[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 28 (Monday, February 11, 2013)]
[Pages 9695-9697]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-03003]



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[30 Day-13-12QC]

Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes a 
list of information collection requests under review by the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). To request a copy of these requests, call 
(404) 639-7570 or send an email to omb@cdc.gov. Send written comments 
to CDC Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 
20503 or by fax to (202) 395-5806. Written comments should be received 
within 30 days of this notice.

Proposed Project

    Costs and Cost Savings of Motor Vehicle Injury Prevention: 
Evidence-Based Policy and Behavioral Interventions--NEW--National 
Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC), Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is seeking a 
1-year OMB approval to collect information relating to the costs of 
implementing motor vehicle injury prevention interventions. This 
information is needed to complete a research study of the costs and 
costs savings to society of implementing evidence-based interventions. 
The main product of the study is an online tool that can be used to 
identify the intervention or sets of interventions that can be 

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in individual states that will provide the ``biggest bang for the 
    The study focuses on thirteen interventions. These interventions 
    1. Red light camera automated enforcement,
    2. Speed camera automated enforcement,
    3. Alcohol interlocks,
    4. Sobriety checkpoints,
    5. Saturation patrols,
    6. Bicycle helmet laws for children,
    7. High visibility child restraint/booster or seat belt law 
    8. Motorcycle helmet use laws,
    9. Primary enforcement of seat belt laws,
    10. Limits on diversion and plea agreements,
    11. Lower blood alcohol content (BAC) limits for repeat offenders,
    12. Vehicle impoundment,
    13. and license plate impoundment.
    For each intervention, secondary data on the following will be 
    1. Effects on fatalities and injury prevention: We have 
specifically determined fatality and injury reductions for 
interventions by state, total fatalities and estimated injury rates by 
state, injury to fatality ratios, and the current laws for each state.
    2. Estimated costs associated with motor vehicle injuries and 
deaths and how costs of similar injuries vary from state to state: We 
are currently developing state-specific estimates of expected cost 
savings associated with the reductions in injuries and deaths from each 
    3. Costs of implementing each intervention in states: We have 
developed a matrix of implementation cost categories by interventions 
and are populating the resultant cells. Implementation cost categories 
include items such as: cost of creating the legislation, costs for 
publicity, personnel (e.g., law enforcement, court) time, and equipment 
purchase, or maintenance cost, jail or prison facility costs.
    This Information Collection Request (ICR) is being requested to 
fill these gaps in information on the costs of implementing 
interventions. Without this information, the principal product of the 
research--the online tool--cannot be completed. The value of the 
information collected via the subject matter interviews and the online 
Delphi panel is to fill gaps in knowledge for interventions that do not 
have extensive literature on their costs of implementation. The gaps in 
evidence relate to implementation cost issues such as the amount of 
time it takes for police to deal with an incident, paperwork, and 
court; the amount of court staff time it takes to handle various cases 
and whether there are costs to the court in particular situations, 
particularly among DWI cases. We also seek information to complete 
multiple missing cells pertaining to the costs of implementing lower 
BAC-Blood Alcohol Content, limits on diversion, and saturation patrols.
    Semi-structured interviews will be conducted to collect the 
necessary information from subject matter experts. An online Delphi 
panel will be used to collect additional missing information.
    The semi-structured interviews will be conducted over the telephone 
and will last approximately 60 minutes depending on the type of expert. 
The burden table identifies the total number of respondents per group, 
the average response burden per semi-structured interview, and the 
total response burden for the semi-structured interviews.
    The total estimated one-time burden for data collection for the 
following expert respondents are calculated as follows; Public Safety 
Advocacy Groups = (4 respondents x 1 hour/response); DWI/DUI Defense 
Attorneys = (4 respondents x 1hour/response); Court Case Managers = (4 
respondents x 1 hour/response); State Parole Agencies = (2 respondents 
x 1hour/response); State Depts. Of Public Safety = (6 respondents x 1 
hour/response); Local Law Enforcement = (4 respondents x 1 hour/
response). Twenty-four experts will be interviewed. The experts will 
come from various agencies across the country in the identified 
specialized areas. These twenty-four telephone interviews will be 
conducted by RAND researchers: Dr. Andres Villaveces and Liisa Ecola. 
For the online Delphi panel, we will select 8 experts to participate 
based upon our knowledge of the person(s) with the required expertise. 
These person(s) will likely be employed by academia or a public agency 
(i.e. CDC or National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA))
    There are no costs to respondents other than their time.
    Total annualized burden hours are 32.

                                                                     Number of       Number of      burden per
          Type of respondent                    Form name           respondents    responses per     response
                                                                                    respondent        (hours)
Public Safety Advocacy Groups.........  Semi-Structured                        4               1               1
DWI/DUI Defense Attorneys.............  Semi-Structured                        4               1               1
Court Case Managers...................  Semi-Structured                        4               1               1
State Parole Agencies.................  Semi-Structured                        2               1               1
State Depts. of Public Safety.........  Semi-Structured                        6               1               1
Local Law Enforcement.................  Semi-Structured                        4               1               1
Academic Researchers..................  Discussion Guide-Online                3               1               1
                                         Expert Panel.
CDC Staff.............................  Discussion Guide-Online                3               1               1
                                         Expert Panel.
National Highway Traffic Safety         Discussion Guide-Online                2               1               1
 Administration (NHTSA) Staff.           Expert Panel.

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    Dated: February 5, 2013.
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. 2013-03003 Filed 2-8-13; 8:45 am]