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by persons to generate, maintain, retain, information collection and its estimated the system, select ‘‘docket search,’’ then
or disclose, or provide information to, or burden and cost. key in the docket ID number identified
for a Federal agency. This includes the DATES: Additional comments may be above. Please note that EPA’s policy is
time needed to review instructions; submitted on or before April 18, 2007. that public comments, whether
develop, acquire, install, and utilize ADDRESSES: Submit your comments,
submitted electronically or in paper,
technology and systems for the purposes will be made available for public
referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–
of collecting, validating, and verifying viewing at www.regulations.gov as EPA
OA–2006–0080, to (1) EPA online using
information; processing and receives them and without change,
www.regulations.gov (our preferred
maintaining information; and disclosing unless the comment contains
method), by e-mail to
and providing information; adjust the copyrighted material, CBI, or other
oei.docket@epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA
existing ways to comply with any information whose public disclosure is
Docket Center, Environmental
previously applicable instructions and restricted by statute. For further
Protection Agency, Office of
requirements which have subsequently information about the electronic docket,
Environmental Information (OEI)
changed; train personnel to be able to go to www.regulations.gov.
Docket, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Title: Valuing Reduced Asthma
respond to a collection of information; Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington,
search data sources; complete and Episodes for Adults and Children—
DC 20460, and (2) OMB by mail to: Focus Groups.
review the collection of information; Office of Information and Regulatory
and transmit, or otherwise disclose the ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 2215.01.
Affairs, Office of Management and ICR Status: This ICR is for a new
information. Budget (OMB), Attention: Desk Officer
Respondents/Affected Entities: Lead information collection activity. An
for EPA, 725 17th Street, NW., Agency may not conduct or sponsor,
Acid Battery Manufacturers. Washington DC 20503.
Estimated Number of Respondents: and a person is not required to respond
52. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. to, a collection of information, unless it
Frequency of Response: Initially and Chris Dockins, Office of Policy, displays a currently valid OMB control
semi-annually. Economics and Innovation, number. The OMB control numbers for
Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: Environmental Protection Agency, Mail EPA’s regulations in title 40 of the CFR,
4,053. Code 1809T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. after appearing in the Federal Register
Estimated Total Annual Cost: $ NW., Washington DC 20460; telephone when approved, are listed in 40 CFR
261,933, which includes $ 0 capital number 202–566–2286; fax number part 9, are displayed either by
startup costs, $ 12,000 annualized 202–566–2338; e-mail address: publication in the Federal Register or
dockins.chris@epa.gov. by other appropriate means, such as on
operating and maintenance (O&M) costs
the related collection instrument or
and $ 249,933 annual dollar costs. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA has form, if applicable. The display of OMB
Changes in the Estimates: There is no submitted the following ICR to OMB for control numbers in certain EPA
change in the total estimated burden review and approval according to the regulations is consolidated in 40 CFR
currently identified in the OMB procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 1320.12. part 9.
Inventory of Approved ICR Burdens. On February 3, 2006 (71 FR 5834), EPA Abstract: Asthma is one of the most
Dated: March 12, 2007. sought comments on this ICR pursuant common chronic illnesses in the United
Oscar Morales, to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received one States, particularly among children. The
Director, Collection Strategies Division. non-substantial comment during the disease is characterized by recurring
[FR Doc. E7–4930 Filed 3–16–07; 8:45 am] comment period. Any additional episodes of symptoms like cough,
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comments on this ICR should be shortness of breath, and wheezing.
submitted to EPA and OMB within 30 Epidemiological studies suggest that
days of this notice. ambient air pollution may contribute to
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION EPA has established a public docket exacerbation of these episodes. Acute
AGENCY for this ICR under Docket ID No. EPA– asthma episodes are a leading cause of
HQ–OA–2006–0080, which is available work and school absence and contribute
[EPA–HQ–OA–2006–0080; FRL–8289–2] for online viewing at to the economic burden of the disease.
www.regulations.gov, or in person The policies and programs of many
Agency Information Collection
viewing at the Office of Environmental public and private entities including
Activities; Submission to OMB for
Information (OEI) Docket in the EPA EPA may affect the frequency and
Review and Approval; Comment
Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West, severity of asthma episodes, but
Request; Valuing Reduced Asthma
Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave., economic analysis of these programs is
Episodes for Adults and Children—
NW., Washington, DC. The EPA/DC hindered by inadequate information
Focus Groups; EPA ICR No. 2215.01
Public Reading Room is open from 8 about the economic benefits of reduced
AGENCY: Environmental Protection a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through asthma episodes. The proposed surveys
Agency (EPA). Friday, excluding legal holidays. The would gather information to support
ACTION: Notice. telephone number for the Reading Room estimation of willingness to pay (WTP)
is 202–566–1744, and the telephone to avoid acute episodes of asthma
SUMMARY: In compliance with the number for the Office of Environmental exacerbation for adults and children.
Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA)(44 Information (OEI) Docket is 202–566– The survey research has three main
U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document 1752. objectives. The first is to estimate WTP
announces that an Information Use EPA’s electronic docket and to reduce frequency of asthma episodes.
