[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 123 (Thursday, June 26, 2014)]
[Pages 36315-36316]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-14903]



[EPA-HQ-OECA-2013-0356; FRL--9912-43-OEI]

Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Group I Polymers and Resins 

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an 
information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Group I Polymers and 
Resins (40 CFR Part 63, Subpart U) (Renewal) (EPA ICR No. 2410.03, OMB 
Control No. 2060-0665), 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, 2014, 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 28, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-
OECA-2013-0356, to: (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method), or 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.
    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.

Assistance, and Media Programs Division, Office of Compliance, Mail 
Code 2227A, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. 
NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564-2970; 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: EPA promulgated revisions for the National Emission 
Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Group I Polymers 
and Resins. Potential respondents subject to the new requirements of 
the NESHAP include an estimated 5 existing facilities that produce 
butyl rubber, epichlorohydrin elastomer, ethylenepropylene rubber, 
neoprene rubber, and nitrile butadiene rubber. The burden attributable 
to this ICR consist of notification of front-end process vent limits, 
notification of backend operation limits, recordkeeping related to the 
new limits, and reports submitted to satisfy affirmative defense 
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: Owners and operators of facilities 
that produce butyl rubber, epichlorohydrinelastomer, ethylene-propylene 
rubber, neoprene rubber, and nitrile butadienerubber.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR part 63, 
subpart U).
    Estimated number of respondents: 5 (total).
    Frequency of response: Initially, occasionally, and semiannually.

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    Total estimated burden: 315 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 
5 CFR 1320.3(b).
    Total estimated cost: $16,791 (per year), includes no annualized 
capital/startup nor any operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is an increase of 64 hours in the 
total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently 
approved by OMB. This is due to an adjustment, not due to any program 
changes. The respondent burden increased because this ICR revised the 
hours associated with affirmative defense, using latest estimates 
provided by industry during consultation. The previous ICR covers the 
burden associated with initial compliance of the final standard, 
including one-time notification of performance tests and notifications 
of the back-end process limits. This burden decreased because this ICR 
assumes that existing facilities have already submitted initial 
notifications and reports, and covers the burden associated with on-
going compliance.

Spencer Clark,
Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2014-14903 Filed 6-25-14; 8:45 am]