Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements for National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Architectural Coatings, EPA ICR Number 1750.06, OMB Control Number 2060-0393, 37347-37349 [2011-16034]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 123 / Monday, June 27, 2011 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES In order to ensure compliance with these standards, adequate reporting and recordkeeping are necessary. In the absence of such information, enforcement personnel would be unable to determine whether the standards are being met on a continuous basis, as required by the Clean Air Act. Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 12 hours per response. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. This includes the time needed to review instructions; develop, acquire, install, and utilize technology and systems for the purpose of collecting, validating, and verifying information, processing and maintaining, information, and disclosing and providing information. All existing ways will have to adjust to comply with any previously applicable instructions and requirements that 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: Marine tank vessel loading operations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 804. Frequency of Response: Initially, occasionally, annually, and semiannually. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 9,872. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $926,209, which includes $926,209 in labor costs, no capital/startup costs, and no operation and maintenance (O&M) costs. There is no increase in the number of affected facilities or the number of responses as compared to the previous ICR. There is, however, an increase in the estimated burden cost as currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved Burdens. The change in burden cost is due to the use of a more recent labor rates. Dated: July 21, 2011. John Moses, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 2011–16038 Filed 6–24–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:51 Jun 24, 2011 Jkt 223001 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2011–0371; FRL–9425–1] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements for National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Architectural Coatings, EPA ICR Number 1750.06, OMB Control Number 2060–0393 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) with changes to the ICR burden estimates. This ICR is scheduled to expire on December 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. SUMMARY: Additional comments may be submitted on or before August 26, 2011. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OAR–2011–0371 by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • E-mail: a-and-r-docket@epa.gov. Include Docket ID Number EPA–HQ– OAR–2011–0371 in the subject line of the message. • Fax: (202) 566–1741. • Mail: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), Air and Radiation Docket Information Center, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.; Mail Code: 6102T, Washington, DC 20460. • Hand Delivery: To send comments or documents through a courier service, the address to use is: EPA Docket Center, Public Reading Room, EPA West, Room 334, 1301 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20004. Such deliveries are accepted only during the Docket’s normal hours of operation—8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. Instructions: Direct your comments to Electronic Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37347 OAR–2011–0371. 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 to be protected through http:// www.regulations.gov or e-mail. The Web site is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, which means we 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 us 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, we recommend 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 we cannot read your comment as a result of technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, we may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters or any form of encryption and be free of any defects or viruses. For additional information about EPA public docket visit the EPA Docket Center homepage at http:// www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Teal, Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Mail Code E143–03, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711; telephone number: (919) 541–5580; fax number: (919) 541–3470; e-mail address: teal.kim@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: How can I access the docket and/or submit comments? The EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2011–0371 which is available either electronically at http:// www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the EPA Docket Center, Public Reading Room, EPA West, Room 334, 1301 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20004. The normal business hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays. The telephone for the Reading Room is 202–566–1744, and the E:\FR\FM\27JNN1.SGM 27JNN1 37348 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 123 / Monday, June 27, 2011 / Notices telephone for the Air Docket is 202– 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 particularly interests the EPA? mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, the 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, the EPA is requesting comments from very small businesses (those that employ less than 25) on examples of specific additional efforts that the 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 the 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:51 Jun 24, 2011 Jkt 223001 7. To ensure proper receipt by the 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. To what information collection activity or ICR does this apply? Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2011– 0371. Affected Entities: Entities potentially affected by this action as respondents are manufacturers, distributors, or importers of architectural and industrial maintenance coatings and coating components for sale or distribution in the United States, including the District of Columbia and all United States territories. Title: Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements for National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Architectural Coatings (40 CFR part 59). ICR number: EPA ICR Number 1750.06, OMB Control Number 2060– 0393. ICR status: This ICR is currently scheduled to expire on December 31, 2011. 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 the 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. Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB. Abstract: The EPA is required under section 183(e) of the Clean Air Act to regulate volatile organic compound emissions from the use of consumer and commercial products. Pursuant to section 183(e)(3), the EPA published a list of consumer and commercial products and a schedule for their regulation (60 FR 15264). Architectural and industrial maintenance coatings were included on the list, and the standards for such coatings are codified at 40 CFR part 59, subpart D. The information collection includes initial reports and periodic recordkeeping necessary for the EPA to ensure compliance with Federal standards for volatile organic compounds in PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 architectural coatings. Respondents are manufacturers, distributors, and importers of architectural coatings. Responses to the collection are mandatory under 40 CFR part 59, Subpart D—National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Architectural Coatings. All information submitted to the EPA for which a claim of confidentiality is made will be safeguarded according to the Agency policies set forth in 40 CFR part 2, Subpart B—Confidentiality of Business Information. The EPA provided notice and sought comments on the previous ICR renewal on July 25, 2008 (73 FR 43440), pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). The EPA received no comments to that notice. Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 30 hours per response. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. This includes the time needed to review instructions; develop, acquire, install, and utilize technology and systems for the purposes of collecting, validating, and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; adjust the existing ways to comply with any previously applicable instructions and requirements; 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: 500. Frequency of response: On occasion. Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: One or less per year. Estimated total annual burden hours: 14,981. Estimated total annual costs: $1,292,486. This includes $1,292,486 in labor costs and no capital investment or maintenance and operational costs. Are there changes in the estimates from the last approval? There are no changes being made to the estimates in this ICR from what the EPA estimated in the earlier renewal of this ICR. E:\FR\FM\27JNN1.SGM 27JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 123 / Monday, June 27, 2011 / Notices What is the next step in the process for this ICR? The 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, the 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: June 22, 2011. Mary E. Henigin, Acting Director, Office Sector Policies and Programs Division. [FR Doc. 2011–16034 Filed 6–24–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OECA–2010–0377; FRL–9324–6] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Solvent Extraction for Vegetable Oil Production (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (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 collection and the estimated burden and cost. DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before July 27, 2011. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing docket ID number EPA–HQ– OECA–2010–0377, to (1) EPA online using http://www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), or by e-mail to docket.oeca@epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), Environmental Protection Agency, Enforcement and Compliance Docket and Information Center, mail code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460, and (2) OMB at: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:51 Jun 24, 2011 Jkt 223001 Budget (OMB), Attention: Desk Officer for EPA, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Learia Williams, Monitoring, Assistance, and Media Programs Division, Office of Compliance, Mail Code 2223A, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564–4113; fax number: (202) 564–0050; e-mail address: williams.learia@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 June 2, 2010 (75 FR 30812), 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 number EPA–HQ–OECA–2010–0377, which is available for public viewing online at http://www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Enforcement and Compliance Docket in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. The EPA Docket Center 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 Enforcement and Compliance Docket is (202) 566–1752. 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: NESHAP for Solvent Extraction for Vegetable Oil Production (Renewal). ICR Numbers: EPA ICR Number 1947.05, OMB Control Number 2060– 0471. PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37349 ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on July 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 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 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 affected entities are subject to the General Provisions of the NESHAP at 40 CFR part 63, subpart A, and any changes, or additions to the Provisions specified at 40 CFR part 63, subpart GGGG. Owners or operators of the affected facilities must submit a one-time-only report of any physical or operational changes, initial performance tests, and periodic reports and results. Owners or operators are also required to maintain records of the occurrence and duration of any startup, shutdown, or malfunction in the operation of an affected facility, or any period during which the monitoring system is inoperative. Reports, at a minimum, are required semiannually. Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 185 hours per response. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. This includes the time needed to review instructions; develop, acquire, install, and utilize technology and systems for the purposes of collecting, validating, and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; adjust the existing ways to comply with any previously applicable instructions and requirements which have subsequently changed; train personnel to be able to respond to a collection of information; search data sources; complete and review the collection of information; and transmit or otherwise disclose the information. Respondents/Affected Entities: Owners or operators of vegetable oil production facilities. E:\FR\FM\27JNN1.SGM 27JNN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2011-0371; FRL-9425-1]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; Reporting and Recordkeeping 
Requirements for National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards 
for Architectural Coatings, EPA ICR Number 1750.06, OMB Control Number 
2060-0393

