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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request; Public Comment Request; Hospital Campaign for Organ Donation Scorecard, OMB No. 0915-0373, Revision

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AGENCY:

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, HRSA submitted an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. Comments submitted during the first public review of this ICR will be provided to OMB. OMB will accept further comments from the public during the review and approval period.

DATES:

Comments on this ICR should be received no later than November 12, 2019.

ADDRESSES:

Submit your comments, including the ICR Title, to the desk officer for HRSA, either by email to OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov or by fax to (202) 395-5806.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

To request a copy of the clearance requests submitted to OMB for review, email Lisa Wright-Solomon, the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer at paperwork@hrsa.gov or call (301) 443-1984.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Information Collection Request Title: Hospital Campaign for Organ Donation Scorecard OMB No. 0915-0373, Revision

Abstract: HRSA's Hospital Campaign for Organ Donation enlists healthcare organizations nationwide to increase the number of registered organ, eye, and tissue donors by hosting education and donor registration events in their facilities and communities. A scorecard identifies activities that participants can implement and assigns points to each activity. Participants that earn a certain number of points annually are recognized by HRSA and the campaign's national partners.

For this information collection request, the proposed change to the Scorecard is the addition of the 2020 date. HRSA also intends to create a new electronic version of the Scorecard for future campaigns that will ultimately reduce the level of burden for Start Printed Page 54617participants. The electronic version will be designed to be user-friendly, will take less time to complete, and will provide HRSA with data throughout the campaign rather than once a year. Another benefit of an electronic scorecard is that it will eliminate the possibility of human error as information will no longer be manually entered into a database.

A 60-day notice was published in the Federal Register on July 2, 2019, Vol. 84, 127; pp. 31602-31603.

Need and Proposed Use of the Information: There is a substantial imbalance in the U.S. between the number of people whose lives depend on organ transplants (currently more than 113,000) and the annual number of organ donors (approximately 14,000 living and deceased). This imbalance results in about 7,300 waiting list deaths annually. In response to the need for increased donation, HRSA conducts public outreach initiatives to encourage the American public to sign up on state donor registries as future organ donors.

The Scorecard motivates and facilitates healthcare organizations' participation in the campaign, provides the basis for rewarding participants for their accomplishments, and enables HRSA to measure and evaluate campaign process and outcomes. The scorecard also enables HRSA to make data-based decisions and improvements for subsequent campaigns.

Likely Respondents: The likely respondents include the following: Hospital development and public relations staff of organ procurement and other donation organizations; hospital staff such as nurses or public relations/communications professionals; staff at physician's offices, health clinics, and emergency medical services; and volunteers that work with healthcare organizations on organ donation initiatives.

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 the 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

Form nameNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentTotal responsesAverage burden per response (in hours)Total burden hours
Activity Scorecard (online)1,40011,400.25350
Total1,4001,400350

HRSA 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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Maria G. Button,

Director, Division of the Executive Secretariat.

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[FR Doc. 2019-22163 Filed 10-9-19; 8:45 am]

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