Implementation of the 2008 National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone: State Implementation Plan Requirements

ICR 201306-2060-003

OMB: 2060-0695

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Document
Name
Status
Supporting Statement A
2013-06-05
ICR Details
2060-0695 201306-2060-003
Historical Inactive
EPA/OAR 2347.01
Implementation of the 2008 National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone: State Implementation Plan Requirements
New collection (Request for a new OMB Control Number)   No
Regular
Comment filed on proposed rule 02/12/2015
Retrieve Notice of Action (NOA) 06/06/2013
In accordance with 5 CFR 1320, OMB is withholding approval at this time. Prior to publication of the final rule, the agency must submit to OMB a summary of all comments related to the information collection contained in the proposed rule and the agency response. The agency should clearly indicate any changes made to the information collection as a result of these comments.
  Inventory as of this Action Requested Previously Approved
36 Months From Approved
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On March 12, 2008, EPA strengthened the NAAQS for ground-level ozone, the main component of smog. Specifically, EPA set both the 8-hour primary and secondary ozone standards to the same level. The primary and secondary ozone standards are designed to protect public health and the protection of sensitive trees and plants, respectively. The EPA revised the primary and secondary 8-hour ozone NAAQS level to 0.075 parts per million (ppm) from the previous standards of 0.08 ppm, set in 1997. This proposed rule is the second rule addressing implementation issues for the 2008 ozone NAAQS. The first rule, proposed on February 14, 2012 (77 FR 8197), focuses on the approach for classifying ozone nonattainment areas for the 2008 ozone NAAQS based on their air quality concentrations, and on the deadline for areas in each classification to achieve the 2008 NAAQS. The EPA finalized the classifications rule on May 12, 2012 (77 FR 30160) and completed the process that designated nonattainment areas for the 2008 NAAQS (77 FR 30088). This second rule addresses a range of other issues important for implementing the 2008 ozone NAAQS. (The second rule will be referred to as the "SIP requirements rule.") EPA is proposing this implementation rule so that states may know which statutory requirements apply for purposes of developing State Implementation Plans (SIPs) under the Clean Air Act (CAA) to implement that 2008 8-hour ozone NAAQS. This ICR estimates the burden for States and EPA to meet the requirements to implement the 2008 8-hour ozone NAAQS.

US Code: 42 USC 7401-7671q Name of Law: Air Pollution Prevention and Control
  
None

2060-AR34 Proposed rulemaking 78 FR 34177 06/06/2013

No

Yes
Changing Regulations
No
On March 12, 2008 , the EPA revised the primary NAAQS for ozone, designed to protect public health, to a level of 0.075 parts per million (ppm) (annual fourth-highest daily maximum 8-hour concentration, averaged over 3 years)from the previous level of 0.08 ppm. The NAAQS revision requires areas designated nonattainment of the 0.075 ppm level to revise their SIP with plans and controls to meet the NAAQS. Forty-six areas were designated "nonattainment" for the 2008 ozone standards on April 30 and May 31, 2012 (77 FR 30088 and 77 FR 34221). Two of these are tribal areas designated separately from the surrounding state areas for the first time. EPA is proposing this implementation rule so that states may know which statutory requirements apply for purposes of developing State Implementation Plans (SIPs) under the Clean Air Act (CAA) to implement that 2008 8-hour ozone NAAQS. The effect of the rule will be an increased burden as the states prepare their planning obligations for SIP development to meet their nonattainment areas requirements for that 2008 8-hour NAAQS.

$500,000
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No
No
No
No
Uncollected
Butch Stackhouse 919 541-5208 [email protected]

  No

On behalf of this Federal agency, I certify that the collection of information encompassed by this request complies with 5 CFR 1320.9 and the related provisions of 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3).
The following is a summary of the topics, regarding the proposed collection of information, that the certification covers:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    (i) Why the information is being collected;
    (ii) Use of information;
    (iii) Burden estimate;
    (iv) Nature of response (voluntary, required for a benefit, or mandatory);
    (v) Nature and extent of confidentiality; and
    (vi) Need to display currently valid OMB control number;
 
 
 
If you are unable to certify compliance with any of these provisions, identify the item by leaving the box unchecked and explain the reason in the Supporting Statement.
06/06/2013


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