Proposed Agency Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Servicing of Motor Vehicle Air Conditioners (Renewal), 20146-20147 [2021-07848]

Download as PDF 20146 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 72 / Friday, April 16, 2021 / Notices While the NDEP and the WCHD have been delegated the authority to implement and enforce the PSD program, nothing in the delegation agreements prohibits the EPA from enforcing the PSD provisions of the CAA, the PSD regulations, or the conditions of any PSD permit issued by the NDEP or the WCHD. Dated: April 12, 2021. Elizabeth J. Adams, Director, Air and Radiation Division, EPA Region IX. [FR Doc. 2021–07855 Filed 4–15–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2021–0040; FRL—10022– 60–OAR] Proposed Agency Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Servicing of Motor Vehicle Air Conditioners (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘Servicing of Motor Vehicle Air Conditioners (Renewal)’’ (EPA ICR No. 1617.10, OMB Control No. 2060–0247) 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 December 31, 2021. 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 June 15, 2021. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OAR–2021–0040, online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to a-and-r-docket@ epa.gov. Out of an abundance of caution for members of the public and our staff, the EPA Docket Center and Reading Room are closed to the public, with limited exceptions, to reduce the risk of transmitting COVID–19. Our Docket Center staff will continue to provide remote customer service via email, phone, and webform. We encourage the public to submit comments via https:// jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:57 Apr 15, 2021 Jkt 253001 www.regulations.gov or email, as there may be a delay in processing mail and faxes. Hand deliveries and couriers may be received by scheduled appointment only. For further information on EPA Docket Center services and the current status, please visit us online at https:// www.epa.gov/dockets. 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: Chenise Farquharson, Stratospheric Protection Division, Office of Atmospheric Programs (Mail Code 6205T), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564–7768; email address: farquharson.chenise@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 EPA is temporarily suspending its Docket Center and Reading Room for public visitors, with limited exceptions, to reduce the risk of transmitting COVID– 19. Our Docket Center staff will continue to provide remote customer service via email, phone, and webform. We encourage the public to submit comments via https:// www.regulations.gov or email, as there may be a delay in processing mail and faxes. Hand deliveries and couriers may be received by scheduled appointment only. The telephone number for the Docket Center is 202–566–1744. For further information on EPA Docket Center services and the current status, please visit us online at https:// 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 PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: Section 609 of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (Act) provides general guidelines for the servicing of motor vehicle air conditioners (MVACs). It states that ‘‘no person repairing or servicing motor vehicles for consideration may perform any service on a motor vehicle air conditioner involving the refrigerant for such air conditioner without properly using approved refrigerant recycling equipment and no such person may perform such service unless such person has been properly trained and certified.’’ In 1992, EPA developed regulations under section 609 that were published in 57 FR 31240 and codified at 40 CFR Subpart B (Section 82.30 et seq.). The information required to be collected under the section 609 regulations is: Approved refrigerant handling equipment; approved independent standards testing organizations; technician training and certification; and certification, reporting and recordkeeping. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: The following is a list of NAICS codes for organizations potentially affected by the information requirements covered under this ICR. It is meant to include any establishment that may service or maintain motor vehicle air conditioners. 4411 Automobile Dealers 4413 Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 44711 Gasoline Stations with Convenience Stores 8111 Automotive Repair and Maintenance 811198 All Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance Other affected groups include independent standards testing organizations and organizations with technician certification programs. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR 82.36, 82.38, 82.40, 82.42). Estimated number of respondents: 46,033 (per year). Frequency of response: On occasion, biennially, only once. E:\FR\FM\16APN1.SGM 16APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 72 / Friday, April 16, 2021 / Notices Total estimated burden: 4,165 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $ 213,153 (per year), includes $0 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in Estimates: There is an increase of 35 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. This increase is due in part to an increase in the number of motor vehicle establishments in the United States. This correlates with an increase in the number of establishments that send refrigerants off-site for recycling or reclamation. Cynthia A. Newberg, Director, Stratospheric Protection Division. [FR Doc. 2021–07848 Filed 4–15–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [MB Docket No. 11–43; DA 21–281; FRS ID 20962] Audio Description: Nonbroadcast Networks Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: FCC announces the top five national nonbroadcast networks subject to the Commission’s audio description requirements. SUMMARY: The updated list of the top five national nonbroadcast networks subject to the Commission’s audio description requirements is effective July 1, 2021. ADDRESSES: The full text of this public notice is available electronically in ASCII, Microsoft Word, and/or Adobe Acrobat via ECFS and at https:// www.fcc.gov/document/media-bureaugrants-requests-audio-descriptionexemption. Alternative formats are available for people with disabilities (Braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), by sending an email to fcc504@fcc.gov or calling the Commission’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418–0530 (voice). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, contact Michael Scurato (202–418–2083; Michael.Scurato@fcc.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a summary of the Media Bureau’s Public Notice, DA 21–281, released on March 8, 2021. Audio description makes video programming accessible to individuals who are blind or visually impaired jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:57 Apr 15, 2021 Jkt 253001 through ‘‘[t]he insertion of audio narrated descriptions of a television program’s key visual elements into natural pauses between the program’s dialogue.’’ The Commission’s audio description rules require multichannel video programming distributor (MVPD) systems that serve 50,000 or more subscribers to provide 87.5 hours of audio description per calendar quarter on channels carrying each of the top five national nonbroadcast networks. The top five national nonbroadcast networks are defined by an average of the national audience share during prime time among nonbroadcast networks that reach 50 percent or more of MVPD households and have at least 50 hours per quarter of prime time programming that is not live or near-live or otherwise exempt under the audio description rules. The rules provide that the list of top five nonbroadcast networks will update at three-year intervals to account for changes in ratings, and that the third triennial update will occur on July 1, 2021, based on the 2019 to 2020 ratings year. In anticipation of this update, the Media Bureau issued a Public Notice on November 2, 2020 announcing the top ten nonbroadcast networks for the 2019 to 2020 ratings year according to data provided by the Nielsen Company: Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, ESPN, TLC, HGTV, Hallmark, History, TBS, and Discovery. The Public Notice indicated that a program network could seek an exemption no later than 30 days after publication of the Public Notice, if it believed it should be excluded from the list of top five networks covered by the audio description rules because it does not air at least 50 hours of prime time programming per quarter that is not live or near-live or is otherwise exempt. Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, and ESPN filed timely requests for exemption from the list of top five nonbroadcast networks. In an Order adopted concurrently with this Public Notice, the Bureau found that Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, and ESPN provide on average less than 50 hours per calendar quarter of prime time programming that is not live or near-live. The Bureau, therefore, exempted these four networks from the Commission’s audio description requirements applicable to the top five national nonbroadcast networks. In making its determination, the Bureau reviewed data pertaining to the six most recent calendar quarters submitted by each network and sample programming schedules. The Bureau also considered additional information each individual network submitted to support or explain aspects of each request, when available. PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20147 Thus, as a result of the exemptions granted to Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, and ESPN and a review of Nielsen ratings for the 2019 to 2020 ratings year, the top five nonbroadcast networks that will be subject to the audio description requirements as of July 1, 2021 are: TLC, HGTV, Hallmark, History, and TBS. MVPD systems that serve 50,000 or more subscribers must provide 87.5 hours of audio description per calendar quarter on channels carrying each of these networks during the triennial period beginning on July 1, 2021. Federal Communications Commission. Thomas Horan, Chief of Staff, Media Bureau. [FR Doc. 2021–07882 Filed 4–15–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [FR No. 20892] Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice of a modified system of records. AGENCY: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC, Commission, or Agency) has modified an existing system of records, FCC/OCBO–1, Business Contacts Database (formerly FCC/OCBO–1, Small Business Contacts Database), subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. This action is necessary to meet the requirements of the Privacy Act to publish in the Federal Register notice of the existence and character of records maintained by the Agency. The Commission uses the information on individuals and businesses contained in the records in this system to conduct outreach. DATES: This system of records will become effective on April 16, 2021. Written comments on the routine uses are due by May 17, 2021. The routine uses will become effective on May 17, 2021, unless written comments are received that require a contrary determination. SUMMARY: Send comments to Margaret Drake, at privacy@fcc.gov, or at Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 45 L Street NE, Washington, DC 20554 at (202) 418–1707. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Margaret Drake, (202) 418–1707, or privacy@fcc.gov (and to obtain a copy of the Narrative Statement and the Supplementary Document, which ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\16APN1.SGM 16APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 72 (Friday, April 16, 2021)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-07848]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2021-0040; FRL--10022-60-OAR]


