Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Emissions Certification and Compliance Requirements for Locomotives and Locomotive Engines (Renewal), 69450-69451 [2012-28087]

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VerDate Mar<15>2010 ER13–64–000 ER13–65–000 ER13–67–000 ER13–68–000 ER13–127–000 ER13–75–000 14:04 Nov 16, 2012 Jkt 229001 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2007–1184; FRL–9753–1] Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Emissions Certification and Compliance Requirements for Locomotives and Locomotive Engines (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: Notice. The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘Emissions Certification and Compliance Requirements for Locomotives and Locomotive Engines (Renewal).’’ (EPA ICR No. 1800–07, OMB Control No. 2060–0392) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through February 28, 2013. 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. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 18, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OAR–2007–1184 online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to a-and-rDocket@epa.gov or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes profanity, threats, information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nydia Yanira Reyes-Morales, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Mail Code 6403J, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202–343–9264; fax number: 202–343–2804; email address: reyes-morales.nydia@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supporting documents which explain in detail the information that the EPA will be collecting are available in the public docket for this ICR. The docket can be viewed online at www.regulations.gov or in person at the EPA Docket Center, EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The telephone number for the Docket Center is 202–566–1744. For additional information about EPA’s public docket, visit http://www.epa.gov/ dockets. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19NON1.SGM 19NON1 pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 223 / Monday, November 19, 2012 / Notices Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, EPA is soliciting 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. 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. At that time, EPA will issue another Federal Register notice to announce the submission of the ICR to OMB and the opportunity to submit additional comments to OMB. Abstract: Title II of the Clean Air Act, (42 U.S.C. 7521 et seq.; CAA), charges the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with issuing certificates of conformity for those engines that comply with applicable emission standards. Such a certificate must be issued before engines may be legally introduced into commerce. Under this ICR, EPA collects information necessary to (1) issue certificates of compliance with emission statements, and (2) verify compliance with various programs and regulatory provisions pertaining to locomotives, locomotive engines, and locomotive remanufacturing kits (collectively referred to here as ‘‘engines’’ for simplicity). To apply for a certificate of conformity, manufacturers are required to submit descriptions of their planned production engines, including detailed descriptions of emission control systems and test data. This information is organized by ‘‘engine family’’ groups expected to have similar emission characteristics. There are recordkeeping requirements. Those manufacturers electing to participate in the Averaging, Banking and Trading (AB&T) Program are also required to submit information regarding the calculation, actual generation and usage of credits in an initial report, end-of-the-year report and final report. These reports are used for certification and enforcement purposes. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:04 Nov 16, 2012 Jkt 229001 Manufacturers must maintain records for eight years on the engine families included in the AB&T Program. The Act also mandates EPA to verify that manufacturers have successfully translated their certified prototypes into mass produced engines, and that these engines comply with emission standards throughout their useful lives. Under the Production Line Testing Program (‘‘PLT Program’’), manufacturers are required to test a sample of engines as they leave the assembly line. This self-audit program allows manufacturers to monitor compliance with statistical certainty and minimize the cost of correcting errors through early detection. A similar audit program exists for the installation of locomotive remanufacturing kits. Inuse testing allows manufacturers and EPA to verify compliance with emission standards throughout the locomotive’s useful life. Through Selected Enforcement Audits, (SEAs), EPA verifies that test data submitted by engine manufacturers is reliable and testing is performed according to EPA regulations. The information requested is collected by the Diesel Engine Compliance Center (DECC), Compliance Division (CD), Office of Transportation and Air Quality, Office of Air and Radiation, EPA. Besides DECC and CD, this information could be used by the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance and the Department of Justice for enforcement purposes. Nonconfidential business information submitted by respondents to this information collection may be disclosed over the Internet. That information is used by trade associations, environmental groups, and the public. Under this ICR, most of the information is collected in electronic format and stored in CD’s databases. Form Numbers: 5900–125 (ABT template); 5900–135 (PLT/Installation Audit template), 5900–90 (Annual Production Report template) Respondents/affected entities: Respondents are manufacturers of nonroad equipment and engines within the following North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes: 333618 (Other Engine Equipment Manufacturing), 336510 (Railroad Rolling Stock manufacturing), and 482111 (Line-haul Railroads). Respondent’s obligation to respond: Manufacturers must respond to this collection if they wish to sell their locomotives, locomotive engines and locomotive remanufacturing kits in the US, as prescribed by Section 206(a) of the CAA (42 U.S.C. 7521) and 40 CFR Part 1033. Certification reporting is PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 69451 mandatory (Section 206(a) of CAA (42 U.S.C. 7521) and 40 CFR Part 1033, Subpart C). PLT/Installation Audit reporting is mandatory (Section 206(b)(1) of CAA and 40 CFR Part 1033, Subpart D). Participation in ABT is voluntary, but once a manufacturer has elected to participate, it must submit the required information (40 CFR Part 1033, Subpart H). In-Use reporting is mandatory (40 CFR Part 1033, Subpart F). Estimated number of respondents: 10 (total). Frequency of response: Quarterly, Annually, On Occasion, depending on the program. Total estimated burden: 21,129 hours per year. Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b) Total estimated cost: Estimated total annual costs: $2,349,724 (per year), includes an estimated $1,365,299 annualized capital or maintenance and operational costs. Changes in Estimates: To date, there are no changes in the number of hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with that identified in the ICR currently approved by OMB. However, EPA is evaluating information that may lead to a change in the estimates. After EPA has evaluated this information, estimates may rise due to an increase in the number of respondents. Dated: November 8, 2012. Byron J. Bunker, Acting Director, Compliance Division, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, Office of Air and Radiation. [FR Doc. 2012–28087 Filed 11–16–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OECA–2009–0494; FRL–9752–9] Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Tips and Complaints Regarding Environmental Violations Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘Tips and Complaints Regarding Environmental Violations’’ (EPA ICR No. 2219.04, OMB Control No. 2020– 0032) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19NON1.SGM 19NON1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2007-1184; FRL-9753-1]


Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; 
Emissions Certification and Compliance Requirements for Locomotives and 
Locomotive Engines (Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an 
information collection request (ICR), ``Emissions Certification and 
Compliance Requirements for Locomotives and Locomotive Engines 
(Renewal).'' (EPA ICR No. 1800-07, OMB Control No. 2060-0392) to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). 
Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects 
of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a 
proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through 
February 28, 2013. 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.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 18, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-
2007-1184 online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by 
email to a-and-r-Docket@epa.gov or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, 
Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania 
Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460.
    EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in the 
public docket without change including any personal information 
provided, unless the comment includes profanity, threats, information 
claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other 
information whose disclosure is restricted by statute.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nydia Yanira Reyes-Morales, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Mail 
Code 6403J, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202-343-9264; fax 
number: 202-343-2804; email address: reyes-morales.nydia@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supporting documents which explain in detail 
the information that the EPA will be collecting are available in the 
public docket for this ICR. The docket can be viewed online at 
www.regulations.gov or in person at the EPA Docket Center, EPA West, 
Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The telephone 
number for the Docket Center is 202-566-1744. For additional 
information about EPA's public docket, visit http://www.epa.gov/dockets.

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    Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, EPA is soliciting 
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. 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. At that time, EPA will issue another Federal Register notice 
to announce the submission of the ICR to OMB and the opportunity to 
submit additional comments to OMB. Abstract: Title II of the Clean Air 
Act, (42 U.S.C. 7521 et seq.; CAA), charges the Environmental 
Protection Agency (EPA) with issuing certificates of conformity for 
those engines that comply with applicable emission standards. Such a 
certificate must be issued before engines may be legally introduced 
into commerce. Under this ICR, EPA collects information necessary to 
(1) issue certificates of compliance with emission statements, and (2) 
verify compliance with various programs and regulatory provisions 
pertaining to locomotives, locomotive engines, and locomotive 
remanufacturing kits (collectively referred to here as ``engines'' for 
simplicity). To apply for a certificate of conformity, manufacturers 
are required to submit descriptions of their planned production 
engines, including detailed descriptions of emission control systems 
and test data. This information is organized by ``engine family'' 
groups expected to have similar emission characteristics. There are 
recordkeeping requirements. Those manufacturers electing to participate 
in the Averaging, Banking and Trading (AB&T) Program are also required 
to submit information regarding the calculation, actual generation and 
usage of credits in an initial report, end-of-the-year report and final 
report. These reports are used for certification and enforcement 
purposes. Manufacturers must maintain records for eight years on the 
engine families included in the AB&T Program.
