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Download as PDF 75353 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 238 / Wednesday, December 11, 2013 / Notices Health Promotion (NCCDPHP); and implement a revised method of estimating burden. For awardees funded at the Basic level, the estimated burden for the initial data entry needed to populate the system is 6 hours. Thereafter, the estimated burden for system maintenance and annual reporting is 3 hours. For awardees funded at the Enhanced level, the estimated burden for the initial data entry needed to populate the system is 13 hours. Thereafter, the estimated burden for system maintenance and annual reporting is 9 hours. The revised as well as state oral health performance activities including programmatic and financial information. CDC will use the information collected to monitor awardee activities and to provide any technical assistance or follow-up support that may be needed. Participation in the progress reporting system is a condition of award for funded state oral health programs. All information will be collected electronically and there are no costs to respondents other than their time. OMB approval is requested for three years. method provides a more accurate depiction of burden per respondent in comparison to the method presented in previous requests for OMB approval, which was based on a long-term average burden per response. There is no change in the frequency of reporting. Reports will be submitted to CDC annually, but states may enter updates into the MIS at any time. The MIS will provide a central repository of information, such as the work plans of the state oral health programs (their goals, objectives, performance milestones and indicators), ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Average burden per response (in hours) Form name Program Awardees Basic Level ....... Initial MIS Population ....................... Annual Progress Report ................... Initial MIS Population ....................... Annual Progress Report ................... 1 3 6 18 1 1 1 1 6 3 13 9 6 9 78 162 ........................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 255 Program Awardees Enhanced Level Total ........................................... Kimberly S. Lane, Deputy Director, Office of Scientific Integrity, Office of the Associate Director for Science, Office of the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2013–29515 Filed 12–10–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects (Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announces plans to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Prior to submitting the ICR to OMB, HRSA seeks comments from the public regarding the burden estimate, below, or any other aspect of the ICR. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:00 Dec 10, 2013 Jkt 232001 Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Type of respondents Comments on this Information Collection Request must be received within 60 days of this notice. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer, Room 10–29, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and draft instruments, email paperwork@hrsa.gov or call the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer at (301) 443–1984. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: When submitting comments or requesting information, please include the information request collection title for reference. Information Collection Request Title: Questionnaire and Data Collection Testing, Evaluation, and Research for the Health Resources and Services Administration. OMB No.: 0915-xxxx—New. Abstract: HRSA conducts cognitive interviews, focus groups, usability tests, field tests/pilot interviews, and experimental research in laboratory and field settings, both for applied questionnaire development and evaluation, as well as more basic research on response errors in surveys. HRSA staff use various techniques to evaluate interviewer administered, selfadministered, telephone, Computer DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total burden (in hours) Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI), Computer Assisted Self-Interviewing (CASI), Audio Computer-Assisted SelfInterviewing (ACASI), and web-based questionnaires. The most common questionnaire evaluation method is the cognitive interview. The interview structure consists of respondents first answering a draft survey question and then providing textual information to reveal the processes involved in answering the test question. Specifically, cognitive interview respondents are asked to describe how and why they answered the question as they did. Through the interviewing process, various types of question-response problems that would not normally be identified in a traditional survey interview, such as interpretive errors and recall accuracy, are uncovered. By conducting a comparative analysis of cognitive interviews, it is also possible to determine whether particular interpretive patterns occur within particular sub-groups of the population. Interviews are generally conducted in small rounds of 20 to 30 interviews; ideally, the questionnaire is re-worked between rounds, and revisions are tested iteratively until interviews yield relatively few new insights. Cognitive interviewing is inexpensive and provides useful data on questionnaire performance while minimizing respondent burden. Cognitive interviewing offers a detailed depiction of meanings and processes E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1 75354 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 238 / Wednesday, December 11, 2013 / Notices used by respondents to answer questions—processes that ultimately produce the survey data. As such, the method offers an insight that can transform understanding of question validity and response error. Documented findings from these studies represent tangible evidence of how the question performs. Similar methodology has been adopted by other federal agencies, as well as by academic and commercial survey organizations. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. 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 Information Collection Request are summarized in the table below. TOTAL ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Type of information collection Number of responses per respondent Total responses Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours Mail/email 1 ........................................................................... Telephone ............................................................................ Web-based ........................................................................... Focus Groups ...................................................................... In-person .............................................................................. Automated 2 .......................................................................... Cognitive Testing ................................................................. 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 60,000 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 60,000 0.5 0.5 0.5 2.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 10,000 10,000 10,000 40,000 20,000 20,000 120,000 Total .............................................................................. 180,000 ........................ 180,000 ........................ 230,000 1 May include telephone non-response follow-up in which case the burden will not change. 2 May include testing of database software, CAPI software, or other automated technologies. HRSA specifically requests comments on (1) the necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions, (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden, (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected, and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. Dated: December 5, 2013. Bahar Niakan, Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination. [FR Doc. 2013–29508 Filed 12–10–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects (Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:00 Dec 10, 2013 Jkt 232001 Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announces plans to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Prior to submitting the ICR to OMB, HRSA seeks comments from the public regarding the burden estimate, below, or any other aspect of the ICR. DATES: Comments on this Information Collection Request must be received within 60 days of this notice. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer, Room 10–29, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and draft instruments, email paperwork@hrsa.gov or call the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer at (301) 443–1984. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: When submitting comments or requesting information, please include the information request collection title for reference. Information Collection Request Title: Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program: Program Allocation and Expenditure Forms. OMB No. 0915–0318—Extension. PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Abstract: HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) administers the Ryan White HIV/ AIDS Program authorized under Title XXVI of the Public Health Service Act as amended by the Ryan White HIV/ AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009. The purpose of this legislation is to provide emergency assistance to localities that are disproportionately affected by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic and to make financial assistance available for the development, organization, coordination, and operation of more effective and costefficient systems for the delivery of essential services to persons with HIV disease. It also provides grants to states for the delivery of services to HIV positive individuals and their families. Under the law, grantees receiving funds under Parts A, B, and C must spend at least 75 percent of funds on ‘‘core medical services.’’ The proposed forms will collect information from grantees documenting the use of funds to ensure compliance with the Act. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Allocation and Expenditure Reports enable the Health Resources and Services Administration’s HIV/ AIDS Bureau to track spending requirements for each program. Grantees funded under Parts A, B, C, and D of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (codified under Title XXVI of the Public E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: 
Public Comment Request

AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public 
comment on proposed data collection projects (Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995), the Health Resources and Services 
Administration (HRSA) announces plans to submit an Information 
Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB). Prior to submitting the ICR to OMB, HRSA seeks 
comments from the public regarding the burden estimate, below, or any 
other aspect of the ICR.

DATES: Comments on this Information Collection Request must be received 
within 60 days of this notice.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA 
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Room 10-29, Parklawn 
Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on the 
proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and 
draft instruments, email paperwork@hrsa.gov or call the HRSA 
Information Collection Clearance Officer at (301) 443-1984.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: When submitting comments or requesting 
information, please include the information request collection title 
for reference.
    Information Collection Request Title: Questionnaire and Data 
Collection Testing, Evaluation, and Research for the Health Resources 
and Services Administration.
    OMB No.: 0915-xxxx--New.
    Abstract: HRSA conducts cognitive interviews, focus groups, 
usability tests, field tests/pilot interviews, and experimental 
research in laboratory and field settings, both for applied 
questionnaire development and evaluation, as well as more basic 
research on response errors in surveys.
    HRSA staff use various techniques to evaluate interviewer 
administered, self-administered, telephone, Computer Assisted Personal 
Interviewing (CAPI), Computer Assisted Self-Interviewing (CASI), Audio 
Computer-Assisted Self-Interviewing (ACASI), and web-based 
questionnaires.
    The most common questionnaire evaluation method is the cognitive 
interview. The interview structure consists of respondents first 
answering a draft survey question and then providing textual 
information to reveal the processes involved in answering the test 
question. Specifically, cognitive interview respondents are asked to 
describe how and why they answered the question as they did. Through 
the interviewing process, various types of question-response problems 
that would not normally be identified in a traditional survey 
interview, such as interpretive errors and recall accuracy, are 
uncovered. By conducting a comparative analysis of cognitive 
interviews, it is also possible to determine whether particular 
interpretive patterns occur within particular sub-groups of the 
population. Interviews are generally conducted in small rounds of 20 to 
30 interviews; ideally, the questionnaire is re-worked between rounds, 
and revisions are tested iteratively until interviews yield relatively 
few new insights.
    Cognitive interviewing is inexpensive and provides useful data on 
questionnaire performance while minimizing respondent burden. Cognitive 
interviewing offers a detailed depiction of meanings and processes

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used by respondents to answer questions--processes that ultimately 
produce the survey data. As such, the method offers an insight that can 
transform understanding of question validity and response error.
    Documented findings from these studies represent tangible evidence 
of how the question performs. Similar methodology has been adopted by 
other federal agencies, as well as by academic and commercial survey 
organizations. There are no costs to respondents other than their time.
    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 Information Collection Request are summarized in the table below.

                                     Total Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                     Number of                    Average burden
 Type of information collection      Number of     responses per       Total       per response    Total burden
                                    respondents     respondent       responses      (in hours)         hours
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Mail/email \1\..................          20,000               1          20,000             0.5          10,000
Telephone.......................          20,000               1          20,000             0.5          10,000
Web-based.......................          20,000               1          20,000             0.5          10,000
Focus Groups....................          20,000               1          20,000             2.0          40,000
In-person.......................          20,000               1          20,000             1.0          20,000
Automated \2\...................          20,000               1          20,000             1.0          20,000
Cognitive Testing...............          60,000               1          60,000             2.0         120,000
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    Total.......................         180,000  ..............         180,000  ..............         230,000
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\1\ May include telephone non-response follow-up in which case the burden will not change.
\2\ May include testing of database software, CAPI software, or other automated technologies.

    HRSA specifically requests comments on (1) the necessity and 
utility of the proposed information collection for the proper 
performance of the agency's functions, (2) the accuracy of the 
estimated burden, (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity 
of the information to be collected, and (4) the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology to 
minimize the information collection burden.

    Dated: December 5, 2013.
Bahar Niakan,
Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination.
[FR Doc. 2013-29508 Filed 12-10-13; 8:45 am]
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