Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations, 66906-66908 [2019-26374]

Download as PDF 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. 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Members of the public that wish to attend this meeting in person should pre-register by submitting the following information by email, facsimile, or phone (see Contact Person for More PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Information) no later than 12:00 noon (EDT) Friday, January 17, 2020: • Full Name • Organizational Affiliation • Complete Mailing Address • Citizenship • Phone Number or Email Address The Director, Strategic Business Initiatives Unit, Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 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. Kalwant Smagh, Director, Strategic Business Initiatives Unit, Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2019–26329 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–20–1208; Docket No. CDC–2019– 0108] Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice with comment period. AGENCY: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as part of its continuing efforts to reduce public burden and maximize the utility of government information, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a proposed and/or continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1 lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 235 / Friday, December 6, 2019 / Notices Act of 1995. This notice invites comment on Developmental Projects to Improve the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and Related Programs. This generic clearance request covers projects that will help evaluate and improve upon issues such as survey design and operations, as well as examine the feasibility and challenges that may arise with developing future content for the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) (OMB# 0920–0950, expires November 30, 2021) or similar studies. DATES: CDC must receive written comments on or before February 4, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. CDC–2019– 0108 by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Regulation.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. 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: omb@cdc.gov. 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 OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, we are publishing this notice of a proposed data collection as described below. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:11 Dec 05, 2019 Jkt 250001 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 Developmental Projects to Improve the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and Related Programs, (OMB Control No. 0920–1208 Exp. Date 12/31/2020)—Revision— National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description Section 306 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act (42 U.S.C. 242k), as amended, authorizes that the Secretary of Health and Human Services (DHHS), acting through NCHS, shall collect statistics on the extent and nature of illness and disability; environmental, social and other health hazards; and determinants of health of the population of the United States. The Division of Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (DHNES) has conducted national surveys and related projects periodically between 1970 and 1994, and continuously since 1999. The mission of DHNES programs is to produce descriptive statistics which measure the health and nutrition status of the general population. The continuous operation of DHNES programs presents unique challenges in testing new survey content and activities, such as outreach or participant screening etc. This generic request covers developmental projects to help evaluate and enhance DHNES existing and proposed data collection activities to increase research capacity and improve data quality. The information collected through this Generic Information PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66907 Collection Request will not be used to make generalizable statements about the population of interest or to inform public policy. However, methodological findings from these projects may be reported. The purpose and use of projects under this NHANES generic clearance would include developmental projects necessary for activities such as; testing new procedures, equipment, technology and approaches that are going to be folded into NHANES or other NCHS programs; designing and testing examination components or survey questions; creating new studies including biomonitoring and clinical measures; creating new cohorts, including a pregnancy and/or a birth— 24 month cohort; testing of the cognitive and interpretive aspects of survey methodology; feasibility testing of proposed new components or modifications to existing components; testing of human-computer interfaces/ usability; assessing the acceptability of proposed NHANES components among likely participants; testing alternative approaches to existing NHANES procedures, including activities related to improving nonresponse; testing the use of or variations/adjustments in incentives; testing content of web based surveys; testing the feasibility of obtaining bodily fluid specimens (blood, urine, semen, saliva, breastmilk) and tissue sample (swabs); testing digital imaging