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Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 73 / Tuesday, April 16, 2013 / Notices Government and who have expertise regarding issues of minority health. To qualify for consideration of appointment to the Committee, an individual must possess demonstrated experience and expertise working on issues impacting the health of racial and ethnic minority populations. The Committee charter stipulates that the racial and ethnic minority groups shall be equally represented on the Committee membership. OMH is seeking candidates who can represent the health interest of Hispanics/Latino Americans; Blacks/African Americans; American Indians and Alaska Natives; and/or Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders. Mandatory Professional/Technical Qualifications: Nominees must meet all of the following mandatory qualifications to be eligible for consideration. (1) Expertise in minority health and racial and ethnic health disparities. 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Nomination package should include: (1) a letter of nomination that clearly states the name and affiliation of the nominee, the basis for the nomination (i.e., specific attributes which qualify the nominee for service in this capacity), and a statement from the nominee indicating a willingness to serve as a member of the Committee; (2) the nominee’s contact information, including name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address; (3) the nominee’s curriculum vitae, and (4) a summary of the nominee’s experience and qualification relative to the mandatory professional and technical criteria listed above. Federal employees should not be nominated for consideration of appointment to this Committee. Individuals selected for appointment to the Committee shall be invited to serve four-year term. Committee members will receive a stipend for attending Committee meetings and conducting other business in the interest of the Committee, including per diem and reimbursement for travel expenses incurred. The Department makes every effort to ensure that the membership of HHS federal advisory committees is fairly balanced in terms of points of view represented and the committee’s function. Every effort is made to ensure that a broad representation of geographic areas, females, racial and ethnic and minority groups, and the disabled are given consideration for membership on HHS federal advisory committees. Appointment to this Committee shall be made without discrimination because of a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, or genetic information. Nominations must state that the nominee is willing to serve as a member of ACMH and appears to have no conflict of interest that would preclude membership. An ethics review is conducted for each selected nominee. Therefore, individuals selected for nomination will be required to provide detailed information concerning such matters as financial holdings, consultancies, and research grants or contracts to permit evaluation of possible sources of conflict of interest. Dated: March 26, 2013. Monica A. Baltimore, Executive Director, Advisory Committee on Minority Health. [FR Doc. 2013–08850 Filed 4–15–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4150–29–P PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 22551 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [30Day–13–12EG] 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 the CDC Reports Clearance Officer at (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 or by fax to (202) 395–5806. Written comments should be received within 30 days of this notice. Proposed Project Use of Smartphones to Collect Information about Health Behaviors: Feasibility Study—New—National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description Despite the high level of public knowledge about the adverse effects of smoking, tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of disease and death in the U.S., resulting in approximately 443,000 deaths annually. During 2005–2010, the overall proportion of U.S. adults who were current smokers declined from 20.9% to 19.3%. Despite this decrease, smoking rates are still well above Healthy People 2020 targets for reducing adult smoking prevalence to 12%, and the decline in prevalence was not uniform across the population. Timely information on tobacco usage is needed for the design, implementation, and evaluation of public health programs. New mobile communications technologies provide a unique opportunity for innovation in public health surveillance. Text messaging and smartphone Web access are immediate, accessible, and anonymous, a combination of features that could make smartphones ideal for the ongoing research, surveillance, and evaluation of risk behaviors and health conditions, as well as targeted dissemination of information. CDC proposes to conduct a feasibility study to evaluate the process of conducting Web surveys by smartphone E:\FR\FM\16APN1.SGM 16APN1 22552 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 73 / Tuesday, April 16, 2013 / Notices and text message surveys by feature phone (cell phones that do not have Web access), the outcomes of the surveys, and the value of the surveys. The universe for this study is Englishspeaking U.S. residents aged 18–65. The sample frame will consist of a national random digit dial sample of telephone numbers from a frame of known cell phone exchanges. Respondents reached on their cell phones will be asked to complete an initial CATI survey consisting of a short series of simple demographic questions, general health questions, and questions about tobacco and alcohol use. At the conclusion of this brief survey, respondents who have smartphones will be asked to participate in the feasibility study, which consists of a first follow-up survey and, a week later, a second follow-up survey. Those who agree will receive invitations to participate by text message, which will include a link to the survey. A sample of respondents who have feature phones will be asked to participate in a text message pilot, which also consists of a first follow-up survey and a second follow-up survey. Text message respondents will receive a text message inviting them to participate; respondents who opt in will receive text messages with one survey question at a time. Before initiating the feasibility study, CDC will conduct a brief pre-test of information collection forms and procedures. This study will evaluate: (1) Response bias of a smartphone health survey by comparing data collected via CATI to data collected via smartphones/text messages, and data collected via smartphones to data collected via text messages, (2) relative cost-effectiveness of data collected via CATI to data collected via smartphones/text messages; (3) coverage bias associated with restricting the sample to smartphone users; and (4) the utility of smartphones for completing frequent, short interviews (e.g., diary studies to track activities or events). OMB approval is requested for one year. Participation is voluntary. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. The total estimated annualized burden hours are 306. ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Type of respondents Form name Adults Aged 18 to 65, All cell phone users .... Pre-test (CATI Screener/CATI Recruitment ... Screener/CATI Recruitment ........................... Initial CATI Survey ......................................... First Web Survey Follow-up for Smartphone Users. Second Web Survey Follow-up for Smartphone Users. First Text Message Survey Follow-up for non-Smartphone Users. Second Text Message Survey Follow-up for non-Smartphone Users. Adults Aged 18 to 65, Smartphone Users ...... Adults Aged 18 to 65, Non-smartphone Users Ron A. Otten, Director, Office of Scientific Integrity, Office of the Associate Director for Science, Office of the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. DC 20503 or by fax to (202) 395–5806. Written comments should be received within 30 days of this notice. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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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 
the CDC Reports Clearance Officer at (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 or by fax to (202) 395-5806. 
Written comments should be received within 30 days of this notice.

