[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 55 (Tuesday, March 23, 2010)]
[Pages 13759-13761]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-6341]



[EPA-HQ-OAR-2003-0120; FRL-9129-1; EPA ICR Number 1765.07; OMB Control 
Number 2060-0353]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; Reporting and Recordkeeping 
Requirements for National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards 
for Automobile Refinish Coatings

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 
et seq.), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit a 
request to renew an existing approved Information Collection Request to 
the Office of Management and Budget with no changes to the Information 
Collection Request burden estimates. This Information Collection 
Request is scheduled to expire on June 30, 2010. Before submitting the 
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget for 
review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of 
the proposed information collection as described below.

DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before May 24, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-
OAR-2003-0120 by one of the following methods: Federal e-Rulemaking 
Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for 
submitting comments.
     E-mail: [email protected].
     Fax: (202) 566-1741
     Mail: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA Docket 
Center (EPA/DC), Air and Radiation Docket Information Center, 1200 
Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Mail Code: 6102T, Washington, DC 20460.
     Hand Delivery: To send comments or documents through a 
courier service, the address to use is: EPA Docket Center, Public 
Reading Room, EPA West, Room 334, 1301 Constitution

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Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20004. Such deliveries are accepted only 
during the Docket's normal hours of operation--8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 
Monday through Friday. Special arrangements should be made for 
deliveries of boxed information.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to Electronic Docket ID No. EPA-
HQ-OAR-2003-0120. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be 
included in the public docket without change and may be made available 
on-line at http://www.regulations.gov including any personal 
information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed 
to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information 
whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information 
that you consider to be CBI or otherwise to be protected through http://www.regulations.gov or e-mail. The Web site is an ``anonymous access'' 
system, which means we will not know your identity or contact 
information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you 
send an e-mail comment directly to us without going through http://www.regulations.gov, your e-mail address will be automatically captured 
and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket 
and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic 
comment, we recommend that you include your name and other contact 
information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you 
submit. If we cannot read your comment as a result of technical 
difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, we may not be 
able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of 
special characters or any form of encryption and be free of any defects 
or viruses. For additional information about EPA public docket, visit 
the EPA Docket Center homepage at http://www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Teal, Office of Air and Radiation, 
Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Natural Resources and 
Commerce Group, Mail Code E143-03, Research Triangle Park, North 
Carolina 27711; telephone number: (919) 541-5580; fax number: (919) 
541-3470; e-mail address: [email protected].


How Can I Access the Docket and/or Submit Comments?

    EPA has established a public docket for this Information Collection 
Request (ICR) under Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2003-0120 which is 
available either electronically at http://www.regulations.gov or in 
hard copy at the EPA Docket Center, Public Reading Room, EPA West, Room 
334, 1301 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20004. The normal 
business hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
excluding Federal holidays. The telephone for the Reading Room is 202-
566-1744, and the telephone for the Air Docket is (202) 566-1742.
    Use http://www.regulations.gov to obtain a copy of the draft 
collection of information, submit or view public comments, access the 
index listing of the contents of the docket, and to access those 
documents in the public docket that are available electronically. Once 
in the system, select ``search,'' then key in the docket ID number 
identified in this document.

What Information Particularly Interests EPA?

    Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act 
(PRA), EPA specifically solicits comments and information to enable it 
    (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. In particular, EPA is requesting comments from 
very small businesses (those that employ less than 25) on examples of 
specific additional efforts that EPA could make to reduce the paperwork 
burden for very small businesses affected by this collection.

What Should I Consider When I Prepare My Comments for EPA?

    You may find the following suggestions helpful for preparing your 
    1. Explain your views as clearly as possible and provide specific 
    2. Describe any assumptions that you used.
    3. Provide copies of any technical information and/or data you used 
that support your views.
    4. If you estimate potential burden or costs, explain how you 
arrived at the estimate that you provide.
    5. Offer alternative ways to improve the collection activity.
    6. Make sure to submit your comments by the deadline identified 
under DATES.
    7. To ensure proper receipt by EPA, be sure to identify the docket 
ID number assigned to this action in the subject line on the first page 
of your response. You may also provide the name, date, and Federal 
Register citation.

To What Information Collection Activity or ICR Does This Apply?

    Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2003-0120.
    Affected Entities: Entities potentially affected by this action as 
respondents are manufacturers and importers of automobile refinish 
coatings and coating components. Manufacturers of automobile refinish 
coatings and coating components fall within standard industrial 
classification (SIC) 2851, ``Paints, Varnishes, Lacquers, Enamels, and 
Allied Products'' and North American Industry Classification System 
(NAICS) code 325510, ``Paint and Coating Manufacturing.'' Importers of 
automobile refinish coatings and coating components fall within SIC 
5198, ``Wholesale Trade: Paints, Varnishes, and Supplies,'' NAICS code 
422950, ``Paint, Varnish and Supplies Wholesalers,'' and NAICS code 
444120, ``Paint and Wallpaper Stores.''
    Title: Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements for National 
Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Automobile Refinish 
Coatings (40 CFR part 59).
    ICR number: EPA ICR Number 1765.07, Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) Control Number 2060-0353.
    ICR status: This ICR is currently scheduled to expire on June 30, 
2010. 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. Under OMB regulations, 

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Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor the collection of information 
while this submission is pending at OMB.
    Abstract: The EPA is required under section 183(e) of the Clean Air 
Act to regulate volatile organic compound emissions from the use of 
consumer and commercial products. Pursuant to section 183(e)(3), the 
EPA published a list of consumer and commercial products and a schedule 
for their regulation (60 FR 15264). Automobile refinish coatings were 
included on the list, and the standards for such coatings are codified 
at 40 CFR part 59, subpart B. The reports required under the standards 
enable EPA to identify all coating and coating component manufacturers 
and importers in the United States and to determine which coatings and 
coating components are subject to the standards, based on dates of 
    EPA provided notice and sought comments on the previous ICR renewal 
on July 8, 2003 (68 FR 40654) and January 25, 2007 (72 FR 3387) 
pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). The EPA received no comments to that 
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average four 
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; 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.
    The ICR provides a detailed explanation of the Agency's estimate, 
which is only briefly summarized here:
    Estimated total number of potential respondents: 4.
    Frequency of response: On occasion.
    Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: 
One or less per year.
    Estimated total annual burden hours: 14.
    Estimated total annual costs: $940. This includes an estimated 
burden cost of $0 and an estimated cost of $0 for capital investment or 
maintenance and operational costs.

Are There Changes in the Estimates From the Last Approval?

    There are no changes being made to the estimates in this ICR from 
what EPA estimated in the earlier renewal (2007) of this ICR.

What Is the Next Step in the Process for This ICR?

    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 pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.12. At that time, EPA will 
issue another Federal Register notice pursuant to 5 CFR 
1320.5(a)(1)(iv) to announce the submission of the ICR to OMB and the 
opportunity to submit additional comments to OMB.
    If you have any questions about this ICR or the approval process, 
please contact the technical person listed under FOR FURTHER 

    Dated: March 15, 2010.
Peter Tsirigotis,
Director, Sector Policies and Programs Division.
[FR Doc. 2010-6341 Filed 3-22-10; 8:45 am]