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Download as PDF 57320 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 192 / Thursday, October 2, 2008 / Notices mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES maintained for a period of 3 years. This information collection requirement is essential to ensure that exporters who ship high quality specialty grain in containers comply with the waiver provisions. GIPSA did not require exporters of high quality specialty grain to complete and submit new Federal government record(s), form(s), or report(s). Title: Export Inspection and Weighing Waiver for High Quality Specialty Grain Transported in Containers. OMB Number: 0580–0022. Expiration Date of Approval: December 31, 2008. Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: GIPSA amended the regulations under the United States Grain Standards Act (USGSA) to waive the mandatory inspection and weighing requirements for high quality specialty grain exported in containers. GIPSA established this waiver to facilitate the marketing of high quality specialty grain exported in containers. To ensure compliance with this wavier, GIPSA required these exporters to maintain records generated during their normal course of business that pertain to these shipments and make these documents available to GIPSA upon request, for review and copying purposes. Grain Contracts Estimate of Burden: Public reporting and recordkeeping burden for maintaining contract information was estimated to average 6.0 hours per exporter. Respondents: Exporters of high quality specialty grain in containers. Estimated Number of Respondents: 80. Estimated Number of Respondents per Request: 1. Estimated Total Burden on Respondents: 480 Hours. Comments: Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) 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; (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 those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or forms of information VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:52 Oct 01, 2008 Jkt 217001 technology. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. James E. Link, Administrator, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration. [FR Doc. E8–23260 Filed 10–1–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–KD–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: International Trade Administration. Title: Export Trade Certificate of Review. OMB Control Number: 0625–0125. Form Number(s): ITA–4093. Type of Request: Regular submission. Burden Hours: 384. Number of Respondents: 12. Average Hours Per Response: 32. Needs and Uses: Title III of the Export Trading Company Act (Act) authorizes the Department of Commerce, with the concurrence of the Department of Justice (Departments), to issue an Export Trade Certificate of Review to any person who establishes that their proposed export trade, export trade activities, and methods of operation meet the standards set forth in the Act. The information contained in the application will be used by the Departments in performing the antitrust analysis required by the Act. The purpose of an analysis is to make a determination as to whether or not to issue an Export Trade Certificate of Review. A certificate provides its holder and members named in the certificate: (a) Immunity from government actions under state and Federal antitrust laws for the export conduct specified in the certificate; (b) some protection from frivolous private lawsuits by limiting their liability in private actions to actual damages when the challenged activities are covered by an Export Certificate of Review. Title III was enacted to reduce uncertainty regarding application of U.S. antitrust laws to export activities— especially those involving actions by domestic competitors. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; Not-for-profit PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 institutions; state, local or tribal government. Frequency: Annually. Respondent’s Obligation: $0. OMB Desk Officer: Wendy Liberante, (202) 395–3647. Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482–0266, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to Wendy Liberante, OMB Desk Officer, fax number (202) 395–7285 or via the Internet at Wendy_L._Liberante@omb.eop.gov. Dated: September 24, 2008. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E8–22781 Filed 10–1–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; National Immunization Survey Evaluation Study U.S. Census Bureau. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before December 1, 2008. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Andrea L. Piani, Census DATES: E:\FR\FM\02OCN1.SGM 02OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 192 / Thursday, October 2, 2008 / Notices mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Bureau, Room HQ–6H035, Washington, DC 20233–8400, (301) 763–5379. