Request for Public Comment: 60-Day Proposed Information Collection, 31195-31196 [06-5021]

Download as PDF 31195 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 105 / Thursday, June 1, 2006 / Notices Dated: May 18, 2006. Jeffrey Shuren, Assistant Commissioner for Policy. [FR Doc. E6–8417 Filed 5–31–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–01–S DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Indian Health Service Request for Public Comment: 60-Day Proposed Information Collection Indian Health Service, HHS. Request for public comment: 60-day proposed information collection: Indian Health Service forms to implement the privacy rule (45 CFR parts 160 & 164). AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Indian Health Service (IHS), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the IHS is providing a 60-day advance opportunity for public comment on a proposed new collection of information to be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget for review. Proposed Collection Title: 0917–0030, ‘‘IHS Forms to Implement the Privacy Rule (45 CFR Parts 160 & 164).’’ Type of Information Collection Request: Extension, without revision, of currently approved information collection, 0917–0030, ‘‘IHS Forms to Implement the Privacy Rule (45 CFR Parts 160 & 164)’’. Form Number(s): IHS–810, IHS–917, IHS–912–1, IHS–912–2, and IHS–913. Need and Use of Information Collection: This collection of information is made necessary by the Department of Health and Human Services Rule entitled ‘‘Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information’’ (‘‘Privacy Rule’’) (45 CFR Parts 160 and 164). The Privacy Rule implements the privacy requirements of the Administrative Simplification subtitle of the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 and creates national standards to protect individual’s personal health information and gives patients increased access to their medical records. 45 CFR 164.508, 522, 526 and 528 of the Rule require the collection of information to implement these protection standards and access requirements. The IHS will use the following data collection instruments to implement the information collection requirements contained in the Rule. 45 CFR 164.508: This provision requires covered entities to obtain or receive a valid authorization for its use or disclosure of protected health information for other than for treatment, payment and healthcare operations. Under the provision individuals may initiate a written authorization permitting covered entities to release their protected health information to entities of their choosing. The IHS–810 will be used to document an individual’s authorization to use or disclose their protected health information. 45 CFR 164.522: Section 164.522(a)(1) requires a covered entity to permit individuals to request that the covered entity restrict the use and disclosure of their protected health information. The covered entity may or may not agree to the restriction. The form IHS–912–1 ‘‘Request for Restrictions(s)’’ will be used to document an individual’s request for restriction of their protected health information and whether IHS agreed or disagreed with the restriction. Section 164.522(a)(2)(1) permits a covered entity to terminate its agreement to a restriction if the Number of respondents wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES 45 CFR section/IHS form individual agrees to or requests the termination in writing. The form IHS– 912–2 ‘‘Request for Revocation of Restriction(s)’’ will be used to document the agency or individual request to terminate a formerly agreed to restriction regarding the use and disclosure of protected health information. 45 CFR 164.526: This provision requires covered entities to permit an individual to request that the covered entity amend protected health information. If the covered entity accepts the requested amendment, in whole or in part, the covered entity must inform the individual that the amendment is accepted and obtain the individual’s identification of an agreement to have the covered entity notify the relevant persons with which the amendment needs to be shared. If the covered entity denies the requested amendment, in whole or in part, the covered entity must provide the individual with a written denial. The form IHS–917 ‘‘Request for Correction/ Amendment of Protected Health Information’’ will be used to document an individual’s request to amend their protected health information and the agency’s decision to accept or deny the request. 45 CFR 164.528: This provision requires covered entities to permit and individual to request that the covered entity provide an accounting of disclosures of protected health information made by the covered entity. The form IHS–913 ‘‘Request for an Accounting of Disclosures’’ will be used to document an individual’s request for an Accounting of Disclosures of their protected health information and the agency’s handling of the request. Completed forms used in this collection of information are filed in the medical record. Affected Public: Individuals and households. Type of Respondents: Individuals. Burden Hours: The table below provides the estimated burden hours for this information collection: Responses per respondent Burden per response* (mins) Total annual burden 164.506 IHS–810 .......................................................................................... 164.522(a)(1) IHS–912–1 .............................................................................. 164.522(a)(2) IHS–912–2 .............................................................................. 164.526 IHS–917 .......................................................................................... 164.528 IHS–913 .......................................................................................... 500,000 15,000 5,000 7,500 15,000 1 1 1 1 1 20 10 10 15 10 166,667 2,500 833 1,875 2,500 Total Annual Burden ................................................................................. ........................ 5 ........................ 