Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request; Information Collection Request Title: Questionnaire and Data Collection Testing, Evaluation, and Research for the Health Resources and Services Administration, OMB No. 0915-0379-Extension, 28642-28643 [2020-10247]

Download as PDF 28642 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 93 / Wednesday, May 13, 2020 / Notices In determining the estimated annual recordkeeping burden, we estimated that at least 90 percent of firms maintain documentation, such as packing codes, batch records, and inventory records, as part of their basic food production or import operations. Therefore, the recordkeeping burden was calculated as the time required for the 10 percent of firms that may not be currently maintaining this documentation to develop and maintain documentation, such as batch records and inventory records. In previous information collection requests, this recordkeeping burden was estimated to be 16 hours per record. We have retained our prior estimate of 16 hours per record for the recordkeeping burden. As shown in table 1 of this document, we estimate that one respondent will make one submission per year. Although we estimate that only 1 of 10 firms will not be currently maintaining the necessary documentation, to avoid counting the recordkeeping burden for the 1 submission per year as 1/10th of a recordkeeper, we estimate that 1 recordkeeper will take 16 hours to develop and maintain documentation recommended by the guidance. Dated: April 27, 2020. Lowell J. Schiller, Principal Associate Commissioner for Policy. [FR Doc. 2020–10272 Filed 5–12–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4164–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request; Information Collection Request Title: Questionnaire and Data Collection Testing, Evaluation, and Research for the Health Resources and Services Administration, OMB No. 0915–0379—Extension Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, HRSA has submitted an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. Comments submitted during the first public review of this ICR will be provided to OMB. OMB will accept further comments from the public during the review and jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:53 May 12, 2020 Jkt 250001 approval period. OMB may act on HRSA’s ICR only after the 30 day comment period for this notice has closed. DATES: Comments on this ICR should be received no later than June 12, 2020. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request a copy of the clearance requests submitted to OMB for review, email Lisa Wright-Solomon, the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer at paperwork@hrsa.gov or call (301) 443– 1984. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Information Collection Request Title: Questionnaire and Data Collection Testing, Evaluation, and Research for HRSA, OMB No. 0915–0379— Extension. Abstract: The purpose of collections under this generic clearance is to obtain formative information from respondents to develop new questions, questionnaires and tools and to identify problems in instruments currently in use. This clearance request is limited to formative research activities emphasizing data collection, toolkit development, and estimation procedures and reports for internal decision-making and development purposes. This clearance request does not extend to the collection of data for public release or policy formation. It is anticipated that these studies will rely heavily on qualitative techniques to meet their objectives. In general, these activities are not designed to yield results that meet generally accepted standards of statistical rigor but are designed to obtain valuable formative information to develop more effective and efficient data collection tools that will yield more accurate results and decrease non-response. A 60-day notice published in the Federal Register on March 2, 2020, vol. 85, No. 41, pp. 12307–09. There were no public comments. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: HRSA conducts cognitive interviews, focus groups, usability tests, field tests/pilot interviews, and experimental research in laboratory and field settings, both for applied questionnaire development and evaluation as well as more basic research on response errors in surveys. PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 HRSA staff use various techniques to evaluate interviewer administered, selfadministered, telephone, Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI), Computer Assisted Self-Interviewing, Audio Computer-Assisted SelfInterviewing, and web-based questionnaires. Professionally recognized procedures are followed in each information collection activity to ensure high quality data. Examples of these procedures could include the following: • Monitoring by supervisory staff of a certain percent of telephone interviews; • Conducting cognitive interviewing techniques, including think-aloud techniques and debriefings; • Data-entry from mail or paper-andpencil surveys will be computerized through scannable forms or checked through double-key entry; • Observers will monitor focus groups, and focus group proceedings will be recorded; and • Data submitted through on-line surveys will be subjected to statistical validation techniques to ensure accuracy (such as disallowing out-ofrange values). Each request under this generic clearance will specify the procedures to be used. Participation will be fully voluntary, and