[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 118 (Wednesday, June 19, 2013)]
[Page 36776]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-14483]



[EPA-HQ-OECA-2012-0669; FRL-9532-3]

Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Oil and Natural Gas Production 

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an 
information collection request (ICR), ``NESHAP for Oil and Natural Gas 
Production (40 CFR Part 63, Subpart HH) (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 
1788.10, OMB Control No. 2060-0417) 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.). This is a proposed extension of 
the ICR, which is currently approved through June 30, 2013. Public 
comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (77 FR 
63813) on October 17, 2012, during a 60-day comment period. This notice 
allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller 
description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden 
and cost to the public. 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: Additional comments may be submitted on or before July 19, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-
OECA-2012-0669, 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, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460, and (2) OMB via email to 
[email protected]. Address comments to OMB Desk Officer for 
    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: Learia Williams, Monitoring, 
Assistance, and Media Programs Division, Office of Compliance, Mail 
Code 2227A, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., 
NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564-4113; fax 
number: (202) 564-0050; 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.
    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, subpart HH. 
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.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: Oil and natural gas production 
    Respondent's obligation to respond: mandatory (40 CFR part 63, 
subpart HH).
    Estimated number of respondents: 3,735 (total).
    Frequency of response: Initially, annually, and semiannually.
    Total estimated burden: 46,642 hours (per year). ``Burden'' is 
defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b).
    Total estimated cost: $5,431,638 (per year), which includes 
$910,733 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: This ICR combines the requirements from 
the existing regulations and the 2012 amendment, which are EPA ICR 
Numbers 1788.09 and 2440.02, respectively. The 2012 rule amended title 
40, chapter I, part 63 subpart HH to include emission sources for which 
standards were not previously developed. This results in an increase in 
the number of affected major sources. The amendment did not affect the 
number of area sources.
    Several changes were made to this ICR: (1) A correction in the 
estimated number of respondents based on recent data obtained during 
development of the 2012 rule amendment; (2) Inclusion of requirements 
associated with the 2012 amendment, including affirmative defense; and 
(3) Update to labor rates used in calculating burden estimates. The 
changes result in an overall decrease in the labor hours and costs and 
an increase in the total capital and O&M costs as currently identified 
in the OMB Inventory of Approved Burdens. The current OMB Inventory 
adds the burden from EPA ICR Numbers 1788.09 and 2440.02, double-
counting the burden associated with several requirements. This ICR has 
been updated to remove any duplicates and to reflect the revised 
standard correctly.

John Moses,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2013-14483 Filed 6-18-13; 8:45 am]