Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collections; Request for Comment on Three Proposed Information Collection Requests (ICRs), 2487-2490 [E8-570]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 10 / Tuesday, January 15, 2008 / Notices proceeding can ask for court review of Commission orders in the proceeding. However, a person does not have to intervene in order to have comments considered. The second way to participate is by filing with the Secretary of the Commission, as soon as possible, an original and two copies of comments in support of or in opposition to this project. The Commission will consider these comments in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but the filing of a comment alone will not serve to make the filer a party to the proceeding. The Commission’s rules require that persons filing comments in opposition to the project provide copies of their protests only to the party or parties directly involved in the protest. Persons who wish to comment only on the environmental review of this project should submit an original and two copies of their comments to the Secretary of the Commission. Environmental commenters will be placed on the Commission’s environmental mailing list, will receive copies of the environmental documents, and will be notified of meetings associated with the Commission’s environmental review process. Environmental commenters will not be required to serve copies of filed documents on all other parties. However, the non-party commenters will not receive copies of all documents filed by other parties or issued by the Commission (except for the mailing of environmental documents issued by the Commission) and will not have the right to seek court review of the Commission’s final order. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings of comments protests and interventions via the Internet in lieu of paper. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission’s Web (http:// www.ferc.gov) site under the ‘‘e-Filing’’ link. Comment Date: January 29, 2008. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–506 Filed 1–14–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES [FRL–8516–7] Proposed CERCLA Administrative Cost Recovery Settlement; Columbia American Plating Company Site AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:48 Jan 14, 2008 Jkt 214001 Notice; request for public comment. ACTION: SUMMARY: In accordance with section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement for recovery of past response costs concerning the COLUMBIA AMERICAN PLATING COMPANY Time-Critical Removal Site in Portland, Oregon, with the following settling parties: LAKEA CORPORATION (dba Columbia American Plating Company) and LARRY ANSON, an individual. The settlement requires the settling parties to pay: $15,000.00 to the EPA Hazardous Substance Superfund; the net sale proceeds from selling the site if the settling parties are able to redeem the property out of foreclosure from Multnomah County; and assignment of all rights to insurance claims proceeds to EPA. The settlement includes a covenant not to sue the settling party pursuant to Sections 106 and 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9606 and 9607(a). For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the settlement. The Agency will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the settlement if comments received disclose facts or considerations which indicate that the settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. The Agency’s response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at the U.S. EPA Region 10 offices, located at 1200 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98101. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before February 14, 2008. ADDRESSES: The proposed settlement is available for public inspection at the U.S. EPA Region 10 offices, located at 1200 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98101. A copy of the proposed settlement may be obtained from Carol Kennedy, Regional Hearing Clerk, U.S. EPA Region 10, 1200 Sixth Avenue, Suite 900, Mail Stop ORC–158, Seattle, Washington 98101; (206) 553–0242. Comments should reference the COLUMBIA AMERICAN PLATING Time-Critical Removal Site in Portland, Oregon. EPA Docket No. CERCLA–10– 2008–0048 and should be addressed to Lori Cora, Assistant Regional Counsel, U.S. EPA Region 10, Mail Stop ORC– 158, 1200 Sixth Avenue, Suite 900, Seattle, Washington 98101. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lori Cora, Assistant Regional Counsel, U.S. EPA Region 10, Mail Stop ORC–158, PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2487 1200 Sixth Avenue, Suite 900, Seattle, Washington 98101; (206) 553–1115. