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Download as PDF 5180 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 19 / Friday, January 28, 2011 / Notices vaccines and blood products will involve many research methods, including individual in-depth interviews, mall-intercept interviews, focus groups, self-administered surveys, gatekeeper reviews, and omnibus telephone surveys. The information collected will serve three major purposes. First, as formative research it will provide critical knowledge needed about target audiences to develop messages and campaigns about biological product use. Knowledge of consumer and healthcare professional decisionmaking processes will provide the better understanding of target audiences that FDA needs to design effective communication messages in either individual or group settings. Third, as evaluative research, it will allow FDA to ascertain the effectiveness of the messages and the distribution method of these messages in achieving the objectives of the message campaign. Evaluation of campaigns is a vital link in continuous improvement of communications at FDA. In the Federal Register of October 5, 2010 (75 FR 61492), FDA published a 60-day notice requesting public comment on the proposed collection of information. No comments were received on the information collection. FDA estimates the burden of this collection of information as follows: strategies, messages, and labels. These communications will aim to improve public understanding of the risks and benefits of using biological products including vaccines and blood products by providing users with a better context in which to place risk information more completely. Second, as initial testing, it will allow FDA to assess the potential effectiveness of messages and materials in reaching and successfully communicating with their intended audiences. Testing messages with a sample of the target audience will allow FDA to refine messages while still in the developmental stage. Respondents will be asked to give their reaction to the TABLE 1—ESTIMATED ANNUAL REPORTING BURDEN 1 Number of respondents 21 CFR Section Annual frequency per response Total annual responses Hours per response Total hours 1003(d)(2)(D) ....................................................................... 16,448 1 16,448 0.1739 2,860 Total .............................................................................. ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 2,860 1 There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs associated with this collection of information. Dated: January 24, 2011. Leslie Kux, Acting Assistant Commissioner for Policy. 400B, Rockville, MD 20850, 301–796– 3793. BILLING CODE 4160–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA–2010–N–0411] Agency Information Collection Activities; Announcement of Office of Management and Budget Approval; Guide To Minimize Microbial Food Safety Hazards of Fresh-Cut Fruits and Vegetables Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that a collection of information entitled ‘‘Guide to Minimize Microbial Food Safety Hazards of Fresh-Cut Fruits and Vegetables’’ has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Denver Presley, Office of Information Management, Food and Drug Administration, 1350 Piccard Dr., PI50– WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:05 Jan 27, 2011 Jkt 223001 In the Federal Register of October 25, 2010 (75 FR 65491), the Agency announced that the proposed information collection had been submitted to OMB for review and clearance under 44 U.S.C. 3507. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. OMB has now approved the information collection and has assigned OMB control number 0910–0609. The approval expires on January 31, 2014. A copy of the supporting statement for this information collection is available on the Internet at http://www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain. Health Resources and Services Administration SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2011–1862 Filed 1–27–11; 8:45 am] AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Dated: January 24, 2011. Leslie Kux, Acting Assistant Commissioner for Policy. [FR Doc. 2011–1861 Filed 1–27–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: Revised Amount of the Average Cost of a Health Insurance Policy The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is publishing an updated monetary amount of the average cost of a health insurance policy as it relates to the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). Section 100.2 of the VICP’s implementing regulation (42 CFR Part 100) states that the revised amounts of an average cost of a health insurance policy, as determined by the Secretary, are to be published periodically in a notice in the Federal Register. This figure is calculated using the most recent Medical Expenditure Panel Survey—Insurance Component (MEPS– IC) data available as the baseline for the average monthly cost of a health insurance policy. This baseline is adjusted by the annual percentage increase/decrease obtained from the most recent annual Kaiser Family Foundation and Health Research and Educational Trust (KFF/HRET) Employer Health Benefits survey or other authoritative source that may be more accurate or appropriate. E:\FR\FM\28JAN1.SGM 28JAN1 5181 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 19 / Friday, January 28, 2011 / Notices In 2010, MEPS–IC, available at http://www.meps.ahrq.gov, published the annual 2009 average total single premium per enrolled employee at private-sector establishments that provide health insurance. The figure published was $4,669. This figure is divided by 12-months to determine the cost per month of $389.08. The $389.08 shall be increased or decreased by the percentage change reported by the most recent KFF/HRET, available at http:// www.kff.org. The percentage increase was published at 5 percent. By adding this percentage increase, the calculated average monthly cost of a health insurance policy for 12-month period is $408.53. The Department will periodically (generally on an annual basis) recalculate the average cost of a health insurance policy by obtaining a new figure from the latest MEPS–IC data and updating this figure using the percentage change(s) reported by the most recent data from KFF/HRET or other authoritative source that may be more accurate or appropriate in the future. The updated calculation will be published as a notice in the Federal Register and filed with the Court. Therefore, the Secretary announces that the revised average cost of a health insurance policy under the VICP is $408.53 per month. In accordance with § 100.2, the revised amount was effective upon its delivery by the Secretary to the United States Court of Federal Claims. Such notice was delivered to the Court on January 7, 2011. Dated: January 21, 2011. Mary K. Wakefield, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2011–1965 Filed 1–27–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Proposed Collection; Comment Request; NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education Application Summary: Under the provisions of Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of Intramural Training & Education, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review and approval of the information collection listed below. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on July 20, 2010 (Vol. 75, No. 138 on pages 42097–42098) and allowed 60-days for public comment. No public comments were received. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment. The National Institutes of Health may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection that has been extended, revised, or implemented on or after October 1, 1995, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Proposed Collection: Title: NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education Application. Type of Information Collection Request: REVISION. Need and Use of Information Collection: The Office of Intramural Training & Education (OITE) administers a variety of programs and initiatives to recruit pre-college through post-doctoral educational level individuals into the National Institutes of Health Intramural Research Program (NIH–IRP) to facilitate develop into future biomedical scientists. The proposed information collection is necessary in order to determine the eligibility and quality of potential awardees for traineeships in these programs. The applications for admission consideration include key areas such as: Personal information, eligibility criteria, contact information, student identification number, training program selection, scientific discipline interests, educational history, standardized examination scores, reference information, resume components, employment history, employment interests, dissertation research details, letters of recommendation, financial aid history, sensitive data, future networking contact, travel information, as well as feedback questions about interviews and application submission experiences. Sensitive data collected on the applicants, race, gender, ethnicity and recruitment method, are made available only to OITE staff members or in aggregate form to select NIH offices and are not used by the admission committee for admission consideration; optional to submit. Over the last several years the OITE has used three OMB Clearance Numbers for the collection of applications for the training programs. To improve announcement of all training programs and lessen the burden of applicants, the OITE proposes to merge the following: • 0925–0299—NIH Intramural Research Training Award, Program Application • 0925–0438—Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) • 0925–0501—Graduate Student Training Program Application Renewing 0925–0299 OMB Clearance Number with the new name ‘‘Office of Intramural Training & Education Application’’. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Affected Public: Individuals seeking intramural training opportunities and references for these individuals. Type of Respondents: Students, postbaccalaureates, technicians, graduate students, and post-doctorates. There are no capital costs, operating costs, and/or maintenance costs to report. The annual reporting burden is displayed in the following table: ESTIMATES OF HOUR BURDEN Estimated number of respondents WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Program Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research (SIP) ................... Biomedical Engineering Summer Internship Program (BESIP) .............. Post-baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award ...................... NIH Academy ........................................................................................... Community College Summer Enrichment Program (CCSEP) ................ Technical Intramural Research Training Award ...................................... Graduate Partnerships Program (GPP) .................................................. Post-Doctorate Fellowship Program ........................................................ National Graduate Student Research Festival (NGSRF) ........................ Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) ........................................ VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:05 Jan 27, 2011 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Estimated number of responses annually per respondent 8,500 100 2,300 550 125 140 600 2,050 825 300 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\28JAN1.SGM Average burden hours per response 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 28JAN1 0.75 0.75 0.75 0.75 0.75 0.75 0.75 0.75 0.75 0.75 Estimated total annual burden hours 6,375.0 75.0 1,725.0 412.5 93.8 105.0 450.0 1,537.5 618.8 225.0

