Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Emissions Certification and Compliance Requirements for Nonroad Compression-Ignition Engines and On-Highway Heavy Duty Engines, 51151-51152 [2014-20285]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 166 / Wednesday, August 27, 2014 / Notices the general mandate in Section 612(c) that states the Administrator shall promulgate rules providing that it shall be unlawful to replace any class I or class II substance with any substitute substance which the Administrator determines may present adverse effects to human health or the environment, where the Administrator has identified an alternative to such replacement that (1) reduces the overall risk to human health and the environment; and (2) is currently or potentially available. The SNAP program, based on information collected from the manufacturers, formulators, and/or sellers of such substitutes, identifies acceptable substitutes. Responses to the collection of information are mandatory under Section 612 for anyone who sells or, in certain cases, uses substitutes for an ozone-depleting substance after April 18, 1994. Steps to protect confidentiality of information collected under the SNAP program are based on EPA’s confidentiality regulations (40 CFR 2.201 et seq.). Submitters may designate all or portions of their forms or petitions as confidential, and must substantiate their claim of confidentiality. Under CAA Section 114(c), emissions information may not be claimed as confidential. To develop the lists of acceptable and unacceptable substitutes, EPA must assess and compare ‘‘overall risks to human health and the environment’’ posed by use of substitutes in the context of particular applications. EPA requires submission of information covering a wide range of health and environmental factors, including intrinsic properties such as physical and chemical information, ozone depleting potential, global warming potential, toxicity, and flammability, and usespecific data such as substitute applications, process description, environmental release data, exposure data during use of a substitute, environmental fate and transport, and cost information. Any substitute which is a new chemical must also be submitted to EPA under the New Chemicals program under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Alternatives that will be used as sterilants must be filed jointly with EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs and with SNAP. Form Numbers: 1265–14. Respondents/affected entities: Manufacturers, importers, formulators, and processors of substitutes for ozonedepleting substances. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR 82.176). Estimated number of responses: 212 (per year). VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:44 Aug 26, 2014 Jkt 232001 Frequency of response: Annual. Total estimated burden: 6,371 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $488,007 (per year), includes $22,800 annualized startup/O&M costs. Burden estimate: For persons filing a SNAP Information Notice or petition, the reporting burden is estimated at 165 hours per year. For persons filing a TSCA/SNAP Addendum, the reporting burden is estimated at 36 hours per year. For persons filing a notification of test marketing activity, the reporting burden is estimated at 1 hour per year. For persons keeping records of use of a substitute subject to use conditions or narrowed use limits, the recordkeeping burden is estimated at 27 hours per year. For persons keeping records of a small volume use, the recordkeeping burden is estimated at 12 hours per year. Changes in the estimates: There is a decrease of 312 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. The number of SNAP Information Notice submissions each year is expected to increase during the next 3 years. Many SNAP submissions are for chemicals or blends of alternatives previously found acceptable, so while the number of submissions is expected to increase, the burden of developing supporting information for most submissions is expected to decrease because it is easier to find and review information for substitutes previously reviewed. The SNAP submission forms have been revised to improve usability and ease burden on submitters by clarifying the information necessary for review based on the specific sector(s) and end-use(s) being pursued, and by eliminating redundancy. Also, the Agency encourages the submission of electronic files, reducing burden on respondents and the Agency for processing. EPA estimates a 20% reduction in the number of respondents responsible for recordkeeping for substitutes acceptable subject to use conditions and narrowed use limits because the increased availability of alternatives decreases the need for industry to use alternatives previously listed as acceptable subject to narrowed use limits. Spencer Clark, Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 2014–20280 Filed 8–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51151 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2007–1182; FRL–9915–89– OEI] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Emissions Certification and Compliance Requirements for Nonroad Compression-Ignition Engines and OnHighway Heavy Duty Engines Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR) ‘‘Emissions Certification and Compliance Requirements for Nonroad Compression-ignition Engines and Onhighway Heavy Duty Engines’’ (EPA ICR No. 1684.18, OMB Control No. 2060– 0287), 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 August 31, 2014. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (79 FR 21916) on April 18, 2014 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 September 26, 2014. SUMMARY: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2007–1182, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov, 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, 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 with any personal information provided, unless the comment includes profanity, threats, information claimed to be CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1 51152 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 166 / Wednesday, August 27, 2014 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Nydia Yanira Reyes-Morales, EPA, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Mail Code 6405J, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202–343–9264; email address: reyesmorales.