[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 56 (Tuesday, March 24, 2015)]
[Pages 15603-15604]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-06668]



[EPA-HQ-OECA-2014-0083; FRL--9925-04-OEI]

Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Carbon Black, Ethylene, Cyanide 
and Spandex (Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an 
information collection request (ICR), ``NESHAP for Carbon Black, 
Ethylene, Cyanide and Spandex (40 CFR part 63, subpart YY) (Renewal)'' 
(EPA ICR No. 1983.07, OMB Control No. 2060-0489) 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, 2015. Public comments were previously requested via the 
Federal Register (79 FR 30117) on May 27, 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 April 23, 

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-
OECA-2014-0082, 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.

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, EPA 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 and operators of carbon black production, ethylene 
production, cyanide chemicals manufacturing, and spandex production 
facilities are subject to 40 CFR part 63, subpart YY. They are required 
to provide initial notifications, performance tests, and periodic 
reports. They 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. These notifications, reports, and records are 
essential in determining compliance, and are required of all affected 
facilities subject to NESHAP. This information is being collected to 
assure compliance with 40 CFR part 63, subpart YY.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: Owners and operators of carbon black 
production, ethylene production, cyanide chemicals manufacturing, and 
spandex production facilities.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR part 63, 
subpart YY).
    Estimated number of respondents: 61 (total).
    Frequency of response: Initially, occasionally, semiannually and 
    Total estimated burden: 41,753 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.3(b).
    Total estimated cost: $4,549,698 (per year), includes $350,957 
annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is an increase of 28,229 hours in 
the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently 
approved by OMB. The respondent burden hours and costs increased 
because the previous

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ICR substantially underestimated the time and effort to collect, 
compile and maintain records and information required by the standard.

Courtney Kerwin,
Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2015-06668 Filed 3-23-15; 8:45 am]