Title:NSPS for Metal Furniture Coating (40 CFR Part 60, Subpart EE) (Renewal)
ICR Numbers:EPA ICR Number 0649.11, OMB Control Number 2060-0106
ICR Status:This ICR is scheduled to expire on November 30, 2012. Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to either 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 NSPS at 40 CFR part 60, subpart A and any changes, or additions to the Provisions specified at 40 CFR part 60, subpart EE.
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 are also required semiannually.
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:Initially, occasionally and semiannually.
Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden:56,074.
Estimated Total Annual Cost:$6,269,572, which includes $5,429,572 in labor costs, no capital/startup costs, and $840,000 in operation and maintenance (O&M) costs.
Changes in the Estimates:There is no change in the burden hours 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 industry is very low, negative or non-existent, so there is no significant change in the overall burden.
There is an increase in costs for both the respondents and the Agency from the most recently approved ICR. The increase in burden cost is due to an increase in labor rates. This ICR uses updated labor rates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to calculate burden costs.
Director, Collection Strategies Division.