Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 7558-7559 [E6-1921]

Download as PDF 7558 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 29 / Monday, February 13, 2006 / Notices Dated: February 6, 2006. Jeffrey Shuren, Assistant Commissioner for Policy. [FR Doc. E6–1918 Filed 2–10–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–01–S DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Periodically, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) publishes abstracts of information collection requests under review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). To request a copy of the clearance requests submitted to OMB for review, call the HRSA Reports Clearance Office on (301)–443–1129. The following request has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget for review under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995: Proposed Project: Maternal and Child Health Services Title V Block Grant Program—Guidance and Forms for the Title V Application/Annual Report, OMB No. 0915–0172: Revision The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) proposes to revise the Maternal and Child Health Services Title V Block Grant Program— Guidance and Forms for the Application/Annual Report. The guidance is used annually by the 50 States and 9 jurisdictions in making application for Block Grants under Title V of the Social Security Act, and in preparing the required annual report. The proposed revisions follow and build on extensive consultation received from a workgroup convened to provide suggestions to improve the guidance and forms. In addition, the proposed revisions are editorial and ttechnical revisions based on the experience of the States and jurisdictions in using the guidance and forms since 2003. Two new performance measures were developed (obesity in children aged 2 to 5 years; and smoking in the last trimester of pregnancy) and two existing performance measures were either removed entirely (low birth weight) or incorporated into an existing health status capacity indicator (eligible children receiving services under Medicaid). This will result in no net increase in the number of performance measures. In addition, the directions in the guidance for the Health Systems Capacity Indicators (HSCI) were expanded to enhance clarification. This proposed change will make it easier for the States to report on these indicators. The existing electronic system used by the States to submit their Block Grant Application and Annual Report has also been enhanced. First, using the electronic system, the narrative from the prior year’s submission is available online in the system so that the applicant need only edit those sections that have changed. This feature reduces burden by avoiding duplicating material. For national performance measures 2–6, the data obtained from the National Survey of Children with Number of respondents Type of respondent Special Health Care Needs are prepopulated which eliminates the need to retrieve and enter data from this survey, unless the States choose to use another data source. Also, notes from the prior year’s submission are available to the States allowing for more efficient updating through edits rather then recreating them. Data are entered once (in a data entry field on a given form), and where those data are referenced elsewhere, the value is copied and displayed. The electronic system includes an automatic character counter that tells the user how many characters the States have left. This eliminates the need to independently track entries against the Maternal and Child Health Bureau’s limits for each section to ensure compliance. The electronic system includes forms status checker and data alerts, which conduct automated checks on data validity, data consistency, and application completeness, as well as value tolerance checks. This feature facilitates application review and eliminates much of the previously required data cleaning activity. Also, this allows the user to obtain an immediate update at any point in time on the completeness and compliance of the application, reducing the need to conduct a review of the application. Data are saved directly to the HRSA server so that no manual transmission is required. Finally, the automatic commitment of data to the HRSA server eliminates the need for version control or data migration. The estimated average annual burden per year is as follows for the Annual Report and Application without the Needs Assessment: Responses per respondent Burden hours per response Total burden hours States ............................................................................................................... Jurisdictions ..................................................................................................... 50 9 1 1 297 120 14,868 1,077 Total .......................................................................................................... 59 ........................ ........................ 15,945 Number of respondents Burden hours per response Responses per respondent States/Jurisdictions .......................................................................................... 59 378.5 1 22,303 Total Average Burden for 3 year cycle .................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 18,064 Burden in the 3 Year Reporting Cycle for the Annual Report and Application with Needs Assessment is: rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Needs assessment Written comments and recommendations concerning the VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:38 Feb 10, 2006 Jkt 208001 proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of this notice to: PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total burden hours John Kraemer, Human Resources and Housing Branch, Office of Management E:\FR\FM\13FEN1.SGM 13FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 29 / Monday, February 13, 2006 / Notices and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503. Dated: February 6, 2006. Tina M. Cheatham, Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination. [FR Doc. E6–1921 Filed 2–10–06; 8:45 am] Dated: February 6, 2006. Elizabeth M. Duke, Administrator. [FR Doc. 06–1282 Filed 2–10–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES BILLING CODE 4165–15–P National Institutes of Health National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine; Notice of Closed Meeting DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Healthy Start Program Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS. AGENCY: ACTION: General notice. This notice supplements the 2005 HRSA announcement of the availability of fiscal year (FY) 2006 funding for new and competing continuation applications for Healthy Start. Healthy Start, authorized under section 330H of the Public Health Service Act, strengthens communities to effectively address the causes of infant mortality, low birth weight and other poor perinatal outcomes for women and infants. Recently, new guidance became available with regards to funding FY 2006 Healthy Start programs. BACKGROUND: SUMMARY: The Conference Report (H.R. Rep. No. 109–337) accompanying the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006, indicates concurrence with the Senate report language regarding the recompetition of Healthy Start programs. Following the Senate Committee’s recommendation in Senate Report 109–103, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will give preference during the FY 2006 competition ‘‘to current and former grantees with expiring or recently expired project periods. This should include grantees whose grant applications were approved but not funded during fiscal year 2005.’’ rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Maribeth Badura, Director, Division of Healthy Start and Perinatal Services, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, HRSA, Room 18–20, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857; telephone (301) 443–0543; e-mail MBadura@hrsa.gov. 17:38 Feb 10, 2006 Jkt 208001 Name of Committee: National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Special Emphasis Panel; Clinical Science II. Date: March 21, 2006. Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Holiday Inn Select Bethesda, 8120 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814. Contact Person: Martina Schmidt, PhD, Scientific Review Administrator, Office of Scientific Review, Nat’l Center for Complementary and Alt Medicine, 6707 Democracy Blvd, Suite 401, Bethesda, MD 20892. 301–594–3456. schmidma@mail.nih.gov. Dated: February 6, 2006. Anna Snouffer, Acting Director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 06–1257 Filed 2–10–06; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine; Notice of Closed Meeting Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), notice PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 is hereby given of the following meetings. The meetings will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Name of Committee: National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Special Emphasis Panel; Basic Science. Date: March 9–10, 2006. Time: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Bethesda Marriott Suites, 6711 Democracy Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20817. Contact Person: Dale L. Birkle, PhD., Scientific Review Administrator, NIH/ NCCAM, 6707 Democracy Blvd, Democracy Two Building, Suite 401, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 451–6570, birkled@mail.nih.gov. Name of Committee: National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Special Emphasis Panel, Loan Repayment Program. Date: April 24, 2006. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Bethesda Marriott Suites, 6711 Democracy Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20817. Contact Person: Laurie Friedman Donze, PhD., Scientific Review Administrator, Office of Scientific Review, NCCAM, National Institutes of Health, Suite 401, MSC 5475, 6707 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, MD 20892, 301–402–1030, donzel@mail.nih.gov. Dated: February 6, 2006. Anna Snouffer, Acting Director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 06–1260 Filed 2–10–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health BILLING CODE 4140–01–M National Institutes of Health FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Aug<31>2005 Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), notice is hereby given of the following meeting. The meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in section 552b(c)(4) and 552(b)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal property. 7559 Sfmt 4703 National Institute of Mental Health; Notice of Closed Meetings Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), notice is hereby given of the following meetings. The meetings will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The grant applications and E:\FR\FM\13FEN1.SGM 13FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request

