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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 216 / Friday, November 7, 2014 / Notices Background and Brief Description DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [30Day–15–14AOD] Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 Incentives for the Adoption of the Youth@Work—Talking Safety Curriculum—New—National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:12 Nov 06, 2014 Jkt 235001 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. Working youth have long been a priority area for NIOSH. Approximately 17.5 million workers were less than 24 years of age in 2010, representing 13% of the workforce [NIOSH 2014]. For the period 1997 through 2003, nearly 80% of high school students reported working while still in high school [BLS 2005; NIOSH 2013]. During the 10-year period 1998– 2007, an estimated 7.9 million nonfatal injuries to younger workers were treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments (EDs) [CDC 2010]. The nonfatal injury rate was 5.0 ED-treated injuries per 100 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers, approximately two times higher than among workers age 25 or over [CDC 2010]. Given the disproportionate number of workplace injuries and illnesses suffered by young workers, occupational safety education is a critical and urgent concern [Chin et al. 2010]. Although the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act of 1970 regulates that employers have the primary responsibility for providing a safe and healthy workplace, future working generations should be equipped with a foundation of workplace safety and health knowledge and skills. A mastery of general occupational safety and health competencies that protect workers from injury or illness is key to any workreadiness effort and to every job. NIOSH has developed fundamental workplace safety and health competencies that apply to all workplaces [NIOSH 2013; Schulte et al. 2014]. The eight core workplace safety and health competencies are general transferable skills that can apply across all industries. They can be used with the job-specific skills that workers gain through apprenticeship and career technical or vocational training programs. These core competencies/ skills can be used to improve the health and safety of individuals in other places as well, such as in homes, schools, or communities. The purpose of this study is therefore to conduct key informant interviews with a limited number of assistant superintendents and/or curriculum coordinators in school districts across the country to assess their openness to incorporating workplace safety and health skills for young workers into their programs as a vital component of their curricula in both academic and PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66381 vocational education programs at the middle and high school level. The information will inform NIOSH on incentives barriers for the inclusion of work place safety and health competencies as the ‘‘missing life skill’’ in the curricula and programs of U.S. middle schools and high schools. Providing youth with foundational workplace health and safety skills enables young workers to better protect themselves and others and to contribute to safe and healthy working conditions. For this project, twenty-eight (28) key informant interviews will be conducted, from a recruitment pool of eighty-four (84) school districts. The recruitment pool will consist of twenty-one (21) randomly assigned districts from each of the four (4) regions of the United States (Northeast, Midwest, West, and South) as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau. In each region, a sample of districts will be selected based on jurisdictional density, as defined by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Recruitment letters will first be sent to the superintendent’s office of the school districts selected for the recruitment pool. A recruitment call to the superintendent’s office will follow in order to gauge the district’s interest in participating and to identify the best potential respondent for that district. Next, the potential respondents will receive a recruitment letter detailing the objectives of the study, followed by a recruitment call to secure their participation and schedule an interview. The twenty-eight (28) selected participants for this data collection will be recruited with the assistance of a contractor who has successfully performed similar tasks for NIOSH in the past. The sample size is based on recommendations related to qualitative interview methods and the research team’s prior experience. The interview discussion guide will be administered verbally by phone to participants in English. Once this study is complete, results will be made available via various means including print publications and the agency internet site. The information gathered by this project will inform NIOSH of the receptivity and barriers faced by these school districts for incorporating workplace safety and health competencies for young workers as a vital component of their curricula within academic and vocational education programs at the middle and high school level. There is no cost to respondents other than their time. The total estimated annual burden hours are 34. E:\FR\FM\07NON1.SGM 07NON1 66382 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 216 / Friday, November 7, 2014 / Notices ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Type of respondents Form name Public School Officials ...................... Public School Officials ...................... Public School Officials ...................... Recruitment Call to Superintendent Office Script ........ Recruitment Call to Respondent Script ........................ Discussion Guide .......................................................... 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. 