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					                            Federal Register / Vol. 64, No. 178 / Wednesday, September 15, 1999 / Notices                                                          50099

CDC 72.21, which have been submitted                            Conversion of Sputum (CDC 72.14),                             Activity (OMB 0920–0026). The
at least in some form by the respondents                        Case Register (CDC 72.15), and Drug                           discontinuation of these reports has
since 1961, are tabulated by hand.                              Therapy (CDC 72.20). These three                              resulted in an estimated reduction in
   Three program management reports in                          reports have been superseded by                               the annual response burden of 159
the previous series already have been                           integrated reporting in Tuberculosis                          hours. The total annual burden hours
phased out. They are Bacteriologic                              Statistics and Program Evaluation                             are 136–340.

                                                                                                                                                              Average bur-
                                                                                                                                              No of re-
                                                                                                                             No. of re-                        den per re-
                                                        Report                                                                              sponses per
                                                                                                                             spondents                           sponse
                                                                                                                                             respondent         (in hrs.)

Aggregate report of follow-up for contacts of tuberculosis .........................................................                   68                 1             2.5
Aggregate report of screening and preventive therapy for TB infection .....................................                            68                 1             2.5



  Date: September 9, 1999.                                      Changing Behavior of Residential                              contractor’s construction specialties and
Nacy Cheal,                                                     Building Construction Contractors—                            specific operations, as well as the
Acting Associate Director for Policy, Planning                  New—The National Institute for                                contractor’s psychosocial factors; and
and Evaluation, Centers for Disease Control                     Occupational Safety and Health                                (2) explore the effectiveness of the
and Prevention (CDC).                                           (NIOSH)—Workers in the construction                           Internet World Wide Web as a
[FR Doc. 99–24005 Filed 9–14–99; 8:45 am]                       industry face higher than normal risks                        mechanism for delivering tailored safety
BILLING CODE 4163–18–M                                          of fatal injury, nonfatal injury, and                         and health information. Specifically, the
                                                                illness resulting from on-the-job                             goal of this data collection is to compare
                                                                exposures. According to the NIOSH,                            the effectiveness of tailored Internet
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND                                        during the period from 1980 through                           messages (based on interactive Internet
HUMAN SERVICES                                                  1992, construction had the highest                            and computer-tailoring technologies),
                                                                number of deaths resulting from                               non-tailored Internet messages (based
Centers for Disease Control and                                 workplace injury—over 14,000 deaths,                          on current static, menu-driven, non-
Prevention                                                      or more than 1,000 deaths per year.                           interactive models), tailored print
[30 DAY–25–99]                                                  According to the Bureau of Labor                              messages delivered by direct mail, and
                                                                Statistics (BLS) and the Center to Protect                    non-tailored print messages delivered
Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork                               Workers’ Rights (CPWR), construction                          by direct mail in influencing changes in
Reduction Act Review                                            had the highest number of deaths                              safety-and health-related knowledge,
                                                                resulting from injury (1,039) and the                         intentions, and behaviors. Messages will
  The Centers for Disease Control and                           third highest rate of fatal injury (13.9                      address two leading cases of injuries
Prevention (CDC) publishes a list of                            deaths per 100,000 workers) in 1996.
information collection requests under                                                                                         and illnesses in construction: Falls and
                                                                   The majority of construction
review by the Office of Management and                                                                                        silicosis.
                                                                companies are very small. According to
Budget (OMB) in compliance with the                             Dun and Bradstreet, 96% of residential                           The data collected in this study will
Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C.                              building contractors employ less than                         be used to further current understanding
Chapter 35). To request a copy of these                         15 workers on average; over 80%                               of tailoring safety and health
requests, call the CDC Reports Clearance                        employ less than 5 workers. In general,                       information utilizing the Internet and
Office on (404) 639–7090. Send written                          small companies have insufficient                             the relative effectiveness of this
comments to CDC, Desk Officer; Human                            resources to identify and apply risk and                      approach when compared to traditional
Resources and Housing Branch, New                               prevention information relevant to their                      and current mechanisms of
Executive Office Building, Room 10235;                          operations. According to a recent study                       communicating safety and health
Washington, DC 20503. Written                                   (conducted by NIOSH), lack of tailored,                       information. The data collected in this
comments should be received within 30                           relevant, and timely occupational safety                      study will also be used to provide a
days of this notice.                                            and health information is a major barrier                     basis for developing industry-specific
                                                                identified by small construction                              occupational safety and health
1. Proposed Project                                                                                                           information systems that provide
                                                                contractors.
  Evaluating the Effectiveness of                                  The goals of this investigation are to:                    relevant, timely risk and prevention
Tailored Occupational Safety and                                (1) explore the effectiveness of tailored                     information, especially to small
Health Information on the World Wide                            safety and health information that is                         business owners. The total annual
Web: Increasing Knowledge and                                   developed based on the individual                             burden hours are 249.

