[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 78 (Monday, April 23, 2012)]
[Pages 24207-24209]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-9721]



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[30 Day 12-0134]

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 
the CDC Reports Clearance Officer at (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 

Proposed Project

    Foreign Quarantine Regulations (42 CFR 71) (OMB Control No. 0920-
0134 expires 6/30/12)--Revision--National Center for Emerging and 
Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID), Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

    Section 361 of the Public Health Service Act (PHSA)(42 U.S.C. 264) 
authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to make and 
enforce regulations necessary to prevent the introduction, 
transmission, or spread of communicable diseases into the United 
States. Legislation and existing regulations governing the foreign 
quarantine activities (42 CFR part 71) authorize quarantine officers 
and other personnel to inspect and undertake necessary control measures 
with respect to conveyances, persons, and shipments of animals and 
etiologic agents entering the United States from foreign ports in order 
to protect the public's health.
    Under the foreign quarantine regulations, the master of a ship or 
captain of an airplane entering the United States from a foreign port 
is required by public health law to report certain illnesses among 
passengers (42 CFR 71.21 (b)). In addition to the aforementioned list 
of illnesses which must be reported to CDC, the master of a ship or 
captain of an airplane must also report (1) Hemorrhagic Fever

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Syndrome (persistent fever accompanied by abnormal bleeding from any 
site); or (2) acute respiratory syndrome (severe cough or severe 
respiratory disease of less than 3 weeks in duration); or (3) acute 
onset of fever and severe headache, accompanied by stiff neck or change 
in level of consciousness. CDC has the authority to collect personal 
health information to protect the health of the public under the 
authority of section 301 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C.).
    This information collection request also includes the Passenger 
Locator Information Form. The Passenger Locator Information Form is 
used to collect reliable information that assists quarantine officers 
in locating, in a timely manner, those passengers and crew who are 
exposed to communicable diseases of public health significance while 
traveling on a conveyance. HHS delegates authority to CDC to conduct 
quarantine control measures. Currently, with the exception of rodent 
inspections and the cruise ship sanitation program, inspections are 
performed only on those vessels and aircraft which report illness prior 
to arrival or when illness is discovered upon arrival. Other inspection 
agencies assist quarantine officers in public health screening of 
persons, pets, and other importations of public health significance and 
make referrals to the Public Health Service when indicated. These 
practices and procedures assure protection against the introduction and 
spread of communicable diseases into the United States with a minimum 
of recordkeeping and reporting as well as a minimum of interference 
with trade and travel.
    Small revisions are being requested as part of this package. A 
modification of format to the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) is requested 
in this Supporting Statement to account for a change in the scanning 
software used for the PLF. No change in content is requested. The 
content will remain identical to the version approved by OMB on 10/28/
    Changes to the data collection related to the confinement of dogs 
upon arrival to the United States are also requested. The CDC form 
75.37, ``Notice of Importers of Dogs'' will now be identified as CDC 
form 75.37 ``NOTICE TO OWNERS AND IMPORTERS OF DOGS: Requirement for 
Dog Confinement.'' The form has been changed to enhance clarity around 
the purpose of the form, including: the type of data required, the 
regulatory requirements the form is meeting, the responsibilities of 
the importer, whether or not the animal has received a booster rabies 
vaccine, and the responsibility of the government agent in ensuring 
that the form is complete.
    Respondents to this data collection include airline pilots, ships' 
captains, importers, and travelers. The nature of the quarantine 
response dictates which forms are completed by whom. There are no costs 
to respondents except for their time to complete the forms.
    Estimated Annualized Burden Hour: 227,330 hours.

                                                                                     Number of    Average burden
          Type of respondents                   Form name            Number of     responses per  per respondent
                                                                    respondents     respondent      (in hours)
Maritime conveyance operators.........  71.21(a) Radio Report of            2000               1            2/60
                                         reports from ships.
Aircraft commander or operators.......  71.21(b) Death/Illness              1700               1            2/60
                                         reports from aircrafts.
Maritime conveyance operators.........  71.21(c)                           17000               1            3/60
                                         Illnesses reports 24
                                         and 4 hours before
                                         arrival (VSP).
Maritime conveyance operators.........  71.21(c) Recordkeeping--           17000               1            3/60
                                         Medical logs.
Isolated or Quarantined individuals...  71.33(c) Report by                    11               1            3/60
                                         persons in isolation or
Maritime conveyance operators.........  71.35 Report of death/                 5               1           30/60
                                         illness during stay in
Aircraft commander or operators.......  Locator Form used in an        2,700,000               1            5/60
                                         outbreak of public
                                         health significance.
Aircraft commander or operators.......  Locator Form used for                800               1            5/60
                                         reporting of an ill
Importer..............................  71.51(b)(2) Dogs/cats:              2000               1           10/60
                                         Certification of
Importer..............................  71.51(b)(3) Dogs/cats:                20               1           15/60
                                         Record of sickness or
Importer..............................  71.52(d) Turtle                        5               1           30/60
                                         Importation Permits.
Non-Human Primate Importer............  71.53(d) Importer                     40               1           10/60
Non-Human Primate Importer............  71.53(e) Recordkeeping..              30               4           30/60
Importers.............................  71.55 Dead bodies.......               5               1               1
Importer..............................  71.56(a)(2) African                   20               1               1
                                         Rodents--Request for
Importer..............................  71.56(a)(iii) Appeal....               2               1               1

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    Dated: April 17, 2012.
Ron A. Otten,
Director, Office of Scientific Integrity, Office of the Associate 
Director for Science (OADS), Office of the Director, Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2012-9721 Filed 4-20-12; 8:45 am]