Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Steel Plants: Electric Arc Furnaces and Argon Oxygen Decarburization Vessels (Renewal), 31063 [2019-13883]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 125 / Friday, June 28, 2019 / Notices ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OECA–2012–0653; FRL–9995– 80–OMS] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Steel Plants: Electric Arc Furnaces and Argon Oxygen Decarburization Vessels (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NSPS for Steel Plants: Electric Arc Furnaces and Argon Oxygen Decarburization Vessels (EPA ICR Number 1060.18, OMB Control Number 2060–0038), 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 August 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 July 29, 2019. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA– HQ–OECA–2012–0653, 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, khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:41 Jun 27, 2019 Jkt 247001 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 New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Steel Plants: Electric Arc Furnaces and Argon Oxygen Decarburization Vessels (40 CFR part 60, subpart AA) were proposed on October 21, 1974, promulgated on September 23, 1975, and most recentlyamended on February 22, 2005. These regulations apply to electric arc furnaces and dust-handling systems that commenced construction, modification, or reconstruction either after October 21, 1974 or on/or before August 17, 1983 at steel plants that produce carbon, alloy, or specialty steels. In addition, the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for these regulations (40 CFR part 60, subpart AAa) were proposed on August 17, 1983, promulgated on October 31, 1984, and most recentlyamended on February 22, 2005. These latter regulations apply to electric arc furnaces, argon-oxygen decarburization vessels, and dust-handling systems that commenced construction, modification, or reconstruction after August 17, 1983 at steel plants that produce carbon, alloy, or specialty steels. 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, subparts AA and AAa. 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, PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31063 and are required of all affected facilities subject to NSPS. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Steel plants that produce carbon, alloy, or specialty steels: Electric arc furnaces (EAFs), argon oxygen decarburization (AOD) vessels, and dust handling systems. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR part 60 Subparts AA and AAa). Estimated number of respondents: 100.66 (total). Frequency of response: Initially, occasionally and semiannually. Total estimated burden: 62,700 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b). Total estimated cost: $7,350,000 (per year), which includes $207,000 in annualized capital/startup and/or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in the estimates: There is an adjustment increase in the total estimated burden as currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved Burdens. This increase is not due to any program changes. The adjustment increase in burden from the most recently approved ICR is due to an increase in the number of new or modified sources, which is based on an assumption of continued growth in the industry. There is also an adjustment increase in capital and operation and maintenance costs due to the increase in the number of respondents. Courtney Kerwin, Director, Regulatory Support Division. 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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OECA-2012-0653; FRL-9995-80-OMS]


Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Steel Plants: Electric Arc Furnaces 
and Argon Oxygen Decarburization Vessels (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 Steel Plants: Electric 
Arc Furnaces and Argon Oxygen Decarburization Vessels (EPA ICR Number 
1060.18, OMB Control Number 2060-0038), 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 August 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 July 29, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-
OECA-2012-0653, 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 Steel 
Plants: Electric Arc Furnaces and Argon Oxygen Decarburization Vessels 
(40 CFR part 60, subpart AA) were proposed on October 21, 1974, 
promulgated on September 23, 1975, and most recently-amended on 
February 22, 2005. These regulations apply to electric arc furnaces and 
dust-handling systems that commenced construction, modification, or 
reconstruction either after October 21, 1974 or on/or before August 17, 
1983 at steel plants that produce carbon, alloy, or specialty steels. 
In addition, the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for these 
regulations (40 CFR part 60, subpart AAa) were proposed on August 17, 
1983, promulgated on October 31, 1984, and most recently-amended on 
February 22, 2005. These latter regulations apply to electric arc 
furnaces, argon-oxygen decarburization vessels, and dust-handling 
systems that commenced construction, modification, or reconstruction 
after August 17, 1983 at steel plants that produce carbon, alloy, or 
specialty steels. 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, subparts AA and AAa.
    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: Steel plants that produce carbon, 
alloy, or specialty steels: Electric arc furnaces (EAFs), argon oxygen 
decarburization (AOD) vessels, and dust handling systems.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR part 60 
Subparts AA and AAa).
    Estimated number of respondents: 100.66 (total).
    Frequency of response: Initially, occasionally and semiannually.
    Total estimated burden: 62,700 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.3(b).
    Total estimated cost: $7,350,000 (per year), which includes 
$207,000 in annualized capital/startup and/or operation & maintenance 
costs.
    Changes in the estimates: There is an adjustment increase in the 
total estimated burden as currently identified in the OMB Inventory of 
Approved Burdens. This increase is not due to any program changes. The 
adjustment increase in burden from the most recently approved ICR is 
due to an increase in the number of new or modified sources, which is 
based on an assumption of continued growth in the industry. There is 
also an adjustment increase in capital and operation and maintenance 
costs due to the increase in the number of respondents.

Courtney Kerwin,
Director, Regulatory Support Division.
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