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Federal Register / Vol. 67, No.

217 / Friday, November 8, 2002 / Notices 68137

Number of re- Average bur-


Number of re- Total burden
Respondents sponses/re- den/response
spondents (in hours)
spondents (in hours)

Cases ............................................................................................................... 500 1 1 500


Controls ............................................................................................................ 1,000 1 1 1,000

Total .......................................................................................................... 1,500

Dated: October 30, 2002. Farming (OMB No. 0920–0501)— Field research from the project, which
Kathy Cahill, REVISION—National Institute for applied these two types of imagery, has
Associate Director for Policy, Planning and Occupational Safety and Health shown that farmers who received an
Evaluation, Centers for Disease Control and (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control Alert containing goal attainment
Prevention. and Prevention (CDC). imagery found the Alert easier to
[FR Doc. 02–28454 Filed 11–7–02; 8:45 am]
The mission of the National Institute visualize, stronger, more convincing and
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for Occupational Safety and Health more attention getting than a standard
(NIOSH) is to promote ‘‘safety and Alert. Farmers who received an Alert
with goal attainment imagery reported
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND health at work for all people through
heightened perceptions of risk
HUMAN SERVICES research and prevention.’’ Alerts are
awareness and more positive attitudes
some of the primary publications by
toward engaging in safety
Centers for Disease Control and which NIOSH communicates health and
recommendations. In addition, they
Prevention safety recommendations to at-risk
reported that they would be more likely
workers. Each Alert is mailed to workers
[60 Day–03–13] to pass the information on to other
affected by a particular health or safety
farmers. No differences were found
hazard and contains information about
Proposed Data Collections Submitted between farmers who received Alerts
the nature of the hazard, as well as
for Public Comment and containing risk imagery and farmers
Recommendations recommendations for avoiding or
who received a standard Alert.
controlling it. Despite the important role
Therefore, goal attainment imagery
In compliance with the requirement of Alerts in conveying health and safety
seemed to have the strongest effect
of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the information to workers, these when included in the Alerts.
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 for publications have not been routinely
opportunity for public comment on The original OMB-approved protocol
pretested and evaluated for
proposed data collection projects, the proposed that a national mail-out survey
effectiveness. Therefore, it is important
Centers for Disease Control and would be conducted in order to test the
to continue research that examines the
Prevention (CDC) will publish periodic generalizability of the data collected in
degree to which the NIOSH Alerts
summaries of proposed projects. To the field. Farmers would receive an
produce risk awareness, as well as
request more information on the experimental (high imagery) or a
comprehension, acceptance and use of
proposed projects or to obtain a copy of standard version of an Alert along with
the recommended health and safety
the data collection plans and a survey to complete and return to
measures.
instruments, call the CDC Reports NIOSH. However, based on results from
Clearance Officer on (404) 498–1210. The OMB-approved project, ‘‘A similar projects, we have learned that
Comments are invited on: (a) Whether Research Program to Develop Optimal mail surveys generate low response
the proposed collection of information NIOSH Alerts in Farming’’ (0920–0501), rates. We propose changing the data
is necessary for the proper performance applied theoretical advances in collection format from a mail survey to
of the functions of the agency, including communication research to the a telephone survey. Farmers would
whether the information shall have development of NIOSH Alerts to ensure receive an experimental version of the
practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the maximal effectiveness in conveying Alert and then be contacted
agency’s estimate of the burden of the health and safety information to approximately two weeks later to
proposed collection of information; (c) workers. This project applied complete a telephone survey.
ways to enhance the quality, utility, and psychology and communication theories This change to the data collection
clarity of the information to be to experimentally manipulate features of format would serve three purposes. It is
collected; and (d) ways to minimize the the NIOSH Alerts and examine the expected that the response rate for the
burden of the collection of information effects of these manipulations on the telephone survey would be considerably
on respondents, including through the effectiveness of the Alert. To design higher than the response rate for the
use of automated collection techniques these theory-based Alerts, the concepts mail survey. Also, surveying a national
or other forms of information of goal attainment imagery and risk sample of farmers would allow us to
technology. Send comments to Seleda imagery were applied. Goal attainment generalize the results to the broader
Perryman , CDC Assistant Reports imagery asks the readers to imagine population of farmers. Finally, the
Clearance Officer, 1600 Clifton Road, themselves carrying out the safety distribution of the experimental Alerts
MS–D24, Atlanta, GA 30333. Written recommendations provided in the Alert, is similar to the way in which NIOSH
comments should be received within 60 while risk imagery asks the readers to Alerts are distributed to at risk workers
days of this notice. imagine themselves in a high risk and would present an opportunity to
Proposed Project: A Research Program situation where the safety test the effectiveness of this distribution
to Develop Optimal NIOSH Alerts in recommendations are not followed. method. There is no cost to respondents.

