[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 102 (Thursday, May 26, 2016)]
[Pages 33530-33531]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-12367]



[EPA-HQ-OECA-2014-0054; FRL-9947-00-OEI]

Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Pulp and Paper Production 

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an 
information collection request (ICR), ``NESHAP for Pulp and Paper 
Production (40 CFR part 63, subpart S) (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 
1657.09, OMB Control No. 2060-0387) 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 May 31, 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 June 27, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-
OECA-2014-0054, 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].

    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 http://www.epa.gov/dockets.
    Abstract: Respondents are owners or operators of facilities that 
produce pulp, paper, or paperboard by employing kraft, soda, sulfite, 
semi-chemical, or mechanical pulping processes using wood; or any 
process using secondary or non-wood fiber and that emits 10 tons per 
year or more of any hazardous air pollutant (HAP) or 25 tons per year 
or more of any combination of HAPs. Affected sources are all the 
hazardous air pollutant emission points or the HAP emission points in 
the pulping and bleaching system for mechanical pulping processes using 
wood and any process using secondary or non-wood fiber.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: Owners and operators of pulp and 
paper mills that are major sources of HAP emissions.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR part 63, 
subpart S).
    Estimated number of respondents: 114 (total).
    Frequency of response: Initially, occasionally, and semiannually.
    Total estimated burden: 44,438 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.3(b).
    Total estimated cost: $5,191,626 (per year), includes $841,000 
annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is an adjustment decrease in the 
total estimated burden as currently identified in the OMB Inventory of 
Approved Burdens. This decrease is not due to any program changes. The 
currently approved burden estimates contain requirements from the 
previous regulation as well as duplicate burden activities. In 
preparing this ICR renewal, EPA has removed duplicate items and updated 
the ICR so that it only reflects current requirements. This results in 
an apparent decrease in burden.

Courtney Kerwin,
Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2016-12367 Filed 5-25-16; 8:45 am]