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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OECA-2012-0526; FRL-9523-3]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Aluminum, Copper and Other Non-Ferrous Metals Foundries (Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
ACTION: Notice.
SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR which is abstracted below describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost.
DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before November 21, 2012.
ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing docket ID number EPA-HQ-OECA-2012-0526, to: (1) EPA online, usingwww.regulations.gov(our preferred method), or by email to:docket.oeca@epa.gov,or by mail to: EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), Environmental Protection Agency, Enforcement and Compliance Docket and Information Center, mail code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460; and (2) OMB at: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Attention: Desk Officer for EPA, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Learia Williams, Monitoring, Assistance, and Media Programs Division, Office of Compliance, Mail Code 2223A, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564-4113; fax number: (202) 564-0050; email address:williams.learia@epa.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

EPA has submitted the following ICR to OMB for review and approval according to the procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 1320.12. On August 9, 2012 (77 FR 47631), EPA sought comments on this ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received no comments. Any additional comments on this ICR should be submitted to both EPA and OMB within 30 days of this notice.

EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under docket ID number EPA-HQ-OECA-2012-0526, which is available for public viewing online athttp://www.regulations.gov,or in person viewing at the Enforcement and Compliance Docket in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC. The EPA Docket Center Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Reading Room is (202) 566-1744, and the telephone number for the Enforcement and Compliance Docket is (202) 566-1752.

Use EPA's electronic docket and comment system athttp://www.regulations.govto either submit or view public comments, access the index listing of the contents of the docket, and to access those documents in the docket that are available electronically. Once in the system, select “docket search,” then key in the docket ID number identified above. Please note that EPA's policy is that public comments, whether submitted electronically or in paper, will be made available for public viewing athttp://www.regulations.govas EPA receives them and without change, unless the comment contains copyrighted material, Confidentiality of Business Information (CBI), or other information whose public disclosure is restricted by statute. For further information about the electronic docket, go towww.regulations.gov.

Title:NESHAP for Aluminum, Copper and Other Non-ferrous Metals Foundries

ICR Numbers:EPA ICR Number 2332.03, OMB Control Number 2060-0630

ICR Status:This ICR is scheduled to expire on October 31, 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 NESHAP at 40 CFR part 63, subpart A, and any changes, or additions to the Provisions specified at 40 CFR part 63, subpart ZZZZZZ.

Owners or operators of the affected facilities must submit a one-time-only report of any physical or operational changes, initial 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 are also required semiannually.

Burden Statement:The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 164 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:Aluminum, copper and other non-ferrous metal foundries.

Estimated Number of Respondents:318.

Frequency of Response:Initially and occasionally.

Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden:10,482.

Estimated Total Annual Cost:$1,015,005, which includes $1,015,005 in labor costs, and neither capital/startup costs nor operating and maintenance costs.

Changes in the Estimates:There is an adjustment increase in the total estimated burden hours and cost for the respondents as currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved Burdens. This is not due to any program changes. The increase in burden hours and costs is due the fact that the rule is now fully implemented and all effected entities are required to comply with the rule on an annual basis. Furthermore, this ICR uses adjustment labor rates which also increase the burden costs for all labor categories.

There is an adjustment decrease in the total burden hours and cost for the Agency as currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved Burdens. The burden hours and costs have decreased since the last ICR because the Agency is no longer expected to conduct activities associated with initial compliance. This ICR uses updated labor rates in estimating the burden costs for all labor categories.

John Moses, Director, Collection Strategies Division.