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Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Information Collection Request: The SunWise School Program

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).




In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that the following Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review: The SunWise School Program EPA ICR Number 1904.01. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden and cost; where appropriate, it includes the actual data collection instrument.


Comments must be submitted on or before September 5, 2000.

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For a copy of the ICR contact Sandy Farmer at EPA by phone at (202) 260-2740, by email at, or download off the Internet at​icr and refer to EPA ICR No. 1904.01. For technical questions about the ICR contact Kristin Kenausis at (202) 564-2289.

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Title: Information Collection Request: The SunWise School Program EPA ICR No. 1904.01, This is a new collection.

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 surveying 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; (2) Parent survey to compare findings with those of their children as well as to draw comparisons with the benchmarks established in other national surveys; (3) Teacher questionnaire for measuring their receptivity to the educational component of the Program; and (4) School administrator questionnaire to show receptivity to the SunWise School Program and its standards. The data will be analyzed and results will indicate the Program's effect on participants' sun-protection attitudes and behaviors. 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 are listed in 40 CFR part 9 and 48 CFR Chapter 15. The Federal Register document required under 5 CFR 1320.8 (d), soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on 12/21/99; Two positive comments were received.

Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average .33 hours per response. 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 Start Printed Page 47724information; and transmit or otherwise disclose the information.

Respondents/Affected Entities: Elementary and middle school students, parents, teachers, and school administrators.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,000.

Frequency of Response: Students, 2 times per year; Parents, teachers, and school administrators, once a year.

Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 2,000 hours.

Estimated Total Annualized Capital and Operating & Maintenance Cost Burden: $0.

Send comments on the Agency's need for this information, the accuracy of the provided burden estimates, and any suggested methods for minimizing respondent burden, including through the use of automated collection techniques to the following addresses. Please refer to EPA ICR No. 1904.01.

Ms. Sandy Farmer, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Environmental Information, Collection Strategies Division (2822), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20460;


Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for EPA, 725 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20503.

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Dated: July 20, 2000.

Oscar Morales,

Director, Collection Strategies Division.

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[FR Doc. 00-19685 Filed 8-2-00; 8:45 am]