[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 155 (Monday, August 14, 2017)]
[Pages 37860-37861]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-17025]



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has submitted 
the following information collection request to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The notice for the proposed 
information collection is published to obtain comments from the public 
and affected agencies.
    Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected 
agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are 
encouraged. Your comments should address any of the following: (a) 
Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary 
for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including 
whether the information will have practical utility; (b) Evaluate the 
accuracy of the agencies estimate of the burden of the proposed 
collection of information, including the validity of the methodology 
and assumptions used; (c) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected; (d) Minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on those who are to respond, including 
through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or 
other technological collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses; and 
(e) Assess information collection costs.
    To request additional information on the proposed project or to 
obtain a copy of the information collection plan and instruments, call 
(404) 639-7570 or send an email to [email protected]. Written comments and/or 
suggestions regarding the items contained in this notice should be 
directed to the Attention: 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

    Assessing the Infrastructure for Public Sexually Transmitted 
Disease (STD) Prevention Services--NEW--National Center for HIV/AIDS, 
Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP), Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

    Annually, there are nearly 20 million cases of sexually transmitted 
diseases (STD) in the United States (US) causing an estimated $15.6 
billion in direct medical costs. A significant percentage of reported 
cases of STDs are diagnosed in publicly funded clinics, such as STD 
clinics that are operated by state health departments (SHDs) and local 
health departments (LHDs). Additionally, state and local health 
departments also engage in other essential STD prevention activities 
such as partner services and disease surveillance. Therefore, it is 
important to periodically assess the current level of publicly-funded 
STD prevention services that are offered by health departments in the 
    The STD infrastructure survey will aid CDC in understanding the 
scope of the delivery of timely public STD preventive and clinical 
services that are provided to reduce the number of newly acquired STDs 
and prevent STD-related sequelae. There is no national data available 
that focuses on detailed STD prevention activities conducted by state 
and local health departments.
    The purpose of this survey is to periodically, (i.e., every three 
years) examine STD prevention services provided by local and state 
health departments. The survey will include all state health 
departments and a nationally representative sample of local health 
departments in the US. The local health department sample will allow 
for estimates by jurisdiction population size and US Census region.
    The survey contains sections on STD program structure within the 
health department, STD-related clinical services (local health 
departments only), partner and other prevention services, and workforce 
and impacts of any budget reductions.
    CDC will administer the STD infrastructure survey to all 50 state 
health departments and a random sample of 668 local health departments 
from a list of local health departments maintained by the National 
Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO). Using a web-
based survey, multiple reminders will be sent to non-responders in 
order to reach the target of 44 completed state and 334 completed local 
surveys for each data collection (different respondents per data 
collection). The total estimated annual burden hours are 238. There is 
no cost to respondents other than their time.

                                          Estimated Annual Burden Hours
                                                                                     Number of    Average burden
          Type of respondents                   Form name            Number of     responses per   per response
                                                                    respondents     respondent      (in hours)
STD program director, LHDs............  LHD survey..............             668               1           15/60
STD program director, SHDs............  SHD survey..............              50               1           85/60

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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. 2017-17025 Filed 8-11-17; 8:45 am]