Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request on Two Proposed Information Collection Requests, 24992-24995 [2018-11756]

Download as PDF 24992 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 105 / Thursday, May 31, 2018 / Notices elect to hold a hearing on his or her own motion, these determinations shall become final and effective on June 25, 2018, and no further public notice will be issued. EPA Region 9 will provide public notice of any public hearing held pursuant to a request submitted by an interested person or on EPA’s own motion. If a public hearing is held, EPA Region 9 will issue an order either affirming or rescinding the determination. If EPA Region 9 affirms the determination, it will become effective as of the date of the order. 40 CFR 142.13(f). Authority: Sections 1413 and 1451 of the Safe Drinking Water Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 300g–2 and 311j–11; and 40 CFR 142.10, 142.11, 142.13, and 142.72 through 142.78 Dated: May 16, 2018. Deborah Jordan, Acting Regional Administrator, EPA, Region 9. [FR Doc. 2018–11320 Filed 5–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2007–1182 and EPA–HQ– OAR–2007–1184; FRL9978–86–OAR] Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request on Two Proposed Information Collection Requests Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit the two information collection requests (ICRs) listed in this notice to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collections as described below. This is a proposed extension of the two ICRs, which are SUMMARY: currently approved through July 31, 2018 and August 31, 2018, as specified for each item in the text below. 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 July 30, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing the Docket ID Numbers specified under each item below, 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: Ms. Nydia Y. Reyes-Morales, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 6405A, 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 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. Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act, 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. ICR #1: ‘‘Emissions Certification and Compliance Requirements for Nonroad Compression-ignition Engines and Onhighway Heavy Duty Engines (Revision to an existing package),’’ (EPA ICR No. 1684.20, OMB Control No. 2060–0287) Docket ID Number: EPA–HQ–OAR– 2007–1182 Abstract: For this ICR, EPA is seeking a revision to an existing package with a three-year extension. The previous ICR 1684.18 covers certification and compliance requirements for the following industries: Nonroad (NR) compression-ignition (CI) engines and equipment, marine CI engines in Categories 1 and 2; and heavy-duty (HD) engines. In this revision, we are incorporating the following ICRs into ICR 1684.20, either in whole or in part as shown in Table 1, to eliminate redundancy and avoid duplication. TABLE 1—LIST OF ICRS CONSOLIDATED INTO ICR 1684.20 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 ICR information Industries covered Reason for consolidation Control of Emissions from New Marine Compression-Ignition Engines at or Above 30 Liters per Cylinder, EPA No. 2345.03; OMB No. 2060–0641; expiring March 31, 2020. Engine Emission Defect Information Reports and Voluntary Emission Recall Reports, EPA No. 0282.17; OMB No. 2060– 0048; expiring on November 30, 2020. Emissions Certification and Compliance Requirements for Locomotives and Locomotive Engines, EPA No. 1800.07; OMB No. 2060–0392; expiring July 31, 2018 (in process). Category 3 Marine Engines ..... Categories 1 & 2 are already included in 1684. Incorporated in its entirety. All heavy-duty, spark ignition and compression ignition engines. Locomotives, locomotive engines and remanufacturing kits. Defect reporting stems from certification; same respondents as 1684. Same programs as those already included in 1684. Some of the same respondents. Portion related to HD and NR compression ignition industries only. Incorporated in its entirety. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:46 May 30, 2018 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\31MYN1.SGM 31MYN1 Consolidated portion 24993 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 105 / Thursday, May 31, 2018 / Notices TABLE 1—LIST OF ICRS CONSOLIDATED INTO ICR 1684.20—Continued ICR information Industries covered Certification and Compliance Requirements for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles, EPA No. 2394.03; OMB No. 2060–0678; expiring on April 30, 2018 (in process). With this consolidation, we are combining all certification and compliance burden associated with the heavy-duty and nonroad compressionignition engine, equipment and vehicle industries under a single ICR. Under the locomotive and marine CI Category 3 ICRs, manufacturers submit certification applications and compliance data in the same manner (and responding to very similar requirements) as described in ICR 1684. In fact, ICR 1684 already covers Marine CI Categories 1 and 2 engines. ICR 2394.03 covers the incremental burden associated with adding greenhouse gas and fuel economy data to a previously existing certification application process covered under ICR 1684. The Defects and Recalls ICR covers the defect reporting and voluntary recalls for HD, CI and sparkignition engines; a process that stems from the certification requirements covered in ICR 1684. Many companies respond to two or more of these collections. 