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Download as PDF 3142 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 12 / Wednesday, January 20, 2016 / Notices questions are adopted. The purpose of this Revision request is to incorporate field testing into the approved information collection plan. Field testing is the final check of changes in the questionnaire which have occurred in the preceding year. Field testing is conducted in a manner that mimics the full-scale project protocol, to the degree that is feasible. Field testing is the final means by which changes are made in data collection methods and data collection software is tested. Field tests are used to identify problems with instrument documentation or instructions, problems with conditional logic (e.g., skip patterns), software errors or other implementation and usability issues. Field testing is conducted with all new modules, emerging core questions, sections which precede and/or follow any new or changed items and extant sections which are topically related. This testing is conducted to ensure that questions are not perceived as interview, approximately 400 respondents per year will be determined ineligible or will decline to participate. The estimated burden per response for these respondents is one minute. An additional 500 respondents will participate in both the screening interview and the actual field test. The estimated burden for these respondents is 45 minutes. In years when fewer new questions and/or changes are proposed to the BRFSS questionnaire, field testing will impose a lesser burden. The revised total annualized estimates are 1,644,127 responses and 265,125 burden hours. Information collection is conducted primarily to support state and local health departments, which plan and evaluate public health programs at the state or sub-state level. Information collected through the BRFSS is also used by the federal government and other entities. Participation in the BRFSS and its field test is voluntary and there are no costs to respondents other than their time. redundant or overlapping. Extant sections of the questionnaire unrelated to new items do not require testing. The demographic questions on the core BRFSS survey are included on each field test. Since the field test instrument changes annually, it will be submitted to OMB for approval as an additional Change Request prior to implementation. Field tests are typically conducted in a single state with appropriate computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI) capability. Individuals who participate in field testing are drawn from a different sample than individuals who participate in the BRFSS surveys. The BRFSS was initially approved with annualized estimates of 1,643,227 responses and 255,915 burden hours inclusive of the core survey and optional modules. CDC is requesting an additional allocation of 900 responses and 9,210 burden hours to conduct the annual field test. After a brief screening ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden per response (in hr) Total burden (in hr) Type of respondents Form name U.S. General Population ............................... Landline Screener ................ Cell Phone Screener ............ Field Test Screener .............. BRFSS Core Survey ............ 440,486 223,334 400 494,650 1 1 1 1 1/60 1/60 1/60 15/60 7,341 3,722 7 123,662 BRFSS Optional Modules .... Field Test Survey ................. ............................................... 484,757 500 1 1 15/60 45/60 121,189 375 256,296 Annual Survey Respondents(Adults >18 Years). Field Test Respondents(Adults >18 Years) Total ....................................................... 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. 2016–00938 Filed 1–19–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tkelley on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [60Day–16–16JO; Docket No. CDC–2016– 0005] Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice with comment period. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:12 Jan 19, 2016 Jkt 238001 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as part of its continuing efforts to reduce public burden and maximize the utility of government information, 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. This notice invites comment on the proposed information collect project entitled ‘‘The Pregnancy Risk Assessment Surveillance System’’. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before March 21, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. CDC–2016– 0005 by any of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking Portal: Regulation.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Mail: Leroy A. Richardson, Information Collection Review Office, Centers for Disease Control and SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, NE., MS–D74, Atlanta, Georgia 30329. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and Docket Number. All relevant comments received will be posted without change to Regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to Regulations.gov. Please note: All public comment should be submitted through the Federal eRulemaking portal (Regulations.gov) or by U.S. mail to the address listed above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the information collection plan and instruments, contact the Information Collection Review Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, NE., MS–D74, Atlanta, Georgia 30329; phone: 404–639–7570; Email: omb@cdc.gov. E:\FR\FM\20JAN1.SGM 20JAN1 3143 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 12 / Wednesday, January 20, 2016 / Notices 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. In addition, the PRA also requires Federal agencies to provide a 60-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each new proposed collection, each proposed extension of existing collection of information, and each reinstatement of previously approved information collection before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, we are publishing this notice of a proposed data collection as described below. