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Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Information Collection for Importation of On-Highway Vehicles and Motorcycles and Nonroad Engines, Vehicles, and Equipment; EPA ICR Number 2583.02, OMB Control Number 2060-0717


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Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Information Collection for Importation of On-Highway Vehicles and Motorcycles and Nonroad Engines, Vehicles, and Equipment; EPA ICR Number 2583.02, OMB Control Number 2060-0717

Byron J. Bunker
Environmental Protection Agency
18 November 2019


[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 222 (Monday, November 18, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 63653-63654]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-24987]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2016-0094; FRL-10002-19-OAR]


Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Information Collection for 
Importation of On-Highway Vehicles and Motorcycles and Nonroad Engines, 
Vehicles, and Equipment; EPA ICR Number 2583.02, OMB Control Number 
2060-0717

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to 
submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) ``Importation of On-
highway Vehicles and Motorcycles and Nonroad Engines, Vehicles, and 
Equipment'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and 
approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. Before doing 
so, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed 
information collection as described below. This is a proposed extension 
of the current ICR, which is approved through July 31, 2020. 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 January 17, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-
2016-0094 online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by 
email to pugliese.holly@epa.gov or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, 
Environmental Protection Agency, Mailcode 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: Holly Pugliese, Compliance Division, 
Office of Transportation and Air Quality, Environmental Protection 
Agency, 2000 Traverwood, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48105; telephone number: 
734-214-4288; fax number: 734-214-4869; email address: 
pugliese.holly@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.
    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: The Clean Air Act requires that on-highway vehicles and 
motorcycles, and nonroad vehicles, engines and equipment imported into 
the U.S. either comply with applicable emission requirements or qualify 
for an applicable exemption or exclusion. The Compliance Division (CD) 
in the EPA's Office of Air and Radiation maintains and makes available 
instruments to importers to help facilitate importation of products at 
U.S. Borders. EPA Form 3520-1 is used by importers of on-highway 
vehicles and motorcycles, and EPA Form 3520-21 is used by importers of 
nonroad vehicles, engines and equipment.
    For most imports, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 
regulations require that EPA Declaration Forms 3520-1 and 3520-21 be 
filed with CBP at the time of entry. EPA makes both forms available on 
our website in fillable PDF format (http://www.epa.gov/importing-
vehicles-and-engines/publications-and-forms-

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importing-vehicles-and-engines). While EPA does not require that the 
forms be submitted directly to EPA, the forms are primarily used by CBP 
to facilitate the importation process at U.S. borders. EPA does require 
that the forms be kept by importers for a period of five years after 
importation to assist EPA's Office of Enforcement and Compliance 
Assurance (OECA) and CBP should any issues arise with any given 
importation.
    In addition, this ICR covers the burden of EPA Form 3520-8 which is 
used to request final importation clearance for Independent Commercial 
Importers (ICIs) of on-highway vehicles who are required to bring the 
on-highway vehicles into compliance and provide emissions test results.
    In 2016, CBP deployed the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). 
ACE has become the primary system through which the trade community and 
other importers report imports and exports. Through ACE as the single 
point of submission, manual processes have been streamlined and 
automated, and paper submissions (e.g., fillable PDFs) have been 
significantly reduced. During the development of ACE, EPA worked with 
CBP to incorporate the information detailed on both EPA Declaration 
Forms 3520-1 and 3520-21 into ACE which effectively eliminates the 
forms as unique individual documents that are to be filled in and filed 
with CPB. Rather, importers will log into ACE and check boxes that 
correspond to information elements currently found on the forms. Filers 
using the ACE interface will also receive transaction information that 
will be kept by the filer. However, EPA will continue to maintain the 
forms on our website in fillable PDF format. Although importers are 
expected to use the ACE interface to submit information, the PDF 
versions of the form can also be submitted directly into ACE by 
importers.
    EPA also makes available upon request EPA Form 3520-8 for on-
highway vehicles. This form is used by independent commercial importers 
(ICIs) to request final admission of nonconforming vehicles.
    Form numbers: 3520-1, 3520-21, 3520-8.
    Frequency of response: Once per entry (one form per shipment may be 
used).
    Respondents/affected entities: Information collected is from 
individual importers, or companies who import and/or manufacture on-
highway vehicles and motorcycles and nonroad engines, vehicles, and 
equipment.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Required for any importer to 
legally import on-highway vehicles and motorcycles and nonroad engines, 
vehicles, and equipment vehicles or engines into the U.S.
    Estimated number of respondents: 14,810.
    Total estimated burden: 81,985 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $4,244,699 (per year).
    Changes in estimates: With the deployment of the ACE system, we are 
now able to have a much more accurate count of the number of forms that 
are being filed. As a result, we now know that number of entries being 
filed is around 160,000 per year vs. the 12,000 we had been estimating 
in previous ICRs. As a result, the burden estimates have increased 
significantly due to having a more accurate account of how many forms 
are being filed.

    Dated: November 7, 2019.
Byron J. Bunker,
Director, Compliance Division, Office of Transportation and Air 
Quality.
[FR Doc. 2019-24987 Filed 11-15-19; 8:45 am]
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