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Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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The Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary will periodically publish summaries of proposed information collections projects and solicit public comments in compliance with the requirements of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. To request more information on the project or to obtain a copy of the information collection plans and instruments, call the OS Reports Clearance Office at (202) 619-2118 or e-mail

Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including Start Printed Page 376whether 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.

Proposed Project: 1. Leading Health Indicators Survey—NEW—The Office of Public Health and Science's Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) proposes to conduct a survey of the Leading Health Indicators (LHIs). The survey seeks to measure how the LHIs are viewed by the public and explore what actions the public needs to take to improve their health and that of the community and the Nation.

Respondents: Individuals.

Number of Respondents: 8,000.

Estimated Burden per Response: 15 minutes.

Total Burden: 2,000 hours.

Send comments via e-mail to or mail to OS Reports Clearance Office, Room 503H, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC, 20201. Comments should be received within 60 days of this notice.

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Dated: December 19, 2002.

Kerry Weems,

Deputy Assistant Secretary, Budget.

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[FR Doc. 03-59 Filed 1-2-03; 8:45 am]