Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Regional Haze Regulations (Renewal), 65389-65390 [2019-25810]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 229 / Wednesday, November 27, 2019 / Notices (NESHAP) for Plywood and Composite Products (40 CFR part 63, subpart DDDD) apply to both new and existing plywood and composite wood products (PCWP) facilities that are a major source of hazardous air pollutants (HAP). A PCWP manufacturing facility is a major source of HAP emissions either in and of itself, or because it is located with other major sources of HAP. A PCWP manufacturing facility is a facility that manufactures plywood and/or composite wood products by bonding wood material (fibers, particles, strands, veneers, etc.) or agricultural fiber, generally with resin under heat and pressure, to form a structural panel or engineered wood product. Plywood and composite wood products manufacturing facilities also include facilities that manufacture dry veneer and lumber kilns located at any facility. Plywood and composite wood products include, but are not limited to, plywood, veneer, particleboard, oriented strandboard, hardboard, fiberboard, medium density fiberboard, laminated strand lumber, laminated veneer lumber, wood I-joists, kiln-dried lumber, and glue-laminated beams. New facilities include those that commenced construction, or reconstruction after January 9, 2003. This information is being collected to assure compliance with 40 CFR part 63, subpart DDDD. In general, all NESHAP 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 NESHAP. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Plywood and composite wood products (PCWP) facilities. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR part 63, subpart DDDD). Estimated number of respondents: 244 (total). Frequency of response: Initially, semiannually. Total estimated burden: 29,900 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b). Total estimated cost: $3,550,000 (per year), which includes $105,000 in annualized capital/startup and/or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is an adjustment increase in the total VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:21 Nov 26, 2019 Jkt 250001 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 is due to several factors. The Agency developed a more accurate estimate of existing and anticipated new sources during the development of the proposed Risk and Technology Review for this subpart. The increase in the number of existing sources led to an increase in burden hours and costs for labor and operation and maintenance. The increase in the number of new sources led to an increase in burden hours and costs for labor, capital, performance testing, and operation and maintenance. New sources are required to purchase and install CMS, conduct performance testing, and send several notifications and reports to EPA. O&M costs for existing sources were updated to reflect more accurate costs for these O&M activities. Also, in the previous ICR, it was assumed that only 10% of sources kept daily records of continuous compliance and annual records of calibration of their CMS; we have corrected this assumption to reflect that 100% of PCWP facilities keep these records. The overall result is an increase in burden hours and costs. Courtney Kerwin, Director, Regulatory Support Division. [FR Doc. 2019–25761 Filed 11–26–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–OAR–2019–0631; FRL–10002–74– OAR] Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Regional Haze Regulations (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘Renewal of the ICR for the Regional Haze Regulations’’ (EPA ICR No. 2540.03, OMB Control No. 2060–0704) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). Before doing so, the EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through August 31, 2020. An Agency SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65389 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: Comments must be submitted on or before January 27, 2020. ADDRESSES: Comments. Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2019–0631, at http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted, comments cannot be edited or removed from Regulations.gov. The EPA may publish any comment received to its public docket. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Multimedia submissions (audio, video, etc.) must be accompanied by a written comment. The written comment is considered the official comment and should include discussion of all points you wish to make. The EPA will generally not consider comments or comment contents located outside of the primary submission (e.g., on the Web, Cloud, or other file sharing system). For additional submission methods, the full EPA public comment policy, information about CBI or multimedia submissions, and general guidance on making effective comments, please visit http://www2.epa.gov/dockets/ commenting-epa-dockets. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, will not be placed on the internet but may be viewed, with prior arrangement, at the EPA Docket Center. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically in http:// www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center, EPA/DC, EPA William Jefferson Clinton West Building, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC. The Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566–1744 and the telephone number for the Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center is (202) 566–1742. For additional information about the EPA’s public docket, visit the EPA Docket Center homepage at: http://www.epa.gov/ epahome/dockets.htm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph Stein, Air Quality Policy Division, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, mail code C539–04, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709; E:\FR\FM\27NON1.SGM 27NON1 65390 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 229 / Wednesday, November 27, 2019 / Notices telephone number: (919) 541–0195; fax number: (919) 541–4028; email address: stein.joseph@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. Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, the EPA is soliciting comments and information to enable it to: (i) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (ii) evaluate the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (iii) enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (iv) minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. The EPA will consider the comments received and amend the ICR as appropriate. The final ICR package will then be submitted to OMB for review and approval. At that time, the EPA will issue another Federal Register notice to announce the submission of the ICR to OMB and the opportunity to submit additional comments to OMB. Abstract: This ICR is for activities related to the implementation of the EPA’s regional haze rule, for the time period between August 31, 2020, and August 31, 2023, and renews the previous ICR. The regional haze rule codified at 40 CFR parts 308 and 309, as authorized by sections 169A and 169B of the Clean Air Act, requires states to develop implementation plans to protect visibility in 156 federally protected Class I areas. Tribes may choose to develop implementation plans. For this time period, states will primarily be developing and submitting periodic comprehensive implementation plan revisions to comply with the regulations. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this action are VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:21 Nov 26, 2019 Jkt 250001 state, local and tribal air quality agencies, regional planning organizations and facilities potentially regulated under the Regional Haze Rule. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory [see 40 CFR 51.308(b), (f) and (g) and 40 CFR 51.309(d)(10)]. Estimated number of respondents: 52 (total); 52 state agencies. Frequency of response: Approximately every 5 years. Total estimated burden: 38,255 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $2,050,007 (per year). There are no annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in Estimates: There is increase of 24,945 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. This increase in burden reflects changes in labor rates and changes in the activities conducted due to the normal progression of the program, especially the fact that states will be working on and submitting periodic comprehensive State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions. There are 52 SIP revisions due by July 31, 2021. Dated: November 22, 2019. Juan Santiago, Acting Director, Air Quality Policy Division. [FR Doc. 2019–25810 Filed 11–26–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OW–2019–0566; FRL–10002–29– OW] Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Water Quality Certification Regulations Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), Water Quality Certification Regulations (EPA ICR No. 2603.03, OMB Control No. 2040–0295), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a proposed revision of an ICR (OMB Control No. 2040–0295), which is currently approved through February 29, 2020. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 27, 2020. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OW–2019–0566, online using 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. The 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: Lauren Kasparek, Oceans, Wetlands, and Communities Division, Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds, (MC 4504T), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564–3351; email address: cwa401@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. Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, the EPA is soliciting comments and information to enable it to: (i) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (ii) evaluate the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (iii) enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (iv) minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., electronic submission of responses. E:\FR\FM\27NON1.SGM 27NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 229 (Wednesday, November 27, 2019)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-OAR-2019-0631; FRL-10002-74-OAR]


Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; 
Regional Haze Regulations (Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an 
information collection request (ICR), ``Renewal of the ICR for the 
Regional Haze Regulations'' (EPA ICR No. 2540.03, OMB Control No. 2060-
0704) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and 
approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). Before 
doing so, the EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of 
the proposed information collection as described below. This is a 
proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through 
August 31, 2020. 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: Comments must be submitted on or before January 27, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Comments. Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. 
EPA-HQ-OAR-2019-0631, at http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online 
instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted, comments cannot 
be edited or removed from Regulations.gov. The EPA may publish any 
comment received to its public docket. Do not submit electronically any 
information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) 
or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. 
Multimedia submissions (audio, video, etc.) must be accompanied by a 
written comment. The written comment is considered the official comment 
and should include discussion of all points you wish to make. The EPA 
will generally not consider comments or comment contents located 
outside of the primary submission (e.g., on the Web, Cloud, or other 
file sharing system). For additional submission methods, the full EPA 
public comment policy, information about CBI or multimedia submissions, 
and general guidance on making effective comments, please visit http://www2.epa.gov/dockets/commenting-epa-dockets. Certain other material, 
such as copyrighted material, will not be placed on the internet but 
may be viewed, with prior arrangement, at the EPA Docket Center. 
Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically 
in http://www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the Air and Radiation 
Docket and Information Center, EPA/DC, EPA William Jefferson Clinton 
West Building, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC. 
The Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday 
through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the 
Public Reading Room is (202) 566-1744 and the telephone number for the 
Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center is (202) 566-1742. For 
additional information about the EPA's public docket, visit the EPA 
Docket Center homepage at: http://www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph Stein, Air Quality Policy 
Division, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, mail code C539-
04, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC 
27709;

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telephone number: (919) 541-0195; fax number: (919) 541-4028; 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.
    Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, the EPA is soliciting 
comments and information to enable it to: (i) Evaluate whether the 
proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper 
performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the 
information will have practical utility; (ii) evaluate the accuracy of 
the Agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions 
used; (iii) enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (iv) minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on those who are to respond, including 
through the use of appropriate automated electronic, mechanical, or 
other technological collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. The 
EPA will consider the comments received and amend the ICR as 
appropriate. The final ICR package will then be submitted to OMB for 
review and approval. At that time, the EPA will issue another Federal 
Register notice to announce the submission of the ICR to OMB and the 
opportunity to submit additional comments to OMB.
    Abstract: This ICR is for activities related to the implementation 
of the EPA's regional haze rule, for the time period between August 31, 
2020, and August 31, 2023, and renews the previous ICR. The regional 
haze rule codified at 40 CFR parts 308 and 309, as authorized by 
sections 169A and 169B of the Clean Air Act, requires states to develop 
implementation plans to protect visibility in 156 federally protected 
Class I areas. Tribes may choose to develop implementation plans. For 
this time period, states will primarily be developing and submitting 
periodic comprehensive implementation plan revisions to comply with the 
regulations.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by 
this action are state, local and tribal air quality agencies, regional 
planning organizations and facilities potentially regulated under the 
Regional Haze Rule.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory [see 40 CFR 
51.308(b), (f) and (g) and 40 CFR 51.309(d)(10)].
    Estimated number of respondents: 52 (total); 52 state agencies.
    Frequency of response: Approximately every 5 years.
    Total estimated burden: 38,255 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $2,050,007 (per year). There are no 
annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in Estimates: There is increase of 24,945 hours in the 
total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently 
approved by OMB. This increase in burden reflects changes in labor 
rates and changes in the activities conducted due to the normal 
progression of the program, especially the fact that states will be 
working on and submitting periodic comprehensive State Implementation 
Plan (SIP) revisions. There are 52 SIP revisions due by July 31, 2021.

    Dated: November 22, 2019.
Juan Santiago,
Acting Director, Air Quality Policy Division.
[FR Doc. 2019-25810 Filed 11-26-19; 8:45 am]
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