Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations, 30963-30964 [2020-11000]

Download as PDF 30963 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 99 / Thursday, May 21, 2020 / Notices The respondent universe is comprised of STLT governmental staff or delegates acting on behalf of a STLT agency involved in the provision of essential public health services in the United States. Delegate is defined as a governmental or non-governmental agent (agency, function, office or individual) acting for a principal or submitted by another to represent or act on their behalf. The STLT agency is represented by a STLT entity or delegate with a task to protect and/or improve the public’s health. Information will be used to assess situational awareness of current public health emergencies; make decisions that affect planning, response and recovery activities of subsequent emergencies; fill CDC and HHS gaps in knowledge of programs and/or STLT governments that will strengthen surveillance, epidemiology, and laboratory science; improve CDC’s support and technical assistance to states and communities. CDC and HHS will conduct brief data collections, across a range of public health topics related to essential public health services. CDC estimates up to 30 data collections with STLT governmental staff or delegates, and 10 data collections with local/county/city governmental staff or delegates will be conducted on an annual basis. Ninetyfive percent of these data collections will be web-based and five percent telephone, in-person, and focus groups. The total annualized burden of 54,000 hours is based on the following estimates. ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Type of respondents Form name State, Territorial, or Tribal government staff or delegate. Local/County/City government staff or delegate. Web, telephone, in-person, focus group. Web, telephone, in-person, focus group. Total ........................................... ........................................................... Jeffrey M. Zirger, Lead, Information Collection Review Office, Office of Scientific Integrity, Office of Science, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2020–11001 Filed 5–20–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P 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 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 Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant. The PHHS Block Grant allows awardees to prioritize the VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:18 May 20, 2020 Jkt 250001 1 24,000 3,000 10 1 30,000 ........................ ........................ ........................ 54,000 use of funds to fill funding gaps in programs that deal with leading causes of death and disability, as well as the ability to respond rapidly to emerging health issues, including outbreaks of food-borne infections and water-borne diseases. You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. CDC–2020– 0055, 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. 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– ADDRESSES: [60Day–FY–2020; Docket No. CDC–2020– 0055] SUMMARY: 30 CDC must receive written comments on or before July 20, 2020. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Total burden (in hrs.) 800 DATES: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Average burden per respondent (in hrs.) Number of responses per respondent Sfmt 4703 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 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 E:\FR\FM\21MYN1.SGM 21MYN1 30964 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 99 / Thursday, May 21, 2020 / Notices 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 Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant (OMB Control No. 0920– 0106, Exp. 08/31/2022)—Revision— Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support (CSTLTS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description CDC’s Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support (CSTLTS) plays a vital role in helping health agencies work to enhance their capacity and improve their performance to strengthen the public health system on all levels. CSTLTS is CDC’s primary connection to health officials and leaders of state, tribal, local, and territorial public health agencies, as well as to other government leaders who work with health departments. CSTLTS administers the Preventive Health and Health Services (PHHS) Block Grant funding for health promotion and disease prevention programs. Sixty-one awardees (50 states, the District of Columbia, two American Indian tribes, five U.S. territories, and awardees to monitor their objectives and activities. Awardees will submit information on the following: Recipient information: Unique identifying information about each recipient. Work plan: Information about objectives, activities, and the populations to be addressed each year. Annual Progress Report: Information about success and progress toward meeting health objectives. Since 2008, CDC has collected this information using a web-based electronic system, the Block Grant Management Information System (BGMIS). Beginning with the FY2021 award, CDC will be using a new information management system, the Block Grant Information System (BGIS) to collect this information. The new system will collect substantially the same information as the old system but will offer a variety of updates and improvements. Examples of improvements include updated technological infrastructure, updated Healthy People Objectives (from 2020 to 2030) for awardees to use when planning programs, usability improvements, and redesigned instruments to capture data in more useful formats for both the recipients and reporting purposes. The respondent universe will include PHHSBG Block Grant Coordinators (n=61). All modules will be accessed electronically through the BGIS system. The total annualized estimated burden is 1,525 hours. three freely associated states) receive block grant funds to address locally defined public health needs in innovative ways. The PHHS Block Grant allows awardees to prioritize the use of funds to fill funding gaps in programs that deal with leading causes of death and disability, as well as the ability to respond rapidly to emerging health issues, including outbreaks of foodborne infections and water-borne diseases. CSTLTS ensures that the CDC PHHS Block Grant Program Manager and recipients account for funds in accordance with legislative mandates. Each awardee is required to submit a work plan with its selected health outcome objectives, as well as descriptions of the health problems, identified target populations (including portions of those populations disproportionately affected by the health problems), and activities to be addressed in the planned work. CDC will use the Block Grant Information System to collect recipient data, monitor awardees’ progress, identify activities and personnel supported with Block Grant funding, conduct compliance reviews of Block Grant awardees, and promote the use of evidence-based guidelines and interventions. CDC requests OMB approval for revision to an existing information collection request to accommodate the needed updates to the system and templates used to collect the information. As specified in the authorizing legislation, CDC currently collects information from Block Grant ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Average burden per response (in hours) Number of responses per respondent Total burden (in hours) Form name Type of respondents Recipient Information ........................ Work Plan ......................................... PHHS Block Annual Progress Report. PHHS Block Grant Coordinator ....... PHHS Block Grant Coordinator ....... PHHS Block Grant Coordinator ....... 61 61 61 1 1 1 2 12 11 122 732 671 Total ........................................... ........................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 1,525 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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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 99 (Thursday, May 21, 2020)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-11000]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[60Day-FY-2020; Docket No. CDC-2020-0055]


