Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations

 
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Federal Register, Volume 85 Issue 121 (Tuesday, June 23, 2020)
[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 121 (Tuesday, June 23, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 37659-37661]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-13491]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
[60Day-20-20PE; Docket No. CDC-2020-0071]
Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and
Recommendations
AGENCY: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of
Health and Human Services (HHS).
ACTION: Notice with comment period.
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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 Operational Readiness Review
(ORR) 2.0. The Operational Readiness Review is a rigorous, evidence-
based assessment used to evaluate PHEP recipients' planning and
operational functions.
DATES: CDC must receive written comments on or before August 24, 2020.
ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. CDC-2020-
0071 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.
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:
[email protected].
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
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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
 Operational Readiness Review 2.0--Existing Collection in Use
Without OMB Control Number--Center for Preparedness and Response (CPR),
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Background and Brief Description
 To help evaluate the country's public health emergency preparedness
and response capacity, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's
Division of State and Local Readiness (DSLR) administers the Public
Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) cooperative agreement. The PHEP
program is a critical source of funding for 62 state, local, and
territorial jurisdictions to build and strengthen their ability to
respond to and recover from public health emergencies. The Operational
Readiness Review (ORR) is a rigorous, evidence-based assessment used to
evaluate PHEP recipients' planning and operational functions. The
previous version of the ORR evaluated a jurisdiction's ability to
execute and a large emergency response requiring medical countermeasure
(MCM) distribution and dispensing. The purpose of this new ORR 2.0 is
to expand measurement and evaluation to all 15 Public Health Emergency
Preparedness and Response Capabilities: 1--Community Preparedness, 2--
Community Recovery, 3--Emergency Operations Coordination, 4--Emergency
Public Information and Warning, 5--Fatality Management, 6--Information
Sharing, 7--Mass Care, 8--Medical Countermeasure Dispensing and
Administration, 9--Medical Materiel Management and Distribution, 10--
Medical Surge, 11--Nonpharmaceutical Intervention, 12--Public Health
Laboratory Testing, 13--Public Health Surveillance and Epidemiological
Investigation, 14--Responder Safety and Health, 15--Volunteer
Management. These capabilities serve as national standards for public
health preparedness planning.
 The ORR 2.0 will have three modules: Descriptive, planning, and
operational, which will allow DSLR to analyze the data for the
development of descriptive statistics and to monitor the progress of
each recipient towards performance goals. The intended outcome of the
ORR 2.0 is to assist CDC to identify strengths and challenges facing
preparedness programs across the nation and to identify opportunities
for improvement and further technical support. Information will be
collected from respondents using the new Operational Readiness Review
(ORR) 2.0 platform. CDC is requesting a three-year approval for this
information collection. The total annualized burden hour estimate is
3423 burden hours. There is no cost to respondents other than their
time.
 Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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 Number of Average burden
 Type of respondents Form name Number of responses per per response Total burden
 respondents respondent (in hours) (in hours)
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PHEP Recipients................................ Critical contact sheet (CCS)........... 62 1 80/60 83
PHEP Recipients................................ Jurisdictional data sheet (JDS)........ 62 1 255/60 264
PHEP Recipients................................ Receive, stage, store (RSS) warehouse 62 1 4 248
 (x2, primary and alternate).
PHEP Recipients................................ Partner form/spreadsheet............... 62 1 8 496
PHEP Recipients................................ Workforce development and training..... 62 1 1.5 93
PHEP Recipients................................ Capability 1--Community Preparedness... 62 1 1 62
PHEP Recipients................................ Capability 2--Community Recovery....... 62 1 1 62
PHEP Recipients................................ Capability 3--Emergency Operations 62 1 2 124
 Coordination.
PHEP Recipients................................ Capability 4--Emergency Public 62 1 1.5 93
 Information and Warning.
PHEP Recipients................................ Capability 5--Fatality Management...... 62 1 2.5 155
PHEP Recipients................................ Capability 6--Information Sharing...... 62 1 1 62
PHEP Recipients................................ Capability 7--Mass Care................ 62 1 2 124
PHEP Recipients................................ Capability 8--Medical Countermeasure 62 1 3 186
 Dispensing and Administration.
PHEP Recipients................................ Capability 9--Medical Materiel 62 1 195/60 202
 Management and Distribution.
PHEP Recipients................................ Capability 10--Medical Surge........... 62 1 2 124
PHEP Recipients................................ Capability 11--Nonpharmaceutical 62 1 1.5 93
 Intervention.
PHEP Recipients................................ Capability 12--Public Health Laboratory 62 1 1.5 93
 Testing.
PHEP Recipients................................ Capability 13--Public Health 62 1 2.5 155
 Surveillance and Epidemiological
 Investigation.
PHEP Recipients................................ Capability 14--Responder Safety and 62 1 1.5 93
 Health.
PHEP Recipients................................ Capability 15--Volunteer Management.... 62 1 75/60 78
PHEP Recipients................................ Multiyear training and exercise plans 62 1 1 62
 (MYTEP)--training and exercise
 planning workshop.
PHEP Recipients................................ MYTEP--training and exercise planning 62 1 2 124
 (annual).
PHEP Recipients................................ Capability 13--Quality improvement 62 1 20/60 21
 process.
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PHEP Recipients................................ PHEP functional exercise (FE), full- 62 1 20/60 21
 scale exercise (FSE) or incident--
 annual PHEP exercise.
PHEP Recipients................................ PHEP FE, FSE, or incident--annual staff 62 1 1.5 93
 notification and assembly performance
 measure.
Directly Funded Localities..................... Facility setup drill................... 4 1 45/60 3
Directly Funded Localities..................... Site activation drill.................. 4 1 1 4
PHEP Recipients................................ EOC activation......................... 62 2 30/60 62
PHEP Recipients................................ PHEP FE, FSE, or incident--Five-year 62 1 20/60 21
 joint exercise.
PHEP Recipients................................ Five-year Distribution FSE OR Five-year 62 1 0.5 31
 Pan-flu FSE.
 Five-year Dispensing FSE............... * 4 1 0.5 2
PHEP Recipients................................ Five-year pan flu functional exercise.. 62 1 45/60 47
PHEP Recipients................................ Tabletop exercise (TTX)--Administrative 62 1 20/60 21
 or fiscal preparedness.
PHEP Recipients................................ TTX--Continuity of Operations.......... 62 1 20/60 21
Directly Funded Localities and Freely Dispensing Throughput Drill............ 12 1 20/60 4
 Associated States.
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 Total...................................... ....................................... .............. .............. .............. 3423
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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.
[FR Doc. 2020-13491 Filed 6-22-20; 8:45 am]
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