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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) 498-1210.

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: Cholera and Other Vibrio Illness Surveillance Report (OMB 0920-0322)—Extension—National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Vibrio species are naturally occurring marine bacteria and an important cause of seafoodborne and wound associated illnesses. Certain Vibrio species (e.g., V. cholera, V. parahemolyticus) cause dehydrating diarrheal illnesses. In addition to endemic cholera in the United States, illnesses caused by epidemic strains of cholera are reported among travelers returning from southern Asia and Latin America.

The data collected in this surveillance provides important information on the public health impact of vibriosis in the Gulf Coast States. FDA, which has regulatory responsibility for the safety of seafood, has requested these data to identify interventions that may reduce the burden of seafoodborne vibriosis. The data are also of interest to public and industry groups such as the Interstate Shellfish Sanitation Conference and the National Fisheries Institute. There is no cost to respondents.

RespondentsNumber of respondentsNumber of responses/ respondentAverage burden/ response (in hours)Total burden (in hours)
Local Health Dept Staff90120/6030
Health Care Facility Staff45120/6015
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Dated: October 10, 2002.

Nancy E. Cheal,

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

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[FR Doc. 02-26478 Filed 10-17-02; 8:45 am]