[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 216 (Wednesday, November 7, 2012)]
[Pages 66852-66853]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-27234]



National Institutes of Health

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Hazardous Waste 
Worker Training

AGENCY: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Division 
of Extramural Research and Training, NIH, HHS.

SUMMARY: Under the provisions of Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995, the National Institute of Environmental Health 
Sciences (NIEHS), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has submitted 
to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review and 
approval of the information collection listed below. This proposed 
information collection was previously published in the Federal Register 
on May 14, 2012, pages 28395-28396 and allowed 60-days for public 
comment. No public comments were received. The purpose of this notice 
is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment. The National 
Institutes of Health may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is 
not required to respond to, an information collection that has been 
extended, revised, or implemented on or after October 1, 1995, unless 
it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
    Proposed Collection: Title: Hazardous Waste Worker Training--42 CFR 
part 65. Type of Information Collection Request: Revision of OMB No. 
0925-0348 and expiration date November 30, 2012. Need and Use of 
Information Collection: This request for OMB review and approval of the 
information collection is required by regulation 42 CFR part 65(a)(6). 
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) was 
given major responsibility for initiating a worker safety and health 
training program under Section 126 of the Superfund Amendments and 
Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA) for hazardous waste workers and 
emergency responders. A network of non-profit organizations that are 
committed to protecting workers and their communities by delivering 
high-quality, peer-reviewed safety and health curricula to target 
populations of hazardous waste workers and emergency responders has 
been developed. In twenty-four years (FY 1987-2011), the NIEHS Worker 
Training program has successfully supported 20 primary grantees that 
have trained more than 2.7 million workers across the country and 
presented over 160,913 classroom and hands-on training courses, which 
have accounted for nearly 36 million contact hours of actual training. 
Generally, the grant will initially be for one year, and subsequent 
continuation awards are also for one year at a time. Grantees must 
submit a separate application to have the support continued for each 
subsequent year. Grantees are to provide information in accordance with 
S65.4 (a), (b), (c) and 65.6(a) on the nature, duration, and purpose of 
the training, selection criteria for trainees' qualifications and 
competency of the project director and staff, cooperative agreements in 
the case of joint applications, the adequacy of training plans and 
resources, including budget and curriculum, and response to meeting 
training criteria in OSHA's Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency 
Response Regulations (29 CFR 1910.120). As a cooperative agreement, 
there are additional requirements for the progress report section of 
the application. Grantees are to provide their information in hard copy 
as well as enter information into the WETP Grantee Data Management 
System. The information collected is used by the Director through 
officers, employees, experts, and consultants to evaluate applications 
based on technical merit to determine whether to make awards. Frequency 
of Response: Biannual. Affected Public: Non-profit organizations. 
Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated 
to average 14 hours per year, including the time for reviewing 
instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and 
maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the 
collection of information. The annual reporting hour burden is as 
follows: number of respondents: 20; number of responses per respondent: 
2; and annual hour burden per response: 560. The average time per 
response is 14 hours per year. The estimated hour burden for each 
respondent includes nine hours to create documents and five hours for 
support staff to compile the documents. The annualized cost to 
respondents is estimated at: $18,200.00.

                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
                                                                                   Average time     Total hour
               Type of respondents                   Number of     Frequency of    per response     burden  (in
                                                    respondents      response       (in hours)        hours)
Grantees........................................              20               2              14             560
    Total.......................................              20               2              14             560

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    Request for Comments: Written comments and/or suggestions from the 
public and affected agencies should address one or more of the 
following points: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the function of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) 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) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and 
clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Ways to minimize 
the burden of the collection of information on those who are to 
respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, 
mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms 
of information technology.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Written comments and/or suggestions 
regarding the item(s) contained in this notice, especially regarding 
the estimated public burden and associated response time, should be 
directed to the: Office of Management and Budget, Office of Regulatory 
Affairs, [email protected] or by fax to 202-395-6974, 
Attention: Desk Officer for NIH. To request more information on the 
proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and 
instruments, contact: Joseph T. Hughes, Jr., Director, Worker Education 
and Training Branch, Division of Extramural Research and Training, 
NIEHS, P.O. Box 12233, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 or call non-
toll-free number (919) 541-0217 or Email your request, including your 
address to [email protected].
    Comments Due Date: Comments regarding this information collection 
are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30-days 
of the date of this publication.

    Dated: October 25, 2012.
Joellen M. Austin,
Associate Director for Management.
[FR Doc. 2012-27234 Filed 11-6-12; 8:45 am]