Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Information Collection Activities Associated With SmartWay Transport Partnership; EPA ICR No. 2265.01, OMB Control No. 2060-NEW, 19221-19223 [E9-9652]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 80 / Tuesday, April 28, 2009 / Notices Loudenslager at (501) 682–5824 or sloudenslager@psc.state.ar.us. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. E9–9598 Filed 4–27–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP09–123–000] Colorado Interstate Gas Company; Notice of Request Under Blanket Authorization erowe on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES April 17, 2009. Take notice that on April 9, 2009, Colorado Interstate Gas Company (CIG), P.O. Box 1087 Colorado Springs, CO 80944, filed a prior notice request pursuant to Parts 157.205 and 157.208 of the Commission’s regulations under the Natural Gas Act (NGA) for authorization to increase the maximum allowable operating pressure (MAOP), under CIG’s blanket certificate issued in Docket No. CP83–21–000, all as more fully set forth in the application, which is on file with the Commission and open to public inspection. The filing may also be viewed on the Web at http:// www.ferc.gov using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or call toll-free, (866) 208–3676 or TTY, (202) 502–8659. Specifically, CIG requests authorization to increase the MAOP of the Blue Spruce Lateral (Lateral) located in Adams County, CO. The Lateral is a 16-inch outside diameter pipeline approximately 1 mile in length. The Lateral is located in between CIG’s Watkins compressor station and the Blue Spruce and the Red Maple meter stations. CIG requests authorization to uprate the MAOP of the Lateral from 920 psig to 1,200 psig on Line No. 251A. Any questions regarding the application should be directed to Richard Derryberry, Director of Regulatory Affairs, Colorado Interstate Gas Company, P.O. Box 1087 Colorado Springs, CO 80944, phone: (719) 520– 3782, fax: (719) 667–7534, e-mail: CIGregulatoryaffairs@elpaso.com. Any person may, within 60 days after the issuance of the instant notice by the Commission, file pursuant to Rule 214 of the Commission’s Procedural Rules (18 CFR 385.214) a motion to intervene or notice of intervention. Any person VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:33 Apr 27, 2009 Jkt 217001 filing to intervene or the Commission’s staff may, pursuant to section 157.205 of the Commission’s Regulations under the Natural Gas Act (NGA) (18 CFR 157.205) file a protest to the request. If no protest is filed within the time allowed therefore, the proposed activity shall be deemed to be authorized effective the day after the time allowed for protest. If a protest is filed and not withdrawn within 30 days after the time allowed for filing a protest, the instant request shall be treated as an application for authorization pursuant to section 7 of the NGA. 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 site (http:// www.ferc.gov) under the ‘‘e-Filing’’ link. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. E9–9599 Filed 4–27–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2007–0482; FRL–8898–3] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Information Collection Activities Associated With SmartWay Transport Partnership; EPA ICR No. 2265.01, OMB Control No. 2060—NEW AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. 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 for a new Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). 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 June 29, 2009. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OAR–2007–0482 by one of the following methods: • www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • E-mail: smartway_transport@epa.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19221 • Fax: 202–343–2803 • Mail: SmartWay Transport Partnership, Environmental Protection Agency, Mailcode: 6406J, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460. • Hand Delivery: Air Docket, EPA, Mailcode: 6102T, 1200 Pennsylvania 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 Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2007– 0482. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at 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 www.regulations.gov or e-mail. The 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 email 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: Denise Kearns, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2000 Traverwood Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48105; telephone: 734–214–4240; Fax: 734–214–4906; email: kearns.denise @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– E:\FR\FM\28APN1.SGM 28APN1 19222 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 80 / Tuesday, April 28, 2009 / Notices HQ–OAR–2007–0482, which is available for online viewing at 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 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. 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 Is EPA Particularly Interested in? Affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this action include private and public organizations that join the SmartWay Transport Partnership; freight industry representatives who engage in activities related to the SmartWay Partnership; and representative samplings of consumers in the general public. These entities may be affected by EPA efforts to assess the effectiveness and value of the SmartWay program, awareness of the SmartWay brand, and ideas for improving and developing SmartWay. Title: Information Collection Activities Associated with SmartWay Transport Partnership. ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 2265.01, OMB Control No. 2060–NEW. ICR status: This ICR is for a new information collection activity. 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, and 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 EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation (OAR) supports the SmartWay Transport Partnership, an energy conservation deployment program that aims to improve fuel efficiency and curb greenhouse gas emissions generated by the freight industry (air, rail, water, 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. erowe on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES 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. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:33 Apr 27, 2009 Jkt 217001 What Information Collection Activity or ICR Does This Apply to? Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2007– 0482 PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 truck, transit, pipeline). OAR developed the SmartWay Transport Partnership under directives outlined in Subtitle D of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 which calls on EPA to assess the energy and air quality impacts of activities within the freight industry. These activities include long-duration truck idling, the development and promotion of strategies for reducing idling, fuel consumption, and negative air quality effects. SmartWay’s objectives also are consistent with the Federal Technology Transfer Act and other laws that support collaborative partnerships between government and industry. The partnership is open to organizations that own, operate, and contract fleet operations, including both truck carriers and shippers. ‘‘Affiliate’’ organizations that do not operate fleets, but that are working to strengthen the freight industry, such as industry trade associations, state and local transportation agencies and environmental groups, also may sign on as SmartWay partners. All organizations that join SmartWay, including carriers, shippers and affiliates are asked to provide EPA with information. Specifically, as a first step toward partnering with EPA, organizations that operate fleets, such as freight carriers, shippers and logistics management companies, commit to assessing and improving the environmental performance of their freight activities. A company joins SmartWay when it completes the Freight Logistics Environmental and Energy Transportation (FLEET) Performance Model and submits the model’s results, along with a signed partnership agreement to EPA. The data outputs from the FLEET Model are used by companies to establish a baseline and set goals for reducing fuel and emissions over the next 3 years. Under their partnership agreement, companies also agree to annually update their FLEET model and to provide those updated results to EPA. Data outputs from the FLEET Model are vital to the SmartWay Partnership for several reasons. First, the data provides confirmation that EPA’s SmartWay Partners have set a baseline, established objectives and are meeting those objectives as outlined in their Partnership Agreement. The FLEET Model outputs also make it possible for EPA to assist our Partners in adjusting their commitments, as appropriate, and to update them with environmental performance and technology information that will empower them to improve their efficiency and achieve their environmental goals. This E:\FR\FM\28APN1.SGM 28APN1 erowe on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 80 / Tuesday, April 28, 2009 / Notices information also improves EPA’s knowledge and understanding of the environmental and energy impacts associated with goods movement, and the effectiveness of both proven and emerging strategies to lessen those impacts. In addition to requesting FLEET Model data and annual updates on fuel consumption and environmental performance, EPA may ask its SmartWay Partners for other kinds of information. These requests for information may be made of all our SmartWay Partners, including our affiliates. Some examples of this kind of information could include opinions and test data on the effectiveness of new and emerging technology applications; numeric data on sales volumes associated with SmartWay recommended vehicle equipment and technologies; the reach and value of partnering with EPA through the SmartWay program; and awareness of the SmartWay brand. In some instances, EPA might also query other freight industry representatives (not just SmartWay Partners), including trade and professional associations, nonprofit environmental groups, energy, and community organizations, and schools and universities, and a small sampling of the general public. Burden Statement: Total annual burden is estimated at 10,081 hours. The estimated number of Respondent Partners is 1,462 the first year, with a growth of 255 Partners per year projected into the future. The estimated average burden time per Respondent is 4.6 hours annually. EPA notes that this is a weighted average across all SmartWay Partners, regardless of whether they are affiliates, shippers, carriers, or logistics companies. The weighted average also includes 300 consumer and industry respondents who spend far less time, providing the SmartWay program with basic information on their awareness of the program. Among Respondent Partners, the burden hours are typically higher for larger companies with more complex fleets, than for smaller companies. