Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 70407-70408 [06-9503]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 232 / Monday, December 4, 2006 / Notices investigate, examine, prosecute, sue with respect to, defend against, correct, remedy, or otherwise combat fraud, waste, or abuse in such program. 4. To another Federal agency or to an instrumentality of any governmental jurisdiction within or under the control of the United States (including any State or local governmental agency), that administers, or that has the authority to investigate potential fraud, waste, or abuse in, a health benefits program funded in whole or in part by Federal funds, when disclosure is deemed reasonably necessary by CMS to prevent, deter, discover, detect, investigate, examine, prosecute, sue with respect to, defend against, correct, remedy, or otherwise combat fraud, waste, or abuse in such programs. C. Additional Provisions Affecting Routine Use Disclosures: To the extent this system contains Protected Health Information (PHI) as defined by HHS regulation ‘‘Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information’’ (45 CFR Parts 160 and 164, Subparts A and E) 65 FR 82462 (12–28–00). Disclosures of such PHI that are otherwise authorized by these routine uses may only be made if, and as, permitted or required by the ‘‘Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information.’’ (See 45 CFR 164–512(a)(1)). In addition, our policy will be to prohibit release even of data not directly identifiable, except pursuant to one of the routine uses or if required by law, if we determine there is a possibility that an individual can be identified through implicit deduction based on small cell sizes (instances where the patient population is so small that an individual could, because of the small size, use this information to deduce the identity of the beneficiary). POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORING, RETRIEVING, ACCESSING, RETAINING, AND DISPOSING OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM: All records are stored on computer diskette and magnetic storage media. mstockstill on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES RETRIEVABILITY: Information can be retrieved by the business names and addresses, owner’s name, owner’s SSN, UPIN, managing employee’s name, employer identification number or other tax reporting number, and the Medicare contractor assigned billing numbers. CMS has safeguards in place for authorized users and monitors such users to ensure against unauthorized use. Personnel having access to the VerDate Aug<31>2005 11:51 Dec 01, 2006 Jkt 211001 RETENTION AND DISPOSAL: Records are maintained by CMS for a period not to exceed 15 years. All claims-related records are encompassed by the document preservation order and will be retained until notification is received from DOJ. SYSTEM MANAGER(S) AND ADDRESS: STORAGE: SAFEGUARDS: system have been trained in the Privacy Act and information security requirements. Employees who maintain records in this system are instructed not to release data until the intended recipient agrees to implement appropriate management, operational and technical safeguards sufficient to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the information and information systems and to prevent unauthorized access. This system will conform to all applicable Federal laws and regulations and Federal, HHS, and CMS policies and standards as they relate to information security and data privacy. These laws and regulations may apply but are not limited to: the Privacy Act of 1974; the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002; the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986; the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996; the EGovernment Act of 2002, the ClingerCohen Act of 1996; the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003, and the corresponding implementing regulations. OMB Circular A–130, Management of Federal Resources, Appendix III, Security of Federal Automated Information Resources also applies. Federal, HHS, and CMS policies and standards include but are not limited to: all pertinent National Institute of Standards and Technology publications; the HHS Information Systems Program Handbook and the CMS Information Security Handbook. Director, Division of Provider/ Supplier Enrollment, Program Integrity Group, Office of Financial Management, CMS, Mail Stop C3–02–16, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244–1850. NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE: For purpose of access, the subject individual should write to the system manager who will require the system name, address, date of birth, and gender, and for verification purposes, the subject individual’s name (woman’s maiden name, if applicable), and SSN. Furnishing the SSN is voluntary, but it may make searching for a record easier and prevent delay. PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70407 RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURE: For purpose of access, use the same procedures outlined in Notification Procedures above. Requestors should also specify the record contents being sought. (These procedures are in accordance with department regulation 45 CFR 5b.5(a)(2).) CONTESTING RECORDS PROCEDURES: The subject individual should contact the system manager named above, and reasonably identify the records and specify the information to be contested. State the corrective action sought and the reasons for the correction with supporting justification. (These Procedures are in accordance with Department regulation 45 CFR 5b.7.) RECORDS SOURCE CATEGORIES: Sources of information contained in this records system include data collected from the application which the supplier completes to obtain Medicare billing numbers. (CMS Form 192—prior to August 1996, CMS Form 888—April 1996 through May 1997, and CMS Form 855S—after May 1997). SYSTEMS EXEMPTED FROM CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE ACT: None. [FR Doc. E6–20409 Filed 12–1–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects: Title: Form OCSE–396A: Financial Report; Form OCSE–34A: Quarterly Report of Collections. OMB No.: 0970–0181. Description: State agencies administering the Child Support Enforcement Program under title IV–D of the Social Security Act are required to provide information each fiscal quarter to the Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) concerning administrative expenditures and the receipt and disposition of child support payments from non-custodial parents. Together with a third quarterly report, ‘‘Itemized Undistributed Collections’’ (Schedule UDC—OMB No. 0970–0268), these forms provide information from each State that is used to compute the quarterly grant awards, the annual incentive payments and provide valuable information on program E:\FR\FM\04DEN1.SGM 04DEN1 70408 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 232 / Monday, December 4, 2006 / Notices finances. This information is also included in a published annual statistical and financial report, available to the general public. Pub. L. 109–171, the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, contains a number of provisions that will impact the States’ completion and submission of these quarterly financial reports. These changes become effective in fiscal years 2006, 2007 and 2008. These changes require revisions to some of the data entry lines and reporting instructions currently contained on these forms. In addition, a periodic review of the data currently requested on these forms will assure that OCSE collections the information needed in the most efficient format feasible. Respondents: State agencies administering the Child Support Enforcement Program. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of responses per respondent Number of respondents Instrument Average burden hours per response Total burden hours OCSE–396A .................................................................................................... OCSE–34A ...................................................................................................... 54 54 4 4 8 8 1,728 1,728 Estimate Total Annual Burden Hours: ...................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 3,456 In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the information collection described above. Copies of the proposed collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Information Services, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. E-mail address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. The Department specifically requests comments on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. Dated: November 28, 2006. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 06–9503 Filed 12–1–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: Third Grade Follow-up to the Heat Start Impact Study. OMB No.: 0970–0229. Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is requesting comments on plans to implement a third grade follow-up to the Head Start Impact Study. This study will collect information for determining, on a national basis, how Head Start affects outcomes in the third grade for children who participated in the program as compared to children not enrolled in Head Start and to determine under which conditions Head Start Works best and for which children. The Head Start Impact Study was longitudinal study that involved approximately 5,000 first-time-enrolled, three- and four-year-old preschool children across 84 nationally representative grantee/delegate agencies (in communities where there were more eligible children and families than can be served by the program). The participating children were randomly assigned to either a Head Start group (that could enroll in Head Start services) or a control group (that could not enroll in Head Start services but could enroll in other available services selected by their parents). Data collection for the study began in the fall of 2002 and extended through spring 2006. It is the intention of the Administration for Children and Families to examine outcomes for this sample of children and families during the spring of the children’s third grade year. Data will be collected in the spring of 2007 (for the four-year-old cohort) and the spring of 2008 (for the threeyear-old cohort). The domains of development to be assessed include demographic characteristics of the children and families, as well as children’s cognitive development, school achievement and adjustment, socio-emotional functioning, heath and access to health care, and relationships with peers. Information will also be collected on parents’ involvement in educational activities, mental health and well-being, and monitoring and other parenting practices, and information related to the characteristics and quality of the schools and classrooms that children attend. Respondents: Individuals or households and school districts (principals and teachers). mstockstill on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument Year 1 (spring 2007): Parent Tracking Interview ....................................................................... Parent Interview ...................................................................................... VerDate Aug<31>2005 11:51 Dec 01, 2006 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response 1 1 0.166 1.00 2,559 1,720 E:\FR\FM\04DEN1.SGM 04DEN1 Total burden hours 426 1,720

