Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations, 68417-68419 [2016-23925]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 192 / Tuesday, October 4, 2016 / Notices mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement concerning the clauses and provisions required for use in commercial item acquisitions. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 81 FR 43201 on July 1, 2016. No comments were received. DATES: Submit comments on or before November 3, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000–0136, Commercial Item Acquisitions, by any of the following methods: • Regulations.gov: http:// www.regulations.gov. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by searching the OMB control number. Select the link ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ that corresponds with ‘‘Information Collection 9000– 0136, Commercial Item Acquisitions’’. Follow the instructions provided at the ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘Information Collection 9000– 0136, Commercial Item Acquisitions’’ on your attached document. • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405. ATTN: Ms. Flowers/IC 9000–0136, Commercial Item Acquisitions. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 9000–0136, Commercial Item Acquisitions, in all correspondence related to this collection. Comments received generally will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal and/or business confidential information provided. To confirm receipt of your comment(s), please check www.regulations.gov, approximately two to three days after submission to verify posting (except allow 30 days for posting of comments submitted by mail). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Michael O. Jackson, Procurement Analyst, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, GSA, at 202–208– 4949, or email at michaelo.jackson@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose The Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994 reformed Federal acquisition statutes to encourage and facilitate the acquisition of commercial items and services by the Federal Government. Accordingly, DoD, NASA, and GSA amended the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to include VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:01 Oct 03, 2016 Jkt 241001 streamlined/simplified procedures for the acquisition of commercial items. Pertinent to this information collection, FAR Provision 52.212–3, ‘‘Offeror Representations and Certifications—Commercial Items,’’ was implemented to combine the multitude of individual provisions used in Government solicitations into a single provision for use in commercial acquisitions. The provision is among the representations and certifications that are available for completion in the System for Award Management (SAM). B. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 397,000. Responses per Respondent: 1.46. Total Responses: 579,620. Hours per Response: .500. Total Burden Hours: 289,810. Frequency: On Occasion. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit and not-for-profit institutions. C. Public Comments Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405, telephone 202–501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000– 0136 regarding Commercial Item Acquisitions in all correspondence. Dated: September 28, 2016. Lorin S. Curit, Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. [FR Doc. 2016–23868 Filed 10–3–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68417 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [60Day–16–16BFQ; Docket No. CDC–2016– 0096] 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 a proposed study project entitled ‘‘Survey of Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Provider Practices in the United States’’. The primary goal of this study is to better understand policies and practices for STD care delivery among medical providers who typically see patients for STDs. Another goal is to assess awareness and use of CDC’s STD treatment guidelines. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before December 5, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. CDC–2016– 0096 by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Regulations.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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04OCN1.SGM 04OCN1 68418 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 192 / Tuesday, October 4, 2016 / Notices 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 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. treatment by health care providers in the U.S. As providers are one of the few professionals who have face-to-face contact with persons infected with STDs, they are also a potential intervention point for attempts to reduce re-infection and halt the further transmission of STDs. There is no national survey that collects detailed information on STD practices of physicians who typically see STD patients. The purpose of this survey is to conduct a nationally representative survey of physicians who typically see STD patients (e.g., primary care— including internal medicine, general or family practice, obstetrics/gynecology, emergency medicine, and pediatrics) that would allow for national estimates and comparisons among specialties. Additionally, the survey will provide national estimates for comparisons between providers in the public and private sectors. Information collected will also be used to determine STD prevention activities needed by type of providers (by specialty or public/ private) based on findings related to screening and treatment practices for STDs including EPT. The survey contains sections on the physician’s specialty areas, primary practice setting, primacy practice policies, patient demographics, STD testing and diagnosis, STD care and treatment, and respondent demographics. In an effort to better understand policies and practices for STD care delivery among medical providers who typically see patients for STDs, the surveys will be sent to a random sample of 5,000 U.S. physicians across several specialties using the American Medical Association Master file. Using a multimode design (mail and web), multiple reminders will be sent to nonresponders in order to reach the target of 3,000 completed surveys. There is no cost to respondents. Proposed Project Survey of Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Provider Practices in the United States—NEW—National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description Each year, 19.7 million sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) occur in the U.S., half of which strike youth 15¥24 years of age.—The public health burden of STDs is compounded by their economic impact. In 2010, an estimated $15.6 billion in direct medical costs were attributed to STDs. Undiagnosed and untreated STDs can lead to serious long-term health consequences, especially for adolescent girls and young adult women. For example, every year, about 24,000 young women become infertile as a result of undiagnosed and untreated STDs. The STD Provider Survey will collect much needed data from U.S. health care providers in specialties that typically see STD patients, including physician specialties such as obstetrics/ gynecology, internal medicine, general or family practice, emergency medicine, or pediatrics. Knowledge of provider practices relative to guidelines and state-level laws and policies will provide information useful to stakeholders at all levels regarding the delivery of STD preventive services and ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden (in hours) Form name Physicians responding via Mail ........ Physicians responding via Web ........ mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Type of respondents STD Provider Survey ....................... STD Provider Survey ....................... 2,250 750 1 1 20/60 32/60 750 400 Total ........................................... ........................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 1,150 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:01 Oct 03, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\04OCN1.SGM 04OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 192 / Tuesday, October 4, 2016 / 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. 2016–23925 Filed 10–3–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Privacy Act of 1974; CMS Computer Match No. 2016–15; HHS Computer Match No. 1609 Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). ACTION: Notice of Computer Matching Program. AGENCY: In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, this notice announces the establishment of a Computer Matching Program that CMS plans to conduct with the Peace Corps (PC). DATES: Comments are invited on all portions of this notice. Public comments are due within 30 days after publication. The matching program will become effective no sooner than 40 days after the report of the matching program is sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and Congress, or 30 days after publication in the Federal Register, whichever is later. ADDRESSES: The public should send comments to: CMS Privacy Act Officer, Division of Security, Privacy Policy & Governance, Information Security & Privacy Group, Office of Enterprise Information, CMS, Room N l–24–08, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244–1850. Comments received will be available for review at this location, by appointment, during regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., Eastern Time zone. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lindsey Murtagh, Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Phone: (301) 492–4106, Email: lindsey.murtagh@cms.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (Public Law (Pub. L.) 100–503), amended the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) by describing the manner in which computer matching involving Federal agencies could be performed and adding certain mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:01 Oct 03, 2016 Jkt 241001 protections for individuals applying for and receiving Federal benefits. Section 7201 of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 (Pub. L. 101– 508) further amended the Privacy Act regarding protections for such individuals. The Privacy Act, as amended, regulates the use of computer matching by Federal agencies when records in a system of records are matched with other Federal, state, or local government records. It requires Federal agencies involved in a CMP to: 1. Negotiate written agreements with the other agencies participating in the matching programs; 2. Obtain the Data Integrity Board approval of the match agreements; 3. Furnish detailed reports about matching programs to Congress and OMB; 4. Notify applicants and beneficiaries that the records are subject to matching; and, 5. Verify match findings before reducing, suspending, terminating, or denying an individual’s benefits or payments. This matching program meets the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. Walter Stone, CMS Privacy Act Officer, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. CMS Computer Match No. 2016–15 HHS Computer Match No.1609 NAME: Computer Matching Agreement between the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Peace Corps for the ‘‘Verification of Eligibility for Minimum Essential Coverage Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Through a Peace Corps Health Benefits Plan.’’ SECURITY CLASSIFICATION: Unclassified PARTICIPATING AGENCIES: Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Peace Corps (PC). AUTHORITY FOR CONDUCTING MATCHING PROGRAM: Sections 1411 and 1413 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111–148), as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111– 152) (collectively, the ACA) require the Secretary of HHS to establish a program for applying for and determining eligibility for advance payments of the premium tax credit and cost-sharing PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68419 reductions and authorize use of secure, electronic interfaces and an on-line system for the verification of eligibility. The Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (CMPPA) (Pub. L. 100–503), amended the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) and requires the parties participating in a matching program to execute a written agreement specifying the terms and conditions under which the matching will be conducted. CMS has determined that status verification checks to be conducted through the CMS Data Services Hub (Hub) by agencies administering insurance affordability programs using data provided in bulk by PC through a security transfer data protocol to CMS constitute a ‘‘computer matching program’’ as defined in the CMPPA. PURPOSE(S) OF THE MATCHING PROGRAM: The purpose of the Computer Matching Agreement is to establish the terms, conditions, safeguards, and procedures under which the Peace Corps will provide records, information, or data to CMS for verifying eligibility for Minimum Essential Coverage through a Peace Corps Health Benefits Plan. The data will be used by CMS in its capacity as a Federally-facilitated Exchange, and agencies administering insurance affordability programs that will receive the results of verifications using PC data obtained through the CMS Data Services Hub. Data will be matched for the purpose of verifying an Applicant or Enrollee’s eligibility for PC Health Benefit Plans that constitute minimum essential coverage as defined in § 5000A(f) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, 26 U.S.C. 5000A, as amended by § 1501 of the ACA. DESCRIPTION OF RECORDS TO BE USED IN THE MATCHING PROGRAM: The Peace Corps maintains the following SORN to support this data matching program: ‘‘Peace Corps Manual Section 897, Attachment B, PC– 17 Volunteer Applicant and Service Records System.’’ Routine Use (i) is used ‘‘to verify active or former Volunteer service’’—supports disclosure to CMS. CMS maintains the following SORN to support this data to support this data matching program: ‘‘Health Insurance Exchanges Program (HIX)’’, CMS System No. 09–70–0560, originally published at 78 Fed. Reg. 8538 (Feb. 6, 2013), and last amended at 78 Federal Register, 63211 (October 23, 2013). INCLUSIVE DATES OF THE MATCH: The CMP will become effective no sooner than 40 days after the report of E:\FR\FM\04OCN1.SGM 04OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[60Day-16-16BFQ; Docket No. CDC-2016-0096]


