[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 17 (Wednesday, January 28, 2009)]
[Pages 4958-4959]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-1811]



[EPA-HQ-RCRA-2008-0572, FRL-8768-7]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; Hazardous Remediation Waste Management Requirements 
(HWIR-Media) (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1775.05, OMB Control Number 

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA)(44 U.S.C. 
3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection 
Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing 
approved collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the 
nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.

DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before February 27, 

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-RCRA-
2008-0572, to (1) EPA, either online using http://www.regulations.gov 
(our preferred method), or by e-mail to [email protected], or by mail 
to: RCRA Docket (28221T), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; and (2) OMB, by mail 
to: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB), Attention: Desk Officer for EPA, 725 17th Street, 
NW., Washington, DC 20503.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mike Fitzpatrick, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; 
telephone number: 703-308-8411; fax number 703-308-8617; e-mail 
address: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA has submitted the following ICR to OMB 
for review and approval according to the procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 
1320.12. On September 5, 2008 (73 FR 51809), EPA sought comments on 
this ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received no comments. Any 
additional comments on this ICR should be submitted to EPA and OMB 
within 30 days of this notice.
    EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under Docket ID 
No. EPA-HQ-RCRA-2008-0572, which is available for online viewing at 
http://www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Resource 
Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Docket in the EPA Docket Center 
(EPA/DC), EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, 
DC. The EPA/DC 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 Reading Room is (202) 566-1744, and the telephone number for 
the RCRA Docket is (202) 566-0270.
    Use EPA's electronic docket and comment system at http://www.regulations.gov, to submit or view public comments, access the 
index listing of the contents of the docket, and to access those 
documents in the docket that are available electronically. Once in the 
system, select ``docket search,'' then key in the docket ID number 
identified above. Please note that EPA's policy is that public 
comments, whether submitted electronically or in paper, will be made 
available for public viewing at http://www.regulations.gov as EPA 
receives them and without change, unless the comment contains 
copyrighted material, confidential business information (CBI), or other 
information whose public disclosure is restricted by statute. For 
further information about the electronic docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov.
     Title: Hazardous Remediation Waste Management Requirements (HWIR-
    ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 1775.05, OMB Control No. 2050-0161.
     ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on January 31, 2009. 
Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor 
the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB. 
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. The OMB control numbers for EPA's regulations 
in title 40 of the CFR, after appearing in the Federal Register when 
approved, are listed in 40 CFR part 9,

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are displayed either by publication in the Federal Register or by other 
appropriate means, such as on the related collection instrument or 
form, if applicable. The display of OMB control numbers in certain EPA 
regulations is consolidated in 40 CFR part 9.
     Abstract: The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 
(RCRA), as amended, requires EPA to establish a national regulatory 
program to ensure that hazardous wastes are managed in a manner 
protective of human health and the environment. Under this program 
(known as the RCRA Subtitle C program), EPA regulates newly generated 
hazardous wastes, as well as hazardous remediation wastes (i.e., 
hazardous wastes managed during cleanup). To facilitate prompt and 
protective treatment, storage, and disposal of hazardous remediation 
wastes, EPA established three requirements for remediation waste 
management sites that are different from those for facilities managing 
newly generated hazardous waste:
     Performance standards for remediation waste management 
sites (40 CFR 264.1(j));
     A provision excluding remediation waste management sites 
from requirements for facility-wide corrective action; and
     A new form of RCRA permit for treating, storing, and 
disposing of hazardous remediation wastes (40 CFR part 270, subpart H). 
The new permit, a Remedial Action Plan (RAP), streamlines the 
permitting process for remediation waste management sites to allow 
cleanups to take place more quickly.
    In addition, EPA created a new kind of unit called a ``staging 
pile'' (40 CFR 264.554) that allows more flexibility in storing 
remediation waste during cleanup.
     Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 32 
hours per response. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial 
resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or 
disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. This 
includes the time needed to review instructions; develop, acquire, 
install, and utilize technology and systems for the purposes of 
collecting, validating, and verifying information, processing and 
maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; 
adjust the existing ways to comply with any previously applicable 
instructions and requirements which have subsequently changed; train 
personnel to be able to respond to a collection of information; search 
data sources; complete and review the collection of information; and 
transmit or otherwise disclose the information.
    Respondents/Affected Entities: Business or other for-profit.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 215.
    Frequency of Response: Once.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 6,953.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $483,576, which includes $459,103 
annualized labor and $24,473 annualized capital or operating & 
maintenance costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is an increase of 2,009 hours in 
the total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of 
Approved ICR Burdens. This increase is due primarily to the State 
agency burden, which was not calculated in previous renewals.

    Dated: January 21, 2009.
John Moses,
Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. E9-1811 Filed 1-27-09; 8:45 am]