Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations, 63124-63125 [2014-25094]

Download as PDF 63124 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 204 / Wednesday, October 22, 2014 / Notices C. Public Comments Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary 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; and ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405, telephone 202–501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 3090–0250, Zero Burden Information Collection Reports, in all correspondence. Dated: October 16, 2014. Jeffrey Koses, Senior Procurement Executive, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. [FR Doc. 2014–25110 Filed 10–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–61–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Proposed Project Application of a Web-based Health Survey in Schools—New—National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [30Day–15–14AC] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:22 Oct 21, 2014 Jkt 235001 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. Background and Brief Description The mission of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is to promote safety and health at work for all people through research and prevention. The Occupational Safety and Health Act, Public Law 91– 596 (section 20[a][1]), authorizes NIOSH to conduct research to advance the health and safety of workers. NIOSH is proposing to conduct a health questionnaire of employees in 50 elementary schools in a large school district in the Northeastern United States. According to the 2012 Bureau of Labor Statistics survey, the educational services sector employs approximately 12.9 million workers, with 8.4 million working in elementary and secondary schools. A 2010 analysis of data on U.S. working adults indicated that the PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 educational services sector had one of the highest prevalences of current asthma at 13.1%. In 1995, the Government Accounting Office reported that about 33% of schools in the U.S. needed extensive repair or replacement of one or more buildings, which includes problems related to dampness and mold. A better understanding of school building conditions related to dampness and mold, as well as associated health effects, is essential for the prevention of work-related illness in school staff. NIOSH requests OMB approval to administer an internet-based questionnaire to collect health information on staff from 50 schools within this school district. NIOSH will collaborate with the school district and local teachers union to recruit a broad range of school staff as participants, including teachers, administrative staff, facilities and maintenance staff, nurses and counselors, and kitchen staff for this study. Results will be used to determine possible relationships between health outcomes and environmental conditions, specifically conditions related to dampness and mold. Overall results will benefit many stakeholders, including school-affiliated and general administrative personnel, facilities and maintenance representatives, building owners, and safety and health professionals charged with the prevention, identification, and remediation of environmental issues when occupant health concerns are raised. NIOSH anticipates that the internetbased questionnaire will begin in the spring of 2015. All participants will be asked to complete the same questionnaire, which will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. All questionnaire results will be stored and analyzed on CDC computer systems. If the participation rate is less than 80%, NIOSH will distribute a paper-based non-respondent questionnaire to 400 randomly selected employees and ask them to mail it back in a postage-paid envelope. This will take approximately 5 minutes. The total estimated burden for this one-time collection of data is 1,100 hours. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1 63125 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 204 / Wednesday, October 22, 2014 / Notices ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Type of respondents Form name Elementary School Employees ................. Elementary School Employees ................. Questionnaire ........................................... Non-respondent questionnaire ................. 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. 2014–25094 Filed 10–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [30Day–15–14VL] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:22 Oct 21, 2014 Jkt 235001 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. Proposed Project Assessing the Adoption and Utility of National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) Tools and Resources for Health Care Professionals and Health Education Facilitators—New—National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description The National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) is a joint program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health. The NDEP develops, disseminates, and supports the adoption of evidence-based, culturally and linguistically appropriate tools and resources that emphasize the importance of controlling blood glucose levels, blood pressure, and blood lipids, as well as carrying out other preventive care practices in a timely manner to improve health outcomes and overall quality of life. In 2012 and 2013, CDC/NDEP collaborated with relevant partners to update two major diabetes education resources: ‘‘New Beginnings: A Discussion Guide for Living Well with Diabetes’’ (hereafter referred to as New Beginnings), and ‘‘Working Together to Manage Diabetes: A Guide and Toolkit for Pharmacy, Podiatry, Optometry, and PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Average burden per response (in hours) Number of responses per respondent 3,200 400 1 1 20/60 5/60 Dentistry’’ (hereafter referred to as the PPOD Guide and Toolkit). New Beginnings was developed for diabetes educators, health educators, health ministers, lay health workers and others who facilitate discussion groups about diabetes self-management. New Beginnings has been revised to make it a more accessible and flexible resource that can be adapted for use in diabetes self-management education classes and in other settings. The PPOD Guide and Toolkit are targeted to health care providers in pharmacy, podiatry, optometry, and dentistry. The PPOD Guide and Toolkit are designed to promote a collaborative, team-based approach to comprehensive diabetes care. Both resources are being promoted to key target audiences in 2014. In order to understand how target audiences use the resources and apply the recommended diabetes control strategies, CDC plans to conduct a series of surveys that will assess adoption, use, and satisfaction with the resources. Respondents for the PPOD Guide and toolkit assessment will include health care providers in the private sector, state and local government, and federal government. Respondents for the New Beginnings assessment will include health education facilitators in the private sector and state and local government. CDC will coordinate the information collection and assessment activities with events and opportunities sponsored by professional organizations, and CDC-sponsored Webinars. Survey findings will be used to guide further improvements to the resources, make adjustments to promotional and educational strategies, and inform CDC’s technical assistance related to diabetes education. OMB approval is requested for one year. All information will be collected electronically. Participation in the surveys is voluntary and there are no costs to respondents other than their time. The total estimated annualized burden hours are 233. E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 204 (Wednesday, October 22, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 63124-63125]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-25094]


