[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 237 (Tuesday, December 11, 2018)]
[Pages 63639-63640]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-26732]



[EPA-HQ-OECA-2014-0062; FRL-9986-60-OEI]

Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Pesticide Active Ingredient 
Production (Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an 
information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Pesticide Active 
Ingredient Production (EPA ICR No. 1807.09, OMB Control No. 2060-0370), 
to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed 
extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through December 31, 
2018. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal 
Register, on June 29, 2017 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 January 10, 

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-
OECA-2014-0062 to: (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method), or by email to docket.oeca@epa.gov, 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 oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. 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: yellin.patrick@epa.gov.

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 either 
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.
    Abstract: The National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air 
Pollutants (NESHAP) for Pesticide Active Ingredient Production (40 CFR 
part 63, subpart MMM) apply to existing and new facilities engaged in 
the production of pesticide active ingredients (PAIs) that emit HAPs. 
New facilities include those that commenced construction, modification 
or reconstruction after the date of proposal.
    In general, all NESHAP standards require initial notifications, 
performance tests, and periodic reports by the owners/operators of the 
affected facilities. They are also required to maintain 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 notifications, reports, and 
records are essential in determining

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compliance with 40 CFR part 63, subpart MMM.
    Form numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: Owners and operators of pesticides 
active ingredient production operations.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR part 63, 
subpart MMM).
    Estimated number of respondents: 18.
    Frequency of response: Initially, quarterly, and semiannually.
    Total estimated burden: 12,100 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.3(b).
    Total estimated cost: $1,350,000 (per year), which includes $26,500 
in annualized capital/startup and/or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in the estimates: There is a decrease in the total capital/
startup cost and O&M cost due to a correction. This ICR corrects an 
error in the capital/startup cost calculation in the previous ICR, as 
existing sources are not expected to incur capital/startup costs 
associated with purchasing PRD electronic indicators. There is also a 
small adjustment increase in the estimated labor hours due to a change 
in assumption. This ICR assumes all existing sources will take some 
time to re-familiarize with the regulations each year.

Courtney Kerwin,
Director, Regulatory Support Division.
[FR Doc. 2018-26732 Filed 12-10-18; 8:45 am]