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Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations

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In compliance with the requirement of Section 3506 (c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork reduction Act of 1995, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention is providing opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects. To request more information on the proposed projects or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, call the CDC Reports Clearance Officer on (404) 639-7090.

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 for other forms of information technology. Send comments to Seleda Perryman, CDC Assistant Reports Clearance Officer, 1600 Clifton Road, MS-D24, Atlanta, GA 30333. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice.

Proposed Projects:

Reader Evaluations of Public Health Assessments and Consultation Products—Reinstatement with Changes—This is a request for a three-year reinstatement with changes of OMB 0923-0016, Reader Evaluations of Public Health Assessments and Consultation Products. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) is mandated pursuant to the 1980 Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) and its 1986 Amendments, The Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA), to perform health assessments for each facility on the National Priorities List and for releases of facilities where individuals have been exposed to a hazardous substance. In addition, ATSDR provides consultations on health issues relating to exposure to hazardous or toxic substances to officials at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and state and local government. The principal audiences for these products are health professionals at the federal, state, and local levels, staff in public libraries and repositories, interested private sector organizations and groups, and members of the public.

In order to make ATSDR products such as health assessments, consultations, exposure investigations, and fact sheets timely and relevant, ATSDR staff developed a survey Start Printed Page 66546questionnaire (OMB 0923-0016) to get readers' opinions and evaluations. The survey will be inserted and mailed in each public health assessment. In addition, electronic surveys will be sent to clients and partners requesting ATSDR health consultations and exposure investigations within one month following delivery of product or service. The survey collects information on (a) affiliation of users, (b) timeliness and effectiveness of these products, and (c) practical utility of these products.

The reader evaluation surveys provide important feedback that enables ATSDR staff to maintain the utility, integrity and standards of its products. Gathering client feedback ensures that appropriate information is included in these documents and assists in maintaining medical and scientific usefulness. The information will be used to maintain customer satisfaction with these products. There is no cost to respondents.

The estimate annual burden is 172 hours.

RespondentsNumber of respondentsResponses per respondentAvg. burden response (in hrs.)Total burden (in hrs.)
ATSDR clients and ­partners30010.2575
Individuals completing questionnaires20010.2550
Individuals who received but did not complete questionnaires10010.2525
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Dated: October 30, 2000.

Kathy Cahill,

Associate Director for Policy, Planning, and Evaluation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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[FR Doc. 00-28363 Filed 11-03-00; 8:45 am]