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The purpose of the program is to: (1) Identify pathways of exposure to hazardous substances at hazardous waste sites and releases; (2) identify, implement, and coordinate public health interventions to reduce exposures to hazardous substances which occur at levels of health concern; and (3) provide training at the state level to promote and achieve the safe siting of child care facilities in the United States. The APPLETREE Program is also a mechanism which enhances ATSDR’s communication with state, local, and federal health and environmental agencies. This program is authorized under sections 104(i)(15) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) of 1986 [42 U.S.C. 9604(i)(15)]. Under the new three-year APPLETREE cooperative agreement PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17837 (Funding Opportunity Announcement No. CDC–RFA–TS17–1701), eligible applicants include federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native tribal governments; American Indian/Alaska native tribally designated organizations; political subdivisions of states (in consultation with states); and state and local governments or their bona fide agents. ATSDR technical project officers (TPOs) will assist approximately 25 APPLETREE awardees to address sitespecific issues involving human exposure to hazardous substances. Key capacities include identification of human exposure pathways at ATSDR sites, education of affected communities and local health professionals about site contamination and potential health effects; making appropriate recommendations to prevent exposure; reviewing health outcome data to evaluate potential links between site contaminants and community health; and documenting the effects of environmental remediation on health. ATSDR will collect information related to awardee activities, and the process and outcome performance measures outlined by the cooperative agreement program. Information will be used to monitor progress toward program goals and objectives, and for program quality improvement. ATSDR Health Education Activity Tracking (HEAT) Form: For each environmental health assessment and health education activity conducted at ATSDR sites, APPLETREE awardees must quantitatively assess and report efforts to educate community members about site recommendations and health risks using indicators to assess community understanding of site findings about health risks and community understanding of agency recommendations to reduce health risks. This information will be entered in the ATSDR HEAT system for each activity at ATSDR sites. Based on past experience, ATSDR assumes a maximum of 925 activities will be entered into the HEAT database each year; therefore, each of the 25 awardees will enter an average of 37 activities into the HEAT database. ATSDR Technical Assistance (TA) Activity Form: Throughout the budget year, this form is used to record the routine requests made of the awardees and their program responses. These responses do not evaluate environmental data and do not make health calls. They are not reviewed and cleared through ATSDR clearance processes but are monitored by ATSDR as part of the awardees’ performance. ATSDR anticipates each awardee will E:\FR\FM\13APN1.SGM 13APN1 17838 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 70 / Thursday, April 13, 2017 / Notices report an average of 15 TA requests per year. ATSDR Site Impact Assessment (SIA) Form: For each environmental health assessment and health education activity conducted at ATSDR sites, awardees must estimate and report the number of people protected from exposure to toxic substances at each site where implementation of agency recommendations has taken place and at each child care center where safe siting guidelines have been implemented. To the extent possible, awardees must estimate the disease burden prevented due to the implementation of site recommendations and safe siting guidelines. This information will be entered into the ATSDR SIA database by the awardee. ATSDR assumes a maximum of 150 ATSDR sites will undergo an environmental assessment, or an average of six sites per awardee, per year. APPLETREE Annual Performance Report (APR): At the end of each budget year, awardees must