[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 233 (Tuesday, December 4, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 71799-71800]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-29172]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[60 Day-13-13DB]


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 Kimberly S. Lane, 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 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 automated collection techniques or other 
forms of information technology. Written comments should be received 
within 60 days of this notice.

Proposed Project

    Emerging Infections Program--New--National Center for Emerging and 
Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID), Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

    The Emerging Infections Programs (EIPs) are population-based 
centers of excellence established through a network of state health 
departments collaborating with academic institutions; local health 
departments; public health and clinical laboratories; infection control 
professionals; and healthcare providers. EIPs assist in local, state, 
and national efforts to prevent, control, and monitor the public health 
impact of infectious diseases. Various parts of the EIP have received 
separate Office of Management and Budget (OMB) clearances (Active 
Bacterial Core Surveillance [ABCs]--OMB number 0920-0802 and All Age 
Influenza Hospitalization Surveillance--OMB number 0920-0852); however 
this request seeks to have these core EIP activities under one 
clearance.
    Activities of the EIPs fall into the following general categories: 
(1) Active surveillance; (2) applied public health epidemiologic and 
laboratory activities; (3) implementation and evaluation of pilot 
prevention/intervention projects; and (4) flexible response to public 
health emergencies. Activities of the

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EIPs are designed to: (1) Address issues that the EIP network is 
particularly suited to investigate; (2) maintain sufficient flexibility 
for emergency response and new problems as they arise; (3) develop and 
evaluate public health interventions to inform public health policy and 
treatment guidelines; (4) incorporate training as a key function; and 
(5) prioritize projects that lead directly to the prevention of 
disease. Proposed respondents will include state health departments who 
may collaborate with one or more of the following: academic 
institutions, local health departments, public health and clinical 
laboratories, infection control professionals, and healthcare 
providers. Frequency of reporting will be determined as cases arise. 
The total estimated burden is 12,153 hours. There is no cost to 
respondents other than their time.

                                       Estimated Annualized Burden Hours *
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                                                                      No. of        Avg. burden
      Type of respondent            Form name         No. of       responses per   per response    Total burden
                                                    respondents     respondent      (in hours)      (in hours)
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State Health Department.......  ABCs Case Report              10             809           20/60            2697
                                 Form.
State Health Department.......  Invasive                      10             609           20/60            2030
                                 Methicillin-
                                 resistant
                                 Staphylococcus
                                 aureus ABCs
                                 Case Report
                                 Form.
State Health Department.......  ABCs Invasive                 10              41           10/60              68
                                 Pneumococcal
                                 Disease in
                                 Children Case
                                 Report Form.
State Health Department.......  Neonatal                      10              37           20/60             123
                                 Infection
                                 Expanded
                                 Tracking Form.
State Health Department.......  ABCs                          10             100           20/60             333
                                 Legionellosis
                                 Case Report
                                 Form.
State Health Department.......  Campylobacter...              10             637           20/60            2123
State Health Department.......  Cryptosporidium.              10             130           10/60             217
State Health Department.......  Cyclospora......              10               3           10/60               5
State Health Department.......  Listeria                      10              13           20/60              43
                                 monocytogenes.
State Health Department.......  Salmonella......              10             827           20/60            2757
State Health Department.......  Shiga toxin                   10              90           20/60             300
                                 producing E.
                                 coli.
State Health Department.......  Shigella........              10             178           10/60             297
State Health Department.......  Vibrio..........              10              20           10/60              33
State Health Department.......  Yersinia........              10              16           10/60              27
State Health Department.......  Hemolytic Uremic              10              10           60/60             100
                                 Syndrome.
State Health Department.......  All Age                       10             400           15/60            1000
                                 Influenza
                                 Hospitalization
                                 Surveillance
                                 Project Case
                                 Report Form.
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    Total.....................  ................  ..............  ..............  ..............          12,153
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    Dated: November 27, 2012.
Ron A. Otten,
Director Office of Scientific Integrity, Office of the Associate 
Director for Science, Office of the Director, Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2012-29172 Filed 12-3-12; 8:45 am]
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