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The COLUMBIA AMERICAN PLATING Site is located at 3003 NW. 35th Avenue, Portland, Oregon (Site). LAKEA CORPORATION (dba as COLUMBIA AMERICAN PLATING) operated a metal plating business. In May 2003, in response to a request from the State of Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality’s Emergency Response and Removal Program, EPA assisted in evaluating and mitigating the imminent threat to human health and the environment posed by hazardous substances and chemicals stored or otherwise handled at the Site. EPA removed approximately 80,000 gallons and 78,260 pounds of hazardous and non-hazardous waste located in tanks, drums, containers, sumps, and secondary containment systems for proper off-site treatment and disposal. EPA also conducted soil, groundwater, and surface water sampling at the Site. The removal was completed in 2004. This settlement requires LAKEA CORPORATION and LARRY ANSON to pay: $15,000.00 to the EPA Hazardous Substance Superfund; the net sale proceeds from selling the site if the settling parties are able to redeem the property out of foreclosure from Multnomah County; and assignment of all rights to insurance claims proceeds to EPA. This is in settlement of the approximately $1.8 million in past costs incurred by EPA at the Site. Dated: December 20, 2007. Michael F. Gearheard, Director of Office of Water and Watersheds. [FR Doc. E8–599 Filed 1–14–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [PA–HQ–OAR–2007–1182, 1183, and 1184; FRL–8516–8] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collections; Request for Comment on Three Proposed Information Collection Requests (ICRs) 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 three existing approved Information Collection Requests (ICRs) to the Office of E:\FR\FM\15JAN1.SGM 15JAN1 rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES 2488 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 10 / Tuesday, January 15, 2008 / Notices Management and Budget (OMB). Two of these ICRs, 1684.08 and 1695.08, are scheduled to expire March 31, 2008. ICR 1800.03 is scheduled to expire May 31, 2008. Before submitting these ICRs 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 March 17, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by the Docket ID numbers provided for each item in the text, 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 Docket, Environmental Protection Agency, Mailcode: 2822T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460. • Hand Delivery: Docket Center, (EPA/DC), EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., 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. Instructions: Direct your comments to the Docket ID Numbers identified for each item in the text. 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 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:48 Jan 14, 2008 Jkt 214001 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: Nydia Yanira Reyes-Morales, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, Mail Code 6403J NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202–343–9264; fax number: 202–343–2804; e-mail address: reyesmorales.nydia@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: How Can I Access the Docket and/or Submit Comments? EPA has established a public docket for each of the ICRs identified in this document (see the Docket ID numbers for each ICR that are provided in the text), which is available for online viewing at http://www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Air 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 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 PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (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. 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 Activities or ICRs Does This Apply to? Docket ID Number: EPA–HQ–OAR– 2007–1182 Affected Entities: Entities potentially affected by these actions are manufacturers of nonroad compression ignition engines, equipment and components. Title: Emissions Certification and Compliance Requirements for Nonroad Compression-ignition Engines and Onhighway Heavy Duty Engines. ICR Numbers: EPA ICR No. 1684.09, OMB Control No. 2060–0287. ICR Status: This ICR is currently scheduled to expire on March 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 E:\FR\FM\15JAN1.SGM 15JAN1 rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 10 / Tuesday, January 15, 2008 / Notices part 9, are displayed either by publication in the Federal Register or by other appropriate means, such as on the related collection instrument or form, if applicable. The display of OMB control numbers in certain EPA regulations is consolidated in 40 CFR part 9. Abstract: This information collection is requested under the authority of Title II of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7521 et seq.). Under this Title, EPA is charged with issuing certificates of conformity for those engines which comply with applicable emission standards. Such a certificate must be issued before engines may be legally introduced into commerce. Certification requirements for nonroad compression-ignition engines and on-highway heavy duty engines are set forth at 40 CFR Parts 86, 89, 94, 1039 and 1065. To apply for a certificate of conformity, manufacturers are required to submit descriptions of their planned production line, including detailed descriptions of the emission control system and test data. This information is organized by ‘‘engine family’’ groups expected to have similar emission characteristics. Manufacturers must also comply with requirements related to audits and other compliance assurance programs. There are also recordkeeping and labeling requirements. Manufacturers electing to participate in the Averaging, Banking and Trading (ABT) Program are also required to submit information regarding the calculation of projected and actual generation and usage of credits in an initial report, end-of-year report and final report. These reports are used for certification and enforcement purposes. Manufacturers need to maintain records for eight years on the engine families participating in the program. Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden is estimated to average 2,112 hours. 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; VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:48 Jan 14, 2008 Jkt 214001 and transmit or otherwise disclose the information. The ICR provides a detailed explanation of the Agency’s estimate, which is only briefly summarized here: • Estimated total number of potential respondents: 68. • Frequency of response: Annual and quarterly and on occasion. • Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: 15. • Estimated total annual burden hours: 143,604. • Estimated total annual costs: $13,978,203. This includes an estimated burden cost of $5,484,884 for operation and maintenance costs. Are There Changes in the Estimates From the Last Approval? To date, there are no changes in the number of hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with that identified in the ICR currently approved by OMB. However, EPA is still evaluating information that may lead to a change in the estimates. Docket ID Number: EPA–HQ–OAR– 2007–1183 Affected Entities: Entities potentially affected by these actions are manufacturers of nonroad spark-ignition engines, equipment and components. Title: Emissions Certification and Compliance Requirements for Nonroad spark-ignition (SI) Engines. ICR Numbers: EPA ICR No. 1695.09, OMB Control No. 2060–0338. ICR Status: This ICR is currently scheduled to expire on March 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, are displayed either by publication in the Federal Register or by other appropriate means, such as on the related collection instrument or form, if applicable. The display of OMB control numbers in certain EPA regulations is consolidated in 40 CFR part 9. Abstract: This information collection is requested under the authority of Title II of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7521 et seq.). Under this Title, EPA is charged with issuing certificates of conformity for those engines which comply with applicable emission standards. Such a certificate must be issued before engines may be legally introduced into commerce. Certification requirements for spark-ignition engines are set forth at 40 CFR Parts 90, 1048, 1051 and 1065. PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2489 To apply for a certificate of conformity, manufacturers are required to submit descriptions of their planned production line, including detailed descriptions of the emission control system, and test data. This information is organized by ‘‘engine family’’ groups expected to have similar emission characteristics. The emission values achieved during certification testing are used in the ABT Program. The program allows manufacturers to bank credits for engine families that emit below the standard and use the credits for families that are above the standard, or trade banked credits with other manufacturers. Participation in the ABT program is voluntary. Manufacturers must also comply with requirements related to audits and other compliance assurance programs. There are also recordkeeping and labeling requirements. Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden is estimated to average 1,379 hours. 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. The ICR provides a detailed explanation of the Agency’s estimate, which is only briefly summarized here: • Estimated total number of potential respondents: 106. • Frequency of response: Annual and quarterly and on occasion. • Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: 11. • Estimated total annual burden hours: 81,331. • Estimated total annual costs: $9,925,673. This includes an estimated burden cost of $1,642,476 for operation and maintenance costs. Are There Changes in the Estimates From the Last Approval? To date, there are no changes in the number of hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with that identified in the ICR currently approved E:\FR\FM\15JAN1.SGM 15JAN1 2490 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 10 / Tuesday, January 15, 2008 / Notices rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES by OMB. However, EPA is still evaluating information that may lead to a change in the estimates. Docket ID Number: EPA–HQ–OAR– 2007–1184 Affected Entities: Entities potentially affected by these actions are manufacturers and remanufacturers of locomotives and locomotive engines. Title: Information Requirements for Locomotive and Locomotive Engines. ICR Numbers: EPA ICR Number 1800.04, OMB Control Number 2060– 0392. ICR