provide an APR, including an updated Annual Plan of Work (APOW) for the next budget year. The report must include a synopsis of the number of people involved in environmental health assessments at sites, the number of public health recommendations accepted, the number of health education activities conducted at sites; and the outcomes achieved during the budget year. The APR must also demonstrate annual progress in implementing child care safe siting policies in their jurisdictions over the three-year program period. ATSDR assumes that APRs will take three burden hours for each awardee to prepare. ATSDR Success Story Form: By the end of the budget year, each awardee must also submit a minimum of three success stories to highlight the programs’ annual accomplishments. ATSDR estimates that awardees will submit an average of four success stories which will take one hour each to prepare. ATSDR seeks a three-year information collection clearance. Awardee reporting is a mandatory requirement of the APPLETREE cooperative agreement. The total annual time burden requested is 272 hours. ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Type of respondents Form name APPLETREE Awardees .......... ATSDR Health Education Activity Tracking (HEAT) Form .... Technical Assistance (TA) Activity Form ............................... ATSDR Site Impact Assessment (SIA) Form ........................ APPLETREE Annual Performance Report (APR) ................. Success Story Form ............................................................... 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. 2017–07483 Filed 4–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–70–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services. ACTION: Notice. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: NIOSH gives notice of a decision to evaluate a petition to designate a class of employees from the Idaho National Laboratory—Idaho Chemical Processing Plant in Scoville, Idaho, to be included in the Special Exposure Cohort under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:51 Apr 12, 2017 Jkt 241001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stuart L. Hinnefeld, Director, Division of Compensation Analysis and Support, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1090 Tusculum Avenue, MS C–46, Cincinnati, OH 45226–1938, Telephone 877–222–7570. Information requests can also be submitted by email to DCAS@CDC.GOV. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: 42 CFR 83.9–83.12. Decision To Evaluate a Petition To Designate a Class of Employees From the Idaho National Laboratory—Idaho Chemical Processing Plant in Scoville, Idaho, To Be Included in the Special Exposure Cohort SUMMARY: Number of respondents Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 25 25 25 25 25 Average burden per response (in hours) 37 15 6 1 4 3/60 5/60 7/60 3 1 work days within the parameters established for one or more other classes of employees in the Special Exposure Cohort.’’ Period of Employment: January 1, 1975 through December 31, 1980. John Howard, Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2017–07474 Filed 4–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–19–P Pursuant to 42 CFR 83.12, the initial proposed definition for the class being evaluated, subject to revision as warranted by the evaluation, is as follows: Facility: Idaho National Laboratory— Idaho Chemical Processing Plant. Location: Scoville, Idaho. Job Titles and/or Job Duties: ‘‘All employees of the Department of Energy, its predecessor agencies, and their contractors and subcontractors who worked at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) in Scoville, Idaho and who were monitored for external radiation at the Idaho Chemical Processing Plant (CPP) with at least one film badge or thermoluminescent dosimeter from CPP between January 1, 1975 and December 31, 1980 for a number of work days aggregating at least 250 work days, occurring either solely under this employment, or in combination with PO 00000 Number of responses per respondent DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [60 Day–17–1035; Docket No. CDC–2017– 0022] Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice with comment period. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