Proposed Project

    Use of Smartphones to Collect Information about Health Behaviors: 
Feasibility Study--New--National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention 
and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

    Despite the high level of public knowledge about the adverse 
effects of smoking, tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause 
of disease and death in the U.S., resulting in approximately 443,000 
deaths annually. During 2005-2010, the overall proportion of U.S. 
adults who were current smokers declined from 20.9% to 19.3%. Despite 
this decrease, smoking rates are still well above Healthy People 2020 
targets for reducing adult smoking prevalence to 12%, and the decline 
in prevalence was not uniform across the population. Timely information 
on tobacco usage is needed for the design, implementation, and 
evaluation of public health programs.
    New mobile communications technologies provide a unique opportunity 
for innovation in public health surveillance. Text messaging and 
smartphone Web access are immediate, accessible, and anonymous, a 
combination of features that could make smartphones ideal for the 
ongoing research, surveillance, and evaluation of risk behaviors and 
health conditions, as well as targeted dissemination of information.
    CDC proposes to conduct a feasibility study to evaluate the process 
of conducting Web surveys by smartphone

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and text message surveys by feature phone (cell phones that do not have 
Web access), the outcomes of the surveys, and the value of the surveys. 
The universe for this study is English-speaking U.S. residents aged 18-
65. The sample frame will consist of a national random digit dial 
sample of telephone numbers from a frame of known cell phone exchanges. 
Respondents reached on their cell phones will be asked to complete an 
initial CATI survey consisting of a short series of simple demographic 
questions, general health questions, and questions about tobacco and 
alcohol use. At the conclusion of this brief survey, respondents who 
have smartphones will be asked to participate in the feasibility study, 
which consists of a first follow-up survey and, a week later, a second 
follow-up survey. Those who agree will receive invitations to 
participate by text message, which will include a link to the survey. A 
sample of respondents who have feature phones will be asked to 
participate in a text message pilot, which also consists of a first 
follow-up survey and a second follow-up survey. Text message 
respondents will receive a text message inviting them to participate; 
respondents who opt in will receive text messages with one survey 
question at a time. Before initiating the feasibility study, CDC will 
conduct a brief pre-test of information collection forms and 
procedures.
    This study will evaluate: (1) Response bias of a smartphone health 
survey by comparing data collected via CATI to data collected via 
smartphones/text messages, and data collected via smartphones to data 
collected via text messages, (2) relative cost-effectiveness of data 
collected via CATI to data collected via smartphones/text messages; (3) 
coverage bias associated with restricting the sample to smartphone 
users; and (4) the utility of smartphones for completing frequent, 
short interviews (e.g., diary studies to track activities or events).
    OMB approval is requested for one year. Participation is voluntary. 
There are no costs to respondents other than their time. The total 
estimated annualized burden hours are 306.

                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                                                                      Average
                                                                     Number of       Number of      burden per
          Type of respondents                   Form name           respondents    responses per   response (in
                                                                                    respondent          hr)
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Adults Aged 18 to 65, All cell phone    Pre-test (CATI Screener/              20               1            8/60
 users.                                  CATI Recruitment.
                                        Screener/CATI                      1,990               1            1/60
                                         Recruitment.
                                        Initial CATI Survey.....           1,590               1            7/60
Adults Aged 18 to 65, Smartphone Users  First Web Survey Follow-             700               1            3/60
                                         up for Smartphone Users.
                                        Second Web Survey Follow-            595               1            3/60
                                         up for Smartphone Users.
Adults Aged 18 to 65, Non-smartphone    First Text Message                   200               1            3/60
 Users.                                  Survey Follow-up for
                                         non-Smartphone Users.
                                        Second Text Message                  170               1            3/60
                                         Survey Follow-up for
                                         non-Smartphone Users.
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Ron A. 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. 2013-08862 Filed 4-15-13; 8:45 am]
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