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 and vehicles that comply with applicable emission requirements. Such a certificate must be issued before those products may be legally introduced into commerce. To apply for a certificate of conformity, manufacturers are required to submit descriptions of their planned production, detailed descriptions of emission control systems and test data. This information is organized by ‘‘families,’’ groups of engines/vehicles Medium-heavy duty and vehicles. Reason for consolidation engines Certification programs for HD engines already in 1684. Some of the same respondents. expected to have similar emission characteristics. The emission values achieved during certification testing may also be used in the Averaging, Banking, and Trading (ABT) Program. The program 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. They may also 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 Selective Enforcement Audits, (SEAs). Not all programs apply to all industries included in this ICR. 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. Under the Transition Program for Equipment Manufacturers (TPEM), NRCI equipment manufacturers may Consolidated portion Incorporated in its entirety. delay compliance with Tier 4 standards for up to seven years as long as they comply with certain limitations. The program seeks to ease the impact of new emission standards on equipment manufacturers as they often need to redesign their products to accommodate changes in engine design. Participation in the program is voluntary. There are varying recordkeeping and labeling requirements under all programs. The information requested is collected by the Compliance Division (CD), Office of Transportation and Air Quality, Office of Air and Radiation, EPA. CD uses this information to issue certificates of conformity and ensure that manufacturers comply with applicable regulations and the CAA. Some HD data is also used by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to implement their programs under 49 U.S.C. 32902. EPA’s and NHTSA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance and the Department of Justice may use the information for enforcement purposes. Most of the information is collected in electronic format and stored in CD’s databases. Manufacturers may assert a claim of confidentiality over information provided to EPA. Confidentiality is granted in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act and EPA regulations at 40 CFR part 2. Non-confidential information may be disclosed on OTAQ’s website or upon request under the Freedom of Information Act to trade associations, environmental groups, and the public. Form Numbers: See Table 2. TABLE 2—FORMS RELATED TO ICR 1684.20 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Form No. HD/NR Engine Manufacturer Annual Production Report .................................................................................................................... AB&T Report for Nonroad Compression Ignition Engines ................................................................................................................. AB&T Report for Heavy-duty On-highway Engines ............................................................................................................................ AB&T Report for Locomotives ............................................................................................................................................................ AB&T Report for Marine Compression-ignition Engines .................................................................................................................... PLT Report for Marine CI CumSum ................................................................................................................................................... PLT Report for Marine CI Non-CumSum ............................................................................................................................................ PLT Report for Locomotives ............................................................................................................................................................... Locomotive Installation Audit Report .................................................................................................................................................. In-use Testing for Locomotives ........................................................................................................................................................... In-use Testing for Non-Road Engines ................................................................................................................................................ Replacement Engine Exemption Report ............................................................................................................................................. TPEM Equipment Manufacturer Notification ....................................................................................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:46 May 30, 2018 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\31MYN1.SGM 31MYN1 5900–90. 5900–125. 5900–134. 5900–274. 5900–125. 5900–297. 5900–298. 5900–135. 5900–273. 5900–93. 5900–93. 6900–5414. 5900–242. 