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AGENCY: This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection project: ‘‘Voluntary Customer Survey Generic Clearance for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.’’ In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by July 28, 2014. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be submitted to: Doris Lefkowitz, Reports Clearance Officer, AHRQ, by email at doris.letkowitz@AHRQ.hhs.gov. Copies of the proposed collection plans, data collection instruments, and specific details on the estimated burden can be obtained from the AHRQ Reports Clearance Officer. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doris Lefkowitz, AHRQ Reports Clearance Officer, (301) 427–1477, or by email at doris.lefkowitz@AHRQ.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Proposed Project Voluntary Customer Survey Generic Clearance for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality This is a request for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to reapprove for an additional 3 years, under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30847 the generic clearance for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to survey the users of AHRQ’s work products and services, OMB control number 0935–0106. The current clearance was approved on July 20th, 2011 and will expire on July 31st, 2014. Customer surveys will be undertaken by AHRQ to assess its work products and services provided to its customers, to identify problem areas, and to determine how they can be improved. Surveys conducted under this generic clearance are not required by regulation and will not be used by AHRQ to regulate or sanction its customers. Surveys will be entirely voluntary, and information provided by respondents will be combined and summarized so that no individually identifiable information will be released. Proposed information collections submitted under this generic clearance will be reviewed and acted upon by OMB within 14 days of submission to OMB. Method of Collection The information collected through focus groups and voluntary customer surveys will be used by AHRQ to identify strengths and weaknesses in products and services to make improvements that are practical and feasible. Information from these customer surveys will be used to plan and redirect resources and efforts to improve or maintain a high quality of service to the lay and health professional public. Estimated Annual Respondent Burden Exhibit 1 shows the estimated total burden hours for the respondents. Mail surveys are estimated to average 15 minutes, telephone surveys 40 minutes, web-based surveys 10 minutes, focus groups two hours, and in-person interviews are estimated to average 50 minutes. Mail surveys may also be sent to respondents via email, and may include a telephone non-response follow-up. Telephone non-response follow-up for mailed surveys does not count as a telephone survey. The total burden hours for the 3 years of the clearance is estimated to be 10,150 hours. Exhibit 2 shows the estimated cost burden for the respondents. The total cost burden for the 3 years of the clearance is estimated to be $340,127. E:\FR\FM\29MYN1.SGM 29MYN1 30848 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 103 / Thursday, May 29, 2014 / Notices EXHIBIT 1—ESTIMATED BURDEN HOURS OVER 3 YEARS Number of respondents Type of information collection Number of responses per respondent Total burden hours Hours per response Mail/email * ....................................................................................................... Telephone ........................................................................................................ Web-based ....................................................................................................... Focus Groups .................................................................................................. In-person .......................................................................................................... 15,000 600 15,000 1,500 600 1 1 1 1 1 15/60 40/60 10/60 2.0 50/60 3,750 400 2,500 3,000 500 Total .......................................................................................................... 32,700 na na 10,150 * May include telephone non-response follow-up in which case the burden will not change. EXHIBIT 2—ESTIMATED COST BURDEN OVER 3 YEARS Number of respondents Type of information collection Total burden hours Average hourly wage rate * Total cost burden Mail/email ......................................................................................................... Telephone ........................................................................................................ Web-based ....................................................................................................... Focus Groups .................................................................................................. In-person .......................................................................................................... 15,000 600 15,000 1,500 600 3,750 400 2,500 3,000 500 $33.51 33.51 33.51 33.51 33.51 $25,663 3,404 83,775 100,530 16,755 Total .......................................................................................................... 32,700 10,150 na 340,127 * Based upon the average wages for 29–000 (Healthcare Practitioner ‘‘National Compensation Survey: Occupational Wages in the United States, May 2009,’’ U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Request for Comments In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, comments on AHRQ’s information collection are requested with regard to any of the following: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of AHRQ healthcare research and healthcare information dissemination functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of AHRQ’s estimate of burden (including hours and costs) of the proposed collection(s) 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 upon the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the Agency’s subsequent request for OMB approval of the proposed information collection. All comments will become a matter of public record. Dated: May 21, 2014. Richard Kronick, Director. [FR Doc. 2014–12360 Filed 5–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–M VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:19 May 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Agency Information Collection; Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, HHS. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection project: ‘‘Generic Clearance for Questionnaire and Data Collection Testing, Evaluation, and Research for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.’’ In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection. SUMMARY: Comments on this notice must be received by July 28, 2014. DATES: Written comments should be submitted to: Doris Lefkowitz, Reports Clearance Officer, AHRQ, by email at doris.lefkowitz@AHRQ.hhs.gov. Copies of the proposed collection plans, data collection instruments, and specific details on the estimated burden ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 can be obtained from the AI–IRQ Reports Clearance Officer. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doris Lefkowitz, AHRQ Reports Clearance Officer, (301) 427–1477, or by email at doris.lefkowitz@AHRQ.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposed Project Generic Clearance for Questionnaire and Data Collection Testing, Evaluation, and Research for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) requests that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) reinstate generic pre-testing clearance 0935–0124 for three years to facilitate AHRQ’s efforts to (1) employ evaluation-type methods and techniques to improve AHRQ’s current data collection and estimation procedures, (2) develop new collections and procedures, including toolkits, and (3) revise existing collections and procedures. AHRQ uses techniques to simplify data collection and estimation procedures, reduce respondent burden, and improve efficiencies to meet the needs of individuals and small business respondents who may have reduced budgets and staff. AHRQ believes that developing, testing, and evaluating data collection and estimation procedures using survey methods and other techniques in anticipation of agencysponsored studies can improve its E:\FR\FM\29MYN1.SGM 29MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the intention of the Agency for 
Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection 
project: ``Voluntary Customer Survey Generic Clearance for the Agency 
for Healthcare Research and Quality.'' In accordance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3520, AHRQ invites the public to comment 
on this proposed information collection.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by July 28, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be submitted to: Doris Lefkowitz, 
Reports Clearance Officer, AHRQ, by email at 
doris.letkowitz@AHRQ.hhs.gov.
    Copies of the proposed collection plans, data collection 
instruments, and specific details on the estimated burden can be 
obtained from the AHRQ Reports Clearance Officer.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doris Lefkowitz, AHRQ Reports 
Clearance Officer, (301) 427-1477, or by email at 
doris.lefkowitz@AHRQ.hhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Proposed Project

