waste operations and emergency response. These final standards do not specify any particular method of information collection. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for EPA's regulations are listed in 40 CFR part 9 and 48 CFR chapter 15. TheFederal Register
document required under 5 CFR 1320.8(d), soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on March 21, 2002 (67 FR 13139); no comments were received.
Burden Statement:The annual public reporting and record keeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 10.68 hours per response. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. This includes the time needed to review instructions; develop, acquire, install, and utilize technology and systems for the purposes of collecting, validating, and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; adjust the existing ways to comply with any previously applicable instructions and requirements; train personnel to be able to respond to a collection of information; search data sources; complete and review the collection of information; and transmit or otherwise disclose the information.
Respondents/Affected Entities:State and local workers.
Estimated Number of Respondents:24,000.
Frequency of Response:Annually.
Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden:255,427.
Estimated Total Annualized Capital, OM Cost Burden:$0.
Send comments on the Agency's need for this information, the accuracy of the provided burden estimates, and any suggested methods for minimizing respondent burden, including through the use of automated collection techniques to the addresses listed above. Please refer to EPA ICR No. 1426.06 and OMB Control No. 2050-0105 in any correspondence.
Dated: October 30, 2002.
Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division.