[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 211 (Wednesday, October 31, 2012)]
[Page 65875]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-26789]



[EPA-HQ-RCRA-2012-0757, FRL-9748-3]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; Part B Permit Application, Permit Modifications, and 
Special Permits

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an 
information collection request (ICR), ``Part B Permit Application, 
Permit Modifications, and Special Permits'' (EPA ICR No. 1573.13, OMB 
Control No. 2050-0009) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for 
review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 
U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public 
comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as 
described below. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is 
currently approved through February 28, 2013. 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.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 4, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-
RCRA-2012-0757, online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred 
method), by email to [email protected], or by mail to: EPA Docket 
Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460.
    EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in the 
public docket without change including any personal information 
provided, unless the comment includes profanity, threats, information 
claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other 
information whose disclosure is restricted by statute.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Toshia King, Office of Resource 
Conservation and Recovery, mailcode 5303P, Environmental Protection 
Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone 
number: 703-308-7033; fax number: 703-308-8617; email address: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supporting documents which explain in detail 
the information that the EPA will be collecting are available in the 
public docket for this ICR. The docket can be viewed online at 
www.regulations.gov or in person at the EPA Docket Center, EPA West, 
Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The telephone 
number for the Docket Center is 202-566-1744. For additional 
information about EPA's public docket, visit http://www.epa.gov/dockets.
    Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, EPA is soliciting 
comments and information to enable it to: (i) Evaluate whether the 
proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper 
performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the 
information will have practical utility; (ii) evaluate the accuracy of 
the Agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions 
used; (iii) enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (iv) minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on those who are to respond, including 
through the use of appropriate automated electronic, mechanical, or 
other technological collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. EPA 
will consider the comments received and amend the ICR as appropriate. 
The final ICR package will then be submitted to OMB for review and 
approval. At that time, EPA will issue another Federal Register notice 
to announce the submission of the ICR to OMB and the opportunity to 
submit additional comments to OMB.
    Abstract: Section 3005 of Subtitle C of RCRA requires treatment, 
storage or disposal facilities (TSDFs) to obtain a permit. To obtain 
the permit, the TSDFs must submit an application describing the 
facility's operation. There are two parts to the RCRA permit 
application--Part A and Part B. Part A defines the processes to be used 
for treatment, storage, and disposal of hazardous wastes; the design 
capacity of such processes; and the specific hazardous wastes to be 
handled at the facility. Part B requires detailed site specific 
information such as geologic, hydrologic, and engineering data. In the 
event that permit modifications are proposed by the applicant or EPA, 
modifications must conform to the requirements under Sections 3004 and 
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: Business or other for-profit; as 
well as State, Local, or Tribal governments.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory (RCRA 3005).
    Estimated number of respondents: 97.
    Frequency of response: On occasion.
    Total estimated burden: 33,260 Burden is defined at 5 CFR 
    Total estimated cost: $7,956,839, which includes $2,254,188 
annualized labor costs and $5,702,651 annualized capital or O&M costs.
    Changes in Estimates: The burden hours are likely to stay 
substantially the same.

    Dated: October 23, 2012.
Suzanne Rudzinski,
Director, Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery.
[FR Doc. 2012-26789 Filed 10-30-12; 8:45 am]