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Download as PDF 69478 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 225 / Friday, November 21, 2014 / Notices assets or the ownership of, control of, or the power to vote shares of a bank or bank holding company and all of the banks and nonbanking companies owned by the bank holding company, including the companies listed below. The applications listed below, as well as other related filings required by the Board, are available for immediate inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The applications will also be available for inspection at the offices of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing on the standards enumerated in the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1842(c)). If the proposal also involves the acquisition of a nonbanking company, the review also includes whether the acquisition of the nonbanking company complies with the standards in section 4 of the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1843). Unless otherwise noted, nonbanking activities will be conducted throughout the United States. Unless otherwise noted, comments regarding each of these applications must be received at the Reserve Bank indicated or the offices of the Board of Governors not later than December 18, 2014. A. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Yvonne Sparks, Community Development Officer) P.O. Box 442, St. Louis, Missouri 63166–2034: 1. First Waterloo Bancshares, Inc., Waterloo, Illinois; to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of Prairie National Bank, Stewardson, Illinois. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, November 18, 2014. Michael J. Lewandowski, Associate Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2014–27603 Filed 11–20–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P FEDERAL RETIREMENT THRIFT INVESTMENT BOARD Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. ACTION: Notice. 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[FR Doc. 2014–27607 Filed 11–20–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6760–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [60Day–15–0572] 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 PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 Health Message Testing System (HMTS) (OMB No. 0920–0572, expires 02/28/2015)—Extension—Office of the Associate Director for Communication (OADC), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description Before CDC disseminates a health message to the public, the message always undergoes scientific review. However, even though the message is based on sound scientific content, there is no guarantee that the public will understand a health message or that the message will move people to take recommended action. Communication theorists and researchers agree that for health messages to be as clear and influential as possible, target audience members or representatives must be involved in developing the messages and provisional versions of the messages must be tested with members of the target audience. However, increasingly there are circumstances when CDC must move swiftly to protect life, prevent disease, or calm public anxiety. Health message testing is even more important in these instances, because of the critical nature of the information need. In the interest of timely health message dissemination, many programs forgo the important step of testing E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1 69479 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 225 / Friday, November 21, 2014 / Notices messages on dimensions such as clarity, salience, appeal, and persuasiveness (i.e., the ability to influence behavioral intention). Skipping this step avoids the delay involved in the standard OMB review process, but at a high potential cost. Untested messages can waste communication resources and opportunities because the messages can be perceived as unclear or irrelevant. Untested messages can also have unintended consequences, such as jeopardizing the credibility of Federal health officials. The Health Message Testing System (HMTS), a generic information collection, enables programs across CDC to collect the information they require in a timely manner to: • Ensure quality and prevent waste in the dissemination of health information by CDC to the public. • Refine message concepts and to test draft materials for clarity, salience, appeal, and persuasiveness to target audiences. • Guide the action of health communication officials who are responding to health emergencies, Congressionally-mandated campaigns with short timeframes, media-generated public concern, time-limited communication opportunities, trends, and the need to refresh materials or dissemination strategies in an ongoing campaign. Each testing instrument will be based on specific health issues or topics. Although it is not possible to develop one instrument for use in all instances, the same kinds of questions are asked in most message testing. This package includes generic questions and formats that can used to develop health message testing data collection instruments. These include a list of screening questions, comprised of demographic and introductory questions, along with emergency. The lessons learned about communication with vulnerable populations have application to others who are seeking to improve communication during a domestic or global public health emergency. The Division of Diabetes Translation obtained OMB approval through HMTS for Testing of Brand Concepts, Messages and Materials for CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP). Materials testing was conducted with multiple audiences, and provided the detailed level of feedback needed to make materials that resonate with each audience. Findings have also been used to inform the development and testing of a new brand for the National DPP which will be launched in 2015. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) conducted a field study, Spanish Trench Safety CD–ROM, to determine the most effective way to disseminate trench safety information to Latino immigrant workers using computer-based training. Using results of this study, NIOSH produced the CD– ROM and are preparing to field test the product. As part of this project, a tutorial was also created for workers with limited computer literacy teaching them how to use the computer. The tutorial has been field tested and the English and Spanish versions will become NIOSH numbered publications. Over 12,000 respondents were queried and over 5,500 burden hours used during this time period. Because the availability of this information collection has been so critical to programs in disseminating their materials and information to the public in a timely manner, OADC is requesting a three year extension of this information collection. There is no cost to the respondents other than their time. other questions that can be used to create a mix of relevant questions for each proposed message testing data collection method. However, programs may request to use additional questions if needed. Message testing questions will focus on issues such as comprehension, impressions, personal relevance, content and wording, efficacy of response, channels, and spokesperson/ sponsor. Such information will enable message developers to enhance the effectiveness of messages for intended audiences. Data collection methods proposed for HMTS includes intercept interviews, telephone interviews, focus groups, online surveys, and cognitive interviews. In almost all instances, data will be collected by outside organizations under contract with