Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Emission Guidelines and Compliance Times for Small Municipal Waste Combustion Units Constructed on or Before August 30, 1999 (Renewal), 18023-18024 [2019-08510]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 82 / Monday, April 29, 2019 / Notices due to an increase in the estimates for the number of new, reconstructed, or modified facilities that are required to conduct initial performance tests on the equipment and the emissions and parameter monitors (CEMS and CPMS). For each startup and test of new, modified, or reconstructed equipment, there are numerous notifications and reports that must be submitted and reviewed. The adjustment increase in burden also reflects an increase in the number of CEMS and CPMS monitors on existing affected facilities that require routine performance audits (Relative Accuracy Audits or Cylinder Gas Audits) and relative accuracy testing; these costs were not included in the prior ICR. The increase in burden also reflects an increase in the estimates for the costs of new equipment and the required CEMS/CPMS monitors. The previous ICR renewal did not include the capital/ startup costs for new, modified, or reconstructed equipment/process lines. This ICR estimates that, out of 100 facilities per year that become subject to the rule due to construction, modification, or reconstruction, 50 of these affected facilities per year will incur significant capital/startup costs. The increase in capital and O&M costs from the most recently approved ICR also reflects an increase in the estimates for the number of existing facilities located at petroleum refineries that are already subject to the requirements of Subpart Ja. The O&M costs for the CEMS and CPMS monitors on these existing facilities (280 flares and 600 other process units) were not accounted for in the prior ICR and are significant. The estimates of O&M costs for CEMS monitors have also been increased from approximately $15,000 per year to $25,000 per year based on comments provided by industry. Courtney Kerwin, Director, Regulatory Support Division. [FR Doc. 2019–08509 Filed 4–26–19; 8:45 am] khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 6560–50–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Apr 26, 2019 Jkt 247001 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OECA–2012–0517; FRL—9991– 90–OMS] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Emission Guidelines and Compliance Times for Small Municipal Waste Combustion Units Constructed on or Before August 30, 1999 (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Emission Guidelines and Compliance Times for Small Municipal Waste Combustion Units Constructed on or Before August 30, 1999 (EPA ICR No. 1901.07, OMB Control No. 2060–0424), 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 April 30, 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–2012–0517, 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, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18023 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: The Emission Guidelines and Compliance Times for Small Municipal Waste Combustion Units Constructed on or Before August 30, 1999 were originally promulgated in December 1995, but were vacated by the Federal Court in March 1997. Subsequently, the Emission Guidelines were re-proposed on August 30, 1999, and promulgated on December 6, 2000. The Emission Guidelines regulate organics (dioxin/furans), metals (cadmium, lead, mercury), particulate matter, and acid gases (hydrogen chloride, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen oxides) for small Municipal Waste Combustion (MWC) units. Small MWC units are MWC units with capacities to combust greater than 35 tons per day (tpd) and less than 250 tons per day (tpd) of municipal solid waste. The Emission Guidelines contain monitoring, reporting, and recordkeeping requirements that are to be included in state plans. This Information Collection Request (ICR) identifies the burden for States and U.S. territories to develop and implement State plans, and the burden for small MWCs imposed by these State plans. This information is being collected to assure compliance with 40 CFR part 60, subpart BBBB. In general, all Emission Guidelines 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 E:\FR\FM\29APN1.SGM 29APN1 18024 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 82 / Monday, April 29, 2019 / Notices affected facilities subject to Emission Guidelines. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Small municipal waste combustors (MWCs). Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR part 60, subpart BBBB). Estimated number of respondents: 23 (total). Frequency of response: Initially, annually, and semiannually. Total estimated burden: 102,000 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b). Total estimated cost: $11,500,000 (per year), which includes $1,040,000 in annualized capital/startup and/or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is no change in the total labor hours in this ICR compared to the previous ICR. Courtney Kerwin, Director, Regulatory Support Division. [FR Doc. 2019–08510 Filed 4–26–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2018–0423; FRL–9991–21– OMS] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Soil and Non-Soil Fumigant Risk Mitigation (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted the following information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA): Soil and Non-Soil Fumigant Risk Mitigation (EPA ICR Number 2451.02 and OMB Control Number 2070–0197). The ICR, which is available in the docket along with other related materials, provides a detailed explanation of the collection activities and the burden estimate that is only briefly summarized in this document. This is a request to renew the approval of an existing ICR, which is currently approved through April 30, 2019. EPA previously provided a 60-day public review opportunity via the Federal Register on September 26, 2018. With this submission, EPA is providing an additional 30 days for public review. DATES: Comments must be received on or before May 29, 2019. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Apr 26, 2019 Jkt 247001 Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2018–0423, to (1) EPA online using http:// www.regulations.gov (our preferred method) 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 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. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cameo Smoot, Field and External Affairs Division, (7506P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: 703–305–5454, email address: smoot.cameo@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Docket: Supporting documents, including the ICR that explains in detail the information collection activities and the related burden and cost estimates that are summarized in this document, are available in the docket for this ICR. The docket can be viewed online at http://www.regulations.gov or in person at the EPA Docket Center, West William Jefferson Clinton Bldg., Rm. 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. ICR status: This is a request to renew the approval of an existing ICR, which is currently scheduled approved through April 30, 2019. Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB. Under PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., 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. The OMB control numbers are displayed either by publication in the Federal Register or by other appropriate means, such as on the related collection instrument or form, if applicable. The display of OMB control numbers for ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 certain EPA regulations is consolidated in 40 CFR part 9. Abstract: In completing reviews of several soil and non-soil fumigants pursuant to section 4(g) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), 7 U.S.C. 136a et seq., EPA determined that these fumigants are eligible for reregistration only if specific risk mitigation measures, as outlined in Reregistration Eligibility Decisions for the chemicals, are adopted and adequately implemented. This ICR addresses the paperwork activities that both users and registrants of these specific soil and non-soil fumigants must perform in order to comply with the required risk mitigation measures. Without the complete suite of measures, these soil and non-soil fumigant chemicals do not meet the requirements to be eligible for registration or reregistration under FIFRA. The programs and activities represented in this ICR are the result of the Agency exercising the authority of section 3(c)(2)(B) or section 3(c)(5) of FIFRA, which authorizes EPA to require pesticide registrants to generate and submit data to the Agency, when such data are needed to maintain an existing registration of a pesticide. Due to the high benefits of these chemicals, there could be significant economic impact if these fumigant products are no longer available. Respondents/Affected Entities: Entities potentially affected by this ICR are soil and non-soil fumigant users, specifically certified applicators and agriculture pesticide handlers (NAICS 111000: Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting); soil and non-soil fumigant registrants (NAICS 325300: Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing); and state and tribal lead agencies (NAICS 999200: State Government). Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory. Frequency of response: On occasion. Estimated total number of potential respondents: 113,071. Estimated total burden: 1,150,897 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b). Estimated total costs: $40,131,505 (per year), includes $930,833 for annualized capital investment or maintenance and operational costs. Changes in the estimates: There is an increase of 953,251 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with that currently approved by OMB. This change is discussed in more detail in the ICR and is briefly summarized here. There is a small increase in the burden hour estimate for the soil fumigation activities, from 197,646 to E:\FR\FM\29APN1.SGM 29APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 82 (Monday, April 29, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18023-18024]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OECA-2012-0517; FRL--9991-90-OMS]


Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; Emission Guidelines and Compliance Times for 
Small Municipal Waste Combustion Units Constructed on or Before August 
30, 1999 (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), Emission Guidelines and 
Compliance Times for Small Municipal Waste Combustion Units Constructed 
on or Before August 30, 1999 (EPA ICR No. 1901.07, OMB Control No. 
2060-0424), 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 
April 30, 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-2012-0517, 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, 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 Emission Guidelines and Compliance Times for Small 
Municipal Waste Combustion Units Constructed on or Before August 30, 
1999 were originally promulgated in December 1995, but were vacated by 
the Federal Court in March 1997. Subsequently, the Emission Guidelines 
were re-proposed on August 30, 1999, and promulgated on December 6, 
2000. The Emission Guidelines regulate organics (dioxin/furans), metals 
(cadmium, lead, mercury), particulate matter, and acid gases (hydrogen 
chloride, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen oxides) for small Municipal 
Waste Combustion (MWC) units. Small MWC units are MWC units with 
capacities to combust greater than 35 tons per day (tpd) and less than 
250 tons per day (tpd) of municipal solid waste. The Emission 
Guidelines contain monitoring, reporting, and recordkeeping 
requirements that are to be included in state plans. This Information 
Collection Request (ICR) identifies the burden for States and U.S. 
territories to develop and implement State plans, and the burden for 
small MWCs imposed by these State plans. This information is being 
collected to assure compliance with 40 CFR part 60, subpart BBBB.
    In general, all Emission Guidelines 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

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affected facilities subject to Emission Guidelines.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: Small municipal waste combustors 
(MWCs).
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR part 60, 
subpart BBBB).
    Estimated number of respondents: 23 (total).
    Frequency of response: Initially, annually, and semiannually.
    Total estimated burden: 102,000 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.3(b).
    Total estimated cost: $11,500,000 (per year), which includes 
$1,040,000 in annualized capital/startup and/or operation & maintenance 
costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is no change in the total labor 
hours in this ICR compared to the previous ICR.

Courtney Kerwin,
Director, Regulatory Support Division.
[FR Doc. 2019-08510 Filed 4-26-19; 8:45 am]
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