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 a proposed study 
project entitled ``Survey of Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) 
Provider Practices in the United States''. The primary goal of this 
study is to better understand policies and practices for STD care 
delivery among medical providers who typically see patients for STDs. 
Another goal is to assess awareness and use of CDC's STD treatment 
guidelines.

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before December 5, 2016.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. CDC-2016-
0096 by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Regulations.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

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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 
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

    Survey of Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Provider Practices in 
the United States--NEW--National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, 
STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP), Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

    Each year, 19.7 million sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) occur 
in the U.S., half of which strike youth 15-24 years of age.--The public 
health burden of STDs is compounded by their economic impact. In 2010, 
an estimated $15.6 billion in direct medical costs were attributed to 
STDs. Undiagnosed and untreated STDs can lead to serious long-term 
health consequences, especially for adolescent girls and young adult 
women. For example, every year, about 24,000 young women become 
infertile as a result of undiagnosed and untreated STDs. The STD 
Provider Survey will collect much needed data from U.S. health care 
providers in specialties that typically see STD patients, including 
physician specialties such as obstetrics/gynecology, internal medicine, 
general or family practice, emergency medicine, or pediatrics. 
Knowledge of provider practices relative to guidelines and state-level 
laws and policies will provide information useful to stakeholders at 
all levels regarding the delivery of STD preventive services and 
treatment by health care providers in the U.S. As providers are one of 
the few professionals who have face-to-face contact with persons 
infected with STDs, they are also a potential intervention point for 
attempts to reduce re-infection and halt the further transmission of 
STDs. There is no national survey that collects detailed information on 
STD practices of physicians who typically see STD patients.
    The purpose of this survey is to conduct a nationally 
representative survey of physicians who typically see STD patients 
(e.g., primary care--including internal medicine, general or family 
practice, obstetrics/gynecology, emergency medicine, and pediatrics) 
that would allow for national estimates and comparisons among 
specialties. Additionally, the survey will provide national estimates 
for comparisons between providers in the public and private sectors. 
Information collected will also be used to determine STD prevention 
activities needed by type of providers (by specialty or public/private) 
based on findings related to screening and treatment practices for STDs 
including EPT.
    The survey contains sections on the physician's specialty areas, 
primary practice setting, primacy practice policies, patient 
demographics, STD testing and diagnosis, STD care and treatment, and 
respondent demographics.
    In an effort to better understand policies and practices for STD 
care delivery among medical providers who typically see patients for 
STDs, the surveys will be sent to a random sample of 5,000 U.S. 
physicians across several specialties using the American Medical 
Association Master file. Using a multimode design (mail and web), 
multiple reminders will be sent to non-responders in order to reach the 
target of 3,000 completed surveys.
    There is no cost to respondents.

                                        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 hours)      (in hours)
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Physicians responding via Mail  STD Provider               2,250               1           20/60             750
                                 Survey.
Physicians responding via Web.  STD Provider                 750               1           32/60             400
                                 Survey.
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    Total.....................  ................  ..............  ..............  ..............           1,150
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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. 2016-23925 Filed 10-3-16; 8:45 am]
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