Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Reformulated Gasoline Commingling Provisions (Renewal), 84577-84578 [2016-28260]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 226 / Wednesday, November 23, 2016 / Notices Pursuant to Clean Air Act (CAA or Act), the EPA Administrator signed an Order, dated September 14, 2016, denying a petition to object to a CAA title V operating permit proposed by the Clean Air Branch, Environmental Management Division, Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH) for the Hu Honua Bioenergy Facility, LLC (Hu Honua) in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. The Order constitutes a final action on the petition submitted by the Law Office of Marc Chytilo, on behalf of Preserve Pepeekeo Health & Environment (Petitioner), on September 15, 2014 (Petition). A petitioner may seek judicial review in the United States Court of Appeals for the appropriate circuit of those portions of the petition which EPA denied. Any petition for review shall be filed within 60 days from the date this notice appears in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: Copies of the Order, the Petition, and all pertinent information relating thereto are on file at the following location: EPA Region 9; Air Division; 75 Hawthorne Street; San Francisco, California 94105. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gerardo Rios, Section Chief, Air Permits Office, EPA Region 9, at (415) 972–3974 or rios.gerardo@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The CAA affords the EPA a 45-day period to review and, as appropriate, the authority to object to operating permits proposed by state permitting authorities under title V of the CAA, 42 U.S.C. 7661–7661f. Section 505(b)(2) of the CAA and 40 CFR 70.8(d) authorize any person to petition the EPA Administrator to object to a title V operating permit within 60 days after the expiration of the EPA’s 45-day review period if the EPA has not objected on its own initiative. Petitions must be based only on objections to the permit that were raised with reasonable specificity during the public comment period provided by the state, unless the petitioner demonstrates that it was impracticable to raise these issues during the comment period or the grounds for the issues arose after this period. On September 15, 2014, the EPA received a Petition dated September 13, 2014, pursuant to section 505(b)(2) of the CAA, 42 U.S.C. 7661d(b)(2), and 40 CFR 70.8(d). The Petition requested that the EPA object to the title V operating permit proposed on March 14, 2014 by HDOH, for the Hu Honua Bioenergy Facility, which is an electricity generating facility that consists primarily of a single biomass-fired steam boiler. On February 18, 2016, HDOH issued a final permit for Hu mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:04 Nov 22, 2016 Jkt 241001 Honua, identified as Amendment of Covered Source Permit Number 0724– 01–C, pursuant to Hawaii’s Administrative Rules at Title 11, Chapter 60.1, Air Pollution Control. The Petitioner requested that EPA object to the above referenced permit based on the following ten claims: (1) HDOH has failed to satisfy the public participation requirements of the Act, title V regulations, and state law; (2) permit limitations for criteria pollutants are not practically enforceable; (3) emissions limitations for hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) are not federally or practically enforceable; (4) emissions factors for HAPs are unacceptable; (5) the permit does not explicitly preclude affirmative defenses; (6) the monitoring report requirements are not practically enforceable; (7) there is no requirement for monitoring, recording, and reporting flow meter data; (8) special condition E6 concerning semi-annual reporting is ambiguous; (9) the permit fails to address greenhouse gas emissions; and (10) HDOH failed to estimate emissions from malfunction or upset conditions. On September 14, 2016, the Administrator issued an Order denying each of the claims raised in the Petition. The Order explains the EPA’s rationale for denying the petition. No modification or replacement of the above referenced permit is required as a result of this Order. Dated: November 3, 2016. Elizabeth Adams, Acting Director, Air Division, Region IX. [FR Doc. 2016–28268 Filed 11–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2016–0385; FRL–9955–44] FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Notice of Rescheduled Public Meeting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Agency is issuing this notice to reschedule the 4-day meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) to consider and review a set of scientific issues being evaluated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding EPA’s evaluation of the carcinogenic potential of glyphosate, a non-selective, phosphonomethyl amino acid herbicide registered to control weeds in various agricultural and non-agricultural settings. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 84577 The meeting will be held on December 13–16, 2016, from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Environmental Protection Agency, Conference Center, Lobby Level, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA 22202. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven M. Knott, DFO, Office of Science Coordination and Policy (7201M), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (202) 564–0103; email address: knott.steven@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Background The Agency is issuing this notice to reschedule the 4-day meeting of the FIFRA SAP to consider and review a set of scientific issues being evaluated by EPA regarding EPA’s evaluation of the carcinogenic potential of glyphosate, a non-selective, phosphonomethyl amino acid herbicide registered to control weeds in various agricultural and nonagricultural settings. The meeting was originally scheduled for October 18–21, 2016 as announced in the Federal Register on July 26, 2016 (81 FR 48794) (FRL 9949–22). The new meeting dates are December 13–16, 2016. For additional information, please visit the public docket for this meeting at http:// www.regulations.gov (Docket number EPA–HQ–OPP–2016–0385), the FIFRA SAP Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sap or contact the Designated Federal Official (DFO) listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 136 et. seq.; 21 U.S.C. 301 et seq. Dated: November 17, 2016. Laura Bailey, Acting Director, Office of Science Coordination and Policy. [FR Doc. 2016–28270 Filed 11–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2006–0745; FRL–9955–55– OAR] Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Reformulated Gasoline Commingling Provisions (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23NON1.SGM 23NON1 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 84578 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 226 / Wednesday, November 23, 2016 / Notices information collection request (ICR), ‘‘Reformulated Gasoline Commingling Provisions’’ (EPA ICR No 2228.05, OMB Control No. 2060–0587 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 renewal of the ICR, which is currently approved through December 31, 2016. 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 23, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OAR–2006–0745, online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), 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: 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:04 Nov 22, 2016 Jkt 241001 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), the Office of Air and Radiation (OAR) is seeking permission to accept notifications from gasoline retailers and wholesale purchaser-consumers related to commingling of ethanol blended and non-ethanol-blended reformulated gasoline (RFG) under § 1513 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct) and 40 CFR 80.78(a)(8)(ii)(B); and to provide for a compliance option whereby a retailer or wholesale purchaserconsumer may demonstrate compliance via test results under § 80.78(a)(8)(iii)(A). These provisions are designed to grant compliance flexibility. Parties were first subject to this recordkeeping and reporting on June 1, 2006. Section 1513 of the EPAct addresses the combining of ethanol-blended RFG with non-ethanol-blended RFG. This provision amended the Clean Air Act (CAA) to add a new § 211(s) providing retail outlets two ten-day opportunities during a single VOC-control season to blend batches of ethanol-blended and non-ethanol- blended RFG. Under this new section, retail outlets are allowed to sell non-ethanol-blended RFG which has been combined with ethanol blended RFG under certain conditions. Form Numbers: No. Respondents/Affected Entities: Gasoline Stations, Gasoline stations with convenience stores, Gasoline stations without convenience stores Respondent’s Obligation to Respond: mandatory Section 114 and 208 of the Clean Air Act (CAA), 42 U.S.C. 7414 and 7542 Estimated Number of Respondents: 39,165 (total). Frequency of Response: Annually PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total Estimated Burden: 19,116 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b) Total Estimated Cost: $344,093 (per year), includes $0 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in Estimates: The change in burden from the prior ICR is due in part to better numbers extracted from business and industry economic statistics that assisted in calculating the numbers of respondents. These better numbers reduced the party size by 5,750 members. The number of responses also declined from 84,050 to 76,465, a difference of 7,585 reports, which reduced the industry burden hours from 21,013 hours to 19,116 hours, a difference of 1,897 hours. With the decline of respondents, burden hours and responses, the cost associated with this ICR is $344,093 a difference of $13,128 calculated from the prior collection approved by OMB. Dated: November 16, 2016. Byron Bunker, Director, Compliance Division, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, Office of Air and Radiation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. [FR Doc. 2016–28260 Filed 11–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL9955–57–ORD] Federal Interagency Steering Committee on Multimedia Environmental Modeling U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: The annual public meeting of the Federal Interagency Steering Committee on Multimedia Environmental Modeling (ISCMEM) will convene to discuss developments in environmental modeling applications, tools and frameworks, as well as new operational initiatives among the participating agencies. The meeting this year will emphasize collaboration. DATES: December 14, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Arlington, VA. ADDRESSES: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Inquiries and notice of intent to attend the meeting may be emailed to: Brenda Rashleigh, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 27 Tarzwell Drive, Narragansett, RI 02881, 401–782–3014, Rashleigh.brenda@epa.gov. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23NON1.SGM 23NON1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2006-0745; FRL-9955-55-OAR]


Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; 
Reformulated Gasoline Commingling Provisions (Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to 
submit an

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information collection request (ICR), ``Reformulated Gasoline 
Commingling Provisions'' (EPA ICR No 2228.05, OMB Control No. 2060-0587 
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 
renewal of the ICR, which is currently approved through December 31, 
2016. 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 23, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-
2006-0745, online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), 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: 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), the 
Office of Air and Radiation (OAR) is seeking permission to accept 
notifications from gasoline retailers and wholesale purchaser-consumers 
related to commingling of ethanol blended and non-ethanol-blended 
reformulated gasoline (RFG) under Sec.  1513 of the Energy Policy Act 
of 2005 (EPAct) and 40 CFR 80.78(a)(8)(ii)(B); and to provide for a 
compliance option whereby a retailer or wholesale purchaser-consumer 
may demonstrate compliance via test results under
    Sec.  80.78(a)(8)(iii)(A). These provisions are designed to grant 
compliance flexibility. Parties were first subject to this 
recordkeeping and reporting on June 1, 2006.
    Section 1513 of the EPAct addresses the combining of ethanol-
blended RFG with non-ethanol-blended RFG. This provision amended the 
Clean Air Act (CAA) to add a new Sec.  211(s) providing retail outlets 
two ten-day opportunities during a single VOC-control season to blend 
batches of ethanol-blended and non-ethanol- blended RFG. Under this new 
section, retail outlets are allowed to sell non-ethanol-blended RFG 
which has been combined with ethanol blended RFG under certain 
conditions.
    Form Numbers: No.
    Respondents/Affected Entities: Gasoline Stations, Gasoline stations 
with convenience stores, Gasoline stations without convenience stores
    Respondent's Obligation to Respond: mandatory Section 114 and 208 
of the Clean Air Act (CAA), 42 U.S.C. 7414 and 7542
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 39,165 (total).
    Frequency of Response: Annually
    Total Estimated Burden: 19,116 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.03(b)
    Total Estimated Cost: $344,093 (per year), includes $0 annualized 
capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in Estimates: The change in burden from the prior ICR is 
due in part to better numbers extracted from business and industry 
economic statistics that assisted in calculating the numbers of 
respondents. These better numbers reduced the party size by 5,750 
members. The number of responses also declined from 84,050 to 76,465, a 
difference of 7,585 reports, which reduced the industry burden hours 
from 21,013 hours to 19,116 hours, a difference of 1,897 hours. With 
the decline of respondents, burden hours and responses, the cost 
associated with this ICR is $344,093 a difference of $13,128 calculated 
from the prior collection approved by OMB.

    Dated: November 16, 2016.
Byron Bunker,
Director, Compliance Division, Office of Transportation and Air 
Quality, Office of Air and Radiation, U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency.
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