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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes a list of information collection requests under review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). To request a copy of these requests, call the CDC Reports Clearance Officer at (404) 639-5960 or send an e-mail to Send written comments to 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

Community Assessment and Engagement Process—New—Division of Health Assessment and Consultation (DHAC), Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

ATSDR serves the public through responsive public health actions to promote healthy and safe environments and to prevent harmful exposures. To effectively implement ATSDR's programs, the agency works with communities by listening to and understanding their health concerns and seeking their guidance on where, when, and how to take public health actions. Communities in proximity to hazardous waste sites are concerned that they are being exposed to hazardous substances being released into the environment. Community assessment data will enable ATSDR to determine the perceived needs, concerns, values, and priorities of communities we serve and determine their willingness, interest and ability to participate in community engagement activities.

In order to secure this data, ATSDR will interview adult males and females ages 18 and over living near petitioned or National Priorities List (NPL) sites. ATSDR will also identify health and other concerns and the most effective channels of communication and venues for engagement.

ATSDR staff will work with key stakeholders in communities to interview participants. These interviews will take the form of in-depth or telephone interviews with five audiences: general residential population (n = 600), public/private health care providers (n = 200), community leaders (n = 200), elected officials (n = 100), and industry leaders (n = 100).

In-depth Interviews will take place at the individual's residence, at a predetermined interview location, at ATSDR-sponsored town hall meetings, or other ATSDR-sponsored functions. Telephone interviews will take place at the individual's residence or business location. Findings from these interviews will be used to determine how ATSDR will engage the community in addressing environmental concerns. Interview findings will also help ATSDR reach as many of the members of the affected community as possible and ensure that all community members are given an opportunity to provide input to ATSDR regarding public health assessment and community involvement activities. There are no costs to the respondents other than their time. The total annualized burden is estimated to be 1600 hours.Start Printed Page 41798

Estimated Annualized Burden Hours

Type of respondentsForm nameNumber of respondentsResponses per respondentAverage burden per response (in hours)
General ResidentIn-depth Interview/phone60011.5
Health care providerIn-depth Interview/phone200130/60
Community LeaderIn-depth Interview/phone20011.5
Elected OfficialIn-depth Interview/phone100130/60
IndustryIn-depth Interview/phone100130/60
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Dated: July 11, 2011.

Daniel Holcomb,

Reports Clearance Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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[FR Doc. 2011-17824 Filed 7-14-11; 8:45 am]