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Download as PDF 32124 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 133 / Wednesday, July 11, 2018 / Notices category for purposes of applying the disclosure thresholds. OGE is also proposing to update the Privacy Act Statement in accordance with changes to the applicable system of records, update the examples provided on the last page of the form, and make other minor technical changes. Request for Comments: OGE is publishing this first round notice of its intent to request paperwork clearance for a proposed modified OGE Form 450. Public comment is invited specifically on the need for and practical utility of this information collection, the accuracy of OGE’s burden estimate, the enhancement of quality, utility and clarity of the information collected, and the minimization of burden (including the use of information technology). Comments received in response to this notice will be summarized for, and may be included with, the OGE request for extension of OMB paperwork approval. The comments will also become a matter of public record. Approved: July 3, 2018. David Apol, Acting Director and General Counsel, Office of Government Ethics. [FR Doc. 2018–14841 Filed 7–10–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6345–03–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Council for the Elimination of Tuberculosis Meeting (ACET) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the CDC announces the following meeting of the Advisory Council for the Elimination of Tuberculosis Meeting (ACET). This meeting is open to the public, limited only by 60 room seating and 100 ports for audio phone lines. Time will be available for public comment. The public is welcome to submit written comments in advance of the meeting. Comments should be submitted in writing by email to the contact person listed below. The deadline for receipt is Monday, August 13, 2018. Persons who desire to make an oral statement, may request it at the time of the public comment period on August 21, 2018 at 3:20 p.m., EDT. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:26 Jul 10, 2018 Jkt 244001 The meeting will be held on August 21, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., EDT. DATES: 8 Corporate Blvd., Building 8, Conference Rooms 1A and 1B, Atlanta, Georgia 30329 and Web conference: 1–877–927–1433 and participant passcode: 12016435 and https://adobeconnect.cdc.gov/ r5p8l2tytpq/. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Margie Scott-Cseh, Committee Management Specialist, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Mailstop: E–07, Atlanta, Georgia 30329–4018, telephone (404) 639–8317; zkr7@cdc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose: This Council advises and makes recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Assistant Secretary for Health, and the Director, CDC, regarding the elimination of tuberculosis. Specifically, the Council makes recommendations regarding policies, strategies, objectives, and priorities; addresses the development and application of new technologies; and reviews the extent to which progress has been made toward eliminating tuberculosis. Matters To Be Considered: The agenda will include discussions on (1) Isoniazid-Rifapentine TB Prevention in HIV-infected Persons Study; (2) Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention’s Strategy of Adopting HIV Treatment as Prevention; (3) Update on Division of Tuberculosis Elimination’s Concept of Operations for Latent Tuberculosis Infection Surveillance; and (4) Update from ACET workgroups. Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate. The Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, has been delegated the authority to sign Federal Register notices pertaining to announcements of meetings and other committee management activities, for both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Elaine Baker, Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2018–14755 Filed 7–10–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Notice of Charter Renewal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice of charter renewal. AGENCY: This gives notice under the Federal Advisory Committee Act of October 6, 1972, that the Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women (ACBCYW), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services, has been renewed for a 2-year period through June 17, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Temeika L. Fairley, Ph.D., Designated Federal Officer, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC, 5770 Buford Highway NE, Mailstop K52, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, Telephone (770) 488–4518, Fax (770) 488–4760. Email: acbcyw@ cdc.gov. The Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, has been delegated the authority to sign Federal Register notices pertaining to announcements of meetings and other committee management activities, for both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. SUMMARY: Elaine Baker, Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2018–14756 Filed 7–10–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [30Day–18–0572] Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has submitted the information collection request titled Health Message Testing System (HMTS) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. CDC previously E:\FR\FM\11JYN1.SGM 11JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 133 / Wednesday, July 11, 2018 / Notices published a ‘‘Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations’’ notice on May 10, 2018 to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. CDC received one non-substantive comment. This notice serves to allow an additional 30 days for public and affected agency