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Download as PDF 45190 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 149 / Monday, August 4, 2014 / Notices tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 3. Provide copies of any technical information and/or data you used that support your views. 4. If you estimate potential burden or costs, explain how you arrived at the estimate that you provide. 5. Offer alternative ways to improve the collection activity. 6. Make sure to submit your comments by the deadline identified under DATES. 7. To ensure proper receipt by EPA, be sure to identify the docket ID number assigned to this action in the subject line on the first page of your response. You may also provide the name, date, and Federal Register citation. What information collection activity or ICR does this apply to? Docket ID number: EPA–HQ–SFUND– 2014–0549. Affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this action are Local Governments that apply for reimbursement under this program. Title: Local Governments Reimbursement Application. ICR numbers: EPA ICR No. 1425.05, OMB Control No. 2050–0077. ICR status: This ICR is currently scheduled to expire on January 31, 2015. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for EPA’s regulations in title 40 of the CFR, after appearing in the Federal Register when approved, are listed in 40 CFR part 9, are displayed either by publication in the Federal Register or by other appropriate means, such as on the related collection instrument or form, if applicable. The display of OMB control numbers in certain EPA regulations is consolidated in 40 CFR part 9. Abstract: The Agency requires applicants for reimbursement under this program authorized under section 123 of CERCLA to submit an application that demonstrates consistency with program eligibility requirements. This is necessary to ensure proper use of the Superfund. EPA reviews the information to ensure compliance with all statutory and program requirements. The applicants are local governments who have incurred expenses, above and beyond their budgets, for hazardous substance response. Submission of this information is voluntary and to the applicant’s benefit. Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 9 hours per response. Burden means the total time, VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:28 Aug 01, 2014 Jkt 232001 effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. This includes the time needed to review instructions; develop, acquire, install, and utilize technology and systems for the purposes of collecting, validating, and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; adjust the existing ways to comply with any previously applicable instructions and requirements which have subsequently changed; train personnel to be able to respond to a collection of information; search data sources; complete and review the collection of information; and transmit or otherwise disclose the information. The ICR provides a detailed explanation of the Agency’s estimate, which is only briefly summarized here: Estimated total number of potential respondents: 30. Frequency of response: voluntary, on occasion. Estimated total average number of responses for each respondent: 1. Estimated total annual burden hours: 270 hours. Estimated total annual costs: $7,493. 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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: ‘‘Evaluation of the Implementation of TeamSTEPPS in Primary Care Settings (ITS–PC).’’ In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04AUN1.SGM 04AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 149 / Monday, August 4, 2014 / Notices Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on May 21st, 2014 and allowed 60 days for public comment. No comments were received. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by September 3, 2014. ADDRESSES: 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 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 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Evaluation of the Implementation of TeamSTEPPS in Primary Care Settings (ITS–PC) As part of its effort to fulfill its mission goals, AHRQ, in collaboration with the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Tricare Management Activity (TMA), developed TeamSTEPPS® (aka, Team Strategies and Tools for Enhancing Performance and Patient Safety) to provide an evidence-based suite of tools and strategies for training teamworkbased patient safety to health care professionals. TeamSTEPPS includes multiple toolkits which are all tied to or are variants of the core curriculum. In addition to the core curriculum, TeamSTEPPS resources have been developed for primary care, rapid response systems, long-term care, and patients with limited English proficiency. The main objective of the TeamSTEPPS program is to improve patient safety by training health care staff in various teamwork, communication, and patient safety concepts, tools, and techniques and ultimately helping to build national capacity for supporting teamwork-based patient safety efforts in health care organizations. Since 2007, AHRQ’s National Implementation Program has produced (and continues to produce) Master Trainers who have stimulated the use and adoption of TeamSTEPPS in health care delivery systems. These individuals were trained using the VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:28 Aug 01, 2014 Jkt 232001 TeamSTEPPS core curriculum at regional training centers across the U.S. AHRQ has also provided technical assistance and consultation on implementing TeamSTEPPS and has developed various channels of learning (e.g., user networks, various educational venues) for continued support and the improvement of teamwork in health care. Since the inception of the National Implementation Program, AHRQ has trained more than 5,000 participants to serve as TeamSTEPPS Master Trainers. Given the success of the National Implementation Program, AHRQ launched an effort to provide TeamSTEPPS training to primary care health professionals using the TeamSTEPPS in Primary Care version of the curriculum. Most of the participants in the current National Implementation Program’s training come from hospital settings, because the TeamSTEPPS core curriculum is most aligned with that context. Under this new initiative, primary care practice facilitators will be trained through a combination of in-person and online training. Upon completion of the course, these individuals will be Master Trainers who will (a) train the staff at primary care practices, and (b) implement or support the implementation of TeamSTEPPS tools and strategies in primary care practices. As part of this initiative, AHRQ seeks to conduct an evaluation of the TeamSTEPPS in Primary Care training program. This evaluation seeks to understand the effectiveness of the TeamSTEPPS in Primary Care training and how trained practice facilitators implement TeamSTEPPS in primary care practices. This research has the following goals: (1) Conduct a formative assessment of the TeamSTEPPS for Primary Care training program to determine what revisions and improvement should be made to the training and how it is delivered, and (2) Identify how trained participants use and implement the TeamSTEPPS tools and resources in primary care settings. This study is being conducted by AHRQ through its contractor, the Health Research and Education Trust (HRET) and HRET’s subcontractor, IMPAQ International, pursuant to AHRQ’s statutory authority to conduct and support research on healthcare and on systems for the delivery of such care, including activities with respect to the quality, effectiveness, efficiency, appropriateness and value of healthcare services and with respect to quality measurement and improvement. 