[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 61 (Friday, March 29, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 19260-19261]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-07386]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ -OAR-2005-0161; FRL 9529-8]


Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; Renewable Fuels Standard Program (RFS2--
Supplemental) (Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an 
information collection request (ICR), ``Renewable Fuels Standard 
Program (RFS2--Supplemental)'' (EPA ICR No. 2380.02, OMB Control No. 
2060-0637) 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, 2013. Public comments were previously 
requested via the Federal Register (77 FR 69620) on November 20, 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 April 29, 
2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-
OAR-2005-0161, 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: Geanetta Heard, Fuels Compliance 
Center, 6406J Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. 
NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202-343-9017 fax number: 
202-343-2800; email address: heard.geanetta@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supporting documents, which explain in 
detail the information 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: EPA will continue to collect annual reports, initial 
registrations and updates by way of the Agency's CDX and petitions for 
renewable fuels pathways from the regulated renewable fuels industry. 
The recordkeeping and reporting of this regulation will allow EPA to 
monitor compliance with the RFS program. We inform respondents that 
they may assert claims of business confidentiality (CBI) for 
information they submit in accordance with 40 CFR Part 2.
    Forms: All of the forms associated with this ICR may be found in 
the associated docket (Docket ID EPA-HQ -OAR-2005-0161).
    Respondents/affected entities: Producers of Renewable Fuels, 
Importers, Obligated Parties, Parties who own renewable identification 
numbers (RINs), including foreign RIN owners
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory under the Clean Air 
Act, Sections 114 and 208, 42 U.S.C. 7414 and 7542.
    Estimated number of respondents: 1192.
    Frequency of response: Annually.
    Total estimated burden: 15,707 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.3(b).
    Total estimated cost: $ 3,039,221 (per year) in labor costs. There 
are no capital or O&M costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is a sharp decrease of 43,026 hours 
in the total estimated respondent burden compared to the ICR currently 
approved by OMB. This decrease was caused by members in the obligated 
parties once registered not being required to re-register their 
companies in this renewal. New registrations are required if a company 
aquires another or when a new company enters into a party. The 
requirements of the current members in the party classes are to submit 
updates and corrections to their current registration when needed in 
CDX. The

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RFS industry will submitt petitions for renewable fuel pathways to seek 
approval. The number in the respondent universe will decreased in all 
categories for the parties thus lessoning the reporting burden for its 
members.

John Moses,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2013-07386 Filed 3-28-13; 8:45 am]
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