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Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Detergent Gasoline (Renewal)

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Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Detergent Gasoline (Renewal)

Byron Bunker
Environmental Protection Agency
April 30, 2014


[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 83 (Wednesday, April 30, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 24417-24418]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-09856]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2007-0595; FRL--9910-17-OAR]


Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; 
Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Detergent Gasoline (Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to 
submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Regulation of Fuels 
and Fuel Additives: Detergent Gasoline'' (EPA ICR No. 1655.09, OMB 
Control No. 2060-0275 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 proposed extension of the ICR, which is 
currently approved through September 30, 2014. An Agency may not 
conduct or sponsor and a person is not required

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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 30, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-
2007-0595, 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: Jaimee Dong, Fuels Compliance Center, 
6406J, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., 
Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202-343-9672; fax number: 202-
565-2085; email address: dong.jaimee @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, 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 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: Gasoline combustion results in the formation of engine 
deposits that contribute to increased emissions. Detergent additives 
deter deposit formation. The Clean Air Act requires gasoline to contain 
a detergent additive. The regulations at 40 CFR 80--Subpart G specify 
certification requirements for manufacturers of detergent additives, 
recordkeeping or reporting requirements for blenders of detergents into 
gasoline or post-refinery component (any gasoline blending stock or any 
oxygenate which is blended with gasoline subsequent to the gasoline 
refining process), and reporting or recordkeeping requirements for 
manufacturers, transferors, or transferees of detergents, gasoline, or 
post-refinery component (PRC). These requirements ensure that (1) a 
detergent is effective before it is certified by EPA, (2) a certified 
detergent, at the minimum concentration necessary to be effective 
(known as the lowest additive concentration (LAC)), is blended into 
gasoline, and (3) only gasoline which contains a certified detergent at 
its LAC is delivered to the consumer. EPA maintains a list of certified 
gasoline detergents, which is publicly available. As of March 2014, 
there were 374 certified detergents and 17 detergent manufacturers.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: 1,368.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: mandatory.
    Estimated number of respondents: 69,504 (total).
    Frequency of response: On occasion.
    Total estimated burden: 220,181 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $20,180,587 (per year), includes $335,040 
annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in Estimates: The previous clearance consisted of 220,181 
hours (3.17 hours per response), labor costs of $18,500,528, and O&M 
costs of $335,040, for a total cost of $18,835,568. There is no 
increase of hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared 
with the ICR currently approved by OMB. The respondent universe and 
responses also remained the same in this collection. There was an 
increase in cost to the industry of $1,345,019 per year due to updated 
numbers used to calculate the industry burden and to account for 
inflation.

    Dated: April 15, 2014.
Byron Bunker,
Director, Compliance Division.
[FR Doc. 2014-09856 Filed 4-29-14; 8:45 am]
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