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Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review

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In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has submitted the information collection request titled Validated Follow-up Interview of Clinicians on Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Interventions to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. CDC previously published a “Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations” notice on February 10, 2020 to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. CDC did not receive comments related to the previous notice. This notice serves to allow an additional 30 days for public and affected agency comments.

CDC will accept all comments for this proposed information collection project. The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in comments that:

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(a) 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;

(b) Evaluate the accuracy of the agencies estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used;

(c) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected;

(d) 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 submission of responses; and

(e) Assess information collection costs.

To request additional information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the information collection plan and instruments, call (404) 639-7570. Comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/​public/​do/​PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting “Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments” or by using the search function. Direct written comments and/or suggestions regarding the items contained in this notice to the Attention: CDC Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503 or by fax to (202) 395-5806. Provide written comments within 30 days of notice publication.

Proposed Project

Validated Follow-up Interview of Clinicians on Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Interventions—New—National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

The Code of Federal Regulations under subsections C and D of section 247d-5 authorizes education of medical and health services personnel in antimicrobial resistance and appropriate use of antibiotics and the funding of eligible entities to increase capacity to detect, monitor, and combat antimicrobial resistance. Through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) SHEPheRD funding mechanism, the University of Utah has been awarded a contract to perform such work as stated above within a research framework in the urgent care setting, with interventions based on the Core Elements of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship. Intermountain Healthcare is the subcontractor for this work, and operates the clinics participating in the intervention arm of this research study.

The proposed request for data collection will allow Intermountain Healthcare to explore knowledge, attitudes, and practices among clinicians to identify barriers and facilitators after the implementation of the antibiotic stewardship program in the urgent care setting of participating clinics. CDC requests approval for 207 estimated annualized burden hours. There is no cost to respondents other than their time.

Estimated Annualized Burden Hours

Type of respondentsForm nameNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden per response (in hours)
Urgent Care ClinicianInterview Guide4011
Urgent Care ClinicianSurvey250140/60
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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. 2020-14330 Filed 7-2-20; 8:45 am]

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