[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 46 (Friday, March 8, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 15010-15011]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-05487]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0048, EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0118, and EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0019]


Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request: 
Information Requirements for Importation of Nonconforming Vehicles 
(Renewal); Control of Evaporative Emissions From New and In-Use 
Portable Gasoline Containers (Renewal); and Motor Vehicle and Engine 
Compliance Program Fees (Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit 
three information collection requests (ICRs), ``Information 
Requirements for Importation of Nonconforming Vehicles (Renewal)'', EPA 
ICR No. 0010.13, OMB Control No. 2060-0095; ``Control of Evaporative 
Emissions from New and In-Use Portable Gasoline Containers (Renewal)'', 
ICR 2213.04, OMB 2060-0597; and ``Motor Vehicle and Engine Compliance 
Program Fees (Renewal)'', EPA ICR 2080.05, OMB Control No. 2060-0545 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.). 
Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects 
of the proposed information collections as described below. These are 
proposed extensions of the ICRs, which is currently approved through 
September 30, 2012. 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: Comments must be submitted on or before May 7, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing the Docket ID numbers 
provided for each item in the text, online using www.regulations.gov 
(our preferred method), or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental 
Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., 
Washington, DC 20460.
    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: Lynn Sohacki, Compliance Division, 
Office of Transportation and Air Quality, U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency, 2000 Traverwood, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105; telephone number: 
734-214-4851; fax number 734-214-4869; email address: 
sohacki.lynn@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.
    Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, EPA is soliciting 
comments and information to enable it to: (i) Evaluate whether the 
proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper 
performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the 
information will have practical utility; (ii) evaluate the accuracy of 
the Agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions 
used; (iii) enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (iv) minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on those who are to respond, including 
through the use of appropriate automated electronic, mechanical, or 
other technological collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. EPA 
will consider the comments received and amend the ICR as appropriate. 
The final ICR package will then be submitted to OMB for review and 
approval. At that time, EPA will issue another Federal Register notice 
to announce the submission of the ICR to OMB and the opportunity to 
submit additional comments to OMB.

EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0048, Information Requirements for Importation of 
Nonconforming Vehicles (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 0010.13, OMB Control No. 
2060-0095

    Abstract: Importers into the U.S. of light duty vehicles, light 
duty trucks, and on-road motorcycles, or the corresponding engines, are 
required to report and keep records regarding the imports. The 
collection of this information is mandatory to insure compliance with 
Federal emissions requirements. Joint EPA and U.S. Customs Service 
regulations at 40 CFR 85.1501 et seq., 19 CFR 1273, and 19 CFR 1774, 
promulgated under the authority of Clean Air Act sections 203 and 208, 
give authority for the collection of this information. The information 
is used by program personnel to ensure that all Federal emissions 
requirements are met, and by State regulatory agencies, businesses, and 
individuals to verify whether vehicles are in compliance. Any 
information submitted to the Agency for which a claim of 
confidentiality is made is safeguarded according to policies set forth 
in title 40, chapter 1, part 2, subpart B--Confidentiality of Business 
Information (see 40 CFR part 2), and the public is not permitted access 
to information containing personal or organizational identifiers.
    Form Numbers: EPA Form 3520-1 EPA Form 3520-8.
    Respondents/affected entities: Importers (including Independent 
Commercial Importers) into the U.S. of light duty vehicles, light duty 
trucks, and on-road motorcycles, or the corresponding engines.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Required to obtain or retain a 
benefit (40 CFR 85.1501 et seq., 19 CFR 12.73, and 19 CFR 12.74).
    Estimated number of respondents: 10,000 (total).
    Frequency of response: Occasionally.
    Total estimated burden: 8040 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 
5 CFR 1320.03(b)
    Total estimated cost: $141,493 (per year), which includes $42,523 
annualized capital and operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in Estimates: There is a decrease of 152 hours in the total 
estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by 
OMB. This decrease is due to a decrease in the number of vehicles 
imported under the ``mod and test'' and Independent Commercial Importer 
programs.

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EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0018, Control of Evaporative Emissions From New and In-
Use Portable Gasoline Containers (Renewal), ICR 2213.04, OMB 2060-0597

    Abstract: EPA is required under Section 183(e) of the Clean Air Act 
to regulate Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions from the use of 
consumer and commercial products. Under regulations promulgated on 
February 26, 2007 (72 FR 8428) manufacturers of new portable gasoline 
containers are required to obtain certificates of conformity with the 
Clean Air Act, effective January 1, 2009. This ICR covers the burdens 
associated with this certification process. EPA reviews information 
submitted in the application for certification to determine if the 
container design conforms to applicable requirements and to verify that 
the required testing has been performed. The certificate holder is 
required to keep records on the testing and collect and keep warranty 
and defect information for annual reporting on in-use performance of 
their products. The respondent must also retain records on the units 
produced, apply serial numbers to individual containers, and track the 
serial numbers to their certificates of conformity. Any information 
submitted for which a claim of confidentiality is made is safeguarded 
according to EPA regulations at 40 CFR 2.201 et seq.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: Manufacturers of new portable 
gasoline containers from 0.25 to 10.0 gallons in capacity.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory 40 CFR part 59, 
subpart F.
    Estimated number of respondents: 8 (total).
    Frequency of response: Yearly for warranty reports; at least once 
every five years for certificate renewals.
    Total estimated burden: 179 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 
5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $23,170 (per year), includes $12,552 
annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in Estimates: There is a decrease of 33.8 hours in the 
total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently 
approved by OMB. This increase is due to minor adjustments detailed in 
the draft Supporting Statement, which is included in this docket.

EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0019, Motor Vehicle and Engine Compliance Program Fees 
(Renewal), EPA ICR 2080.05, OMB Control No. 2060-0545

    Abstract: As required by the Clean Air Act, EPA has regulations 
establishing emission standards and other requirements for various 
classes of vehicles, engines, and evaporative emissions. These 
regulations require that compliance be demonstrated prior to EPA 
granting a ``Certificate of Conformity''. EPA charges fees for 
administering this certification program. In 2004 the fees program was 
expanded to include non-road categories of vehicles and engines, such 
as several categories of marine engines, locomotives, non-road 
recreational vehicles, and many non-road compression-ignition and 
spark-ignition engines. In 2008 the fees program was further expanded 
to include fees for certification of evaporative system components 
(primarily fuel lines and fuel tanks). Manufacturers and importers of 
covered vehicles, engines and components are required to pay the 
applicable certification fees prior to their certification applications 
being reviewed. Under section 208 of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 
7542(c)) all information, other than trade secret processes or methods, 
must be publicly available. Information about fee payments is treated 
as confidential information prior to certification.
    Form Numbers: EPA Forms 3520-29.
    Respondents/affected entities: Manufacturers or importers of 
passenger cars, motorcycles, light trucks, heavy duty truck engines, 
non-road vehicles or engines, and evaporative emissions components 
required to receive a certificate of conformity from EPA prior to 
selling or introducing these products into commerce in the U.S.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Required to obtain or retain a 
benefit (40 CFR Part 1027).
    Estimated number of respondents: 583.
    Frequency of response: Yearly and occasionally.
    Total estimated burden: 1513 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 
5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $112,873 (per year), which includes $24,673 
annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in Estimates: There is increase of 306 hours in the total 
estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by 
OMB. This increase is due to an adjustment of the estimate entirely due 
to the increased number of fee forms received from an increased number 
of manufacturers.

    Dated: February 27, 2013.
Byron Bunker,
Director, Compliance Division.
[FR Doc. 2013-05487 Filed 3-7-13; 8:45 am]
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