[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 150 (Thursday, August 5, 2010)]
[Pages 47303-47304]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-19281]



[EPA-HQ-OECA-2010-0340; FRL-9185-3; EPA ICR Number 1984.04; OMB Control 
Number 2060-0552]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Plywood and Composite 
Products (Renewal)

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 7, 

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing docket ID number EPA-HQ-
OECA-2010-0340 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 June 2, 2010 (75 FR 30813), 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-2010-0340, 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 Plywood and Composite Products (Renewal).
    ICR Numbers: EPA ICR Number 1984.04, OMB Control Number 2060-0552.
    ICR Status: This ICR is schedule to expire on October 31, 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 Plywood and Composite Products were proposed on 
January 9, 2003, and promulgated on July 30, 2004, and amended on 
February 16, 2006.
    This regulation covers both new and existing plywood and composite 
wood products (PCWP) facilities. Plywood and/or composite products are 
manufactured by bonding wood material (fibers, particles, strands, 
veneers, etc.) or agricultural fiber with resin, generally under head 
and pressure, to form a structural panel or engineered wood product. 
Plywood and composite products include, but are not limited to, 
plywood, veneer, particleboard, oriented strand board, hardboard, 
fiberboard, medium density fiberboard, laminated strand lumber, 
laminated veneer lumber, wood I-joists, kiln-dried lumber and glue-
laminated beams.
    Owners/operators of plywood and composite products facilities are 
required to submit initial notification, performance tests, and 
compliance status reports. Also, respondents are 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. Semiannual reports 
are required. These notifications, reports, and records are essential 
in determining compliance and, in general, are required of all sources 
subject to NESHAP.
    Any owner or operator subject to the provisions of this part shall 
maintain a file of these measurements, and retain the file for at least 
five years following the date of such measurements, maintenance 
reports, and records. Performance tests reports are required as this is 
the Agency's record of a source's initial capability to comply with the 
emission standard, and they serve as a record of the operating 
conditions under which compliance was achieved.
    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. This information is

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being collected to assure compliance with 40 CFR part 63, subpart DDDD, 
as authorized in section 112 and 114(a) of the Clean Air Act. The 
required information consists of emissions data and other information 
that has been determined to be private.
    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 Number for EPA's 
regulations are listed in 40 CFR part 9 and 48 CFR chapter 15, and 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 21 
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 purpose 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: Plywood and composite products.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 228.
    Frequency of Response: Initially and semiannually.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 11,680.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $1,120,813 which includes $1,104,853 
in labor costs, no capital/startup costs, and $15,960 in operation and 
maintenance (O&M) costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is an adjustment in the labor hour 
burden in this ICR compared to the previous ICR. The labor burden is 
decreased compared to the most recently approved ICR because the 
industry is experiencing a flat production with no new facilities 
anticipated in the three years of this ICR. In addition, the new 
facilities in the previous ICR have become existing facilities. 
Existing facilities must demonstrate and report continuing compliance 
with the requirement.
    There is a decrease in the capital/startup and O&M costs compared 
to the previous ICR because there are no new facilities that must 
purchase continuous monitoring equipment.

    Dated: July 30, 2010.
John Moses,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2010-19281 Filed 8-4-10; 8:45 am]