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Download as PDF 18646 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 75 / Thursday, April 20, 2017 / Notices Qualification Requirements To qualify for the USPSTF and support its mission, an applicant or nominee should, at a minimum, demonstrate knowledge, expertise and national leadership in the following areas: 1. The critical evaluation of research published in peer-reviewed literature and in the methods of evidence review; 2. Clinical prevention, health promotion and primary health care; and 3. Implementation of evidence-based recommendations in clinical practice including at the clinician-patient level, practice level, and health-system level. Additionally, the Task Force benefits from members with expertise in the following areas: D Public health D Health equity and the reduction of health disparities D Application of science to health policy D Behavioral medicine D Communication of scientific findings to multiple audiences including health care professionals, policy makers and the general public. Candidates with experience and skills in any of these areas should highlight them in their nomination materials. Applicants must have no substantial conflicts of interest, whether financial, professional, or intellectual, that would impair the scientific integrity of the work of the USPSTF and must be willing to complete regular conflict of interest disclosures. Applicants must have the ability to work collaboratively with a team of diverse professionals who support the mission of the USPSTF. Applicants must have adequate time to contribute substantively to the work products of the USPSTF. ADDRESSES: Submit your responses either in writing or electronically to: Lydia Hill, ATTN: USPSTF Nominations, Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 5600 Fishers Lane, Mailstop: 06E53A, Rockville, Maryland 20857, USPSTF membernominations@ahrq.hhs.gov. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Nominee Selection Nominated individuals will be selected for the USPSTF on the basis of how well they meet the required qualifications and the current expertise needs of the USPSTF. It is anticipated that new members will be invited to serve on the USPSTF beginning in January, 2018. All nominated individuals will be considered; however, strongest consideration will be given to individuals with demonstrated VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Apr 19, 2017 Jkt 241001 training and expertise in the areas of Pediatrics, Nursing, Behavioral Health, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Preventive Medicine. AHRQ will retain and may consider for future vacancies nominations received this year and not selected during this cycle. Some USPSTF members without primary health care clinical experience may be selected based on their expertise in methodological issues such as metaanalysis, analytic modeling or clinical epidemiology. For individuals with clinical expertise in primary health care, additional qualifications in methodology would enhance their candidacy. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lydia Hill at USPSTFmember nominations@ahrq.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Under Title IX of the Public Health Service Act, AHRQ is charged with enhancing the quality, appropriateness, and effectiveness of health care services and access to such services. 42 U.S.C. 299(b). AHRQ accomplishes these goals through scientific research and promotion of improvements in clinical practice, including clinical prevention of diseases and other health conditions. See 42 U.S.C. 299(b). The USPSTF, an independent body of experts in prevention and evidencebased medicine, works to improve the health of all Americans by making evidence-based recommendations about the effectiveness of clinical preventive services and health promotion. The recommendations made by the USPSTF address clinical preventive services for adults and children, and include screening tests, counseling services, and preventive medications. The USPSTF was first established in 1984 under the auspices of the U.S. Public Health Service. Currently, the USPSTF is convened by the Director of AHRQ, and AHRQ provides ongoing scientific, administrative, and dissemination support for the USPSTF’s operation. USPSTF members serve four year terms. New members are selected each year to replace those members who are completing their appointments. The USPSTF is charged with rigorously evaluating the effectiveness, appropriateness and cost-effectiveness of clinical preventive services and formulating or updating recommendations regarding the appropriate provision of preventive services. See 42 U.S.C. 299b–4(a)(1). Current USPSTF recommendations and associated evidence reviews are available on the Internet PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (www.uspreventiveservicestask force.org). USPSTF members currently meet three times a year for two days in the Washington, DC area. A significant portion of the USPSTF’s work occurs between meetings during conference calls and via email discussions. Member duties include prioritizing topics, designing research plans, reviewing and commenting on systematic evidence reviews of evidence, discussing and making recommendations on preventive services, reviewing stakeholder comments, drafting final recommendation documents, and participating in workgroups on specific topics and methods. 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The notice for the proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. 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To request additional information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the information collection plan and instruments, call (404) 639–7570 or send an email to omb@cdc.gov. Direct written comments and/or suggestions regarding the items contained in this notice to the Attention: 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 Youth Outreach Generic Clearance for the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)—NEW—National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description NCHS is authorized to collect data under Section 306 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 242k). NCHS has a history of reaching out to young people to encourage their interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Examples of past involvement include adopting local schools, speaking at local colleges, conducting a Statistics Day for high school students, and, most recently, conducting the first NCHS Data Detectives Camp for middle school students. The success of these programs has inspired NCHS leadership and staff to want to look for new and continuing opportunities to positively impact the lives of young people and expand their interest, understanding of, and involvement in the sciences. NCHS requests approval for a New Generic Clearance mechanism to collect information that will be analyzed to inform future NCHS planning activities. These activities might include, hosting the Data Detectives Camp annually or bi-annually; hosting Statistics Day annually; creating youth poster sessions for professional conferences (such as the NCHS National Conference on Health Statistics or the American Statistical Association Conference); hosting a statistical or health sciences fair or other STEM related competitions; organizing a STEM Career Day or similar activity; developing web-based sites or materials with youth focus as well as other programs developed to meet future youth outreach needs, particularly activities that encourage STEM. Information will be collected using a combination of methodologies appropriate to each program. These may include: Registration forms, letters of recommendation, evaluation forms; mail surveys; focus groups; automated and electronic technology (e.g., email, Webbased surveys); and telephone surveys. OMB approval is requested for three years to conduct the Youth Outreach Generic Clearance for the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). Participation is voluntary and there are no costs to respondents other than their time. The total estimated annualized burden hours are 1,750. ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Average burden/ response (in hours) Number of responses/ respondent Type of respondents Type of research Students .......................................................... Parents ............................................................ School Officials/Community Representatives Questionnaires/Applications ........................... Applicants Questionnaires/Applications ......... Applications, Recommendations and Other applicant-supporting documentation. Focus Groups ................................................. 800 800 1200 1 1 1 30/60 30/60 30/60 50 1 60/60 Other Program Surveys ................................. 600 1 30/60 Student/Youth; Parent/Guardian; School Officials; Other. Student/Youth; Parent/Guardian; School Officials; Other. Leroy A. Richardson, Chief, Information Collection Review Office, Office of Scientific Integrity, Office of the Associate Director for Science, Office of the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has submitted 
the following information collection request to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The notice for the proposed 
information collection is published to obtain comments from the public 
and affected agencies.
    Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected 
agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are 
encouraged. Your comments should address any of the following: (a) 
Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary 
for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including 
whether the information will have practical utility; (b) Evaluate the 
accuracy of the agencies estimate of the burden of the proposed 
collection of

