Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review, 4339-4341 [2017-00590]

Download as PDF 4339 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 9 / Friday, January 13, 2017 / Notices VENDORS BY REPORTING SYSTEM TYPE—Continued (Manual vs. Automated) Manual system (vendor percentage) Category 3 ....................................... Category 4 ....................................... Category 5 ....................................... Automated system (vendor percentage) 90 50 10 Manual system (vendor count) 2,491 485 28 277 485 251 Total Vendor Count by System Type 11,241 1,013 Vendor Percentage by System Type 92 8 Initial Setup: Vendors with active FSS contracts already have procedures in place to meet these longstanding reporting requirements. However, new FSS vendors will absorb a one-time setup burden to establish reporting systems. The estimated setup time varies between automated and manual reporting systems. Vendors implementing a manual system must acclimate themselves with the new reporting requirements and train their staff as accordingly, while those with automated systems must perform these tasks in addition to configuring information technology resources. GSA is attributing the setup burden by vendor, not by contracts, because a 10 50 90 Automated system (vendor count) vendor holding multiple contracts subject to this rule will likely use a single reporting system. GSA estimates the average one-time setup burden is 8 hours for vendors with a manual system and 40 hours for those with an automated system. GSA also attributes the same system type probabilities (manual system 92%, automated system 8%) to the population of new vendors. These estimates apply to the 819 vendors awarded FSS contracts in fiscal year 2015. Quarterly Reporting: Vendors are required to report sales within 30 calendar days after the end of each quarter. The average reporting times vary by system type (manual or automated) and by sales categories. GSA estimates vendors using a manual system will have average quarterly reporting times ranging from 15 minutes (0.25 hours) per quarter for vendors with $0 sales, to an average of 8 hours per quarter for vendors with quarterly sales over $3 million. On the other hand, GSA projects vendors with automated systems will have reporting times of 2 hours per quarter, irrespective of quarterly sales volume, as a result of efficiencies achieved through automated processes. The following table shows GSA’s projected quarterly reporting times per sales category and system type. QUARTERLY REPORTING HOURS BY SYSTEM TYPE AND CATEGORY Manual systems Category Category Category Category Category 1 2 3 4 5 ............................................................................................................................................................... ............................................................................................................................................................... ............................................................................................................................................................... ............................................................................................................................................................... ............................................................................................................................................................... Annualized Public Burden Estimates The burden estimates consist of quarterly reporting times for all 12,254 participating vendors and a one-time setup burden for the 819 new vendors: Quarterly Reporting Annual Burden (Hours): 56,983. Annual Burden (Cost): $3,874,817. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Initial Setup Annual Burden (Hours): 8,718. Annual Burden (Cost): $592,846. Total Information Collection Burden Number of Respondents: 12,254. Response per Respondent: 4. Total Annual Responses: 49, 016. Hours Per Response: 1.3404. Total Burden (Hours): 65,701. Annual Burden (Cost): $4,467,663. C. Public Comments Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary and whether it VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:06 Jan 12, 2017 Jkt 241001 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. 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. 3090–0235, Price Reductions Clause, in all correspondence. Jeffrey A. Koses, Director, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-wide Policy. [FR Doc. 2017–00687 Filed 1–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–61–P PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Automated systems 0.25 1.00 2.00 4.00 8.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [30Day–17–16BGH] 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 E:\FR\FM\13JAN1.SGM 13JAN1 4340 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 9 / Friday, January 13, 2017 / Notices 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 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 a two-year approval of data collection tools 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 use based on serovar determination, and assess rodent, livestock, and wildlife reservoirs of leptospirosis based on infecting serovars found in dogs. Findings from this study will aid in the development of evidence-based, targeted interventions for the prevention of canine leptospirosis, be used to focus human leptospirosis surveillance efforts, and guide future investigations on leptospirosis in humans and animals in Puerto Rico. The information collection for which approval is sought is in accordance with BSPB’s mission to prevent illness, disability, or death caused by bacterial zoonotic diseases through surveillance, epidemic investigations, epidemiologic and laboratory research, training and public education. Authorizing Legislation comes from Section 301 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 241). Successful execution of BSPB’s public health mission requires data collection activities in collaboration with the state health department in Puerto Rico and with local veterinary clinics and animal shelters participating in the study. Researchers will collect information on dogs that meet the study case definition for a suspect case of canine leptospirosis seen at participating veterinary clinics and shelters (sites) throughout Puerto Rico. Examples of information collected about the dog include the dog’s signalment, risk factors, clinical signs and symptoms, laboratory results, treatment, and clinical outcome. In addition, basic information about participating clinics and shelters such as site capacity, available resources, vaccination practices, and origin of dogs will also be collected to enhance data analysis and aid in study management. BSPB will not directly collect the information. Veterinary staff including veterinarians, assistants, and administrative staff will record the information onsite using paper forms by interviewing dog owners, and reviewing medical and administrative records, as necessary. BSPB and Puerto Rico Department of Health study coordinators will maintain the collected information in an electronic database. BSPB estimates involvement of 26 veterinarians and their