24994 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 105 / Thursday, May 31, 2018 / Notices TABLE 2—FORMS RELATED TO ICR 1684.20—Continued Form amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 TPEM TPEM TPEM TPEM TPEM TPEM TPEM No. Equipment Manufacturer Report .............................................................................................................................................. Engine Manufacturer Report .................................................................................................................................................... Importers Notification ............................................................................................................................................................... Importers Annual Report .......................................................................................................................................................... Bond Worksheet ....................................................................................................................................................................... Hardship Relief Application Questionnaire .............................................................................................................................. Hardship Relief Prescreening Questionnaire ........................................................................................................................... Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this action are manufacturers of engines, equipment and vehicles in the nonroad compression ignition (CI), marine CI, locomotives and medium- and heavyduty on-highway industries. There are some requirements for marine CI vessel owners and operators and owners of HD truck fleets. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Regulated manufacturers must respond to this collection if they wish to sell their products in the U.S., as prescribed by Section 206(a) of the CAA (42 U.S.C. 7521). Participation in some programs such as ABT and TPEM is voluntary, but once a manufacturer has elected to participate, it must submit the required information. Estimated number of respondents: 2,823 (total). Frequency of response: Quarterly, Annually, On Occasion, depending on the type of response. Total estimated burden: 167,333 hours per year. Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $31,192,402 (per year), includes an estimated $18,976,585 annualized capital or maintenance and operational costs. Changes in the Estimates: Despite the consolidation of 4 other ICRs into this collection, there is a preliminary decrease of 33,701 hours in the total estimated burden for ICR 1684.20 from the burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved ICR Burdens. This decrease is mainly due to (1) the end of most of TPEM and a sharp decrease in participants in the last years of the program; (2) a net decrease in the number of engine families in some industries/programs; and (3) respondents’ heavy reliance on carryover testing data. These estimates are subject to change as EPA evaluates additional information. The ICRs incorporated into this ICR will be discontinued or reduced after ICR 1684.20 is approved, significantly reducing the overall burden for these industries in OMB’s Inventory of Approved Collections. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:46 May 30, 2018 Jkt 241001 ICR #2: ‘‘Emissions Certification and Compliance Requirements for Locomotives and Locomotive Engines (Renewal),’’ (EPA ICR No. 1800.08, OMB Control No. 2060–0392) Docket ID Number: EPA–HQ–OAR– 2007–1184 Abstract: For this ICR, EPA is seeking a revision to an existing package with a three-year extension or until ICR 1684.20 is approved, whichever comes first. Since this ICR’s burden is being consolidated into ICR 1684.20 (see previous ICR in this notice), this collection will be discontinued upon ICR 1684.20’s approval to avoid duplicity. 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 issue certificates of compliance with emission standards and 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. 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. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5900–240. 5900–241. In process. In process. 5900–239. 5900–465. 6900–02. 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. There are varying recordkeeping and labeling requirements under all programs. The information requested is collected by the Compliance Division (CD), Office of Transportation and Air Quality, Office of Air and Radiation; and processed by the Diesel Engine Compliance Center (DECC). DECC uses this information to issue certificates of conformity and ensure compliance with applicable regulations and the CAA. The information may also be used by EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance and the Department of Justice for enforcement purposes. Most of the information is collected in electronic format and stored in CD’s databases. Manufacturers may assert a claim of confidentiality over information provided to EPA. Confidentiality is granted in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act and EPA regulations at 40 CFR part 2. Non-confidential information may be disclosed on OTAQ’s website or upon request under the Freedom of Information Act to trade associations, environmental groups, and the public. Form Numbers: 5900–274 (ABT Report); 5900–135 (PLT Report), 5900– 273 (Installation Audit Report), 5900–90 (Annual Production Report); and 5900– 93 (In-use Testing Report). Respondents/affected entities: Respondents are manufacturers of E:\FR\FM\31MYN1.SGM 31MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 105 / Thursday, May 31, 2018 / Notices locomotives, locomotive engines and locomotive remanufacturing kits. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Regulated manufacturers must respond to this collection if they wish to sell their products in the U.S., as prescribed by Section 206(a) of the CAA (42 U.S.C. 7521). Participation in ABT is voluntary, but once a manufacturer has elected to participate, it must submit the required information. Estimated number of respondents: 16 (total). Frequency of response: Quarterly, Annually, On Occasion, depending on the program. Total estimated burden: 21,544 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $2,862,117 (per year), includes $1,303,236 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in the Estimates: To date, there are no changes in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. However, EPA is evaluating information that may lead to a change in the estimates. Dated: May 24, 2018. Byron J. Bunker, Director, Compliance Division, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, Office of Air and Radiation. [FR Doc. 2018–11756 Filed 5–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2018–0014; FRL–9976–99] Product Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations and Amendments To Terminate Uses Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice announces EPA’s order for the cancellations and amendments to terminate uses, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, of the products listed in Table 1 and Table 2 of Unit II, pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). This cancellation order follows an March 6, 2018 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests from the registrants listed in Table 3 of Unit II to voluntarily cancel and amend to terminate uses of these product registrations. In the March 6, 2018 notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellations and amendments to terminate uses, unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 30-day comment period that would merit its further review of these requests, or unless the registrants withdrew their requests. The Agency received 5 anonymous public comments on the notice but none merited its further review of the requests. Further, the registrants did not withdraw their requests. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a cancellation order granting the requested cancellations and amendments to terminate uses. Any distribution, sale, or use of the products subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including any existing stocks provisions. DATES: The cancellations and amendments are effective May 31, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Green, Information Technology and Resources Management Division (7502P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (703) 347–0367; email address: green.christopher@epa.gov. SUMMARY: I. General Information A. Does this action apply to me? This action is directed to the public in general, and may be of interest to a wide range of stakeholders including environmental, human health, and agricultural advocates; the chemical industry; pesticide users; and members of the public interested in the sale, distribution, or use of pesticides. Since others also may be interested, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be affected by this action. B. How can I get copies of this document and other related information? The docket for this action, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2018–0014, is available at http://www.regulations.gov or at the Office of Pesticide Programs Regulatory Public Docket (OPP Docket) in the Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/DC), West William Jefferson Clinton Bldg, Rm. 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460–0001. The Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566–1744, and the telephone number for the OPP Docket is (703) 305–5805. Please review the visitor instructions and additional information about the docket available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets. II. What action is the Agency taking? This notice announces the cancellations and amendments to terminate uses, as requested by registrants, of products registered under FIFRA section 3 (7 U.S.C. 136a). These registrations are listed in sequence by registration number in Tables 1 and 2 of this unit. TABLE 1—PRODUCT CANCELLATIONS Company No. 100–774 ............ 100–907 ............ 264–1144 .......... amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Registration No. 100 100 264 264–1148 .......... 264–1149 .......... 264–1150 .......... 432–960 ............ 432–1559 .......... 432–1562 .......... 1448–353 .......... 1448–374 .......... 2217–881 .......... 2596–156 .......... 2596–159 .......... 264 264 264 432 432 432 1448 1448 2217 2596 2596 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:46 May 30, 2018 Product name Active ingredient Exceed Herbicide ........................... Discover Herbicide ......................... Serenade Biofungicide Wettable Powder. Serenade ........................................ Serenade AS .................................. Rhapsody AS ................................. Derringer F Herbicide ..................... DuPont Tranxit Herbicide ............... Cimarron X-Tra Herbicide .............. Slimacide V–10 .............................. BBAB .............................................. Gordon’s Wasp & Hornet Spray .... Hartz Reference #124 .................... Hartz Reference #127 .................... Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 24995 Primisulfuron-methyl & Prosulfuron. Clodinafop-propargyl (CAS Reg. No.105512–06–9). QST 713 strain of bacillus subtilis. QST 713 strain of bacillus subtilis. QST 713 strain of bacillus subtilis. QST 713 strain of bacillus subtilis. Glufosinate. Rimsulfuron. Chlorsulfuron & Metsulfuron. Acetic acid, bromo-, 2-butene-1,4-diyl ester. Acetic acid, bromo-, 2-butene-1,4-diyl ester. Piperonyl butoxide; Permethrin & Tetramethrin. Pyriproxyfen & Phenothrin. Pyriproxyfen; S-Methoprene & Phenothrin. Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\31MYN1.SGM 31MYN1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2007-1182 and EPA-HQ-OAR-2007-1184; FRL9978-86-OAR]


Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request on Two 
Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to 
submit the two information collection requests (ICRs) listed in this 
notice to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and 
approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. Before doing 
so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the 
proposed information collections as described below. This is a proposed 
extension of the two ICRs, which are currently approved through July 
31, 2018 and August 31, 2018, as specified for each item in the text 
below. 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 July 30, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing the Docket ID Numbers 
specified under each item below, online using www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method), by email to [email protected] 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: Ms. Nydia Y. Reyes-Morales, U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 
6405A, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202-343-9264; email 
address: [email protected].

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.
    Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act, 
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.

ICR #1: ``Emissions Certification and Compliance Requirements for 
Nonroad Compression-ignition Engines and On-highway Heavy Duty Engines 
(Revision to an existing package),'' (EPA ICR No. 1684.20, OMB Control 
No. 2060-0287)

Docket ID Number: EPA-HQ-OAR-2007-1182

    Abstract: For this ICR, EPA is seeking a revision to an existing 
package with a three-year extension. The previous ICR 1684.18 covers 
certification and compliance requirements for the following industries: 
Nonroad (NR) compression-ignition (CI) engines and equipment, marine CI 
engines in Categories 1 and 2; and heavy-duty (HD) engines. In this 
revision, we are incorporating the following ICRs into ICR 1684.20, 
either in whole or in part as shown in Table 1, to eliminate redundancy 
and avoid duplication.

                               Table 1--List of ICRs Consolidated Into ICR 1684.20
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                                                                       Reason for
           ICR information                Industries covered         consolidation         Consolidated portion
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Control of Emissions from New Marine   Category 3 Marine        Categories 1 & 2 are     Incorporated in its
 Compression-Ignition Engines at or     Engines.                 already included in      entirety.
 Above 30 Liters per Cylinder, EPA                               1684.
 No. 2345.03; OMB No. 2060-0641;
 expiring March 31, 2020.
Engine Emission Defect Information     All heavy-duty, spark    Defect reporting stems   Portion related to HD
 Reports and Voluntary Emission         ignition and             from certification;      and NR compression
 Recall Reports, EPA No. 0282.17; OMB   compression ignition     same respondents as      ignition industries
 No. 2060-0048; expiring on November    engines.                 1684.                    only.
 30, 2020.
Emissions Certification and            Locomotives, locomotive  Same programs as those   Incorporated in its
 Compliance Requirements for            engines and              already included in      entirety.
 Locomotives and Locomotive Engines,    remanufacturing kits.    1684. Some of the same
 EPA No. 1800.07; OMB No. 2060-0392;                             respondents.
 expiring July 31, 2018 (in process).

