Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations, 18597-18598 [2013-07060]

Download as PDF 18597 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 59 / Wednesday, March 27, 2013 / Notices ESTIMATE OF ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of responses per respondent Number of respondents Avg. Burden per response (in hrs.) Total burden (in hrs.) Type of respondents Form name Petitioners ......................................... Form A—42 CFR 83.9 ..................... Form B—42 CFR 83.9 ..................... 42 CFR 83.9 ..................................... 5 8 1 1 1 1 3/60 5 6 1 40 6 42 CFR 83.18 ................................... 4 1 45/60 3 Authorization Form—42 CFR 83.7 .. 5 1 3/60 1 ........................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 51 Petitioners using a submission format other than Form B (as permitted by rule). Petitioners Appealing final HHS decision (no specific form is required). Claimant authorizing a party to submit petition on his/her behalf. Total ........................................... 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. technology. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Proposed Project Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant (OMB No. 0920–0106, exp. 7/31/2013)—Revision—National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). [FR Doc. 2013–07058 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–13–0106) 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 comments to Ron A. 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:10 Mar 26, 2013 Jkt 229001 Background and Brief Description The Preventive Health and Health Services (PHHS) Block Grant program was established to provide awardees with a source of flexible funding for health promotion and disease prevention programs. Currently, 61 awardees (50 states, the District of Columbia, two American Indian Tribes, and eight U.S. territories) receive Block Grants to address locally-defined public health needs in innovative ways. Block Grants allow awardees to prioritize the use of funds and to fill funding gaps in programs that deal with the leading causes of death and disability. Block Grant funding also provides awardees with the ability to respond rapidly to emerging health issues, including outbreaks of diseases or pathogens. The PHHS Block Grant program is authorized by sections 1901–1907 of the Public Health Service Act. CDC currently collects information from Block Grant awardees to monitor their objectives and activities (Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant, OMB No. 0920–0106, exp. 7/31/2013). Each awardee is required to submit an annual application for funding (Work Plan) that describes its objectives and the populations to be addressed, and an Annual Report that describes activities, progress toward objectives, and Success Stories which highlight the improvements Block Grant programs have made and the value of program activities. Information is PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 submitted electronically through the web-based Block Grant Information Management System (BGMIS). The Work Plan and Annual Report are designed to help Block Grant awardees attain their goals and to meet reporting requirements specified in the program’s authorizing legislation. Each Work Plan objective is defined in SMART format (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-based), and includes a specified start date and end date. Block Grant activities adhere to the Healthy People (HP) framework established by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The current version of the BGMIS associates each awardee-defined activity with a specific HP National Objective, and identifies the location where funds are applied. In this Revision request, the CDC Block Grant program office has replaced the Healthy People 2010 objectives with Healthy People 2020 objectives and updated the BGMIS to enhance the number of objectives that grantees can use to describe their funded activities. At this time, the BGMIS does not collect data related to performance measures, but a future information collection request may outline additional reporting requirements related to performance measures. CDC requests OMB approval to continue the Block Grant information collection for three years (through 8/31/ 2016). CDC will continue to use the BGMIS to monitor awardee progress, identify activities and personnel supported with Block Grant funding, conduct compliance reviews of Block Grant awardees, and promote the use of evidence-based guidelines and interventions. There are no changes to the number of respondents or the estimated annual burden per respondent. There are no changes to BGMIS data elements other than changes related to HP 2020 objectives and enhancements. The Work Plan and the Annual Report will be submitted E:\FR\FM\27MRN1.SGM 27MRN1 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

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[60Day-13-0106)


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 comments to Ron A. 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.

Proposed Project

    Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant (OMB No. 0920-
0106, exp. 7/31/2013)--Revision--National Center for Chronic Disease 
Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), Centers for Disease Control 
and Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

    The Preventive Health and Health Services (PHHS) Block Grant 
program was established to provide awardees with a source of flexible 
funding for health promotion and disease prevention programs. 
Currently, 61 awardees (50 states, the District of Columbia, two 
American Indian Tribes, and eight U.S. territories) receive Block 
Grants to address locally-defined public health needs in innovative 
ways. Block Grants allow awardees to prioritize the use of funds and to 
fill funding gaps in programs that deal with the leading causes of 
death and disability. Block Grant funding also provides awardees with 
the ability to respond rapidly to emerging health issues, including 
outbreaks of diseases or pathogens. The PHHS Block Grant program is 
authorized by sections 1901-1907 of the Public Health Service Act.
    CDC currently collects information from Block Grant awardees to 
monitor their objectives and activities (Preventive Health and Health 
Services Block Grant, OMB No. 0920-0106, exp. 7/31/2013). Each awardee 
is required to submit an annual application for funding (Work Plan) 
that describes its objectives and the populations to be addressed, and 
an Annual Report that describes activities, progress toward objectives, 
and Success Stories which highlight the improvements Block Grant 
programs have made and the value of program activities. Information is 
submitted electronically through the web-based Block Grant Information 
Management System (BGMIS).
    The Work Plan and Annual Report are designed to help Block Grant 
awardees attain their goals and to meet reporting requirements 
specified in the program's authorizing legislation. Each Work Plan 
objective is defined in SMART format (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, 
Realistic and Time-based), and includes a specified start date and end 
date. Block Grant activities adhere to the Healthy People (HP) 
framework established by the Department of Health and Human Services 
(HHS). The current version of the BGMIS associates each awardee-defined 
activity with a specific HP National Objective, and identifies the 
location where funds are applied. In this Revision request, the CDC 
Block Grant program office has replaced the Healthy People 2010 
objectives with Healthy People 2020 objectives and updated the BGMIS to 
enhance the number of objectives that grantees can use to describe 
their funded activities. At this time, the BGMIS does not collect data 
related to performance measures, but a future information collection 
request may outline additional reporting requirements related to 
performance measures.
    CDC requests OMB approval to continue the Block Grant information 
collection for three years (through 8/31/2016). CDC will continue to 
use the BGMIS to monitor awardee progress, identify activities and 
personnel supported with Block Grant funding, conduct compliance 
reviews of Block Grant awardees, and promote the use of evidence-based 
guidelines and interventions. There are no changes to the number of 
respondents or the estimated annual burden per respondent. There are no 
changes to BGMIS data elements other than changes related to HP 2020 
objectives and enhancements. The Work Plan and the Annual Report will 
be submitted

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annually. The estimated burden per response for the Work Plan is 20 
hours and the estimated burden per response for the Annual Report is 15 
hours.
    Participation in this information collection is required for Block 
Grant awardees. There are no costs to respondents other than their 
time.

                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                                                      Average
                                                     Number of       Number of      burden per     Total burden
      Type of respondents           Form name       respondents    responses per   response  (in    (in hours)
                                                                    respondent        hours)
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Block Grant Awardees..........  Work Plan.......              61               1              20           1,220
                                Annual Report...              61               1              15             915
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    Total.....................  ................  ..............  ..............  ..............           2,135
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    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]
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