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Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations

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In compliance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects. To request more information on the proposed projects or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, call 404-639-5960 and send comments to Maryam I. Daneshvar, CDC Acting Reports Clearance Officer, 1600 Clifton Road, MS-D74, Atlanta, GA 30333 or send an e-mail to omb@cdc.gov.

Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice.

Proposed Project

Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant, Annual Application and Reports—Revision—National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

In 1994, OMB approved the collection of information provided in the grant applications and annual reports for the Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant (OMB #0920-0106). This approval expires on October 31, 2008. * * * CDC is requesting OMB clearance for this legislatively mandated information collection until January 31, 2011. The request is to approve the development and adherence to Healthy People 2010, the Nation's Health Objectives which was released the Spring of 2000. The PHHS block grant is mandated according to section 1904 to adhere to the Healthy People framework, therefore, the current application and report format was restructured to coincide with 2010.

This information collected through the applications from the official State health agencies is required from section 1905 of the Public Health Service Act. The information collected from the annual reports is required by section 1906. * * * The data collection tool is being moved from software that is installed to each user's desktop to a web-based system. The following changes will be incorporated into the web-based system: (1) Applications are referred to as Work Plans, (2) Grantees are asked to submit Work Plans within recommended page ranges based on the amount of funding with the objective of reducing the number of pages submitted per grantee, (3) Review functions have been added to the Work Plan, Success Stories, and Annual Report sections, (4) The rationale that was used by the Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant (PHHSBG) Advisory Committee to prioritize use of PHHSBG funds is identified via check boxes versus a free form text field, (5) Information is captured relative to the percent of time dedicated to the PHHSBG by the Block Grant Coordinator and other Full Time Equivalents (FTEs) that are paid for in whole or in part with Block Grant dollars, (6) Grantees select the Evidence Based Guideline or Best Practice that is used as the basis for interventions from a pre-defined list, (7) Grantees select the CDC Goals that are being addressed with Block Grant Funds from a pre-defined list and identify the location wherein the funds are being applied, (8) Information items are broken down into discrete fields, for example, specific begin and end dates are entered for objectives and activities, and the components for a SMART (Specific Measurable Achievable, Realistic and Time based) objective are entered individually versus via free form text fields, (9) Grantees select a percent from a pre-defined list in the Annual Report section to identify the extent to which objectives and activities have been accomplished. Written detail is provided only for those items that are ‘exceptions’ to projected outcomes, (10) A Compliance Review section has been added to provide grantees with general information regarding the Compliance Review process and specific information that pertains to past reviews of their state/territory/tribe.

The total burden hours is estimated at 3355 hours, a reduction of 915 hours below the previous data collection estimate (4270). The number of hours is equal to 61 grantees × 25 hours (1525 hrs) for completion of the application and 61 grantees × 30 hours (1830 hrs) for completion of the annual report. Respondent burden is based upon experience with the Grant Application and Reporting system that is used to complete applications and annual reports. Start Printed Page 41080

There are no costs to respondents except their time to participate in the survey.

Estimated Annualized Burden Hours

RespondentsForm nameNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden per response (in hrs.)Total burden (in hours)
GranteesAnnual Application611251525
Annual Report611301830
Total3355
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Dated: July 20, 2007.

Maryam I. Daneshvar,

Acting Reports Clearance Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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[FR Doc. E7-14439 Filed 7-25-07; 8:45 am]

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