[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 128 (Tuesday, July 7, 2009)]
[Pages 32153-32155]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-16008]



[EPA-HQ-OECA-2008-0281; FRL-8927-1]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Publicly Owned 
Treatment Works (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1891.05, OMB Control Number 

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (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 collection and the estimated burden and cost.

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DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before August 6, 

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing docket ID number EPA-HQ-
OECA-2008-0281, to (1) EPA online using http://www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method), or by e-mail to [email protected], or by mail to: 
EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), Environmental Protection Agency, 
Enforcement and Compliance Docket and Information Center, mail code 
28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460, and (2) 
OMB at: 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: Learia Williams, Compliance Assessment 
and Media Programs Division, Office of Compliance, Mail Code 2223A, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564-4113; fax number: 
(202) 564-0050; 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 May 30, 2008 (73 FR 31088), 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 
number EPA-HQ-OECA-2008-0281, which is available for public viewing 
online at http://www.regulations.gov and in person viewing at the 
Enforcement and Compliance Docket in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), 
EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. The 
EPA Docket Center 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 Enforcement and Compliance Docket is (202) 566-1752.
    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: NESHAP for Publicly Owned Treatment Works (Renewal).
    ICR Numbers: EPA ICR Number 1891.05, OMB Control Number 2060-0428.
    ICR Status: This ICR is schedule to expire on August 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, and 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 National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air 
Pollutants (NESHAP) for Publicly Owned Treatment Works were proposed on 
December 1, 1998 and promulgated on October 26, 1999. These regulations 
apply to owners or operators of waste treatment processes and 
operations in the publicly owned treatment works (POTW) source 
    All new sources must be in compliance with subpart VVV upon startup 
or the promulgation date, whichever is later. Owners and operators of 
affected sources are subject to the requirements of 40 CFR part 63, 
subpart A, the General Provisions, unless the regulation specifies 
otherwise. New sources constructed or reconstructed after the effected 
date of the standard are required to submit an application for approval 
of construction or reconstruction.
    Generally, respondents are required to submit one-time reports of: 
(1) Start of construction of new facilities, and (2) anticipated and 
actual startup dates for new facilities. The subpart also requires new 
affected sources to submit a notification of compliance status.
    Emission and control requirements for ``existing'' industrial POTWs 
are specified by the appropriate NESHAP for the industrial user. In 
addition, there are no control requirements for ``existing'' non-
industrial POTW treatment plants. Therefore, there are no subpart VVV 
recordkeeping or reporting requirements for ``existing'' sources 
covered by this ICR.
    Any owner or operator subject to the provisions of this subpart 
must maintain a file of these measurements, and retain the file for at 
least five years following the collection of such measurements, 
maintenance reports, and records. All reports are sent to the delegated 
State or local authority. In the event that there is no such delegated 
authority, the reports are sent directly to the EPA regional office.
    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 
regulations listed in 40 CFR part 9 and 48 CFR chapter 15 are 
identified on the form and/or instrument, if applicable.
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average one 
hour per response. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial 
resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or 
disclose and 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. All 
existing ways will have to adjust to comply with any previously 
applicable instructions and requirements that 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: Publicly owned treatment works.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 6.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion, initially, semiannually and 
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 14.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $1,114.06 in labor costs exclusively. 
There are neither capital/startup nor operation and maintenance costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is no change in the total estimated 
burden currently identified in the OMB inventory of Approved ICR 
Burdens. This is due to two considerations: (1)

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The regulations have not changed over the past three years and are not 
anticipated to change over the next three years; and (2) the current 
growth rate for the industry is very low, negative or nonexistent, so 
there is no significant change in the overall burden.

    Dated: June 30, 2009.
John Moses,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. E9-16008 Filed 7-6-09; 8:45 am]