Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request Information Collection Request Title: Office of Patient Advocacy/Be The Match® Patient Services Survey, OMB No. 0906-0004, Revision, 37103-37104 [2017-16686]

Download as PDF 37103 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 151 / Tuesday, August 8, 2017 / Notices Dated: August 2, 2017. Anna K. Abram, Deputy Commissioner for Policy, Planning, Legislation, and Analysis. [FR Doc. 2017–16648 Filed 8–7–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4164–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request Information Collection Request Title: Office of Patient Advocacy/Be The Match® Patient Services Survey, OMB No. 0906–0004, Revision Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, HRSA announces plans to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Prior to submitting the ICR to OMB, HRSA seeks comments from the public regarding the burden estimate, below, or any other aspect of the ICR. DATES: Comments on this ICR must be received no later than October 10, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer, Room 14N39, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and draft instruments, email paperwork@hrsa.gov or call the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer at (301) 443–1984. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: When submitting comments or requesting SUMMARY: information, please include the information request collection title for reference, in compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Information Collection Request Title: Office of Patient Advocacy/Be The Match® Patient Services Survey, OMB No. 0906–0004—Revision. Abstract: The National Marrow Donor Program®/Be The Match® is a HRSA contractor dedicated to helping patients and families get the support and information they need to learn about their disease and treatment options, prepare for a blood stem cell transplant, and thrive after a transplant procedure. The information and resources provided help individuals navigate the bone marrow or cord blood transplant process. Participant feedback is essential to understand the needs for transplant support services and educational information across a diverse population. This information is used to determine helpfulness of existing services and resources. Feedback is also used to identify areas for improvement and develop future programs. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: Barriers to access to bone marrow or cord blood transplant related care and educational information are multi-factorial. Feedback from participants is essential to better understand the changing needs for services and information as well as to demonstrate the effectiveness of existing services. The primary use for information gathered through the survey is to determine helpfulness of participants’ initial contact with Be The Match® Patient Services Coordinators (PSC) and to identify areas for improvement in the delivery of services. In addition, stakeholders use this evaluation data to make program and resource allocation decisions. The survey includes items to measure the following: (1) Reason for contacting Be The Match®, (2) if the PSC was able to answer questions and was easy to understand, (3) if the contact helped the participant to feel better prepared to discuss transplants with their care team, (4) increase in awareness of available resources, (5) timeliness of response, and (6) overall satisfaction. The proposed changes to the survey instrument include minor changes to both selected survey questions and the instructions. The updated survey questions include simplified language and the references to race and ethnicity are updated to better match preliminary U.S. Census Bureau question format and statements from the U.S. Department of Education. The question format changes will better allow individuals to selfidentify their ethnicity and race and permit individuals to select more than one race and/or ethnicity. These changes will not increase respondent burden. Likely Respondents: Respondents will include all patients, caregivers and family members who have contact with Be The Match Patient Services Coordinators via phone or email for transplant navigation services and support. The decision to survey all participants was made based on historic evidence of patients’ unavailability due to frequent transitions in health status as well as between home and the hospital for initial treatment and care for complications. Burden Statement: Burden in this context means the time expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide the information requested. 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. The total annual burden hours estimated for this ICR are summarized in the table below. TOTAL ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Form name Number of responses per respondent Total responses Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours Be The Match Patient Services Survey ............................... 420 1 420 0.25 105 Total .............................................................................. 420 ........................ 420 ........................ 105 HRSA specifically requests comments on (1) the necessity and utility of the VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:16 Aug 07, 2017 Jkt 241001 proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1 37104 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 151 / Tuesday, August 8, 2017 / Notices ADDRESSES above for event location information. Amy McNulty, Acting Director, Division of the Executive Secretariat. uscg.mil. You may also contact Wayne Lundy, Office of Design and Engineering Standards, USCG, by telephone at (202) 372–1379; or Mr. Joseph S. Brzuszkiewicz, Project Engineering Manager, ASME, by telephone at (212) 591–8533, or email: BrzuszkiewiczJ@ asme.org. