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Download as PDF 24440 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 83 / Wednesday, April 30, 2014 / Notices Both surveys will collect data on the demographics of the participants, knowledge of PrEP, misinformation about PrEP, and attitudes about it. The neighborhood survey will also include questions about basic HIV knowledge, work and organizational experience with PrEP. Surveys will be administered face-toface by trained, local interviewers. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. attitudes, and beliefs as well as information about sexual and drug use behaviors that are indications for PrEP use. For the stakeholder survey, additional questions will be included about type of organization where they ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Form name Neighborhood Survey Street Interview Participant. Key Stakeholder Participant ............. Street Interview Participant ............... Key Stakeholder Participant ............. Average hours per response Total response burden (hours) 720 1 5/60 60 180 1 5/60 15 480 120 1 1 20/60 20/60 160 40 ........................ ........................ ........................ 275 Neighborhood Interview Recruitment Script and Informed Consent. Key Stakeholder Telephone Recruitment Script and Informed consent. Survey .............................................. Survey .............................................. Total ........................................... ........................................................... 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. 2014–09766 Filed 4–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [60Day–14–14QJ] 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 and send comments to LeRoy, 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:41 Apr 29, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 Evaluation of Hospital Preparedness for Public Health Emergencies and Mass Causality Events Project—New— National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Number of responses per respondent Number of respondents Type of respondent Background and Brief Description Hospital preparedness for responding to public health emergencies including mass casualty incidents and epidemics have become a major national challenge. Following the World Trade Center attack of September 11, Hurricane Katrina of 2005, and the 2011 Alabama tornadoes, there is continued and heightened interest of using surveys to assess hospital readiness for various disasters and mass casualty incidents. Current patterns in terrorist activity increase the potential for civilian casualties from explosions. Explosions, particularly in confined spaces, can inflict severe multisystem injuries on numerous patients and produce unique challenges to health care providers and the systems that support them. The U.S. healthcare system and its civilian healthcare providers have minimal experience in treating patients with explosion-related injuries and deficiencies in response capability could result in increased morbidity and mortality and increased stress and fear in the community. Additionally, the surge of patients after an explosion typically occurs within minutes of the event and can quickly overwhelm PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 nearby hospital resources. This potential for many casualties and an immediate surge of patients may stress and limit the ability of EMS systems, hospitals, and other health care facilities to care for critically injured victims. CDC requests a 6-month Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to collect readiness and preparedness data. The purpose of this project will be to (1) develop and pilot an interview tool to assess hospital readiness for a rapid surge of large numbers of casualties; (2) develop minimum standards into the assessment tool to enable a review or an evaluation of hospital readiness and (3) develop strategies for dissemination and implementation of the interview tool. A national sample of randomly selected hospitals will be selected for participation. Four hundred Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) from sampled hospitals will be mailed an introductory letter, contacted by telephone a few days later and asked if the hospital’s emergency preparedness coordinator/ manager can complete the survey. The time to read and respond to the introductory letter is expected to take 17 minutes. The emergency preparedness coordinator/manager will complete the main survey online using the survey Web site with a goal of 320 completed surveys. CDC estimated the total time required to complete the survey as two hours, including reading the instructions. The survey covers hospital preparedness efforts across departments, number of staff, participation in training and exercises, agreements with other responders, and hospital characteristics. After data are gathered from the survey, responses will be compiled, analyzed and summarized. The results will be used to develop an implementation manual, training E:\FR\FM\30APN1.SGM 30APN1 24441 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 83 / Wednesday, April 30, 2014 / Notices materials and dissemination plan for dissemination. A final study report will also be created. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of responses per respondent Number of respondents Average burden per response (in hrs) Total burden (in hrs) Type of respondents Form name CEO .................................................. Emergency Preparedness Coordinator/Manager Survey. Screen .............................................. 320 ................................................... 400 1 1 2 17/60 640 113 Total ........................................... ........................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 753 Leroy A. 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. 2014–09762 Filed 4–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–10054] Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request ACTION: Notice. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing an opportunity for the public to comment on CMS’ intention to collect information from the public. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension or reinstatement of an existing collection of information, and to allow a second opportunity for public comment on the notice. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding the burden estimate 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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:41 Apr 29, 2014 Jkt 232001 Comments on the collection(s) of information must be received by the OMB desk officer by May 30, 2014. ADDRESSES: When commenting on the proposed information collections, please reference the document identifier or OMB control number. To be assured consideration, comments and recommendations must be received by the OMB desk officer via one of the following transmissions: OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: CMS Desk Officer, Fax Number: (202) 395–5806 or Email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. To obtain copies of a supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed collection(s) summarized in this notice, you may make your request using one of following: 1. Access CMS’ Web site address at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/ PaperworkReductionActof1995. 2. Email your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and CMS document identifier, to Paperwork@cms.hhs.gov. 3. Call the Reports Clearance Office at (410) 786–1326. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Reports Clearance Office at (410) 786– 1326 DATES: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. The term ‘‘collection of information’’ is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c) and includes agency requests or requirements that members of the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party. Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)) requires federal agencies to publish a 30-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension or SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 reinstatement of an existing collection of information, before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, CMS is publishing this notice that summarizes the following proposed collection(s) of information for public comment: 1. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Recognition of Payment for New Technology Services for New Technology Ambulatory Payment Classification (APC) Groups Under the Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Supporting Regulations in 42 CFR part 419; Use: To keep pace with emerging new technologies and to make them accessible to Medicare beneficiaries in a timely manner, it is necessary that we continue to collect appropriate information from interested parties such as hospitals, medical device manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies and others that bring to our attention specific services that they wish us to evaluate for New Technology APC payment. Form Number: CMS– 10054 (OCN: 0938–0860); Frequency: Once; Affected Public: Private sector— business or other for-profits; Number of Respondents: 10; Total Annual Responses: 10; Total Annual Hours: 160. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Barry Levi at 410– 786–4529.) Dated: April 28, 2014. Martique Jones, Deputy Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2014–09970 Filed 4–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P E:\FR\FM\30APN1.SGM 30APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 83 (Wednesday, April 30, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 24440-24441]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-09762]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[60Day-14-14QJ]


