Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD.
The proposed information collection requirement described below has been 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.
HUD is requesting approval for a survey to collect information to estimate Start Printed Page 76956existing levels of environmental contaminants in the nation's housing, including lead levels in dust, soil and paint, and allergen, mold and pesticide levels in dust. For the first time, data will be collected nationwide to estimate arsenic levels associated with the use of CCA-treated wood products, and to estimate the prevalence of vermiculite attic insulation. Two procedures will be compared to determine mold present in homes. This is a collaboration between HUD, EPA, CPSC, and CDC.
Comments Due Date: January 24, 2005.
Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and should be sent to: HUD Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503; fax: (202) 395-6974.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Wayne Eddins, Reports Management Officer, AYO, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410; e-mail Wayne_Eddins@HUD.gov; or Lillian Deitzer at Lillian_L_Deitzer@HUD.gov or telephone (202) 708-2374. This is not a toll-free number. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Mr. Eddins or Ms Deitzer.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
This notice informs the public that the Department of Housing and Urban Development has submitted to OMB a request for approval of the information collection described below. This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affecting 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 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.
This notice also lists the following information:
Title of Proposal: American Healthy Homes Survey.
OMB Approval Number: 2539-Pending.
Description of the Need for the Information and Its Proposed Use: The information collected through this survey will be used to estimate existing levels of environmental contaminants in the nation's housing, including lead levels in dust, soil and paint, and allergen, mold and pesticide levels in dust. For the first time, data will be collected nationwide to estimate arsenic levels associated with the use of CCA-treated wood products, and to estimate the prevalence of vermiculite attic insulation. Two procedures will be compared to determine mold present in homes. This is a collaboration between HUD, EPA, CPSC, and CDC.
Frequency of Submission: On occasion.
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Total Estimated Burden Hours: 4,700.
Status: New collection.Start Signature
Dated: December 17, 2004.
Departmental Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 04-28051 Filed 12-22-04; 8:45 am]
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