staff, and a maximum of 624 responses from owners of enrolled dogs. The enrollment questionnaire is completed once in the beginning of the study while the log sheet and case questionnaires will be completed for each enrolled suspect case. The number of suspect leptospirosis cases can vary from 0 to 2 cases per month per location based on anecdotal reports from local veterinarians. Taking the highest possible response per month, the number of responses per form for the log sheet and case questionnaire is calculated by multiplying 2 cases/ month with 12 months giving a total of 24 responses per form for each veterinarian. The total number of veterinarians is not expected to exceed 26 (the maximum number of participating sites). A minimum of 385 responses from dog owners is needed based on sample size calculation. However, extra clinics were enrolled to ensure that the sample size is met in the event that some clinics withdraw from the study or if fewer numbers of suspect leptospirosis cases are enrolled at the clinics. Given this, a maximum of 624 responses (26 clinics × 24 responses/clinic) are calculated for the burden to the general public (dog owners). Although it is unlikely the maximum number of responses will be reached, the total number of dog owners will not exceed 624. This information collection will not impose a cost burden on the respondents beyond that associated with their time to provide the required data. The total annualized burden for this information collection is estimated to be 168 hours. ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Type of respondents Form name Veterinarian ..................................................... Enrollment Questionnaire ............................... Log Sheet ....................................................... Case Questionnaire ....................................... Case Questionnaire ....................................... General Public (Dog owner) ........................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:06 Jan 12, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13JAN1.SGM 26 26 26 624 13JAN1 Number of responses per respondent 1 24 24 1 Average burden per response (in hours) 5/60 1/60 10/60 5/60 4341 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 9 / Friday, January 13, 2017 / 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. 2017–00590 Filed 1–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Title: Pathways for Advancing Careers and Education (PACE): Third Follow-Up Data Collection. OMB No.: 0970–0397. Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is proposing a data collection activity as part of the Pathways for Advancing Careers (PACE) evaluation. PACE is an evaluation of nine promising career pathways strategies to promote education, employment, and self-sufficiency. The major goal of PACE is to increase the approximately 15 months after random assignment, and data collection through in-depth interviews for a small sample of study participants (approved August 2013); and a third for a second followup survey of participants administered 36 months after random assignment (approved December 2014). This Federal Register Notice provides the opportunity to comment on a proposed new information collection activity for PACE—a third follow-up survey for PACE participants approximately 72 months after program enrollment. The purpose of the survey is to follow-up with study participants to document their education and training experiences; employment experiences including their advancement in their career; economic well-being; student debt and repayment status; and parenting practices and child outcomes for participants with children. Previously approved collection activities under 0970–0397 will continue under this new request, specifically the 36-Month Follow-Up Survey and Follow-Up Survey Contact Information Update Letters. Respondents: Individuals enrolled in the PACE study at programs selected for long-term follow-up. empirical knowledge about the effectiveness of programs for lowincome individuals and families to achieve educational credentials, attain employment, and advance to positions that enable self-sufficiency. PACE is one project within the broader portfolio of research that the ACF Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) is utilizing to assess the success of career pathways programs and models. In addition to PACE, this strategy includes a multi-pronged research and evaluation approach for the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program to better understand and assess the activities conducted and their results. In order to maximize learning across this portfolio, survey development for the HPOG and PACE baseline and follow up surveys has been coordinated, and the majority of the data elements collected in these surveys are similar. (See OMB Control #0970–0394 for HPOG data collection.) Three data collection efforts have been approved for PACE: One for baseline data collection (approved November 2011); a second for data collection activities to document program implementation, data collection activities for an initial followup survey of participants administered ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES [This information request is for a three-year period] Total number of respondents Annual number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Annual burden hours 72-Month Follow-Up Survey ................................................ asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Instrument 3,600 1,200 1 0.75 1,125. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,125. In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the information collection described above. Copies of the proposed collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, 330 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20201, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. Email address: OPREinfocollection@ acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. The Department specifically requests comments on (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:06 Jan 12, 2017 Jkt 241001 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) the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (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. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. Mary Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–00583 Filed 1–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–09–P PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority Administration for Children and Families, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Statement of Organizations, Functions, and Delegations of Authority. The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) have renewed the ACF Labor Management Committee Charter. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Benjamin Goldhaber, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration, 330 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20201, (202) 795–7790. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13JAN1.SGM 13JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 9 (Friday, January 13, 2017)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[30Day-17-16BGH]