2014–26473 Filed 11–6–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Council for the Elimination of Tuberculosis Meeting (ACET) In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), announces the following meeting of the aforementioned committee: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Times and Dates 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., December 2, 2014 8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m., December 3, 2014 Place: Corporate Square, Corporate Boulevard, Building 8, 1st Floor Conference Room, Atlanta, Georgia 30329, telephone (404) 639–8317. This meeting is also accessible by Webinar. For Participants URL: https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/ join/. Conference number: PW8649920. Audience passcode: 4223129. Participants can join the event directly at: https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join.php?i= PW8649920&p=4223129&t=c. USA Toll-free +1 (800) 857–9615, Participant code: 4223129. Status: Open to the public, limited only by the space available. The meeting room accommodates approximately 100 people. Purpose: This Council advises and makes recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Assistant Secretary for Health, and the Director, CDC, regarding the elimination of tuberculosis. Specifically, the Council makes recommendations regarding policies, strategies, objectives, and priorities; addresses the development and application of new technologies; and reviews the extent to which progress has been made toward eliminating tuberculosis. Matters for Discussion: Agenda items include the following topics: (1) Drug Shortages—Non-U.S. based drug VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:12 Nov 06, 2014 Jkt 235001 manufactures and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and FDA’s role in addressing drug shortages; (2) TB elimination—Stop TB Elimination Plan Update and the Perspectives from National Tuberculosis Controllers Association (NTCA) and the Nation’s TB Control Programs; (3) Updates from Workgroups; and (4) other tuberculosis-related issues. Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate. Contact Person for More Information: Margie Scott-Cseh, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE., M/S E–07, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, telephone (404) 639–8317. The Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, has been delegated the authority to sign Federal Register Notices pertaining to announcements of meetings and other committee management activities, for both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Claudette Grant, Acting Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2014–26509 Filed 11–6–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (BSC, NCIPC) In accordance with Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces, the following meeting of the aforementioned committee: Time and Date: 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., December 9, 2014 (OPEN). Place: Teleconference. Status: The meeting is open to the public; the toll free dial in number is 1–877–937– 9818 with a pass code of 751384. Purpose: The board makes recommendations regarding policies, strategies, objectives, and priorities, and reviews progress toward injury prevention goals and provides evidence in injury prevention-related research and programs. The board provides advice on the appropriate balance of intramural and extramural PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent 84 84 28 1 1 1 Average burden per response (in hours) 7/60 7/60 30/60 research, and provides advice on the structure, progress and performance of intramural programs. The Board of Scientific Counselors is also designed to provide guidance on extramural scientific program matters, including the: (1) Review of extramural research concepts for funding opportunity announcements; (2) conduct of Secondary Peer Review of extramural research grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts applications received in response to the funding opportunity announcements as it relates to the Center’s programmatic balance and mission; (3) submission of secondary review recommendations to the Center Director of applications to be considered for funding support; (4) review of research portfolios, and (5) review of program proposals. The board shall provide guidance on the National Center of Injury Prevention and Control’s programs and research activities by conducting scientific peer review of intramural research and programs within the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control; by ensuring adherence to Office of Management and Budget requirements for intramural peer review; and by monitoring the overall direction, focus, and success of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Matters for Discussion: The BSC, NCIPC will provide guidance on current research areas; as well as, receive an update from the current NCIPC Portfolio Review Workgroup on the Web-based Injury Surveillance Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) and the BSC Workgroup on Mild Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury Guidelines. In addition, the BSC will discuss research strategies needed to guide the Center’s focus and discuss potential topics for the upcoming Portfolio Review. There will be 15 minutes allotted for public comments at the end of the open session. Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate. Contact Person for More Information: Dr. Gwendolyn H. Cattledge, Ph.D., M.S.E.H., Designated Federal Official, NCIPC, CDC, 4770 Buford Highway NE., Mailstop F–63, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, Telephone (770) 488–1430. The Director, Management Analysis and Services Office has been delegated the authority to sign Federal Register notices pertaining to announcements of meetings and other committee management activities, for both the Centers for Disease Control and E:\FR\FM\07NON1.SGM 07NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[30Day-15-14AOD]


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

    Incentives for the Adoption of the Youth@Work--Talking Safety 
Curriculum--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. Working youth have long been a 
priority area for NIOSH. Approximately 17.5 million workers were less 
than 24 years of age in 2010, representing 13% of the workforce [NIOSH 
2014]. For the period 1997 through 2003, nearly 80% of high school 
students reported working while still in high school [BLS 2005; NIOSH 
2013]. During the 10-year period 1998-2007, an estimated 7.9 million 
nonfatal injuries to younger workers were treated in U.S. hospital 
emergency departments (EDs) [CDC 2010]. The nonfatal injury rate was 
5.0 ED-treated injuries per 100 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers, 
approximately two times higher than among workers age 25 or over [CDC 
2010].
