[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 47 (Tuesday, March 11, 2014)]
[Pages 13648-13649]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-05216]



[EPA-HQ-OECA-2013-0303; FRL-9907-20-OEI]

Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Equipment Leaks of VOC in Petroleum 
Refineries (Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an 
information collection request (ICR), ``NSPS for Equipment Leaks of VOC 
in Petroleum Refineries (40 CFR Part 60, Subparts GGG and GGGa) 
(Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 0983.14, OMB Control No.2060-0067), 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 April 30, 2014. Public comments were previously requested via 
the Federal Register (78 FR 35023) on June 11, 2013 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 April 10, 

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-
OECA-2013-0303, 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

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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, WJC 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: Owners or operators of the affected facilities described 
must make one-time-only notifications. 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. Monitoring requirements specific to Equipment Leaks of VOC 
in Petroleum Refineries provide information on which components are 
leaking VOCs. NSPS Subpart GGG references the compliance requirements 
of NSPS subpart VV; and NSPS subpart GGGa references the compliance 
requirements of NSPS subpart VVa. Periodically, owners or operators are 
required to record information identifying leaking equipment, repair 
methods used to stop the leaks, and dates of repair. The time period 
for this recordkeeping varies and depends on equipment type and leak 
history. Semiannual reports are required to measure compliance with the 
standards of NSPS Subparts VV and VVa, as referenced by NSPS subparts 
GGG and GGGa. These notifications, reports, and records are essential 
in determining compliance and in general, are required of all sources 
subject to NSPS. Any owner or operator subject to the provisions of 
this part shall maintain a file of these measurements, and retain the 
file for at least two years following the date of such measurements, 
maintenance reports, and records.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: Petroleum refineries.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR part 60, 
Subparts GGG and GGGa).
    Estimated number of respondents: 130.
    Frequency of response: Initially and semiannually.
    Total estimated burden: 24,886 hours (per year). ``Burden'' is 
defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b).
    Total estimated cost: $2,434,325 (per year), including no 
annualized capital/startup or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There are several changes to the 
estimated burden as currently identified in the OMB Inventory of 
Approved Burdens. These differences are not due to any program changes. 
There is a decrease in the respondent and Agency burden for subpart GGG 
due to a correction of the number of respondents from 135 to 130. In 
addition, there is an increase in the respondent burden for subpart 
GGGa due to a mathematical correction. The previous ICR incorrectly 
calculated the amount of time it would take to record operating 
parameters at large and small refineries for subpart GGGa. This ICR 
also updates all burden costs to reflect current labor rates. These 
changes result in an overall increase in respondent burden and a 
decrease in Agency burden for both subparts combined.

Richard T. Westlund,
Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2014-05216 Filed 3-10-14; 8:45 am]