comments. CDC will accept all comments for this proposed information collection project. The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in comments that: (a) 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; (b) Evaluate the accuracy of the agencies estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) 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 submission of responses; and (e) Assess information collection costs. To request additional information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the information collection plan and instruments, call (404) 639–7570 or send an email to omb@cdc.gov. Direct written comments and/or suggestions regarding the items contained in this notice to the Attention: CDC Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503 or by fax to (202) 395–5806. Provide written comments within 30 days of notice publication. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Proposed Project Health Message Testing System (HMTS) 0920–0572, Reinstatement without change, Office of the Associate Director for Communication (OADC), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description Before CDC disseminates a health message to the public, the message always undergoes scientific review. However, even though the message is based on sound scientific content, there is no guarantee that the public will understand a health message or that the VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:26 Jul 10, 2018 Jkt 244001 message will move people to take recommended action. Communication theorists and researchers agree that for health messages to be as clear and influential as possible, target audience members or representatives must be involved in developing the messages and provisional versions of the messages must be tested with members of the target audience. However, increasingly there are circumstances when CDC must move swiftly to protect life, prevent disease, or calm public anxiety. Health message testing is even more important in these instances, because of the critical nature of the information need. In the interest of timely health message dissemination, many programs forgo the important step of testing messages on dimensions such as clarity, salience, appeal, and persuasiveness (i.e., the ability to influence behavioral intention). Skipping this step avoids the delay involved in the standard OMB review process, but at a high potential cost. Untested messages can waste communication resources and opportunities because the messages can be perceived as unclear or irrelevant. Untested messages can also have unintended consequences, such as jeopardizing the credibility of Federal health officials. The Health Message Testing System (HMTS), a generic information collection, enables programs across CDC to collect the information they require in a timely manner to: • Ensure quality and prevent waste in the dissemination of health information by CDC to the public. • Refine message concepts and to test draft materials for clarity, salience, appeal, and persuasiveness to target audiences. • Guide the action of health communication officials who are responding to health emergencies, Congressionally-mandated campaigns with short timeframes, media-generated public concern, time-limited communication opportunities, trends, and the need to refresh materials or dissemination strategies in an ongoing campaign. Each testing instrument will be based on specific health issues or topics. Although it is not possible to develop one instrument for use in all instances, the same kinds of questions are asked in most message testing. This package includes generic questions and formats that can used to develop health message testing data collection instruments. These include a list of screening questions, comprised of demographic and introductory questions, along with other questions that can be used to PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 32125 create a mix of relevant questions for each proposed message testing data collection method. However, programs may request to use additional questions if needed. Message testing questions will focus on issues such as comprehension, impressions, personal relevance, content and wording, efficacy of response, channels, and spokesperson/ sponsor. Such information will enable message developers to enhance the effectiveness of messages for intended audiences. Data collection methods proposed for HMTS include intercept interviews, telephone interviews, focus groups, online surveys, and cognitive interviews. In almost all instances, data will be collected by outside organizations under contract with CDC. For many years CDC programs have used HMTS to test and refine message concepts and test draft materials for clarity, salience, appeal, and persuasiveness to target audiences. Having this generic clearance available has enabled them to test their information and get critical health information out to the public quickly. Over the last three years, more than 30 messages have been tested using this clearance. For example: Domestic Readiness Initiative on Zika Virus Disease-Year 2 Core Campaign Materials. As part of the mission of CDC’s Domestic Readiness Initiative on the Zika Virus Disease, CDC collected information to inform an outcome evaluation to determine the extent to which the campaign affected awareness, attitudes, and intention to follow recommended behaviors at different points during the campaign. The goal of the evaluation was to better understand awareness of campaign activities, how people perceive Zika as a health risk, and assess their uptake of recommended health behaviors, such as applying insect repellent, using condoms, and wearing long-sleeved clothing. The Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention obtained OMB approval