WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request on “Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements for Diesel Fuels” to the Office of Management and Budget for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection.
The agency is soliciting comments that will enable it to:
- Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency
- Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information
- Enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected
- Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses.
This information collection request renewal is related to EPA’s diesel fuel regulations under 40 CFR Part 80, Subpart I, applicable to highway (motor vehicle) diesel fuel and non-road, locomotive and marine diesel fuel (NRLM), Emission Control Area marine fuel, and heating oil. Most of the information collected under this request is used to evaluate compliance with the requirements of the regulations. Motor vehicle diesel fuel and just about all NRLM diesel fuel now meet a 15 parts-per-million sulfur standard.
The activities associated with this request include registration (new refiners and importers, updates to existing registrations), submission of corrections to prior compliance reports, granting of research and development exemptions, generation and retention of quality assurance records, general recordkeeping, batch testing for sulfur content, and the production of product transfer documents and pump labels.
Comments must be submitted on or before November 5, 2018. Comments may be sent online at www.regulations.gov, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20460.