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 Preventive Health and Health 
Services Block Grant. The PHHS Block Grant allows awardees to 
prioritize the use of funds to fill funding gaps in programs that deal 
with leading causes of death and disability, as well as the ability to 
respond rapidly to emerging health issues, including outbreaks of food-
borne infections and water-borne diseases.

DATES: CDC must receive written comments on or before July 20, 2020.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. CDC-2020-
0055, 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.
    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

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    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

    Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant (OMB Control No. 
0920-0106, Exp. 08/31/2022)--Revision--Center for State, Tribal, Local, 
and Territorial Support (CSTLTS), Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

    CDC's Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support 
(CSTLTS) plays a vital role in helping health agencies work to enhance 
their capacity and improve their performance to strengthen the public 
health system on all levels. CSTLTS is CDC's primary connection to 
health officials and leaders of state, tribal, local, and territorial 
public health agencies, as well as to other government leaders who work 
with health departments.
    CSTLTS administers the Preventive Health and Health Services (PHHS) 
Block Grant funding for health promotion and disease prevention 
programs. Sixty-one awardees (50 states, the District of Columbia, two 
American Indian tribes, five U.S. territories, and three freely 
associated states) receive block grant funds to address locally defined 
public health needs in innovative ways. The PHHS Block Grant allows 
awardees to prioritize the use of funds to fill funding gaps in 
programs that deal with leading causes of death and disability, as well 
as the ability to respond rapidly to emerging health issues, including 
outbreaks of food-borne infections and water-borne diseases. CSTLTS 
ensures that the CDC PHHS Block Grant Program Manager and recipients 
account for funds in accordance with legislative mandates. Each awardee 
is required to submit a work plan with its selected health outcome 
objectives, as well as descriptions of the health problems, identified 
target populations (including portions of those populations 
disproportionately affected by the health problems), and activities to 
be addressed in the planned work. CDC will use the Block Grant 
Information System to collect recipient data, monitor awardees' 
progress, identify activities and personnel supported with Block Grant 
funding, conduct compliance reviews of Block Grant awardees, and 
promote the use of evidence-based guidelines and interventions.
    CDC requests OMB approval for revision to an existing information 
collection request to accommodate the needed updates to the system and 
templates used to collect the information. As specified in the 
authorizing legislation, CDC currently collects information from Block 
Grant awardees to monitor their objectives and activities. Awardees 
will submit information on the following:
    Recipient information: Unique identifying information about each 
recipient.
    Work plan: Information about objectives, activities, and the 
populations to be addressed each year.
    Annual Progress Report: Information about success and progress 
toward meeting health objectives.
    Since 2008, CDC has collected this information using a web-based 
electronic system, the Block Grant Management Information System 
(BGMIS). Beginning with the FY2021 award, CDC will be using a new 
information management system, the Block Grant Information System 
(BGIS) to collect this information. The new system will collect 
substantially the same information as the old system but will offer a 
variety of updates and improvements. Examples of improvements include 
updated technological infrastructure, updated Healthy People Objectives 
(from 2020 to 2030) for awardees to use when planning programs, 
usability improvements, and redesigned instruments to capture data in 
more useful formats for both the recipients and reporting purposes.
    The respondent universe will include PHHSBG Block Grant 
Coordinators (n=61). All modules will be accessed electronically 
through the BGIS system. The total annualized estimated burden is 1,525 
hours.

                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                                     Number of    Average burden
           Form name                 Type of         Number of     responses per   per response    Total burden
                                   respondents      respondents     respondent      (in hours)      (in hours)
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Recipient Information.........  PHHS Block Grant              61               1               2             122
                                 Coordinator.
Work Plan.....................  PHHS Block Grant              61               1              12             732
                                 Coordinator.
PHHS Block Annual Progress      PHHS Block Grant              61               1              11             671
 Report.                         Coordinator.
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    Total.....................  ................  ..............  ..............  ..............           1,525
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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. 2020-11000 Filed 5-20-20; 8:45 am]
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