Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review, 63392-63393 [2021-24990]

Download as PDF 63392 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 218 / Tuesday, November 16, 2021 / Notices • Consent for Environmental Testing: ATSDR/NCEH will obtain consent to test 10% of EA households for tap water and indoor dust samples using a 10minute consent form for an annual total of 45 households, resulting in burden of eight hours annually for three EAs. Environmental Sample Collection: ATSDR/NCEH will complete sampling at 45 households for three EAs deemed eligible for the EA for testing of tap water and indoor dust samples. The sampling will take 30 minutes, for an estimated burden of 23 hours annually for three EAs. ATSDR estimates the annualized time burden is 1,277 hours. Participation is voluntary, and there are no costs to participants other than their time. ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Average burden per response (in hours) Number of responses per respondent Total burden hours Form name EA Community Members ...... EA Participants (all ages) ..... EA Adults .............................. Community Event Evaluation Survey .......... Biological Testing Tracking .......................... Household Eligibility Screener ..................... Consent ........................................................ Exposure Questionnaire (Adult) for Biological and Environmental Testing. Parental Permission ..................................... Exposure Questionnaire (Child) for Biological Testing (Parent Proxy). Assent .......................................................... Exposure Questionnaire (Child) for Biological Testing (Child completed). Household Recruitment Script for Environmental Sampling. Environmental Sampling Consent Form ...... Environmental Sample Collection Form ...... 489 1,185 807 900 900 1 1 1 1 1 5/60 20/60 5/60 10/60 30/60 41 395 66 150 450 284 165 1 1 10/60 15/60 47 41 119 119 1 1 10/60 15/60 20 30 69 1 5/60 6 45 45 1 1 10/60 30/60 8 23 ....................................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 1,277 EA Parents ............................ EA Children ........................... EA Heads-of-Households ...... Total ............................... Jeffrey M. Zirger, Lead,Information Collection Review Office,Office of Scientific Integrity,Office of Science,Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2021–24992 Filed 11–15–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–70–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry [30Day–22–0047] Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Number of respondents Type of respondents In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) has submitted the information collection request titled ‘‘Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. ATSDR previously published a ‘‘Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations’’ notice on March 26, 2021, to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. ATSDR did not receive comments related to the previous notice. This notice serves to VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Nov 15, 2021 Jkt 256001 allow an additional 30 days for public and affected agency comments. ATSDR 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. PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery (OMB Control No. 0923–0047, Exp. 01/31/2022)— Extension—Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). Background and Brief Description The information collection activity provides a means to garner qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely manner, in accordance with the Federal government’s commitment to improving service delivery. By qualitative feedback we mean information that provides E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1 63393 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 218 / Tuesday, November 16, 2021 / Notices useful insights on perceptions and opinions, but are not statistical surveys that yield quantitative results that can be generalized to the population of study. This feedback will provide insights into customer or stakeholder perceptions, experiences, and expectations, provide an early warning of issues with service, or focus attention on areas where communication, training or changes in operations might improve delivery of products or services. These collections will allow for ongoing, collaborative, and actionable communications between the Agency and its customers and stakeholders. It will also allow feedback to contribute directly to the improvement of program management. The solicitation of feedback will target areas such as: Timeliness, appropriateness, accuracy of information, courtesy, efficiency of service delivery, and resolution of issues with service delivery. Responses will be assessed to plan and inform efforts to improve or maintain the quality of service offered to the public. If this information is not collected, vital feedback from customers and stakeholders on the Agency’s services will be unavailable. ATSDR will only submit a collection for approval under this generic clearance if it meets the following conditions: • The collections are voluntary; • The collections are low-burden for respondents (based on considerations of total burden hours, total number of respondents, or burden-hours per respondent) and are low-cost for both the respondents and the Federal Government; • The collections are noncontroversial and do not raise issues of concern to other Federal agencies; • Any collection is targeted to the solicitation of opinions from respondents who have experience with the program or may have experience with the program in the near future; • Personally identifiable information (PII) is collected only to the extent necessary and is not retained; • Information gathered is intended to be used only internally for general service improvement and program management purposes and is not intended for release outside of the agency (if released, the agency must indicate the qualitative nature of the information); • Information gathered will not be used for the purpose of substantially informing influential policy decisions; and • Information gathered will yield qualitative information; the collections will not be designed or expected to yield statistically reliable results or used as though the results are generalizable to the population of study. Feedback collected under this generic clearance provides useful information, but it does not yield data that can be generalized to the overall population. This type of generic clearance for qualitative information will not be used for quantitative information collections that are designed to yield reliably actionable results, such as monitoring trends over time or documenting program performance. Such data uses require more rigorous designs that address: The target population to which generalizations will be made, the sampling frame, the sample design (including stratification and clustering), the precision requirements or power calculations that justify the proposed sample size, the expected response rate, methods for assessing potential nonresponse bias, the protocols for data collection, and any testing procedures that were or will be undertaken prior to fielding the study. Depending on the degree of influence the results are likely to have, such collections may still be eligible for submission for other generic mechanisms that are designed to yield quantitative results. As a general matter, information collections will not result in any new system of records containing privacy information and will not ask questions of a sensitive nature, such as sexual behavior and attitudes, religious beliefs, and other matters that are commonly considered private. This is an extension of the previously approved collection. There is no cost to respondents other than their time. The total estimated annualized burden is 7,075 hours. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden per response (in hours) Type of respondent Type of collection Individuals and Households; Businesses and Organizations; State, Local, or Tribal Government. Small discussion groups ................................ 300 1 90/60 Request for customer comment cards/complaint forms/post-conference or training surveys. Focus groups of customers, potential customers, delivery partners, or other stakeholders. Qualitative customer satisfaction surveys or interviews. Usability testing/in-person observation testing 1,500 1 15/60 2,000 1 2 3,000 1 30/60 1,500 1 30/60 Jeffrey M. Zirger, Lead, Information Collection Review Office, Office of Scientific Integrity, Office of Science, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2021–24990 Filed 11–15–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–70–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Nov 15, 2021 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 218 (Tuesday, November 16, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 63392-63393]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-24990]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

