Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Information Collection Activities Associated With SmartWay Transport Partnership, 7181-7183 [2014-02575]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 25 / Thursday, February 6, 2014 / Notices Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Geanetta Heard, Fuels Compliance Center, 6406J, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202–343–9017; fax number: 202–565–2085; email address: heard.geanetta@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, WJC 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. 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: With this information collection request (ICR), we are seeking permission to accept production outlook reports from domestic or foreign renewable fuel producers who are not currently regulated parties under the RFS2 program. The respondents for this ICR are not regulated parties under the RFS2 program and are therefore, not required to register or report under the RFS2 regulations. Submission of VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:18 Feb 05, 2014 Jkt 232001 production outlook information to EPA under this ICR will be on a voluntary basis. The information that respondents provide will allow EPA to more accurately project cellulosic biofuel volumes for the following calendar year, and these volume projections will form the basis of the percentage standards EPA sets under the RFS2 program. Without information from these respondents, EPA’s volume projections are more likely to fall below actual projection volumes. Under such circumstances, actual supply for cellulosic biofuel will exceed the demand created by the standards EPA sets, and the value of cellulosic biofuel Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) will fall. RINs are marketable credits that correspond to a given volume of renewable fuel. Since RIN market price directly affects the economic viability of cellulosic biofuel production, low RIN prices could present economic difficulties to producers. Thus, it is in the interests of these respondents to provide this information to EPA, as doing so could ensure that the market price of RINs appropriately reflects the value of their cellulosic biofuel. This information also serves a more general program purpose, because it will assist EPA in setting the annual RFS2 standards more accurately for biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel, and total renewable fuel. Compiling this information may also assist respondents with their planning and compliance activities. We believe that many parties would wish to submit this information in order to receive better assistance in understanding and complying with the RFS2 regulations. Form Numbers: 5900–283 (RFS2 0900 Production Outlook Report). Respondents/affected entities: 35. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Voluntary. Estimated number of respondents: 35 (total). Frequency of response: Yearly. Total estimated burden: 140 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $16,100 (per year), includes no annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in Estimates: There is no increase of hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. The respondent universe and responses also remained the same in this collection. There was in increase in cost to the industry of $6,160 per year due to better numbers used to calculate the industry burden and to account for inflation. PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7181 Dated: January 28, 2014. Byron Bunker, Director, Compliance Division, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, Office of Air and Radiation. [FR Doc. 2014–02571 Filed 2–5–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2007–0482; FRL 9906–28– OAR] Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Information Collection Activities Associated With SmartWay Transport Partnership Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘Information Collection Activities Associated with SmartWay Transport Partnership’’ (EPA ICR No. 2265.02, OMB Control No. 2060–0663 to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (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 May 31, 2014. 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 April 7, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OAR–2007–0482 online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to smartway_ transport@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: Patty Klavon, U.S. Environmental SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM 06FEN1 7182 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 25 / Thursday, February 6, 2014 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Protection Agency, 2000 Traverwood Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48105; telephone number: 734–214–4476; Fax: 734–214– 4052; email address: klavon.patty@ 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, WJC West Building, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20004. 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. 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: The EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation (OAR) developed the SmartWay Transport Partnership (‘‘SmartWay’’) 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:18 Feb 05, 2014 Jkt 232001 partnerships between government and industry. SmartWay is open to organizations that own, operate, or contract with fleet operations, including truck and multimodal carriers, logistics companies, and shippers. 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 join as SmartWay Affiliates. All organizations that join SmartWay are asked to provide EPA with information as part of their SmartWay registration to annually benchmark their transportation-related operations and improve the environmental performance of their freight activities. A company joins SmartWay when it completes and submits a SmartWay Excel-based Partnership tool (‘‘reporting tool’’) to EPA. The data outputs from the submitted tool are used by Partners and SmartWay in several ways. First, the data provides confirmation that SmartWay Partners are meeting established objectives as in their Partnership Agreement. The reporting tool outputs enable EPA to assist SmartWay Partners in adjusting their commitments, as appropriate, and to update them with environmental performance and technology information that empower them to improve their efficiency. This 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 annual transportation-related data, EPA may ask its SmartWay Partners for other kinds of information which could include opinions and test data on the effectiveness of new and emerging technology applications, sales volumes associated with SmartWayrecommended vehicle equipment and technologies, the reach and value of partnering with EPA through the SmartWay Partnership, and awareness of the SmartWay brand. In some instances, EPA might query other freight industry representatives (not just SmartWay Partners), including trade and professional associations, nonprofit environmental groups, energy, and community organizations, and universities, and a small sampling of the general public. