Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 75569-75570 [2013-29668]

Download as PDF 75569 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 239 / Thursday, December 12, 2013 / Notices 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, DC or by fax to (202) 395–5806. Written comments should be received within 30 days of this notice. Proposed Project Chemical Emergencies Audience Analysis—New—Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). Background and Brief Description The National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) play a vital role in mitigating chemical-related risks to public health. As part of that role, both agencies are responsible for assessing, minimizing, and monitoring risks to public health, and are tasked with providing trusted, accurate health information to the public. Given that both agencies are under the same leadership, information collected to inform health communications will be of value to both agencies. The Office of Communications is seeking a one-year OMB-approval for an initiative to increase the effectiveness of the agencies’ communications related to both unintentional and intentional chemical releases. In order to inform the development of messages and materials, the Office of Communications would like to understand the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors (KAB) of key professional audiences who are involved in the immediate aftermath of chemical emergencies. In consultation with Subject Matter Experts, the Office of Communications prioritized the following professional audiences for this research: • First responders, including police, fire fighters and emergency medical service workers • Emergency department personnel, both clinical and non-clinical • Environmental and public health professionals at the city, county and state levels • Poison Control Center directors and staff This information collection seeks to characterize what these key professionals know and believe about chemical emergency events, what related activities and behaviors they engage in or would engage in, what information these audiences want, and what their challenges and concerns are. This information collection seeks approval to obtain data using two qualitative data collection methods. The first method includes focus groups to explore the KAB of members of these key professions in a group setting, allowing for dialogue between participants to provide the Office of Communications with in-depth information about this complex topic. Focus groups will take place remotely using Webinar technology, and participants will join the discussion by telephone. Although the Recruitment Screeners vary by respondent type, the same Moderator’s Guide will be used for all focus groups. The second part of this information collection will include individual interviews with state-level environmental health professionals and Poison Control Center directors. Individual interviews will allow the agencies to gather in-depth information about state-level response structures and Poison Control Centers. Interviews will take place by telephone. To help ensure that participants have some experience responding to chemical emergencies, participants will be recruited from five states with the highest number of chemical emergencies, and within those states, from the areas where the highest number of incidents have occurred. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. The total estimated annual burden hours are 138 hours. ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Type of respondents First responders .............................................. Emergency department personnel ................. County or city environmental health professionals. Poison Control Center staff ............................ State environmental health professionals ...... Poison Control Center directors ..................... maindgalligan on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Number of respondents Form name Focus Focus Focus Focus Focus Group Group Group Group Group 72 36 72 36 36 1 1 1 1 1 5/60 1 5/60 1 5/60 Focus Group Moderator Guide ...................... Focus Group Recruitment Screener .............. Focus Group Moderator Guide ...................... Interview Recruitment Screener ..................... Interview Guide .............................................. Interview Recruitment Screener ..................... Interview Guide .............................................. 18 36 18 7 5 7 5 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 5/60 1 5/60 1 5/60 1 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES [FR Doc. 2013–29695 Filed 12–11–13; 8:45 am] Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Administration for Children and Families Title: Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES). OMB No.: 0970–0151. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:45 Dec 11, 2013 Jkt 232001 Average burden per response (in hrs.) Recruitment Screener .............. Moderator Guide ...................... Recruitment Screener .............. Moderator Guide ...................... Recruitment Screener .............. 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. BILLING CODE 4163–18–P Number of responses per respondent PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Description: The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is proposing to collect data for a new round of the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES). Featuring a new ‘‘Core Plus’’ Study design, FACES 2014–2018 will provide data on a set of key indicators, including information for performance measures, E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1 75570 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 239 / Thursday, December 12, 2013 / Notices more rapidly and with greater frequency (Core Studies) and serve as a vehicle for studying more complex issues and topics in greater detail and with increased efficiency (Plus Studies). In fall 2014 and spring 2015, FACES will assess the school readiness skills of 2,400 Head Start children, survey their parents, and ask their Head Start teachers to rate children’s social and emotional skills. In spring 2015 and again in spring 2017, the number of programs in the FACES sample will increase from the 60 that are used to collect data on children’s school readiness outcomes to 180 for the purpose of conducting observations in 720 Head Start classrooms. Program director, center director, and teacher surveys will also be conducted in the spring. Plus features include additional survey content of policy or programmatic interest, which may include more programs being sampled. This notice is specific to the data collection activities needed to recruit Head Start programs and centers into FACES 2014–2018. A future notice will provide information about data collection for the Core and Plus studies. A total of 230 Head Start programs and 460 Head Start centers will be selected to participate in FACES 2014– 2018. The Core Study will include a nationally representative sample of 180 programs, with up to 50 additional programs potentially selected for Plus studies. For the Core, the 60 programs participating in the Core child-level data collection will be contacted and recruited for the study in spring 2014. In fall 2014, the remaining 120 programs will be contacted. All 180 programs will be contacted a second time in fall 2016 to confirm their continued participation in the Core spring 2017 data collection. The 50 Plus study programs would be recruited at a similar time as the Core study programs (i.e., spring 2014 or fall 2014/2016) depending on the nature of the study being conducted. The method of data collection for recruitment of all programs will include telephone conversations with program directors and on-site coordinators who serve as liaisons between the FACES study team and the Head Start centers. These calls will inform program staff about the purpose of the study and will gather lists of centers in each program in order to compile the center sampling frame. The purpose of this data collection is to support the 2007 reauthorization of the Head Start program (Pub. L. 110– 134), which calls for periodic assessments of Head Start’s quality and effectiveness. Respondents: Head Start Program Directors and Staff. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Total number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Telephone script for program directors ............................. Telephone script for on-site coordinators .......................... 230 230 2 2 Total ............................................................................ ........................ ........................ maindgalligan on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Instrument In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the information collection described above. Copies of the proposed collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L’Enfant Promenade SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. Email address: OPREinfocollection@ acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. The Department specifically requests comments 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) the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:45 Dec 11, 2013 Jkt 232001 Average burden hour per response Estimated total burden hours Estimated annual burden hours .75 460 345 154 115 .......................... 805 269 1 respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. Karl Koerper, OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–29668 Filed 12–11–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–22–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA–2011–D–0889] Guidance for Industry on New Animal Drugs and New Animal Drug Combination Products Administered in or on Medicated Feed or Drinking Water of Food-Producing Animals: Recommendations for Drug Sponsors for Voluntarily Aligning Product Use Conditions With Guidance for Industry #209; Availability AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: PO 00000 Notice. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

