[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 141 (Friday, July 22, 2016)]
[Pages 47800-47801]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-17283]



[EPA-HQ-OECA-2012-0676; FRL--9947-97-OEI]

Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Phosphoric Acid Manufacturing and 
Phosphate Fertilizers Production (Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an 
information collection request (ICR), ``NESHAP for Phosphoric Acid 
Manufacturing and Phosphate Fertilizers Production (40 CFR part 63, 
subparts AA and BB) (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 1790.08, OMB Control No. 
2060-0361), 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 July 31, 2016. Public comments were requested 
previously via the Federal Register (80 FR 32116) on June 5, 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 neither conduct nor 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 August 22, 

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-
OECA-2012-0676, to: (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method), or 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.

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: http://www.epa.gov/dockets.
    Abstract: Owners and operators of affected facilities are required 
to comply with reporting and record-keeping

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requirements for the General Provisions (40 CFR part 63, subpart A), as 
well as for the specific requirements at 40 CFR part 63 subparts AA and 
BB. This includes submitting initial notifications, performance tests 
and periodic reports and results, and maintaining records of the 
occurrence and duration of any startup, shutdown, or malfunction in the 
operation of an affected facility, or any period during which the 
monitoring system is inoperative. These reports are used by EPA to 
determine compliance with the standards.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: Phosphoric acid manufacturing and 
phosphate fertilizer production facilities.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR part 63, 
subparts AA and BB).
    Estimated number of respondents: 13 (total).
    Frequency of response: Initially, occasionally, quarterly, 
semiannually and annually.
    Total estimated burden: 2,200 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.3(b).
    Total estimated cost: $413,000 (per year), which includes $186,000 
in either annualized capital/startup or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is an adjustment increase in the 
total estimated cost, burden, number of responses, and capital and O&M 
costs as currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved Burdens. 
The change in burden for the new and existing facilities is due 
primarily to a program change in the regulation requiring: (1) Mercury 
testing and total fluoride (TF) testing of phosphate rock calciners; 
and (2) TF testing of oxidation reactors. The Residual Risk and 
Technology Review (RTR) associated with this program change estimated 
12 phosphoric acid units and 11 phosphate fertilizer units (a total of 
23 process units) located at 13 facilities.

Courtney Kerwin,
Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2016-17283 Filed 7-21-16; 8:45 am]