Voluntary Customer Survey Generic Clearance for the Agency for 
Healthcare Research and Quality

    This is a request for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to 
re-approve for an additional 3 years, under the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995, the generic clearance for the Agency for Healthcare Research 
and Quality (AHRQ) to survey the users of AHRQ's work products and 
services, OMB control number 0935-0106. The current clearance was 
approved on July 20th, 2011 and will expire on July 31st, 2014.
    Customer surveys will be undertaken by AHRQ to assess its work 
products and services provided to its customers, to identify problem 
areas, and to determine how they can be improved. Surveys conducted 
under this generic clearance are not required by regulation and will 
not be used by AHRQ to regulate or sanction its customers. Surveys will 
be entirely voluntary, and information provided by respondents will be 
combined and summarized so that no individually identifiable 
information will be released. Proposed information collections 
submitted under this generic clearance will be reviewed and acted upon 
by OMB within 14 days of submission to OMB.

Method of Collection

    The information collected through focus groups and voluntary 
customer surveys will be used by AHRQ to identify strengths and 
weaknesses in products and services to make improvements that are 
practical and feasible. Information from these customer surveys will be 
used to plan and redirect resources and efforts to improve or maintain 
a high quality of service to the lay and health professional public.

Estimated Annual Respondent Burden

    Exhibit 1 shows the estimated total burden hours for the 
respondents. Mail surveys are estimated to average 15 minutes, 
telephone surveys 40 minutes, web-based surveys 10 minutes, focus 
groups two hours, and in-person interviews are estimated to average 50 
minutes. Mail surveys may also be sent to respondents via email, and 
may include a telephone non-response follow-up. Telephone non-response 
follow-up for mailed surveys does not count as a telephone survey. The 
total burden hours for the 3 years of the clearance is estimated to be 
10,150 hours.
    Exhibit 2 shows the estimated cost burden for the respondents. The 
total cost burden for the 3 years of the clearance is estimated to be 
$340,127.

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                                 Exhibit 1--Estimated Burden Hours Over 3 Years
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                                                                     Number of
         Type of information collection              Number of    responses  per     Hours per     Total  burden
                                                    respondents      respondent      response          hours
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Mail/email *....................................          15,000               1           15/60           3,750
Telephone.......................................             600               1           40/60             400
Web-based.......................................          15,000               1           10/60           2,500
Focus Groups....................................           1,500               1             2.0           3,000
In-person.......................................             600               1           50/60             500
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................          32,700              na              na          10,150
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* May include telephone non-response follow-up in which case the burden will not change.


                                  Exhibit 2--Estimated Cost Burden Over 3 Years
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                                                                                      Average
         Type of information collection              Number of     Total  burden   hourly  wage     Total  cost
                                                    respondents        hours          rate *          burden
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Mail/email......................................          15,000           3,750          $33.51         $25,663
Telephone.......................................             600             400           33.51           3,404
Web-based.......................................          15,000           2,500           33.51          83,775
Focus Groups....................................           1,500           3,000           33.51         100,530
In-person.......................................             600             500           33.51          16,755
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................          32,700          10,150              na        340,127
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* Based upon the average wages for 29-000 (Healthcare Practitioner ``National Compensation Survey: Occupational
  Wages in the United States, May 2009,'' U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Request for Comments

    In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, comments on AHRQ's 
information collection are requested with regard to any of the 
following: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of AHRQ healthcare research and 
healthcare information dissemination functions, including whether the 
information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of AHRQ's 
estimate of burden (including hours and costs) of the proposed 
collection(s) 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 upon the 
respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and included in the Agency's subsequent request for OMB approval of the 
proposed information collection. All comments will become a matter of 
public record.

    Dated: May 21, 2014.
Richard Kronick,
Director.
[FR Doc. 2014-12360 Filed 5-28-14; 8:45 am]
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