Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for New Residential Wood Heaters (Renewal), 70039-70040 [2013-27980]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 226 / Friday, November 22, 2013 / Notices Responses to the collection of information are mandatory (see 40 CFR part 704). Respondents may claim all or part of a response confidential. EPA will disclose information that is covered by a claim of confidentiality only to the extent permitted by, and in accordance with, the procedures in TSCA section 14 and 40 CFR part 2. Burden statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 68.8 hours per response. Burden is defined in 5 CFR 1320.3(b). The ICR, which is available in the docket along with other related materials, provides a detailed explanation of the collection activities and the burden estimate that is only briefly summarized here: Respondents/Affected Entities: Entities potentially affected by this ICR are primarily those businesses that fall under NAICS codes 325, Chemical Manufacturers and Processors, and 324110, Petroleum Refineries. Estimated total number of potential respondents: 4. Frequency of response: On occasion. Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: 1. Estimated total annual burden hours: 275 hours. Estimated total annual costs: $16,551. This includes an estimated burden cost of $16,551 and an estimated cost of $0 for capital investment or maintenance and operational costs. III. Are there changes in the estimates from the last approval? There is no change in the number of hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with that identified in the ICR currently approved by OMB. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES IV. What is the next step in the process for this ICR? EPA will consider the comments received and amend the ICR as appropriate. The final ICR package will then be submitted to OMB for review and approval pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.12. EPA will issue another Federal Register document pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.5(a)(1)(iv) to announce the submission of the ICR to OMB and the opportunity to submit additional comments to OMB. If you have any questions about this ICR or the approval process, please contact the technical contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. List of Subjects Environmental protection, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:47 Nov 21, 2013 Jkt 232001 Dated: November 12, 2013. James Jones, Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. [FR Doc. 2013–28135 Filed 11–21–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OECA–2013–0331; FRL—9903– 03–OEI] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for New Residential Wood Heaters (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘NSPS for New Residential Wood Heaters (40 CFR Part 60, Subpart AAA) (Renewal)’’ (EPA ICR No. 1176.11, OMB Control No. 2060– 0161 to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq). This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through January 31, 2014. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (78 FR 33409) on June 4, 2013 during a 60-day 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 23, 2013. SUMMARY: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA– HQ–OECA–2013–0331, to: (1) EPA online, using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to: docket.oeca@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 ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70039 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: Learia Williams, Monitoring, Assistance, and Media Programs Division, Office of Compliance, Mail Code 2227A, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564–4113; fax number: (202) 564–0050; email address: williams.learia@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, WJC 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 www.epa.gov/ dockets. Abstract: Manufacturers and accredited laboratories are required to make several one-time and periodic reports necessary for the implementation and enforcement of the rule. Also, laboratories, manufacturers, distributors, and retailers are required to retain certain records. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: New residential wood heaters. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR part 60, subpart AAA) Estimated number of respondents: 947 (total). Frequency of response: Occasionally. Total estimated burden: 11,749 hours (per year). ‘‘Burden’’ is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b). Total estimated cost: $2,885,287 (per year), includes $1,736,075 in both annualized capital/startup and operation & maintenance costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is an increase in the total estimated respondent and Agency burdens as currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved Burdens. The change in burdens from the most recently-approved ICR is due to an increase in the number of sources subject to the standard, and is not due to any program changes. The number of sources has been increased in this ICR to reflect more current information obtained during development of proposed revisions to the NSPS. There is also an increase in both respondent and Agency burden costs E:\FR\FM\22NON1.SGM 22NON1 70040 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 226 / Friday, November 22, 2013 / Notices from the most-recently approved ICR