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Download as PDF 12357 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 40 / Thursday, March 2, 2017 / Notices not less than three years but not more than 5 years from the time of study implementation OR (3) received a mammogram through a NBCCEDP grantee not less than one year but not more than three years from the time of study implementation. NBCCEDP state programs will identify potentially eligible women and consent the women to have their contact information shared for the study. The women who agree will receive an invitation letter to participate in the study through an on-line survey. The first step of the on-line survey will be a set of screener questions to determine whether they have insurance coverage. Only those who currently have insurance will be eligible to continue with the main survey instrument. Women who complete the survey will preventive health services through their new coverage? 5. What are the non-financial and financial costs to these women? The respondents will be uninsured or underinsured women who previously had been screened through the NBCCEDP but now have health insurance coverage. To be potentially eligible for the study, women must be between the ages of 30–62 years, a U.S. Citizen or U.S. permanent resident, resident of the state where they received NBCCEDP services, and English or Spanish speaking. Additionally, women must meet one of the prior screening criteria: (1) Having received a Pap test through a NBCCEDP state program not less than 1 year but not more than four years from the time of study implementation OR (2) received a Pap/ HPV co-test through a NBCCEDP grantee be asked to repeat the survey annually the next 2 years. The sample design proposes that 14,240 women be identified as eligible. We estimate that 80% will be contacted and agree to participate. Of that, we expect 9,683 completed on-line screenings to occur during year one, representing an annualized 3,288 respondents. With an 85% expected completion rate and annual attrition, we estimate that 3,292 surveys will be completed in Year 1; 2,222 completed surveys in Year 2; and 1,500 completed surveys in Year 3. This represents an annualized 2,338 respondents for the survey. Participation is voluntary. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. The total estimated annual burden hours are 1,243. ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Type of respondents Form name Women aged 30–62 who previously received services in the NBCCEDP ....... Screener ...... Survey ......... 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. 2017–04043 Filed 3–1–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [60Day–17–17NS; Docket No. CDC–2017– 0009] 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 SUMMARY: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Number of respondents VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:13 Mar 01, 2017 Jkt 241001 required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This notice invites comment on the proposed information collection project titled ‘‘Assessing the Infrastructure for Public Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Prevention Services.’’ The primary goal of this study is to periodically monitor (i.e., every 3 years) STD preventive and treatment services provided by local and state health departments. This will allow CDC to understand the delivery of timely public STD preventive and treatment services to reduce the number of newly acquired STDs and prevent STD-related sequelae. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before May 1, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. CDC–2017– 0009 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 PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3,228 2,338 Average burden per response (in hours) Responses per respondent 1 1 5/60 25/60 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. 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 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\02MRN1.SGM 02MRN1 12358 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 40 / Thursday, March 2, 2017 / Notices publishing this notice of a proposed data collection as described below. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. This includes the time needed to review instructions; to develop, acquire, install and utilize technology and systems for the purpose of collecting, validating and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; to train personnel and to be able to respond to a collection of information, to search data sources, to complete and review the collection of information; and to transmit or otherwise disclose the information. Proposed Project Assessing the Infrastructure for Public Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Prevention Services—NEW—National contacts and surveillance activities. However, there is no national survey that periodically collects detailed information on STD practices of physicians who typically see STD patients. Given the changing US healthcare system and reductions in public health funding, it is important to periodically assess the current level of publiclyfunded STD prevention services that are offered by health departments in the US. The mission of the STD prevention at CDC is ‘‘to provide national leadership, research, policy development, and scientific information to help people live safer, healthier lives by the prevention of STDs and their complications.’’ A major component of this objective is delivering timely STD preventive and treatment services to reduce the number of newly acquired STDs and prevent STD-related sequelae. The Division of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Prevention (DSTDP) at CDC is seeking a three-year approval from the OMB to conduct a new information collection. This assessment would allow CDC to periodically monitor STD preventive and treatment services provided by local and state health departments. Information collected will include STD program structure, public STD clinical services, STD partner services, other STD prevention services such as surveillance and health promotion, and STD program workforce and impact of budget cuts on STD services. The web survey will be sent by email to a sample of local health departments and all state health departments (with two reminder letters). There is no cost to respondents. Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description A significant percentage of reported cases of STDs are diagnosed in publicly funded clinics, such as STD clinics. Specifically, past research has shown that a substantial proportion of HIV (10% or more), primary and secondary syphilis (14%–48%), gonorrhea (13%– 41%), and chlamydia (6%–28%) are diagnosed in public STD clinics. These public clinics often serve uninsured and under insured populations. The Congressional Budget Office estimates 10% of the nonelderly population will remain uninsured in the US through 2023. Additionally, over half of patients who visit STD clinics cited low cost as a reason for choosing STD clinics for care in a 1995 survey. Because a continued role for STD clinics is likely to exist as a safety net while the US healthcare market evolves, understanding the current level of STD services, funding, and staffing levels is important. No recent published studies have provided this information on a national scale. A 2012 conference presentation noted the experience of one state, which stopped funding for STD clinics in 2009. A 2013 national survey of local health departments (LHDs) found gaps and reductions in public STD services, including in clinical services that are important to reduce disease transmission. The study also found that STD programs in local and state health departments (SHDs) often provide HIV services such as HIV field testing of STD ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Average burden per response (in hours) Number of responses per respondent Total burden (in hours) Form name STD program director, LHDs ............ STD program director, SHDs ............ LHD survey ...................................... SHD survey ...................................... 334 44 1 1 19/60 19/60 106 14 Total Annual Burden Hours ....... sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Type of respondents ........................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 120 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. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 40 (Thursday, March 2, 2017)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[60Day-17-17NS; Docket No. CDC-2017-0009]


