[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 35 (Monday, February 23, 2015)]
[Page 9454]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-03541]

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[EPA-HQ-RCRA-2014-0694; FRL--9922-67-OEI]

Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; Requirements and Exemptions for Specific 
RCRA Wastes (Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an 
information collection request (ICR), ``Requirements and Exemptions for 
Specific RCRA Wastes (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 1597.11, OMB Control No. 
2050-0145) 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 February 28, 2015. Public comments were previously 
requested via the Federal Register (79 FR 65652) on November 5, 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 March 25, 

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-RCRA-
2014-0694, 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: Peggy Vyas, Environmental Protection 
Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone 
number: 703-308-5477; fax number: 703-308-8433; 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 WJC, 
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: In 1995, EPA promulgated regulations at 40 CFR part 273 
that govern the collection and management of widely-generated hazardous 
wastes known as ``Universal Wastes.'' Part 273 regulations are designed 
to ensure facilities collect and properly manage these wastes. EPA 
needs to collect notifications of Universal Waste management to obtain 
general information on handlers and to facilitate enforcement of the 
part 273 regulations, to ensure that Universal Waste is being 
accumulated responsibly, to collect information on illegal Universal 
Waste shipments, and lastly to help ensure that Universal Waste is 
being properly treated, recycled, and/or disposed. In 2001, EPA 
promulgated regulations in 40 CFR part 266 that provide increased 
flexibility to facilities managing wastes commonly known as ``Mixed 
Waste.'' Section 266.345(a) requires that generators or treaters notify 
EPA or the Authorized State that they are claiming the Transportation 
and Disposal Conditional Exemption prior to the initial shipment of a 
waste to a LLRW disposal facility. Finally, the regulations at 40 CFR 
part 279 establish streamlined procedures for notification, testing, 
labeling, and recordkeeping including an approach for tracking off-site 
shipments that allow used oil handlers to use standard business 
practices (e.g., invoices, bill of lading). Used oil transporters must 
comply with all applicable packaging, labeling, and placarding 
requirements of 49 CFR parts 173, 178, and 179. In addition, used oil 
transporters must report discharges of used oil according to existing 
49 CFR part 171 and 33 CFR part 153 requirements.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: Private Sector and State, Local, or 
Tribal Governments.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR part 273), 
required to obtain or retain a benefit (40 CFR parts 266 and 279).
    Estimated number of respondents: 134,280.
    Frequency of response: Occasionally.
    Total estimated burden: 679,354 hours per year. Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.03(b)
    Total estimated cost: $44,737,952 (per year), includes $10,015,823 
annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is an increase of 28,189 hours in 
the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently 
approved by OMB. This increase is due to updating the current Universe 
and Mixed Waste estimates.

Courtney Kerwin,
Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2015-03541 Filed 2-20-15; 8:45 am]