42 U.S.C. 299a(a)(1) and (2). PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45191 Method of Collection To achieve the goals of this project, AHRQ will train primary care practice facilitators using the TeamSTEPPS in Primary Care training curriculum. Primary care practice facilitators may voluntarily sign up for this free, AHRQ sponsored training. Training will be delivered through a combination of online and in-person instruction. Online training will cover the core TeamSTEPPS tools and strategies that can be implemented in primary care. Inperson instruction will cover coaching, organizational change, and implementation science. Practice facilitators, who complete the training, will be surveyed six months posttraining. The TeamSTEPPS Primary Care PostTraining Survey is an online instrument that will be administered to all primary care practice facilitators who complete the TeamSTEPPS in Primary Care training. The survey will be administered six months after participants complete training. This is a new data collection effort for the purpose of conducting an evaluation of TeamSTEPPS in Primary Care Training. The evaluation is formative in nature as AHRQ seeks information to improve the content and delivery of the training. Training will be provided through a combination of online and inperson instruction. To conduct the evaluation, the TeamSTEPPS in Primary Care PostTraining Survey will be administered to all individuals who complete the TeamSTEPPS in Primary Care training six months after training. The survey assesses the degree to which participants felt prepared by the training and what they did to implement TeamSTEPPS in primary care practices. Specifically, participants will be asked about their reasons for participating in the program; the degree to which they feel the training prepared them to train others in and use TeamSTEPPS in the primary care setting; what tools they have implemented in primary care practices; and resulting changes they have observed in the delivery of care. Estimated Annual Respondent Burden Exhibit 1 shows the estimated annualized burden hours for the respondent’s time to participate in the study. The TeamSTEPPS in Primary Care Post-Training Survey will be completed by approximately 150 individuals. We estimate that each respondent will answer 20 items (i.e., number of responses per respondent) and responding to these 20 questions will require 20 minutes. The total E:\FR\FM\04AUN1.SGM 04AUN1 45192 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 149 / Monday, August 4, 2014 / Notices annualized burden is estimated to be 50 hours. Exhibit 2 shows the estimated annualized cost burden based on the respondents’ time to participate in the study. The total cost burden is estimated to be $4,348. EXHIBIT 1—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Form name Number of responses per respondent Hours per response Total burden hours TeamSTEPPS in Primary Care Post-Training Survey .................................... 150 1 20/60 50 Total .......................................................................................................... 150 NA NA 50 EXHIBIT 2—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED COST BURDEN Number of respondents Form name Total burden hours Average hourly wage rate * Total cost burden TeamSTEPPS Primary Care Post-Training Survey ........................................ 150 50 a $86.95 $4,348 Total .......................................................................................................... 150 50 86.95 4,348 * National Compensation Survey: Occupational wages in the United States May 2012, ‘‘U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.’’ a Based on the mean wages for Family and General Practitioners 29–1062. 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 health care research and health care 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. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Dated: July 25, 2014. Richard Kronick, AHRQ Director. [FR Doc. 2014–18299 Filed 8–1–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:28 Aug 01, 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. ACTION: Notice. 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: ‘‘Continuing Education for Comparative Effectiveness Research Survey.’’ In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104– 13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by October 3, 2014. ADDRESSES: 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 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: PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Proposed Project Continuing Education for Comparative Effectiveness Research Survey Patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) is an area that has seen increased focus from research agencies and other government entities. Also known as comparative effectiveness research, PCOR is the focus of AHRQ’s Effective Health Care (EHC) program, which has the mission of providing health care decision-makers (e.g., patients, healthcare providers, purchasers, and policymakers) with recent evidence-based information about the harms, benefits, and effectiveness of various treatment options by comparing medical devices, surgeries, tests, drugs, or ways to deliver health care. The EHC program was created in response to Section 1013 of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 and became the first federal program to conduct PCOR and disseminate those findings to the public. AHRQ works with researchers, academic organizations, and research centers through the EHC program on work relating to methods, training, and dissemination of products to a variety of stakeholders to help spread awareness and knowledge about PCOR. It is important for AHRQ to be able to measure the effectiveness of these products, which include training modules and publications, specifically around how they are affecting health care professionals’ understanding, awareness, and use of PCOR and its related concepts. It is also important for E:\FR\FM\04AUN1.SGM 04AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 149 (Monday, August 4, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 45190-45192]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-18299]


