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AGENCY:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

ACTION:

Notice with comment period.

SUMMARY:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as part of its continuing effort to reduce public burden and maximize the utility of government information, invites the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a proposed and/or continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This notice invites comment on a proposed information collection project titled “Evaluation of Enhancing HIV Prevention Communication and Mobilization Efforts through Strategic Partnerships.” This collection is designed to assess the extent to which partnership activities meet the overarching goals for dissemination, communication, and implementation of national engagement efforts in support of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Ending the HIV Epidemic.

DATES:

CDC must receive written comments on or before August 14, 2020.

ADDRESSES:

You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. CDC-2020-0068 by any of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
  • Mail: Jeffrey M. Zirger, Information Collection Review Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, MS-D74, Atlanta, Georgia 30329.

Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and Docket Number. CDC will post, without change, all relevant comments to Regulations.gov.

Please note:

Submit all comments through the Federal eRulemaking portal (regulations.gov) or by U.S. mail to the address listed above.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the information collection plan and instruments, contact Jeffrey M. Zirger, Information Collection Review Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, MS-D74, Atlanta, Georgia 30329; phone: 404-639-7570; Email: omb@cdc.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. In addition, the PRA also requires Federal agencies to provide a 60-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each new proposed collection, each proposed extension of existing collection of information, and each reinstatement of previously approved information collection before submitting the collection to the OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, we are publishing this notice of a proposed data collection as described below.

The OMB is particularly interested in comments that will help:

1. 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;

2. Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used;

3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and

4. 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 submissions of responses.

5. Assess information collection costs.

Proposed Project

Evaluation of Enhancing HIV Prevention Communication and Mobilization Efforts through Strategic Partnerships (OMB Control No. 0920-1161)—Reinstatement without Change—National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

To address the HIV epidemic in the U.S., the Department of Health and Human Services launched Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America, which is a cross-agency initiative aiming to reduce new HIV infections in the U.S. by 90% by 2030. CDC's Let's Stop HIV Together campaign (formerly known as Act Against AIDS) is part of the national Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative, and includes resources aimed at reducing HIV stigma and promoting testing, prevention, and treatment across the HIV care continuum.

Within this context, CDC's Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP) has and will continue implementing various partnership activities to increase HIV awareness among the general public, reduce new HIV infections among disproportionately impacted populations, and improve health outcomes for people living with HIV/AIDS in the US and its territories.

DHAP partners will be funded under to (1) support the dissemination of Together campaign materials, messaging, and other CDC resources that support HIV prevention and (2) implement national engagement efforts focusing on HIV prevention and awareness. Partners represent civic/social, media, and LGBT-focused organizations. In addition, DHAP will continue to engage and support the private sector in promoting HIV education, awareness, and policies in the workplace. This may take the form of encouraging businesses to implement HIV/AIDS policies and education programs in the workplace with the overarching goal of increasing public Start Printed Page 36206understanding of, involvement in, and support for HIV prevention.

Information collected by DHAP will be used to assess the extent to which partnership activities meet the overarching goals for message dissemination and implementation of national engagement and communication efforts for HIV prevention and awareness. The objective is to collect information from partners on their activities for disseminating HIV messages; barriers and facilitators to implementing these activities; factors that may help contextualize their progress towards meeting the initiative's goals; and their involvement in promoting HIV education, awareness, and policies in their organization.

The data gathered under this request will be summarized in reports prepared for CDC by its contractor, such as quarterly reports, semiannual reports, annual reports, and final reports. It is possible that data from this project will be published in peer-reviewed manuscripts or presented at conferences; the manuscripts and conference presentations may appear on the internet. The total estimated annualized burden hours are 4,402.

Estimated Annualized Burden Hours

Type of respondentForm nameNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden per response (in hours)Total burden hours
Partner OrganizationMetrics Database444183,160
Partner OrganizationKey Informant Interview Guide252150
Partner OrganizationInterim Progress Report1028160
Partner OrganizationPartner Survey & Screener300140/60200
Partner OrganizationPartnership Activities Form500425/60833
Total4,402
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Jeffrey M. Zirger,

Lead, Information Collection Review Office, Office of Scientific Integrity, Office of Science, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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[FR Doc. 2020-12811 Filed 6-12-20; 8:45 am]

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