Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Rebate Program; EPA ICR No. 2461.03, OMB Control No. 2060-0686 Renewal, 45925-45926 [2018-19762]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 176 / Tuesday, September 11, 2018 / Notices Dated: September 5, 2018. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–19697 Filed 9–10–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2012–0103; FRL–9983–58– OAR] Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Rebate Program; EPA ICR No. 2461.03, OMB Control No. 2060–0686 Renewal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Rebate Program’’ (EPA ICR No. 2461.03, OMB Control No. 2060–0686 Renewal) 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 collection as described below. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through March 31, 2019. 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 November 13, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OAR–2012–0103, online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to a-and-r-docket@ epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes profanity, threats, information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jason Wilcox, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, (Mail Code: 6406A), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:49 Sep 10, 2018 Jkt 244001 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202–343– 9571; fax number: 202–343–2803; email address: wilcox.jason@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: This is an extension of the current Information Collection Request (ICR) for the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act program (DERA) authorized by Title VII, Subtitle G (Sections 791 to 797) of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Pub. L. 109–58), as amended by the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111–364), codified at 42 U.S.C. 16131 et seq. DERA provides the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with the authority to award grants, rebates or low-cost revolving loans on a competitive basis to eligible entities to fund the costs of projects that significantly reduce diesel emissions from mobile sources through implementation of a certified engine configuration, verified technology, or PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45925 emerging technology. Eligible mobile sources include buses (including school buses), medium heavy-duty or heavy heavy-duty diesel trucks, marine engines, locomotives, or nonroad engines or diesel vehicles or equipment used in construction, handling of cargo (including at ports or airports), agriculture, mining, or energy production. In addition, eligible entities may also use funds awarded for programs or projects to reduce longduration idling using verified technology involving a vehicle or equipment described above. The objective of the assistance under this program is to achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions in terms of tons of pollution produced and reductions in diesel emissions exposure, particularly from fleets operating in areas designated by the Administrator as poor air quality areas. EPA uses approved procedures and forms to collect necessary information to operate its grant and rebate programs. EPA has been providing rebates under DERA since Fiscal Year 2012. EPA is requesting an extension of the current ICR, which is currently approved through March 31, 2019, for forms needed to collect necessary information to operate a rebate program as authorized by Congress under the DERA program. EPA collects information from applicants to the DERA rebate program. Information collected is used to ensure eligibility of applicants and engines to receive funds under DERA, and to calculate estimated and actual emissions benefits that result from activities funded with rebates as required in DERA’s authorizing legislation. Form numbers: 2060–0686. Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this action are those interested in applying for a rebate under EPA’s Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) Rebate Program and include but are not limited to the following NAICS (North American Industry Classification System) codes: 23 Construction; 482 Rail Transportation; 483 Water Transportation; 484 Truck Transportation; 485 Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation; 4854 School and Employee Bus Transportation; 48831 Port and Harbor Operations; 61111 Elementary and Secondary Schools; 61131 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools; 9211 Executive, Legislative, and Other Government Support; and 9221 Justice, Public Order, and Safety Activities. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Voluntary. E:\FR\FM\11SEN1.SGM 11SEN1 45926 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 176 / Tuesday, September 11, 2018 / Notices Estimated number of respondents: 500–1000 (total). Frequency of response: Voluntary as needed. Total estimated burden: 2,945 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b). Total estimated cost: $103,197.33 (per year), includes $0 annualized capital or operation and maintenance costs. Changes in estimates: There is an increase of 118 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. This increase is due to a higher reported burden by the two responses to consultation outreach. The higher burden reported by these past respondents was weighted against previous estimates for the latest burden estimate. Dated: August 29, 2018. Karl Simon, Director, Transportation and Climate Division, Office of Air and Radiation. [FR Doc. 2018–19762 Filed 9–10–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2004–0015; FRL–9983–60– OAR] Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Part 70 State Operating Permit Program (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘Part 70 State Operating Permit Program (Renewal)’’ (EPA ICR No. 1587.14, OMB Control No. 2060.0243) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). Before doing so, the 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 March 31, 2019. 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 November 13, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OAR–2004–0015, at http:// daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:49 Sep 10, 2018 Jkt 244001 www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted, comments cannot be edited or removed from Regulations.gov. The EPA may publish any comment received to its public docket. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Multimedia submissions (audio, video, etc.) must be accompanied by a written comment. The written comment is considered the official comment and should include discussion of all points you wish to make. The EPA will generally not consider comments or comment contents located outside of the primary submission (i.e., on the web, cloud, or other file sharing system). For additional submission methods, the full EPA public comment policy, information about CBI or multimedia submissions, and general guidance on making effective comments, please visit https://www.epa.gov/dockets/ commenting-epa-dockets. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dylan C. Mataway-Novak, Air Quality Policy Division, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, C504–05, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC; telephone number: (919) 541–5795; fax number: (919) 541–5509; email address: mataway-novak.dylan@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 Avenue NW, Washington, DC. The telephone number for the Docket Center is (202) 566–1744. For additional information about the EPA’s public docket, visit http://www.epa.gov/ dockets. Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, the 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 PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. The 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, the EPA will issue another Federal Register notice to announce the submission of the ICR to OMB and the opportunity to submit additional comments to OMB. Abstract: Title V of the Clean Air Act (Act) requires states to develop and implement a program for issuing operating permits to all sources that fall under any Act definition of ‘‘major’’ and certain other non-major sources that are subject to federal air quality regulations. The Act further requires the EPA to develop regulations that establish the minimum requirements for those state operating permits programs and to oversee implementation of the state programs. The EPA regulations setting forth requirements for the state operating permit program are found at 40 CFR part 70. The part 70 program is designed to be implemented primarily by state, local and tribal permitting authorities in all areas where they have jurisdiction. In order to receive an operating permit for a major or other source subject to the permitting program, the applicant must conduct the necessary research, perform the appropriate analyses and prepare the permit application with documentation to demonstrate that its facility meets all applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. Specific activities and requirements are listed and described in the Supporting Statement for the 40 CFR part 70 ICR. Under 40 CFR part 70, state, local and tribal permitting authorities review permit applications, provide for public review of proposed permits, issue permits based on consideration of all technical factors and public input and review information submittals required of sources during the term of the permit. Also, under 40 CFR part 70, the EPA reviews certain actions of the permitting authorities and provides oversight of the programs to ensure that they are being adequately implemented and enforced. Consequently, information prepared and submitted by sources is essential for sources to receive permits, and for federal, state, local and tribal permitting authorities to adequately review the permit applications and thereby properly administer and manage the program. E:\FR\FM\11SEN1.SGM 11SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 176 (Tuesday, September 11, 2018)]
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[EPA-HQ-OAR-2012-0103; FRL-9983-58-OAR]


Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Diesel 
Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Rebate Program; EPA ICR No. 2461.03, OMB 
Control No. 2060-0686 Renewal

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an 
information collection request (ICR), ``Diesel Emissions Reduction Act 
(DERA) Rebate Program'' (EPA ICR No. 2461.03, OMB Control No. 2060-0686 
Renewal) 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 collection as described below. This is a proposed 
extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through March 31, 
2019. 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 November 13, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-
2012-0103, 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: Jason Wilcox, Office of Transportation 
and Air Quality, (Mail Code: 6406A), Environmental Protection Agency, 
1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202-
343-9571; fax number: 202-343-2803; 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, 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: This is an extension of the current Information 
Collection Request (ICR) for the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act program 
(DERA) authorized by Title VII, Subtitle G (Sections 791 to 797) of the 
Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Pub. L. 109-58), as amended by the Diesel 
Emissions Reduction Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-364), codified at 42 
U.S.C. 16131 et seq. DERA provides the Environmental Protection Agency 
(EPA) with the authority to award grants, rebates or low-cost revolving 
loans on a competitive basis to eligible entities to fund the costs of 
projects that significantly reduce diesel emissions from mobile sources 
through implementation of a certified engine configuration, verified 
technology, or emerging technology. Eligible mobile sources include 
buses (including school buses), medium heavy-duty or heavy heavy-duty 
diesel trucks, marine engines, locomotives, or nonroad engines or 
diesel vehicles or equipment used in construction, handling of cargo 
(including at ports or airports), agriculture, mining, or energy 
production. In addition, eligible entities may also use funds awarded 
for programs or projects to reduce long-duration idling using verified 
technology involving a vehicle or equipment described above. The 
objective of the assistance under this program is to achieve 
significant reductions in diesel emissions in terms of tons of 
pollution produced and reductions in diesel emissions exposure, 
particularly from fleets operating in areas designated by the 
Administrator as poor air quality areas.
    EPA uses approved procedures and forms to collect necessary 
information to operate its grant and rebate programs. EPA has been 
providing rebates under DERA since Fiscal Year 2012. EPA is requesting 
an extension of the current ICR, which is currently approved through 
March 31, 2019, for forms needed to collect necessary information to 
operate a rebate program as authorized by Congress under the DERA 
program.
    EPA collects information from applicants to the DERA rebate 
program. Information collected is used to ensure eligibility of 
applicants and engines to receive funds under DERA, and to calculate 
estimated and actual emissions benefits that result from activities 
funded with rebates as required in DERA's authorizing legislation.
    Form numbers: 2060-0686.
    Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by 
this action are those interested in applying for a rebate under EPA's 
Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) Rebate Program and include but are 
not limited to the following NAICS (North American Industry 
Classification System) codes: 23 Construction; 482 Rail Transportation; 
483 Water Transportation; 484 Truck Transportation; 485 Transit and 
Ground Passenger Transportation; 4854 School and Employee Bus 
Transportation; 48831 Port and Harbor Operations; 61111 Elementary and 
Secondary Schools; 61131 Colleges, Universities, and Professional 
Schools; 9211 Executive, Legislative, and Other Government Support; and 
9221 Justice, Public Order, and Safety Activities.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Voluntary.

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    Estimated number of respondents: 500-1000 (total).
    Frequency of response: Voluntary as needed.
    Total estimated burden: 2,945 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.3(b).
    Total estimated cost: $103,197.33 (per year), includes $0 
annualized capital or operation and maintenance costs.
    Changes in estimates: There is an increase of 118 hours in the 
total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently 
approved by OMB. This increase is due to a higher reported burden by 
the two responses to consultation outreach. The higher burden reported 
by these past respondents was weighted against previous estimates for 
the latest burden estimate.

    Dated: August 29, 2018.
Karl Simon,
Director, Transportation and Climate Division, Office of Air and 
Radiation.
[FR Doc. 2018-19762 Filed 9-10-18; 8:45 am]
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