Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations, 24431-24432 [2014-09763]

Download as PDF 24431 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 83 / Wednesday, April 30, 2014 / Notices Submit your comments to Information.CollectionClearance@ hhs.gov or by calling (202) 690–6162. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information Collection Clearance staff, Information.CollectionClearance@ hhs.gov or (202) 690–6162. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: When submitting comments or requesting information, please include the document identifier HHS–OS–0990– new–30D for reference. Information Collection Request Title: Pregnancy Assistance Fund Feasibility and Design Study (FADS). Abstract: The Office of Adolescent Health (OAH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is requesting approval by OMB on a new collection. The Pregnancy Assistance Fund (PAF) evaluation will provide information about program design, implementation, and impacts through two core components: A rigorous assessment of program impacts and ADDRESSES: implementation, and a descriptive examination of program design. This proposed information collection activity includes (a) program design and early implementation data collected through telephone interviews with PAF grantees and (b) baseline data in up to three impact sites through self-administered questionnaires. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: Design and implementation data will build on knowledge about the grantees and their program plans gathered from other sources as well as identify sites for the impact study. Baseline survey data will be used to confirm the integrity of the random assignment process, define subgroups for which impacts will be estimated, adjust impact estimates to account for survey non-response, and to improve the precision of impact estimates. Likely Respondents: The 17 PAF grantee administrators and expectant or parenting young women in 2–3 grantee sites. 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 Form name Number of responses per respondent Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours Telephone Interview Protocol .......................................................................... Baseline Survey ............................................................................................... 6 950 1 1 2 .5 12 475 Total .......................................................................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 487 Darius Taylor, Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–09785 Filed 4–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4150–30–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [60Day–14–14VK] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 Richardson, 1600 Clifton Road, MS–D74, Atlanta, VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:41 Apr 29, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 Improving the Understanding of Traumatic Brain Injury through Policy and Program Evaluation Research— New—National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Background and Brief Description Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the highest priorities in public health because of its magnitude, economic and human impact, and preventability. Improving the recognition and management of mild TBIs—such as concussions that occur during youth sports—can help reduce the harm caused by such injuries and prevent future consequences. More than 7 million U.S. high school students participate in organized sports each year. Sports-related concussions are common injuries among youth and have potentially serious consequences. CDC’s public health efforts have included the development of the ‘‘Heads Up’’ education campaign, which focuses on raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of concussions and improving the management of concussions among youth athletes. Individual states and the District of Columbia have taken the initiative and passed laws aimed at improving the management of youth sports-related concussions. In 2009, Washington State enacted the first such law to manage youth sports-related concussions—the E:\FR\FM\30APN1.SGM 30APN1 24432 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 83 / Wednesday, April 30, 2014 / Notices Lystedt Law. Since there is currently no model law for managing youth sportsrelated concussions, 48 other states and the District of Columbia have developed their own laws independently. While there are similarities across the states, an examination of the laws shows considerable variation in the breadth and scope of the laws. Despite the proliferation of state laws and the dissemination of concussion education materials, little is known about the reach, use, and effectiveness of these laws in improving the management of youth sports-related concussions. The major danger faced by young athletes who have experienced a concussive event is that they are allowed to return to play while still experiencing symptoms. If the state laws are effective, they should reduce the number of athletes who return to play while symptomatic. The primary goal of the current proposal is to examine the relationship between state laws aimed at managing youth sports-related TBIs and youth athletes returning to play while symptomatic. In addition, the study also intends to assess variations in knowledge, attitudes, and behavior CDC will use an online data collection tool for a pre-season survey, followed by a brief weekly surveillance survey administered through an automated phone system once a week for ten weeks. Respondents will receive a randomly generated identification number that will be used to complete the online and phone surveys. The database linking these identification numbers to participant data will only be available to a limited number of evaluation contractor staff. The pre-season survey will be administered to the coaches, players, and parents, while the weekly surveillance survey will only be completed by players and parents. Athletes who report suffering a hit with associated concussive symptoms and the parent of such an athlete will also be administered a phone interview about the athlete’s symptoms and management. These electronic data collection tools provide CDC the means to efficiently collect data from a large number of respondents from across the country. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. regarding concussions; the use of concussion education materials, including Heads Up; and state policies governing requirements for identification and management of concussions in youth athletics. With the data collected during the proposed study, CDC will be able to assess the effectiveness of state laws in reducing the number of youth athletes who return to play with concussion symptoms, the general knowledge and understanding of concussions, and the effectiveness of education and training about concussions. This will enable CDC to make recommendations for improving state policies and improve the agency’s Heads Up concussion education training program. CDC requests OMB approval for one year to collect data from three national subsamples: (1) Soccer coaches, coaching boys and girls ages 14–18 on club soccer teams; (2) boys and girls youth soccer players ages 14–18 playing club soccer; and (3) parents of boys and girls ages 14–18 who are club soccer players. The samples will be drawn from the U.S. Youth Soccer Association, a national youth soccer organization with over 3 million youth players. ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden per response (hours) Total burden (hours) Type of respondents Form name U.S. Youth Soccer Coach ................. Parent ................................................ Parent ................................................ Parent ................................................ Athlete ............................................... Athlete ............................................... Athlete ............................................... Pre-season survey ........................... Pre-season survey ........................... Weekly Surveillance survey ............. Injury Follow-up survey .................... Pre-season survey ........................... Weekly Surveillance survey ............. Injury Follow-up survey .................... 115 1,294 970 576 1,294 970 576 1 1 10 1 1 10 1 10/60 10/60 3/60 10/60 10/60 3/60 10/60 19 216 485 96 216 485 96 Total ........................................... ........................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 1,613 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES [FR Doc. 2014–09763 Filed 4–29–14; 8:45 am] [60 Day–4–14VN] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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. Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), as part of their continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a proposed information collection, as VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:41 Apr 29, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). Under the PRA, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. In accordance with the requirements of the PRA, CDC/ATSDR may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. CDC/ATSDR is soliciting comment concerning the renewal of its information collection titled, ‘‘Generic E:\FR\FM\30APN1.SGM 30APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 83 (Wednesday, April 30, 2014)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-09763]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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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 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

