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Download as PDF 77397 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 250 / Friday, December 30, 2005 / Notices ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS—Continued No. of respondents Respondents Targeted Medicaid Providers in Wisconsin ................................................................................. (telephone follow-up): ‘‘No’’ or mailed. Dated: December 23, 2005. Betsey Dunaway, Acting Reports Clearance Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. E5–8098 Filed 12–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [30Day–06–05AZ] 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 the CDC Reports Clearance Officer at (404) 639–4766 or send an email to omb@cdc.gov. Send written comments to CDC Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC or by fax to (202) 395–6974. Written comments should be received within 30 days of this notice. Proposed Project NCEH/ATSDR Exposure Investigations (EIs)—New—National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description This is a brief summary of a joint clearance between the NCEH and ATSDR, (hereafter ATSDR will represent both ATSDR and NCEH). ATSDR is mandated pursuant to the 1980 Comprehensive Environmental No. of responses per respondent 49 1 Average burden per response (in hours) 2/60 with results interpretation. General information can account for approximately 28 questions per investigation. Some of this information is investigation-specific; not all of this data is collected for every investigation. ATSDR is seeking approval for a set of 57 potential general information questions. ATSDR also collects information on other possible confounding sources of chemical(s) exposure such as medicines taken, foods eaten, etc. In addition, ATSDR asks questions on recreational or occupational activities that could increase exposure potential. This information represents an individual’s exposure history. To cover these broad categories, ATSDR is also seeking approval for the use of sets of topical questions. Of these, ATSDR will use approximately 12–15 questions about the pertinent environmental exposures per investigation. This number can vary depending on the number of chemicals being investigated, the route of exposure (breathing, eating, touching), and number of other sources (e.g., products, jobs) for the chemical(s). Typically, the number of participants in an individual EI ranges from 10 to less than 50. Questionnaires are generally needed in less than half of the EIs (approximately 10–15 per year). Areas for the complete set of topical questions include the following: (1) Media specific which includes: air (indoor/outdoor); water (water source and plumbing); soil, and food (gardening, fish, game, domestic animals). (2) Other sources such as: occupation; hobbies; household uses or house construction; lifestyle (e.g., smoking); medicines and/or health conditions, and foods. There are no costs to the respondents other than their time. The estimated total burden hours are 375. Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and its 1986 Amendments, the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) to prevent or mitigate adverse human health effects and diminished quality of life resulting from the exposure to hazardous substances in the environment. Exposure Investigations (EIs) is an approach developed by ATSDR that employs targeted biologic (e.g., urine, blood, hair samples) and environmental (e.g., air, water, soil, or food) sampling to determine whether people are or have been exposed to unusual levels of pollutants at specific locations (e.g., where people live, spend leisure time, or anywhere they might come into contact with contaminants under investigation). After a chemical release or suspected release into the environment, ATSDR’s EIs are used by public health professionals, environmental risk managers, and other decision makers to determine if current conditions warrant intervention strategies to minimize or eliminate human exposure. EIs are usually requested by officials of a state health agency, county health departments, the Environmental Protection Agency, the general public, and ATSDR staff. All of ATSDR’s biomedical assessments and some of the environmental investigations involve participants. Participation is completely voluntary. To assist in interpreting the sampling results, a survey questionnaire appropriate to the specific contaminant will be administered to participants. ATSDR collects contact information (e.g., name, address, phone number) to provide the participant with their individual results. Name and address information are broken into nine separate questions (data fields) for computer entry. General information, which includes height, weight, age, race, gender, etc., is needed primarily on biomedical investigations to assist wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES ESTIMATE OF ANNUALIZED BURDEN TABLE No. of respondents Respondents per response Exposure Investigation Participants ............................................................................................ 