    Given the disproportionate number of workplace injuries and 
illnesses suffered by young workers, occupational safety education is a 
critical and urgent concern [Chin et al. 2010]. Although the 
Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act of 1970 regulates that 
employers have the primary responsibility for providing a safe and 
healthy workplace, future working generations should be equipped with a 
foundation of workplace safety and health knowledge and skills. A 
mastery of general occupational safety and health competencies that 
protect workers from injury or illness is key to any work-readiness 
effort and to every job. NIOSH has developed fundamental workplace 
safety and health competencies that apply to all workplaces [NIOSH 
2013; Schulte et al. 2014]. The eight core workplace safety and health 
competencies are general transferable skills that can apply across all 
industries. They can be used with the job-specific skills that workers 
gain through apprenticeship and career technical or vocational training 
programs. These core competencies/skills can be used to improve the 
health and safety of individuals in other places as well, such as in 
homes, schools, or communities.
    The purpose of this study is therefore to conduct key informant 
interviews with a limited number of assistant superintendents and/or 
curriculum coordinators in school districts across the country to 
assess their openness to incorporating workplace safety and health 
skills for young workers into their programs as a vital component of 
their curricula in both academic and vocational education programs at 
the middle and high school level. The information will inform NIOSH on 
incentives barriers for the inclusion of work place safety and health 
competencies as the ``missing life skill'' in the curricula and 
programs of U.S. middle schools and high schools. Providing youth with 
foundational workplace health and safety skills enables young workers 
to better protect themselves and others and to contribute to safe and 
healthy working conditions.
    For this project, twenty-eight (28) key informant interviews will 
be conducted, from a recruitment pool of eighty-four (84) school 
districts. The recruitment pool will consist of twenty-one (21) 
randomly assigned districts from each of the four (4) regions of the 
United States (Northeast, Midwest, West, and South) as defined by the 
U.S. Census Bureau. In each region, a sample of districts will be 
selected based on jurisdictional density, as defined by the National 
Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Recruitment letters will first 
be sent to the superintendent's office of the school districts selected 
for the recruitment pool. A recruitment call to the superintendent's 
office will follow in order to gauge the district's interest in 
participating and to identify the best potential respondent for that 
district. Next, the potential respondents will receive a recruitment 
letter detailing the objectives of the study, followed by a recruitment 
call to secure their participation and schedule an interview.
    The twenty-eight (28) selected participants for this data 
collection will be recruited with the assistance of a contractor who 
has successfully performed similar tasks for NIOSH in the past. The 
sample size is based on recommendations related to qualitative 
interview methods and the research team's prior experience. The 
interview discussion guide will be administered verbally by phone to 
participants in English. Once this study is complete, results will be 
made available via various means including print publications and the 
agency internet site. The information gathered by this project will 
inform NIOSH of the receptivity and barriers faced by these school 
districts for incorporating workplace safety and health competencies 
for young workers as a vital component of their curricula within 
academic and vocational education programs at the middle and high 
school level.
    There is no cost to respondents other than their time. The total 
estimated annual burden hours are 34.

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          Type of respondents                   Form name           respondents    responses per   response (in
                                                                                    respondent        hours)
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Public School Officials...............  Recruitment Call to                   84               1            7/60
                                         Superintendent Office
                                         Script.
Public School Officials...............  Recruitment Call to                   84               1            7/60
                                         Respondent Script.
Public School Officials...............  Discussion Guide........              28               1           30/60
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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. 2014-26473 Filed 11-6-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4163-18-P