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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: ``Evaluation of the Implementation of TeamSTEPPS in Primary 
Care Settings (ITS-PC).'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995,

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Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), AHRQ invites the public to 
comment on this proposed information collection.
    This proposed information collection was previously published in 
the Federal Register on May 21st, 2014 and allowed 60 days for public 
comment. No comments were received. The purpose of this notice is to 
allow an additional 30 days for public comment.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by September 3, 2014.

ADDRESSES: 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 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

Evaluation of the Implementation of TeamSTEPPS in Primary Care Settings 
(ITS-PC)

    As part of its effort to fulfill its mission goals, AHRQ, in 
collaboration with the Department of Defense's (DoD) Tricare Management 
Activity (TMA), developed TeamSTEPPS[supreg] (aka, Team Strategies and 
Tools for Enhancing Performance and Patient Safety) to provide an 
evidence-based suite of tools and strategies for training teamwork-
based patient safety to health care professionals. TeamSTEPPS includes 
multiple toolkits which are all tied to or are variants of the core 
curriculum. In addition to the core curriculum, TeamSTEPPS resources 
have been developed for primary care, rapid response systems, long-term 
care, and patients with limited English proficiency.
    The main objective of the TeamSTEPPS program is to improve patient 
safety by training health care staff in various teamwork, 
communication, and patient safety concepts, tools, and techniques and 
ultimately helping to build national capacity for supporting teamwork-
based patient safety efforts in health care organizations. Since 2007, 
AHRQ's National Implementation Program has produced (and continues to 
produce) Master Trainers who have stimulated the use and adoption of 
TeamSTEPPS in health care delivery systems. These individuals were 
trained using the TeamSTEPPS core curriculum at regional training 
centers across the U.S. AHRQ has also provided technical assistance and 
consultation on implementing TeamSTEPPS and has developed various 
channels of learning (e.g., user networks, various educational venues) 
for continued support and the improvement of teamwork in health care. 
Since the inception of the National Implementation Program, AHRQ has 
trained more than 5,000 participants to serve as TeamSTEPPS Master 
Trainers.
    Given the success of the National Implementation Program, AHRQ 
launched an effort to provide TeamSTEPPS training to primary care 
health professionals using the TeamSTEPPS in Primary Care version of 
the curriculum. Most of the participants in the current National 
Implementation Program's training come from hospital settings, because 
the TeamSTEPPS core curriculum is most aligned with that context. Under 
this new initiative, primary care practice facilitators will be trained 
through a combination of in-person and online training. Upon completion 
of the course, these individuals will be Master Trainers who will (a) 
train the staff at primary care practices, and (b) implement or support 
the implementation of TeamSTEPPS tools and strategies in primary care 
practices.
    As part of this initiative, AHRQ seeks to conduct an evaluation of 
the TeamSTEPPS in Primary Care training program. This evaluation seeks 
to understand the effectiveness of the TeamSTEPPS in Primary Care 
training and how trained practice facilitators implement TeamSTEPPS in 
primary care practices.
    This research has the following goals:
    (1) Conduct a formative assessment of the TeamSTEPPS for Primary 
Care training program to determine what revisions and improvement 
should be made to the training and how it is delivered, and
    (2) Identify how trained participants use and implement the 
TeamSTEPPS tools and resources in primary care settings.
    This study is being conducted by AHRQ through its contractor, the 
Health Research and Education Trust (HRET) and HRET's subcontractor, 
IMPAQ International, pursuant to AHRQ's statutory authority to conduct 
and support research on healthcare and on systems for the delivery of 
such care, including activities with respect to the quality, 
effectiveness, efficiency, appropriateness and value of healthcare 
services and with respect to quality measurement and improvement. 42 
U.S.C. 299a(a)(1) and (2).

