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Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collections; Comment Request

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The Department of Health and Human services, Office of the secretary will periodically publish summaries of proposed information collections projects and solicit the public comments in compliance with the requirements of Section 3506 (c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. To request more information on the project or to obtain a copy of the information collection plans and instruments, call the OS Reports Clearance Officer on (202) 690-6207.

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.

Proposed Projects 1. Evaluation of the BodyWise Eating

Disorder Initiative—NEW

A primary goal of the BodyWise Eating Disorder Initiative is to provide information to and motivate middle school staff to improve understanding and knowledge of eating disorder issues affecting preadolescents. The Office on Women's Health is proposing an evaluation of this initiative to look for changes in school practices and awareness regarding eating disorder issues. The evaluation will also seek information on how the bodyWise materials are being used and their strengths and weaknesses. The study design features an pre-test/post-test model with questionnaires being completed by a sample of middle school staff. Burden Information for Pre-test—Number of Respondents: 357; Burden per Response: 30 minutes; Burden for Pre-test; 179 hours—Burden Information for Post-test—Number of Respondents: 322; Burden per Response: 30 minutes; Burden for post-test: 161 hours—Total Burden: 340 hours.

Send comments to Cynthia Agnes Bauer, OS Reports Clearance Officers, Room 503H, Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue S.W., Washington DC, 20201. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice.

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Dated: March 3, 2000.

Dennis P. Williams,

Deputy Assistant Secretary, Budget.

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[FR Doc. 00-5972 Filed 3-10-00; 8:45 am]