Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 26764-26765 [2012-10735]

Download as PDF 26764 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 88 / Monday, May 7, 2012 / Notices 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: Revised collection; Title of Information Collection: Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program; Use: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will conduct competitive bidding programs in which certain suppliers will be awarded contracts to provide competitively bid DMEPOS items to Medicare beneficiaries in a competitive bidding area (CBA). CMS conducted its first round of bidding in 2007 which was implemented on July 1, 2008. The first round of bidding was subsequently delayed by section 154 of the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (MIPPA). As required by MIPPA, CMS conducted the competition for the Round 1 Rebid in 2009. The Round 1 Rebid contract and prices became effective on January 1, 2011. The Medicare Modernization Act (MMA) requires the Secretary to recompete contracts not less often than once every 3 years; therefore, CMS is preparing to recompete competitive bidding contracts in the Round 1 Rebid areas. Form Number: CMS–10169 (OCN: 0938–1016); Frequency: Reporting— Occasionally; Affected Public: Business or other for-profit, Not-for-profit institutions; Number of Respondents: 16,003; Total Annual Responses: 20,047; Total Annual Hours: 34,795. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact James Cowher at 410– 786–1948. 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 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 July 6, 2012: 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 llll, Room C4–26– 05, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244–1850. Dated: May 2, 2012. Martique Jones Director, Regulations Development Group, Division B, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2012–10947 Filed 5–4–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES OMB No.: New Collection. Description: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is proposing a data collection activity as part of an experimental evaluation of the Assets for Independence (AFI) Program. The purpose of this study is to assess the impact of participation in AFI-funded individual development account (IDA) projects on the savings, asset purchases, and economic well-being of low-income individuals and families. The two primary research questions are: • What is the impact of AFI project participation on short-term outcomes such as savings, asset purchases, and avoidance of material hardship? • How do specific AFI project design features affect short-term participant outcomes? While some evaluations suggest that IDAs help low-income families save, rigorous experimental research is limited. Few studies have focused on AFI-funded IDAs, and few have tested alternative design features. This evaluation—the first experimental evaluation of IDA projects operating under the Assets for Independence Act—will contribute importantly to understanding the effects of IDA project participation on project participants, particularly effects that occur within the first 12 months of participation, and how these short-term effects differ under alternative project designs. The evaluation will be conducted in two sites, with the random assignment of AFI-eligible cases to program and control groups. The evaluation consists of both an impact study and an implementation study. Data collection activities will span a three-year period. Respondents Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: Assets for Independence (AFI) Program Evaluation. Respondent groups will include: (1) AFI-eligible participants and (2) AFI project administrators and staff members of the participating AFT grantees and their partnering organizations. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondent Instrument AFI Baseline Questionnaire ............................................................................. AFT Follow-Up Questionnaire ......................................................................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:11 May 04, 2012 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of response per respondents 567 482 E:\FR\FM\07MYN1.SGM 1 1 07MYN1 Average burden hours per response .50 .50 Estimated burden hours 284 241 26765 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 88 / Monday, May 7, 2012 / Notices ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES—Continued Number of respondent Instrument Number of response per respondents Average burden hours per response Estimated burden hours AFT Implementation Interview Instrument ....................................................... 10 1 1.00 10 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: .................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 535 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. Email address: OPREinfocollection@acf.hhs.gov. 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, Email: OIRA_SUBMISSION@OMB.EOP.GOV, Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and Families. [FR Doc. 2012–10735 Filed 5–4–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–24–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA–2011–N–0879] David H.M. Phelps: Debarment Order Food and Drug Administration, HHS. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ACTION: Notice. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is issuing an order under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) debarring David H.M. Phelps for a period of 20 years from importing articles of food or offering such articles for importation into the United States. FDA bases this SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:11 May 04, 2012 Submit applications for termination of debarment to the Division of Dockets Management (HFA– 305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenny Shade, Office of Regulatory Affairs, Food and Drug Administration, 12420 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD 20857, 301–796–4640. