[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 64 (Wednesday, April 3, 2013)]
[Pages 20102-20103]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-07771]



[EPA-HQ-OAR-2006-0745; FRL-9797-7]

Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; 
Reformulated Gasoline Commingling Provisions

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an 
information collection request (ICR), ``Reformulated Gasoline 
Commingling Provisions'' (EPA ICR No.2228.04, OMB Control No. 2060-
0587) 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 ``RENEWAL'' of the ICR, which is currently approved 
through August 31, 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 June 3, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-
2006-0745 online using www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the 
Air Docket in the EPA Docket Center in Washington, DC (EPA/DC). The 
docket is located in the EPA West Building, 1301 Constitution Avenue 
NW., Room 3334, and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern 
Standard Time, Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays, 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: 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: [email protected].

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, 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

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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: EPA would like to continue collecting notifications from 
gasoline retailers and wholesale purchaser-consumer related to 
commingling of ethanol blended and non-ethanol blended reformulated 
gasoline. The test results will allow EPA to monitor compliance with 
the Reformulated Gasoline Commingling Provisions. We inform respondents 
that they may assert claims of business confidentiality (CBI) for 
information they submit in accordance with 40 CFR Part 2203.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: Gasoline stations, Gasoline stations 
with convenience stores, Gasoline stations without convenience stores.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: mandatory Sections 114 and 208 
of the Clean Air Act (CAA), 42 U.S.C. 7414 and 7542.
    Estimated number of respondents: 84,050.
    Frequency of response: Annually.
    Total estimated burden: 21,013 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $357,221 (per year), includes $0 annualized 
capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in Estimates: The change in burden from the prior ICR is 
due in part to better numbers extracted from business and industry 
economic statistics that assisted in calculating the numbers of 
respondents. These better numbers reduced the party size by 13,650 
members. The number of responses also declined from 110,700 to 84,050 a 
difference of 26,650 reports which reduced the industry burden hours 
from 27,675 to 21,013. We also found that the original cost per 
response was overstated by a factor of 2. With the decline of 
respondents, burden hours and responses, and revisit cost per response, 
the cost to renew this ICR is $357,221 a difference of $528,379 
calculated from the prior collection approved by OMB.

    Dated: March 27, 2013.
Byron Bunker,
 Director, Compliance Division.
[FR Doc. 2013-07771 Filed 4-2-13; 8:45 am]