[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 118 (Wednesday, June 19, 2013)]
[Pages 36777-36778]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-14482]



[EPA-HQ-OECA-2012-0676; FRL-9532-2]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request, NESHAP for Phosphoric Acid 
Manufacturing and Phosphate Fertilizers Production (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 July 19, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing docket ID number EPA-HQ-
OECA-2012-0676, to: (1) EPA online, using www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method), or by email 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, Office of Compliance, 
Mail Code 2227A, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564-4113; fax 
number: (202) 564-0050; 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 

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On October 17, 2012 (77 FR 63813) 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 both 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-2012-0676, which is available for either public 
viewing online at http://www.regulations.gov, or 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) 
    Use EPA's electronic docket and comment system at http://www.regulations.gov to either 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, Confidentiality of Business Information (CBI), or 
other information whose public disclosure is restricted by statute. For 
further information about the electronic docket, go to 
    Title: NESHAP for Phosphoric Acid Manufacturing and Phosphate 
Fertilizers Production (Renewal)
    ICR Numbers: EPA ICR Number 1790.06, OMB Control Number 2060-0361
    ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on June 30, 2013. Under 
OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to either conduct or sponsor 
the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB.
    Abstract: The affected entities are subject to the General 
Provisions of the NESHAP at 40 CFR part 63, subpart A, and any changes, 
or additions to the Provisions specified at 40 CFR part 63, subparts AA 
and BB. Owners or operators of the affected facilities must submit 
initial notification, performance tests, and periodic reports and 
results. Owners or operators are also 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. Reports are required semiannually at 
a minimum.
    Respondents/Affected Entities: Phosphoric acid manufacturing and 
phosphate fertilizers production facilities
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 12
    Frequency of Response: Initially, occasionally, semiannually and 
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 1,765
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $181,581, which includes $170,949 in 
labor costs, no capital/startup costs, and $10,632 in operation and 
maintenance (O&M) costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is an increase in burden for both 
the respondents and the Agency due to an adjustment. The previous ICR 
assumed the per-respondent burden hour for each activity is inclusive 
of all technical, managerial, and clerical hours. This ICR assumes the 
per-respondent burden hour includes technical hours only, and that 
managerial and clerical hours are additional 5 and 10 percent of 
technical hours, respectively. In addition, this ICR uses updated 
labors rates available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to calculate 
burden costs, which results in an adjustment increase in both labor 
hours and costs.
    Additionally, there is a decrease in the estimated number of 
responses due to a correction. The previous ICR assumed that each 
respondent would have to submit annual, semiannual, and quarterly 
reports, or a total of seven reports per year, which is inconsistent 
with the assumptions used to calculate respondent reporting burden. 
This ICR corrects the number of responses and clarifies that quarterly 
reports are only required if there are excess emissions.

John Moses,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2013-14482 Filed 6-18-13; 8:45 am]