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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 194 / Tuesday, October 7, 2014 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES access to the compensation information, see the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission total compensation filings at http://www.sec.gov/answers/ execomp.htm.) B. Annual Reporting Burden The total annual burden associated with the reporting requirements of FAR 52.204–10 is estimated to be $33,230,972. 1. Reporting first-tier subcontract award information. The FY13 Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) data collected for new contract actions valued at $25,000 or greater, indicated that there were 155,292 contractors with unique DUNS numbers. It is estimated that based on the exemptions in the rule (e.g., contractors in the previous tax year with less than $300,000 in gross income do not have to report), seventy-five percent of the contractors with actions valued at $25,000 or greater would be subject to the reporting requirements, which would be 116,469 contractors. The burden to report the subcontractor award information (e.g., name, amount, address, etc.) under FAR 52.204–10 is estimated to average 2 hours per response for a prime contractor and approximately three first-tier subcontractors per prime contractor. We estimate the total annual public cost burden for these elements to be $30,747,816 based on the following: Respondents: 116,469. Responses per respondent: 3. Total annual responses: 349,407. Preparation hours per response: 2. Total response burden hours: 698,814. Average hourly wages ($33.00 + 36.25% overhead. Rounded to nearest dollar): $45.00. Estimated cost to the public: $30,747,816. 2. Reporting executive compensation. There were 367,875 active registrants in SAM as of September 17, 2014. Of the 367,875 total active registrants, 360,000 were screened out by two questions supporting the rule’s requirements, i.e., didn’t have 80% or more of their annual gross revenue in U.S. Federal contracts, grants, and/or cooperative agreements and didn’t make more than $25 million in annual gross revenue, or did have 80% or $25 million from Federal contracts/grants/cooperative agreements, but the public already had access to the information. It is estimated that it would require those 360,000 registrants 0.10 hours per response, for a total of 36,000 response hours. A total of 7,875 SAM registrants would be required to enter actual values for their top five most highly compensated executives. It is estimated that it would require these 7,875 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:15 Oct 06, 2014 Jkt 235001 registrants 2.5 hours to provide the information required, for a total of 19,688 response hours. Therefore, it is estimated that the total population of respondents is 367,875, and the total estimated response hours is 55,688, resulting in a weighted average of 0.15 hours per respondent for executive compensation reporting. The Councils estimate the total annual public cost burden for this element to be $2,483,156 based on the following: Respondents: 367,875. Responses per respondent: 1. Total annual responses: 367,875. Preparation hours per response: 0.15. Total response burden hours: 55,181. Average hourly wages: ($33.06 + 36.25% overhead. Rounded to nearest dollar): $45.00. Estimated cost to the public: $2,483,156. Based on the above calculations, DoD, GSA, and NASA estimate the total annual burden associated with reporting requirements of FAR 52.204–10 to be $33,230,972. The reporting burden includes the time for reviewing instructions, and reporting the data. It does not cover the time required to conduct research or the time to obtain the information for the data elements. C. Public Comments Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the FAR, and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the supporting statement from the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405– 0001 telephone 202–501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0177, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-tier Subcontract Awards, in all correspondence. PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60469 Dated: September 30, 2014. Edward Loeb, Acting Director, Office of Government-wide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-wide Policy. [FR Doc. 2014–23907 Filed 10–6–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [30-Day–15–0919] Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The notice for the proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Your comments should address any of the following: (a) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) Evaluate the accuracy of the agencies estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses; and (e) Assess information collection costs. To request additional information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the information collection plan and instruments, call (404) 639–7570 or send an email to omb@cdc.gov. Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the items contained in this notice should be directed to the Attention: CDC Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503 or by fax to (202) 395–5806. Written comments should be received within 30 days of this notice. E:\FR\FM\07OCN1.SGM 07OCN1 60470 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 194 / Tuesday, October 7, 2014 / Notices Proposed Project Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery (OMB No. 0920–0919, expires 01/31/2015)—Revision— National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description As part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process to seek feedback from the public on service delivery, the CDC has submitted a Generic Information Collection Request (Generic ICR): ‘‘Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery ’’ to OMB for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et. seq.). To request additional information, please contact LeRoy A. Richardson, Reports Clearance Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, MS–D74, Atlanta, GA 30333 or send an email to omb@cdc.gov. Supplementary Information: Title: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery. Abstract: The information collection activity will garner qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely manner, in accordance with the Administration’s commitment to improving service delivery. By qualitative feedback we mean information that provides useful insights on perceptions and opinions, but are not statistical surveys that yield quantitative results that can be generalized to the population of study. This feedback will provide insights into customer or stakeholder perceptions, experiences and expectations, provide an early warning of issues with service, or focus attention on areas where communication, training or changes in operations might improve delivery of products or services. These collections will allow for ongoing, collaborative and actionable communications between the Agency and its customers and stakeholders. It will also allow feedback to contribute directly to the improvement of program management. Feedback collected under this generic clearance will provide useful information, but it will not yield data that can be generalized to the overall population. This type of generic clearance for qualitative information will not be used for quantitative information collections that are designed to yield reliably actionable results, such as monitoring trends over time or documenting program performance. Such data uses require more rigorous designs that address: The target population to which generalizations will be made, the sampling frame, the sample design (including stratification and clustering), the precision requirements or power calculations that justify the proposed sample size, the expected response rate, methods for assessing potential nonresponse bias, the protocols for data collection, and any testing procedures that were or will be undertaken prior fielding the study. Depending on the degree of influence the results are likely to have, such collections may still be eligible for submission for other generic mechanisms that are designed to yield quantitative results. This is a revision to a previously approved collection of information. Respondents will be screened and selected from Individuals and Households, Businesses Organizations, and/or State, Local or Tribal Government. A total of 12 individual data collections were approved under our originally approved generic information collection (OMB # 0920– 0919, expiration 01/31/2015). Data collection activities were equally divided between focus groups and online surveys and were conducted to test and refine NCBDDD messages and materials regarding alcohol use during pregnancy, autism spectrum disorder, folic acid, Deep Vein Thrombosis/ Pulmonary Embolism (DVT/PE), and preconception health. A customer service survey was also conducted using this mechanism. We expect to conduct 12 individual data collections (four each year) over the next three years in order to continue testing and refining our public health messages aimed at targeted groups by using a variety of instruments and platforms. Based on the number of burden hours actually used during the initial approval period and the number of respondents involved, we request a reduction in the number of respondents and burden hours. Below we provide CDC’s projected annualized estimate for the next three years. There is no cost to respondents other than their time. The estimated annualized burden hours for this data collection activity are 3,625. ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Annual frequency per response Hours per response Form name General Public/Public Health Practitioners/Delivery Partners and Stakeholders. General Public/Public Health Practitioners/Delivery Partners and Stakeholders. General Public/Public Health Practitioners/Delivery Partners and Stakeholders. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Type of respondent Online surveys ....................... 2,500 1 30/60 Paper surveys ........................ 750 1 30/60 Focus groups ......................... 1,000 1 2 Leroy A. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 194 (Tuesday, October 7, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 60469-60470]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[30-Day-15-0919]


Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has submitted 
the following information collection request to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The notice for the proposed 
information collection is published to obtain comments from the public 
and affected agencies.
    Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected 
agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are 
encouraged. Your comments should address any of the following: (a) 
Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary 
for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including 
whether the information will have practical utility; (b) Evaluate the 
accuracy of the agencies estimate of the burden of the proposed 
collection of information, including the validity of the methodology 
and assumptions used; (c) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected; (d) Minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on those who are to respond, including 
through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or 
other technological collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses; and 
(e) Assess information collection costs.
    To request additional information on the proposed project or to 
obtain a copy of the information collection plan and instruments, call 
(404) 639-7570 or send an email to omb@cdc.gov. Written comments and/or 
suggestions regarding the items contained in this notice should be 
directed to the Attention: CDC Desk Officer, Office of Management and 
Budget, Washington, DC 20503 or by fax to (202) 395-5806. Written 
comments should be received within 30 days of this notice.

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Proposed Project

    Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on 
Agency Service Delivery (OMB No. 0920-0919, expires 01/31/2015)--
Revision--National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental 
Disabilities (NCBDDD), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
(CDC).

Background and Brief Description

    As part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the 
process to seek feedback from the public on service delivery, the CDC 
has submitted a Generic Information Collection Request (Generic ICR): 
``Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on 
Agency Service Delivery '' to OMB for approval under the Paperwork 
Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et. seq.).
    To request additional information, please contact LeRoy A. 
Richardson, Reports Clearance Officer, Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, MS-D74, Atlanta, GA 30333 or send an 
email to omb@cdc.gov.
    Supplementary Information:
    Title: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback 
on Agency Service Delivery.
    Abstract: The information collection activity will garner 
qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely 
manner, in accordance with the Administration's commitment to improving 
service delivery. By qualitative feedback we mean information that 
provides useful insights on perceptions and opinions, but are not 
statistical surveys that yield quantitative results that can be 
generalized to the population of study. This feedback will provide 
insights into customer or stakeholder perceptions, experiences and 
expectations, provide an early warning of issues with service, or focus 
attention on areas where communication, training or changes in 
operations might improve delivery of products or services. These 
collections will allow for ongoing, collaborative and actionable 
communications between the Agency and its customers and stakeholders. 
It will also allow feedback to contribute directly to the improvement 
of program management.
    Feedback collected under this generic clearance will provide useful 
information, but it will not yield data that can be generalized to the 
overall population. This type of generic clearance for qualitative 
information will not be used for quantitative information collections 
that are designed to yield reliably actionable results, such as 
monitoring trends over time or documenting program performance. Such 
data uses require more rigorous designs that address: The target 
population to which generalizations will be made, the sampling frame, 
the sample design (including stratification and clustering), the 
precision requirements or power calculations that justify the proposed 
sample size, the expected response rate, methods for assessing 
potential non-response bias, the protocols for data collection, and any 
testing procedures that were or will be undertaken prior fielding the 
study. Depending on the degree of influence the results are likely to 
have, such collections may still be eligible for submission for other 
generic mechanisms that are designed to yield quantitative results.
    This is a revision to a previously approved collection of 
information. Respondents will be screened and selected from Individuals 
and Households, Businesses Organizations, and/or State, Local or Tribal 
Government. A total of 12 individual data collections were approved 
under our originally approved generic information collection (OMB # 
0920-0919, expiration 01/31/2015). Data collection activities were 
equally divided between focus groups and online surveys and were 
conducted to test and refine NCBDDD messages and materials regarding 
alcohol use during pregnancy, autism spectrum disorder, folic acid, 
Deep Vein Thrombosis/Pulmonary Embolism (DVT/PE), and preconception 
health. A customer service survey was also conducted using this 
mechanism.
    We expect to conduct 12 individual data collections (four each 
year) over the next three years in order to continue testing and 
refining our public health messages aimed at targeted groups by using a 
variety of instruments and platforms. Based on the number of burden 
hours actually used during the initial approval period and the number 
of respondents involved, we request a reduction in the number of 
respondents and burden hours.
    Below we provide CDC's projected annualized estimate for the next 
three years. There is no cost to respondents other than their time. The 
estimated annualized burden hours for this data collection activity are 
3,625.

                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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          Type of respondent                    Form name            Number of     frequency per     Hours per
                                                                    respondents      response        response
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General Public/Public Health            Online surveys..........           2,500               1           30/60
 Practitioners/Delivery Partners and
 Stakeholders.
General Public/Public Health            Paper surveys...........             750               1           30/60
 Practitioners/Delivery Partners and
 Stakeholders.
General Public/Public Health            Focus groups............           1,000               1               2
 Practitioners/Delivery Partners and
 Stakeholders.
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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.
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