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Download as PDF 28768 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 96 / Wednesday, May 18, 2011 / Notices 5 years effective July 1, 2006, through September 30, 2011. On June 30, 2011, the Network Integration Transmission Service (NITS) and Ancillary Services Rate Schedules will expire. Western is temporarily extending the NITS and Ancillary Services formula rates and rate schedules through September 30, 2013. Discussion Western is temporarily extending the existing P–DP and Intertie NITS and Ancillary Services formula rates for Western Area Lower Colorado (WALC) Balancing Authority pursuant to 10 CFR 903.23(b). The existing rate formula methodologies collect annual revenue sufficient to recover annual expenses (including interest) and capital requirements, thus ensuring repayment of the projects costs within the cost recovery criteria set forth in DOE Order RA 6120.2. Western has made the decision that the Desert Southwest and Rocky Mountain Region Regional Offices would work together in an attempt to make their Ancillary Services rate formulas consistent to the extent possible as a result of the operations consolidation of the two regions. Western is providing for this extension to allow for the evaluation of new rate requirements for Ancillary Services mandated under Western’s Open Access Transmission Tariff and FERC Order No. 890 and adjustments to the formula rates. For these reasons, Western is temporarily extending the existing rate schedules PD–NTS2, INT–NTS2 and DSW–SD2, DSW–RS2, DSW–FR2, DSW–EI2, DSW–SPR2, DSW–SUR2 for NITS and Ancillary Services through September 30, 2013. DOE regulations at 10 CFR 903.23(b) do not require Western to provide for a consultation and comment period or hold public information and comment forums and no such consultation and comment period or forums were provided for or held. srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Order In view of the above and under the authority delegated to me, I hereby extend for a period effective July 1, 2011, through September 30, 2013, the existing rate schedules PD–NTS2, INT– NTS2 and DSW–SD2, DSW–RS2, DSW– FR2, DSW–EI2, DSW–SPR2, DSW– SUR2 for NITS and WALC Ancillary Services. Dated: May 6, 2011. Daniel B. Poneman, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–12189 Filed 5–17–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:31 May 17, 2011 Jkt 223001 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2007–0176; FRL–9307–9] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Reformulated Gasoline and Conventional Gasoline: Requirements for Refiners, Oxygenate Blenders, and Importers of Gasoline; Requirements for Parties in the Gasoline Distribution Network Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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 approved Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This ICR is scheduled to expire on October 31, 2011. 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 July 18, 2011. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OAR–2007–0176 by one of the following methods: • http://www.regulations.gov: Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • E-mail: a-and-r-Docket@epa.gov. • Fax: (202) 566–9744. • Mail: Environmental Protection Agency, EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), Air and Radiation Docket EPA–HQ– OAR–2007–0176, Mailcode: 2822T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460. • Hand Delivery: EPA Docket Center, Public Reading Room, EPA West building. 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– 0176. 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through 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. Jose Solar, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, Mail Code: 6406J, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 343–9027; fax number: 202–343–2801; e-mail address: Solar.Jose@epa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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–207–176 which is available for online viewing at http:// www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Air and Radiation Docket in the 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 8:30 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 and Radiation 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 E:\FR\FM\18MYN1.SGM 18MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 96 / Wednesday, May 18, 2011 / Notices the docket ID number identified in this document. srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES 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? Affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this action are Refiners, VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:31 May 17, 2011 Jkt 223001 Oxygenate Blenders, and Importers of Gasoline; Parties in the Gasoline Distribution Network. Title: Reformulated Gasoline and Conventional Gasoline: Requirements for Refiners, Oxygenate Blenders, and Importers of Gasoline; Requirements for Parties in the Gasoline Distribution Network. ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 1591.25, OMB Control No. 2060–0277. ICR status: This ICR is currently scheduled to expire on 10/31/11. 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: Gasoline combustion is the major source of air pollution in most urban areas. In the 1990 amendments to the Clean Air Act (Act), section 211(k), Congress required that gasoline dispensed in nine areas with severe air quality problems, and areas that opt-in, be reformulated to reduce toxic and ozone-forming emissions. Congress also required that, in the process of producing reformulated gasoline (RFG), dirty components removed in the reformulation process not be ‘‘dumped’’ into the remainder of the country’s gasoline, known as conventional gasoline (CG). The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgated regulations at 40 CFR part 80, subpart D—Reformulated Gasoline, subpart E— Anti-Dumping, and subpart F—Attest Engagements, implementing the statutory requirements, which include standards for RFG (80.41) and CG (80.101). The regulations also contain reporting and recordkeeping requirements for the production, importation, transport and storage of gasoline, in order to demonstrate compliance and facilitate compliance and enforcement. The program is run by the Office of Transportation and Air Quality, Office of Air and Radiation. Enforcement is done by the Air Enforcement Division, Office of Regulatory Enforcement, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance. This program excludes California, which has separate requirements for gasoline. PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28769 The United States has an annual gasoline consumption of about 133 billion gallons, of which about 30% is RFG. In 2009 EPA received reports from 255 refineries, 60 importer facilities/ facility groups, 44 oxygenate blending facilities, 21 independent laboratory facilities, and the RFG Survey Association, Inc. under this program. Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 1 hour 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. The ICR provides a detailed explanation of the Agency’s estimate, which is only briefly summarized here: Estimated total number of potential respondents: 3,968. Frequency of response: Quarterly, Annually, on Occasion. Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: 100 to 130. Estimated total annual burden hours: 126,931 hours. Estimated total annual costs: $38,675,442, which includes $24,713,032 in annualized capital, or O&M costs. Are there changes in the estimates from the last approval? There is a slight decrease in the total burden hours due to a change in reporting regulations. There is an increase in the total burden cost due to update in labor salaries. 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 E:\FR\FM\18MYN1.SGM 18MYN1 28770 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 96 / Wednesday, May 18, 2011 / Notices 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: May 12, 2011. Margo Tsirigotis Oge, Director, Office of Transportation and Air Quality. [FR Doc. 2011–12210 Filed 5–17–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OA–2010–0757; FRL–9307–5] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Confidential Financial Disclosure Form 3110.48 for Special Government Employees (SGE) Serving on Federal Advisory Committees at the Environmental Protection Agency (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA)(44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost. DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before June 17, 2011. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OA–2010–0757, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by e-mail to oei.docket@epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28227T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460, and (2) OMB by mail to: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Attention: Desk Officer for EPA, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Vicki Ellis, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Management and Outreach, Mail Code 1601M, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:31 May 17, 2011 Jkt 223001 Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202–564–1203; fax number: 202–564–8129; e-mail address: ellis.vicki@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA has submitted the following ICR to OMB for review and approval according to the procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 1320.12. On November 24, 2010, 75 FR 71687, EPA sought comments on this ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received no comments. Any additional comments on this ICR should be submitted to EPA and OMB within 30 days of this notice. EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under Docket ID No. EPA– HQ–OA–2010–0757, which is available for online viewing at www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Environmental Information 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 Environmental Information Docket is 202–566–9744. Use EPA’s electronic docket and comment system at http:// www.regulations.gov, to submit or view public comments, access the index listing of the contents of the docket, and to access those documents in the docket that are available electronically. Once in the system, select ‘‘docket search,’’ then key in the docket ID number identified above. Please note that EPA’s policy is that public comments, whether submitted electronically or in paper, will be made available for public viewing at http://www.regulations.gov as EPA receives them and without change, unless the comment contains copyrighted material, confidential business information (CBI), or other information whose public disclosure is restricted by statute. For further information about the electronic docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov. Title: Confidential Financial Disclosure Form 3110.48 for Special Government Employees (SGE) Serving on Federal Advisory Committees at the Environmental Protection Agency (Renewal). ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 2260.04, OMB Control No. 2090–0029. ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on 5/31/2011. Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB. An Agency may not PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 purpose of this information collection is to assist the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) in selecting Federal advisory committee members who will be appointed as Special Government Employees (SGEs), mostly to EPA’s scientific and technical committees. To select SGE members as efficiently and cost effectively as possible, the Agency needs to evaluate potential conflicts of interest before a candidate is hired as an SGE and appointed as a member to a committee by EPA’s Administrator or Deputy Administrator. Agency officials developed the ‘‘Confidential Financial Disclosure Form for Special Government Employees serving on Federal Advisory Committees at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,’’ also referred to as Form 3110–48, for greater inclusion of information to discover any potential conflicts of interest as recommended by the Government Accountability Office. Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average one hour 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. • Respondents/Affected Entities: Entities potentially affected by this action are approximately 300 candidates E:\FR\FM\18MYN1.SGM 18MYN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2007-0176; FRL-9307-9]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; Reformulated Gasoline and Conventional Gasoline: 
Requirements for Refiners, Oxygenate Blenders, and Importers of 
Gasoline; Requirements for Parties in the Gasoline Distribution Network

