68 FR 203 pgs. 60099-60100 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; the SunWise School Program, EPA ICR Number 1904.02, OMB Control Number 2060-0439

Type: NOTICEVolume: 68Number: 203Pages: 60099 - 60100
Docket number: [OAR-2003-0070; FRL-7574-8]
FR document: [FR Doc. 03-26543 Filed 10-20-03; 8:45 am]
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Official PDF Version:  PDF Version


[OAR-2003-0070; FRL-7574-8]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; the SunWise School Program, EPA ICR Number 1904.02, OMB Control Number 2060-0439


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).




In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. ), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. This ICR is scheduled to expire on November 30, 2003. Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB. This ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.


Additional comments may be submitted on or before November 20, 2003.


Submit your comments, referencing docket ID number OAR-2003-0070, to (1) EPA online using EDOCKET (our preferred method), by email to a-and-r-Docket@epa.gov , or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center, Mailcode 6102T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460, and (2) OMB at: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Attention: Desk Officer for EPA, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503.


Kristin Kenausis, Office of Atmospheric Programs, Global Programs Division, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 6205J, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564-2289; fax number: (202) 565-2095; email address: kenausis.kristin@epa.gov.


EPA has submitted the following ICR to OMB for review and approval according to the procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 1320.12. On May 21, 2003 (68 FR 27796), EPA sought comments on this ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received no comments.

EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under Docket ID No. OAR-2003-0070, which is available for public viewing at the Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West, Room B102, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The EPA Docket Center Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Reading Room is (202) 566-1744, and the telephone number for the Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center is (202) 566-1742. An electronic version of the public docket is available through EPA Dockets (EDOCKET) at http://www.epa.gov/edocket. Use EDOCKET to submit or view public comments, access the index listing of the contents of the public docket, and to access those documents in the public docket that are available electronically. Once in the system, select "search," then key in the docket ID number identified above.

Any comments related to this ICR should be submitted to EPA and OMB within 30 days of this notice. EPA's policy is that public comments, whether submitted electronically or in paper, will be made available for public viewing in EDOCKET as EPA receives them and without change, unless the comment contains copyrighted material, CBI, or other information whose public disclosure is restricted by statute. When EPA identifies a comment containing copyrighted material, EPA will provide a reference to that material in the version of the comment that is placed in EDOCKET. The entire printed comment, including the copyrighted material, will be available in the public docket. Although identified as an item in the official docket, information claimed as CBI, or whose disclosure is otherwise restricted by statute, is not included in the official public docket, and will not be available for public viewing in EDOCKET. For further information about the electronic docket, see EPA's Federal Register notice describing the electronic docket at 67 FR 38102 (May 31, 2002), or go to http://www.epa.gov/edocket.

Title: The SunWise School Program.

Abstract: The goal of the SunWise School Program is to teach children and their care givers how to protect themselves from overexposure to the sun. The SunWise School Program recognizes the challenge of measuring the progress and evaluating the effectiveness of an environmental and public health education program where the ultimate goal is to reduce risk and improve public health. Therefore, the continual and careful evaluation of program effectiveness through a variety of means, including data from pre- and post-intervention surveys, tracking and monitoring of classroom activities and school policies, and advisory board meetings, is necessary to monitor progress and refine the program. Surveys to be developed and administered include: (1) Student survey to identify current sun safety knowledge and behaviors among students; and (2) Teacher questionnaire for measuring their receptivity to the educational component of the Program. The data will be analyzed and results will indicate the Program's effect on participants' sun-protection attitudes and behaviors. In addition, educators are asked to fill out a registration form to receive a tool kit. Responses to the collection of information are voluntary. All responses to the collection of information remain anonymous and confidential.

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. The OMB control numbers for EPA's regulations in 40 CFR are listed in 40 CFR part 9 and are identified on the form and/or instrument, if applicable.

Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 10 minutes per response for the registration and 20 minutes per response for the two surveys. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. This includes the time needed to review instructions; develop, acquire, install, and utilize technology and systems for the purposes of collecting, validating, and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; adjust the existing ways to comply with any previously applicable instructions and requirements; train personnel to be able to respond to a collection of information; search data sources; complete and review the collection of information; and transmit or otherwise disclose the information.

Respondents/Affected Entities: Entities potentially affected by this action are elementary and middle school students and teachers.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 5,500.

Frequency of Response: Annually for teachers; semi-annually for students.

Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 1,833.

Estimated Total Annual Cost: $59,583, which includes $0 capital/startup and OM costs and $59,583 labor costs.

Changes in the Estimates: There is an increase in the number of teachers who we predict will register for the program annually (from 1,000 to 3,000).

Dated: September 30, 2003.

Doreen Sterling,

Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division.

[FR Doc. 03-26543 Filed 10-20-03; 8:45 am]