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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 159 / Friday, August 16, 2019 / Notices number 202.395.5806 to the attention of Desk Officer for FMCS. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The information collection request is the Request for Arbitration Services (Agency Form F–43), OMB control number 3076–0016. No comments were received pursuant to FMCS’s prior 60day notice in the Federal Register on June 7, 2019. This information collection request was previously approved by OMB. OMB is interested in comments on specific aspects of the collection. The OMB is particularly interested in comments that: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluates the accuracy of the agency’s estimates of the burden of the proposed collection information; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collections of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic collection technologies or other forms of information technology. Burden: FMCS receives approximately 16,000 responses to the form Request for Arbitration Services (OMB No. 3076–0016). Affected Entities: Employers and their representatives, and labor unions, their representatives and employees, who request arbitration services. For additional information, see the related 60-day notice published in the Federal Register at 84 FR 26683 on June 7, 2019. Dated: August 12, 2019. Jeannette Walters-Marquez, Deputy General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2019–17583 Filed 8–15–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6732–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:10 Aug 15, 2019 Jkt 247001 Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection project ‘‘Systematic Review Data Repository.’’ This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on June 14, 2019 and allowed 60 days for public comment. There were no substantive comments received by AHRQ. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by 30 days after date of publication. 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). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doris Lefkowitz, AHRQ Reports Clearance Officer, (301) 427–1477, or by email at doris.lefkowitz@AHRQ.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposed Project Systematic Review Data Repository (SRDR) In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection. In 1997, AHRQ launched an initiative to promote evidence-based practice in everyday care through establishment of the Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) Program. Since then, the EPCs have been reviewing all relevant scientific literature on a wide spectrum of clinical and health services topics to produce various types of evidence reports. A majority of these evidence reports are systematic reviews (SRs), which are used as evidence bases for clinical practice guidelines, research agendas, healthcare coverage, and other health related policies. Performing SRs is costly in time, labor, and money. Moreover, there is an increasing expectation of quicker turnaround in producing SRs to accommodate the fast moving pace of innovations and new scientific discoveries in healthcare. Some SRs overlap or are replicated; independent teams of SR producers often extract data from the same studies, resulting in replication of work. Current methodology makes it difficult to harness and reuse previous work when updating SRs. In an effort to reduce the economic burden of conducting SRs, the EPC Program undertook development of a PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 41989 collaborative, Web-based repository of systematic review data called the Systematic Review Data Repository (SRDR). This resource serves as both an archive and data extraction tool, shared among organizations and individuals producing SRs worldwide, enabling the creation of a central database of SR data. This database is collaboratively vetted, freely accessible, and integrates seamlessly with reviewers’ existing workflows, with the ultimate goal of facilitating the efficient generation and update of evidence reviews, and thus speeding and improving policy-making with regard to health care. Currently, there are two versions of the database: (1) The original version called ‘‘SRDR’’; and (2) an upgraded version with increased functionality. Further upgrade of the database is planned for the next year (to be called ‘‘SRDR 2.0’’). The SRDR project encompass there various iterations of the database. The SRDR project aims to achieve the following goals: (1) Create online easy-to-use Webbased tools for conducting systematic reviews to facilitate extraction of data from primary studies; (2) Develop an open-access searchable archive of key questions addressed in systematic reviews; (3) Maintain a public repository of primary study data including provision of technical support for repository users; and (4) Develop a process for making summary data from systematic reviews digitally shareable to end-users. This study is being conducted by AHRQ through its contractor, Brown University, 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 quality, effectiveness, efficiency, appropriateness and value of healthcare services, including database development. 