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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request

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AGENCY:

Office of the Secretary, HHS.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

In compliance with section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services, has submitted an Information Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The ICR is for renewal of the approved information collection assigned OMB control number OS-0990-0323, scheduled to expire on 30 April 2014. Comments submitted during the first public review of this ICR will be provided to OMB. OMB will accept further comments from the public on this ICR during the review and approval period.

DATES:

Comments on the ICR must be received on or before December 27, 2013.

ADDRESSES:

Submit your comments to OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov or via facsimile to (202) 395-5806.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Information Collection Clearance staff, Information.CollectionClearance@hhs.gov or (202) 690-6162.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

When submitting comments or requesting information, please include the OMB control number 0990-0323 and document identifier HHS-OS-20518-30D for reference.

Supplementary Information: When submitting comments or requesting information, please include the document identifier HHS-OS-20518-30D.

Information Collection Request Title: Medical Countermeasures.gov.

OMB No.: 0990-0323.

Abstract: In order to route product developers to the most appropriate personnel within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), HHS collects some basic information about the company's product through Medical Countermeasures.gov. Using this information and a routing system that has been developed with input from participating agencies within HHS, including the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Medical Countermeasures.gov routes the meeting request to the appropriate person within HHS. ASPR is requesting an extension by OMB for a three-year clearance.

Need and Proposed Use of the Information: Meeting Request Routing System for Medical Countermeasures.gov—OMB No. 0990-0323, Extension—Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), Office of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA).

Likely Respondents: Medical Countermeasure Developers.

Burden Statement: Burden in this context means the time expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide the information requested. This includes the time needed to review instructions, to develop, acquire, install and utilize technology and systems for the purpose of collecting, validating and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information, to train personnel and to be able to respond to a collection of information, to search data sources, to complete and review Start Printed Page 70948the collection of information, and to transmit or otherwise disclose the information. The total annual burden hours estimated for this ICR are summarized in the table below.

Total Estimated Annualized Burden—Hours

Type of respondentEstimated number of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden per response (in hours)Total burden hours
Developers of medical countermeasures to naturally occurring and intentional public health threats22518/6030
Total30
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Darius Taylor,

Deputy, Information Collection Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2013-28385 Filed 11-26-13; 8:45 am]

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