                                                                                                                                             No. of re-       Average bur-
                                                                                                                                No. of
                                                    Respondents                                                                             sponses/re-       den/response
                                                                                                                             respondents     spondent           (in hrs.)

Residential Building Construction Contractors ............................................................................      250              2                .33



  2. The development and                                        Institute of Occupational Safety and                          silica is well documented in the
implementation of a theory-based health                         Health (NIOSH)—Construction is the                            construction industry, especially in
communications intervention to                                  most frequently recorded industry on                          brick laying and masonry. According to
decrease silica dust exposure among                             death certificates with mention of                            1993 BLS data, there are 136,139 (at
masonry workers—New—The National                                silicosis. Overexposure to crystalline                        24,362 establishments) masonry and
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brick laying workers in the U.S., and                                       important to focus on them as well.                                          respiratory protection. The
according to a recent study,                                                Well-designed and theory-driven                                              aforementioned pilot study will serve as
approximately 17,400 masonry and                                            communication interventions have the                                         a foundation upon which the
plastering workers are exposed to at                                        capacity to promote protective health                                        intervention will be developed. The
least five times the NIOSH                                                  behaviors. To develop messages that                                          effectiveness of the intervention will be
recommended exposure limit (REL for                                         will have the greatest success at                                            evaluated using a pre-post test
crystalline silica), and of these workers,                                  motivating workers to protect                                                questionnaire.
an estimated 80 percent of them are                                         themselves and employers to protect
exposed to at least 10 times the NIOSH                                      their workers from silicosis, information                                       The study results will provide a basis
REL.                                                                        on workers’ and employers’ beliefs,                                          for intervention programs that masonry
   To effectively prevent silicosis, not                                    attitudes, and behaviors regarding                                           contractors can use to educate their
only must control measures be                                               silicosis must be determined. A recently                                     workers regarding risk of exposure to
improved, but workers must be                                               completed pilot-study indicated a need                                       silica dust on masonry work sites. The
persuaded to protect themselves and                                         to motivate employers to provide                                             methodology could be applied to other
employers must be motivated to provide                                      appropriate engineering controls and                                         construction procedures such as jack
workers with proper engineering                                             respiratory protection and a need to                                         hammering, sand blasting, and similar
controls and training. Previous research                                    persuade workers to protect themselves.                                      dust producing procedures to produce
has too often focused on the behaviors                                         The goal of this project is to develop                                    similar intervention programs.
and attitudes of workers and not on                                         a health communication intervention                                          Eventually we would hope, silica
employers. Since employers have a                                           program targeting both masonry                                               exposures among construction workers
tremendous influence on the health of                                       contractors and workers that will                                            would decrease significantly. The total
workers and since their motivations                                         increase the use of engineering controls                                     annual burden hours are 146.
may differ from workers’’, it is                                            (specifically, wet-sawing) and

                                                                                                                                                                                          Average
                                                                                                                                                                   No. of                                       Total
                                                                                                                                            No. of                                        burden/
                                                        Respondents                                                                                             responses/                                    burden
                                                                                                                                         respondents                                     response
                                                                                                                                                                respondent                                    (in hrs.)
                                                                                                                                                                                          (in hrs.)

