Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations, 70302 [2013-28166]

Download as PDF 70302 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 227 / Monday, November 25, 2013 / Notices Centers for Disease Control and Prevention use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. [60Day–14–0729] Proposed Project Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations Customer Surveys Generic Clearance for the National Center for Health Statistics (0920–0729, Expiration 04/30/ 2014)—Revision—National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 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, at 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 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 ‘‘the extent and nature of illness and disability of the population of the United States.’’ This is a revision request for a generic approval from OMB to conduct customer surveys over the next three years. As part of a comprehensive program, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) plans to continue to assess its customers’ satisfaction with the content, quality and relevance of the information it produces. NCHS will conduct voluntary customer surveys to assess strengths in agency products and services and to evaluate how well it addresses the emerging needs of its data users. Results of these surveys will be used in future planning initiatives. The data will be collected using a combination of methodologies appropriate to each survey. These may include: Evaluation forms, mail surveys, focus groups, automated and electronic technology (e.g., email, Web-based surveys), and telephone surveys. Systematic surveys of several groups will be folded into the program. Among these are Federal customers and policy makers, state and local officials who rely on NCHS data, the broader educational, research, and public health community, and other data users. Respondents may include data users who register for and/or attend NCHS sponsored conferences; persons who access the NCHS Web site and the detailed data available through it; consultants; and others. Respondent data items may include (in broad categories) information regarding respondent’s gender, age, occupation, affiliation, location, etc., to be used to characterize responses only. Other questions will attempt to obtain information that will characterize the respondents’ familiarity with and use of NCHS data, their assessment of data content and usefulness, general satisfaction with available services and products, and suggestions for improvement of surveys, services and products. The resulting information will be for NCHS internal use. There is no cost to respondents other than their time to participate in the survey. ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Type of survey Questionnaire for conference registrants/attendees. Focus groups .................................... Web-based ....................................... Other customer surveys ................... Total .................................................. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Number of respondents Respondents Public/private researchers, ants, and others. Public/private researchers, ants, and others. Public/private researchers, ants, and others. Public/private researchers, ants, and others. Average burden per response (in hrs.) No. of responses per respondent Consult- 4,500 1 10/60 750 Consult- 240 1 1 240 Consult- 4,500 1 10/60 750 Consult- 1,200 1 15/60 300 ......................................................... 10,440 ........................ ........................ 2,040 LeRoy Richardson, Chief, Information Collection Review Office, Office of Scientific Integrity, Office of the Associate Director for Science, Office of the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[60Day-14-0729]


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, at 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

    Customer Surveys Generic Clearance for the National Center for 
Health Statistics (0920-0729, Expiration 04/30/2014)--Revision--
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 ``the 
extent and nature of illness and disability of the population of the 
United States.'' This is a revision request for a generic approval from 
OMB to conduct customer surveys over the next three years.
    As part of a comprehensive program, the National Center for Health 
Statistics (NCHS) plans to continue to assess its customers' 
satisfaction with the content, quality and relevance of the information 
it produces. NCHS will conduct voluntary customer surveys to assess 
strengths in agency products and services and to evaluate how well it 
addresses the emerging needs of its data users. Results of these 
surveys will be used in future planning initiatives.
    The data will be collected using a combination of methodologies 
appropriate to each survey. These may include: Evaluation forms, mail 
surveys, focus groups, automated and electronic technology (e.g., 
email, Web-based surveys), and telephone surveys. Systematic surveys of 
several groups will be folded into the program. Among these are Federal 
customers and policy makers, state and local officials who rely on NCHS 
data, the broader educational, research, and public health community, 
and other data users. Respondents may include data users who register 
for and/or attend NCHS sponsored conferences; persons who access the 
NCHS Web site and the detailed data available through it; consultants; 
and others. Respondent data items may include (in broad categories) 
information regarding respondent's gender, age, occupation, 
affiliation, location, etc., to be used to characterize responses only. 
Other questions will attempt to obtain information that will 
characterize the respondents' familiarity with and use of NCHS data, 
their assessment of data content and usefulness, general satisfaction 
with available services and products, and suggestions for improvement 
of surveys, services and products.
    The resulting information will be for NCHS internal use. There is 
no cost to respondents other than their time to participate in the 
survey.

                                                            Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                                                                                             Average
                                                                                            Number of        No. of        burden per      Total burden
                 Type of survey                                Respondents                 respondents    responses per   response  (in     (in hrs.)
                                                                                                           respondent         hrs.)
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Questionnaire for conference registrants/        Public/private researchers,                      4,500               1           10/60              750
 attendees.                                       Consultants, and others.
Focus groups...................................  Public/private researchers,                        240               1               1              240
                                                  Consultants, and others.
Web-based......................................  Public/private researchers,                      4,500               1           10/60              750
                                                  Consultants, and others.
Other customer surveys.........................  Public/private researchers,                      1,200               1           15/60              300
                                                  Consultants, and others.
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Total..........................................  ......................................          10,440  ..............  ..............            2,040
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LeRoy Richardson,
Chief, Information Collection Review Office, Office of Scientific 
Integrity, Office of the Associate Director for Science, Office of the 
Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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