Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Ferroalloys Production: Ferromanganese and Silicomanganese (Renewal)


Federal Register, Volume 83 Issue 237 (Tuesday, December 11, 2018)

Federal Register Volume 83, Number 237 (Tuesday, December 11, 2018)


Pages 63638-63639

From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office

FR Doc No: 2018-26733



EPA-HQ-OECA-2014-0066; FRL-9986-51-OEI

Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Ferroalloys Production: Ferromanganese and Silicomanganese (Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Ferroalloys Production: Ferromanganese and Silicomanganese (EPA ICR No. 1831.07, OMB Control No. 2060-0391), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through December 31, 2018. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register, on June 29, 2017 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 neither conduct nor 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 10, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-

OECA-2014-0066, to: (1) EPA online using (our preferred method), or by email to email protected, 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 email protected. Address comments to OMB Desk Officer for EPA.

EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in the public

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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: Patrick Yellin, 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) 564-2970; fax number: (202) 564-0050; email address: email protected.

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 or in person at the EPA Docket Center, WJC 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:

Abstract: The NESHAP for Ferroalloys Production: Ferromanganese and Silicomanganese applies to new and existing ferroalloy production facilities that manufacture ferromanganese and silicomanganese, and that are either major sources of hazardous air pollutant (HAP) emissions or are co-located at major sources of HAPs. The following affected facilities at ferroalloy production plants are subject to this NESHAP rule: Submerged arc furnaces; metal oxygen refining processes; crushing and screening operations; and fugitive dust sources. New facilities include those that commenced construction or reconstruction after the date of proposal.

In general, all NESHAP standards require initial notifications, performance tests, and periodic reports by the owners/operators of the affected facilities. They 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. These notifications, reports, and records are essential in determining compliance with 40 CFR part 63, subpart XXX.

Form numbers: None.

Respondents/affected entities: Ferroalloy production facilities.

Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR part 63, subpart XXX).

Estimated number of respondents: 2 (total).

Frequency of response: Initially, quarterly, semiannually, and annually.

Total estimated burden: 1,170 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b).

Total estimated cost: $133,000 (per year); there are no annualized capital/startup and operation & maintenance costs.

Changes in the estimates: There is an increase in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently-approved by OMB. The adjustment increase in burden is due to more accurate estimates of existing and anticipated new sources, as identified during the development of the final rule amendments.

Courtney Kerwin,

Director, Regulatory Support Division.

FR Doc. 2018-26733 Filed 12-10-18; 8:45 am