[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 182 (Monday, September 21, 2015)]
[Pages 56986-56987]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-23554]



[EPA-HQ-RCRA-2015-0343; FRL-9933-56-OEI]

Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; Hazardous Remediation Waste Management 
Requirements (HWIR-Media) (Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an 
information collection request (ICR), ``Hazardous Remediation Waste 
Management Requirements (HWIR-Media) (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 1775.07, 
OMB Control No. 2050-0161) 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 September 30, 2015. Public comments 
were previously requested via the Federal Register (80 FR 34156) on 
June 15, 2015 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 October 21, 

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-
RCRA-2015-0343, to (1) EPA, either 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.
    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.

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, 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: The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) 
requires EPA to establish a national regulatory program to ensure that 
hazardous wastes are managed in a manner protective of human health and 
the environment. Under this program, EPA regulates newly generated 
hazardous wastes, as well as hazardous remediation wastes (i.e., 
hazardous wastes managed during cleanup). Hazardous remediation waste 
management sites must comply with all parts of 40 CFR part 264 except 
subparts B, C, and D. In place of these requirements, they need to 
comply with performance standards based on the general requirement 
goals in these sections, which are codified at 40 CFR 264.1(j).
    Under Sec.  264.1(j), owners/operators of remediation waste 
management sites

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must develop and maintain procedures to prevent accidents. These 
procedures must address proper design, construction, maintenance, and 
operation of hazardous remediation waste management units at the site. 
In addition, owners/operators must develop and maintain a contingency 
and emergency plan to control accidents that occur. The plan must 
explain specifically how to treat, store, and dispose of the hazardous 
remediation waste in question, and must be implemented immediately 
whenever fire, explosion, or release of hazardous waste or hazardous 
waste constituents that could threaten human health or the environment. 
In addition, the Remedial Action Plan streamlines the permitting 
process for remediation waste management sites to allow cleanups to 
take place more quickly.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: Private waste management facilities; 
State, Local, or Tribal governments.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory (RCRA Sec.  3004(u)).
    Estimated number of respondents: 215.
    Frequency of response: One-time.
    Total estimated burden: 6,953 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $431,798 (per year), includes $39,356 
annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is no change in the total estimated 
respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. 
There is an increase of $13,438 in operation & maintenance costs and 
this is due to a more accurate assessment of analyses costs.

Courtney Kerwin,
Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2015-23554 Filed 9-18-15; 8:45 am]