Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Consolidated Superfund Information Collection Request (Renewal)
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Consolidated Superfund Information Collection Request (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 1487.13, OMB Control No. 2050-0179) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This notice is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through April 30, 2016. This ICR is a continuing consolidation of the following previous ICRs: OMB Control Number 2050-0179 (Cooperative Agreements and Superfund State Contracts for Superfund Response Actions), OMB Control Number 2050-0095 (Superfund Site Evaluation and Hazard Ranking System (HRS)), and OMB Control Number 2050-0096 (National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP)). 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.
Environmental Protection Agency Acquisition Regulation (EPAAR); Ratification of Unauthorized Commitments
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) amends the EPA Acquisition Regulation (EPAAR) to address minor non-substantive changes in one subpart and one definition. The direct final rule updates ``Ratification of Unauthorized Commitments'' and revises the definition of Chief of the Contracting Office (CCO). EPA does not anticipate any adverse comments.
National Emission Standards for Aerospace Manufacturing and Rework Facilities Risk and Technology Review
This action finalizes the residual risk and technology review (RTR) and the rule review the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) conducted for Aerospace Manufacturing and Rework Facilities under the national emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP). In this action, we are finalizing several amendments to the NESHAP based on the review of these standards. These final amendments add limitations to reduce organic and inorganic emissions of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) from specialty coating application operations; remove exemptions for periods of startup, shutdown and malfunction (SSM) so that affected units will be subject to the emission standards at all times; and revise provisions to address recordkeeping and reporting requirements applicable to periods of SSM. These final amendments include a requirement to report performance testing through the EPA's Compliance and Emissions Data Reporting Interface (CEDRI). This action also makes clarifications to the applicability, definitions, and compliance demonstration provisions, and other technical corrections. The EPA estimates that implementation of this rule will reduce annual HAP emissions by 58 tons.