174,375 * For ease of understanding, burden hours are provided in actual minutes. VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:10 May 31, 2006 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\01JNN1.SGM 01JNN1 31196 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 105 / Thursday, June 1, 2006 / Notices The total estimated burden for this collection of information is 174,375 hours. There are no capital costs, operating costs and/or maintenance costs to respondents. Request for Comments: Your written comments and/or suggestions are invited on one or more of the following points: (a) Whether the information collection activity is necessary to carry out an agency function; (b) whether the agency processes the information collected in a useful and timely fashion; (c) the accuracy of public burden estimate (the estimated amount of time needed for individual respondents to provide the requested information); (d) whether the methodology and assumptions used to determine the estimate are logical; (e) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information being collected; and (f) ways to minimize the public burden through the use of automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Send Comments and Requests for Further Information: Send your written comments and requests for more information on the proposed collection or requests to obtain a copy of the data collection instrument(s) and instructions to: Mrs. Christina Rouleau, IHS Reports Clearance Office, 801 Thompson Avenue, TMP, Suite 450, Rockville, MD 20852, call non-toll free (301) 443–5938, send via facsimile to (301) 443–2316, or send your e-mail requests, comments, and return address to: crouleau@hqe.ihs.gov. Comment Due Date: Your comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received within 60-days of the date of this publication. Dated: May 23, 2006. Charles W. Grim, Assistant Surgeon General, Director, Indian Health Service. [FR Doc. 06–5021 Filed 5–31–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–16–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service Issuance of Permits Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of issuance of permits for endangered species and/or marine mammals. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The following permits were issued. Documents and other information submitted with these ADDRESSES: applications are available for review, subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act, by any party who submits a written request for a copy of such documents to: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Management Authority, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Room 700, Arlington, Virginia 22203; fax 703/358–2281. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Division of Management Authority, telephone 703/358–2104. Notice is hereby given that on the dates below, as authorized by the provisions of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and/ or the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), the Fish and Wildlife Service issued the requested permits subject to certain conditions set forth therein. For each permit for an endangered species, the Service found that (1) the application was filed in good faith, (2) the granted permit would not operate to the disadvantage of the endangered species, and (3) the granted permit would be consistent with the purposes and policy set forth in Section 2 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Endangered Species Permit issuance date Permit No. Applicant Receipt of application Federal Register notice 116625 ........................... Exotic Feline Breeding Compound, Inc. ............. 71 FR 10700; March 2, 2006 ............................. Permit No. Applicant Receipt of application Federal Register notice Permit issuance date 078744 ........................... Randall W. Davis, Texas A&M University .......... 70 FR 51838; August 31, 2005 .......................... April 28, 2006. May 2, 2006. Marine Mammals Dated: May 19, 2006. Michael S. Moore, Senior Permit Biologist, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority. [FR Doc. E6–8462 Filed 5–31–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES Fish and Wildlife Service Environmental Document on Endangered Species Recovery Permit Application Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:10 May 31, 2006 Jkt 208001 SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), this notice advises the public that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (‘‘we’’) intends to prepare an environmental document (environmental assessment or environmental impact statement) for the proposed issuance of a permit to conduct non-lethal and lethal take activities with the endangered gray wolf (Canis lupus) pursuant to section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act. We solicit comments from the public, as well as local, State and Federal agencies for an environmental evaluation under NEPA of the proposed permit. Comments already received from individuals and organizations in PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 response to the January 10, 2006, Federal Register notice of receipt of the permit application have been considered. Those respondents need not comment again unless they wish to provide new information on the permit application or environmental analysis. DATES: Comments on this environmental analysis must be received on or before July 3, 2006. ADDRESSES: Written data or comments should be submitted to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Chief, Endangered Species, Ecological Services, 911 NE. 11th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97232– 4181 (fax: 503–231–6243). Please refer to ‘‘Northern Idaho Wolf Permit Analysis’’ when submitting comments. All comments received, including E:\FR\FM\01JNN1.SGM 01JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 105 (Thursday, June 1, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 31195-31196]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-5021]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Indian Health Service


