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Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Monitoring and Evaluation of the NIDA Goes Back to School National Dissemination Campaign

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Summary: In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 concerning opportunity for public comment on proposed collection of information, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects to be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval.

Proposed Collection: Title: Monitoring and Evaluation of the NIDA Goes Back to School National Dissemination Campaign. Type of Information Collection Request: New. Need and Use of Information Collection: This is a request for a one-time clearance to collect information on the use of the NIDA Goes Back to School (NGBTS) dissemination materials that can be requested by interested persons from the NIDA Internet site. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) launched an initiative to increase awareness of the Institute and its mission to bring the power of science to bear on the treatment and prevention of drug abuse and addiction. NIDA has been developing science education materials for grades K-12 for use by students, teachers, parents, school counselors, school health educators, school resources officers, community organizers, and state and local government agencies. The number of requestors has been an average of 7,500 per year. These large numbers indicate that the dissemination reach is considerable. The pattern of requests also indicates that the number of requests increases dramatically in the early weeks after a dissemination activity is launched. The purpose of this information collection is to determine the level of use by school personnel and community leaders who request the NGBTS materials, and if there is a difference in use level between those requestors responding to a campaign activity and those requestors who were not reached by campaign activities. The information will identify barriers to the use of the materials among these occupational groups and the populations they serve. It will help make the materials more productive in raising the awareness of the harms from substance abuse among children, youth, and parents. It will be used to refine the focus of the dissemination activities, so that dissemination resources are used more productively. The information will be collected from requestors who have requested NIDA NGBTS materials using the requestor forms from the NIDA site, from October 2003 to September 2005. All information collection in the evaluation will be conducted on-line. The estimated total time for a survey is 5 minutes. Prior to the monitoring and evaluation study, the information collection instruments will be pilot-tested via telephone interview format, with a sample of 8 individuals who have requested these materials during the chosen study years. The surveys will include the following elements: (1) Use of the NGBTS materials, (2) Opinion of the NGBTS materials, (3) Respondent information on gender, present occupation and its duration, (4) Background information on the school or Organization/Community. Frequency of Response: This project will be conducted once. Affected Public: School personnel, and Community Leaders who have requested the NGBTS materials. Type of Respondent: School personnel, and Community Leaders who have requested the NGBTS materials from the NIDA site. Estimated Total Annual Number of Respondents: 400. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Average Burden Hours per Response: .08. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours Requested: 32.0. There are no Capital Costs to report. There are no Operating or Maintenance Costs to report. The estimated annualized burden is summarized below.Start Printed Page 4274

Type of respondentsNumber of respondentsFrequency of responseAverage burden hours per responseEstimated total burden hours requested
Requesters—School Personnel20010.0816
Requestors—Community Leaders20010.0816

Request for Comments: Written comments and/or suggestions from the public and affected agencies are invited on one or more of the following points: (1) 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; (2) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) 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.

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To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the information collection plans, contact Brian Marquis, Project Officer, National Institute on Drug Abuse, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 5216, Bethesda, MD 20892, or call non-toll-free number 301-443-1124; fax 301-443-7397; or by e-mail to bmarquis@/

Comments Due Date: Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received within 60-days of the date of this publication.

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Donna Jones,

Budget Officer & Acting Associate Director for Management, National Institute on Drug Abuse.

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[FR Doc. 07-357 Filed 1-29-07; 8:45 am]