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March 3, 2004. Federal Register.
Longitudinal Study of Young Children's Exposures in their
Homes to Selected Pesticides, Phthalates, Brominated Flame Retardants,
and Perfluorinated Chemicals
(A Children's Environmental Exposure Research Study--CHEERS)
Part A: Supporting Statement - EPA ICR Number: 2126.01 - 61 pages
From Table 2:
• Of 16 pesticides included in this study, 4 are fluorinated:
Bifenthrin, Fipronil, Lambda-cyhalothrin, and Cyfluthrin I, II, III, IV, total
• Perfluorinated chemicals:
Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS)
From Table 3: List of chemicals to be analyzed in biological media:
• one is fluorinated: 4-fluoro-3-phenoxybenzoic acid (a breakdown product of Cyfluthrin)
• Perfluorooctanoic acid/Perfluorooctane sulfonate
[Federal Register: March 3, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 42)]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for
Review and Approval; Comment Request; Longitudinal Study of Young
Children's Exposures in Their Homes to Selected Pesticides, Phthalates,
Brominated Flame Retardants, and Perfluorinated Chemicals (A Children's
Environmental Exposure Research Study--CHEERS), EPA ICR Number 2126.01
AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (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 for a new collection.
This ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its
estimated burden and cost.
DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before April 2, 2004.
ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing docket ID number ORD-2003-
0011, to (1) EPA online using EDOCKET (our preferred method), by e-mail
to email@example.com or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental
Protection Agency, Office of Environmental Information Docket, Mail
Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460, and (2)
OMB at: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of
Management and Budget (OMB), Attention: Desk Officer for EPA, 725 17th
Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Interested persons may obtain a copy
of this ICR without charge by contacting Barbara Blackwell, National
Exposure Research Laboratory, MD-E-205-01, Environmental Protection
Agency, 109 TW Alexander Dr., Research Triangle Park, NC 27709;
telephone number: (919) 541-2886; fax number: (919) 541-0239; email
address: firstname.lastname@example.org. For technical information on the
proposed study, contact the Co-Principal investigators: Nicolle S.
Tulve, National Exposure Research Laboratory, MD-E-205-04,
Environmental Protection Agency, 109 TW Alexander Dr., Research
Triangle Park, NC 27709; (919) 541-1077; (919) 541-0905 (fax);
email@example.com or Roy Fortmann, National Exposure Research
Laboratory, MD-E-205-04, Environmental Protection Agency, 109 TW
Alexander Dr., Research Triangle Park, NC 27709; (919) 541-1021; (919)
541-0905 (fax); firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA has submitted the following ICR to OMB
for review and approval according to the procedures prescribed in 5 CFR
1320.12. On October 3, 2003 (68 FR 57442), EPA sought comments on this
ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received numerous requests for the
study design, and sent the information via email. There was one formal
public comment submitted to the docket. EPA addressed and submitted the
responses to the comment using the edocket procedures.
EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under Docket ID
No. ORD-2003-0011, which is available for public viewing at the Office
of Environmental Information Docket in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC),
EPA West, Room B102, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The
EPA Docket Center Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 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 Office of Environmental Information Docket is (202) 566-1752.
An electronic version of the public docket is available through EPA
Dockets (EDOCKET) at http://www.epa.gov/edocket. Use EDOCKET to submit
or view public comments, access the index listing of the contents of
the public docket, and to access those documents in the public docket
that are available electronically. Once in the system, select
``search,'' then key in the docket ID number identified above.
Any comments related to this ICR should be submitted to EPA and OMB
within 30 days of this notice. EPA's policy is that public comments,
whether submitted electronically or in paper, will be made available
for public viewing in EDOCKET as EPA receives them and without change,
unless the comment contains copyrighted material, CBI, or other
information whose public disclosure is restricted by statute. When EPA
identifies a comment containing copyrighted material, EPA will provide
a reference to that material in the version of the comment that is
placed in EDOCKET. The entire printed comment, including the
copyrighted material, will be available in the public docket. Although
identified as an item in the official docket, information claimed as
CBI, or whose disclosure is otherwise restricted by statute, is not
included in the official public docket, and will not be available for
public viewing in EDOCKET. For further information about the electronic
docket, see EPA's Federal Register notice describing the electronic
docket at 67 FR 38102 (May 31, 2002), or go to http://www.epa.gov/edocket.
Title: Longitudinal Study of Young Children's Exposures in their
Homes to Selected Pesticides, Phthalates, Brominated Flame Retardants,
and Perfluorinated Chemicals (A Children's Environmental Exposure
Abstract: The U.S. EPA's Office of Research and Development's
National Exposure Research Laboratory proposes to conduct a two-year
longitudinal field measurement study of young children's (aged 0 to 3
years) potential exposures to current-use pesticides and selected
phthalates, polybrominated diphenyl ethers, and perfluorinated
compounds that may be found in residential environments. The study will
be conducted in Duval County, Jacksonville, Florida over a two-year
period from 2004 to 2006. Sixty young children will be recruited into
this study in two cohorts: (1) infants recruited into the study soon
after birth, and, (2) children recruited into the study at
approximately 12 months of age. The study involves up to six monitoring
events to each home during the two-year study period during which
environmental, personal, biological, and activity pattern data will be
collected. Each monitoring event consists of four visits to each
participant's home. Aggregate exposure estimates will be conducted for
the current-use pesticides and selected phthalates in the study. The
data collected on the polybrominated diphenyl ethers and the
perfluorinated compounds will provide valuable information on
concentrations of these compounds in residential environments, the
potential magnitude for exposure, and the temporal and spatial
variability of these chemicals in residences.
The data collected in this study is very important to the EPA's
Program Offices. The reasons for collecting this data are to better
identify the exposure factors, routes, and pathways of exposure for
these chemicals, thus
improving the Agency's ability to regulate these chemicals, conduct
meaningful risk assessments, and develop future studies. Responses to
the survey are completely voluntary.
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 40 CFR are listed in 40 CFR part 9 and are identified on
the form and/or instrument, if applicable.
Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average
approximately 6.5 hours per respondent. 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; 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.
Respondents/Affected Entities: Residents of Duval County,
Estimated Number of Respondents: 60.
Frequency of Response: Quarterly.
Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 390.
Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost: $3,913.
Dated: February 24, 2004.
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 04-4704 Filed 3-2-04; 8:45 am]
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