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/Affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this action include private and public PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Voluntary. Estimated number of Program respondents: 3,961. Frequency of response: The information collections described in this ICR must be completed in order for an organization to register as or continue its status as a SmartWay Partner, to become a SmartWay Affiliate, to use the SmartWay logo on an EPA-designated tractor or trailer, or to be considered for a SmartWay Excellence Award. Total estimated burden: The annual burden for this collection of information that all Respondent Partners incur is estimated to average 11,504 hours with a projected annual aggregate cost of $628,477. The annual burden for this collection of information that federal agency respondents incur is estimated to average 4,332 hours with a projected annual aggregate cost of $160,292. This ICR estimates that approximately 2,901 Respondent partners will incur burden associated with SmartWay in the first year, with a growth of 314 Partners per year projected into the future. The estimated average burden time per Respondent is 2.90 hours annually. This is an average across all SmartWay Partners, regardless of whether they are Affiliates, shippers, carriers, or logistics companies. The average also includes 150 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 E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM 06FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 25 / Thursday, February 6, 2014 / Notices information; search data sources; complete and review the collection of information; and transmit or otherwise disclose the information. Total Estimated Cost: The total annual cost to all Respondent Partners is $628,477. The total annual cost to federal agency respondents is $160,292. Changes in estimates: There is an increase of 3,203 hours in the total estimated Respondent Partner burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. This increase reflects the following adjustments and program changes: (1) Adjustments associated with increased interest in SmartWay, and thus, an increase in new annual Respondents and applications for the SmartWay Excellence Award, as well as robust Program retention practices, leading to increased number of Respondent partners reporting annually; (2) Increased burden associated with the SmartWay Tractor & Trailer program; and, (3) Reduced burden due to EPA’s streamlined Partnership Annual Agreement process. Dated: January 29, 2014. Karl Simon, Director, Transportation Climate Division, Office of Transportation and Air Quality. [FR Doc. 2014–02575 Filed 2–5–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OECA–2013–0325; FRL–9906– 26–OEI] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Benzene Emission From Benzene Storage Vessels and Coke By-Product Recovery Plants (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘NESHAP for Benzene Emission From Benzene Storage Vessels and Coke By-Product Recovery Plants (40 CFR part 61, subparts L and Y) (Renewal)’’ (EPA ICR No. 1080.14, OMB Control No. 2060– 0185), 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). This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through April 30, 2014. Public comments were mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:18 Feb 05, 2014 Jkt 232001 previously requested via the Federal Register (78 FR 35023) on June 11, 2013 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. 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: Additional comments may be submitted on or before March 10, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA– HQ–OECA–2013–0325, to: (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), or by email to docket.oeca@epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460, and (2) OMB via email to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. Address comments to OMB Desk Officer for EPA. 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: Learia Williams, Monitoring, Assistance, and Media Programs Division, Office of Compliance, Mail Code 2227A, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564–4113; fax number: (202) 564–0050; email address: williams.learia@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, WJC 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. Abstract: The affected entities are subject to the General Provisions of the NESHAP at 40 CFR part 61, subpart A, and to the provisions at 40 CFR part 61, subparts L and Y. Owners or operators of the affected facilities must submit a one-time-only report of any physical or operational changes, initial performance PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 7183 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 are required quarterly or semiannually at a minimum. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Owners or operators of benzene storage vessels and coke by-product recovery plants. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR part 61, subparts L and Y). Estimated number of respondents: 21 (total). Frequency of response: Semiannually and occasionally. Total estimated burden: 3,193 hours (per year). ‘‘Burden’’ is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b). Total estimated cost: $312,347 (per year), which also includes no annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in the Estimates: There is an increase in burden from the mostrecently approved ICR. This increase is not due to any program changes; it is the result of adding the labor burden associated with subpart Y. The mostrecently approved ICR only reflected the burden associated with subpart L, while this ICR reflects the total burden associated with subparts L and Y. For subpart L, note that the labor burden between this ICR and the mostrecently approved ICR is virtually identical (there is a one-hour increase, but it is due to differences in rounding). There is an increase in Respondent and Agency burden costs, however. This increase is due to the use of updated labor rates. This ICR references labor rates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to calculate respondent burden costs and references labor rates from OPM to calculate Agency burden costs. John Moses, Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 2014–02537 Filed 2–5–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM 06FEN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2007-0482; FRL 9906-28-OAR]


Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; 
Information Collection Activities Associated With SmartWay Transport 
Partnership

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to 
submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Information 
Collection Activities Associated with SmartWay Transport Partnership'' 
(EPA ICR No. 2265.02, OMB Control No. 2060-0663 to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with 
the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (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 May 31, 2014. 
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 April 7, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-
2007-0482 online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by 
email to smartway_transport@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: Patty Klavon, U.S. Environmental

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Protection Agency, 2000 Traverwood Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48105; 
telephone number: 734-214-4476; Fax: 734-214-4052; email address: 
klavon.patty@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, WJC West 
Building, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20004. 
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.
    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: The EPA's Office of Air and Radiation (OAR) developed the 
SmartWay Transport Partnership (``SmartWay'') 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.
    SmartWay is open to organizations that own, operate, or contract 
with fleet operations, including truck and multi-modal carriers, 
logistics companies, and shippers. 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 join as SmartWay Affiliates. All 
organizations that join SmartWay are asked to provide EPA with 
information as part of their SmartWay registration to annually 
benchmark their transportation-related operations and improve the 
environmental performance of their freight activities.
    A company joins SmartWay when it completes and submits a SmartWay 
Excel-based Partnership tool (``reporting tool'') to EPA. The data 
outputs from the submitted tool are used by Partners and SmartWay in 
several ways. First, the data provides confirmation that SmartWay 
Partners are meeting established objectives as in their Partnership 
Agreement. The reporting tool outputs enable EPA to assist SmartWay 
Partners in adjusting their commitments, as appropriate, and to update 
them with environmental performance and technology information that 
empower them to improve their efficiency. This 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 annual transportation-related data, EPA 
may ask its SmartWay Partners for other kinds of information which 
could include opinions and test data on the effectiveness of new and 
emerging technology applications, sales volumes associated with 
SmartWay-recommended vehicle equipment and technologies, the reach and 
value of partnering with EPA through the SmartWay Partnership, and 
awareness of the SmartWay brand. In some instances, EPA might query 
other freight industry representatives (not just SmartWay Partners), 
including trade and professional associations, nonprofit environmental 
groups, energy, and community organizations, and universities, and a 
small sampling of the general public.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/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.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Voluntary.
    Estimated number of Program respondents: 3,961.
    Frequency of response: The information collections described in 
this ICR must be completed in order for an organization to register as 
or continue its status as a SmartWay Partner, to become a SmartWay 
Affiliate, to use the SmartWay logo on an EPA-designated tractor or 
trailer, or to be considered for a SmartWay Excellence Award.
    Total estimated burden: The annual burden for this collection of 
information that all Respondent Partners incur is estimated to average 
11,504 hours with a projected annual aggregate cost of $628,477. The 
annual burden for this collection of information that federal agency 
respondents incur is estimated to average 4,332 hours with a projected 
annual aggregate cost of $160,292.
    This ICR estimates that approximately 2,901 Respondent partners 
will incur burden associated with SmartWay in the first year, with a 
growth of 314 Partners per year projected into the future. The 
estimated average burden time per Respondent is 2.90 hours annually. 
This is an average across all SmartWay Partners, regardless of whether 
they are Affiliates, shippers, carriers, or logistics companies. The 
average also includes 150 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

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information; search data sources; complete and review the collection of 
information; and transmit or otherwise disclose the information.
    Total Estimated Cost: The total annual cost to all Respondent 
Partners is $628,477. The total annual cost to federal agency 
respondents is $160,292.
    Changes in estimates: There is an increase of 3,203 hours in the 
total estimated Respondent Partner burden compared with the ICR 
currently approved by OMB. This increase reflects the following 
adjustments and program changes:
    (1) Adjustments associated with increased interest in SmartWay, and 
thus, an increase in new annual Respondents and applications for the 
SmartWay Excellence Award, as well as robust Program retention 
practices, leading to increased number of Respondent partners reporting 
annually;
    (2) Increased burden associated with the SmartWay Tractor & Trailer 
program; and,
    (3) Reduced burden due to EPA's streamlined Partnership Annual 
Agreement process.

    Dated: January 29, 2014.
Karl Simon,
Director, Transportation Climate Division, Office of Transportation and 
Air Quality.
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