[Federal Register Volume 69, Number 235 (Wednesday, December 8, 2004)]
[Pages 71058-71059]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 04-26913]



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and 

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes a 
list of information collection requests under review by the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). To request a copy of these requests, call 
the CDC Reports Clearance Officer at (404) 498-1210 or send an email to 
[email protected]. Send written comments to CDC Desk Officer, Human Resources 
and Housing Branch, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, 
Washington, DC 20503 or by fax to (202) 395-6974. Written comments 
should be received within 30 days of this notice.

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Proposed Project

    Pulmonary Function Testing Course Approval Program, 29 CFR 
1910.1043, OMB No. 0920-0138--Revision--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. One question regarding faculty changes was added to 
the previously approved annual report. There will be no cost to 
respondents except their time to participate. The estimated annualized 
burden is 64 hours.

                                             Annualized Burden Table
                                                                     Number of       Number of        burden/
                           Respondents                              respondents     responses/     response  (in
                                                                                    respondents        hrs)
Initial Application.............................................               5               1             3.5
Annual Report...................................................              50               1           45/60
Report for Course Changes.......................................              12               1           45/60

    Dated: November 29, 2004.
B. Kathy Skipper,
Acting Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 04-26913 Filed 12-7-04; 8:45 am]