[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 222 (Friday, November 16, 2012)]
[Page 68782]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-27832]



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and 

    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 [email protected]. Send written comments 
to CDC Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC or 
by fax to (202) 395-5806. Written comments should be received within 30 
days of this notice.

Proposed Project

    Nationally Notifiable Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Morbidity 
Surveillance (OMB No. 0920-0819, Expiration 08/31/2012)--Reinstatement 
with Change--National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB 
Prevention (NCHHSTP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

    Because the STD epidemiology in the United States is changing 
rapidly, CDC must continue to monitor disease indicators that are 
included in the STD surveillance currently being implemented. CDC is 
proposing to continue electronic information collection which includes 
information elements that are integrated into the existing nationally 
notifiable STDs. These information elements are beyond the scope of the 
OMB-approved collection called Weekly and Annual Morbidity and 
Mortality Reports (MMWR, OMB 0920-0007). This ongoing 
collection will have a title change from ``Sexually Transmitted Disease 
(STD) Morbidity Surveillance'' to ``Nationally Notifiable Sexually 
Transmitted Disease (STD) Morbidity Surveillance and provides evidence 
to better define STD distribution and epidemiology in the United 
States. The surveillance system modifies several data elements 
currently included in the MMWR collection and add others to produce a 
set of sensitive indicators. This surveillance will continue to provide 
the evidence to enhance our understanding of STDs, develop intervention 
strategies, and evaluate the impact of ongoing control efforts. CDC 
works closely with state and local STD control programs to monitor and 
respond to STD outbreaks and trends in STD-associated risk behavior. 
Users of data include, but are not limited to, congressional offices, 
state and local health agencies, health care providers, and other 
health-related groups.
    CDC disseminates all STD surveillance information through the MMWR 
series of publications, including the MMWR, the CDC Surveillance 
Summaries, the Recommendations and Reports, and the annual Summary of 
Notifiable Diseases, United States. Additionally, DSTDP publishes an 
annual STD-specific surveillance summary and supplements in hard copy 
and on the Internet http://www.cdc.gov/std/Stats/. CDC will use the 
findings from this and other STD surveillance to develop guidelines, 
control strategies, and impact measures that monitor trends in STDs in 
the United States. We expect a total of 57 sites in state, city, and 
territory health departments will be submitting STD morbidity 
information to CDC each week.
    There is no cost to respondents other than their time. The total 
estimated annualized burden hours are 989.

                                       Estimate of Annualized Burden Table
                                                                                     Number of    Average burden
          Types of respondent                   Form name            Number of     responses per   per response
                                                                    respondents     respondent      (in hours)
State Health Departments..............  Electronic STD Case                   50              52           20/60
Territorial Health Agencies...........  Electronic STD Case                    5              52           20/60
City and county health departments....  Electronic STD Case                    2              52           20/60

    Dated: November 2, 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. 2012-27832 Filed 11-15-12; 8:45 am]