Correction to Notice Published 12/13/2017, 60610 [2017-27479]

Download as PDF 60610 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 244 / Thursday, December 21, 2017 / Notices proposed collection, each proposed extension of existing collection of information, and each reinstatement of previously approved information collection before submitting the collection to the OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, we are publishing this notice of a proposed data collection as described below. The OMB is particularly interested in comments that will help: 1. 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; 2. Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. 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 submissions of responses. 5. Assess information collection costs. Proposed Project Enhanced Surveillance for Histoplasmosis—New—National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description Histoplasmosis is an infectious disease caused by inhalation of the environmental fungus Histoplasma capsulatum. Histoplasmosis can range from asymptomatic or mild illness to severe disseminated disease, and it is often described as the most common endemic mycosis in North America. However, much still remains unknown about the epidemiology and patient burden of histoplasmosis in the United States. Histoplasmosis is currently reportable in 11 states but is not nationally notifiable. In June 2016, the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) passed a position statement to standardize the case definition for histoplasmosis, a first step towards more consistent surveillance methodology. A recent multistate analysis of histoplasmosis cases reported to public health during 2011–2014 also revealed variation in the data elements collected by each state, limiting inter-state comparability. In addition, data on possible exposures, underlying medical conditions, symptoms, and antifungal treatment was only collected in a few states. Furthermore, no multistate data exists about histoplasmosis cases identified using the newly-created CSTE case definition. More detailed data about histoplasmosis cases detected during routine surveillance are needed to better understand the features of persons at risk, characterize the effects of histoplasmosis on patients (e.g., delays in diagnosis, symptom duration, and decreased productivity), understand patient awareness of histoplasmosis, and determine its true public health burden. This information will not only help inform routine surveillance practices, but also guide awareness efforts and appropriate prevention strategies. For a period of one year, health department personnel in participating states will conduct telephone interviews with reported histoplasmosis cases that meet the CSTE case definition and will record responses on a standardized form. The form will collect information on demographics, underlying medical conditions, exposures, symptom type and duration, healthcare-seeking behaviors, diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes. This interview activity is consistent with the state’s existing authority to investigate reports of notifiable diseases for routine surveillance purposes; therefore, formal consent to participate in the surveillance is not required. However, cases may choose not to participate and may choose not to answer any question they do not wish to answer. It will take health department personnel approximately 15 minutes to administer the questionnaire to 300 patient respondents and 15 minutes for health department personnel to retrieve and record diagnostic information from their state reportable disease database. This results in an estimated annual burden to the public of 150 hours. ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of responses per respondent Number of respondents Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden (in hours) Type of respondents Form name Histoplasmosis cases ........................... Health department personnel ............... Case Report Form for Histoplasmosis Enhanced Surveillance .... Case Report Form for Histoplasmosis Enhanced Surveillance .... 300 10 1 30 15/60 15/60 75 75 Total .............................................. ......................................................................................................... .................... .................... .................... 150 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. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4163–18–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:57 Dec 20, 2017 Jkt 244001 Correction to Notice Published 12/13/2017 Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. Title: Adoption and Foster Care Analysis Reporting System for title IV– B and title IV–E (AFCARS). OMB No.: 0970–0422. Description: The notice, vol. 82, page 58615, published 12/13/2017 was an [FR Doc. 2017–27481 Filed 12–20–17; 8:45 am] Administration for Children and Families erroneous re-publication of a notice published on 10/20/2017 at vol. 82, page 48821. No additional comments are being solicited at this time. We regret the confusion it may have caused. [FR Doc. 2017–27479 Filed 12–20–17; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 BILLING CODE 4184–01–P E:\FR\FM\21DEN1.SGM 21DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 244 (Thursday, December 21, 2017)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Correction to Notice Published 12/13/2017

    Title: Adoption and Foster Care Analysis Reporting System for title 
IV-B and title IV-E (AFCARS).
    OMB No.: 0970-0422.
    Description: The notice, vol. 82, page 58615, published 12/13/2017 
was an erroneous re-publication of a notice published on 10/20/2017 at 
vol. 82, page 48821. No additional comments are being solicited at this 
time. We regret the confusion it may have caused.

Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-27479 Filed 12-20-17; 8:45 am]
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