[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 76 (Wednesday, April 20, 2016)]
[Pages 23293-23294]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-09156]



[EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0118; FRL-9945-31-OAR]

Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Control 
of Evaporative Emissions From New and In-Use Portable Gasoline 
Containers (Renewal), ICR 2213.05, OMB 2060-0597

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to 
submit an information collection request (ICR), '' Control of 
Evaporative Emissions from New and In-Use Portable Gasoline Containers 
(Renewal)'', ICR 2213.05, OMB 2060-0597 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 request as described below. This notice is a 
proposed extension of the Portable Fuel Container ICR, which is 
currently approved through August 31, 2016. 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 20, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing the Docket ID numbers 
provided for each item in the text, online using www.regulations.gov 
(our preferred method), 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: Julia Giuliano, Compliance Division, 
Office of Transportation and Air Quality, U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency, 2000 Traverwood, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105; telephone number: 
734-214-4865; fax number 734-214-4869; email address: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supporting documents which explain in detail 
the information that the EPA will be collecting will be 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, EPA 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

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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 required under Section 183(e) of the Clean Air Act 
to regulate Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions from the use of 
consumer and commercial products. Under regulations promulgated on 
February 26, 2007 (72 FR 8428) manufacturers of new portable gasoline 
containers are required to obtain certificates of conformity with the 
Clean Air Act, effective January 1, 2009. This ICR covers the burdens 
associated with this certification process. EPA reviews information 
submitted in the application for certification to determine if the 
container design conforms to applicable requirements and to verify that 
the required testing has been performed. The certificate holder is 
required to keep records on the testing and collect and keep warranty 
and defect information for annual reporting on in-use performance of 
their products. The respondent must also retain records on the units 
produced, apply serial numbers to individual containers, and track the 
serial numbers to their certificates of conformity. Any information 
submitted for which a claim of confidentiality is made is safeguarded 
according to EPA regulations at 40 CFR 2.201 et seq.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: manufacturers of new portable 
gasoline containers from 0.25 to 10.0 gallons in capacity.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: mandatory 40 CFR part 59, 
subpart F.
    Estimated number of respondents: 8 (total).
    Frequency of response: yearly for warranty reports; at least once 
every five years for certificate renewals.
    Total estimated burden: 250 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 
5 CFR 1320.3(b)
    Total estimated cost: $32,419.45 (per year), includes $20,452 
annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs.
    Changes in Estimates: There is an increase of 37 hours in the total 
estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by 
OMB. This increase of the estimated burden and cost estimates is due to 
a change in the estimated cost of labor and additional testing 
requirements for new portable fuel container families to comply with 
the requirements for evaporative testing promulgated in 40 CFR part 59.

    Dated: April 14, 2016.
Byron J. Bunker,
Director, Compliance Division, Office of Transportation and Air 
Quality, Office of Air and Radiation.
[FR Doc. 2016-09156 Filed 4-19-16; 8:45 am]