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Agency Information Collection Request; 60-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 proposed collections 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) 690-6162. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collections must be directed to the OS Paperwork Clearance Officer at the above e-mail address within 60 days.

Proposed Project: Evaluation of the Parents Speak Up National Campaign (PSUNC): Focus Groups with Adolescents. OMB No. 0990-NEW-Office of the Secretary/Office of Public Health and Science/Office Adolescent Pregnancy Programs.

Abstract: The data collection will take place once, over a three day period, in early 2010. An estimated 2000 adults will be screened to identify parents who are willing for their child to participate in the study and whose child is eligible. Screening will take an estimated 3 minutes, on average. Study participants will total 160 adolescents ages 13-15. Participation in the study will take an estimated 2 hours on average; including time spent responding to a mini-questionnaire and participating in a bulletin board focus group. Participants will self-administer the mini-questionnaire at home on personal computers and will also participate in the focus group online. The specific aim of this study is to assess qualitatively what kinds of information about sex adolescents want to hear from their parents and their perspectives on the factors that either hinder or facilitate effective communication.Start Printed Page 60264

Estimated One-Year Annualized Burden Table

Forms (if necessary)Type of respondentNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden hours per responseTotal burden hours
Focus group discussion guide and mini-questionnaireAdolescents ages 13-1516012320
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Seleda M. Perryman,

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

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[FR Doc. E9-27881 Filed 11-19-09; 8:45 am]