Proposed Agency Information Collection Request; Comment Request; 
Servicing of Motor Vehicle Air Conditioners (Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to 
submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Servicing of Motor 
Vehicle Air Conditioners (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 1617.10, OMB Control 
No. 2060-0247) 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 December 31, 
2021. 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 June 15, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-
2021-0040, online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by 
email to [email protected]. Out of an abundance of caution for 
members of the public and our staff, the EPA Docket Center and Reading 
Room are closed to the public, with limited exceptions, to reduce the 
risk of transmitting COVID-19. Our Docket Center staff will continue to 
provide remote customer service via email, phone, and webform. We 
encourage the public to submit comments via https://www.regulations.gov 
or email, as there may be a delay in processing mail and faxes. Hand 
deliveries and couriers may be received by scheduled appointment only. 
For further information on EPA Docket Center services and the current 
status, please visit us online at https://www.epa.gov/dockets.
    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: Chenise Farquharson, Stratospheric 
Protection Division, Office of Atmospheric Programs (Mail Code 6205T), 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, 
DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564-7768; 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 EPA is temporarily suspending its 
Docket Center and Reading Room for public visitors, with limited 
exceptions, to reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19. Our Docket 
Center staff will continue to provide remote customer service via 
email, phone, and webform. We encourage the public to submit comments 
via https://www.regulations.gov or email, as there may be a delay in 
processing mail and faxes. Hand deliveries and couriers may be received 
by scheduled appointment only. The telephone number for the Docket 
Center is 202-566-1744. For further information on EPA Docket Center 
services and the current status, please visit us online at https://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: Section 609 of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (Act) 
provides general guidelines for the servicing of motor vehicle air 
conditioners (MVACs). It states that ``no person repairing or servicing 
motor vehicles for consideration may perform any service on a motor 
vehicle air conditioner involving the refrigerant for such air 
conditioner without properly using approved refrigerant recycling 
equipment and no such person may perform such service unless such 
person has been properly trained and certified.'' In 1992, EPA 
developed regulations under section 609 that were published in 57 FR 
31240 and codified at 40 CFR Subpart B (Section 82.30 et seq.). The 
information required to be collected under the section 609 regulations 
is: Approved refrigerant handling equipment; approved independent 
standards testing organizations; technician training and certification; 
and certification, reporting and recordkeeping.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: The following is a list of NAICS 
codes for organizations potentially affected by the information 
requirements covered under this ICR. It is meant to include any 
establishment that may service or maintain motor vehicle air 
conditioners.

4411 Automobile Dealers
4413 Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores
44711 Gasoline Stations with Convenience Stores
8111 Automotive Repair and Maintenance
811198 All Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance

    Other affected groups include independent standards testing 
organizations and organizations with technician certification programs.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR 82.36, 82.38, 
82.40, 82.42).
    Estimated number of respondents: 46,033 (per year).
    Frequency of response: On occasion, biennially, only once.

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    Total estimated burden: 4,165 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $ 213,153 (per year), includes $0 annualized 
capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in Estimates: There is an increase of 35 hours in the total 
estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by 
OMB. This increase is due in part to an increase in the number of motor 
vehicle establishments in the United States. This correlates with an 
increase in the number of establishments that send refrigerants off-
site for recycling or reclamation.

Cynthia A. Newberg,
Director, Stratospheric Protection Division.
[FR Doc. 2021-07848 Filed 4-15-21; 8:45 am]
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