Request for Public Comment: 30-Day Proposed Information Collection: Indian Health Service; HIV Knowledge/Attitudes/Practice Customer Survey, 78375-78376 [E8-30329]

Download as PDF 78375 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 246 / Monday, December 22, 2008 / Notices hires (or contracts for hire) individuals involved with children under the age of 18 or child care services to assure that all existing and newly hired employees undergo a criminal history background check. The background check is to be initiated through the personnel program of the applicable Federal agency. This section requires employment applications for individuals who are seeking work for an agency of the Federal Government, or for a facility or program operated by (or through contract with) the Federal Government, in positions involved with the provision to children under the age of 18 or child care services, to contain a question asking whether the individual has ever been arrested for or charged with a crime involving a child. Affected Public: Individuals and households. Type of Respondents: Individuals. The table below provides: Types of data collection instruments, estimated number of respondents, responses per respondent, average burden hour per response, and total annual burden hour(s). ESTIMATED BURDEN HOURS Estimated number of respondents Data collection instrument Responses per espondent Average burden hour per response Total annual burden hours 3,000 1 12/60 600 Total .......................................................................................................... mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Addendum to OPM–306 Declaration for Federal Employment 42 CFR Part 36 ................................................................................................................. 3,000 1 ........................ 600 There are no Capital Costs, Operating Costs, and/or Maintenance Costs to report. Request for Comments: Your written comments and/or suggestions are invited on one or more of the following points: (a) Whether the information collection activity is necessary to carry out an agency function; (b) whether the agency processes the information collected in a useful and timely fashion; (c) the accuracy of the public burden estimate (the estimated amount of time needed for individual respondents to provide the requested information); (d) whether the methodology and assumptions used to determine the estimates are logical; (e) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information being collected; and (f) ways to minimize the public burden through the use of automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Direct Comments to OMB: Send your written comments and suggestions regarding the proposed information collection contained in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and associated response time to: Office of Management and Budget, Office of Regulatory Affairs, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, Attention: Desk Officer for IHS. To request more information on the proposed collection or to obtain a copy of the data collection instrument(s) and/ or instruction(s) contact: Ms. Janet Ingersoll, Freedom of Information Act Coordinator, 801 Thompson Avenue, Suite 450, Rockville, MD 20852–1601; call non-toll free (301) 443–1116; send via facsimile to (301) 443–9879; or send your e-mail requests, comments, and VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:07 Dec 19, 2008 Jkt 217001 return address to: Janet.lngersoll@ihs.gov. Comment Due Date: Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having full effect if received within 30 days of the date of this publication. Dated: December 15, 2008. Robert G. McSwain, Director, Indian Health Service. [FR Doc. E8–30330 Filed 12–19–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–16–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Indian Health Service Request for Public Comment: 30-Day Proposed Information Collection: Indian Health Service; HIV Knowledge/ Attitudes/Practice Customer Survey Indian Health Service, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 which requires 30 days for public comment on proposed information collection projects, the Indian Health Service (IHS) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve the information collection listed below. This proposed information collection project was previously published in the Federal Register (73 FR 23254) on August 25, 2008 and allowed 60 days for public comment. No public comment was received in response to the notice. The purpose of this notice is to allow 30 days for public comment to be submitted directly to OMB. PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Proposed Collection: Title: 0917– NEW, ‘‘Indian Health Service HIV Knowledge/Attitudes/Practice Customer Survey.’’ Type of Information Collection Request: This is a one time survey to deliver the mission of the IRS and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) national guidelines collection, 0917– NEW, ‘‘Indian Health Service HIV Knowledge/Attitudes/Practice Customer Survey.’’ Form Number(s): None. Need and Use of Information Collection: The IHS goal is to raise the health status of the American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people to the highest possible level by providing comprehensive health care and preventive health services. To support the IHS mission, the Division of Epidemiology and Disease Prevention (DEDP) and the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Program collaborate to provide programmatic, technical, and financial assistance to IRS Areas and Service Units for improving prevention, detection, and treatment of infectious and chronic disease, specifically in this case, HIV and Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD). The ‘‘HIV Knowledge/Attitudes/ Practice Customer Survey’’ (hereafter referred to as Customer Survey), will provide the information needed to understand the most effective and appropriate methods to complete these goals. With the information collected from patients, the DEDP and HIV programs will be able to offer recommendations to Service Units on how to best scale up screening for sensitive topics such as HIV and STDs in AllAN communities. Also, the information will give lETS the tools to assist the IHS Service Units with implementation of current national recommendations by CDC. At the E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1 78376 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 246 / Monday, December 22, 2008 / Notices moment, the DEDP and HIV programs are encouraging uptake of current CDC national recommendations; however, without this information, the DEDP and HIV programs are unable to maximize effectiveness, dispel myths, and identify misinformation. Voluntary customer surveys will be conducted through self-administered questionnaires, face-to-face interviews, and potentially electronic media. The information gathered will be used by DEDP and the HIV Program to identify how patients would prefer to be offered expanded testing in a way that is respectful, confidential, and effective. Affected Public: Individuals. Type of Respondents: IHS customers. The table below provides: Types of data collection instruments, estimated number of respondents, responses per respondent, average burden hour per response, and total annual burden hour(s). ESTIMATED BURDEN HOURS Estimated number of respondents Data collection instrument Responses per respondent Average burden hour per response Total annual burden hours 1,000 1 10/60 166 Total .......................................................................................................... mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Customer Survey ............................................................................................. 1,000 ........................ ........................ 166 There are no Capital Costs, Operating Costs, and/or Maintenance Costs to report. Request for Comments: Send written comments and/or suggestions are invited on one or more of the following points: (a) Whether the information collection activity is necessary to carry out an agency function; (b) whether the agency processes the information collected in a useful and timely fashion; (c) the accuracy of the public burden estimate (the estimated amount of time needed for individual respondents to provide the requested information); (d) whether the methodology and assumptions used to determine the estimates are logical; (e) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information being collected; and (f) ways to minimize the public burden through the use of automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Direct Comments to OMB: Send written comments and suggestions regarding the proposed information collection contained in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and associated response time to: Office of Management and Budget, Office of Regulatory Affairs, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, Attention: Desk Officer for IHS. To request more information on the proposed collection or to obtain a copy of the data collection instrument(s) and/ or instruction(s) contact: Ms. Janet Ingersoll, Freedom of Information Act Coordinator, 801 Thompson Avenue, TMP Suite 450, Rockville, MD 20852– 1601; call non-toll free (301) 443–1116; send via facsimile to (301) 443–9879; or e-mail requests, comments, and return address to: Janet.Ingersoll@ihs.gov. Comment Due Date: Comments regarding this information collection are VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:07 Dec 19, 2008 Jkt 217001 best assured of having full effect if received within 30 days of the date of this publication. Dated: December 15, 2008. Robert G. McSwain, Director, Indian Health Service. [FR Doc. E8–30329 Filed 12–19–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–16–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism; Notice of Closed Meeting Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), notice is hereby given of the following meeting. The meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Name of Committee: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Initial Review Group; Clinical, Treatment and Health Services Research Review Subcommittee. Date: March 16–17, 2009. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Embassy Suites Hotel, At the Chevy Chase Pavilion, 4300 Military Road, Washington, DC 20015. PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Contact Person: Katrina L. Foster, PhD, Scientific Review Administrator, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health, 5635 Fishers Lane, Rm. 2019, Rockville, MD 20852, 301– 443–4032, katrina@mail.nih.gov. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.271, Alcohol Research Career Development Awards for Scientists and Clinicians; 93.272, Alcohol National Research Service Awards for Research Training; 93.273, Alcohol Research Programs; 93.891, Alcohol Research Center Grants, National Institutes of Health, HHS) Dated: December 12, 2008. Jennifer Spaeth, Director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. E8–30324 Filed 12–19–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism; Notice of Closed Meeting Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), notice is hereby given of the following meeting. The meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 246 (Monday, December 22, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 78375-78376]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-30329]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Indian Health Service


