60 Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: American Healthy Homes Survey II, 88700-88701 [2016-29447]

Download as PDF 88700 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 236 / Thursday, December 8, 2016 / Notices system has been transferred to the National Archives and Records Administration permanent records collection. Updates of system information are transferred to NARA every 5 years. All system hardware and data is stored at OSC, Kearneysville, WV. Backups are performed daily. Copies of backups are stored at an offsite location. SYSTEM MANAGER AND ADDRESS: Commandant (CG–633), United States Coast Guard, Mail Stop 7710, Washington, DC 20593; Commandant (BSX), United States Coast Guard, Mail Stop 7501, Washington, DC 20593; Director, United States Coast Guard, National Vessel Documentation Center, 792 T J Jackson Drive, Falling Waters, WV 25419; IDENT Program Management Office, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC 20528. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE: The Secretary of Homeland Security has exempted this system from the notification, access, and amendment procedures of the Privacy Act because it is a law enforcement system. However, DHS/USCG will consider individual requests to determine whether or not information may be released. Thus, individuals seeking notification of and access to any record contained in this system of records, or seeking to contest its content, may submit a request in writing to the Chief Privacy Officer and Commandant (CG–611), United States Coast Guard, whose contact information can be found at http://www.dhs.gov/foia under ‘‘Contacts.’’ If an individual believes more than one component maintains Privacy Act records concerning him or her, the individual may submit the request to the Chief Privacy Officer and Chief Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officer, Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC 20528–0655. When seeking records about yourself from this system of records or any other Departmental system of records, your request must conform with the Privacy Act regulations set forth in 6 CFR part 5. You must first verify your identity, meaning that you must provide your full name, current address, and date and place of birth. You must sign your request, and your signature must either be notarized or submitted under 28 U.S.C. 1746, a law that permits statements to be made under penalty of perjury as a substitute for notarization. While no specific form is required, you may obtain forms for this purpose from the Chief Privacy Officer and Chief Freedom of Information Act Officer, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:28 Dec 07, 2016 Jkt 241001 http://www.dhs.gov/foia or 1–866–431– 0486. In addition, you should: • Explain why you believe the Department would have information on you; • Identify which component(s) of the Department you believe may have the information about you; • Specify when you believe the records would have been created; and • Provide any other information that will help the FOIA staff determine which DHS component agency may have responsive records; If your request is seeking records pertaining to another living individual, you must include a statement from that individual certifying his/her agreement for you to access his/her records. Without the above information, the component(s) may not be able to conduct an effective search, and your request may be denied due to lack of specificity or lack of compliance with applicable regulations. RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES: See ‘‘Notification procedure’’ above. CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES: See ‘‘Notification procedure’’ above. RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES: Records are obtained from USCG boardings, USCG inspections, USCG investigations, USCG documentation offices, and vessel notice of arrival reports in the course of normal routine business. This information is gathered from the owners, operators, crew members, agents, passengers, witnesses, other government agencies, and USCG personnel. In addition records or record identifiers are ingested from other DHS and Federal systems, including IDENT, Vessel Identification System (VIS), Merchant Vessel Documentation System (MVDS), and the National Crime Information Center (NCIC). EXEMPTIONS CLAIMED FOR THE SYSTEM: The Secretary of Homeland Security, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(j)(2), has exempted this system from the following provisions of the Privacy Act: 5 U.S.C. 552a(c)(3–4), (d), (e)(1–3), (e)(5), (e)(8), and (g). Additionally, the Secretary of Homeland Security, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(k)(2) has exempted this system from the following provisions of the Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. 552a(c)(3), (d), (e)(1), (e)(4)(G), (e)(4)(H), (e)(4)(I), and (f). When this system receives a record from another system exempted in that source system under 5 U.S.C. 552a(j)(2), DHS will claim the same exemptions for those records that are claimed for the original primary systems of records from PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 which they originated and claims any additional exemptions set forth here. Dated: December 1, 2016. Jonathan R. Cantor, Acting Chief Privacy Officer, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2016–29341 Filed 12–7–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. 5914–N–03] 60 Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: American Healthy Homes Survey II Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The proposed information collection requirement concerning an American Healthy Homes Survey II in homes across the country will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. DATES: Comments Due Date: February 6, 2017. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB Control Number and should be sent to: Ms. Ashley Mack, Reports Liaison Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 8236, Washington, DC 20410. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Ashley, (202) 402–7595 (this is not a toll-free number), or Peter.J.Ashley@ hud.gov, for copies of the proposed information collection instruments and other available documents electronically or on paper. