Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 73541-73543 [2013-29070]

Download as PDF 73541 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 235 / Friday, December 6, 2013 / Notices (4) Data Files Submission—POCs upload their data file(s), using the pharmacy data file specifications, to ensure that users submit standardized and consistent data in the way variables are named, coded, and formatted. The number of submissions to the database is likely to vary each year because pharmacies do not administer the survey and submit data every year. Survey data from the AHRQ Pharmacy Survey on Patient Safety Culture are used to produce three types of products: (1) A Pharmacy SOPS Comparative Database Report that is made publicly available on the AHRQ Web site, (2) Individual Pharmacy Survey Feedback Reports that are confidential, customized reports produced for each pharmacy that submits data to the database (the number of reports produced is based on the number of pharmacies submitting each year); and (3) Research data sets of individual-level and pharmacy-level deidentified data to enable researchers to conduct analyses. Estimated Annual Respondent Burden Exhibit 1 shows the estimated annualized burden hours for the respondent’s time to participate in the database. An estimated 150 POCs, each representing an average of 10 individual pharmacies each, will complete the database submission steps and forms annually. Completing the registration form will take about 5 minutes. The Pharmacy Background Characteristics Form is completed by all POCs for each of their pharmacies (150 × 10 = 1,500 forms in total) and is estimated to take 5 minutes to complete. Each POC will complete a data use agreement which takes 3 minutes to complete and submitting the data will take an hour on average. The total burden is estimated to be 296 hours. Exhibit 2 shows the estimated annualized cost burden based on the respondents’ time to submit their data. The cost burden is estimated to be $14,392 annually. EXHIBIT 1—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents/ POCs Number of responses per POC Registration Form ............................................................................................ Pharmacy Background Characteristics Form .................................................. Data Use Agreement ....................................................................................... Data Files Submission ..................................................................................... 150 150 150 150 1 10 1 1 5/60 5/60 3/60 1 13 125 8 150 Total .......................................................................................................... 600 NA NA 296 Form Name Hours per response Total burden hours EXHIBIT 2—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents/ POCs Form Name Total burden hours Average hourly wage rate* Total cost burden Registration Form ............................................................................................ Pharmacy Background Characteristics Form .................................................. Data Use Agreement ....................................................................................... Data Files Submission ..................................................................................... 150 150 150 150 13 125 8 150 $48.62 48.62 48.62 48.62 $632 6,078 389 7,293 Total .......................................................................................................... 600 296 NA 14,392 *Mean hourly wage rate of $48.62 for General and Operations Managers (SOC code 11–1021) was obtained from the May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates, NAICS 446110 — Pharmacies and Drug Stores located at http://www.bls.gov/ oes/current/naics5_446110.htm. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Request for Comments In accordance with the above-cited Paperwork Reduction Act legislation, comments on AHRQ’s information collection are requested with regard to any of the following: (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of AHRQ health care research, quality improvement and information dissemination functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of AHRQ’s estimate of burden (including hours and costs) of the proposed collection(s) 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 upon the respondents, including the use of VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:28 Dec 05, 2013 Jkt 232001 automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the Agency’s subsequent request for OMB approval of the proposed information collection. All comments will become a matter of public record. Dated: November 22, 2013. Richard Kronick, AHRQ Director. [FR Doc. 2013–29071 Filed 12–5–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–M PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, HHS. ACTION: Notice AGENCY: This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection project: ‘‘AHRQ Grants Reporting System (GRS).’’ In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1 73542 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 235 / Friday, December 6, 2013 / Notices AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by February 4, 2014. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be submitted to: Doris Lefkowitz, Reports Clearance Officer, AHRQ, by email at doris.lefkowitz@AHRQ.hhs.gov. Copies of the proposed collection plans, data collection instruments, and specific details on the estimated burden can be obtained from the AHRQ Reports Clearance Officer. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doris Lefkowitz, AHRQ Reports Clearance Officer, (301) 427–1477, or by email at doris.lefkowitz@AHRQ.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposed Project AHRQ Grants Reporting System (GRS) AHRQ has developed a systematic method for its grantees to report project progress and important preliminary findings for grants funded by the Agency. This system, the Grants Reporting System (GRS), was first approved by OMB on November 10, 2004. The system addressed the shortfalls in the previous reporting process and established a consistent and comprehensive grants reporting solution for AHRQ. The GRS provides a centralized repository of grants research progress and additional information that can be used to support initiatives within the Agency. This includes future research planning and support to administration activities such as performance monitoring, budgeting, knowledge transfer as well as strategic planning. This Project has the following goals: (1) To promote the transfer of critical information more frequently and efficiently and enhance the Agency’s ability to support research designed to improve the outcomes and quality of health care, reduce its costs, and broaden access to effective services; and (2) To