technology and related procedures (e.g., retinal scan, liver ultrasound, Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA), prescription and over-the-counter dietary supplements bottles); testing the feasibility of and procedure/processes for accessing participant’s medical records from healthcare settings (e.g., hospitals and physician offices); testing the feasibility and protocols for home examination measurements; testing survey materials and procedures to improve response rates, including changes to advance materials and protocols, changes to the incentive structure, introduction of new and timely outreach and awareness procedures including the use of social media; conducting crossover studies; creating and testing digital survey materials; and conducting customer satisfaction assessments. The types of participants covered by the NHANES generic may include current or past NHANES participants; family or household members of NHANES participants; individuals eligible to be participants in NHANES, but who did not screen into the actual survey; convenience samples; volunteers; subject matter experts or E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1 66908 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 235 / Friday, December 6, 2019 / Notices consultants such as survey methodologist, academic researchers, clinicians or other health care providers; NHANES data or website users; members of the general public or individuals abroad who would be part of a collaborative development project or projects between NCHS and related public health agencies in the U.S. and/ or abroad. The type of participant involved in a given developmental project would be determined by the nature of the project. The details of each project will be included in the specific GenIC submissions. There is no cost to respondents other than their time. A three-year clearance is requested. The estimated annualized burden hours for this generic data collection is 59,465. ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of responses per respondent Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden (in hours) Form name Individuals or Households ................. Developmental Projects & Focus Group documents. Developmental Projects & Focus Group documents. 24-hour developmental projects ....... 35,000 1 1.5 52,500 300 1 1.5 450 200 1 25 5,000 Developmental Projects ................... Focus Group/Developmental Project Documents. 1,000 15 1 1 1.5 1 1,500 15 ........................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 59,465 Volunteers ......................................... Individuals or households, Volunteers, NHANES Participants. NHANES participants ........................ Subject Matter Experts ..................... Total ........................................... Jeffrey M. Zirger, Lead, Information Collection Review Office, Office of Scientific Integrity, Office of Science, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2019–26374 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–20–1011] Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Number of respondents Type of respondents In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has submitted the information collection request titled Emergency Epidemic Investigation Data Collections (OMB control number 0920–1011), for review and approval. CDC previously published a ‘‘Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations’’ notice on September 4, 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:11 Dec 05, 2019 Jkt 250001 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 Emergency Epidemic Investigation Data Collections (OMB Control No. 0920–1011, Exp. 01/31/2020)— Extension—Center for Surveillance, Education, and Laboratory Services PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (CSELS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description CDC previously conducted Emergency Epidemic Investigations (EEIs) under Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number 0920–0008. In 2013, CDC received OMB approval (OMB Control Number 0920–1011) for a new OMB generic clearance for a threeyear period to collect vital information during EEIs in response to urgent outbreaks or events (i.e., natural, biological, chemical, nuclear, radiological) characterized by undetermined agents, undetermined sources, undetermined transmission, or undetermined risk factors. This generic clearance was approved for a three-year extension, which expires on 1/31/2020. CDC seeks OMB approval for an extension of this generic clearance for an additional three-year period. Supporting effective emergency epidemic investigations is one of the most important ways that CDC protects the health of the public. CDC is frequently called upon to conduct EEIs at the request of local, state, or international health authorities seeking support to respond to urgent outbreaks or urgent public health-related events. In response to external partner requests, CDC provides necessary epidemiologic support to identify the agents, sources, modes of transmission, or risk factors to effectively implement rapid prevention and control measures to protect the public’s health. Data collection is a critical component of the epidemiologic support provided by CDC; data are E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[60Day-20-1208; Docket No. CDC-2019-0108]


