Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 16858-16860 [2018-08009]

Download as PDF 16858 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 74 / Tuesday, April 17, 2018 / Notices daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES information provided such as names, addresses, email addresses, or telephone numbers, for public inspection and copying in the Treasury library, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20220, on official business days between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. You can make an appointment to inspect comments by calling (202) 622– 0990. All comments received, including attachments and other supporting materials, are part of the public record and subject to public disclosure. You should only submit comments that you wish to make publicly available. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A copy of the PRA OMB submission, including the proposed reporting form and instructions, supporting statement, and other documentation will be placed into OMB’s public docket files, once approved. Requests for additional information or a copy of the collection may be obtained by contacting: Board: Federal Reserve Board Clearance Officer—Nuha Elmaghrabi— Office of the Chief Data Officer, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551, (202) 452–3829. Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) users may contact (202) 263–4869, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551. Treasury: Steven D. Laughton, Assistant General Counsel (Banking and Finance), (202) 622–8413, U.S. Department of the Treasury, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Room 2001, Washington, DC 20220. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Request for Comment on Information Collection Proposal The Agencies invite public comment on the following information collection. Comments are invited on the following: a. Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the Federal Reserve’s functions; including whether the information has practical utility; b. The accuracy of the Federal Reserve’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; c. Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; d. Ways to minimize the burden of information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and e. Estimates of capital or startup costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:20 Apr 16, 2018 Jkt 244001 Comments submitted in response to this notice will be shared between the Agencies. All comments received, including attachments and other supporting materials, are part of the public record and will be included in the submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Title: Prohibition on Funding of Unlawful internet Gambling. OMB Control Numbers: Board: 7100–0317. Treasury: 1505–0204. General Description of Report: On November 18, 2008, the Agencies published a joint notice of final rulemaking in the Federal Register (73 FR 69382) adopting a rule on a prohibition on the funding of unlawful internet gambling pursuant to the Act. Identical sets of the final joint rule with identically numbered sections were adopted by the Board and the Treasury within their respective titles of the Code of Federal Regulations (12 CFR part 233 for the Board and 31 CFR part 132 for the Treasury). The compliance date for the joint rule was June 1, 2010 (74 FR 62687). The collection of information is set out in sections 5 and 6 of the joint rule.1 Section 5 of the joint rule, as required by the Act, requires all nonexempt participants in designated payment systems to establish and implement written policies and procedures reasonably designed to identify and block or otherwise prevent or prohibit transactions in connection with unlawful internet gambling. Section 6 of the joint rule provides nonexclusive examples of policies and procedures deemed by the Agencies to be reasonably designed to identify and block or otherwise prevent or prohibit transactions restricted by the Act. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Respondent Burden For the purpose of estimating burden and accounting for it with OMB, the total number of depository institutions listed for each Agency includes the number of entities regulated by the Agency and half of the remaining depository institutions and third-party processors. Each Agency is also accounting for the burden for half of the card system operators and money 1 Section 802 of the Act requires the agencies to prescribe joint regulations requiring each designated payment system, and all participants in such systems, to identify and block or otherwise prevent or prohibit restricted transactions through the establishment of policies and procedures reasonably designed to identify and block or otherwise prevent or prohibit the acceptance of restricted transactions. PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 transmitting business operators to which the Agencies estimate the final rule applies. Board Estimated number of recordkeepers: 2,628 depository institutions, 2,839 credit unions, 7 card system operators, 43 money transmitting business operators, and 3 new or de novo institutions. Estimated average annual burden hours per recordkeeper: Ongoing annual burden of 8 hours per recordkeeper for depository institutions, credit unions, card system operators, and money transmitting business operators. Onetime burden of 100 hours for new or de novo institutions. Estimated frequency: Annually. Estimated total annual recordkeeping burden: Ongoing burden, 44,436 hours and one-time burden, 300 hours. Treasury Estimated number of recordkeepers: 3,146 depository institutions, 2,839 credit unions, 7 card system operators, 43 money transmitting business operators, and 3 new or de novo institutions. Estimated average annual burden hours per recordkeeper: Ongoing annual burden of 8 hours per recordkeeper for depository institutions, credit unions, card system operators, and money transmitting business operators. Onetime burden of 100 hours for new or de novo institutions. Estimated frequency: Annually. Estimated total annual recordkeeping burden: Ongoing burden, 48,580 hours and one-time burden, 300 hours. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System on March 23, 2018. Ann E. Misback, Secretary of the Board. Dated: March 29, 2018. By the Department of the Treasury. Spencer W. Clark, Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–07945 Filed 4–16–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P; 4810–25–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\17APN1.SGM 17APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 74 / Tuesday, April 17, 2018 / Notices This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection project ‘‘Outcome Measure Repository (OMR).’’ This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on January 29, 2018, and allowed 60 days for public comment. AHRQ received no substantive comments from the public. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by May 17, 2018. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be submitted to: AHRQ’s OMB Desk Officer by fax at (202) 395–6974 (attention: AHRQ’s desk officer) or by email at OIRA_submission@ omb.eop.gov (attention: AHRQ’s desk officer). SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doris Lefkowitz, AHRQ Reports Clearance Officer, (301) 427–1477, or by email at doris.lefkowitz@AHRQ.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Proposed Project Outcome Measure Repository In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521, AHRQ invites public comment on this proposed information collection. In accordance with the agency’s mission, AHRQ developed the Outcome Measure Repository (OMR), a web-based database with the purpose of providing a readily available public resource that includes definitions of outcome measures associated with patient registries. The information being collected in each OMR record will be visible to the public and readily available for public use. This effort is in alignment the AHRQ Registry of Patient Registries (RoPR), which provides a central point of collection for information about all patient registries in the United States. The RoPR furthers AHRQ’s goals to enhance the description of the quality, appropriateness, and effectiveness of health services, and patient registries in particular, in a more readily available, central location by enhancing patient registry information, extracted from ClinicalTrials.gov or modeled based on the ClinicalTrials.gov data elements. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:20 Apr 16, 2018 Jkt 244001 The development of the OMR continues these efforts, and aims to achieve the following objectives: (1) Provide a searchable database of outcome measures used in patient registries in the United States to promote collaboration, reduce redundancy, and improve transparency; (2) Facilitate the use of standardized data elements and outcome measures; and (3) Facilitate the identification of potential areas of harmonization. The OMR system will be linked to RoPR in two key ways. First, users entering registry information in the RoPR system will be able to associate OMR measure records with the RoPR registry records, and, measure stewards listing a measure record in the OMR system will be able to associate the measure with an existing patient registry in RoPR. Second, users will be able to access both databases with a single account (i.e., users with a RoPR account will be able to log in/access the OMR using that account, and vice versa). This study is being conducted by AHRQ through its contractor, L&M Policy Research and subcontractors Truven Health Analytics, an IBM Company, and OM1, pursuant to AHRQ’s statutory authority to conduct and support research on health care and on systems for the delivery of such care, including activities with respect to the outcomes, cost, cost-effectiveness, and use of health care services and access to such services, and with respect to health statistics and database development. 42 U.S.C. 299a(a)(3) and (8). Method of Collection To achieve the three objectives of this project, outcome measures and related sub-elements from measure stewards who populate the OMR database system will be collected. Users of the OMR will primarily fall into two types: Those stewarding a registry who will provide information on the data they collect in their registry, and those who will search for information about how a particular type of outcome measure is collected within patient registries. For the OMR to succeed, the first group of users must be able to enter information into the system easily and efficiently. The second group of users must be able to find sufficient information efficiently on outcome PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16859 measures to identify items for use in their own registry or research. Meeting the needs of both sets of users is an important consideration in the design of the OMR. Estimated Annual Respondent Burden Exhibit 1 shows the estimated annualized burden hours for the respondent’s time to contribute to the OMR. Based on the number of respondents submitting RoPR records in 2016 (65 respondents), it is expected that a similar number of stakeholders (approximately 70 respondents) will provide measure information in the OMR on an annual basis. All users will complete required fields on the ‘‘Measure Profile’’ form. Some users may also choose to complete the ‘‘Sub-Element Profile’’ form for one or more sub-elements associated with a given measure although this is not required. The number of sub-elements for a given measure is expected to vary widely. Many users may not provide sub-element information, while others may include five or more. It is expected that on average, measure stewards will enter information for two sub-elements. In September 2017, Truven Health Analytics consulted with several stakeholders and used a sample of existing measure definitions to estimate the time required to enter all OMR fields. The sample included measures representing a range of depth and complexity. For example, one measure record contained no sub-element information, only required fields, and short responses to open text fields (e.g., title and description). Another record contained two sub-elements, all optional fields, and longer responses to open text fields. As a result of the knowledge gained during these processes, it is estimated that it will take users 16 minutes, on average, to enter manually the additional fields added through the selfregistration process (an average of 12 minutes to complete the Measure Profile form and 4 minutes to complete two Sub-Element Profile sub-forms). If 70 respondents complete the Measure Profile form and two Sub-Element Profile sub-forms, the estimated annualized burden would be 18.7 hours total. E:\FR\FM\17APN1.SGM 17APN1 16860 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 74 / Tuesday, April 17, 2018 / Notices EXHIBIT 1—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Form name Number of responses per respondent Minutes per response Total burden hours OMR Measure Profile/Sub-Element Profile ..................................................... 70 1 16/60 18.7 Total .......................................................................................................... 70 1 16/60 18.7 Exhibit 2 shows the estimated cost burden associated with the respondent’s time to participate in the OMR. The total cost burden to respondents is estimated at an average of $711.72 annually. EXHIBIT 2—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED COST BURDEN Number of respondents Form name Total burden hours Average hourly wage rate † Total cost burden OMR Measure Profile/Sub-Element Profile ..................................................... 70 18.7 $38.06 $711.72 Total .......................................................................................................... 70 18.7 38.06 711.72 * Based on the mean wages for Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations, 29–0000. National Compensation Survey: Occupational Wages in the United States May 2016, ‘‘U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.’’ Available at: https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/ oes290000.htm. Request for Comments In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, comments on AHRQ’s information collection are requested with regard to any of the following: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of AHRQ health care research and health care information dissemination functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of AHRQ’s estimate of burden (including hours and costs) of the proposed collection(s) of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information upon the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the Agency’s subsequent request for OMB approval of the proposed information collection. All comments will become a matter of public record. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Karen Migdail, Chief of Staff. [FR Doc. 2018–08009 Filed 4–16–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:20 Apr 16, 2018 Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [60Day–18–0792; Docket No. CDC–2018– 0031] 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 effort to reduce public burden and maximize the utility of government information, invites the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a proposed and/or continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This notice invites comment on a proposed information collection project titled, Environmental Health Specialists Network (EHS–NET) Program Generic Package. The goal of this food safety research program is to collect data in retail food establishments that will identify and help to understand environmental factors (e.g., manager food safety certification, implementation of food safety practices, etc.) associated with retail-related foodborne illness and outbreaks. DATES: CDC must receive written comments on or before June 18, 2018. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. CDC–2018– 0031 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. CDC will post, without change, all relevant comments to Regulations.gov. Please note: Submit all comments 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 Leroy A. Richardson, 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 ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\17APN1.SGM 17APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 74 (Tuesday, April 17, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 16858-16860]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-08009]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the intention of the Agency for 
Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection 
project ``Outcome Measure Repository (OMR).''
    This proposed information collection was previously published in 
the Federal Register on January 29, 2018, and allowed 60 days for 
public comment. AHRQ received no substantive comments from the public. 
The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public 
comment.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by May 17, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be submitted to: AHRQ's OMB Desk 
Officer by fax at (202) 395-6974 (attention: AHRQ's desk officer) or by 
email at [email protected] (attention: AHRQ's desk officer).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doris Lefkowitz, AHRQ Reports 
Clearance Officer, (301) 427-1477, or by email at 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Proposed Project

