Information Collection Request; Comment Request; National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Radon Emissions From Operating Mill Tailings (Renewal), 1965-1966 [2021-00242]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 6 / Monday, January 11, 2021 / Notices ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OECA–2013–0332; FRL–10018– 82–OMS] collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Small Industrial-CommercialInstitutional Steam Generating Units (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NSPS for Small Industrial-Commercial-Institutional Steam Generating Units (EPA ICR Number 1564.11, OMB Control Number 2060–0202), 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 February 28, 2021. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on May 12, 2020 during a 60day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR, including its estimated burden and cost to the public, is given below. 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 February 10, 2021. SUMMARY: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA– HQ–OECA–2013–0332, to EPA 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. 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. 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 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:36 Jan 08, 2021 Jkt 253001 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: Owners and operators of affected facilities are required to comply with reporting and record keeping requirements for the General Provisions (40 CFR part 60, subpart A), as well as for the specific requirements at 40 CFR part 60, subpart Dc. This includes submitting initial notifications, performance tests and periodic reports and results, and maintaining 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 reports are used by EPA to determine compliance with these standards. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Owners or operators of small industrialcommercial-institutional steam generators with maximum design heat input capacity of 29 megawatts (MW) or less, but greater than or equal to 2.9 MW. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR part 60, subpart Dc). Estimated number of respondents: 323 (total). Frequency of response: Initially and semiannually. Total estimated burden: 219,000 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b). Total estimated cost: $38,300,000 (per year), which includes $12,600,000 in annualized capital/setup and/or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is an adjustment increase in the respondent burden and O&M cost from the most- PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1965 recently approved ICR due to an increase in the number of respondents. This ICR assumes an industry growth rate of 11 respondents per year, or an increase of 33 respondents, since the last ICR renewal period, which results in an increase in burden and the number of responses submitted. The industry growth also results in an increase in O&M costs. This ICR also maintains a continuous growth rate of 11 respondents per year over the next three years. Because the number of new sources anticipated over the next three years has not changed, there is no increase in the anticipated capital costs reflected in this ICR. Courtney Kerwin, Director, Regulatory Support Division. [FR Doc. 2021–00245 Filed 1–8–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2020–0403; FRL–10018–71– OMS] Information Collection Request; Comment Request; National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Radon Emissions From Operating Mill Tailings (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Radon Emissions from Operating Mill Tailings (EPA ICR Number 2464.03, OMB Control Number 2060–0706) 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 December 31, 2020. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on August 20, 2020 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 February 10, 2021. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to EPA, referencing Docket ID No. EPA– SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11JAN1.SGM 11JAN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 1966 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 6 / Monday, January 11, 2021 / Notices HQ–OAR–2020–0403, online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to a-and-r-Docket@ epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460. 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. 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: Jonathan P. Walsh, Radiation Protection Division, Office of Radiation and Indoor Air, Mail Code 6608T, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202–343–9238; fax number: 202–343–2304; email address: walsh.jonathan@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: On January 17, 2017, EPA issued final revisions to the NESHAP for Radon Emissions from Operating Mill Tailings, codified at 40 CFR part 61, subpart W. These revisions were promulgated as part of a review of pre1990 NESHAPs pursuant to Clean Air Act Section 112(q)(1). Included in the final revisions was a requirement that owners and operators of uranium recovery facilities maintain specific records pertaining to the design, construction and operation of the uranium tailings impoundments, both conventional and non-conventional, and heap leach piles. These records are to be retained at the facility and contain information regarding the approved design of the impoundments and/or VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:36 Jan 08, 2021 Jkt 253001 heap leach pile, including but not limited to, all tests performed that prove the liner is compatible with the material(s) being placed on the liner. For non-conventional impoundments this requirement also includes written and digital photographic records showing compliance with the requirement to maintain liquid in the impoundment such that any solid materials in the impoundment are not visible above the liquid level. Both the retention of design documents required for all impoundments and the records generated during inspections to meet the liquid retention requirement for non-conventional impoundments were new requirements for collection of information that is not covered under the already existing ICR for radionuclide NESHAPs, EPA Number 1100.16, OMB Number 2060–0191. Information collected is used by EPA to ensure that public health continues to be protected from the hazards of airborne radionuclides by compliance with these standards. Compliance is demonstrated through inspection. All facilities are required to maintain their records for the operational lifetime of the facility. In some cases, they also report their results to EPA. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes of facilities associated with the activity of the respondents are: Uranium-RadiumVanadium Ore Mining—212291. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory (CAA, Sec, 112; 40 CFR part 61). Estimated number of respondents: 9 (total). Frequency of response: Reporting (submission of digital photographs) at least monthly; more frequent or onetime collection of records, depending on activity. Total estimated burden: 1,806 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $115,812 (per year), includes $0 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease of 5,347 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. This decrease is mainly attributable to a reduction in the number of estimated respondents. The initial ICR identified a larger universe of respondents that could potentially be subject to the newly defined requirements, many of which were (and remain) in the process of licensing and development. It is estimated that no additional facilities will become subject PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 to these requirements in the next few years. The Agency has also made a minor adjustment, based on consultations and public comments received, in the estimated number of hours to read and become familiar with the requirements resulting from the transition of the SWIPR system from a start-up to an operations-andmaintenance mode. Courtney Kerwin, Director, Regulatory Support Division. [FR Doc. 2021–00242 Filed 1–8–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting Thursday, January 14, 2021, 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time. PLACE: Because of the COVID–19 pandemic, the meeting will be held as an audio-only conference. The public may listen to the audio-only conference by following the instructions that will be posted on www.eeoc.gov 24 hours before the meeting. Closed captioning services will be available. STATUS: A portion of the meeting will be open to the public. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: The following items will be considered at the meeting’s open session: Resolution Concerning the Commission’s Authority to Commence or Intervene in Litigation Revised Procedures for Commission Approval of Amicus Curiae Participation The following item will be considered at the meeting’s closed session: Recommendation to participate as amicus curiae The Legal Counsel has certified that, in his opinion, the portion of the Commission meeting scheduled for January 14, 2021 concerning participation as amicus curiae may properly be closed under the 10th exemption to the Government in the Sunshine Act, 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(10), and Commission regulation at 29 CFR 1612.4(j). Note: In accordance with the Sunshine Act, the public will be able to listen to the Commission’s deliberations and voting in the open session. (In addition to publishing notices on EEOC Commission meetings in the Federal Register, the Commission also provides information about Commission meetings on its website, www.eeoc.gov, and provides a recorded announcement a TIME AND DATE: E:\FR\FM\11JAN1.SGM 11JAN1