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 232 (Monday, December 4, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 70407-70408]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-9503]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

    Proposed Projects:
    Title: Form OCSE-396A: Financial Report;
     Form OCSE-34A: Quarterly Report of Collections.
    OMB No.: 0970-0181.
    Description: State agencies administering the Child Support 
Enforcement Program under title IV-D of the Social Security Act are 
required to provide information each fiscal quarter to the Office of 
Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) concerning administrative expenditures 
and the receipt and disposition of child support payments from non-
custodial parents. Together with a third quarterly report, ``Itemized 
Undistributed Collections'' (Schedule UDC--OMB No. 0970-0268), these 
forms provide information from each State that is used to compute the 
quarterly grant awards, the annual incentive payments and provide 
valuable information on program

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finances. This information is also included in a published annual 
statistical and financial report, available to the general public.
    Pub. L. 109-171, the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, contains a 
number of provisions that will impact the States' completion and 
submission of these quarterly financial reports. These changes become 
effective in fiscal years 2006, 2007 and 2008. These changes require 
revisions to some of the data entry lines and reporting instructions 
currently contained on these forms. In addition, a periodic review of 
the data currently requested on these forms will assure that OCSE 
collections the information needed in the most efficient format 
feasible.
    Respondents: State agencies administering the Child Support 
Enforcement Program.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                     Number of    Average burden
                   Instrument                        Number of     responses per    hours  per     Total burden
                                                    respondents     respondent       response          hours
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OCSE-396A.......................................              54               4               8           1,728
OCSE-34A........................................              54               4               8           1,728
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    Estimate Total Annual Burden Hours:.........  ..............  ..............  ..............           3,456
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    In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and 
Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the 
information collection described above. Copies of the proposed 
collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded 
by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of 
Information Services, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 
20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. All requests should be 
identified by the title of the information collection. E-mail address: 
infocollection@acf.hhs.gov.
    The Department specifically requests comments on: (a) Whether the 
proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper 
performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the 
information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the 
agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information; (c) the quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection 
of information on respondents, including through the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology. 
Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted 
within 60 days of this publication.

    Dated: November 28, 2006.
Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 06-9503 Filed 12-1-06; 8:45 am]
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