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Download as PDF tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 69854 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 225 / Thursday, November 21, 2013 / Notices The agenda for this meeting is being developed and will be posted on the CFSAC Web site www.hhs.gov/ advocomcfsac and at www.blsmeetings.net/CFSACdec2013/. The webinar will be a ‘‘virtual meeting’’ using Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro Meeting, a Web conferencing product that allows users to conduct live meetings and presentations over the Internet. Using Adobe Connect Pro Meeting software requires that you have an Internet connection, a Web browser, and the latest version of Adobe Flash Player to participate in the webinar. Adobe Connect Pro is supported by many operating systems, including Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Solaris as well as the most widely used browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari. We recommend that you test your computer prior to participation. 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Nancy C. Lee, Designated Federal Officer, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. [FR Doc. 2013–27926 Filed 11–20–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4150–42–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [30-Day–14–13ZJ] 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 Emergency Epidemic Investigation Data Collections—New—Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services (CSELS), Division of Scientific Education and Professional Development, DSEPD), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description CDC previously has conducted Emergency Epidemic Investigations (EEIs) under Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 0920– 0008. CDC is seeking a new OMB generic clearance for a 3-year period to collect vital information during EEIs in response to urgent outbreaks or events (i.e., natural, biological, chemical, nuclear, radiological) characterized by undetermined agents, undetermined sources, undetermined transmission, or undetermined risk factors. These EEIs represent a subset of those performed under OMB clearance 0920–0008. Supporting effective emergency epidemic investigations is one of the PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 most important ways that CDC protects the health of the public. CDC is frequently called upon to conduct EEIs at the request of local, state, or international health authorities seeking support to respond to urgent outbreaks or urgent public health-related events. In response to external partner requests, CDC provides necessary epidemiologic support to identify the agents, sources, modes of transmission, or risk factors to effectively implement rapid prevention and control measures to protect the public’s health. Data collection is a critical component of the epidemiologic support provided by CDC; data are analyzed to determine the agents, sources, modes of transmission, or risk factors so that effective prevention and control measures can be implemented. During an unanticipated outbreak or event, immediate action by CDC is necessary to minimize or prevent public harm. The legal justification for EEIs are found in the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 301 [241](a)). Successful investigations are dependent on rapid and flexible data collection that evolves during the investigation and is customized to the unique circumstances of each outbreak or event. Data collection elements will be those necessary to identify the agents, sources, mode of transmission, or risk factors. Examples of potential data collection methods include telephone or face-to-face interview; email, Web or other type of electronic questionnaire; paper-and-pencil questionnaire; focus groups; medical record review; laboratory record review; collection of clinical samples; and environmental assessment. Respondents will vary depending on the nature of the outbreak or event; examples of potential respondents include health care professionals, patients, laboratorians, and the general public. Participation in EEIs is voluntary and there are no anticipated costs to respondents other than their time. CDC will use the information gathered during EEIs to rapidly identify and effectively implement measures to minimize or prevent public harm. CDC projects 60 EEIs in response to outbreaks or events characterized by undetermined agents, undetermined sources, undetermined transmission, or undetermined risk factors annually. The projected average number of respondents is 200 per EEI, for a total of 12,000 respondents. CDC estimates the average burden per response is 0.5 hours and each respondent will be asked to respond once. Therefore, the total estimated annual burden hours are 6,000. These estimates are based on the reported burden for EEIs that have been E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 225 / Thursday, November 21, 2013 / Notices 69855 performed during the previous two years. ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Type of respondents Form name Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden per response (in hrs.) Emergency Epidemic Investigation Participants ........... Emergency Epidemic Investigation Data Collection Instruments. 12,000 1 30/60 LeRoy A. Richardson, Chief, Information Collection Review Office, Office of Scientific Integrity, Office of the Associate Director for Science, Office of the Director, Center for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2013–27942 Filed 11–20–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [30-Day–14–0910] 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 or by fax to (202) 395–5806. Written comments should be received within 30 days of this notice. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Proposed Project Message Testing for Tobacco Communication Activities (OMB No. 0920–0910, exp. 1/31/2015)— Revision—National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description In 2012, CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) obtained OMB approval of a generic clearance to support the development of tobacco-related health messages (Message Testing for Tobacco VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:17 Nov 20, 2013 Jkt 232001 Communication Activities (MTTCA), OMB No. 0920–0910, exp. 1/31/2015). A variety of information collection strategies are supported through this generic mechanism, including in-depth interviews, in-person focus groups, online focus groups, computer-assisted, in-person, or telephone interviews, and online surveys. Each project approved under the MTTCA framework is outlined in a project-specific Information Collection Request that describes its purpose and methodology. The MTTCA clearance has been used to obtain OMB approval for a variety of message testing activities, with particular emphasis on communications supporting CDC’s ‘‘Tips from Former Smokers’’ campaign. This national campaign, developed and implemented by OSH, is designed to increase public awareness of the health consequences of tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke. The MTTCA clearance has also supported formative research relating to the development of health messages that are not specifically associated with the national campaign. In 2014, CDC will implement a new phase of the national tobacco education campaign and continue ongoing programmatic initiatives, such as maintaining the Media Campaign Resource Center (MCRC) and producing reports in conjunction with the Office of the Surgeon General. OSH will continue to use the MTTCA clearance to improve the quality of tobacco-related health messages associated with these activities and other tobacco control efforts of interest to CDC and its partners. OSH anticipates that a number of messages will be developed or refined for subpopulations as well as the general public. For example, screening activities may be conducted to involve individuals who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT); individuals who are active military or PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 veterans; individuals who suffer from depression and/or anxiety, and individuals who are English-speaking Hispanics. CDC may also request information about smoking status (e.g., current non-smoker, current smoker, exsmoker). CDC is requesting OMB approval to revise the generic MTTCA clearance, which was initially approved with the following estimates: 5,775 annualized burden hours and 14,974 annualized responses. The initial estimates were based on the number of respondents who were likely to participate in information collection activities such as focus groups, interviews, and surveys. The initial estimates did not specifically account for screening activities that are necessary to identify respondents from key target audiences. As a result, the initial MTTCA clearance underestimated the total number of responses needed to support data collection conducted in 2012 and 2013. The planned revision will adjust for screening and recruitment by allocating 20,000 additional respondents, and 667 additional burden hours, to the annualized estimates. To accommodate both planned activities and potential new initiatives or collaborations, CDC is also requesting modest increases in the number of respondents and burden hours associated with survey activities. CDC’s authority to collect information for public health purposes is provided by the Public Health Service Act (41 U.S.C. 241) Section 301. The revision request does not affect the current expiration date of January 31, 2015. The estimated annualized number of responses will increase from 14,974 to 36,847 and the total estimated annualized burden hours will increase from 5,775 to 7,219. Participation is voluntary and there are no costs to respondents other than their time. E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 225 (Thursday, November 21, 2013)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[30-Day-14-13ZJ]


