Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations, 66904-66906 [2019-26372]

Download as PDF 66904 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 235 / Friday, December 6, 2019 / Notices indicating presence or absence of pneumoconiosis. The format of the autopsy reports is variable depending on the pathologist conducting the autopsy. Since an autopsy report is routinely completed by a pathologist, the only additional burden is the specific request for a clinical abstract of terminal illness and final diagnosis relating to pneumoconiosis. Therefore, only five minutes of additional burden is estimated for the pathologist’s report. • Consent, Release and History Form (2.6)—This form documents written authorization from the next of kin to perform an autopsy on the deceased miner. A minimum of essential information is collected regarding the deceased miner including an occupational history and a smoking history. From past experience, it is estimated that 15 minutes is required for the next-of-kin to complete this form. • DRAFT Authorization for Payment of Autopsy Form (2.XX)—Revised 42 CFR part 37.204 outlines a need for a physician pathologist to obtain written authorization from NIOSH and agreement regarding payment amount for services specified in § 37.202(a) by completing the Authorization for Payment of Autopsy form and submitting it to the CWHSP for authorization prior to completing an autopsy on a coal miner. This is a new form. It will be completed by the pathologist who intends on conducting an autopsy and the form will collect: Demographic information on the deceased miner, characteristics of the miner’s pneumoconiosis (if known by the pathologist), demographic and medical licensure information from the requesting pathologist, and proposed payment amount to complete the autopsy in accordance with § 37.203. It is estimated that 15 minutes is required for the pathologist to complete this form. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. The total estimated burden being requested is 11,757 hours. ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours Form name Coal Mine Operator .............................................. Coal Mine Contractor ............................................ Radiograph Facility Supervisor ............................. Coal Miner ............................................................ Coal Miner—Radiograph ...................................... B Reader Physician .............................................. B Reader Physician Challenge to Disciplinary Action and Appeal of Decertification Decision. Physicians taking the B Reader Examination ...... Spirometry Facility Supervisor .............................. Spirometry Facility Employee ............................... Spirometry Technician .......................................... Coal Miner—Spirometry ....................................... Pathologist ............................................................ 2.10 ............................... 2.18 ............................... 2.11 ............................... 2.9 ................................. No form required .......... 2.8 ................................. No form required .......... 220 160 20 8,500 8,500 10 2 1 1 1 1 1 1,760 4 30/60 30/60 30/60 20/60 15/60 3/60 30/60 110 80 10 2833 2125 880 4 220 15 8,500 8,500 8,500 4 1 1 1 1 1 1 10/60 30/60 5/60 20/60 15/60 5/60 37 8 708 2833 2125 1 4 1 5/60 1 Next-of-kin for deceased miner ............................ Autopsy Prior Authorization .................................. 2.12 ............................... 2.14 ............................... 2.13 ............................... 2.15 ............................... No form required .......... Invoice—No standard form. Pathology Report—No standard form. 2.6 ................................. 0.1585 ........................... 4 4 1 1 15/60 15/60 1 1 Total ............................................................... ....................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 11,757 Pathologist ............................................................ Jeffrey M. Zirger, Lead, Information Collection Review Office, Office of Scientific Integrity, Office of Science, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2019–26370 Filed 12–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [60Day–20–0853; Docket No. CDC–2019– 0106] lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Number of responses per respondent Number of respondents Type of respondent Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:11 Dec 05, 2019 Jkt 250001 ACTION: Notice with comment period. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as part of its continuing effort to reduce public burden and maximize the utility of government information, invites the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a proposed and/or continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This notice invites comment on a proposed information collection project titled ‘‘Asthma Information Reporting System (AIRS)’’ (OMB Control No. 0920–0853; expiration date 5/31/2020). The purpose of AIRS is to collect performance measure and surveillance data designed to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of state, local and territorial asthma programs and to SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 monitor the impact of state, local, territorial and national programs. CDC must receive written comments on or before February 4, 2020. DATES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. CDC–2019– 0106 by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Jeffrey M. Zirger, Information Collection Review Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, MS–D74, Atlanta, Georgia 30329. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and Docket Number. CDC will post, without change, all relevant comments to Regulations.gov. ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 235 / Friday, December 6, 2019 / Notices Please note: Submit all comments through the Federal eRulemaking portal (regulations.gov) or by U.S. mail to the address listed above. To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the information collection plan and instruments, contact Jeffrey M. Zirger, Information Collection Review Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, MS– D74, Atlanta, Georgia 30329; phone: 404–639–7570; Email: omb@cdc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. In addition, the PRA also requires Federal agencies to provide a 60-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each new proposed collection, each proposed extension of existing collection of information, and each reinstatement of previously approved information collection before submitting the collection to the OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, we are publishing this notice of a proposed data collection as described below. The OMB is particularly interested in comments that will help: 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. Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. 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 submissions of responses. 