[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 199 (Monday, October 15, 2012)]
[Pages 62517-62518]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-25248]



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and 

    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 404-639-7570 or 
send comments to Ronald Otten, at 1600 Clifton Road, MS D74, Atlanta, 
GA 30333 or send an email 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

    Vital Statistics Training Application, OMB No. 0920-0217--Revision 
exp. 5/31/2013--National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Centers 
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

    In the United States, legal authority for the registration of vital 
events, i.e., births, deaths, marriages, divorces, fetal deaths, and 
induced terminations of pregnancy, resides individually with the States 
(as well as cities in the case of New York City and Washington, DC) and 
Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the 
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. These governmental 
entities are the full legal proprietors of vital records and the 
information contained therein. As a result of this State authority, the 
collection of registration-based vital statistics at the national 
level, referred to as the U.S. National Vital Statistics System (NVSS), 
depends on a cooperative relationship between the States and the 
Federal government. This data collection, authorized by 42 U.S.C. 242k, 
has been carried out by NCHS since it was created in 1960.
    NCHS assists in achieving the comparability needed for combining 
data from all States into national statistics, by conducting a training 
program for State and local vital statistics staff to assist in 
developing expertise in all aspects of vital registration and vital 
statistics. The training offered under this program includes courses 
for registration staff, statisticians, and coding specialists, all 
designed to bring about a high degree of uniformity and quality in the 
data provided by the States. This training program is authorized by 42 
U.S.C. 242b, section 304(a). NCHS notifies State and local vital 
registration officials, as well as Canadian counterparts, about 
upcoming training. Individual candidates for training then submit an 
application form including name, address, occupation, and other 
relevant information. NCHS is requesting 3 years of OMB clearance for 
these training application forms. There is no cost to respondents other 
than their time.

                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
                                                                     Number of    Average burden
      Type of respondent            Form name        Number of     responses per   per response    Total burden
                                                    respondents     respondent      (in hours)         hours
State, Local health department  Application for               60               1           15/60              15
 and Canadian vital health       Mortality
 employees.                      coding Training.
State, Local health department  Application for               60               1           15/60              15
 and Canadian vital health       Vital
 employees.                      Statistics
    Total.....................  ................  ..............  ..............  ..............              30

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    Dated: October 9, 2012.
Ron A. Otten,
Director, Office of Scientific Integrity (OSI), Office of the Associate 
Director for Science (OADS), Office of the Director, Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2012-25248 Filed 10-12-12; 8:45 am]