Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Air Emission Standards for Tanks, Surface Impoundment and Containers (Renewal), 95136-95137 [2016-31165]

Download as PDF 95136 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 248 / Tuesday, December 27, 2016 / Notices identifies certain conditions under which impacts from hydraulic fracturing activities can be more frequent or severe, to include: • Water withdrawals for hydraulic fracturing in times or areas of low water availability, particularly in areas with limited or declining groundwater resources; • Spills during the handling of hydraulic fracturing fluids and chemicals or produced water that resulted in large volumes or high concentrations of chemicals reaching groundwater resources; • Injection of hydraulic fracturing fluids into wells with inadequate mechanical integrity, allowing gases or liquids to move to groundwater resources; • Injection of hydraulic fracturing fluids directly into groundwater resources; • Discharge of inadequately treated hydraulic fracturing wastewater to surface water; and • Disposal or storage of hydraulic fracturing wastewater in unlined pits resulting in contamination of groundwater resources. Data gaps and uncertainties limited EPA’s ability to fully assess the potential impacts on drinking water resources locally and nationally. Because of these data gaps and uncertainties, it was not possible to fully characterize the severity of impacts, nor was it possible to calculate or estimate the national frequency of impacts on drinking water resources from activities in the hydraulic fracturing water cycle. EPA’s report advances the scientific understanding of hydraulic fracturing’s impact on drinking water resources and can inform decisions by federal, state, tribal, local officials, industry, and communities to protect drinking water resources now and in the future. Dated: December 15, 2016. Mary A. Ross, Deputy Director, National Center for Environmental Assessment. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2016–31034 Filed 12–23–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:45 Dec 23, 2016 Jkt 241001 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OECA–2013–0333; FRL–9956– 15–OEI] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Air Emission Standards for Tanks, Surface Impoundment and Containers (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘Air Emission Standards for Tanks, Surface Impoundment and Containers (40 CFR part 264, subpart CC, and 40 CFR part 265, subpart CC) (Renewal)’’ (EPA ICR No. 1593.10, OMB Control No. 2060– 0318), 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 December 31, 2016. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (81 FR 26546) on May 3, 2016 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 neither conduct nor 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 January 26, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA– HQ–OECA–2013–0333, 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. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Yellin, 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) 564–2970; 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, 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 and operators of affected facilities are required to comply with reporting and record keeping requirements for the General Provisions (40 CFR part 264, subpart A and 40 CFR part 265, subpart A), as well as for the specific requirements at 40 CFR part 264, subpart CC and 40 CFR part 265, subpart CC. This includes submitting initial notifications, performance tests and periodic reports and results, and maintaining 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. These reports are used by EPA to determine compliance with the standards. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Facilities that treat, store, or dispose of hazardous wastes in tanks, surface impoundments, and containers. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR part 264, subpart CC and 40 CFR part 265, subpart CC). Estimated number of respondents: 6,209 (total). Frequency of response: Occasionally and semiannually. Total estimated burden: 712,000 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b). Total estimated cost: $85,900,000 (per year), which includes $12,400,000 for either annualized capital/startup and/or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is an adjustment decrease in labor hours and capital and O&M costs from the mostrecently approved ICR. This is not due to any program changes. The decrease E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 248 / Tuesday, December 27, 2016 / Notices has occurred because this ICR rounds totals to three significant figures. Spencer Clark, Acting Director, Regulatory Support Division. [FR Doc. 2016–31165 Filed 12–23–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9957–38–OA] Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Chartered Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) and the CASAC Oxides of Nitrogen Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) Review Panel Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the Chartered Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) and the CASAC Oxides of Nitrogen Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) Review Panel to discuss the CASAC draft review of EPA’s Policy Assessment for the Review of the Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Nitrogen Dioxide (External Review Draft—September 2016). DATES: The teleconference will be held on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Eastern Time). Location: The public teleconference will be held by telephone only. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing to obtain information concerning the public teleconference may contact Mr. Aaron Yeow, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office (1400R), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460; by telephone/voice mail at (202) 564–2050 or at yeow.aaron@epa.gov. General information about the CASAC, as well as any updates concerning the meeting announced in this notice, may be found on the EPA Web site at http:// www.epa.gov/casac. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The CASAC was established pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA) Amendments of 1977, codified at 42 U.S.C. 7409(d)(2), to review air quality criteria and NAAQS and recommend any new NAAQS and revisions of existing criteria and NAAQS as may be appropriate. The CASAC shall also provide advice, information, and recommendations to asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:45 Dec 23, 2016 Jkt 241001 the Administrator on the scientific and technical aspects of issues related to the criteria for air quality standards, research related to air quality, sources of air pollution, and any adverse effects which may result from various strategies to attain and maintain air quality standards. The CASAC is a Federal Advisory Committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C., App. 2. Section 109(d)(1) of the CAA requires that the Agency periodically review and revise, as appropriate, the air quality criteria and the NAAQS for the six ‘‘criteria’’ air pollutants, including oxides of nitrogen. EPA is currently reviewing the primary (health-based) NAAQS for nitrogen dioxide (NO2), as an indicator for health effects caused by the presence of oxides of nitrogen in the ambient air. Pursuant to FACA and EPA policy, notice is hereby given that the Chartered CASAC and the CASAC Oxides of Nitrogen Primary NAAQS Review Panel will hold a public teleconference to discuss the CASAC draft review of the EPA’s Policy Assessment for the Review of the Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Nitrogen Dioxide (External Review Draft—September 2016). The Chartered CASAC and CASAC Oxides of Nitrogen Primary NAAQS Review Panel will comply with the provisions of FACA and all appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural policies. Technical Contacts: Any technical questions concerning the Policy Assessment for the Review of the Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Nitrogen Dioxide (External Review Draft—September 2016) should be directed to Dr. Scott Jenkins (jenkins.scott@epa.gov), EPA Office of Air and Radiation. Availability of Meeting Materials: Prior to the meeting, the review documents, agenda and other materials will be accessible on the CASAC Web site at http://www.epa.gov/casac/. Procedures for Providing Public Input: Public comment for consideration by EPA’s federal advisory committees and panels has a different purpose from public comment provided to EPA program offices. Therefore, the process for submitting comments to a federal advisory committee is different from the process used to submit comments to an EPA program office. Federal advisory committees and panels, including scientific advisory committees, provide independent advice to EPA. Members of the public can submit comments for a federal advisory committee to consider as it develops advice for EPA. Interested members of the public may submit PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 95137 relevant written or oral information on the topic of this advisory activity, and/ or the group conducting the activity, for the CASAC to consider during the advisory process. Input from the public to the CASAC will have the most impact if it provides specific scientific or technical information or analysis for CASAC to consider or if it relates to the clarity or accuracy of the technical information. Members of the public wishing to provide comment should follow the instructions below to submit comments. Oral Statements: In general, individuals or groups requesting an oral presentation on a public teleconference will be limited to three minutes. Each person making an oral statement should consider providing written comments as well as their oral statement so that the points presented orally can be expanded upon in writing. Interested parties should contact Mr. Aaron Yeow, DFO, in writing (preferably via email) at the contact information noted above by January 17, 2017, to be placed on the list of public speakers. Written Statements: Written statements should be supplied to the DFO via email at the contact information noted above by January 17, 2017, so that the information may be made available to the Committee/Panel members for their consideration. It is the SAB Staff Office general policy to post written comments on the Web page for the advisory meeting or teleconference. Submitters are requested to provide an unsigned version of each document because the SAB Staff Office does not publish documents with signatures on its Web sites. Members of the public should be aware that their personal contact information, if included in any written comments, may be posted to the CASAC Web site. Copyrighted material will not be posted without explicit permission of the copyright holder. Accessibility: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Mr. Aaron Yeow at the contact information provided above. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Mr. Yeow preferably at least ten days prior to each meeting to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. Dated: December 19, 2016. Khanna Johnston, Acting Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Staff Office. [FR Doc. 2016–31217 Filed 12–23–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OECA-2013-0333; FRL-9956-15-OEI]


Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; Air Emission Standards for Tanks, Surface 
Impoundment and Containers (Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an 
information collection request (ICR), ``Air Emission Standards for 
Tanks, Surface Impoundment and Containers (40 CFR part 264, subpart CC, 
and 40 CFR part 265, subpart CC) (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 1593.10, OMB 
Control No. 2060-0318), 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 December 31, 2016. Public comments 
were previously requested via the Federal Register (81 FR 26546) on May 
3, 2016 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 neither conduct nor 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 January 26, 
2017.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-
OECA-2013-0333, 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: Patrick Yellin, 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) 564-2970; 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, 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 and operators of affected facilities are required 
to comply with reporting and record keeping requirements for the 
General Provisions (40 CFR part 264, subpart A and 40 CFR part 265, 
subpart A), as well as for the specific requirements at 40 CFR part 
264, subpart CC and 40 CFR part 265, subpart CC. This includes 
submitting initial notifications, performance tests and periodic 
reports and results, and maintaining 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. These reports are used by EPA to determine compliance 
with the standards.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: Facilities that treat, store, or 
dispose of hazardous wastes in tanks, surface impoundments, and 
containers.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR part 264, 
subpart CC and 40 CFR part 265, subpart CC).
    Estimated number of respondents: 6,209 (total).
    Frequency of response: Occasionally and semiannually.
    Total estimated burden: 712,000 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.3(b).
    Total estimated cost: $85,900,000 (per year), which includes 
$12,400,000 for either annualized capital/startup and/or operation & 
maintenance costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is an adjustment decrease in labor 
hours and capital and O&M costs from the most-recently approved ICR. 
This is not due to any program changes. The decrease

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has occurred because this ICR rounds totals to three significant 
figures.

Spencer Clark,
Acting Director, Regulatory Support Division.
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