[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 211 (Wednesday, October 31, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 65893-65894]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-26826]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[60-Day-13-0488]


Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and 
Recommendations

    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 Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention (CDC) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects. 
To request more information on the proposed projects or to obtain a 
copy of the data collection plans and instruments, call 404-639-7570 
and send comments to Ron Otten, CDC Reports Clearance Officer, 1600 
Clifton Road, MS-D74, Atlanta, GA 30333 or send an email to 
omb@cdc.gov.
    Comments are invited on (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have a practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection 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 on respondents, 
including through the use of information technology. Written comments 
should be received within 60 days of this notice.

Proposed Project

    Restriction on Interstate Travel of Persons (OMB Control No. 0920-
0488 Exp. 3/31/2013)--Revision--National Center Emerging and Zoonotic 
Infectious Diseases (NCEZID), Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is requesting OMB 
approval to extend the information collection request, ``Restriction on 
Interstate Travel of Persons'' (OMB Control No. 0920-0488).
    This information collection request is scheduled to expire on March 
31, 2013. CDC is authorized to collect this information under 42 CFR 
70.5 (Certain communicable diseases; special requirements). This 
regulation requires that any person who is in the communicable period 
for cholera, plague, smallpox, typhus, or yellow fever or having been 
exposed to any such disease is in the incubation period thereof, to 
apply for and receive a permit from the Surgeon General or his 
authorized representative in order to travel from one State or 
possession to another.
    Control of disease transmission within the States is considered to 
be the province of state and local health authorities, with Federal 
assistance being sought by those authorities on a cooperative basis 
without application of Federal regulations. The regulations in 42 Part 
70 were developed to facilitate Federal action in the event of large 
outbreaks requiring a coordinated effort involving several states, or 
in the event of inadequate local control. While it is not known 
whether, or to what extent situations may arise in which these 
regulations would be invoked, contingency planning for domestic 
emergency preparedness is now commonplace. Should these situations 
arise, CDC will use the reporting and recordkeeping requirements 
contained in the regulations to carry out quarantine responsibilities 
as required by law.
    There is no cost to respondents other than their time.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                      Average
                                                     Number of       Number of      burden per     Total burden
      Type of respondent            Form name       respondents    responses per   response  (in    (in hours)
                                                                    respondent        hours)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Traveler......................  42 CFR 70.3                2,000               1           15/60             500
                                 Application to
                                 the State of
                                 destination for
                                 a permit.
Attending physician...........  42 CFR 70.3 Copy           2,000               1           15/60             500
                                 of material
                                 submitted by
                                 applicant and
                                 permit issued
                                 by State health
                                 authority.
State health authority........  42 CFR 70.3 Copy               8             250            6/60             200
                                 of material
                                 submitted by
                                 applicant and
                                 permit issued
                                 by State health
                                 authority.
Master of a vessel or person    42 CFR 70.4                1,500               1           15/60             375
 in charge of a conveyance.      Report by
                                 specified
                                 respondent of a
                                 communicable
                                 disease during
                                 interstate
                                 travel (Paper
                                 Form if
                                 requested by
                                 CDC during
                                 public health
                                 emergency).
State health authority........  42 CFR 70.4 Copy              20              75            6/60             150
                                 of material
                                 submitted to
                                 state/local
                                 authority
                                 (Paper Form if
                                 requested by
                                 CDC, public
                                 health
                                 emergency).
Master of a vessel or person    42 CFR 70.4                  200               1           15/60              50
 in charge of a conveyance.      Report by
                                 specified
                                 respondent of a
                                 communicable
                                 disease during
                                 interstate
                                 travel (Radio
                                 or other
                                 telecommunicati
                                 on for routine
                                 reporting).

[[Page 65894]]

 
State health authority........  42 CFR 70.4 Copy             200               1           15/60              50
                                 of material
                                 submitted to
                                 state or local
                                 health
                                 authority under
                                 this provision
                                 (Radio or other
                                 telecommunicati
                                 on for routine
                                 reporting).
Traveler......................  42 CFR 70.5                3,750               1           15/60             938
                                 Application for
                                 a permit to
                                 move from State
                                 to State while
                                 in the
                                 communicable
                                 period.
Attending physician...........  42 CFR 70.5                3,750               1           15/60             938
                                 Application for
                                 a permit to
                                 move from State
                                 to State while
                                 in the
                                 communicable
                                 period.
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.....................  ................  ..............  ..............  ..............           3,701
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    Dated: October 25, 2012.
Ron A. Otten,
Director, Office of Scientific Integrity (OSI), Office of the Associate 
Director for Science (OADS), Office of the Director, Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2012-26826 Filed 10-30-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4163-18-P