Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; National Immunization Survey Evaluation Study, 58534-58535 [E8-23559]

Download as PDF 58534 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 7, 2008 / Notices mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES and April and May 2007, public workshops were held in Fort Jones, Happy Camp, Macdoel, and Yreka, CA to gather information about which routes the public uses. In March 2008, public workshops were held in those same locations as well as Orleans, CA, to continue gathering information about which routes the public uses and to identify routes missed in the inventory of unauthorized routes. Additionally, maps of inventoried routes were available on the Forest’s Web site and Forest Service offices. The public used these maps to provide input into the process. The comment period on the proposed action will extend 30 days from the date this Notice of Intent is published in the Federal Register. The draft environmental impact statement is expected to be filed with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and to be available for public review by May 2009. EPA will publish a notice of availability of the draft EIS in the Federal Register. The comment period on the draft EIS will extend 45days from the date the EPA notice appears in the Federal Register. At that time, copies of the draft EIS will be distributed to interested and affected agencies, organizations, and members of the public for their review and comment. It is very important that those interested in the management of the Klamath NF participate at that time. The final EIS is scheduled to be completed in July 2009. In the final EIS, the Forest Service will respond to comments received during the comment period that are: within the scope of the proposed action; specific to the proposed action; have a direct relationship with the proposed action; and include supporting reasons for the responsible official to consider. Submission of comments to the draft EIS is a prerequisite for eligibility to appeal under the 36 CFR part 215 regulations. Comment Requested This Notice of Intent initiates the scoping process which guides the development of the environmental impact statement. Early Notice of Importance of Public Participation in Subsequent Environmental Review: A draft EIS will be prepared for comment. The comment period on the draft EIS will be 45 days from the date the EPA publishes the notice of availability in the Federal Register. At this early stage, it is important to give reviewers notice of several court rulings related to public participation in the environmental review process. First, VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:23 Oct 06, 2008 Jkt 217001 reviewers of draft EISs must structure their participation in the environmental review of the proposal so that it is meaningful and alerts an agency to the reviewer’s position and contentions. Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Corp. v. NRDC, 435 U.S. 519, 553 (1978). Also, environmental objections that could be raised at the draft EIS stage but that are not raised until after completion of the final EIS may be waived or dismissed by the courts. City of Angoon v. Hodel, 803 F.2d 1016, 1022 (9th Cir. 1986) and Wisconsin Heritages, Inc. v. Harris, 490 F. Supp. 1334, 1338 (E.D. Wis. 1980). Because of these court rulings, it is very important that those interested in this proposed action participate by the close of the 45-day comment period so that comments and objections are made available to the Forest Service at a time when it can meaningfully consider them and respond to them in the final EIS. To assist the Forest Service in identifying and considering issues and concerns on the proposed action, comments on the draft EIS should be as specific as possible. It is also helpful if comments refer to specific pages or chapters of the draft EIS. Comments may also address the adequacy of the draft EIS or the merits of the alternatives formulated and discussed in the statement. Reviewers may wish to refer to the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations for implementing the procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act at 40 CFR 1503.3 in addressing these points. Comments received, including the names and addresses of those who comment, will be considered part of the public record on this proposal and will be available for public inspection. Authority: 40 CFR 1501.7 and 1508.22; Forest Service Handbook 1909.15, Section 21. Dated: September 30, 2008. Patricia A. Grantham, Forest Supervisor. [FR Doc. E8–23683 Filed 10–6–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–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 PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 8, 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 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 E:\FR\FM\07OCN1.SGM 07OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 7, 2008 / Notices mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 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 paperand-pencil interviewing methods. If the results from the evaluation study prove beneficial, in-person follow-up interviews for the national survey will VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:23 Oct 06, 2008 Jkt 217001 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 shall 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 PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58535 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: October 1, 2008. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E8–23559 Filed 10–6–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Docket 51–2008] Foreign-Trade Zone 82—Mobile, AL; Application for Subzone; ThyssenKrupp Steel and Stainless USA, LLC, (Stainless and Carbon Steel Products), Calvert, AL An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the City of Mobile, grantee of FTZ 82, requesting special-purpose subzone status for the stainless and carbon steel products manufacturing facility of ThyssenKrupp Steel and Stainless USA, LLC (ThyssenKrupp), located in Calvert, Alabama. The application was submitted pursuant to the provisions of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a– 81u), and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR part 400). It was formally filed on October 1, 2008. The ThyssenKrupp facility (2,500 employees, 3,515 acres/square feet, 4.5 million metric ton capacity for carbon steel products and 1 million metric ton capacity for stainless steel products) is located at 1 ThyssenKrupp Drive, near the city of Calvert, Washington and Mobile Counties, Alabama. The facility will be used for the manufacturing, processing and distribution of carbon and stainless steel products. Components and materials sourced from abroad (representing 44% of the value of finished stainless steel products and 45% of the value of the finished carbon steel products) include: Ferrochromium, unwrought molybdenum, ferrosilicon, articles of titanium, ferrosilicon manganese, unwrought titanium, ferroniobium, ferro-boron, wire and rods of agglom, unwrought aluminum and zinc (duty rate ranges from duty-free to 15%). FTZ procedures would exempt ThyssenKrupp from customs duty E:\FR\FM\07OCN1.SGM 07OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 195 (Tuesday, October 7, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 58534-58535]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-23559]


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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 8, 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 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

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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 shall 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: October 1, 2008.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
 [FR Doc. E8-23559 Filed 10-6-08; 8:45 am]
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