Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review, 95998-96000 [2016-31554]

Download as PDF 95998 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 250 / Thursday, December 29, 2016 / Notices information the requester chooses to provide, the requested public financial disclosure reports will be either emailed or mailed to the requester. This change will not affect the estimated time of response to complete the form. OGE also intends to update the maximum civil monetary penalty for improperly obtaining or using a public financial disclosure report on both the automated and nonautomated versions of the form, in accordance with 5 CFR 2634.703. OGE published a first round notice of its intent to request paperwork clearance for a modified OGE Form 201. See 81 FR 70112 (October 11, 2016). OGE received no responses to that notice. Request for Comments: Agency and public comment is again invited specifically on the need for and practical utility of this information collection, the accuracy of OGE’s burden estimate, the enhancement of quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected, and the minimization of burden (including the use of information technology). Comments received in response to this notice will be summarized for, and may be included with, the OGE request for extension of OMB paperwork approval. The comments will also become a matter of public record. Approved: December 22, 2016. Walter M. Shaub, Jr., Director, Office of Government Ethics. [FR Doc. 2016–31451 Filed 12–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6345–02–P OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICS Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Proposed Collection; Comment Request for a Modified OGE Form 450 Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Report AGENCY: Office of Government Ethics (OGE). Notice of request for agency and public comments. ACTION: After publication of this second round notice, OGE intends to submit a modified OGE Form 450 Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Report to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval of a three-year extension under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments by the public and the agencies on this proposed asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:41 Dec 28, 2016 Jkt 241001 extension are invited and must be received by January 30, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this paperwork notice to the Office of Management and Budget, Attn: Desk Officer for OGE, via fax at 202–395– 6974 or email at OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov. (Include reference to ‘‘OGE Form 450 paperwork comment’’ in the subject line of the message.) FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brandon Steele at the U.S. Office of Government Ethics; telephone: 202– 482–9209; TTY: 800–877–8339; FAX: 202–482–9237; Email: basteele@oge.gov. An electronic copy of the OGE Form 450 is available in the Forms Library section of OGE’s Web site at http:// www.oge.gov. A paper copy may also be obtained, without charge, by contacting Mr. Steele. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Report. Agency Form Number: OGE Form 450. OMB Control Number: 3209–0006. Type of Information Collection: Extension with modifications of a currently approved collection. Type of Review Request: Regular. Respondents: Private citizens who are potential (incoming) regular Federal employees whose positions are designated for confidential disclosure filing, and special Government employees whose agencies require that they file new entrant disclosure reports prior to assuming Government responsibilities. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 24,640. Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 24,640 hours. Abstract: The OGE Form 450 collects information from covered department and agency employees as required under OGE’s executive branchwide regulatory provisions in subpart I of 5 CFR part 2634. The basis for the OGE reporting regulation is section 201(d) of Executive Order 12674 of April 12, 1989 (as modified by Executive Order 12731 of October 17, 1990, 3 CFR, 1990 Comp., pp. 306–311, at p. 308) and section 107(a) of the Ethics in Government Act, 5 U.S.C. app. sec. 107(a). OGE proposes several modifications to the form. OGE proposes to clarify the instructions in two places to assist filers in completing the form. OGE also proposes to revise the Privacy Act Statement in accordance with the OGE/GOVT–2 Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Reports Privacy Act system of records. OGE published a first round notice of its intent to request paperwork PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 clearance for a modified OGE Form 450 Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Report. See 81 FR 70113 (October 11, 2016). OGE received no responses to that notice. Request for Comments: Agency and public comment is again invited specifically on the need for and practical utility of this information collection, the accuracy of OGE’s burden estimate, the enhancement of quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected, and the minimization of burden (including the use of information technology). Comments received in response to this notice will be summarized for, and may be included with, the OGE request for extension of OMB paperwork approval. The comments will also become a matter of public record. Approved: December 22, 2016. Walter M. Shaub, Jr., Director, Office of Government Ethics. [FR Doc. 2016–31452 Filed 12–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6345–03–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry [30Day–17–16BEH] Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) 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 E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1 95999 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 250 / Thursday, December 29, 2016 / Notices 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. Direct written comments and/or suggestions regarding the items contained in this notice 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 ATSDR Communication Activities Survey (ACAS)—New—Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). Background and Brief Description The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) serves the public through responsive public health actions to promote healthy and safe environments and to prevent harmful exposures. The agency aims to work effectively with communities in proximity to hazardous waste sites by listening to and understanding their health concerns and seeking their guidance on where, when, and how to take public health actions. Community members are key participants in the agency’s public health assessment process and should be actively involved in decisions that impact their community. Thus, agency’s goals for this new information collection request (ICR) titled the ‘‘ATSDR Communication Activities Survey (ACAS)’’ are to ascertain the effectiveness of, and to assess the differences and the consistency of, the delivery of ATSDR activities and respondent perceptions across sites and over time. ATSDR will use the ACAS to: (1) Determine how effectively it’s site teams engage community members; (2) discover how well ATSDR provides effective, clear, and consistent communication and information on how to promote healthy and safe environments; (3) understand whether the agency’s activities are helping the communities address environmental issues; and (4) improve ATSDR’s activities to make a greater impact within the communities served. Recruitment will occur at communities where ATSDR and state or local agencies have implemented site activities to address environmental issues. For each engaged community, the ACAS will be used to assess a set of effectiveness indicators for ATSDR