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Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Registration of Fuels and Fuel Additives--Requirements for Manufacturers (Renewal)

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Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Registration of Fuels and Fuel Additives--Requirements for Manufacturers (Renewal)

Courtney Kerwin
Environmental Protection Agency
24 October 2016

[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 205 (Monday, October 24, 2016)]
[Pages 73105-73106]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-25626]



[EPA-HQ-OAR-2006-0894; FRL-9951-98-OEI]

Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; Registration of Fuels and Fuel Additives--
Requirements for Manufacturers (Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an 
information collection request (ICR) ``Registration of Fuels and Fuel 
Additives--Requirements for Manufacturers (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 
0309.15, OMB Control No. 2060-0150) 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 October 31, 
2016. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal 
Register (81 FR 32326) on May 23, 2016 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 23, 

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-
2006-0894, 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 
oria_submission@omb.eop.gov. Address comments to OMB Desk Officer for 
    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.

Division, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, Mail Code 6405A, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., 
Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 343-9303; fax number: 
(202) 343-2801; email address: caldwell.jim@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supporting documents which explain in detail 
the information that 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: In accordance with the regulations at 40 CFR part 79, 
subparts A, B, C, and D, Registration of Fuels and Fuel Additives, 
manufacturers (including importers) of motor-vehicle gasoline, motor-
vehicle diesel fuel, and additives for those fuels, are required to 
have these products registered by EPA prior to their introduction into 
commerce. Registration involves providing a chemical description of the 
fuel or additive, and certain technical, marketing, and health-effects 
information. The development of health-effects data, as required by 40 
CFR 79, Subpart F, is covered by a separate information collection. 
Manufacturers are also required to submit periodic reports (annually 
for additives, quarterly and annually for fuels) on production volume 
and related information. The information is used to identify products 
whose evaporative or combustion emissions may pose an unreasonable risk 
to public health, thus meriting further investigation and potential 
regulation. The information is also used to ensure that fuel additives 
comply with EPA requirements for protecting catalytic converters and 
other automotive emission controls. The data have been used to 
construct a comprehensive data base on fuel and additive composition. 
The Mine Safety and Health Administration of the Department of Labor 
restricts the use of diesel additives in underground coal mines to 
those registered by EPA. Most

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of the information is business confidential.
    Form Numbers: EPA Forms 3520-12, 3520-12A, 3520-12Q, 3520-13, 3520-
13A, and 3520-13B.
    Respondents/affected entities: Manufacturers and importers of 
motor-vehicle gasoline, motor-vehicle diesel fuel, and additives to 
those fuels.
    Respondents obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR part 79).
    Estimated number of respondents: 2,975.
    Frequency of response: On occasion, quarterly, annually.
    Total estimated burden: 21,000 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $1,939,250 (per year), includes $49,250 
annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in estimates: There is an increase of 400 hours in the 
total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently 
approved by OMB. This increase is due to an increase in the number of 
registered fuels and fuel additives for which periodic reports are 

Courtney Kerwin,
Director, Regulatory Support Division.
[FR Doc. 2016-25626 Filed 10-21-16; 8:45 am]

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