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AGENCY: This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection project: ‘‘Voluntary Customer Survey Generic Clearance for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.’’ This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on June 11, 2020 and allowed 60 days for public comment. AHRQ received no substantive comments. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received 30 days after date of publication. 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 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doris Lefkowitz, AHRQ Reports Clearance Officer, (301) 427–1477, or by email at doris.lefkowitz@AHRQ.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21SEN1.SGM 21SEN1 59312 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 183 / Monday, September 21, 2020 / Notices Proposed Project Voluntary Customer Survey Generic Clearance for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality This is a request for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to reapprove for an additional 3 years, under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the generic clearance for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to survey the users of AHRQ’s work products and services, OMB control number 0935–0106. The current clearance was approved on December 13th, 2017 and will expire on December 31st, 2020. Customer surveys will be undertaken by AHRQ to assess its work products and services provided to its customers, to identify problem areas, and to determine how they can be improved. Surveys conducted under this generic clearance are not required by regulation and will not be used by AHRQ to regulate or sanction its customers. Surveys will be entirely voluntary, and information provided by respondents will be combined and summarized so that no individually identifiable information will be released. Proposed information collections submitted under this generic clearance will be reviewed and acted upon by OMB within 14 days of submission to OMB. Method of Collection The information collected through focus groups and voluntary customer surveys will be used by AHRQ to identify strengths and weaknesses in products and services to make improvements that are practical and feasible. Information from these customer surveys will be used to plan and redirect resources and efforts to improve or maintain a high quality of service to the lay and health professional public. Estimated Annual Respondent Burden Exhibit 1 shows the estimated total burden hours for the respondents. Mail surveys are estimated to average 15 minutes, telephone surveys 40 minutes, web-based surveys 10 minutes, focus groups two hours, and in-person interviews are estimated to average 50 minutes. Mail surveys may also be sent to respondents via email, and may include a telephone non-response follow-up. Telephone non-response follow-up for mailed surveys does not count as a telephone survey. The total burden hours for the 3 years of the clearance is estimated to be 10,900 hours. Exhibit 2 shows the estimated cost burden for the respondents. The total cost burden for the 3 years of the clearance is estimated to be $136,031. EXHIBIT 1—ESTIMATED BURDEN HOURS OVER 3 YEARS Number of respondents Type of information collection Number of responses per respondent Hours per response Total burden hours Mail/email * ....................................................................................................... Telephone ........................................................................................................ Web-based ....................................................................................................... Focus Groups .................................................................................................. In-person .......................................................................................................... 5,000 200 5,000 500 200 1 1 1 1 1 15/60 40/60 10/60 2.0 50/60 1,250 133 833 1,000 167 Total .......................................................................................................... 10,900 na na 3,383 * May include telephone non-response follow-up in which case the burden will not change. EXHIBIT 2—ESTIMATED COST BURDEN OVER 3 YEARS Number of respondents Type of information collection Total burden hours Average hourly wage rate * Total cost burden Mail/email ......................................................................................................... Telephone ........................................................................................................ Web-based ....................................................................................................... Focus Groups .................................................................................................. In-person .......................................................................................................... 5,000 200 5,000 500 200 1,250 133 833 1,000 167 $40.21 40.21 40.21 40.21 40.21 $50,263 5,348 33,495 40,210 6,715 Total .......................................................................................................... 10,900 3,383 40.21 136,031 * Bureau of Labor & Statistics on ‘‘Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019’’ found at the following URL: https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm#b29-0000.htm for the respondents. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Request for Comments In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, comments on AHRQ’s information collection are requested with regard to any of the following: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of AHRQ healthcare research and healthcare information dissemination functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of AHRQ’s estimate of burden (including VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:59 Sep 18, 2020 Jkt 250001 hours and costs) of the proposed collection(s) of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information upon the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 183 (Monday, September 21, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 59311-59312]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-20715]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; Voluntary Customer Survey Generic Clearance for the 
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

AGENCY: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the intention of the Agency for 
Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection 
project: ``Voluntary Customer Survey Generic Clearance for the Agency 
for Healthcare Research and Quality.'' This proposed information 
collection was previously published in the Federal Register on June 11, 
2020 and allowed 60 days for public comment. AHRQ received no 
substantive comments. The purpose of this notice is to allow an 
additional 30 days for public comment.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received 30 days after date of 
publication.