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

    Emergency Epidemic Investigation Data Collections--New--Center for 
Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services (CSELS), Division 
of Scientific Education and Professional Development, DSEPD), Centers 
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

    CDC previously has conducted Emergency Epidemic Investigations 
(EEIs) under Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 0920-
0008. CDC is seeking a new OMB generic clearance for a 3-year period to 
collect vital information during EEIs in response to urgent outbreaks 
or events (i.e., natural, biological, chemical, nuclear, radiological) 
characterized by undetermined agents, undetermined sources, 
undetermined transmission, or undetermined risk factors. These EEIs 
represent a subset of those performed under OMB clearance 0920-0008.
    Supporting effective emergency epidemic investigations is one of 
the most important ways that CDC protects the health of the public. CDC 
is frequently called upon to conduct EEIs at the request of local, 
state, or international health authorities seeking support to respond 
to urgent outbreaks or urgent public health-related events. In response 
to external partner requests, CDC provides necessary epidemiologic 
support to identify the agents, sources, modes of transmission, or risk 
factors to effectively implement rapid prevention and control measures 
to protect the public's health. Data collection is a critical component 
of the epidemiologic support provided by CDC; data are analyzed to 
determine the agents, sources, modes of transmission, or risk factors 
so that effective prevention and control measures can be implemented. 
During an unanticipated outbreak or event, immediate action by CDC is 
necessary to minimize or prevent public harm. The legal justification 
for EEIs are found in the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 301 
[241](a)).
    Successful investigations are dependent on rapid and flexible data 
collection that evolves during the investigation and is customized to 
the unique circumstances of each outbreak or event. Data collection 
elements will be those necessary to identify the agents, sources, mode 
of transmission, or risk factors. Examples of potential data collection 
methods include telephone or face-to-face interview; email, Web or 
other type of electronic questionnaire; paper-and-pencil questionnaire; 
focus groups; medical record review; laboratory record review; 
collection of clinical samples; and environmental assessment. 
Respondents will vary depending on the nature of the outbreak or event; 
examples of potential respondents include health care professionals, 
patients, laboratorians, and the general public. Participation in EEIs 
is voluntary and there are no anticipated costs to respondents other 
than their time. CDC will use the information gathered during EEIs to 
rapidly identify and effectively implement measures to minimize or 
prevent public harm.
    CDC projects 60 EEIs in response to outbreaks or events 
characterized by undetermined agents, undetermined sources, 
undetermined transmission, or undetermined risk factors annually. The 
projected average number of respondents is 200 per EEI, for a total of 
12,000 respondents. CDC estimates the average burden per response is 
0.5 hours and each respondent will be asked to respond once. Therefore, 
the total estimated annual burden hours are 6,000. These estimates are 
based on the reported burden for EEIs that have been

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performed during the previous two years.

                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                                                   Number of     Average  burden
        Type of respondents                  Form name            Number of      responses per    per  response
                                                                 respondents       respondent       (in hrs.)
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Emergency Epidemic Investigation     Emergency Epidemic                12,000                1            30/60
 Participants.                        Investigation Data
                                      Collection Instruments.
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LeRoy A. Richardson,
Chief, Information Collection Review Office, Office of Scientific 
Integrity, Office of the Associate Director for Science, Office of the 
Director, Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2013-27942 Filed 11-20-13; 8:45 am]
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