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Download as PDF 51335 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 167 / Thursday, August 28, 2014 / Notices other nations since they provide a broader global understanding of how to most effectively manage and potentially prevent HIV, for example through vaccine development. Efforts to develop vaccines funded by the National Institutes of Health and other US-based organizations may directly benefit from the findings of this study. Blood donors are tested for transfusion-transmissible infections including HIV when they present to donate, and test result information as well as demographic data will be routinely collected in a database at the five blood centers participating in REDS–III studies (located in the cities of Chongqing, Liuzhou, Luoyang, Mianyang, and Urumqi). These data will allow for calculation of HIV incidence, prevalence, and residual risk. Additionally, a case-control study will be conducted over a 2 and 1⁄2 year period to evaluate the risk factors associated with HIV infection among blood donors. Cases will be defined as potential donors who deny risks on the donor screening questionnaire but are found to be positive on HIV testing (their donation is discarded), HIVpositive donors who gave blood at one of the five blood centers as stated above (primary sites) or at blood centers located in the Guangxi Autonomous Region (peripheral sites, recruited through the Guangxi CDC for this study only but not other REDS–III studies) will be eligible to participate and complete a Risk Factor Questionnaire that will assess general demographic and risk factor information pertinent to HIV infection. Controls will be negative for HIV on confirmatory testing. Assuming 50% response rate, it is anticipated that 390 HIV-positive donors and 960 controls will participate in the case control study. The results of this study will contribute to global HIV surveillance and prevention, provide a broader global understanding of HIV epidemiology, and support public health efforts to most effectively manage and potentially prevent HIV transmission both worldwide and in the US. OMB approval is requested for 3 years. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. The total estimated burden hours are 450. ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Form name Type of respondents HIV Risk factor Q .............................. Blood donors—Case Primary Sites Blood donors—Case peripheral sites. Blood donors—Control primary sites Blood donors—Control peripheral sites. Dated: August 18, 2014. Lynn Susulske, NHLBI Project Clearance Liaison, National Institutes of Health. [FR Doc. 2014–20528 Filed 8–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P 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: ‘‘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. pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:14 Aug 27, 2014 Jkt 232001 Number of responses per respondent Average burden per response (in hours) Total annual burden hours 210 180 1 1 20/60 20/60 70 60 540 420 1 1 20/60 20/60 180 140 This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on May 29th 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 29, 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: 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. Proposed Project 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 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, the generic clearance for the Agency for PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM 28AUN1 51336 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 167 / Thursday, August 28, 2014 / Notices 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. EXHIBIT 1—ESTIMATED BURDEN HOURS OVER 3 YEARS Number of respondents Type of information collection Number of responses per respondent Hours per response Total burden hours 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 $125,663 13,404 83,775 100,530 16,755 Total .................................................................................. 32,700 10,150 na 340,127 * Based upon the average wages for 29–000 (Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations), ‘‘National Compensation Survey: Occupational Wages in the United States, May 2009.’’ U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:14 Aug 27, 2014 Jkt 232001 Dated: August 20, 2014. Richard Kronick, Director. [FR Doc. 2014–20420 Filed 8–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–M 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: ‘‘Generic Clearance for Questionnaire and Data Collection Testing, Evaluation, and Research for the Agency for Healthcare SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on May 29th 2014 and allowed 60 days for public comment. One comment was 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 29, 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: E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM 28AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 167 (Thursday, August 28, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 51335-51336]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-20420]


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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.
    This proposed information collection was previously published in 
the Federal Register on May 29th 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 29, 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

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

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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.

                                 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
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    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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                                          Number of         Total burden      Average hourly
   Type of information collection        respondents           hours           wage rate *     Total cost burden
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Mail/email..........................             15,000              3,750             $33.51           $125,663
Telephone...........................                600                400              33.51             13,404
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
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    Total...........................             32,700             10,150                 na            340,127
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* Based upon the average wages for 29-000 (Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations), ``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: August 20, 2014.
Richard Kronick,
Director.
[FR Doc. 2014-20420 Filed 8-27-14; 8:45 am]
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