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

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

Courtney Kerwin
Environmental Protection Agency
September 21, 2015


[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 182 (Monday, September 21, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 56980-56981]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-23549]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2008-0707; FRL-9931-79-OEI]


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

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an 
information collection request (ICR), ``Data Reporting Requirements for 
State and Local Vehicle Emission Inspection and Maintenance (I/M) 
Programs'' (EPA ICR No. 1613.05, OMB Control No. 2060-0252) 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 November 30, 2015. Public comments were previously requested 
via the Federal Register (80 FR 27949) on May 15, 2015 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 October 21, 
2015.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-
OAR-2008-0707, 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: Dave Sosnowski, Transportation and 
Climate Division, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, 2000 
Traverwood, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105; telephone number: 734-214-4823; 
fax number: 734-214-4052; email address: sosnowski.dave@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: To provide general oversight and support to state and 
local I/M programs, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requires that 
state or local program management for both basic and enhanced I/M 
programs collect two varieties of reports for

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submission to EPA. The annual report provides general program operating 
data and summary statistics, addresses 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 report is a biennial, and includes changes 
and impacts to the program over the previous two-year period.
    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 State Implementation Plan (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 (Act). 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.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: State I/M program managers.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR 51.366).
    Estimated number of respondents: 28 (total).
    Frequency of response: Annual and biennial.
    Total estimated burden: 2,408 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.03(b)
    Total estimated cost: $147,476 (per year), includes $0 annualized 
capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in Estimates: There is no change in the total estimated 
respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB.

Courtney Kerwin,
Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2015-23549 Filed 9-18-15; 8:45 am]
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