Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 16399-16400 [E9-8225]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 68 / Friday, April 10, 2009 / Notices Dated: April 6, 2009. Carolyn M. Clancy, Director. [FR Doc. E9–8122 Filed 4–9–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–10281] Emergency Clearance: Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) AGENCY: Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, HHS. In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Department of Health and Human Services, is publishing the following summary of proposed collections for public comment. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. We are, however, requesting an emergency review of the information collection referenced below. In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we have submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) the following requirements for emergency review. Emergency approval is requested under 5 CFR 1320.13(a)(2)(iii), as we believe that the use of normal clearance procedures is reasonably likely to cause a statutory deadline to be missed. 1. Type of Information Collection Request: New collection; Title of Information Collection: Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2008 Mandated Report to Congress; Form Number: CMS–10281 (OMB#: 0938–NEW); Use: The information collected will consist of a series of interviews with State Medicaid program officials as well as request for operational data. The VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:39 Apr 09, 2009 Jkt 217001 information to be collected is required to comply with a congressionally mandated study that is due to the Committee on Finance on Energy and Commerce of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Finance of the Senate no later than September 1, 2009 according to Section 7001(c)(2) of the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008 (SAA, Pub. L. 110–252). Frequency: Reporting—Onetime; Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Governments; Number of Respondents: 51; Total Annual Responses: 51; Total Annual Hours: 3,060. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Effie George at 410–786–8639. For all other issues call 410–786–1326.) CMS is requesting OMB review and approval of this collection by May 12, 2009, with a 180-day approval period. Written comments and recommendations will be considered from the public if received by the individuals designated below by May 11, 2009. To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, access CMS’s Web site address at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/ PaperworkReductionActof1995 or email your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and CMS document identifier, to Paperwork@cms.hhs.gov, or call the Reports Clearance Office on (410) 786– 1326. In commenting on the proposed information collections please reference the document identifier or OMB control number. To be assured consideration, comments and recommendations must be submitted in one of the following ways by May 11, 2009: 1. Electronically. You may submit your comments electronically to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for ‘‘Comment or Submission’’ or ‘‘More Search Options’’ to find the information collection document(s) accepting comments. 2. By Regular Mail. You may mail written comments to the following address: CMS, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs, Division of Regulations Development, Attention: Document Identifier/OMB Control Number CMS–10281, Room C4– 26–05, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244–1850 and, OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: CMS Desk Officer, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503. Fax Number: (202) 395–6974. PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16399 Dated: April 3, 2009. Michelle Shortt, Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. E9–8249 Filed 4–9–09; 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: Application for Office of Refugee Resettlement Targeted Assistance Formula Grants. OMB No.: New Collection. Description: The Targeted Assistance Formula Grant program, administered by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), funds employment and other resettlement services for refugees and entrants who reside in high need areas. These areas are defined as counties with unusually large refugee and entrant populations and with high refugee or entrant population concentrations in relation to the overall county population. Such counties need supplementation of other available resources in order to help refugees and entrants obtain employment as soon as possible. Targeted assistance funds must be used primarily for employability services intended to enable refugees and entrants to obtain jobs with less than one year’s participation in the program. Services funded with targeted assistance formula grants must be used to assist refugees and entrants in the following order of priority: (1) Refugees who are cash assistance recipients, particularly long-term recipients; (2) unemployed refugees and entrants who are not receiving cash assistance; and (3) employed refugees and entrants in need of services to retain employment or to attain economic independence. Targeted Assistance Formula Grants are funded under the authority of section 412(c)(2) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. 1522(c)(2). Eligible applicants for these grants are State governments, Wilson/Fish projects, and State Replacement Agencies. Grant amounts under this program area are determined based on a formula using population figures for the past five years. Grantees are re-qualified to participate in this program every three years based on current population figures. The purpose of the proposed Application for Office of Refugee Resettlement Targeted E:\FR\FM\10APN1.SGM 10APN1 16400 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 68 / Friday, April 10, 2009 / Notices Assistance Formula Grants is to obtain necessary information so that ORR can assess the allowability of applicants’ proposed programs. The application will include contact information for the grantee agency and for the local agencies that are proposed as subgrantees; the applicant’s allocation plan for the grant funds among qualified counties; a description of the applicant’s plan for evaluating and monitoring the subgrantees; a line item budget and budget justification; and performance goals. The application will also require assurances from the applicant that the program will be conducted in accordance with the grant announcement. The application is a necessary data collection to allow ORR to ensure that all targeted assistance applicants propose programs that are in accordance with the Refugee Act and with ORR regulations. Respondents: State Governments, Wilson/Fish Project Grantees and State Replacement Agencies. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Instrument Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours Application for Office of Refugee Resettlement Targeted Assistance Formula Grants .................................................................................................. 30 1 1 30 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 30. In compliance with the requirements of Section 506(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 Administration, Office of Information Services, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. E-mail address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. 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: April 7, 2009. Janean Chambers, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E9–8225 Filed 4–9–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:39 Apr 09, 2009 Jkt 217001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–R–205 and CMS–R–206] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is publishing the following summary of proposed collections for public comment. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. 1. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Information Collection Requirements Referenced in HIPAA title I for the Individual Market, Supporting Regulations at 45 CFR Part 148 (148.120, 148.122, 148.124, 148.126, and 148.128), Forms and Instructions; Use: The provisions of title I of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 amend the Public Health Service Act (PHS Act) and are designed to make it easier for people to get access to health care coverage; to reduce the limitations that can be put on the coverage; and to make it more difficult for issuers to terminate the coverage. The information collection requirements will ensure that issuers in the individual market comply with HIPAA title I, provide individuals with certificates of creditable coverage necessary to demonstrate prior creditable coverage and file documentation with CMS for review in a Federal direct enforcement state. Requirements must also ensure states’ flexibility to implement state alternative mechanisms. Form Number: CMS–R– 205 (OMB#: 0938–0703); Frequency: Reporting—Yearly and Occasionally; Affected Public: Business or other forprofits and not-for-profit institutions; Number of Respondents: 2,042; Total Annual Responses: 2,979,801; Total Annual Hours: 856,384. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Louis Blank at 410–786–5511. For all other issues call 410–786–1326.) 2. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Information Collection Requirements in HIPAA title I for the Group Market, Supporting Regulations 45 CFR 146 (146.111, 146.115, 146.117, 146.150, 146.152, 146.160 and 146.180) Forms and Instructions; Use: The provisions of title I of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) are designed to make it easier for people to get access to health care coverage and to reduce the limitations that can be put on the coverage. This collection pertains to notices issued by group health insurance issuers and self-funded nonFederal governmental plans as required by 45 CFR 146. These notices are triggered by the issuance of certificates E:\FR\FM\10APN1.SGM 10APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

