part 9, are displayed either by publication in theFederal Register
or by other appropriate means, such as on the related collection instrument or form, if applicable. The display of OMB control numbers in certain EPA regulations is consolidated in 40 CFR part 9.
Abstract:The Palos Verdes Shelf Superfund site (PV Shelf) is a large sediment deposit off the coast of Los Angeles that contains approximately 110 tons of DDT and 10 tons of PCBs. The contaminants are in sediment too deep for direct human contact; however, fish in the PV Shelf area bioaccumulate the contaminants, exposing people who consume them to these hazardous substances. The objective of this information collection request (ICR) is to gather quantitative data that will provide estimates of angler seafood consumption in the PV Shelf area that can be used in EPA's outreach and education program and in human health risk assessments. The survey will (1) Determine the fish species that are being caught and consumed at the highest rates, (2) identify demographic and ethnic subgroups within the general fishing population of the PV Shelf area that may be consuming large quantities of contaminants through selection, quantity, and/or cooking method of fish species, (3) gather quantitative data that can be used to characterize exposures of the general fishing population of the PV Shelf area to DDTs and PCBs from consumption of fish and shellfish caught in the PV Shelf area, and (4) gather sufficient information to determine whether the existing human health risk assessment needs to be revised before its use in a final Record of Decision. Anglers will be asked to answer about a dozen questions regarding their fishing habits. Participation is voluntary and confidential. Demographic data will be collected; however, no personal identification information will be collected.
Burden Statement:The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 15 minutes per response. 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 which have subsequently changed; 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:Fisherman: Individual anglers found fishing in the survey area, defined as the coastal region from Santa Monica Pier to Seal Beach Pier.
Estimated Number of Respondents:1,392.
Frequency of Response:Once.
Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden:90.
Estimated Total Annual Cost:$0.
Changes in the Estimates:This is a new one-time survey, thus there is no currently approved burden.
Dated: May 25, 2011.
Director, Collection Strategies Division.