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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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Office of the Secretary.

In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services, is publishing the following summary of proposed collections for public comment. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency's functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden.

Type of Information Collection Request: New Collection, Regular;

Title of Information Collection: Prevention Communication Formative Research;

Form/OMB No.: OS-0990-New;

Use: This information will be used as formative research to develop messages and materials in support of the development of disease prevention and health promotion information, including the 2005 Dietary Guidelines. It is necessary to obtain consumer input to better understand the information needs, attitudes and beliefs of the audience in order to tailor messages, as well as to assist with clarity, understandability and acceptance of prototyped messages and materials. This generic clearance request describes data collection activities involving a limited set of consumer interviews, focus groups, Web concept testing, and usability and effects testing of prevention content.

Frequency: Reporting and on occasion;

Affected Public: Individuals or households;

Annual Number of Respondents: 871;

Total Annual Responses: 871;

Average Burden Per Response: 2.4;

Total Annual Hours: 2,100;

To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, access the HHS Web site address at​oirm/​infocollect/​pending/​ or e-mail your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and OS document identifier, to, or call the Reports Clearance Office on (202) 690-6162. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collections must be mailed within 60 days of this notice directly to the OS Paperwork Clearance Officer designated at the following address: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary, Assistant Secretary for Budget, Technology, and Finance, Office of Information and Resource Management, Attention: Naomi Cook (0990-New), Room 531-H, 200 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington DC 20201.

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Dated: December 15, 2004.

Robert E. Polson,

Office of the Secretary, Paperwork Reduction Act Reports Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 04-28120 Filed 12-23-04; 8:45 am]