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Download as PDF 46586 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 150 / Wednesday, August 5, 2015 / Notices issues are important to clinical and public health, we expect good participation by most states. This mechanism will assure the best response rate of all the options we considered. The CDC LRN Coordinator will email a letter to the Laboratory Director of the LRN Reference Laboratories, (i.e., 50 State Public Health Laboratories, the New York City Public Health Laboratory and the Los Angeles County Public Health Laboratory). These 52 LRN Reference Laboratory Directors will be asked to then email the sentinel laboratories, which include hospital and independent laboratories, in their states, and provide a hyperlink to access the survey tool on-line. SurveyMonkey® will host the online survey and be used as the information collection instrument and responses will be collected and maintained by ASM. We anticipate that approximately 4,200 sentinel laboratories will be contacted and asked to complete the survey on-line. ASM anticipates achieving an 80% response rate with their information collections, or 3,360 out of approximately 4,200 aggregate responses for each of the five different surveys. In addition, the ASM will also recruit, by emailing a letter containing the SurveyMonkey® hyperlinks for the five surveys to each of their ClinMicroNet and DivCNet listervs inviting ∼828 and ∼1470 subscribers (comprised of laboratory directors as well as medical technologists in a 99%:1% and 60%:40%), respectively, to take each of the five SurveyMonkey® surveys. Moreover, the ASM will email the same letter containing the SurveyMonkey® hyperlinks for the 5 surveys to ∼1453 ASM Clinical Microbiology Issues Update newsletter subscribers, which include microbiology supervisors, laboratory directors, laboratory managers, and medical technologists in a 25 percent:25 percent: 25 percent: 25 percent ratio, to invite them to participate. For burden calculations, respondents will include microbiology supervisors, laboratory directors, laboratory managers, and medical technologists. According to ASM, the burden hours per respondent who will be invited to participate in each of the BCC baseline and post-dissemination surveys will not exceed 35 minutes and each of the BSI, UT and CDI baseline surveys will be 20 minutes. This time frame was specified based on ASM’s previous experiences conducting laboratory surveys. Each survey was pilot tested with 9 or fewer respondents before dissemination. The total estimated annualized burden hours for this collection is 17,225. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Type of respondents Form name Microbiology Supervisors ................................ BCC-baseline ................................................. BCC-post ........................................................ BSI-baseline ................................................... UT-baseline .................................................... CDI-baseline ................................................... BCC-baseline ................................................. BCC-post ........................................................ BSI-baseline ................................................... UT-baseline .................................................... CDI-baseline ................................................... BCC-baseline ................................................. BCC-post ........................................................ BSI-baseline ................................................... UT-baseline .................................................... CDI-baseline ................................................... BCC-baseline ................................................. BCC-post ........................................................ BSI-baseline ................................................... UT-baseline .................................................... CDI-baseline ................................................... Laboratory Directors ....................................... Laboratory Managers ...................................... Medical Technologists .................................... 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. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2015–19114 Filed 8–4–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Community Living Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Small Business Innovation Research Program—Phase II National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation, Administration for Community Living (ACL), HHS. AGENCY: ACTION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:54 Aug 04, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Notice. 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This notice solicits comments on SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05AUN1.SGM 05AUN1 asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 150 / Wednesday, August 5, 2015 / Notices the information collection requirements relating to the Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR)— Phase II. DATES: Submit written or electronic comments on the collection of information by October 5, 2015. ADDRESSES: Submit electronic comments on the collection of information to: Brian.Bard@acl.hhs.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Bard at 202–254–7345 or Brian.Bard@acl.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the 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. ‘‘Collection of information’’ is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c) and includes agency request 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 provide a 60-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, ACL/NIDILRR is publishing notice of the proposed collection of information set forth in this document. With respect to the following collection of information, ACL/NIDILRR invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of ACL/NIDILRR’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of ACL/NIDILRR’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques when appropriate, and other forms of information technology. ACL/NIDILRR proposes to use this set of data collection tools to be used as a grant application package for the information used to apply for new grants under the SBIR program (Phase II). 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The purpose of this program is to stimulate technological Innovation in the private sector, strengthen the role of small business in meeting Federal research and research and development needs, increase the commercial application of Department of Education (ED) supported research results, and improve the return on investment from Federally-funded research for economic and social benefits to the Nation. Awards are made on the basis of competitively reviewed applications. The Department is requesting approval of this grant application package for the information used to apply for new grants under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II program. Phase I is intended to determine, insofar as possible, the scientific or technical merit and feasibility of ideas. Phase II is intended to expand on the results of and to further pursue the development of a Phase I project. Phase II is the principal research and research and development effort. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Community Living


