2019-16085. Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Lead-Acid Battery Manufacturing (Renewal)  

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    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).




    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NSPS for Lead-Acid Battery Manufacturing (EPA ICR Number 1072.12, OMB Control Number 2060-0081), 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 September 30, 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 August 29, 2019.


    Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-OECA-2012-0656, 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, 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: The New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Lead-Acid Battery Manufacturing (40 CFR part 60, subpart KK) were proposed on January 14, 1980, promulgated on April 16, 1982, and most recently-amended on February 27, 2014. These regulations apply to existing facilities and new facilities with production capacity that is greater than or equal to 6.5 tons of lead: Grid casting facilities, paste mixing facilities, three-process operation facilities, lead-oxide manufacturing facilities, lead reclamation facilities, and other lead-emitting operations. New facilities include those that commenced construction, modification or reconstruction after the date of proposal. This information is being collected to assure compliance with 40 CFR part 60, subpart KK.

    In general, all NSPS 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 NSPS.

    Form Numbers: None.

    Respondents/affected entities: Lead-acid battery manufacturing facilities.

    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR part 60, subpart KK).

    Estimated number of respondents: 52 (total).

    Frequency of response: Initially and semiannually.

    Total estimated burden: 4,050 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b).

    Total estimated cost: $473,000 (per year), which includes $11,700 in annualized capital/startup and/or operation & maintenance costs.

    Changes in the Estimates: There is an adjustment increase in the total estimated burden as currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved Burdens. This increase is not due to any program changes. The increase in burden is due to an adjustment to account for the burden for all facilities to refamiliarize themselves with the regulatory requirements each year. This burden is separate from the existing recordkeeping burdens for all sources. The change results in a modest increase in burden. There was no change in the number of responses or operation and maintenance costs.

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    Courtney Kerwin,

    Director, Regulatory Support Division.

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Document Information

Environmental Protection Agency
Document Number:
Additional comments may be submitted on or before August 29, 2019.
36919-36919 (1 pages)
Docket Numbers:
EPA-HQ-OECA-2012-0656, FRL-9997-18-OMS
PDF File:
Supporting Documents:
» Supporting Statement
» Supporting Statement
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