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Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; EPA's Light-Duty In-Use Vehicle Testing Program (Renewal)

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Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; EPA's Light-Duty In-Use Vehicle Testing Program (Renewal)

Courtney Kerwin
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
March 26, 2015

[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 58 (Thursday, March 26, 2015)]
[Pages 16006-16007]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-06906]



[EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0690; FRL-9922-35-OEI]

Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; EPA's Light-Duty In-Use Vehicle Testing 
Program (Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an 
information collection request (ICR), ``EPA's Light-Duty In-Use Vehicle 
Testing Program (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 0222.10, OMB Control No. 2060-
0086) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and 
approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 
U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is 
currently approved through March 31, 2015. Public comments were 
previously requested via the Federal Register (79 FR 57928) on 
September 26, 2014 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 April 27, 

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-
2010-0690, to (1) EPA 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, 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: Lynn Sohacki, Compliance Division, 
Office of Transportation and Air Quality, U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency, 2000 Traverwood, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105; telephone number: 
734-214-4851; fax number: 734-214-4869; email address: 

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: EPA has an ongoing program to evaluate the emission 
performance of in-use light-duty (passenger car and light truck) motor 
vehicles through surveillance and compliance testing, as well as 
special investigations in compliance with the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 
    This ICR involves light-duty surveys and vehicle testing, which is 
strictly voluntary. A group of 25 to 50 potential participants is 
identified from state vehicle registration records. Three of the 
respondent pool are asked survey questions concerning vehicle 
condition, operation and maintenance. Additional groups of potential 
participants may be contacted until a sufficient number of vehicles 
have been obtained. Owners verify the survey information when they 
deliver their vehicles to EPA, release the vehicle to EPA, voluntarily 
provide maintenance records for copying, receive a cash incentive and, 
if requested, a loaner car, then receive the vehicle from EPA at the 
conclusion of the testing.
    Form Numbers: 5900-304, 5900-305, 5900-306, 5900-307, 5900-308, 
    Respondents/affected entities: Vehicle owners.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Voluntary.
    Estimated number of respondents: 160 (total).

[[Page 16007]]

    Frequency of response: On occasion.
    Total estimated burden: 505 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 
5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $11,277, which includes $0 annualized capital 
or operational & maintenance costs.
    Changes in Estimates: There is a decrease of 16 hours in the total 
estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by 
OMB. This decrease is due to an adjustment of testing estimates based 
on the number and type of testing that has been conducted in this 
program over the past few years.

Courtney Kerwin,
Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2015-06906 Filed 3-25-15; 8:45 am]

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