[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 151 (Monday, August 6, 2012)]
[Pages 46754-46755]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-19125]



[EPA-HQ-OAR-2012-0103; FRL 9521-5]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; Diesel Emissions Reduction Act 
(DERA) Rebate Program (New Collection); EPA ICR No. 2461.01

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 
U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information 
Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request for a new 
collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of 
the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.

DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before September 5, 

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-
2012-0103, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred 
method), by email to a-and-r-docket@epa.gov, or by mail to: 
Environmental Protection Agency, EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), Air and 
Radiation Docket and Information Center, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460, and (2) OMB by mail to: 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB), Attention: Desk Officer for EPA, 725 17th Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20503.

Transportation and Air Quality, National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions 
Laboratory, Environmental Protection Agency, 2000 Traverwood Drive, Ann 
Arbor, MI 48105; telephone number: 734-214-4442; fax number: 734-214-
4958; email address: henning.julie@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA has submitted the following ICR to OMB 
for review and approval according to the procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 
1320.12. On February 29, 2012 (77 FR 12284), EPA sought comments on 
this ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received one set of comments 
during the comment period, which are addressed in the ICR. Any 
additional comments on this ICR should be submitted to EPA and OMB 
within 30 days of this notice. EPA has established a public docket for 
this ICR under Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2012-0103, which is available 
for online viewing at http://www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing 
at the Air and Radiation Docket in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA 
West Building, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. 
The EPA/DC Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number 
for the Reading Room is 202-566-1744, and the telephone number for the 
Air and Radiation Docket is 202-566-1742.
    Use EPA's electronic docket and comment system at 
www.regulations.gov, to submit or view public comments, access the 
index listing of the contents of the docket, and to access those 
documents in the docket that are available electronically. Once in the 
system, select ``docket search,'' then key in the docket ID number 
identified above. Please note that EPA's policy is that public 
comments, whether submitted electronically or in paper, will be made 
available for public viewing at www.regulations.gov as EPA receives 
them and without change, unless the comment contains copyrighted 
material, confidential business information (CBI), or other information 
whose public disclosure is restricted by statute. For further 
information about the electronic docket, go to www.regulations.gov.
    Title: Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Rebate Program (New 
    ICR Numbers: EPA ICR No. 2461.01, OMB Control No. 2060-NEW.
    ICR Status: This ICR is for a new information collection activity. 
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. The OMB control numbers for EPA's regulations 
in title 40 of the CFR, after appearing in the Federal Register when 
approved, are listed in 40 CFR part 9, are displayed either by 
publication in the Federal Register or by other appropriate means, such 
as on the related collection instrument or form, if applicable. The 
display of OMB control numbers in certain EPA regulations is 
consolidated in 40 CFR part 9.
    Abstract: This is a new Information Collection Request (ICR) for 
the Diesel Emission Reduction Act program (DERA) authorized by Title 
VII, Subtitle G (Sections 791 to 797) of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 
(Pub. L. 109-58), as amended by the Diesel Emissions

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Reduction Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-364), codified at 42 U.S.C. 16131 et 
seq. DERA provides the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with the 
authority to award grants, rebates or low-cost revolving loans on a 
competitive basis to eligible entities to fund the costs of a retrofit 
technology that significantly reduces diesel emissions from mobile 
sources through implementation of a certified engine configuration, 
verified technology, or emerging technology. Eligible mobile sources 
include buses (including school buses), medium heavy-duty or heavy 
heavy-duty diesel trucks, marine engines, locomotives, or nonroad 
engines or diesel vehicles or equipment used in construction, handling 
of cargo (including at port or airport), agriculture, mining, or energy 
production. In addition, eligible entities may also use funds awarded 
for programs or projects to reduce long-duration idling using verified 
technology involving a vehicle or equipment described above. The 
objective of the assistance under this program is to achieve 
significant reductions in diesel emissions in terms of tons of 
pollution produced and reductions in diesel emissions exposure, 
particularly from fleets operating in areas designated by the 
Administrator as poor air quality areas.
    EPA uses approved procedures and forms to collect necessary 
information to operate a grant program, and has been providing grants 
under DERA since Fiscal Year 2008. EPA is requesting approval through 
this ICR for forms needed to collect necessary information to operate a 
rebate program as authorized by Congress under the DERA program.
    EPA will collect information from applicants who wish to apply for 
a rebate under the DERA rebate program. Information collected from 
applicants will ensure that they are eligible to receive funds under 
DERA, that funds are provided for eligible activities, and to calculate 
estimated and actual emissions benefits that result from activities 
funded with rebates as required in DERA's authorizing legislation.
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 4 
hours per response. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial 
resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or 
disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. This 
includes the time needed to review instructions; develop, acquire, 
install, and utilize technology and systems for the purposes of 
collecting, validating, and verifying information, processing and 
maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; 
adjust the existing ways to comply with any previously applicable 
instructions and requirements which have subsequently changed; train 
personnel to be able to respond to a collection of information; search 
data sources; complete and review the collection of information; and 
transmit or otherwise disclose the information.
    Respondents/Affected Entities: Entities potentially affected by 
this action are those interested in applying for a rebate under EPA's 
Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) Rebate Program and include but are 
not limited to the following NAICS (North American Industry 
Classification System) codes: 23 Construction; 482 Rail Transportation; 
483 Water Transportation; 484 Truck Transportation; 485 Transit and 
Ground Passenger Transportation; 48831 Port and Harbor Operations; 
61111 Elementary and Secondary Schools; 61131 Colleges, Universities, 
and Professional Schools; 813212 Voluntary Health Organizations; 813219 
Other Grantmaking and Giving Services; 813312 Environment, 
Conservation, and Wildlife Organizations; 813910 Business Associations; 
813920 Professional Organizations; 9211 Executive, Legislative, and 
Other Government Support; and 9221 Justice, Public Order, and Safety 
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 120.
    Frequency of Response: Voluntarily as needed.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 894 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $44,548. This includes an estimated 
labor burden cost of $44,548 and an estimated cost of $0 for capital 
investment or maintenance and operational costs.

John Moses,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
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