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Download as PDF 48148 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 164 / Friday, August 27, 2021 / Notices Prevention and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Kalwant Smagh, Director, Strategic Business Initiatives Unit, Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [FR Doc. 2021–18454 Filed 8–26–21; 8:45 am] Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health (ABRWH), Subcommittee for Dose Reconstruction Reviews (SDRR), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH); Cancellation of Meeting Notice is hereby given of a change in the meeting of the Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health (ABRWH), Subcommittee for Dose Reconstruction Reviews (SDRR); June 16, 2021, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., EDT, in the original FRN. The teleconference meeting was published in the Federal Register on April 23, 2021, Volume 86, Number 77, pages 21738–21739. This meeting is being canceled in its entirety. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Rashaun Roberts, Ph.D., Designated Federal Officer, NIOSH, CDC, 1090 Tusculum Avenue, Mailstop C–24, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, Telephone: (513) 533–6800, Toll Free 1(800) CDC– INFO, Email: ocas@cdc.gov. 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. 2021–18455 Filed 8–26–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:52 Aug 26, 2021 Jkt 253001 [30Day–21–1061] In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has submitted the information collection request titled Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. CDC previously published a ‘‘Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations’’ notice on March 12, 2021 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 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. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. 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 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) (OMB Control No. 0920–1061, Exp. 3/31/2022)— Revision—National Center for Chronic Disease and Public Health Protection (NCCDPHP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description CDC is requesting OMB approval to revise information collection activities for the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) for the period of 2022–2024. The BRFSS is a nationwide system of cross-sectional surveys using random digit dialed (RDD) samples administered by health departments in states, territories, and the District of Columbia (collectively referred to here as States) in collaboration with CDC. Traditionally subject recruitment and interview have been conducted by telephone. In 2022– 2024, the BRFSS will introduce the option to allow participants to voluntarily complete online surveys, after telephone recruitment. The BRFSS produces state-level information primarily on health risk behaviors, health conditions, and preventive health practices that are associated with chronic diseases, infectious diseases, and injury. Designed to meet the data needs of individual states and territories, the CDC sponsors the BRFSS information collection project under a cooperative agreement with states and territories. Under this partnership, BRFSS state coordinators determine questionnaire content with technical and methodological assistance provided by CDC. For most states and territories, the BRFSS provides the only sources of data amenable to state and local level health and health risk indicator uses. Over time, it has also developed into an important data collection system that federal agencies rely on for state and local health information and to track national health objectives such as Healthy People. CDC bases the BRFSS questionnaire on modular design principles to accommodate a variety of state-specific needs within a common framework. All participating states are required to administer a standardized core E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1 48149 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 164 / Friday, August 27, 2021 / Notices questionnaire, which provides a set of shared health indicators for all BRFSS partners. The BRFSS core questionnaire consists of fixed core, rotating core, and emerging core questions. Fixed core questions are asked every year. Rotating core questions cycle on and off the core questionnaire in two- or three-year cycles, depending on the question. Emerging core questions are included in the core questionnaire as needed to collect data on urgent or emerging health topics such as infectious disease. In addition, the BRFSS includes a series of optional modules on a variety of topics. In off years, when the rotating questions are not included in the core questionnaire, they are offered to states as optional modules. This framework allows each state to produce a customized BRFSS survey by appending selected optional modules to the core survey. States may select which, if any, optional modules to administer. As needed, CDC provides technical and methodological assistance to state BRFSS coordinators in the construction of their state-specific surveys. Each state administers its BRFSS questionnaire throughout the calendar year. CDC periodically updates the BRFSS core survey and optional modules. The purpose of this Revision request is to add the following topics to the questionnaires: COVID vaccination, impact of the COVID pandemic, periodontal disease, additional questions on heart attack and stroke, disaster/pandemic preparedness, veterans’ health, and the use of newly available tobacco products. In addition, this request seeks approval for reinstating topics which have been included in BRFSS in the past, dependent upon state interest and funding. Participation in BRFSS is voluntary and there is no cost to participate. The average time burden per response will be 22 minutes. The total time burden across all respondents will be approximately 287,798 hours. ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Type of respondents Form name U.S. General Population .................. Landline Screener ......................................................... Cell Phone Screener ..................................................... Field Test Screener ...................................................... BRFSS Core Survey by Phone Interview ..................... BRFSS Optional Modules by Phone Interview ............. BRFSS Core Survey by Online Survey ........................ BRFSS Optional Modules by Online Survey ................ Field Test Survey by Phone Interview .......................... Annual Survey Respondents (Adults >18 Years). Field Test Respondents (Adults >18 Years). Jeffrey M. Zirger, Lead, Information Collection Review Office, Office of Scientific Integrity, Office of Science, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2021–18538 Filed 8–26–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [CMS–6063–N7] Medicare Program; National Expansion Implementation for All Remaining States and Territories of the Prior Authorization Model for Repetitive, Scheduled Non-Emergent Ambulance Transports Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces the implementation dates for all remaining states and territories for the national expansion of the Prior Authorization Model for Repetitive, Scheduled NonEmergent Ambulance Transports. DATES: This expansion of the Prior Authorization Model for Repetitive, lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:52 Aug 26, 2021 Jkt 253001 Number of respondents Scheduled Non-Emergent Ambulance Transports will begin on December 1, 2021 for independent ambulance suppliers garaged in Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas; and no earlier than: February 1, 2022 for independent ambulance suppliers garaged in Alabama, American Samoa, California, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, Northern Mariana Islands and Tennessee; April 1, 2022 for independent ambulance suppliers garaged in Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Puerto Rico, Wisconsin, and U.S. Virgin Islands; June 1, 2022 for independent ambulance suppliers garaged in Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont; and August 1, 2022 for independent ambulance suppliers garaged in Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Kentucky, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Angela Gaston, (410) 786–7409. Questions regarding the national expansion of the Prior Authorization Model for Repetitive, Scheduled Non- PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent 173,000 694,000 900 480,000 440,000 100,000 80,000 500 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Average burden per response (in hours) 1/60 1/60 1/60 15/60 15/60 10/60 10/60 45/60 Emergent Ambulance Transports should be sent to AmbulancePA@cms.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background In the November 23, 2020 Federal Register (85 FR 74725), we published a notice titled ‘‘Medicare Program; National Expansion of the Prior Authorization Model for Repetitive, Scheduled Non-Emergent Ambulance Transport,’’ which announced the national expansion of the Prior Authorization Model for Repetitive, Scheduled Non-Emergent Ambulance Transports under section 1834(l)(16) of the Act, as added by section 515(b) of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) (Pub. L. 114–10). The states that participated in the model under section 1115A of the Social Security Act (the Act), which included Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia, previously transitioned to the national model on December 2, 2020. Due to the COVID–19 Public Health Emergency, we delayed the implementation of the expansion to any additional states. E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[30Day-21-1061]


Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review

    In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Centers 
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has submitted the information 
collection request titled Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System 
(BRFSS), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and 
approval. CDC previously published a ``Proposed Data Collection 
Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations'' notice on March 12, 
2021 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 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. 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. 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

    Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) (OMB Control No. 
0920-1061, Exp. 3/31/2022)--Revision--National Center for Chronic 
Disease and Public Health Protection (NCCDPHP), Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

    CDC is requesting OMB approval to revise information collection 
activities for the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) 
for the period of 2022-2024. The BRFSS is a nationwide system of cross-
sectional surveys using random digit dialed (RDD) samples administered 
by health departments in states, territories, and the District of 
Columbia (collectively referred to here as States) in collaboration 
with CDC. Traditionally subject recruitment and interview have been 
conducted by telephone. In 2022-2024, the BRFSS will introduce the 
option to allow participants to voluntarily complete online surveys, 
after telephone recruitment. The BRFSS produces state-level information 
primarily on health risk behaviors, health conditions, and preventive 
health practices that are associated with chronic diseases, infectious 
diseases, and injury. Designed to meet the data needs of individual 
states and territories, the CDC sponsors the BRFSS information 
collection project under a cooperative agreement with states and 
territories. Under this partnership, BRFSS state coordinators determine 
questionnaire content with technical and methodological assistance 
provided by CDC. For most states and territories, the BRFSS provides 
the only sources of data amenable to state and local level health and 
health risk indicator uses. Over time, it has also developed into an 
important data collection system that federal agencies rely on for 
state and local health information and to track national health 
objectives such as Healthy People.
    CDC bases the BRFSS questionnaire on modular design principles to 
accommodate a variety of state-specific needs within a common 
framework. All participating states are required to administer a 
standardized core

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questionnaire, which provides a set of shared health indicators for all 
BRFSS partners. The BRFSS core questionnaire consists of fixed core, 
rotating core, and emerging core questions. Fixed core questions are 
asked every year. Rotating core questions cycle on and off the core 
questionnaire in two- or three-year cycles, depending on the question. 
Emerging core questions are included in the core questionnaire as 
needed to collect data on urgent or emerging health topics such as 
infectious disease. In addition, the BRFSS includes a series of 
optional modules on a variety of topics. In off years, when the 
rotating questions are not included in the core questionnaire, they are 
offered to states as optional modules. This framework allows each state 
to produce a customized BRFSS survey by appending selected optional 
modules to the core survey. States may select which, if any, optional 
modules to administer. As needed, CDC provides technical and 
methodological assistance to state BRFSS coordinators in the 
construction of their state-specific surveys. Each state administers 
its BRFSS questionnaire throughout the calendar year.
    CDC periodically updates the BRFSS core survey and optional 
modules. The purpose of this Revision request is to add the following 
topics to the questionnaires: COVID vaccination, impact of the COVID 
pandemic, periodontal disease, additional questions on heart attack and 
stroke, disaster/pandemic preparedness, veterans' health, and the use 
of newly available tobacco products. In addition, this request seeks 
approval for reinstating topics which have been included in BRFSS in 
the past, dependent upon state interest and funding.
    Participation in BRFSS is voluntary and there is no cost to 
participate. The average time burden per response will be 22 minutes. 
The total time burden across all respondents will be approximately 
287,798 hours.

                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                                                     Number of    Average burden
          Type of respondents                   Form name            Number of     responses per   per response
                                                                    respondents     respondent      (in hours)
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U.S. General Population...............  Landline Screener.......         173,000               1            1/60
                                        Cell Phone Screener.....         694,000               1            1/60
                                        Field Test Screener.....             900               1            1/60
Annual Survey Respondents (Adults >18   BRFSS Core Survey by             480,000               1           15/60
 Years).                                 Phone Interview.                440,000               1           15/60
                                        BRFSS Optional Modules
                                         by Phone Interview.
                                        BRFSS Core Survey by             100,000               1           10/60
                                         Online Survey.
                                        BRFSS Optional Modules            80,000               1           10/60
                                         by Online Survey.
Field Test Respondents (Adults >18      Field Test Survey by                 500               1           45/60
 Years).                                 Phone Interview.
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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. 2021-18538 Filed 8-26-21; 8:45 am]
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