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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes a list of information collection requests under review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). To request a copy of these requests, call the CDC Reports Clearance Officer at (404) 639-7090. Send written comments to CDC, Desk Officer; Human Resources and Housing Branch, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235; Washington, DC 20503. Written comments should be received within 30 days of this notice.

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National Sexually Transmitted Disease Morbidity Surveillance System—Extension—OMB No. 0920-0011 National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHSTP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The reports used for this surveillance system provide ongoing surveillance data on national sexually transmitted disease morbidity. The data are used by health care planners at the national, state, and local (including selected metropolitan and territorial health departments) levels to develop and evaluate STD prevention and control programs. In addition, there are many other users of the data including scientists, researchers, educators, and the media. Sexually transmitted disease (STD) data gathered in these reports are used to produce national statistics published in the annual STD Surveillance Report, MMWR articles, and serve as a progress report to meet objectives in Healthy People 2000: Mid-course Review and 1995 Revisions. It is important to note that these reporting forms are in the process of being phased out and replaced by electronic, line-listed STD data collected in the National Electronic Telecommunications System for Surveillance (NETSS). The total number of burden hours is 644.

FormsNumber of respondentsNumber of responses/ respondentAverage burden (in hours)
CDC 73.688*2041
CDC 73.688**2141
CDC 73.998301235/60
CDC 73.26383033
* State-level reporting: Respondents for the state-specific CDC 73.688 forms now include 26 state health departments (originally, respondents included 50 states, but 24 states have now discontinued hardcopy reporting and send all STD data as electronic line-listed records through NETSS), seven large city health departments and three outlying areas.
** City-level reporting: The health departments for the 26 states and one of the outlying regions (Puerto Rico) also prepare and submit reports for additional large cities within their jurisdictions.
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Dated: December 4, 2000.

Chuck Gollmar,

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

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[FR Doc. 00-31314 Filed 12-7-00; 8:45 am]