non-participation will have not affect eligibility for, or receipt of, future HRSA health services research activities or grant awards, recruitment or participation. Specific testing and evaluation procedures will be described when we notify OMB about each new request. Appropriate consent procedures will be customized and used for each information collection activity and any collection of personal, privacyprotected information will be handled in accordance with all applicable requirements. If the encounter is to be recorded, the respondent’s permission to record will be obtained before beginning the interview. Screening—When screening is required (e.g., quota sampling), the screening will be as brief as possible and the screening questionnaire will be provided as part of the submission to OMB. Collection methods—The particular information collection methods used will vary, but may include the following • Individual in-depth interviews—Indepth interviews will commonly be used to ensure that the meaning of a questionnaire or strategy is understood by the respondent. When in-depth interviewing is used, the interview guide will be provided to OMB for review. • Focus groups—Focus groups will be used to obtain insights into beliefs and E:\FR\FM\13MYN1.SGM 13MYN1 28643 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 93 / Wednesday, May 13, 2020 / Notices understandings of the target audience early in the development of a questionnaire or tool. When focus groups are used, the focus group discussion guide will be provided to OMB for review. • Expert/Gatekeeper review of tools— In some instances, tools designed for patients may be reviewed in-depth by medical providers or other gatekeepers to provide feedback on the acceptability and usability of a particular tool. This would usually be in addition to pretesting of the tool by the actual patient or other user. • Record abstractions—On occasion, the development of a tool or other information collection requires review and interaction with records rather than individuals. • ‘‘Dress rehearsal’’ of a specific protocol—In some instances, the proposed pretesting will constitute a walkthrough of the intended data collection procedure. In these instances, the request will mirror what is expected to occur for the larger scale data collection. Likely Respondents: Respondents will be recruited by means of advertisements in public venues or through techniques that replicate prospective data collection activities that are the focus of the project. For instance, a survey on physician communication, designed to be administered following an office visit, might be pretested using the same procedure. Each submission to OMB will specify the specific recruitment procedure to be used. Burden Statement: Burden in this context means the time expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide the information requested. This includes the time needed to review instructions; to develop, acquire, install, and utilize technology and systems for the purpose of collecting, validating, and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; to train personnel and to be able to respond to a collection of information; to search data sources; to complete and review the collection of information; and to transmit or otherwise disclose the information. The total annual burden hours estimated for this ICR are summarized in the table below. TOTAL ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN—HOURS Type of information collection Number of respondents Average burden per response (in hours) Total responses Total burden hours Mail/email 1 ........................................................................... Telephone ............................................................................ Web-based ........................................................................... Focus Groups ...................................................................... In-person .............................................................................. Automated 2 .......................................................................... Cognitive Testing ................................................................. 1,000 1,000 1,000 725 500 500 500 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1,000 1,000 1,000 725 500 500 500 0.26 0.26 0.25 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.41 260 260 250 725 500 500 705 Total .............................................................................. 5,225 ........................ 5,225 ........................ 3,200 1 May 2 May include telephone non-response follow-up in which case the burden will not change. include testing of database software, CAPI software, or other automated technologies. Maria G. Button, Director, Executive Secretariat. [FR Doc. 2020–10247 Filed 5–12–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Office of the Secretary Findings of Research Misconduct Office of the Secretary, HHS. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Findings of research misconduct have been made against Dr. Shin-Hee Kim (Respondent), who was an Assistant Professor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Maryland (UMD). Dr. Kim engaged in research misconduct in research supported by U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) funds, specifically National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH), grants R21 AI100195 and ZIA AI000938 and contract N01 AO60009. The administrative actions, including SUMMARY: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Number of responses per respondent VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:53 May 12, 2020 Jkt 250001 supervision for a period of three (3) years, were implemented beginning on March 27, 2020, and are detailed below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elisabeth A. Handley, Director, Office of Research Integrity, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 240, Rockville, MD 20852, (240) 453–8200. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) has taken final action in the following case: Dr. Shin-Hee Kim, University of Maryland: Based on an investigation conducted by UMD and additional analysis conducted by ORI in its oversight review, ORI found that Dr. Shin-Hee Kim, former Assistant Professor of Veterinary Medicine, UMD, engaged in research misconduct in research supported by PHS funds, specifically NIAID, NIH, grants R21 AI100195 and ZIA AI000938 and contract N01 AO60009. ORI found that Respondent engaged in research misconduct by intentionally, knowingly, and/or recklessly falsifying and/or fabricating data by altering, reusing, and relabeling same source PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Western blot images, microscopy fields, and data of viral titers and mouse immune response from non-correlated experiments to represent the results of different viral strains in the following seven (7) published papers and two (2) grant applications submitted to NIAID, NIH: • Mutations in the fusion protein cleavage site of avian paramyxovirus serotype 4 confer increased replication and syncytium formation in vitro but not increased replication and pathogenicity in chickens and ducks. PLoS One 2013;8(1):e50598 (hereafter referred to as ‘‘PLoS One 2013A’’). • Newcastle disease virus fusion protein is the major contributor to protective immunity of genotypematched vaccine. PLoS One 2013;8(8):e74022 (hereafter referred to as ‘‘PLoS One 2013B’’). • Role of C596 in the C-terminal extension of the haemagglutininneuraminidase protein in replication and pathogenicity of a highly virulent Indonesian strain of Newcastle disease virus. J Gen Virol. 2014;95(Pt 2):331–6 E:\FR\FM\13MYN1.SGM 13MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Public Comment Request; Information Collection 
Request Title: Questionnaire and Data Collection Testing, Evaluation, 
and Research for the Health Resources and Services Administration, OMB 
No. 0915-0379--Extension

AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department 
of Health and Human Services.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 
HRSA has submitted an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. Comments 
submitted during the first public review of this ICR will be provided 
to OMB. OMB will accept further comments from the public during the 
review and approval period. OMB may act on HRSA's ICR only after the 30 
day comment period for this notice has closed.

DATES: Comments on this ICR should be received no later than June 12, 
2020.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed 
information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of 
this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular 
information collection by selecting ``Currently under Review--Open for 
Public Comments'' or by using the search function.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request a copy of the clearance 
requests submitted to OMB for review, email Lisa Wright-Solomon, the 
HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer at [email protected] or 
call (301) 443-1984.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Information Collection Request Title: Questionnaire and Data 
Collection Testing, Evaluation, and Research for HRSA, OMB No. 0915-
0379--Extension.
    Abstract: The purpose of collections under this generic clearance 
is to obtain formative information from respondents to develop new 
questions, questionnaires and tools and to identify problems in 
instruments currently in use. This clearance request is limited to 
formative research activities emphasizing data collection, toolkit 
development, and estimation procedures and reports for internal 
decision-making and development purposes. This clearance request does 
not extend to the collection of data for public release or policy 
formation. It is anticipated that these studies will rely heavily on 
qualitative techniques to meet their objectives. In general, these 
activities are not designed to yield results that meet generally 
accepted standards of statistical rigor but are designed to obtain 
valuable formative information to develop more effective and efficient 
data collection tools that will yield more accurate results and 
decrease non-response.
    A 60-day notice published in the Federal Register on March 2, 2020, 
vol. 85, No. 41, pp. 12307-09. There were no public comments.
    Need and Proposed Use of the Information: HRSA conducts cognitive 
interviews, focus groups, usability tests, field tests/pilot 
interviews, and experimental research in laboratory and field settings, 
both for applied questionnaire development and evaluation as well as 
more basic research on response errors in surveys.
    HRSA staff use various techniques to evaluate interviewer 
administered, self-administered, telephone, Computer Assisted Personal 
Interviewing (CAPI), Computer Assisted Self-Interviewing, Audio 
Computer-Assisted Self-Interviewing, and web-based questionnaires. 
