Establishment of the Hydrofluorocarbon Baseline and Initial Allocations under the AIM Act

ICR 202103-2060-005

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202103-2060-005
Received in OIRA
EPA/OAR 2684.01
Establishment of the Hydrofluorocarbon Baseline and Initial Allocations under the AIM Act
New collection (Request for a new OMB Control Number)   No
Emergency 03/30/2021
03/30/2021
  Requested Previously Approved
6 Months From Approved
206 0
4,308 0
0 0

Pursuant to section 3507(j) of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), as implemented in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations at 5 CFR §1320.13, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hereby requesting emergency processing of an information collection necessary to establish the hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) baseline and initial allocations under the AIM Act. This Information Collection Request (ICR) is in response to the December 27, 2020, enactment of the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act (AIM) of 2020, included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, of 2021. The AIM Act directs EPA to address HFCs by providing new authorities to establish regulatory programs in three main areas: to phase down the production and consumption of listed HFCs, maximize reclamation and minimize releases of these HFCs and their substitutes in equipment, and facilitate the transition to next-generation technologies by restricting use of these HFCs in the sector or subsectors. This collection supports a rulemaking focusing on the first area – the phasedown of the production and consumption of HFCs.
Pursuant to section 3507(j) of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), as implemented in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations at 5 CFR §1320.13, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hereby requesting emergency processing of an information collection necessary to establish the hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) baseline and initial allocations under the AIM Act. This Information Collection Request (ICR) is in response to the December 27, 2020, enactment of the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act (AIM) of 2020, included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, of 2021. The AIM Act directs EPA to address HFCs by providing new authorities to establish regulatory programs in three main areas: to phase down the production and consumption of listed HFCs, maximize reclamation and minimize releases of these HFCs and their substitutes in equipment, and facilitate the transition to next-generation technologies by restricting use of these HFCs in the sector or subsectors. This collection supports a rulemaking focusing on the first area – the phasedown of the production and consumption of HFCs.

PL: Pub.L. 116 - 260 1-9 Name of Law: Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021
  
PL: Pub.L. 116 - 260 1-9 Name of Law: Consolidated Appropriation Act of 2021

Not associated with rulemaking

No

  Total Request Previously Approved Change Due to New Statute Change Due to Agency Discretion Change Due to Adjustment in Estimate Change Due to Potential Violation of the PRA
Annual Number of Responses 206 0 0 206 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 4,308 0 0 4,308 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Yes
Miscellaneous Actions
No
This ICR will collect data from years 2011-2013 to determine a U.S. production and consumption baseline for HFCs, as well as data from more recent years spanning from 2011-2020 for HFC production and consumption to support development of potential company-specific allowances. In instances where EPA cannot independently verify data reported under the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP) or in response to this collection, EPA will also need to request supporting documentation (e.g., through import records) to inform EPA’s consideration and determination of a company’s eligibility for potential HFC allowances.

$53,628
No
    No
    No
No
No
No
No
Luke Hall-Jordan 2023439591 [email protected]

  No

On behalf of this Federal agency, I certify that the collection of information encompassed by this request complies with 5 CFR 1320.9 and the related provisions of 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3).
The following is a summary of the topics, regarding the proposed collection of information, that the certification covers:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    (i) Why the information is being collected;
    (ii) Use of information;
    (iii) Burden estimate;
    (iv) Nature of response (voluntary, required for a benefit, or mandatory);
    (v) Nature and extent of confidentiality; and
    (vi) Need to display currently valid OMB control number;
 
 
 
If you are unable to certify compliance with any of these provisions, identify the item by leaving the box unchecked and explain the reason in the Supporting Statement.
03/30/2021


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