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) with changes 
to the ICR burden estimates. This ICR is scheduled to expire on 
December 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: Additional comments may be submitted on or before August 26, 
2011.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-
OAR-2011-0371 by one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.
     E-mail: a-and-r-docket@epa.gov. Include Docket ID Number 
EPA-HQ-OAR-2011-0371 in the subject line of the message.
     Fax: (202) 566-1741.
     Mail: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA Docket 
Center (EPA/DC), Air and Radiation Docket Information Center, 1200 
Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.; Mail Code: 6102T, Washington, DC 20460.
     Hand Delivery: To send comments or documents through a 
courier service, the address to use is: EPA Docket Center, Public 
Reading Room, EPA West, Room 334, 1301 Constitution Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20004. Such deliveries are accepted only during the 
Docket's normal hours of operation--8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday 
through Friday. Special arrangements should be made for deliveries of 
boxed information.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to Electronic Docket ID No. EPA-
HQ-OAR-2011-0371. 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 
to be protected through http://www.regulations.gov or e-mail. The Web 
site is an ``anonymous access'' system, which means we 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 us 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, we recommend 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 we cannot read your comment as a result 
of technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, we 
may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid 
the use of special characters or any form of encryption and be free of 
any defects or viruses. For additional information about EPA public 
docket visit the EPA Docket Center homepage at  http://www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Teal, Office of Air and Radiation, 
Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Mail Code E143-03, 
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711; telephone number: (919) 
541-5580; fax number: (919) 541-3470; e-mail address: teal.kim@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