increase the efficiency of the Agency in responding to ad-hoc information requests; and (3) To support Executive Branch requirements for increased transparency and public reporting; and (4) To establish a consistent approach throughout the Agency for information collection regarding grant progress and a systematic basis for oversight and for facilitating potential collaborations among grantees; and (5) To decrease the inconvenience and burden on grantees of unanticipated adhoc requests for information by the Agency in response to particular (onetime) internal and external requests for information. Method of Collection Grants Reporting System—Grantees use the GRS to report project progress and important preliminary findings for grants funded by the Agency. Grantees submit a progress report on a quarterly basis which is reviewed by AHRQ personnel. All users access the GRS system through a secure online interface which requires a user id and password entered through the GRS Login screen. When status reports are due, AHRQ notifies Principle Investigators (PI) and Vendors via email. The GRS is an automated userfriendly resource that is utilized by AHRQ staff for preparing, distributing, and reviewing reporting requests to grantees for the purpose of information sharing. AHRQ personnel are able to systematically search on the information collected and stored in the GRS database. Personnel will also use the information to address internal and/or external requests for information regarding grant progress, preliminary findings, and other requests, such as Freedom of Information Act requests, and producing responses related to federally mandated programs and regulations. Estimated Annual Respondent Burden Exhibit 1 shows the estimated annualized burden hours for the respondents. It will take grantees an estimated 10 minutes to enter the necessary data into the Grant Reporting System (GRS) and reporting will occur four times annually. The total annualized burden hours are estimated to be 333 hours. Exhibit 2 shows the estimated annualized cost burden for the respondents. The total estimated cost burden for respondents is $11,772. EXHIBIT 1—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Data entry into GRS ........................................................................................ 500 4 10/60 333 Total .......................................................................................................... 500 na na 333 Form name Hours per response Total burden hours EXHIBIT 2—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED COST BURDEN Number of respondents Form name Total burden hours Average hourly wage rate* Total cost burden Data entry into GRS ........................................................................................ 500 333 $35.35 $11,772 Total .......................................................................................................... 500 333 na $11,772 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES * Based upon the average wages for Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations (29–0000), ‘‘National Compensation Survey: Occupational Wages in the United States, May 2012,’’ U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. 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E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 235 / Friday, December 6, 2013 / Notices Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the Agency’s subsequent request for OMB approval of the proposed information collection. All comments will become a matter of public record. Dated: November 22, 2013. Richard Kronick, AHRQ Director. [FR Doc. 2013–29070 Filed 12–5–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority Part C (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) of the Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority of the Department of Health and Human Services (45 FR 67772–76, dated October 14, 1980, and corrected at 45 FR 69296, October 20, 1980, as amended most recently at 78 FR 70049–70057, dated November 22, 2013) is amended to reflect the reorganization of the Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Section C–B, Organization and Functions, is hereby amended as follows: Delete in its entirety the mission and function statements for the Center for Global Health (CW) and insert the following: Center for Global Health (CW): (1) Leads the coordination and execution of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) global health strategy; (2) works in partnership to assist ministries of health to build capacity, maximize public health impact and promote country ownership and sustainability; (3) achieves U.S. government and international organization goals to improve health, including disease eradication and elimination targets; (4) strengthens CDC’s global health programs that focus on the leading causes of mortality, morbidity and disability, including chronic disease and injuries; (5) generates and applies new knowledge to achieve health goals; and (6) strengthens health systems and their impact. 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Delete in its entirety the mission and function statements for the Division of Public Health Systems and Workforce Development (CWF) and the Division of Global Disease Detection and Emergency Response (CWJ). After the mission and function statement for the Global Immunization Division (CWK), insert the following: Division of Global Health Protection (CWL): (1) Provides country-based and international coordination for disease detection, International Health Regulations (IHR) implementation and public health emergency response; (2) leads the agency’s efforts to address the public health emergency continuum from prevention, to detection, to response and finally through postemergency health systems recovery; (3) provides epidemic intelligence and response capacity for early warning about international disease threats and coordinates with partners throughout the U.S. government as well as international partners to provide rapid response; (4) provides resources and assists in developing country-level epidemiology, laboratory and other capacity to ensure country emergency preparedness and response to outbreaks and incidents of local importance as well as international importance; (5) in coordination and communication with other CDC Centers, Institute, or Offices (CI0s), leads CDC activities on global Non-Communicable Disease; and (6) collaborates with other divisions in CDC, federal agencies, international agencies, partner countries and nongovernmental organizations assisting ministries of health to build public E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 235 (Friday, December 6, 2013)]
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[FR Doc No: 2013-29070]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, HHS.

