[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 118 (Wednesday, June 19, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 36772-36773]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-14486]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OECA-2012-0656; FRL-9531-9]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Lead-Acid Battery 
Manufacturing (Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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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-2012-0656, 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, Compliance Assessment 
and Media Programs Division, 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 
1320.12. 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-2012-0656, 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) 
566-1752.
    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 
www.regulations.gov.
    Title: NSPS for Lead-Acid Battery Manufacturing (Renewal).
    ICR Numbers: EPA ICR Number 1072.10, OMB Control Number 2060-0081.
    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 NSPS at 40 CFR part 60, subpart A, and any changes, 
or additions to the Provisions specified at 40 CFR part 60, subpart KK. 
Owners or operators of the affected facilities must submit an initial 
notification report, 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 annually at a 
minimum.
    Respondents/Affected Entities: Owners or operators of lead-acid 
battery manufacturing facilities.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 52.
    Frequency of Response: Initially and semiannually.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 4,053.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $404,122, which includes $392,422 in 
labor costs, no capital/startup costs, and $11,700 in operation and 
maintenance (O&M) costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is no change in the labor hours in 
this ICR compared to the previous ICR. This is due to two 
considerations: (1) The regulations have not changed over the

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past three years and are not anticipated to change over the next three 
years; and (2) the growth rate for the industry is very low, negative 
or non-existent, so there is no significant change in the overall 
burden. However, there is an increase in the total respondent labor 
costs as currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved Burdens. 
This increase is not due to any program changes. The change in cost 
estimates reflects updated labors rates available from the Bureau of 
Labor Statistics.
    There is a slight decrease in the annual O&M cost from the previous 
ICR due to mathematical rounding. The previous ICR estimated an O&M 
cost of $11,700, but rounded the figure to the nearest thousand, or 
$12,000. This ICR presents a more accurate cost figure.

John Moses,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2013-14486 Filed 6-18-13; 8:45 am]
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