[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 182 (Monday, September 21, 2015)]
[Pages 56984-56985]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-23559]



[EPA-HQ-OECA-2014-0102; FRL-9934-30-OEI]

Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Oil and Natural Gas Production and 
Natural Gas Transmission and Distribution (Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an 
information collection request (ICR), ``NSPS for Oil and Natural Gas 
Production and Natural Gas Transmission and Distribution (40 CFR part 
60, subpart OOOO) (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 2437.03, OMB Control No. 
2060-0673) 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 (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 October 21, 

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-
OECA-2014-0102, 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 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 www.epa.gov/dockets.
    Abstract: The NSPS covers the requirements at Subpart OOOO. The 
existing provisions of Subparts KKK/LLL will be included in this 
subpart along with the new proposed provisions for the following 
affected facilities: Gas wellheads, pneumatic controllers, centrifugal 
and reciprocating compressors, and storage vessels. The oil and natural 
gas sector includes operations involved in the extraction and 
production of oil and natural gas, as well as the processing, 
transmission, and distribution of natural gas. The potential 
respondents are owners or operators of oil and gas affected facilities 
found throughout these industry segments. We estimate 500 entities will 
be affected by this NSPS.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: Oil and natural gas production and 
natural gas transmission and distribution facilities.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR part 60, 
subpart OOOO).
    Estimated number of respondents: 596 (total).
    Frequency of response: Initially, semiannually and annually.
    Total estimated burden: 93,900 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.3(b).
    Total estimated cost: $11,200,000 (per year), includes $1,750,000 
annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is an increase in the total 
estimated respondent burden and total annual O&M as currently 
identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved Burdens. This burden 
increase is due to adjustments EPA has made to account for industry 
growth that has occurred since the ICR was last approved.
    EPA has also revised the respondent burden associated with 
compressor notifications and storage vessel annual reports. The 
previous ICR assumed respondents would submit initial notifications for 
affected centrifugal and reciprocating compressors. These sources, 
however, are not subject to initial notification requirements, thus we 
have removed them from the burden calculations. For storage vessels, 
the previous ICR assumed respondents would complete an individual 
report for each affected storage vessel. The rule, however, allows 
respondents to submit a single report for all affected storage vessels 
at their site. EPA's experience has been that respondents typically 
consolidate reporting activities in order to reduce the overall 
reporting burden. For this reason, we have revised the

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burden calculations to assume each respondent will submit a single 

Courtney Kerwin,
Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2015-23559 Filed 9-18-15; 8:45 am]