[30Day-22-0047]


Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review

    In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Agency 
for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) has submitted the 
information collection request titled ``Generic Clearance for the 
Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery'' to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. ATSDR 
previously published a ``Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public 
Comment and Recommendations'' notice on March 26, 2021, to obtain 
comments from the public and affected agencies. ATSDR did not receive 
comments related to the previous notice. This notice serves to allow an 
additional 30 days for public and affected agency comments.
    ATSDR 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

    Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on 
Agency Service Delivery (OMB Control No. 0923-0047, Exp. 01/31/2022)--
Extension--Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).

Background and Brief Description

    The information collection activity provides a means to garner 
qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely 
manner, in accordance with the Federal government's commitment to 
improving service delivery. By qualitative feedback we mean information 
that provides

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useful insights on perceptions and opinions, but are not statistical 
surveys that yield quantitative results that can be generalized to the 
population of study.
    This feedback will provide insights into customer or stakeholder 
perceptions, experiences, and expectations, provide an early warning of 
issues with service, or focus attention on areas where communication, 
training or changes in operations might improve delivery of products or 
services. These collections will allow for ongoing, collaborative, and 
actionable communications between the Agency and its customers and 
stakeholders. It will also allow feedback to contribute directly to the 
improvement of program management.
    The solicitation of feedback will target areas such as: Timeliness, 
appropriateness, accuracy of information, courtesy, efficiency of 
service delivery, and resolution of issues with service delivery. 
Responses will be assessed to plan and inform efforts to improve or 
maintain the quality of service offered to the public. If this 
information is not collected, vital feedback from customers and 
stakeholders on the Agency's services will be unavailable.
    ATSDR will only submit a collection for approval under this generic 
clearance if it meets the following conditions:
     The collections are voluntary;
     The collections are low-burden for respondents (based on 
considerations of total burden hours, total number of respondents, or 
burden-hours per respondent) and are low-cost for both the respondents 
and the Federal Government;
     The collections are noncontroversial and do not raise 
issues of concern to other Federal agencies;
     Any collection is targeted to the solicitation of opinions 
from respondents who have experience with the program or may have 
experience with the program in the near future;
     Personally identifiable information (PII) is collected 
only to the extent necessary and is not retained;
     Information gathered is intended to be used only 
internally for general service improvement and program management 
purposes and is not intended for release outside of the agency (if 
released, the agency must indicate the qualitative nature of the 
information);
     Information gathered will not be used for the purpose of 
substantially informing influential policy decisions; and
     Information gathered will yield qualitative information; 
the collections will not be designed or expected to yield statistically 
reliable results or used as though the results are generalizable to the 
population of study.
    Feedback collected under this generic clearance provides useful 
information, but it does not yield data that can be generalized to the 
overall population. This type of generic clearance for qualitative 
information will not be used for quantitative information collections 
that are designed to yield reliably actionable results, such as 
monitoring trends over time or documenting program performance. Such 
data uses require more rigorous designs that address: The target 
population to which generalizations will be made, the sampling frame, 
the sample design (including stratification and clustering), the 
precision requirements or power calculations that justify the proposed 
sample size, the expected response rate, methods for assessing 
potential nonresponse bias, the protocols for data collection, and any 
testing procedures that were or will be undertaken prior to fielding 
the study. Depending on the degree of influence the results are likely 
to have, such collections may still be eligible for submission for 
other generic mechanisms that are designed to yield quantitative 
results.
    As a general matter, information collections will not result in any 
new system of records containing privacy information and will not ask 
questions of a sensitive nature, such as sexual behavior and attitudes, 
religious beliefs, and other matters that are commonly considered 
private.
    This is an extension of the previously approved collection. There 
is no cost to respondents other than their time. The total estimated 
annualized burden is 7,075 hours.

                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                                                     Number of    Average burden
          Type of respondent               Type of collection        Number of     responses per   per response
                                                                    respondents     respondent      (in hours)
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Individuals and Households; Businesses  Small discussion groups.             300               1           90/60
 and Organizations; State, Local, or
 Tribal Government.
                                        Request for customer               1,500               1           15/60
                                         comment cards/complaint
                                         forms/post-conference
                                         or training surveys.
                                        Focus groups of                    2,000               1               2
                                         customers, potential
                                         customers, delivery
                                         partners, or other
                                         stakeholders.
                                        Qualitative customer               3,000               1           30/60
                                         satisfaction surveys or
                                         interviews.
                                        Usability testing/in-              1,500               1           30/60
                                         person observation
                                         testing.
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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. 2021-24990 Filed 11-15-21; 8:45 am]
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