Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations, 65398-65399 [2014-26084]

Download as PDF 65398 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 213 / Tuesday, November 4, 2014 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [60Day–15–0314] 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. The NSFG program produces descriptive statistics which document factors associated with birth and pregnancy rates, including contraception, infertility, marriage, divorce, and sexual activity, in the U.S. household population 15–44 years; and behaviors that affect the risk of sexually transmitted diseases (STD), including HIV, and the medical care associated with contraception, infertility, and pregnancy and childbirth. Beginning in 2015, the NSFG will expand its age range to represent the U.S. household population 15–49 years. NSFG data users include the DHHS programs that fund it, including CDC/ NCHS and ten others (The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development (NIH/NICHD); the Office of Population Affairs (DHHS/OPA); the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (DHHS/OASPE); the Children’s Bureau (DHHS/ACF/CB); the ACF’s Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation; the CDC’s Division of HIV/ AIDS Prevention (CDC/DHAP); the CDC’s Division of STD Prevention (CDC/DSTD); the CDC’s Division of Reproductive Health (CDC/DRH); the CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (CDC/DCPC); and the CDC’s Division of Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (DBDDD)). The NSFG is also used by state and local governments; private research and action organizations focused on men’s and women’s health, child well-being, and marriage and the family; academic researchers in the social and public health sciences; journalists, and many others. This submission requests approval for three years. Questionnaire revisions are requested for fieldwork starting in September 2015. A small set of additional changes may be requested in the future, to be responsive to emerging public policy issues. There is no cost to respondents other than their time. Proposed Project The National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG)—(0920–0314, expires 04/30/2015)—Revision—National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description Section 306 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act (42 U.S.C. 242k), as amended, authorizes that the Secretary of Health and Human Services (DHHS), acting through NCHS, shall collect statistics on ‘‘family formation, growth, and dissolution,’’ as well as ‘‘determinants of health’’ and ‘‘utilization of health care’’ in the United States. This three-year clearance request includes the data collection in 2015–2017 for the continuous NSFG. The National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) was conducted periodically between 1973 and 2002, continuously in 2006–2010, and continuously starting in Fall 2011, by the National Center for Health Statistics, CDC. Each year, about 14,000 households are screened, with about 5,000 participants interviewed annually. Participation in the NSFG is completely voluntary and confidential. Interviews average 60 minutes for males and 80 minutes for females. The response rate since 2006 has been about 77 percent for both males and females. ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents rmajette on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Type of respondents 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Average burden per response (in hours) Number of responses per respondent Total burden hours Screener Respondents ................................................................................ Interview Females ....................................................................................... Interview Males ............................................................................................ Verification Questions .................................................................................. Testing Questions ........................................................................................ 14,000 2,750 2,250 1,400 250 1 1 1 1 1 3/60 1.5 1.0 5/60 1 700 4,125 2,250 117 250 Total .......................................................................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 7,442 VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:39 Nov 03, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 213 / Tuesday, November 4, 2014 / Notices 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. 2014–26084 Filed 11–3–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [30Day–15–14ADD] 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. Proposed Project National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) 2016 Decade Review— New—National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is responsible for conducting research and making recommendations to prevent worker injury and illness, as authorized in Section 20(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (29 U.S.C. 669). In 1995–6, NIOSH saw an opportunity to enhance its ability to accomplish its mission through partnerships that involved a broad national stakeholder base in occupational safety and health. With stakeholder input, NIOSH developed and launched a decade-long partnership program titled the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) in 1996. Participation in NORA includes stakeholders from universities, large and small businesses, professional societies, government agencies, and worker organizations. After an internal management review of the first decade of NORA, conducted in 2005, NIOSH launched the second decade of NORA (2006–2016) structured for even greater national impact. This information collection is a necessary part of a larger internal NIOSH management review of the second decade of NORA. The results of this review will inform NIOSH 65399 decisions about how to structure a third decade of NORA (2016–2026) for maximum effectiveness and impact. The second decade of NORA was based on a new sector structure to better move research to practice within workplaces. The work of the sectors is managed through a partnership structure of sector councils. Each council develops and maintains an agenda for the decade for its sector. The sector agendas become part of the national agenda for improvements in occupational safety and health through research and partnerships. Representing all stakeholders, the councils use an open process to set goals, develop strategies, encourage partnerships, and promote improved workplace practices. NIOSH is requesting a 12-month OMB approval to administer a survey to NORA council members and leaders. The collection of information is necessary for NIOSH management to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of the NORA sector councils. The target population is all current and former members and leaders of each of the ten NORA Sector Councils. The web-based questionnaire requests information on satisfaction with the efficiency of the council and its processes, on impacts made in the sector during the second decade, and suggestions for improving the effectiveness and impact of NORA in the future. Without this data collection, NIOSH’s internal management review of NORA would lack critical stakeholder input from its many non-Federal partners. A 16-item questionnaire has been developed and will be sent to all 352 non-Federal NORA Sector council members or leaders. A pilot test of the questionnaire was conducted by asking eight NIOSH employees who are a leader of a NORA sector council to complete the questionnaire and provide feedback. Respondents to the pilot test estimated the questionnaire requires approximately 15 minutes to complete. The total estimated burden is 88 hours. There is no cost to respondents other than their time. ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS rmajette on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Type of respondents Form name Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden per response (in hrs.) Council member or leader .............................. Council Questionnaire .................................... 352 1 15/60 VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:39 Nov 03, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 213 (Tuesday, November 4, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 65398-65399]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[60Day-15-0314]