42 U.S.C. 299a(a)(1) and (8). Method of Collection To achieve the goals of this project the following data collections will be implemented: (1) Collect registration data and information on SRs from SR producers who will populate the SRDR system. SRDR uses a three-tiered categorization of users and collection of registration data that depends on the type of user: (1) ‘‘Contributors’’ are SR producers who use SRDR as a tool to support production of the SR and share scientific data from their SRs. Registration data will be collected from these users; (2) ‘‘Commentators’’ E:\FR\FM\16AUN1.SGM 16AUN1 41990 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 159 / Friday, August 16, 2019 / Notices provide comments (i.e., opinions) on publicly available scientific data in SRDR. Registration data will be collected from these users; (3) ‘‘General public’’ users only view scientific data publicly available in SRDR. No data will be collected from these type of users. All Contributors and Commentators will undergo a simple self-registration process by providing a username, password, email address, and institution. Collection of registration data from Contributors and Commentators is required due to the use of SRDR both as a database and as a tool for assisting in the production of a SR, including providing comments in the various sections of a particular project on SRDR. In addition, provision of an email address and institution information allows the administrators of SRDR to confirm that requests are being made by actual people and not potentially malicious software code such as bots and other cybersecurity threats. Estimated Annual Respondent Burden Exhibit 1 shows the estimated annualized burden hours for the respondents’ time to participate in the SRDR. In 2017, 176 users registered as Commentators and 206 users registered as Contributors. Registration will take approximately 2 minutes per user. We thus calculate the total burden hours required for registration for all users annually is 12.73 hours. EXHIBIT 1—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Form name Number of responses per respondent Hours per response Total burden hours Registration of users as Commentators or Contributors ................................. 382 1 2/60 12.73 Total .......................................................................................................... 382 ........................ ........................ 12.73 Exhibit 2 shows the estimated cost burden associated with the respondents’ time to participate in the SRDR. The total cost burden to respondents is estimated at an average of $501.82 annually. EXHIBIT 2—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED COST BURDEN Number of respondents Form name Total burden hours Average hourly wage rate * Total cost burden Registration of users as Commentators or Contributors ................................. 382 12.73 a $39.42 $501.82 Total .......................................................................................................... 382 12.73 ........................ 501.82 * National Compensation Survey: Occupational wages in the United States May 2018, ‘‘U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.’’ Available at: https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes290000.htm. a Based on the mean wages for Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations, 29–0000. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 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’s 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 AHRQ’s subsequent request for OMB approval of the proposed information collection. All comments will become a matter of public record. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:10 Aug 15, 2019 Jkt 247001 Dated: August 13, 2019. Virginia L. Mackay-Smith, Associate Director. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EDT, and Thursday, October 17, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT. DATES: [FR Doc. 2019–17652 Filed 8–15–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–P The CPSTF Meeting will be held at the CDC Edward R. Roybal Campus, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Headquarters (Building 19), 1600 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329. You should be aware that the meeting location is in a Federal government building; therefore, Federal security measures are applicable. For additional information, please see Roybal Campus Security Guidelines under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Information regarding meeting logistics will be available on the Community Guide website (www.thecommunityguide.org) closer to the date of the meeting. ADDRESSES: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Meeting of the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). AGENCY: ACTION: Notice of meeting. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention within the Department of Health and Human Services announces the next meeting of the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) on October 16–17, 2019, in Atlanta, Georgia. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Onslow Smith, Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, MS– E:\FR\FM\16AUN1.SGM 16AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 159 (Friday, August 16, 2019)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-17652]