5. Assess information collection costs. lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:11 Dec 05, 2019 Jkt 250001 Proposed Project Asthma Information and Reporting System (AIRS)—Revision—National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description In 1999, the CDC began its National Asthma Control Program (NACP), a public health approach to address the burden of asthma. The program supports the proposed objectives of ‘‘Healthy People 2030’’ for asthma, and is based on the public health principles of surveillance, partnerships, interventions, and evaluation. The CDC requests a three-year approval to revise the ‘‘Asthma Information Reporting System (AIRS)’’ (OMB Control No. 0920–0853; expiration date 5/31/2020). Specifically, CDC seeks to make the following changes: • Increase the number of respondents from 25 to 30. • Increase the burden from 89 hours to 105 hours. • Reduce and consolidate the required performance measures (PMs), from 18 to eight core measures. • Change the collection method for receipt of PMs from an Excel spreadsheet to a newly developed electronic reporting tool (SharePoint site). • Include instructions for the newly developed electronic reporting tool that will be utilized to report the eight core PMs. • Change the collection method for receipt of surveillance data, from uploading to a SharePoint site to submitting by email to a dedicated mailbox. • Update the estimated annualized cost to the government to reflect current funding for the cooperative agreement, updated salaries for staff, and contractor costs for development of the new electronic reporting tool. The three-year approval will allow CDC to continue to monitor states’ program planning and delivery of public health activities and the programs’ collaboration with health care systems through a new five-year cooperative agreement—A Comprehensive Public Health Approach to Asthma Control through Evidence-Based Interventions (CDC–RFA–EH19–1902). The goal of this data collection is to provide NCEH with routine information PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66905 about the activities and performance of the state, local and territorial recipients funded under the NACP through an annual reporting system. NACP requires recipients to report activities related to partnerships, infrastructure, evaluation and interventions to monitor the programs’ performance in reducing the burden of asthma. AIRS also includes two forms to collect aggregate emergency department (ED) visits and hospital discharge (HD) data from recipients. AIRS was first approved by OMB in 2010 to collect data in a web-based system to monitor and guide participating state health departments. Since implementation in 2010, AIRS and the technical assistance provided by CDC staff have provided states with uniform data reporting methods and linkages to other states’ asthma program information and resources. Thus, AIRS has saved state resources and staff time when asthma programs embark on asthma activities similar to those conducted elsewhere. In the past three years, AIRS data were used to: • Serve as a resource to NCEH when addressing congressional, departmental and institutional inquiries. • Help the branch align its current interventions with CDC goals and allowed the monitoring of progress toward these goals. • Allow the NACP and the state asthma programs to make more informed decisions about activities to achieve objectives. • Facilitate communication about interventions across states and enable inquiries regarding interventions by populations with a disproportionate burden, age groups, geographic areas and other variables of interest. • Provide feedback to the grantees about their performance relative to others through the distribution of two written reports and several presentations (webinar and in-person) summarizing the results. • Customize and provide technical assistance and support materials to address implementation challenges. There will be no cost to respondents other than their time to complete the PM Reporting Tool, ED Visits Reporting Form, and HD Reporting Form, on an annual basis. The estimated annualized time burden is 105 hours. E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1 66906 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 235 / Friday, December 6, 2019 / Notices ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden (in hours) Form name Funded Asthma Program Recipients Performance Measures Reporting Tool. Emergency Department Visits Reporting Form. Hospital Discharge Reporting Form 30 1 150/60 75 30 1 30/60 15 30 1 30/60 15 ........................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 105 Total ........................................... Jeffrey M. Zirger, Lead, Information Collection Review Office, Office of Scientific Integrity, Office of Science, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2019–26372 Filed 12–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Board of Scientific Counselors, Center for Preparedness and Response, (BSC, CPR); Meeting 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 for the Board of Scientific Counselors, Center for Preparedness and Response, (BSC, CPR). This meeting is open to the public, limited only by the space available. The meeting room accommodates up to 60 people. Public participants should pre-register for the meeting (see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for more information). The public is also welcome to listen to the meeting via Adobe Connect. Preregistration is required by clicking the links below. WEB ID January 23, 2020 registration: https://adobeconnect.cdc.gov/ epvdyo95oxsu/event/registration.html. WEB ID January 24, 2020 registration: https://adobeconnect.cdc.gov/ ek6t1uq3f5zy/event/registration.html. Dial in number: 1–888–790–2046; Participant code: 5041683. DATES: The meeting will be held on January 23, 2020, 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., EST; and January 24, 2020, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., EST. ADDRESSES: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Global Communications Center, Building 19, SUMMARY: lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Number of responses per respondent Number of respondents Type of respondents VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:11 Dec 05, 2019 Jkt 250001 Auditorium B3, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30329–4027. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dometa Ouisley, Office of Science and Public Health Practice, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Mailstop H21–6, Atlanta, Georgia 30329–4027; Telephone: (404) 639–7450; Fax: (404) 471–8772; Email: OPHPR.BSC.Questions@cdc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose: This Board is charged with providing advice and guidance to the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH), the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Director, Center for Preparedness and Response (CPR), concerning strategies and goals for the programs and research within CPR, monitoring the overall strategic direction and focus of the CPR Divisions and Offices, and also may administer and oversee peer review of CPR scientific programs. For additional information about the Board, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/cpr/bsc/ index.htm. Matters to Be Considered: The twoday agenda will include: Day One: The meeting will cover briefings and BSC deliberation on the following topics: (1) CPR Updates from the Director, (2) CPR Interval Updates from the Division Directors, and (3) the Report from the Biological Agent Containment Working Group (BACWG). Day Two: The meeting will cover briefings and BSC deliberation on the following topics: (1) Current CDC Responses and the Graduated Response Framework, (2) Emergency Preparedness and Response to Address Highest Burden and Need; and (3) Preparedness Updates and CPR Discussion: Liaison Representatives. Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[60Day-20-0853; Docket No. CDC-2019-0106]


Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and 
Recommendations

AGENCY: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of 
Health and Human Services (HHS).

ACTION: Notice with comment period.

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SUMMARY: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as part 
of its continuing effort to reduce public burden and maximize the 
utility of government information, invites the general public and other 
Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a proposed and/or 
continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995. This notice invites comment on a proposed 
information collection project titled ``Asthma Information Reporting 
System (AIRS)'' (OMB Control No. 0920-0853; expiration date 5/31/2020). 
The purpose of AIRS is to collect performance measure and surveillance 
data designed to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of state, 
local and territorial asthma programs and to monitor the impact of 
state, local, territorial and national programs.

DATES: CDC must receive written comments on or before February 4, 2020.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. CDC-2019-
0106 by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Regulations.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail: Jeffrey M. Zirger, Information Collection Review 
Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road 
NE, MS-D74, Atlanta, Georgia 30329.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name 
and Docket Number. CDC will post, without change, all relevant comments 
to Regulations.gov.


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    Please note:  Submit all comments through the Federal 
eRulemaking portal (regulations.gov) or by U.S. mail to the address 
listed above.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on the 
proposed project or to obtain a copy of the information collection plan 
and instruments, contact Jeffrey M. Zirger, Information Collection 
Review Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton 
Road NE, MS-D74, Atlanta, Georgia 30329; phone: 404-639-7570; Email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:  Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 
(PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), Federal agencies must obtain approval from 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of 
information they conduct or sponsor. In addition, the PRA also requires 
Federal agencies to provide a 60-day notice in the Federal Register 
concerning each proposed collection of information, including each new 
proposed collection, each proposed extension of existing collection of 
information, and each reinstatement of previously approved information 
collection before submitting the collection to the OMB for approval. To 
comply with this requirement, we are publishing this notice of a 
proposed data collection as described below.
    The OMB is particularly interested in comments that will help:
    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. Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of 
the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used;
    3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected; and
    4. 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 
submissions of responses.
    5. Assess information collection costs.

