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Download as PDF 20295 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 73 / Tuesday, April 15, 2008 / Notices teachers. The table below reports the combined total number of respondents for the 2009 and 2011 NYTS annualized over the 3-year project period. There are no costs to respondents except their time. ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Form name State Administrators .......................... Students ............................................ State-level Recruitment Script for the National Youth Tobacco Survey. District-level Recruitment Script for the National Youth Tobacco Survey. School-level Recruitment Script for the National Youth Tobacco Survey. Data Collection Checklist for the National Youth Tobacco Survey. National Youth Tobacco Survey ...... Total ........................................... ........................................................... District Administrators ....................... School Administrators ....................... Teachers ........................................... Dated: April 8, 2008. Maryam I. Daneshvar, Acting Reports Clearance Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. E8–7970 Filed 4–14–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [30 Day–08–08AB] 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) 639–5960 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. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Proposed Project All Age Influenza Hospitalization Surveillance (Flu Hosp)—New— National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description The data collection network is an established CDC-state-academic VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:31 Apr 14, 2008 Jkt 214001 Number of responses per respondent Number of respondents Type of respondents Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Total burden (in hours) 17 1 30/60 9 80 1 30/60 40.0 133 1 30/60 67 595 1 15/60 149 12,659 1 45/60 9,494 ........................ ........................ ........................ 9,759 institution collaborative network, the Emerging Infections Program (EIP) which includes defined catchment areas in the states of California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, and Tennessee. From October 1 through April 30 (flu season), Flu Hosp sites will collect data in selected catchment areas using case report forms. Participating sites will also complete discharge audit forms following flu season. A standardized case report form will be completed for all persons meeting the case definition and inclusion criteria in the selected catchment areas. Most of the case report forms can be completed using data obtained from the laboratory and medical chart review. If the medical chart is not available, or the necessary information is not included in the medical record, the patient or their proxy may be interviewed. To address any limitation in completeness of case identification, a retrospective discharge audit will be conducted by each participating site following flu season. Based on a range of discharge diagnoses, persons aged 18 years or older who are residents of a geographically-defined area and who were admitted to hospitals during October 1, 2007 through April 30, 2008, will have their medical chart examined to identify whether they had an influenza positive test result at the beginning of their hospitalization. The discharge audit will determine if cases were missed by usual case ascertainment methods. The completeness evaluation is a matching (or linking) project, followed by chart abstraction of missed cases. PO 00000 Average burden per response (in hours) Sfmt 4703 The need for the information and proposed use(s) of the information are necessary because currently there is no national surveillance system in place that is able to estimate the burden of laboratory-confirmed adult hospitalizations during seasonal or pandemic influenza within a given season. Additionally, because influenza is often underreported, including a retrospective discharge audit in addition to conducting prospective surveillance is needed to identify limitations in current surveillance efforts. The respondents for each of the forms are the 10 state health departments who submit biweekly case report forms for pediatric and adult influenza surveillance, and who submit discharge audit forms to CDC. Responses for the case report forms indicate the number of cases that are identified. The number of responses for all case report forms must be estimated as we do not know before hand how many cases will occur. Respondents are required to submit data for the Adult Flu Hosp project and the Pediatric Influenza Project to the CDC bi-weekly during flu season. Responses for Discharge Audit forms A–D indicate the number of times each site is required to fill out the respective form. Data for the Discharge audit will be a one-time data collection for each case. Although 10 states participate in Flu Hosp, because New York includes two functionally and geographically different catchment areas, those two areas will submit individual discharge audit data, to make a total of 11 respondents. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. The total estimated annualized burden is 508 hours. E:\FR\FM\15APN1.SGM 15APN1 20296 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 73 / Tuesday, April 15, 2008 / Notices ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of responses per respondent Health Department .......... 10 75 15/60 Health Department .......... 10 120 15/60 Health Health Health Health Health 11 11 11 11 11 3 1 1 1 1 15/60 15/60 15/60 15/60 15/60 Type of respondent Pediatric Influenza Hospitalization Surveillance Project Case Report Form. Adult Influenza Hospitalization Surveillance Project Case Report Form. Adult Discharge Audit Case Report Form ..................................... Adult Discharge Audit Form A: Description of Matching Method .. Adult Discharge Audit Form B: Sampling Strategy ....................... Adult Discharge Audit Form C: Summary ..................................... Adult Discharge Audit Form D: Future .......................................... Dated: April 8, 2008. Maryam I. Daneshvar, Acting Reports Clearance Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. E8–7971 Filed 4–14–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [60Day–08–0572] jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations 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 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects. To request more information on the proposed projects or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, call 404–639–5960 and send comments to Maryam I. Daneshvar, CDC Acting Reports Clearance Officer, 1600 Clifton Road, MS–D74, Atlanta, GA 30333 or send an e-mail to omb@cdc.gov. 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. Written comments should VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:31 Apr 14, 2008 Jkt 214001 Department Department Department Department Department .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... be received within 60 days of this notice. Proposed Project Health Message Testing System, 0920—0572—Revision—National Center for Health Marketing (NCHM), Coordinating Center for Health Information and Service (CCHIS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC). Background and Brief Description The National Center for Health Marketing (NCHM) was established as part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Futures Initiative to help ensure that health information, interventions, and programs at CDC are based on sound science, objectivity, and continuous customer input. Before CDC disseminates a health message to the public, the message always undergoes scientific review. However, reflecting the current state of scientific knowledge accurately provides no guarantee that the public will understand a health message or that the message will move people to take recommended action. Communication theorists and researchers agree that for health messages to be as clear and influential as possible, target audience members or representatives must be involved in developing the messages and provisional versions of the messages must be tested with members of the target audience. However, increasingly there are circumstances when CDC must move swiftly to protect life, prevent disease, or calm public anxiety. Health message testing is even more important in these instances, because of the critical nature of the information need. Consider the following situations: CDC must communicate about a hazard, outbreak, or other emergency that presents an urgent threat to one or more segments of the public. The national crisis in which anthrax spores contaminated mail, postal facilities, and PO 00000 Frm 00055 Average burden per response (in hours) Number of respondents Form name Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 congressional buildings is a striking example. CDC receives a mandate from Congress with a tight deadline for communicating with the public about a specific topic. For example, in 1998 Congress gave CDC 120 days to develop and test messages for a public information campaign about Helicobacter pylori, a bacterium that can cause stomach ulcers and increase cancer risk if an infected individual is not treated with antibiotics. Emerging lifestyle or technological trends create an ephemeral opportunity to leverage the attention or behavior of the public to increase the reach and/or salience of prevention messages. For example, media monitoring reveals a partnership between Napster, a musicbased web site, and the Pennsylvania State University. This partnership creates an ample opportunity for CDC to join in the collaboration to reach students with a salient health promotion message. For instance, a ticker found on the top of the Napster homepage screen might contain an informational URL followed by a message encouraging students, especially those residing in dormitories, to receive the meningitis inoculation series at their campus health center. This message would be tailored prior to the beginning of each academic year and would need to be posted in a timely manner before the arrival of the incoming freshman class. Of equal importance, this communication mechanism can be effectively used in emergency ‘‘rapid response’’ situations such as the campus shooting incidents at Virginia Tech and North Illinois University. In the interest of timely health message dissemination, many programs forgo the important step of testing messages on dimensions such as clarity, salience, appeal, and persuasiveness (i.e., the ability to influence behavioral intention). Skipping this step avoids the delay involved in the standard OMB review process, but at a high potential E:\FR\FM\15APN1.SGM 15APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[30 Day-08-08AB]


