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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) 639-5960 or send an e-mail to Send written comments to CDC Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC or by fax to (202) 395-6974. Written comments should be received within 30 days of this notice.

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Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Program Reporting System (0920-0559, exp. 9/30/2009)—Revision—National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

The ART program reporting system is used to comply with section 2(a) of Public Law 102-493 (known as the Fertility Clinic Success Rate and Certification Act of 1992 (FCSRCA)), 42 U.S.C. 263a-1(a)). FCSRCA requires each ART program to annually report to the Secretary through the CDC: the pregnancy success rates achieved by each ART program, the identity of each embryo laboratory used by the ART program, and whether the laboratory is certified or has applied for certification under the Act. The reporting system also makes it possible for the CDC to publish an annual success rate report to Congress as specified by the FCSRCA. This Revision request includes minor wording changes to improve the clarity of the question concerning pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), and an increase in the total estimated burden hours due to an increase in the estimated number of responses.

Information is collected electronically through the National ART Surveillance System (NASS), a Web-based interface, or by electronic submission of NASS-compatible files. The NASS includes information about all ART cycles initiated by any of the ART programs practicing in the United States and its territories. The system also collects information about the pregnancy outcome of each cycle as well as a number of data items deemed important to explain variability in success rates across ART programs and individuals.

Respondents are the 483 ART programs in the United States. Approximately 430 programs are expected to report an average of 321 ART cycles each. The burden estimate includes the time for collecting, validating, and reporting the requested information. Information is collected on an annual schedule.

There are no costs to the respondents other than their time. The total estimated annualized burden hours are 89,720.

Estimated Annualized Burden Hours

RespondentsForm nameNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden per response (in hours)
ART ProgramsNASS43032139/60
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Dated: June 26, 2009.

Maryam Daneshvar,

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

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[FR Doc. E9-15849 Filed 7-2-09; 8:45 am]