Method of Collection

    To achieve the goals of this project, AHRQ will train primary care 
practice facilitators using the TeamSTEPPS in Primary Care training 
curriculum. Primary care practice facilitators may voluntarily sign up 
for this free, AHRQ sponsored training. Training will be delivered 
through a combination of online and in-person instruction. Online 
training will cover the core TeamSTEPPS tools and strategies that can 
be implemented in primary care. In-person instruction will cover 
coaching, organizational change, and implementation science. Practice 
facilitators, who complete the training, will be surveyed six months 
post-training.
    The TeamSTEPPS Primary Care Post-Training Survey is an online 
instrument that will be administered to all primary care practice 
facilitators who complete the TeamSTEPPS in Primary Care training. The 
survey will be administered six months after participants complete 
training.
    This is a new data collection effort for the purpose of conducting 
an evaluation of TeamSTEPPS in Primary Care Training. The evaluation is 
formative in nature as AHRQ seeks information to improve the content 
and delivery of the training. Training will be provided through a 
combination of online and in-person instruction.
    To conduct the evaluation, the TeamSTEPPS in Primary Care Post-
Training Survey will be administered to all individuals who complete 
the TeamSTEPPS in Primary Care training six months after training. The 
survey assesses the degree to which participants felt prepared by the 
training and what they did to implement TeamSTEPPS in primary care 
practices. Specifically, participants will be asked about their reasons 
for participating in the program; the degree to which they feel the 
training prepared them to train others in and use TeamSTEPPS in the 
primary care setting; what tools they have implemented in primary care 
practices; and resulting changes they have observed in the delivery of 
care.

Estimated Annual Respondent Burden

    Exhibit 1 shows the estimated annualized burden hours for the 
respondent's time to participate in the study. The TeamSTEPPS in 
Primary Care Post-Training Survey will be completed by approximately 
150 individuals. We estimate that each respondent will answer 20 items 
(i.e., number of responses per respondent) and responding to these 20 
questions will require 20 minutes. The total

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annualized burden is estimated to be 50 hours.
    Exhibit 2 shows the estimated annualized cost burden based on the 
respondents' time to participate in the study. The total cost burden is 
estimated to be $4,348.

                                  Exhibit 1--Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                                     Number of
                    Form name                        Number of     responses per     Hours per     Total  burden
                                                    respondents     respondent       response          hours
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TeamSTEPPS in Primary Care Post-Training Survey.             150               1           20/60              50
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................             150              NA              NA              50
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                                   Exhibit 2--Estimated Annualized Cost Burden
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                                                                                      Average
                    Form name                        Number of     Total  burden   hourly  wage     Total cost
                                                    respondents        hours          rate *          burden
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TeamSTEPPS Primary Care Post-Training Survey....             150              50      \a\ $86.95          $4,348
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................             150              50           86.95           4,348
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* National Compensation Survey: Occupational wages in the United States May 2012, ``U.S. Department of Labor,
  Bureau of Labor Statistics.''
\a\ Based on the mean wages for Family and General Practitioners 29-1062.

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 health care research and 
health care 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: July 25, 2014.
Richard Kronick,
AHRQ Director.
[FR Doc. 2014-18299 Filed 8-1-14; 8:45 am]
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