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Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Public Comment Request

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AGENCY:

Office of the Secretary, HHS.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

In compliance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services, announces plans to submit a new Information Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Prior to submitting the ICR to OMB, OS seeks comments from the public regarding the burden estimate, below, or any other aspect of the ICR.

DATES:

Comments on the ICR must be received on or before April 1, 2016.

ADDRESSES:

Submit your comments to Information.CollectionClearance@hhs.gov or by calling (202) 690-6162.

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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 document identifier HHS-OS-0990-XXXX-60D for reference.

Information Collection Request Title: Surgeon General's Pledge to Stem the Opioid Epidemic

Abstract: The Office of the Surgeon General, Office of the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Start Printed Page 5130Services (HHS) requests that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve an information request for the Surgeon General's Pledge to Stem the Opioid Epidemic. This information request involves collecting information from users for this pledge which recruits doctors, dentists, nurses, and physician assistants to utilize their unique position in the community and in their practice to take notice of the opioid crisis and commit to taking action that could save lives.

Likely Respondents: Physicians, dentists, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners.

Total Estimated Annualized Burden—Hours

Form nameNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden per response (in hours)Total burden hours
Pledge10,00010.067670

OS specifically requests comments on (1) the necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency's functions, (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden, (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected, and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden.

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Darius Taylor,

Information Collection Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2016-01750 Filed 1-29-16; 8:45 am]

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