Agency Information Collection Activities: Application To Establish a Centralized Examination Station, 48280-48281 [E9-22740]

Download as PDF 48280 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 182 / Tuesday, September 22, 2009 / Notices sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES for biocontainment practices for loose housed animals. Appendix G–II–C–5–c. Occupational Health A detailed occupational health plan shall be developed in advance of working with these agents in consultation, as needed, with individuals with the appropriate clinical expertise. In addition, the appropriate public health authority shall be consulted (e.g. local public health officials) on the plan and a mock drill of this plan shall be undertaken periodically. The plan should include an incident reporting system and laboratory workers shall report all incidents. Appendix G–II–C–5–c–(1). Laboratory workers shall be provided with medical cards which include, at a minimum, the following information: characterization of the influenza virus to which they have been potentially exposed, and 24hour contact numbers for the principal investigator and institution’s occupational health care provider(s). Appendix G–II–C–5–c–(2). A detailed occupational health plan shall include: (1) Unless there is a medical contraindication to vaccination (e.g. severe egg allergy) annual seasonal influenza vaccination as prerequisite for research to reduce risk of influenza like illness requiring isolation and tests to rule out infection with experimental virus and possible co-infection with circulating influenza strains. (2) Virus specific vaccination, if available, should be offered; (3) Reporting of all respiratory symptoms and/or fever (i.e. influenza like illnesses); and (4) 24-hour access to a medical facility that is prepared to implement appropriate respiratory isolation to prevent transmission and is able to provide appropriate antiviral agents. Real-time reverse transcriptionpolymerase chain reaction (RT–PCR) procedures should be used to discriminate these viruses from currently circulating human influenza viruses. For exposures to viruses containing genes from 1918 H1N1 or the HA gene from human H2N2 (1957– 1968), specimens shall be sent to the CDC for testing (RT–PCR and confirmatory sequencing). Appendix G–II–C–5–c–(3). In preparing to perform research with 1918 H1N1, human H2N2 (1957–1968), or HPAI H5N1, principal investigators should develop a clear plan specifying who will be contacted in the event of a potential exposure (during and after work hours) to conduct a risk assessment and make decisions as to the VerDate Nov<24>2008 21:23 Sep 21, 2009 Jkt 217001 required response, including the need for and extent of isolation of the exposed worker. After any kind of potential exposure, a rapid risk assessment shall be performed by the principal investigator, health and biosafety officials and subsequent actions should depend on the appraised level of risk of respiratory infection for the individual and potential for transmission to others. A laboratory worker performing research with either an influenza virus containing the HA gene from human H2N2 or an influenza virus containing genes and/or segments from 1918 H1N1, shall be informed in advance that, in the case of a known laboratory exposure with a high risk for infection, e.g., involving the upper or lower respiratory tract or mucous membranes, the laboratory worker will need to be isolated in a predetermined facility, rather than home isolation, until infection can be ruled out by testing (e.g., negative RT–PCR for 1918 H1N1 or human H2N2 (1957–1968)) of appropriately timed specimens. Laboratory workers shall be informed in advance that in the case of a known laboratory exposure to highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 strains within the Goose/Guangdong/96like H5 lineage with high risk for infection, they should be prepared to self isolate (for example at home) until infection can be ruled out by testing (e.g., negative RT–PCR for HPAI H5N1) of appropriately timed specimens. The action taken for other types of exposures should be based on the risk assessment. In addition, based on the risk assessment: (1) Treatment with appropriate antiviral agents shall be initiated, and (2) the appropriate public health authorities shall be notified. Appendix G–II–C–5–c–(4). Influenzalike illness. If a laboratory worker, who had recent exposure (within ten days) to influenza viruses containing the human H2N2 HA gene or any gene from the 1918 H1N1 or HPAI H5N1 viruses, or to animals exposed to such viruses, demonstrates symptoms and/or signs of influenza infection (e.g., fever/chills, cough, myalgias, headache), then the lab worker shall report by phone to the supervisor/principal investigator and other individuals identified in the occupational health plan. The laboratory worker shall be transported to a healthcare facility that can provide adequate respiratory isolation, appropriate medical therapy, and testing to determine whether the infection is due to a recombinant influenza virus. The appropriate public health authorities shall be informed whenever a suspected case is isolated. PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Appendix G–II–C–5–c–(5). For 1918 H1N1 research, the use of antiviral agents (e.g., oseltamivir) for preexposure prophylaxis shall be discussed with laboratory workers in advance including a discussion of the data on the safety of long term exposure to these agents and their ability to reduce the risk of clinical disease and the limits of the data regarding protection of close contacts and the community. Appendix G–II–C–5–c–(6). Antiviral agents for post-exposure prophylaxis shall be provided only after medical evaluation. Home supplies shall not be provided in advance for research with 1918 H1N1 or influenza viruses containing the HA gene from human H2N2. Dated: September 15, 2009. Jacqueline Corrigan-Curay, Acting Director, Office of Biotechnology Activities, National Institutes of Health. [FR Doc. E9–22693 Filed 9–21–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency Information Collection Activities: Application To Establish a Centralized Examination Station AGENCY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: 60-Day notice and request for comments; Extension of an existing collection of information: 1651–0061. SUMMARY: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, CBP invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning the Application to Establish a Centralized Examination Station (CES). This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3505(c)(2)). DATES: Written comments should be received on or before November 23, 2009, to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Attn: Tracey Denning, Office of Regulations and Rulings, 799 9th Street, NW., 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20229– 1177. