ICR Status:This ICR is scheduled to expire on March 31, 2010. Under OMBregulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB. 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 in title 40 of the CFR, after appearing in theFederal Registerwhen approved, are listed in 40 CFR part 9, and displayed either by publication in theFederal Registeror by other appropriate means, such as on the related collection instrument or form, if applicable. The display of OMB control numbers in certain EPA regulations is consolidated in 40 CFR part 9.
Abstract:The affected entities are subject to the General Provisions of the NSPS at 40 CFR part 60, subpart A and any changes, or additions to the General Provisions specified at 40 CFR part 60, subparts AA and AAa. Owners or operators of the affected facilities must make an initial notification, performance tests, periodic reports, and 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. Reports, at a minimum, are required semiannually.
Burden Statement:The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 308.4 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:Electric arc furnaces and argon oxygen decarbonization vessels.
Estimated Number of Respondents:98.
Frequency of Response:Initially, occasionally, and semiannually.
Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden:60,745.
Estimated Total Annual Cost:$5,911,975, which includes $5,712,985 in labor costs, $5,490 in capital/startup costs, and $193,500 in operation and maintenance (O&M) costs.
Changes in the Estimates:There is an increase of 633 hours in the total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved ICR Burdens. This increase is due to an increase in the number of respondents. The new number of respondents accounted for the one new source that will become subject to the rule since the last ICR period. Further, the change in labor costs for industry and EPA is due to the use of more current labor rates. The decrease in annual O&M costs reflects a change made to account for a calculation error made in estimating the number of respondents that use COMS to measure stack emissions and the increase in total capital/startup costs is due to a calculation error in estimating the total costs for volumetric flow rate monitors for new sources.
Dated: January 29, 2010.
Director, Collection Strategies Division.