[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 143 (Tuesday, July 26, 2011)]
[Pages 44582-44583]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-18835]



[EPA-HQ-SFUND-2004-0006; FRL-9443-3]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; Community Right-to-Know Reporting Requirements Under 
Sections 311 and 312 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-
Know Act (EPCRA) (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

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nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.

DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before August 25, 

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-
SFUND-2004-0006, to (1) EPA online using http://www.regulations.gov 
(our preferred method), by e-mail to [email protected] or by 
mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Superfund 
Docket, Environmental Protection Agency, Mailcode: 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: Sicy Jacob, Office of Emergency 
Management, 5104A, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania 
Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564-8019; fax 
number: (202) 564-2625; 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 February 14, 2011 (76 FR 8363), 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-SFUND-2004-0006, which is available for online viewing at 
http://www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Superfund 
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 Superfund Docket is 202-566-
    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: Community Right-to-Know Reporting Requirements under 
Sections 311 and 312 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-
Know Act (EPCRA) (Renewal).
    ICR number: EPA ICR No. 1352.12, OMB Control No. 2050-0072.
    ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on July 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: The authority for these requirements is sections 311 and 
312 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), 
1986 (42 U.S.C. 11011, 11012). EPCRA Section 311 requires owners and 
operators of facilities subject to OSHA Hazard Communication Standard 
to submit a list of chemicals or Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) (for 
those chemicals that exceed thresholds, specified in 40 CFR part 370) 
to the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC), Local Emergency 
Planning Committee (LEPC) and the local fire department (LFD) with 
jurisdiction over their facility. This is a one-time requirement unless 
a new facility becomes subject to the regulations or updating the 
information by facilities that are already covered by the regulations. 
EPCRA Section 312 requires owners and operators of facilities subject 
to OSHA HCS to submit an inventory form (for those chemicals that 
exceed the thresholds, specified in 40 CFR Part 370) to the SERC, LEPC, 
and LFD with jurisdiction over their facility. This form is to be 
submitted on March 1 of each year, on the inventory of chemicals in the 
previous calendar year.
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 10 
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: Facilities required to prepare or 
have available a material safety data sheet for any hazardous chemical 
under the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 390,000 private facilities and 
3,552 state and local agencies.
    Frequency of Response: Annual.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 3,909,132.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $247,574,394, includes $6,389,900 
annualized capital and operation & maintenance (O&M) cost.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is an increase of 116,700 hours in 
the total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of 
Approved ICR Burdens. This increase is due to the increase in the 
number of respondents.

    Dated: July 20, 2011.
John Moses,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2011-18835 Filed 7-25-11; 8:45 am]