[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 78 (Friday, April 23, 2010)]
[Pages 21291-21292]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-9461]

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[EPA-HQ-OECA-2009-0535; FRL-9141-6]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Phosphoric Acid 
Manufacturing and Phosphate Fertilizers Production (Renewal), EPA ICR 
Number 1790.05, OMB Control Number 2060-0361

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 May 24, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing docket ID number EPA-HQ-
OECA-2009-0535, 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: Robert C. Marshall, Jr., Office of 
Compliance, 2223A, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania 
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564-7021; 
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 July 30, 2009 (74 FR 38005), 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-2009-0535, 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 Phosphoric Acid Manufacturing and Phosphate 
Fertilizers Production (Renewal)
    ICR Numbers: EPA ICR Number 1790.05, OMB Control Number 2060-0361.
    ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on June 30, 2010. 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 Phosphoric Acid Manufacturing and Phosphate 
Fertilizers Production were: proposed on December 27, 1996; promulgated 
on June 10, 1999; and amended on June 12, 2002.
    Owners/operators of affected phosphoric acid manufacturing and 
phosphate fertilizer production must submit one-time only notifications 
(where applicable) and annual reports on performance test results. 
Semiannual reports are required. In addition, a quarterly report is 
required when excess emissions occur. Subparts AA and BB require 
respondents to install monitoring devices to measure the pressure drop 
and liquid flow rate for wet scrubbers. These operating parameters are 
permitted to vary within ranges determined concurrently with 
performance tests. Exceedances of the operating ranges are considered 
violations of the site-specific operating limits. The standards require 
sources to determine and record the amount of phosphatic feedstock 
material processed or stored on a daily basis. Respondents also 
maintain records of specific information needed to determine that the 
standards are being achieved and maintained.
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 18 
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: Phosphoric acid manufacturing and 
phosphate fertilizers production facilities.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 12.
    Frequency of Response: Initially, occasionally, semiannually and 
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 1,534.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $154,929, which includes $144,297 in 
labor costs, no capital/startup costs, and

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$10,632 in operation and maintenance (O&M) costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is no change in the calculation 
methodology for labor hours 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 (2) the growth rate for the respondents is very 
low, negative or non-existent. However, due to a mathematical 
correction, there is a decrease of eight hours in respondent labor 
    This ICR has been updated with the most recent available labor 
rates for each of the three labor categories. There is an increase in 
both respondent and Agency costs resulting from labor rate increases 
from 2003 to 2009. This ICR uses 2009 labor rates because burden and 
cost calculations in Tables 1 and 2 of this ICR were expanded to 
include managerial and clerical labor rates, and the previous ICR only 
provided a technical labor rate. The cost figure has also been updated 
to the nearest dollar, whereas the previous ICR rounded the figure to 
the nearest thousand dollar.

    Dated: April 20, 2010.
John Moses,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2010-9461 Filed 4-22-10; 8:45 am]