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Download as PDF 66364 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 239 / Tuesday, December 15, 2009 / Notices submit comments by fax to: 202–395– 5806. Dated: December 9, 2009. Elaine Parry, Director, Office of Program Services. [FR Doc. E9–29768 Filed 12–14–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4162–20–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry [30Day–10–09BK] Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) 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/ATSDR 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– 5806. Written comments should be received within 30 days of this notice. Proposed Project Registration of Individuals Displaced by the Hurricanes Katrina and Rita (Pilot Project)—New—Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico near New Orleans, Louisiana, and became one of the most deadly and destructive storms in U.S. history. Also occurring in 2005, Hurricane Rita was the fourth-most intense Atlantic hurricane ever recorded and the most intense tropical cyclone ever observed in the Gulf of Mexico. Following the initial phase of the response, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) assumed the primary role for housing displaced persons over the intermediate term. To support those needing temporary housing, FEMA provided over 143,000 travel trailers, park homes, and mobile homes for persons displaced by the above mentioned storms. However, some persons living in trailers complained of an odor or of eye or respiratory tract irritation. FEMA entered into an Interagency Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/ATSDR on August 16, 2007 to conduct a comprehensive public health assessment, based on objective and credible research, of air quality conditions present in FEMA housing units to guide FEMA policy makers and inform the public as to the actual conditions in the field and any actions required to better promote a safe and healthful environment for the disaster victims FEMA housed in the units. FEMA’s agreement with the CDC includes an initial formaldehyde exposure assessment as well as a subsequent long-term study of the health effects among resident children. Formaldehyde testing conducted and evaluated by the CDC pursuant to the initial exposure assessment has identified the need to evaluate the feasibility of establishing a national registry to identify and monitor the health of disaster victims who occupied FEMA-provided temporary housing units. The establishment of such a registry would complement the longterm health effects study set forth in the FEMA-CDC Interagency Agreement. The purpose of this study is to assess the feasibility of contacting and enrolling members of the targeted group in a registry; to provide a basis for budgeting and further planning for a comprehensive registry; and to test the acceptance of and response to a questionnaire composed of standardized health questions related to systemic and respiratory symptoms. A pre-registration dataset will be created before enrollment. This dataset will be populated with contact information of the study population, gathered from two main sources: FEMA datasets (in the case of occupants of temporary housing units) and data provided by self-identified individuals who were displaced by the hurricanes but did not live in the FEMA temporary trailers. A computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI) system based on a paper questionnaire will be used during all interviews to collect data for this project. The first part will consist of screening questions to determine eligibility for enrollment. The second part will contain contact information of the registrant and other household members, demographics, and health status questions, focusing on respiratory outcomes and cancer. There will be two types of respondents included the registry: Temporary housing unit occupants and Non-temporary housing unit occupants. The three minute screening questionnaire will be administered to a total of 10,000 respondents (8,000 temporary housing unit occupants and 2,000 non-temporary housing unit occupants). Annualized over a two year period, 4,000 temporary housing unit respondents and 1,000 non-temporary housing unit respondents will be screened. The 45 minute main questionnaire will be administered to a total of 5,000 respondents (4,000 temporary housing unit occupants and 1,000 non-temporary housing unit occupants). Annualized over a two year period, 2,000 temporary housing unit occupants and 500 non-temporary housing unit occupants will complete the main questionnaire. There are no costs to the respondents other than their time. The total estimated annual burden hours are 2,125. ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES Respondents Form Temporary housing unit occupant .................. Screening ....................................................... questionnaire .................................................. Main questionnaire ......................................... Screening questionnaire ................................ Main questionnaire ......................................... Non-Temporary housing unit occupant .......... VerDate Nov<24>2008 19:39 Dec 14, 2009 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\15DEN1.SGM Number of responses per respondent Average burden per response (in hours) 4,000 1 3/60 2,000 1,000 500 1 1 1 45/60 3/60 45/60 15DEN1 66365 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 239 / Tuesday, December 15, 2009 / Notices Dated: December 8, 2009. Maryam I. Daneshvar, Acting Reports Clearance Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. E9–29754 Filed 12–14–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Periodically, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will publish a summary of information collection requests under OMB review, in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). To request a copy of these documents, call the SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer on (240) 276–1243. Project: Survey of Revenues and Expenditures (SRE)—NEW The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) will conduct the SRE. This national survey represents a survey of mental health and substance abuse treatment facilities. These separate service locations are called facilities, in contrast to mental health and substance abuse organizations, which may include multiple facilities (service locations). This survey will be a sample survey of all known mental health and substance abuse treatment facilities nationwide with a particular focus on revenues and expenditures. The survey will begin with a stratified random sample of 1,500 facilities drawn from other SAMHSA databases. In addition, a control subsample of 100 facilities drawn from the original 1,500 will be drawn and pursued beyond the planned three follow-up attempts with the entire sample. The control sample will provide estimates of non-response bias upon the results of the data analyses. The SRE will utilize one questionnaire for all mental health and substance abuse treatment facility types including hospitals, residential treatment centers and outpatient clinics. The information collected will include annual revenue and expenditures, staffing, and active caseload size. All treatment facilities will have the option of completing the survey instrument online via the internet, by telephone with an interviewer, or using a paper version of the questionnaire. The resulting database will be used for national estimates of facility types, their revenues and expenditures, and their patient caseloads. These findings will be used to update SAMHSA’s national spending on mental health and substance abuse treatment estimates. The survey results will be published by CMHS in Data Highlights, in Mental Health, United States, and in professional journals such as Psychiatric Services and the American Journal of Psychiatry. The publication Mental Health, United States is used by the general public, State governments, the U.S. Congress, university researchers, and other health care professionals. The following Table summarizes the estimated response burden for the survey. Number of respondents Treatment Facilities ......................................................................................................... Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed information collection should be sent by January 14, 2010 to: SAMHSA Desk Officer, Human Resources and Housing Branch, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503; due to potential delays in OMB’s receipt and processing of mail sent through the U.S. Postal Service, respondents are encouraged to submit comments by fax to: 202–395– 5806. Dated: December 9, 2009. Elaine Parry, Director, Office of Program Services. [FR Doc. E9–29767 Filed 12–14–09; 8:45 am] sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4162–20–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:23 Dec 14, 2009 Jkt 220001 Responses per respondent Average hours per response Total hour burden 1,500 1 2.5 3,750 National Library of Medicine; Notice of Meeting National Library of Medicine, including consideration of personnel qualifications and performance, and the competence of individual investigators, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors, Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications. The meeting will be open to the public as indicated below, with attendance limited to space available. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should notify the Contact Person listed below in advance of the meeting. The meeting will be closed to the public as indicated below in accordance with the provisions set forth in section 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended for the review, discussion, and evaluation of individual intramural programs and projects conducted by the Name of Committee: Board of Scientific Counselors, Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications. Date: April 8–9, 2010. Open: April 8, 2010, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Agenda: Review of research and development programs and preparation of reports of the Lister Hill Center for Biomedical Communications. Place: National Library of Medicine, Building 38, 2nd Floor, Board Room, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892. Closed: April 8, 2010, 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate personal qualifications and performance, and competence of individual investigators. Place: National Library of Medicine, Building 38, 2nd Floor, Board Room, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892. Open: April 9, 2010, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Agenda: Review of research and development programs and preparation of reports of the Lister Hill Center for Biomedical Communications. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\15DEN1.SGM 15DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 239 (Tuesday, December 15, 2009)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

