Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements for Motor Vehicle and Non-Road Diesel Fuel, 65327-65328 [E7-22660]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 223 / Tuesday, November 20, 2007 / Notices related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–22620 Filed 11–19–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2007–1121; FRL–8498–2] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements for Motor Vehicle and Non-Road Diesel Fuel Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit a request to renew an existing Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This ICR is scheduled to expire on January 31, 2008. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. Comments must be submitted on or before January 22, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, clearly identified as referring to Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2007–1121, by one of the following methods: • http://www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • E-mail: a-and-r-Docket@epa.gov. • Fax: (202) 566–9744. • Mail: Air and Radiation Docket, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code: 2822T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460. You may telephone the Air and Radiation Docket at 202–566–1742. • Hand Delivery: The Public Reading Room is located at the EPA West Building, 1301 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room, 3334, Washington, DC 20460. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Docket’s normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. You may telephone the Air and Radiation Docket at 202–566–1742. Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2007– pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:01 Nov 19, 2007 Jkt 214001 1121. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through http:// www.regulations.gov or e-mail. The http://www.regulations.gov Web site is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an e-mail comment directly to EPA without going through http:// www.regulations.gov, your e-mail address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses. For additional information about EPA’s public docket, visit the EPA Docket Center homepage at http:// www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anne-Marie C. Pastorkovich, Attorney/ Advisor, Mail Code: 6406J, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202–343– 9423; fax number: 202–343–2801; e-mail address: pastorkovich.annemarie@epa.gov SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: How Can I Access the Docket and/or Submit Comments? EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under Docket ID No. EPA– HQ–OAR–2007–1121, which is available for online viewing at http:// www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Air and Radiation Docket in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The EPA/DC Public Reading Room is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65327 Reading Room is 202–566–1744, and the telephone number for the Air Docket is 202–566–1742. Use http://www.regulations.gov to obtain a copy of the draft collection of information, submit or view public comments, access the index listing of the contents of the docket, and to access those documents in the public docket that are available electronically. Once in the system, select ‘‘search,’’ then key in the docket ID number identified in this document. What Information is EPA Particularly Interested in? Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, EPA specifically solicits comments and information to enable us 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. In particular, EPA is requesting comments from very small businesses (those that employ less than 25) on examples of specific additional efforts that EPA could make to reduce the paperwork burden for very small businesses affected by this collection. What Should I Consider When I Prepare My Comments for EPA? You may find the following suggestions helpful for preparing your comments: 1. Explain your views as clearly as possible and provide specific examples. 2. Describe any assumptions that you used. 3. Provide copies of any technical information and/or data you used that support your views. 4. If you estimate potential burden or costs, explain how you arrived at the estimate that you provide. 5. Offer alternative ways to improve the collection activity. 6. Make sure to submit your comments by the deadline identified under DATES. E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1 65328 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 223 / Tuesday, November 20, 2007 / Notices 7. To ensure proper receipt by EPA, be sure to identify the Docket ID number assigned to this action in the subject line on the first page of your response. You may also provide the name, date, and Federal Register citation. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES What Information Collection Activity or ICR Does this Apply to? Affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this action (with SIC Code/ 2002 NAICS Code indicated in parentheses) are refiners (2911/324110), importers (5172/424720), pipelines (4613), petroleum marketers and other distributors (5171, 5172/424710, 424720), terminals (5171/424710), fuel oil dealers (5172/424720), fuel additive manufacturers (2911/424720), petroleum retailers and wholesale purchaser-consumers (5171, 5172/ 424710, 424720) and laboratories (8734/ 541380). Title: Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements for Motor Vehicle and Non-Road Diesel Fuel. ICR numbers: EPA ICR No 1718.08, OMB Control No. 2060–0308. ICR status: This ICR is currently scheduled to expire January 31, 2008. 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. The OMB control numbers for EPA’s regulations in title 40 of the CFR, after appearing in the Federal Register when approved, are listed in 40 CFR part 9. They are also displayed by publication in the Federal Register or by other appropriate means, such as on the related collection instrument or form. The display of OMB control numbers in certain EPA regulations is consolidated in 40 CFR part 9. Abstract: This ICR covers recordkeeping and reporting requirements for motor vehicle diesel fuel and non-road, locomotive and marine diesel fuel. It also includes recordkeeping and reporting associated with the placement of codes on dyed diesel fuel (the dye is required under IRS regulations). The main purpose for recordkeeping and reporting is to ensure compliance with the regulations at 40 CFR part 80, Subpart I—Motor Vehicle, Non-Road, Locomotive, and Marine Diesel Fuel. Because the diesel fuel regulations are written to permit several types of flexibility, periodic reporting (annual and quarterly) is necessary in order for EPA to monitor compliance. Most reporting is mandatory. Parties may assert a claim of business confidentiality and submissions covered by such a claim will be treated in accordance with procedures at 40 CFR VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:01 Nov 19, 2007 Jkt 214001 part 2 and established Agency procedures. Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 1.6 hours per response. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. This includes the time needed to review instructions; develop, acquire, install, and utilize technology and systems for the purposes of collecting, validating, and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; adjust the existing ways to comply with any previously applicable instructions and requirements which have subsequently changed; train personnel to be able to respond to a collection of information; search data sources; complete and review the collection of information; and transmit or otherwise disclose the information. A document entitled ‘‘Draft Annual Burdens associated with Motor Vehicle and Non-Road Diesel Fuel/Applicable January 2008 through December 2010’’ has been placed in Docket No. EPA– HQ–OAR–2007–1121. This draft document provides a more detailed explanation of the Agency’s estimate, which is only briefly summarized here: Estimated total number of potential respondents: 4,675. Frequency of response: Annual, quarterly, and/or on occasion. Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: 91.1 Estimated total annual burden hours: 426,075 hours. Estimated total annual costs: $2,626,000 (All purchased services.) Are There Changes in the Estimates From the Last Approval? There is a decrease of 48,083 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with that identified in the ICR currently approved by OMB. This decrease is due in large part to reporting requirements that are no longer applicable to all or most parties (e.g. initial registration, application for small refiner status, and pre-compliance reporting). There is also an associated decrease of $5,874,000 in costs and an associated decrease of 18,036 in the number of responses. What is the Next Step in the Process for this ICR? EPA will consider the comments received and amend the ICR as appropriate. The final ICR package will then be submitted to OMB for review PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and approval pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.12. At that time, EPA will issue another Federal Register notice pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.5(a)(1)(iv) to announce the submission of the ICR to OMB and the opportunity to submit additional comments to OMB. If you have any questions about this ICR or the approval process, please contact the technical person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Dated: November 9, 2007. Karl J. Simon, Director, Compliance and Innovative Strategies Division, Office of Transportation and Air Quality. [FR Doc. E7–22660 Filed 11–19–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8497–6] Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) or Superfund, Section 128(a); Notice of Grant Funding Guidance for State and Tribal Response Programs Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will begin to accept requests, from December 1, 2007 through January 31, 2008, for grants to supplement State and Tribal Response Programs. This notice provides guidance on eligibility for funding, use of funding, grant mechanisms and process for awarding funding, the allocation system for distribution of funding, and terms and reporting under these grants. EPA has consulted with state and tribal officials in developing this guidance. The primary goal of this funding is to ensure that state and tribal response programs include, or are taking reasonable steps to include, certain elements and a public record. Another goal is to provide funding for other activities that increase the number of response actions conducted or overseen by a state or tribal response program. This funding is not intended to supplant current state or tribal funding for their response programs. Instead, it is to supplement their funding to increase their response capacity. For fiscal year 2008, EPA will consider funding requests up to a maximum of $1.5 million per state or tribe. Subject to the availability of funds, EPA regional personnel will be E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2007-1121; FRL-8498-2]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements for Motor 
Vehicle and Non-Road Diesel Fuel