    The Act also mandates EPA to verify that manufacturers have 
successfully translated their certified prototypes into mass produced 
engines, and that these engines comply with emission standards 
throughout their useful lives. Under the Production Line Testing 
Program (``PLT Program''), manufacturers are required to test a sample 
of engines as they leave the assembly line. This self-audit program 
allows manufacturers to monitor compliance with statistical certainty 
and minimize the cost of correcting errors through early detection. A 
similar audit program exists for the installation of locomotive 
remanufacturing kits. In-use testing allows manufacturers and EPA to 
verify compliance with emission standards throughout the locomotive's 
useful life. Through Selected Enforcement Audits, (SEAs), EPA verifies 
that test data submitted by engine manufacturers is reliable and 
testing is performed according to EPA regulations.
    The information requested is collected by the Diesel Engine 
Compliance Center (DECC), Compliance Division (CD), Office of 
Transportation and Air Quality, Office of Air and Radiation, EPA. 
Besides DECC and CD, this information could be used by the Office of 
Enforcement and Compliance Assurance and the Department of Justice for 
enforcement purposes. Non-confidential business information submitted 
by respondents to this information collection may be disclosed over the 
Internet. That information is used by trade associations, environmental 
groups, and the public. Under this ICR, most of the information is 
collected in electronic format and stored in CD's databases.
    Form Numbers: 5900-125 (ABT template); 5900-135 (PLT/Installation 
Audit template), 5900-90 (Annual Production Report template)
    Respondents/affected entities: Respondents are manufacturers of 
nonroad equipment and engines within the following North American 
Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes: 333618 (Other Engine 
Equipment Manufacturing), 336510 (Railroad Rolling Stock 
manufacturing), and 482111 (Line-haul Railroads).
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Manufacturers must respond to 
this collection if they wish to sell their locomotives, locomotive 
engines and locomotive remanufacturing kits in the US, as prescribed by 
Section 206(a) of the CAA (42 U.S.C. 7521) and 40 CFR Part 1033. 
Certification reporting is mandatory (Section 206(a) of CAA (42 U.S.C. 
7521) and 40 CFR Part 1033, Subpart C). PLT/Installation Audit 
reporting is mandatory (Section 206(b)(1) of CAA and 40 CFR Part 1033, 
Subpart D). Participation in ABT is voluntary, but once a manufacturer 
has elected to participate, it must submit the required information (40 
CFR Part 1033, Subpart H). In-Use reporting is mandatory (40 CFR Part 
1033, Subpart F).
    Estimated number of respondents: 10 (total).
    Frequency of response: Quarterly, Annually, On Occasion, depending 
on the program.
    Total estimated burden: 21,129 hours per year. Burden is defined at 
5 CFR 1320.03(b)
    Total estimated cost: Estimated total annual costs: $2,349,724 (per 
year), includes an estimated $1,365,299 annualized capital or 
maintenance and operational costs.
    Changes in Estimates: To date, there are no changes in the number 
of hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with that 
identified in the ICR currently approved by OMB. However, EPA is 
evaluating information that may lead to a change in the estimates. 
After EPA has evaluated this information, estimates may rise due to an 
increase in the number of respondents.

    Dated: November 8, 2012.
Byron J. Bunker,
Acting Director, Compliance Division, Office of Transportation and Air 
Quality, Office of Air and Radiation.
[FR Doc. 2012-28087 Filed 11-16-12; 8:45 am]
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