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Agency Information Collection Request. 30-Day Public Comment Request

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Office of the Secretary, HHS.

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 a proposed collection 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.

To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, e-mail your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and OS document identifier, to, or call the Reports Clearance Office on (202) 690-5683. Send written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collections within 30 days of this notice directly to the OS OMB Desk Officer; faxed to OMB at 202-395-6974.

Proposed Project: Prevention Communication Formative Research—Revision—OMB No. 0990-0281—Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Abstract: The information collected will be formative research to develop messages and materials, in support of development of disease prevention and health promotion information, including the Physical Activity and Dietary Guidelines for Americans. It is necessary to obtain consumer input to 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, materials, and online tools. This generic clearance request describes data collection activities involving a limited set of consumer interviews, focus groups, Web concept testing, message testing, and usability testing. Frequency, reporting is on occasion. The program requests a three-year clearance.

Estimated Annualized Burden Table

Data collection taskInstrument/form nameNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden per response (in hours)Total response burden
In depth interviews (Limited Literacy Consumers)Screener133110/6022
Confidentiality Agreement3315/603
In depth Interviews (Health Intermediaries)Screener75110/6013
Confidentiality Agreement2515/602
In depth Interviews (Public Health Professionals)Screener50110/608
Confidentiality Agreement2515/602
In person Focus Groups (35)—Limited Literacy ConsumersScreener372110/6062
Focus Group9312186
Confidentiality Agreement9315/608
In Person Focus Groups (20)—Health IntermediariesScreener159110/6027
Focus Group5312106
Confidentiality Agreement5315/604
In person Focus Groups (15)—Public Health ProfessionalsScreener80110/6013
Focus Group401280
Confidentiality Agreement4015/603
Usability and other testing of prototype materials (print and Web)Screener400110/6068
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Usability Test10011.5150
Confidentiality Agreement10015/608
Web-based concept and prototype testingScreener0100
Confidentiality Agreement16715/6014
In person message testingScreener200110/6033
Message Test501150
Confidentiality Agreement5015/604
Telephone-based message testingScreener268110/6045
Telephone Test671167
Confidentiality Agreement6715/606
Web-based message testingScreener0110/600
Confidentiality Agreement11515/6010
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Mary Oliver-Anderson,

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

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[FR Doc. E8-18346 Filed 8-7-08; 8:45 am]