Professionally recognized procedures are followed in each information 
collection activity to ensure high quality data. Examples of these 
procedures could include the following:
     Monitoring by supervisory staff of a certain percent of 
telephone interviews;
     Conducting cognitive interviewing techniques, including 
think-aloud techniques and debriefings;
     Data-entry from mail or paper-and-pencil surveys will be 
computerized through scannable forms or checked through double-key 
entry;
     Observers will monitor focus groups, and focus group 
proceedings will be recorded; and
     Data submitted through on-line surveys will be subjected 
to statistical validation techniques to ensure accuracy (such as 
disallowing out-of-range values).
    Each request under this generic clearance will specify the 
procedures to be used. Participation will be fully voluntary, and non-
participation will have not affect eligibility for, or receipt of, 
future HRSA health services research activities or grant awards, 
recruitment or participation. Specific testing and evaluation 
procedures will be described when we notify OMB about each new request. 
Appropriate consent procedures will be customized and used for each 
information collection activity and any collection of personal, 
privacy-protected information will be handled in accordance with all 
applicable requirements. If the encounter is to be recorded, the 
respondent's permission to record will be obtained before beginning the 
interview.
    Screening--When screening is required (e.g., quota sampling), the 
screening will be as brief as possible and the screening questionnaire 
will be provided as part of the submission to OMB. Collection methods--
The particular information collection methods used will vary, but may 
include the following
     Individual in-depth interviews--In-depth interviews will 
commonly be used to ensure that the meaning of a questionnaire or 
strategy is understood by the respondent. When in-depth interviewing is 
used, the interview guide will be provided to OMB for review.
     Focus groups--Focus groups will be used to obtain insights 
into beliefs and

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understandings of the target audience early in the development of a 
questionnaire or tool. When focus groups are used, the focus group 
discussion guide will be provided to OMB for review.
     Expert/Gatekeeper review of tools--In some instances, 
tools designed for patients may be reviewed in-depth by medical 
providers or other gatekeepers to provide feedback on the acceptability 
and usability of a particular tool. This would usually be in addition 
to pretesting of the tool by the actual patient or other user.
     Record abstractions--On occasion, the development of a 
tool or other information collection requires review and interaction 
with records rather than individuals.
     ``Dress rehearsal'' of a specific protocol--In some 
instances, the proposed pretesting will constitute a walkthrough of the 
intended data collection procedure. In these instances, the request 
will mirror what is expected to occur for the larger scale data 
collection.
    Likely Respondents: Respondents will be recruited by means of 
advertisements in public venues or through techniques that replicate 
prospective data collection activities that are the focus of the 
project. For instance, a survey on physician communication, designed to 
be administered following an office visit, might be pretested using the 
same procedure. Each submission to OMB will specify the specific 
recruitment procedure to be used.
    Burden Statement: Burden in this context means the time expended by 
persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide the 
information requested. This includes the time needed to review 
instructions; to develop, acquire, install, and utilize technology and 
systems for the purpose of collecting, validating, and verifying 
information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and 
providing information; to train personnel and to be able to respond to 
a collection of information; to search data sources; to complete and 
review the collection of information; and to transmit or otherwise 
disclose the information. The total annual burden hours estimated for 
this ICR are summarized in the table below.

                                    Total Estimated Annualized Burden--Hours
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                                                     Number of                    Average burden
 Type of information collection      Number of     responses per       Total       per response    Total burden
                                    respondents     respondent       responses      (in hours)         hours
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Mail/email \1\..................           1,000               1           1,000            0.26             260
Telephone.......................           1,000               1           1,000            0.26             260
Web-based.......................           1,000               1           1,000            0.25             250
Focus Groups....................             725               1             725            1.00             725
In-person.......................             500               1             500            1.00             500
Automated \2\...................             500               1             500            1.00             500
Cognitive Testing...............             500               1             500            1.41             705
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    Total.......................           5,225  ..............           5,225  ..............           3,200
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\1\ May include telephone non-response follow-up in which case the burden will not change.
\2\ May include testing of database software, CAPI software, or other automated technologies.


Maria G. Button,
Director, Executive Secretariat.
[FR Doc. 2020-10247 Filed 5-12-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4165-15-P