ACTION: Notice

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the intention of the Agency for 
Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection 
project: ``AHRQ Grants Reporting System (GRS).'' In accordance with the 
Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3520,

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AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information 
collection.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by February 4, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be submitted to: Doris Lefkowitz, 
Reports Clearance Officer, AHRQ, by email at 
doris.lefkowitz@AHRQ.hhs.gov.
    Copies of the proposed collection plans, data collection 
instruments, and specific details on the estimated burden can be 
obtained from the AHRQ Reports Clearance Officer.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doris Lefkowitz, AHRQ Reports 
Clearance Officer, (301) 427-1477, or by email at 
doris.lefkowitz@AHRQ.hhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Proposed Project

AHRQ Grants Reporting System (GRS)

    AHRQ has developed a systematic method for its grantees to report 
project progress and important preliminary findings for grants funded 
by the Agency. This system, the Grants Reporting System (GRS), was 
first approved by OMB on November 10, 2004. The system addressed the 
shortfalls in the previous reporting process and established a 
consistent and comprehensive grants reporting solution for AHRQ. The 
GRS provides a centralized repository of grants research progress and 
additional information that can be used to support initiatives within 
the Agency. This includes future research planning and support to 
administration activities such as performance monitoring, budgeting, 
knowledge transfer as well as strategic planning.
    This Project has the following goals:
    (1) To promote the transfer of critical information more frequently 
and efficiently and enhance the Agency's ability to support research 
designed to improve the outcomes and quality of health care, reduce its 
costs, and broaden access to effective services; and
    (2) To increase the efficiency of the Agency in responding to ad-
hoc information requests; and
    (3) To support Executive Branch requirements for increased 
transparency and public reporting; and
    (4) To establish a consistent approach throughout the Agency for 
information collection regarding grant progress and a systematic basis 
for oversight and for facilitating potential collaborations among 
grantees; and
    (5) To decrease the inconvenience and burden on grantees of 
unanticipated ad-hoc requests for information by the Agency in response 
to particular (one-time) internal and external requests for 
information.

Method of Collection

    Grants Reporting System--Grantees use the GRS to report project 
progress and important preliminary findings for grants funded by the 
Agency. Grantees submit a progress report on a quarterly basis which is 
reviewed by AHRQ personnel. All users access the GRS system through a 
secure online interface which requires a user id and password entered 
through the GRS Login screen. When status reports are due, AHRQ 
notifies Principle Investigators (PI) and Vendors via email.
    The GRS is an automated user-friendly resource that is utilized by 
AHRQ staff for preparing, distributing, and reviewing reporting 
requests to grantees for the purpose of information sharing. AHRQ 
personnel are able to systematically search on the information 
collected and stored in the GRS database. Personnel will also use the 
information to address internal and/or external requests for 
information regarding grant progress, preliminary findings, and other 
requests, such as Freedom of Information Act requests, and producing 
responses related to federally mandated programs and regulations.

Estimated Annual Respondent Burden

    Exhibit 1 shows the estimated annualized burden hours for the 
respondents. It will take grantees an estimated 10 minutes to enter the 
necessary data into the Grant Reporting System (GRS) and reporting will 
occur four times annually. The total annualized burden hours are 
estimated to be 333 hours.
    Exhibit 2 shows the estimated annualized cost burden for the 
respondents. The total estimated cost burden for respondents is 
$11,772.

                                  Exhibit 1--Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                                     Number of
                    Form name                        Number of     responses per     Hours per     Total burden
                                                    respondents     respondent       response          hours
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Data entry into GRS.............................             500               4           10/60             333
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................             500              na              na             333
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                                   Exhibit 2--Estimated Annualized Cost Burden
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                                                     Number of     Total burden   Average hourly    Total cost
                    Form name                       respondents        hours        wage rate*        burden
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Data entry into GRS.............................             500             333          $35.35         $11,772
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................             500             333              na         $11,772
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* Based upon the average wages for Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations (29-0000), ``National
  Compensation Survey: Occupational Wages in the United States, May 2012,'' U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of
  Labor Statistics.

Request for Comments

    In accordance with the above-cited Paperwork Reduction Act 
legislation, comments on AHRQ's information collection are requested 
with regard to any of the following: (a) whether the proposed 
collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of 
AHRQ healthcare research and healthcare information dissemination 
functions, including whether the information will have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of AHRQ's estimate of burden (including hours 
and costs) of the proposed collection(s) 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 upon the respondents, including the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

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    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and included in the Agency's subsequent request for OMB approval of the 
proposed information collection. All comments will become a matter of 
public record.

    Dated: November 22, 2013.
Richard Kronick,
AHRQ Director.
[FR Doc. 2013-29070 Filed 12-5-13; 8:45 am]
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