[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 35 (Tuesday, February 23, 2016)]
[Pages 8956-8957]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-03744]



[EPA-HQ-RCRA-2016-0071; FRL-9942-81-OLEM]

Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; 
Recordkeeping and Reporting--Solid Waste Disposal Facilities and 

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an 
information collection request (ICR), Recordkeeping and Reporting--
Solid Waste Disposal Facilities and Practices; ``(EPA ICR No. 1381.11, 
OMB Control No. 2050-0122) 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.). Before doing so, 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 May 31, 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 April 25, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-RCRA-
2015-0682 referencing the Docket ID numbers provided for each item in 
the text, 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: Craig Dufficy, Materials Recovery and 
Waste Management Division, Office of Resource Conservation and 
Recovery, Mail Code 5304P, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (703) 
308-9037; fax number: (703) 308-8686; 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.
    Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, 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. 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, 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: In order to effectively implement and enforce final 
changes to 40 CFR part 258 on a State level, owners/operators of 
municipal solid waste landfills have to comply with the final reporting 
and recordkeeping requirements. Respondents include owners or operators 
of new municipal solid waste landfills (MSWLFs), existing MSWLFs, and 
lateral expansions of existing MSWLFs. The respondents, in complying 
with 40 CFR part 258, are

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required to record information in the facility operating record, 
pursuant to Sec.  258.29, as it becomes available. The operating record 
must be supplied to the State as requested until the end of the post-
closure care period of the MSWLF. The information collected will be 
used by the State Director to confirm owner or operator compliance with 
the regulations under Part 258. These owners or operators could include 
Federal, State, and local governments, and private waste management 
companies. Facilities in NAICS codes 9221, 5622, 3252, 3251 and 3253 
may be affected by this rule.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: Business or other for-profit, as 
well as State, Local, and Tribal governments.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory, see 40 CFR part 
    Estimated number of respondents: 3,800.
    Frequency of response: On occasion.
    Total estimated burden: 204,808 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $2,211,000 (per year), includes $1,831,00 
annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in Estimates: There is increase of 60 hours in the total 
estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by 
OMB. This increase is due to the increased number of states adopting 
the RD&D section (258.4) since the last ICR update.

    Dated: February 12, 2016.
Barnes Johnson,
Director, Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery.
[FR Doc. 2016-03744 Filed 2-22-16; 8:45 am]