[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 38 (Tuesday, February 26, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 13053-13054]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-04411]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2007-1184; FRL 9527-6]


Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; Information Requirements for Locomotives and 
Locomotive Engines (Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an 
information collection request (ICR), ``Information Requirements for 
Locomotives and Locomotive Engines (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 1800.07, 
OMB Control No. 2060-0392) 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 February 28, 2013. Public comments 
were previously requested via the Federal Register (77 FR 69450) on 
November 19, 2012 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 March 28, 
2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number Docket ID 
No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2007-1184, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov 
(our preferred method), by email to a-and-r-Docket@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.
    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: Nydia Yanira Reyes-Morales, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Mail 
Code 6403J, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202-343-9264; fax 
number: 202-343-2804; email address: reyes-morales.nydia@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: Title II of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7521 et seq.) 
(CAA) charges the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with issuing 
certificates of conformity for those engines that comply with 
applicable emission standards. Such a certificate must be issued before 
engines may be legally introduced into commerce. Under this ICR, EPA 
collects information necessary to (1) issue certificates of compliance 
with emission statements, and (2) verify compliance with various 
programs and regulatory provisions pertaining to locomotives, 
locomotive engines, and locomotive remanufacturing kits (collectively 
referred to here as ``engines'' for simplicity). To apply for a 
certificate of conformity, manufacturers are required to submit 
descriptions of their planned production engines, including detailed 
descriptions of emission control systems and test data. This 
information is organized by ``engine family'' groups expected to have 
similar emission characteristics. There are also recordkeeping 
requirements. Those manufacturers electing to participate in the 
Averaging, Banking and Trading (AB&T) Program are also required to 
submit information regarding the calculation, actual generation and 
usage of credits in an initial report, end-of-the-year report and final 
report. These reports are used for certification and enforcement 
purposes. Manufacturers must maintain records for eight years on the 
engine families included in the AB&T Program.
    The CAA also mandates EPA to verify that manufacturers have 
successfully translated their certified prototypes into mass produced 
engines, and that these engines comply with emission standards 
throughout their useful lives. Under the Production Line Testing (PLT) 
Program, manufacturers are required to test a sample of engines as they 
leave the assembly line. This self-audit program allows manufacturers 
to monitor compliance with statistical certainty and minimize the cost 
of correcting errors through early detection. A similar audit program 
exists for the installation of locomotive remanufacturing kits. In-use 
testing allows manufacturers and EPA to verify compliance with emission 
standards throughout the locomotive's useful life. Through Selected 
Enforcement Audits (SEAs), EPA verifies that test data submitted by 
engine manufacturers is reliable and testing is performed according to 
EPA regulations.
    The information requested is collected by the Diesel Engine 
Compliance Center (DECC), Compliance Division (CD), Office of 
Transportation and Air Quality, Office of Air and Radiation, EPA. 
Besides DECC and CD, this information could be used by the Office of 
Enforcement and Compliance Assurance and the Department of Justice for 
enforcement purposes. Non-confidential business information submitted 
by respondents to this information collection may be disclosed over the 
Internet. That information is used by trade associations, environmental 
groups, and the public. Under this ICR, most of the information is 
collected in electronic format and stored in CD's databases.
    Confidential business information (CBI) is kept confidential in 
accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, EPA regulations at 40 
CFR Part 2, and class determinations issued by EPA's Office of General 
Counsel. Non-proprietary information submitted by manufacturers is held 
as confidential until the specific locomotive or locomotive engine to 
which it pertains is available for purchase.

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    Form Numbers: 5900-274 (ABT Report); 5900-135 (PLT Report), 5900-
273 (Installation Audit Report), 5900-90 (Annual Production Report)
    Respondents/affected entities: Respondents are manufacturers of 
nonroad equipment and engines
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Manufacturers must respond to 
this collection if they wish to sell their locomotives, locomotive 
engines and locomotive remanufacturing kits in the US, as prescribed by 
Section 206(a) of the CAA (42 U.S.C. 7521) and 40 CFR Part 1033. 
Certification reporting is mandatory (Section 206(a) of CAA (42 U.S.C. 
7521) and 40 CFR Part 1033, Subpart C). PLT/Installation Audit 
reporting is mandatory (Section 206(b)(1) of CAA and 40 CFR Part 1033, 
Subpart D). Participation in ABT is voluntary, but once a manufacturer 
has elected to participate, it must submit the required information (40 
CFR Part 1033, Subpart H). In-Use reporting is mandatory (40 CFR Part 
1033, Subpart F).
    Estimated number of respondents: 16 (total).
    Frequency of response: Quarterly, Annually, On Occasion, depending 
on the program.
    Total estimated burden: 21,543 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.03(b)
    Total estimated cost: $2,862,117 (per year), which includes 
$1,558,881 in O&M costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is an increase of 414 hours in the 
total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently 
approved by OMB. This increase is due to an adjustment to the estimates 
(an increase on the number of respondents).

John Moses,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2013-04411 Filed 2-25-13; 8:45 am]
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