due to the use of updated labor rates. This ICR references labor rates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to calculate respondent burden costs, and references labor rates from OPM to calculate Agency burden costs. There is an increase in both capital/ startup and O&M costs as compared to the previous ICR; however, this change also is not due to any program changes. Similar to the respondent burden adjustments, the change is due to the increased number of sources estimated to be subject to the standard, and is not due to any program changes. John Moses, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 2013–27980 Filed 11–21–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9903–22–ORD; Docket ID No. EPA– HQ–ORD–2013–0232] Draft Integrated Science Assessment for Nitrogen Oxides—Health Criteria Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of Public Comment Period. AGENCY: EPA is announcing a 60-day public comment period for the draft document titled, ‘‘First External Review Draft Integrated Science Assessment for Nitrogen Oxides—Health Criteria’’ (EPA/600/R–13/202). The draft document was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within EPA’s Office of Research and Development as part of the review of the primary (health-based) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for nitrogen dioxide (NO2). The Integrated Science Assessment (ISA), in conjunction with additional technical and policy assessments, provide the scientific basis for EPA decisions on the adequacy of the current NAAQS and the appropriateness of possible alternative standards. EPA intends to develop a separate ISA, and NAAQS review, for the secondary (welfare-based) NAAQS for NO2, in conjunction with a review of the secondary NAAQS for sulfur dioxide. EPA is releasing this draft document to seek review by the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) and the public (meeting date and location to be specified in a separate Federal Register notice). This draft document is not final as described in EPA’s information quality guidelines, emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:47 Nov 21, 2013 Jkt 232001 and it does not represent and should not be construed to represent Agency policy or views. EPA will consider any public comments submitted in response to this notice when revising the document. DATES: The 60-day public comment period begins November 22, 2013, and ends January 21, 2014. Comments must be received on or before January 21, 2014. ADDRESSES: The ‘‘First External Review Draft Integrated Science Assessment for Nitrogen Oxides—Health Criteria’’ will be available primarily via the Internet on NCEA’s home page under the Recent Additions and Publications menus at http://www.epa.gov/ncea or the public docket at http://www.regulations.gov, Docket ID: EPA–HQ–ORD–2013–0232. A limited number of CD–ROM copies will be available. Contact Ms. Marieka Boyd by phone: 919–541–0031; fax: 919–541–5078; or email: boyd.marieka@ epa.gov to request a CD–ROM, and please provide your name, your mailing address, and the document title, ‘‘First External Review Draft Integrated Science Assessment for Nitrogen Oxides—Health Criteria’’ to facilitate processing of your request. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on the public comment period, contact the ORD Docket at the EPA Headquarters Docket Center; telephone: 202–566–1752; facsimile: 202–566–9744; or email: Docket_ORD@ epa.gov. For technical information, contact Dr. Molini Patel, NCEA; telephone: 919– 541–1492; facsimile: 919–541–1818; or email: patel.molini@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Information About the Document Section 108 (a) of the Clean Air Act directs the Administrator to identify certain pollutants which, among other things, ‘‘cause or contribute to air pollution which may reasonably be anticipated to endanger public health or welfare’’ and to issue air quality criteria for them. These air quality criteria are to ‘‘accurately reflect the latest scientific knowledge useful in indicating the kind and extent of all identifiable effects on public health or welfare which may be expected from the presence of [a] pollutant in the ambient air. . . .’’ Under section 109 of the Act, EPA is then to establish NAAQS for each pollutant for which EPA has issued criteria. Section 109 (d) of the Act subsequently requires periodic review and, if appropriate, revision of existing air quality criteria to reflect advances in scientific knowledge on the effects of the pollutant on public health or welfare. EPA is also required to review PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and, if appropriate, revise the NAAQS, based on the revised air quality criteria (for more information on the NAAQS review process, see http://www.epa.gov/ ttn/naaqs/review.html). Nitrogen oxides are one of six criteria pollutants for which EPA has established NAAQS. Periodically, EPA reviews the scientific basis for these standards by preparing an ISA (formerly called an Air Quality Criteria Document). The ISA, in conjunction with additional technical and policy assessments, provides the scientific basis for EPA decisions on the adequacy of the current NAAQS and the appropriateness of possible alternative standards. The CASAC, an independent science advisory committee whose review and advisory functions are mandated by Section 109 (d) (2) of the Clean Air Act, is charged (among other things) with independent scientific