Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 40885-40887 [2012-16849]

Download as PDF srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 133 / Wednesday, July 11, 2012 / Notices on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) will hold a meeting. The meeting will be open to the public. DATES: The meeting will be held July 25, 2012 from 3:00 p.m. to approximately 5:00 p.m. (EDT). ADDRESSES: 801 K Street NW., Washington, DC, 20001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Melvin Joppy, Committee Manager, Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/ AIDS, Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue SW., Room 443H, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Washington, DC 20201; (202) 690–5560. More detailed information about PACHA can be obtained by accessing the Council’s Web site www.aids.gov/pacha. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PACHA was established by Executive Order 12963, dated June 14, 1995 as amended by Executive Order 13009, dated June 14, 1996. The Council was established to provide advice, information, and recommendations to the Secretary regarding programs and policies intended to promote effective prevention of HIV disease and AIDS. The functions of the Council are solely advisory in nature. The Council consists of not more than 25 members. Council members are selected from prominent community leaders with particular expertise in, or knowledge of, matters concerning HIV and AIDS, public health, global health, philanthropy, marketing or business, as well as other national leaders held in high esteem from other sectors of society. Council members are appointed by the Secretary or designee, in consultation with the White House Office on National AIDS Policy. The agenda for the upcoming meeting will be posted on the Council’s Web site at www.aids.gov/pacha. Public attendance at the meeting is 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 designated contact person. Preregistration for public attendance is advisable and can be accomplished by contacting the PACHA Committee Manager at melvin.joppy@hhs.gov. Members of the public will have the opportunity to provide comments at the meeting. Any individual who wishes to participate in the public comment session must register with Melvin Joppy at melvin.joppy@hhs.gov; registration for public comment will not be accepted by telephone. Public comment will be limited to two minutes per speaker. Any members of the public who wish to have VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:11 Jul 10, 2012 Jkt 226001 printed material distributed to PACHA members at the meeting should submit, at a minimum, 1 copy of the materials to the Committee Manager, PACHA, no later than close of business Wednesday, July 18, 2012. Contact information for the PACHA Committee Manager is listed above. Dated: July 5, 2012. B. Kaye Hayes, Executive Director, Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS. [FR Doc. 2012–16907 Filed 7–10–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4150–43–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection project: ‘‘American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ‘‘Developing a Registry of Registries’’.’’ In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on February 23rd, 2012 and allowed 60 days for public comment. Several comments were received. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by August 10, 2012. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be submitted to: AHRQ’s OMB Desk Officer by fax at (202) 395–6974 (attention: AHRQ’s desk officer) or by email at OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov (attention: AHRQ’s desk officer). Copies of the proposed collection plans, data collection instruments, and specific details on the estimated burden can be obtained from the AHRQ Reports Clearance Officer. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doris Lefkowitz, AHRQ Reports Clearance Officer, (301) 427–1477, or by email at doris.lefkowitz@AHRQ.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40885 Proposed Project American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ‘‘Developing a Registry of Registries’’ The Food and Drug Administration Modernization Act of 1997, Public Law 105–115, provided for the creation of a Clinical Trials Data Bank, known as ClinicalTrials.gov. Since its launch in 2000, the ClinicalTrials.gov system has registered over 90,500 trials. The large volume of studies currently listed in ClinicalTrials.gov and the high usage numbers suggest that the system has been successful at improving access to information about clinical studies. However, while ClinicalTrials.gov supports the listing of observational studies, such listing is not required. Patient registries are a distinct type of observational study. Patient registries may be designed for many purposes, such as to observe the natural history of disease, examine comparative effectiveness, or fulfill post-approval commitments. Patient registries have specific characteristics that are not currently captured on ClinicalTrials.gov. To date, some registry sponsors have attempted to leverage the observational study model to post patient registry-type records on ClinicalTrials.gov. However, stakeholders have noted that the system does not fully meet their needs. Patient registries have received significant attention and funding in recent years. Similar to controlled interventional studies, patient registries represent some burden to patients (e.g., time to complete patient reported outcome measures, risk of loss of privacy), who often participate voluntarily in hopes of improving knowledge about a disease or condition. Patient registries also represent a substantial investment of health research resources. Despite these factors, registration of patient registries in ClinicalTrials.gov is not currently required, presenting the potential for duplication of efforts and insufficient dissemination of findings that are not published in the peer-reviewed literature. To ensure that resources