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Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Registration of Fuels and Fuel Additives-Health-Effects Research Requirements for Manufacturers (Renewal)

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).




The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), “Registration of Fuels and Fuel Additives—Health-Effects Research Requirements for Manufacturers (Renewal)” (EPA ICR No. 1696.09, OMB Control No. 2060-0297) 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, 2016. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (81 FR 22080) on April 14, 2016 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 for information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.


Additional comments may be submitted on or before October 21, 2016.


Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-OAR-2006-0525, 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 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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James W. Caldwell, Compliance Division, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, Mail Code 6405A, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 343-9303; 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 on 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​dockets.

Abstract: In accordance with the regulations at 40 CFR 79, Subparts A, B C, and D, Registration of Fuels and Fuel Additives, manufacturers (including importers) of motor-vehicle gasoline, motor-vehicle diesel fuel, and additives for those fuels are required to have these products registered by the EPA prior to their introduction into commerce. Registration involves providing a chemical description of the fuel or additive, and certain technical, marketing, and health-effects Start Printed Page 64897information. The development of health-effects data, as required by 40 CFR 79, Subpart F, is the subject of this ICR. The information collection requirements for Subparts A through D, and the supplemental notification requirements of Subpart F (indicating how the manufacturer will satisfy the health-effects data requirements) are covered by a separate ICR (EPA ICR No. 0309.14, OMB Control No. 2060-0150). The health-effects data will be used to determine if there are any products which have evaporative or combustion emissions that may pose an unreasonable risk to public health, thus meriting further investigation and potential regulation. This information is required for specific groups of fuels and additives as defined in the regulations.

Form numbers: None.

Respondents/affected entities: Manufacturers of motor-vehicle gasoline, motor-vehicle diesel fuel, and additives for those fuels.

Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory (40 CFR 79).

Estimated number of respondents: 2 (total).

Frequency of response: On occasion.

Total estimated burden: 17,600 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b).

Total estimated cost: $2,053,800 (per year), includes $597,000 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs.

Changes in estimates: There is a decrease of 1,600 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. This decrease is due to a revision in the estimate for conducting the Tier 1 literature search.

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Courtney Kerwin,

Director, Regulatory Support Division.

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[FR Doc. 2016-22662 Filed 9-20-16; 8:45 am]