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ACTION: Notice. wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Infectious Disease (NCID), Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases (DBMD) and the National Immunization Program, Epidemiology and Surveillance Division through its component Branches have lead technical responsibility for research, development and evaluation of diagnostic tools for pertussis and application of these to epidemiologic studies of pertussis. CDC uses epidemiologic, laboratory, clinical, and biostatistical sciences to control and prevent vaccine preventable infectious diseases. CDC also conducts applied research in a variety of settings, and translates the findings of this research into public health practice. CDC is seeking to evaluate commercial products, or products in development, for in vitro serological diagnosis of pertussis. Specifically these should include tests to detect antipertussis toxin antibodies in infected and vaccinated individuals. The tests should be based on standardized reagents commonly used in the field (such as FDA Reference Serum Standard Lot #3 or equivalents). Products will be evaluated in CDC and collaborating laboratories and if appropriate, may be used in epidemiologic validation studies. Data obtained from this comparative analysis may be used by CDC in making recommendations and decisions for diagnosis of pertussis in the public health setting. Interested organizations that may have candidate products are invited to submit documentation for CDC to assess whether the offered product(s) are at a sufficient stage of development to be included in this comparative analysis. As a minimum, submitted information should be sufficient for CDC to determine the following for each candidate product: (a) Product package VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:29 Dec 29, 2005 Jkt 208001 insert or detailed instructions for use; (b) Detailed information to determine if the product is calibrated to a recognized standard; and (c) Preliminary data demonstrating suitability for validation studies. Organizations that have products selected by CDC for this comparative analysis will be required to enter into an appropriate agreement prior to the transfer of any material to CDC. Sample agreements may be viewed at the following Web site: http://www.cdc.gov/ od/ads/techtran/forms.htm. All information submitted to CDC will be kept confidential as allowed by relevant federal law, including the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and the Trade Secrets Act (18 U.S.C. 1905). Only information submitted within thirty days of publication of this notice will be reviewed to determine if the offered product(s) will be acceptable for possible inclusion in this comparative analysis. Responses are preferred in electronic format and can be e-mailed to the attention of Michael J. Detmer at MDetmer@cdc.gov. Mailed responses can be sent to the following address: Michael J. Detmer, Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd., NE., Mail Stop C–09, Atlanta, GA 30333. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Technical: Dr. Patty Wilkins, Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1600 Clifton Rd., NE., Mail Stop D–11, Atlanta, GA 30333. Telephone (404) 639–3297, E-Mail at pwilkins@cdc.gov. Business: Lisa Blake-DiSpigna, Technology Development Coordinator, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1600 Clifton Rd., NE., Mail Stop A–42, Atlanta, GA 30333. Telephone (404) 639–2620, E-Mail at LBlake-DiSpigna@cdc.gov. Dated: December 21, 2005. James D. Seligman, Associate Director for Program Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. E5–8103 Filed 12–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry The Program Peer Review Subcommittee of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Environmental Health/ Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR): Teleconference. In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NCEH/ ATSDR announces the following subcommittee meeting: Name: Program Peer Review Subcommittee (PPRS). Times and Dates: 12:30 p.m.–2 p.m., January 23, 2006. Place: The teleconference will originate at the National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry in Atlanta, Georgia. Please see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for details on accessing the teleconference. Status: Open to the public, teleconference access limited only by availability of telephone ports. Purpose: Under the charge of the BSC, NCEH/ATSDR the PPRS will provide the BSC, NCEH/ATSDR with advice and recommendations on NCEH/ATSDR program peer review. They will serve the function of organizing, facilitating, and providing a long-term perspective to the conduct of NCEH/ATSDR program peer review. Matters to be Discussed: Discussion of the peer review of the Air Pollution and Respiratory Branch; discussion of the planning for the Division of Toxicology and Environmental Medicine peer review; and a discussion of the peer review process. Agenda Items are subject to change as priorities dictate. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This conference call is scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. EST. To participate please dial (877) 315–6535 and enter conference code 383520. Public comment period is scheduled for 1:45– 1:55 p.m. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sandra Malcom, Committee Management Specialist, Office of Science, NCEH/ATSDR, M/S E–28, 1600 Clifton Road, NE., Atlanta, Georgia 30333, telephone 404/498–0003. E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 250 (Friday, December 30, 2005)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: E5-8102]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[30Day-06-05AZ]


