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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 175 / Tuesday, September 14, 2021 / Notices 51159 ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS—Continued Form name Number of Respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden per response (in hours) ........................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ Type of respondent Total ........................................... Jeffrey M. Zirger, Lead, Information Collection Review Office, Office of Scientific Integrity, Office of Science, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2021–19753 Filed 9–13–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [30Day–21–1039] tkelley on DSK125TN23PROD with NOTICES 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 Information Collection on Cause-Specific Absenteeism in Schools 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 1, 2021 to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. CDC received and replied to two nonsubstantive 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, VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:55 Sep 13, 2021 Jkt 253001 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 Information Collection on CauseSpecific Absenteeism in Schools (OMB Control No. 0920–1039)—Reinstatement with Change—National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description The Information Collection on CauseSpecific Absenteeism in Schools aims to improve; (1) understanding of the role of influenza-like illness (ILI)-specific absenteeism in schools in predicting community-wide influenza transmission, and (2) to detect withinhousehold transmission of influenza in households from which a student has been absent from school due to ILI. Due to children’s naı¨ve immunity, their susceptibility to infectious diseases, and congregation of children at schools, schools serve as amplification points for influenza transmission. Therefore, the collection of ILI-specific absenteeism could provide information needed to detect influenza outbreaks early, before infection spreads to a wider community. Such early detection PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total burden hours 11,741 of outbreaks will enable public health and school authorities to implement appropriate infection control and prevention measures. School children are frequently the main introducers of influenza to their families. Evaluating influenza transmission within households where students are absent from school because of ILI may serve as an additional layer of influenza surveillance, and could contribute to understanding of influenza transmission dynamics within the surrounding community. Insights gained from this information collection will be used to strengthen the evidencebase of CDC’s Pre-Pandemic Guidance prior to the next pandemic. Since obtaining OMB approval in December 2014, 2,466 Oregon School District students with ILI have been enrolled in the study. Of them, 68% were positive for at least one respiratory pathogen included in the PCR panel that tests for presence of 17 common respiratory viruses, and 29% of students were found to be positive for influenza. It was demonstrated that absenteeism due to ILI in school children was highly correlated with PCR-confirmed influenza in enrolled school children, and medically-attended influenza in the surrounding community, suggesting that ILI-specific school absenteeism can be considered a useful tool for predicting influenza outbreaks in the surrounding community. For all six seasons, (2015– 2021) significant, positive crosscorrelations were achieved for absenteeism due to illness (a–I) and absenteeism due to ILI (a–ILI) at least 14 days in advance of MAI. Further observations during influenza seasons caused by other influenza strains are needed to make these findings more robust. In the currently approved information collection, information and biospecimens are collected only from students who were absent from school because of ILI. This reinstatement with change to the currently approved information collection adds a household transmission component, in which information and biospecimens will be collected from household members of students absent from school because of ILI. This aims to enhance current knowledge and understanding around E:\FR\FM\14SEN1.SGM 14SEN1 51160 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 175 / Tuesday, September 14, 2021 / Notices the introduction of influenza infection to households that have school-age children, as well as within-household influenza transmission. CDC requests approval for 434 annual burden hours. There is no cost to respondents other than their time to participate. ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of responses per respondent Average burden per response (in hours) Form name Parents of children/adolescents or adult students (≥18 yo) attending schools. Screening Form .............................................. 345 1 5/60 Acute Respiratory Infection and Influenza Surveillance Form. Household Study Form A ............................... Biospecimen collection (Day 0) ..................... Household Study Form B (Day 7 and 14) ..... 300 1 15/60 300 300 240 1 1 1 5/60 5/60 5/60 Biospecimen collection (Day 7 and 14) ......... Household Study Form B (Day 0, 7 and 14) Biospecimen collection (Day 0, 7 and 14) ..... 240 720 720 1 2 2 5/60 5/60 5/60 Student ............................................................ Parents of children/adolescents or adult students (≥18 yo) attending schools. Student ............................................................ Household members ....................................... Household members ....................................... Jeffrey M. Zirger, Lead, Information Collection Review Office, Office of Scientific Integrity, Office of Science, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2021–19754 Filed 9–13–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Biodefense Science Board Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. The National Biodefense Science Board (NBSB or the Board) is authorized under Section 319M of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, as added by Section 402 of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act of 2006 and amended by Section 404 of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act. The Board is governed by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, which sets forth standards for the formation and use of advisory committees. The NBSB provides expert advice and guidance on scientific, technical, and other matters of special interest to the Department regarding current and future chemical, biological, nuclear, and radiological agents, whether naturally occurring, accidental, or deliberate. SUMMARY: tkelley on DSK125TN23PROD with NOTICES Number of respondents Type of respondent The NBSB will meet in public (virtually) on September 28, 2021, to discuss high priority issues related to national public health emergency preparedness and response. A more detailed agenda will be available on the DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:55 Sep 13, 2021 Jkt 253001 NBSB meeting website https:// www.phe.gov/nbsb. ADDRESSES: Members of the public may attend the meeting via a toll-free phone number or Zoom teleconference, which requires pre-registration. The meeting link to pre-register will be posted on https://www.phe.gov/nbsb. 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We would specifically like to request inputs from the public on challenges, opportunities, and strategic priorities for national health security and biodefense. Presenters who are selected for the public meeting will have audio only during the meeting. Slides, documents, and other presentation material sent along with the request to speak will be provided to the board members separately. Please indicate additionally whether the presenter will be willing to take questions from the board members (at PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 their discretion) immediately following their presentation (for up to seven additional minutes). Dawn O’Connell, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. [FR Doc. 2021–19789 Filed 9–13–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Office of the Secretary Ninth Amendment to Declaration Under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act for Medical Countermeasures Against COVID–19 ACTION: Notice of amendment. The Secretary issues this amendment pursuant to section 319F–3 of the Public Health Service Act to expand the authority for certain Qualified Persons authorized to prescribe, dispense, and administer COVID–19 therapeutics that are covered countermeasures under section VI of this Declaration. DATE: This amendment is effective as of September 14, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: L. Paige Ezernack, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Office of the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20201; 202–260– 0365, paige.ezernack@hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act) authorizes SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14SEN1.SGM 14SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[30Day-21-1039]