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department is submitting the proposed information collection to OMB for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, (44 U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended). This Notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information to: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) Enhance SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08DEN1.SGM 08DEN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 236 / Thursday, December 8, 2016 / Notices the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond; including through the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Title of Proposal: American Healthy Homes Survey II. OMB Control Number: Pending. Need for the Information and Proposed Use: Lead is a highly toxic heavy metal that adversely affects virtually every organ system in the body. Young children are particularly susceptible to its effects, with nervous system development and lower IQ the most serious. Lead poisoning remains one of the top childhood environmental health problems today. The most current national survey of young children’s blood lead levels, the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (2007– 2010), shows that about 535,000 young children have elevated blood lead levels (Note: The CDC changed to a lower ‘‘reference value’’ of 5 mg/dl to define an elevated blood lead level (EBLL) in 2012, increasing the number of children to be considered as having an EBLL, including for this analysis.) The most common source of lead exposure for children today is deteriorating lead paint in older housing and the contaminated dust and soil it generates. The National Survey of Lead and Allergens in Housing (NSLAH), conducted by HUD and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in 1998–2000, estimated that 37.9 million homes had lead-based paint and 24.0 million homes had significant lead-based paint hazards; the American Healthy Homes Survey (AHHS I, 2005–6), conducted by HUD and the Environmental Protection Agency, found that 37.1 million homes had lead-based paint, and that 23.2 million homes had significant leadbased paint hazards. With the more recent of these surveys being over a decade old, new information is needed to identify the extent of progress toward achieving the goal of the President’s Task Force on Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks to Children of eliminating lead paint hazards in housing where children under six live, and help target control strategies toward achieving the goal. Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease characterized by episodes of airway inflammation and narrowing. It is generally accepted that asthma results VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:28 Dec 07, 2016 Jkt 241001 from the interaction between genetic susceptibility and environmental exposures. Exposure to indoor allergyproducing substances (allergens) is believed to play an important role in the development and exacerbation of asthma. NSLAH (1998–2000) found that most U.S. homes had detectable levels of dust mite allergen associated with allergic sensitization and asthma. AHHS I (2005–2006) found allergens, pesticides and mold in homes nationwide. Dust mite, dog and cat allergen levels at and above the allergen concentration threshold level that can result in the development of allergic sensitivity or asthma symptoms in susceptible individuals were widespread in housing. Mouse and cockroach allergens were also found. This AHHS II will collect allergy-related samples only for pesticide and mold analyses. Such airborne chemicals as carbon monoxide, airborne particulate matter, and formaldehyde, such chemicals on surfaces as pesticides, and such unintentional injury factors as housing conditions associated with falls, fires and poisons, are known to have adverse health or safety effects. National residential prevalence estimates for these factors are generally unavailable, limiting the ability of HUD and other agencies to develop data-driven control strategies. Results from this survey will provide current information needed for regulatory and policy decisions and enable an assessment of progress in making the U.S. housing stock safe. This information will be used to revise policy and guidance targeting the housing with the greatest needs for evaluation and control of lead and additional housing-related safety and health hazards. Agency Form Number: None. Members of Affected Public: Homeowners and rental housing tenants. Total Burden Estimate (First Year): Number of respondents: 600. Frequency of response: 1. Hours per response: 4.0. Total Estimated Burden Hours: 2,400. Status of the Proposed Information Collection: New request. Dated: December 2, 2016. Jon L. Gant, Director, Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes. 88701 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management. [LLES960000 L14400000.BJ0000] Eastern States: Filing of Plat of Survey; Mississippi AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will file the plat of survey of the lands described below in the BLM-Eastern States office in Washington, District of Columbia, 30 calendar days from the date of publication in the Federal Register. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bureau of Land Management—Eastern States, 20 M Street SE., Washington, District of Columbia 20003, Attn: Dominica Van Koten. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. The survey was requested by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The lands surveyed are: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Choctaw Meridian, Mississippi T. 7 N., R. 10 E. The dependent resurvey and subdivision of Section 8, 9, and 17 in Township 7 North, Range 10 East, of the Choctaw Meridian, in the State of Mississippi, and was accepted August 31, 2016. Copies of the described plat will be placed in the open file. It will be available to the public as a matter of information. If a protest is received against the survey, as shown on the plat, prior to the date of the official filing, the filing will be postponed pending our consideration of the protest. The plat will not be officially filed until the day after the protest is accepted or dismissed and has become final, including decisions on appeals. Dated: December 2, 2016. Dominica Van Koten, Chief Cadastral Surveyor. [FR Doc. 2016–29447 Filed 12–7–16; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2016–29405 Filed 12–7–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P BILLING CODE 4310–GJ–P PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\08DEN1.SGM 08DEN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 236 (Thursday, December 8, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 88700-88701]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-29447]


=======================================================================
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. 5914-N-03]


60 Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: American 
Healthy Homes Survey II

AGENCY: Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes, HUD.