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 
U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that EPA is planning to 
submit a request to renew an existing Information Collection Request 
(ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This ICR is 
scheduled to expire on January 31, 2008. Before submitting the ICR to 
OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific 
aspects of the proposed information collection as described below.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 22, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, clearly identified as referring to 
Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2007-1121, by one of the following methods:
     http://www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line 
instructions for submitting comments.
     E-mail: a-and-r-Docket@epa.gov.
     Fax: (202) 566-9744.
     Mail: Air and Radiation Docket, Environmental Protection 
Agency, Mail Code: 2822T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 
20460. You may telephone the Air and Radiation Docket at 202-566-1742.
     Hand Delivery: The Public Reading Room is located at the 
EPA West Building, 1301 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room, 3334, 
Washington, DC 20460. Such deliveries are only accepted during the 
Docket's normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be 
made for deliveries of boxed information. You may telephone the Air and 
Radiation Docket at 202-566-1742.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-
2007-1121. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included 
in the public docket without change and may be made available online at 
http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information 
provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be 
Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose 
disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you 
consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through http://
www.regulations.gov or e-mail. The http://www.regulations.gov Web site 
is an ``anonymous access'' system, which means EPA will not know your 
identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of 
your comment. If you send an e-mail comment directly to EPA without 
going through http://www.regulations.gov, your e-mail address will be 
automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is 
placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If you 
submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name 
and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any 
disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to 
technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA 
may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid 
the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of 
any defects or viruses. For additional information about EPA's public 
docket, visit the EPA Docket Center homepage at http://www.epa.gov/
epahome/dockets.htm.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anne-Marie C. Pastorkovich, Attorney/
Advisor, Mail Code: 6406J, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202-
343-9423; fax number: 202-343-2801; e-mail address: pastorkovich.anne-
marie@epa.gov

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

How Can I Access the Docket and/or Submit Comments?

    EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under Docket ID 
No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2007-1121, which is available for online viewing at 
http://www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Air and 
Radiation Docket in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West, Room 
3334, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The EPA/DC Public 
Reading Room is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Reading Room is 
202-566-1744, and the telephone number for the Air Docket is 202-566-
1742.
    Use http://www.regulations.gov to obtain a copy of the draft 
collection of information, submit or view public comments, access the 
index listing of the contents of the docket, and to access those 
documents in the public docket that are available electronically. Once 
in the system, select ``search,'' then key in the docket ID number 
identified in this document.

