Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Area Sources: Electric Arc Furnace Steelmaking Facilities (Renewal), 49513-49514 [2014-19850]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 162 / Thursday, August 21, 2014 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) on a cyclic basis via input to the Air Facility System (AFS), until mid October 2014, and via input to the modernized AFS—the Air component of the Integrated Compliance Information System (ICISAir), from late October 2014 forward. The Agency, with support from state and local agencies, is nearing completion of the modernization of AFS into ICIS-Air. The planned date of the implementation of ICIS-Air is October 27, 2014. ICIS-Air supports EPA and state and local agency efforts to ensure compliance with the nation’s environmental laws pertaining to air, via the collection and management of important Clean Air Act (CAA or the ‘‘Act’’) compliance and enforcement information. The information to be provided to EPA via ICIS-Air includes source characterization, compliance monitoring, and enforcement activities. EPA will use this information to assess progress toward meeting emission requirements developed under the authority of the CAA, and to protect and maintain air quality, public health, and the environment. Agencies receive delegation of the CAA through regulated grant authorities, and report compliance/enforcement activities undertaken at stationary sources pursuant to the Minimum Data Requirements (MDRs) as outlined in this ICR. The provisions of Section 114(a)(1) of the Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. Section 7414(a)(1) provide the broad authority for the reporting of compliance monitoring and enforcement information, along with Subpart QReports in 40 CFR 51: Sections 51.324(a) and (b), and 51.327. This renewal requires the continuation of reporting of previously established MDRs via a new information system solution—ICIS-Air instead of AFS. Since AFS will be replaced by ICIS-Air prior to the official renewal of this ICR, we are including in the Supporting Statement a crosswalk between the MDRs expressed as the current AFS data elements and as the new ICIS-Air data elements. Are there changes in the estimates from the last approval? The current EPA database for which these data are reported (i.e., AFS) will not exist at the time of this ICR renewal; therefore, EPA will not perform a new burden estimate based on reporting to AFS. Since the new, replacement system, ICIS-Air, is not yet implemented in a production environment, we cannot use the new system to develop a new burden estimate for future reporting to ICIS-Air at the current time. EPA will VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:18 Aug 20, 2014 Jkt 232001 49513 estimate burden in the Federal Register notice with the ICR to the best of its ability and will take comment on those estimates. While transition to the new ICIS-Air system will require some investment at the federal, state and local levels, EPA believes that by providing a modern and more capable information system, states and locals as a group will experience a significant overall reduction in reporting burden. This will occur for states/locals that are direct users, as well as for those using electronic data transfer (EDT) to report MDRs to ICISAir. In addition to the anticipated burden reduction associated with completion of AFS modernization to ICIS-Air, EPA is nearing completion of two major policy revisions—the High Priority Violations (HPV) and Federally Reportable Violations (FRV) policies— that will result in a narrowing of the scope of CAA enforcement and compliance reporting as compared to the previous ICR renewal cycle. These policy revisions will result in additional burden reduction for state and local agencies. EPA does anticipate that operational and maintenance costs associated with state and local agency reporting will increase modestly due to inflationary pressures (e.g., increased hourly resource costs for management, professional, and related occupational groups). The labor rates used in the ICR estimates will be taken from the Department of Labor Employment Compensation and Costs (ECEC) Web site. These changes will be reflected in the final supporting statement for this ICR. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY What is the next step in the process for this ICR? ADDRESSES: EPA will consider the comments received and amend the ICR as appropriate. The final ICR package will be submitted by EPA to OMB for review and approval pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.12. At that time, EPA will issue another Federal Register notice pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.5(a)(1)(iv) to announce the submission of the ICR to OMB, and a second opportunity to submit additional comments to OMB. If you have any questions about this ICR, or the approval process, please contact the technical person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Dated: August 15, 2014. Betsy Smidinger, Acting Director, Office of Compliance, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance. [FR Doc. 2014–19876 Filed 8–20–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [EPA–HQ–OECA–2013–0323; FRL–9915– 25–OEI ] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Area Sources: Electric Arc Furnace Steelmaking Facilities (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘NESHAP for Area Sources: Electric Arc Furnace Steelmaking Facilities (Renewal)’’ (EPA ICR No. 2277.04, OMB Control No. 2060–0608) 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 August 31, 2014. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (78 FR 35023) on June 11, 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. 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 September 22, 2014. SUMMARY: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA– HQ–OECA–2013–0323, 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: Patrick Yellin, Monitoring, Assistance, E:\FR\FM\21AUN1.SGM 21AUN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 49514 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 162 / Thursday, August 21, 2014 / Notices and Media Programs Division, Office of Compliance, Mail Code 2227A, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564–2970; fax number: (202) 564–0050; email address: yellin.patrick@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. Abstract: The affected entities are subject to the General Provisions of the NESHAP at 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart A, and any changes, or additions specified at 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart YYYYY. Owners or operators of the affected facilities must submit a one-time-only report of any physical or operational changes, initial performance tests, and periodic reports and results. 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. Reports addressing (1) the number of mercury switches removed or the weight of mercury recovered from the switches and properly managed, the estimated number of vehicles processed, an estimate of the percent of mercury switches recovered, and a certification that the recovered mercury switches were recycled at RCRA-permitted facilities, and (2) the control of contaminants from scrap according to the requirements in § 63.10(e) are required semiannually. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Owners or operators of electric arc furnace steelmaking facilities. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR Part 63, Subpart YYYYY). Estimated number of respondents: 87 (total). Frequency of response: Initially, semiannually and occasionally. Total estimated burden: 1,417 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b). Total estimated cost: $136,341 (per year), includes no annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease in the respondent burden and VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:18 Aug 20, 2014 Jkt 232001 an increase in Agency burden. These changes occurred due to the following adjustment: (1) This ICR revises the number of respondents from 91 to 87 based on input provided from industry trade association; and (2) This ICR corrects the frequency of semiannual report review from one to two in Table 2. This correction results in an increase in the estimated Agency burden. Spencer Clark, Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 2014–19850 Filed 8–20–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9914–40–Region 8] Proposed Windfall Lien Settlement Agreement, Eaton Sugar Beet Factory Superfund Site, Eaton, Colorado Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice of proposed agreement; request for public comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the requirements of section 122(h)(1) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (‘‘CERCLA’’), 42 U.S.C. 9622(h)(1), notice is hereby given of the proposed administrative settlement under section 107(r) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9607(r) between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (‘‘EPA’’) and the Town of Eaton, Colorado, (‘‘Settling Party’’). The Settling Party consents to and will not contest the authority of the United States to enter into this Agreement or to implement or enforce its terms. The Settling Party, qualifying as a bona fide prospective purchaser as provided for under CERCLA section 107(r)(1), 42 U.S.C. 9607(4)(1), took title to the site of the abandoned Eaton Sugar Beet Factory in 2009 through the purchase of tax liens. The EPA conducted a time critical removal action to address asbestos contamination at the factory site from November of 2011 through April of 2013. EPA now seeks to enter into a settlement agreement for the release of the windfall lien that arose as a result of the asbestos removal action. The value of a windfall lien is limited to the increase in the fair market value of the land that was cleaned up by EPA and is limited also by the amount of the EPA’s unrecovered response costs. The increased value of the land owned by the Settling Parties is $226,283.14. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Settling Parties recognize that this Agreement has been negotiated in good faith and that this Agreement is entered into without the admission or adjudication of any issue of fact or law. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before September 22, 2014. For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this document, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the agreement. The Agency will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the agreement if comments received disclose facts or considerations that indicate that the agreement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. ADDRESSES: The Agency’s response to any comments, the proposed agreement and additional background information relating to the agreement is available for public inspection at the EPA Superfund Record Center, 1595 Wynkoop Denver, Colorado. Comments and requests for a copy of the proposed agreement should be addressed to Maureen O’Reilly, Enforcement Specialist, Environmental Protection Agency—Region 8, Mail Code 8ENF–RC, 1595 Wynkoop Street, Denver, Colorado 80202, and should reference the Eaton Sugar Beet Factory Superfund Site, Eaton, Colorado. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andy Lensink, Enforcement Attorney, Legal Enforcement Program, Environmental Protection Agency— Region 8, Mail Code 8ENF–L, 1595 Wynkoop Street, Denver, Colorado 80202, (303) 312–6908. Dated: July 17, 2014. Eddie A. Sierra, Acting Assistant Regional Administrator, Office of Enforcement, Compliance and Environmental Justice, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region VIII. [FR Doc. 2014–19877 Filed 8–20–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting Federal Election Commission. Tuesday August 26, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. PLACE: 999 E Street NW., Washington, DC. STATUS: This meeting will be closed to the public. ITEMS TO BE DISCUSSED: Compliance matters pursuant to 2 U.S.C. 437g. Matters concerning participation in civil actions or proceedings or arbitration. Information the premature disclosure of which would be likely to have a AGENCY: DATE AND TIME: E:\FR\FM\21AUN1.SGM 21AUN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OECA-2013-0323; FRL-9915-25-OEI ]


Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Area Sources: Electric Arc 
Furnace Steelmaking Facilities (Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an 
information collection request (ICR), ``NESHAP for Area Sources: 
Electric Arc Furnace Steelmaking Facilities (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 
2277.04, OMB Control No. 2060-0608) 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 August 31, 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 September 22, 
2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-
OECA-2013-0323, 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: Patrick Yellin, Monitoring, 
Assistance,

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and Media Programs Division, Office of Compliance, Mail Code 2227A, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., 
Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564-2970; fax number: 
(202) 564-0050; email address: yellin.patrick@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.
    Abstract: The affected entities are subject to the General 
Provisions of the NESHAP at 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart A, and any changes, 
or additions specified at 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart YYYYY. Owners or 
operators of the affected facilities must submit a one-time-only report 
of any physical or operational changes, initial performance tests, and 
periodic reports and results. 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. Reports 
addressing (1) the number of mercury switches removed or the weight of 
mercury recovered from the switches and properly managed, the estimated 
number of vehicles processed, an estimate of the percent of mercury 
switches recovered, and a certification that the recovered mercury 
switches were recycled at RCRA-permitted facilities, and (2) the 
control of contaminants from scrap according to the requirements in 
Sec.  63.10(e) are required semiannually.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: Owners or operators of electric arc 
furnace steelmaking facilities.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR Part 63, 
Subpart YYYYY).
    Estimated number of respondents: 87 (total).
    Frequency of response: Initially, semiannually and occasionally.
    Total estimated burden: 1,417 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.3(b).
    Total estimated cost: $136,341 (per year), includes no annualized 
capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease in the respondent 
burden and an increase in Agency burden. These changes occurred due to 
the following adjustment: (1) This ICR revises the number of 
respondents from 91 to 87 based on input provided from industry trade 
association; and (2) This ICR corrects the frequency of semiannual 
report review from one to two in Table 2. This correction results in an 
increase in the estimated Agency burden.

Spencer Clark,
Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2014-19850 Filed 8-20-14; 8:45 am]
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