Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations, 26997-26998 [E8-10474]

Download as PDF 26997 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 92 / Monday, May 12, 2008 / Notices Dated: April 29, 2008. Maryam I. Daneshvar, Acting Reports Clearance Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. E8–10470 Filed 5–9–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [60Day–08–08BB] Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations 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 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects. To request more information on the proposed projects or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, call 404–639–0164 or send comments to Maryam Daneshvar, CDC Acting Reports Clearance Officer, 1600 Clifton Road, MS–D74, Atlanta, GA 30333 or send an e-mail to omb@cdc.gov. Comments are invited 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 information from this research will be used to develop a targeted marketing campaign to increase awareness of and access to HHE Program services. To begin, NIOSH will conduct a Web based survey of potential customers in the Food and Beverage Manufacturing or Services to Buildings and Dwellings industry who are responsible for workplace health and safety. The goals of the survey are to determine: (1) What percentage of customers are familiar with the HHE Program; (2) how customers surveyed prefer to receive occupational safety and health-related information, (3) what occupational safety and health communication products are most useful to customers surveyed; (4) what barriers prevent customers surveyed from using HHE Program resources; (5) what would motivate customers surveyed to use HHE Program resources; and (6) what are the top occupational safety and health concerns of those surveyed. This will be followed by qualitative research (focus groups) to determine (1) what concepts are most effective at raising awareness of the HHE Program with consumers, and (2) what messages should be used to inform customers about the HHE Program. The results from both phases of this research will be used to design and refine a targeted marketing campaign before materials are promoted and distributed nationally. Each phase will be conducted over a two to three month period. There will be no cost to respondents other than their time. practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance 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. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Proposed Project Health Hazard Evaluation Program Customer Research—New—The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description The Health Hazard Evaluation (HHE) Program was mandated by specific provision of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 and the Federal Mine Safety Act of 1977. Through the HHE Program, NIOSH responds to requests to identify chemical, biological or physical hazards in workplaces throughout the United States. An HHE Program evaluation can be requested by employers, employees, employee representatives, other federal agencies, and state and local agencies. NIOSH proposes conducting a program of quantitative and qualitative research to help ensure that the HHE Program is responsive to the needs of its customers and enhances the diversity of workplaces and hazards assessed. The ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Type of respondent Average burden (in hours) Total response burden hours Survey Respondent ........................................................................ Focus Group Screener .................................................................... Focus Group Concept Testing Guide ............................................. Focus Group Material Testing Guide .............................................. 5,400 216 216 216 1 1 1 1 15/60 15/60 2 1.5 1,350 54 432 324 Total .......................................................................................................... rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Customer Customer Customer Customer Number of responses per respondent 6048 ........................ ........................ 2160 VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:54 May 09, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\12MYN1.SGM 12MYN1 26998 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 92 / Monday, May 12, 2008 / Notices Dated: April 30, 2008. Maryam I. Daneshvar, Acting Reports Clearance Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. E8–10474 Filed 5–9–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA–2008–N–0271] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Consumer Survey on the Impact of Perceptions of the 2006 Spinach Recall on Current Spinach Consumption AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA), Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on a proposed survey of how consumer perceptions of the 2006 spinach recall affect their current spinach consumption behaviors. DATES: Submit written or electronic comments on the collection of information by July 11, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit electronic comments on the collection of information to http:// www.regulations.gov. Submit written comments on the collection of information to the Division of Dockets Management (HFA–305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. All comments should be identified with the docket number found in brackets in the heading of this document. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonna Capezzuto, Office of the Chief Information Officer (HFA–250), Food and Drug Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, 301–827– 4659. Under the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:54 May 09, 2008 Jkt 214001 (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. ‘‘Collection of information’’ is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c) and includes agency requests or requirements that members of the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party. Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)) requires Federal agencies to provide a 60-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, FDA is publishing notice of the proposed collection of information set forth in this document. With respect to the following collection of information, FDA invites comments on these topics: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of FDA’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of FDA’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 respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques, when appropriate, and other forms of information technology. Consumer Survey on the Impact of Perceptions of the 2006 Spinach Recall on Current Spinach Consumption Under section 903(b)(2) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) (21 U.S.C. 393(b)(2)), FDA is authorized to conduct research relating to foods and to conduct educational and public information programs relating to the safety of the Nation’s food supply. Under this authority, FDA is planning to conduct a consumer survey to assess how current perceptions of the 2006 spinach recall affect attitudes toward, and decisionmaking regarding, current spinach consumption. FDA will use the study to evaluate how its communications about the 2006 spinach recall affected consumers. In particular, FDA plans to evaluate the effects of emotions and cognition associated with consumer recollection of the 2006 spinach outbreak on current spinach consumption behavior. In September 2006, the United States experienced an outbreak of E. coli 0157:H7 infections in several States. Outbreak investigation by the Centers PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 for Disease Control and Prevention, FDA, and Federal, State, and local partners linked the E. coli 0157:H7 to bagged fresh spinach that was sold nationwide (http://www.fda.gov/bbs/ topics/NEWS/2007/NEW01593.html). On September 14, 2006, FDA held a press teleconference and issued a press release alerting consumers about the outbreak (http://www.fda.gov/bbs/ topics/NEWS/2006/NEW01450.html). In addition to warning of the seriousness of the outbreak, the press release advised that consumers ‘‘not eat bagged fresh spinach at this time.’’ On September 16, 2006, FDA expanded its advice to consumers, advising them ‘‘to not eat fresh spinach or fresh spinachcontaining products until further notice’’ (http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/ NEWS/2006/NEW01452.html). Finally, FDA reported in its September 22, 2006, press statement that spinach grown outside the limited geographical area to which the outbreak had been traced was not implicated in the outbreak and could be consumed (http:// www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/NEWS/2006/ NEW01462.html). This report stated, ‘‘The public can be confident that spinach grown in the non-implicated areas can be consumed. Other produce grown in these counties is not implicated in this outbreak. Processed spinach (e.g., frozen and canned spinach) is also not implicated in this outbreak.’’ Market research has shown that the 2006 fresh spinach recall had a tremendous economic impact on the spinach industry, as retail sales values continued to lag for months after the recall was over (http:// www.ers.usda.gov/AmberWaves/June07/ Features/Spinach.htm). Consumer confidence in the product has been blamed for the slow recovery. The survey will be used to gauge whether and how FDA and media communication about the recall affected consumers’ enduring emotional and cognitive perceptions about the product, and whether or not these perceptions have an impact on their current spinach consumption. Findings from this study will be used to help FDA more effectively communicate with consumers. The data will be collected using a Web-based questionnaire. A pool of 35,000 people will be screened (through self-report) on current and past fresh spinach consumption. A random sample of 1,000 consumers will be selected. FDA estimates the burden of this collection of information as follows: E:\FR\FM\12MYN1.SGM 12MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 92 (Monday, May 12, 2008)]
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[FR Doc No: E8-10474]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[60Day-08-08BB]


Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and 
Recommendations

    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 Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention (CDC) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects. 
To request more information on the proposed projects or to obtain a 
copy of the data collection plans and instruments, call 404-639-0164 or 
send comments to Maryam Daneshvar, CDC Acting Reports Clearance 
Officer, 1600 Clifton Road, MS-D74, Atlanta, GA 30333 or send an e-mail 
to omb@cdc.gov.
    Comments are invited 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) ways to enhance 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. Written comments should be received 
within 60 days of this notice.

Proposed Project

    Health Hazard Evaluation Program Customer Research--New--The 
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers 
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

    The Health Hazard Evaluation (HHE) Program was mandated by specific 
provision of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 and the 
Federal Mine Safety Act of 1977. Through the HHE Program, NIOSH 
responds to requests to identify chemical, biological or physical 
hazards in workplaces throughout the United States. An HHE Program 
evaluation can be requested by employers, employees, employee 
representatives, other federal agencies, and state and local agencies. 
NIOSH proposes conducting a program of quantitative and qualitative 
research to help ensure that the HHE Program is responsive to the needs 
of its customers and enhances the diversity of workplaces and hazards 
assessed. The information from this research will be used to develop a 
targeted marketing campaign to increase awareness of and access to HHE 
Program services. To begin, NIOSH will conduct a Web based survey of 
potential customers in the Food and Beverage Manufacturing or Services 
to Buildings and Dwellings industry who are responsible for workplace 
health and safety. The goals of the survey are to determine: (1) What 
percentage of customers are familiar with the HHE Program; (2) how 
customers surveyed prefer to receive occupational safety and health-
related information, (3) what occupational safety and health 
communication products are most useful to customers surveyed; (4) what 
barriers prevent customers surveyed from using HHE Program resources; 
(5) what would motivate customers surveyed to use HHE Program 
resources; and (6) what are the top occupational safety and health 
concerns of those surveyed. This will be followed by qualitative 
research (focus groups) to determine (1) what concepts are most 
effective at raising awareness of the HHE Program with consumers, and 
(2) what messages should be used to inform customers about the HHE 
Program. The results from both phases of this research will be used to 
design and refine a targeted marketing campaign before materials are 
promoted and distributed nationally. Each phase will be conducted over 
a two to three month period.
    There will be no cost to respondents other than their time.

                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                                     Number of        Average
               Type of respondent                    Number of     responses per    burden (in    Total response
                                                    respondents     respondent        hours)       burden hours
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Customer Survey Respondent......................           5,400               1           15/60           1,350
Customer Focus Group Screener...................             216               1           15/60              54
Customer Focus Group Concept Testing Guide......             216               1               2             432
Customer Focus Group Material Testing Guide.....             216               1             1.5             324
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    Total.......................................            6048  ..............  ..............            2160
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    Dated: April 30, 2008.
Maryam I. Daneshvar,
Acting Reports Clearance Officer, Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention.
[FR Doc. E8-10474 Filed 5-9-08; 8:45 am]
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