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Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles (Renewal)

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 www.regulations.gov or in person at the EPA Docket Center, WJC 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 http://www.epa.gov/dockets.

Abstract: Under Title II of the Clean Air Act (CAA) (42 U.S.C.

7521 et seq.), EPA issues certificates of conformity for motor vehicle designs and engines that comply with applicable emission standards set under section 202(a)(1) of the CAA, such as those for CO 2, N 2 O, and CH 4 in the final regulation. Under 49 U.S.C. 32902, NHTSA is mandated to require manufacturers comply with fuel economy and consumption standards. Manufacturers will submit applications to certify their products and respond to the information collection activities detailed in the HD National Program. They will also submit reports, conduct compliance testing, label certified vehicles, provide final year-end-reports and retain records of information.
Manufacturer test results will be used by EPA to perform confirmatory testing on a sufficient number of engines and vehicles to confirm manufacturer-reported results. EPA’s emission certification programs and NHTSA’s fuel efficiency programs are statutorily mandated. EPA does not have discretion to cease these functions under Section 206(a) of the CAA (42 U.S.C. 7521).

Form Numbers: None.

Respondents/affected entities: Manufacturers of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles; owners of heavy-duty truck fleets.

Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory (42 U.S.C. 7521) (40 CFR 1036.730 and 1037.730).

Estimated number of respondents: 34 (total).

Frequency of response: Quarterly, Annually, On Occasion.

Total estimated burden: 41,305 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b)

Total estimated cost:$4,565,145 (per year), includes $1,458,333 annualized capital and operation maintenance costs.

Changes in Estimates: There is no change of hours in the total estimated burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB.


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