    Title: Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES).
    OMB No.: 0970-0151.
    Description: The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation 
(OPRE), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department 
of Health and Human Services (HHS), is proposing to collect data for a 
new round of the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 
(FACES). Featuring a new ``Core Plus'' Study design, FACES 2014-2018 
will provide data on a set of key indicators, including information for 
performance measures,

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more rapidly and with greater frequency (Core Studies) and serve as a 
vehicle for studying more complex issues and topics in greater detail 
and with increased efficiency (Plus Studies). In fall 2014 and spring 
2015, FACES will assess the school readiness skills of 2,400 Head Start 
children, survey their parents, and ask their Head Start teachers to 
rate children's social and emotional skills. In spring 2015 and again 
in spring 2017, the number of programs in the FACES sample will 
increase from the 60 that are used to collect data on children's school 
readiness outcomes to 180 for the purpose of conducting observations in 
720 Head Start classrooms. Program director, center director, and 
teacher surveys will also be conducted in the spring. Plus features 
include additional survey content of policy or programmatic interest, 
which may include more programs being sampled. This notice is specific 
to the data collection activities needed to recruit Head Start programs 
and centers into FACES 2014-2018. A future notice will provide 
information about data collection for the Core and Plus studies.
    A total of 230 Head Start programs and 460 Head Start centers will 
be selected to participate in FACES 2014-2018. The Core Study will 
include a nationally representative sample of 180 programs, with up to 
50 additional programs potentially selected for Plus studies. For the 
Core, the 60 programs participating in the Core child-level data 
collection will be contacted and recruited for the study in spring 
2014. In fall 2014, the remaining 120 programs will be contacted. All 
180 programs will be contacted a second time in fall 2016 to confirm 
their continued participation in the Core spring 2017 data collection. 
The 50 Plus study programs would be recruited at a similar time as the 
Core study programs (i.e., spring 2014 or fall 2014/2016) depending on 
the nature of the study being conducted.
    The method of data collection for recruitment of all programs will 
include telephone conversations with program directors and on-site 
coordinators who serve as liaisons between the FACES study team and the 
Head Start centers. These calls will inform program staff about the 
purpose of the study and will gather lists of centers in each program 
in order to compile the center sampling frame.
    The purpose of this data collection is to support the 2007 
reauthorization of the Head Start program (Pub. L. 110-134), which 
calls for periodic assessments of Head Start's quality and 
effectiveness.
    Respondents: Head Start Program Directors and Staff.

                                             ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES
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                                                     Number of        Average        Estimated       Estimated
           Instrument              Total number    responses per    burden hour    total burden    annual burden
                                  of respondents    respondent     per response        hours           hours
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Telephone script for program                 230               2            1                460             154
 directors......................
Telephone script for on-site                 230               2             .75             345             115
 coordinators...................
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    Total.......................  ..............  ..............  ..............             805             269
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    In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and 
Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the 
information collection described above. Copies of the proposed 
collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded 
by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of 
Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L'Enfant Promenade SW., 
Washington, DC 20447, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. Email 
address: OPREinfocollection@acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be 
identified by the title of the information collection.
    The Department specifically requests comments 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) 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. 
Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted 
within 60 days of this publication.

Karl Koerper,
OPRE Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-29668 Filed 12-11-13; 8:45 am]
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