Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 50225-50226 [2011-20495]

Download as PDF 50225 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 156 / Friday, August 12, 2011 / Notices encouraged to complete the comprehensive planning tool discussed in section II of this notice before arriving to the meeting. Meeting Registration, Presentations, and Written Comments: Registration information and documents can be accessed online at https:// acoregister.rti.org/. Registration: Eligible organizations interested in registering for the ADLS should visit https://acoregister.rti.org/ for information about registration. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Additional information is available on the registration Web site at https:// acoregister.rti.org/. Click on ‘‘contact us’’ to send questions or comments via e-mail. Press inquiries are handled through the CMS Press Office at (202) 690–6145. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background Section 1115A of the Social Security Act (the Act), as added by section 3021 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Pub. L. 111–148), as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111– 152) (collectively, the Affordable Care Act), established the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center) for the purpose of examining new ways of delivering health care and paying health care providers in ways that can save money for Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP while improving the quality of care for our beneficiaries. Through Accelerated Development Learning Sessions (ADLS), the Innovation Center will test whether intensive shared learning activities will expand and improve the capabilities of provider organizations to coordinate the care of a population of Medicare beneficiaries more effectively than organizations that do not participate in the ADLS. Well coordinated care can improve beneficiaries’ quality outcomes and reduce the growth of Medicare expenditures. Completion of the ADLS will not be a factor for selection or participation in a CMS ACO program. It is intended to provide ACOs with the opportunity to learn from their peers about essential ACO functions and various ways to build capacity needed to achieve better care for individuals, better population health, and lower growth in health care expenditures. The ACO ADLSs were first announced in the May 19, 2011 Federal Register (76 FR 28988). Each participating team should consist of two to four senior-level leaders (including at least one executive with financial/management responsibility and one with clinical responsibility). Participants are also asked to attend future Web based seminars and complete a full ACO implementation plan as part of the broader ADLS initiative to facilitate ongoing learning and evaluation. Information for all future ADLS will be posted online at https:// acoregister.rti.org as it becomes available. II. Completion of Planning Tool and Session Registration Information Registrants need to complete the registration form in order to participate in an ACO ADLS. Potential participants are also strongly encouraged to complete a comprehensive planning tool, which will allow them to take full advantage of the hands-on learning activities during the ADLS. The registration form and comprehensive planning tool are available on the ACO ADLS Web site at https:// acoregister.rti.org. Authority: Section 1115A of the Social Security Act. Dated: August 3, 2011. Donald M. Berwick, Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. [FR Doc. 2011–20543 Filed 8–11–11; 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 Title: Parents and Children Together—Discussion Guide. OMB No.: New Collection. Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACE), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is proposing an information collection activity as part of an evaluation of healthy marriage and responsible fatherhood grant programs. The evaluation study title is: Parents and Children Together (PACT). This phase of information collection will involve discussion of a range of topics with key informants in grantee and partner organizations such as their organizational structure, program services, populations served and specific approaches for the grant programs. The information will be used by ACF for the identification and selection of grantee programs to be included in the evaluation. Respondents: Semi-structured discussions will be held with administrators and managers of healthy marriage and responsible fatherhood grants and, where appropriate, administrators and managers of key partner agencies. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Annual number of respondents Instrument mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Discussion Guide ............................................................................................. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 150. 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:37 Aug 11, 2011 Jkt 223001 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Average burden hours per response 1 1 150 information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded 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. E-mail address: OPREinfocollection@acf.hhs.gov. All PO 00000 Number of responses per respondent Total annual burden hours 150 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 E:\FR\FM\12AUN1.SGM 12AUN1 50226 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 156 / Friday, August 12, 2011 / Notices 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: August 8, 2011. Steven M. Hanmer, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–20495 Filed 8–11–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–09–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Announcement of a Single Source Grant Award to the Tribal Law and Policy Institute Children’s Bureau, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, HHS. ACTION: Notice to award a single source program expansion supplement grant to the Tribal Law and Policy Institute, located in West Hollywood, CA, to support activities of the National Resource Center for Tribes under the Tribal Maternal, Infant, Early Childhood Home Visiting Program. AGENCY: CFDA Number: 93.508. Statutory Authority: Social Security Act, Title V, Section 511 (42 U.S.C. 701), as amended by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA), Pub. L. 111–148. The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), Children’s Bureau (CB) announces the award of a single source program expansion supplement grant to the Tribal Law and Policy Institute, West Hollywood, CA, for the National Resource Center (NRC) for Tribes. The program expansion supplement funds will be used to provide