are used in the most efficient manner, registries need to be listed in a manner similar to that of trials in ClinicalTrials.gov. By creating a central point of collection for information about all patient registries in the United States, the Registry of Patient Registries (RoPR) helps to further AHRQ’s goals by making information regarding quality, appropriateness, and effectiveness of health services (and patient registries in E:\FR\FM\11JYN1.SGM 11JYN1 40886 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 133 / Wednesday, July 11, 2012 / Notices particular) more readily available and centralized. The primary goal of this project is to engage stakeholders in the design and development of a RoPR database system that is compatible with ClinicalTrials.gov and meets the following objectives: (1) Provides a searchable database of patient registries in the United States (to promote collaboration, reduce redundancy, and improve transparency); (2) facilitates the use of common data fields and definitions in similar health conditions (to improve opportunities for sharing, comparing, and linkage); (3) provides a public repository of searchable summary results (including results from registries that have not yet been published in the peer-reviewed literature); (4) offers a search tool to locate existing data that researchers can request for use in new studies; and serves as a recruitment tool for researchers and patients interested in participating in patient registries. This study is being conducted by AHRQ through its contractor, the Outcome DEcIDE Center, pursuant to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Pub. L. 111–5, and pursuant to AHRQ’s statutory authority to conduct and support research and disseminate information on health care and on systems for the delivery of such care, including activities with respect to the quality, effectiveness, efficiency, appropriateness and value of health care services and with respect to database development. 42 U.S.C. 299a(a)(1) and (8). Method of Collection To achieve the goals of this project the following data collections will be implemented: (1) Collect information from registry holders, defining a patient registry profile via a Web-based interface, to populate the RoPR database system. The purpose of the RoPR is to create a readily available public resource in the model of ClinicalTrials.gov to share information on existing patient registries to promote collaboration, reduce redundancy, and improve transparency in registry research. Patient registry research has become more prevalent and, based on stakeholder feedback, is not adequately served by ClinicalTrials.gov at present. The information being collected in the RoPR record will be visible to the public visiting the RoPR Web site and will be available for public use in this capacity. Estimated Annual Respondent Burden Exhibit 1 shows the estimated annualized burden for the respondents’ time to participate in the RoPR. Because the RoPR is a voluntary system available to any entity conducting a patient registry, it is not possible to determine the number of potential respondents. We do know that over 3,800 newly registered records designated as ‘‘observational studies’’ were entered into ClinicalTrials.gov in 2010. Only a subset of this number (which we will estimate at a maximum of 40%) would qualify as patient registries and would likely be registered in the RoPR. Therefore, we use 1,520 (3,800* 0.40) in Exhibits 1 and 2 below as a very rough, but high, estimation of the potential number of respondents who will enter registries into the RoPR annually. The actual number of respondents will depend on a variety of factors and could vary widely. It should be remembered that mandates could evolve making registration in the RoPR mandatory. Our estimates therefore attempt to factor an upper threshold for volume. Each respondent will enter a new RoPR record only once and is estimated to take 45 minutes. An estimated 50% (760 records) of RoPR records will be updated once a year and will take about 15 minutes. This estimate is based on a query of ClinicalTrials.gov which showed that about 50% of observational studies registered in ClinicalTrials.gov had been updated in the past year. The total respondent burden is estimated to be 1,330 hours annually. Exhibit 2 shows the estimated cost burden associated with the respondent’s time to participate in the RoPR. The total cost burden is estimated to be $45,579 annually. EXHIBIT 1—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of responses per respondent Number of respondents Form name Hours per response Total burden hours New RoPR Record .......................................................................... Review/update RoPR Record .......................................................... 1,520 760 1 1 45/60 15/60 1,140 190 Total .......................................................................................... 2,280 na na 1,330 EXHIBIT 2—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED COST BURDEN Number of respondents Form name Total burden hours Average hourly wage rate* Total cost burden New RoPR Record .......................................................................... Review/update RoPR Record .......................................................... 1,520 760 1,140 190 $34.27 34.27 $39,068 6,511 Total .......................................................................................... 2,280 1,330 na 45,579 srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES * Based upon the mean average wage for Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations, May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates, U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Available at: http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm#29-0000. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:11 Jul 10, 2012 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\11JYN1.SGM 11JYN1 40887 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 133 / Wednesday, July 11, 2012 / Notices Estimated Annual Costs to the Federal Government DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Exhibit 3 shows the estimated total and annualized cost to the government to create and maintain the RoPR for 3 years. The total cost is estimated to be $3,184,333. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [30Day–12–0842] Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review EXHIBIT 3—ESTIMATED TOTAL AND ANNUALIZED COST srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes a list of information collection requests under Cost Annualized Total cost review by the Office of Management and component cost Budget (OMB) in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Project Development ...... $2,318,509 $772,836 Chapter 35). To request a copy, call the CDC Reports Clearance Officer at (404) Project Management .... 409,149 136,383 639–7570 or send an email to Overhead ...... 456,675 152,225 omb@cdc.gov. Send written comments to CDC Desk Officer, Office of Total .......... 3,184,333 1,061,444 Management and Budget, Washington, DC or by fax to (202) 395–6974. Written Request for Comments comments should be received within 30 days of this notice. In accordance with the Paperwork Proposed Project Reduction Act, comments on AHRQ’s information collection are requested STD Surveillance Network (SSuN)with regard to any of the following: (OMB 0920–0842 Exp: 1/31/2013)— Revision—National Center for HIV/ (a) Whether the proposed collection of AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB information is necessary for the proper Prevention (NCHHSTP), Centers for performance of AHRQ healthcare Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). research and healthcare information dissemination functions, including Background and Brief Description whether the information will have The purpose of the STD Surveillance practical utility; (b) the accuracy of Network (SSuN) project is to improve AHRQ’s estimate of burden (including the capacity of national, state, and local hours and costs) of the proposed STD programs to detect, monitor, and collection(s) of information; (c) ways to respond rapidly to trends in STDs enhance the quality, utility, and clarity through enhanced collection, reporting, of the information to be collected; and analysis, visualization and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the interpretation of disease information. collection of information upon the The objectives of the SSuN Project are respondents, including the use of (1) To establish an integrated network of automated collection techniques or sentinel STD clinics and health departments to inform and guide other forms of information technology. national programs and policies for STD Comments submitted in response to control in the U.S.; (2) to improve the this notice will be summarized and capacity of national, state and local STD included in the Agency’s subsequent programs to detect, monitor and request for OMB approval of the respond to established and emerging proposed information collection. All trends in STDs, HIV, and viral hepatitis; comments will become a matter of and (3) to identify and evaluate the public record. effectiveness of public health interventions to reduce STD morbidity. Dated: July 5, 2012. The SSuN Project is an active STD Carolyn M. Clancy, sentinel surveillance network Director. comprised of 12 surveillance sites [FR Doc. 2012–16849 Filed 7–10–12; 8:45 am] around the United States. SSuN uses BILLING CODE 4160–90–M two surveillance strategies to collect information. The first is a STD clinicbased surveillance which extracts data from existing electronic medical records for all patient visits at participating STD clinics. The second is a populationbased surveillance in which a sample of individuals reported with gonorrhea to the 12 SSuN state or city health departments are interviewed using locally-designed interview templates. For the clinic-based surveillance, the specified data elements are abstracted on a quarterly basis from existing electronic medical records for all patient visits to participating clinics. Data in the electronic medical record may be collected at time of registration, during the clinic encounter, or through laboratory testing. For the populationbased STD surveillance, the results of interviews will be entered into a developed Microsoft Access database that will be adapted locally for each clinic. High quality, informative, and timely surveillance data are necessary to guide STD programs so interventions are designed and implemented appropriately. Furthermore, surveillance data are necessary for understanding the impact of STD interventions based on the epidemiology of each STD. This information is collected to establish an integrated network of sentinel STD clinics and health departments to inform and guide national programs and policies for STD control in the U.S. It will improve the capacity of national, state, and local STD programs to detect, monitor, and respond to established and emerging trends in STDs, HIV, and viral hepatitis. SSuN will help identify and evaluate the effectiveness of public health interventions to reduce STD morbidity. The SSuN surveillance platform allows CDC to establish and maintain common standards for data collection, transmission, and analysis, and to build and maintain STD surveillance expertise in 12 surveillance areas. Such common systems, established mechanisms of communication, and inplace expertise are all critical components for timely, flexible, and high quality surveillance. There is no cost to respondents other than their time. The total estimated annual burden hours are 480. ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Types of respondent SSuN site ..................................................................................................................................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:11 Jul 10, 2012 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\11JYN1.SGM 12 11JYN1 Number of responses per respondent 4 Average burden per response (in hours) 2

