Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Continuous Release Reporting Requirement Including Analysis for Use of Continuous Release Reporting Forms (Renewal), 60848-60849 [2018-25777]

Download as PDF 60848 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 228 / Tuesday, November 27, 2018 / Notices ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OLEM–2050–0154; FRL–9986– 22–OEI] Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Criteria for Classification of Solid Waste Disposal Facilities and Practices Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Criteria for Classification of Solid Waste Disposal Facilities and Practices (EPA ICR Number 1745.09, OMB Control Number 2050–0154) 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 November 30, 2018. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (83 FR 38141) on August 03, 2018 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 27, 2018. SUMMARY: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA– HQ–OLEM–2018–0317, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to rcradocket@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: Craig Dufficy, Materials Recovery and Waste Management Division, Office of amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:45 Nov 26, 2018 Jkt 247001 Resource Conservation and Recovery, mailcode 5304P, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 703–308–9037; fax number: 703–308–8686; email address: Dufficy.craig@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: 40 Part 257, Subpart B established specific standards and reporting and recordkeeping requirements for owners and operators of new, existing, and lateral expansions of existing non-municipal nonhazardous waste disposal units that receive conditionally exempt small quantity generator (CESQG) hazardous wastes. In order to effectively implement and enforce 40 CFR part 257 Subpart B on a State level, owners/ operators of construction and demolition waste landfills that receive CESQG hazardous wastes have to comply with the reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Form numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this action are the private sector, as well as State, Local, or Tribal Governments. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory under Section 4010(c) and 3001(d)(4) of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) of 1976. Estimated number of respondents: 152. Frequency of response: On occasion. Total estimated burden: 11,219 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $1,951,843 per year, includes $374,184 annualized labor and $1,577,659 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in the estimates: There is no change of hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. Courtney Kerwin, Director, Regulatory Support Division. [FR Doc. 2018–25776 Filed 11–26–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–SFUND–2015–0100; FRL–9985– 48–OEI] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Continuous Release Reporting Requirement Including Analysis for Use of Continuous Release Reporting Forms (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Continuous Release Reporting Requirement Including Analysis for Use of Continuous Release Reporting Forms (EPA ICR No. 1445.14, OMB Control No. 2050–0086) 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 November 30, 2018. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on May 30, 2018 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 December 27, 2018. SUMMARY: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– SFUND–2015–0100, online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to superfund.docket@ epa.gov or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460. 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: Wendy Hoffman, Regulations Implementation Division, Office of ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\27NON1.SGM 27NON1 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 228 / Tuesday, November 27, 2018 / Notices Emergency Management, (5104A), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564– 8794; email address: hoffman.wendy@ 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: Continuous Release Reporting Requirements (CRRR) under Section 103(a) of CERCLA, as amended, requires the person in charge of a vessel or facility immediately to notify the National Response Center (NRC) of a hazardous substance release into the environment if the amount of the release equals or exceeds the substance’s reportable quantity (RQ). If the source and chemical composition of the continuous release do not change and the level of the continuous release does not significantly increase, a follow-up written report to the EPA Region one year after submission of the initial written report is also required. The person in charge must notify the NRC and EPA Region of a change in the source or composition of the release, and under section 103(a) of CERCLA, a significant increase must be reported immediately to the NRC. Finally, any change in information submitted in support of a continuous release notification must be reported to the EPA Region. Section 103(f)(2) of CERCLA provides facilities relief from peroccurrence notification release requirements if the subject release is continuous and stable in quantity and rate. CRR allows the Federal government to determine whether a Federal response action is required to control or mitigate any potential adverse effects to public health, welfare or the environment. The release information is also available to EPA program offices and other Federal agencies who evaluate the potential need for additional regulations, new permitting requirements for specific substances or sources, or improved emergency response planning. State and local government authorities and facilities subject to the CRRR use release information for local emergency response planning. The public, which VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:45 Nov 26, 2018 Jkt 247001 has access to release information through the Freedom of Information Act, may request release information on what types of releases are occurring in different localities and what actions, if any, are being taken to protect public health, welfare and the environment. Form numbers: EPA Form 6100–10, Continuous Release Reporting Form. Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this action are not defined. The use and release of hazardous substances are pervasive throughout industry. EPA expects many different industrial categories to report hazardous substance releases under the provisions of the CRRR. No one industry sector or group of sectors is disproportionately affected by the information collection burden. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory if respondents want reduced reporting for continuous releases. Estimated number of respondents: 4,192. Frequency of response: On occasion. Total estimated burden: 334,472 hours (average per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $19,797,899 (average per year), including $243,200 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs (average per year). Changes in estimates: There is an increase of 8,890 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. This increase in burden results primarily from use of data on the actual number of continuous release reports from several regions and applying a growth rate consistent with prior years reporting. The average annual percent increase in facilities in the previous ICR was approximately 7.5%. The same percent increase was assumed for this ICR. The unit burden hours per respondent information collection activity remains the same as the previous ICR. In addition, this ICR includes the requirements under EPCRA section 304, which were inadvertently omitted in the previous renewal. Courtney Kerwin, Director, Regulatory Support Division. [FR Doc. 2018–25777 Filed 11–26–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60849 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OARM–2018–0229; FRL–9985– 08–OEI] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Monthly Progress Reports (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Monthly Progress Reports (EPA ICR Number 1039.15, OMB Control Number 2030–0005) 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, 2018. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on June 13, 2018, 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 December 27, 2018. SUMMARY: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA– HQ–OARM–2018–0229, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to oei.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. 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: Thomas Valentino, Policy, Training and Oversight Division, Office of Acquisition Management (3802R), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\27NON1.SGM 27NON1

