Title:Lead-Based Paint Pre-Renovation Information Dissemination—TSCA Sec. 406(b).
ICR numbers:EPA ICR No. 1669.06, OMB Control No. 2070-0158.
ICR Status:This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. This ICR is scheduled to expire on August 31, 2011. Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB.
Abstract:This information collection involves third-party notification to owners and occupants of housing that will inform such individuals about the dangers of lead-contaminated dust and lead-based paint debris that are sometimes generated during renovations of housing where lead-based paint is present, thereby aiding them in avoiding potentially hazardous exposures and protecting public health. Since young children are especially susceptible to the hazards of lead, owners and occupants with children can take action to protect their children from lead poisonings. Section 406(b) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires EPA to promulgate regulations requiring certain persons who perform renovations for compensation on target housing to provide a lead hazard information pamphlet (developed under TSCA section 406(a)) to the owner and occupants of such housing prior to beginning the renovation. Further, the firm performing the renovation must keep records acknowledging receipt of the pamphlet on file for three years after completion of work. Those who fail to provide the pamphlet or keep records as required may be subject to both civil and criminal sanctions.
Responses to the collection of information are mandatory (see 40 CFR 745, Subpart E). Respondents may claim all or part of a notice as CBI. EPA will disclose information that is covered by a CBI claim only to the extent permitted by, and in accordance with, the procedures in 40 CFR part 2.
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 title 40 of the CFR, after appearing in theFederal Register, are listed in 40 CFR part 9 and included on the relatedcollection instrument or form, if applicable.
Burden Statement:The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average about 0.23 hours per response. Burden is defined in 5 CFR 1320.3(b).
Respondents/Affected Entities:Entities potentially affected by this action are certain persons performing renovations of target housing, constructed prior to 1978, for compensation.
Frequency of Collection:On occasion.
Estimated average number of responses for each respondent:35.4.
Estimated No. of Respondents:320,504.
Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents:2,577,280 hours.
Estimated Total Annual Costs:$140,498,539.
Changes in Burden Estimates:This request reflects a decrease of 545,206 hours (from 3,122,486 hours to 2,577,280 hours) in the total estimated respondent burden from that currently in the OMB Inventory of Approved ICR Burdens. This decrease reflects EPA's change in methodology for calculating the number of target housing renovation events compared to that used in the 2008 Renovation, Repair and Painting rule analysis. The Supporting Statement provides details on the change in burden estimate. The change is an adjustment.
Dated: August 9, 2011.
Director, Collection Strategies Division.