2019-21809. Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Phosphoric Acid Manufacturing and Phosphate Fertilizers Production (Renewal)  

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    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).




    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Phosphoric Acid Manufacturing and Phosphate Fertilizers Production (EPA ICR Number 1790.09, OMB Control Number 2060-0361), 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 January 31, 2020. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register, on May 6, 2019, 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.


    Additional comments may be submitted on or before November 6, 2019.


    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 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.

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    Patrick Yellin, Monitoring, 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.

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    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.

    Abstract: The National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Phosphoric Acid Manufacturing and Phosphate Fertilizers Production (40 CFR part 63, subparts AA and BB) were proposed on December 27, 1996, promulgated on June 10, 1999, and amended on: June 12, 2002; April 20, 2006, August 19, 2015, and September 28, 2017. Owners and operators of affected facilities are required to comply with reporting and record-keeping 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 these standards.

    Form Numbers: None.

    Respondents/affected entities: Phosphoric acid and phosphate fertilizer production facilities.

    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR part 63).

    Estimated number of respondents: 13 (total).

    Frequency of response: Quarterly and semiannually.

    Total estimated burden: 2,200 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b).

    Total estimated cost: $441,000 (per year), which includes $186,000 in annualized capital/startup and/or operation & maintenance costs.

    Changes in the Estimates: There is no change in the labor hours in this ICR compared to the previous ICR. This is due to a zero-growth rate for the industry.

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    Courtney Kerwin,

    Director, Regulatory Support Division.

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    [FR Doc. 2019-21809 Filed 10-4-19; 8:45 am]

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Document Information

Environmental Protection Agency
Document Number:
Additional comments may be submitted on or before November 6, 2019.
53434-53434 (1 pages)
Docket Numbers:
EPA-HQ-OECA-2012-0676, FRL-10000-55-OMS
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