[30Day-10-09BK]


Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Agency for Toxic 
Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) 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/ATSDR 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) 395-5806. Written comments 
should be received within 30 days of this notice.

Proposed Project

    Registration of Individuals Displaced by the Hurricanes Katrina and 
Rita (Pilot Project)--New--Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease 
Registry (ATSDR), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

    On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the coast of 
the Gulf of Mexico near New Orleans, Louisiana, and became one of the 
most deadly and destructive storms in U.S. history. Also occurring in 
2005, Hurricane Rita was the fourth-most intense Atlantic hurricane 
ever recorded and the most intense tropical cyclone ever observed in 
the Gulf of Mexico. Following the initial phase of the response, the 
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) assumed the primary role for 
housing displaced persons over the intermediate term. To support those 
needing temporary housing, FEMA provided over 143,000 travel trailers, 
park homes, and mobile homes for persons displaced by the above 
mentioned storms. However, some persons living in trailers complained 
of an odor or of eye or respiratory tract irritation.
    FEMA entered into an Interagency Agreement with the Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/ATSDR on August 16, 2007 to 
conduct a comprehensive public health assessment, based on objective 
and credible research, of air quality conditions present in FEMA 
housing units to guide FEMA policy makers and inform the public as to 
the actual conditions in the field and any actions required to better 
promote a safe and healthful environment for the disaster victims FEMA 
housed in the units. FEMA's agreement with the CDC includes an initial 
formaldehyde exposure assessment as well as a subsequent long-term 
study of the health effects among resident children. Formaldehyde 
testing conducted and evaluated by the CDC pursuant to the initial 
exposure assessment has identified the need to evaluate the feasibility 
of establishing a national registry to identify and monitor the health 
of disaster victims who occupied FEMA-provided temporary housing units. 
The establishment of such a registry would complement the long-term 
health effects study set forth in the FEMA-CDC Interagency Agreement.
    The purpose of this study is to assess the feasibility of 
contacting and enrolling members of the targeted group in a registry; 
to provide a basis for budgeting and further planning for a 
comprehensive registry; and to test the acceptance of and response to a 
questionnaire composed of standardized health questions related to 
systemic and respiratory symptoms.
    A pre-registration dataset will be created before enrollment. This 
dataset will be populated with contact information of the study 
population, gathered from two main sources: FEMA datasets (in the case 
of occupants of temporary housing units) and data provided by self-
identified individuals who were displaced by the hurricanes but did not 
live in the FEMA temporary trailers.
    A computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI) system based on a 
paper questionnaire will be used during all interviews to collect data 
for this project. The first part will consist of screening questions to 
determine eligibility for enrollment. The second part will contain 
contact information of the registrant and other household members, 
demographics, and health status questions, focusing on respiratory 
outcomes and cancer.
    There will be two types of respondents included the registry: 
Temporary housing unit occupants and Non-temporary housing unit 
occupants. The three minute screening questionnaire will be 
administered to a total of 10,000 respondents (8,000 temporary housing 
unit occupants and 2,000 non-temporary housing unit occupants). 
Annualized over a two year period, 4,000 temporary housing unit 
respondents and 1,000 non-temporary housing unit respondents will be 
screened. The 45 minute main questionnaire will be administered to a 
total of 5,000 respondents (4,000 temporary housing unit occupants and 
1,000 non-temporary housing unit occupants). Annualized over a two year 
period, 2,000 temporary housing unit occupants and 500 non-temporary 
housing unit occupants will complete the main questionnaire.
    There are no costs to the respondents other than their time. The 
total estimated annual burden hours are 2,125.

                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                                                                      Average
                                                                     Number of       Number of      burden  per
              Respondents                         Form              respondents    responses per   response  (in
                                                                                    respondent        hours)
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Temporary housing unit occupant.......  Screening...............           4,000               1            3/60
                                        questionnaire...........
                                        Main questionnaire......           2,000               1           45/60
Non-Temporary housing unit occupant...  Screening questionnaire.           1,000               1            3/60
                                        Main questionnaire......             500               1           45/60
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    Dated: December 8, 2009.
Maryam I. Daneshvar,
Acting Reports Clearance Officer, Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention.
[FR Doc. E9-29754 Filed 12-14-09; 8:45 am]
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