[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 208 (Wednesday, October 28, 2015)]
[Page 65999]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-27465]

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[EPA-HQ-RCRA-2015-0606, FRL-9936-30-OSWER]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; General Hazardous Waste Facility Standards.

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to 
submit an information collection request (ICR), General Hazardous Waste 
Facility Standards (EPA ICR No. 1571.11, OMB Control No. 2050-0120) to 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et 
seq.). Before doing so, the EPA is soliciting public comments on 
specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described 
below. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently 
approved through February 29, 2016. 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: Comments must be submitted on or before December 28, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-
RCRA-2015-0606, 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.
    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: Norma Abdul-Malik, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; 
telephone number: 703-308-8753; fax number: 703-308-8617; email 
address: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:  Supporting documents which explain in 
detail the information 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.
    Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, the EPA is soliciting 
comments and information to enable it to: (i) Evaluate whether the 
proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper 
performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the 
information will have practical utility; (ii) evaluate the accuracy of 
the Agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions 
used; (iii) enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (iv) minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on those who are to respond, including 
through the use of appropriate automated electronic, mechanical, or 
other technological collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. The 
EPA will consider the comments received and amend the ICR as 
appropriate. The final ICR package will then be submitted to OMB for 
review and approval. At that time, the EPA will issue another Federal 
Register notice to announce the submission of the ICR to OMB and the 
opportunity to submit additional comments to OMB.
    Abstract: Section 3004 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery 
Act (RCRA), as amended, requires that the U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency develop standards for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and 
disposal facilities (TSDFs) as may be necessary to protect human health 
and the environment. Subsections 3004(a)(1), (3), (4), (5), and (6) 
specify that these standards include, but not be limited to, the 
following requirements:
     Maintaining records of all hazardous wastes identified or 
listed under subtitle C that are treated, stored, or disposed of, and 
the manner in which such wastes were treated, stored, or disposed of;
     Operating methods, techniques, and practices for 
treatment, storage, or disposal of hazardous waste;
     Location, design, and construction of such hazardous waste 
treatment, disposal, or storage facilities;
     Contingency plans for effective action to minimize 
unanticipated damage from any treatment, storage, or disposal of any 
such hazardous waste; and
     Maintaining or operating such facilities and requiring 
such additional qualifications as to ownership, continuity of 
operation, training for personnel, and financial responsibility as may 
be necessary or desirable.
    The regulations implementing these requirements are codified in 40 
CFR parts 264 and 265. The collection of this information enables the 
EPA to properly determine whether owners/operators or hazardous waste 
treatment, storage, and disposal facilities meet the requirements of 
Section 3004(a) of RCRA.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: Business and other for-profit, as 
well as State, Local, and Tribal governments.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory (RCRA section 3004).
    Estimated number of respondents: 1,872.
    Frequency of response: On occasion.
    Total estimated burden: 672,417 hours. Burden is defined at 5 CFR 
    Total estimated cost: $38,978,384 which includes $38,444,859 
annualized labor costs and $535,525 annualized capital or O&M costs.
    Changes in Estimates: The burden hours are likely to stay 
substantially the same.

    Dated: October 19, 2015.
Barnes Johnson,
Director, Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery.
[FR Doc. 2015-27465 Filed 10-27-15; 8:45 am]