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to Tracey Denning, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Regulations and Rulings, 799 E:\FR\FM\22SEN1.SGM 22SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 182 / Tuesday, September 22, 2009 / Notices 9th Street, NW., 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20229–1177, at 202–325–0265. CBP invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3505(c)(2)). The comments should address: (a) Whether the 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 estimates of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden including the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology; and (e) the annual costs burden to respondents or record keepers from the collection of information (a total capital/startup costs and operations and maintenance costs). The comments that are submitted will be summarized and included in the CBP request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. In this document CBP is soliciting comments concerning the following information collection: Title: Application to Establish Centralized Examination Station. OMB Number: 1651–0061. Form Number: None. Abstract: If a port director decides his or her port needs a Centralized Examination Station (CES), the port director announces this need to the public and solicits applications to operate a CES. The information contained in the application will be used to determine the suitability of the applicant’s facility, the fairness of his fee structure, his knowledge of cargo handling operations and his knowledge of CBP procedures. Current Actions: There are no changes to the information collection. This submission is being made to extend the expiration date. Type of Review: Extension (without change). Affected Public: Businesses. Estimated Number of Respondents: 50. Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Time per Response: 2 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 100. sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Nov<24>2008 21:23 Sep 21, 2009 Jkt 217001 Dated: September 16, 2009. Tracey Denning, Agency Clearance Officer, Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. E9–22740 Filed 9–21–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR U.S. Geological Survey Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of an extension of an information collection (1028–0051). SUMMARY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are notifying the public that we will submit to OMB an information collection request (ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork requirements for respondents to submit proposals to support research in earthquake hazard assessments and earthquake occurrence under the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977, as amended, Public Law 95–124, 42 U.S.C. 7701 et seq. To submit a proposal three standard OMB forms and a project narrative must be completed and submitted via Grants.gov. This notice provides the public an opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these forms. DATES: You must submit comments on or before November 23, 2009. ADDRESSES: Send your comments on this information collection directly to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior via OMB e-mail: (OIRA_DOCKET@omb.eop.gov); or by fax (202) 395–6566; and identify your submission with Information Collection Number 1028–0051 in the subject line. Please submit a copy of your comments to Phadrea Ponds, Information Collections, U.S. Geological Survey, 2150–C Center Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80525 (mail); (970) 226–9230 (fax); or FAX: pponds@usgs.gov (e-mail). Use Information Collection Number 1028– 0051 in the subject line. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, Elizabeth Lemersal, Earthquake Hazards Program, (703) 648–6716. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Earthquake Hazards Program Research and Monitoring. OMB Control Number: 1028–0051. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48281 Abstract: Research and monitoring findings are essential to fulfilling USGS’s responsibility under the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act to develop earthquake hazard assessments and recording and reporting earthquake activity nationwide. Residents, emergency responders, and engineers rely on the USGS for this accurate and scientifically sound information. Respondents to Program Announcements submit proposals to support research and monitoring related to earthquake hazard assessments, earthquake causes and effects, and earthquake monitoring. This information is used as the basis for selection and award of projects meeting the USGS’s Earthquake Hazards Program objectives. Final reports of research and monitoring findings are required for each funded proposal; annual progress reports are required for awards of a two- to five-year duration. Final reports are made available to the public at the Web site http:// earthquake.usgs.gov/research/external/. We will protect information from respondents considered proprietary under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and implementing regulations (43 CFR Part 2), and under regulations at 30 CFR 250.197, ‘‘Data and information to be made available to the public or for limited inspection.’’ Responses are voluntary. No questions of a ‘‘sensitive’’ nature are asked. Affected Public: Research scientists, engineers, and the general public. Respondent Obligation: Voluntary; necessary to receive benefits. Frequency of Collection: Annually and once every three to five years. Estimated Annual Number of and Description of Respondents: 250 Educational institutions, and profit and non-profit organizations. Estimated Annual Number of Responses: 370 (250 applications and narratives and 120 annual and final report). Estimated Completion Time: 45 hours per application response and 9 hours per final report. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 12,330 (11,250 hours per application and 1,080 hours per annual and final report). Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Hour’’ Burden: We estimate the public reporting burden will average 45 hours per application response. This includes time to develop project goals, write the statement of work, perform internal proposal reviews, and submit the proposal through grants.gov. We estimate the public reporting burden will average 9 hours per final or annual report E:\FR\FM\22SEN1.SGM 22SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 182 (Tuesday, September 22, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 48280-48281]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-22740]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Customs and Border Protection