through HMTS for Assessing Perception and Use of CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. The purpose of this collection is to assess primary care physician’s perceptions and use of communication materials and products associated with the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. Information collected can assist in the most effective use of CDC communication resources and opportunities by assessing clarity, salience, appeal, persuasiveness and effectiveness of materials promoting the dissemination and implementation of the Guideline. Specifically, CDC seeks E:\FR\FM\11JYN1.SGM 11JYN1 32126 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 133 / Wednesday, July 11, 2018 / Notices to understand how primary care physicians perceive, need, and implement the Guideline to make prescribing decisions; how they need, obtain, and use supplementary and promotional Guideline materials developed by CDC for professional development or patient education; and critical to programs in disseminating their materials and information to the public in a timely manner, OADC is requesting a three year extension of this information collection. The estimated annualized burden hours is 2,470. There is no cost to the respondents other than their time. what attitudinal and structural barriers may inhibit primary care provider adoption of the recommendations in the Guideline. Over 10,000 respondents were queried and over 4,500 burden hours used during this time period. Because the availability of this ICR has been so 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 Public Health Professionals, Health Care Providers, State and Local Public Health Officials, Emergency Responders, General Public. Moderator’s Guides, Eligibility Screeners, Interview Guides, Opinion Surveys, Consent Forms. 18,525 1 8/60 2,470 Total ........................................... ........................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 2,470 Jeffrey M. Zirger, Acting 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. 2018–14796 Filed 7–10–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice of closed meeting. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the CDC announces the following meeting for the Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, (BSC, NCIPC). DATES: The meeting will be held on August 1, 2018, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., EDT (CLOSED). ADDRESSES: Teleconference. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gwendolyn H. Cattledge, Ph.D., M.S.E.H., Deputy Associate Director for Science, NCIPC, CDC, 4770 Buford Highway NE, Mailstop F–63, Atlanta, GA 30341, Telephone (770) 488–1430, Email address: NCIPCBSC@cdc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with provisions set forth in Section 552b(c)(4) and (6), Title 5 U.S.C., and the Determination of the daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:26 Jul 10, 2018 Jkt 244001 Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, CDC, pursuant to Public Law 92–463. Purpose: The Board of Scientific Counselors makes recommendations regarding policies, strategies, objectives, and priorities; and reviews progress toward injury and violence prevention. The Board also provides advice on the appropriate balance of intramural and extramural research, and guidance on the needs, structure, progress and performance of intramural programs. The Board also provides guidance on extramural scientific program matters, including the: (1) Review of extramural research concepts for funding opportunity announcements; (2) conduct of secondary peer review of extramural research grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts applications received in response to the funding opportunity announcements as they relate to the Center’s programmatic balance and mission; (3) submission of secondary review recommendations to the Center Director relating to applications to be considered for funding support; (4) review of research portfolios, and (5) review of program proposals. Matters To Be Considered: The agenda will include discussions on secondary peer review of extramural research grant and cooperative agreement applications received in response to two (2) Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs): RFA–CE–18–001, Research Grants for Preventing Violence and Violence Related Injury (RO1); SBIR PA–17–302, PHS 2017–2 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC and FDA for Small Business Innovation Research Grants. Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate. PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, has been delegated the authority to sign Federal Register notices pertaining to announcements of meetings and other committee management activities, for both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Elaine Baker, Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2018–14754 Filed 7–10–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–19–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [30Day–18–0792] Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has submitted the information collection request titled Environmental Health Specialists Network (EHS–NET) Program to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. CDC previously published a ‘‘Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations’’ notice on April 17, 2018 to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. CDC did not receive comments related to the previous notice. This notice serves to allow an additional 30 days for public and affected agency comments. E:\FR\FM\11JYN1.SGM 11JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 133 (Wednesday, July 11, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 32124-32126]
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

