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Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Rubber Tire Manufacturing (Renewal)

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Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Rubber Tire Manufacturing (Renewal)

Richard T. Westlund
Environmental Protection Agency
December 6, 2013

[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 235 (Friday, December 6, 2013)]
[Page 73524]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-29133]



[EPA-HQ-OECA-2013-0329; FRL-9903-66-OEI]

Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Rubber Tire Manufacturing (Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an 
information collection request (ICR), ``NSPS for Rubber Tire 
Manufacturing'' (EPA ICR No. 1158.11, OMB Control No. 2060-0156), to 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq). 
This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved 
through March 31, 2014. Public comments were requested previously, via 
the Federal Register (78 FR 33409) on June 4, 2013, during a 60-day 
comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public 
comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its 
estimated burden and cost to the public. 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.

DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before January 6, 

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-
OECA-2013-0329, to: (1) EPA online, using www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method), by email to: docket.oeca@epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA 
Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; and (2) OMB via email to 
oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. Address comments to OMB Desk Officer for 
    EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in the 
public docket without change including any personal information 
provided, unless the comment includes profanity, threats, information 
claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other 
information whose disclosure is restricted by statute.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Learia Williams, Monitoring, 
Assistance, and Media Programs Division, Office of Compliance, Mail 
Code 2227A, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. 
NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564-4113; fax 
number: (202) 564-0050; email address: williams.learia@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supporting documents which explain in detail 
the information that the EPA will be collecting are available in the 
public docket for this ICR. The docket can be viewed online at 
www.regulations.gov or in person at the EPA Docket Center, EPA West, 
Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The telephone 
number for the Docket Center is 202-566-1744. For additional 
information about EPA's public docket, visit: http://www.epa.gov/dockets.
    Abstract: Respondents are owners or operators of rubber tire 
manufacturing plants which include each: under-tread cementing 
operation, sidewall cementing operation, tread end cementing operation, 
bead cementing operating, green tire spraying operation, Michelin-A 
operation, Michelin-B operation, and Michelin-C automatic operation. 
The standards require the submission of notification when conducting 
performance tests and periodic reporting including semiannual reports 
of excess emissions and annual reports of Method 24 formulation data.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: Rubber tire manufacturing 
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR part 60, 
subpart BBB).
    Estimated number of respondents: 41 (total).
    Frequency of response: Initially, annually, and semiannually.
    Total estimated burden: 17,684 hours (per year). ``Burden'' is 
defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b).
    Total estimated cost: $1,746,207 (per year), includes $16,400 
annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is an adjustment increase in the 
respondent burden from the most-recently approved ICR. Based on 
consultation comments received in development of this ICR, the 
frequency of occurrence for burden items ``monitoring of VOC emissions 
and operations'' and ``recording startup, shutdown, and malfunction'' 
were revised to account for 350 days per year operation, which is 
typical for current plant operation in the industry sector. This 
results in an increase in respondent burden hours and costs.
    There is also a decrease of one burden hour for the Agency as a 
result of rounding. This ICR calculates all burden hours and costs to 
two decimal places and presents a more precise estimate.

Richard T. Westlund,
Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2013-29133 Filed 12-5-13; 8:45 am]

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