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Download as PDF 75356 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 238 / Wednesday, December 11, 2013 / Notices keeping and reporting requirements in order to perform the functions related to hematopoietic stem cell transplantation under contract to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The Act requires the Secretary to contract for the establishment and maintenance of information related to patients who have received stem cell therapeutic products and to do so using a standardized, electronic format. Data is collected from transplant centers by the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research and is used for ongoing analysis of transplant outcomes. HRSA uses the information in order to carry out its statutory responsibilities. Information is needed to monitor the clinical status of transplantation and to provide the Secretary of HHS with an annual report of transplant center-specific survival data. The increase in burden, as reflected in this revised submission request, is due to an increase in the annual number of transplants and increasing survivorship after transplantation. 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. ESTIMATES OF AVERAGE ANNUALIZED HOUR BURDEN Number of respondents Form name Responses per respondent Total responses Hours per response Total burden hours Baseline Pre-Transplant Essential Data (TED) ................... Product Form (includes Infusion, HLA, and Infectious Disease Marker inserts) ........................................................ 100-Day Post-TED ............................................................... 6-Month Post-TED ............................................................... 12-Month Post-TED ............................................................. Annual Post-TED ................................................................. 200 38 7,600 1 7,600 200 200 200 200 200 29 38 31 27 104 5,800 7,600 6,200 5,400 20,800 1 0.85 1 1 1 5,800 6,460 6,200 5,400 20,800 Total .............................................................................. 200 ........................ 53,400 ........................ 52,260 Dated: December 5, 2013. Bahar Niakan, Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination. [FR Doc. 2013–29510 Filed 12–10–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. In compliance with Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has submitted an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. Comments submitted during the first public review of this ICR will be provided to OMB. OMB will accept further comments from the public during the review and approval period. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:00 Dec 10, 2013 Jkt 232001 Comments on this ICR should be received within 30 days of this notice. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, including the Information Collection Request Title, to the desk officer for HRSA, either by email to OIRA_ submission@omb.eop.gov or by fax to 202–395–5806. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request a copy of the clearance requests submitted to OMB for review, email the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer at paperwork@hrsa.gov or call (301) 443–1984. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Information Collection Request Title: Combating Autism Act Initiative Evaluation OMB No. 0915–0335 [Revision]. Abstract: In response to the growing need for research and resources devoted to autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities (DD), the U.S. Congress passed the Combating Autism Act (CAA) in 2006. The Act included funding for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), to increase awareness, reduce barriers to screening and diagnosis, promote evidence-based interventions, and train health care professionals to screen for, diagnose or rule out, and provide evidence-based interventions for ASD DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and other DD. In 2011, the Combating Autism Reauthorization Act (CARA) was signed into law, reauthorizing funding for the CAA’s programs for an additional 3 years at the existing funding levels. Through the CARA, HRSA is tasked with increasing awareness of ASD and other DD, reducing barriers to screening and diagnosis, promoting evidence-based interventions, and training health care professionals in the use of valid and reliable screening and diagnostic tools. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: HRSA’s activities under the CARA legislation are delegated to the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), which is implementing the Combating Autism Act Initiative (CAAI) in response to the legislative mandate. The purpose of this evaluation is to design and implement an evaluation to assess the effectiveness of MCHB’s activities in meeting the goals and objectives of the CAAI and to provide sufficient data to inform MCHB and the Congress as to the utility of the grant programs funded under the Initiative. The evaluation will focus on indicators related to: (1) Increasing awareness of ASD and other DD among health care providers, other MCH professionals, and the general public; (2) reducing barriers to screening and diagnosis; (3) supporting research on evidence-based interventions; (4) promoting the E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 238 / Wednesday, December 11, 2013 / Notices development of evidence-based guidelines and tested/validated intervention tools; (5) training professionals; and (6) building capacity for systems of services in states. Likely Respondents: Grantees funded by HRSA under the CAAI will be the respondents for this data collection activity. The programs to be evaluated are listed below. • 20 R40 Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Autism Intervention Research Program grantees that support research on evidence-based practices for interventions to improve the health and well-being of children and adolescents with ASD and other DD. 3. State Implementation Program Grants for Improving Services for Children and Youth With ASD and Other DD 1. Training Programs • Nine grantees will implement state • Leadership Education in autism plans and develop models for Neurodevelopmental Disabilities improving the system of care for (LEND) training programs with fortychildren and youth with ASD and other three grantees; • Developmental Behavioral DD; • Four grantees will design state Pediatrics (DBP) training programs with plans for improving the system for ten grantees; and • A National Combating Autism children and youth with ASD and other Interdisciplinary Training Resource DDs; and • A State Public Health Coordinating Center grantee. Resource Center grantee. 2. Research Networks Program The data gathered through this • Three Autism Intervention Research evaluation will be used to: • Evaluate the grantees’ performance Networks that focus on intervention in achieving the objectives of the CAAI research, guideline development, and during the three year grant period; information dissemination; and 75357 • Assess the short- and intermediateterm impacts of the grant programs on children and families affected by ASD and other DD; and • Measure the CAAI outputs and outcomes for the Report to Congress. 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 Number of respondents Grant program/form name Number of responses per respondent Average burden per response (in hours) Total responses Total burden hours LEND interview Protocol .................................................. DBP Interview Protocol .................................................... State Implementation Program Interview Protocol 1 ........ State Implementation Program Questionnaire ................ Research Network Interview Protocol ............................. Research Program R40 Interview Protocol ..................... Research Network Questionnaire .................................... Resource Centers Interview Protocol .............................. 43 10 13 13 3 20 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 43 10 13 13 3 20 3 2 1 1 1 .75 1 1 3 1 43 10 13 9.75 3 20 9 2 Total .......................................................................... 107 ........................ 107 .......................... 109.75 1 Although a total of 22 state grants have been awarded to date, states that were awarded grants in 2008 and 2009 were interviewed during the previous evaluation. We are seeking clearance to interview only the 13 states that were awarded grants in 2011. Dated: December 5, 2013. Bahar Niakan, Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination. [FR Doc. 2013–29509 Filed 12–10–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES National Institutes of Health National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Notice of Closed Meeting Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), notice is hereby given of the following meeting. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:00 Dec 10, 2013 Jkt 232001 The meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Name of Committee: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Special Emphasis Panel; NIAID SBIR Phase II Clinical Trial Implementation Cooperative Agreement (U44) and Clinical Trial Planning Grant (R34). Date: January 7, 2014. Time: 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, Room 3131, 6700–B Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892, (Telephone Conference Call). Contact Person: Betty Poon, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Scientific Review Program, Division of Extramural Activities, NIAID/NIH/DHHS, 6700B Rockledge Drive, MSC 7616, Bethesda, MD 20892–7616, 301– 402–6891, poonb@mail.nih.gov. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.855, Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation Research; 93.856, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Research, National Institutes of Health, HHS). Dated: December 4, 2013. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