ACTION: Notice.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: The proposed information collection requirement concerning an 
American Healthy Homes Survey II in homes across the country will be 
submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as 
required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting 
public comments on the subject proposal.

DATES: Comments Due Date: February 6, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding 
this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB 
Control Number and should be sent to: Ms. Ashley Mack, Reports Liaison 
Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street 
SW., Room 8236, Washington, DC 20410.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Ashley, (202) 402-7595 (this is 
not a toll-free number), or Peter.J.Ashley@hud.gov, for copies of the 
proposed information collection instruments and other available 
documents electronically or on paper.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department is submitting the proposed 
information collection to OMB for review, as required by the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995, (44 U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended).
    This Notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and 
affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information to: 
(1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) 
Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information; (3) Enhance

[[Page 88701]]

the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; 
and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those 
who are to respond; including through the use of appropriate automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., 
permitting electronic submission of responses.
    Title of Proposal: American Healthy Homes Survey II.
    OMB Control Number: Pending.
    Need for the Information and Proposed Use: Lead is a highly toxic 
heavy metal that adversely affects virtually every organ system in the 
body. Young children are particularly susceptible to its effects, with 
nervous system development and lower IQ the most serious. Lead 
poisoning remains one of the top childhood environmental health 
problems today. The most current national survey of young children's 
blood lead levels, the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 
(NHANES) conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
(CDC) (2007-2010), shows that about 535,000 young children have 
elevated blood lead levels (Note: The CDC changed to a lower 
``reference value'' of 5 [mu]g/dl to define an elevated blood lead 
level (EBLL) in 2012, increasing the number of children to be 
considered as having an EBLL, including for this analysis.) The most 
common source of lead exposure for children today is deteriorating lead 
paint in older housing and the contaminated dust and soil it generates. 
The National Survey of Lead and Allergens in Housing (NSLAH), conducted 
by HUD and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in 
1998-2000, estimated that 37.9 million homes had lead-based paint and 
24.0 million homes had significant lead-based paint hazards; the 
American Healthy Homes Survey (AHHS I, 2005-6), conducted by HUD and 
the Environmental Protection Agency, found that 37.1 million homes had 
lead-based paint, and that 23.2 million homes had significant lead-
based paint hazards.
    With the more recent of these surveys being over a decade old, new 
information is needed to identify the extent of progress toward 
achieving the goal of the President's Task Force on Environmental 
Health Risks and Safety Risks to Children of eliminating lead paint 
hazards in housing where children under six live, and help target 
control strategies toward achieving the goal.
    Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease characterized by episodes 
of airway inflammation and narrowing. It is generally accepted that 
asthma results from the interaction between genetic susceptibility and 
environmental exposures. Exposure to indoor allergy-producing 
substances (allergens) is believed to play an important role in the 
development and exacerbation of asthma. NSLAH (1998-2000) found that 
most U.S. homes had detectable levels of dust mite allergen associated 
with allergic sensitization and asthma. AHHS I (2005-2006) found 
allergens, pesticides and mold in homes nationwide. Dust mite, dog and 
cat allergen levels at and above the allergen concentration threshold 
level that can result in the development of allergic sensitivity or 
asthma symptoms in susceptible individuals were widespread in housing. 
Mouse and cockroach allergens were also found. This AHHS II will 
collect allergy-related samples only for pesticide and mold analyses.
    Such airborne chemicals as carbon monoxide, airborne particulate 
matter, and formaldehyde, such chemicals on surfaces as pesticides, and 
such unintentional injury factors as housing conditions associated with 
falls, fires and poisons, are known to have adverse health or safety 
effects. National residential prevalence estimates for these factors 
are generally unavailable, limiting the ability of HUD and other 
agencies to develop data-driven control strategies.
    Results from this survey will provide current information needed 
for regulatory and policy decisions and enable an assessment of 
progress in making the U.S. housing stock safe.
    This information will be used to revise policy and guidance 
targeting the housing with the greatest needs for evaluation and 
control of lead and additional housing-related safety and health 
hazards.
    Agency Form Number: None.
    Members of Affected Public: Homeowners and rental housing tenants.
    Total Burden Estimate (First Year):
    Number of respondents: 600.
    Frequency of response: 1.
    Hours per response: 4.0.
    Total Estimated Burden Hours: 2,400.
    Status of the Proposed Information Collection: New request.

    Dated: December 2, 2016.
Jon L. Gant,
Director, Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes.
[FR Doc. 2016-29447 Filed 12-7-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4210-67-P