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 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Send written comments to CDC Desk Officer, Human Resources and Housing Branch, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503 or by fax to (202) 395-6974. Written comments should be received within 30 days of this notice.
NCHS Application for Vital Statistics Training Form, OMB No. 0920-0217—Extension—National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In the United States, legal authority for the registration of vital events, i.e., births, deaths, marriages, divorces, fetal deaths, and induced terminations of pregnancy, resides individually with the States (as well as cities in the case of New York City and Washington, DC) and Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. These governmental entities are the full legal proprietors of vital records and the information contained therein. As a result of this State authority, the collection of registration-based vital statistics at the national level, referred to as the U.S. National Vital Statistics System (NVSS), depends on a cooperative relationship between the States and the Federal government. This data collection, authorized by 42 U.S.C. 242k, has been conducted by NCHS since it was created in 1960.
NCHS assists in achieving the comparability needed for combining data from all States into national statistics, by conducting a training program for State and local vital Start Printed Page 39941statistics staff to assist in developing expertise in all aspects of vital registration and vital statistics. The training offered under this program includes courses for registration staff, statisticians, and coding specialists, all designed to bring about a high degree of uniformity and quality in the data provided by the States. This training program is authorized by 42 U.S.C. 242b, section 304(a). In order to offer the types of training that would be most useful to vital registration staff members, NCHS requests information from State and local vital registration officials about their projected needs for training. NCHS also asks individual candidates for training to submit an application form containing name, address, occupation, work experience, education, and previous training. These data enable NCHS to determine those individuals whose needs can best be met through the available training resources. There is no cost to respondents in providing these data. The estimated annualized burden is 44 hours.
|Respondents||Number of respondents||Number of responses per respondents||Average burden per response (in hours)|
|State, local, and Territory Registration Officials||57||1||20/60|
Dated: June 22, 2004.
Acting Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 04-14934 Filed 6-30-04; 8:45 am]
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