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

AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995, the Health Resources and Services Administration 
(HRSA) has submitted an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. Comments 
submitted during the first public review of this ICR will be provided 
to OMB. OMB will accept further comments from the public during the 
review and approval period.

DATES: Comments on this ICR should be received within 30 days of this 
notice.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, including the Information Collection 
Request Title, to the desk officer for HRSA, either by email to OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov or by fax to 202-395-5806.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request a copy of the clearance 
requests submitted to OMB for review, email the HRSA Information 
Collection Clearance Officer at paperwork@hrsa.gov or call (301) 443-
1984.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Information Collection Request Title: Combating Autism Act 
Initiative Evaluation OMB No. 0915-0335 [Revision].
    Abstract: In response to the growing need for research and 
resources devoted to autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other 
developmental disabilities (DD), the U.S. Congress passed the Combating 
Autism Act (CAA) in 2006. The Act included funding for the U.S. 
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Health Resources and 
Services Administration (HRSA), to increase awareness, reduce barriers 
to screening and diagnosis, promote evidence-based interventions, and 
train health care professionals to screen for, diagnose or rule out, 
and provide evidence-based interventions for ASD and other DD. In 2011, 
the Combating Autism Reauthorization Act (CARA) was signed into law, 
reauthorizing funding for the CAA's programs for an additional 3 years 
at the existing funding levels. Through the CARA, HRSA is tasked with 
increasing awareness of ASD and other DD, reducing barriers to 
screening and diagnosis, promoting evidence-based interventions, and 
training health care professionals in the use of valid and reliable 
screening and diagnostic tools.
    Need and Proposed Use of the Information: HRSA's activities under 
the CARA legislation are delegated to the Maternal and Child Health 
Bureau (MCHB), which is implementing the Combating Autism Act 
Initiative (CAAI) in response to the legislative mandate. The purpose 
of this evaluation is to design and implement an evaluation to assess 
the effectiveness of MCHB's activities in meeting the goals and 
objectives of the CAAI and to provide sufficient data to inform MCHB 
and the Congress as to the utility of the grant programs funded under 
the Initiative. The evaluation will focus on indicators related to: (1) 
Increasing awareness of ASD and other DD among health care providers, 
other MCH professionals, and the general public; (2) reducing barriers 
to screening and diagnosis; (3) supporting research on evidence-based 
interventions; (4) promoting the

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development of evidence-based guidelines and tested/validated 
intervention tools; (5) training professionals; and (6) building 
capacity for systems of services in states.
    Likely Respondents: Grantees funded by HRSA under the CAAI will be 
the respondents for this data collection activity. The programs to be 
evaluated are listed below.

1. Training Programs

     Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities 
(LEND) training programs with forty-three grantees;
     Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics (DBP) training 
programs with ten grantees; and
     A National Combating Autism Interdisciplinary Training 
Resource Center grantee.

2. Research Networks Program

     Three Autism Intervention Research Networks that focus on 
intervention research, guideline development, and information 
dissemination; and
     20 R40 Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Autism Intervention 
Research Program grantees that support research on evidence-based 
practices for interventions to improve the health and well-being of 
children and adolescents with ASD and other DD.

3. State Implementation Program Grants for Improving Services for 
Children and Youth With ASD and Other DD

     Nine grantees will implement state autism plans and 
develop models for improving the system of care for children and youth 
with ASD and other DD;
     Four grantees will design state plans for improving the 
system for children and youth with ASD and other DDs; and
     A State Public Health Coordinating Resource Center 
grantee.
    The data gathered through this evaluation will be used to:
     Evaluate the grantees' performance in achieving the 
objectives of the CAAI during the three year grant period;
     Assess the short- and intermediate-term impacts of the 
grant programs on children and families affected by ASD and other DD; 
and
     Measure the CAAI outputs and outcomes for the Report to 
Congress.
    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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                                                                                      Average
                                     Number of       Number of         Total        burden per     Total burden
     Grant program/form name        respondents    responses per     responses     response  (in       hours
                                                    respondent                        hours)
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LEND interview Protocol.........              43               1              43            1              43
DBP Interview Protocol..........              10               1              10            1              10
State Implementation Program                  13               1              13            1              13
 Interview Protocol \1\.........
State Implementation Program                  13               1              13             .75            9.75
 Questionnaire..................
Research Network Interview                     3               1               3            1               3
 Protocol.......................
Research Program R40 Interview                20               1              20            1              20
 Protocol.......................
Research Network Questionnaire..               3               1               3            3               9
Resource Centers Interview                     2               1               2            1               2
 Protocol.......................
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    Total.......................             107  ..............             107  ..............          109.75
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\1\ Although a total of 22 state grants have been awarded to date, states that were awarded grants in 2008 and
  2009 were interviewed during the previous evaluation. We are seeking clearance to interview only the 13 states
  that were awarded grants in 2011.


    Dated: December 5, 2013.
Bahar Niakan,
Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination.
[FR Doc. 2013-29509 Filed 12-10-13; 8:45 am]
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