[30Day-17-17IV]


Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review

    The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) has 
submitted the following information collection request to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The notice for the proposed 
information collection is published to obtain comments from the public 
and affected agencies.
    Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected 
agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are 
encouraged. Your comments should address any of the following: (a) 
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; (b) Evaluate the 
accuracy of the agencies estimate of the burden of the proposed 
collection of information, including the validity of the methodology 
and assumptions used; (c) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected; (d) Minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on those who are to respond, including 
through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or 
other technological collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses; and 
(e) Assess information collection costs.
    To request additional information on the proposed project or to 
obtain a copy of the information collection plan and instruments, call 
(404) 639-7570 or send an email to omb@cdc.gov. Direct written comments 
and/or suggestions regarding the items contained in this notice to the 
Attention: CDC Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, 
Washington, DC 20503 or by fax to (202) 395-5806. Written comments 
should be received within 30 days of this notice.

Proposed Project

APPLETREE Performance Measures--New--Agency for Toxic Substances and 
Disease Registry (ATSDR)

Background and Brief Description

    The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) serves 
the public through responsive public health actions to promote healthy 
and safe environments and to prevent harmful exposures in communities 
across the nation. ATSDR's Partnership to Promote Local Efforts to 
Reduce Environmental Exposure (APPLETREE) Program is critical to 
ATSDR's success in this mission. The purpose of the program is to: (1) 
Identify pathways of exposure to hazardous substances at hazardous 
waste sites and releases; (2) identify, implement, and coordinate 
public health interventions to reduce exposures to hazardous substances 
which occur at levels of health concern; and (3) provide training at 
the state level to promote and achieve the safe siting of child care 
facilities in the United States. The APPLETREE Program is also a 
mechanism which enhances ATSDR's communication with state, local, and 
federal health and environmental agencies. This program is authorized 
under sections 104(i)(15) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, 
Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended by the 
Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) of 1986 [42 U.S.C. 
9604(i)(15)].
    Under the new three-year APPLETREE cooperative agreement (Funding 
Opportunity Announcement No. CDC-RFA-TS17-1701), eligible applicants 
include federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native tribal 
governments; American Indian/Alaska native tribally designated 
organizations; political subdivisions of states (in consultation with 
states); and state and local governments or their bona fide agents. 
ATSDR technical project officers (TPOs) will assist approximately 25 
APPLETREE awardees to address site-specific issues involving human 
exposure to hazardous substances. Key capacities include identification 
of human exposure pathways at ATSDR sites, education of affected 
communities and local health professionals about site contamination and 
potential health effects; making appropriate recommendations to prevent 
exposure; reviewing health outcome data to evaluate potential links 
between site contaminants and community health; and documenting the 
effects of environmental remediation on health.
    ATSDR will collect information related to awardee activities, and 
the process and outcome performance measures outlined by the 
cooperative agreement program. Information will be used to monitor 
progress toward program goals and objectives, and for program quality 
improvement.
    ATSDR Health Education Activity Tracking (HEAT) Form: For each 
environmental health assessment and health education activity conducted 
at ATSDR sites, APPLETREE awardees must quantitatively assess and 
report efforts to educate community members about site recommendations 
and health risks using indicators to assess community understanding of 
site findings about health risks and community understanding of agency 
recommendations to reduce health risks. This information will be 
entered in the ATSDR HEAT system for each activity at ATSDR sites. 
Based on past experience, ATSDR assumes a maximum of 925 activities 
will be entered into the HEAT database each year; therefore, each of 
the 25 awardees will enter an average of 37 activities into the HEAT 
database.
    ATSDR Technical Assistance (TA) Activity Form: Throughout the 
budget year, this form is used to record the routine requests made of 
the awardees and their program responses. These responses do not 
evaluate environmental data and do not make health calls. They are not 
reviewed and cleared through ATSDR clearance processes but are 
monitored by ATSDR as part of the awardees' performance. ATSDR 
anticipates each awardee will

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report an average of 15 TA requests per year.
    ATSDR Site Impact Assessment (SIA) Form: For each environmental 
health assessment and health education activity conducted at ATSDR 
sites, awardees must estimate and report the number of people protected 
from exposure to toxic substances at each site where implementation of 
agency recommendations has taken place and at each child care center 
where safe siting guidelines have been implemented. To the extent 
possible, awardees must estimate the disease burden prevented due to 
the implementation of site recommendations and safe siting guidelines. 
This information will be entered into the ATSDR SIA database by the 
awardee. ATSDR assumes a maximum of 150 ATSDR sites will undergo an 
environmental assessment, or an average of six sites per awardee, per 
year.
    APPLETREE Annual Performance Report (APR): At the end of each 
budget year, awardees must provide an APR, including an updated Annual 
Plan of Work (APOW) for the next budget year. The report must include a 
synopsis of the number of people involved in environmental health 
assessments at sites, the number of public health recommendations 
accepted, the number of health education activities conducted at sites; 
and the outcomes achieved during the budget year. The APR must also 
demonstrate annual progress in implementing child care safe siting 
policies in their jurisdictions over the three-year program period. 
ATSDR assumes that APRs will take three burden hours for each awardee 
to prepare.
    ATSDR Success Story Form: By the end of the budget year, each 
awardee must also submit a minimum of three success stories to 
highlight the programs' annual accomplishments. ATSDR estimates that 
awardees will submit an average of four success stories which will take 
one hour each to prepare.
    ATSDR seeks a three-year information collection clearance. Awardee 
reporting is a mandatory requirement of the APPLETREE cooperative 
agreement. The total annual time burden requested is 272 hours.

                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                                                                      Average
                                                                     Number of       Number of      burden  per
        Type of respondents                   Form name             respondents    responses per   response  (in
                                                                                    respondent        hours)
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APPLETREE Awardees.................  ATSDR Health Education                   25              37            3/60
                                      Activity Tracking (HEAT)
                                      Form.
                                     Technical Assistance (TA)                25              15            5/60
                                      Activity Form.
                                     ATSDR Site Impact                        25               6            7/60
                                      Assessment (SIA) Form.
                                     APPLETREE Annual                         25               1               3
                                      Performance Report (APR).
                                     Success Story Form.........              25               4               1
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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. 2017-07483 Filed 4-12-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4163-70-P