Proposed Project

    Asthma Information and Reporting System (AIRS)--Revision--National 
Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

    In 1999, the CDC began its National Asthma Control Program (NACP), 
a public health approach to address the burden of asthma. The program 
supports the proposed objectives of ``Healthy People 2030'' for asthma, 
and is based on the public health principles of surveillance, 
partnerships, interventions, and evaluation. The CDC requests a three-
year approval to revise the ``Asthma Information Reporting System 
(AIRS)'' (OMB Control No. 0920-0853; expiration date 5/31/2020). 
Specifically, CDC seeks to make the following changes:
     Increase the number of respondents from 25 to 30.
     Increase the burden from 89 hours to 105 hours.
     Reduce and consolidate the required performance measures 
(PMs), from 18 to eight core measures.
     Change the collection method for receipt of PMs from an 
Excel spreadsheet to a newly developed electronic reporting tool 
(SharePoint site).
     Include instructions for the newly developed electronic 
reporting tool that will be utilized to report the eight core PMs.
     Change the collection method for receipt of surveillance 
data, from uploading to a SharePoint site to submitting by email to a 
dedicated mailbox.
     Update the estimated annualized cost to the government to 
reflect current funding for the cooperative agreement, updated salaries 
for staff, and contractor costs for development of the new electronic 
reporting tool.
    The three-year approval will allow CDC to continue to monitor 
states' program planning and delivery of public health activities and 
the programs' collaboration with health care systems through a new 
five-year cooperative agreement--A Comprehensive Public Health Approach 
to Asthma Control through Evidence-Based Interventions (CDC-RFA-EH19-
1902).
    The goal of this data collection is to provide NCEH with routine 
information about the activities and performance of the state, local 
and territorial recipients funded under the NACP through an annual 
reporting system. NACP requires recipients to report activities related 
to partnerships, infrastructure, evaluation and interventions to 
monitor the programs' performance in reducing the burden of asthma. 
AIRS also includes two forms to collect aggregate emergency department 
(ED) visits and hospital discharge (HD) data from recipients.
    AIRS was first approved by OMB in 2010 to collect data in a web-
based system to monitor and guide participating state health 
departments. Since implementation in 2010, AIRS and the technical 
assistance provided by CDC staff have provided states with uniform data 
reporting methods and linkages to other states' asthma program 
information and resources. Thus, AIRS has saved state resources and 
staff time when asthma programs embark on asthma activities similar to 
those conducted elsewhere.
    In the past three years, AIRS data were used to:
     Serve as a resource to NCEH when addressing congressional, 
departmental and institutional inquiries.
     Help the branch align its current interventions with CDC 
goals and allowed the monitoring of progress toward these goals.
     Allow the NACP and the state asthma programs to make more 
informed decisions about activities to achieve objectives.
     Facilitate communication about interventions across states 
and enable inquiries regarding interventions by populations with a 
disproportionate burden, age groups, geographic areas and other 
variables of interest.
     Provide feedback to the grantees about their performance 
relative to others through the distribution of two written reports and 
several presentations (webinar and in-person) summarizing the results.
     Customize and provide technical assistance and support 
materials to address implementation challenges.
    There will be no cost to respondents other than their time to 
complete the PM Reporting Tool, ED Visits Reporting Form, and HD 
Reporting Form, on an annual basis. The estimated annualized time 
burden is 105 hours.

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                                        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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Funded Asthma Program           Performance                   30               1          150/60              75
 Recipients.                     Measures
                                 Reporting Tool.
                                Emergency                     30               1           30/60              15
                                 Department
                                 Visits
                                 Reporting Form.
                                Hospital                      30               1           30/60              15
                                 Discharge
                                 Reporting Form.
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.....................  ................  ..............  ..............  ..............             105
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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.
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