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 133 (Wednesday, July 11, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 40885-40887]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-16849]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the intention of the Agency for 
Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection 
project: ``American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ``Developing a 
Registry of Registries''.'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3521, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this 
proposed information collection.
    This proposed information collection was previously published in 
the Federal Register on February 23rd, 2012 and allowed 60 days for 
public comment. Several comments were received. The purpose of this 
notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by August 10, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be submitted to: AHRQ's OMB Desk 
Officer by fax at (202) 395-6974 (attention: AHRQ's desk officer) or by 
email at OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov (attention: AHRQ's desk officer).
    Copies of the proposed collection plans, data collection 
instruments, and specific details on the estimated burden can be 
obtained from the AHRQ Reports Clearance Officer.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doris Lefkowitz, AHRQ Reports 
Clearance Officer, (301) 427-1477, or by email at 
doris.lefkowitz@AHRQ.hhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Proposed Project

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ``Developing a Registry of 
Registries''

    The Food and Drug Administration Modernization Act of 1997, Public 
Law 105-115, provided for the creation of a Clinical Trials Data Bank, 
known as ClinicalTrials.gov. Since its launch in 2000, the 
ClinicalTrials.gov system has registered over 90,500 trials. The large 
volume of studies currently listed in ClinicalTrials.gov and the high 
usage numbers suggest that the system has been successful at improving 
access to information about clinical studies. However, while 
ClinicalTrials.gov supports the listing of observational studies, such 
listing is not required.
    Patient registries are a distinct type of observational study. 
Patient registries may be designed for many purposes, such as to 
observe the natural history of disease, examine comparative 
effectiveness, or fulfill post-approval commitments. Patient registries 
have specific characteristics that are not currently captured on 
ClinicalTrials.gov. To date, some registry sponsors have attempted to 
leverage the observational study model to post patient registry-type 
records on ClinicalTrials.gov. However, stakeholders have noted that 
the system does not fully meet their needs.
    Patient registries have received significant attention and funding 
in recent years. Similar to controlled interventional studies, patient 
registries represent some burden to patients (e.g., time to complete 
patient reported outcome measures, risk of loss of privacy), who often 
participate voluntarily in hopes of improving knowledge about a disease 
or condition. Patient registries also represent a substantial 
investment of health research resources. Despite these factors, 
registration of patient registries in ClinicalTrials.gov is not 
currently required, presenting the potential for duplication of efforts 
and insufficient dissemination of findings that are not published in 
the peer-reviewed literature. To ensure that resources are used in the 
most efficient manner, registries need to be listed in a manner similar 
to that of trials in ClinicalTrials.gov.
    By creating a central point of collection for information about all 
patient registries in the United States, the Registry of Patient 
Registries (RoPR) helps to further AHRQ's goals by making information 
regarding quality, appropriateness, and effectiveness of health 
services (and patient registries in

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particular) more readily available and centralized.
    The primary goal of this project is to engage stakeholders in the 
design and development of a RoPR database system that is compatible 
with ClinicalTrials.gov and meets the following objectives:
    (1) Provides a searchable database of patient registries in the 
United States (to promote collaboration, reduce redundancy, and improve 
transparency);
    (2) facilitates the use of common data fields and definitions in 
similar health conditions (to improve opportunities for sharing, 
comparing, and linkage);
    (3) provides a public repository of searchable summary results 
(including results from registries that have not yet been published in 
the peer-reviewed literature);
    (4) offers a search tool to locate existing data that researchers 
can request for use in new studies; and serves as a recruitment tool 
for researchers and patients interested in participating in patient 
registries.
    This study is being conducted by AHRQ through its contractor, the 
Outcome DEcIDE Center, pursuant to the American Recovery and 
Reinvestment Act, Pub. L. 111-5, and pursuant to AHRQ's statutory 
authority to conduct and support research and disseminate information 
on health care and on systems for the delivery of such care, including 
activities with respect to the quality, effectiveness, efficiency, 
appropriateness and value of health care services and with respect to 
database development. 42 U.S.C. 299a(a)(1) and (8).

