Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review, 66909-66910 [2019-26369]

Download as PDF 66909 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 235 / Friday, December 6, 2019 / Notices analyzed to determine the agents, sources, modes of transmission, or risk factors so that effective prevention and control measures can be implemented. During an unanticipated outbreak or event, immediate action by CDC is necessary to minimize or prevent public harm. The legal justification for EEIs are found in the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 301 [241]) (a). Successful investigations are dependent on rapid and flexible data collection that evolves during the investigation and is customized to the unique circumstances of each outbreak or event. Data collection elements will be those necessary to identify the agents, sources, mode of transmission, or risk factors. Examples of potential data collection methods include telephone or face-to-face interview; email, web or other type of electronic questionnaire; paper-and-pencil questionnaire; focus groups; medical record review; laboratory record review; collection of clinical samples; and environmental assessment. Respondents will vary depending on the nature of the outbreak or event; examples of potential respondents include health care professionals, patients, laboratorians, and the general public. Participation in EEIs is voluntary and there are no anticipated costs to respondents other than their time. CDC will use the information gathered during EEIs to rapidly identify and effectively implement measures to minimize or prevent public harm. CDC projects 60 EEIs in response to outbreaks or events characterized by undetermined agents, undetermined sources, undetermined transmission, or undetermined risk factors annually. The projected average number of respondents is 200 per EEI, for a total of 12,000 respondents. CDC estimates the average burden per response is 0.5 hours and each respondent will be asked to respond once. Therefore, the total estimated annual burden hours are 6,000. These estimates are based on the reported burden for EEIs that have been performed during the previous two years. OMB approval is requested for three years. ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Type of respondents Form name Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden per response (in hours) Emergency Epidemic Investigation Participants. Emergency Epidemic Investigation Data Collection Instruments. 12,000 1 30/60 Jeffrey M. Zirger, Lead, Information Collection Review Office, Office of Scientific Integrity, Office of Science, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2019–26368 Filed 12–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [30Day–20–1154] lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD 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 CDC/ATSDR Formative Research and Tool Development 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 August 23, 2019 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. CDC will accept all comments for this proposed information collection project. The Office of Management and Budget VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:11 Dec 05, 2019 Jkt 250001 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) PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 395–5806. Provide written comments within 30 days of notice publication. Proposed Project CDC/ATSDR Formative Research and Tool Development—(OMB Control No. 0920–1154, Exp. 1/31/2020)— Extension—Office of Science (OS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requests approval for an extension of a generic clearance for CDC/ATSDR Formative Research and Tool Development. This information collection request is designed to allow CDC to conduct formative research information collection activities used to inform many aspects of surveillance, communications, health promotion, and research project development at CDC. Formative research is the basis for developing effective strategies including communication channels, for influencing behavior change. It helps researchers identify and understand the characteristics—interests, behaviors and needs—of target populations that influence their decisions and actions. Formative research is integral in developing programs as well as improving existing and ongoing programs. Formative research looks at the community in which a public health intervention is being or will be implemented and helps the project staff E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1 66910 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 235 / Friday, December 6, 2019 / Notices understand the interests, attributes and needs of different populations and persons in that community. Formative research occurs before a program is designed and implemented, or while a program is being conducted. At CDC, formative research is necessary for developing new programs or adapting programs that deal with the complexity of behavior, social context, cultural identity, and health care that underlie the epidemiology of diseases and conditions in the U.S. CDC conducts formative research to develop public-sensitive communication messages and user friendly tools prior to developing or recommending interventions, or care. Sometimes these studies are entirely behavioral but most often they are cycles of interviews and focus groups designed to inform the development of a product. Products from these formative research studies will be used for prevention of disease. Findings from these studies may also be presented as evidence to diseasespecific National Advisory Committees, to support revisions to recommended prevention and intervention methods, as well as new recommendations. Much of CDC’s health communication takes place within campaigns that have fairly lengthy planning periods— timeframes that accommodate the standard Federal process for approving data collections. Short term qualitative interviewing and cognitive research techniques have previously proven invaluable in the development of scientifically valid and populationappropriate methods, interventions, and instruments. This request includes studies investigating the utility and acceptability of proposed sampling and recruitment methods, intervention contents and delivery, questionnaire domains, individual questions, and interactions with project staff or electronic data collection equipment. These activities will also provide information about how respondents answer questions, and ways in which question response bias and error can be reduced. This request also includes collection of information from public health programs to assess needs related to initiation of a new program activity or expansion or changes in scope or implementation of existing program activities to adapt them to current needs. The information collected will be used to advise programs and provide capacity-building assistance tailored to identify needs. Overall, these development activities are intended to provide information that will increase the success of the surveillance or research projects through increasing response rates and decreasing response error, thereby decreasing future data collection burden to the public. The studies that will be covered under this request will include one or more of the following investigational modalities: (1) Structured and qualitative interviewing for surveillance, research, interventions and material development, (2) cognitive interviewing for development of specific data collection instruments, (3) methodological research (4) usability testing of technology-based instruments and materials, (5) field testing of new methodologies and materials, (6) investigation of mental models for health decision-making, to inform health communication messages, and (7) organizational needs assessments to support development of capacity. Respondents who will participate in individual and group interviews (qualitative, cognitive, and computer assisted development activities) are selected purposively from those who respond to recruitment advertisements. In addition to utilizing advertisements for recruitment, respondents who will participate in research on survey methods may be selected purposively or systematically from within an ongoing surveillance or research project. Participation of respondents is voluntary. There is no cost to participants other than their time. The total estimated annual burden is 20,000 hours. ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Type of respondent Form name General public and health care providers ............................... Screener ................................ Interview ................................. Focus Group Interview ........... Survey .................................... Jeffrey M. Zirger, Lead, Information Collection Review Office, Office of Scientific Integrity, Office of Science, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 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Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA), federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information (including each proposed extension or reinstatement of an existing collection of information) and to allow 60 days for public comment on the proposed action. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding our burden estimates or any other aspect of this collection of information, including the necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions, the accuracy of the estimated burden, ways to enhance the quality, utility, and E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 235 (Friday, December 6, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 66909-66910]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-26369]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[30Day-20-1154]