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) 639-5960 or send an e-mail 
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

    All Age Influenza Hospitalization Surveillance (Flu Hosp)--New--
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

    The data collection network is an established CDC-state-academic 
institution collaborative network, the Emerging Infections Program 
(EIP) which includes defined catchment areas in the states of 
California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, New 
Mexico, New York, Oregon, and Tennessee. From October 1 through April 
30 (flu season), Flu Hosp sites will collect data in selected catchment 
areas using case report forms. Participating sites will also complete 
discharge audit forms following flu season.
    A standardized case report form will be completed for all persons 
meeting the case definition and inclusion criteria in the selected 
catchment areas. Most of the case report forms can be completed using 
data obtained from the laboratory and medical chart review. If the 
medical chart is not available, or the necessary information is not 
included in the medical record, the patient or their proxy may be 
interviewed.
    To address any limitation in completeness of case identification, a 
retrospective discharge audit will be conducted by each participating 
site following flu season. Based on a range of discharge diagnoses, 
persons aged 18 years or older who are residents of a geographically-
defined area and who were admitted to hospitals during October 1, 2007 
through April 30, 2008, will have their medical chart examined to 
identify whether they had an influenza positive test result at the 
beginning of their hospitalization. The discharge audit will determine 
if cases were missed by usual case ascertainment methods. The 
completeness evaluation is a matching (or linking) project, followed by 
chart abstraction of missed cases.
    The need for the information and proposed use(s) of the information 
are necessary because currently there is no national surveillance 
system in place that is able to estimate the burden of laboratory-
confirmed adult hospitalizations during seasonal or pandemic influenza 
within a given season. Additionally, because influenza is often 
underreported, including a retrospective discharge audit in addition to 
conducting prospective surveillance is needed to identify limitations 
in current surveillance efforts.
    The respondents for each of the forms are the 10 state health 
departments who submit biweekly case report forms for pediatric and 
adult influenza surveillance, and who submit discharge audit forms to 
CDC. Responses for the case report forms indicate the number of cases 
that are identified. The number of responses for all case report forms 
must be estimated as we do not know before hand how many cases will 
occur. Respondents are required to submit data for the Adult Flu Hosp 
project and the Pediatric Influenza Project to the CDC bi-weekly during 
flu season. Responses for Discharge Audit forms A-D indicate the number 
of times each site is required to fill out the respective form. Data 
for the Discharge audit will be a one-time data collection for each 
case. Although 10 states participate in Flu Hosp, because New York 
includes two functionally and geographically different catchment areas, 
those two areas will submit individual discharge audit data, to make a 
total of 11 respondents.
    There are no costs to respondents other than their time. The total 
estimated annualized burden is 508 hours.

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                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                                                     Number of    Average burden
               Form name                   Type of respondent        Number of     responses per   per response
                                                                    respondents     respondent      (in hours)
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 Pediatric Influenza Hospitalization     Health Department......              10              75           15/60
 Surveillance Project Case Report Form.
 Adult Influenza Hospitalization         Health Department......              10             120           15/60
 Surveillance Project Case Report Form.
 Adult Discharge Audit Case Report       Health Department......              11               3           15/60
 Form.
 Adult Discharge Audit Form A:           Health Department......              11               1           15/60
 Description of Matching Method.
 Adult Discharge Audit Form B:           Health Department......              11               1           15/60
 Sampling Strategy.
 Adult Discharge Audit Form C: Summary   Health Department......              11               1           15/60
 Adult Discharge Audit Form D: Future.   Health Department......              11               1           15/60
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    Dated: April 8, 2008.
Maryam I. Daneshvar,
Acting Reports Clearance Officer, Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention.
 [FR Doc. E8-7971 Filed 4-14-08; 8:45 am]
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