[Federal Register Volume 68, Number 53 (Wednesday, March 19, 2003)]
[Notices]
[Pages 13313-13314]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 03-6504]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[60Day-03-52]


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 the CDC Reports 
Clearance Officer on (404) 498-1210. CDC is requesting an emergency 
clearance for this data collection with a two week public comment 
period. CDC is requesting OMB approval of this package 7 days after the 
end of the public comment period.
    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. Send comments to Seleda Perryman, CDC 
Assistant Reports Clearance Officer, 1600 Clifton Road, MS-D24, 
Atlanta, GA 30333. Written comments should be received within 14 days 
of this notice.
    Proposed Project: Select Agent Distribution Activity--New--National 
Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID), Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention (CDC).

Background

    This project is designed to provide a systematic and consistent 
mechanism to review requests that come to CDC for Select Agents. In 
light of current Bioterrorism concerns and the significant NIH grant 
monies being directed toward Select Agent research, NCID anticipates 
the receipt of hundreds of requests for Select Agents. Applicants will 
be expected to complete an application form in which they will

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identify themselves and their institution, provide a CV or biographical 
sketch, a summary of their research proposal, and sign indemnification 
and material transfer agreement statements. A user fee will be 
collected to recover costs for materials, handling and shipping (except 
for public health laboratories.) The cost to the respondent will vary 
based on which agent is requested.

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                                                                    No. of      Average  burden
                 Respondents                       No. of       responses per    per  Response     Total burden
                                                respondents       respondent       (in hours)       (in hours)
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Researcher..................................             900                1            30/60              450
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      Total.................................  ...............  ...............  ...............             450
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    Dated: March 13, 2003.
Thomas Bartenfeld,
Acting Associate Director for Policy, Planning and Evaluation, Centers 
for Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 03-6504 Filed 3-18-03; 8:45 am]
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