[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 154 (Wednesday, August 12, 2009)]
[Pages 40582-40583]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-19303]

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[EPA-HQ-OECA-2008-0282; FRL-8944-5]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Secondary Aluminum 
Production (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1894.06, OMB Control Number 2060-

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 September 11, 

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing docket ID number EPA-HQ-
OECA-2008-0282, 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-2008-0282, which is available for public viewing 
online at http://www.regulations.gov, 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 Stationary Aluminum Production (Renewal).
    ICR Numbers: EPA ICR Number 1894.06, OMB Control Number 2060-0433.
    ICR Status: This ICR is schedule to expire on September 30, 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 Secondary Aluminum Production were proposed on 
February 11, 1999, and promulgated on March 23, 2002, with final rule 
amendments published on December 30, 2002.
    These standards apply to component processes at secondary aluminum 
production plants that are major sources and area sources. These 
sources includes aluminum scrap shredders, thermal chip dryers, scrap 
dryers/delacquering kilns/decoating kilns, secondary aluminum 
processing units (SAPUs) composed of in-line fluxers and process 
furnaces (including both melting and holding furnaces of various 
configurations), sweat furnaces, dross-only furnaces, and rotary dross 
coolers, commencing construction, or reconstruction after the date of 
proposal. Due to a result of a rule amendment in 2002, owners and 
operators of certain aluminum die casting facilities, aluminum 
foundries, and aluminum extrusion facilities were excluded from the 
rule coverage. Respondents do not include the owner or operator of any 
facility which is not a major source of hazardous air pollutant (HAP) 
emissions, except for those that are area sources of dioxin/furan 
    In general, all NESHAP standards require initial notifications, 
performance tests, and periodic reports. Owners or operators are also 
required to maintain records of the occurrence and duration of any 
startup, shutdown, and malfunction in the operation of an affected 
facility, or any period during which the monitoring system is 
inoperative. The notifications, reports, and records are essential in 
determining compliance, and are required of all sources subject to 
NESHAP. Semiannual reports are also required.
    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.
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information estimated to average 29 hours 
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

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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 
    Respondents/Affected Entities: Secondary aluminum production.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,624.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion, initially and semiannually.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 93,725.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $8,163,900, which includes $7,938,150 
in labor costs, $84,000 in capital/startup costs, and $141,750 in 
operation and maintenance (O&M) costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is no change in the labor hours in 
this ICR as compared to the previous one. This is due to two 
considerations: (1) The regulations have not changed over the past 
three years and do not anticipate changes over the next three years; 
and (2) the growth rate for the industry is very low, negative or 
nonexistent, so there is no significant change in the overall burden. 
It should be noted that there is a change in the cost burden compared 
to the previous ICR. The change is due to minor calculation errors. 
This ICR reflects the corrections and updates of the labor cost figure.

    Dated: August 6, 2009.
John Moses,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. E9-19303 Filed 8-11-09; 8:45 am]