Method of Collection

    To achieve the goals of this project the following data collections 
will be implemented:
    (1) Collect information from registry holders, defining a patient 
registry profile via a Web-based interface, to populate the RoPR 
database system.
    The purpose of the RoPR is to create a readily available public 
resource in the model of ClinicalTrials.gov to share information on 
existing patient registries to promote collaboration, reduce 
redundancy, and improve transparency in registry research. Patient 
registry research has become more prevalent and, based on stakeholder 
feedback, is not adequately served by ClinicalTrials.gov at present. 
The information being collected in the RoPR record will be visible to 
the public visiting the RoPR Web site and will be available for public 
use in this capacity.

Estimated Annual Respondent Burden

    Exhibit 1 shows the estimated annualized burden for the 
respondents' time to participate in the RoPR. Because the RoPR is a 
voluntary system available to any entity conducting a patient registry, 
it is not possible to determine the number of potential respondents. We 
do know that over 3,800 newly registered records designated as 
``observational studies'' were entered into ClinicalTrials.gov in 2010. 
Only a subset of this number (which we will estimate at a maximum of 
40%) would qualify as patient registries and would likely be registered 
in the RoPR. Therefore, we use 1,520 (3,800* 0.40) in Exhibits 1 and 2 
below as a very rough, but high, estimation of the potential number of 
respondents who will enter registries into the RoPR annually. The 
actual number of respondents will depend on a variety of factors and 
could vary widely. It should be remembered that mandates could evolve 
making registration in the RoPR mandatory. Our estimates therefore 
attempt to factor an upper threshold for volume.
    Each respondent will enter a new RoPR record only once and is 
estimated to take 45 minutes. An estimated 50% (760 records) of RoPR 
records will be updated once a year and will take about 15 minutes. 
This estimate is based on a query of ClinicalTrials.gov which showed 
that about 50% of observational studies registered in 
ClinicalTrials.gov had been updated in the past year. The total 
respondent burden is estimated to be 1,330 hours annually.
    Exhibit 2 shows the estimated cost burden associated with the 
respondent's time to participate in the RoPR. The total cost burden is 
estimated to be $45,579 annually.

                                  Exhibit 1--Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                                Number of
                Form name                     Number of       responses per       Hours per       Total burden
                                             respondents       respondent         response            hours
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New RoPR Record.........................             1,520                 1             45/60             1,140
Review/update RoPR Record...............               760                 1             15/60               190
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    Total...............................             2,280                na                na             1,330
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                                   Exhibit 2--Estimated Annualized Cost Burden
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                                              Number of       Total burden     Average hourly      Total cost
                Form name                    respondents          hours          wage rate*          burden
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New RoPR Record.........................             1,520             1,140            $34.27           $39,068
Review/update RoPR Record...............               760               190             34.27             6,511
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    Total...............................             2,280             1,330                na            45,579
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* Based upon the mean average wage for Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations, May 2010 National
  Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates, U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Available
  at: http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm#29-0000.


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Estimated Annual Costs to the Federal Government

    Exhibit 3 shows the estimated total and annualized cost to the 
government to create and maintain the RoPR for 3 years. The total cost 
is estimated to be $3,184,333.

             Exhibit 3--Estimated Total and Annualized Cost
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                                                             Annualized
               Cost component                  Total cost       cost
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Project Development.........................    $2,318,509      $772,836
Project Management..........................       409,149       136,383
Overhead....................................       456,675       152,225
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  Total.....................................     3,184,333     1,061,444
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Request for Comments

    In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, comments on AHRQ's 
information collection are requested with regard to any of the 
following: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of AHRQ healthcare research and 
healthcare information dissemination functions, including whether the 
information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of AHRQ's 
estimate of burden (including hours and costs) of the proposed 
collection(s) 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 upon the 
respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and included in the Agency's subsequent request for OMB approval of the 
proposed information collection. All comments will become a matter of 
public record.

    Dated: July 5, 2012.
Carolyn M. Clancy,
Director.
[FR Doc. 2012-16849 Filed 7-10-12; 8:45 am]
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