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 30-day Review--
Open for Public Comments'' or by using the search function.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doris Lefkowitz, AHRQ Reports 
Clearance Officer, (301) 427-1477, or by email at 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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Proposed Project

Voluntary Customer Survey Generic Clearance for the Agency for 
Healthcare Research and Quality

    This is a request for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to 
re-approve for an additional 3 years, under the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995, the generic clearance for the Agency for Healthcare Research 
and Quality (AHRQ) to survey the users of AHRQ's work products and 
services, OMB control number 0935-0106. The current clearance was 
approved on December 13th, 2017 and will expire on December 31st, 2020.
    Customer surveys will be undertaken by AHRQ to assess its work 
products and services provided to its customers, to identify problem 
areas, and to determine how they can be improved. Surveys conducted 
under this generic clearance are not required by regulation and will 
not be used by AHRQ to regulate or sanction its customers. Surveys will 
be entirely voluntary, and information provided by respondents will be 
combined and summarized so that no individually identifiable 
information will be released. Proposed information collections 
submitted under this generic clearance will be reviewed and acted upon 
by OMB within 14 days of submission to OMB.

Method of Collection

    The information collected through focus groups and voluntary 
customer surveys will be used by AHRQ to identify strengths and 
weaknesses in products and services to make improvements that are 
practical and feasible. Information from these customer surveys will be 
used to plan and redirect resources and efforts to improve or maintain 
a high quality of service to the lay and health professional public.

Estimated Annual Respondent Burden

    Exhibit 1 shows the estimated total burden hours for the 
respondents. Mail surveys are estimated to average 15 minutes, 
telephone surveys 40 minutes, web-based surveys 10 minutes, focus 
groups two hours, and in-person interviews are estimated to average 50 
minutes. Mail surveys may also be sent to respondents via email, and 
may include a telephone non-response follow-up. Telephone non-response 
follow-up for mailed surveys does not count as a telephone survey. The 
total burden hours for the 3 years of the clearance is estimated to be 
10,900 hours.
    Exhibit 2 shows the estimated cost burden for the respondents. The 
total cost burden for the 3 years of the clearance is estimated to be 
$136,031.

                                 Exhibit 1--Estimated Burden Hours Over 3 Years
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                                                                     Number of
         Type of information collection              Number of     responses per     Hours per     Total burden
                                                    respondents     respondent       response          hours
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Mail/email *....................................           5,000               1           15/60           1,250
Telephone.......................................             200               1           40/60             133
Web-based.......................................           5,000               1           10/60             833
Focus Groups....................................             500               1             2.0           1,000
In-person.......................................             200               1           50/60             167
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    Total.......................................          10,900              na              na           3,383
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* May include telephone non-response follow-up in which case the burden will not change.


                                  Exhibit 2--Estimated Cost Burden Over 3 Years
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                                                                                      Average
         Type of information collection              Number of     Total burden     hourly wage     Total cost
                                                    respondents        hours          rate *          burden
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Mail/email......................................           5,000           1,250          $40.21         $50,263
Telephone.......................................             200             133           40.21           5,348
Web-based.......................................           5,000             833           40.21          33,495
Focus Groups....................................             500           1,000           40.21          40,210
In-person.......................................             200             167           40.21           6,715
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................          10,900           3,383           40.21         136,031
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* Bureau of Labor & Statistics on ``Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019'' found at the following URL:
  https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm#b29-0000.htm for the respondents.

Request for Comments

    In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, comments on AHRQ's 
information collection are requested with regard to any of the 
following: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of AHRQ healthcare research and 
healthcare information dissemination functions, including whether the 
information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of AHRQ's 
estimate of burden (including hours and costs) of the proposed 
collection(s) of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, 
and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to 
minimize the burden of the collection of information upon the 
respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and included in the Agency's subsequent request for OMB approval of the 
proposed information collection. All comments will become a matter of 
public record.

    Dated: September 15, 2020.
Marquita Cullom-Stott,
Associate Director.
[FR Doc. 2020-20715 Filed 9-18-20; 8:45 am]
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