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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

    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.

Proposed Project

    Application of a Web-based Health Survey in Schools--New--National 
Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

    The mission of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and 
Health (NIOSH) is to promote safety and health at work for all people 
through research and prevention. The Occupational Safety and Health 
Act, Public Law 91-596 (section 20[a][1]), authorizes NIOSH to conduct 
research to advance the health and safety of workers. NIOSH is 
proposing to conduct a health questionnaire of employees in 50 
elementary schools in a large school district in the Northeastern 
United States.
    According to the 2012 Bureau of Labor Statistics survey, the 
educational services sector employs approximately 12.9 million workers, 
with 8.4 million working in elementary and secondary schools. A 2010 
analysis of data on U.S. working adults indicated that the educational 
services sector had one of the highest prevalences of current asthma at 
13.1%.
    In 1995, the Government Accounting Office reported that about 33% 
of schools in the U.S. needed extensive repair or replacement of one or 
more buildings, which includes problems related to dampness and mold. A 
better understanding of school building conditions related to dampness 
and mold, as well as associated health effects, is essential for the 
prevention of work-related illness in school staff.
    NIOSH requests OMB approval to administer an internet-based 
questionnaire to collect health information on staff from 50 schools 
within this school district. NIOSH will collaborate with the school 
district and local teachers union to recruit a broad range of school 
staff as participants, including teachers, administrative staff, 
facilities and maintenance staff, nurses and counselors, and kitchen 
staff for this study. Results will be used to determine possible 
relationships between health outcomes and environmental conditions, 
specifically conditions related to dampness and mold.
    Overall results will benefit many stakeholders, including school-
affiliated and general administrative personnel, facilities and 
maintenance representatives, building owners, and safety and health 
professionals charged with the prevention, identification, and 
remediation of environmental issues when occupant health concerns are 
raised.
    NIOSH anticipates that the internet-based questionnaire will begin 
in the spring of 2015. All participants will be asked to complete the 
same questionnaire, which will take approximately 20 minutes to 
complete. All questionnaire results will be stored and analyzed on CDC 
computer systems. If the participation rate is less than 80%, NIOSH 
will distribute a paper-based non-respondent questionnaire to 400 
randomly selected employees and ask them to mail it back in a postage-
paid envelope. This will take approximately 5 minutes.
    The total estimated burden for this one-time collection of data is 
1,100 hours. There are no costs to respondents other than their time.

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                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                                                  Number of      Average  burden
        Type of respondents                Form name            Number of       responses per     per  response
                                                               respondents       respondent        (in hours)
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Elementary School Employees........  Questionnaire........             3,200                 1             20/60
Elementary School Employees........  Non-respondent                      400                 1              5/60
                                      questionnaire.
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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. 2014-25094 Filed 10-21-14; 8:45 am]
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