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Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Emission Control System Performance Warranty Regulations and Voluntary Aftermarket Part Certification Program (Renewal)

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Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Emission Control System Performance Warranty Regulations and Voluntary Aftermarket Part Certification Program (Renewal)

Byron Bunker
Environmental Protection Agency
June 19, 2013

[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 118 (Wednesday, June 19, 2013)]
[Pages 36776-36777]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-14622]



[EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0437; FRL--9825-2]

Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; 
Emission Control System Performance Warranty Regulations and Voluntary 
Aftermarket Part Certification Program (Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an 
information collection request (ICR), ``Emission Control System 
Performance Warranty Regulations and Voluntary Aftermarket Part 
Certification Program (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 0116.10, OMB Control No. 
2060-0060) 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.). Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on 
specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described 
below. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently 
approved through January 31, 2014. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor 
and a person is not required to

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respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently 
valid OMB control number.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 19, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-
2013-0437, 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.
    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, EPA 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.
    Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, EPA is soliciting 
comments and information to enable it to: (i) Evaluate whether the 
proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper 
performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the 
information will have practical utility; (ii) evaluate the accuracy of 
the Agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions 
used; (iii) enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (iv) minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on those who are to respond, including 
through the use of appropriate automated electronic, mechanical, or 
other technological collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. EPA 
will consider the comments received and amend the ICR as appropriate. 
The final ICR package will then be submitted to OMB for review and 
approval. At that time, EPA will issue another Federal Register notice 
to announce the submission of the ICR to OMB and the opportunity to 
submit additional comments to OMB.
    Abstract: Under Section 206(a) of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 
7521), on-highway engine and vehicle manufacturers may not legally 
introduce their products into U.S. commerce unless EPA has certified 
that their production complies with applicable emission standards. Per 
section 207(a), original vehicle manufacturers must warrant that 
vehicles are free from defects in materials and workmanship that would 
cause the vehicle not to comply with emission regulations during its 
useful life. Section 207(a) directs EPA to provide certification to 
those manufacturers or builders of automotive aftermarket parts that 
demonstrate that the installation and use of their products will not 
cause failure of the engine or vehicle to comply with emission 
standards. An aftermarket part is any part offered for sale for 
installation in or on a motor vehicle after such vehicle has left the 
vehicle manufacturer's production line (40 CFR 85.2113(b)). 
Participation in the aftermarket certification program is voluntary. 
Aftermarket part manufacturers or builders (manufacturers) electing to 
participate conduct emission and durability testing as described in 40 
CFR part 85, subpart V, and submit data about their products and 
testing procedures. Any information submitted to the Agency for which a 
claim of confidentiality is made is safeguarded according to policies 
set forth in CFR title 40, chapter 1, part 2, subpart B--
Confidentiality of Business Information (see 40 CFR part 2).
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: manufacturers or builders of 
automotive aftermarket parts.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: voluntary.
    Estimated number of respondents: 1 (total).
    Frequency of response: On occasion.
    Total estimated burden: 547 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 
5 CFR 1320.3(b).
    Total estimated cost: $19,063 (per year), which includes $1,955 
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.

    Dated: June 5, 2013.
Byron Bunker,
Director, Compliance Division.
[FR Doc. 2013-14622 Filed 6-18-13; 8:45 am]

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