information or require applicants/sponsors of the federal action to provide the information.
Respondents/affected entities:Entities potentially affected by this action are state, local, and tribal air quality agencies, regional planning organizations and facilities potentially regulated under the regional haze rule.
Respondents/affected entities:States and Federal Land Managers.
Respondent's obligation to respond:Mandatory.
Estimated number of respondents:53.
Frequency of response:Annual.
Total estimated burden:6,048 hours.
Total estimated cost:$293,631. This includes an estimated labor cost of $293,631 and an estimated cost of $0 for capital investment or maintenance and operational costs.
Changes in the Estimates:There is a decrease of 25,793 hours in the total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved ICR Burdens. The last collection request anticipated the program progressing from the planning stages to implementation. The change in burden reflects changes in labor rates, changes in the activities conducted due to the normal progression of the program, and the fact that the aggregate initial regional haze SIPs and best available retrofit technology (BART) determinations will be acted on by the EPA by November 2012 and the states will be evaluating reasonable progress and implementation stages for the goals in those SIPs.
Director,Collection Strategies Division.