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[FR Doc No: 2021-00242]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2020-0403; FRL-10018-71-OMS]


Information Collection Request; Comment Request; National 
Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Radon 
Emissions From Operating Mill Tailings (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), NESHAP for Radon Emissions from 
Operating Mill Tailings (EPA ICR Number 2464.03, OMB Control Number 
2060-0706) 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 
December 31, 2020. Public comments were previously requested via the 
Federal Register on August 20, 2020 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 February 10, 
2021.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to EPA, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-

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HQ-OAR-2020-0403, online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred 
method), 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. 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.
    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: Jonathan P. Walsh, Radiation 
Protection Division, Office of Radiation and Indoor Air, Mail Code 
6608T, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 
Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202-343-9238; fax number: 202-
343-2304; 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: On January 17, 2017, EPA issued final revisions to the 
NESHAP for Radon Emissions from Operating Mill Tailings, codified at 40 
CFR part 61, subpart W. These revisions were promulgated as part of a 
review of pre-1990 NESHAPs pursuant to Clean Air Act Section 112(q)(1). 
Included in the final revisions was a requirement that owners and 
operators of uranium recovery facilities maintain specific records 
pertaining to the design, construction and operation of the uranium 
tailings impoundments, both conventional and non-conventional, and heap 
leach piles. These records are to be retained at the facility and 
contain information regarding the approved design of the impoundments 
and/or heap leach pile, including but not limited to, all tests 
performed that prove the liner is compatible with the material(s) being 
placed on the liner. For non-conventional impoundments this requirement 
also includes written and digital photographic records showing 
compliance with the requirement to maintain liquid in the impoundment 
such that any solid materials in the impoundment are not visible above 
the liquid level. Both the retention of design documents required for 
all impoundments and the records generated during inspections to meet 
the liquid retention requirement for non-conventional impoundments were 
new requirements for collection of information that is not covered 
under the already existing ICR for radionuclide NESHAPs, EPA Number 
1100.16, OMB Number 2060-0191.
    Information collected is used by EPA to ensure that public health 
continues to be protected from the hazards of airborne radionuclides by 
compliance with these standards. Compliance is demonstrated through 
inspection. All facilities are required to maintain their records for 
the operational lifetime of the facility. In some cases, they also 
report their results to EPA.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: The North American Industry 
Classification System (NAICS) codes of facilities associated with the 
activity of the respondents are: Uranium-Radium-Vanadium Ore Mining--
212291.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory (CAA, Sec, 112; 40 
CFR part 61).
    Estimated number of respondents: 9 (total).
    Frequency of response: Reporting (submission of digital 
photographs) at least monthly; more frequent or one-time collection of 
records, depending on activity.
    Total estimated burden: 1,806 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $115,812 (per year), includes $0 annualized 
capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease of 5,347 hours in the 
total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently 
approved by OMB. This decrease is mainly attributable to a reduction in 
the number of estimated respondents. The initial ICR identified a 
larger universe of respondents that could potentially be subject to the 
newly defined requirements, many of which were (and remain) in the 
process of licensing and development. It is estimated that no 
additional facilities will become subject to these requirements in the 
next few years. The Agency has also made a minor adjustment, based on 
consultations and public comments received, in the estimated number of 
hours to read and become familiar with the requirements resulting from 
the transition of the SWIPR system from a start-up to an operations-
and-maintenance mode.

Courtney Kerwin,
Director, Regulatory Support Division.
[FR Doc. 2021-00242 Filed 1-8-21; 8:45 am]
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