Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Comment Request, 34141-34142 [E6-9210]

Download as PDF 34141 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 113 / Tuesday, June 13, 2006 / Notices collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques of other forms of information technology. Proposed Project: Emergency Systems for Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals (ESAR–VHP)— NEW The Emergency Systems for Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals (ESAR–VHP) program requires that each State and Territory develop a system for registering and verifying the licenses, credentials, and privileges of health care volunteers in advance of an emergency. HRSA proposes to develop a common set of standards and definitions that each State and Territory must use in developing these State-based volunteer registry systems. The establishment of a common set of standards and definitions will give each State the ability to quickly identify and better utilize volunteer health professionals in an emergency and provide a common Number of respondents Form Average number of responses per respondent framework for sharing pre-registered volunteers between States. HRSA will be developing the standards and definitions in collaboration with the States, the American Hospital Association, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, American Board of Medical Specialties, National Council of State Boards of Nursing, American Medical Association, American Nurses Association, and other health professional associations. The burden estimate for this project is as follows: Total responses Hours per response Total burden hours Volunteer Application ........................................................... Highest Level Verification .................................................... Lowest Level Verification ..................................................... 135,000 * 54 54 1 125 2,375 135,000 6,750 128,250 .33 .17 .05 44,550 1,148 6,413 Total .............................................................................. 135,054 ........................ 270,000 ........................ 52,111 * States/territories are counted once in the total for respondents to avoid duplicatation. Send comments to Susan G. Queen, Ph.D., HRSA Reports Clearance Officer, Room 10–33 Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857. Written comments should be received with 60 days of this notice. Dated: June 6, 2006. Cheryl R. Dammons, Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination. [FR Doc. E6–9200 Filed 6–12–06; 8:45 am] 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. BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Comment Request Proposed Project: Hospital Available Beds for Emergencies and Disasters (HAvBED) System: (NEW) In compliance with the requirements for public comment on proposed data collection projects (section 3506(c)(2)(A) of Title 44, United States Code, as amended by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Pub. L. 104–13), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) publishes periodic summaries of proposed projects being developed for submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain copy of the data collection plans and draft instruments, call the HRSA Reports Clearance Officer on (301) 443–1129. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance The HAvBED system will be a webbased hospital bed reporting/tracking system to assist the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) only during disasters and public health emergencies. HAvBED does not duplicate the systems already in place to track hospital beds. It is designed to dynamically amalgamate data and accept manually entered data to give emergency operations managers a realtime view of specific hospital bed availability on a large geographic scale. During a disaster or public health emergency States will be asked to report hospital bed availability no more than twice daily; although the severity of the event may require less or more reporting per day. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:40 Jun 12, 2006 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Currently, hospital bed tracking systems are operational in some States to meet the needs of the healthcare system during routine operations. Local and State governments, emergency management agencies and the healthcare systems have developed systems that support jurisdictional emergency operations without regard to cooperation with outside systems or entities. Local systems have been developed over time to meet the changing needs at the local level. The systems have been developed locally to meet the needs of the local healthcare system. A mass casualty event would overwhelm the ability of local systems to work out their differences in the middle of a response. During a disaster or public health emergency it may be necessary for Federal officials to work with State partners to evacuate or move patients from one area of the country to another as was the case during hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. The health and safety of the hospital patient is paramount at all times during a hospital stay, but never more acute while being moved to another location. To ensure that patients receive the highest level of care during an emergency it is necessary to know where the necessary resources are in real-time. The estimate of burden is based on hospitals reporting the data twice a day everyday for two weeks. E:\FR\FM\13JNN1.SGM 13JNN1 34142 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 113 / Tuesday, June 13, 2006 / Notices Submission type Number of respondents Responses per respondent Total responses Hours per response Total burden hours HAvBED ............................................................................... 100 28 * 2,800 .083 233 * Based on 2 responses per day for a period of 14 days. If a mass casualty event occurred and hundreds of hospital patients or victims needed hospital care across the country, it is possible that hundreds of hospitals would be needed to house the wounded. In that case the burden estimate would increase proportionally to the needs of the event. Send comments to Susan G. Queen, Ph.D., HRSA Reports Clearance Officer, Room 10–33, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Preventing Motor Vehicle Crashes Among Novice Teen Drivers Dated: June 6, 2006. Cheryl R. Dammons, Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination. [FR Doc. E6–9210 Filed 6–12–06; 8:45 am] Summary: 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 National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects to be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. BILLING CODE 4165–15–P Proposed Collection Title: Preventing Motor Vehicle Crashes Among Novice Teen Drivers. Type of Information Collection Request: NEW. Use of Information: Motor vehicle crash risk is particularly elevated among novice young drivers during the first 6 months and 1000 Estimated number of respondents Type of respondents miles of independent driving. Previously, researchers in the Prevention Research Branch of the NICHD have demonstrated the efficacy of educational/behavioral interventions for increasing parental management of teen driving and reducing exposure to high-risk driving conditions during the first 12 months after licensure. The current research seeks to test the effectiveness of providing education to facilitate parental management of teen driving when delivered at motor vehicle administration offices at the time the teen obtains a permit, at the time of license, or at both permit and license. Frequency of Response: Three interviews; Affected Public: Individuals or households; Type of Respondents: Teens and Parents/guardians. The annual reporting burden is as follows: Estimated Number of Respondents: 2000 teens and 2000 parents; Estimated Number of Responses per Respondents: 3; Average Burden Hours Per Response: 0.35; and Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours Requested: 4000. There are no Capital Costs, Operating Costs and/or Maintenance Costs to report. Estimated number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Estimated total annual burden hours requested Parents/guardians ............................................................................................ Teens ............................................................................................................... 2000 2000 3 3 .35 .35 2100 2100 Total .......................................................................................................... 4000 3 .35 4200 jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Request for Comments Written comments and/or suggestions from the public and affected agencies should address one or more of the following points: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the function of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:40 Jun 12, 2006 Jkt 208001 mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. For Further Information Contact: To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, contact: Bruce SimonsMorton, Ed.D., 6100 Executive Blvd, Suite 7B13M, Rockville, MD 20852. (Phone: 301–496–5674). (E-mail: Mortonb@mail.nih.gov)) Comments Due Date Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received within 60days of the date of this publication. PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: June 5, 2006. Paul Johnson, NICHD Project Clearance Liaison, National Institutes of Health. [FR Doc. E6–9137 Filed 6–12–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities, Amended Notice of Meeting Notice is hereby given of a change in the meeting of the National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities, June 13, 2006, 8:30 a.m. to E:\FR\FM\13JNN1.SGM 13JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 113 (Tuesday, June 13, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 34141-34142]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-9210]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: 
Comment Request

