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Information requests can also be submitted by e-mail to OCAS@CDC.GOV. Dated: November 8, 2007. John Howard, Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. E7–22527 Filed 11–16–07; 8:45 am] Individuals in the system may amend their own records online, or, as appropriate, request their manager or supervisor to amend the record. BILLING CODE 4163–19–P RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality The sources for information in the system are the individuals for whom the records are maintained, the supervisors of those individuals, existing agency systems, and the Office of the Personnel Management’s (OPM) Central Personnel Data File (CPDF). [FR Doc. E7–22531 Filed 11–16–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–RH–P PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\19NON1.SGM 19NON1 65032 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 222 / Monday, November 19, 2007 / Notices Comments on this notice must be received by December 19, 2007. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be submitted to: AHRQ’s OMB Desk Officer by fax at (202) 395–6974 (attention: AHRQ’s desk officer) or by email at OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov (attention: AHRQ’s desk officer). Copies of the proposed collection plans, data collection instruments, and specific details on the estimated burden can be obtained from AHRQ’s Reports Clearance Officer. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doris Lefkowitz, AHRQ, Reports Clearance Officer, (301) 427–1477. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: be conducted by AHRQ may include readership surveys from individuals using AHRQ automated and electronic technology databases to determine satisfaction with the information provided or surveys to assess effect of the grants streamlining efforts. Results of these surveys will be used in future program planning initiatives and to redirect resources and efforts, as needed, to improve AHRQ program services. The current clearance will expire January 31, 2008. This is a request for a generic approval from OMB to conduct customer surveys over the next three years. Proposed Project ‘‘Voluntary Customer Surveys Generic Clearance for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.’’ In response to Executive Order 12862, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) plans to conduct voluntary customer surveys to assess strengths and weaknesses in agency program services. Customer surveys to SUMMARY: This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) allow the renewal of the generic information collection project: ‘‘Voluntary Customer Surveys Generic Clearance for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.’’ In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on August 3, 2007 and allowed 60 days for public comment. No comments were received. A 30-day Federal Register notice was published on October 11th, 2007 to allow an additional 30 days for public comment. No comments were received. However, changes to the estimated annual respondent burden hours and the methodologies that will be used for the data collection require an additional 30 days for public comment. The data will be collected using a combination of methodologies appropriate to each survey. These methodologies include: • Mail/e-mail surveys; • Telephone surveys; • Web-based surveys; • Focus groups; • In-person surveys. DATES: Methods of Collection ESTIMATED ANNUAL RESPONDENT BURDEN Number of responses per respondent Number of respondents Type of information collection Hours per response Total burden hours Mail/e-mail * ...................................................................................... Telephone ........................................................................................ Web-based ....................................................................................... Focus Groups .................................................................................. In-person .......................................................................................... 51,000 200 52,000 200 200 1 1 1 1 1 15/60 40/60 10/60 2.0 50/60 12,750 134 8,667 400 167 Total .......................................................................................... 103,600 na na 22,118 * May include telephone non-response follow-up in which case the burden will not change. This information collection will not impose a cost burden on the respondents beyond that associated with their time to provide the required data. There will be no additional costs for capital equipment, software, computer services, etc. Estimated Annual Costs to the Federal Government The mail and telephone surveys and focus groups will in some cases be carried out under contract. Assuming the contract cost per survey is $50,000– $100,000, and for each focus group is $20,000, total contract costs could be $720,000 per year. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Request for Comments In accordance with the above-cited Paperwork Reduction Act legislation, comments on AHRQ’s information collection are requested with regard to any of the following: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:17 Nov 16, 2007 Jkt 214001 necessary for the proper performance of AHRQ health care research and health care information dissemination functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of AHRQ’s estimate of burden (including hours and costs) of the proposed collection(s) 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 upon the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the Agency’s subsequent request for OMB approval of the proposed information collection. All comments will become a matter of public record. PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: November 8, 2007. Carolyn M. Clancy, Director. [FR Doc. 07–5734 Filed 11–16–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [30 Day–08–07AH] Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations 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 E:\FR\FM\19NON1.SGM 19NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 222 (Monday, November 19, 2007)]
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[Pages 65031-65032]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of 
Health and Human Services.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the intention of the Agency for 
Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) allow the renewal of the generic 
information collection project: ``Voluntary Customer Surveys Generic 
Clearance for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.'' In 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 
(44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), AHRQ invites the public to comment on this 
proposed information collection.
    This proposed information collection was previously published in 
the Federal Register on August 3, 2007 and allowed 60 days for public 
comment. No comments were received. A 30-day Federal Register notice 
was published on October 11th, 2007 to allow an additional 30 days for 
public comment. No comments were received. However, changes to the 
estimated annual respondent burden hours and the methodologies that 
will be used for the data collection require an additional 30 days for 
public comment.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by December 19, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be submitted to: AHRQ's OMB Desk 
Officer by fax at (202) 395-6974 (attention: AHRQ's desk officer) or by 
e-mail at OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov (attention: AHRQ's desk 
officer). Copies of the proposed collection plans, data collection 
instruments, and specific details on the estimated burden can be 
obtained from AHRQ's Reports Clearance Officer.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doris Lefkowitz, AHRQ, Reports 
Clearance Officer, (301) 427-1477.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Proposed Project

