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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 for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will publish periodic summaries of proposed 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 or 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 Project: Coordinated Community Response to Prevent Intimate Partner Violence—NEW—National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

A random digit dial survey will be conducted with 12,000 male and female adults in the communities of ten experimental sites and ten control sites (600 per site). The survey will determine whether adding resources to a community to develop a coordinated community response to intimate partner violence (IPV), leads to increased knowledge about IPV such as where to go for help and how to assist a victim, child witness and/or perpetrator of IPV. A base survey instrument will be administered along with an addendum from the sites that wish to address other research needs in their experiment and control communities.

While previous surveys such as the National Violence Against Women Survey (1996) have collected information on intimate partner violence, no previous survey has explored the effects of a coordinated community response, enhanced services, and public awareness campaigns between experimental and control sites.

Interviews will be conducted with persons at residential phone numbers selected using random digit dialing. No more than one respondent per household will be selected, and each sample member will complete just one interview. Non-residential numbers are ineligible for the sample and will not be interviewed. Female interviewers will be used and bi-lingual Spanish interviewers will conduct interviews in Spanish to reduce language barriers to participation. There is no cost to respondents.

RespondentsNumber of respondentsNumber of responses/respondentAverage burden per response (in hours)Total burden (in hours)
Individuals interviewed (main qz)6,000113/601,300
Individuals interviewed (main qx plus addendum questions)6,000116/601,600
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Dated: January 30, 2002.

Nancy E. Cheal,

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

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[FR Doc. 02-3149 Filed 2-8-02; 8:45 am]