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Transport and Use of Natural Gas [FR Doc. 2017–16686 Filed 8–7–17; 8:45 am] Background and Purpose Considers shipboard systems involved in the handling and transport of CNG/ LNG as cargo. This panel will also consider the handling and use of natural gas as a shipboard fuel, addressing, among other things, systems, containment, fuel quality, safety considerations. Will also consider recent international and domestic requirements, including environmental considerations. the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2017–0723] Public Workshop on Marine Technology and Standards Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, in coordination with the United States Coast Guard, is sponsoring a two-day public workshop on marine technology and standards in Washington, DC. This document provides information regarding the workshop, including registration information. The workshop will provide a unique opportunity for industry groups, classification societies, standards development organizations, government organizations, and other interested members of the public to come together for a professional exchange of information on topics ranging from technological impacts on the marine industry, corresponding coverage in related codes and standards, and government regulations. DATES: The two-day workshop will be held on Monday, October 16, 2017, and Tuesday, October 17, 2017. The deadline for advance registration is Monday, October 2, 2017. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below for a list of proposed topics, fees, and information on how to register for the workshop. ADDRESSES: The workshop will be held at the Liaison Capitol Hill hotel in Washington, DC. The hotel is located at 415 New Jersey Avenue NW., Washington, DC. For registration information or to obtain further information about this workshop, visit the USCG Web site at http:// www.uscg.mil/marine_event. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about this document you may contact a USCG/ASME representative via email at workshop@ asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:16 Aug 07, 2017 Jkt 241001 The American Society of Mechanical Engineers/United States Coast Guard (ASME/USCG) Workshop on Marine Technology and Standards provides a unique opportunity for classification societies, industry groups, standards development organizations, government agencies, and interested members of the public to come together for a professional exchange of information on topics ranging from technological impacts on the marine industry, corresponding coverage in related codes and standards, and government regulations. The public workshop is sponsored by the ASME in coordination with the USCG Office of Design and Engineering Standards. ASME is a standards setting organization with wide-ranging volunteer committee membership, which includes USCG-supported personnel who serve as members of various ASME committees in support of USCG missions in maritime safety and environmental protection. The USCG Office of Design and Engineering Standards is responsible for developing and promulgating national regulations and standards that govern the safe design and construction of ships and shipboard equipment, including hull structure, stability, electrical and mechanical systems, lifesaving and fire safety equipment, and related equipment approval and laboratory acceptance. This workshop is an opportunity for the public to provide expertise on technical matters affecting the marine industry, to leverage new technologies, and to improve future policymaking, standards development, and rulemaking. Public engagement on regulations and design standards enhances both the effectiveness and the quality of policy development. Topics for the workshop are listed below and include application of various marine technologies to promote safe and environmentally conscious operation of ships and offshore vessels and platforms. The workshop will be held in Washington, DC, over a two-day period on Monday, October 16, 2017, and Tuesday, October 17, 2017. See PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Topics of Meeting This workshop comprises a series of panel sessions over a two-day period covering a variety of topics. Proposed topics include: Use of Alternative Fuels for Ship Systems Considers containment and handling systems, bunkering systems and safety considerations for fuels other than natural gas. Also considers the latest requirements and standards used by ship owners and designers, including the IMO Gas-Fueled Ships Code (IGF Code). Some examples include biofuels, hydrogen, and methanol. Also considers costs associated with infrastructure, training, operations and maintenance. Infrastructure for Alternative Energy Sources Considers international and domestic requirements for infrastructure such as offshore structures and servicing vessels for alternative energy sources such as wind farms and tidal generators. Offshore Marine Technology Considers technological advancements in a variety of subjects affecting the offshore industry and the marine transportation system. This includes systems for ensuring the safe and effective offshore exploration and extraction of energy resources, including dynamic positioning, hazardous areas, and safety systems. Will consider lessons learned from operations as well as application of related standards. Shipboard Technologies for Energy Efficiency Considers technologies and best practices for improving energy efficiency in the design and operation of ship equipment and systems. Potential topics include Energy Efficiency Design Index, Energy Efficiency Operational Indicator, and Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan. E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 151 (Tuesday, August 8, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: 
Public Comment Request Information Collection Request Title: Office of 
Patient Advocacy/Be The Match[supreg] Patient Services Survey, OMB No. 
0906-0004, Revision

AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department 
of Health and Human Services.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public 
comment on proposed data collection projects of the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, HRSA announces plans to submit an Information Collection 
Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB). Prior to submitting the ICR to OMB, HRSA seeks comments from the 
public regarding the burden estimate, below, or any other aspect of the 
ICR.

