Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Coal Preparation and Processing Plants (Renewal), 18029 [2019-08507]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 82 / Monday, April 29, 2019 / Notices ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OECA–2012–0498; FRL–9992– 41–OMS] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Coal Preparation and Processing Plants (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NSPS for Coal Preparation and Processing Plants (EPA ICR Number 1062.15, OMB Control Number 2060– 0122), 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 May 31, 2019. 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 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 May 29, 2019. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA– HQ–OECA–2012–0498, 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 khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Apr 26, 2019 Jkt 247001 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 New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Coal Preparation and Processing Plants (40 CFR part 60, subpart Y) were proposed on October 24, 1974, promulgated on January 15, 1976, and amended on October 8, 2009. These regulations apply to both existing facilities and new facilities that perform coal preparation and processing activities. New facilities include those that commenced construction, modification or reconstruction after the date of proposal. This information is being collected to assure compliance with 40 CFR part 60, subpart Y. In general, all NSPS standards require initial notifications, performance tests, and periodic reports by the owners/ operators of the affected facilities. They 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. These notifications, reports, and records are essential in determining compliance, and are required of all affected facilities subject to NSPS. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Coal preparation and processing facilities. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR part 60, subpart Y). Estimated number of respondents: 757 (total). Frequency of response: Initially and semiannually. Total estimated burden: 35,300 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b). Total estimated cost: $4,090,000 (per year), which includes $65,600 in annualized capital/startup and/or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is an adjustment decrease in the total estimated burden as currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18029 Burdens; this decrease is not due to any program changes. The decrease in burden is due to more accurate estimates of existing sources, based on information gathered by EPA and confirmed by industry. The burden in this ICR reflects a decrease in the number of coal mines across the industry and a number of coal plants being shut down or converted to natural gas. The decrease in the number of respondents also results in a decrease in responses and operation and maintenance costs. This ICR also corrects the burden associated with observation and notification of Method 9 and Method 5 testing for facilities subject to the 2009 final rule (74 FR 51977). The previous ICR inadvertently excluded the costs for supervision and notification of repeat performance tests, which have been included in this renewal. Courtney Kerwin, Director, Regulatory Support Division. [FR Doc. 2019–08507 Filed 4–26–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9992–62–OLEM] Thirty-Fifth Update of the Federal Agency Hazardous Waste Compliance Docket Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). SUMMARY: Since 1988, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has maintained a Federal Agency Hazardous Waste Compliance Docket (‘‘Docket’’) under Section 120(c) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). Section 120(c) requires EPA to establish a Docket that contains certain information reported to EPA by Federal facilities that manage hazardous waste or from which a reportable quantity of hazardous substances has been released. As explained further below, the Docket is used to identify Federal facilities that should be evaluated to determine if they pose a threat to public health or welfare and the environment and to provide a mechanism to make this information available to the public. This notice identifies the Federal facilities not previously listed on the Docket and also identifies Federal facilities reported to EPA since the last update on October 29, 2018. In addition to the list of additions to the Docket, this notice includes a section with revisions of the previous Docket list and AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\29APN1.SGM 29APN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OECA-2012-0498; FRL-9992-41-OMS]


Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Coal Preparation and Processing 
Plants (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), NSPS for Coal Preparation and 
Processing Plants (EPA ICR Number 1062.15, OMB Control Number 2060-
0122), 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 May 
31, 2019. 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 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 May 29, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-
OECA-2012-0498, to: (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method), or 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; and (2) OMB via email 
to [email protected]. 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: [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, 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 New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Coal 
Preparation and Processing Plants (40 CFR part 60, subpart Y) were 
proposed on October 24, 1974, promulgated on January 15, 1976, and 
amended on October 8, 2009. These regulations apply to both existing 
facilities and new facilities that perform coal preparation and 
processing activities. New facilities include those that commenced 
construction, modification or reconstruction after the date of 
proposal. This information is being collected to assure compliance with 
40 CFR part 60, subpart Y.
    In general, all NSPS standards require initial notifications, 
performance tests, and periodic reports by the owners/operators of the 
affected facilities. They 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. These notifications, reports, and 
records are essential in determining compliance, and are required of 
all affected facilities subject to NSPS.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: Coal preparation and processing 
facilities.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR part 60, 
subpart Y).
    Estimated number of respondents: 757 (total).
    Frequency of response: Initially and semiannually.
    Total estimated burden: 35,300 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.3(b).
    Total estimated cost: $4,090,000 (per year), which includes $65,600 
in annualized capital/startup and/or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is an adjustment decrease in the 
total estimated burden as currently identified in the OMB Inventory of 
Approved Burdens; this decrease is not due to any program changes. The 
decrease in burden is due to more accurate estimates of existing 
sources, based on information gathered by EPA and confirmed by 
industry. The burden in this ICR reflects a decrease in the number of 
coal mines across the industry and a number of coal plants being shut 
down or converted to natural gas. The decrease in the number of 
respondents also results in a decrease in responses and operation and 
maintenance costs. This ICR also corrects the burden associated with 
observation and notification of Method 9 and Method 5 testing for 
facilities subject to the 2009 final rule (74 FR 51977). The previous 
ICR inadvertently excluded the costs for supervision and notification 
of repeat performance tests, which have been included in this renewal.

Courtney Kerwin,
Director, Regulatory Support Division.
[FR Doc. 2019-08507 Filed 4-26-19; 8:45 am]
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