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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements for Importation of Nonroad Engines and Recreational Vehicles (Renewal)

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).




In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (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. This ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.


Additional comments may be submitted on or before December 7, 2011.


Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2007-1138, to (1) EPA online using (our preferred method), by email to, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue 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.

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Holly Pugliese, Compliance and Innovative Strategies Division, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, Environmental Protection Agency, 2000 Traverwood Dr., Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48105; telephone number: (734) 214-4288; fax number: (734) 214-4869; email address:

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EPA has submitted the following ICR to OMB for review and approval according to the procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 1320.12. On June 29, 2011 (76 FR 38151), 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-2007-1138, which is available for online viewing at, or in person viewing at the Air and Radiation Docket in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC. The EPA/DC Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 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, 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 full docket ID name 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 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

Title: Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements for Importation of Nonroad Engines and Recreational Vehicles (Renewal)

ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 1723.06, OMB Control No. 2060-0320.

ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2011. 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 Start Printed Page 68749applicable. The display of OMB control numbers in certain EPA regulations is consolidated in 40 CFR part 9.

Abstract: Individuals and businesses importing on and off-road motor vehicles, motor vehicle engines, or nonroad engines, including nonroad engines incorporated into nonroad equipment or nonroad vehicles, report and keep records of vehicle and engine importations, request prior approval for vehicle and engine importations, or request final admission for vehicles and engines conditionally imported into the U.S. The collection of this information is mandatory in order to ensure compliance of nonroad vehicles and engines with Federal emissions requirements. Joint EPA and Customs regulations at 40 CFR 85.1501 et seq., 89.601 et seq., 90.601 et seq., 91.703 et seq., 92.803 et seq., 94.803 et seq., 1068.301 et seq., and 19 CFR 12.73 and 12.74 promulgated under the authority of Clean Air Act Sections 203 and 208 give authority for the collection of information. This authority was extended to nonroad engines and vehicles under section 213. The information is used by program personnel to help ensure that all Federal emission requirements concerning imported motor vehicles and nonroad engines are met. Any information submitted to the Agency for which a claim of confidentiality is made will be safeguarded according to policies set forth in Title 40, Chapter 1, part 2, subpart B—Confidentiality of Business Information (see 40 CFR 2.201 et seq.). The public is not permitted access to information containing personal or organizational identifiers.

Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.5 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: Individual importers and companies who import, or import and manufacture, nonroad engines and recreational vehicles.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,801.

Frequency of Response: Once per entry. (One form per shipment may be used.) .

Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 6,029.

Estimated Total Annual Cost: $299,481. This includes an estimated burden cost of $261,479 and an estimated cost of $38,002 for capital investment or maintenance and operational costs.

Changes in the Estimates: There are no changes in the number of hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with that identified in the ICR currently approved by OMB. Form 3520-21 has remained relatively unchanged since the previous renewal and therefore the burden for filling in the form remains unchanged.

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Dated: November 1, 2011.

John Moses,

Director, Collection Strategies Division.

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[FR Doc. 2011-28762 Filed 11-4-11; 8:45 am]