Outcome Measure Repository

    In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501-
3521, AHRQ invites public comment on this proposed information 
collection. In accordance with the agency's mission, AHRQ developed the 
Outcome Measure Repository (OMR), a web-based database with the purpose 
of providing a readily available public resource that includes 
definitions of outcome measures associated with patient registries. The 
information being collected in each OMR record will be visible to the 
public and readily available for public use.
    This effort is in alignment the AHRQ Registry of Patient Registries 
(RoPR), which provides a central point of collection for information 
about all patient registries in the United States. The RoPR furthers 
AHRQ's goals to enhance the description of the quality, 
appropriateness, and effectiveness of health services, and patient 
registries in particular, in a more readily available, central location 
by enhancing patient registry information, extracted from 
ClinicalTrials.gov or modeled based on the ClinicalTrials.gov data 
elements.
    The development of the OMR continues these efforts, and aims to 
achieve the following objectives:
    (1) Provide a searchable database of outcome measures used in 
patient registries in the United States to promote collaboration, 
reduce redundancy, and improve transparency;
    (2) Facilitate the use of standardized data elements and outcome 
measures; and
    (3) Facilitate the identification of potential areas of 
harmonization.
    The OMR system will be linked to RoPR in two key ways. First, users 
entering registry information in the RoPR system will be able to 
associate OMR measure records with the RoPR registry records, and, 
measure stewards listing a measure record in the OMR system will be 
able to associate the measure with an existing patient registry in 
RoPR. Second, users will be able to access both databases with a single 
account (i.e., users with a RoPR account will be able to log in/access 
the OMR using that account, and vice versa).
    This study is being conducted by AHRQ through its contractor, L&M 
Policy Research and subcontractors Truven Health Analytics, an IBM 
Company, and OM1, pursuant to AHRQ's statutory authority to conduct and 
support research on health care and on systems for the delivery of such 
care, including activities with respect to the outcomes, cost, cost-
effectiveness, and use of health care services and access to such 
services, and with respect to health statistics and database 
development. 42 U.S.C. 299a(a)(3) and (8).