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; Small Business Innovation Research Program--Phase II

AGENCY: National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and 
Rehabilitation, Administration for Community Living (ACL), HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Administration for Community Living (ACL), National 
Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation 
Research (NIDLRR) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on 
the proposed collection of certain information. Under the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA), Federal agencies are required to 
publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed 
collection of information, including each proposed extension of an 
existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public 
comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on

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the information collection requirements relating to the Small Business 
Innovation Research Program (SBIR)--Phase II.

DATES: Submit written or electronic comments on the collection of 
information by October 5, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Submit electronic comments on the collection of information 
to: Brian.Bard@acl.hhs.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Bard at 202-254-7345 or 
Brian.Bard@acl.hhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the 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. 
``Collection of information'' is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 
1320.3(c) and includes agency request 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 provide a 60-day notice in the Federal 
Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including 
each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, 
before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with 
this requirement, ACL/NIDILRR is publishing notice of the proposed 
collection of information set forth in this document. With respect to 
the following collection of information, ACL/NIDILRR invites comments 
on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of ACL/NIDILRR's functions, including whether 
the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of ACL/
NIDILRR's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions 
used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on respondents, including through the use of 
automated collection techniques when appropriate, and other forms of 
information technology. ACL/NIDILRR proposes to use this set of data 
collection tools to be used as a grant application package for the 
information used to apply for new grants under the SBIR program (Phase 
II).
    Public Law 106-554, the ``Small Business Reauthorization Act of 
2000, H.R. 5567'' (the ``Act'') was enacted on December 21, 2000. The 
Act requires certain agencies, including the Department of Health and 
Human Services (HHS) to establish a Small Business Innovation Research 
(SBIR) program by reserving a statutory percentage of their extramural 
research and development budgets to be awarded to small business 
concerns for research or research and development (R/R&D) through a 
uniform, highly competitive, three-phase process each fiscal year. The 
Act further requires the Small Business Administration (SBA) to issue 
policy directives for the general conduct of the SBIR programs within 
the Federal Government. The purpose of this program is to stimulate 
technological Innovation in the private sector, strengthen the role of 
small business in meeting Federal research and research and development 
needs, increase the commercial application of Department of Education 
(ED) supported research results, and improve the return on investment 
from Federally-funded research for economic and social benefits to the 
Nation.
    Awards are made on the basis of competitively reviewed 
applications. The Department is requesting approval of this grant 
application package for the information used to apply for new grants 
under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II program. 
Phase I is intended to determine, insofar as possible, the scientific 
or technical merit and feasibility of ideas. Phase II is intended to 
expand on the results of and to further pursue the development of a 
Phase I project. Phase II is the principal research and research and 
development effort. It requires a more comprehensive application, 
outlining the effort in detail including the commercial potential. 
Phase II applications must be Phase I grantees with findings that 
appear sufficiently promising as a result of Phase I. Applications are 
evaluated based on published criteria by panels of experts.
    ACL/NIDILRR estimates the burden of this collection of information 
as 240 hours for project staff, 320 for reviewers, and 1,080 hours for 
individuals. Total burden is 1,640 hours per year.

    Dated: July 31, 2015.
Kathy Greenlee,
Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging.
[FR Doc. 2015-19237 Filed 8-4-15; 8:45 am]
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