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Proposed Collection; 60-Day Comment Request; Assessing an Online Process To Study the Prevalence of Drugged Driving in the U.S.: Development of the Drugged Driving Reporting System

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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 National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects to be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval.

Written comments and/or suggestions from the public and affected agencies are invited on one or more of the following points: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the function of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

To Submit Comments and for Further Information: To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, contact Harold Perl, Ph.D., Chief, Prevention Research Branch, Division of Epidemiology, Services & Prevention Research, NIDA, 6001 Executive Blvd., Rockville, MD 20852 or call this non-toll-free number (301) 443-6504, or email your request, including your address to: Formal requests for additional plans and instruments must be requested in writing.

Comments Due Date: Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received within 60-days of the date of this publication.

Proposed Collection: Assessing an Online Process to Study the Prevalence of Drugged Driving in the U.S: Development of the Drugged Driving Reporting System. Type of Information Collection Request: 0925-NEW. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Need and Use of Information Collection: The study seeks to provide an improved understanding of the prevalence of drugged driving among adult drivers in the U.S and will assess the effectiveness of the online survey implementation process. The primary objectives of the study are to: (a) To provide comprehensive data on drugged driving; (b) determine if the Drugged Driving Survey Instrument (DDS) is an effective and accurate measure of drugged driving among licensed U.S. Drivers aged 18 and older; and, (c) to assess the effectiveness of the survey implementation process, including various levels of incentives for participation to determine the appropriate/optimal incentive amount needed to obtain the desired number of total survey respondents within the timeframe within which survey data will be collected. The findings will provide valuable information concerning various aspects of substance use and driving behavior, including: (1) Demographic information about drivers who do and do not drive while impaired by medication and/or drugs (e.g. age, zip code, type of driver's license); (2) which drugs/medications are most likely to be used while driving; (3) drivers' beliefs and attitudes toward drugged driving. OMB approval is requested for 2 years. There are no direct costs to respondents other than their time. The total annualized estimated burden hours are 750.Start Printed Page 69865

Study materialType of respondentNumber of respondentsResponses per respondentHours per responseAnnual hour burden
Drugged Driving SurveyDrivers (18 years of age or older)3,750112/60750
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Dated: November 18, 2014.

Genevieve deAlmeida,

Project Clearance Liaison, National Institute on Drug Abuse.

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[FR Doc. 2014-27760 Filed 11-21-14; 8:45 am]