Request for Public Comment: 30-Day Proposed Information 
Collection: Indian Health Service; HIV Knowledge/Attitudes/Practice 
Customer Survey

AGENCY: Indian Health Service, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 which requires 30 days for public comment on 
proposed information collection projects, the Indian Health Service 
(IHS) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a 
request to review and approve the information collection listed below. 
This proposed information collection project was previously published 
in the Federal Register (73 FR 23254) on August 25, 2008 and allowed 60 
days for public comment. No public comment was received in response to 
the notice. The purpose of this notice is to allow 30 days for public 
comment to be submitted directly to OMB.
    Proposed Collection: Title: 0917-NEW, ``Indian Health Service HIV 
Knowledge/Attitudes/Practice Customer Survey.'' Type of Information 
Collection Request: This is a one time survey to deliver the mission of 
the IRS and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) national guidelines 
collection, 0917-NEW, ``Indian Health Service HIV Knowledge/Attitudes/
Practice Customer Survey.'' Form Number(s): None. Need and Use of 
Information Collection: The IHS goal is to raise the health status of 
the American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people to the highest 
possible level by providing comprehensive health care and preventive 
health services. To support the IHS mission, the Division of 
Epidemiology and Disease Prevention (DEDP) and the Human 
Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Program collaborate to provide 
programmatic, technical, and financial assistance to IRS Areas and 
Service Units for improving prevention, detection, and treatment of 
infectious and chronic disease, specifically in this case, HIV and 
Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD).
    The ``HIV Knowledge/Attitudes/Practice Customer Survey'' (hereafter 
referred to as Customer Survey), will provide the information needed to 
understand the most effective and appropriate methods to complete these 
goals. With the information collected from patients, the DEDP and HIV 
programs will be able to offer recommendations to Service Units on how 
to best scale up screening for sensitive topics such as HIV and STDs in 
AllAN communities. Also, the information will give lETS the tools to 
assist the IHS Service Units with implementation of current national 
recommendations by CDC. At the

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moment, the DEDP and HIV programs are encouraging uptake of current CDC 
national recommendations; however, without this information, the DEDP 
and HIV programs are unable to maximize effectiveness, dispel myths, 
and identify misinformation.
    Voluntary customer surveys will be conducted through self-
administered questionnaires, face-to-face interviews, and potentially 
electronic media. The information gathered will be used by DEDP and the 
HIV Program to identify how patients would prefer to be offered 
expanded testing in a way that is respectful, confidential, and 
effective. Affected Public: Individuals. Type of Respondents: IHS 
customers.
    The table below provides: Types of data collection instruments, 
estimated number of respondents, responses per respondent, average 
burden hour per response, and total annual burden hour(s).

                                             Estimated Burden Hours
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                                                     Estimated                    Average burden
           Data collection instrument                number of     Responses per     hour per      Total annual
                                                    respondents     respondent       response      burden hours
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Customer Survey.................................           1,000               1           10/60             166
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    Total.......................................           1,000  ..............  ..............             166
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    There are no Capital Costs, Operating Costs, and/or Maintenance 
Costs to report.
    Request for Comments: Send written comments and/or suggestions are 
invited on one or more of the following points: (a) Whether the 
information collection activity is necessary to carry out an agency 
function; (b) whether the agency processes the information collected in 
a useful and timely fashion; (c) the accuracy of the public burden 
estimate (the estimated amount of time needed for individual 
respondents to provide the requested information); (d) whether the 
methodology and assumptions used to determine the estimates are 
logical; (e) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information being collected; and (f) ways to minimize the public burden 
through the use of automated, electronic, mechanical, or other 
technological collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.
    Direct Comments to OMB: Send written comments and suggestions 
regarding the proposed information collection contained in this notice, 
especially regarding the estimated public burden and associated 
response time to: Office of Management and Budget, Office of Regulatory 
Affairs, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 
20503, Attention: Desk Officer for IHS.
    To request more information on the proposed collection or to obtain 
a copy of the data collection instrument(s) and/or instruction(s) 
contact: Ms. Janet Ingersoll, Freedom of Information Act Coordinator, 
801 Thompson Avenue, TMP Suite 450, Rockville, MD 20852-1601; call non-
toll free (301) 443-1116; send via facsimile to (301) 443-9879; or e-
mail requests, comments, and return address to: 
Janet.Ingersoll@ihs.gov.
    Comment Due Date: Comments regarding this information collection 
are best assured of having full effect if received within 30 days of 
the date of this publication.

    Dated: December 15, 2008.
Robert G. McSwain,
Director, Indian Health Service.
 [FR Doc. E8-30329 Filed 12-19-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4165-16-M