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 the proposed 
information collection project titled ``Assessing the Infrastructure 
for Public Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Prevention Services.'' 
The primary goal of this study is to periodically monitor (i.e., every 
3 years) STD preventive and treatment services provided by local and 
state health departments. This will allow CDC to understand the 
delivery of timely public STD preventive and treatment services to 
reduce the number of newly acquired STDs and prevent STD-related 
sequelae.

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before May 1, 2017.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. CDC-2017-
0009 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

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publishing this notice of a proposed data collection as described 
below.
    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to 
minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, 
including through the use of automated collection techniques or other 
forms of information technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-
up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services 
to provide information. Burden means the total time, effort, or 
financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, 
disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. This 
includes the time needed to review instructions; to develop, acquire, 
install and utilize technology and systems for the purpose of 
collecting, validating and verifying information, processing and 
maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; to 
train personnel and to be able to respond to a collection of 
information, to search data sources, to complete and review the 
collection of information; and to transmit or otherwise disclose the 
information.

Proposed Project

    Assessing the Infrastructure for Public Sexually Transmitted 
Disease (STD) Prevention Services--NEW--National Center for HIV/AIDS, 
Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP), Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

    A significant percentage of reported cases of STDs are diagnosed in 
publicly funded clinics, such as STD clinics. Specifically, past 
research has shown that a substantial proportion of HIV (10% or more), 
primary and secondary syphilis (14%-48%), gonorrhea (13%-41%), and 
chlamydia (6%-28%) are diagnosed in public STD clinics. These public 
clinics often serve uninsured and under insured populations. The 
Congressional Budget Office estimates 10% of the nonelderly population 
will remain uninsured in the US through 2023. Additionally, over half 
of patients who visit STD clinics cited low cost as a reason for 
choosing STD clinics for care in a 1995 survey. Because a continued 
role for STD clinics is likely to exist as a safety net while the US 
healthcare market evolves, understanding the current level of STD 
services, funding, and staffing levels is important. No recent 
published studies have provided this information on a national scale.
    A 2012 conference presentation noted the experience of one state, 
which stopped funding for STD clinics in 2009. A 2013 national survey 
of local health departments (LHDs) found gaps and reductions in public 
STD services, including in clinical services that are important to 
reduce disease transmission. The study also found that STD programs in 
local and state health departments (SHDs) often provide HIV services 
such as HIV field testing of STD contacts and surveillance activities. 
However, there is no national survey that periodically collects 
detailed information on STD practices of physicians who typically see 
STD patients.
    Given the changing US healthcare system and reductions in public 
health funding, it is important to periodically assess the current 
level of publicly-funded STD prevention services that are offered by 
health departments in the US. The mission of the STD prevention at CDC 
is ``to provide national leadership, research, policy development, and 
scientific information to help people live safer, healthier lives by 
the prevention of STDs and their complications.'' A major component of 
this objective is delivering timely STD preventive and treatment 
services to reduce the number of newly acquired STDs and prevent STD-
related sequelae. The Division of Sexually Transmitted Diseases 
Prevention (DSTDP) at CDC is seeking a three-year approval from the OMB 
to conduct a new information collection. This assessment would allow 
CDC to periodically monitor STD preventive and treatment services 
provided by local and state health departments.
    Information collected will include STD program structure, public 
STD clinical services, STD partner services, other STD prevention 
services such as surveillance and health promotion, and STD program 
workforce and impact of budget cuts on STD services.
    The web survey will be sent by email to a sample of local health 
departments and all state health departments (with two reminder 
letters).
    There is no cost to respondents.

                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                                     Number of    Average burden
      Type of respondents           Form name        Number of     responses per   per response    Total burden
                                                    respondents     respondent      (in hours)      (in hours)
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STD program director, LHDs....  LHD survey......             334               1           19/60             106
STD program director, SHDs....  SHD survey......              44               1           19/60              14
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    Total Annual Burden Hours.  ................  ..............  ..............  ..............             120
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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.
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