[30Day-18-0572]


Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review

    In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Centers 
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has submitted the information 
collection request titled Health Message Testing System (HMTS) to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. CDC 
previously

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published a ``Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and 
Recommendations'' notice on May 10, 2018 to obtain comments from the 
public and affected agencies. CDC received one non-substantive comment. 
This notice serves to allow an additional 30 days for public and 
affected agency comments.
    CDC will accept all comments for this proposed information 
collection project. The Office of Management and Budget is particularly 
interested in comments that:
    (a) 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;
    (b) Evaluate the accuracy of the agencies estimate of the burden of 
the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used;
    (c) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected;
    (d) 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 submission of responses; and
    (e) Assess information collection costs.
    To request additional information on the proposed project or to 
obtain a copy of the information collection plan and instruments, call 
(404) 639-7570 or send an email to [email protected]. Direct written comments 
and/or suggestions regarding the items contained in this notice to the 
Attention: CDC Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th 
Street NW, Washington, DC 20503 or by fax to (202) 395-5806. Provide 
written comments within 30 days of notice publication.

Proposed Project

    Health Message Testing System (HMTS) 0920-0572, Reinstatement 
without change, Office of the Associate Director for Communication 
(OADC), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

    Before CDC disseminates a health message to the public, the message 
always undergoes scientific review. However, even though the message is 
based on sound scientific content, there is no guarantee that the 
public will understand a health message or that the message will move 
people to take recommended action. Communication theorists and 
researchers agree that for health messages to be as clear and 
influential as possible, target audience members or representatives 
must be involved in developing the messages and provisional versions of 
the messages must be tested with members of the target audience.
    However, increasingly there are circumstances when CDC must move 
swiftly to protect life, prevent disease, or calm public anxiety. 
Health message testing is even more important in these instances, 
because of the critical nature of the information need.
    In the interest of timely health message dissemination, many 
programs forgo the important step of testing messages on dimensions 
such as clarity, salience, appeal, and persuasiveness (i.e., the 
ability to influence behavioral intention). Skipping this step avoids 
the delay involved in the standard OMB review process, but at a high 
potential cost. Untested messages can waste communication resources and 
opportunities because the messages can be perceived as unclear or 
irrelevant. Untested messages can also have unintended consequences, 
such as jeopardizing the credibility of Federal health officials.
    The Health Message Testing System (HMTS), a generic information 
collection, enables programs across CDC to collect the information they 
require in a timely manner to:
     Ensure quality and prevent waste in the dissemination of 
health information by CDC to the public.
     Refine message concepts and to test draft materials for 
clarity, salience, appeal, and persuasiveness to target audiences.
     Guide the action of health communication officials who are 
responding to health emergencies, Congressionally-mandated campaigns 
with short timeframes, media-generated public concern, time-limited 
communication opportunities, trends, and the need to refresh materials 
or dissemination strategies in an ongoing campaign.
    Each testing instrument will be based on specific health issues or 
topics. Although it is not possible to develop one instrument for use 
in all instances, the same kinds of questions are asked in most message 
testing. This package includes generic questions and formats that can 
used to develop health message testing data collection instruments. 
These include a list of screening questions, comprised of demographic 
and introductory questions, along with other questions that can be used 
to create a mix of relevant questions for each proposed message testing 
data collection method. However, programs may request to use additional 
questions if needed.
    Message testing questions will focus on issues such as 
comprehension, impressions, personal relevance, content and wording, 
efficacy of response, channels, and spokesperson/sponsor. Such 
information will enable message developers to enhance the effectiveness 
of messages for intended audiences.
    Data collection methods proposed for HMTS include intercept 
interviews, telephone interviews, focus groups, online surveys, and 
cognitive interviews. In almost all instances, data will be collected 
by outside organizations under contract with CDC.
    For many years CDC programs have used HMTS to test and refine 
message concepts and test draft materials for clarity, salience, 
appeal, and persuasiveness to target audiences. Having this generic 
clearance available has enabled them to test their information and get 
critical health information out to the public quickly. Over the last 
three years, more than 30 messages have been tested using this 
clearance. For example: Domestic Readiness Initiative on Zika Virus 
Disease-Year 2 Core Campaign Materials. As part of the mission of CDC's 
Domestic Readiness Initiative on the Zika Virus Disease, CDC collected 
information to inform an outcome evaluation to determine the extent to 
which the campaign affected awareness, attitudes, and intention to 
follow recommended behaviors at different points during the campaign. 
The goal of the evaluation was to better understand awareness of 
campaign activities, how people perceive Zika as a health risk, and 
assess their uptake of recommended health behaviors, such as applying 
insect repellent, using condoms, and wearing long-sleeved clothing.
    The Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention obtained OMB 
approval through HMTS for Assessing Perception and Use of CDC Guideline 
for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. The purpose of this 
collection is to assess primary care physician's perceptions and use of 
communication materials and products associated with the CDC Guideline 
for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. Information collected can 
assist in the most effective use of CDC communication resources and 
opportunities by assessing clarity, salience, appeal, persuasiveness 
and effectiveness of materials promoting the dissemination and 
implementation of the Guideline. Specifically, CDC seeks

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to understand how primary care physicians perceive, need, and implement 
the Guideline to make prescribing decisions; how they need, obtain, and 
use supplementary and promotional Guideline materials developed by CDC 
for professional development or patient education; and what attitudinal 
and structural barriers may inhibit primary care provider adoption of 
the recommendations in the Guideline.
    Over 10,000 respondents were queried and over 4,500 burden hours 
used during this time period. Because the availability of this ICR has 
been so critical to programs in disseminating their materials and 
information to the public in a timely manner, OADC is requesting a 
three year extension of this information collection. The estimated 
annualized burden hours is 2,470. There is no cost to the respondents 
other than their time.

                                        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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Public Health Professionals,    Moderator's               18,525               1            8/60           2,470
 Health Care Providers, State    Guides,
 and Local Public Health         Eligibility
 Officials, Emergency            Screeners,
 Responders, General Public.     Interview
                                 Guides, Opinion
                                 Surveys,
                                 Consent Forms.
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.....................  ................  ..............  ..............  ..............           2,470
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Jeffrey M. Zirger,
Acting 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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