[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 167 (Monday, August 29, 2016)]
[Pages 59220-59221]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-20616]



[EPA-HQ-OPP-2016-0047; FRL-9948-77-OEI]

Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; School Integrated Pest Management Awards 

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: EPA has submitted the following information collection request 
(ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and 
approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act: ``School 
Integrated Pest Management Awards Program'' (EPA ICR No. 2531.01, OMB 
Control No. 2070-NEW). This is a request for approval of a new 
collection. EPA did not receive any comments in response to the 
previously provided public review opportunity issued in the Federal 
Register of March 21, 2016 (81 FR 15107). With this submission, EPA is 
providing an additional 30 days for public review.

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DATES: Comments must be received on or before September 19, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-
OPP-2016-0047, to both EPA and OMB as follows:
    [ssquf] To EPA online using http://www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method) or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental 
Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., 
Washington, DC 20460, and
    [ssquf] To OMB via email to [email protected]. Address 
comments to OMB Desk Officer for EPA.
    EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in the 
public docket without change including any personal information 
provided, unless the comment includes profanity, threats, information 
claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other 
information for which disclosure is restricted by statute.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lily G. Negash, Field and External 
Affairs Division (7506P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; 
telephone number: (703) 347-8515; email address: [email protected] 

    Docket: Supporting documents, including the ICR that explains in 
detail the information collection activities and the related burden and 
cost estimates that are summarized in this document, are available in 
the docket for this ICR. The docket can be viewed online at http://www.regulations.gov or in person at the EPA Docket Center, William 
Jefferson Clinton Bldg. West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., 
Washington, DC. The telephone number for the Docket Center is (202) 
566-1744. For additional information about EPA's public docket, visit 
    ICR status: This is a new ICR. Under PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., 
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 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 for certain EPA regulations is 
consolidated in 40 CFR part 9.
    Abstract: This new ICR will cover the paperwork activities 
associated with EPA's program to encourage the use of Integrated Pest 
Management (IPM) as the preferred approach to pest control in the 
nation's schools. IPM is a smart, sensible, and sustainable approach to 
pest control that emphasizes the remediation of pest conducive 
conditions. IPM combines a variety of pest management practices to 
provide effective, economical pest control with the least possible 
hazard to people, property, and the environment. These practices 
involve exclusion of pests, maintenance of sanitation, and the 
judicious use of pesticides. The EPA's statutory authorities for this 
collection of information are set forth in the Pollution Prevention Act 
of 1990, the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act 
(FIFRA), and the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) of 1996.
    The Agency's IPM implementation efforts are based on a wholesale 
approach aimed at kindergarten through 12th grade public and Tribal 
schools. The Agency intends to use the information collected through 
this ICR to encourage school districts to implement IPM programs and to 
recognize those that have attained a notable level of success. Because 
IPM implementation occurs along a continuum, the School IPM (SIPM) 
incentive program will recognize each milestone step a school district 
must take to begin, grow, and sustain an IPM program.
    This program has five awards categories--Great Start, Leadership, 
Excellence, Sustained Excellence, and Connector or National Change 
Agency Award. The first four categories are stepwise levels that are 
reflective of the effort, experience, and, ultimately, success that 
results from implementing EPA-recommended IPM tactics that protect 
human health and the environment. Schools with pest infestations are 
not only exposed to potential harm to health and property, but also to 
stigmatization. The School IPM recognition program will give districts 
across the nation the opportunity to receive positive reinforcement 
through public recognition of their efforts in implementing pest 
prevention and management strategies.
    Form Names/numbers: Great Start Award; Leadership Award; Excellence 
Award; Connector or National Change Agency Award.
    Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by 
this ICR are school districts, or other entities represent by them.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Voluntary, required to obtain 
or retain a benefit.
    Estimated number of respondents: Annual average of 53 (total).
    Frequency of response: On occasion.
    Total estimated burden: 859 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 
5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $72,000 (per year), includes $0 annualized 
capital or operation and maintenance costs.
    Changes in the Estimates: This is a new ICR.

    Authority:  44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.

Courtney Kerwin,
Director, Regulatory Support Division.
[FR Doc. 2016-20616 Filed 8-26-16; 8:45 am]