Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; The Consolidated Air Rule (CAR) for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry (SOCMI) (Renewal), 13649-13650 [2014-05217]

Download as PDF emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 47 / Tuesday, March 11, 2014 / Notices 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: http:// www.epa.gov/dockets. Abstract: Owners or operators of the affected facilities described must make one-time-only notifications. Owners or operators are also required to 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. Monitoring requirements specific to Equipment Leaks of VOC in Petroleum Refineries provide information on which components are leaking VOCs. NSPS Subpart GGG references the compliance requirements of NSPS subpart VV; and NSPS subpart GGGa references the compliance requirements of NSPS subpart VVa. Periodically, owners or operators are required to record information identifying leaking equipment, repair methods used to stop the leaks, and dates of repair. The time period for this recordkeeping varies and depends on equipment type and leak history. Semiannual reports are required to measure compliance with the standards of NSPS Subparts VV and VVa, as referenced by NSPS subparts GGG and GGGa. These notifications, reports, and records are essential in determining compliance and in general, are required of all sources subject to NSPS. Any owner or operator subject to the provisions of this part shall maintain a file of these measurements, and retain the file for at least two years following the date of such measurements, maintenance reports, and records. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Petroleum refineries. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR part 60, Subparts GGG and GGGa). Estimated number of respondents: 130. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:22 Mar 10, 2014 Jkt 232001 Frequency of response: Initially and semiannually. Total estimated burden: 24,886 hours (per year). ‘‘Burden’’ is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b). Total estimated cost: $2,434,325 (per year), including no annualized capital/ startup or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in the Estimates: There are several changes to the estimated burden as currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved Burdens. These differences are not due to any program changes. There is a decrease in the respondent and Agency burden for subpart GGG due to a correction of the number of respondents from 135 to 130. In addition, there is an increase in the respondent burden for subpart GGGa due to a mathematical correction. The previous ICR incorrectly calculated the amount of time it would take to record operating parameters at large and small refineries for subpart GGGa. This ICR also updates all burden costs to reflect current labor rates. These changes result in an overall increase in respondent burden and a decrease in Agency burden for both subparts combined. Richard T. Westlund, Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 2014–05216 Filed 3–10–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OECA–2013–0350; FRL–9907– 44–OEI] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; The Consolidated Air Rule (CAR) for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry (SOCMI) (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘The Consolidated Air Rule (CAR) for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry (SOCMI) (Renewal)’’ (EPA ICR No. 1854.09, OMB Control No. 2060–0443), 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 April 30, 2014. Public SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13649 comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (78 FR 35023) on June 11, 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 April 10, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA– HQ–OECA–2013–0350, to: (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), or 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: http:// www.epa.gov/dockets. Abstract: The synthetic organic chemical manufacturing industry (SOCMI) is regulated by both the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) standards. The affected entities are E:\FR\FM\11MRN1.SGM 11MRN1 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES 13650 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 47 / Tuesday, March 11, 2014 / Notices subject to the General Provisions of the NSPS at 40 CFR part 60, subpart A, and any changes or additions to the Provisions specified at 40 CFR part 60, subparts Ka, Kb, VV, VVa, DDD, III, NNN and RRR. The affected entities are also subject to the General Provisions of the NESHAP at 40 CFR part 63, subpart A, and any changes, or additions to the Provisions specified at 40 CFR part 63, subparts BB, Y, V, F, G, H and I. As an alternative, SOCMI sources may choose to comply with the above standards under the consolidated air rule (CAR) at 40 CFR part 65 as promulgated December 14, 2000. Synthetic organic chemical manufacturing facilities subject to NSPS requirements must notify EPA of construction, modification, startups, shutdowns, date and results of initial performance test and excess emissions. Semiannual reports are also required. Synthetic organic chemical manufacturing facilities subject to NESHAP requirements must submit one-timeonly reports of any physical or operational changes and the results of initial performance tests. Owners or operators are also required to 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. Periodic reports are also required semiannually at a minimum. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Owners or operators of synthetic organic chemical manufacturing facilities. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR part 60, subpart A, Ka, Kb, VV, VVa, DDD, III, NNN and RRR; and 40 CFR part 63, subpart A, BB, Y, V, F, G, H and I). Estimated number of respondents: 4,618 (total). Frequency of response: Initially, occasionally, semiannually and annually. Total estimated burden: 2,130,669 hours (per year). ‘‘Burden’’ is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b). Total estimated cost: $309,692,801 (per year), which includes $101,277,000 in annualized capital/startup and/or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is an increase in the total estimated respondent labor burden and associated labor, capital/startup, and O&M costs. Overall, the change in burden 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 to reflect industry growth, which in turn VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:22 Mar 10, 2014 Jkt 232001 increased the cost of those subparts where growth is expected. There is a further overall increase in respondent burden costs 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. Note that this ICR also references labor rates from OPM to calculate Agency costs; however, the update did not affect Agency costs since the rates are identical between this and the most recently-approved ICR. Richard T. Westlund, Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 2014–05217 Filed 3–10–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9907–70–OA] Notice of Meeting of the EPA’s Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: Pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92–463, notice is hereby given that the next meeting of the Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC) will be held April 9 and 10, 2014 at National Archives Museum (700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20408). The CHPAC was created to advise the Environmental Protection Agency on science, regulations, and other issues relating to children’s environmental health. DATES: The CHPAC will meet April 9 and 10, 2014. ADDRESSES: 700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20408 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Martha Berger, Office of Children’s Health Protection, USEPA, MC 1107A, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460, (202) 564–2191 or berger.martha@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meetings of the CHPAC are open to the public. The CHPAC will meet on April 9, and April 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day. The Agenda will be posted at epa.gov/children. Access and Accommodations: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Martha Berger at 202–564–2191 or berger.martha@epa.gov. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Dated: February 18, 2014. Martha P. Berger, Designated Federal Official. [FR Doc. 2014–05219 Filed 3–10–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9907–71–Region 4; CERCLA–04– 2014–3755] Ecusta Mill Superfund Site, Pisgah Forest, Transylvania County, North Carolina; Notice of Settlement Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice of settlement. AGENCY: Under 122(h) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the United States Environmental Protection Agency has entered into a settlement with the P.H. Glatfelter Company concerning the Ecusta Mill Superfund Site located in Pisgah Forest, Transylvania County, North Carolina. The settlement addresses remaining costs from a fundlead Removal Action taken by the EPA at the Site. DATES: The Agency will consider public comments on the settlement until April 10, 2014. The Agency will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the settlement if comments received disclose facts or considerations which indicate that the amended settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. ADDRESSES: Copies of the settlement are available from the Agency by contacting Ms. Paula V. Painter, Environmental Protection Specialist using the contact information provided in this notice. Comments may also be submitted by referencing the Site’s name through one of the following methods: • Internet: www.epa.gov/region4/ superfund/programs/enforcement/ enforcement.html. • U.S. Mail: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Superfund Division, Attn: Paula V. Painter, 61 Forsyth Street SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303. • Email: Painter.Paula@epa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paula V. Painter at 404/562–8887 SUMMARY: Dated: January 27, 2014. Anita L. Davis, Chief, Superfund Enforcement & Information Management Branch, Superfund Division. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 47 (Tuesday, March 11, 2014)]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OECA-2013-0350; FRL-9907-44-OEI]


Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; The Consolidated Air Rule (CAR) for the 
Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry (SOCMI) (Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an 
information collection request (ICR), ``The Consolidated Air Rule (CAR) 
for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry (SOCMI) 
(Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 1854.09, OMB Control No. 2060-0443), 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 April 30, 2014. Public comments were previously requested via 
the Federal Register (78 FR 35023) on June 11, 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 April 10, 
2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-
OECA-2013-0350, to: (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method), or 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: http://www.epa.gov/dockets.
    Abstract: The synthetic organic chemical manufacturing industry 
(SOCMI) is regulated by both the New Source Performance Standards 
(NSPS) and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants 
(NESHAP) standards. The affected entities are

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subject to the General Provisions of the NSPS at 40 CFR part 60, 
subpart A, and any changes or additions to the Provisions specified at 
40 CFR part 60, subparts Ka, Kb, VV, VVa, DDD, III, NNN and RRR. The 
affected entities are also subject to the General Provisions of the 
NESHAP at 40 CFR part 63, subpart A, and any changes, or additions to 
the Provisions specified at 40 CFR part 63, subparts BB, Y, V, F, G, H 
and I. As an alternative, SOCMI sources may choose to comply with the 
above standards under the consolidated air rule (CAR) at 40 CFR part 65 
as promulgated December 14, 2000. Synthetic organic chemical 
manufacturing facilities subject to NSPS requirements must notify EPA 
of construction, modification, startups, shutdowns, date and results of 
initial performance test and excess emissions. Semiannual reports are 
also required. Synthetic organic chemical manufacturing facilities 
subject to NESHAP requirements must submit one-time-only reports of any 
physical or operational changes and the results of initial performance 
tests. Owners or operators are also required to 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. Periodic reports are also required 
semiannually at a minimum.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: Owners or operators of synthetic 
organic chemical manufacturing facilities.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR part 60, 
subpart A, Ka, Kb, VV, VVa, DDD, III, NNN and RRR; and 40 CFR part 63, 
subpart A, BB, Y, V, F, G, H and I).
    Estimated number of respondents: 4,618 (total).
    Frequency of response: Initially, occasionally, semiannually and 
annually.
    Total estimated burden: 2,130,669 hours (per year). ``Burden'' is 
defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b).
    Total estimated cost: $309,692,801 (per year), which includes 
$101,277,000 in annualized capital/startup and/or operation & 
maintenance costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is an increase in the total 
estimated respondent labor burden and associated labor, capital/
startup, and O&M costs. Overall, the change in burden 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 to reflect industry growth, which 
in turn increased the cost of those subparts where growth is expected.
    There is a further overall increase in respondent burden costs 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. Note that this ICR also references 
labor rates from OPM to calculate Agency costs; however, the update did 
not affect Agency costs since the rates are identical between this and 
the most recently-approved ICR.

Richard T. Westlund,
Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division.
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