Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations

CourtAgency For Toxic Substances And Disease Registry,Health And Human Services Department
Citation87 FR 15425
Record Number2022-05759
Publication Date18 March 2022
Federal Register, Volume 87 Issue 53 (Friday, March 18, 2022)
[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 53 (Friday, March 18, 2022)]
                [Notices]
                [Pages 15425-15427]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
                [FR Doc No: 2022-05759]
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                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
                Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
                [60Day-22-0060; Docket No. ATSDR-2022-0002]
                Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and
                Recommendations
                AGENCY: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR),
                Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
                ACTION: Notice with comment period.
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                SUMMARY: The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR),
                as part of its continuing effort to reduce public burden and maximize
                the utility of government information, invites the general public and
                other federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a proposed and/or
                continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork
                Reduction Act of 1995. This notice invites comment on a proposed
                information collection project titled Assessment of Environmental
                Health and Land Reuse Certification Training. This certification is a
                joint collaboration between ATSDR and the National Environmental Health
                Association (NEHA) that is designed to increase participant awareness
                and knowledge, skills and feedback on environmental health and land
                reuse.
                DATES: ATSDR must receive written comments on or before May 17, 2022.
                ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. ATSDR-
                2022-0002 by either of the following methods:
                 Federal eRulemaking Portal: Regulations.gov. Follow the
                instructions for submitting comments.
                 Mail: Jeffrey M. Zirger, Information Collection Review
                Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600
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                Clifton Road NE, MS H21-8, Atlanta, Georgia 30329.
                 Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name
                and Docket Number. ATSDR will post, without change, all relevant
                comments to Regulations.gov.
                 Please note: Submit all comments through the Federal eRulemaking
                portal (regulations.gov) or by U.S. mail to the address listed above.
                FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on the
                proposed project or to obtain a copy of the information collection plan
                and instruments, contact Jeffrey M. Zirger, Information Collection
                Review Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton
                Road NE, MS H21-8, Atlanta, Georgia 30329; phone: 404-639-7118; Email:
                [email protected].
                SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995
                (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), federal agencies must obtain approval from
                the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of
                information they conduct or sponsor. In addition, the PRA also requires
                federal agencies to provide a 60-day notice in the Federal Register
                concerning each proposed collection of information, including each new
                proposed collection, each proposed extension of existing collection of
                information, and each reinstatement of previously approved information
                collection before submitting the collection to the OMB for approval. To
                comply with this requirement, we are publishing this notice of a
                proposed data collection as described below.
                 The OMB is particularly interested in comments that will help:
                 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, including the validity of the
                methodology and assumptions used;
                 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to
                be collected;
                 4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those
                who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated,
                electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or
                other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic
                submissions of responses; and
                 5. Assess information collection costs.
                Proposed Project
                 Assessment of Environmental Health and Land Reuse Certification
                Training (OMB Control No. 0923-0060, Exp. 08/31/2022)--Revision--Agency
                for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).
                Background and Brief Description
                 The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) is
                requesting a three-year Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) clearance for a
                Revision of an information collection request (ICR) titled
                Environmental Health and Land Reuse Certification Training (OMB Control
                No. 0923-0060, Exp. Date 08/31/2022).
                 This certification is a joint collaboration between ATSDR and the
                National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) under a cooperative
                agreement. ATSDR and NEHA are co-producing the certification, which is
                geared toward NEHA members and ATSDR stakeholders who are environmental
                professionals, primarily local and state health agency employees, but
                also planners, environmental consultants, environmental non-profits,
                and students in environmental science, environmental/public health, and
                planning. The certification goals and course objectives are:
                 To increase participant awareness and knowledge of
                environmental health and land reuse,
                 To increase skills and capacity of participants to engage
                in environmental health and land reuse work, and
                 To assess participant feedback and assessment of their own
                increased awareness, skills, and knowledge in environmental health and
                land reuse.
                 Due to the prevalence of potentially contaminated land reuse sites
                such as brownfields, the certificate program and training modules focus
                on increasing skills in land reuse and redevelopment through the
                integration of epidemiology, risk assessment, risk communication, and
                toxicology concepts and resources. The certification is offered in two
                modes. The certificate registration and training is hosted on NEHA's
                existing online Learning Management System, which hosts a variety of
                certificate and credentialing courses. In addition, ATSDR's National
                Land Reuse Health Program offers registration and maintains a classroom
                version of the training for learners who prefer virtual/classroom
                instruction or who may have limited broadband. NEHA will verify and
                issue continuing education (CE) credits for the EHLR Certificate for
                both online and classroom courses.
                 ATSDR plans to eliminate the currently approved one-time collection
                of feedback within 6-12 months after participation as of 08/31/2022.
                This follow-up survey was designed to evaluate the subsequent use of
                the certificate program training materials and resources to build
                capacity, and skills in environmental health and land reuse (EHLR). The
                follow-up survey will be discontinued because the training course
                content has been successfully established based on the feedback
                received to date.
                 Additional revisions are also needed. Initially, the training was
                to be administered under the CDC Training and Continuing Education
                Online (TCEO) system (see ``Application for Training'' [OMB Control No.