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 at www.regulations.gov or 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 further information, visit http:// www.epa.gov/dockets. Abstract: EPA collects information regarding heavy-duty on-highway engines and vehicles, nonroad compression-ignition engines, and categories 1 and 2 marine compressionignition engines (collectively referred to as ‘‘engines’’). Title II of the Clean Air Act, (42 U.S.C. 7521 et seq.; CAA), charges 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. The information collected is necessary to (1) issue certificates of compliance with emissions standards and requirements; and (2) verify compliance with various programs and regulatory provisions. 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. The emission values achieved during certification testing may also be used in the Averaging, Banking, and Trading (ABT) Program, which allows engine manufacturers to bank credits for engine families that emit below the standard and use the credits to certify engine families that emit above the standard and trade banked credits with other manufacturers. Participation in the ABT program is voluntary. The CAA 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. EPA verifies this through ‘Compliance Programs’ which include Production Line Testing (PLT), In-use Testing and Selected Enforcement Audits (SEAs). PLT, which only applies to marine engines, is a self-audit program that allows engine manufacturers to monitor VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:44 Aug 26, 2014 Jkt 232001 their products’ emissions profile with statistical certainty and minimize the cost of correcting errors through early detection. In-use testing allows manufacturers and EPA to verify compliance with emission standards throughout an engine family’s useful life. Through SEAs, EPA verifies that test data submitted by engine manufacturers is reliable and testing is performed according to EPA regulations. The Transition Program for Equipment Manufacturers (TPEM) ICR (2060–0369) was incorporated into this ICR, to consolidate compliance information requirements for nonroad compression ignition engines and equipment under a single ICR. Under TPEM, nonroad equipment manufacturers are allowed to delay compliance with Tier 4 standards for up to seven years if they comply with certain limitations, easing the impact of new emission standards on equipment manufacturers. This is achieved by allowing additional time for equipment manufacturers to redesign their products in response to changes in engine designs. Participation in the program is voluntary requires to keep records and submit annual reports. Manufacturers may assert a claim of confidentiality over information provided to EPA, which is granted in accordance with the FOIA and EPA regulations at 40 CFR Part 2. Form Numbers: HD/NR Engine Manufacturer Annual Production Report, 5900–90; AB&T Report for Heavy-duty On-highway Engines, 5900– 134; AB&T Report for Nonroad Compression Ignition Engines, 5900– 125; AB&T Report for Marine Compression-ignition Engines, Number in process; PLT Report for Marine CI CumSum, 5900–297; PLT Report for Marine CI Non-CumSum, 5900–298; TPEM Equipment Manufacturer Notification, 5900–242; TPEM Equipment Manufacturer Report, 5900– 240; TPEM Engine Manufacturer Report, 5900–241; TPEM Bond Worksheet, 5900–239; Marine CI Application for Certification, 5900–124 Respondents/affected entities: Manufacturers of nonroad compression ignition (CI) engines and equipment, manufacturers and owners of marine CI engines and on-highway heavy-duty engines; owners of heavy-duty truck fleets. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory if engine manufactures wish to sell their products in the U.S. (42 U.S.C. 7521). Participation in ABT is voluntary, but participants must submit required information. Participation in TPEM is voluntary, but participants must submit required notifications and PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 annual reports (40 CFR 1039.625 and 1039.626). If applicable to a particular engine family, compliance programs reporting is mandatory. Estimated number of respondents: 2,528 (total). Frequency of response: Quarterly, Annually, On Occasion, depending on the type of response. Total estimated burden: 201,033 hours per year. Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $33,457,421 (per year), includes $17,371,995 annualized capital or maintenance and operational costs. Changes in the estimates: There is an increase of 64,720 hours in the total estimated burden from the burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved ICR Burdens for the previous renewal. Spencer Clark, Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 2014–20285 Filed 8–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OA–2010–0757; FRL–9914–38– OEI] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Confidential Financial Disclosure Form for Special Government Employees Serving on Federal Advisory Committees at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘Confidential Financial Disclosure Form for Special Government Employees Serving on Federal Advisory Committees at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Renewal)’’ (EPA ICR No. 2260.05, OMB Control No. 2090–0029), 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 August 31, 2014. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (79 FR 35751) on June 24, 2014 during a 60day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2007-1182; FRL-9915-89-OEI]


Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; Emissions Certification and Compliance 
Requirements for Nonroad Compression-Ignition Engines and On-Highway 
Heavy Duty Engines

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an 
information collection request (ICR) ``Emissions Certification and 
Compliance Requirements for Nonroad Compression-ignition Engines and 
On-highway Heavy Duty Engines'' (EPA ICR No. 1684.18, OMB Control No. 
