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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, National Kidney Disease Education Program Evaluation Survey

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SUMMARY:

Under the provisions of section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve the information collection listed below. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register. August 5, 2002 (67 FR 50678-50679), and allowed 60-days for public comment. No public comments were received. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment. The National Institutes of Health may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection that has been extended, revised, or implemented on or after October 1, 1995, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Proposed Collection:

Title: National Kidney Disease Education Program Evaluation Survey. Type of Information Collection Request: New. Need and Use of Information Collection: NIDDK will conduct a survey to monitor and evaluate the effects of a pilot kidney disease education program. This will be accomplished through baseline and follow-up surveys of the primary target audience members, i.e., African American adults and primary care providers, in four pilot site locations. The search is designed to assess the overall impact of the program, but also to provide information that will be useful in developing and refining this and future programs. Frequency of Response: A baseline and follow-up survey will each require a onetime response. Affected Public: Individuals or households, clinics or doctor's offices. Type of Respondents: African-American adults and primary care providers (e.g., physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, etc.). The annual reporting burden is as follows: Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,000; Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1 (Respondents will answer a single survey: African American adults will complete a 20 minute computer assisted telephone interview (CATI); Primary care providers will complete a 10 minute faxed survey); Average Burden Hours Per Response: .298 and Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours Requested: 596. The annualized total cost to respondents is estimated at $10,684. All respondents will be contacted via telephone. To reduce respondent burden and overall costs of administering the study, it is expected that random digit dialing will be used to contact African American adults and telephone lists will be used to contact primary care providers. Because different program materials will be developed for each audience the questionnaires will be tailored such that respondents will be asked only target-audience pertinent questions. There are no Capital Costs to report. There are no Operating or Maintenance Costs to report.

Type of respondentsNumber of respondentsFrequency of responseAverage time per responseAnnual hour burden
African Americans1,6001.0.33528
Primary Care Providers4001.0.1768
Total2,000596

Request for Comments: Written comments and/or suggestions from the public and affected agencies are invited on one or more of the following points: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the function of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

Direct Comments to OMB: Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice, especially regarding the estimated burden and associated response time, should be directed to the: Office of Management and Budget, Office of Regulatory Affairs, New Executive Office Building, Room 102353, Washington, DC 20503, Attention: Desk Officer for NIH. To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, contact Dr. Thomas Hostetter, Project Officer, Director, NIDDK National Kidney Disease Education Program, NIH, Building 31, 6707 Democracy Bldg, Room 625, Bethesda, MD 20892-2560, Start Printed Page 65134or call non-toll free number 301-594-8864 or e-mail your request, including your address, to: hostettert@extra.niddk,nih.gov.

Comments Due Date: Comments regarding this information are best assured of having full effect if they are received within 30 days of the date of this publication.

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Dated: October 17, 2002.

John C. Condray,

Acting Project Clearance Liaison, NIDDK, National Institutes of Health.

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[FR Doc. 02-27028 Filed 10-21-02; 8:45 am]

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