Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Compliance Assurance Monitoring Program (Renewal), 69082-69083 [2013-27426]

Download as PDF 69082 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 222 / Monday, November 18, 2013 / Notices days from the issuance of this notice. Competing applications and notices of intent must meet the requirements of 18 CFR 4.36. Comments, motions to intervene, notices of intent, and competing applications may be filed electronically via the Internet. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission’s Web site (http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ ferconline.asp) under the ‘‘eFiling’’ link. For a simpler method of submitting text only comments, click on ‘‘Quick Comment.’’ For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov; call tollfree at (866) 208–3676; or, for TTY, contact (202) 502–8659. Although the Commission strongly encourages electronic filing, documents may also be paper-filed. To paper-file, mail an original and 5 copies to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. More information about this project, including a copy of the application, can be viewed or printed on the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link of Commission’s Web site at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P–13679) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Dated: November 8, 2013. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–27527 Filed 11–15–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2003–0152; FRL–9902–86– OEI] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Compliance Assurance Monitoring Program (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Compliance Assurance Monitoring Program (Renewal) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the information collection request, which is currently approved through December 31, 2013. Public comments were previously mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:33 Nov 15, 2013 Jkt 232001 requested via the Federal Register (78 FR 35631) on June 13, 2013 during a 60day public comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. 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. DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before December 18, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OAR–2003–0152 online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to a-and-r-docket@ epa.gov or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460 and (2) OMB via email to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. Address comments to OMB Desk Officer for EPA. The EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes profanity, threats, information claimed to be Confidential Business Information or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Angela Hackel, Office of Air Quality and Planning Standards, Sector Policies and Programs Division (D243–05), Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711; telephone number: (919) 541–5262; fax number: (919) 541–3207; email address: hackel.angela@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supporting documents, which explain in detail the information that the EPA will be collecting, are available in the public docket for this information collection request. The docket can be viewed online at www.regulations.gov or in person at the EPA Docket Center, WJC West Building, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The telephone number for the Docket Center is (202) 566–1744. For additional information about the EPA’s public docket, visit: http:// www.epa.gov/dockets. EPA ICR Number: 1663.08. OMB Control Number: 2060–0376. Abstract: The Clean Air Act (the CAA) contains several provisions directing EPA to require source owners to conduct monitoring to support certification as to their status of compliance with applicable PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 requirements. These provisions are set forth in Section 504 (operating permits provisions) and Section 114 (enforcement provisions) of the CAA. Section 504(b) directs EPA to implement monitoring and certification requirements through the operating permits program. This section allows EPA to prescribe by rule, methods and procedures for determining compliance recognizing that continuous emissions monitoring systems need not be required if other procedures or methods provide sufficiently reliable and timely information for determining compliance. Under section 504(c), each operating permit must ‘‘set forth inspection, entry, monitoring, compliance, certification, and reporting requirements to assure compliance with the permit terms and conditions.’’ Section 114(a)(3) requires EPA to promulgate rules for enhanced monitoring and compliance certifications. Section 114(a)(1) of the provides additional authority concerning monitoring, reporting, and record keeping requirements. This section provides the Administrator with the authority to require any owner or operator of a source to install and operate monitoring systems and to record the resulting monitoring data. EPA promulgated the Compliance Assurance Monitoring (CAM) rule, 40 CFR part 64, on October 22, 1997 (62 FR 54900) to implement these authorities. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: All facilities required to have an operating permit under Title V of the CAA and the state, local and tribal permitting authorities that implement the CAM program. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory under Title V of the CAA. Estimated number of respondents: 23,235 Frequency of response: At least every 6 months per Title V and the implementing regulations at 40 CFR 70.6(a)(3)(iii)(A) and (B). Total estimated burden: 50,473 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b). Total estimated cost: $2,031,643 (per year), which includes no annualized capital or operation and maintenance costs. Changes in Estimates: There is decrease of 7,403,108 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. This decrease is a result of the fact that most facilities are now using electronic monitoring systems that automatically record the output of the monitor, thus, resulting in a decrease in the number of labor hours needed to E:\FR\FM\18NON1.SGM 18NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 222 / Monday, November 18, 2013 / Notices record the monitoring results. Additionally, all affected facilities with existing Title V permits have now submitted their CAM monitoring approach in their permit renewal applications, therefore, significantly reducing the costs for new monitoring development. Also, we reviewed the reporting and recordkeeping requirements of the Title V permit ` program vis-a-vis those required under the CAM program. We found that, with the exception of sources required to develop a quality improvement plan, sources were meeting the reporting and recordkeeping requirements for CAM by complying with the requirements of the Title V program. We revised some of our assumptions to account for the additional requirements set forth under the CAM rule that are not outlined in the Title V program, while at the same time ensuring that requirements met under the Title V program were not being re-counted in this assessment. Furthermore, in order to reflect projected trends for the next 3 years, we updated some of the formulas used to calculate burden. John Moses, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 2013–27426 Filed 11–15–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2003–0079; FRL—9902–88– OEI] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through December 31, 2013. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (78 FR 45188) on July 26, 2013 during a 60day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:33 Nov 15, 2013 Jkt 232001 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. DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before December 18, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA– HQ–OAR–2003–0079, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to a-and-rdocket@epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460, and (2) OMB via email to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. Address comments to OMB Desk Officer for EPA. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes profanity, threats, information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. H. Lynn Dail, Air Quality Policy Division, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Mail Code C539–01, Environmental Protection Agency, T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711; telephone number: (919) 541–2363; fax number: (919) 541– 0824; email address: dail.lynn@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supporting documents which explain in detail the information that the EPA will be collecting are available in the public docket for this ICR. The docket can be viewed online at www.regulations.gov or in person at the EPA Docket Center, EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The telephone number for the Docket Center is 202–566–1744. For additional information about EPA’s public docket, visit http://www.epa.gov/ dockets. EPA ICR Number: 2236.04. OMB Control Number: 2060–0594. Abstract: This ICR assesses the burden (in hours and dollars) of the 1997 8-hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) Implementation Rule as well as the periodic reporting and record keeping necessary to maintain the rule. The rule was proposed on June 2, 2003, (68 FR 32802) and promulgated in two Phases: Phase 1 published on April 30, 2004, (69 FR 23951) and Phase 2 published on November 29, 2005 (70 FR 71612). The rule includes requirements that involve PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 69083 collecting information from states with areas that remain designated nonattainment for the 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS. These information collection milestones include state submission of an attainment demonstration SIP, a RFP SIP submission, and a RACT SIP. However, not all of the milestones and associated burden and administrative costs estimates apply to every designated nonattainment area. The burden estimated is for six of the thirtyeight non-attainment areas that were reclassified to a higher classification resulting in new SIP revisions required. The remaining thirty-two nonattainment areas have either met the requirements or have their requirements suspended. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: States and regional entities. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory as required by the Clean Air Act, Section 110. Estimated number of respondents: 6 (total). Frequency of response: Annual. Total estimated burden: 11,667 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b). Total estimated cost: $759,500 (per year), which includes no annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is an increase of 5,000 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. This is due to a number of reasons that include: (1) The burden associated with one remaining nonattainment area that may receive a mandatory reclassification is estimated to be the same as areas completing the initial SIP framework because of the work they must complete to reevaluate databases, emissions inventories, legal authorities, state rule development, publication and public hearing to comply with the standards; (2) EPA’s final rule of May 14, 2012 (77 FR 28423) assigning former subpart 1 ozone nonattainment areas re-designations under subpart 2, resulted in non-attainment areas with additional burden for completing SIP revisions; (3) the number of non-attainment areas has decreased as areas have come into compliance with the standards; and (4) the number of non-attainment areas with SIP revisions required has decreased as areas have either submitted the requirements or the planning E:\FR\FM\18NON1.SGM 18NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 222 (Monday, November 18, 2013)]
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[FR Doc No: 2013-27426]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2003-0152; FRL-9902-86-OEI]


Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; Compliance Assurance Monitoring Program 
(Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an 
information collection request (ICR), Compliance Assurance Monitoring 
Program (Renewal) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for 
review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. 
This is a proposed extension of the information collection request, 
which is currently approved through December 31, 2013. Public comments 
were previously requested via the Federal Register (78 FR 35631) on 
June 13, 2013 during a 60-day public comment period. This notice allows 
for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of 
the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the 
public. 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.

DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before December 18, 
2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-
2003-0152 online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by 
email to a-and-r-docket@epa.gov or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, 
Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania 
Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460 and (2) OMB via email to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. Address comments to OMB Desk Officer for EPA.
    The EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in 
the public docket without change, including any personal information 
provided, unless the comment includes profanity, threats, information 
claimed to be Confidential Business Information or other information 
whose disclosure is restricted by statute.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Angela Hackel, Office of Air Quality 
and Planning Standards, Sector Policies and Programs Division (D243-
05), Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711; 
telephone number: (919) 541-5262; fax number: (919) 541-3207; email 
address: hackel.angela@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supporting documents, which explain in 
detail the information that the EPA will be collecting, are available 
in the public docket for this information collection request. The 
docket can be viewed online at www.regulations.gov or in person at the 
EPA Docket Center, WJC West Building, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. 
NW., Washington, DC. The telephone number for the Docket Center is 
(202) 566-1744. For additional information about the EPA's public 
docket, visit: http://www.epa.gov/dockets.
    EPA ICR Number: 1663.08.
    OMB Control Number: 2060-0376.
    Abstract: The Clean Air Act (the CAA) contains several provisions 
directing EPA to require source owners to conduct monitoring to support 
certification as to their status of compliance with applicable 
requirements. These provisions are set forth in Section 504 (operating 
permits provisions) and Section 114 (enforcement provisions) of the 
CAA. Section 504(b) directs EPA to implement monitoring and 
certification requirements through the operating permits program. This 
section allows EPA to prescribe by rule, methods and procedures for 
determining compliance recognizing that continuous emissions monitoring 
systems need not be required if other procedures or methods provide 
sufficiently reliable and timely information for determining 
compliance. Under section 504(c), each operating permit must ``set 
forth inspection, entry, monitoring, compliance, certification, and 
reporting requirements to assure compliance with the permit terms and 
conditions.'' Section 114(a)(3) requires EPA to promulgate rules for 
enhanced monitoring and compliance certifications. Section 114(a)(1) of 
the provides additional authority concerning monitoring, reporting, and 
record keeping requirements. This section provides the Administrator 
with the authority to require any owner or operator of a source to 
install and operate monitoring systems and to record the resulting 
monitoring data. EPA promulgated the Compliance Assurance Monitoring 
(CAM) rule, 40 CFR part 64, on October 22, 1997 (62 FR 54900) to 
implement these authorities.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: All facilities required to have an 
operating permit under Title V of the CAA and the state, local and 
tribal permitting authorities that implement the CAM program.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory under Title V of the 
CAA.
    Estimated number of respondents: 23,235
    Frequency of response: At least every 6 months per Title V and the 
implementing regulations at 40 CFR 70.6(a)(3)(iii)(A) and (B).
    Total estimated burden: 50,473 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.3(b).
    Total estimated cost: $2,031,643 (per year), which includes no 
annualized capital or operation and maintenance costs.
    Changes in Estimates: There is decrease of 7,403,108 hours in the 
total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently 
approved by OMB. This decrease is a result of the fact that most 
facilities are now using electronic monitoring systems that 
automatically record the output of the monitor, thus, resulting in a 
decrease in the number of labor hours needed to

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record the monitoring results. Additionally, all affected facilities 
with existing Title V permits have now submitted their CAM monitoring 
approach in their permit renewal applications, therefore, significantly 
reducing the costs for new monitoring development. Also, we reviewed 
the reporting and recordkeeping requirements of the Title V permit 
program vis-[agrave]-vis those required under the CAM program. We found 
that, with the exception of sources required to develop a quality 
improvement plan, sources were meeting the reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements for CAM by complying with the requirements of the Title V 
program. We revised some of our assumptions to account for the 
additional requirements set forth under the CAM rule that are not 
outlined in the Title V program, while at the same time ensuring that 
requirements met under the Title V program were not being re-counted in 
this assessment. Furthermore, in order to reflect projected trends for 
the next 3 years, we updated some of the formulas used to calculate 
burden.

John Moses,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2013-27426 Filed 11-15-13; 8:45 am]
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