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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 156 / Tuesday, August 13, 2019 / Notices by, the contractor or any subcontractors that may reasonably to involve indemnification under the clause. The information is used by the Government to determine if relief can be granted under FAR and to determine the appropriate type and amount of relief. C. Annual Burden Respondents: 28. Total Annual Responses: 164. Total Burden Hours: 6,800. D. Public Comment A 60-day notice was published in the Federal Register at 84 FR 25809, on June 4, 2019. No comments were received. Obtaining Copies: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, telephone 202–501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0029, Extraordinary Contractual Action Requests, in all correspondence. Dated: August 8, 2019. Janet Fry, Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. [FR Doc. 2019–17283 Filed 8–12–19; 8:45 a.m.] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [30Day–19–19AEN] jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 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 Stakeholder Interviews for the Evaluation of the World Trade Center Health Program for Impact Assessment and Strategic Planning for Translational Research, 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 8, 2019 to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. The WTCHP is administered by the CDC/National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). CDC did not receive VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:51 Aug 12, 2019 Jkt 247001 comments related to the previous notice. 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. Proposed Project Stakeholder Interviews for the Evaluation of the World Trade Center Health Program for Impact Assessment and Strategic Planning for Translational Research—New—National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description The World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) was established by the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010, Public Law 111–347 (hereafter referred to as ‘‘the Zadroga Act’’). Under subtitle C, the Zadroga Act requires the establishment of a research program on health conditions resulting from the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The Research to Care PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40057 (RTC) model is the strategic framework employed by the WTCHP to prioritize, conduct, and assess research that informs excellence in clinical care for the population of responders and survivors affected by the 9/11 attacks in New York City. It is the focus of this assessment. The RTC model assumes the collective involvement of different WTCHP stakeholders, including members, researchers, clinicians, and program administrators. It accounts for a variety of inputs that can affect the progress and impact of WTCHP research. These inputs include people and organizations (e.g., program members, providers, clinical centers of excellence, extramural researchers, and program staff), resources (e.g., technology, data centers, the NYC 9/11 Health Registry) and regulatory rules, principally the Zadroga Act. The program supports activities such as research prioritization, conduct of research, delivery of medical care, and iterative assessments of the translation of research to improvements in health care services and chronic disease management. These activities aim to produce tangible outputs such as research findings on WTC-related conditions, healthcare protocols, peerreviewed publications, quality assessment reports, and member and provider education products. Finally, the model anticipates short-, intermediate-, and long-term measurement of outcomes and serves as a communication tool for program planning and evaluation. In 2016, NIOSH contracted with the RAND Corporation to evaluate the WTCHP RTC model including the research investments to date and the effectiveness with which the Program translates its research to different stakeholder groups. This work will ultimately provide guidance for the WTCHP on strategic directions, as well as produce generalizable knowledge about the translation of research into improved outcomes for individuals and populations exposed to disasters such as the 9/11 attacks. As a part of this evaluation, we will hold a series of interviews with representatives of different stakeholder groups to explore their perspectives on translational research in the context of the WTCHP. These interviews are necessary to gather information on the translation of WTCHP-supported research into better care for members, the impact of this research, and stakeholders’ views on future directions for the program. Interview responses will be incorporated into RAND’s overall assessment of the WTCHP program’s E:\FR\FM\13AUN1.SGM 13AUN1 40058 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 156 / Tuesday, August 13, 2019 / Notices research portfolio and will inform recommendations for future research investments and strategic direction. We will conduct 20 semi-structured, indepth interviews by telephone that will last approximately one hour each. Three of the 20 participants are NIOSH employees and are excluded from the burden estimate. The burden estimate is based on the 17 respondents who are not NIOSH employees. Specific topics to be addressed in the interviews will include: • Stakeholder views on key findings from a large systematic review of WTCrelated research conducted in a separate part of this evaluation. • Adherence of WTCHP-supported research to key principles of translational research: Relevance, transparency, and usefulness of the research. • Examples of use of the research. • Impact of the research on program outcomes as defined by the Research-toCare logic model. • Opportunities for future directions for the WTCHP, which is funded through 2090. OMB approval is requested for one year. Participation is voluntary, and there are no costs to respondents other than their time. The total estimated annualized burden is 17 hours. ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Type of respondent Principal Investigators of WTCHP-Funded Research. Leadership from WTC Clinical Centers of Excellence. WTC Health Registry staff .............................. Clinicians Caring for WTCHP Members ......... WTCHP Responders and Survivors (State/ local govt). WTCHP Responders and Survivors (private citizens). Jeffrey M. Zirger, Lead, Information Collection Review Office, Office of Scientific Integrity, Office of Science, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2019–17297 Filed 8–12–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [30-Day–19–19TG] jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 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 Million Hearts® Hospital/Health System Recognition 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 2, 2019 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:51 Aug 12, 2019 Jkt 247001 Interview Discussion graphic Survey. Interview Discussion graphic Survey. Interview Discussion graphic Survey. Interview Discussion graphic Survey. Interview Discussion graphic Survey. Interview Discussion graphic Survey. Frm 00039 Average burden per response (in hours) Guide and Brief Demo- 4 1 1 Guide and Brief Demo- 3 1 1 Guide and Brief Demo- 1 1 1 Guide and Brief Demo- 2 1 1 Guide and Brief Demo- 3 1 1 Guide and Brief Demo- 4 1 1 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 PO 00000 Number of responses per respondent Number of respondents Form name Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 Million Hearts® Hospital/Health System Recognition Program—New— National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description Million Hearts® is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of the Million Hearts® Hospital/Health System Recognition Program, a program that recognizes institutions working to systematically improve the cardiovascular health of the population and communities they serve through the priority areas of Keeping People Healthy, Optimizing Care, Improving Outcomes for Priority Populations, and Innovating for Health. Heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) kill over 800,000 Americans each year, accounting for one in every three deaths. CVD is the nation’s number one killer among both men and women and the leading cause of health disparities across the population. Million Hearts®, a national, publicprivate initiative co-led by the Centers E:\FR\FM\13AUN1.SGM 13AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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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 Stakeholder Interviews for the Evaluation of 
the World Trade Center Health Program for Impact Assessment and 
Strategic Planning for Translational Research, 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 8, 2019 to obtain comments from the 
public and affected agencies. The WTCHP is administered by the CDC/
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). 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.
    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

