Special Emphasis Panel; Meeting, 63207 [2013-24179]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 205 / Wednesday, October 23, 2013 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Special Emphasis Panel; Meeting Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2), announcement is made of an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Special Emphasis Panel (SEP) meeting on ‘‘AHRQ RFA–HS–13–010, Closing the Gap in Healthcare Disparities through Dissemination and Implementation of Patient Centered Outcomes Research (U18)’’. Each SEP meeting will commence in open session before closing to the public for the duration of the meeting. DATES: November 6, 2013 (Open on November 6 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and closed for the remainder of the meeting). SUMMARY: Hyatt Regency Hotel Bethesda, One Metro Center, Bethesda, MD 20814. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anyone wishing to obtain a roster of members, agenda or minutes of the nonconfidential portions of this meeting should contact: Mrs. Bonnie Campbell, Committee Management Officer, Office of Extramural Research, Education and Priority Populations, AHRQ, 540 Gaither Road, Room 2038, Rockville, Maryland 20850, Telephone: (301) 427– 1554. Agenda items for this meeting are subject to change as priorities dictate. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A Special Emphasis Panel is a group of experts in fields related to health care research who are invited by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and agree to be available, to conduct on an as needed basis, scientific reviews of applications for AHRQ support. Individual members of the Panel do not attend regularlyscheduled meetings and do not serve for fixed terms or a long period of time. Rather, they are asked to participate in particular review meetings which require their type of expertise. Each SEP meeting will commence in open session before closing to the public for the duration of the meeting. The SEP meeting referenced above will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in 5 U.S.C. App. 2, section 10(d), 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4), and 5 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:13 Oct 22, 2013 Jkt 232001 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6). The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Dated: September 25, 2013. Richard Kronick, Director. [FR Doc. 2013–24179 Filed 10–22–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [60Day–14–14AC] 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 LeRoy Richardson, 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 Application of a Web-based Health Survey Tool in Schools—New— National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63207 Background and Brief Description The mission of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is to promote safety and health at work for all people through research and prevention. The Occupational Safety and Health Act, Public Law 91– 596 (section 20[a] [1]), authorizes NIOSH to conduct research to advance the health and safety of workers. NIOSH is proposing to conduct a health questionnaire of employees in 50 elementary schools in a large school district in the Northeastern United States. According to the 2012 Bureau of Labor Statistics survey, the educational services sector employs approximately 12.9 million workers, with 8.4 million working in elementary and secondary schools. A 2010 analysis of data on U.S. working adults indicated that the educational services sector had one of the highest prevalence’s of current asthma at 13.1%. In 1995, the Government Accounting Office reported that about 33% of schools in the U.S. needed extensive repair or replacement of one or more buildings, which includes problems related to dampness and mold. A better understanding of school building conditions related to dampness and mold, as well as associated health effects, is essential for the prevention of work-related illness in school staff. NIOSH requests OMB approval to administer an internet-based questionnaire to collect health information on staff from 50 schools within this school district. The survey will be conducted concurrently with a field-based environmental survey using a dampness and mold assessment tool, which was developed by NIOSH to collect information on dampness and mold in buildings. NIOSH will collaborate with the school district and local teachers union to recruit a broad range of school staff as participants, including teachers, administrative staff, facilities and maintenance staff, nurses and counselors, and kitchen staff for this study. Results will be used to determine possible relationships between health outcomes and environmental conditions, specifically conditions related to dampness and mold. Results will also help to validate the dampness and mold assessment tool. Overall results will benefit many stakeholders, including school-affiliated and general administrative personnel, facilities and maintenance representatives, building owners, and safety and health professionals charged with the prevention, identification, and E:\FR\FM\23OCN1.SGM 23OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Special Emphasis Panel; Meeting

AGENCY: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2), announcement is made of an Agency for 
Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Special Emphasis Panel (SEP) 
meeting on ``AHRQ RFA-HS-13-010, Closing the Gap in Healthcare 
Disparities through Dissemination and Implementation of Patient 
Centered Outcomes Research (U18)''. Each SEP meeting will commence in 
open session before closing to the public for the duration of the 
meeting.

DATES: November 6, 2013 (Open on November 6 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. 
and closed for the remainder of the meeting).

ADDRESSES: Hyatt Regency Hotel Bethesda, One Metro Center, Bethesda, MD 
20814.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anyone wishing to obtain a roster of 
members, agenda or minutes of the non-confidential portions of this 
meeting should contact: Mrs. Bonnie Campbell, Committee Management 
Officer, Office of Extramural Research, Education and Priority 
Populations, AHRQ, 540 Gaither Road, Room 2038, Rockville, Maryland 
20850, Telephone: (301) 427-1554.
    Agenda items for this meeting are subject to change as priorities 
dictate.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A Special Emphasis Panel is a group of 
experts in fields related to health care research who are invited by 
the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and agree to be 
available, to conduct on an as needed basis, scientific reviews of 
applications for AHRQ support. Individual members of the Panel do not 
attend regularly-scheduled meetings and do not serve for fixed terms or 
a long period of time. Rather, they are asked to participate in 
particular review meetings which require their type of expertise.
    Each SEP meeting will commence in open session before closing to 
the public for the duration of the meeting. The SEP meeting referenced 
above will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions 
set forth in 5 U.S.C. App. 2, section 10(d), 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4), and 5 
U.S.C. 552b(c)(6). The grant applications and the discussions could 
disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as 
patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals 
associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would 
constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.

    Dated: September 25, 2013.
Richard Kronick,
Director.
[FR Doc. 2013-24179 Filed 10-22-13; 8:45 am]
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