site-specific activities about the respondents’ involvement, knowledge, satisfaction, observations, and opinions about ATSDR’s community engagement and educational outreach efforts to inform communities. The indicators will measure ATSDR effectiveness in the following respondent areas: (1) Their involvement with the site activities; (2) how they received, and prefer to receive, ATSDR information; (3) their knowledge and understanding of ATSDR site activities and how to reduce hazardous exposures; (4) their observations and opinions of ATSDR’s role in community preparedness; (5) their self-evaluation on their risk of exposure to possible environmental hazards; (6) their demographic profile; (7) their environmental concerns; and (8) any additional feedback. ATSDR is seeking a three-year Paperwork Reduction Act clearance for this new ICR. ATSDR anticipates that approximately six to seven sites will be engaged for feedback per year (or about 20 sites over the next three years). Each year, ATSDR will recruit approximately 167 individuals per year, aged 18 and older, to participate in the ACAS where ATSDR is holding public community meetings. Therefore, respondents will Estimated Annualized Burden Hours Number of respondents Type of respondents Form name Community Members ...................................... asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES include approximately 24 to 28 community members and agency stakeholders per meeting (6 to 7 meetings per year). The community members may include, but are not limited to, the general public, community leaders, faith-based leaders, and business leaders. The agency stakeholders may include, but are not limited to, state and local environmental health department employees, such as environmental health assessors, toxicologists, and departmental officials. The mix of respondents will be approximately 75 percent community members (n=125 per year) and 25 percent agency stakeholders (n=42 per year). Trained ATSDR contractors will have a table set up at the entrance of the community meeting where community meeting attendees will pick up a fact sheet which explains what ATSDR does, and the purpose of ATSDR’s site activities and the survey. At the end of ATSDR public community meetings, there will be an announcement to ask interested attendees to take the survey. All interested attendees will sign in and provide their contact information, their preferred mode for taking the survey (inperson, online or over the phone), and whether they are a community member or an agency stakeholder. The ACAS will preferably be selfadministered right after the public community meetings. If this is not a convenient time for the respondent, the ACAS may be completed online or by phone. We estimate that approximately 80 percent of respondents will choose the self-administered ACAS, 15 percent will choose the online ACAS, and 5 percent will choose the telephone ACAS. There are no costs to the respondents other than their time. The total annual time burden requested is 94 hours per year. Sign In Sheet ................................................. Hardcopy ACAS ............................................. Online ACAS .................................................. Telephone ACAS ........................................... Sign In Sheet ................................................. Hardcopy ACAS ............................................. Online ACAS .................................................. Telephone ACAS ........................................... Agency Stakeholders ...................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:41 Dec 28, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 125 100 19 6 42 34 6 2 29DEN1 Number of responses per respondent 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Avg. burden per response (in hrs.) 3/60 30/60 30/60 30/60 3/60 30/60 30/60 30/60 96000 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 250 / Thursday, December 29, 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. 2016–31554 Filed 12–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [60Day–17–17HO; Docket No. CDC–2016– 0118] 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 information collection entitled ‘‘Test Predictability of Falls Screening Tools.’’ CDC will use the information collected to evaluate current screening tools and potentially design a new screening tool for health care practitioners to identify community-dwelling adults 65 and older at risk for falls. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before February 27, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. CDC–2016– 0118 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. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:41 Dec 28, 2016 Jkt 241001 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 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 PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 data sources, to complete and review the collection of information; and to transmit or otherwise disclose the information. Proposed Project Test Predictability of Falls Screening Tools—New—National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description NCIPC seeks to request a two-year OMB approval for the ‘‘Test Predictability of Falls Screening Tools’’ information collection project. Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among older adults in the U.S. and represent a significant burden to the healthcare system. Research demonstrates that clinical interventions can reduce fall risk, and the American and British Geriatrics Societies (AGS/ BGS) have developed a clinical practice guideline to manage fall risk among their older adult patients. Based on these guidelines, the CDC developed a falls prevention initiative called STEADI (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, and Injuries). STEADI includes a suite of materials (available at www.cdc.gov/STEADI) that help health care practitioners implement these clinical guidelines. The first step in clinical falls prevention is for health care practitioners to administer a fall risk screening. The screening identifies whether adults 65 and older are at ‘‘increased risk’’ for a fall. The initial screening step is critical because it identifies who will receive the assessments and follow-up care, which has the potential to place a large burden on health care practitioners and the healthcare system. While medical organizations such as the American Geriatrics Society recommend that adults 65 and older be screened annually for fall risk, and although there are a number of tools used to screen older adults for fall risk, there is currently no standard for fall risk screening across care settings. The CDC proposes to conduct a new data collection in order to develop a set of brief screening questions that are clinically-useful for quickly sorting patients into risk levels for falls. The goals of this study are to: (1) Test the ability of existing falls screening tools to predict falls in the subsequent year; (2) design an effective and parsimonious screening tool for health care practitioners to identify communitydwelling adults 65 and older at risk for falls; and (3) assess how responses to questions change over time and how E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

[30Day-17-16BEH]


Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review

    The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) 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

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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. Direct written comments 
and/or suggestions regarding the items contained in this notice 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

    ATSDR Communication Activities Survey (ACAS)--New--Agency for Toxic 
Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).

