[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 42 (Thursday, March 3, 2011)]
[Pages 11775-11776]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-4789]



[EPA-HQ-UST-2010-0625, FRL-9275-3]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; Underground Storage Tanks: 
Technical and Financial Requirements and State Program Approval 
Procedures (Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (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 information collection and its estimated 
burden and cost.

DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before April 4, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-UST-
2010-0625, to (1) EPA online using http://www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method), by email to [email protected], or by mail to: EPA 
Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Underground Storage 
Tank (UST) Docket, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460, and (2) OMB by mail to: 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: Hal White, Office of Underground 
Storage Tanks, Mail Code 5403P, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (703) 
603-7177; fax number: (703) 603-0175; 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 August 10, 2010 (75 FR 48325), 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 
No. EPA-HQ-UST-2010-0625, which is available for online viewing at 
http://www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the UST 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 UST Docket is 202-566-0270.
    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, CBI, or other information whose public disclosure 
is restricted by statute. For further

[[Page 11776]]

information about the electronic docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov.
    Title: Underground Storage Tanks: Technical and Financial 
Requirements and State Program Approval Procedures (Renewal).
    ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 1360.12, OMB Control No. 2050-0068.
    ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on March 31, 2011. 
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, 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: Subtitle I of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act 
(RCRA), as amended, requires that EPA develop standards for UST 
systems, as may be necessary, to protect human health and the 
environment, and procedures for approving state programs in lieu of the 
federal program. EPA promulgated technical and financial requirements 
for owners and operators of USTs at 40 CFR part 280, and state program 
approval procedures at 40 CFR part 281. This ICR is a comprehensive 
presentation of all information collection requirements contained at 40 
CFR parts 280 and 281.
    The data collected for new and existing UST system operations and 
financial requirements are used by owners and operators and/or EPA or 
the implementing agency to monitor results of testing, inspections, and 
operation of UST systems, as well as to demonstrate compliance with 
regulations. EPA believes strongly that if the minimum requirements 
specified under the regulations are not met, neither the facilities nor 
EPA can ensure that UST systems are being managed in a manner 
protective of human health and the environment.
    EPA uses state program applications to determine whether to approve 
a state program. Before granting approval, EPA must determine that 
programs will be no less stringent than the federal program and contain 
adequate enforcement mechanisms.
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 14 
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: UST facilities and states.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 211,040.
    Frequency of Response: Once, on occasion, monthly, and annually.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 6,751,058.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $479,490,266 ($199,841,753 in labor 
costs; $60,337,980 in annualized capital/startup costs; and 
$219,310,531 in operation and maintenance costs).
    Changes in the Estimates: There is an increase of 781,841 hours in 
the total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of 
Approved ICR Burdens. This is due to updated respondent universe and 
burden estimates.

    Dated: February 25, 2011.
John Moses,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2011-4789 Filed 3-2-11; 8:45 am]