Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 1213-1214 [2012-31714]

Download as PDF 1213 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 5 / Tuesday, January 8, 2013 / 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: New collection (request for a new OMB control number). Title of Information Collection: MAC Satisfaction Indicator (MSI) Participant Information Registration Form. Use: Section 1874(A)(b)(3)(B) of the Social Security Act requires that provider satisfaction be a performance standard for the work of Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs). In order to gain provider feedback regarding their satisfaction with their MACs, we need to be able to contact the providers. Therefore, we need accurate contact information to: select from a random sample, forward the survey to the appropriate respondent, and increase response rates. The survey will not be added to this package. Instead, it will be processed under a different control number via an Interagency Agreement. Form Number: CMS–10457 (OCN 0938– New). Frequency: Yearly. Affected Public: Private Sector (business or other for-profit and not-for-profit institutions). Number of Respondents: 150,000. Total Annual Responses: 150,000. Total Annual Hours: 2,500. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Teresa Mundell at 410–786– 9176. 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 March 11, 2013: 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 lllll, Room C4– 26–05, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244–1850. Dated: January 2, 2013. Martique Jones, Deputy Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2013–00065 Filed 1–7–13; 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: Descriptive Study of County versus State Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Programs. OMB No.: New Collection. Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is proposing an information collection activity as part of the Descriptive Study of County and State Administered TANF Programs. The proposed information collection consists of semistructured interviews with key County and State staff on questions of county TANF administration, policies, service delivery, and program context. Through this information collection, ACF seeks to gain an in-depth, systematic understanding of the differences in program implementation, operations, outputs and outcomes between state and county administered TANF programs, and identify special technical assistance needs of state supervised, county administered programs. Respondents: Semi-structured interviews will be held with state and county TANF administrators and staff. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Annual number of respondents Instrument Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Annual burden hours 12 1 1.5 18 6 1 1 6 6 12 1 1 1 1 6 12 6 1 1.5 9 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: .................................................... srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with Discussion Guide for use with county TANF Administrators .......................... Discussion Guide for use with state TANF Administrators or program managers ............................................................................................................ Discussion Guide for use with state human service department director or cabinet-level official ...................................................................................... Discussion Guide for use with county executives or county board members Discussion Guide for use with County TANF directors’ associations, or similar organizations ........................................................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 51 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:11 Jan 07, 2013 Jkt 229001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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:\FR\FM\08JAN1.SGM 08JAN1 1214 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 5 / Tuesday, January 8, 2013 / Notices Email 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 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. Steven M. Hammer, Reports Clearance Officer; Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation [FR Doc. 2012–31714 Filed 1–7–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–09–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: Head Start Grant Application and Budget Instruments. OMB No.: 0970–0207. Description: The Office of Head Start is proposing to renew, without changes, the Head Start Grant Application and Budget Instrument, which standardizes the grant application information that is requested from all Head Start and Early Head Start grantees applying for continuation grants. The application and budget forms are available in a password-protected, web-based system. Completed applications can be transmitted electronically to Regional and Central Offices. The Administration for Children and Families believes that this application form makes the process of applying for Head Start program grants more efficient for applicants. Respondents: Head Start and Early Head Start grantees. Respondents ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Instrument Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours HS grant and budget instrument ..................................................................... 1,600 1 33 52,800 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 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: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. Email address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 52,800. Health Resources and Services Administration 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: 202–395–7285, Email: OIRA_SUBMISSION@OMB. EOP.GOV, Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and Families. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–00127 Filed 1–7–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:11 Jan 07, 2013 Jkt 229001 Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Comment Request ACTION: Notice. In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects (section 3506(c)(2)(A) of Title 44, United States Code, as amended by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Pub. L. 104–13), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) publishes periodic summaries of proposed projects being developed for submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and draft instruments, email paperwork@hrsa.gov or call the HRSA Reports Clearance Officer at (301) 443– 1984. HRSA especially requests comments on: (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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. Information Collection Request Title: National Practitioner Data Bank for Adverse Information on Physicians and Other Health Care Practitioners—45 CFR Part 60 Regulations and Forms OMB No. 0915–0126—Revision Abstract: This is a request for a revision of OMB approval of the information collections contained in regulations found at 45 CFR Part 60 governing the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) and the forms to be used in registering with, reporting information to, and requesting information from the NPDB. Section 6403 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (Affordable Care Act) Public Law 111–148 requires the transfer of all data in the Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank (HIPDB) to the NPDB. Data collection will not change; however, the merger will consolidate forms from OMB No. 0915–0239 for HIPDB under OMB No. 0915–0126 for NPDB. Responsibility for NPDB implementation and operation resides in the Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Operation of the HIPDB was delegated by the HHS Office of the Inspector General to HRSA. This rule E:\FR\FM\08JAN1.SGM 08JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 5 (Tuesday, January 8, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 1213-1214]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-31714]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

    Title: Descriptive Study of County versus State Administered 
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Programs.
    OMB No.: New Collection.
    Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is 
proposing an information collection activity as part of the Descriptive 
Study of County and State Administered TANF Programs. The proposed 
information collection consists of semi-structured interviews with key 
County and State staff on questions of county TANF administration, 
policies, service delivery, and program context. Through this 
information collection, ACF seeks to gain an in-depth, systematic 
understanding of the differences in program implementation, operations, 
outputs and outcomes between state and county administered TANF 
programs, and identify special technical assistance needs of state 
supervised, county administered programs.
    Respondents: Semi-structured interviews will be held with state and 
county TANF administrators and staff.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                  Annual  number     Number of        Average
                   Instrument                           of         responses per   burden hours    Annual burden
                                                    respondents     respondent     per response        hours
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Discussion Guide for use with county TANF                     12               1             1.5              18
 Administrators.................................
Discussion Guide for use with state TANF                       6               1               1               6
 Administrators or program managers.............
Discussion Guide for use with state human                      6               1               1               6
 service department director or cabinet-level
 official.......................................
Discussion Guide for use with county executives               12               1               1              12
 or county board members........................
Discussion Guide for use with County TANF                      6               1             1.5               9
 directors' associations, or similar
 organizations..................................
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours:........  ..............  ..............  ..............              51
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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 
Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L'Enfant Promenade SW., 
Washington, DC 20447, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer.

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Email 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 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.

Steven M. Hammer,
Reports Clearance Officer; Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
[FR Doc. 2012-31714 Filed 1-7-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-09-M