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 
and send comments to LeRoy, 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

    Evaluation of Hospital Preparedness for Public Health Emergencies 
and Mass Causality Events Project--New--National Center for Injury 
Prevention and Control (NCIPC), Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

    Hospital preparedness for responding to public health emergencies 
including mass casualty incidents and epidemics have become a major 
national challenge. Following the World Trade Center attack of 
September 11, Hurricane Katrina of 2005, and the 2011 Alabama 
tornadoes, there is continued and heightened interest of using surveys 
to assess hospital readiness for various disasters and mass casualty 
incidents. Current patterns in terrorist activity increase the 
potential for civilian casualties from explosions. Explosions, 
particularly in confined spaces, can inflict severe multisystem 
injuries on numerous patients and produce unique challenges to health 
care providers and the systems that support them. The U.S. healthcare 
system and its civilian healthcare providers have minimal experience in 
treating patients with explosion-related injuries and deficiencies in 
response capability could result in increased morbidity and mortality 
and increased stress and fear in the community. Additionally, the surge 
of patients after an explosion typically occurs within minutes of the 
event and can quickly overwhelm nearby hospital resources. This 
potential for many casualties and an immediate surge of patients may 
stress and limit the ability of EMS systems, hospitals, and other 
health care facilities to care for critically injured victims.
    CDC requests a 6-month Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
approval to collect readiness and preparedness data. The purpose of 
this project will be to (1) develop and pilot an interview tool to 
assess hospital readiness for a rapid surge of large numbers of 
casualties; (2) develop minimum standards into the assessment tool to 
enable a review or an evaluation of hospital readiness and (3) develop 
strategies for dissemination and implementation of the interview tool.
    A national sample of randomly selected hospitals will be selected 
for participation. Four hundred Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) from 
sampled hospitals will be mailed an introductory letter, contacted by 
telephone a few days later and asked if the hospital's emergency 
preparedness coordinator/manager can complete the survey. The time to 
read and respond to the introductory letter is expected to take 17 
minutes. The emergency preparedness coordinator/manager will complete 
the main survey online using the survey Web site with a goal of 320 
completed surveys. CDC estimated the total time required to complete 
the survey as two hours, including reading the instructions. The survey 
covers hospital preparedness efforts across departments, number of 
staff, participation in training and exercises, agreements with other 
responders, and hospital characteristics.
    After data are gathered from the survey, responses will be 
compiled, analyzed and summarized. The results will be used to develop 
an implementation manual, training

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materials and dissemination plan for dissemination. A final study 
report will also be created.
    There are no costs to respondents other than their time.

                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                                     Number of    Average burden
      Type of respondents           Form name        Number of     responses per   per response    Total burden
                                                    respondents     respondent       (in hrs)        (in hrs)
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CEO...........................  Screen..........             400               1           17/60             113
Emergency Preparedness          320.............               1               2             640
 Coordinator/Manager Survey.
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    Total.....................  ................  ..............  ..............  ..............             753
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Leroy A. 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. 2014-09762 Filed 4-29-14; 8:45 am]
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