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract At the behest of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Census Bureau plans to conduct an evaluation study of the National Immunization Survey (NIS). The purpose of this study is to explore how collaborating with the Census Bureau and using the American Community Survey (ACS) as the sampling frame for selecting eligible households could result in improvements to the current NIS. Use of the ACS as a sampling frame, which includes non-landline households and identifies households with age-eligible children, could overcome the current NIS non-coverage issue and substantially reduce data collection costs. The NIS is a continuing, nationwide random-digit-dialing (RDD) telephone survey of families with children ages 19 to 35 months, or teens ages 13–17 years followed by a mailed survey to children’s immunization providers. Since the survey’s inception to the present, private contractors have conducted the NIS for the CDC. National, state, and local level estimates of vaccine-specific coverage, including newly licensed vaccines, are produced annually. The NIS was established to provide an on-going, consistent data set for analyzing vaccination coverage among young children in the United States and disseminating this information to state and local health departments and other interested public health partners. Legal authorization to conduct the survey is granted by Title 13, United States Code, Section 8 and by the Public Health Service Act, Title 42, United States Code, Sections 306 & 2102(a)(7). In response to one of the goals of the 1993 Childhood Immunization Initiative, to monitor childhood immunization coverage and provide important statistics about childhood vaccinations and related health matters, funding for the NIS was provided and data collection began in April 1994. Furthermore, the scope of the program expanded to include assessing progress towards the national vaccination goals set forth by the Childhood Immunization Initiative of 1996. Currently, the NIS provides vaccination coverage estimates annually for children aged 19–35 months and teens aged 13– 17 years, by state and at least six city/ county areas. The information collected is used to evaluate state and local VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:52 Oct 01, 2008 Jkt 217001 immunization programs, to develop health care policies, and to assist in the determination of funding allocations for the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program. Since 1994, the VFC program has helped families of children who may not otherwise have access to vaccines by providing free vaccines to doctors who serve them. In recent years, the NIS has covered a decreasing portion of the target population, particularly children aged 19–35 months living in households with cell phone, but not landline telephone service. As part of the CDC’s continuing effort to evaluate and refine the NIS, this study is intended to explore how partnering with the Census Bureau and sampling from the ACS for households with age-eligible children having landline, cell phone only, and no telephone service could result in improvements to the survey especially in terms of coverage, response, and cost. II. Method of Collection Data collection for the NIS Evaluation Study will use a multi-mode approach. First, computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI) will be conducted with households with age-eligible children (19–35 months) to collect information on the vaccinations received for each age-eligible child, as well as information on vaccination providers. Second, in-person follow-up interviews with non-responders, including households with no telephone service, will be conducted. Due to constraints in time and resources, the follow-up interviews for the evaluation study will be conducted using paperand-pencil interviewing methods. If the results from the evaluation study prove beneficial, in-person follow-up interviews for the national survey will be conducted using computer-assisted personal interviewing (CAPI) methods whereby field representatives collect the data from respondents using laptop computers. Third, vaccination providers will be contacted through the use of a paper mail-out/mail-back process. Providers will submit information on vaccinations administered and the dates the vaccinations were administered for each child 19 through 35 months. Only providers of age-eligible children whose parent or guardian participated in the telephone or paper follow-up survey and who gave consent to follow up with the provider will be contacted. The provider information on the type of vaccine, the number of vaccinations, and the dates of vaccination will be used to estimate vaccination coverage levels; the information obtained from the parent or guardian will be used to PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57321 evaluate the completeness of the provider-reported information. III. Data OMB Control Number: None. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Individuals/ households; business or other for-profit organizations (Health Care Providers). Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,200 children in 1,185 households; 1,510 providers. Estimated Time per Response: 28 minutes, 2 seconds (household component); 25 minutes, 2 seconds (provider verification component). Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 564 hours (household component), 634 hours (provider verification component). Estimated Total Annual Cost: $0. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: All information collected about individuals or households is confidential by law Title 13, United States Code, Section 9. Legal authorization to conduct the survey is granted by Title 13, United States Code, Section 8 and by the Public Health Service Act, Title 42, United States Code, Sections 306 & 2102(a)(7). IV. Request for Comments 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 will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) 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. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: September 26, 2008. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 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[FR Doc No: E8-23190]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

 Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; National 
Immunization Survey Evaluation Study

AGENCY: U.S. Census Bureau.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort 
to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public 
and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on 
proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 
3506(c)(2)(A)).

DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on 
or before December 1, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet 
at dHynek@doc.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions 
should be directed to Andrea L. Piani, Census

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Bureau, Room HQ-6H035, Washington, DC 20233-8400, (301) 763-5379.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    At the behest of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
(CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Census Bureau 
plans to conduct an evaluation study of the National Immunization 
Survey (NIS). The purpose of this study is to explore how collaborating 
with the Census Bureau and using the American Community Survey (ACS) as 
the sampling frame for selecting eligible households could result in 
improvements to the current NIS. Use of the ACS as a sampling frame, 
which includes non-landline households and identifies households with 
age-eligible children, could overcome the current NIS non-coverage 
issue and substantially reduce data collection costs.
    The NIS is a continuing, nationwide random-digit-dialing (RDD) 
telephone survey of families with children ages 19 to 35 months, or 
teens ages 13-17 years followed by a mailed survey to children's 
immunization providers. Since the survey's inception to the present, 
private contractors have conducted the NIS for the CDC. National, 
state, and local level estimates of vaccine-specific coverage, 
including newly licensed vaccines, are produced annually.
    The NIS was established to provide an on-going, consistent data set 
for analyzing vaccination coverage among young children in the United 
States and disseminating this information to state and local health 
departments and other interested public health partners. Legal 
authorization to conduct the survey is granted by Title 13, United 
States Code, Section 8 and by the Public Health Service Act, Title 42, 
United States Code, Sections 306 & 2102(a)(7).
    In response to one of the goals of the 1993 Childhood Immunization 
Initiative, to monitor childhood immunization coverage and provide 
important statistics about childhood vaccinations and related health 
matters, funding for the NIS was provided and data collection began in 
April 1994. Furthermore, the scope of the program expanded to include 
assessing progress towards the national vaccination goals set forth by 
the Childhood Immunization Initiative of 1996. Currently, the NIS 
provides vaccination coverage estimates annually for children aged 19-
35 months and teens aged 13-17 years, by state and at least six city/
county areas. The information collected is used to evaluate state and 
local immunization programs, to develop health care policies, and to 
assist in the determination of funding allocations for the Vaccines for 
Children (VFC) program. Since 1994, the VFC program has helped families 
of children who may not otherwise have access to vaccines by providing 
free vaccines to doctors who serve them.
    In recent years, the NIS has covered a decreasing portion of the 
target population, particularly children aged 19-35 months living in 
households with cell phone, but not landline telephone service. As part 
of the CDC's continuing effort to evaluate and refine the NIS, this 
study is intended to explore how partnering with the Census Bureau and 
sampling from the ACS for households with age-eligible children having 
landline, cell phone only, and no telephone service could result in 
improvements to the survey especially in terms of coverage, response, 
and cost.

II. Method of Collection

    Data collection for the NIS Evaluation Study will use a multi-mode 
approach. First, computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI) will 
be conducted with households with age-eligible children (19-35 months) 
to collect information on the vaccinations received for each age-
eligible child, as well as information on vaccination providers. 
Second, in-person follow-up interviews with non-responders, including 
households with no telephone service, will be conducted. Due to 
constraints in time and resources, the follow-up interviews for the 
evaluation study will be conducted using paper-and-pencil interviewing 
methods. If the results from the evaluation study prove beneficial, in-
person follow-up interviews for the national survey will be conducted 
using computer-assisted personal interviewing (CAPI) methods whereby 
field representatives collect the data from respondents using laptop 
computers. Third, vaccination providers will be contacted through the 
use of a paper mail-out/mail-back process. Providers will submit 
information on vaccinations administered and the dates the vaccinations 
were administered for each child 19 through 35 months. Only providers 
of age-eligible children whose parent or guardian participated in the 
telephone or paper follow-up survey and who gave consent to follow up 
with the provider will be contacted. The provider information on the 
type of vaccine, the number of vaccinations, and the dates of 
vaccination will be used to estimate vaccination coverage levels; the 
information obtained from the parent or guardian will be used to 
evaluate the completeness of the provider-reported information.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: None.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Individuals/households; business or other for-
profit organizations (Health Care Providers).
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,200 children in 1,185 
households; 1,510 providers.
    Estimated Time per Response: 28 minutes, 2 seconds (household 
component); 25 minutes, 2 seconds (provider verification component).
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 564 hours (household 
component), 634 hours (provider verification component).
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $0.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: All information collected about individuals or 
households is confidential by law Title 13, United States Code, Section 
9. Legal authorization to conduct the survey is granted by Title 13, 
United States Code, Section 8 and by the Public Health Service Act, 
Title 42, United States Code, Sections 306 & 2102(a)(7).

IV. Request for Comments

    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 will have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden 
(including hours and cost) 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.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection; they also will become a matter of public record.

    Dated: September 26, 2008.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. E8-23190 Filed 10-1-08; 8:45 am]
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