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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 ``Systematic Review Data Repository.''
    This proposed information collection was previously published in 
the Federal Register on June 14, 2019 and allowed 60 days for public 
comment. There were no substantive comments received by AHRQ. The 
purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public 
comment.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by 30 days after date 
of publication.

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

Systematic Review Data Repository (SRDR)

    In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501-
3521, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information 
collection. In 1997, AHRQ launched an initiative to promote evidence-
based practice in everyday care through establishment of the Evidence-
based Practice Center (EPC) Program. Since then, the EPCs have been 
reviewing all relevant scientific literature on a wide spectrum of 
clinical and health services topics to produce various types of 
evidence reports. A majority of these evidence reports are systematic 
reviews (SRs), which are used as evidence bases for clinical practice 
guidelines, research agendas, healthcare coverage, and other health 
related policies. Performing SRs is costly in time, labor, and money. 
Moreover, there is an increasing expectation of quicker turnaround in 
producing SRs to accommodate the fast moving pace of innovations and 
new scientific discoveries in healthcare. Some SRs overlap or are 
replicated; independent teams of SR producers often extract data from 
the same studies, resulting in replication of work. Current methodology 
makes it difficult to harness and reuse previous work when updating 
SRs.
    In an effort to reduce the economic burden of conducting SRs, the 
EPC Program undertook development of a collaborative, Web-based 
repository of systematic review data called the Systematic Review Data 
Repository (SRDR). This resource serves as both an archive and data 
extraction tool, shared among organizations and individuals producing 
SRs worldwide, enabling the creation of a central database of SR data. 
This database is collaboratively vetted, freely accessible, and 
integrates seamlessly with reviewers' existing workflows, with the 
ultimate goal of facilitating the efficient generation and update of 
evidence reviews, and thus speeding and improving policy-making with 
regard to health care. Currently, there are two versions of the 
database: (1) The original version called ``SRDR''; and (2) an upgraded 
version with increased functionality. Further upgrade of the database 
is planned for the next year (to be called ``SRDR 2.0''). The SRDR 
project encompass there various iterations of the database.
    The SRDR project aims to achieve the following goals:
    (1) Create online easy-to-use Web-based tools for conducting 
systematic reviews to facilitate extraction of data from primary 
studies;
    (2) Develop an open-access searchable archive of key questions 
addressed in systematic reviews;
    (3) Maintain a public repository of primary study data including 
provision of technical support for repository users; and
    (4) Develop a process for making summary data from systematic 
reviews digitally shareable to end-users.
    This study is being conducted by AHRQ through its contractor, Brown 
University, 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 quality, effectiveness, 
efficiency, appropriateness and value of healthcare services, including 
database development. 42 U.S.C. 299a(a)(1) and (8).

Method of Collection

    To achieve the goals of this project the following data collections 
will be implemented:
    (1) Collect registration data and information on SRs from SR 
producers who will populate the SRDR system.
    SRDR uses a three-tiered categorization of users and collection of 
registration data that depends on the type of user: (1) 
``Contributors'' are SR producers who use SRDR as a tool to support 
production of the SR and share scientific data from their SRs. 
Registration data will be collected from these users; (2) 
``Commentators''

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provide comments (i.e., opinions) on publicly available scientific data 
in SRDR. Registration data will be collected from these users; (3) 
``General public'' users only view scientific data publicly available 
in SRDR. No data will be collected from these type of users.
    All Contributors and Commentators will undergo a simple self-
registration process by providing a username, password, email address, 
and institution. Collection of registration data from Contributors and 
Commentators is required due to the use of SRDR both as a database and 
as a tool for assisting in the production of a SR, including providing 
comments in the various sections of a particular project on SRDR. In 
addition, provision of an email address and institution information 
allows the administrators of SRDR to confirm that requests are being 
made by actual people and not potentially malicious software code such 
as bots and other cybersecurity threats.

Estimated Annual Respondent Burden

    Exhibit 1 shows the estimated annualized burden hours for the 
respondents' time to participate in the SRDR. In 2017, 176 users 
registered as Commentators and 206 users registered as Contributors. 
Registration will take approximately 2 minutes per user. We thus 
calculate the total burden hours required for registration for all 
users annually is 12.73 hours.

                                  Exhibit 1--Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                                     Number of
                    Form name                        Number of     responses per     Hours per     Total burden
                                                    respondents     respondent       response          hours
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Registration of users as Commentators or                     382               1            2/60           12.73
 Contributors...................................
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................             382  ..............  ..............           12.73
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    Exhibit 2 shows the estimated cost burden associated with the 
respondents' time to participate in the SRDR. The total cost burden to 
respondents is estimated at an average of $501.82 annually.

                                   Exhibit 2--Estimated Annualized Cost Burden
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                                                     Number of     Total burden   Average hourly    Total cost
                    Form name                       respondents        hours        wage rate *       burden
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Registration of users as Commentators or                     382           12.73      \a\ $39.42         $501.82
 Contributors...................................
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................             382           12.73  ..............          501.82
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* National Compensation Survey: Occupational wages in the United States May 2018, ``U.S. Department of Labor,
  Bureau of Labor Statistics.'' Available at: https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes290000.htm.
\a\ Based on the mean wages for Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations, 29-0000.

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's 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 AHRQ's subsequent request for OMB approval of the 
proposed information collection. All comments will become a matter of 
public record.

    Dated: August 13, 2019.
Virginia L. Mackay-Smith,
Associate Director.
[FR Doc. 2019-17652 Filed 8-15-19; 8:45 am]
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