DATES: Comments on this ICR must be received no later than October 10, 
2017.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA 
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Room 14N39, 5600 Fishers 
Lane, Rockville, MD 20857.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on the 
proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and 
draft instruments, email paperwork@hrsa.gov or call the HRSA 
Information Collection Clearance Officer at (301) 443-1984.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: When submitting comments or requesting 
information, please include the information request collection title 
for reference, in compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
    Information Collection Request Title: Office of Patient Advocacy/Be 
The Match[supreg] Patient Services Survey, OMB No. 0906-0004--Revision.
    Abstract: The National Marrow Donor Program[supreg]/Be The 
Match[supreg] is a HRSA contractor dedicated to helping patients and 
families get the support and information they need to learn about their 
disease and treatment options, prepare for a blood stem cell 
transplant, and thrive after a transplant procedure. The information 
and resources provided help individuals navigate the bone marrow or 
cord blood transplant process. Participant feedback is essential to 
understand the needs for transplant support services and educational 
information across a diverse population. This information is used to 
determine helpfulness of existing services and resources. Feedback is 
also used to identify areas for improvement and develop future 
programs.
    Need and Proposed Use of the Information: Barriers to access to 
bone marrow or cord blood transplant related care and educational 
information are multi-factorial. Feedback from participants is 
essential to better understand the changing needs for services and 
information as well as to demonstrate the effectiveness of existing 
services. The primary use for information gathered through the survey 
is to determine helpfulness of participants' initial contact with Be 
The Match[supreg] Patient Services Coordinators (PSC) and to identify 
areas for improvement in the delivery of services. In addition, 
stakeholders use this evaluation data to make program and resource 
allocation decisions.
    The survey includes items to measure the following: (1) Reason for 
contacting Be The Match[supreg], (2) if the PSC was able to answer 
questions and was easy to understand, (3) if the contact helped the 
participant to feel better prepared to discuss transplants with their 
care team, (4) increase in awareness of available resources, (5) 
timeliness of response, and (6) overall satisfaction.
    The proposed changes to the survey instrument include minor changes 
to both selected survey questions and the instructions. The updated 
survey questions include simplified language and the references to race 
and ethnicity are updated to better match preliminary U.S. Census 
Bureau question format and statements from the U.S. Department of 
Education. The question format changes will better allow individuals to 
self-identify their ethnicity and race and permit individuals to select 
more than one race and/or ethnicity. These changes will not increase 
respondent burden.
    Likely Respondents: Respondents will include all patients, 
caregivers and family members who have contact with Be The Match 
Patient Services Coordinators via phone or email for transplant 
navigation services and support. The decision to survey all 
participants was made based on historic evidence of patients' 
unavailability due to frequent transitions in health status as well as 
between home and the hospital for initial treatment and care for 
complications.
    Burden Statement: Burden in this context means the time expended by 
persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide the 
information requested. 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. The total annual burden hours estimated for 
this ICR are summarized in the table below.

                                     Total Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                                                      Average
                                     Number of       Number of         Total        burden per     Total  burden
            Form name               respondents    responses per     responses     response  (in       hours
                                                    respondent                        hours)
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Be The Match Patient Services                420               1             420            0.25             105
 Survey.........................
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    Total.......................             420  ..............             420  ..............             105
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    HRSA specifically requests comments on (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

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the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; 
and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology to minimize the information collection burden.

Amy McNulty,
Acting Director, Division of the Executive Secretariat.
[FR Doc. 2017-16686 Filed 8-7-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4165-15-P