Department of Health and Human Services January 14, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Collection; Comment Request (60-Day FRN): The National Cancer Institute (NCI) SmokefreeTXT (Text Message) Program Evaluation (NCI)
Document Number: 2013-00572
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-14
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
In compliance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects to be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. Written comments and/or suggestions from the public and affected agencies are invited to address one or more of the following points: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the function of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) 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) The quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. To submit comments in writing, request more information on the proposed project, or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, contact: Erik Augustson, Ph.D., MPH, Behavioral Scientist/ Health Science Administrator, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, 6130 Executive Blvd., EPN-4034, Bethesda, MD 20892-7337 or call non-toll-free number 301-435-7610 or Email your request, including your address to: augustse@mail.nih.gov. Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received within 60 days of the date of this publication. Proposed Collection: The National Cancer Institute (NCI) SmokefreeTXT Program Evaluation (NCI), 0925-NEW, National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH). Need and Use of Information Collection: This is a request for OMB to approve the new submission titled, ``The National Cancer Institute (NCI) SmokefreeTXT Program Evaluation'' for 3 years. The supporting statements and various attachments accompany this memorandum. This study seeks to assess the efficacy of the SmokefreeTXT program, a text message smoking cessation intervention designed for young adult smokers ages 18-29. The SmokefreeTXT program is a component of a larger series of eHealth/mHealth tobacco cessation intervention programs. SmokefreeTXT has been developed (and is managed) by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Tobacco Control Research Branch (TCRB) at the request of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) at the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The study seeks to recruit a large sample of young adult smokers ages 18-29 to examine how exposure to the SmokefreeTXT intervention affects participants' success at quitting smoking. There will be 3-arms to the study; participants will be enrolled for a maximum of 8 weeks of treatment in the SmokefreeTXT program, with frequency and duration of the treatment varying by study arm. The SmokefreeTXT Study will collect self-reported cessation data using the bidirectional aspect of text- messaging service and a series of web-based surveys. All web-based survey data will be collected and stored by a third-party, Research Triangle Institute International (RTI). Respondents will complete the following 5 web-based surveys for a total of 7,136 burden hours: (1) Pre-treatment baseline survey; (2) one week post quit date questionnaire; (3) end of active cessation treatment questionnaire; (4) 12-week post-treatment questionnaire; (5) 24-weeks post-treatment questionnaire. OMB approval is requested for 3 years. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. The total estimated annualized burden hours are 8,353.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-00523
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-14
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2013-00500
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-14
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2013-00499
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-14
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Cancer Institute; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2013-00498
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-14
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Cancer Institute; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2013-00497
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-14
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2013-00496
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-14
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Blood Products Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2013-00491
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-14
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs
Document Number: 2013-00476
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-14
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
The current version of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs (Mandatory Guidelines), effective on October 1, 2010, addresses the role and qualifications of Medical Review Officers (MROs) and HHS approval of entities that certify MROs. Subpart M-Medical Review Officer (MRO), Section 13.1(b), ``Who may serve as an MRO?'' states as follows: ``Nationally recognized entities that certify MROs or subspecialty boards for physicians performing a review of Federal employee drug testing results that seek approval by the Secretary must submit their qualifications and a sample examination. Based on an annual objective review of the qualifications and content of the examination, the Secretary shall publish a list in the Federal Register of those entities and boards that have been approved.'' HHS has completed its review of entities that train and certify MROs, in accordance with requests submitted by such entities to HHS. (1) The HHS Secretary approves the following MRO certifying entities that offer both MRO training and certification through examination:
Draft Guidance for Industry on Abuse-Deterrent Opioids-Evaluation and Labeling; Availability
Document Number: 2013-00474
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-14
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of a draft guidance for industry entitled ``Abuse- Deterrent OpioidsEvaluation and Labeling.'' The draft guidance describes how abuse-deterrent properties of opioid analgesic products should be studied and evaluated, and what claims regarding such properties may be suitable for inclusion in labeling. In addition to general input on this draft guidance, FDA is seeking input on the research topics outlined in the final section of the draft guidance. FDA also intends to hold a public meeting to solicit additional input from affected stakeholders on the draft guidance.
Dental Devices; Reclassification of Blade-Form Endosseous Dental Implant
Document Number: 2013-00388
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-01-14
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing to reclassify the blade- form endosseous dental implant, a preamendments class III device, into class II (special controls). On its own initiative, based on new information, FDA is proposing to revise the classification of blade-form endosseous dental implants.
Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus Remaining Service-Life Indicator Performance Requirements
Document Number: 2013-00371
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-01-14
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
On June 25, 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a notice of proposed rulemaking proposing to update respirator approval standards in response to a petition to amend our regulations, current requirements for self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) remaining service-life indicators or warning devices. These indicators are built into a respirator to alert the user that the breathing air provided by the respirator is close to depletion. In this final rule, HHS responds to public comment on the proposed rule and revises the current standard, employed by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) located within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to allow greater flexibility in the setting of the indicator alarm to ensure that the alarm more effectively meets the different worker protection needs of different work operations. This final rule sets a minimum alarm point at 25 percent of the rated service time and allows the manufacturer to offer remaining service life set point at a higher value or values appropriate to the purchaser's use scenario.