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[FR Doc. 2019–08080 Filed 4–22–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry [30-Day–19–19GW] jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) has submitted the information collection request titled ‘‘Exposure Characterization and Measurements during Activities Conducted on Synthetic Turf Fields with Tire Crumb Rubber Infill’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. ATSDR previously published a ‘‘Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations’’ notice on December 26, 2018 to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. ATSDR received one comment related to the previous notice. This notice serves to allow an additional 30 days for public and affected agency comments. ATSDR will accept all comments for this proposed information collection project. The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in comments that: (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; VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:49 Apr 22, 2019 Jkt 247001 (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, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503 or by fax to (202) 395–5806. Provide written comments within 30 days of notice publication. Proposed Project Exposure Characterization and Measurements during Activities Conducted on Synthetic Turf Fields with Tire Crumb Rubber Infill—New— Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). Background and Brief Description Currently in the United States, there are more than 12,000 synthetic turf fields in use. While the Synthetic Turf Council has set guidelines for the content of crumb rubber used as infill in synthetic turf fields, manufacturing processes result in differences among types of crumb rubber. Additionally, the chemical composition may vary highly between different processes and source materials and may vary even within granules from the same origin. From 2016–2018, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (ATSDR/US EPA) conducted pilot-scale research under the protocol titled ‘‘Collections Related to Synthetic Turf Fields with Crumb Rubber Infill,’’ and under two information collection requests (ICRs). Activity 1, under OMB Control No. 0923–0054 (expiration date 01/31/2017), PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 aimed to collect tire crumb rubber samples from 40 synthetic turf fields across the U.S. and from nine manufacturing facilities. Under OMB Control No. 0923–0058 (expiration date 08/13/2018), ATSDR/US EPA aimed to evaluate and characterize the human exposure potential to constituents in crumb rubber infill among a convenience sample of 60 field users (Activity 2) and to collect biological specimens (blood and urine) from 45 participants (Activity 3). Preliminary results from the pilot-scale study indicate the need for further investigation for a select group of chemicals to which field users may potentially be exposed. ATSDR is requesting a new two-year PRA clearance to conduct a supplemental data collection, titled ‘‘Exposure Characterization and Measurements during Activities Conducted on Synthetic Turf Fields with Tire Crumb Rubber Infill’’. The supplemental study will be a largerscale assessment of exposure potential for individuals who use or play on synthetic turf fields with tire crumb rubber infill. The new ICR will address key limitations of the pilot-scale study, specifically, the small sample size, the lack of a comparison population, and an extremely short data collection period needed to meet early reporting requirements. As before, the supplemental study will include field users who are persons who use synthetic turf fields with crumb rubber infill and who routinely perform activities that would result in a high level of contact to crumb rubber. The study will also include persons who play on natural grass fields to provide a comparison group. The field users will be administered a detailed questionnaire about activity patterns on synthetic turf with crumb rubber infill; the questionnaire is largely the same as the one approved under OMB Control No. 0923–0058 with minor modifications. This instrument will be used to characterize exposure scenarios, including the nature and duration of potential exposures. Additionally, the questionnaire will include queries on potential external sources, such as dietary sources, to select chemicals. E:\FR\FM\23APN1.SGM 23APN1 16857 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 78 / Tuesday, April 23, 2019 / Notices ATSDR will collect urine samples pre- and post-activity. The urine samples will be analyzed for polyaromatic hydrocarbons and will also be archived in case of future development of new analytical methods for potential chemicals of interest. The research study will screen a total of 220 participants for eligibility. The target sample size is 150 for synthetic turf field users and is 50 for the natural grass field users. The total burden hours for the research study is 184 hours among all of the 220 respondents. There is no cost to the respondents other than their time in the study. ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Form name Adult/Adolescent Field Users .......................... Eligibility Screening Form .............................. Adult and Adolescent Questionnaire ............. Exposure Measurement Form ....................... Eligibility Screening Form .............................. Youth and Child Questionnaire ...................... Exposure Measurement Form ....................... Parents/Guardians of Youth/Child Field Users Youth/Child Field Users .................................. Jeffrey M. Zirger, Lead, Information Collection Review Office, Office of Scientific Integrity, Office of Science, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2019–08147 Filed 4–22–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry [60-Day–19–19ACF; Docket No. ATSDR– 2019–0004] Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). AGENCY: ACTION: Notice with comment period. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), as part of its continuing effort to reduce public burden and maximize the utility of government information, invites the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a proposed and/or continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This notice invites comment on a proposed information collection project titled ‘‘Human health effects of drinking water exposures to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS): A multi-site cross-sectional study (The Multi-site Study).’’ The purpose of this research is to use sound study methods to see if drinking water exposure to PFAS is related to health outcomes. SUMMARY: jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Number of respondents Type of respondents VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:49 Apr 22, 2019 Jkt 247001 ATSDR must receive written comments on or before June 24, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. ATSDR–2019– 0004 by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Jeffrey M. Zirger, 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. ATSDR will post, without change, all relevant comments to Regulations.gov. Please note: Submit all comments 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 Jeffery M. Zirger, Information Collection Review Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, MS– D74, Atlanta, Georgia 30329; phone: 404–639–7570; Email: omb@cdc.gov. 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 DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent 110 100 100 110 100 100 Average burden per response (in hrs.) 1 1 1 1 1 1 5/60 30/60 20/60 5/60 30/60 20/60 submitting the collection to the OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, we are publishing this notice of a proposed data collection as described below. The OMB is particularly interested in comments that will help: 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, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 3. Enhance 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, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. 5. Assess information collection costs. Proposed Project Human health effects of drinking water exposures to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS): A multi-site cross-sectional study (The Multi-site Study)—NEW—Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). Background and Brief Description Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a family of chemicals used in industrial applications and consumer products. PFAS contamination of drinking water is widespread in the U.S. Some estimates indicate that at least E:\FR\FM\23APN1.SGM 23APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 78 (Tuesday, April 23, 2019)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

