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Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements for National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Architectural Coatings

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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that the following Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval: Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements for National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Architectural Coatings; EPA ICR# 1750.03; OMB Control Number 2060-0393, expiration date January 31, 2002. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden and cost; where appropriate, it includes the actual data collection instrument.

DATES:

Comments must be submitted on or before March 11, 2002.

ADDRESSES:

Send comments, referencing EPA ICR No. 1750.03 and OMB Control No. 2060-0040, to the following addresses: Susan Auby, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Collection Strategies Division (Mail Code 2822), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20460-0001; and 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.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

For a copy of the ICR contact Susan Auby at EPA by phone at (202) 260-4901, by E-mail at Auby.susan@epamail.epa.gov, or download off the Internet at http://www.epa.gov/​icr and refer to EPA ICR No. 1750.03. For technical questions about the ICR contact Linda Herring by phone at (919) 541-5358, by E-mail at herring.linda@epa.gov, or by mail at Coatings and Consumer Products Group, Mail Code C539-03, Emission Standards Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Title: Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements for National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Architectural Coatings; EPA ICR# 1750.03; OMB Control Number 2060-0393, expiration date January 31, 2002. This is a request for extension of a currently approved collection.

Abstract: Entities potentially affected by this action are those which manufacture or import architectural coatings for sale or distribution in the United States, including the District of Columbia and all United States territories. The information collection includes initial reports, annual reporting, and recordkeeping necessary for EPA to ensure compliance with Federal standards for volatile organic compounds in architectural coatings. Respondents are manufacturers and importers of architectural coatings. Responses to the collection are mandatory under 40 CFR part 59, subpart D—National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Architectural Coatings. All information submitted to EPA for which a claim of confidentiality is made will be safeguarded according to the Agency policies set forth in 40 CFR part 2, subpart B—Confidentiality of Business Information. 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 are listed in 40 CFR part 9 and 48 CFR Chapter 15. The Federal Register document required under 5 CFR 1320.8(d), soliciting comments on this collection of information, was published on August 17, 2001 (66 FR 43253); no comments were received.

Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 47 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 previous 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.

Respondents/Affected Entities: Manufacturers and importers of architectural coatings.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 500.

Frequency of Response: Annual.

Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 23,411 hours.

Estimated Total Annualized Capital, O&M Cost Burden: 0.

Send comments on the Agency's need for this information, the accuracy of the provided burden estimates, and any suggested methods for minimizing respondent burden, including through the use of automated collection techniques to the addresses listed above. Please refer to EPA ICR No. 1750.03 and OMB Control No. 2060-0393 in any correspondence.

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Dated: January 29, 2002.

Oscar Morales,

Director, Collection Strategies Division.

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[FR Doc. 02-2981 Filed 2-6-02; 8:45 am]

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