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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 404-639-5960 and send comments to Maryam I. Daneshvar, CDC Acting 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

Youth Advice & Feedback to Inform Choose Respect Implementation (New)—National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

NCIPC seeks to obtain, over a five year period, advice and feedback from tweens/teens (aged 11-14) regarding message development/placement, creative executions, appropriate partners, and other similar issues, to inform ongoing implementation and evaluation of the Choose Respect campaign (OMB#0920-0687), an initiative intended to promote youth awareness of and participation in healthy peer relationships. Communication research indicates that campaign planning implementation must employ a consumer-oriented approach to ensure that program messages/materials, and their placement, can successfully gain the attention of and resonate with the intended audience. To that end, the NCIPC proposes conducting further planning, implementation, and evaluation research that enlists the involvement and support of youth, parents and other influencers and measures the effect of the campaign on the target audiences. The evaluation will provide interim and ongoing feedback to campaign planners regarding the implementation and progress of the campaign.

The proposed data collection will enlist geographically, culturally/racially/ethnically, and socio-economically diverse groups of young people to complete: (1) Ten-minute online surveys, with 200 respondents, four times per year; and (2) 12 in-person focus groups, with 12 participants each, twice per year. Online surveys will reduce the potential burden for young people as web-based formats are convenient and consistent with the way they communicate and spend their leisure time. Online surveys—Each web-based survey will involve a different group of 200 tweens/teens. In-person focus groups—First and second focus groups will involve different groups of young people. The following focus groups will be segmented by age and gender, as indicated. The total annualized estimated burden hours are 1,354.

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Estimated Annualized Burden Hours

Type of respondentForm nameNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden per response (in hours)
Parents of boys and girls, ages 11 to 14 AND youth ages 11 to 14Focus Group Screening Instrument for Parents and Youth (Attachment M)57625/60
Youths ages 11 to 14Focus Group Survey (Attachment N)28825/60
Youths ages 11 to 14Focus Group Moderator's Guide (Attachment D)28821.5
Parents of boys and girls, ages 11 to 14Online Survey E-mail Invitation AND Online Survey Screening Instrument for Parents (Attachments E and F)40045/60
Youths ages 11 to 14Online Survey Screening Instrument for Youth (Attachment H)40043/60
Youths ages 11 to 14Online Survey (Attachment C)200410/60
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Dated: January 29, 2009.

Maryam I. Daneshvar,

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

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[FR Doc. E9-2441 Filed 2-4-09; 8:45 am]