Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 1436-1437 [2011-207]

Download as PDF 1436 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 6 / Monday, January 10, 2011 / Notices Ultimately, CMS decides whether to approve the plan pricing (i.e., payment and premium) proposed by each organization. Form Number: CMS– 10142 (OMB#: 0938–0944); Frequency: Yearly; Affected Public: Business or other for-profits and not-for-profit institutions; Number of Respondents: 550; Total Annual Responses: 4,950; Total Annual Hours: 148,500. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Diane Spitalnic at 410–786–5745. For all other issues call 410–786–1326.) 2. Type of Information Collection Request: Revision of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: CY 2012 Plan Benefit Package (PBP) Software and Formulary Submission; Under the Medicare Modernization Act (MMA), Medicare Advantage (MA) and Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) organizations are required to submit plan benefit packages for all Medicare beneficiaries residing in their service area. The plan benefit package submission consists of the Plan Benefit Package (PBP) software, formulary file, and supporting documentation, as necessary. MA and PDP organizations use the PBP software to describe their organization’s plan benefit packages, including information on premiums, cost sharing, authorization rules, and supplemental benefits. They also generate a formulary to describe their list of drugs, including information on prior authorization, step therapy, tiering, and quantity limits. Additionally, CMS uses the PBP and formulary data to review and approve the plan benefit packages proposed by each MA and PDP organization. CMS requires that MA and PDP organizations submit a completed PBP and formulary as part of the annual bidding process. During this process, organizations prepare their proposed plan benefit packages for the upcoming contract year and submit them to CMS for review and approval. Refer to the supporting document ‘‘Appendix B’’ for a list of changes. Form Number: CMS– R–262 (OMB#: 0938–0763); Frequency: Yearly; Affected Public: Business or other for-profits and not-for-profit institutions; Number of Respondents: 651; Total Annual Responses: 6,159; Total Annual Hours: 45,407. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Kristy Holtje at 410–786–2209. For all other issues call 410–786–1326.) To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, access CMS Web Site address at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/ PaperworkReductionActof1995, or E-mail 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. To be assured consideration, comments and recommendations for the proposed information collections must be received by the OMB desk officer at the address below, no later than 5 p.m. on February 9, 2011, OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: CMS Desk Officer. Fax Number: (202) 395–6974. E-mail: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. Martique Jones, Director, Regulations Development DivisionB, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2011–243 Filed 1–7–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: Tracking of Participants in the Early Head Start Research and Evaluation Project. OMB No.: New Collection. Billing Accounting Code (BAC): 418422 (G994426). Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACE) within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will conduct tracking of children/families who participated in the Early Head Start Research and Evaluation Project (EHSREP). The purpose of tracking these participants is to maintain up-to-date contact information for the children/families in the event that the Administration for Children and Families (ACE) determines that a future follow-up to the EHSREP will take place. The EHSREP is a longitudinal study originally designed to meet 1994 requirement for a national evaluation of the Early Head Start program. 3001 children and families in 17 sites were randomly assigned either to the program group (allowed to enroll in EHS), or to the control group (precluded from enrolling in EHS, although they could receive other services in the community). Child and family assessments were conducted when children were 14 months old, 24 months old, 36 months old, in the spring prior to kindergarten entry, and again in the spring of the sixth year of formal schooling (5th grade for most children). If the decision is made to follow the sample through high school, it is important to maintain contact with the participants so that response rates at follow-up points will be maximized. Telephone interviews will be conducted in order to update the respondent’s location and contact information. This information will be collected from parents or guardians in the spring of 2011. Respondents: Treatment and control group members in the Early Head Start Research and Evaluation Project. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Annual number of respondents Instrument srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Tracking Interview ............................................................................................ 3rd Party Contacts ........................................................................................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 685. Additional Information Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained by writing to the VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:19 Jan 07, 2011 Jkt 223001 2700 200 Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. All requests should be PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent 1 1 Average burden hours per response .25 .05 Total annual burden hours 675 10 identified by the title of the information collection. E-mail address: OPREinfocollection@acf.hhs.gov. E:\FR\FM\10JAN1.SGM 10JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 6 / Monday, January 10, 2011 / Notices OMB Comment OMB is required to make a decision concerning the collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent directly to the following: Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project. Fax: 202–395–6974. Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and Families. Dated: January 4, 2011. Steven M. Hanmer, OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. BILLING CODE 4184–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Issuance of Final Policy Directive Administration for Native Americans, ACF, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Administration for Native Americans (ANA) is issuing final interpretive rules, general statements of policy and rules of agency organization, procedure, or practice relating to the following Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs): Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS), Social and Economic Development Strategies—Tribal Governance (SEDS—TG), Social and Economic Development Strategies— Assets for Independence (SEDS—AFI), Native Language Preservation and Maintenance (Language P&M), Native Language Preservation and Maintenance—Esther Martinez Initiative (Language—EMI), and Environmental Regulatory Enhancement (ERE). This notice also provides information about how ANA will administer these programs. SUMMARY: srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathy Killian, Program Specialist, (877) 922–9262. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 814 of the Native American Programs Act of 1974 (NAPA), as amended, requires ANA to provide members of the public an opportunity to comment on proposed changes in interpretive rules, 18:19 Jan 07, 2011 Jkt 223001 A. Funding Opportunity Announcements 1. Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS) [FR Doc. 2011–207 Filed 1–7–11; 8:45 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 general statements of policy and rules of agency organization, procedure, or practice and to give notice of the final adoption of such changes at least 30 days before the changes become effective. ANA published a Notice of Public Comment (NOPC) in the Federal Register (75 FR 74056) on November 30, 2010, with proposed policy and program clarifications, modifications, and activities for the fiscal year (FY) 2011 FOAs. The public comment period was open for 30 days. ANA did not receive any public comments on the NOPC, and this notice shall suffice as ANA’s final policy. In FY 2011, ANA will combine the SEDS and SEDS—Special Initiative (SEDS—SI) FOAs from FY 2010 into one SEDS FOA. The SEDS FOA will include all program areas of interest from the previous FOAs which address Social Development, Economic Development, and Strengthening Families. Governance projects will be addressed in a separate FOA (see SEDS—TG, below). The SEDS FOA will include two funding ranges with the higher funding amount being the disqualification factor for applications (see Section C of this Notice for more information on funding ranges). Furthermore, through the SEDS FOA, ANA will fund project proposals from Tribes to prepare applications for Federal recognition. Tribes will only be allowed to receive funding for this priority area once, as per the funding restriction which states, ‘‘ANA does not fund projects that are essentially identical or similar in whole or in part to previously funded projects proposed by the same applicant or activities or projects proposed by a consortium that duplicate activities for which any consortium member also receives funding from ANA.’’ This is a return to the ANA priority of the 1990s. (Legal authority: Section 803(a) of NAPA, as amended.) 2. SEDS—Tribal Governance (TG) In FY 2011, ANA will introduce SEDS—TG to fund Tribal governance projects. These types of projects were formerly funded under SEDS. ANA will expand the governance priority to emphasize projects that strengthen the internal capacity and infrastructure of Tribal governments to increase services provided to children and families. The FOA will also emphasize increasing the Tribal government’s ability to exercise PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1437 local control and decision making over their resources. ANA is particularly interested in projects designed to develop strong linkages between social services, health programs, and schools serving Native children. Program areas of interest will be expanded to include: (1) Interoperability: Promote program coordination among human and social service programs for Tribal communities to strengthen the programs they provide to their children, youth, and families. (2) Comprehensive Strategies: Develop comprehensive intergovernmental strategies involving Tribal, State, and Federal governments to meet the needs of Tribal children and youth. (3) Self-Governance: Build the capacity and infrastructure of Tribal governments to enter into selfgovernance compacts. ANA believes this FOA will encourage Tribes and Native communities to look at new opportunities and methods for providing services to their communities. Applicants eligible for this FOA are the same as those identified for SEDS. (Legal authority: Section 803(a) of NAPA, as amended.) 3. SEDS—Assets for Independence (AFI) ANA is partnering with the Office of Community Services’ (OCS) AFI program to support Tribes and Native organizations in planning and implementing comprehensive assetbuilding projects. ANA and OCS are providing this support through funding opportunities, training, and technical assistance. The AFI program is an assets-based approach for assisting lowincome families out of poverty. The program assists individuals and families to save earned income in specialpurpose, matched savings accounts called Individual Development Accounts (IDAs). Every dollar in savings deposited into an IDA by a participant will be combined with non-participant funds (from $1 to $8 combined Federal (AFI) and non-Federal funds). The program promotes savings and enables a participant to acquire a lasting asset. An AFI participant can use the IDA savings to achieve any of three objectives: Acquire a first home, capitalize a small business, or enroll in postsecondary education or training. ANA, through its SEDS program, and OCS, through its AFI program, are offering Tribes and Native organizations a joint funding initiative. The purpose of the joint SEDS—AFI funding is to support Tribes and Native organizations implement asset building projects with an AFI-funded IDA component. The ANA—SEDS portion of the funding will E:\FR\FM\10JAN1.SGM 10JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 6 (Monday, January 10, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 1436-1437]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-207]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Title: Tracking of Participants in the Early Head Start Research 
and Evaluation Project.
    OMB No.: New Collection.
    Billing Accounting Code (BAC): 418422 (G994426).
    Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACE) 
within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will conduct 
tracking of children/families who participated in the Early Head Start 
Research and Evaluation Project (EHSREP). The purpose of tracking these 
participants is to maintain up-to-date contact information for the 
children/families in the event that the Administration for Children and 
Families (ACE) determines that a future follow-up to the EHSREP will 
take place.
    The EHSREP is a longitudinal study originally designed to meet 1994 
requirement for a national evaluation of the Early Head Start program. 
3001 children and families in 17 sites were randomly assigned either to 
the program group (allowed to enroll in EHS), or to the control group 
(precluded from enrolling in EHS, although they could receive other 
services in the community). Child and family assessments were conducted 
when children were 14 months old, 24 months old, 36 months old, in the 
spring prior to kindergarten entry, and again in the spring of the 
sixth year of formal schooling (5th grade for most children).
    If the decision is made to follow the sample through high school, 
it is important to maintain contact with the participants so that 
response rates at follow-up points will be maximized. Telephone 
interviews will be conducted in order to update the respondent's 
location and contact information. This information will be collected 
from parents or guardians in the spring of 2011.
    Respondents: Treatment and control group members in the Early Head 
Start Research and Evaluation Project.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                     Number of    Average burden
                   Instrument                      Annual number   responses per     hours per     Total annual
                                                  of respondents    respondent       response      burden hours
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Tracking Interview..............................            2700               1             .25             675
3rd Party Contacts..............................             200               1             .05              10
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 685.

Additional Information

    Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained by writing to the 
Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research 
and Evaluation, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, 
Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. All requests should be identified 
by the title of the information collection. E-mail address: 
OPREinfocollection@acf.hhs.gov.

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OMB Comment

    OMB is required to make a decision concerning the collection of 
information between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document 
in the Federal Register.
    Therefore, a comment is best assured of having its full effect if 
OMB receives it within 30 days of publication.
    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent directly to the following: Office of 
Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project. Fax: 202-395-6974. 
Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and Families.

    Dated: January 4, 2011.
Steven M. Hanmer,
OPRE Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-207 Filed 1-7-11; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-M