Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Regional Haze Regulations (Renewal), 38889-38890 [2020-13929]

Download as PDF jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 125 / Monday, June 29, 2020 / Notices proposed information collection within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. 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: 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 New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration (CISWI) Units (40 CFR part 60, subpart CCCC) were proposed on November 30, 1999, promulgated on December 01, 2000, and most-recently amended on: February 7, 2013; June 23, 2016; and April 16, 2019. The 2013 amendment re-established emission limits and expanded the rule to cover these CISWI subcategories: energy recovery units; waste burning kilns; incinerators; and small, remote incinerators. The 2016 amendment finalized reconsiderations to certain aspects to the 2013 amendment and finalized actions on the following four topics: the definition of ‘‘continuous emission monitoring system (CEMS) data during startup and shutdown periods;’’ the particulate matter (PM) limit for the waste-burning kiln subcategory; the fuel variability factor (FVF) for coal-burning energy recovery units (ERUs); and the definition of ‘‘kiln.’’ The 2019 amendments further clarified implementation of the 2016 standards, including certain testing and monitoring issues and inconsistencies, and editorial corrections and errors within the rules that required clarification or correction. These regulations apply to Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration (CISWI) units that either commenced construction after June 4, 2010, or VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:25 Jun 26, 2020 Jkt 250001 commenced reconstruction or modification after August 7, 2013. This information is being collected to assure compliance with 40 CFR part 60, subpart CCCC. 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: Owners and operators of commercial and industrial solid waste incineration (CISWI) units that commenced construction after June 4, 2010 or commenced reconstruction or modification after August 7, 2013. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR part 60 Subpart CCCC). Estimated number of respondents: 11 (total). Frequency of response: Semiannually and annually. Total estimated burden: 1,700 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b). Total estimated cost: $970,000 (per year), which includes $769,000 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 change in the burden and cost estimates occurred because there is a small increase in the number of sources subject to the rule due to continued, albeit low-growth, within the industry. This ICR reflects the on-going burden and costs for existing facilities. We have adjusted the burden to reflect the increased number of existing respondents that perform annual performance tests, annual monitoring, refresher training, and report parameter exceedances. In addition, there are a small number of new facilities that are in the initial compliance phase, whose costs include purchasing monitoring equipment, conducting performance tests and establishing recordkeeping systems. The PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38889 overall result is an increase in burden hours and costs. Courtney Kerwin, Director, Regulatory Support Division. [FR Doc. 2020–13930 Filed 6–26–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–OAR–2019–0631; FRL–10011–73– OMS] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Regional Haze Regulations (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Regional Haze Regulations (EPA ICR Number 2540.03, OMB Control Number 2060–0704) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through August 31, 2020. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on November 27, 2019, 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 July 29, 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29JNN1.SGM 29JNN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 38890 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 125 / Monday, June 29, 2020 / Notices 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. Out of an abundance of caution for members of the public and our staff, the EPA Docket Center and Reading Room was closed to public visitors on March 31, 2020, to reduce the risk of transmitting COVID– 19. Our Docket Center staff will continue to provide remote customer service via email, phone, and webform. We encourage the public to submit comments via https:// www.regulations.gov or email, as there is a temporary suspension of mail delivery to EPA, and no hand deliveries are currently accepted. For further information on EPA Docket Center services and the current status, please visit us online at https://www.epa.gov/ dockets. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically in http:// www.regulations.gov. 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. Submit written comments and recommendations to OMB for the proposed information collection within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. 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; 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 https:// www.regulations.gov. 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:25 Jun 26, 2020 Jkt 250001 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 an 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 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. Courtney Kerwin, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 2020–13929 Filed 6–26–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [OMB 3060–0132; FRS 16869] Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority Federal Communications Commission. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice and request for comments. ACTION: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collections. Comments are requested concerning: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission’s burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. DATES: Written comments should be submitted on or before August 28, 2020. If you anticipate that you will be submitting comments, but find it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, you should advise the contacts below as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Direct all PRA comments to Cathy Williams, FCC, via email PRA@ fcc.gov and to Cathy.Williams@fcc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information about the information collection, contact Cathy Williams at (202) 418–2918. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid OMB control number. As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the PRA of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), the FCC invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collections. Comments are requested concerning: whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29JNN1.SGM 29JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 125 (Monday, June 29, 2020)]
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[Pages 38889-38890]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-13929]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-OAR-2019-0631; FRL-10011-73-OMS]


Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; Regional Haze Regulations (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), Regional Haze Regulations (EPA 
ICR Number 2540.03, OMB Control Number 2060-0704) to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with 
the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). This is a proposed extension of the 
ICR, which is currently approved through August 31, 2020. Public 
comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on November 
27, 2019, 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 July 29, 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

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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. Out of an abundance of caution for members of 
the public and our staff, the EPA Docket Center and Reading Room was 
closed to public visitors on March 31, 2020, to reduce the risk of 
transmitting COVID-19. Our Docket Center staff will continue to provide 
remote customer service via email, phone, and webform. We encourage the 
public to submit comments via https://www.regulations.gov or email, as 
there is a temporary suspension of mail delivery to EPA, and no hand 
deliveries are currently accepted. For further information on EPA 
Docket Center services and the current status, please visit us online 
at https://www.epa.gov/dockets. Publicly available docket materials are 
available either electronically in http://www.regulations.gov. 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.
    Submit written comments and recommendations to OMB for the proposed 
information collection within 30 days of publication of this notice to 
www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information 
collection by selecting ``Currently under 30-day Review--Open for 
Public Comments'' or by using the search function.

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; 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 
https://www.regulations.gov. 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: 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 an 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 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.

Courtney Kerwin,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2020-13929 Filed 6-26-20; 8:45 am]
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