Status: This ICR is currently scheduled to expire on May 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, are displayed either by publication in the Federal Register or by other appropriate means, such as on the related collection instrument or form, if applicable. The display of OMB control numbers in certain EPA regulations is consolidated in 40 CFR part 9. Abstract: The Clean Air Act requires manufacturers and remanufacturers of locomotives and locomotive engines to obtain a certificate of conformity with applicable emission standards before they may legally introduce their products into commerce. To apply for a certificate of conformity, respondents are required to submit descriptions of their planned production, including detailed descriptions of emission control systems and test data. This information is organized by ‘‘engine family’’ groups expected to have similar emission characteristics and is submitted every year, at the beginning of the model year. Respondents electing to participate in the ABT Program are also required to submit information regarding the calculation, actual generation, and usage of credits in quarterly reports, and an end-of-the-year report. Under the Production-line Testing (PLT) Program, manufacturers are required to test a sample of engines as they leave the assembly line. The Installation Audit Program requires remanufacturers to audit the installation of a sample of remanufactured engines. These self-audit programs (collectively referred to as the ‘‘PLT Program’’) allow manufacturers and remanufacturers to monitor compliance with statistical certainty and minimize the cost of correcting errors through early detection. Under the In-use Testing VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:48 Jan 14, 2008 Jkt 214001 Program, manufacturers and remanufacturers are required to test locomotives after a number of years of use to verify that they comply with emission standards throughout their useful lives. There are recordkeeping requirements in all programs. Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden associated with the certification program is estimated to average 17,074 hours. 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. The ICR provides a detailed explanation of the Agency’s estimate, which is only briefly summarized here: • Estimated total number of potential respondents: 7. • Frequency of response: Annual and quarterly and on occasion. • Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: 10. • Estimated total annual burden hours: 17,074. • Estimated total annual costs: $2,326,156. This includes an estimated burden cost of $1,384,025 for operation and maintenance costs. Are There Changes in the Estimates From the Last Approval? To date, there are no changes in the number of hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with that identified in the ICR currently approved by OMB. However, EPA is still evaluating information that may lead to a change in the estimates. What Is the Next Step in the Process for These ICRs? EPA will consider the comments received and amend the ICRs 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 PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: January 9, 2008. Karl Simon, Director, Compliance and Innovative Strategies Division, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, Office of Air and Radiation. [FR Doc. E8–570 Filed 1–14–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2008–0015; FRL–8516–2] Workshop To Discuss Policy-Relevant Science To Inform EPA’s Integrated Plan for the Review of the Primary Carbon Monoxide National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of Workshop. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The EPA is announcing that a workshop entitled ‘‘Workshop to Discuss Policy-Relevant Science to Inform EPA’s Integrated Plan for the Review of the Primary Carbon Monoxide National Ambient Air Quality Standards’’ is being organized by EPA’s National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA), Office of Research and Development and EPA’s Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS), Office of Air and Radiation. The workshop will be held on January 28–29, 2008 in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. The workshop will be open to attendance by interested public observers on a first-come, first-served basis up to the limits of available space. DATES: The workshop will be held on January 28 and 29, 2008. ADDRESSES: The workshop will be held at U.S. EPA, 109 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. An EPA contractor, E.H. Pechan & Associates, Inc., is providing logistical support for the workshop. For further information on the workshops, contact Ms. Barbara Bauer, E.H. Pechan Conference Coordinator, 3622 Lyckan Parkway, Durham, NC 27707, telephone: 919–493–3144 ext. 188; facsimile: 919– 493–3182; e-mail: barbara.bauer@pechan.com. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions regarding information, registration, and logistics for the workshop should be directed to the E.H. Pechan conference coordinator listed in ADDRESSES above or from the following E:\FR\FM\15JAN1.SGM 15JAN1