CDC. For many years CDC programs have used HMTS to test and refine message concepts and test draft materials for clarity, salience, appeal, and persuasiveness to target audiences. Having this generic clearance available has enabled them to test their information and get critical health information out to the public quickly. Over the last three years, more than 20 messages have been tested using this clearance. For example: Evaluation of Emergency Preparedness Materials for Limited English Proficient Spanish Speakers. Risk communication is a top priority in CDC’s anthrax preparedness activities. The Anthrax Management Team developed materials to provide LEP Spanish-speakers with information needed to increase the chances for survival in the event that bioterrorists attacked the U.S. using anthrax. Once refined, based on participant feedback, these materials will be used in creating additional public education materials to be utilized during an anthrax ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Public Health Professionals, Health Care Providers, State and Local Public Health Officials, Emergency Responders, General Public. Moderator’s Guides, Eligibility Screeners, Interview Guides, Opinion Surveys, Consent Forms. 18,525 1 8/60 2,470 Total ........................................... mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Form name (examples) ........................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 2,470 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:00 Nov 20, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00059 Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Type of respondent (examples) Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM Avg. burden per response 21NON1 Total burden in hours 69480 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 225 / Friday, November 21, 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. 2014–27619 Filed 11–20–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–10291, CMS– 10114, and CMS–10392] Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request ACTION: Notice. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing an opportunity for the public to comment on CMS’ intention to collect information from the public. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension or reinstatement of an existing collection of information, and to allow a second opportunity for public comment on the notice. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding the burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. DATES: Comments on the collection(s) of information must be received by the OMB desk officer by December 22, 2014. ADDRESSES: When commenting on the proposed information collections, please reference the document identifier or OMB control number. To be assured consideration, comments and recommendations must be received by the OMB desk officer via one of the following transmissions: OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: CMS Desk Officer, Fax Number: (202) 395–5806 or Email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:00 Nov 20, 2014 Jkt 235001 To obtain copies of a supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed collection(s) summarized in this notice, you may make your request using one of following: 1. Access CMS’ Web site address at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/ PaperworkReductionActof1995. 2. Email your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and CMS document identifier, to Paperwork@cms.hhs.gov. 3. Call the Reports Clearance Office at (410) 786–1326. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Reports Clearance Office at (410) 786– 1326. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. The term ‘‘collection of information’’ is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c) and includes agency requests or requirements that members of the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party. Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)) requires federal agencies to publish a 30-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension or reinstatement of an existing collection of information, before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, CMS is publishing this notice that summarizes the following proposed collection(s) of information for public comment: 1. Type of Information Collection Request: Revision of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: State Collection and Reporting of Dental Provider and Benefit Package Information on the Insure Kids Now! Web site and Hotline; Use: On the Insure Kids Now (IKN) Web site, the Secretary is required to post a current and accurate list of dentists and providers that provide dental services to children enrolled in the state plan (or waiver) under Medicaid or the state child health plan (or waiver) under CHIP. States collect the information pertaining to their Medicaid and CHIP dental benefits. Form Number: CMS– 10291 (OMB control number: 0938– 1065); Frequency: Yearly and quarterly; Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Governments; Number of Respondents: 51; Total Annual Responses: 255; Total Annual Hours: 10,838. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Laurie Norris at 410–786–6543.) PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: National Provider Identifier (NPI) Application and Update Form and Supporting Regulations in 45 CFR 142.408, 45 CFR 162.406, 45 CFR 162.408; Use: The National Provider Identifier (NPI) Application and Update Form is used by health care providers to apply for NPIs and furnish updates to the information they supplied on their initial applications. The form is also used to deactivate their NPIs if necessary. The NPI Application/Update form has been revised to provide additional guidance on how to accurately complete the form. The NPI Application/Update form has been revised to provide additional guidance on how to accurately complete the form. This collection includes clarification on information that is required on applications/changes. Minor changes on the application/update form include adding a ‘Subpart’ check box in the Other Name section and a revision within the PRA Disclosure Statement. This collection also includes changes to the instructions. Form Number: CMS– 10114 (OMB control number: 0938– 0931); Frequency: Reporting—On occasion; Affected Public: Business or other for-profit, not-for-profit institutions, and Federal government; Number of Respondents: 608,880; Total Annual Responses: 608,880; Total Annual Hours: 112,660. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Kimberly McPhillips at 410– 786–5374.) 3. Type of Information Collection Request: Revision of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Consumer Operated and Oriented (CO-OP) Program; Use: The Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) program was established by Section 1322 of the Affordable Care Act. This program provides for loans to establish at least one consumer-operated, qualified nonprofit health insurance issuer in each State. Issuers supported by the CO-OP program will offer at least one qualified health plan at the silver level of benefits and one at the gold level of benefits in the individual market State Health Benefit Exchanges (Exchanges). At least two-thirds of policies or contracts offered by a CO-OP will be open to individuals and small employers. Profits generated by the nonprofit CO-OPs will be used to lower premiums, improve benefits, improve the quality of health care delivered to their members, expand enrollment, or E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[60Day-15-0572]


