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Download as PDF 73864 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 236 / Monday, December 9, 2013 / Notices The system report, as required by 5 U.S.C. 552a(r), has been submitted to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the United States Senate, the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform of the House of Representatives and the Office of Management and Budget. Routine Use (a.) (a.) to disclose the information furnished by the reporting official, in accordance with sections 105 and 402(b)(1) of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, 5 U.S.C. app. 101, as amended, to any requesting person. Routine Use (l.) (l.) to disclose on the OGE Web site and to otherwise disclose to any person, including other departments and agencies, any written ethics agreements filed with the Office of Government Ethics, pursuant to 5 CFR 2634.803, by an individual nominated by the President to a position requiring Senate confirmation when the position also requires the individual to file a public financial disclosure report. Approved: December 2, 2013. Walter M. Shaub, Jr., Director, Office of Government Ethics. [FR Doc. 2013–29342 Filed 12–6–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6345–03–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Office of the Secretary [Document Identifier: 0990–20967–30D] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, HHS. ACTION: Need and Proposed Use of the Information: ASPE’s mission is to advise the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services on policy development in health, disability, human services, data, and science, and provides advice and analysis on economic policy. ASPE leads special initiatives, coordinates the Department’s evaluation, research and demonstration activities, and manages crossDepartment planning activities such as strategic planning, legislative planning, and review of regulations. Integral to this role, ASPE conducts research and evaluation studies, develops policy analyses, and estimates the cost and benefits of policy alternatives for HHS related programs. The goal of developing these activities is to identify emerging policy issues and research gaps to ensure the successful implementation of HHS programs. Likely Respondents: Policy experts, national, state and local health representatives, healthcare providers, and representatives of other health organizations. Burden Statement: Burden in this context means the time expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide the information requested. This includes the time needed to review instructions, to develop, acquire, install and utilize technology and systems for the purpose of collecting, validating and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information, to train personnel and to be able to respond to a collection of information, to search data sources, to complete and review the collection of information, and to transmit or otherwise disclose the information. The total annual burden hours estimated for this ICR are summarized in the table below. Notice. In compliance with section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services, has submitted an Information Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The ICR is for a new generic clearance. OMB will accept further comments from the public on this ICR during the review and approval period. DATES: Comments on the ICR must be received on or before January 8, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov or via facsimile to (202) 395–5806. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information Collection Clearance staff, Information.CollectionClearance@ hhs.gov or (202) 690–6162. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: When submitting comments or requesting information, please include the Information Collection Request Title and document identifier 0990–20967– 30D for reference. Information Collection Request Title: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery (ASPE) Abstract: The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) is requesting a generic clearance from the OMB for purposes of conducting qualitative research. ASPE conducts qualitative research to gain a better understanding of emerging health policy issues, develop future intramural and extramural research projects, and to ensure HHS leadership, agencies and offices have recent data and information to inform program and policy decisionmaking. SUMMARY: TOTAL ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN—HOURS Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours Interviews, focus groups, questionnaires and other qualitative methods ........................................................................................ maindgalligan on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Types of collections 747 1 1 747 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:03 Dec 06, 2013 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\09DEN1.SGM 09DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 236 / Monday, December 9, 2013 / Notices Keith A. Tucker, Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–29204 Filed 12–6–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4150–05–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Announcement of the Second 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Meeting Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health; and U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services and Research, Education, and Economics. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: As stipulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), is hereby giving notice that a meeting of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) will be held and will be open to the public. This meeting was originally scheduled for October 3–4, 2013, but was postponed due to the government shutdown. DATES: This meeting will be held on January 13, 2014, from 8:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. E.S.T. and January 14, 2014, from 8:00 a.m.–4:45 p.m. E.S.T. If the federal government in the Washington, DC area is closed for inclement weather on these days, the meeting will be canceled. The Office of Personnel Management notifies federal staff and the public of this at http://www.opm.gov/policy-dataoversight/snow-dismissal-procedures/ current-status/. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be accessible by webcast on the Internet or by attendance in-person. For in-person participants, the meeting will take place in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Porter Building (Building 35), 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Designated Federal Officer (DFO), 2015 DGAC, Richard D. Olson, M.D., M.P.H.; Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, OASH/HHS; 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite LL100 Tower Building; Rockville, MD 20852: Telephone: (240) 453–8280; Fax: (240) 453–8281; Lead USDA Co-Executive Secretary, Colette I. Rihane, M.S., R.D., Director, Nutrition Guidance and Analysis Division, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, maindgalligan on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:03 Dec 06, 2013 Jkt 232001 USDA; 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 1034; Alexandria, VA 22302; Telephone: (703) 305–7600; Fax: (703) 305–3300; and/or USDA Co-Executive Secretary, Shanthy A. Bowman, Ph.D., Nutritionist, Food Surveys Research Group, Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, Agricultural Research Service, USDA; 10300 Baltimore Avenue, BARC-West Bldg 005, Room 125; Beltsville, MD 20705–2350; Telephone: (301) 504–0619. Additional information about the 2015 DGAC and this meeting is available on the Internet at www.DietaryGuidelines.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under Section 301 of Public Law 101–445 (7 U.S.C. 5341, the National Nutrition Monitoring and Related Research Act of 1990, Title III) the Secretaries of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Agriculture (USDA) are directed to issue at least every five years a report titled Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The law instructs that this publication shall contain nutritional and dietary information and guidelines for the general public, shall be based on the preponderance of scientific and medical knowledge current at the time of publication, and shall be promoted by each federal agency in carrying out any federal food, nutrition, or health program. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans was issued voluntarily by HHS and USDA in 1980, 1985, and 1990; the 1995 edition was the first statutorily mandated report, followed by subsequent editions at the appropriate intervals. To assist with satisfying the mandate, a discretionary federal advisory committee is established every five years to provide independent, science-based advice and recommendations. The DGAC consists of a panel of experts who were selected from the public/private sector. Individuals who were selected to serve on the Committee have current scientific knowledge in the field of human nutrition and chronic disease. Appointed Committee Members: The Secretaries of HHS and USDA appointed 15 individuals to serve as members of the 2015 DGAC in May 2013. The Committee currently has 14 members; it became necessary for one of the appointed members to resign from his position on the 2015 DGAC. Information on the DGAC membership is available at www.DietaryGuidelines.gov. Authority: The 2015 DGAC is authorized under 42 U.S.C. 217a, Section 222 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended. Committee’s Task: The work of the DGAC is solely advisory in nature and PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 73865 time-limited. The Committee is tasked with developing recommendations based on the preponderance of current scientific and medical knowledge using a systematic review approach. The DGAC will examine the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans, take into consideration new scientific evidence and current resource documents, and develop a report that is to be given to the Secretaries of HHS and USDA. The report will outline science-based recommendations and rationales which will serve as the basis for developing the eighth edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. It is planned for the Committee to hold approximately five public meetings to review and discuss recommendations. This will be the second meeting of the 2015 DGAC. Additional meeting dates, times, locations, and other relevant information will be announced at least 15 days in advance of each meeting via Federal Register notice. As stipulated in the charter, the Committee will be terminated after delivery of its final report to the Secretaries of HHS and USDA or two years from the date the charter was filed, whichever comes first. Purpose of the Meeting: In accordance with FACA and to promote transparency of the process, deliberations of the Committee will occur in a public forum. At this meeting, the Committee will continue its deliberations. Meeting Agenda: The meeting agenda will include (a) topic-specific presentations from guest experts identified by the Committee, (b) opportunity for the public to give oral testimony on day 2, (c) review of Committee work since the last public meeting, and (d) plans for future Committee work. Meeting Registration: The meeting is open to the public. The meeting will be accessible by webcast or by attendance in-person. Registration is required for both web viewing and in-person attendance and is expected to open on December 4, 2013. To register, please go to www.DietaryGuidelines.gov and click on the link for ‘‘Meeting Registration.’’ To register by phone or to request a sign language interpreter or other special accommodations, please call National Capitol Contracting, Laura Walters at (703) 243–9696 by 5:00 p.m. E.S.T., January 6, 2014. Registration must include name, affiliation, phone number or email, days attending, and if participating via webcast or in-person. Webcast Public Participation: After registering, individuals participating by webcast will receive webcast access information via email. E:\FR\FM\09DEN1.SGM 09DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Office of the Secretary

