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

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American Government

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

Courtney Kerwin
Environmental Protection Agency
28 February 2018


[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 40 (Wednesday, February 28, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Page 8666]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-04056]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2007-0595; FRL-9974-36-OEI]


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

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an 
information collection request (ICR), Regulation of Fuels and Fuel 
Additives: Detergent Gasoline (EPA ICR No. 1655.10, OMB Control No. 
2060-0275), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and 
approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a 
proposed reinstatement of the ICR, which was approved through November 
30, 2017. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal 
Register on October 6, 2017 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: Comments must be submitted on or before March 30, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-
2007-0595, online using https://www.regulations.gov (our preferred 
method), by email to a-and-r-docket@epa.gov, or by mail to: (1) 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.
    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: James W. Caldwell, Environmental 
Engineer, Compliance Division, Office of Transportation and Air 
Quality, Mail Code 6405A, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460; Telephone: (202) 343-
9303; Fax: (202) 343-2802; Email address: caldwell.jim@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 
https://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: Gasoline combustion results in the formation of engine 
deposits. The accumulation of deposits, particularly in the orifices of 
fuel injectors and on intake valves, typically results in increased 
emissions and reduced engine performance. As fuel injectors replaced 
carburetors in the 1980's, a number of vehicle manufacturers 
experienced problems with deposit formation. Detergent additives, which 
had been available for years to control deposits in carbureted 
vehicles, were improved to accommodate the new technology. However, 
their use was voluntary and there were no regulatory standards by which 
to gauge their effectiveness. Congress recognized the importance of 
effective detergent additives in minimizing vehicle emissions, and 
added Section 211(1) in the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. It 
required gasoline to contain detergent additives, effective January 1, 
1995, and provided EPA with the authority to establish specifications 
for such additives. The regulations at 40 CFR 80, Subpart G implemented 
certification requirements for detergents and imposed a variety of 
recordkeeping and reporting requirements for certain parties involved 
with detergents, gasoline, or post-refinery component (any gasoline 
blending stock or any oxygenate that is blended with gasoline 
subsequent to the gasoline refining process (PRC)). All gasolines must 
contain certified detergents, with the exception of research, racing, 
and aviation gasolines.
    Form Numbers: None
    Respondents/affected entities: The respondents are related to the 
following major group Standard Industrialization Classification (SIC) 
codes: 5172-Petroleum Products and 2911-Petroleum Refining. The 
respondents are related to the following major group NAICS codes: 
324110-Petroleum Refineries; 324199-All Other Petroleum and Coal 
Products Manufacturing; 325110-Petrochemical Manufacturing; 325199-All 
Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing; 424710-Petroleum Bulk 
Stations and Terminals; and 424720-Petroleum and Petroleum Products 
Merchant Wholesalers (except Bulk Stations and Terminals).
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory per 40 CFR 80, 
Subpart G.
    Estimated number of respondents: 1,354 (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: $16,554,566.00 (per year), which includes 
$335,040.00 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in Estimates: 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 remain the same in this 
collection. There is a decrease in cost to the industry of $2,281,002 
per year due to a correction in industry labor costs.

Courtney Kerwin,
Director, Regulatory Support Division.
[FR Doc. 2018-04056 Filed 2-27-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6560-50-P

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