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Download as PDF 65218 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 212 / Monday, November 3, 2014 / Notices to develop evidence-based prevention strategies for SDY. The SDYr will also create the infrastructure for future expanded research. CDC is authorized to collect this information by Section 241 of the Public Health Service Act [42 U.S.C. 241]. CDC estimates that the participating states will collect data on approximately 1,000 SDY cases per year (20–150 per state, with an average of 67 per state). No information will be collected directly from family members of the deceased. CDC estimates that each specialist on the advanced clinical review team will devote 15 minutes to the review and completion of the autopsy check list and other records associated with each death reported through the SDYr. For participating state health departments, the estimated burden for entering each case into the case reporting system is 30 minutes. OMB approval is requested for three years. Reporting is required for cooperative agreement awardees. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Type of respondent State Health Department .................. Pediatric Cardiologist ........................ Epileptologist ..................................... Neurologist ........................................ Forensic Pathologist ......................... Total ........................................... NCRPCD–CRS–SDY NCRPCD–CRS–SDY NCRPCD–CRS–SDY NCRPCD–CRS–SDY NCRPCD–CRS–SDY 67 67 67 67 67 30/60 15/60 15/60 15/60 15/60 503 251 251 251 251 ........................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 1,507 BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [60Day–14–0530] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as part of its continuing effort to reduce public burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. To request more information on the below proposed project or to obtain a copy of the information collection plan and instruments, call 404–639–7570 or send comments to Leroy A. Richardson, 1600 Clifton Road, MS–D74, Atlanta, GA 30333 or send an email to omb@cdc.gov. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper 17:37 Oct 31, 2014 Total burden (in hours) 15 15 15 15 15 [FR Doc. 2014–26031 Filed 10–31–14; 8:45 am] Jkt 235001 Module Module Module Module Module Average burden per response (in hours) .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 Number responses per respondent Number of respondents Form name performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected;(d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. This includes the time needed to review instructions; to develop, acquire, install and utilize technology and systems for the purpose of collecting, validating and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; to train personnel and to be able to respond to a collection of information, to search data sources, to complete and review the collection of information; and to transmit or otherwise disclose the information. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Proposed Project EEOICPA Dose Reconstruction Interviews and Forms (OMB No. 0920– 0530, expires 02/28/2015)—Extension— National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Background and Brief Description On October 30, 2000, the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 7384–7385) was enacted. This Act established a federal compensation program for employees of the Department of Energy (DOE) and certain of its contractors, subcontractors and vendors, who have suffered cancers and other designated illnesses as a result of exposures sustained in the production and testing of nuclear weapons. Executive Order 13179, issued on December 7, 2000, delegated authorities assigned to ‘‘the President’’ under the Act to the Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services, Energy and Justice. The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) was delegated the responsibility of establishing methods for estimating radiation doses received by eligible claimants with cancer applying for compensation. NIOSH is applying the following methods to estimate the radiation doses of individuals applying for compensation. In performance of its dose reconstruction responsibilities, under the Act, NIOSH is providing voluntary interview opportunities to claimants (or their survivors) individually and providing them with the opportunity to assist NIOSH in documenting the work history of the employee by characterizing the actual work tasks performed. In addition, NIOSH and the claimant may identify incidents that E:\FR\FM\03NON1.SGM 03NON1 65219 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 212 / Monday, November 3, 2014 / Notices may have resulted in undocumented radiation exposures, characterizing radiological protection and monitoring practices, and identify co-workers and other witnesses as may be necessary to confirm undocumented information. In this process, NIOSH uses a computer assisted telephone interview (CATI) system, which allows interviews to be conducted more efficiently and quickly as opposed to a paper-based interview instrument. Both interviews are voluntary and failure to participate in either or both interviews will not have a negative effect on the claim, although voluntary participation may assist the claimant by adding important information that may not be otherwise available. NIOSH is requesting a three year approval for these data collection activities. information to provide to NIOSH about the claim at this time. The form notifies the claimant that signing the form allows NIOSH to forward a dose reconstruction report to DOL and to the claimant, and closes the record on data used for the dose reconstruction. Signing this form does not indicate that the claimant agrees with the outcome of the dose reconstruction. The dose reconstruction results will be supplied to the claimant and to the DOL, the agency that will utilize them as one part of its determination of whether the claimant is eligible for compensation under the Act. It is estimated that 8,400 claimants will complete the conclusion form which takes approximately 5 minutes per response. The total estimated burden hours are 4,900. There is no cost to respondents other than their time. NIOSH uses the data collected in this process to complete an individual dose reconstruction that accounts, as fully as possible, for the radiation dose incurred by the employee in the line of duty for DOE nuclear weapons production programs. After dose reconstruction, NIOSH also performs a brief, voluntary final interview with the claimant to explain the results and to allow the claimant to confirm or question the records NIOSH has compiled. This will also be the final opportunity for the claimant to supplement the dose reconstruction record. Approximately 4,200 claimants will be interviewed with an average burden of one hour per response. At the conclusion of the dose reconstruction process, the claimant submits a conclusion form to confirm that the claimant has no further ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of responses per respondent Number of respondents Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours Type of respondent Form name Claimant ............................................ Claimant ............................................ Initial interview .................................. Conclusion form OCAS–1 ................ 4,200 8,400 1 1 1 5/60 4,200 700 Total ........................................... ........................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 4,900 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. 2014–26032 Filed 10–31–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [60-Day 15–15CK] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as part of its continuing effort to reduce public burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. To request more information on the below proposed project or to obtain a copy of the information collection plan and instruments, call 404–639–7570 or send VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:37 Oct 31, 2014 Jkt 235001 comments to Leroy A. Richardson, 1600 Clifton Road, MS–D74, Atlanta, GA 30333 or send an email to omb@cdc.gov. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. 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Proposed Project Improving the Impact of Laboratory Practice Guidelines (LPGs): A New Paradigm for Metrics—College of American Pathologists—NEW—Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services (CSELS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is funding three 5-year projects collectively entitled ‘‘Improving the Impact of Laboratory Practice Guidelines: A New Paradigm for Metrics’’. An ‘‘LPG’’ is defined as written recommendations for voluntary, standardized approaches for medical laboratory testing that takes into account processes for test selection, sample E:\FR\FM\03NON1.SGM 03NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 212 (Monday, November 3, 2014)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[60Day-14-0530]


Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and 
Recommendations

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as part of 
its continuing effort to reduce public burden, invites the general 
public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment 
on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. To request more information on the 
below proposed project or to obtain a copy of the information 
collection plan and instruments, call 404-639-7570 or send comments to 
Leroy A. Richardson, 1600 Clifton Road, MS-D74, Atlanta, GA 30333 or 
send an email to omb@cdc.gov.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) approval. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed 
collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of 
the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall 
have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of 
the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to 
enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be 
collected;(d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of 
information on respondents, including through the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) 
estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, 
maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Burden 
means the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by 
persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide information 
to or for a Federal agency. This includes the time needed to review 
instructions; to develop, acquire, install and utilize technology and 
systems for the purpose of collecting, validating and verifying 
information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and 
providing information; to train personnel and to be able to respond to 
a collection of information, to search data sources, to complete and 
review the collection of information; and to transmit or otherwise 
disclose the information. Written comments should be received within 60 
days of this notice.

Proposed Project

    EEOICPA Dose Reconstruction Interviews and Forms (OMB No. 0920-
0530, expires 02/28/2015)--Extension--National Institute for 
Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

Background and Brief Description

    On October 30, 2000, the Energy Employees Occupational Illness 
Compensation Program Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 7384-7385) was enacted. 
This Act established a federal compensation program for employees of 
the Department of Energy (DOE) and certain of its contractors, 
subcontractors and vendors, who have suffered cancers and other 
designated illnesses as a result of exposures sustained in the 
production and testing of nuclear weapons.
    Executive Order 13179, issued on December 7, 2000, delegated 
authorities assigned to ``the President'' under the Act to the 
Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services, Energy and 
Justice. The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) was 
delegated the responsibility of establishing methods for estimating 
radiation doses received by eligible claimants with cancer applying for 
compensation. NIOSH is applying the following methods to estimate the 
radiation doses of individuals applying for compensation.
    In performance of its dose reconstruction responsibilities, under 
the Act, NIOSH is providing voluntary interview opportunities to 
claimants (or their survivors) individually and providing them with the 
opportunity to assist NIOSH in documenting the work history of the 
employee by characterizing the actual work tasks performed. In 
addition, NIOSH and the claimant may identify incidents that

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may have resulted in undocumented radiation exposures, characterizing 
radiological protection and monitoring practices, and identify co-
workers and other witnesses as may be necessary to confirm undocumented 
information. In this process, NIOSH uses a computer assisted telephone 
interview (CATI) system, which allows interviews to be conducted more 
efficiently and quickly as opposed to a paper-based interview 
instrument. Both interviews are voluntary and failure to participate in 
either or both interviews will not have a negative effect on the claim, 
although voluntary participation may assist the claimant by adding 
important information that may not be otherwise available. NIOSH is 
requesting a three year approval for these data collection activities.
    NIOSH uses the data collected in this process to complete an 
individual dose reconstruction that accounts, as fully as possible, for 
the radiation dose incurred by the employee in the line of duty for DOE 
nuclear weapons production programs. After dose reconstruction, NIOSH 
also performs a brief, voluntary final interview with the claimant to 
explain the results and to allow the claimant to confirm or question 
the records NIOSH has compiled. This will also be the final opportunity 
for the claimant to supplement the dose reconstruction record. 
Approximately 4,200 claimants will be interviewed with an average 
burden of one hour per response.
    At the conclusion of the dose reconstruction process, the claimant 
submits a conclusion form to confirm that the claimant has no further 
information to provide to NIOSH about the claim at this time. The form 
notifies the claimant that signing the form allows NIOSH to forward a 
dose reconstruction report to DOL and to the claimant, and closes the 
record on data used for the dose reconstruction. Signing this form does 
not indicate that the claimant agrees with the outcome of the dose 
reconstruction. The dose reconstruction results will be supplied to the 
claimant and to the DOL, the agency that will utilize them as one part 
of its determination of whether the claimant is eligible for 
compensation under the Act. It is estimated that 8,400 claimants will 
complete the conclusion form which takes approximately 5 minutes per 
response.
    The total estimated burden hours are 4,900. There is no cost to 
respondents other than their time.

                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                                     Number of    Average burden
      Type of respondent            Form name        Number of     responses per   per response    Total burden
                                                    respondents     respondent      (in hours)         hours
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Claimant......................  Initial                    4,200               1               1           4,200
                                 interview.
Claimant......................  Conclusion form            8,400               1            5/60             700
                                 OCAS-1.
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.....................  ................  ..............  ..............  ..............           4,900
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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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