Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations, 75405-75406 [2016-26248]

Download as PDF 75405 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 210 / Monday, October 31, 2016 / Notices EXHIBIT 2—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED COST BURDEN—Continued Number of respondents Form name Total burden hours Average hourly wage rate * c 23.23 Total cost burden Post-Implementation Focus Group for Patients and Family Members ........... Interview Guide—Baseline Practice Readiness .............................................. Post-Implementation Interview Protocol—Providers ....................................... Post-Implementation Focus Group Protocol—Practice Staff .......................... Topic guide for Telephone Protocol—Guide Practice Champions .................. 72 12 24 72 12 216 9 36 216 36 b 94.48 a 37.40 5,017.68 336.60 3,401.28 8,078.40 1,346.40 Total .......................................................................................................... 204 525 ........................ 18,629.16 a 37.40 a 37.40 * National Compensation Survey: Occupational wages in the United States May 2015, ‘‘U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.’’ http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm. a Based on the mean wages for Miscellaneous Health care Worker (Code 29–9090). b Based on the mean wages for Internists, General (Code 29–1063). c Based on the mean wages for All Occupations (Code 00–0000). Request for Comments In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, comments on AHRQ’s information collection are requested with regard to any of the following: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of AHRQ health care research and health care information dissemination functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of AHRQ’s estimate of burden (including hours and costs) of the proposed collection(s) of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information upon the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the Agency’s subsequent request for OMB approval of the proposed information collection. All comments will become a matter of public record. ACTION: Sharon B. Arnold, Deputy Director. ADDRESSES: [FR Doc. 2016–26143 Filed 10–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [60Day–17–17BX; Docket No. CDC–2016– 0103] Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:53 Oct 28, 2016 Jkt 241001 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 a proposed information collection entitled ‘‘Understanding the Needs, Challenges, Opportunities, Vision and Emerging Roles in Environmental Health (UNCOVER EH).’’ The purpose of the data collection is to collect information from the health department environmental health (EH) workforce to determine demographics, education/training, experience, areas of practice, and current and future needs to address emerging environmental issues. SUMMARY: Written comments must be received on or before December 30, 2016. DATES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. CDC–2016– 0103 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. PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. 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 E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1 75406 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 210 / Monday, October 31, 2016 / Notices 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 Understanding the Needs, Challenges, Opportunities, Vision and Emerging Roles in Environmental Health (UNCOVER EH)—NEW—National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). exist in capacity to address current EH issues and future challenges. The respondent universe will be the estimated 20,000 EH professionals working within health departments. They will be enumerated and recruited by identifying a point of contact in each state, local, tribal, and territorial health department from whom a roster of EH professionals will be requested. A list of respondents and their business email addresses will be generated and used for recruitment and survey administration. Any contact information collected will be related to the respondents’ role in the organization. Participation will be voluntary. Data will be collected one time from a census of members of the public health department EH workforce using a web-based survey instrument. The UNCOVER EH Survey will take approximately 30 minutes to complete per respondent, and it will take approximately 5 minutes for health department administrative staff to compile EH workforce names and email addresses into the Health Department Roster. There will be no cost to respondents other than their time. The requested time burden is 10,269 hours. Background and Brief Description The environmental health (EH) workforce is an essential component of the public health workforce. According to recent health department surveys, EH professionals are employed at approximately 85% of local health departments, 81% of state health departments, and 30% of tribal health departments. Describing and characterizing the EH workforce is essential to identifying gaps in staffing, training, and ultimately ensuring EH professionals are prepared to meet future challenges. CDC seeks OMB approval for a onetime, one-year information collection designed to thoroughly describe the health department EH workforce on: (1) The current supply of EH professionals; (2) EH workforce demographics and professional roles; (3) gaps in current EH education and competencies and training needs; and (4) critical skills and resources needed to meet the evolving and emerging EH issues and challenges. This information will benefit the government and other entities by providing essential data to inform and support workforce development activities and initiatives and understand areas of practice and where gaps may ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Average burden per response (in hrs.) Number of responses per respondent Total burden (in hrs.) Type of respondents Form name Health Department EH Administrative Staff. Health Department EH Professionals Health Department Roster ............... 3,231 1 5/60 269 UNCOVER EH Survey .................... 20,000 1 30/60 10,000 Total ........................................... .......................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 10,269 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. 2016–26248 Filed 10–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifiers: CMS–416, CMS– 8003, CMS–10142, CMS–10396, and CMS– R–262] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, HHS. ACTION: Notice. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing an opportunity for the public to comment on CMS’ intention to collect information from the public. Under the SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:53 Oct 28, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 or reinstatement of an existing collection of information) and to allow 60 days for public comment on the proposed action. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding our burden estimates or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[60Day-17-17BX; Docket No. CDC-2016-0103]


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 
information collection entitled ``Understanding the Needs, Challenges, 
Opportunities, Vision and Emerging Roles in Environmental Health 
(UNCOVER EH).'' The purpose of the data collection is to collect 
information from the health department environmental health (EH) 
workforce to determine demographics, education/training, experience, 
areas of practice, and current and future needs to address emerging 
environmental issues.

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before December 30, 
2016.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. CDC-2016-
0103 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 
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

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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

    Understanding the Needs, Challenges, Opportunities, Vision and 
Emerging Roles in Environmental Health (UNCOVER EH)--NEW--National 
Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

    The environmental health (EH) workforce is an essential component 
of the public health workforce. According to recent health department 
surveys, EH professionals are employed at approximately 85% of local 
health departments, 81% of state health departments, and 30% of tribal 
health departments. Describing and characterizing the EH workforce is 
essential to identifying gaps in staffing, training, and ultimately 
ensuring EH professionals are prepared to meet future challenges.
    CDC seeks OMB approval for a one-time, one-year information 
collection designed to thoroughly describe the health department EH 
workforce on: (1) The current supply of EH professionals; (2) EH 
workforce demographics and professional roles; (3) gaps in current EH 
education and competencies and training needs; and (4) critical skills 
and resources needed to meet the evolving and emerging EH issues and 
challenges. This information will benefit the government and other 
entities by providing essential data to inform and support workforce 
development activities and initiatives and understand areas of practice 
and where gaps may exist in capacity to address current EH issues and 
future challenges.
    The respondent universe will be the estimated 20,000 EH 
professionals working within health departments. They will be 
enumerated and recruited by identifying a point of contact in each 
state, local, tribal, and territorial health department from whom a 
roster of EH professionals will be requested. A list of respondents and 
their business email addresses will be generated and used for 
recruitment and survey administration. Any contact information 
collected will be related to the respondents' role in the organization. 
Participation will be voluntary.
    Data will be collected one time from a census of members of the 
public health department EH workforce using a web-based survey 
instrument. The UNCOVER EH Survey will take approximately 30 minutes to 
complete per respondent, and it will take approximately 5 minutes for 
health department administrative staff to compile EH workforce names 
and email addresses into the Health Department Roster.
    There will be no cost to respondents other than their time. The 
requested time burden is 10,269 hours.

                                                            Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                                                                                              Average
                                                                                             Number of       Number of      burden  per    Total  burden
              Type of respondents                               Form name                   respondents   responses  per   response  (in     (in hrs.)
                                                                                                             respondent        hrs.)
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Health Department EH Administrative Staff......  Health Department Roster...............           3,231               1            5/60             269
Health Department EH Professionals.............  UNCOVER EH Survey......................          20,000               1           30/60          10,000
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    Total......................................  .......................................  ..............  ..............  ..............          10,269
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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. 2016-26248 Filed 10-28-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4163-18-P