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[PA-HQ-OAR-2007-1182, 1183, and 1184; FRL-8516-8]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collections; 
Request for Comment on Three Proposed Information Collection Requests 
(ICRs)

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 three existing approved Information 
Collection Requests (ICRs) to the Office of

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Management and Budget (OMB). Two of these ICRs, 1684.08 and 1695.08, 
are scheduled to expire March 31, 2008. ICR 1800.03 is scheduled to 
expire May 31, 2008. Before submitting these ICRs 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 March 17, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by the Docket ID numbers 
provided for each item in the text, 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 Docket, Environmental Protection Agency, 
Mailcode: 2822T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460.
     Hand Delivery: Docket Center, (EPA/DC), EPA West, Room 
3334, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., 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.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to the Docket ID Numbers 
identified for each item in the text. 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 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: Nydia Yanira Reyes-Morales, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, Mail Code 
6403J NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202-343-9264; fax 
number: 202-343-2804; e-mail address: reyes-morales.nydia@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

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

    EPA has established a public docket for each of the ICRs identified 
in this document (see the Docket ID numbers for each ICR that are 
provided in the text), which is available for online viewing at http://
www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Air 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 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. 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.
    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 Activities or ICRs Does This Apply to?

Docket ID Number: EPA-HQ-OAR-2007-1182

    Affected Entities: Entities potentially affected by these actions 
are manufacturers of nonroad compression ignition engines, equipment 
and components.
    Title: Emissions Certification and Compliance Requirements for 
Nonroad Compression-ignition Engines and On-highway Heavy Duty Engines.
    ICR Numbers: EPA ICR No. 1684.09, OMB Control No. 2060-0287.
    ICR Status: This ICR is currently scheduled to expire on March 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

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part 9, are displayed either by publication in the Federal Register or 
by other appropriate means, such as on the related collection 
instrument or form, if applicable. The display of OMB control numbers 
in certain EPA regulations is consolidated in 40 CFR part 9.
    Abstract: This information collection is requested under the 
authority of Title II of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7521 et seq.). 
Under this Title, EPA is charged with issuing certificates of 
conformity for those engines which comply with applicable emission 
standards. Such a certificate must be issued before engines may be 
legally introduced into commerce. Certification requirements for 
nonroad compression-ignition engines and on-highway heavy duty engines 
are set forth at 40 CFR Parts 86, 89, 94, 1039 and 1065. To apply for a 
certificate of conformity, manufacturers are required to submit 
descriptions of their planned production line, including detailed 
descriptions of the emission control system and test data. This 
information is organized by ``engine family'' groups expected to have 
similar emission characteristics. Manufacturers must also comply with 
requirements related to audits and other compliance assurance programs. 
There are also recordkeeping and labeling requirements. Manufacturers 
electing to participate in the Averaging, Banking and Trading (ABT) 
Program are also required to submit information regarding the 
calculation of projected and actual generation and usage of credits in 
an initial report, end-of-year report and final report. These reports 
are used for certification and enforcement purposes. Manufacturers need 
to maintain records for eight years on the engine families 
participating in the program.
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden is estimated to average 2,112 hours. 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.
    The ICR provides a detailed explanation of the Agency's estimate, 
which is only briefly summarized here:
     Estimated total number of potential respondents: 68.
     Frequency of response: Annual and quarterly and on 
occasion.
     Estimated total average number of responses for each 
respondent: 15.
     Estimated total annual burden hours: 143,604.
     Estimated total annual costs: $13,978,203. This includes 
an estimated burden cost of $5,484,884 for operation and maintenance 
costs.

Are There Changes in the Estimates From the Last Approval?

    To date, there are no changes in the number of hours in the total 
estimated respondent burden compared with that identified in the ICR 
currently approved by OMB. However, EPA is still evaluating information 
that may lead to a change in the estimates.

Docket ID Number: EPA-HQ-OAR-2007-1183

    Affected Entities: Entities potentially affected by these actions 
are manufacturers of nonroad spark-ignition engines, equipment and 
components.
    Title: Emissions Certification and Compliance Requirements for 
Nonroad spark-ignition (SI) Engines.
    ICR Numbers: EPA ICR No. 1695.09, OMB Control No. 2060-0338.
    ICR Status: This ICR is currently scheduled to expire on March 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, are displayed 
either by publication in the Federal Register or by other appropriate 
means, such as on the related collection instrument or form, if 
applicable. The display of OMB control numbers in certain EPA 
regulations is consolidated in 40 CFR part 9.
    Abstract: This information collection is requested under the 
authority of Title II of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7521 et seq.). 
Under this Title, EPA is charged with issuing certificates of 
conformity for those engines which comply with applicable emission 
standards. Such a certificate must be issued before engines may be 
legally introduced into commerce. Certification requirements for spark-
ignition engines are set forth at 40 CFR Parts 90, 1048, 1051 and 1065. 
To apply for a certificate of conformity, manufacturers are required to 
submit descriptions of their planned production line, including 
detailed descriptions of the emission control system, and test data. 
This information is organized by ``engine family'' groups expected to 
have similar emission characteristics. The emission values achieved 
during certification testing are used in the ABT Program. The program 
allows manufacturers to bank credits for engine families that emit 
below the standard and use the credits for families that are above the 
standard, or trade banked credits with other manufacturers. 
Participation in the ABT program is voluntary. Manufacturers must also 
comply with requirements related to audits and other compliance 
assurance programs. There are also recordkeeping and labeling 
requirements.
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden is estimated to average 1,379 hours. 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.
    The ICR provides a detailed explanation of the Agency's estimate, 
which is only briefly summarized here:
     Estimated total number of potential respondents: 106.
     Frequency of response: Annual and quarterly and on 
occasion.
     Estimated total average number of responses for each 
respondent: 11.
     Estimated total annual burden hours: 81,331.
     Estimated total annual costs: $9,925,673. This includes an 
estimated burden cost of $1,642,476 for operation and maintenance 
costs.