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 efforts to reduce public burden and maximize the 
utility of government information, invites the general public and other 
Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a proposed and/
or continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork 
Reduction

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Act of 1995. This notice invites comment on Developmental Projects to 
Improve the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and 
Related Programs. This generic clearance request covers projects that 
will help evaluate and improve upon issues such as survey design and 
operations, as well as examine the feasibility and challenges that may 
arise with developing future content for the National Health and 
Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) (OMB# 0920-0950, expires November 
30, 2021) or similar studies.

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

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. CDC-2019-
0108 by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Regulation.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.
    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 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

    Developmental Projects to Improve the National Health and Nutrition 
Examination Survey and Related Programs, (OMB Control No. 0920-1208 
Exp. Date 12/31/2020)--Revision--National Center for Health Statistics 
(NCHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

    Section 306 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act (42 U.S.C. 
242k), as amended, authorizes that the Secretary of Health and Human 
Services (DHHS), acting through NCHS, shall collect statistics on the 
extent and nature of illness and disability; environmental, social and 
other health hazards; and determinants of health of the population of 
the United States. The Division of Health and Nutrition Examination 
Surveys (DHNES) has conducted national surveys and related projects 
periodically between 1970 and 1994, and continuously since 1999. The 
mission of DHNES programs is to produce descriptive statistics which 
measure the health and nutrition status of the general population. The 
continuous operation of DHNES programs presents unique challenges in 
testing new survey content and activities, such as outreach or 
participant screening etc.
    This generic request covers developmental projects to help evaluate 
and enhance DHNES existing and proposed data collection activities to 
increase research capacity and improve data quality. The information 
collected through this Generic Information Collection Request will not 
be used to make generalizable statements about the population of 
interest or to inform public policy. However, methodological findings 
from these projects may be reported.
    The purpose and use of projects under this NHANES generic clearance 
would include developmental projects necessary for activities such as; 
testing new procedures, equipment, technology and approaches that are 
going to be folded into NHANES or other NCHS programs; designing and 
testing examination components or survey questions; creating new 
studies including biomonitoring and clinical measures; creating new 
cohorts, including a pregnancy and/or a birth--24 month cohort; testing 
of the cognitive and interpretive aspects of survey methodology; 
feasibility testing of proposed new components or modifications to 
existing components; testing of human-computer interfaces/usability; 
assessing the acceptability of proposed NHANES components among likely 
participants; testing alternative approaches to existing NHANES 
procedures, including activities related to improving nonresponse; 
testing the use of or variations/adjustments in incentives; testing 
content of web based surveys; testing the feasibility of obtaining 
bodily fluid specimens (blood, urine, semen, saliva, breastmilk) and 
tissue sample (swabs); testing digital imaging technology and related 
procedures (e.g., retinal scan, liver ultrasound, Dual-energy X-ray 
absorptiometry (DEXA), prescription and over-the-counter dietary 
supplements bottles); testing the feasibility of and procedure/
processes for accessing participant's medical records from healthcare 
settings (e.g., hospitals and physician offices); testing the 
feasibility and protocols for home examination measurements; testing 
survey materials and procedures to improve response rates, including 
changes to advance materials and protocols, changes to the incentive 
structure, introduction of new and timely outreach and awareness 
procedures including the use of social media; conducting crossover 
studies; creating and testing digital survey materials; and conducting 
customer satisfaction assessments.
    The types of participants covered by the NHANES generic may include 
current or past NHANES participants; family or household members of 
NHANES participants; individuals eligible to be participants in NHANES, 
but who did not screen into the actual survey; convenience samples; 
volunteers; subject matter experts or

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consultants such as survey methodologist, academic researchers, 
clinicians or other health care providers; NHANES data or website 
users; members of the general public or individuals abroad who would be 
part of a collaborative development project or projects between NCHS 
and related public health agencies in the U.S. and/or abroad. The type 
of participant involved in a given developmental project would be 
determined by the nature of the project. The details of each project 
will be included in the specific GenIC submissions.
    There is no cost to respondents other than their time. A three-year 
clearance is requested. The estimated annualized burden hours for this 
generic data collection is 59,465.

                                        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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Individuals or Households.....  Developmental             35,000               1             1.5          52,500
                                 Projects &
                                 Focus Group
                                 documents.
Volunteers....................  Developmental                300               1             1.5             450
                                 Projects &
                                 Focus Group
                                 documents.
Individuals or households,      24-hour                      200               1              25           5,000
 Volunteers, NHANES              developmental
 Participants.                   projects.
NHANES participants...........  Developmental              1,000               1             1.5           1,500
                                 Projects.
Subject Matter Experts........  Focus Group/                  15               1               1              15
                                 Developmental
                                 Project
                                 Documents.
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.....................  ................  ..............  ..............  ..............          59,465
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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. 2019-26374 Filed 12-5-19; 8:45 am]
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