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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: The NEISS Special Studies on Motor Vehicle Safety B—New—National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Motor vehicle injuries are the leading cause of death in the U.S. for people aged 1-34. In 2000, more than 40,000 people died as a result of motor vehicle-related injuries. In addition, motor vehicle injuries account for millions of emergency department visits annually, with many victims suffering permanent disabilities. Our goal at the National Start Printed Page 34391Center for Injury Prevention and Control is to reduce these deaths and disabilities. A recent priority-setting process revealed several gaps in our knowledge of motor vehicle safety that could be filled with enhancements to the NEISS All-Injury Program data collection system.

Scientific knowledge is being advanced through an expansion of the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System All Injury Program (NEISS-AIP), a collaborative effort by the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The NEISS-AIP collects data about all types and external causes of non-fatal injuries and poisonings treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments (EDs). Currently, NEISS-AIP collects information only on the most severe injury. CDC proposes to expand NEISS-AIP by inserting a special screen study for one year, which will be triggered by coding motor vehicle as the cause of the injury. This special screen will permit us to collect all injury diagnoses and body parts affected (up to five), as well as restraint use and blood alcohol concentration for all motor vehicle occupants, when this information is included in the medical chart. The second study will identify, within that population, child occupants aged 0-12 years. A telephone follow-back survey of parents and caregivers will then be conducted to collect information about their child's seating position, restraint type, and vehicle and crash characteristics. This project will provide vital information about the type and number of injuries incurred in order to improve upon existing interventions or develop new interventions. There are no costs to respondents.

RespondentsNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentTotal burden hours
500115/60125
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Dated: June 2, 2003.

Thomas A. Bartenfeld,

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

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[FR Doc. 03-14385 Filed 6-6-03; 8:45 am]

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