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 CDC/ATSDR Formative Research and Tool 
Development 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 August 23, 
2019 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.
    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

    CDC/ATSDR Formative Research and Tool Development--(OMB Control No. 
0920-1154, Exp. 1/31/2020)--Extension--Office of Science (OS), Centers 
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requests 
approval for an extension of a generic clearance for CDC/ATSDR 
Formative Research and Tool Development. This information collection 
request is designed to allow CDC to conduct formative research 
information collection activities used to inform many aspects of 
surveillance, communications, health promotion, and research project 
development at CDC. Formative research is the basis for developing 
effective strategies including communication channels, for influencing 
behavior change. It helps researchers identify and understand the 
characteristics--interests, behaviors and needs--of target populations 
that influence their decisions and actions.
    Formative research is integral in developing programs as well as 
improving existing and ongoing programs. Formative research looks at 
the community in which a public health intervention is being or will be 
implemented and helps the project staff

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understand the interests, attributes and needs of different populations 
and persons in that community. Formative research occurs before a 
program is designed and implemented, or while a program is being 
conducted.
    At CDC, formative research is necessary for developing new programs 
or adapting programs that deal with the complexity of behavior, social 
context, cultural identity, and health care that underlie the 
epidemiology of diseases and conditions in the U.S. CDC conducts 
formative research to develop public-sensitive communication messages 
and user friendly tools prior to developing or recommending 
interventions, or care. Sometimes these studies are entirely behavioral 
but most often they are cycles of interviews and focus groups designed 
to inform the development of a product. Products from these formative 
research studies will be used for prevention of disease. Findings from 
these studies may also be presented as evidence to disease-specific 
National Advisory Committees, to support revisions to recommended 
prevention and intervention methods, as well as new recommendations.
    Much of CDC's health communication takes place within campaigns 
that have fairly lengthy planning periods--timeframes that accommodate 
the standard Federal process for approving data collections. Short term 
qualitative interviewing and cognitive research techniques have 
previously proven invaluable in the development of scientifically valid 
and population-appropriate methods, interventions, and instruments.
    This request includes studies investigating the utility and 
acceptability of proposed sampling and recruitment methods, 
intervention contents and delivery, questionnaire domains, individual 
questions, and interactions with project staff or electronic data 
collection equipment. These activities will also provide information 
about how respondents answer questions, and ways in which question 
response bias and error can be reduced.
    This request also includes collection of information from public 
health programs to assess needs related to initiation of a new program 
activity or expansion or changes in scope or implementation of existing 
program activities to adapt them to current needs. The information 
collected will be used to advise programs and provide capacity-building 
assistance tailored to identify needs.
    Overall, these development activities are intended to provide 
information that will increase the success of the surveillance or 
research projects through increasing response rates and decreasing 
response error, thereby decreasing future data collection burden to the 
public. The studies that will be covered under this request will 
include one or more of the following investigational modalities: (1) 
Structured and qualitative interviewing for surveillance, research, 
interventions and material development, (2) cognitive interviewing for 
development of specific data collection instruments, (3) methodological 
research (4) usability testing of technology-based instruments and 
materials, (5) field testing of new methodologies and materials, (6) 
investigation of mental models for health decision-making, to inform 
health communication messages, and (7) organizational needs assessments 
to support development of capacity. Respondents who will participate in 
individual and group interviews (qualitative, cognitive, and computer 
assisted development activities) are selected purposively from those 
who respond to recruitment advertisements. In addition to utilizing 
advertisements for recruitment, respondents who will participate in 
research on survey methods may be selected purposively or 
systematically from within an ongoing surveillance or research project.
    Participation of respondents is voluntary. There is no cost to 
participants other than their time. The total estimated annual burden 
is 20,000 hours.

                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                                                     Number of
          Type of respondent                    Form name            Number of    responses  per  Average  hours
                                                                    respondents      respondent    per  response
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General public and health care          Screener................          10,000               1           15/60
 providers.
                                        Interview...............           5,000               1               1
                                        Focus Group Interview...           5,000               1               2
                                        Survey..................           5,000               1           30/60
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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. 2019-26369 Filed 12-5-19; 8:45 am]
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