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: I. Background Dated: April 30, 2012. Steven M. Hanmer, OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. AGENCY: order on a finding that Mr. Phelps was convicted, as defined in section 306(l)(1)(B) of the FD&C Act (21 U.S.C. 335a(l)(1)(B)), of 10 felony counts under Federal law for conduct relating to the importation into the United States of an article of food. Mr. Phelps was given notice of the proposed debarment and an opportunity to request a hearing within the timeframe prescribed by regulation. As of March 31, 2012 (30 days after receipt of the notice), Mr. Phelps had not responded. Mr. Phelps’s failure to respond constitutes a waiver of his right to a hearing concerning this action. DATES: This order is effective May 7, 2012. Jkt 226001 Section 306(b)(1)(C) of the FD&C Act (21 U.S.C. 335a(b)(1)(C)) permits FDA to debar an individual from importing an article of food or offering such an article for import into the United States if FDA finds, as required by section 306(b)(3)(A) of the FD&C Act (21 U.S.C. 335a(b)(3)(A)), that the individual has been convicted of a felony for conduct relating to the importation into the United States of any food. On May 4, 2011, Mr. Phelps was convicted, as defined in section 306(l)(1)(B) of the FD&C Act, when the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama accepted his plea of guilty and entered judgment against him for the following offenses: One count of conspiracy to commit offenses against the laws of the United States, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 371; nine counts of false labeling under the Lacey Act, in violation of 16 U.S.C. 3372(d)(2) and 3373(d)(3)(A); two counts of receipt of merchandise imported contrary to law, PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 in violation of 18 U.S.C. 545; and one count of misbranding, in violation of 21 U.S.C. 331(a), 333(a)(2), and 343(a)(1) and (b). FDA’s finding that debarment is appropriate is based on the felony convictions referenced herein for conduct relating to the importation into the United States of any food. The factual basis for these convictions is as follows: As stated in the factual resume accompanying the plea agreement referenced above and alleged in the indictment filed against Mr. Phelps, Mr. Phelps was co-owner, vice president, and secretary of CSE Inc., which was used to buy and sell seafood. He was also a co-owner and vice president of RF Inc. RF Inc. also sold seafood, including but not limited to shrimp, oysters, Lake Victoria perch, and types of catfish, commonly called basa, swai, and sutchi. Beginning on or about January 1, 2004, and continuing through on or about November 8, 2006, Mr. Phelps knowingly, willingly, and unlawfully combined, conspired, confederated, and agreed with his coconspirators to commit offenses against the laws of the United States related to importation of food. This conduct was in violation of 18 U.S.C. 371. Specifically, Mr. Phelps received and bought 81,000 pounds of fish of the genus Pangasius (a type of catfish commonly called basa, swai, or sutchi) that he knew had been unlawfully imported from Vietnam. He knew that the fish was falsely labeled as sole when it was imported, and that it was imported without the required antidumping duty having been paid. He created or caused others to create false invoices and labeling for this fish, and other fish of the genus Pangasius bought and sold to customers, totaling approximately 101,078 pounds. Mr. Phelps sold and invoiced the fish as grouper or sole, allowing him to sell the fish in interstate commerce at higher profit margins and more readily than if the fish had been accurately labeled and described. From on or about February 9, 2005, through on or about June 27, 2005, Mr. Phelps knowingly made and caused to be made a false record, account, and label for, and false identification of fish, that had been and was intended to be E:\FR\FM\07MYN1.SGM 07MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Title: Assets for Independence (AFI) Program Evaluation.
    OMB No.: New Collection.
    Description: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 
Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is proposing a data 
collection activity as part of an experimental evaluation of the Assets 
for Independence (AFI) Program. The purpose of this study is to assess 
the impact of participation in AFI-funded individual development 
account (IDA) projects on the savings, asset purchases, and economic 
well-being of low-income individuals and families. The two primary 
research questions are:
     What is the impact of AFI project participation on short-
term outcomes such as savings, asset purchases, and avoidance of 
material hardship?
     How do specific AFI project design features affect short-
term participant outcomes?
    While some evaluations suggest that IDAs help low-income families 
save, rigorous experimental research is limited. Few studies have 
focused on AFI-funded IDAs, and few have tested alternative design 
features.
    This evaluation--the first experimental evaluation of IDA projects 
operating under the Assets for Independence Act--will contribute 
importantly to understanding the effects of IDA project participation 
on project participants, particularly effects that occur within the 
first 12 months of participation, and how these short-term effects 
differ under alternative project designs. The evaluation will be 
conducted in two sites, with the random assignment of AFI-eligible 
cases to program and control groups. The evaluation consists of both an 
impact study and an implementation study. Data collection activities 
will span a three-year period.

Respondents

    Respondent groups will include: (1) AFI-eligible participants and 
(2) AFI project administrators and staff members of the participating 
AFT grantees and their partnering organizations.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                     Number of        Average
                   Instrument                        Number of     response per    burden hours      Estimated
                                                    respondent      respondents    per response    burden hours
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AFI Baseline Questionnaire......................             567               1             .50             284
AFT Follow-Up Questionnaire.....................             482               1             .50             241

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AFT Implementation Interview Instrument.........              10               1            1.00              10
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours:........  ..............  ..............  ..............             535
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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. Email address: 
OPREinfocollection@acf.hhs.gov.

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, Email: OIRA_SUBMISSION@OMB.EOP.GOV, Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration for 
Children and Families.

    Dated: April 30, 2012.
Steven M. Hanmer,
OPRE Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-10735 Filed 5-4-12; 8:45 am]
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