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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) 498-1210. 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.

Proposed Project: Annual Submission of the Quantity of Nicotine Contained in Smokeless Tobacco Products Manufactured, Imported, or Packaged in the United States (OMB No. 0920-0444)—Extension—National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Oral use of smokeless tobacco represents a significant health risk, which can cause cancer and a number of noncancerous oral conditions, and can lead to nicotine addiction and dependence. The Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) within the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC has been delegated the authority for implementing major components of the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) tobacco and health program, including collection of tobacco ingredients information. HHS overall goal is to reduce death and disability resulting from cigarette smoking and other forms of tobacco use through programs of information, education and research.

The Comprehensive Smokeless Tobacco Health Education Act of 1986 (15 U.S.C. 4401 et seq., Pub. L. 99-252) requires that each person who manufactures, packages, or imports smokeless tobacco provide the Secretary of HHS annually with a report on the quantity of nicotine contained in smokeless tobacco products. This notice implements this nicotine reporting requirement. CDC is requesting OMB clearance to collect this information for three years. All companies are required to submit this information for all brands. A standard methodology for measurement of quantity of nicotine in smokeless tobacco has been developed. The methodology (“Protocol for Analysis of Nicotine, Total Moisture, and pH in Smokeless Tobacco Products”) is intended to provide standardized measurement of nicotine, total moisture, and pH in smokeless tobacco products. This information should be submitted in the prescribed format. In addition, we ask that companies provide an electronic copy of this information on a floppy disk or CD-ROM. The annual burden for this data collection is 18,766 hours.

RespondentsNumber of respondentsNumber of responses/respondentAverage burden/response (in hrs.)
Tobacco manufacturers1111,706
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Dated: May 31, 2002.

Julie Fishman,

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

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[FR Doc. 02-14565 Filed 6-10-02; 8:45 am]

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