Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations, 70562-70563 [2013-28296]

Download as PDF 70562 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 228 / Tuesday, November 26, 2013 / Notices goals, such as reducing new infections, increasing the use of condoms, and targeting high risk groups. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention request approval for a 3-year extension of this information collection. Data are collected through anonymous, in-person interviews conducted with persons systematically selected from 25 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) throughout the United States; these 25 MSAs were chosen based on having high AIDS prevalence. Persons at risk for HIV infection to be interviewed for NHBS include men who have sex with men (MSM), injecting drug users (IDU), and heterosexuals at increased risk of HIV (HET). A brief screening interview will be used to determine eligibility for CDC estimates that NHBS will involve, per year in each of the 25 MSAs, eligibility screening for 50 to 200 persons and eligibility screening plus the behavioral assessment with 500 eligible respondents, resulting in a total of 37,500 eligible survey respondents and 7,500 ineligible screened persons during a 3-year period. Data collection will rotate such that interviews will be conducted among one group per year: MSM in year 1, IDU in year 2, and HET in year 3. The type of data collected for each group will vary slightly due to different sampling methods and risk characteristics of the group. Participation of respondents is voluntary and there is no cost to the respondents other than their time. participation in the behavioral assessment. The data from the behavioral assessment will provide estimates of (1) Behavior related to the risk of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, (2) prior testing for HIV, (3) and use of HIV prevention services. All persons interviewed will also be offered an HIV test, and will participate in a pre-test counseling session. No other federal agency systematically collects this type of information from persons at risk for HIV infection. These data have substantial impact on prevention program development and monitoring at the local, state, and national levels. ESTIMATE OF ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Average burden per response (hours) Number of responses per respondent Number of respondents Total burden (in hours) Respondent Form Persons Screened ............................ Eligible Participants: .......................... Eligible Participants: .......................... Eligible Participant ............................ Peer Recruiters: ................................ Eligibility Screener ............................ Behavioral Assessment MSM .......... Behavioral Assessment IDU ............ Behavioral Assessment HET ........... Recruiter Debriefing ......................... 15,000 4,167 4,167 4,167 4,167 1 1 1 1 1 5/60 30/60 54/60 39/60 2/60 1,250 2,084 3,750 2,709 139 Total Annualized Burden ........... ........................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 9,932 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. [FR Doc. 2013–28281 Filed 11–25–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [60Day–14–14CW] emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD 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 LeRoy Richardson, 1600 VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:04 Nov 25, 2013 Jkt 232001 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 Health and Socioeconomic Sequelae of the WTC Disaster among Responders—New—National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description Since the inception of the World Trade Center (WTC) Medical Monitoring and Treatment Program (MMTP), health reports have focused on disorders of the PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 aerodigestive tract and mental health consequences, and with the exception of spirometry, comparisons with general and normative population data have not been made. Furthermore, none of the previous studies comprehensively evaluated the changes of socioeconomic status in WTC responders after 9/11. Lowered socioeconomic status (SES) is an important potential consequence of WTC exposures that can negatively impact the physical and mental health status among WTC responders. The main objective of this study is to establish an expanded occupational health surveillance system that summarizes overall health status of WTC responders over time, and also provides information about symptoms not previously reported. Through this work, it is possible that other health outcomes will be identified and reported, such as autoimmune disorders. This expanded surveillance system will supplement reports the WTC Data Center (DC) will be providing. To provide a reference population, the WTC cohort will be compared to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) to compare physical and mental health status by matching variables. The comparison will estimate E:\FR\FM\26NON1.SGM 26NON1 70563 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 228 / Tuesday, November 26, 2013 / Notices the magnitude of the impact of WTC exposure on the health of WTC responders compared with the general population in U.S. and New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY/NJ metropolitan area. Findings from this expanded surveillance will be reported through an integrated occupational health surveillance report. The term ‘‘integrated occupational health surveillance report’’ means a detailed and overall description of health status over time, with a comparison of groups both within the cohort and from the general population. The findings from this report will also aid in the future development of new guidelines for the implementation of an occupational health surveillance system for disasters, which is essential for disaster preparedness. Along with implementing a surveillance system, an additional objective will be to investigate ambidirectional effect modification between SES and health status. By ascertaining effect modification, SES will be added as one of the important variables necessary to perform surveillance. The study hypotheses for the effect modification investigation are (1) WTC exposures lower health status; (2) WTC exposures lower socioeconomic status; and (3) an interaction effect exists between these variables. This investigation for effect modification between health and SES is a unique research topic that has not been studied for WTC responders. Understanding the nature of the linkage between health and SES will help to identify high risk groups and offer a primary target for prevention and intervention strategies. With successful completion of this 2year study, we expect a substantial improvement of the occupational health surveillance system for WTC responders. The World Trade Center (WTC) research team at the North Shore-LIJ Health System is seeking to evaluate the impact of using modified survey questions versus standard questions when participant responses from the WTC and general populations are compared. The WTC Health Program has been collecting self-reported health information for medical monitoring purposes. Initially, the questions were derived from multiple standard general population surveys, such as the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) and the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). However, certain questions were modified from their standard versions, and we would like to determine whether these modifications may lead study participants to answer differently. CDC requests Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to collect information from an anonymous (no personal information will be collected) and voluntary questionnaire, in order to test this research question. We will compare participant responses to a short questionnaire (approximately two pages of main content) which will contain both the modified and standard questions. The total estimated burden for the one-time completion of the anonymous questionnaire is 50 hours (600 respondents × 5 minutes each). Blank questionnaires will be placed in the waiting area of the Queens WTC Clinical Center of Excellence at Long Island Jewish Medical Center/Queens College (Queens WTC Clinical Centers of Excellence). There will be no verbal solicitation for participation; however, we will post a written advertisement in the waiting area of the clinic. CDC anticipates that questionnaire collection will take place from December 2014–December 2015. The total estimated annualized burden hours are 50. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Type of respondents Form name Individual WTC Responders .......... Health and Socioeconomic Sequelae of the WTC Disaster among Responders. Total ........................................ ........................................................ 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. [FR Doc. 2013–28296 Filed 11–25–13; 8:45 am] 600 .......................... .......................... 18:04 Nov 25, 2013 Jkt 232001 Total burden (in hrs.) 5/60 .......................... 50 50 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DC or by fax to (202) 395–5806. Written comments should be received within 30 days of this notice. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Proposed Project [30Day–14–13TY] 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, VerDate Mar<15>2010 Average burden per response (in hrs.) 1 Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review BILLING CODE 4163–18–P emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Number of responses per respondent PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 National Survey of Community-Based Policy and Environmental Supports for Healthy Eating and Active Living— New—National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description Currently, little is known about the environmental and policy supports for healthful diets and regular physical activity within a community and how these supports are changing across time. As a result, CDC plans to conduct a survey to address this gap in knowledge. E:\FR\FM\26NON1.SGM 26NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[60Day-14-14CW]


