Response to Comment 
document, and final 401 certification are available by contacting 
Washington.Audrey@epa.gov, (206) 553-0523 and posted on EPA's Web site 
at: http://yosemite.epa.gov/r10/water.nsf/NPDES+Permits/
Permits+Homepage.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hanh Shaw, Office of Water and 
Watersheds, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10, 1200 6th 
Avenue, Suite 900, Mail Stop OWW-130, Seattle, WA 98101-3140, (206) 
553-0171, Shaw.Hanh@epa.gov.
    Appeal of Final Permit Action: Any interested person may appeal the 
final Permit action in the Federal Court of Appeals in accordance with 
Section 509(b)(1) of the Act, 33 U.S.C. 1369(b)(1). This appeal must be 
filed within 120 days of the final Permit action effective date.

    Authority: This action is taken under the authority of Section 
402 of the Clean Water Act as amended, 42 U.S.C. 1342. I hereby 
provide public notice of the final Permit action in accordance with 
40 CFR 124.10.

    Dated: October 28, 2011.
Michael A. Bussell,
Director, Office of Water and Watersheds Region 10.
[FR Doc. 2011-28785 Filed 11-4-11; 8:45 am]
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