[Document Identifier: 0990-20967-30D]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Public Comment Request

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of 
Health and Human Services, has submitted an Information Collection 
Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) for review and approval. The ICR is for a new generic clearance. 
OMB will accept further comments from the public on this ICR during the 
review and approval period.

DATES: Comments on the ICR must be received on or before January 8, 
2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov or via 
facsimile to (202) 395-5806.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information Collection Clearance 
staff, Information.CollectionClearance@hhs.gov or (202) 690-6162.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: When submitting comments or requesting 
information, please include the Information Collection Request Title 
and document identifier 0990-20967-30D for reference.
    Information Collection Request Title: Generic Clearance for the 
Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery (ASPE)
    Abstract: The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and 
Evaluation (ASPE) is requesting a generic clearance from the OMB for 
purposes of conducting qualitative research. ASPE conducts qualitative 
research to gain a better understanding of emerging health policy 
issues, develop future intramural and extramural research projects, and 
to ensure HHS leadership, agencies and offices have recent data and 
information to inform program and policy decision-making.
    Need and Proposed Use of the Information: ASPE's mission is to 
advise the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services on 
policy development in health, disability, human services, data, and 
science, and provides advice and analysis on economic policy. ASPE 
leads special initiatives, coordinates the Department's evaluation, 
research and demonstration activities, and manages cross-Department 
planning activities such as strategic planning, legislative planning, 
and review of regulations. Integral to this role, ASPE conducts 
research and evaluation studies, develops policy analyses, and 
estimates the cost and benefits of policy alternatives for HHS related 
programs.
    The goal of developing these activities is to identify emerging 
policy issues and research gaps to ensure the successful implementation 
of HHS programs.
    Likely Respondents: Policy experts, national, state and local 
health representatives, healthcare providers, and representatives of 
other health organizations.
    Burden Statement: Burden in this context means the time expended by 
persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide the 
information requested. This includes the time needed to review 
instructions, to develop, acquire, install and utilize technology and 
systems for the purpose of collecting, validating and verifying 
information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and 
providing information, to train personnel and to be able to respond to 
a collection of information, to search data sources, to complete and 
review the collection of information, and to transmit or otherwise 
disclose the information. The total annual burden hours estimated for 
this ICR are summarized in the table below.

                                    Total Estimated Annualized Burden--Hours
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                                                             Number of        Average burden
        Types of collections              Number of        responses per     per response (in     Total burden
                                         respondents         respondent           hours)             hours
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Interviews, focus groups,                          747                  1                  1                747
 questionnaires and other
 qualitative methods................
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Keith A. Tucker,
Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-29204 Filed 12-6-13; 8:45 am]
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