[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 129 (Wednesday, July 8, 2009)]
[Pages 32579-32580]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-16007]

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[EPA-HQ-OECA-2008-0366; FRL-8926-9]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Coke Oven Pushing 
Quenching and Battery Stacks (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1995.04, OMB 
Control Number 2060-0521

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.

DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before August 7, 

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing docket ID number EPA-OECA-
2008-0366, to (1) EPA online using 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 22881T, 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: Sounjay Gairola, Office of Enforcement 
and Compliance Assurance, Mail Code 2242A, Environmental Protection 
Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone 
number: (202) 564-4003; 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-2008-0366, 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 
    Title: NESHAP for Coke Oven Pushing Quenching and Battery Stacks 
    ICR Numbers: EPA ICR Number 1995.04, OMB Control Number 2060-0521.
    ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled 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 Coke Oven Pushing Quenching and Battery Stacks 
(40 CFR Part 63, Subpart CCCCC) were promulgated on April 14, 2003.
    The affected entities are subject to the General Provisions of the 
NESHAP at 40 CFR part 63, subpart A, and any changes, or additions to 
the General Provisions specified at 40 CFR part 63, subpart CCCCC.
    Owners or operators of the affected facilities must submit a one-
time-only report of any physical or operational changes, initial 
performance tests, and periodic reports and results. Owners or 
operators are also required to maintain 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. Reports, at a minimum, are required semiannually.
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 229 
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: Coke oven pushing quenching and 
battery stacks.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 19.
    Frequency of Response: Initially, occasionally, weekly, quarterly 
and semiannually.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 25,879.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $2,361,375: which is comprised of 
$2,191,875 in labor costs, $169,500 in O&M costs, and no annualized 
capital/startup costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is no change in the basis for labor 
hours or cost to the respondents in this ICR compared to the previous 
ICR. This is due to two considerations: (1) The regulations have not 
changed over the past three years and are not anticipated to change 
over the next three years; and

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(2) the growth rate for respondents is very low, negative, or non-
existent. The previous approved ICR renewal indicated 30 annual 
responses; after review of the previous supporting statement, it was 
determined that the number of indicated responses was an error. The 
total number of annual responses is 113. Additionally, there was a 
calculation error in the previous estimation of labor hours. The slight 
increase in burden is due to a correction in the total labor burden 
from 25,208 to 25,879 per year.

    Dated: June 30, 2009.
John Moses,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. E9-16007 Filed 7-7-09; 8:45 am]