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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 404-639-4766 or send comments to Seleda Perryman, CDC Assistant Reports Clearance Officer, 1600 Clifton Road, MS-D74, Atlanta, GA 30333 or send an e-mail to omb@cdc.gov.

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

Customer Surveys Generic Clearance for the National Center for Health Statistics -New-National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

As part of a comprehensive program, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) plans to assess its customers' satisfaction with the quality and relevance of the information it produces. NCHS will conduct voluntary customer surveys to assess strengths in agency products and services. Results of these surveys will be used in future planning initiatives. This is a request for a generic approval from OMB to conduct customer surveys over the next three years.

The data will be collected using a combination of methodologies appropriate to each survey. These may include: Evaluation forms, Mail surveys, Focus groups, Automated and electronic technology (e.g., e-mail, Web-based surveys), and Telephone surveys.

Systematic surveys of several groups will be folded into the program. Among these are Federal customers and policy makers, state and local officials who rely on NCHS data, the broader educational, research, and public health community, and other data users. The 2006 surveys will include: (1) a self-selected broad-based group of data users who register for and/or attend NCHS sponsored conferences and (2) all persons who access the NCHS Website. Data items will include (in broad categories) information regarding an individual's gender, age, occupation, affiliation, location, etc. The proposed questions will attempt to obtain information that will characterize the respondents' familiarity with and use of NCHS data, their assessment of usefulness, general satisfaction with available services and products, and suggestions for improvement of services and products. There is no cost to respondents other than their time to participate in the survey.Start Printed Page 74321

Estimated Annualized Burden Table

Type of surveyNumber of respondentsNumber of responses/respondentAverage burden/response (in hours)Total burden hours
Questionnaire for conference registrants/attendees1,000115/60250
Focus groups801180
Web-based1,000120/60333
Other customer surveys400115/60100
Total763
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Dated: December 8, 2005.

Joan F. Karr,

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

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[FR Doc. E5-7382 Filed 12-14-05; 8:45 am]

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