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

    The National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG)--(0920-0314, expires 
04/30/2015)--Revision--National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

    Section 306 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act (42 U.S.C. 
242k), as amended, authorizes that the Secretary of Health and Human 
Services (DHHS), acting through NCHS, shall collect statistics on 
``family formation, growth, and dissolution,'' as well as 
``determinants of health'' and ``utilization of health care'' in the 
United States. This three-year clearance request includes the data 
collection in 2015-2017 for the continuous NSFG.
    The National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) was conducted 
periodically between 1973 and 2002, continuously in 2006-2010, and 
continuously starting in Fall 2011, by the National Center for Health 
Statistics, CDC. Each year, about 14,000 households are screened, with 
about 5,000 participants interviewed annually. Participation in the 
NSFG is completely voluntary and confidential. Interviews average 60 
minutes for males and 80 minutes for females. The response rate since 
2006 has been about 77 percent for both males and females.
    The NSFG program produces descriptive statistics which document 
factors associated with birth and pregnancy rates, including 
contraception, infertility, marriage, divorce, and sexual activity, in 
the U.S. household population 15-44 years; and behaviors that affect 
the risk of sexually transmitted diseases (STD), including HIV, and the 
medical care associated with contraception, infertility, and pregnancy 
and childbirth. Beginning in 2015, the NSFG will expand its age range 
to represent the U.S. household population 15-49 years.
    NSFG data users include the DHHS programs that fund it, including 
CDC/NCHS and ten others (The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute 
for Child Health and Human Development (NIH/NICHD); the Office of 
Population Affairs (DHHS/OPA); the Office of the Assistant Secretary 
for Planning and Evaluation (DHHS/OASPE); the Children's Bureau (DHHS/
ACF/CB); the ACF's Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation; the 
CDC's Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (CDC/DHAP); the CDC's Division of 
STD Prevention (CDC/DSTD); the CDC's Division of Reproductive Health 
(CDC/DRH); the CDC's Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (CDC/
DCPC); and the CDC's Division of Birth Defects and Developmental 
Disabilities (DBDDD)). The NSFG is also used by state and local 
governments; private research and action organizations focused on men's 
and women's health, child well-being, and marriage and the family; 
academic researchers in the social and public health sciences; 
journalists, and many others.
    This submission requests approval for three years. Questionnaire 
revisions are requested for fieldwork starting in September 2015. A 
small set of additional changes may be requested in the future, to be 
responsive to emerging public policy issues. There is no cost to 
respondents other than their time.

                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                                                      Average
                                                     Number of       Number of      burden per     Total  burden
               Type of respondents                  respondents    responses per   response  (in       hours
                                                                    respondent        hours)
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1. Screener Respondents.........................          14,000               1            3/60             700
2. Interview Females............................           2,750               1             1.5           4,125
3. Interview Males..............................           2,250               1             1.0           2,250
4. Verification Questions.......................           1,400               1            5/60             117
5. Testing Questions............................             250               1               1             250
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    Total.......................................  ..............  ..............  ..............           7,442
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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. 2014-26084 Filed 11-3-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4163-18-P