[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 51 (Friday, March 15, 2013)]
[Page 16498]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-06066]



[EPA-HQ-OAR-2006-0894; FRL-9790-7]

Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; 
Registration of Fuels and Fuel Additives--Requirements for 
Manufacturers; EPA ICR No. 0309.14

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an 
information collection request (ICR) ``Registration of Fuels and Fuel 
Additives--Requirements for Manufacturers'' (EPA ICR No. 0309.14, OMB 
Control No. 2060-0150) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for 
review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act 
(PRA) (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 September 30, 2013. 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 14, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-
2006-0894, online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by 
email to [email protected], 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.

Division, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, Mail Code 6406J, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., 
Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 343-9303; fax number: 
(202) 343-2801; email address: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supporting documents which explain in detail 
the information that 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.
    Abstract: In accordance with the regulations at 40 CFR part 79, 
subparts A, B, C, and D, Registration of Fuels and Fuel Additives, 
manufacturers (including importers) of motor-vehicle gasoline, motor-
vehicle diesel fuel, and additives for those fuels, are required to 
have these products registered by EPA prior to their introduction into 
commerce. Registration involves providing a chemical description of the 
fuel or additive, and certain technical, marketing, and health-effects 
information. The development of health-effects data, as required by 40 
CFR part 79, subpart F, is covered by a separate information 
collection. Manufacturers are also required to submit periodic reports 
(annually for additives, quarterly and annually for fuels) on 
production volume and related information. The information is used to 
identify products whose evaporative or combustion emissions may pose an 
unreasonable risk to public health, thus meriting further investigation 
and potential regulation. The information is also used to ensure that 
fuel additives comply with EPA requirements for protecting catalytic 
converters and other automotive emission controls. The data have been 
used to construct a comprehensive data base on fuel and additive 
composition. The Mine Safety and Health Administration of the 
Department of Labor restricts the use of diesel additives in 
underground coal mines to those registered by EPA. Most of the 
information is business confidential.
    Form Numbers: EPA Forms 3520-12, 3520-12A, 3520-12Q, 3520-13, 3520-
13A, and 3520-13B.
    Respondents/affected entities: Manufacturers and importers of 
motor-vehicle gasoline, motor-vehicle diesel fuel, and additives to 
those fuels.
    Respondents obligation to respond: Mandatory per 40 CFR part 79.
    Estimated number of respondents: 1950.
    Frequency of response: On occasion, quarterly, annually.
    Total estimated burden: 20,600 hours per year. Burden is defined at 
5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $1.9 million per year, includes $45,000 
annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in estimates: There is an increase of 900 hours in the 
total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently 
approved by OMB. This increase is due to an increase in the number of 
registered fuels for which quarterly and annual reports are required.

    Dated: March 5, 2013.
Byron J. Bunker,
Director, Compliance Division, Office of Transportation and Air 
[FR Doc. 2013-06066 Filed 3-14-13; 8:45 am]