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Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Stationary Spark Ignition Internal Combustion Engines (Renewal)

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).




The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), “NSPS for Stationary Spark Ignition Internal Combustion Engines” (EPA ICR No. 2227.05, OMB Control No. 2060-0610) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through March 31, 2017. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (81 FR 26546) on May 3, 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 of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.


Additional comments may be submitted on or before May 1, 2017.


Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-OECA-2013-0353, 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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Patrick Yellin, Monitoring, Assistance, and Media Programs Division, Office of Compliance, Mail Code 2227A, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564-2970; fax number: (202) 564-0050; 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 additional information about EPA's public docket, visit​dockets.

Abstract: Owners and operators of affected facilities are required to comply with reporting and record keeping requirements for the general provisions of 40 CFR part 60, subpart A, as well as Start Printed Page 16033the specific requirements at 40 CFR part 60, subpart JJJJ. This includes submitting initial notifications, performance tests and periodic reports and results, and maintaining records of the occurrence and duration of any startup, shutdown, or malfunction in the operation of an affected facility, or any period during which the monitoring system is inoperative. These reports are used by EPA to determine compliance with the standards.

Form Numbers: None.

Respondents/Affected Entities: Stationary spark ignition internal combustion engines.

Respondent's Obligation To Respond: Mandatory (40 CFR part 60, subpart JJJJ).

Estimated Number of Respondents: 18,570 (total).

Frequency of Response: Initially and annually.

Total Estimated Burden: 35,100 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b).

Total Estimated Cost: $2,480,000 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs.

Changes in the Estimates: There is an adjustment increase in the total estimated burden and labor costs as currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved Burdens. The change in burden occurred due to a program change. Beginning in 2015, this rule requires annual reporting for emergency stationary SI ICE that operate under the conditions at § 60.4243(d)(3)(i). This ICR includes burden estimates for the annual reporting requirements. In addition to the program change the burden in this ICR has increased due to an increase in the estimated number of respondents. The number of sources has increased since the last ICR to account for industry growth in the past three years.

There is an increase in the total capital/startup and O&M as currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved Burden. This increase has occurred due to an increase in the estimated number of respondents. The number of sources has increased since the last ICR to account for industry growth in the past three years.

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Courtney Kerwin,

Directory, Regulatory Support Division.

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[FR Doc. 2017-06321 Filed 3-30-17; 8:45 am]