[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 239 (Wednesday, December 12, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 74017-74018]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-30021]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[60Day-13-0009]


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, 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

    National Disease Surveillance Program (OMB No. 0920-0009 Expiration 
4/30/2013)--Extension--National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic 
Infectious Diseases (NCEZID), Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

    Formal surveillance of 16 separate reportable diseases has been 
ongoing to meet the public demand and scientific interest in accurate, 
consistent, epidemiologic data. These ongoing disease reports include: 
Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD), Cyclosporiasis, Dengue, Hantavirus, 
Kawasaki Syndrome, Legionellosis, Lyme disease, Malaria, Plague, Q 
Fever, Reye Syndrome, Tickborne Rickettsial Disease, Trichinosis, 
Tularemia, Typhoid Fever, and Viral Hepatitis. Case report forms from 
state and territorial health departments enable CDC to collect 
demographic, clinical, and laboratory characteristics of cases of these 
diseases. There are no changes since the last submission.
    The purpose of the proposed study is to direct epidemiologic 
investigations, identify and monitor trends in reemerging infectious 
diseases or emerging modes of transmission, to search for possible 
causes or sources of the diseases, and develop guidelines for 
prevention and treatment. The data collected will also be used to 
recommend target areas most in need of vaccinations for selected 
diseases and to determine development of drug resistance. Because of 
the distinct nature of each of the diseases, the number of cases 
reported annually is different for each. There is no cost to 
respondents other than their time.

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                                                                     Number of      Avg. burden
             Form                    Type of         Number of     responses per   per response    Total burden
                                   respondent       respondents     respondent       (in hrs)          hours
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CJD...........................  Epidemiologist..              20               2           20/60              13
Cyclosporiasis................  Epidemiologist..              55              10           15/60             138
Dengue........................  Epidemiologist..              55             182           15/60           2,503
Hantavirus....................  Epidemiologist..              40               3           20/60              40
Kawasaki Syndrome.............  Epidemiologist..              55               8           15/60             110
Legionellosis.................  Epidemiologist..              23              12           20/60              92
Lyme Disease..................  Epidemiologist..              52             385           10/60           3,337
Malaria.......................  Epidemiologist..              55              20           15/60             275
Plague........................  Epidemiologist..              11               1           20/60               4
Q Fever.......................  Epidemiologist..              55               1           10/60               9
Reye Syndrome.................  Epidemiologist..              50               1           20/60              17
Tick-borne Rickettsia.........  Epidemiologist..              55              18           10/60             165
Trichinosis...................  Epidemiologist..              25               1           20/60               8
Tularemia.....................  Epidemiologist..              55               2           20/60              37
Typhoid Fever.................  Epidemiologist..              55               6           20/60             110
Viral hepatitis...............  Epidemiologist..              55             200           25/60           4,583
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    Total.....................  ................  ..............  ..............  ..............          11,441
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Kimberly S. Lane,
Deputy Director, Office of Scientific Integrity, Office of the 
Associate Director for Science Office of the Director Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2012-30021 Filed 12-11-12; 8:45 am]
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