ICR Numbers:EPA ICR Number 2032.07, OMB Control Number 2060-0529.
ICR Status:This ICR is scheduled to expire on September 30, 2012. Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB.
Abstract:The affected entities are subject to the General Provisions of the NESHAP at 40 CFR part 63, subpart A, and any changes, or additions to the Provisions specified at 40 CFR part 63, subpart NNNNN.
Owners or operators of the affected facilities must submit initial notification, performance tests, and periodic reports and results. Owners or operators 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. 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 565 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 hydrochloric acid production facilities.
Estimated Number of Respondents:81.
Frequency of Response:Initially, occasionally, and semiannually.
Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden:105,033.
Estimated Total Annual Cost:$10,789,637, which includes $10,086,076 in labor costs, $1,424 in capital/startup costs, and $702,137 in operation and maintenance (O&M) costs.
Changes in the Estimates:There is an increase in burden hours to the respondent as compared to the most recently approved ICR. The increase is due to industry growth in the past three years, resulting in additional number of respondents that are subject to this standard, and corrections to mathematical errors found in the previous ICR. The growth in respondent universe also results in an increase in the total O&M costs.
In addition, there is an increase in burden costs to both the respondent and the Agency due to an adjustment in labor rates. This ICR uses the most recent labor rates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics in calculating the labor costs.
There is a decrease in capital/startup costs in this ICR as compared to the most recently approved ICR. The previous ICR includes startup costs for all existing and new respondents. This ICR was updated to correctly reflect capital/startup costs associated with new sources only.
Director, Collection Strategies Division.