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ICR Reference No:
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Agency Tracking No:
Regulation to Establish Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases (Final Rule for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Subpart W)
Type of Information Collection:
No material or nonsubstantive change to a currently approved collection
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Type of Review Request:
OIRA Conclusion Action:
Approved with change
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Time Burden (Hours)
Cost Burden (Dollars)
EPA has finalized a technical corrections rulemaking that amended specific provisions in Subpart W of the GHG rule to resolve issues and questions raised during implementation, and to correct technical and editorial errors that have been identified since publication. EPA has also amended clarifications that do not change requirements and therefore do not affect burden. In addition, EPA has finalized requirements that each onshore production facility must report average API gravity, gas-to-oil ratio, and low pressure separator pressure per oil sub-basin category. EPA does not expect this requirement to change the burden estimate because owners and operators must have this information available on an annual basis to conduct business. Furthermore, the burden estimated in the final rule accounts for time spent processing and reporting available data. Finally, one of the finalized amendments changes the gas well completion sampling reporting requirement for onshore production facilities. Instead of requiring the sampling from at least one gas well completion and workover per field ("field method"), the new methodology requires sampling of the average flow rate of gas based on a graded scale within a sub-basin ("sub-basin method"). While this sub-basin method does not change the cost per sample estimated for the final rule, it decreases the total number of samples that will be reported from well completions and workovers. Therefore, the burden decreases, as shown in Section 6.
US Code: 42 USC 7401 et seq Name of Law: Clean Air Act
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Federal Register Citation:
Not associated with rulemaking
Federal Register Notices & Comments
Did the Agency receive public comments on this ICR?
Number of Information Collection (IC) in this ICR:
Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reporting Rule, Subpart W: Petroleum and Natural Gas Systems
5900-220, 5900-219, 5900-222, 5900-221
Form A Part I - Request for BAMM Extension thru December 31, 2011
Form B Part I - Request for BAMM Extension thru December 31, 2011
Form C Part I - Request for BAMM Extension thru December 31, 2011
Form D Part I - Request to use BAMM for Sources Referenced in 98.234(f)(5)(iv)
ICR Summary of Burden
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
Annual Time Burden (Hours)
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars)
Burden increases because of Program Change due to Agency Discretion:
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Burden decreases because of Program Change due to Agency Discretion:
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Does this IC contain surveys, censuses, or employ statistical methods?
Is the Supporting Statement intended to be a Privacy Impact Assessment required by the E-Government Act of 2002?
Is this ICR related to the Affordable Care Act [PPACA, P.L. 111-148 & 111-152]?
Is this ICR related to the Dodd-Frank Act [Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, P.L. 111-203]?
Is this ICR related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA)?
Courtney Kerwin 202-566-1669
Common Form ICR:
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:
(a) It is necessary for the proper performance of agency functions;
(b) It avoids unnecessary duplication;
(c) It reduces burden on small entities;
(d) It uses plain, coherent, and unambiguous language that is understandable to respondents;
(e) Its implementation will be consistent and compatible with current reporting and recordkeeping practices;
(f) It indicates the retention periods for recordkeeping requirements;
(g) It informs respondents of the information called for under 5 CFR 1320.8 (b)(3) about:
(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;
(h) It was developed by an office that has planned and allocated resources for the efficient and effective management and use of the information to be collected.
(i) It uses effective and efficient statistical survey methodology (if applicable); and
(j) It makes appropriate use of information technology.
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.