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Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Lead; Clearance and Clearance Testing Requirements for the Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program (Renewal)

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).




The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted a new information collection request (ICR), “Lead; Clearance and Clearance Testing Requirements for the Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program” (EPA ICR No. 2381.03, OMB Control No. 2070-0181) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through April 30, 2015. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (79 FR 78084) on December 29, 2014, during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A full description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. 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.


Additional comments may be submitted on or before May 20, 2015.


Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2014-0486, to (1) EPA online using (our preferred method), by email to, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460, and (2) OMB via email to Address comments to OMB Desk Officer for EPA.

EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes profanity, threats, information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute.

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Colby Lintner, Environmental Start Printed Page 21718Assistance Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Mail code: 7408-M, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202-554-1404; fax number: 202-564-8251; email address:

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Supporting documents, which explain in detail the information that the EPA will be collecting, are available in the public docket for this ICR. The docket can be viewed online at or in person at the EPA Docket Center, WJC West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The telephone number for the Docket Center is 202-566-1744. For additional information about EPA's public docket, visit​dockets.

Abstract: This information collection request (ICR) covers revisions to the 2008 Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) rule, which established reporting and recordkeeping requirements for individuals and firms conducting renovations in target housing (most housing constructed before 1978) and child-occupied facilities (pre-1978 residential, public, or commercial buildings where children under age six are regularly present). EPA revised the RRP rule under the authority of sections 402, 404 and 407 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). This ICR describes and analyzes the incremental changes to the reporting and recordkeeping requirements under another existing approved ICR (EPA ICR No. 1715.12, OMB Control No. 2070-0155).

Responses to the collection of information are mandatory (see 40 CFR 745, Subpart L). Respondents may claim all or part of a response confidential. EPA will disclose information that is covered by a claim of confidentiality only to the extent permitted by, and in accordance with, the procedures in TSCA section 14 and 40 CFR part 2.

Form Numbers: 8500-25; 8500-27.

Respondents/affected entities: Persons who provide training in lead-based paint activities and/or renovation, persons who are engaged in lead-based paint activities and/or renovation, and state agencies that administer lead-based paint activities and/or renovation programs.

Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory.

Estimated number of respondents: 170 (total).

Frequency of response: On occasion.

Total estimated burden: 151 hours per year. Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b).

Total estimated cost: $27 per year, includes $0 annualized capital or operation and maintenance costs.

Changes in the Estimates: There is no change in the total estimated respondent burden compared with that identified in the ICR currently approved by OMB.

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Courtney Kerwin,

Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division.

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[FR Doc. 2015-08983 Filed 4-17-15; 8:45 am]