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

    Health Message Testing System (HMTS) (OMB No. 0920-0572, expires 
02/28/2015)--Extension--Office of the Associate Director for 
Communication (OADC), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

    Before CDC disseminates a health message to the public, the message 
always undergoes scientific review. However, even though the message is 
based on sound scientific content, there is no guarantee that the 
public will understand a health message or that the message will move 
people to take recommended action. Communication theorists and 
researchers agree that for health messages to be as clear and 
influential as possible, target audience members or representatives 
must be involved in developing the messages and provisional versions of 
the messages must be tested with members of the target audience.
    However, increasingly there are circumstances when CDC must move 
swiftly to protect life, prevent disease, or calm public anxiety. 
Health message testing is even more important in these instances, 
because of the critical nature of the information need.
    In the interest of timely health message dissemination, many 
programs forgo the important step of testing

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messages on dimensions such as clarity, salience, appeal, and 
persuasiveness (i.e., the ability to influence behavioral intention). 
Skipping this step avoids the delay involved in the standard OMB review 
process, but at a high potential cost. Untested messages can waste 
communication resources and opportunities because the messages can be 
perceived as unclear or irrelevant. Untested messages can also have 
unintended consequences, such as jeopardizing the credibility of 
Federal health officials.
    The Health Message Testing System (HMTS), a generic information 
collection, enables programs across CDC to collect the information they 
require in a timely manner to:
     Ensure quality and prevent waste in the dissemination of 
health information by CDC to the public.
     Refine message concepts and to test draft materials for 
clarity, salience, appeal, and persuasiveness to target audiences.
     Guide the action of health communication officials who are 
responding to health emergencies, Congressionally-mandated campaigns 
with short timeframes, media-generated public concern, time-limited 
communication opportunities, trends, and the need to refresh materials 
or dissemination strategies in an ongoing campaign.
    Each testing instrument will be based on specific health issues or 
topics. Although it is not possible to develop one instrument for use 
in all instances, the same kinds of questions are asked in most message 
testing. This package includes generic questions and formats that can 
used to develop health message testing data collection instruments. 
These include a list of screening questions, comprised of demographic 
and introductory questions, along with other questions that can be used 
to create a mix of relevant questions for each proposed message testing 
data collection method. However, programs may request to use additional 
questions if needed.
    Message testing questions will focus on issues such as 
comprehension, impressions, personal relevance, content and wording, 
efficacy of response, channels, and spokesperson/sponsor. Such 
information will enable message developers to enhance the effectiveness 
of messages for intended audiences.
    Data collection methods proposed for HMTS includes intercept 
interviews, telephone interviews, focus groups, online surveys, and 
cognitive interviews. In almost all instances, data will be collected 
by outside organizations under contract with CDC.
    For many years CDC programs have used HMTS to test and refine 
message concepts and test draft materials for clarity, salience, 
appeal, and persuasiveness to target audiences. Having this generic 
clearance available has enabled them to test their information and get 
critical health information out to the public quickly. Over the last 
three years, more than 20 messages have been tested using this 
clearance. For example: Evaluation of Emergency Preparedness Materials 
for Limited English Proficient Spanish Speakers. Risk communication is 
a top priority in CDC's anthrax preparedness activities. The Anthrax 
Management Team developed materials to provide LEP Spanish-speakers 
with information needed to increase the chances for survival in the 
event that bioterrorists attacked the U.S. using anthrax. Once refined, 
based on participant feedback, these materials will be used in creating 
additional public education materials to be utilized during an anthrax 
emergency. The lessons learned about communication with vulnerable 
populations have application to others who are seeking to improve 
communication during a domestic or global public health emergency.
    The Division of Diabetes Translation obtained OMB approval through 
HMTS for Testing of Brand Concepts, Messages and Materials for CDC's 
National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP). Materials testing 
was conducted with multiple audiences, and provided the detailed level 
of feedback needed to make materials that resonate with each audience. 
Findings have also been used to inform the development and testing of a 
new brand for the National DPP which will be launched in 2015.
    The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) 
conducted a field study, Spanish Trench Safety CD-ROM, to determine the 
most effective way to disseminate trench safety information to Latino 
immigrant workers using computer-based training. Using results of this 
study, NIOSH produced the CD-ROM and are preparing to field test the 
product. As part of this project, a tutorial was also created for 
workers with limited computer literacy teaching them how to use the 
computer. The tutorial has been field tested and the English and 
Spanish versions will become NIOSH numbered publications.
    Over 12,000 respondents were queried and over 5,500 burden hours 
used during this time period. Because the availability of this 
information collection has been so critical to programs in 
disseminating their materials and information to the public in a timely 
manner, OADC is requesting a three year extension of this information 
collection.
    There is no cost to the respondents other than their time.

                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                                     Number of
Type of respondent  (examples)      Form name        Number of     responses per    Avg. burden    Total burden
                                   (examples)       respondents     respondent     per response      in hours
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Public Health Professionals,    Moderator's               18,525               1            8/60           2,470
 Health Care Providers, State    Guides,
 and Local Public Health         Eligibility
 Officials, Emergency            Screeners,
 Responders, General Public.     Interview
                                 Guides, Opinion
                                 Surveys,
                                 Consent Forms.
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.....................  ................  ..............  ..............  ..............           2,470
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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. 2014-27619 Filed 11-20-14; 8:45 am]
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