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[FR Doc No: 94-7984]

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[Federal Register: April 4, 1994]




Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 
et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request 
(ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature 
of the information collection and its expected cost and burden.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before May 4, 1994.

For further information or to obtain a copy of this ICR contact Sandy 
Farmer at EPA, (202) 260-2740.


Office of Water

    Title: 1994 Industrial Laundries Questionnaire (EPA No. 1685.01).
    Abstract: This is a new information collection sponsored by the 
Office of Water in support of the development of technology-based 
effluent limitations guidelines pursuant to the Clean Water Act. The 
development of effluent limitations for the industrial laundries 
industry is required by court order to be proposed by 12/31/96. The 
questionnaire will be mandatory pursuant to section 308 of the Clean 
Water Act.
    The survey respondents will be randomly selected using the 
information gathered from the industrial laundries screener survey (OMB 
Control No. 2040-0163). Respondents will be asked to complete a two-
part questionnaire, providing information that includes:
    (1) Quality and type of items accepted by industrial laundries,
    (2) Water use and waste characteristics,
    (3) Current waste/wastewater treatment operations and waste 
minimization practices,
    (4) Cost of industrial laundry operations and treatment capacity,
    (5) Market characteristics for industrial laundry services,
    (6) Financial information,
    (7) The extent of facility operations unrelated to industrial 
laundering and the liquidation value of their industrial laundering 
operations, and
    (8) The number of facility employees. As a follow-up to the 
questionnaire, a subset of respondents will be requested to provide 
last year's wastewater monitoring data.
    EPA will use the information to develop effluent limitations 
guidelines and standards that reflect the best available technology 
within economically achievable limitations and the best practicable 
control technology.
    Burden Statement: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 85 hours per response for the two-
part questionnaire and an additional 2 hours per response for the 
subset of respondents providing monitoring data. This includes time for 
reviewing instructions, gathering and compiling the data needed, and 
completing and reviewing the questionnaires.
    Respondents: Facilities engaged in industrial laundering in the 
United States such as hotels, hospitals, and prisons that accept 
laundry from off-site.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 250 industrial laundry facilities 
and 50 hotels, hospitals, or prisons.
    Estimated Number of Responses Per Respondent: 1.
    Frequency of Collection: One time.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden On Respondents: 25,000 hours.
    Send comments regarding the burden estimate, or any other aspect of 
this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing the 
burden to:

Sandy Farmer, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Information 
Policy Branch (PM-223Y), 401 M St., SW., Washington, DC 20460;


Matt Mitchell, Office of Management and Budget, Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, 725 17th St., NW., Washington, 
DC 20503.

    Dated: March 24, 1994.
Paul Lapsley,
Director, Regulatory Management Division.
[FR Doc. 94-7984 Filed 4-1-94; 8:45 am]