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68138 Federal Register / Vol. 67, No. 217 / Friday, November 8, 2002 / Notices

Total
Average bur-
Number of re- bur-
Number of re- den
Respondent sponses den
spondents response
respondent (in
(in hours) hours)

Farmers ......................................................................................................................... 400 1 20/60 133

Total ........................................................................................................................ 133

Dated: November 4, 2002. proposed collection of information; (c) conditions in accordance with jointly
Nancy E. Cheal, ways to enhance the quality, utility, and approved plans. Changes in the
Acting Associate Director for Policy, Planning clarity of the information to be surveillance program and in reporting
and Evaluation Centers for Disease Control collected; and (d) ways to minimize the methods are effected in the same
and Prevention. burden of the collection of information manner. At the onset of this surveillance
[FR Doc. 02–28455 Filed 11–7–02; 8:45 am] on respondents, including through the program in 1968, the CSTE and CDC
BILLING CODE 4163–18–P use of automated collection techniques decided on which diseases warranted
or other forms of information surveillance. These diseases are
technology. Send comments to Seleda reviewed and revised based on
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND Perryman, CDC Assistant Reports variations in the public’s health.
HUMAN SERVICES Clearance Officer, 1600 Clifton Road, Surveillance forms are distributed to the
MS–D24, Atlanta, GA 30333. Written State and local health departments who
Centers for Disease Control and comments should be received within 60 voluntarily submit these reports to CDC
Prevention days of this notice. at variable frequencies, either weekly or
[60 Day–03–12] Proposed Project: National Disease monthly. CDC then calculates and
Surveillance Program—II. Disease publishes weekly statistics via the
Proposed Data Collections Submitted Summaries (0920–0004)—Extension— Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
for Public Comment and National Center for Infectious Diseases (MMWR), providing the states with
Recommendations (NCID), Centers for Disease Control and timely aggregates of their submissions.
In compliance with the requirement Prevention. Surveillance of the The following diseases/conditions are
of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the incidence and distribution of disease included in this program: influenza,
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 for has been an important function of the respiratory and enterovirus, arboviral
opportunity for public comment on U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) since encephalitis, rabies, Salmonella,
proposed data collection projects, the 1878. Through the years, PHS/CDC has Campylobacter, Shigella, foodborne
Centers for Disease Control and formulated practical methods of disease outbreaks, waterborne outbreaks, and
Prevention (CDC) will publish periodic control through field investigations. The enteric virus. These data are essential on
summaries of proposed projects. To CDC Surveillance Program is based on the local, state, and Federal levels for
request more information on the the premise that diseases cannot be measuring trends in diseases, evaluating
proposed projects or to obtain a copy of diagnosed, prevented, or controlled the effectiveness of current prevention
the data collection plans and until existing knowledge is expanded strategies, and determining the need for
instruments, call the CDC Reports and new ideas developed and modifying current prevention measures.
Clearance Officer on (404) 498–1210. implemented. Over the years, the This request is for extension of the
Comments are invited on: (a) Whether mandate of CDC has broadened to data collection for three years. Because
the proposed collection of information include preventive health activities and of the distinct nature of each of the
is necessary for the proper performance the surveillance systems maintained diseases, the number of cases reported
of the functions of the agency, including have expanded. annually is different for each.
whether the information shall have CDC and the Council of State and The total estimated annualized
practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) burden is 6,048 hours. There is no cost
agency’s estimate of the burden of the collect data on disease and preventable to respondents.

Number of Average bur-


Number of Total burden
Respondents responses/ den/response
respondents in Hours
respondent (in hrs.)

State and local health officials in 50 states/territories ..................................... 864 28 15/60 6,048

Total .......................................................................................................... 6,048

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