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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 28 / Friday, February 9, 2018 / Notices Amy McNulty, Acting Director, Division of the Executive Secretariat. decision by HHS to add the class to the SEC. John Howard, Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2018–02594 Filed 2–8–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P [FR Doc. 2018–02675 Filed 2–8–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–19–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Designation of a Class of Employees for Addition to the Special Exposure Cohort Health Resources and Services Administration National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. 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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 should be received no later than April 10, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer, 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 Lisa Wright-Solomon, 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: National Survey of Organ Donation SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5793 Attitudes and Practices, OMB No. 0915– 0290—Reinstatement With Change Abstract: HRSA is requesting approval from OMB for a reinstatement with change of a previously approved collection of information (OMB control number 0915–0290). The National Survey of Organ Donation Attitudes and Practices (NSODAP) is conducted approximately every 6–7 years and serves a critical role in providing HRSA and the donation community with data regarding why Americans choose to donate organs, current barriers to donation, and potential new approaches to increasing donations. Survey data and derived analytic insights inform HRSA’s public outreach and educational initiatives. HRSA is improving the quality and relevance of the data collected by making the following changes: (1) HRSA is increasing the ability to produce more precise results by targeting 10,000 completed surveys (increased from 3,250 in 2012). This increase will allow for a more accurate and robust analysis of the attitudes and donation practices of important subgroups such as Americans over the age of 50 and various minority populations. While the precision of the results from the survey will increase, respondent burden will be reduced and survey completion costs will be lower resulting in a cost neutral change. (2) HRSA is streamlining the data collection process to minimize respondent burden. Of the 10,000 targeted completed surveys, 8,000 will be completed online by a nationally representative web panel composed of Americans over the age of 18 who have already agreed to participate in a survey. Web panels target a representative section of a population used by other approved surveys. HRSA will complete the remaining 2,000 surveys by telephone. In 2012, all 3,250 surveys were conducted by telephone and respondents were contacted using random-digit dialing, a process that yielded a low response rate. Contacting respondents by telephone will remain a part of the survey protocol to compare current data to the 2012 data. However, for this survey, identification of a sample of adults over the age of 18 for a telephone survey will be from a national list of home addresses. Prior to contact, those selected for the telephone survey will receive a mailed prenotification letter with information about the survey. This mailing will improve survey cooperation and reduce the number of people contacted for the survey. Additionally, it is more time and cost effective to take the survey online than taking the survey by phone E:\FR\FM\09FEN1.SGM 09FEN1 5794 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 28 / Friday, February 9, 2018 / Notices as the average response will be 0.1 hour shorter, and the cost of online survey can range $3–$4 per survey compared to $50-$100 for a high quality phone survey. To improve the relevance of the data collected, HRSA solicited approximately 40 organ donation subject matter experts for their feedback on making changes to the survey. Based on their expert advice, HRSA is revising the instrument to add, remove, or edit a few questions as noted in the draft survey instrument. Example changes include removing certain questions that were only relevant for a random-digitdialing sample design, editing certain questions to add clarity, and adding questions to highlight emerging topics such as receiving organ donation information through a hand-held device or mobile apps. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: HRSA is the primary federal entity responsible for oversight of the solid organ and blood stem cell transplant systems and initiatives to increase organ donor registration and donation in the United States. This survey is the primary method by which HRSA can obtain information from Americans about organ donation attitudes and beliefs. OMB previously approved this survey and HRSA fielded it during 2005 and 2012. Results of the data collected from this survey will inform the development of appropriate messages for future public outreach and educational initiatives. Increasing the number of completed cases via a web panel for online survey completion and modifying the survey instrument without increasing the survey length will dramatically improve the quality and accuracy of the results while minimizing respondent burden as much as possible. The revised instrument and survey fielding methods will allow research on the attitudes and behaviors of important subgroups of Americans as well as research on emerging topics related to organ donation. Likely Respondents: A nationally representative sample of adults over the age of 18 with a higher number of responses from populations of interest such as racial-ethnic minorities, including African American, Asian, Native American, and Hispanic respondents, as well as respondents of all age groups and education levels. 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. A summary of the total annual burden hours estimated for this ICR is in the table below. TOTAL ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Form name Number of responses per respondent Total responses Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours NSODAP Revised Survey—Telephone ............................... NSODAP Revised Survey—Online Panel ........................... 2,000 8,000 1 1 2,000 8,000 0.3 0.2 600 1,600 Total .............................................................................. 10,000 ........................ 10,000 ........................ 2,200 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 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. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Amy McNulty, Acting Director, Division of the Executive Secretariat. 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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: National 
Survey of Organ Donation Attitudes and Practices, OMB No. 0915-0290--
Reinstatement With Change

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with 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). The ICR 
is for reinstatement with change of a previously approved information 
collection, assigned OMB control number 0915-0290, which expired on 
March 31, 2015. 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 should be received no later than April 10, 
2018.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to [email protected] or mail the HRSA 
Information Collection Clearance Officer, 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 [email protected] or call Lisa Wright-
Solomon, 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: National Survey of Organ 
Donation Attitudes and Practices, OMB No. 0915-0290--Reinstatement With 
Change
    Abstract: HRSA is requesting approval from OMB for a reinstatement 
with change of a previously approved collection of information (OMB 
control number 0915-0290). The National Survey of Organ Donation 
Attitudes and Practices (NSODAP) is conducted approximately every 6-7 
years and serves a critical role in providing HRSA and the donation 
community with data regarding why Americans choose to donate organs, 
current barriers to donation, and potential new approaches to 
increasing donations. Survey data and derived analytic insights inform 
HRSA's public outreach and educational initiatives. HRSA is improving 
the quality and relevance of the data collected by making the following 
changes:
    (1) HRSA is increasing the ability to produce more precise results 
by targeting 10,000 completed surveys (increased from 3,250 in 2012). 