[30-Day-19-19GW]


Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review

    In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Agency 
for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) has submitted the 
information collection request titled ``Exposure Characterization and 
Measurements during Activities Conducted on Synthetic Turf Fields with 
Tire Crumb Rubber Infill'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
for review and approval. ATSDR previously published a ``Proposed Data 
Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations'' notice on 
December 26, 2018 to obtain comments from the public and affected 
agencies. ATSDR received one comment related to the previous notice. 
This notice serves to allow an additional 30 days for public and 
affected agency comments.
    ATSDR will accept all comments for this proposed information 
collection project. The Office of Management and Budget is particularly 
interested in comments that:
    (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 [email protected]. Direct written comments 
and/or suggestions regarding the items contained in this notice to the 
Attention: CDC Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th 
Street NW, Washington, DC 20503 or by fax to (202) 395-5806. Provide 
written comments within 30 days of notice publication.

Proposed Project

    Exposure Characterization and Measurements during Activities 
Conducted on Synthetic Turf Fields with Tire Crumb Rubber Infill--New--
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).

Background and Brief Description

    Currently in the United States, there are more than 12,000 
synthetic turf fields in use. While the Synthetic Turf Council has set 
guidelines for the content of crumb rubber used as infill in synthetic 
turf fields, manufacturing processes result in differences among types 
of crumb rubber. Additionally, the chemical composition may vary highly 
between different processes and source materials and may vary even 
within granules from the same origin.
    From 2016-2018, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease 
Registry and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (ATSDR/
US EPA) conducted pilot-scale research under the protocol titled 
``Collections Related to Synthetic Turf Fields with Crumb Rubber 
Infill,'' and under two information collection requests (ICRs). 
Activity 1, under OMB Control No. 0923-0054 (expiration date 01/31/
2017), aimed to collect tire crumb rubber samples from 40 synthetic 
turf fields across the U.S. and from nine manufacturing facilities. 
Under OMB Control No. 0923-0058 (expiration date 08/13/2018), ATSDR/US 
EPA aimed to evaluate and characterize the human exposure potential to 
constituents in crumb rubber infill among a convenience sample of 60 
field users (Activity 2) and to collect biological specimens (blood and 
urine) from 45 participants (Activity 3). Preliminary results from the 
pilot-scale study indicate the need for further investigation for a 
select group of chemicals to which field users may potentially be 
exposed.
    ATSDR is requesting a new two-year PRA clearance to conduct a 
supplemental data collection, titled ``Exposure Characterization and 
Measurements during Activities Conducted on Synthetic Turf Fields with 
Tire Crumb Rubber Infill''. The supplemental study will be a larger-
scale assessment of exposure potential for individuals who use or play 
on synthetic turf fields with tire crumb rubber infill. The new ICR 
will address key limitations of the pilot-scale study, specifically, 
the small sample size, the lack of a comparison population, and an 
extremely short data collection period needed to meet early reporting 
requirements.
    As before, the supplemental study will include field users who are 
persons who use synthetic turf fields with crumb rubber infill and who 
routinely perform activities that would result in a high level of 
contact to crumb rubber. The study will also include persons who play 
on natural grass fields to provide a comparison group.
    The field users will be administered a detailed questionnaire about 
activity patterns on synthetic turf with crumb rubber infill; the 
questionnaire is largely the same as the one approved under OMB Control 
No. 0923-0058 with minor modifications. This instrument will be used to 
characterize exposure scenarios, including the nature and duration of 
potential exposures. Additionally, the questionnaire will include 
queries on potential external sources, such as dietary sources, to 
select chemicals.

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    ATSDR will collect urine samples pre- and post-activity. The urine 
samples will be analyzed for polyaromatic hydrocarbons and will also be 
archived in case of future development of new analytical methods for 
potential chemicals of interest.
    The research study will screen a total of 220 participants for 
eligibility. The target sample size is 150 for synthetic turf field 
users and is 50 for the natural grass field users. The total burden 
hours for the research study is 184 hours among all of the 220 
respondents. There is no cost to the respondents other than their time 
in the study.

                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                                     Number of       Number of      burden per
          Type of respondents                   Form name           respondents    responses per   response  (in
                                                                                    respondent         hrs.)
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Adult/Adolescent Field Users..........  Eligibility Screening                110               1            5/60
                                         Form.
                                        Adult and Adolescent                 100               1           30/60
                                         Questionnaire.
                                        Exposure Measurement                 100               1           20/60
                                         Form.
Parents/Guardians of Youth/Child Field  Eligibility Screening                110               1            5/60
 Users.                                  Form.
                                        Youth and Child                      100               1           30/60
                                         Questionnaire.
Youth/Child Field Users...............  Exposure Measurement                 100               1           20/60
                                         Form.
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Jeffrey M. Zirger,
Lead, Information Collection Review Office, Office of Scientific 
Integrity, Office of Science, Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2019-08147 Filed 4-22-19; 8:45 am]
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