In order to implement the EDSP, EPA needs OMB to approve Information Collection Requests under the Paperwork Reduction Act. EPA currently has three ICRs for the EDSP, and only one of them has been approved by OMB.
First, EPA has an approved ICR for Tier 1 screening of the first list of EDSP chemicals selected by EPA. The OMB Control Number for this ICR is 2070-0176. The ICR Reference Number is 201210-2070-003. . This ICR is approved with the following OMB Terms of Clearance:
“Terms of Clearance: In accordance with 5 CFR 1320, this information collection has been approved for an additional 3 years for the 67 chemicals published by EPA at 74 Fed. Reg. 17579 (April 15, 2009). OMB supports the EPA’s efforts to promote and encourage test order recipients to submit Other Scientifically Relevant Information (OSRI) in lieu of performing all or some of the Tier I assays, when they are determined sufficient to satisfy the test orders. OMB still requests that EPA provide a report re-estimating the burden of this information collection based on responses to the Tier I test orders, including the use of cost-sharing and data compensation, the submission and acceptance of existing data and OSRI, and description of any instances in which submission of OSRI was deemed insufficient to satisfy the testing order. OMB requests this report prior to the issuance of the test orders for additional chemicals in Tier I. OMB acknowledges the EPA’s outreach to the public and peer reviewers and encourages continuous efforts for stakeholder involvement while developing the protocols on whether a chemical must proceed to Tier II, including the Weight of the Evidence Approach and Standard Evaluation Procedures.”
Second, EPA on June 14, 2013, submitted an ICR to OMB for EDSP Tier 1 screening of additional chemicals. As of December 23, 2013, OMB has not yet approved this ICR. This ICR does not yet have an OMB Control Number. Its ICR Reference Number is 201306-2070-003.
Third, in August 2013, EPA took public comment on an ICR titled: “Tier 2 Data Collection for Certain Chemicals Under the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP),” and identified by EPA ICR No. 2479.01 and OMB Control No. 2070-New. This is a new ICR for EDSP Tier 2 testing. As of December 23, 2013, this ICR has not yet been sent to OMB.