Agency Information Collection Activities: Application To 
Establish a Centralized Examination Station

AGENCY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Department of 
Homeland Security.

ACTION: 60-Day notice and request for comments; Extension of an 
existing collection of information: 1651-0061.

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SUMMARY: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and 
respondent burden, CBP invites the general public and other Federal 
agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning 
the Application to Establish a Centralized Examination Station (CES). 
This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13; 44 U.S.C. 3505(c)(2)).

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before November 23, 
2009, to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection, Attn: Tracey Denning, Office of Regulations and Rulings, 
799 9th Street, NW., 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20229-1177.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information 
should be directed to Tracey Denning, U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection, Office of Regulations and Rulings, 799

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9th Street, NW., 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20229-1177, at 202-325-0265.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: CBP invites the general public and other 
Federal agencies to comment on proposed and/or continuing information 
collections pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 
104-13; 44 U.S.C. 3505(c)(2)). The comments should address: (a) Whether 
the 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 estimates of 
the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the 
quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) 
ways to minimize the burden including the use of automated collection 
techniques or the use of other forms of information technology; and (e) 
the annual costs burden to respondents or record keepers from the 
collection of information (a total capital/startup costs and operations 
and maintenance costs). The comments that are submitted will be 
summarized and included in the CBP request for Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) approval. All comments will become a matter of public 
record. In this document CBP is soliciting comments concerning the 
following information collection:
    Title: Application to Establish Centralized Examination Station.
    OMB Number: 1651-0061.
    Form Number: None.
    Abstract: If a port director decides his or her port needs a 
Centralized Examination Station (CES), the port director announces this 
need to the public and solicits applications to operate a CES. The 
information contained in the application will be used to determine the 
suitability of the applicant's facility, the fairness of his fee 
structure, his knowledge of cargo handling operations and his knowledge 
of CBP procedures.
    Current Actions: There are no changes to the information 
collection. This submission is being made to extend the expiration 
date.
    Type of Review: Extension (without change).
    Affected Public: Businesses.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 50.
    Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Time per Response: 2 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 100.

    Dated: September 16, 2009.
Tracey Denning,
Agency Clearance Officer, Customs and Border Protection.
[FR Doc. E9-22740 Filed 9-21-09; 8:45 am]
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