Request for Public Comment: 60-Day Proposed Information 
Collection

AGENCY: Indian Health Service, HHS.

ACTION:  Request for public comment: 60-day proposed information 
collection: Indian Health Service forms to implement the privacy rule 
(45 CFR parts 160 & 164).

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SUMMARY: The Indian Health Service (IHS), as part of its continuing 
effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-
clearance consultation program to provide the general public and 
Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or 
continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program 
helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired 
format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, 
collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of 
collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. 
Currently, the IHS is providing a 60-day advance opportunity for public 
comment on a proposed new collection of information to be submitted to 
the Office of Management and Budget for review.

Proposed Collection

    Title: 0917-0030, ``IHS Forms to Implement the Privacy Rule (45 CFR 
Parts 160 & 164).''
    Type of Information Collection Request: Extension, without 
revision, of currently approved information collection, 0917-0030, 
``IHS Forms to Implement the Privacy Rule (45 CFR Parts 160 & 164)''.
    Form Number(s): IHS-810, IHS-917, IHS-912-1, IHS-912-2, and IHS-
913.
    Need and Use of Information Collection: This collection of 
information is made necessary by the Department of Health and Human 
Services Rule entitled ``Standards for Privacy of Individually 
Identifiable Health Information'' (``Privacy Rule'') (45 CFR Parts 160 
and 164). The Privacy Rule implements the privacy requirements of the 
Administrative Simplification subtitle of the Health Information 
Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 and creates national 
standards to protect individual's personal health information and gives 
patients increased access to their medical records. 45 CFR 164.508, 
522, 526 and 528 of the Rule require the collection of information to 
implement these protection standards and access requirements. The IHS 
will use the following data collection instruments to implement the 
information collection requirements contained in the Rule.
    45 CFR 164.508: This provision requires covered entities to obtain 
or receive a valid authorization for its use or disclosure of protected 
health information for other than for treatment, payment and healthcare 
operations. Under the provision individuals may initiate a written 
authorization permitting covered entities to release their protected 
health information to entities of their choosing. The IHS-810 will be 
used to document an individual's authorization to use or disclose their 
protected health information.
    45 CFR 164.522: Section 164.522(a)(1) requires a covered entity to 
permit individuals to request that the covered entity restrict the use 
and disclosure of their protected health information. The covered 
entity may or may not agree to the restriction. The form IHS-912-1 
``Request for Restrictions(s)'' will be used to document an 
individual's request for restriction of their protected health 
information and whether IHS agreed or disagreed with the restriction. 
Section 164.522(a)(2)(1) permits a covered entity to terminate its 
agreement to a restriction if the individual agrees to or requests the 
termination in writing. The form IHS-912-2 ``Request for Revocation of 
Restriction(s)'' will be used to document the agency or individual 
request to terminate a formerly agreed to restriction regarding the use 
and disclosure of protected health information.
    45 CFR 164.526: This provision requires covered entities to permit 
an individual to request that the covered entity amend protected health 
information. If the covered entity accepts the requested amendment, in 
whole or in part, the covered entity must inform the individual that 
the amendment is accepted and obtain the individual's identification of 
an agreement to have the covered entity notify the relevant persons 
with which the amendment needs to be shared. If the covered entity 
denies the requested amendment, in whole or in part, the covered entity 
must provide the individual with a written denial. The form IHS-917 
``Request for Correction/Amendment of Protected Health Information'' 
will be used to document an individual's request to amend their 
protected health information and the agency's decision to accept or 
deny the request.
    45 CFR 164.528: This provision requires covered entities to permit 
and individual to request that the covered entity provide an accounting 
of disclosures of protected health information made by the covered 
entity. The form IHS-913 ``Request for an Accounting of Disclosures'' 
will be used to document an individual's request for an Accounting of 
Disclosures of their protected health information and the agency's 
handling of the request.
    Completed forms used in this collection of information are filed in 
the medical record.
    Affected Public: Individuals and households.
    Type of Respondents: Individuals.
    Burden Hours: The table below provides the estimated burden hours 
for this information collection:

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                                                                                    Burden per
             45 CFR section/IHS form                 Number of     Responses per     response*     Total annual
                                                    respondents     respondent        (mins)          burden
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164.506 IHS-810.................................         500,000               1              20         166,667
164.522(a)(1) IHS-912-1.........................          15,000               1              10           2,500
164.522(a)(2) IHS-912-2.........................           5,000               1              10             833
164.526 IHS-917.................................           7,500               1              15           1,875
164.528 IHS-913.................................          15,000               1              10           2,500
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total Annual Burden.........................  ..............               5  ..............        174,375
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* For ease of understanding, burden hours are provided in actual minutes.


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    The total estimated burden for this collection of information is 
174,375 hours. There are no capital costs, operating costs and/or 
maintenance costs to respondents.
    Request for Comments: Your written comments and/or suggestions are 
invited on one or more of the following points: (a) Whether the 
information collection activity is necessary to carry out an agency 
function; (b) whether the agency processes the information collected in 
a useful and timely fashion; (c) the accuracy of public burden estimate 
(the estimated amount of time needed for individual respondents to 
provide the requested information); (d) whether the methodology and 
assumptions used to determine the estimate are logical; (e) ways to 
enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information being 
collected; and (f) ways to minimize the public burden through the use 
of automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology.
    Send Comments and Requests for Further Information: Send your 
written comments and requests for more information on the proposed 
collection or requests to obtain a copy of the data collection 
instrument(s) and instructions to: Mrs. Christina Rouleau, IHS Reports 
Clearance Office, 801 Thompson Avenue, TMP, Suite 450, Rockville, MD 
20852, call non-toll free (301) 443-5938, send via facsimile to (301) 
443-2316, or send your e-mail requests, comments, and return address 
to: crouleau@hqe.ihs.gov.
    Comment Due Date: Your comments regarding this information 
collection are best assured of having their full effect if received 
within 60-days of the date of this publication.

    Dated: May 23, 2006.
Charles W. Grim,
Assistant Surgeon General, Director, Indian Health Service.
[FR Doc. 06-5021 Filed 5-31-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4165-16-M