[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 92 (Thursday, May 14, 2009)]
[Pages 22739-22740]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-11273]



[EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0156; FRL-8905-1]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Comment Request; Use of Consumer Research in 
Developing Improved Labeling for Pesticide Products, EPA ICR No. 
2297.01, OMB Control No. 2070-NEW

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 
et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection 
Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) for review and approval. This is a request for a new collection. 
This ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its 
estimated burden and cost.

DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before June 15, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing docket ID number EPA-HQ-
OPP-2008-0156, to (1) EPA Online to http://www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method), or by mail to: Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) 
Regulatory Public Docket (7502P), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460, and (2) OMB at: Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Attention: 
Desk Officer for EPA, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cameo Smoot, Field and External 
Affairs Division, 7506P, Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; 
telephone number: (703) 305-5454; fax number: (703) 305-5884; e-mail 
address: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA has submitted the following ICR to OMB 
for review and approval according to the procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 
1320.12. On April 2, 2008 (73 FR 17971), EPA sought comments on this 
ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received one comment and has 
addressed the comment received.
    EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under Docket ID 
No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0156, which is available for Online viewing at 
http://www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the OPP Regulatory 
Public Docket in Rm. S-4400, One Potomac Yard (South Building), 2777 S. 
Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA. The hours of operation of this Docket 
Facility are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding 
legal holidays. The Docket telephone number is (703) 305-5805.
    Use EPA's electronic docket and comment system at http://www.regulations.gov, to submit or view public comments, access the 
index listing of the contents of the docket, and to access those 
documents in the docket that are available electronically. Once in the 
system, select ``docket search,'' then key in the docket ID number 
identified above. Please note that EPA's policy is that public 
comments, whether submitted electronically or in paper, will be made 
available for public viewing at http://www.regulations.gov as EPA 
receives them and without change, unless the comment contains 
copyrighted material, Confidential Business Information (CBI), or other 
information whose public disclosure is restricted by statute. For 
further information about the electronic docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov.
    Title: Use of Consumer Research in Developing Improved Labeling for 
Pesticide Products.
    ICR Numbers: EPA ICR No. 2297.01, OMB Control No. 2070-New.
    ICR Status: This ICR is for a new information collection activity. 
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 the Federal Register

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when approved, are listed in 40 CFR part 9, are displayed either by 
publication in the Federal 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 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) 
is proposing to initiate a new information collection activity. EPA 
intends to initiate a voluntary information collection for consumer 
research involving the conduct of surveys, focus groups and one-on-one 
interviews to test various versions of pesticide product labels and 
other informational materials developed for the general public. The 
pesticide label provides critical information about how to handle and 
safely use the pesticide product and avoid harm to human health and the 
environment. Every pesticide product must bear a label containing the 
information specified by FIFRA as established in EPA's labeling 
regulations at 40 CFR 156.10. The purpose for such consumer research is 
to identify the consumer's understanding of the information on a 
pesticide product label. EPA would use this information to formulate 
decisions and policies affecting the labeling of pesticide products. 
The ultimate goal of this activity is to assure that the consumer can 
effectively use this information to select the pesticide product most 
likely to meet their needs and readily understand label instructions 
regarding product use.
    The collected information would be used to revise pesticide product 
labels and to create other user friendly consumer information 
materials. It is anticipated that several surveys, focus groups, and/or 
one-on-one interviews would be conducted over the life of the ICR.
    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 40 CFR are listed in 40 CFR part 9 and are identified on 
the form and/or instrument, if applicable.
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.89 
hours 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; 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 
    Respondents/Affected Entities: General Public.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,922.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 381.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $9,587.
    Changes in the Estimates: None. This is a new ICR request.

    Dated: May 8, 2009.
John Moses,
Director, Collection Strategies Division.
 [FR Doc. E9-11273 Filed 5-13-09; 8:45 am]