Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals: National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Automobile Refinish Coatings (Renewal)

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[EPA-HQ-OAR-2003-0120; FRL-9901-87-OEI]

Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Automobile Refinish Coatings (Renewal)


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).




The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Automobile Refinish Coatings (EPA ICR No. 1765.07, OMB Control No. 2060-0353), 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 October 31, 2013. Public comments were previously requested via theFederal Register(78 FR 31921) on May 28, 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 November 22, 2013.


Submit your comments, referencing docket ID number EPA-HQ-OAR-2003-0120, to (1) EPA online using (our preferred method), or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Mail Code 22821T, Washington, DC 20460; and (2) OMB via email to Address comments to OMB Desk Officer for EPA.

For Further Information Contact

Kim Teal, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Sector Policies and Programs Division, Natural Resources and Commerce Group (E143-03), Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, 27711; telephone number: (919) 541-5580; fax number: (919) 541-3470; email address:

Supplementary Information

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, 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

Abstract: The EPA is required under section 183(e) of the Clean Air Act to regulate volatile organic compound emissions from the use of consumer and commercial products. Pursuant tosection 183(e)(3), the EPA published a list of consumer and commercial products and a schedule for their regulation (60 FR 15264). Automobile refinish coatings were included on the list, and the standards for such coatings are codified at 40 CFR part 59, subpart B. The reports required under the standards enable EPA to identify all coating and coating component manufacturers and importers in the United States and to determine which coatings and coating components are subject to the standards, based on dates of manufacture.

Form Numbers: None.

Respondents/affected entities: Manufacturers and importers of automobile refinish coatings and coating components.

Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory under 40 CFR part 59, subpart B.

Estimated number of respondents: 4.

Frequency of response: On occasion.

Total annual hour burden: 14. Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b).

Total annual cost:$924, which includes $0 annualized capital or O&M costs.

Changes in the Estimates: There are no changes in the total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved ICR Burdens.

John Moses,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2013-24792 Filed 10-22-13; 8:45 am]
Comment Period Closed
Nov 22 2013, at 11:59 PM ET
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2003-0120-0013
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Date Posted: Oct 23, 2013
Federal Register Number: 2013-24792
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