Workers ............................................................................................................................           200                      2                    0.33              132
Contractors ......................................................................................................................              20                      2                    0.33              13.2

      Total ..........................................................................................................................   ....................   ....................   ....................    145.2



  Dated: September 9, 1999.                                                   New Time and Date: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.,                                         ACTION:  Request for public comment on
Nancy Cheal,                                                                September 23, 1999.                                                          five issues (domains) of concern to the
                                                                              Contact Person for More Information:                                       substance abuse treatment field when
Acting Associate Director for Policy, Planning
                                                                            Kathy Cahill, Executive Secretary, Advisory
and Evaluation, Centers for Disease Control
                                                                            Committee to the Director, CDC, 1600 Clifton
                                                                                                                                                         assessing substance abuse treatment.
and Prevention (CDC).
                                                                            Road, NE, M/S D–24, Atlanta, Georgia 30333.                                  SUMMARY:   This notice announces that
[FR Doc. 99–24006 Filed 9–14–99; 8:45 am]                                   Telephone 404/639–7060.
                                                                                                                                                         the Substance Abuse and Mental Health
BILLING CODE 4163–18–P                                                        The Director, Management Analysis and
                                                                            Services Office, has been delegated the                                      Services Administration (SAMHSA)
                                                                            authority to sign Federal Register notices                                   Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND                                                    pertaining to announcements of meetings and                                  (CSAT) is formally inviting public
HUMAN SERVICES                                                              other committee management activities, for                                   comment on five issues (domains) that
                                                                            both the Centers for Disease Control and                                     are of concern to the substance abuse
Centers for Disease Control and                                             Prevention and the Agency for Toxic                                          treatment field and require development
                                                                            Substances and Disease Registry.                                             and exploration. Via several
Prevention
                                                                              Dated: September 9, 1999.                                                  mechanisms, including public hearings,
Ethics Subcommittee of the Advisory                                         John C. Burckhardt,                                                          CSAT intends that findings from the
Committee to the Director, Centers for                                      Acting Director, Management Analysis and                                     exploration of individual domains will
Disease Control and Prevention                                              Services Office Centers for Disease Control                                  ultimately be synthesized into a
Meeting: Change of Time                                                     and Prevention.                                                              coherent national strategy to guide
                                                                            [FR Doc. 99–24007 Filed 9–14–99; 8:45 am]                                    substance abuse treatment program and
  Federal Register Citation of Previous                                                                                                                  policy development for the future.
                                                                            BILLING CODE 4163–18–P
Announcement: August 20, 1999, Volume 64,
Number 161, Page 45552.                                                                                                                                  Individuals and organizations are
  Summary: Notice is given that the meeting                                                                                                              encouraged to comment in one of
time of the Ethics Subcommittee of the                                      DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND                                                     several ways: (1) In writing, by
Advisory Committee to the Director, CDC has                                 HUMAN SERVICES                                                               submission through the U.S. Mail or
changed. The meeting date, status, purpose,                                                                                                              courier service; (2) via the National
and matters to be discussed announced in the                                Substance Abuse and Mental Health                                            Treatment Plan web site (http://
original notice remain unchanged.                                           Services Administration                                                      www.NaTxPlan.org); or (3) in person at
  There will be no change in the meeting                                                                                                                 one of the remaining three public
location of the Advisory Committee to the                                   Call for Public Comment: Changing the
                                                                                                                                                         hearings scheduled at locations across
Director, CDC, which will be meeting at                                     Conversation—A National Plan To
Center for Disease Control and Prevention,
                                                                                                                                                         the country. The final cutoff date for
                                                                            Improve Substance Abuse Treatment
1600 Clifton Road, NE, Building 16, Room                                                                                                                 comments is December 1, 1999. This
5126, Atlanta, Georgia 30333.                                               AGENCY: Center for Substance Abuse                                           notice discusses the public hearings at
  Original Time and Date: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.,                                 Treatment, Substance Abuse and Mental                                        which interested individuals/
September 23, 1999.                                                         Health Services Administration, DHHS.                                        organizations may testify regarding the

				
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