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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; The SunWise Program; EPA ICR No. 1904.03, OMB Control No. 2060-0439

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).




In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.

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Additional comments may be submitted on or before October 25, 2007.


Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2007-0069, to EPA online using (our preferred method), by e-mail to, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, The SunWise Program, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code: 6102T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460, and (2) OMB by mail to: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Attention: Desk Officer for EPA, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503.

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Kristinn Vazquez, Office of Air and Radiation, Stratospheric Protection Division, Mail Code: 6205J, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202-343-9246; fax number: 202-343-2338; e-mail address:

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EPA has submitted the following ICR to OMB for review and approval according to the procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 1320.12. On February 12, 2007 (72 FR 6564), EPA sought comments on this ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received 1 comment during the comment period, which is addressed in the ICR. Any additional comments on this ICR should be submitted to EPA and OMB within 30 days of this notice.

EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2007-0069, which is available for online viewing at, or in person viewing at the Office of Air and Radiation Docket in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The EPA/DC Public Reading Room is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Reading Room is 202-566-1744, and the telephone number for the Air and Radiation Docket is 202-566-1742.

Use EPA's electronic docket and comment system at, to submit or view public comments, access the index listing of the contents of the docket, and to access those documents in the docket that are available electronically. Once in the system, select “docket search,” then key in the docket ID number identified above. Please note that EPA's policy is that public comments, whether submitted electronically or in paper, will be made available for public viewing at as EPA receives them and without change, unless the comment contains copyrighted material, Confidential Business Information (CBI), or other information whose public disclosure is restricted by statute. For further information about the electronic docket, go to

Title: The SunWise Program.

ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 1904.03, OMB Control No. 2060-0439.

ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on 9/30/2007. Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB. 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 in title 40 of the CFR, after appearing in the Federal Register when approved, are listed in 40 CFR part 9, are displayed either by publication in the Federal Register or by other appropriate means, such as on the related collection instrument or form, if applicable. The display of OMB control numbers in certain EPA regulations is consolidated in 40 CFR part 9.

Abstract: The goal of the SunWise School Program is to teach children and their caregivers how to protect themselves from overexposure to the sun. The SunWise 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 a variety of means, including data from pre- and post-intervention surveys, tracking and monitoring of classroom activities and school policies, and advisory board meetings, 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; and (2) teacher questionnaire for measuring their receptivity to the educational component of the Program. The data will be analyzed and results will indicate the Program's effect on participants' sun-protection attitudes and behaviors. Additionally, information is collected when educators sign up to receive a Tool Kit either on the Web or in person, and when individuals participate in an on-line sun safety tutorial/certification program. Responses to the collection of information are voluntary. All responses to the collection of information remain anonymous and confidential.

Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average .33 hours per response for the survey, .17 hours per response for the registration, and .04 hours per response for the tutorial/certification. 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 which have subsequently changed; train personnel to be able to respond to a collection of information; search data sources; complete and review the collection of information; and transmit or otherwise disclose the information.

The ICR provides a detailed explanation of the Agency's estimate, which is only briefly summarized here:

Respondents/Affected Entities: Individuals.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 8,600.

Frequency of Response: Occasionally.

Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 1965.

Estimated Total Annual Cost: $74,898 in labor costs, and no annualized capital and O&M costs.

Changes in the Estimates: There is an annual increase of 132 hours in the total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved ICR Burdens. This increase is due to additional questions that were added to the tutorial/certification program, and revised estimates based on inflation, contractor costs, and increased numbers of registrations.

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Dated: September 14, 2007.

Robert Gunter,

Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division.

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[FR Doc. E7-18848 Filed 9-24-07; 8:45 am]