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Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Engine Emission Defect Information Reports and Voluntary Emission Recall Reports (Renewal)

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Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Engine Emission Defect Information Reports and Voluntary Emission Recall Reports (Renewal)

John Moses
Environmental Protection Agency
October 28, 2013


[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 208 (Monday, October 28, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Page 64209]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-25296]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2006-0895; FRL-9901-94-OEI]


Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; Engine Emission Defect Information Reports 
and Voluntary Emission Recall Reports (Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an 
information collection request (ICR), Engine Emission Defect 
Information Reports and Voluntary Emission Recall Reports (EPA ICR 
Number 0282.16, OMB Control Number 2060-0048) 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.). This is a 
proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through 
October 31, 2013 request for approval of a new collection. Public 
comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (78 FR 
29751) on May 21, 2013 during a 60-day comment period. This notice 
allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller 
description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden 
and cost to the public. 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: Additional comments may be submitted on or before November 27, 
2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-
OAR-2006-0895, 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, Mail Code 28221T, 
1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460, and (2) OMB via email 
to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. Address comments to OMB Desk Officer 
for EPA.
    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: Nydia Reyes-Morales, Office of 
Transportation and Air Quality, Mail Code 6405J, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; 
telephone number: 202-343-9264; fax number: 202-343-2804; email 
address: reyes-morales.nydia@epa.gov.

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, WJC 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.
    Abstract: Under the provisions of the Clean Air Act (CAA), the 
Administrator is required to promulgate regulations to control air 
pollutant emissions from motor vehicles and nonroad engines, as defined 
in the CAA. Per Sections 207(c)(1) and 213 of the CAA, when a 
substantial number of properly maintained and used engines produced by 
a manufacturer do not conform to emission standards, the manufacturer 
is required to recall the engines. Engine manufacturers are required to 
submit Defect Information Reports (DIRs) if emission-related defects 
are found on engines of the same model year that may cause the engines' 
emissions to exceed the standards. EPA uses these reports to target 
potentially nonconforming classes of engines for future testing, to 
monitor compliance with applicable regulations and to order a recall, 
if necessary. Manufacturers can also initiate a recall voluntarily by 
submitting a Voluntary Emission Recall Report (VERR). VERRs and VERR 
updates allow EPA to determine whether the manufacturer conducting the 
recall is acting in accordance with the CAA and to examine and monitor 
the effectiveness of the recall campaign.
    Forms: The forms associated with this ICR are available in the 
docket (EPA-HQ-OAR-2006-0895).
    Respondents/affected entities: Manufacturers of heavy-duty highway 
and nonroad engines.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory under 40 CFR parts 
85, 89, 90, 91, 92, 94, 1035, 1039, 1042, 1045, 1048, 1051, 1054, 1068.
    Estimated number of respondents: 40 (total).
    Frequency of response: Quarterly.
    Total estimated burden: 15,084 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $1,042,252 (per year), includes $9,800 
annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is decrease of 11,479 hours in the 
total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently 
approved by OMB. This decrease is due to a significant decrease in the 
estimated number of respondents. This decrease is due to adjustments 
EPA has made to its estimates.

John Moses,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2013-25296 Filed 10-25-13; 8:45 am]
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