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[EPA-HQ-SFUND-2015-0100; FRL-9985-48-OEI]


Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; Continuous Release Reporting Requirement 
Including Analysis for Use of Continuous Release Reporting Forms 
(Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an 
information collection request (ICR), Continuous Release Reporting 
Requirement Including Analysis for Use of Continuous Release Reporting 
Forms (EPA ICR No. 1445.14, OMB Control No. 2050-0086) 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 November 30, 2018. Public comments 
were previously requested via the Federal Register on May 30, 2018 
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 27, 
2018.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-
SFUND-2015-0100, online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred 
method), by email to [email protected] or by mail to: EPA Docket 
Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460.
    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: Wendy Hoffman, Regulations 
Implementation Division, Office of

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Emergency Management, (5104A), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 
564-8794; email address: [email protected].

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: Continuous Release Reporting Requirements (CRRR) under 
Section 103(a) of CERCLA, as amended, requires the person in charge of 
a vessel or facility immediately to notify the National Response Center 
(NRC) of a hazardous substance release into the environment if the 
amount of the release equals or exceeds the substance's reportable 
quantity (RQ). If the source and chemical composition of the continuous 
release do not change and the level of the continuous release does not 
significantly increase, a follow-up written report to the EPA Region 
one year after submission of the initial written report is also 
required. The person in charge must notify the NRC and EPA Region of a 
change in the source or composition of the release, and under section 
103(a) of CERCLA, a significant increase must be reported immediately 
to the NRC. Finally, any change in information submitted in support of 
a continuous release notification must be reported to the EPA Region. 
Section 103(f)(2) of CERCLA provides facilities relief from per-
occurrence notification release requirements if the subject release is 
continuous and stable in quantity and rate.
    CRR allows the Federal government to determine whether a Federal 
response action is required to control or mitigate any potential 
adverse effects to public health, welfare or the environment. The 
release information is also available to EPA program offices and other 
Federal agencies who evaluate the potential need for additional 
regulations, new permitting requirements for specific substances or 
sources, or improved emergency response planning. State and local 
government authorities and facilities subject to the CRRR use release 
information for local emergency response planning. The public, which 
has access to release information through the Freedom of Information 
Act, may request release information on what types of releases are 
occurring in different localities and what actions, if any, are being 
taken to protect public health, welfare and the environment.
    Form numbers: EPA Form 6100-10, Continuous Release Reporting Form.
    Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by 
this action are not defined. The use and release of hazardous 
substances are pervasive throughout industry. EPA expects many 
different industrial categories to report hazardous substance releases 
under the provisions of the CRRR. No one industry sector or group of 
sectors is disproportionately affected by the information collection 
burden.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory if respondents want 
reduced reporting for continuous releases.
    Estimated number of respondents: 4,192.
    Frequency of response: On occasion.
    Total estimated burden: 334,472 hours (average per year). Burden is 
defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $19,797,899 (average per year), including 
$243,200 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs (average 
per year).
    Changes in estimates: There is an increase of 8,890 hours in the 
total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently 
approved by OMB. This increase in burden results primarily from use of 
data on the actual number of continuous release reports from several 
regions and applying a growth rate consistent with prior years 
reporting. The average annual percent increase in facilities in the 
previous ICR was approximately 7.5%. The same percent increase was 
assumed for this ICR. The unit burden hours per respondent information 
collection activity remains the same as the previous ICR. In addition, 
this ICR includes the requirements under EPCRA section 304, which were 
inadvertently omitted in the previous renewal.

Courtney Kerwin,
Director, Regulatory Support Division.
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