Are There Changes in the Estimates From the Last Approval?

    To date, there are no changes in the number of hours in the total 
estimated respondent burden compared with that identified in the ICR 
currently approved

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by OMB. However, EPA is still evaluating information that may lead to a 
change in the estimates.

Docket ID Number: EPA-HQ-OAR-2007-1184

    Affected Entities: Entities potentially affected by these actions 
are manufacturers and remanufacturers of locomotives and locomotive 
engines.
    Title: Information Requirements for Locomotive and Locomotive 
Engines.
    ICR Numbers: EPA ICR Number 1800.04, OMB Control Number 2060-0392.
    ICR Status: This ICR is currently scheduled to expire on May 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, are displayed 
either by publication in the Federal Register or by other appropriate 
means, such as on the related collection instrument or form, if 
applicable. The display of OMB control numbers in certain EPA 
regulations is consolidated in 40 CFR part 9.
    Abstract: The Clean Air Act requires manufacturers and 
remanufacturers of locomotives and locomotive engines to obtain a 
certificate of conformity with applicable emission standards before 
they may legally introduce their products into commerce. To apply for a 
certificate of conformity, respondents are required to submit 
descriptions of their planned production, including detailed 
descriptions of emission control systems and test data. This 
information is organized by ``engine family'' groups expected to have 
similar emission characteristics and is submitted every year, at the 
beginning of the model year. Respondents electing to participate in the 
ABT Program are also required to submit information regarding the 
calculation, actual generation, and usage of credits in quarterly 
reports, and an end-of-the-year report. Under the Production-line 
Testing (PLT) Program, manufacturers are required to test a sample of 
engines as they leave the assembly line. The Installation Audit Program 
requires remanufacturers to audit the installation of a sample of 
remanufactured engines. These self-audit programs (collectively 
referred to as the ``PLT Program'') allow manufacturers and 
remanufacturers to monitor compliance with statistical certainty and 
minimize the cost of correcting errors through early detection. Under 
the In-use Testing Program, manufacturers and remanufacturers are 
required to test locomotives after a number of years of use to verify 
that they comply with emission standards throughout their useful lives. 
There are recordkeeping requirements in all programs.
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden associated with the certification program is estimated to 
average 17,074 hours. 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.
    The ICR provides a detailed explanation of the Agency's estimate, 
which is only briefly summarized here:
     Estimated total number of potential respondents: 7.
     Frequency of response: Annual and quarterly and on 
occasion.
     Estimated total average number of responses for each 
respondent: 10.
     Estimated total annual burden hours: 17,074.
     Estimated total annual costs: $2,326,156. This includes an 
estimated burden cost of $1,384,025 for operation and maintenance 
costs.

Are There Changes in the Estimates From the Last Approval?

    To date, there are no changes in the number of hours in the total 
estimated respondent burden compared with that identified in the ICR 
currently approved by OMB. However, EPA is still evaluating information 
that may lead to a change in the estimates.

What Is the Next Step in the Process for These ICRs?

    EPA will consider the comments received and amend the ICRs 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: January 9, 2008.
Karl Simon,
Director, Compliance and Innovative Strategies Division, Office of 
Transportation and Air Quality, Office of Air and Radiation.
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