What Information is EPA Particularly Interested in?

    Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, EPA specifically 
solicits comments and information to enable us 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. In particular, EPA is requesting comments from 
very small businesses (those that employ less than 25) on examples of 
specific additional efforts that EPA could make to reduce the paperwork 
burden for very small businesses affected by this collection.

What Should I Consider When I Prepare My Comments for EPA?

    You may find the following suggestions helpful for preparing your 
comments:
    1. Explain your views as clearly as possible and provide specific 
examples.
    2. Describe any assumptions that you used.
    3. Provide copies of any technical information and/or data you used 
that support your views.
    4. If you estimate potential burden or costs, explain how you 
arrived at the estimate that you provide.
    5. Offer alternative ways to improve the collection activity.
    6. Make sure to submit your comments by the deadline identified 
under DATES.

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    7. To ensure proper receipt by EPA, be sure to identify the Docket 
ID number assigned to this action in the subject line on the first page 
of your response. You may also provide the name, date, and Federal 
Register citation.

What Information Collection Activity or ICR Does this Apply to?

    Affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this action 
(with SIC Code/2002 NAICS Code indicated in parentheses) are refiners 
(2911/324110), importers (5172/424720), pipelines (4613), petroleum 
marketers and other distributors (5171, 5172/424710, 424720), terminals 
(5171/424710), fuel oil dealers (5172/424720), fuel additive 
manufacturers (2911/424720), petroleum retailers and wholesale 
purchaser-consumers (5171, 5172/424710, 424720) and laboratories (8734/
541380).
    Title: Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements for Motor Vehicle 
and Non-Road Diesel Fuel.
    ICR numbers: EPA ICR No 1718.08, OMB Control No. 2060-0308.
    ICR status: This ICR is currently scheduled to expire January 31, 
2008. 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. The OMB control numbers for EPA's 
regulations in title 40 of the CFR, after appearing in the Federal 
Register when approved, are listed in 40 CFR part 9. They are also 
displayed by publication in the Federal Register or by other 
appropriate means, such as on the related collection instrument or 
form. The display of OMB control numbers in certain EPA regulations is 
consolidated in 40 CFR part 9.
    Abstract: This ICR covers recordkeeping and reporting requirements 
for motor vehicle diesel fuel and non-road, locomotive and marine 
diesel fuel. It also includes recordkeeping and reporting associated 
with the placement of codes on dyed diesel fuel (the dye is required 
under IRS regulations). The main purpose for recordkeeping and 
reporting is to ensure compliance with the regulations at 40 CFR part 
80, Subpart I--Motor Vehicle, Non-Road, Locomotive, and Marine Diesel 
Fuel. Because the diesel fuel regulations are written to permit several 
types of flexibility, periodic reporting (annual and quarterly) is 
necessary in order for EPA to monitor compliance. Most reporting is 
mandatory. Parties may assert a claim of business confidentiality and 
submissions covered by such a claim will be treated in accordance with 
procedures at 40 CFR part 2 and established Agency procedures.
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 1.6 
hours per response. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial 
resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or 
disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. This 
includes the time needed to review instructions; develop, acquire, 
install, and utilize technology and systems for the purposes of 
collecting, validating, and verifying information, processing and 
maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; 
adjust the existing ways to comply with any previously applicable 
instructions and requirements which have subsequently changed; train 
personnel to be able to respond to a collection of information; search 
data sources; complete and review the collection of information; and 
transmit or otherwise disclose the information.
    A document entitled ``Draft Annual Burdens associated with Motor 
Vehicle and Non-Road Diesel Fuel/Applicable January 2008 through 
December 2010'' has been placed in Docket No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2007-1121. 
This draft document provides a more detailed explanation of the 
Agency's estimate, which is only briefly summarized here:
    Estimated total number of potential respondents: 4,675.
    Frequency of response: Annual, quarterly, and/or on occasion.
    Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: 
91.1
    Estimated total annual burden hours: 426,075 hours.
    Estimated total annual costs: $2,626,000 (All purchased services.)

Are There Changes in the Estimates From the Last Approval?

    There is a decrease of 48,083 hours in the total estimated 
respondent burden compared with that identified in the ICR currently 
approved by OMB. This decrease is due in large part to reporting 
requirements that are no longer applicable to all or most parties (e.g. 
initial registration, application for small refiner status, and pre-
compliance reporting). There is also an associated decrease of 
$5,874,000 in costs and an associated decrease of 18,036 in the number 
of responses.

What is the Next Step in the Process for this ICR?

    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 pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.12. At that time, EPA will 
issue another Federal Register notice pursuant to 5 CFR 
1320.5(a)(1)(iv) to announce the submission of the ICR to OMB and the 
opportunity to submit additional comments to OMB. If you have any 
questions about this ICR or the approval process, please contact the 
technical person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

    Dated: November 9, 2007.
Karl J. Simon,
Director, Compliance and Innovative Strategies Division, Office of 
Transportation and Air Quality.
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