[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 15 (Thursday, January 23, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Page 3799]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-01356]



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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2004-0563; FRL-9905-78-OAR]


Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; 
Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements for National Volatile Organic 
Compound Emission Standards for Consumer Products

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an 
information collection request (ICR), ``National Volatile Organic 
Compound Emission Standards for Consumer Products, CFR 40 Part 59, 
Subpart C (Renewal),'' (EPA ICR Number 1764.06, OMB Control number 
2060-0348) 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 collection as described 
below. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently 
approved through April 30, 2014. 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 March 24, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-
2007-0563, online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by 
email: a-and-r-docket@epa.gov (include Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-OAR-
2007-0563 in the subject line of the message), 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: Ms. Kim Teal, Office of Air and 
Radiation, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Mail Code 
D243-04, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711; telephone 
number: (919) 541-5580; fax number: (919) 541-5450; email address: 
teal.kim@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, 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 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.
    Abstract: The EPA is required under section 183(e) of the Clean Air 
Act to regulate volatile organic compound emissions from the use of 
consumer and commercial products. Pursuant to section 183(e)(3), the 
EPA published a list of consumer and commercial products and a schedule 
for their regulation (60 FR 15264). Consumer products were included on 
the list, and the standards are codified at 40 CFR part 59, subpart C. 
The information collection includes initial reports and periodic 
recordkeeping necessary for EPA to ensure compliance with Federal 
standards for volatile organic compounds in consumer products. 
Responses to the collection are mandatory under 40 CFR part 59, subpart 
C, National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Consumer 
Products. All information submitted to the EPA for which a claim of 
confidentiality is made will be safeguarded according to the Agency 
policies set forth in 40 CFR part 2, subpart B, Confidentiality of 
Business Information.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: Respondents are manufacturers and 
importers of consumer products.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Responses to the collection are 
mandatory under 40 CFR part 59, subpart C, National Volatile Organic 
Compound Emission Standards for Consumer Products.
    Estimated number of respondents: 732 (total).
    Frequency of response: On occasion.
    Total estimated burden: 29,613 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $1,364,069 (per year), includes labor costs 
of $1,364,069 and no capital or O&M costs.
    Changes in Estimates: There is no increase in the total estimated 
respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB.

    Dated: January 16, 2014.
Peter Tsirigotis,
Director, Office Sector Policies and Programs Division.
[FR Doc. 2014-01356 Filed 1-22-14; 8:45 am]
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