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information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions 
used; (c) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
to be collected; (d) Minimize the burden of the collection of 
information on those who are to respond, including through the use of 
appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., 
permitting electronic submission of responses; and (e) Assess 
information collection costs.
    To request additional information on the proposed project or to 
obtain a copy of the information collection plan and instruments, call 
(404) 639-7570 or send an email to omb@cdc.gov. Direct written comments 
and/or suggestions regarding the items contained in this notice to the 
Attention: 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

    Youth Outreach Generic Clearance for the National Center for Health 
Statistics (NCHS)--NEW--National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

    NCHS is authorized to collect data under Section 306 of the Public 
Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 242k). NCHS has a history of reaching out 
to young people to encourage their interest in Science, Technology, 
Engineering and Math (STEM). Examples of past involvement include 
adopting local schools, speaking at local colleges, conducting a 
Statistics Day for high school students, and, most recently, conducting 
the first NCHS Data Detectives Camp for middle school students.
    The success of these programs has inspired NCHS leadership and 
staff to want to look for new and continuing opportunities to 
positively impact the lives of young people and expand their interest, 
understanding of, and involvement in the sciences. NCHS requests 
approval for a New Generic Clearance mechanism to collect information 
that will be analyzed to inform future NCHS planning activities. These 
activities might include, hosting the Data Detectives Camp annually or 
bi-annually; hosting Statistics Day annually; creating youth poster 
sessions for professional conferences (such as the NCHS National 
Conference on Health Statistics or the American Statistical Association 
Conference); hosting a statistical or health sciences fair or other 
STEM related competitions; organizing a STEM Career Day or similar 
activity; developing web-based sites or materials with youth focus as 
well as other programs developed to meet future youth outreach needs, 
particularly activities that encourage STEM.
    Information will be collected using a combination of methodologies 
appropriate to each program. These may include: Registration forms, 
letters of recommendation, evaluation forms; mail surveys; focus 
groups; automated and electronic technology (e.g., email, Web-based 
surveys); and telephone surveys.
    OMB approval is requested for three years to conduct the Youth 
Outreach Generic Clearance for the National Center for Health 
Statistics (NCHS). Participation is voluntary and there are no costs to 
respondents other than their time. The total estimated annualized 
burden hours are 1,750.

                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                                     Number of       Number of        burden/
        Type of respondents                Type of research         respondents     responses/     response  (in
                                                                                    respondent        hours)
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Students...........................  Questionnaires/Applications             800               1           30/60
Parents............................  Applicants Questionnaires/              800               1           30/60
                                      Applications.
School Officials/Community           Applications,                          1200               1           30/60
 Representatives.                     Recommendations and Other
                                      applicant-supporting
                                      documentation.
Student/Youth; Parent/Guardian;      Focus Groups...............              50               1           60/60
 School Officials; Other.
Student/Youth; Parent/Guardian;      Other Program Surveys......             600               1           30/60
 School Officials; Other.
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Leroy A. Richardson,
Chief, Information Collection Review Office, Office of Scientific 
Integrity, Office of the Associate Director for Science, Office of the 
Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2017-07961 Filed 4-19-17; 8:45 am]
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