[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 56 (Tuesday, March 24, 2015)]
[Pages 15597-15598]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-06770]



[EPA-HQ-OAR-2015-0207; FRL-9925-09-OAR]

Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; 
Cellulosic Production Volume Projections and Efficient Producer 

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to 
submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Cellulosic Production 
Volume Projections and Efficient Producer Reporting'' (EPA ICR No. 
2517.01, OMB Control No. 2060-NEW) to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Before doing so, EPA is 
soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed 
information collection as described below. This is a request for 
approval of a new collection. 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 May 26, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-
2015-0207, online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by 
email to [email protected], Attention Air and Radiation Docket ID 
No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2015-0207, 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: Jon Monger, Policy Advisor, Office of 
Transportation and Air Quality, Mail Code: 6401A, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.,

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Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202-564-0628; fax number: 202-
564-1177; 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: EPA is seeking to collect information from potential 
cellulosic biofuel producers to aid in determining the annual volume 
standards. This ICR includes a questionnaire form to facilitate the 
collection of this information. EPA would also like to use a data form 
to collect information from certain ethanol producers and importers who 
have requested and been approved to use an ``efficient producer'' 
pathway. This data form would standardize collection of selected data 
points and allow better and more efficient compliance with the RFS 
program. We inform respondents that they may assert claims of business 
confidentiality (CBI) for information they submit in accordance with 40 
CFR 2.203.
    Forms: RFS Efficient Producer Data Form, RFS Cellulosic Biofuel 
Producer Questionnaire Form.
    Respondents/affected entities: Producers, Importers of Renewable 
    Respondent's obligation to respond: RFS Cellulosic Biofuel Producer 
Questionnaire Form is voluntary; RFS Efficient Producer Data Form is 
mandatory pursuant to Sections 114 and 208 of the Clean Air Act (CAA), 
42 U.S.C. 7414 and 7542.
    Estimated number of respondents: 80 (total).
    Frequency of response: Annually (RFS Cellulosic Biofuel Producer 
Questionnaire Form) or quarterly (RFS Efficient Producer Data Form).
    Total estimated burden: 560 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 
5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $63,840 (per year).
    Changes in estimates: There is no previous ICR for this collection.

    Dated: March 17, 2015.
Karl Simon,
Director, Transportation and Climate Division, Office of Transportation 
and Air Quality.
[FR Doc. 2015-06770 Filed 3-23-15; 8:45 am]