                0920-0017, Exp. Date 04/30/2022]). ATSDR has decided to transition the
                administration of the online course to NEHA. This revision ICR will add
                the following information collections: Online and classroom
                registration, and pre- and post-tests and self-assessments for each of
                the five modules: Engaging with Your Community, Evaluating
                Environmental and Health Risks, Communicating Environmental and Health
                Risks to the Community, Redesigning with Health in Mind, and Measuring
                Success. In addition, course evaluations for each module will be added
                for online training only. ATSDR and NEHA will share this information to
                make improvements to both the online and the classroom modules.
                 In the past 16 months, ATSDR and NEHA have enrolled 1,135 online
                participants (n=71 per month). Extrapolating this average over 12
                months yields an estimated annual enrollment of 852 online
                participants. Likewise, ATSDR has enrolled approximately 100
                participants per year for classroom learning. For burden hour
                estimation, we make a simplifying assumption that all students have
                completed all modules, pre- and post-tests, self-assessments, and
                evaluations (for online participants). In reality, the certification is
                self-paced, and participants are in varying stages of completion toward
                certification.
                 ATSDR and NEHA are also planning a third mode of instruction for
                supplemental ``EHLR Immersive Training'' in three new modules:
                Community engagement, evaluation of environmental and health risks, and
                risk communication. This training will be offered as a face-to-face
                classroom course at environmental conferences to those who have
                completed the prerequisite EHLR online or classroom certification.
                Should COVID-19 affect live training, ATSDR may consider delivering the
                immersive training virtually.
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                 Regarding the supplemental immersive training, ATSDR estimates that
                125 conference attendees will meet the prerequisite certification
                requirement and will register for the training through a conference
                portal. They will be asked to complete a self-assessment for each
                module to be submitted toward additional CE credits and to receive the
                supplemental certification.
                 ATSDR plans an annual enrollment of 1,077 participants, which is an
                increase of 877 participants over the previously approved 200
                participants. Participation in this information collection is voluntary
                and there is no cost to respondents other than their time. CDC requests
                OMB for an estimated 2,424 annual burden hours.
                 Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                 Number of Average burden
                 Type of respondent Form name Number of responses per per response Total burden
                 respondents respondent (in hr) (in hr)
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                Environmental Health EHLR 852 1 3/60 43
                 Professionals and Affiliates. Registration
                 (online).
                 Module 1 Pre- 852 1 10/60 142
                 Test (online).
                 Module 1 Post- 852 1 15/60 213
                 Test and Self-
                 assessment
                 (online).
                 Module 1 852 1 5/60 71
                 Evaluation
                 (online).
                 Module 2 Pre- 852 1 10/60 142
                 Test (online).
                 Module 2 Post- 852 1 15/60 213
                 Test and Self-
                 assessment
                 (online).
                 Module 2 852 1 5/60 71
                 Evaluation
                 (online).
                 Module 3 Pre- 852 1 10/60 142
                 Test (online).
                 Module 3 Post- 852 1 15/60 213
                 Test and Self-
                 assessment
                 (online).
                 Module 3 852 1 5/60 71
                 Evaluation
                 (online).
                 Module 4 Pre- 852 1 10/60 142
                 Test (online).
                 Module 4 Post- 852 1 15/60 213
                 Test and Self-
                 assessment
                 (online).
                 Module 4 852 1 5/60 71
                 Evaluation
                 (online).
                 Module 5 Pre- 852 1 10/60 142
                 Test (online).
                 Module 5 Post- 852 1 15/60 213
                 Test and Self-
                 assessment
                 (online).
                 Module 5 852 1 5/60 71
                 Evaluation
                 (online).
                 EHLR 100 1 3/60 5
                 Registration
                 (classroom).
                 Module 1 Pre- 100 1 10/60 17
                 Test
                 (classroom).
                 Module 1 Post- 100 1 15/60 25
                 Test and Self-
                 assessment
                 (classroom).
                 Module 2 Pre- 100 1 10/60 17
                 Test
                 (classroom).
                 Module 2 Post- 100 1 15/60 25
                 Test and Self-
                 assessment
                 (classroom).
                 Module 3 Pre- 100 1 10/60 17
                 Test
                 (classroom).
                 Module 3 Post- 100 1 15/60 25
                 Test and Self-
                 assessment
                 (classroom).
                 Module 4 Pre- 100 1 10/60 17
                 Test
                 (classroom).
                 Module 4 Post- 100 1 15/60 25
                 Test and Self-
                 assessment
                 (classroom).
                 Module 5 Pre- 100 1 10/60 17
                 Test
                 (classroom).
                 Module 5 Post- 100 1 15/60 25
                 Test and Self-
                 assessment
                 (classroom).
                 Immersive 125 1 3/60 6
                 Training
                 Registration
                 (conference).
                 Module 1 Self- 125 1 15/60 10
                 assessment
                 (conference).
                 Module 2 Self- 125 1 15/60 10
                 assessment
                 (conference).
                 Module 3 Self- 125 1 15/60 10
                 assessment
                 (conference).
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                 Total..................... ................ .............. .............. .............. 2,424
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                Jeffrey M. Zirger,
                Lead, Information Collection Review Office, Office of Scientific
                Integrity, Office of Science, Centers for Disease Control and
                Prevention.
                [FR Doc. 2022-05759 Filed 3-17-22; 8:45 am]
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