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Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations

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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) 371-5983 or send an e-mail to Send written comments to CDC Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC via fax to (202) 395-6974. Written comments should be received within 30 days of this notice.

Proposed Project

An Evaluation Survey on the Use and Effectiveness of Internet SAMMEC, (0920-0624)—Revision—National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Since 1987, CDC has used the Smoking-Attributable Mortality, Morbidity, and Economic Costs (SAMMEC) software to estimate the disease impact of smoking for the nation, states, and large populations. The Internet version of the SAMMEC software was released in 2002, and it contains two distinct computational programs, Adult SAMMEC and Maternal and Child Health SAMMEC, which can be used to estimate the adverse health outcomes and disease impact of smoking on adults and infants.

Since the release of Internet SAMMEC, more than 1,230 tobacco control professionals in the State health departments and other tobacco control institutions in the country have used SAMMEC to generate the data they need for their projects. Some of them have provided comments and sent requests for assistance. Of those using SAMMEC, 1,000 will be recruited for each of the 2 surveys planned over a three year period. Therefore, an average of 667 respondents will complete the survey annually.

The purpose of this survey is to evaluate the use and effectiveness of the SAMMEC software and identify ways to improve the system so that it will better meet the needs of the users in tobacco control and prevention. There are no costs to the respondents except for their time in completing the questionnaire. The estimated total annualized burden is 167 hours.

Estimated Annualized Burden Hours

RespondentsNo. of respondentsNo. of responses per respondentAverage burden per response (in hrs.)
Tobacco Control Professionals/Internet SAMMEC Users667115/60
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Dated: August 11, 2005.

Joan F. Karr,

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

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[FR Doc. 05-16365 Filed 8-17-05; 8:45 am]