[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 197 (Friday, October 13, 2017)]
[Pages 47746-47747]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-22197]



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. CDC previously published a 
``Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and 
Recommendations'' notice on February 10, 2017 to obtain comments from 
the public and affected agencies. CDC received one comment related to 
the previous notice. The purpose of this notice is to allow an 
additional 30 days for public comments.
    Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected 
agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are 
encouraged. The Office of Management and Budget is particularly 
interested in comments that:
    (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]. Direct written comments 
and/or suggestions regarding the items contained in this notice to the 
Attention: CDC Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th 
Street NW., Washington, DC 20503 or by fax to (202) 395-5806. Provide 
written comments within 30 days of notice publication.

Proposed Project

    Annual Progress Report (APR) for Injury Control Research Centers 
(ICRC)--New--National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC), 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

    The Injury Control Research Centers (ICRCs) form a national network 
of ten comprehensive academic research centers that focus on three core 
functions: Research, training, and outreach. ICRCs are on the 
scientific front line conducting cutting-edge, multidisciplinary 
research on the causes, outcomes, and prevention of injuries and 
    ICRC research focuses on issues of local and national importance 
including motor vehicle injuries; interpersonal violence and suicide; 
opioid overdoses; older adult falls; and traumatic brain injuries. 
ICRCs work with states and communities to ensure research is put into 
action to prevent injuries and violence. They provide technical 
assistance to disseminate and translate research findings which leads 
to increased awareness and influences action. ICRCs play a critical 
role training and developing the current and next generation of 
researchers and public health professionals. This helps ensure there is 
an adequate supply of qualified practitioners and researchers to 
advance prevention research, address new problems, and reach new 
populations across the nation.
    The CDC seeks OMB approval for three years to collect Annual 
Progress Report (APR) information from 10 grantees funded under Grants 
for Injury Control Research Centers (ICRC). ICRC awardees will report 
activity information to CDC annually using three fillable electronic 
templates. The first Word-based template is the principal tool for the 
Indicators Data Collection (IDC), which is based on a set of program 
activity indicators and key ICRC evaluation questions. The second Word-
based template collects information about non-CDC-funded studies, and 
the third template, which is Excel-based, collects information about 
ICRC personnel and publications. Information will be reported 
electronically to the NCIPC for program monitoring, and hard copies 
will be submitted to CDC's Office of Financial Resources (OFR). 
Together, the tools describe grantees' annual goals, objectives, 
progress, and performance towards overall cooperative agreement aims. 
The tools also describe how grantees implement and use evidence-based 
injury prevention and control strategies.
    Information to be collected will provide crucial data for program 
performance monitoring, will allow CDC to analyze and synthesize 
information from grantees, help ensure consistency in documenting 
progress and technical assistance, enhance accountability of the use of 
federal funds, and provide timely reports as frequently requested by 
the Department of Health and Human Services, the White House, and 
    Submission of the Annual Progress Report is required for 
cooperative agreement grantees. The total estimated annualized burden 
hours are 500. There is no cost to respondents other than their time.

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                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
                                                                                     Number of    Average burden
          Type of respondents                   Form name            Number of     responses per   per response
                                                                    respondents     respondent      (in hours)
Injury Control Research Center (ICRC)   ICRC Indicators Data                  10               1              20
 Grantees.                               Collection.
(ICRC) Grantees.......................  ICRC Indicators Data                  10               1              10
                                         Collection: Non-CDC
                                         Study Supplement.
                                        ICRC Personnel and                    10               1              20
                                         Publication Excel Data

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. 2017-22197 Filed 10-12-17; 8:45 am]