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Certification and Compliance           Medium-heavy duty        Certification programs   Incorporated in its
 Requirements for Medium- and Heavy-    engines and vehicles.    for HD engines already   entirety.
 Duty Engines and Vehicles, EPA No.                              in 1684. Some of the
 2394.03; OMB No. 2060-0678; expiring                            same respondents.
 on April 30, 2018 (in process).
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    With this consolidation, we are combining all certification and 
compliance burden associated with the heavy-duty and nonroad 
compression-ignition engine, equipment and vehicle industries under a 
single ICR. Under the locomotive and marine CI Category 3 ICRs, 
manufacturers submit certification applications and compliance data in 
the same manner (and responding to very similar requirements) as 
described in ICR 1684. In fact, ICR 1684 already covers Marine CI 
Categories 1 and 2 engines. ICR 2394.03 covers the incremental burden 
associated with adding greenhouse gas and fuel economy data to a 
previously existing certification application process covered under ICR 
1684. The Defects and Recalls ICR covers the defect reporting and 
voluntary recalls for HD, CI and spark-ignition engines; a process that 
stems from the certification requirements covered in ICR 1684. Many 
companies respond to two or more of these collections.
    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 and vehicles that comply 
with applicable emission requirements. Such a certificate must be 
issued before those products may be legally introduced into commerce. 
To apply for a certificate of conformity, manufacturers are required to 
submit descriptions of their planned production, detailed descriptions 
of emission control systems and test data. This information is 
organized by ``families,'' groups of engines/vehicles expected to have 
similar emission characteristics.
    The emission values achieved during certification testing may also 
be used in the Averaging, Banking, and Trading (ABT) Program. The 
program 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. They may also 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 Selective Enforcement Audits, (SEAs). Not all programs apply to all 
industries included in this ICR. 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.
    Under the Transition Program for Equipment Manufacturers (TPEM), 
NRCI equipment manufacturers may delay compliance with Tier 4 standards 
for up to seven years as long as they comply with certain limitations. 
The program seeks to ease the impact of new emission standards on 
equipment manufacturers as they often need to redesign their products 
to accommodate changes in engine design. Participation in the program 
is voluntary.
    There are varying recordkeeping and labeling requirements under all 
programs.
    The information requested is collected by the Compliance Division 
(CD), Office of Transportation and Air Quality, Office of Air and 
Radiation, EPA. CD uses this information to issue certificates of 
conformity and ensure that manufacturers comply with applicable 
regulations and the CAA. Some HD data is also used by the National 
Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to implement their 
programs under 49 U.S.C. 32902. EPA's and NHTSA's Office of Enforcement 
and Compliance Assurance and the Department of Justice may use the 
information for enforcement purposes. Most of the information is 
collected in electronic format and stored in CD's databases.
    Manufacturers may assert a claim of confidentiality over 
information provided to EPA. Confidentiality is granted in accordance 
with the Freedom of Information Act and EPA regulations at 40 CFR part 
2. Non-confidential information may be disclosed on OTAQ's website or 
upon request under the Freedom of Information Act to trade 
associations, environmental groups, and the public.
    Form Numbers: See Table 2.

                  Table 2--Forms Related to ICR 1684.20
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                     Form                                  No.
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HD/NR Engine Manufacturer Annual Production     5900-90.
 Report.
AB&T Report for Nonroad Compression Ignition    5900-125.
 Engines.
AB&T Report for Heavy-duty On-highway Engines.  5900-134.
AB&T Report for Locomotives...................  5900-274.
AB&T Report for Marine Compression-ignition     5900-125.
 Engines.
PLT Report for Marine CI CumSum...............  5900-297.
PLT Report for Marine CI Non-CumSum...........  5900-298.
PLT Report for Locomotives....................  5900-135.
Locomotive Installation Audit Report..........  5900-273.
In-use Testing for Locomotives................  5900-93.
In-use Testing for Non-Road Engines...........  5900-93.
Replacement Engine Exemption Report...........  6900-5414.
TPEM Equipment Manufacturer Notification......  5900-242.

