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Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Gasoline Volatility (Renewal)

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Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Gasoline Volatility (Renewal)

Spencer Clark
Environmental Protection Agency
June 26, 2014

[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 123 (Thursday, June 26, 2014)]
[Page 36311]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-14920]



[EPA-HQ-OAR-2007-0478, FRL-9912-29-OEI]

Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: 
Gasoline Volatility (Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an 
information collection request (ICR), Regulation of Fuels and Fuel 
Additives: Gasoline Volatility (Renewal) (EPA ICR No. 1367.11, OMB 
Control No. 2060-0178) 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 July 31, 2014. Public comments 
were previously requested via the Federal Register (79 FR 3199) on 
January 17, 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 July 28, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-
2007-0478, 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 
oira_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 6406J, 
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 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: Gasoline volatility, as measured by Reid Vapor Pressure 
(RVP) in pounds per square inch (psi), is controlled in the spring and 
summer in order to minimize evaporative hydrocarbon emissions from 
motor vehicles. RVP is subject to a Federal standard of 7.8 psi or 9.0 
psi, depending on location. The addition of ethanol to gasoline 
increases the RVP by about 1 psi. Gasoline that contains 9 volume 
percent to 10 volume percent ethanol is subject to a standard that is 
1.0 psi greater. As an aid to industry compliance and EPA enforcement, 
the product transfer document, which is prepared by the producer or 
importer and which accompanies a shipment of gasoline containing 
ethanol, is required by regulation to contain a legible and conspicuous 
statement that the gasoline contains ethanol and the percentage 
concentration of ethanol. This is intended to deter the mixing within 
the distribution system, particularly in retail storage tanks, of 
gasoline that contains ethanol in the 9 to 10 percent range with 
gasoline that does not contain ethanol in that range. Such mixing would 
likely result in a gasoline that is in violation of its RVP standard. 
Also, a party wishing a testing exemption for research on gasoline that 
is not in compliance with the applicable volatility standard must 
submit certain information to EPA.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: Entities who produce or import 
gasoline containing ethanol or who wish to obtain a testing exemption.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory per 40 CFR 80.27(d) 
and (e).
    Estimated number of respondents: 2,000.
    Frequency of response: On occasion.
    Total estimated burden: 12,330 hours per year. Burden is defined at 
5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $1,060,400, which includes $20 annualized 
capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in estimates: There is no change in the hours in the total 
estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by 
OMB. The use of ethanol in gasoline has increased slightly, but that 
has been offset by a slight decrease in gasoline consumption.

Spencer Clark,
Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2014-14920 Filed 6-25-14; 8:45 am]

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