Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; State Program Report, 9927-9928 [2013-03139]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 29 / Tuesday, February 12, 2013 / Notices forth in Section 552b(c) (4) and (6), Title 5 U.S.C., and the Determination of the Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, CDC, pursuant to Public Law 92–463. Matters To Be Discussed: The meeting will include the initial review, discussion, and evaluation of applications received in response to ‘‘Cost-Benefit of Incentive-based Smoking Cessation for Pregnant Women, FOA DP 13–003, initial review.’’ Contact Person for More Information: M. Chris Langub, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, CDC, 4770 Buford Highway, NE., Mailstop F–46, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, Telephone: (770) 488–3585, EEO6@cdc.gov. The Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, has been delegated the authority to sign Federal Register notices pertaining to announcements of meetings and other committee management activities, for both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Elaine L. Baker, Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2013–03130 Filed 2–11–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier CMS–685 and CMS– R–290] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request 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: Revision of a previously approved collection; Title of tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:40 Feb 11, 2013 Jkt 229001 Information Collection: End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Network Semi-Annual Cost Report Forms and Supporting Regulations in 42 CFR section 405.2110 and 42 CFR 405.2112; Use: Section 1881(c) of the Social Security Act establishes End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Network contracts. The regulations found at 42 CFR 405.2110 and 405.2112 designated 18 ESRD Networks which are funded by renewable contracts. These contracts are on 3-year cycles. To better administer the program, CMS is requiring contractors to submit semi-annual cost reports. The purpose of the cost reports is to enable the ESRD Networks to report costs in a standardized manner. This will allow CMS to review, compare and project ESRD Network costs during the life of the contract. Since the last collection, the survey instrument has been revised. The burden has not changed. Form Number: CMS–685 (OMB#: 0938–0657); Frequency: Reporting—Semi-annually; Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; Number of Respondents: 18; Total Annual Responses: 36; Total Annual Hours: 108. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Benjamin Bernstein at 410–786–6570. For all other issues call 410–786–1326.) 2. Type of Information Collection Request: Reinstatement of a currently approved collection; Title: Medicare Program: Procedures for Making National Coverage Decisions; Use: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) revised the April 27, 1999 (64 FR 22619) notice and published a new notice on September 26, 2003 (68 FR 55634) that described the process we use to make Medicare coverage decisions including decisions regarding whether new technology and services can be covered. We have made changes to our internal procedures in response to the comments we received following publication of the 1999 notice and experience under our new process. Over the past several years, we received numerous suggestions to further revise our process to continue to make it more open, responsive, and understandable to the public. We share the goal of increasing public participation in the development of Medicare coverage issues. This will assist us in obtaining the information we require to make a national coverage determination in a timely manner and ensuring that the Medicare program continues to meet the needs of its beneficiaries. Form Number: CMS–R–290 (OCN: 0938–0776); Frequency: Annual; Affected Public: Private Sector: Business or other forprofits; Number of Respondents: 200; PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9927 Total Annual Responses: 200; Total Annual Hours: 8,000. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Katherine Tillman at 410–786– 9252. 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 April 15, 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 __, Room C4–26–05, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244–1850. Dated: February 6, 2013. Martique Jones, Deputy Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2013–03059 Filed 2–11–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Community Living Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; State Program Report Administration for Community Living, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Administration for Community Living (ACL) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12FEN1.SGM 12FEN1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 9928 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 29 / Tuesday, February 12, 2013 / Notices Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA), Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information collection requirements relating to Title III and VII State Program Report. DATES: Submit written or electronic comments on the collection of information by April 15, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit electronic comments on the collection of information to: Elena.Fazio@acl.hhs.gov Submit written comments on the collection of information to: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Administration for Community Living, Washington, DC 20201, Attention: Elena Fazio. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elena Fazio by telephone: (202)357– 3583 or by email: Elena.Fazio@acl.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. ‘‘Collection of information’’ is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c) and includes agency request or requirements that members of the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party. Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)) requires Federal agencies to provide a 60-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, ACL is publishing notice of the proposed collection of information set forth in this document. With respect to the following collection of information, ACL invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of ACL’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of ACL’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:40 Feb 11, 2013 Jkt 229001 use of automated collection techniques when appropriate, and other forms of information technology. The Older Americans Act (OAA) requires annual program performance reports from States. In compliance with this OAA provision, ACL developed a State Program Report (SPR) in 1996 as part of its National Aging Program Information System (NAPIS). The SPR collects information about how State Agencies on Aging expend their OAA funds as well as funding from other sources for OAA authorized supportive services. The SPR also collects information on the demographic and functional status of the recipients, and is a key source for ACL performance measurement. This collection includes minor revisions of the format from the 2010 approved version. The proposed revised version will be in effect for the FY 2014 reporting year and thereafter, while the current reporting, OMB Approval Number 0985–0008, will be extended to the end of the FY 2013 reporting cycle. The proposed FY 2014 version may be found on the ACL Web site link entitled Proposed SPR for Review available at http://www.aoa.gov/ AoARoot/Program_Results/ OAA_Performance.aspx#national. ACL estimates the burden of this collection of information as follows: 2,828 hours. Dated: February 6, 2013. Kathy Greenlee, Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging. [FR Doc. 2013–03139 Filed 2–11–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4154–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA–2013–N–0124] Food and Drug Administration Drug Shortages Task Force and Strategic Plan; Request for Comments AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. To assist the Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) in drafting a strategic plan on drug shortages as required by the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act, the Agency is seeking public comment from interested persons on certain questions related to drug and biological product shortages. DATES: Submit either electronic or written comments by March 14, 2013. 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Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// www.regulations.gov and insert the docket number, found in brackets in the heading of this document, into the ‘‘Search’’ box and follow the prompts and/or go to the Division of Dockets Management, 5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kalah Auchincloss, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 51, rm. 6208; Silver Spring, MD 20993, 301–796– 0659. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: I. Background On July 9, 2012, the President signed into law the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA) (Pub. L. 112–144). Section 1003 of FDASIA adds section 506D to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act) to require the formation of a task force to develop and implement a strategic plan for enhancing the Agency’s response to preventing and mitigating drug shortages. Section 506D of the FD&C Act (21 U.S.C. 356D) requires that the drug shortages strategic plan include the following: • Plans for enhanced interagency and intra-agency coordination, communication, and decisionmaking; • Plans for ensuring that drug shortages are considered when the E:\FR\FM\12FEN1.SGM 12FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 29 (Tuesday, February 12, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 9927-9928]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-03139]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Community Living


