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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: Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Program Reporting System, (OMB No. 0920-0556)—Extension—National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention Start Printed Page 75860and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Section 2(a) of Pub. L. 102-493 (known as the Fertility Clinic Success Rate and Certification Act of 1992 (FCSRCA), 42 U.S.C. 263a-1(a)) requires that each assisted reproductive technology (ART) program shall annually report to the Secretary through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: (1) pregnancy success rates achieved by such ART program, and (2) the identity of each embryo laboratory used by such ART program and whether the laboratory is certified or has applied for such certification under this act.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is seeking to extend approval of a reporting system for Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Program from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This reporting system has been designed in collaboration with the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) to comply with the requirements of the FCSRCA. The reporting system includes all ART cycles initiated by any of the approximately 400 ART programs in the United States, and covers the pregnancy outcome of each cycle, as well as a number of data items deemed important to explain variability in success rates across clinics and across individuals. Data is to be collected through computer software developed by SART in consultation with CDC.

In developing the definition of pregnancy success rates and the list of data items to be reported, CDC has consulted with representatives of SART, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, and RESOLVE, the National Infertility Association (a national, nonprofit consumer organization), as well as a variety of individuals with expertise and interest in this field. The annual burden for this data collection is 63,400 hours.

RespondentsNumber of respondentsNumber of responses/ respondentAverage burden/ response (in hours)
ART Clinics40022037/60
Data Validation4011323/60
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Dated: December 4, 2002.

John Moore,

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

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[FR Doc. 02-31130 Filed 12-9-02; 8:45 am]