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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Nonconformance Penalties for Heavy-Duty Engines and Heavy-Duty Vehicles, Including Light-Duty Trucks (Renewal)

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

American Government

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Nonconformance Penalties for Heavy-Duty Engines and Heavy-Duty Vehicles, Including Light-Duty Trucks (Renewal)

John Moses
July 20, 2012

[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 140 (Friday, July 20, 2012)]
[Pages 42726-42727]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-17744]



[EPA-HQ-OAR-2005-0120; FRL 9520-6]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; Nonconformance Penalties for 
Heavy-Duty Engines and Heavy-Duty Vehicles, Including Light-Duty Trucks 

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 August 20, 

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing docket ID number EPA-HQ-
OAR-2005-0120, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method), by email to a-and-r-Docket@epa.gov, or by mail to 
EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation 
Docket Center (mailcode 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: reyes-morales.nydia@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 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-2005-0120, 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: Nonconformance Penalties for Heavy-Duty Engines and Heavy-
Duty Vehicles, Including Light-Duty Trucks (Renewal).

[[Page 42727]]

    ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 1285.08, OMB Control No. 2060-0132.
    ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on July 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: Nonconformance penalty (NCP) provisions allow a 
manufacturer to introduce into commerce heavy-duty engines, heavy-duty 
vehicles and/or light-duty trucks which fail to conform to certain 
emission standards, upon payment of a monetary penalty. The information 
collected from manufacturers electing to utilize NCPs includes a 
description of their product(s) and test data to verify compliance. 
This information is collected by the Diesel Engine Compliance Center 
(DECC) in the Compliance Division (CD), Office of Transportation and 
Air Quality, Office of Air and Radiation (OAR), of the U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency. DECC uses this information to ensure 
that manufacturers are in compliance with Clean Air Act and EPA 
regulations and are paying the appropriate penalties. Besides DECC, 
this information could be used by the Office of Enforcement and 
Compliance Assurance and the Department of Justice for enforcement 
purposes. Non-Confidential Business Information (CBI) information may 
be disclosed 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 23 
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 heavy-duty engines, 
heavy-duty vehicles and light-duty trucks.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1.
    Estimated Total Average Number of Responses for Each Respondent: 
    Frequency of Response: Annual, quarterly, and on occasion.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 541.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $ 81,163, which includes $39,344 in 
annualized capital or O&M costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease of 637 hours in the 
total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of 
Approved ICR Burdens. While the previous ICR estimated that 2 
manufacturers would utilize NCPs, with three engine families each. 
Based on past and current experience, EPA now estimates that only one 
manufacturer will use NCPs with a total of 4 engine families. The 
average burden per response has decreased slightly, reflecting an 
increase use of electronic methods for reporting and recordkeeping.

John Moses,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2012-17744 Filed 7-19-12; 8:45 am]

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