[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 135 (Monday, July 15, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Page 42078]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-16824]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[30Day-13-0457]


Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes a 
list of information collection requests under review by the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). To request a copy of these requests, call 
(404) 639-7570 or send an email to omb@cdc.gov. Send written comments 
to CDC Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 
20503 or by fax to (202) 395-5806. Written comments should be received 
within 30 days of this notice.

Proposed Project

    Aggregate Reports for Tuberculosis Program Evaluation (OMB No. 
0920-0457 Expiration 09/30/2013--Extension--National Center for HIV/
AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP), Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

    CDC, NCHHSTP, Division of Tuberculosis Elimination (DTBE) proposes 
extension of the Aggregate Reports for Tuberculosis Program Evaluation, 
previously approved under OMB No. 0920-0457. This request is for a 3-
year clearance. There are no revisions to the report forms, data 
definitions, or reporting instructions. Changes within this information 
collection request (ICR) reflect an increase in the annual cost to the 
government. The increased cost is due to increases in salaries of 
personnel conducting data collection and analysis since the last ICR 
approval.
    DTBE is the lead agency for tuberculosis elimination in the United 
States. To ensure the elimination of tuberculosis in the United States, 
CDC monitors indicators for key program activities, such as finding 
tuberculosis infections in recent contacts of cases and in other 
persons likely to be infected and providing therapy for latent 
tuberculosis infection. In 2000, CDC implemented two program evaluation 
reports for annual submission: Aggregate report of follow-up for 
contacts of tuberculosis, and Aggregate report of screening and 
preventive therapy for tuberculosis infection (OMB No. 0920-0457). The 
respondents for these reports are the 68 state and local tuberculosis 
control programs receiving federal cooperative agreement funding 
through DTBE. These reports emphasize treatment outcomes, high-priority 
target populations vulnerable to tuberculosis, and programmed 
electronic report entry, which transitioned to the National 
Tuberculosis Indicators Project (NTIP), a secure web-based system for 
program evaluation data, in 2010. No other federal agency collects this 
type of national tuberculosis data, and the Aggregate report of follow-
up for contacts of tuberculosis, and Aggregate report of screening and 
preventive therapy for tuberculosis infection are the only data source 
about latent tuberculosis infection for monitoring national progress 
toward tuberculosis elimination with these activities. CDC provides 
ongoing assistance in the preparation and utilization of these reports 
at the local and state levels of public health jurisdiction. CDC also 
provides respondents with technical support for NTIP access 
(Electronic--100%, Use of Electronic Signatures--No). The annual burden 
to respondents is estimated to be 226 hours.

                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                                                                      Average
                                                                Number of    Number of responses    burden per
        Type of respondent                 Form name           respondents     per  respondent     response (in
                                                                                                      hours)
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Data clerks and Program Managers.  Follow-up and Treatment              100  1 (electronic).....           30/60
                                    of Contacts to
                                    Tuberculosis Cases Form.
Program Managers.................  Follow-up and Treatment               18  1 (manual).........           30/60
                                    of Contacts to
                                    Tuberculosis Cases Form.
Data clerks......................  Follow-up and Treatment               18  1 (manual).........               3
                                    of Contacts to
                                    Tuberculosis Cases Form.
Data clerks and Program Managers.  Targeted Testing and                 100  1 (electronic).....           30/60
                                    Treatment for Latent
                                    Tuberculosis Infection.
Program Managers.................  Targeted Testing and                  18  1 (manual).........           30/60
                                    Treatment for Latent
                                    Tuberculosis Infection.
Data clerks......................  Targeted Testing and                  18  1 (manual).........               3
                                    Treatment for Latent
                                    Tuberculosis Infection.
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Leroy A. Richardson,
Chief, Information Collection Review Office, Office of Scientific 
Integrity, Office of the Associate Director for Science, Office of the 
Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2013-16824 Filed 7-12-13; 8:45 am]
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