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Notice and Request for Comments

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Notice and Request for Comments

Jeffrey P. Michael
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
June 17, 2015

[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 116 (Wednesday, June 17, 2015)]
[Pages 34786-34787]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-14922]



National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket No. DOT-NHTSA-2015-0051]

Notice and Request for Comments

AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), U.S. 
Department of Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.


SUMMARY: The DOT invites public comments about our intention to request 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for new information 
collection. Before a Federal agency can collect certain information 
from the public, it must receive approval from OMB. Under procedures 
established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before seeking OMB 
approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed 
collections of information, including extensions and reinstatement of 
previously approved collections.

DATES: Written comments should be submitted by August 17, 2015.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments (identified by Docket No. DOT-NHTSA-
2015-0051) through one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
     Fax: 1 (202) 493-2251.
     Mail or Hand Delivery: Docket Management Facility, U.S. 
Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West 
Building, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 
p.m., Monday through Friday, except on Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan McHenry, (202) 366-6540, Office 
of Emergency Medical Services, National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey 
Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590.

    OMB Control Number: New.
    Title: National Emergency Medical Services Information System 
(NEMSIS)--State Submission to National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) 
    Type of Review: New Information Collection.
    Abstract: NHTSA supports and funds NEMSIS to further its goal of 
reducing death and disability on the Nation's roadways. The NEMSIS 
Technical Assistance Center (TAC) assists State and local EMS agencies 
and software vendors in implementing NEMSIS Version 3.0 (and higher)-
compliant EMS data systems and the corresponding XML standard to 
support data transmission and interoperability. NHTSA also maintains 
the National EMS Database and a national reporting system. NHTSA 
supported the initial development of the National EMS Information 
System, including the supporting Data Dictionary and technology 
infrastructure, at the request

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of the National Association of State EMS Officials. This effort 
developed the first-ever standardized EMS patient care reporting 
mechanism, which would provide essential information that could lead to 
improved patient care at local, State and national levels. Both the 
Senate and House included NEMSIS language in FY05 NHTSA Appropriations, 
directing NHTSA to continue implementation of NEMSIS and the National 
EMS Database. Congress has continued to support funding for the NEMSIS 
TAC and the National EMS Database. The information collected in the 
National EMS Database will be used to: (1) Better describe EMS across 
the country, (2) provide information that will help NHTSA better 
understand the serious injuries sustained as a result of motor vehicle 
crashes, (3) inform the NHTSA Office of EMS on changes in clinical 
practices/protocols, medications and other factors that impact National 
EMS Education Standards, developed by NHTSA, (4) support EMS research, 
and (5) support a comprehensive set of local and State EMS Performance 
Measures that are currently under development, with support of NHTSA.
    The National EMS Database is populated by collecting data from 
State EMS databases. State EMS databases are populated with patient 
care records from local or regional EMS agencies. The most complete 
report is the local EMS electronic patient care report completed for 
each EMS response. A subset of each the local EMS report is submitted 
electronically to the State EMS database and the State EMS office 
electronically transmits a smaller subset of all the local data to the 
NEMSIS TAC for inclusion in the National EMS Database. The data at the 
national level contains no personally identifiable information, and is 
reported in the aggregate.
    Affected Public: State and territory EMS offices, and, in some 
cases, EMS software vendors.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 56.
    Frequency: Through Web services, within a few hours of when the 
State receives the local record.
    Number of Responses: Depends on each State and how many patient 
calls are responded to. All transmissions are machine to machine.
    Total Annual Burden: Estimate total annual burden to be 
approximately 12 hours per respondent and cumulative total of 672 
    Form Numbers: No forms.
    Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of 
this information collection, including (a) whether the proposed 
collection of information is necessary for the Department's 
performance; (b) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for the 
Department to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the 
information collection; and (d) ways that the burden could be minimized 
without reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency 
will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB's 
clearance of this information collection.

    Authority:  The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. 
Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1:48.

Jeffrey P. Michael,
Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development.
[FR Doc. 2015-14922 Filed 6-16-15; 8:45 am]

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