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TPEM Equipment Manufacturer Report............  5900-240.
TPEM Engine Manufacturer Report...............  5900-241.
TPEM Importers Notification...................  In process.
TPEM Importers Annual Report..................  In process.
TPEM Bond Worksheet...........................  5900-239.
TPEM Hardship Relief Application Questionnaire  5900-465.
TPEM Hardship Relief Prescreening               6900-02.
 Questionnaire.
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    Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by 
this action are manufacturers of engines, equipment and vehicles in the 
nonroad compression ignition (CI), marine CI, locomotives and medium- 
and heavy-duty on-highway industries. There are some requirements for 
marine CI vessel owners and operators and owners of HD truck fleets.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Regulated manufacturers must 
respond to this collection if they wish to sell their products in the 
U.S., as prescribed by Section 206(a) of the CAA (42 U.S.C. 7521). 
Participation in some programs such as ABT and TPEM is voluntary, but 
once a manufacturer has elected to participate, it must submit the 
required information.
    Estimated number of respondents: 2,823 (total).
    Frequency of response: Quarterly, Annually, On Occasion, depending 
on the type of response.
    Total estimated burden: 167,333 hours per year. Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $31,192,402 (per year), includes an estimated 
$18,976,585 annualized capital or maintenance and operational costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: Despite the consolidation of 4 other ICRs 
into this collection, there is a preliminary decrease of 33,701 hours 
in the total estimated burden for ICR 1684.20 from the burden currently 
identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved ICR Burdens. This decrease 
is mainly due to (1) the end of most of TPEM and a sharp decrease in 
participants in the last years of the program; (2) a net decrease in 
the number of engine families in some industries/programs; and (3) 
respondents' heavy reliance on carry-over testing data. These estimates 
are subject to change as EPA evaluates additional information. The ICRs 
incorporated into this ICR will be discontinued or reduced after ICR 
1684.20 is approved, significantly reducing the overall burden for 
these industries in OMB's Inventory of Approved Collections.

ICR #2: ``Emissions Certification and Compliance Requirements for 
Locomotives and Locomotive Engines (Renewal),'' (EPA ICR No. 1800.08, 
OMB Control No. 2060-0392)

Docket ID Number: EPA-HQ-OAR-2007-1184

    Abstract: For this ICR, EPA is seeking a revision to an existing 
package with a three-year extension or until ICR 1684.20 is approved, 
whichever comes first. Since this ICR's burden is being consolidated 
into ICR 1684.20 (see previous ICR in this notice), this collection 
will be discontinued upon ICR 1684.20's approval to avoid duplicity.
    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 issue certificates of compliance with 
emission standards and 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. 
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.
    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.
    There are varying recordkeeping and labeling requirements under all 
programs.
    The information requested is collected by the Compliance Division 
(CD), Office of Transportation and Air Quality, Office of Air and 
Radiation; and processed by the Diesel Engine Compliance Center (DECC). 
DECC uses this information to issue certificates of conformity and 
ensure compliance with applicable regulations and the CAA. The 
information may also be used by EPA's Office of Enforcement and 
Compliance Assurance and the Department of Justice for enforcement 
purposes. Most of the information is collected in electronic format and 
stored in CD's databases.
    Manufacturers may assert a claim of confidentiality over 
information provided to EPA. Confidentiality is granted in accordance 
with the Freedom of Information Act and EPA regulations at 40 CFR part 
2. Non-confidential information may be disclosed on OTAQ's website or 
upon request under the Freedom of Information Act to trade 
associations, environmental groups, and the public.
    Form Numbers: 5900-274 (ABT Report); 5900-135 (PLT Report), 5900-
273 (Installation Audit Report), 5900-90 (Annual Production Report); 
and 5900-93 (In-use Testing Report).
    Respondents/affected entities: Respondents are manufacturers of

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locomotives, locomotive engines and locomotive remanufacturing kits.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Regulated manufacturers must 
respond to this collection if they wish to sell their products in the 
U.S., as prescribed by Section 206(a) of the CAA (42 U.S.C. 7521). 
Participation in ABT is voluntary, but once a manufacturer has elected 
to participate, it must submit the required information.
    Estimated number of respondents: 16 (total).
    Frequency of response: Quarterly, Annually, On Occasion, depending 
on the program.
    Total estimated burden: 21,544 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $2,862,117 (per year), includes $1,303,236 
annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: To date, there are no changes in the 
total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently 
approved by OMB. However, EPA is evaluating information that may lead 
to a change in the estimates.

    Dated: May 24, 2018.
Byron J. Bunker,
Director, Compliance Division, Office of Transportation and Air 
Quality, Office of Air and Radiation.
[FR Doc. 2018-11756 Filed 5-30-18; 8:45 am]
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