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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Data Reporting Requirements for State and Local Vehicle Emission Inspection and Maintenance (I/M) Programs (Renewal)

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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Data Reporting Requirements for State and Local Vehicle Emission Inspection and Maintenance (I/M) Programs (Renewal)

John Moses
August 21, 2012

[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 162 (Tuesday, August 21, 2012)]
[Pages 50494-50495]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-20507]



[EPA-HQ-OAR-2008-0707; FRL 9521-8]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; Data Reporting Requirements for 
State and Local Vehicle Emission Inspection and Maintenance (I/M) 
Programs (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 20, 

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-
2008-0707 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, EPA West (Air Docket) 1200 
Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Room B108; mail Code: 6102T, 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dave Sosnowski, Environmental 
Protection Agency, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, 
Transportation and Climate Division, 2000 Traverwood, Ann Arbor, 
Michigan 48105; telephone number: 734-214-4823; fax number: 734-214-
4052; email address: sosnowski.dave@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 5, 2012 (77 FR 13122), EPA sought comments on this 
ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received 2 comments during the 
comment period, which are addressed in the supporting statement of this 
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-2008-0707, 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: Data Reporting Requirements for State and Local Vehicle 
Emission Inspection and Maintenance (I/M) Programs (Renewal).
    ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 1613.04, OMB Control No. 2060-0252.
    ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on August 31, 2012. 
Under OMB

[[Page 50495]]

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: To provide general oversight and support to state and 
local I/M programs, the Transportation and Climate Division (TCD), 
Office of Transportation and Air Quality, Office of Air and Radiation, 
U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, requires that state or local 
program management for both basic and enhanced I/M programs prepare and 
submit two varieties of reports to EPA. The first reporting requirement 
is the submittal of an annual report providing general program 
operating data and summary statistics, addressing the program's current 
design and coverage; a summary of testing data, enforcement program 
efforts, quality assurance and quality control efforts; and other 
miscellaneous information allowing for an assessment of the program's 
relative effectiveness. The second reporting requirement is a biennial 
report on any changes to the program over the two-year period and the 
impact of such changes, including any weaknesses discovered and 
corrections made or planned.
    General program effectiveness is determined by the degree to which 
a program misses, meets, or exceeds the emission reductions committed 
to in the state's approved SIP, which, in turn, must meet or exceed the 
minimum emission reductions expected from the relevant performance 
standard, as promulgated under EPA's revisions to 40 CFR part 51, in 
response to requirements established in section 182 of the Clean Air 
Act Amendments of 1990. This information will be used by EPA to 
determine a program's progress toward meeting requirements under 40 CFR 
part 51, as well as to assess national trends in the area of basic and 
enhanced I/M programs and to provide background information in support 
of periodic site visits and evaluations.
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 86 
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.
    The ICR provides a detailed explanation of the Agency's estimate, 
which is only briefly summarized here:
    Respondents/Affected Entities:
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 28.
    Frequency of response: Annual and Biennial.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 2,408 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $144,564. This includes an estimated 
burden cost of $144,564 and an estimated cost of $0 for capital 
investment or maintenance and operational costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease of 482 hours in the 
total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of 
Approved ICR Burdens. This decrease is due to (1) a mathematical error 
discovered in the previous ICR renewal; and (2) a decrease in the 
number of respondents due to areas redesignating to attainment for the 
criteria pollutant(s) that triggered the original I/M program 
requirement and either dropping the program or converting the program 
to a maintenance measure.

John Moses,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2012-20507 Filed 8-20-12; 8:45 am]

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