2019-04791. Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Integrated Iron and Steel Manufacturing Facilities (Renewal)  

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    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).




    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Integrated Iron and Steel Manufacturing Facilities (EPA ICR Number 2003.07, OMB Control Number 2060-0517), 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 March 31, 2019. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register, on May 30, 2018 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 April 15, 2019.


    Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-OECA-2011-0271, 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, Start Printed Page 9518Environmental 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 Integrated Iron and Steel Manufacturing Facilities (40 CFR part 63, subpart FFFFF) apply to new and existing sinter plants, blast furnaces, and basic oxygen process furnace shops at integrated iron and steel manufacturing facilities that are major sources of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) or are co-located at major sources. New facilities include those that commenced either construction 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 compliance, and are required of all affected facilities subject to NESHAP. This information is being collected to assure compliance with 40 CFR part 63, subpart FFFFF.

    Form Numbers: None.

    Respondents/affected entities: Owners or operators of integrated iron and steel manufacturing facilities.

    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR 63, Subpart FFFFF).

    Estimated number of respondents: 12 (total).

    Frequency of response: Initially, occasionally, and semiannually.

    Total estimated burden: 11,800 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b).

    Total estimated cost: $1,390,000 (per year), which includes $52,700 in annualized capital/startup and/or operation & maintenance costs.

    Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease in burden from the most-recently approved ICR. The decrease in burden is due to a decrease in the number of respondents due to more accurate estimates of existing and anticipated new sources. The decrease in the number of sources also results in a decrease in the operation and maintenance costs. The overall result is a decrease in burden hours and costs.

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    Courtney Kerwin,

    Director, Regulatory Support Division.

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    [FR Doc. 2019-04791 Filed 3-14-19; 8:45 am]

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Document Information

Environmental Protection Agency
Document Number:
Additional comments may be submitted on or before April 15, 2019.
9517-9518 (2 pages)
Docket Numbers:
EPA-HQ-OECA-2011-0271, FRL-9990-11-OEI
PDF File:
Supporting Documents:
» NESHAP for Integrated Iron and Steel Manufacturing Facilities
» Supporting Statement
» Supporting Statement