[Federal Register Volume 69, Number 159 (Wednesday, August 18, 2004)]
[Page 51314]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 04-18917]



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and 

    In compliance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 for opportunity for public comment on 
proposed data collection projects, the Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention (CDC) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects. 
To request more information on the proposed projects or to obtain a 
copy of the data collection plans and instruments, call the CDC Reports 
Clearance Officer on (404) 498-1210 or send an e-mail to [email protected].
    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways 
to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, 
including through the use of automated collection techniques or other 
forms of information technology. Send comments to Sandi Gambescia, CDC 
Assistant Reports Clearance Officer, 1600 Clifton Road, MS-E11, 
Atlanta, GA 30333. Written comments should be received within 14 days 
of this notice.

Proposed Project

    Pulmonary Function Testing Course Approval Program, 29 CFR 
1910.1043, OMB No. 0920-0138--Extension--National Institute for 
Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention (CDC).
    NIOSH has the responsibility under the Cotton Dust Standard, 29 CFR 
1920.1043, for approving courses to train technicians to perform 
pulmonary function testing in the Cotton Dust Industry. Successful 
completion of a NIOSH-approved course is mandatory under the Standard. 
To carry out its responsibility, NIOSH maintains a Pulmonary Function 
Testing Course Approval Program. The program consists of an application 
submitted by potential sponsors who seek NIOSH approval to conduct 
courses. The application form and added materials, including an agenda, 
vitae, and course materials are reviewed by NIOSH to determine if the 
applicant has developed a program which adheres to the criteria 
required in the Standard. Following approval, any subsequent changes to 
the course are submitted by course sponsors via letter or e-mail and 
reviewed by NIOSH staff to assure that the changes in faculty or course 
content continue to meet course requirements.
    Course sponsors also voluntarily submit an annual report to inform 
NIOSH of their class activity level and if any faculty changes have 
occurred. Applications and materials to be a course sponsor and carry 
out training are submitted voluntarily by institutions and 
organizations throughout the country. This is required by NIOSH to 
evaluate a course to determine whether it meets the criteria in the 
Standard and whether technicians will be adequately trained as mandated 
under the Standard. There will be no cost to respondents.

                                                     Number of       Number of        burden/      Total burden
                   Respondents                      respondents     responses/     response  (in     (in hrs)
                                                                    respondent         hrs)
Initial Application.............................               5               1          210/60            17.5
Annual Report...................................              50               1           45/60            37.5
Report for Course Changes.......................              12               1           45/60               9
    Total.......................................              67  ..............  ..............              64

    Dated: August 12, 2004.
Alvin Hall,
Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 04-18917 Filed 8-17-04; 8:45 am]