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: or address special topics such history of breast and ovarian cancer. States not intending to implement the survey on an ongoing basis, can instead employ a point-in-time survey consisting of core and standard questions. Increasingly, PRAMS infrastructure is used to support emerging needs and special-purpose information collection relevant to the core mission of improving maternal and child health. For example, pregnant or postpartum women may have unique needs in some circumstances, such as disease outbreaks or natural disasters. Because PRAMS infrastructure was developed to access a specific and vulnerable subpopulation, the PRAMS infrastructure can be rapidly adapted for targeted information collection that would not be feasible with other surveillance methods. States submit their PRAMS data sets to CDC for cleaning and weighting, and CDC returns the data sets to the respective state of origin for its use. CDC has implemented a Web-based data collection and management system that enhances authorized users’ ability to monitor and improve survey operations in real time and survey participants to complete a survey online via mobile devices. The system also enhances the ability of CDC and states to conduct additional information collection related to surveillance of a vulnerable population, emerging needs for maternal and child health program planning, or special purpose studies designed to elucidate factors that influence material and child health. PRAMS data are used by state governments to plan and review preconception and perinatal health programs and policies aimed at reducing health problems among mothers and babies, and by researchers to investigate emerging issues in the field of reproductive health. The burden estimate for PRAMS includes two types of information collection: (1) Information collection associated with the standard PRAMS core questions, and (2) information collection associated with supplemental activities. Participation is voluntary and there are no costs to respondents other than their time. Proposed Project The Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS)—Existing Collection in Use without an OMB Control Number—National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) seeks OMB approval to collect information through the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) for three years. The PRAMS is a customized mail and telephone survey currently conducted by 41 sites (40 states and New York City) collectively called ‘‘states’’ or ‘‘jurisdictions’’ in this document. In 2016 PRAMS intends to expand to all 50 states. PRAMS supplements vital records data by providing state-specific information on maternal behaviors and experiences. Respondents are pregnant or postpartum women. Every month, in each participating state, a sample of 100 to 300 women who have recently given birth to a live infant is selected from birth certificates. The sample is stratified based on the state’s population of interest to ensure high-risk populations are represented in the data. Information is collected by selfadministered mail survey with telephone follow-up for non-responders. Because PRAMS uses standardized data collection methods, it allows data to be compared among states. The PRAMS survey instrument is based on a core set of questions common across all states. Core questions request information that is not available from vital records; information about health conditions, prenatal care, postpartum care, access to care, or health insurance status; information about contraception, health habits or risk behaviors; and information about other topics such as breastfeeding. In addition, CDC provides participating states with standard but optional questions that states may use to customize survey content for their specific needs. These questions can be used to address state-specific priorities, tkelley on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Type of respondents Form name Women of child-bearing age who recently delivered a live born infant. PRAMS Core and Standard Phase 8 Questions (English). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:12 Jan 19, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent 50,150 E:\FR\FM\20JAN1.SGM 1 20JAN1 Average burden per response (in hrs) 25/60 Total burden (in hrs) 20,896 3144 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 12 / Wednesday, January 20, 2016 / Notices ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS—Continued Type of respondents Number of responses per respondent Number of respondents Form name Average burden per response (in hrs) Total burden (in hrs) PRAMS Core and Standard Phase 8 Questions (Spanish). PRAMS Point in Time Core and Standard Phase 8 Questions. PRAMS Supplemental Questions on Family History of Breast and Ovarian Cancer. Total ....................................................... 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. 2016–00936 Filed 1–19–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [60 Day–16–0853; Docket No. CDC–2016– 0007] Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice with comment period. AGENCY: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as part of its continuing efforts to reduce public burden and maximize the utility of government information, 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. This notice invites comment on the revision of the ‘‘Asthma Information Reporting System (AIRS)’’ information collection plan. The purpose of AIRS is to collect performance measure and surveillance data spreadsheets designed to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of state asthma programs and to monitor the impact of the state and national programs. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before March 21, 2016. tkelley on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:12 Jan 19, 2016 Jkt 238001 6,054 1 34/60 3,431 5,200 1 24/60 2,080 8,000 1 15/60 2,000 ............................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 28,407 You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. CDC–2016– 0007 by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Regulation.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Leroy A. Richardson, Information Collection Review Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE., MS– D74, Atlanta, Georgia 30329. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and Docket Number. All relevant comments received will be posted without change to Regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to Regulations.gov. ADDRESSES: Please note: All public comment should be submitted through the Federal eRulemaking portal (Regulations.gov) or by U.S. mail to the address listed above. To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the information collection plan and instruments, contact the Information Collection Review Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE., MS–D74, Atlanta, Georgia 30329; phone: 404–639–7570; Email: omb@cdc.gov. 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. In addition, the PRA also requires Federal agencies to provide a 60-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each new proposed collection, each proposed extension of existing collection of information, and each reinstatement of previously approved information FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 collection before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, we are publishing this notice of a proposed data collection as described below. 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. Proposed Project Asthma Information and Reporting System (AIRS)—(OMB Control No. 0920–0853; exp. 05/31/2016)— Revision—National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), Centers E:\FR\FM\20JAN1.SGM 20JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 12 (Wednesday, January 20, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 3142-3144]
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[FR Doc No: 2016-00936]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[60Day-16-16JO; Docket No. CDC-2016-0005]


Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and 
Recommendations

AGENCY: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of 
Health and Human Services (HHS).

ACTION: Notice with comment period.

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SUMMARY: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as part 
of its continuing efforts to reduce public burden and maximize the 
utility of government information, 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. This notice invites comment on the proposed 
information collect project entitled ``The Pregnancy Risk Assessment 
Surveillance System''.

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before March 21, 2016.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. CDC-2016-
0005 by any of the following methods:
    Federal eRulemaking Portal: Regulation.gov. Follow the instructions 
for submitting comments.
    Mail: Leroy A. Richardson, Information Collection Review Office, 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, NE., MS-
D74, Atlanta, Georgia 30329.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name 
and Docket Number. All relevant comments received will be posted 
without change to Regulations.gov, including any personal information 
provided. For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to Regulations.gov.
    Please note: All public comment should be submitted through the 
Federal eRulemaking portal (Regulations.gov) or by U.S. mail to the 
address listed above.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on the 
proposed project or to obtain a copy of the information collection plan 
and instruments, contact the Information Collection Review Office, 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, NE., MS-
D74, Atlanta, Georgia 30329; phone: 404-639-7570; Email: omb@cdc.gov.

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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. In addition, the PRA also requires 
Federal agencies to provide a 60-day notice in the Federal Register 
concerning each proposed collection of information, including each new 
proposed collection, each proposed extension of existing collection of 
information, and each reinstatement of previously approved information 
collection before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To 
comply with this requirement, we are publishing this notice of a 
proposed data collection as described below.
    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.

Proposed Project

    The Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS)--Existing 
Collection in Use without an OMB Control Number--National Center for 
Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) seeks OMB 
approval to collect information through the Pregnancy Risk Assessment 
Monitoring System (PRAMS) for three years. The PRAMS is a customized 
mail and telephone survey currently conducted by 41 sites (40 states 
and New York City) collectively called ``states'' or ``jurisdictions'' 
in this document. In 2016 PRAMS intends to expand to all 50 states.
    PRAMS supplements vital records data by providing state-specific 
information on maternal behaviors and experiences. Respondents are 
pregnant or postpartum women. Every month, in each participating state, 
a sample of 100 to 300 women who have recently given birth to a live 
infant is selected from birth certificates. The sample is stratified 
based on the state's population of interest to ensure high-risk 
populations are represented in the data. Information is collected by 
self-administered mail survey with telephone follow-up for non-
responders. Because PRAMS uses standardized data collection methods, it 
allows data to be compared among states.
    The PRAMS survey instrument is based on a core set of questions 
common across all states. Core questions request information that is 
not available from vital records; information about health conditions, 
prenatal care, postpartum care, access to care, or health insurance 
status; information about contraception, health habits or risk 
behaviors; and information about other topics such as breastfeeding. In 
addition, CDC provides participating states with standard but optional 
questions that states may use to customize survey content for their 
specific needs. These questions can be used to address state-specific 
priorities, or address special topics such history of breast and 
ovarian cancer. States not intending to implement the survey on an 
ongoing basis, can instead employ a point-in-time survey consisting of 
core and standard questions. Increasingly, PRAMS infrastructure is used 
to support emerging needs and special-purpose information collection 
relevant to the core mission of improving maternal and child health. 
For example, pregnant or postpartum women may have unique needs in some 
circumstances, such as disease outbreaks or natural disasters. Because 
PRAMS infrastructure was developed to access a specific and vulnerable 
subpopulation, the PRAMS infrastructure can be rapidly adapted for 
targeted information collection that would not be feasible with other 
surveillance methods.
    States submit their PRAMS data sets to CDC for cleaning and 
weighting, and CDC returns the data sets to the respective state of 
origin for its use. CDC has implemented a Web-based data collection and 
management system that enhances authorized users' ability to monitor 
and improve survey operations in real time and survey participants to 
complete a survey online via mobile devices. The system also enhances 
the ability of CDC and states to conduct additional information 
collection related to surveillance of a vulnerable population, emerging 
needs for maternal and child health program planning, or special 
purpose studies designed to elucidate factors that influence material 
and child health.
    PRAMS data are used by state governments to plan and review 
preconception and perinatal health programs and policies aimed at 
reducing health problems among mothers and babies, and by researchers 
to investigate emerging issues in the field of reproductive health.
    The burden estimate for PRAMS includes two types of information 
collection: (1) Information collection associated with the standard 
PRAMS core questions, and (2) information collection associated with 
supplemental activities. Participation is voluntary and there are no 
costs to respondents other than their time.

                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                                     Number of    Average burden
      Type of respondents           Form name        Number of     responses per   per  response   Total burden
                                                    respondents     respondent       (in hrs)        (in hrs)
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Women of child-bearing age who  PRAMS Core and            50,150               1           25/60          20,896
 recently delivered a live       Standard Phase
 born infant.                    8 Questions
                                 (English).

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                                PRAMS Core and             6,054               1           34/60           3,431
                                 Standard Phase
                                 8 Questions
                                 (Spanish).
                                PRAMS Point in             5,200               1           24/60           2,080
                                 Time Core and
                                 Standard Phase
                                 8 Questions.
                                PRAMS                      8,000               1           15/60           2,000
                                 Supplemental
                                 Questions on
                                 Family History
                                 of Breast and
                                 Ovarian Cancer.
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    Total.....................  ................  ..............  ..............  ..............          28,407
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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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