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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 404-371-5983 and send comments to Seleda Perryman, CDC Assistant Reports Clearance Officer, 1600 Clifton Road, MS-D74, Atlanta, GA 30333 or send an e-mail to

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. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice.

Proposed Project

National Youth Tobacco Survey (OMB No.: 0920-0621)—Reinstatement with Change—National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

The purpose of this request is to reinstate OMB clearance of the National Youth Tobacco Survey, a national school-based study to be conducted in 2006. NCCDPHP wants to continue a biennial survey among middle and senior high school students attending regular public, private, and Catholic schools in grades 6-12. This survey was previously funded by the American Legacy Foundation in 1999, 2000, and 2002. The survey was funded by CDC in 2004. The survey covers the following tobacco-related topics: the prevalence of use of cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, cigars, pipe, bidis, and kreteks; knowledge and attitudes; media and advertising; minors' access and enforcement; school curriculum; environmental tobacco smoke exposure; and cessation. Tobacco use, a major preventable cause of morbidity and mortality in the U.S., is one of the 28 focus areas in Healthy People 2010. Within the Healthy People 2010 focus area of tobacco use, the National Youth Tobacco Survey provides data relevant to 6 health objectives. The survey also provides data to monitor one of the 10 leading health indicators for Healthy People 2010 that addresses tobacco use. In addition, the National Youth Tobacco Survey can identify racial and ethnic disparities in tobacco-related topics listed above.

The National Youth Tobacco Survey is the most comprehensive source of nationally representative data regarding high school students and tobacco. Moreover, the National Youth Tobacco Survey is the only source of such national data for middle school students (grades 6-8). The data have significant implications for policy and program development for school health programs nationwide. There is no other cost to respondents other than their time.

Estimate of Annualized Burden Hours

RespondentsNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden per response (in hours)Total burden hours (in hours)
School Administrator Arrangements236130/60118
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Dated: May 6, 2005.

Joan F. Karr,

Acting Reports Clearance Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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[FR Doc. 05-9563 Filed 5-12-05; 8:45 am]