Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review, 70683-70684 [2016-24668]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 198 / Thursday, October 13, 2016 / Notices and opportunities for public private partnerships. The Council is composed of members of the public, appointed by the Secretary, and Federal ex-officio members specified in the authorizing legislation. II. Agenda The Council meeting will convene at 8:30 a.m., with the call to order by the Council Chair and approval of previous Council summary notes. The meeting is open to the public and will be available via webcast at www.webconferences.com/ahrq. The meeting will begin with an update on AHRQ’s current research, programs, and initiatives. Following this update, the agenda will focus on a discussion of the learning health care system. The final agenda will be available on the AHRQ Web site at www.AHRQ.gov no later than Wednesday, October 26, 2016. Sharon B. Arnold, Deputy Director. Proposed Project Standardized National Hypothesis Generating Questionnaire (OMB Control Number 0920–0997, Expiration Date 10/ 31/2016)—Revision—National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). [FR Doc. 2016–24742 Filed 10–12–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [30Day–17–0997] Lhorne on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The notice for the proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Your comments should address any of the following: (a) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) Evaluate the accuracy of the agencies estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Enhance the quality, utility, and VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:07 Oct 12, 2016 Jkt 241001 clarity of the information to be collected; (d) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses; and (e) Assess information collection costs. To request additional information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the information collection plan and instruments, call (404) 639–7570 or send an email to omb@cdc.gov. Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the items contained in this notice should be directed to the Attention: CDC Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503 or by fax to (202) 395–5806. Written comments should be received within 30 days of this notice. Background and Brief Description It is estimated that each year roughly 1 in 6 Americans get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases. CDC and partners ensure rapid and coordinated surveillance, detection, and response to multi-state outbreaks, to limit the number of illnesses, and to learn how to prevent similar outbreaks from happening in the future. Conducting interviews during the initial hypothesis-generating phase of multi-state foodborne disease outbreaks presents numerous challenges. In the U.S. there is not a standard, national form or data collection system for illnesses caused by many enteric pathogens. Data elements for hypothesis generation must be developed and agreed upon for each investigation. This process can take several days to weeks and may cause interviews to occur long after a person becomes ill. CDC requests a revision to the Standardized National HypothesisGenerating Questionnaire (SNHGQ), used with individuals who have become ill during a multi-state foodborne disease event. Since the questionnaire is designed to be administered by public health officials as part of multi-state hypothesis-generating interview PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70683 activities, this questionnaire is not expected to entail significant burden to respondents. The Standardized National Hypothesis-Generating Core Elements Project was established with the goal to define a core set of data elements to be used for hypothesis generation during multistate foodborne investigations. These elements represent the minimum set of information that should be available for all outbreak-associated cases identified during hypothesis generation. The core elements would ensure that similar exposures would be ascertained across many jurisdictions, allowing for rapid pooling of data to improve the timeliness of hypothesisgenerating analyses and shorten the time to pinpoint how and where contamination events occur. The SNHGQ was designed as a data collection tool for the core elements, to be used when a multistate cluster of enteric disease infections is identified. The questionnaire is designed to be administered over the phone by public health officials to collect core elements data from case-patients or their proxies. Both the content of the questionnaire (the core elements) and the format were developed through a series of working groups comprised of local, state, and federal public health partners. Many of the updates to the SNHGQ were made to better align with the questions from other existing questionnaires. Changes include: Exposure sections rearranged to improve interview flow, addition of antibiotic exposures and descriptive clinical questions, aligning demographic questions to conform with other OMBapproved questionnaires, addition of new exposure questions of interest, deletion of exposure questions that do not need to be assessed, and re-wording of existing questions to better align with other OMB-approved questionnaires and to improve question comprehension. For this revision, CDC also seeks to incorporate a number of public recommendations received during the 60-day public comment period. The total estimated annualized burden for the Standardized National Hypothesis Generating Questionnaire is 3,000 hours (approximately 4,000 individuals identified during the hypothesis-generating phase of outbreak investigations × 45 minutes/response). There are no costs to respondents other than their time. E:\FR\FM\13OCN1.SGM 13OCN1 70684 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 198 / Thursday, October 13, 2016 / Notices ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Type of respondents Form name Individuals ............................... Standardized National Hypothesis Generating Questionnaire (Core Elements). 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. 2016–24668 Filed 10–12–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [60Day–17–16BGH; Docket No. CDC–2016– 0097] Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). AGENCY: ACTION: Notice with comment period. 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 data collection project entitled ‘‘Data Collection for Canine Leptospirosis Surveillance in Puerto Rico.’’ The goals of the project are to characterize the epidemiology of canine leptospirosis, assess the applicability of canine Leptospira vaccines used in Puerto Rico, and determine potential rodent, livestock, and wildlife reservoirs for leptospirosis. Findings from the study will be used to develop recommendations for the prevention of leptospirosis in dogs, focus human surveillance efforts, and guide further investigations on leptospirosis in Puerto Rico. Lhorne on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Written comments must be received on or before December 12, 2016. DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:07 Oct 12, 2016 Jkt 241001 Number of respondents You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. CDC–2016– 0097 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. 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 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 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent 4,000 Average burden per response (in hours) 1 45/60 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 ‘‘Data Collection for Canine Leptospirosis Surveillance in Puerto Rico’’—Existing Collection in Use without an OMB Control Number— National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases (NCEZID), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Bacterial Special Pathogens Branch (BSPB) requests approval of data collection tools to be used for active surveillance of canine leptospirosis in Puerto Rico. Active surveillance will allow for the collection of prospective data on acute cases to determine the incidence and distribution of leptospirosis in dogs, assess risk factors for infection, characterize circulating Leptospira serovars and species, assess applicability of vaccines currently in E:\FR\FM\13OCN1.SGM 13OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 198 (Thursday, October 13, 2016)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[30Day-17-0997]


Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has submitted 
the following information collection request to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The notice for the proposed 
information collection is published to obtain comments from the public 
and affected agencies.
    Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected 
agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are 
encouraged. Your comments should address any of the following: (a) 
Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary 
for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including 
whether the information will have practical utility; (b) Evaluate the 
accuracy of the agencies estimate of the burden of the proposed 
collection of information, including the validity of the methodology 
and assumptions used; (c) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected; (d) Minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on those who are to respond, including 
through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or 
other technological collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses; and 
(e) Assess information collection costs.
    To request additional information on the proposed project or to 
obtain a copy of the information collection plan and instruments, call 
(404) 639-7570 or send an email to omb@cdc.gov. Written comments and/or 
suggestions regarding the items contained in this notice should be 
directed to the Attention: CDC Desk Officer, Office of Management and 
Budget, Washington, DC 20503 or by fax to (202) 395-5806. Written 
comments should be received within 30 days of this notice.

Proposed Project

    Standardized National Hypothesis Generating Questionnaire (OMB 
Control Number 0920-0997, Expiration Date 10/31/2016)--Revision--
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID), 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

    It is estimated that each year roughly 1 in 6 Americans get sick, 
128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases. CDC and 
partners ensure rapid and coordinated surveillance, detection, and 
response to multi-state outbreaks, to limit the number of illnesses, 
and to learn how to prevent similar outbreaks from happening in the 
future.
    Conducting interviews during the initial hypothesis-generating 
phase of multi-state foodborne disease outbreaks presents numerous 
challenges. In the U.S. there is not a standard, national form or data 
collection system for illnesses caused by many enteric pathogens. Data 
elements for hypothesis generation must be developed and agreed upon 
for each investigation. This process can take several days to weeks and 
may cause interviews to occur long after a person becomes ill.
    CDC requests a revision to the Standardized National Hypothesis-
Generating Questionnaire (SNHGQ), used with individuals who have become 
ill during a multi-state foodborne disease event. Since the 
questionnaire is designed to be administered by public health officials 
as part of multi-state hypothesis-generating interview activities, this 
questionnaire is not expected to entail significant burden to 
respondents.
    The Standardized National Hypothesis-Generating Core Elements 
Project was established with the goal to define a core set of data 
elements to be used for hypothesis generation during multistate 
foodborne investigations. These elements represent the minimum set of 
information that should be available for all outbreak-associated cases 
identified during hypothesis generation. The core elements would ensure 
that similar exposures would be ascertained across many jurisdictions, 
allowing for rapid pooling of data to improve the timeliness of 
hypothesis-generating analyses and shorten the time to pinpoint how and 
where contamination events occur.
    The SNHGQ was designed as a data collection tool for the core 
elements, to be used when a multistate cluster of enteric disease 
infections is identified. The questionnaire is designed to be 
administered over the phone by public health officials to collect core 
elements data from case-patients or their proxies. Both the content of 
the questionnaire (the core elements) and the format were developed 
through a series of working groups comprised of local, state, and 
federal public health partners.
    Many of the updates to the SNHGQ were made to better align with the 
questions from other existing questionnaires. Changes include: Exposure 
sections rearranged to improve interview flow, addition of antibiotic 
exposures and descriptive clinical questions, aligning demographic 
questions to conform with other OMB-approved questionnaires, addition 
of new exposure questions of interest, deletion of exposure questions 
that do not need to be assessed, and re-wording of existing questions 
to better align with other OMB-approved questionnaires and to improve 
question comprehension. For this revision, CDC also seeks to 
incorporate a number of public recommendations received during the 60-
day public comment period.
    The total estimated annualized burden for the Standardized National 
Hypothesis Generating Questionnaire is 3,000 hours (approximately 4,000 
individuals identified during the hypothesis-generating phase of 
outbreak investigations x 45 minutes/response). There are no costs to 
respondents other than their time.

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                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                                                     Number of    Average burden
        Type of respondents                   Form name              Number of     responses per   per response
                                                                    respondents     respondent      (in hours)
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Individuals........................  Standardized National                 4,000               1           45/60
                                      Hypothesis Generating
                                      Questionnaire (Core
                                      Elements).
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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. 2016-24668 Filed 10-12-16; 8:45 am]
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