Proposed Projects

    Title: Application for Office of Refugee Resettlement Targeted 
Assistance Formula Grants.
    OMB No.: New Collection.
    Description: The Targeted Assistance Formula Grant program, 
administered by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), funds 
employment and other resettlement services for refugees and entrants 
who reside in high need areas. These areas are defined as counties with 
unusually large refugee and entrant populations and with high refugee 
or entrant population concentrations in relation to the overall county 
population. Such counties need supplementation of other available 
resources in order to help refugees and entrants obtain employment as 
soon as possible. Targeted assistance funds must be used primarily for 
employability services intended to enable refugees and entrants to 
obtain jobs with less than one year's participation in the program. 
Services funded with targeted assistance formula grants must be used to 
assist refugees and entrants in the following order of priority: (1) 
Refugees who are cash assistance recipients, particularly long-term 
recipients; (2) unemployed refugees and entrants who are not receiving 
cash assistance; and (3) employed refugees and entrants in need of 
services to retain employment or to attain economic independence. 
Targeted Assistance Formula Grants are funded under the authority of 
section 412(c)(2) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. 
1522(c)(2). Eligible applicants for these grants are State governments, 
Wilson/Fish projects, and State Replacement Agencies. Grant amounts 
under this program area are determined based on a formula using 
population figures for the past five years. Grantees are re-qualified 
to participate in this program every three years based on current 
population figures. The purpose of the proposed Application for Office 
of Refugee Resettlement Targeted

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Assistance Formula Grants is to obtain necessary information so that 
ORR can assess the allowability of applicants' proposed programs. The 
application will include contact information for the grantee agency and 
for the local agencies that are proposed as subgrantees; the 
applicant's allocation plan for the grant funds among qualified 
counties; a description of the applicant's plan for evaluating and 
monitoring the subgrantees; a line item budget and budget 
justification; and performance goals. The application will also require 
assurances from the applicant that the program will be conducted in 
accordance with the grant announcement. The application is a necessary 
data collection to allow ORR to ensure that all targeted assistance 
applicants propose programs that are in accordance with the Refugee Act 
and with ORR regulations.
    Respondents: State Governments, Wilson/Fish Project Grantees and 
State Replacement Agencies.

                                             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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Application for Office of Refugee                         30                1                1               30
 Resettlement Targeted Assistance Formula
 Grants.....................................
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 30.
    In compliance with the requirements of Section 506(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 
Administration, Office of Information Services, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, 
SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. E-mail 
address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified 
by the title of the information collection.
    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: April 7, 2009.
Janean Chambers,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. E9-8225 Filed 4-9-09; 8:45 am]
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