[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 168 (Wednesday, August 29, 2012)]
[Pages 52323-52324]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-21268]



[EPA-HQ-OAR-2004-0060; FRL 9521-7]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; Certification and Compliance 
Requirements for Nonroad Spark-Ignition Engines (Renewal)

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 to renew an 
existing approved 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 28, 

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-
2004-0060 to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred 
method), by email to [email protected], or by mail to: EPA Docket 
Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation Docket 
(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.

Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, Mail Code 
6403J NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202-343-9264; fax 
number: 202-343-2804; email address: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA has submitted the following ICR to OMB 
for review and approval according to the

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procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 1320.12. On March 28, 2012 (77 FR 
18802), EPA sought comments on this ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). 
EPA received no comments during the comment period. 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-2004-0060, which is available for online viewing at 
www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Air Docket in the EPA 
Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West, 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 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: Certification and Compliance Requirements for Nonroad Spark-
Ignition Engines (Renewal).
    ICR Numbers: EPA ICR No. 1695.10, OMB Control No. 2060-0338.
    ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on August 31, 2012. 
Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor 
the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB. 
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 information collection is requested under the 
authority of Title II of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7521 et seq.). 
Under this Title, EPA is charged 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. To apply for a certificate of 
conformity, manufacturers are required to submit descriptions of their 
planned production line, including detailed descriptions of the 
emission control system, and test data. This information is organized 
by ``engine family'' groups expected to have similar emission 
characteristics. The emission values achieved during certification 
testing may also be used in the Averaging, Banking, and Trading (ABT) 
Program. The program allows manufacturers to bank credits for engine 
families that emit below the standard and use the credits for families 
that emit above the standard. They may also trade banked credits with 
other manufacturers. Participation in the ABT program is voluntary. 
Different categories of spark-ignition engines may also be required to 
comply with production-line testing and in-use testing. There are also 
recordkeeping and labeling requirements. For this renewal, former ICR 
1722.06 (``Emission Certification and Compliance Requirements for 
Spark-Ignition Marine Engine, OMB Control Number 2060-0321) and former 
ICR 2251.03 (Control of Emissions from Nonroad Spark-Ignition Engines 
and Equipment, OMB Control Number 2060-0603) were incorporated into ICR 
1695.10. This action was undertaken to consolidate certification and 
compliance information requirements for spark-ignition engines into one 
ICR for simplification. With this consolidation, we combine the entire 
certification and compliance burden associated with the spark-ignition 
engine industry. This information is collected electronically by the 
Gas Engine Compliance Center (GECC), Compliance Division, Office of 
Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ), Office of Air and Radiation of 
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. GECC uses this information to 
ensure that manufacturers are in compliance with applicable regulations 
and the Clean Air Act (CAA). It may also be used by EPA's Office of 
Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) and the Department of 
Justice for enforcement purposes. Non-Confidential Business Information 
(CBI) may be disclosed on OTAQ's Web site or upon request under the 
Freedom of Information Act to trade associations, environmental groups, 
and the public.
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 83 
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: Manufacturers of nonroad spark-
ignition engines and marine spark-ignition engines.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 354.
    Frequency of Response: Annual or on occasion.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 265,475 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $27,238,590, which includes $9,604,355 
annualized capital or O&M costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease of 98,711 hours in 
the total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of 
Approved ICR Burdens. There is a decrease in burden from the previous 
ICR. This reduction is due primarily to the following reasons: (1) The 
fact that most applications for certification are now carry-overs, 
which require minimal time to prepare; and (2) the use of a web-based 
system where manufacturers can submit their responses, including 
applications for certification and reports under the other compliance 
programs included in this ICR.

John Moses,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2012-21268 Filed 8-28-12; 8:45 am]