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Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Control of Evaporative Emissions From Portable Gasoline Containers (Renewal)

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).



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The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), “Control of Evaporative Emissions from Portable Gasoline Containers (Renewal) (EPA ICR No. 2213.04, OMB Control No. 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.). This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through September 30, 2013. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (78 FR 15010) on March 8, 2013 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. 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.


Additional comments may be submitted on or before August 8, 2013.


Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0118 to (1) EPA online using (our preferred method), or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460, and (2) OMB via email to Address comments to OMB Desk Officer for EPA.

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.

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Lynn Sohacki, Compliance Division, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2000 Traverwood, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105; telephone number: 734-214-4851; fax number 734-214-4869; email address:

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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 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 further information about EPA's public docket, visit​dockets.

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 under 40 CFR part 59, subpart F.

Estimated number of respondents: 8 (total).

Frequency of response: Annually for warranty reports; at least once every five years for certificate renewals.

Total estimated burden: 179 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b).

Total estimated cost: $21,668 (per year), which includes $12,552 in annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs.

Changes in Estimates: There is a decrease of 34 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. This decrease is due to minor adjustments in the burden estimates, which are detailed in the ICR Supporting Statement.

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John Moses,

Director, Collection Strategies Division.

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[FR Doc. 2013-16421 Filed 7-8-13; 8:45 am]