2060-0287), 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 August 31, 2014. Public comments were previously 
requested via the Federal Register (79 FR 21916) on April 18, 2014 
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 September 26, 
2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number Docket ID 
No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2007-1182, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov, 
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, and (2) OMB via email to 
oirasubmission@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 with any personal information provided, 
unless the comment includes profanity, threats, information claimed to 
be CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nydia Yanira Reyes-Morales, EPA, 1200 
Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Mail Code 6405J, Washington, DC 20460; 
telephone number: 202-343-9264; 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 at 
www.regulations.gov or 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 further information, visit 
http://www.epa.gov/dockets.
    Abstract: EPA collects information regarding heavy-duty on-highway 
engines and vehicles, nonroad compression-ignition engines, and 
categories 1 and 2 marine compression-ignition engines (collectively 
referred to as ``engines''). Title II of the Clean Air Act, (42 U.S.C. 
7521 et seq.; CAA), charges 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. The information collected is necessary to (1) issue 
certificates of compliance with emissions standards and requirements; 
and (2) verify compliance with various programs and regulatory 
provisions. 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.
    The emission values achieved during certification testing may also 
be used in the Averaging, Banking, and Trading (ABT) Program, which 
allows engine manufacturers to bank credits for engine families that 
emit below the standard and use the credits to certify engine families 
that emit above the standard and trade banked credits with other 
manufacturers. Participation in the ABT program is voluntary.
    The CAA 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. EPA verifies this through `Compliance 
Programs' which include Production Line Testing (PLT), In-use Testing 
and Selected Enforcement Audits (SEAs). PLT, which only applies to 
marine engines, is a self-audit program that allows engine 
manufacturers to monitor their products' emissions profile with 
statistical certainty and minimize the cost of correcting errors 
through early detection. In-use testing allows manufacturers and EPA to 
verify compliance with emission standards throughout an engine family's 
useful life. Through SEAs, EPA verifies that test data submitted by 
engine manufacturers is reliable and testing is performed according to 
EPA regulations.
    The Transition Program for Equipment Manufacturers (TPEM) ICR 
(2060-0369) was incorporated into this ICR, to consolidate compliance 
information requirements for nonroad compression ignition engines and 
equipment under a single ICR. Under TPEM, nonroad equipment 
manufacturers are allowed to delay compliance with Tier 4 standards for 
up to seven years if they comply with certain limitations, easing the 
impact of new emission standards on equipment manufacturers. This is 
achieved by allowing additional time for equipment manufacturers to 
redesign their products in response to changes in engine designs. 
Participation in the program is voluntary requires to keep records and 
submit annual reports.
    Manufacturers may assert a claim of confidentiality over 
information provided to EPA, which is granted in accordance with the 
FOIA and EPA regulations at 40 CFR Part 2.
    Form Numbers: HD/NR Engine Manufacturer Annual Production Report, 
5900-90; AB&T Report for Heavy-duty On-highway Engines, 5900-134; AB&T 
Report for Nonroad Compression Ignition Engines, 5900-125; AB&T Report 
for Marine Compression-ignition Engines, Number in process; PLT Report 
for Marine CI CumSum, 5900-297; PLT Report for Marine CI Non-CumSum, 
5900-298; TPEM Equipment Manufacturer Notification, 5900-242; TPEM 
Equipment Manufacturer Report, 5900-240; TPEM Engine Manufacturer 
Report, 5900-241; TPEM Bond Worksheet, 5900-239; Marine CI Application 
for Certification, 5900-124
    Respondents/affected entities: Manufacturers of nonroad compression 
ignition (CI) engines and equipment, manufacturers and owners of marine 
CI engines and on-highway heavy-duty engines; owners of heavy-duty 
truck fleets.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory if engine 
manufactures wish to sell their products in the U.S. (42 U.S.C. 7521). 
Participation in ABT is voluntary, but participants must submit 
required information. Participation in TPEM is voluntary, but 
participants must submit required notifications and annual reports (40 
CFR 1039.625 and 1039.626). If applicable to a particular engine 
family, compliance programs reporting is mandatory.
    Estimated number of respondents: 2,528 (total).
    Frequency of response: Quarterly, Annually, On Occasion, depending 
on the type of response.
    Total estimated burden: 201,033 hours per year. Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $33,457,421 (per year), includes $17,371,995 
annualized capital or maintenance and operational costs.
    Changes in the estimates: There is an increase of 64,720 hours in 
the total estimated burden from the burden currently identified in the 
OMB Inventory of Approved ICR Burdens for the previous renewal.

Spencer Clark,
Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2014-20285 Filed 8-26-14; 8:45 am]
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