    Periodically, the Health Resources and Services Administration 
(HRSA) publishes abstracts of information collection requests under 
review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), in compliance with 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). To request 
a copy of the clearance requests submitted to OMB for review, call the 
HRSA Reports Clearance Office on (301)-443-1129.
    The following request has been submitted to the Office of 
Management and Budget for review under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995:

Proposed Project: Maternal and Child Health Services Title V Block 
Grant Program--Guidance and Forms for the Title V Application/Annual 
Report, OMB No. 0915-0172: Revision

    The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) proposes to 
revise the Maternal and Child Health Services Title V Block Grant 
Program--Guidance and Forms for the Application/Annual Report. The 
guidance is used annually by the 50 States and 9 jurisdictions in 
making application for Block Grants under Title V of the Social 
Security Act, and in preparing the required annual report. The proposed 
revisions follow and build on extensive consultation received from a 
workgroup convened to provide suggestions to improve the guidance and 
forms. In addition, the proposed revisions are editorial and ttechnical 
revisions based on the experience of the States and jurisdictions in 
using the guidance and forms since 2003.
    Two new performance measures were developed (obesity in children 
aged 2 to 5 years; and smoking in the last trimester of pregnancy) and 
two existing performance measures were either removed entirely (low 
birth weight) or incorporated into an existing health status capacity 
indicator (eligible children receiving services under Medicaid). This 
will result in no net increase in the number of performance measures. 
In addition, the directions in the guidance for the Health Systems 
Capacity Indicators (HSCI) were expanded to enhance clarification. This 
proposed change will make it easier for the States to report on these 
indicators.
    The existing electronic system used by the States to submit their 
Block Grant Application and Annual Report has also been enhanced. 
First, using the electronic system, the narrative from the prior year's 
submission is available online in the system so that the applicant need 
only edit those sections that have changed. This feature reduces burden 
by avoiding duplicating material. For national performance measures 2-
6, the data obtained from the National Survey of Children with Special 
Health Care Needs are pre-populated which eliminates the need to 
retrieve and enter data from this survey, unless the States choose to 
use another data source. Also, notes from the prior year's submission 
are available to the States allowing for more efficient updating 
through edits rather then recreating them. Data are entered once (in a 
data entry field on a given form), and where those data are referenced 
elsewhere, the value is copied and displayed. The electronic system 
includes an automatic character counter that tells the user how many 
characters the States have left. This eliminates the need to 
independently track entries against the Maternal and Child Health 
Bureau's limits for each section to ensure compliance. The electronic 
system includes forms status checker and data alerts, which conduct 
automated checks on data validity, data consistency, and application 
completeness, as well as value tolerance checks. This feature 
facilitates application review and eliminates much of the previously 
required data cleaning activity. Also, this allows the user to obtain 
an immediate update at any point in time on the completeness and 
compliance of the application, reducing the need to conduct a review of 
the application. Data are saved directly to the HRSA server so that no 
manual transmission is required. Finally, the automatic commitment of 
data to the HRSA server eliminates the need for version control or data 
migration.
    The estimated average annual burden per year is as follows for the 
Annual Report and Application without the Needs Assessment:

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                                                     Number of     Responses per   Burden hours    Total burden
               Type of respondent                   respondents     respondent     per response        hours
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
States..........................................              50               1             297          14,868
Jurisdictions...................................               9               1             120           1,077
                                                 -----------------
    Total.......................................              59  ..............  ..............          15,945
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    Burden in the 3 Year Reporting Cycle for the Annual Report and 
Application with Needs Assessment is:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                     Number of     Burden hours    Responses per   Total burden
                Needs assessment                    respondents    per response     respondent         hours
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
States/Jurisdictions............................              59           378.5               1          22,303
                                                 -----------------
    Total Average Burden for 3 year cycle.......  ..............  ..............  ..............          18,064
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    Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed 
information collection should be sent within 30 days of this notice to: 
John Kraemer, Human Resources and Housing Branch, Office of Management

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and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 
20503.

    Dated: February 6, 2006.
Tina M. Cheatham,
Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination.
 [FR Doc. E6-1921 Filed 2-10-06; 8:45 am]
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