[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 210 (Monday, November 1, 2010)]
[Pages 67087-67088]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-27508]



[EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0469; FRL-9219-3]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Secondary Aluminum 
Production Residual Risk and Technology Review (RTR); EPA ICR No. 
2400.01, OMB Control Number 2060--NEW

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 for a new collection. 
The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the 
information collection and its estimated burden and cost.

DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before December 1, 

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-
2010-0469, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred 
method), by email to [email protected], or by mail to: EPA Docket 
Center, Environmental Protection Agency, 22821T, 1200 Pennsylvania 
Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460, and (2) OMB by mail to: Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 
Attention: Desk Officer for EPA, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rochelle Boyd, Office of Air Quality 
Planning and Standards, D243-02, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711; telephone number: (919) 
541-1390; fax number: (919) 541-3207; email 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 26, 2010 (75 FR 43520), EPA sought comments on this 
ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received one comment during the 
comment period, which is addressed in the ICR. Any additional comments 
on this ICR should be submitted to EPA and OMB within 30 days of this 
    EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under Docket ID 
No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0469, which is available for online viewing at 
http://www.regulations.gov or in person viewing at the Air and 
Radiation Docket in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West, Room 
3334, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The EPA/DC 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 Air and 
Radiation Docket is 202-566-1742.
    Use http://www.regulations.gov to obtain a copy of the draft 
collection of information, submit or view public comments, access the 
index listing of the contents of the docket, and to access those 
documents in the public docket that are available electronically. Once 
in the system, select ``search,'' then key in the docket ID number 
identified in this document. Please note that EPA's policy is that 
public comments, whether submitted electronically or on 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 Secondary Aluminum Production Residual Risk and 
Technology Review (RTR).
    ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 2400.01, OMB Control No. 2060--New.
    ICR Status: This ICR is for a new information collection activity. 
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

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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 are 
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: This ICR was developed specifically for secondary 
aluminum production facilities and has been tailored to the processes 
at secondary aluminum production facilities. EPA intends to provide the 
survey in electronic format. The survey will be sent to all facilities 
identified as owning or operating secondary aluminum production 
facilities through information available to the Agency.
    Information is requested from approximately 400 secondary aluminum 
production facilities on general facility information, process 
information, emission control devices used at the facilities and their 
basic design and operating features, quantity of air emissions, 
throughput and capacity of process units. An update of the 2005 
National-Scale Air Toxics Assessment/National Emissions Inventory data 
sets and more specific information needed for further rulemaking would 
be derived from the ICR. This information is necessary for EPA to 
adequately characterize residual risk at these facilities, and to 
develop standards for new and existing secondary aluminum production 
facilities under section 112 of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
    EPA is charged, under section 112 of the CAA, with developing 
national emission standards for 189 listed hazardous air pollutants 
(HAP). The Secondary Aluminum Production Maximum Achievable Control 
Technology (Secondary Aluminum MACT) standard (40 CFR part 63, subpart 
RRR) is a national emission standard for HAP developed under the 
authority of section 112(d) of the CAA. EPA is required to review each 
MACT standard and revise them ``as necessary (taking into account 
developments in practices, processes and control technologies)'' no 
less frequently than every eight years. These reviews are commonly 
referred to as ``technology reviews.'' In addition, EPA is required to 
assess the risk remaining (residual risk) after implementation of the 
MACT standard and promulgate more stringent standards if they are 
necessary to protect public health. Under EPA's RTR program, EPA is 
addressing these two requirements concurrently. EPA is updating the 
information they currently possess and filling identified data gaps in 
that information in order to provide a thorough basis for the RTR 
efforts. The data collection effort will gather additional information 
to allow comprehensive and technically sound analyses that will form 
the basis for future rulemaking decisions. Responses to the ICR are 
mandatory under the authority of section 114 of the CAA.
    Burden Statement: The one time public reporting burden for the 
collection of this information is estimated to average 91 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: Owners or operators of secondary 
aluminum production facilities.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 400 facilities.
    Frequency of Response: One time.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 36,248.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $3,429,747, which includes $1,200 in 
operation and maintenance costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: This is a new collection.

    Dated: October 26, 2010.
John Moses,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2010-27508 Filed 10-29-10; 8:45 am]