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Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Motor Vehicle and Engine Compliance Program Fees (Renewal), EPA ICR 2080.06, OMB Control No. 2060-0545

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Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Motor Vehicle and Engine Compliance Program Fees (Renewal), EPA ICR 2080.06, OMB Control No. 2060-0545

Byron J. Bunker
Environmental Protection Agency
5 April 2016

[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 65 (Tuesday, April 5, 2016)]
[Pages 19604-19605]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-07804]



[EPA-HQ-OAR-2016-0119; FRL 9944-64-OAR]

Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Motor 
Vehicle and Engine Compliance Program Fees (Renewal), EPA ICR 2080.06, 
OMB Control No. 2060-0545

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to 
submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Motor Vehicle and 
Engine Compliance Program Fees (Renewal)'', EPA ICR 2080.06, OMB 
Control No. 2060-0545 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 collections as 
described below. This is a proposed extensions of the ICRs, which is 
currently approved through September 30, 2016. 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 June 6, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID number EPA-HQ-
OAR-2013-0119, online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), 
by email to Lynn Sohacki at sohacki.lynn@epa.gov 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: As required by the Clean Air Act, EPA has regulations 
establishing emission standards and other requirements for various 
classes of vehicles, engines, and evaporative emissions. These 
regulations require that compliance be demonstrated prior to EPA 
granting a ``Certificate of Conformity''. EPA charges fees for 
administering this certification program. In 2004 the fees program was 
expanded to include non-road categories of vehicles and engines, such 
as several categories of marine engines, locomotives, non-road 
recreational vehicles, and many non-road compression-ignition and 
spark-ignition engines. Manufacturers and importers of covered 
vehicles, engines and components are required to pay the applicable 
certification fees prior to their certification applications being 
reviewed. Under section 208 of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7542(c)) 
all information, other than trade secret processes or methods, must be 
publicly available. Information about fee payments is treated as 
confidential information prior to certification.
    Form Numbers: EPA Forms 3520-29.
    Respondents/affected entities: Manufacturers or importers of 
passenger cars, motorcycles, light trucks, heavy duty truck engines, 
non-road vehicles or engines, and evaporative emissions components 
required to receive a certificate of conformity from EPA prior to 
selling or introducing these products into commerce in the U.S.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Required to obtain or retain a 
benefit (40 CFR part 1027). Estimated number of respondents: 597.

[[Page 19605]]

    Frequency of response: Yearly and occasionally.
    Total estimated burden: 927 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 
5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $59,683 (per year), which includes $9,965 
annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in Estimates: There is a decrease of 586 hours in the total 
estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by 
OMB. This decrease is an adjustment of the estimate due to the decrease 
in the number of fee forms received from manufacturers and, more 
significantly, the decrease in labor due to the institution of an all-
electric payment system which eliminates the need to print and fill 
forms by hand, resulting in a significant decrease in labor hours.

    Dated: March 29, 2016.
Byron J. Bunker,
Director, Compliance Division, Office of Transportation and Air 
Quality, Office of Air and Radiation.
[FR Doc. 2016-07804 Filed 4-4-16; 8:45 am]

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