[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 191 (Wednesday, October 1, 2008)]
[Pages 57094-57095]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-23146]

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[EPA-HQ-OAR-2008-0353; FRL-8723-6]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; Motor Vehicle Emissions and Fuel 
Economy Compliance: Light Duty Vehicles, Light Duty Trucks, and Highway 
Motorcycles (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 0783.54, OMB Control No. 2060-0104

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA)(44 U.S.C. 
3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection 
Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing 
approved collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the 
nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.

DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before October 31, 

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-
2008-0353, to (1) EPA online using http://www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method), or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental 
Protection Agency, Air and Radiation Docket, Mailcode 2822T, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460, and (2) OMB by mail to: 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB), Attention: Desk Officer for EPA, 725 17th Street, NW., 
Washington, DC 20503.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lynn Sohacki, Compliance and 
Innovative Strategies Division, Office of Transportation and Air 
Quality, Environmental Protection Agency, 2000 Traverwood, Ann Arbor, 
Michigan, 48105; telephone number: 734-214-4851; fax number: 734-214-
4869; e-mail address: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA has submitted the following ICR to OMB 
for review and approval according to the procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 
1320.12. On May 20, 2008 (73 FR 29133), EPA sought comments on this ICR 
pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received no comments. Any additional 
comments on this ICR should be submitted to EPA and OMB within 30 days 
of this notice.
    EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under Docket ID 
No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2008-0353, which is available for online viewing at 
http://www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Air and 
Radiation Docket in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West, Room 
3334, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The EPA/DC Public 
Reading Room is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Reading Room is 
202-566-1744, and the telephone number for the Air and Radiation Docket 
is 202-566-1742.
    Use EPA's electronic docket and comment system at http://www.regulations.gov, to submit or view public comments, access the 
index listing of the contents of the docket, and to access those 
documents in the docket that are available electronically. Once in the 
system, select ``docket search,'' then key in the docket ID number 
identified above. Please note that EPA's policy is that public 
comments, whether submitted electronically or in paper, will be made 
available for public viewing at http://www.regulations.gov as EPA 
receives them and without change, unless the comment contains 
copyrighted material, confidential business information (CBI), or other 
information whose public disclosure is restricted by statute. For 
further information about the electronic docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov.
    Title: Motor Vehicle Emissions and Fuel Economy Compliance: Light 
Duty Vehicles, Light Duty Trucks, and Highway Motorcycles (Renewal)
    ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 0783.54, OMB Control No. 2060-0104
    ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on November 30, 2008. 
Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor 
the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB. 
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. The OMB control numbers for EPA's regulations 
in title 40 of the CFR, after appearing in the Federal Register when 
approved, are listed in 40 CFR part 9, are displayed either by 
publication in the Federal Register or by other appropriate means, such 
as on the related collection instrument or form, if applicable. The 
display of OMB control numbers in certain EPA regulations is 
consolidated in 40 CFR part 9.
    Abstract: Under the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7521 et seq.), 
manufacturers of light duty vehicles (passenger cars), light trucks, 
and highway motorcycles must have a certificate of conformity issued by 
EPA covering any vehicle they intend to offer for sale. In addition, 
light duty vehicles and light truck manufacturers must also submit fuel 
economy information and reports required by the Energy Policy and 
Conservation Act (49 U.S.C. 32901 et seq.). EPA reviews vehicle 
information and test data to determine if the vehicle design conforms 
to applicable requirements and to verify that the required testing has 
been performed. After certification, features of these programs covered 
by this ICR include the Manufacturers' In-Use Testing Program for 
light-duty vehicles, and submission of Defect Reports and Voluntary 
Emissions Recall Reports for light-duty vehicles and highway 
motorcycles to EPA. Until a vehicle is available for purchase, 
information is confidential. Some proprietary information is 
permanently confidential.
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 335 
hours per response. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial 
resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or 
disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. This 
includes the time needed to review instructions; develop, acquire, 
install, and utilize technology and systems for the purposes of 
collecting, validating, and verifying information, processing and 
maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; 
adjust the existing ways to comply with any previously applicable 
instructions and requirements which have subsequently changed; train 
personnel to be able to respond to a collection of information; search 
data sources; complete and review the collection of information; and 
transmit or otherwise disclose the information.
    Respondents/Affected Entities: manufacturers of light duty 
vehicles, light duty trucks, and highway motorcycles for sale in the 
United States.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 160.
    Frequency of Response: yearly and occasionally.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 645,259.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $57,764,535, which includes $5,348,350 
in capital and start-up costs, $14,364,735 in O&M costs, and 
$38,051,450 in labor costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: There is a decrease of 2,685 hours in the 

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estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved 
ICR Burdens. This change is the result of many corrections, with a 
moderate increase in light-duty emissions hours and smaller increases 
in the fuel economy, motorcycle, and defect-reporting programs offset 
by a moderate decrease in IUVP hours reflecting efficiencies in that 
program due to the completion of EPA audits of manufacturer IUVP 
procedures and the maturing of the program, which was a startup at the 
time of the last renewal.

    Dated: September 25, 2008.
Sara Hisel-McCoy,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
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