[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 115 (Monday, June 16, 1997)]
[Pages 32649-32650]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-15672]



[Docket No. FR-4200-N-70]

Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request

AGENCY: Office of Lead Hazard Control, HUD.

ACTION: Notice.


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SUMMARY: The proposed information collection requirement described 
below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department 
is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.

DATES: Comments due: August 15, 1997.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding 
this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB 
Control Number and should be sent to: Ms. Ruth Wright, Reports Liaison 
Officer, Office of Lead Hazard Control, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451--7th Street, SW., Room B-133, Washington, DC 20410.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara A. Haley, (202) 755-1805, ext. 
126 (this is not a toll-free number), for copies of the proposed data 
collection instruments.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department will submit the proposed 
information collection to OMB for review, as required by the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended).
    The Notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and 
affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information to: 
(1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) 
evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information; (3) enhance the quality, utility, 
and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) minimize the 
burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond; 
including through the use of appropriate automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting 
electronic submission of responses.
    This Notice also lists the following information:
    Title of Proposal: Current Population Survey (CPS) Lead Paint 
Hazards Awareness Supplement.
    OMB Control Number, if applicable: 25390006.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The 
Department of Housing and Urban Development is requesting renewal of 
clearance for the collection of data concerning the Lead Paint Hazards 
Awareness Supplement to be conducted in conjunction with the December 
1997 CPS. Title 13, United States Code, Section 182; and Title 29 
United States Code, Sections 1-9, authorize the collection of CPS 
information. The Census Bureau will collect the supplemental data in 
compliance with the Privacy Act of 1974 and OMB Circular A-130. The 
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) sponsored the 
supplement questions, which were previously collected in December 1994.
    This survey provides information that is suitable for the planning 
and evaluation of Title X of the Housing and Community Development Act 
of 1992. The supplement, which was conducted in December 1994, will 
serve as a benchmark for determining awareness to the hazards of lead-
based paint before the disclosure requirement of Title X which went 
into effect in December 1996.
    The disclosure requirement mandates that landlords and sellers of 
dwellings built before 1978 disclose to potential renters or buyers the 
potential for the presence of lead-based paint and the hazards 
associated with lead-based paint. The 1977 supplement will be used to 
measure the change in awareness for the hazards associated with lead-
based paint since the disclosure requirement went into effect and 
assist state and local governments with lead hazard awareness education 
program development.
    The lead paint hazards awareness information will be collected by 
both personal visit and telephone interviews in conjunction with the 
regular December CPS interviewing. All interviews are conducted using 
computer-assisted interviewing.
    Agency form numbers, if applicable: There are no forms. All 
interviewing is computerized.
    Members of affected public: Households.
    Estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the 
information collection including number of respondents, frequency of 
response, and hours of response:
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 48,000 per month.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 8.3 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: Once--December 1997.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 6,640.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $388,172.
    Status of the proposed information collection: Revision of a 
currently approved collection.

    Authority: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 
44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended.

    Dated: May 28, 1997.
David E. Jacobs,
Director, Office of Lead Hazard Control.
[FR Doc. 97-15672 Filed 6-13-97; 8:45 am]