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

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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

    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 a two-year approval of data 
collection tools 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 use based on serovar 
determination, and assess rodent, livestock, and wildlife reservoirs of 
leptospirosis based on infecting serovars found in dogs. Findings from 
this study will aid in the development of evidence-based, targeted 
interventions for the prevention of canine leptospirosis, be used to 
focus human leptospirosis surveillance efforts, and guide future 
investigations on leptospirosis in humans and animals in Puerto Rico.
    The information collection for which approval is sought is in 
accordance with BSPB's mission to prevent illness, disability, or death 
caused by bacterial zoonotic diseases through surveillance, epidemic 
investigations, epidemiologic and laboratory research, training and 
public education. Authorizing Legislation comes from Section 301 of the 
Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 241). Successful execution of 
BSPB's public health mission requires data collection activities in 
collaboration with the state health department in Puerto Rico and with 
local veterinary clinics and animal shelters participating in the 
study.
    Researchers will collect information on dogs that meet the study 
case definition for a suspect case of canine leptospirosis seen at 
participating veterinary clinics and shelters (sites) throughout Puerto 
Rico. Examples of information collected about the dog include the dog's 
signalment, risk factors, clinical signs and symptoms, laboratory 
results, treatment, and clinical outcome. In addition, basic 
information about participating clinics and shelters such as site 
capacity, available resources, vaccination practices, and origin of 
dogs will also be collected to enhance data analysis and aid in study 
management.
    BSPB will not directly collect the information. Veterinary staff 
including veterinarians, assistants, and administrative staff will 
record the information onsite using paper forms by interviewing dog 
owners, and reviewing medical and administrative records, as necessary. 
BSPB and Puerto Rico Department of Health study coordinators will 
maintain the collected information in an electronic database.
    BSPB estimates involvement of 26 veterinarians and their staff, and 
a maximum of 624 responses from owners of enrolled dogs. The enrollment 
questionnaire is completed once in the beginning of the study while the 
log sheet and case questionnaires will be completed for each enrolled 
suspect case. The number of suspect leptospirosis cases can vary from 0 
to 2 cases per month per location based on anecdotal reports from local 
veterinarians. Taking the highest possible response per month, the 
number of responses per form for the log sheet and case questionnaire 
is calculated by multiplying 2 cases/month with 12 months giving a 
total of 24 responses per form for each veterinarian. The total number 
of veterinarians is not expected to exceed 26 (the maximum number of 
participating sites).
    A minimum of 385 responses from dog owners is needed based on 
sample size calculation. However, extra clinics were enrolled to ensure 
that the sample size is met in the event that some clinics withdraw 
from the study or if fewer numbers of suspect leptospirosis cases are 
enrolled at the clinics. Given this, a maximum of 624 responses (26 
clinics x 24 responses/clinic) are calculated for the burden to the 
general public (dog owners). Although it is unlikely the maximum number 
of responses will be reached, the total number of dog owners will not 
exceed 624.
    This information collection will not impose a cost burden on the 
respondents beyond that associated with their time to provide the 
required data.
    The total annualized burden for this information collection is 
estimated to be 168 hours.

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          Type of respondents                   Form name            Number of     responses per   per response
                                                                    respondents     respondent      (in hours)
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Veterinarian..........................  Enrollment Questionnaire              26               1            5/60
                                        Log Sheet...............              26              24            1/60
                                        Case Questionnaire......              26              24           10/60
General Public (Dog owner)............  Case Questionnaire......             624               1            5/60
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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. 2017-00590 Filed 1-12-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4163-18-P