Collection Request (ICR) has been comment system at The second is to examine how the
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forwarded to the Office of Management www.regulations.gov, to submit or view ‘‘attributes’’ of asthma episodes, such as
and Budget (OMB) for review and public comments, access the index their frequency, severity and symptoms,
approval. This is a request for a new listing of the contents of the docket, and affect WTP. The third is to provide some
collection. The ICR, which is abstracted to access those documents in the docket evidence on the WTP to reduce the
below, describes the nature of the that are available electronically. Once in severity of asthma episodes, while

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holding frequency constant. WTP would time required to participate in focus DATES: Additional comments may be
be estimated in the context of the group discussions and answer interview submitted on or before April 18, 2007.
severity of the individual’s asthma and questions. The survey developers ADDRESSES: Submit your comments,
the activities taken to manage the estimate that this will require an average referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–
disease. The results will help to provide of 2 hours per respondent. With a total OAR–2006–0742, to (1) EPA online
researchers and policy analysts with of 50 respondents this requires a total of using www.regulations.gov (our
evidence on the potential benefits of 100 hours. Based on an average hourly preferred method), or by mail to: EPA
actions policies that influence acute rate of $27.31, including employer costs Docket Center, Environmental
asthma episodes. of all employee benefits, the survey Protection Agency, Air and Radiation
Through a cooperative agreement developers expect that the average per- Docket and Information Center,
from EPA (R–83062801–0), researchers respondent cost for the pilot survey will Mailcode 6102T, 1200 Pennsylvania
at the University of Central Florida be $54.62 and the corresponding one- Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460, and
(UCF) have designed and are proposing time total cost to all respondents will be (2) OMB by mail to: Office of
to conduct two surveys of adult $2,731.00 (Employer costs per hour Information and Regulatory Affairs,
individuals. One survey would be worked for employee compensation and Office of Management and Budget
administered to a sample of adults with costs as a percent of total compensation: (OMB), Attention: Desk Officer for EPA,
physician-diagnosed asthma who have Civilian workers, total compensation, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC
experienced asthma symptoms during December 2006 http://stats.bls.gov/ 20503.
the 12 months preceding the survey. news.release/ecec.t02.htm). Since this
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
One survey focuses on eliciting adults’ information collection is voluntary and
Lynn Sohacki, Compliance and
WTP to reduce the asthma episodes that does not involve any special equipment,
Innovative Strategies Division, Office of
they experience. A related survey would respondents will not incur any capital
Transportation and Air Quality,
be administered to a sample of parents or operation and maintenance (O&M)
Environmental Protection Agency, 2000
of children with physician-diagnosed costs.
Traverwood, Ann Arbor, Michigan
asthma who have experienced asthma Respondents/Affected Entities:
symptoms during the 12 months Individuals or Households. 48105; telephone number: 734–214–
preceding the survey. In this case, the Estimated Number of Respondents: 4851; fax number: 734–214–4869; e-mail
focus is on eliciting parents’ WTP to 50. address: sohacki.lynn@epa.gov.
reduce the asthma episodes that their Frequency of Response: One-time. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA has
children experience. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: submitted the following ICR to OMB for
The purpose of the proposed ICR is to 100. review and approval according to the
gain approval for the conduct of a series Estimated Total Annual Cost: procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 1320.12.
of focus groups and individual $2,731.00, includes $0 annualized On September 14, 2006 (71 FR 54280),
interviews as part of the survey capital or O&M costs. EPA sought comments on this ICR
development process. Focus groups and Dated: March 12, 2007. pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA
cognitive interviews are a crucial Oscar Morales, received no comments during the
component in the survey development Director, Collection Strategies Division.
comment period. Any additional
process as they allow survey developers comments on this ICR should be
[FR Doc. E7–4931 Filed 3–16–07; 8:45 am]
to identify problematic approaches, submitted to EPA and OMB within 30
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terminology, and graphics in the survey days of this notice.
instrument. A total of 50 interviews are EPA has established a public docket
anticipated, including focus group for this ICR under Docket ID No. EPA–
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
responses and individual interviews. HQ–OAR–2006–0742, which is
AGENCY
Burden Statement: The annual public available for online viewing at
reporting and recordkeeping burden for [EPA–HQ–OAR–2006–0742; FRL–8289–3] www.regulations.gov, or in person
this collection of information is viewing at the Air and Radiation Docket
estimated to average 2 hours per Agency Information Collection and Information Center in the EPA
response. Burden means the total time, Activities; Submission to OMB for Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West,
effort, or financial resources expended Review and Approval; Comment Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave.,
by persons to generate, maintain, retain, Request; Motor Vehicle and Engine NW., Washington, DC. The EPA/DC
or disclose or provide information to or Compliance Program Fees (Renewal); Public Reading Room is open from 8
for a Federal agency. This includes the EPA ICR No. 2080.03, OMB Control No. a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through
time needed to review instructions; 2060–0545 Friday, excluding legal holidays. The
develop, acquire, install, and utilize AGENCY: Environmental Protection telephone number for the Reading Room
technology and systems for the purposes Agency (EPA). is 202–566–1744, and the telephone
of collecting, validating, and verifying ACTION: Notice. number for the Air and Radiation
information, processing and Docket and Information Center is 202–
maintaining information, and disclosing SUMMARY: In compliance with the 566–1742.
and providing information; adjust the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 Use EPA’s electronic docket and
existing ways to comply with any U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document comment system at
previously applicable instructions and announces that an Information www.regulations.gov, to submit or view
requirements; train personnel to be able Collection Request (ICR) has been public comments, access the index
to respond to a collection of forwarded to the Office of Management listing of the contents of the docket, and
information; search data sources; and Budget (OMB) for review and to access those documents in the docket
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complete and review the collection of approval. This is a request to renew an that are available electronically. Once in
information; and transmit or otherwise existing approved collection. The ICR, the system, select ‘‘docket search,’’ then
disclose the information. which is abstracted below, describes the key in the docket ID number identified
The only burden imposed by the nature of the information collection and above. Please note that EPA’s policy is
interviews on respondents will be the its estimated burden and cost. that public comments, whether

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