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 19 (Friday, January 28, 2011)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: Revised Amount of 
the Average Cost of a Health Insurance Policy

    The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is 
publishing an updated monetary amount of the average cost of a health 
insurance policy as it relates to the National Vaccine Injury 
Compensation Program (VICP).
    Section 100.2 of the VICP's implementing regulation (42 CFR Part 
100) states that the revised amounts of an average cost of a health 
insurance policy, as determined by the Secretary, are to be published 
periodically in a notice in the Federal Register. This figure is 
calculated using the most recent Medical Expenditure Panel Survey--
Insurance Component (MEPS-IC) data available as the baseline for the 
average monthly cost of a health insurance policy. This baseline is 
adjusted by the annual percentage increase/decrease obtained from the 
most recent annual Kaiser Family Foundation and Health Research and 
Educational Trust (KFF/HRET) Employer Health Benefits survey or other 
authoritative source that may be more accurate or appropriate.

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    In 2010, MEPS-IC, available at http://www.meps.ahrq.gov, published 
the annual 2009 average total single premium per enrolled employee at 
private-sector establishments that provide health insurance. The figure 
published was $4,669. This figure is divided by 12-months to determine 
the cost per month of $389.08. The $389.08 shall be increased or 
decreased by the percentage change reported by the most recent KFF/
HRET, available at http://www.kff.org. The percentage increase was 
published at 5 percent. By adding this percentage increase, the 
calculated average monthly cost of a health insurance policy for 12-
month period is $408.53.
    The Department will periodically (generally on an annual basis) 
recalculate the average cost of a health insurance policy by obtaining 
a new figure from the latest MEPS-IC data and updating this figure 
using the percentage change(s) reported by the most recent data from 
KFF/HRET or other authoritative source that may be more accurate or 
appropriate in the future. The updated calculation will be published as 
a notice in the Federal Register and filed with the Court.
    Therefore, the Secretary announces that the revised average cost of 
a health insurance policy under the VICP is $408.53 per month. In 
accordance with Sec.  100.2, the revised amount was effective upon its 
delivery by the Secretary to the United States Court of Federal Claims. 
Such notice was delivered to the Court on January 7, 2011.

    Dated: January 21, 2011.
Mary K. Wakefield,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2011-1965 Filed 1-27-11; 8:45 am]
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