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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Director, Office of Research Integrity, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 750, Rockville, MD 20852, (240) 453–8800. approval to conduct courses, and if approved, notification to NIOSH of any course or faculty changes during the approval period, which is limited to five years. The application form and added materials, including an agenda, curriculum vitae, and course materials are reviewed by NIOSH to determine if the applicant has developed a program which adheres to the criteria required in the standard. Following approval, any subsequent changes to the course are submitted by course sponsors via letter or email and reviewed by NIOSH staff to assure that the changes in faculty or course content continue to meet course requirements. Course sponsors also voluntarily submit an annual report to inform NIOSH of their class activity level and any faculty changes. Sponsors who elect to have their approval renewed for an additional 5 year period submit a renewal application and supporting documentation for review by NIOSH staff to ensure the course curriculum meets all current standard requirements. Approved courses that elect to offer NIOSH-Approved Spirometry Refresher Courses must submit a separate application and supporting documents for review by NIOSH staff. Institutions and organizations throughout the country voluntarily submit applications and materials to become course sponsors and carry out training. Submissions are required for NIOSH to evaluate a course and determine whether it meets the criteria in the standard and whether technicians will be adequately trained as mandated under the standard. NIOSH will disseminate a one-time customer satisfaction survey to course directors and sponsor representatives to evaluate our service to courses, the effectiveness of the program changes implemented since 2005, and the usefulness of potential Program enhancements. The annualized figures slightly overestimate the actual burden, due to rounding of the number of respondents for even allocation over the three-year clearance period. The estimated annual burden to respondents is 201 hours. There will be no cost to respondents. opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects. To request more information on the proposed projects or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, call 404–639–7570 or send comments to LeRoy Richardson, 1600 Clifton Road, MS–D74, Atlanta, GA 30333 or send an email to omb@cdc.gov. Comments are invited 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) 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 on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Proposed Project David E. Wright, Director, Office of Research Integrity. Pulmonary Function Testing Course Approval Program, 29 CFR 1910.1043 (OMB No. 0920–0138, Expiration 8/31/ 2014)—Revision—The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). [FR Doc. 2013–30424 Filed 12–20–13; 8:45 am] Background and Brief Description BILLING CODE 4150–31–P NIOSH has the responsibility under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Cotton Dust Standard, 29 CFR 1920.1043, for approving courses to train technicians to perform pulmonary function testing in the cotton industry. Successful completion of a NIOSH-approved course is mandatory under the standard. To carry out its responsibility, NIOSH maintains a Pulmonary Function Testing Course Approval Program. The program consists of an application submitted by potential sponsors (universities, hospitals, and private consulting firms) who seek NIOSH DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [60-Day 14–0138] Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations In compliance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 for tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS No. of respondents Type of respondents Form name Potential Sponsors ............................ Initial Application .............................. Annual Report .................................. Report for Course Changes ............. Renewal Application ......................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:12 Dec 20, 2013 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 No. of responses per respondent 3 35 12 13 E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 1 1 1 1 23DEN1 Average burden per response (in hours) 3.5 30/60 45/60 6 Total burden (in hours) 11 18 9 78 77469 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 246 / Monday, December 23, 2013 / Notices ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS—Continued Type of respondents No. of responses per respondent No. of respondents Form name Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden (in hours) Refresher Course Application .......... One-Time Customer Satisfaction Survey. Total ........................................... 10 23 1 1 8 12/60 80 5 ........................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 201 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. [FR Doc. 2013–30365 Filed 12–20–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–10510] Emergency Clearance: Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, HHS. In compliance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Department of Health and Human Services, is publishing a summary of this proposed information collection for public comment. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding this collection’s proposed burden estimates or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (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. In compliance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we have also submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) the proposed information collection for their emergency review. While the collection is necessary to ensure compliance with an initiative of the Administration, we tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:12 Dec 20, 2013 Jkt 232001 are requesting emergency review under 5 CFR 1320(a)(2)(i) because public harm is reasonably likely to result if the regular clearance procedures are followed. Without emergency approval, we will need to delay by approximately 4 months the release of Basic Health Program (BHP) federal payment rates beyond the March 2014 timeframe that was published in the BHP proposed regulation released on September 25, 2013 (78 FR 59122). Instead, we would release rates in early summer 2014 to accommodate the normal PRA approval process. Rates are needed in March 2014 to support state decisions to implement BHP on January 1, 2015, and to provide the necessary time for states to do their planning, contracting with issuers, and conducting open enrollment. Providing rates in the summer 2014 will likely postpone interested states’ decisions and their implementation dates by as much as a year. This could result in as many as 1.3 million low income people not having access to BHP in early 2015, thereby prohibiting them from availing continuity of providers and health care that BHP is intended to provide. That is, BHP is a bridge program for low income people who today move in and out of health programs as their eligibility changes based on fluctuations in income and other factors, and such movements disrupt their access to the providers and services that they need. This delay in access to BHP benefits would likely cause public harm. 1. Type of Information Collection Request: New collection (request for a new OMB control number); Title of Information Collection: Basic Health Program Report for Health Insurance Exchange Premium; Use: In accordance with section 1331 of the Affordable Care Act, the Basic Health Program (BHP) is federally funded by determining the amount of payments that the federal government would have made through premium tax credits (PTCs) and cost sharing reductions (CSRs) for people enrolled in BHP had they instead been enrolled in an Exchange. To calculate these amounts for each state, we need the reference premiums PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 for the second lowest cost silver plans (SLCSPs) in each geographic area in a state, as SLCSPs are a basic unit in the calculation of PTCs and CSRs under the Exchanges. Relatedly, the reference premiums for these SLCSPs are critical components in the BHP payment methodology in order to estimate what PTCs and CSRs would have been paid. Similarly, we also need to collect reference premiums for the lowest cost bronze plans to appropriately account for CSR calculations for American Indians and Alaskan Natives. Reference premiums are foundational inputs into the BHP payment methodology. We have the necessary information to determine these reference premiums for states whose Exchanges are operated by the Federally Facilitated Exchange (FFE) or in Partnership with the FFE. Therefore, this collection only pertains to the 17 states who are operating State Based Exchanges. A related notice, issued under CMS–2380–PN, is also publishing in today’s Federal Register; Form Number: CMS–10510 (OCN: 0938–New); Frequency: Yearly; Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Governments; Number of Respondents: 17; Total Annual Responses: 17; Total Annual Hours: 68. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Jessica Schubel at 410–786–3032.) We are requesting OMB review and approval of this collection by December 23, 2013, with a 180-day approval period. Written comments and recommendations will be considered from the public if received by the date and address noted below. Copies of the supporting statement and any related forms can be found at: http://www.cms.hhs.gov/ PaperworkReductionActof1995 or can be obtained by emailing your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and CMS document identifier, to: Paperwork@cms.hhs.gov, or by calling the Reports Clearance Office at: 410–786–1326. When commenting on this proposed information collection, please reference the CMS document identifier and the OMB control number (OCN). To be assured consideration, comments and E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 23DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[60-Day 14-0138]


Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and 
Recommendations

    In compliance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 for opportunity for public comment on 
proposed data collection projects, the Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention (CDC) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects. 
To request more information on the proposed projects or to obtain a 
copy of the data collection plans and instruments, call 404-639-7570 or 
send comments to LeRoy Richardson, 1600 Clifton Road, MS-D74, Atlanta, 
GA 30333 or send an email to omb@cdc.gov.
    Comments are invited 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) 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 on respondents, 
including through the use of automated collection techniques or other 
forms of information technology. Written comments should be received 
within 60 days of this notice.

Proposed Project

    Pulmonary Function Testing Course Approval Program, 29 CFR 
1910.1043 (OMB No. 0920-0138, Expiration 8/31/2014)--Revision--The 
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers 
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

    NIOSH has the responsibility under the Occupational Safety and 
Health Administration's Cotton Dust Standard, 29 CFR 1920.1043, for 
approving courses to train technicians to perform pulmonary function 
testing in the cotton industry. Successful completion of a NIOSH-
approved course is mandatory under the standard.
    To carry out its responsibility, NIOSH maintains a Pulmonary 
Function Testing Course Approval Program. The program consists of an 
application submitted by potential sponsors (universities, hospitals, 
and private consulting firms) who seek NIOSH approval to conduct 
courses, and if approved, notification to NIOSH of any course or 
faculty changes during the approval period, which is limited to five 
years. The application form and added materials, including an agenda, 
curriculum vitae, and course materials are reviewed by NIOSH to 
determine if the applicant has developed a program which adheres to the 
criteria required in the standard. Following approval, any subsequent 
changes to the course are submitted by course sponsors via letter or 
email and reviewed by NIOSH staff to assure that the changes in faculty 
or course content continue to meet course requirements. Course sponsors 
also voluntarily submit an annual report to inform NIOSH of their class 
activity level and any faculty changes. Sponsors who elect to have 
their approval renewed for an additional 5 year period submit a renewal 
application and supporting documentation for review by NIOSH staff to 
ensure the course curriculum meets all current standard requirements.
    Approved courses that elect to offer NIOSH-Approved Spirometry 
Refresher Courses must submit a separate application and supporting 
documents for review by NIOSH staff. Institutions and organizations 
throughout the country voluntarily submit applications and materials to 
become course sponsors and carry out training. Submissions are required 
for NIOSH to evaluate a course and determine whether it meets the 
criteria in the standard and whether technicians will be adequately 
trained as mandated under the standard. NIOSH will disseminate a one-
time customer satisfaction survey to course directors and sponsor 
representatives to evaluate our service to courses, the effectiveness 
of the program changes implemented since 2005, and the usefulness of 
potential Program enhancements.
    The annualized figures slightly over-estimate the actual burden, 
due to rounding of the number of respondents for even allocation over 
the three-year clearance period. The estimated annual burden to 
respondents is 201 hours. There will be no cost to respondents.

                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                                      No. of      Average burden
      Type of respondents           Form name         No. of       responses per   per response    Total burden
                                                    respondents     respondent      (in hours)      (in hours)
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Potential Sponsors............  Initial                        3               1             3.5              11
                                 Application.
                                Annual Report...              35               1           30/60              18
                                Report for                    12               1           45/60               9
                                 Course Changes.
                                Renewal                       13               1               6              78
                                 Application.

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                                Refresher Course              10               1               8              80
                                 Application.
                                One-Time                      23               1           12/60               5
                                 Customer
                                 Satisfaction
                                 Survey.
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    Total.....................  ................  ..............  ..............  ..............             201
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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.
[FR Doc. 2013-30365 Filed 12-20-13; 8:45 am]
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