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 to renew an existing approved Information Collection 
Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This ICR is 
scheduled to expire on October 31, 2011. 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 July 18, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-
OAR-2007-0176 by one of the following methods:
     http://www.regulations.gov: Follow the online instructions 
for submitting comments.
     E-mail: a-and-r-Docket@epa.gov.
     Fax: (202) 566-9744.
     Mail: Environmental Protection Agency, EPA Docket Center 
(EPA/DC), Air and Radiation Docket EPA-HQ-OAR-2007-0176, Mailcode: 
2822T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460.
     Hand Delivery: EPA Docket Center, Public Reading Room, EPA 
West building. 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-
2007-0176. 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 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: Jose Solar, Office of Transportation 
and Air Quality, Mail Code: 6406J, Environmental Protection Agency, 
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 
(202) 343-9027; fax number: 202-343-2801; e-mail address: 
Solar.Jose@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-207-176 which is available for online viewing at http://www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Air and Radiation 
Docket in the 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 8:30 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 and 
Radiation 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

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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?

    Affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this action are 
Refiners, Oxygenate Blenders, and Importers of Gasoline; Parties in the 
Gasoline Distribution Network.
    Title: Reformulated Gasoline and Conventional Gasoline: 
Requirements for Refiners, Oxygenate Blenders, and Importers of 
Gasoline; Requirements for Parties in the Gasoline Distribution 
Network.
    ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 1591.25, OMB Control No. 2060-0277.
    ICR status: This ICR is currently scheduled to expire on 10/31/11. 
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: Gasoline combustion is the major source of air pollution 
in most urban areas. In the 1990 amendments to the Clean Air Act (Act), 
section 211(k), Congress required that gasoline dispensed in nine areas 
with severe air quality problems, and areas that opt-in, be 
reformulated to reduce toxic and ozone-forming emissions. Congress also 
required that, in the process of producing reformulated gasoline (RFG), 
dirty components removed in the reformulation process not be ``dumped'' 
into the remainder of the country's gasoline, known as conventional 
gasoline (CG). The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgated 
regulations at 40 CFR part 80, subpart D--Reformulated Gasoline, 
subpart E--Anti-Dumping, and subpart F--Attest Engagements, 
implementing the statutory requirements, which include standards for 
RFG (80.41) and CG (80.101). The regulations also contain reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements for the production, importation, transport 
and storage of gasoline, in order to demonstrate compliance and 
facilitate compliance and enforcement. The program is run by the Office 
of Transportation and Air Quality, Office of Air and Radiation. 
Enforcement is done by the Air Enforcement Division, Office of 
Regulatory Enforcement, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance. 
This program excludes California, which has separate requirements for 
gasoline.
    The United States has an annual gasoline consumption of about 133 
billion gallons, of which about 30% is RFG. In 2009 EPA received 
reports from 255 refineries, 60 importer facilities/facility groups, 44 
oxygenate blending facilities, 21 independent laboratory facilities, 
and the RFG Survey Association, Inc. under this program.
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 1 
hour 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.
    The ICR provides a detailed explanation of the Agency's estimate, 
which is only briefly summarized here:
    Estimated total number of potential respondents: 3,968.
    Frequency of response: Quarterly, Annually, on Occasion.
    Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: 
100 to 130.
    Estimated total annual burden hours: 126,931 hours.
    Estimated total annual costs: $38,675,442, which includes 
$24,713,032 in annualized capital, or O&M costs.

Are there changes in the estimates from the last approval?

    There is a slight decrease in the total burden hours due to a 
change in reporting regulations. There is an increase in the total 
burden cost due to update in labor salaries.

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

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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: May 12, 2011.
Margo Tsirigotis Oge,
Director, Office of Transportation and Air Quality.
[FR Doc. 2011-12210 Filed 5-17-11; 8:45 am]
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