Background and Brief Description

    The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) serves 
the public through responsive public health actions to promote healthy 
and safe environments and to prevent harmful exposures. The agency aims 
to work effectively with communities in proximity to hazardous waste 
sites by listening to and understanding their health concerns and 
seeking their guidance on where, when, and how to take public health 
actions.
    Community members are key participants in the agency's public 
health assessment process and should be actively involved in decisions 
that impact their community. Thus, agency's goals for this new 
information collection request (ICR) titled the ``ATSDR Communication 
Activities Survey (ACAS)'' are to ascertain the effectiveness of, and 
to assess the differences and the consistency of, the delivery of ATSDR 
activities and respondent perceptions across sites and over time. ATSDR 
will use the ACAS to: (1) Determine how effectively it's site teams 
engage community members; (2) discover how well ATSDR provides 
effective, clear, and consistent communication and information on how 
to promote healthy and safe environments; (3) understand whether the 
agency's activities are helping the communities address environmental 
issues; and (4) improve ATSDR's activities to make a greater impact 
within the communities served.
    Recruitment will occur at communities where ATSDR and state or 
local agencies have implemented site activities to address 
environmental issues. For each engaged community, the ACAS will be used 
to assess a set of effectiveness indicators for ATSDR site-specific 
activities about the respondents' involvement, knowledge, satisfaction, 
observations, and opinions about ATSDR's community engagement and 
educational outreach efforts to inform communities. The indicators will 
measure ATSDR effectiveness in the following respondent areas: (1) 
Their involvement with the site activities; (2) how they received, and 
prefer to receive, ATSDR information; (3) their knowledge and 
understanding of ATSDR site activities and how to reduce hazardous 
exposures; (4) their observations and opinions of ATSDR's role in 
community preparedness; (5) their self-evaluation on their risk of 
exposure to possible environmental hazards; (6) their demographic 
profile; (7) their environmental concerns; and (8) any additional 
feedback.
    ATSDR is seeking a three-year Paperwork Reduction Act clearance for 
this new ICR. ATSDR anticipates that approximately six to seven sites 
will be engaged for feedback per year (or about 20 sites over the next 
three years). Each year, ATSDR will recruit approximately 167 
individuals per year, aged 18 and older, to participate in the ACAS 
where ATSDR is holding public community meetings. Therefore, 
respondents will include approximately 24 to 28 community members and 
agency stakeholders per meeting (6 to 7 meetings per year). The 
community members may include, but are not limited to, the general 
public, community leaders, faith-based leaders, and business leaders. 
The agency stakeholders may include, but are not limited to, state and 
local environmental health department employees, such as environmental 
health assessors, toxicologists, and departmental officials. The mix of 
respondents will be approximately 75 percent community members (n=125 
per year) and 25 percent agency stakeholders (n=42 per year).
    Trained ATSDR contractors will have a table set up at the entrance 
of the community meeting where community meeting attendees will pick up 
a fact sheet which explains what ATSDR does, and the purpose of ATSDR's 
site activities and the survey.
    At the end of ATSDR public community meetings, there will be an 
announcement to ask interested attendees to take the survey. All 
interested attendees will sign in and provide their contact 
information, their preferred mode for taking the survey (in-person, 
online or over the phone), and whether they are a community member or 
an agency stakeholder.
    The ACAS will preferably be self-administered right after the 
public community meetings. If this is not a convenient time for the 
respondent, the ACAS may be completed online or by phone. We estimate 
that approximately 80 percent of respondents will choose the self-
administered ACAS, 15 percent will choose the online ACAS, and 5 
percent will choose the telephone ACAS.
    There are no costs to the respondents other than their time. The 
total annual time burden requested is 94 hours per year.

Estimated Annualized Burden Hours

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          Type of respondents                   Form name            Number of     responses per   per response
                                                                    respondents     respondent       (in hrs.)
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Community Members.....................  Sign In Sheet...........             125               1            3/60
                                        Hardcopy ACAS...........             100               1           30/60
                                        Online ACAS.............              19               1           30/60
                                        Telephone ACAS..........               6               1           30/60
Agency Stakeholders...................  Sign In Sheet...........              42               1            3/60
                                        Hardcopy ACAS...........              34               1           30/60
                                        Online ACAS.............               6               1           30/60
                                        Telephone ACAS..........               2               1           30/60
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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. 2016-31554 Filed 12-28-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4163-18-P