This increase will allow for a more accurate and robust analysis of the 
attitudes and donation practices of important subgroups such as 
Americans over the age of 50 and various minority populations. While 
the precision of the results from the survey will increase, respondent 
burden will be reduced and survey completion costs will be lower 
resulting in a cost neutral change.
    (2) HRSA is streamlining the data collection process to minimize 
respondent burden. Of the 10,000 targeted completed surveys, 8,000 will 
be completed online by a nationally representative web panel composed 
of Americans over the age of 18 who have already agreed to participate 
in a survey. Web panels target a representative section of a population 
used by other approved surveys. HRSA will complete the remaining 2,000 
surveys by telephone. In 2012, all 3,250 surveys were conducted by 
telephone and respondents were contacted using random-digit dialing, a 
process that yielded a low response rate. Contacting respondents by 
telephone will remain a part of the survey protocol to compare current 
data to the 2012 data. However, for this survey, identification of a 
sample of adults over the age of 18 for a telephone survey will be from 
a national list of home addresses. Prior to contact, those selected for 
the telephone survey will receive a mailed pre-notification letter with 
information about the survey. This mailing will improve survey 
cooperation and reduce the number of people contacted for the survey. 
Additionally, it is more time and cost effective to take the survey 
online than taking the survey by phone

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as the average response will be 0.1 hour shorter, and the cost of 
online survey can range $3-$4 per survey compared to $50-$100 for a 
high quality phone survey.
    To improve the relevance of the data collected, HRSA solicited 
approximately 40 organ donation subject matter experts for their 
feedback on making changes to the survey. Based on their expert advice, 
HRSA is revising the instrument to add, remove, or edit a few questions 
as noted in the draft survey instrument. Example changes include 
removing certain questions that were only relevant for a random-digit-
dialing sample design, editing certain questions to add clarity, and 
adding questions to highlight emerging topics such as receiving organ 
donation information through a hand-held device or mobile apps.
    Need and Proposed Use of the Information: HRSA is the primary 
federal entity responsible for oversight of the solid organ and blood 
stem cell transplant systems and initiatives to increase organ donor 
registration and donation in the United States. This survey is the 
primary method by which HRSA can obtain information from Americans 
about organ donation attitudes and beliefs. OMB previously approved 
this survey and HRSA fielded it during 2005 and 2012. Results of the 
data collected from this survey will inform the development of 
appropriate messages for future public outreach and educational 
initiatives. Increasing the number of completed cases via a web panel 
for online survey completion and modifying the survey instrument 
without increasing the survey length will dramatically improve the 
quality and accuracy of the results while minimizing respondent burden 
as much as possible. The revised instrument and survey fielding methods 
will allow research on the attitudes and behaviors of important 
subgroups of Americans as well as research on emerging topics related 
to organ donation.
    Likely Respondents: A nationally representative sample of adults 
over the age of 18 with a higher number of responses from populations 
of interest such as racial-ethnic minorities, including African 
American, Asian, Native American, and Hispanic respondents, as well as 
respondents of all age groups and education levels.
    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. A summary of the total annual burden hours 
estimated for this ICR is 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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NSODAP Revised Survey--Telephone           2,000               1           2,000             0.3             600
NSODAP Revised Survey--Online              8,000               1           8,000             0.2           1,600
 Panel..........................
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    Total.......................          10,000  ..............          10,000  ..............           2,200
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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 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. 2018-02595 Filed 2-8-18; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4165-15-P