Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review, 18598-18599 [2013-07040]

Download as PDF 18598 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 59 / Wednesday, March 27, 2013 / Notices annually. The estimated burden per response for the Work Plan is 20 hours awardees. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. and the estimated burden per response for the Annual Report is 15 hours. Participation in this information collection is required for Block Grant ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Average burden per response (in hours) Number of responses per respondent Number of respondents Total burden (in hours) Type of respondents Form name Block Grant Awardees ...................... Work Plan ......................................... Annual Report .................................. 61 61 1 1 20 15 1,220 915 Total ........................................... ........................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 2,135 Dated: March 21, 2013. Ron A. Otten, Director, Office of Scientific Integrity (OSI), Office of the Associate Director for Science (OADS), Office of the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2013–07060 Filed 3–26–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [30Day-13–0849] Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 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 (404) 639–7570 or send an email to omb@cdc.gov. Send written comments to CDC Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503 or by fax to (202) 395–5806. Written comments should be received within 30 days of this notice. Proposed Project mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES School Dismissal Monitoring System (OMB Control No. 0920–0849 Expiration 5/31/2013)—Revision— National Center Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description In the spring of 2009, the beginning of H1N1 influenza pandemic, illness among school-aged students (K–12) in many states and cities resulted in at least 1,351 school dismissals due to rapidly increasing absenteeism among students or staff. These dismissals VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:10 Mar 26, 2013 Jkt 229001 impacted at least 824,966 students and 53,217 teachers. During that time, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) received numerous daily requests about the overall number of school dismissals nationwide and the number of students and teachers impacted by the school dismissals. CDC and ED recognized the importance of having a mechanism in place to collect this information and gauge the impact of school dismissals during the pandemic. Although an informal process was put in place in conjunction with ED to track school closures, there was no formal monitoring system established. Consequently, CDC and ED launched the School Dismissal Monitoring System to track reports of school closures during public health emergencies and generate accurate, real-time, national summary data daily on the number of closed schools and the number of students and teachers impacted by the dismissals. The system, initially approved under OMB Control No. 0920– 0008, Emergency Epidemic Investigations, facilitates CDC’s and ED’s efforts to track implementation of CDC pandemic guidance, characterize factors associated with differences in morbidity and mortality due to pandemic influenza in the schools and surrounding communities, and describe the characteristics of the schools experiencing outbreaks as well as control measures undertaken by those schools. In the fall of 2009, CDC’s School Dismissal Monitoring System detected 1,947 school dismissals impacting approximately 623,616 students and 40,521 teachers nationwide. These data were used widely throughout the U.S. Government for situational awareness and specifically at CDC to assess the impact of CDC guidance and community mitigation efforts in response to the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic. The purpose of this monitoring system is to continue to generate PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 accurate, real-time, national summary data daily on the number of school dismissals and the number of students and teachers impacted by the dismissals due to public health emergencies. This collection request includes dismissals initiated for infectious disease outbreaks or weather related events when school dismissals are recommended by federal, state or local public health authorities. Respondents for this data collection are individuals representing schools, school districts, and public health agencies. CDC has determined that the information to be collected is necessary to study the impact of a public health emergency as it relates to community mitigation activities. The information has been used to help understand how CDC’s guidance on school dismissals has been implemented at the state and local levels nationwide and to help determine how this guidance might be more helpful in the future. Respondents are required to identify their respective institutions by providing non-sensitive information, to include the name and zip code of schools and school districts and their dates of closure, as well as reason for the dismissal (due to illness rates among students and staff or pre-emptive to slow the spread of infection). The respondents have the option of providing their position titles, phone number of the institution they represent, and email address. The estimates for burden hours are derived from the 627 total number of reported closures during the fall in 2009. We have multiplied that number by four as an estimate for a calendar year. Respondents are providing this information as public health and education officials and representatives of their agencies and organizations and not as private citizens. The data collection does not involve personally identifiable information and should have no impact on an individual’s privacy. There is no cost to respondents other than their E:\FR\FM\27MRN1.SGM 27MRN1 18599 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 59 / Wednesday, March 27, 2013 / Notices time. The total estimated annualized burden is 208 hours. ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Type of respondent Form name School, school district, or health department. School Dismissal Monitoring System Reporting Form. Dated: March 21, 2013. Ron Otten, Director, Office of Scientific Integrity, Office of the Associate Director for Science, Office of the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2013–07040 Filed 3–26–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [60Day–13–0912] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations In compliance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects. To request more information on the proposed projects or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, call 404–639–7570 or send written comments to Ron Otten, 1600 Clifton Road, MS–D74, Atlanta, GA 30333 or send an email to omb@cdc.gov. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed 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 estimate of the burden of the proposed collection 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 on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:10 Mar 26, 2013 Jkt 229001 2500 Proposed Project Frame development for the long-term care component of the National Health Care Surveys (OMB No. 0920–0912, expired 1/31/2013)—Reinstatement without change—National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description Section 306 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act (42 U.S.C. 242k), as amended, authorizes that the Secretary of Health and Human Services (DHHS), acting through NCHS, ‘‘shall collect statistics on health resources * * * [and] utilization of health care, including extended care facilities, and other institutions.’’ NCHS seeks approval to collect data needed to develop up-to-date sampling frames of residential care facilities. The sampling frames will be used to draw nationally representative samples for two waves of the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers (NSLTCP). The frame-related data will be collected from representatives in state regulatory agencies in the 50 states and the District of Columbia primarily via telephone calls, emails, and in a few cases, via formal written requests. The frame information was first collected in 2012 (OMB No. 0920–0912, expired 1/31/ 2013). The data to be collected from these state officials include (1) confirming that we have identified the appropriate licensure categories of residential care facilities within each state that meet the NSLTCP definition and (2) for each relevant licensure category, requesting an electronic file of the licensed residential care facilities for which the agency is responsible if such files with the needed variables are not downloadable from the state’s Web site. The NSLTCP study definition of a residential care facility is one that is licensed, registered, listed, certified, or otherwise regulated by the state to provide room and board with at least two meals a day, provide around-theclock on-site supervision, and help with activities of daily living (e.g., bathing, PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Average burden per response (in hours) Number of responses per respondent 1 5/60 eating, or dressing) or health related services, such as medication supervision; serves primarily an adult population; and has at least four licensed, certified, or regulated beds. Facilities licensed to serve the mentally ill or the intellectually disabled/ developmentally disabled populations exclusively are excluded. Nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities are also excluded, unless they have a unit or wing meeting the above definition and residents can be separately enumerated. The electronic files we seek to obtain from the states should include the name, address, phone number, and Web site (if available) of the residential care facility; name, phone number, and email address (if available) of facility director; licensure category; chain affiliation; ownership type; and bed size. Data on individual facilities are confidential and a public-use file will not be produced. Expected users of the findings from the frame data include, but are not limited to CDC’s NCHS and its contractors; other Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) agencies, such as the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; associations, such as Leading Age (formerly the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging), National Center for Assisted Living, American Seniors Housing Association, and Assisted Living Federation of America; universities; foundations; and other private sector organizations. Burden is estimated at approximately 2.5 hours per state each time the frame will be developed, including time to verify contact information, to respond to a semi-structured telephone protocol, and to develop the facility listing in an electronic format. Three year clearance is requested to cover two collections of frame information. The burden for the two collections is shown in Table 1 below. There is no cost to respondents other than their time to participate. E:\FR\FM\27MRN1.SGM 27MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 59 (Wednesday, March 27, 2013)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[30Day-13-0849]


Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 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 
(404) 639-7570 or send an email to omb@cdc.gov. Send written comments 
to CDC Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 
20503 or by fax to (202) 395-5806. Written comments should be received 
within 30 days of this notice.

Proposed Project

    School Dismissal Monitoring System (OMB Control No. 0920-0849 
Expiration 5/31/2013)--Revision--National Center Emerging and Zoonotic 
Infectious Diseases (NCEZID), Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

    In the spring of 2009, the beginning of H1N1 influenza pandemic, 
illness among school-aged students (K-12) in many states and cities 
resulted in at least 1,351 school dismissals due to rapidly increasing 
absenteeism among students or staff. These dismissals impacted at least 
824,966 students and 53,217 teachers. During that time, the U.S. 
Department of Education (ED) and the Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention (CDC) received numerous daily requests about the overall 
number of school dismissals nationwide and the number of students and 
teachers impacted by the school dismissals. CDC and ED recognized the 
importance of having a mechanism in place to collect this information 
and gauge the impact of school dismissals during the pandemic. Although 
an informal process was put in place in conjunction with ED to track 
school closures, there was no formal monitoring system established. 
Consequently, CDC and ED launched the School Dismissal Monitoring 
System to track reports of school closures during public health 
emergencies and generate accurate, real-time, national summary data 
daily on the number of closed schools and the number of students and 
teachers impacted by the dismissals. The system, initially approved 
under OMB Control No. 0920-0008, Emergency Epidemic Investigations, 
facilitates CDC's and ED's efforts to track implementation of CDC 
pandemic guidance, characterize factors associated with differences in 
morbidity and mortality due to pandemic influenza in the schools and 
surrounding communities, and describe the characteristics of the 
schools experiencing outbreaks as well as control measures undertaken 
by those schools. In the fall of 2009, CDC's School Dismissal 
Monitoring System detected 1,947 school dismissals impacting 
approximately 623,616 students and 40,521 teachers nationwide. These 
data were used widely throughout the U.S. Government for situational 
awareness and specifically at CDC to assess the impact of CDC guidance 
and community mitigation efforts in response to the 2009 H1N1 influenza 
pandemic.
    The purpose of this monitoring system is to continue to generate 
accurate, real-time, national summary data daily on the number of 
school dismissals and the number of students and teachers impacted by 
the dismissals due to public health emergencies. This collection 
request includes dismissals initiated for infectious disease outbreaks 
or weather related events when school dismissals are recommended by 
federal, state or local public health authorities. Respondents for this 
data collection are individuals representing schools, school districts, 
and public health agencies. CDC has determined that the information to 
be collected is necessary to study the impact of a public health 
emergency as it relates to community mitigation activities. The 
information has been used to help understand how CDC's guidance on 
school dismissals has been implemented at the state and local levels 
nationwide and to help determine how this guidance might be more 
helpful in the future.
    Respondents are required to identify their respective institutions 
by providing non-sensitive information, to include the name and zip 
code of schools and school districts and their dates of closure, as 
well as reason for the dismissal (due to illness rates among students 
and staff or pre-emptive to slow the spread of infection). The 
respondents have the option of providing their position titles, phone 
number of the institution they represent, and email address. The 
estimates for burden hours are derived from the 627 total number of 
reported closures during the fall in 2009. We have multiplied that 
number by four as an estimate for a calendar year. Respondents are 
providing this information as public health and education officials and 
representatives of their agencies and organizations and not as private 
citizens. The data collection does not involve personally identifiable 
information and should have no impact on an individual's privacy. There 
is no cost to respondents other than their

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time. The total estimated annualized burden is 208 hours.

                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                                                Number of       Average  burden
        Type of respondent               Form name           Number of        responses per    per  response (in
                                                            respondents         respondent           hours)
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School, school district, or        School Dismissal                   2500                  1               5/60
 health department.                 Monitoring System
                                    Reporting Form.
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    Dated: March 21, 2013.
Ron Otten,
Director, Office of Scientific Integrity, Office of the Associate 
Director for Science, Office of the Director, Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2013-07040 Filed 3-26-13; 8:45 am]
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