technical assistance and support for the planning, development and implementation of the Tribal Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting program. The NRC for Tribes will provide technical assistance to ACF Tribal Home Visiting grantees to enhance their capacity to plan for and implement high-quality, evidence-based, and evidence-informed programs. Implementation of the NRC4Tribes work mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:37 Aug 11, 2011 Jkt 223001 will include engaging, assessing, informing and supporting culturallyappropriate Tribal home visiting services that are part of coordinated early childhood systems in the American Indian and Alaska Natives (AIAN) communities and that support quality and effectiveness of services for AIAN children, youth, and families, which leads to increased safety, permanency, and well-being for children. The Tribal Law and Policy Institute NRC for Tribes and its partner agencies are uniquely qualified to provide training and technical assistance to Tribes based upon their experience, expertise, and commitment to increasing cultural competency and sensitivity to the Tribal point of view in training and technical assistance. The NRC for Tribes expertise in Tribal culture, child maltreatment prevention, collaboration, evaluation, and implementation of evidence-based programs and practices makes them an appropriate recipient of supplemental funds to carry out this project. Amount of Award: $150,000. Project Period: May 15, 2011 to September 30, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Roshanda Shoulders, Children’s Bureau, 1250 Maryland Ave., SW., 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20024. Telephone: (202) 401–5323. E-mail: roshanda.shoulders@acf.hhs.gov. Dated: August 2, 2011. Bryan Samuels, Commissioner, Administration on Children, Youth and Families. [FR Doc. 2011–20278 Filed 8–11–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–25–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA–2011–N–0271] Harmful and Potentially Harmful Constituents in Tobacco Products and Tobacco Smoke; Request for Comments AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requesting comments, including scientific and other information, concerning the harmful and potentially harmful constituents (HPHCs) in tobacco products and tobacco smoke. This information will assist the Agency in SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 establishing a list of HPHCs in tobacco products and tobacco smoke (the HPHC list). DATES: Submit either electronic or written comments by October 11, 2011. ADDRESSES: Submit electronic comments to http:// www.regulations.gov. Submit written comments to the Division of Dockets Management (HFA–305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. Identify comments with the docket number found in brackets in the heading of this document. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carol Drew, Center for Tobacco Products, Food and Drug Administration, 9200 Corporate Blvd., Rockville, MD 20850–3229, 877–287– 1373. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background On June 22, 2009, the President signed the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (Tobacco Control Act) (Pub. L. 111–31) into law. The Tobacco Control Act amended the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act) (21 U.S.C. 301 et seq.) by, among other things, adding a new chapter granting FDA important new authority to regulate the manufacture, marketing, and distribution of tobacco products to protect the public health generally and to reduce tobacco use by minors. Section 904(e) of the FD&C Act (21 U.S.C. 387d(e)), as added by the Tobacco Control Act, requires FDA to establish, and periodically revise as appropriate, ‘‘a list of harmful and potentially harmful constituents, including smoke constituents, to health in each tobacco product by brand and by quantity in each brand and subbrand.’’ Section 904(e) of the FD&C Act also requires that FDA ‘‘publish a public notice requesting the submission by interested persons of scientific and other information concerning the harmful and potentially harmful constituents in tobacco products and tobacco smoke.’’ The Agency has solicited scientific and other information from interested persons and has developed a list of tobacco product constituents it currently believes are harmful or potentially harmful to health. Although the Agency’s work to date reflects consideration of substantial scientific and other information, we believe that additional information from the public may be beneficial to the Agency before it establishes the list described in section 904(e) of the FD&C Act. We are therefore publishing the Agency’s E:\FR\FM\12AUN1.SGM 12AUN1

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[FR Doc No: 2011-20495]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

    Title: Parents and Children Together--Discussion Guide.
    OMB No.: New Collection.
    Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACE), 
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is proposing an 
information collection activity as part of an evaluation of healthy 
marriage and responsible fatherhood grant programs. The evaluation 
study title is: Parents and Children Together (PACT). This phase of 
information collection will involve discussion of a range of topics 
with key informants in grantee and partner organizations such as their 
organizational structure, program services, populations served and 
specific approaches for the grant programs.
    The information will be used by ACF for the identification and 
selection of grantee programs to be included in the evaluation.
    Respondents: Semi-structured discussions will be held with 
administrators and managers of healthy marriage and responsible 
fatherhood grants and, where appropriate, administrators and managers 
of key partner agencies.

                                             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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Discussion Guide................................             150               1               1             150
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 150.
    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 
Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW., 
Washington, DC 20447, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. E-mail 
address: OPREinfocollection@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

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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: August 8, 2011.
Steven M. Hanmer,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-20495 Filed 8-11-11; 8:45 am]
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