    Stakeholder Interviews for the Evaluation of the World Trade Center 
Health Program for Impact Assessment and Strategic Planning for 
Translational Research--New--National Institute for Occupational Safety 
and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

    The World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) was established by 
the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010, Public Law 
111-347 (hereafter referred to as ``the Zadroga Act''). Under subtitle 
C, the Zadroga Act requires the establishment of a research program on 
health conditions resulting from the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The 
Research to Care (RTC) model is the strategic framework employed by the 
WTCHP to prioritize, conduct, and assess research that informs 
excellence in clinical care for the population of responders and 
survivors affected by the 9/11 attacks in New York City. It is the 
focus of this assessment.
    The RTC model assumes the collective involvement of different WTCHP 
stakeholders, including members, researchers, clinicians, and program 
administrators. It accounts for a variety of inputs that can affect the 
progress and impact of WTCHP research. These inputs include people and 
organizations (e.g., program members, providers, clinical centers of 
excellence, extramural researchers, and program staff), resources 
(e.g., technology, data centers, the NYC 9/11 Health Registry) and 
regulatory rules, principally the Zadroga Act. The program supports 
activities such as research prioritization, conduct of research, 
delivery of medical care, and iterative assessments of the translation 
of research to improvements in health care services and chronic disease 
management. These activities aim to produce tangible outputs such as 
research findings on WTC-related conditions, healthcare protocols, 
peer-reviewed publications, quality assessment reports, and member and 
provider education products. Finally, the model anticipates short-, 
intermediate-, and long-term measurement of outcomes and serves as a 
communication tool for program planning and evaluation.
    In 2016, NIOSH contracted with the RAND Corporation to evaluate the 
WTCHP RTC model including the research investments to date and the 
effectiveness with which the Program translates its research to 
different stakeholder groups. This work will ultimately provide 
guidance for the WTCHP on strategic directions, as well as produce 
generalizable knowledge about the translation of research into improved 
outcomes for individuals and populations exposed to disasters such as 
the 9/11 attacks. As a part of this evaluation, we will hold a series 
of interviews with representatives of different stakeholder groups to 
explore their perspectives on translational research in the context of 
the WTCHP. These interviews are necessary to gather information on the 
translation of WTCHP-supported research into better care for members, 
the impact of this research, and stakeholders' views on future 
directions for the program. Interview responses will be incorporated 
into RAND's overall assessment of the WTCHP program's

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research portfolio and will inform recommendations for future research 
investments and strategic direction. We will conduct 20 semi-
structured, in-depth interviews by telephone that will last 
approximately one hour each. Three of the 20 participants are NIOSH 
employees and are excluded from the burden estimate. The burden 
estimate is based on the 17 respondents who are not NIOSH employees.
    Specific topics to be addressed in the interviews will include:
     Stakeholder views on key findings from a large systematic 
review of WTC-related research conducted in a separate part of this 
evaluation.
     Adherence of WTCHP-supported research to key principles of 
translational research: Relevance, transparency, and usefulness of the 
research.
     Examples of use of the research.
     Impact of the research on program outcomes as defined by 
the Research-to-Care logic model.
     Opportunities for future directions for the WTCHP, which 
is funded through 2090.
    OMB approval is requested for one year. Participation is voluntary, 
and there are no costs to respondents other than their time. The total 
estimated annualized burden is 17 hours.

                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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          Type of respondent                    Form name            Number of     responses per   per response
                                                                    respondents     respondent      (in hours)
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Principal Investigators of WTCHP-       Interview Discussion                   4               1               1
 Funded Research.                        Guide and Brief
                                         Demographic Survey.
Leadership from WTC Clinical Centers    Interview Discussion                   3               1               1
 of Excellence.                          Guide and Brief
                                         Demographic Survey.
WTC Health Registry staff.............  Interview Discussion                   1               1               1
                                         Guide and Brief
                                         Demographic Survey.
Clinicians Caring for WTCHP Members...  Interview Discussion                   2               1               1
                                         Guide and Brief
                                         Demographic Survey.
WTCHP Responders and Survivors (State/  Interview Discussion                   3               1               1
 local govt).                            Guide and Brief
                                         Demographic Survey.
WTCHP Responders and Survivors          Interview Discussion                   4               1               1
 (private citizens).                     Guide and Brief
                                         Demographic Survey.
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Jeffrey M. Zirger,
Lead, Information Collection Review Office, Office of Scientific 
Integrity, Office of Science, Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2019-17297 Filed 8-12-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4163-18-P