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 Information Collection on Cause-Specific 
Absenteeism in Schools 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 1, 2021 to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. 
CDC received and replied to two non-substantive 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

    Information Collection on Cause-Specific Absenteeism in Schools 
(OMB Control No. 0920-1039)--Reinstatement with Change--National Center 
for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID), Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

    The Information Collection on Cause-Specific Absenteeism in Schools 
aims to improve; (1) understanding of the role of influenza-like 
illness (ILI)-specific absenteeism in schools in predicting community-
wide influenza transmission, and (2) to detect within-household 
transmission of influenza in households from which a student has been 
absent from school due to ILI.
    Due to children's na[iuml]ve immunity, their susceptibility to 
infectious diseases, and congregation of children at schools, schools 
serve as amplification points for influenza transmission. Therefore, 
the collection of ILI-specific absenteeism could provide information 
needed to detect influenza outbreaks early, before infection spreads to 
a wider community. Such early detection of outbreaks will enable public 
health and school authorities to implement appropriate infection 
control and prevention measures.
    School children are frequently the main introducers of influenza to 
their families. Evaluating influenza transmission within households 
where students are absent from school because of ILI may serve as an 
additional layer of influenza surveillance, and could contribute to 
understanding of influenza transmission dynamics within the surrounding 
community. Insights gained from this information collection will be 
used to strengthen the evidence-base of CDC's Pre-Pandemic Guidance 
prior to the next pandemic.
    Since obtaining OMB approval in December 2014, 2,466 Oregon School 
District students with ILI have been enrolled in the study. Of them, 
68% were positive for at least one respiratory pathogen included in the 
PCR panel that tests for presence of 17 common respiratory viruses, and 
29% of students were found to be positive for influenza. It was 
demonstrated that absenteeism due to ILI in school children was highly 
correlated with PCR-confirmed influenza in enrolled school children, 
and medically-attended influenza in the surrounding community, 
suggesting that ILI-specific school absenteeism can be considered a 
useful tool for predicting influenza outbreaks in the surrounding 
community. For all six seasons, (2015-2021) significant, positive 
cross-correlations were achieved for absenteeism due to illness (a-I) 
and absenteeism due to ILI (a-ILI) at least 14 days in advance of MAI. 
Further observations during influenza seasons caused by other influenza 
strains are needed to make these findings more robust.
    In the currently approved information collection, information and 
biospecimens are collected only from students who were absent from 
school because of ILI. This reinstatement with change to the currently 
approved information collection adds a household transmission 
component, in which information and biospecimens will be collected from 
household members of students absent from school because of ILI. This 
aims to enhance current knowledge and understanding around

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the introduction of influenza infection to households that have school-
age children, as well as within-household influenza transmission.
    CDC requests approval for 434 annual burden hours. There is no cost 
to respondents other than their time to participate.

                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                                                     Number of    Average burden
          Type of respondent                    Form name            Number of     responses per   per response
                                                                    respondents     respondent      (in hours)
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Parents of children/adolescents or      Screening Form..........             345               1            5/60
 adult students (>=18 yo) attending
 schools.
                                        Acute Respiratory                    300               1           15/60
                                         Infection and Influenza
                                         Surveillance Form.
                                        Household Study Form A..             300               1            5/60
Student...............................  Biospecimen collection               300               1            5/60
                                         (Day 0).
Parents of children/adolescents or      Household Study Form B               240               1            5/60
 adult students (>=18 yo) attending      (Day 7 and 14).
 schools.
Student...............................  Biospecimen collection               240               1            5/60
                                         (Day 7 and 14).
Household members.....................  Household Study Form B               720               2            5/60
                                         (Day 0, 7 and 14).
Household members.....................  Biospecimen collection               720               2            5/60
                                         (Day 0, 7 and 14).
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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. 2021-19754 Filed 9-13-21; 8:45 am]
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