Abstract:Respondents are owners or operators of metal furniture surface coating facilities. These standards apply to each metal furniture surface coating operation in which organic coatings are applied (greater than 3,842 liters of coating per year), commencing construction, modification or reconstruction after November 28, 1980. Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are the pollutants regulated under this subpart.
Owners or operators of the affected facilities described must make initial reports when a source becomes subject to the standards, conduct and report on a performance test, demonstrate and report on continuous monitor performance, and maintain records of the occurrence and duration of any startup, shutdown, or malfunction in the operation of an affected facility. Semiannual reports of excess emissions are required. These notifications, reports, and records are essential in determining compliance; and are required, in general, of all sources subject to New Source Performance Standards (NSPS).
Any owner or operator subject to the provisions of this part shall maintain a file of these measurements, and retain the file for at least five years following the date of such measurements, maintenance reports, and records. All reports are sent to the delegated state or local authority. In the event that there is no such delegated authority, the reports are sent directly to the EPA regional office.
Burden Statement:The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 58 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 which have subsequently changed; 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:Owners or operators of metal furniture surface coating facilities.
Estimated Number of Respondents:400.
Frequency of Response:Semiannually, on Occasion, initially.
Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden:56,074.
Estimated Total Annual Cost:$5,589,248, which includes $4,749,248 in labor costs, $840,000 in annualized OM costs, and no capital/startup costs.
Changes in the Estimates:There is no change in the burden hours or cost to the respondents in this ICR compared to the previous ICR. This is due to two considerations: (1) The regulations have not changed over the past three years and are not anticipated to change over the next three years; and (2) the growth rate for the respondents is very low, negative or nonexistent. Therefore, the labor hours and cost figures in the previous ICR reflect the current burden to the respondents and are reiterated in this ICR.
Dated: September 11, 2009.
Director, Collection Strategies Division.