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, 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 VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:33 Apr 27, 2009 Jkt 217001 previously applicable instructions and requirements; 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. 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: April 9, 2009. Sarah Dunham, Acting Director, Transportation and Regional Programs Division, Office of Transportation and Air Quality. [FR Doc. E9–9652 Filed 4–27–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8898–2] Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Particulate Matter Review Panel; Correction AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice; correction. SUMMARY: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office published a notice in the Federal Register of April 21, 2009 concerning a public teleconference of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC), Particulate Matter Review Panel. The notice contained an incorrect time of the teleconference. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Holly Stallworth, Designated Federal Officer, 202–343–9867. Correction In the Federal Register of April 21, 2009, in FR Doc. E9–9122, on page 18230, in the third column, correct the ‘‘DATES caption to read: DATES: The public teleconference will be held on Thursday, May 7, 2009 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Eastern Time). PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19223 Dated: April 22, 2009. Anthony F. Maciorowski, Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office. [FR Doc. E9–9651 Filed 4–27–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION Sunshine Act Notices Federal Election Commission. & TIME: Tuesday, April 28, 2009, and Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at 10 a.m. PLACE: 999 E Street, NW., Washington, DC. STATUS: This meeting will be closed to the public. ITEMS TO BE DISCUSSED: Compliance matters pursuant to 2 U.S.C. 437g. Audits conducted pursuant to 2 U.S.C. 437g, 438(b), and Title 26, U.S.C. Matters concerning participation in civil actions or proceedings or arbitration. Internal personnel rules and procedures or matters affecting a particular employee. * * * * * PERSON TO CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Judith Ingram, Press Officer, Telephone: (202) 694–1220. AGENCY: DATE Mary W. Dove, Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. E9–9473 Filed 4–27–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6715–01–M FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Change in Bank Control Notices, Acquisition of Shares of Bank or Bank Holding Companies; Correction This notice corrects a notice (FR Doc. 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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2007-0482; FRL-8898-3]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; Information Collection Activities Associated With 
SmartWay Transport Partnership; EPA ICR No. 2265.01, OMB Control No. 
2060--NEW

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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 for a new Information Collection Request (ICR) to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB). 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 June 29, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-
OAR-2007-0482 by one of the following methods:
     www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for 
submitting comments.
     E-mail: smartway_transport@epa.gov.
     Fax: 202-343-2803
     Mail: SmartWay Transport Partnership, Environmental 
Protection Agency, Mailcode: 6406J, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460.
     Hand Delivery: Air Docket, EPA, Mailcode: 6102T, 1200 
Pennsylvania 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 Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2007-
0482. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in 
the public docket without change and may be made available online at 
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 www.regulations.gov or e-mail. 
The 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: Denise Kearns, U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, 2000 Traverwood Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48105; 
telephone: 734-214-4240; Fax: 734-214-4906; e-mail: kearns.denise 
@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-

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HQ-OAR-2007-0482, which is available for online viewing at 
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 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 Activity or ICR Does This Apply to?

Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2007-0482

    Affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this action 
include private and public organizations that join the SmartWay 
Transport Partnership; freight industry representatives who engage in 
activities related to the SmartWay Partnership; and representative 
samplings of consumers in the general public. These entities may be 
affected by EPA efforts to assess the effectiveness and value of the 
SmartWay program, awareness of the SmartWay brand, and ideas for 
improving and developing SmartWay.
    Title: Information Collection Activities Associated with SmartWay 
Transport Partnership.
    ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 2265.01, OMB Control No. 2060-NEW.
    ICR status: This ICR is for a new information collection activity. 