    In compliance with the requirements for public comment on proposed 
data collection projects (section 3506(c)(2)(A) of Title 44, United 
States Code, as amended by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Pub. L. 
104-13), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) 
publishes periodic summaries of proposed projects being developed for 
submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. To request more information on the 
proposed project or to obtain copy of the data collection plans and 
draft instruments, call the HRSA Reports Clearance Officer on (301) 
443-1129.
    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.

Proposed Project: Hospital Available Beds for Emergencies and Disasters 
(HAvBED) System: (NEW)

    The HAvBED system will be a web-based hospital bed reporting/
tracking system to assist the U.S. Department of Health and Human 
Services (HHS) only during disasters and public health emergencies. 
HAvBED does not duplicate the systems already in place to track 
hospital beds. It is designed to dynamically amalgamate data and accept 
manually entered data to give emergency operations managers a real-time 
view of specific hospital bed availability on a large geographic scale. 
During a disaster or public health emergency States will be asked to 
report hospital bed availability no more than twice daily; although the 
severity of the event may require less or more reporting per day.
    Currently, hospital bed tracking systems are operational in some 
States to meet the needs of the healthcare system during routine 
operations. Local and State governments, emergency management agencies 
and the healthcare systems have developed systems that support 
jurisdictional emergency operations without regard to cooperation with 
outside systems or entities. Local systems have been developed over 
time to meet the changing needs at the local level. The systems have 
been developed locally to meet the needs of the local healthcare 
system. A mass casualty event would overwhelm the ability of local 
systems to work out their differences in the middle of a response.
    During a disaster or public health emergency it may be necessary 
for Federal officials to work with State partners to evacuate or move 
patients from one area of the country to another as was the case during 
hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. The health and safety of the 
hospital patient is paramount at all times during a hospital stay, but 
never more acute while being moved to another location. To ensure that 
patients receive the highest level of care during an emergency it is 
necessary to know where the necessary resources are in real-time.
    The estimate of burden is based on hospitals reporting the data 
twice a day everyday for two weeks.

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                                                                        Number of      Responses per        Total          Hours per       Total burden
                          Submission type                              respondents       respondent       responses         response          hours
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HAvBED.............................................................             100             28 *            2,800             .083             233
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* Based on 2 responses per day for a period of 14 days.

    If a mass casualty event occurred and hundreds of hospital patients 
or victims needed hospital care across the country, it is possible that 
hundreds of hospitals would be needed to house the wounded. In that 
case the burden estimate would increase proportionally to the needs of 
the event.
    Send comments to Susan G. Queen, Ph.D., HRSA Reports Clearance 
Officer, Room 10-33, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, 
MD 20857. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this 
notice.

    Dated: June 6, 2006.
Cheryl R. Dammons,
Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination.
[FR Doc. E6-9210 Filed 6-12-06; 8:45 am]
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