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

    Health and Socioeconomic Sequelae of the WTC Disaster among 
Responders--New--National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health 
(NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

    Since the inception of the World Trade Center (WTC) Medical 
Monitoring and Treatment Program (MMTP), health reports have focused on 
disorders of the aerodigestive tract and mental health consequences, 
and with the exception of spirometry, comparisons with general and 
normative population data have not been made. Furthermore, none of the 
previous studies comprehensively evaluated the changes of socioeconomic 
status in WTC responders after 9/11. Lowered socioeconomic status (SES) 
is an important potential consequence of WTC exposures that can 
negatively impact the physical and mental health status among WTC 
responders. The main objective of this study is to establish an 
expanded occupational health surveillance system that summarizes 
overall health status of WTC responders over time, and also provides 
information about symptoms not previously reported. Through this work, 
it is possible that other health outcomes will be identified and 
reported, such as autoimmune disorders. This expanded surveillance 
system will supplement reports the WTC Data Center (DC) will be 
providing. To provide a reference population, the WTC cohort will be 
compared to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and the 
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) to compare physical 
and mental health status by matching variables. The comparison will 
estimate

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the magnitude of the impact of WTC exposure on the health of WTC 
responders compared with the general population in U.S. and New York-
White Plains-Wayne, NY/NJ metropolitan area. Findings from this 
expanded surveillance will be reported through an integrated 
occupational health surveillance report. The term ``integrated 
occupational health surveillance report'' means a detailed and overall 
description of health status over time, with a comparison of groups 
both within the cohort and from the general population. The findings 
from this report will also aid in the future development of new 
guidelines for the implementation of an occupational health 
surveillance system for disasters, which is essential for disaster 
preparedness. Along with implementing a surveillance system, an 
additional objective will be to investigate ambi-directional effect 
modification between SES and health status. By ascertaining effect 
modification, SES will be added as one of the important variables 
necessary to perform surveillance. The study hypotheses for the effect 
modification investigation are (1) WTC exposures lower health status; 
(2) WTC exposures lower socioeconomic status; and (3) an interaction 
effect exists between these variables. This investigation for effect 
modification between health and SES is a unique research topic that has 
not been studied for WTC responders. Understanding the nature of the 
linkage between health and SES will help to identify high risk groups 
and offer a primary target for prevention and intervention strategies. 
With successful completion of this 2-year study, we expect a 
substantial improvement of the occupational health surveillance system 
for WTC responders.
    The World Trade Center (WTC) research team at the North Shore-LIJ 
Health System is seeking to evaluate the impact of using modified 
survey questions versus standard questions when participant responses 
from the WTC and general populations are compared.
    The WTC Health Program has been collecting self-reported health 
information for medical monitoring purposes. Initially, the questions 
were derived from multiple standard general population surveys, such as 
the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) and the 
National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). However, certain questions 
were modified from their standard versions, and we would like to 
determine whether these modifications may lead study participants to 
answer differently.
    CDC requests Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to 
collect information from an anonymous (no personal information will be 
collected) and voluntary questionnaire, in order to test this research 
question. We will compare participant responses to a short 
questionnaire (approximately two pages of main content) which will 
contain both the modified and standard questions.
    The total estimated burden for the one-time completion of the 
anonymous questionnaire is 50 hours (600 respondents x 5 minutes each). 
Blank questionnaires will be placed in the waiting area of the Queens 
WTC Clinical Center of Excellence at Long Island Jewish Medical Center/
Queens College (Queens WTC Clinical Centers of Excellence). There will 
be no verbal solicitation for participation; however, we will post a 
written advertisement in the waiting area of the clinic.
    CDC anticipates that questionnaire collection will take place from 
December 2014-December 2015. The total estimated annualized burden 
hours are 50.
    There are no costs to respondents other than their time.

                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                                   Number of      Average burden
     Type of respondents         Form name        Number of      responses per     per response    Total burden
                                                 respondents       respondent       (in hrs.)        (in hrs.)
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Individual WTC Responders...  Health and                  600                1             5/60               50
                               Socioeconomic
                               Sequelae of
                               the WTC
                               Disaster among
                               Responders.
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    Total...................  ...............  ...............  ...............  ...............              50
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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.
[FR Doc. 2013-28296 Filed 11-25-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4163-18-P