    ``Voluntary Customer Surveys Generic Clearance for the Agency for 
Healthcare Research and Quality.''
    In response to Executive Order 12862, the Agency for Healthcare 
Research and Quality (AHRQ) plans to conduct voluntary customer surveys 
to assess strengths and weaknesses in agency program services. Customer 
surveys to be conducted by AHRQ may include readership surveys from 
individuals using AHRQ automated and electronic technology databases to 
determine satisfaction with the information provided or surveys to 
assess effect of the grants streamlining efforts. Results of these 
surveys will be used in future program planning initiatives and to 
redirect resources and efforts, as needed, to improve AHRQ program 
services. The current clearance will expire January 31, 2008. This is a 
request for a generic approval from OMB to conduct customer surveys 
over the next three years.

Methods of Collection

    The data will be collected using a combination of methodologies 
appropriate to each survey. These methodologies include:
     Mail/e-mail surveys;
     Telephone surveys;
     Web-based surveys;
     Focus groups;
     In-person surveys.

                                       Estimated Annual Respondent Burden
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                                                                Number of
     Type of information collection           Number of       responses per       Hours per       Total burden
                                             respondents       respondent         response            hours
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Mail/e-mail *...........................            51,000                 1             15/60            12,750
Telephone...............................               200                 1             40/60               134
Web-based...............................            52,000                 1             10/60             8,667
Focus Groups............................               200                 1               2.0               400
In-person...............................               200                 1             50/60               167
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    Total...............................           103,600                na                na            22,118
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* May include telephone non-response follow-up in which case the burden will not change.

    This information collection will not impose a cost burden on the 
respondents beyond that associated with their time to provide the 
required data. There will be no additional costs for capital equipment, 
software, computer services, etc.

Estimated Annual Costs to the Federal Government

    The mail and telephone surveys and focus groups will in some cases 
be carried out under contract. Assuming the contract cost per survey is 
$50,000-$100,000, and for each focus group is $20,000, total contract 
costs could be $720,000 per year.

Request for Comments

    In accordance with the above-cited Paperwork Reduction Act 
legislation, comments on AHRQ's information collection are requested 
with regard to any of the following: (a) Whether the proposed 
collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of 
AHRQ health care research and health care information dissemination 
functions, including whether the information will have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of AHRQ's estimate of burden (including hours 
and costs) of the proposed collection(s) 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 upon the respondents, including the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and included in the Agency's subsequent request for OMB approval of the 
proposed information collection. All comments will become a matter of 
public record.

    Dated: November 8, 2007.
Carolyn M. Clancy,
Director.
[FR Doc. 07-5734 Filed 11-16-07; 8:45 am]
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