review of EPA’s air quality criteria. On February 10, 2012 (77 FR 7149), EPA formally initiated its current review of the air quality criteria for the health effects of nitrogen oxides and the primary (health-based) NO2 NAAQS, requesting the submission of recent scientific information on specified topics. EPA held a workshop February 29 to March 1, 2012, to discuss with invited scientific experts from internal and external to EPA, key science and policy issues relevant to the review of the health effects of nitrogen oxides (77 FR 7149). EPA’s ‘‘Draft Plan for Development of the Integrated Science Assessment for Nitrogen Oxides— Health Criteria’’ was made available for public comment on May 3, 2013 (78 FR 26026), and was discussed by the CASAC via a publicly accessible teleconference consultation on June 5, 2013 (78 FR 27234). On June 11, 2013, EPA held a workshop to discuss, with invited scientific experts, initial draft materials prepared in the development of the ISA (78 FR 27374). A draft Integrated Review Plan (IRP) is being developed that will characterize all of the phases of the review of the primary NAAQS for NO2, including the schedule for the entire review, the process for conducting the various phases of the review, and the key policy-relevant science issues that will guide the review. The draft IRP will incorporate a revised plan for ISA development after consideration of CASAC and public comments on the draft plan for development of the ISA. The draft IRP will be reviewed by CASAC and the public together with the first draft ISA at a public meeting. The availability of the draft IRP for review by CASAC and the public, and the date and location of the public meeting, will E:\FR\FM\22NON1.SGM 22NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 226 (Friday, November 22, 2013)]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OECA-2013-0331; FRL--9903-03-OEI]


Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for New Residential Wood Heaters 
(Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an 
information collection request (ICR), ``NSPS for New Residential Wood 
Heaters (40 CFR Part 60, Subpart AAA) (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 1176.11, 
OMB Control No. 2060-0161 to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act 
(44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq). This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which 
is currently approved through January 31, 2014. Public comments were 
previously requested via the Federal Register (78 FR 33409) on June 4, 
2013 during a 60-day 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 23, 
2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-
OECA-2013-0331, to: (1) EPA online, using www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method), by email to: docket.oeca@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: Learia Williams, Monitoring, 
Assistance, and Media Programs Division, Office of Compliance, Mail 
Code 2227A, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. 
NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564-4113; fax 
number: (202) 564-0050; email address: williams.learia@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, WJC 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 www.epa.gov/dockets.
    Abstract: Manufacturers and accredited laboratories are required to 
make several one-time and periodic reports necessary for the 
implementation and enforcement of the rule. Also, laboratories, 
manufacturers, distributors, and retailers are required to retain 
certain records.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: New residential wood heaters.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR part 60, 
subpart AAA)
    Estimated number of respondents: 947 (total).
    Frequency of response: Occasionally.
    Total estimated burden: 11,749 hours (per year). ``Burden'' is 
defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b).
    Total estimated cost: $2,885,287 (per year), includes $1,736,075 in 
both annualized capital/startup and operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is an increase in the total 
estimated respondent and Agency burdens as currently identified in the 
OMB Inventory of Approved Burdens. The change in burdens from the most 
recently-approved ICR is due to an increase in the number of sources 
subject to the standard, and is not due to any program changes. The 
number of sources has been increased in this ICR to reflect more 
current information obtained during development of proposed revisions 
to the NSPS.
    There is also an increase in both respondent and Agency burden 
costs

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from the most-recently approved ICR due to the use of updated labor 
rates. This ICR references labor rates from the Bureau of Labor 
Statistics to calculate respondent burden costs, and references labor 
rates from OPM to calculate Agency burden costs.
    There is an increase in both capital/startup and O&M costs as 
compared to the previous ICR; however, this change also is not due to 
any program changes. Similar to the respondent burden adjustments, the 
change is due to the increased number of sources estimated to be 
subject to the standard, and is not due to any program changes.

John Moses,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2013-27980 Filed 11-21-13; 8:45 am]
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