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, and 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 EPA's Office of Air and Radiation (OAR) supports the 
SmartWay Transport Partnership, an energy conservation deployment 
program that aims to improve fuel efficiency and curb greenhouse gas 
emissions generated by the freight industry (air, rail, water, truck, 
transit, pipeline). OAR developed the SmartWay Transport Partnership 
under directives outlined in Subtitle D of the Energy Policy Act of 
2005 which calls on EPA to assess the energy and air quality impacts of 
activities within the freight industry. These activities include long-
duration truck idling, the development and promotion of strategies for 
reducing idling, fuel consumption, and negative air quality effects. 
SmartWay's objectives also are consistent with the Federal Technology 
Transfer Act and other laws that support collaborative partnerships 
between government and industry.
    The partnership is open to organizations that own, operate, and 
contract fleet operations, including both truck carriers and shippers. 
``Affiliate'' organizations that do not operate fleets, but that are 
working to strengthen the freight industry, such as industry trade 
associations, state and local transportation agencies and environmental 
groups, also may sign on as SmartWay partners.
    All organizations that join SmartWay, including carriers, shippers 
and affiliates are asked to provide EPA with information.
    Specifically, as a first step toward partnering with EPA, 
organizations that operate fleets, such as freight carriers, shippers 
and logistics management companies, commit to assessing and improving 
the environmental performance of their freight activities. A company 
joins SmartWay when it completes the Freight Logistics Environmental 
and Energy Transportation (FLEET) Performance Model and submits the 
model's results, along with a signed partnership agreement to EPA. The 
data outputs from the FLEET Model are used by companies to establish a 
baseline and set goals for reducing fuel and emissions over the next 3 
years. Under their partnership agreement, companies also agree to 
annually update their FLEET model and to provide those updated results 
to EPA.
    Data outputs from the FLEET Model are vital to the SmartWay 
Partnership for several reasons. First, the data provides confirmation 
that EPA's SmartWay Partners have set a baseline, established 
objectives and are meeting those objectives as outlined in their 
Partnership Agreement. The FLEET Model outputs also make it possible 
for EPA to assist our Partners in adjusting their commitments, as 
appropriate, and to update them with environmental performance and 
technology information that will empower them to improve their 
efficiency and achieve their environmental goals. This

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information also improves EPA's knowledge and understanding of the 
environmental and energy impacts associated with goods movement, and 
the effectiveness of both proven and emerging strategies to lessen 
those impacts.
    In addition to requesting FLEET Model data and annual updates on 
fuel consumption and environmental performance, EPA may ask its 
SmartWay Partners for other kinds of information. These requests for 
information may be made of all our SmartWay Partners, including our 
affiliates. Some examples of this kind of information could include 
opinions and test data on the effectiveness of new and emerging 
technology applications; numeric data on sales volumes associated with 
SmartWay recommended vehicle equipment and technologies; the reach and 
value of partnering with EPA through the SmartWay program; and 
awareness of the SmartWay brand. In some instances, EPA might also 
query other freight industry representatives (not just SmartWay 
Partners), including trade and professional associations, nonprofit 
environmental groups, energy, and community organizations, and schools 
and universities, and a small sampling of the general public.
    Burden Statement: Total annual burden is estimated at 10,081 hours. 
The estimated number of Respondent Partners is 1,462 the first year, 
with a growth of 255 Partners per year projected into the future. The 
estimated average burden time per Respondent is 4.6 hours annually. EPA 
notes that this is a weighted average across all SmartWay Partners, 
regardless of whether they are affiliates, shippers, carriers, or 
logistics companies. The weighted average also includes 300 consumer 
and industry respondents who spend far less time, providing the 
SmartWay program with basic information on their awareness of the 
program.
    Among Respondent Partners, the burden hours are typically higher 
for larger companies with more complex fleets, than for smaller 
companies. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources 
expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, 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; 
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.

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: April 9, 2009.
Sarah Dunham,
Acting Director, Transportation and Regional Programs Division, Office 
of Transportation and Air Quality.
[FR Doc. E9-9652 Filed 4-27-09; 8:45 am]
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