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Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

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Title: Evaluation of Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Approaches—Baseline Data Collection.

OMB No.: 0970-0360.

Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACE), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is proposing a data collection activity as part of the Evaluation of Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Approaches (PPA). PPA is being undertaken to expand available evidence on effective ways to prevent teen pregnancy. The evaluation will document and test a range of pregnancy prevention approaches in up to eight program sites. Program impacts will be estimated using a random assignment design, involving random assignment at the school, individual, or other level, depending on the program setting. The findings of the evaluation will be of interest to the general public, to policy-makers, and to organizations interested in teen pregnancy prevention.

This proposed information collection activity focuses on collecting baseline data from a self-administered questionnaire which will be used to perform meaningful analysis to determine significant program effects. Through a survey instrument, respondents will be asked to answer carefully selected questions about demographics and risk and protective factors related to teen pregnancy.

Respondents: Study participants, i.e. adolescents assigned to a select school or community teen pregnancy prevention program or a control group.

Annual Burden Estimates

InstrumentAnnual number of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden hours per responseTotal annual burden hours
Baseline Instrument3,6001.51,800
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Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,800

In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the information collection described above. Copies of the proposed collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. E-mail address: All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection.

The Department specifically requests comments 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) 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. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication.

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Dated: November 2009.

Seth F. Chamberlain,

Reports Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. E9-26802 Filed 11-6-09; 8:45 am]