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 
the CDC Reports Clearance Officer at (404) 639-4766 or send an email to 
omb@cdc.gov. Send written comments to CDC Desk Officer, Office of 
Management and Budget, Washington, DC or by fax to (202) 395-6974. 
Written comments should be received within 30 days of this notice.

Proposed Project

    NCEH/ATSDR Exposure Investigations (EIs)--New--National Center for 
Environmental Health (NCEH) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and 
Disease Registry (ATSDR), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
(CDC).

Background and Brief Description

    This is a brief summary of a joint clearance between the NCEH and 
ATSDR, (hereafter ATSDR will represent both ATSDR and NCEH). ATSDR is 
mandated pursuant to the 1980 Comprehensive Environmental Response, 
Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and its 1986 Amendments, the 
Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) to prevent or 
mitigate adverse human health effects and diminished quality of life 
resulting from the exposure to hazardous substances in the environment. 
Exposure Investigations (EIs) is an approach developed by ATSDR that 
employs targeted biologic (e.g., urine, blood, hair samples) and 
environmental (e.g., air, water, soil, or food) sampling to determine 
whether people are or have been exposed to unusual levels of pollutants 
at specific locations (e.g., where people live, spend leisure time, or 
anywhere they might come into contact with contaminants under 
investigation). After a chemical release or suspected release into the 
environment, ATSDR's EIs are used by public health professionals, 
environmental risk managers, and other decision makers to determine if 
current conditions warrant intervention strategies to minimize or 
eliminate human exposure. EIs are usually requested by officials of a 
state health agency, county health departments, the Environmental 
Protection Agency, the general public, and ATSDR staff.
    All of ATSDR's biomedical assessments and some of the environmental 
investigations involve participants. Participation is completely 
voluntary. To assist in interpreting the sampling results, a survey 
questionnaire appropriate to the specific contaminant will be 
administered to participants. ATSDR collects contact information (e.g., 
name, address, phone number) to provide the participant with their 
individual results. Name and address information are broken into nine 
separate questions (data fields) for computer entry. General 
information, which includes height, weight, age, race, gender, etc., is 
needed primarily on biomedical investigations to assist with results 
interpretation. General information can account for approximately 28 
questions per investigation. Some of this information is investigation-
specific; not all of this data is collected for every investigation. 
ATSDR is seeking approval for a set of 57 potential general information 
questions.
    ATSDR also collects information on other possible confounding 
sources of chemical(s) exposure such as medicines taken, foods eaten, 
etc. In addition, ATSDR asks questions on recreational or occupational 
activities that could increase exposure potential. This information 
represents an individual's exposure history. To cover these broad 
categories, ATSDR is also seeking approval for the use of sets of 
topical questions. Of these, ATSDR will use approximately 12-15 
questions about the pertinent environmental exposures per 
investigation. This number can vary depending on the number of 
chemicals being investigated, the route of exposure (breathing, eating, 
touching), and number of other sources (e.g., products, jobs) for the 
chemical(s).
    Typically, the number of participants in an individual EI ranges 
from 10 to less than 50. Questionnaires are generally needed in less 
than half of the EIs (approximately 10-15 per year).
    Areas for the complete set of topical questions include the 
following:
    (1) Media specific which includes: air (indoor/outdoor); water 
(water source and plumbing); soil, and food (gardening, fish, game, 
domestic animals).
    (2) Other sources such as: occupation; hobbies; household uses or 
house construction; lifestyle (e.g., smoking); medicines and/or health 
conditions, and foods.
    There are no costs to the respondents other than their time. The 
estimated total burden hours are 375.

                                       Estimate of Annualized Burden Table
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                                                                      No. of       Responses per      Average
                    Respondents per response                        respondents     respondent        burden
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Exposure Investigation Participants.............................             750               1           30/60
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    Dated: December 23, 2005.
Betsey Dunaway,
Acting Reports Clearance Officer, Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention.
[FR Doc. E5-8102 Filed 12-29-05; 8:45 am]
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