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; State Program Report

AGENCY: Administration for Community Living, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Administration for Community Living (ACL) is announcing an 
opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain 
information by the agency. Under the

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Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA), Federal agencies are 
required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each 
proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension 
of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for 
public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments 
on the information collection requirements relating to Title III and 
VII State Program Report.

DATES: Submit written or electronic comments on the collection of 
information by April 15, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit electronic comments on the collection of information 
to: Elena.Fazio@acl.hhs.gov Submit written comments on the collection 
of information to: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: 
Administration for Community Living, Washington, DC 20201, Attention: 
Elena Fazio.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elena Fazio by telephone: (202)357-
3583 or by email: Elena.Fazio@acl.hhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), Federal 
agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. 
``Collection of information'' is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 
1320.3(c) and includes agency request or requirements that members of 
the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a 
third party. Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)) 
requires Federal agencies to provide a 60-day notice in the Federal 
Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including 
each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, 
before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with 
this requirement, ACL is publishing notice of the proposed collection 
of information set forth in this document. With respect to the 
following collection of information, ACL invites comments on: (1) 
Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the 
proper performance of ACL's functions, including whether the 
information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of ACL's 
estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, 
including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) 
ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of 
information on respondents, including through the use of automated 
collection techniques when appropriate, and other forms of information 
technology.
    The Older Americans Act (OAA) requires annual program performance 
reports from States. In compliance with this OAA provision, ACL 
developed a State Program Report (SPR) in 1996 as part of its National 
Aging Program Information System (NAPIS). The SPR collects information 
about how State Agencies on Aging expend their OAA funds as well as 
funding from other sources for OAA authorized supportive services. The 
SPR also collects information on the demographic and functional status 
of the recipients, and is a key source for ACL performance measurement. 
This collection includes minor revisions of the format from the 2010 
approved version. The proposed revised version will be in effect for 
the FY 2014 reporting year and thereafter, while the current reporting, 
OMB Approval Number 0985-0008, will be extended to the end of the FY 
2013 reporting cycle. The proposed FY 2014 version may be found on the 
ACL Web site link entitled Proposed SPR for Review available at http://www.aoa.gov/AoARoot/Program_Results/OAA_Performance.aspx#national.
    ACL estimates the burden of this collection of information as 
follows: 2,828 hours.

    Dated: February 6, 2013.
Kathy Greenlee,
Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging.
[FR Doc. 2013-03139 Filed 2-11-13; 8:45 am]
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