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Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements Regarding the Sulfur Content of Motor Vehicle Gasoline Under the Tier 2 Rule (Renewal)

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Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements Regarding the Sulfur Content of Motor Vehicle Gasoline Under the Tier 2 Rule (Renewal)

Byron Bunker
Environmental Protection Agency
December 3, 2013


[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 232 (Tuesday, December 3, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 72675-72676]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-28957]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0258; FRL-9903- 72-OAR]


Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; 
Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements Regarding the Sulfur Content 
of Motor Vehicle Gasoline Under the Tier 2 Rule (Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an 
information collection request (ICR), Recordkeeping and Reporting 
Requirements Regarding the Sulfur Content of Motor Vehicle Gasoline 
under the Tier 2 Rule, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for 
review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act 
(PRA). 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 
January 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 February 3, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-
2010-0258, online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), 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: 
202-565-2085; email address: heard.geanetta@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.
    Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501 et 
seq.), 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

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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: With this ICR renewal, EPA is seeking permission to 
continue recordkeeping and reporting requirements for refiners and 
importers as they relate to gasoline sulfur content of motor vehicles 
under Section 211(e)(1) of the Clean Air Act and 40 CFR part 80, 
subpart H, and to provide a compliance option whereby a refiner or 
importer may demonstrate compliance with the gasoline sulfur control 
requirement via test results. These provisions, which have been in 
effect since 2006, are designed to grant compliance flexibility.
    Respondents/affected entities: Gasoline Refiners, Importers, 
Gasoline Terminals, Pipelines, Truckers and Users of Research and 
Development Gasoline.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory.
    Estimated number of respondents: 1,380 (total).
    Frequency of response: On occasion, monthly and annually.
    Total estimated burden: 38,498 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $3,158,065 (per year), which includes no 
annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in Estimates: This collection has 1,380 respondents. The 
total annual hourly burden and cost for this ICR is estimated to be 
38,571 hours and $3,158,065, respectively. The total number of 
responses for this ICR is estimated to be 37,665. The cost of this ICR 
compared with the currently approved OMB collection increased by 
$584,111 due to better numbers used to calculate burden. The number of 
respondents, responses and hours has not changed in this renewal.

    Dated: November 21, 2013.
Byron Bunker,
Director, Compliance Division.
[FR Doc. 2013-28957 Filed 12-2-13; 8:45 am]
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