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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The notice for the proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies.

Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Your comments should address any of the following: (a) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) Evaluate the accuracy of the agencies' estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses; and (e) Assess information collection costs.

To request additional information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the information collection plan and instruments, call (404) 639-7570 or send an email to Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the items contained in this notice should be directed to the Attention: CDC Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503 or by fax to (202) 395-5806. Written comments should be received within 30 days of this notice.

Proposed Project

ROPS Attributes Identified by Distribution Channel Intermediaries—New—National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).Start Printed Page 43747

Background and Brief Description

The mission of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is to promote safety and health at work for all people through research and prevention.

High rates of traumatic injury are associated with the use of older tractors that are not equipped with rollover protective structures (ROPS), which have been proven to reduce tractor-rollovers, a leading cause of injury to agricultural workers. To reduce the incidence of traumatic injury among farm workers, NIOSH proposes to administer stated-preference questionnaires designed to assess preference among a group of tractor-parts dealers in Pennsylvania, New York, New Hampshire and Vermont, who have membership in the Northeast Equipment Dealers' Association (NEDA). NEDA is a trade group for tractor parts dealers and is active in 12 States in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States. This information will be used to assess the impediments and barriers to adoption, as well as the incentives, for the distribution and sale of ROPS.

ROPS are generally provided to end users by tractor parts dealers, who constitute distribution channel intermediaries between the manufacturer and the consumer. However, little is known about the decision processes that tractor parts dealers follow in deciding whether or not to provide ROPS to end users. The current project will generate ranking scores for the importance given to various items of concern to tractor parts dealers; these most-important items were previously developed through review of relevant research studies.

CDC proposes to collect customized information, from 520 NEDA establishments, over a one-month period. This information will be of three kinds: 1. General screening information as to the appropriateness of administering a survey to the respondent organization; 2. Limited respondent perception of the demographic characteristics on the client base served by the NEDA establishment, and 3. Importance ranking of attributes of the process of providing ROPS, or the ROPS configuration itself.

This information will allow CDC to compile a systematic, quantifiable inventory of preference data for a group that is considered representative of tractor parts dealers nationwide. It will also allow CDC to develop recommendations for overcoming the barriers that have compromised the effectiveness of occupational health and safety programs.

The total estimated burden for the one-time retrospective data collection is 43 hours as indicated in the table below. The average burden per response is 5 minutes. There are no costs to respondents other than their time.

Estimated Annualized Burden Hours

Type of respondentsForm nameNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden per response (in hrs)
Tractor Parts DealersROPS Questionnaire for Tractor Parts Dealers52015/60
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Leroy Richardson,

Chief, Information Collection Review Office, Office of Scientific Integrity, Office of the Associate Director for Science, Office of the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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[FR Doc. 2014-17651 Filed 7-25-14; 8:45 am]