Method of Collection

    To achieve the three objectives of this project, outcome measures 
and related sub-elements from measure stewards who populate the OMR 
database system will be collected.
    Users of the OMR will primarily fall into two types: Those 
stewarding a registry who will provide information on the data they 
collect in their registry, and those who will search for information 
about how a particular type of outcome measure is collected within 
patient registries. For the OMR to succeed, the first group of users 
must be able to enter information into the system easily and 
efficiently. The second group of users must be able to find sufficient 
information efficiently on outcome measures to identify items for use 
in their own registry or research. Meeting the needs of both sets of 
users is an important consideration in the design of the OMR.

Estimated Annual Respondent Burden

    Exhibit 1 shows the estimated annualized burden hours for the 
respondent's time to contribute to the OMR.
    Based on the number of respondents submitting RoPR records in 2016 
(65 respondents), it is expected that a similar number of stakeholders 
(approximately 70 respondents) will provide measure information in the 
OMR on an annual basis.
    All users will complete required fields on the ``Measure Profile'' 
form. Some users may also choose to complete the ``Sub-Element 
Profile'' form for one or more sub-elements associated with a given 
measure although this is not required. The number of sub-elements for a 
given measure is expected to vary widely. Many users may not provide 
sub-element information, while others may include five or more. It is 
expected that on average, measure stewards will enter information for 
two sub-elements.
    In September 2017, Truven Health Analytics consulted with several 
stakeholders and used a sample of existing measure definitions to 
estimate the time required to enter all OMR fields. The sample included 
measures representing a range of depth and complexity. For example, one 
measure record contained no sub-element information, only required 
fields, and short responses to open text fields (e.g., title and 
description). Another record contained two sub-elements, all optional 
fields, and longer responses to open text fields.
    As a result of the knowledge gained during these processes, it is 
estimated that it will take users 16 minutes, on average, to enter 
manually the additional fields added through the self-registration 
process (an average of 12 minutes to complete the Measure Profile form 
and 4 minutes to complete two Sub-Element Profile sub-forms). If 70 
respondents complete the Measure Profile form and two Sub-Element 
Profile sub-forms, the estimated annualized burden would be 18.7 hours 
total.

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                                  Exhibit 1--Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                                     Number of
                    Form name                        Number of     responses per    Minutes per    Total burden
                                                    respondents     respondent       response          hours
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OMR Measure Profile/Sub-Element Profile.........              70               1           16/60            18.7
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    Total.......................................              70               1           16/60            18.7
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    Exhibit 2 shows the estimated cost burden associated with the 
respondent's time to participate in the OMR. The total cost burden to 
respondents is estimated at an average of $711.72 annually.

                                   Exhibit 2--Estimated Annualized Cost Burden
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                                                                                  Average hourly
                    Form name                        Number of     Total burden      wage rate      Total cost
                                                    respondents        hours         [dagger]         burden
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OMR Measure Profile/Sub-Element Profile.........              70            18.7          $38.06         $711.72
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    Total.......................................              70            18.7           38.06          711.72
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* Based on the mean wages for Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations, 29-0000. National Compensation
  Survey: Occupational Wages in the United States May 2016, ``U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor
  Statistics.'' Available at: https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes290000.htm.

Request for Comments

    In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, comments on AHRQ's 
information collection are requested with regard to any of the 
following: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of AHRQ health care research and 
health care information dissemination functions, including whether the 
information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of AHRQ's 
estimate of burden (including hours and costs) of the proposed 
collection(s) of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility 
and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to 
minimize the burden of the collection of information upon the 
respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and included in the Agency's subsequent request for OMB approval of the 
proposed information collection. All comments will become a matter of 
public record.

Karen Migdail,
Chief of Staff.
[FR Doc. 2018-08009 Filed 4-16-18; 8:45 am]
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