How can I access the docket and/or submit comments?

    The EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under Docket 
ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2011-0371 which is available either electronically at 
http://www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the EPA Docket Center, 
Public Reading Room, EPA West, Room 334, 1301 Constitution Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20004. The normal business hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 
p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays. The telephone 
for the Reading Room is 202-566-1744, and the

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telephone for the Air Docket is 202-1742.
    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 particularly interests the EPA?

    Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, the 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, the EPA is requesting comments 
from very small businesses (those that employ less than 25) on examples 
of specific additional efforts that the 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 the 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 the 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.

To what information collection activity or ICR does this apply?

    Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2011-0371.
    Affected Entities: Entities potentially affected by this action as 
respondents are manufacturers, distributors, or importers of 
architectural and industrial maintenance coatings and coating 
components for sale or distribution in the United States, including the 
District of Columbia and all United States territories.
    Title: Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements for National 
Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Architectural Coatings 
(40 CFR part 59).
    ICR number: EPA ICR Number 1750.06, OMB Control Number 2060-0393.
    ICR status: This ICR is currently scheduled to expire on December 
31, 2011. 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 the 
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. Under OMB regulations, 
the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor the collection of 
information while this submission is pending at OMB.
    Abstract: The EPA is required under section 183(e) of the Clean Air 
Act to regulate volatile organic compound emissions from the use of 
consumer and commercial products. Pursuant to section 183(e)(3), the 
EPA published a list of consumer and commercial products and a schedule 
for their regulation (60 FR 15264). Architectural and industrial 
maintenance coatings were included on the list, and the standards for 
such coatings are codified at 40 CFR part 59, subpart D. The 
information collection includes initial reports and periodic 
recordkeeping necessary for the EPA to ensure compliance with Federal 
standards for volatile organic compounds in architectural coatings. 
Respondents are manufacturers, distributors, and importers of 
architectural coatings. Responses to the collection are mandatory under 
40 CFR part 59, Subpart D--National Volatile Organic Compound Emission 
Standards for Architectural Coatings. All information submitted to the 
EPA for which a claim of confidentiality is made will be safeguarded 
according to the Agency policies set forth in 40 CFR part 2, Subpart 
B--Confidentiality of Business Information.
    The EPA provided notice and sought comments on the previous ICR 
renewal on July 25, 2008 (73 FR 43440), pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). 
The EPA received no comments to that notice.
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 30 
hours per response. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial 
resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or 
disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. This 
includes the time needed to review instructions; develop, acquire, 
install, and utilize technology and systems for the purposes of 
collecting, validating, and verifying information, processing and 
maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; 
adjust the existing ways to comply with any previously applicable 
instructions and requirements; 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: 500.
    Frequency of response: On occasion.
    Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: 
One or less per year.
    Estimated total annual burden hours: 14,981.
    Estimated total annual costs: $1,292,486. This includes $1,292,486 
in labor costs and no capital investment or maintenance and operational 
costs.

Are there changes in the estimates from the last approval?

    There are no changes being made to the estimates in this ICR from 
what the EPA estimated in the earlier renewal of this ICR.

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What is the next step in the process for this ICR?

    The 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, the 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: June 22, 2011.
Mary E. Henigin,
Acting Director, Office Sector Policies and Programs Division.
[FR Doc. 2011-16034 Filed 6-24-11; 8:45 am]
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