    Improving the Understanding of Traumatic Brain Injury through 
Policy and Program Evaluation Research--New--National Center for Injury 
Prevention and Control (NCIPC), Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

    Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the highest priorities in 
public health because of its magnitude, economic and human impact, and 
preventability. Improving the recognition and management of mild TBIs--
such as concussions that occur during youth sports--can help reduce the 
harm caused by such injuries and prevent future consequences.
    More than 7 million U.S. high school students participate in 
organized sports each year. Sports-related concussions are common 
injuries among youth and have potentially serious consequences. CDC's 
public health efforts have included the development of the ``Heads Up'' 
education campaign, which focuses on raising awareness of the signs and 
symptoms of concussions and improving the management of concussions 
among youth athletes.
    Individual states and the District of Columbia have taken the 
initiative and passed laws aimed at improving the management of youth 
sports-related concussions. In 2009, Washington State enacted the first 
such law to manage youth sports-related concussions--the

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Lystedt Law. Since there is currently no model law for managing youth 
sports-related concussions, 48 other states and the District of 
Columbia have developed their own laws independently. While there are 
similarities across the states, an examination of the laws shows 
considerable variation in the breadth and scope of the laws. Despite 
the proliferation of state laws and the dissemination of concussion 
education materials, little is known about the reach, use, and 
effectiveness of these laws in improving the management of youth 
sports-related concussions.
    The major danger faced by young athletes who have experienced a 
concussive event is that they are allowed to return to play while still 
experiencing symptoms. If the state laws are effective, they should 
reduce the number of athletes who return to play while symptomatic.
    The primary goal of the current proposal is to examine the 
relationship between state laws aimed at managing youth sports-related 
TBIs and youth athletes returning to play while symptomatic. In 
addition, the study also intends to assess variations in knowledge, 
attitudes, and behavior regarding concussions; the use of concussion 
education materials, including Heads Up; and state policies governing 
requirements for identification and management of concussions in youth 
athletics. With the data collected during the proposed study, CDC will 
be able to assess the effectiveness of state laws in reducing the 
number of youth athletes who return to play with concussion symptoms, 
the general knowledge and understanding of concussions, and the 
effectiveness of education and training about concussions. This will 
enable CDC to make recommendations for improving state policies and 
improve the agency's Heads Up concussion education training program.
    CDC requests OMB approval for one year to collect data from three 
national subsamples: (1) Soccer coaches, coaching boys and girls ages 
14-18 on club soccer teams; (2) boys and girls youth soccer players 
ages 14-18 playing club soccer; and (3) parents of boys and girls ages 
14-18 who are club soccer players. The samples will be drawn from the 
U.S. Youth Soccer Association, a national youth soccer organization 
with over 3 million youth players.
    CDC will use an online data collection tool for a pre-season 
survey, followed by a brief weekly surveillance survey administered 
through an automated phone system once a week for ten weeks. 
Respondents will receive a randomly generated identification number 
that will be used to complete the online and phone surveys. The 
database linking these identification numbers to participant data will 
only be available to a limited number of evaluation contractor staff.
    The pre-season survey will be administered to the coaches, players, 
and parents, while the weekly surveillance survey will only be 
completed by players and parents. Athletes who report suffering a hit 
with associated concussive symptoms and the parent of such an athlete 
will also be administered a phone interview about the athlete's 
symptoms and management. These electronic data collection tools provide 
CDC the means to efficiently collect data from a large number of 
respondents from across the country.
    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        (hours)         (hours)
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U.S. Youth Soccer Coach.......  Pre-season                   115               1           10/60              19
                                 survey.
Parent........................  Pre-season                 1,294               1           10/60             216
                                 survey.
Parent........................  Weekly                       970              10            3/60             485
                                 Surveillance
                                 survey.
Parent........................  Injury Follow-up             576               1           10/60              96
                                 survey.
Athlete.......................  Pre-season                 1,294               1           10/60             216
                                 survey.
Athlete.......................  Weekly                       970              10            3/60             485
                                 Surveillance
                                 survey.
Athlete.......................  Injury Follow-up             576               1           10/60              96
                                 survey.
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.....................  ................  ..............  ..............  ..............           1,613
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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. 2014-09763 Filed 4-29-14; 8:45 am]
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