81 FR 12902 - Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Federal Register Volume 81, Issue 48 (March 11, 2016)

Page Range12902-12903
FR Document2016-05519

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as part of its continuing efforts to reduce public burden and maximize the utility of government information, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This notice invites comment on a proposed information collection plan entitled ``Health Risks from Using Private Wells for Drinking Water.'' The purpose of this new generic clearance information collection request (ICR) is to assess the health risks associated with exposure to contaminants in drinking water from private wells across varied geographic areas of the United States in partnership with the requesting agency (state, territorial, local, or tribal health department).

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[60Day-16-16TL; Docket No. CDC-2016-0027]


Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and 
Recommendations

AGENCY: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of 
Health and Human Services (HHS).

ACTION: Notice with comment period.

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SUMMARY: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as part 
of its continuing efforts to reduce public burden and maximize the 
utility of government information, invites the general public and other 
Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or 
continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995. This notice invites comment on a proposed 
information collection plan entitled ``Health Risks from Using Private 
Wells for Drinking Water.'' The purpose of this new generic clearance 
information collection request (ICR) is to assess the health risks 
associated with exposure to contaminants in drinking water from private 
wells across varied geographic areas of the United States in 
partnership with the requesting agency (state, territorial, local, or 
tribal health department).

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before May 10, 2016.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. CDC-2016-
0027 by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Regulation.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail: Leroy A. Richardson, Information Collection Review 
Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road 
NE., MS-D74, Atlanta, Georgia 30329.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name 
and Docket Number. All relevant comments received will be posted 
without change to Regulations.gov, including any personal information 
provided. For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to Regulations.gov.

    Please note: All public comment should be submitted through the 
Federal eRulemaking portal (Regulations.gov) or by U.S. mail to the 
address listed above.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on the 
proposed project or to obtain a copy of the information collection plan 
and instruments, contact the Information Collection Review Office, 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE., MS-
D74, Atlanta, Georgia 30329; phone: 404-639-7570; Email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 
(PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), Federal agencies must obtain approval from 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of 
information they conduct or sponsor. In addition, the PRA also requires 
Federal agencies to provide a 60-day notice in the Federal Register 
concerning each proposed collection of information, including each new 
proposed collection, each proposed extension of existing collection of 
information, and each reinstatement of previously approved information 
collection before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To 
comply with this requirement, we are publishing this notice of a 
proposed data collection as described below.
    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to 
minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, 
including through the use of automated collection techniques or other 
forms of information technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-
up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services 
to provide information. Burden means the total time, effort, or 
financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, 
disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. This 
includes the time needed to review instructions; to develop, acquire, 
install and utilize technology and systems for the purpose of 
collecting, validating and verifying information, processing and 
maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; to 
train personnel and to be able to respond to a collection of 
information, to search data sources, to complete and review the 
collection of information; and to transmit or otherwise disclose the 
information.

Proposed Project

    Health Risks from Using Private Wells for Drinking Water--New--
National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

    The Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974 ensures that most Americans are 
provided access to water that meets established public health 
standards. However, for over 38 million Americans who rely on private 
wells or other drinking water not protected by the Safe Drinking Water 
Act (herein referred to as private wells), that is not the case. There 
is no comprehensive knowledge about the locations of private wells, the 
populations served by these sources, potential contaminants that might 
be present in private well water in specific areas of the country, or 
the potential health risks associated with drinking water from these 
sources.
    The purpose of this new generic clearance information collection 
request (Generic ICR) is to assess the health risks associated with 
exposure to contaminants in drinking water from private wells across 
varied geographic areas of the United States in partnership with the 
requesting agency (state, territorial, local, or tribal health 
department). The information obtained from these investigations will be 
used to describe health risks from exposure to contaminants in drinking 
water from private wells within a defined time period and geographic 
distribution. This information will be used to inform public health 
protection activities conducted by the requesting agencies.
    The respondents are defined as adults at least 18 years old, who 
use private wells for drinking water, who are willing to receive and 
return a tap water sampling kit and urine specimen kit or to provide a 
blood specimen, and who are willing to answer survey questions. They 
will be recruited from geographic areas of interest as defined by the 
requesting agency.
    Based on our historical activities, we estimate that CDC will 
conduct up to 10 investigations per year. Each investigation will 
involve, on average, 200 respondents who are adults at least 18 years 
old and use a private well for tap water.
    The total time burden is 2,084 hours. There will be no cost to the 
respondents other than their time.

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                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                                     Number of    Average burden
      Type of respondents           Form name        Number of     responses per   per response    Total burden
                                                    respondents     respondent       (in hrs.)       (in hrs.)
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Adult at least 18 years old     Screening Form..           2,500               1            6/60             250
 using a private well for tap   Questionnaire...           2,000               1           35/60           1,167
 water.
                                Urine Specimen             2,000               1           20/60             667
                                 and Tap Water
                                 Sample
                                 Collection.
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    Total.....................  ................  ..............  ..............  ..............           2,084
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Leroy A. Richardson,
Chief, Information Collection Review Office, Office of Scientific 
Integrity, Office of the Associate Director for Science, Office of the 
Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2016-05519 Filed 3-10-16; 8:45 am]
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81_FR_12950
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CollectionFederal Register
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PublisherOffice of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration
SectionNotices
ActionNotice with comment period.
DatesWritten comments must be received on or before May 10, 2016.
ContactTo request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the information collection plan and instruments, contact the Information Collection Review Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE., MS- D74, Atlanta, Georgia 30329; phone: 404-639-7570; Email: [email protected]
FR Citation81 FR 12902 

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