Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Public Comment Request, 10619-10620 [2013-03401]

Download as PDF 10619 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 31 / Thursday, February 14, 2013 / Notices for the Advisory Group to be re-established is given under Executive Order 13631, dated December 7, 2012. The Advisory Group is governed by provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 92–463, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), which sets forth standards for the formation and use of advisory committees. Dated: February 8, 2013. Wanda K. Jones, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health. [FR Doc. 2013–03466 Filed 2–13–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4150–28–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Office of the Secretary [Document Identifier HHS–OS–18521–60D] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Public Comment Request Office of the Secretary, HHS. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: In compliance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services, announces plans to submit a new Information Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Prior to submitting that ICR to OMB, OS seeks comments from the public regarding the burden estimate, below, or any other aspect of the ICR. DATES: Comments on the ICR must be received on or before April 15, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to Information.CollectionClearance@ hhs.gov or by calling (202) 690–6162. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information Collection Clearance staff, Information.CollectionClearance@hhs. gov or (202) 690–6162. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: When submitting comments or requesting information, please include the document identifier HHS–OS–18521– 60D for reference. Information Collection Request Title: Evaluation of Implementation of the Viral Hepatitis Action Plan. Abstract: In response to the viral hepatitis epidemic in the United States, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the Action Plan for the Prevention, Care, and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis (Action Plan) in May 2011 to provide a comprehensive strategic plan to address viral hepatitis B and C. Implementation of the Action Plan requires actions across a variety of agencies including national, state/local government, community-based organizations, and the private sector. The Evaluation of Implementation of the Viral Hepatitis Action Plan will assess state and local response to activities that support the Action Plan, identify barriers to implementation and strategies to address these barriers, and inform future viral hepatitis efforts. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The purpose of this project is to evaluate the state and local response to and implementation of the Action Plan and examine viral hepatitis activities that are occurring in the four jurisdictions that have been pre-selected for the evaluation: Alabama, Massachusetts, New York, and Washington State. The information collected through the evaluation will position OASH to better understand implementation of the Action Plan at the state and local levels and barriers that might be occurring in the selected jurisdictions. The evaluation will also serve to examine the landscape of viral hepatitis activities that are taking place in the selected jurisdictions. The results of the evaluation will enable OASH to understand and identify potential strategies to strengthen local implementation of the Action Plan, address barriers, and inform future implementation efforts. Likely Respondents: State Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinators (CDCfunded state health department staff); other state and local health department stakeholders such as HIV and Immunization Program staff; national organization representatives who are involved in viral hepatitis program development and advocacy; local viral hepatitis stakeholders including health care and substance abuse treatment providers, non-profit community-based organization staff and volunteers, and others identified by the State Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinator (see above). Burden Statement: The estimated burden for data collection involves scheduling and conducting key informant interviews among a variety of stakeholder groups including the CDCfunded Adult Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinators, state and local health departments, community-based organizations, correctional facilities, and healthcare providers. These interviews will be conducted in four states (Alabama, Massachusetts, New York, and Washington). Up to twelve additional interviews will also be conducted with select national-level stakeholders. The total annual burden hours estimated for this ICR are summarized in the table below. TOTAL ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN—HOURS Number of respondents Form name Number of responses per respondent Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours 4 16 12 12 12 12 1 1 1 1 1 1 1.5 45/60 30/60 30/60 30/60 30/60 6 12 6 6 6 6 Total .......................................................................................................... sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Adult Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinators ................................................. State and local health departments ................................................................. Community-based organizations ..................................................................... National organizations ..................................................................................... Correctional facilities ........................................................................................ Healthcare providers ........................................................................................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 42 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:16 Feb 13, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\14FEN1.SGM 14FEN1 10620 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 31 / Thursday, February 14, 2013 / Notices OS specifically 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 use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. Keith A. Tucker, Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–03401 Filed 2–13–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4150–47–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier CMS–576A] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, HHS. 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: Extension of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Organ Procurement Organization’s (OPOs) Health Insurance Benefits Agreement and Supporting Regulations at 42 CFR 486.301–486.348; Use: The Medicare and Medicaid Programs Final Conditions for Coverage for Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs) require OPOs to sign agreements with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in order to be sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:16 Feb 13, 2013 Jkt 229001 reimbursed and perform their services. The information provided on this form serves as a basis for continuing the agreements with CMS and the OPOs for participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs for reimbursement of service. Form Number: CMS–576A (OCN: 0938–0512); Frequency: Occasionally; Affected Public: Private Sector: Business or other for-profit and not-for-profit institutions; Number of Respondents: 58; Total Annual Responses: 58; Total Annual Hours: 116. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Peggye Wilkerson at 410–786–4857. 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 llll, Room C4–26– 05, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244–1850. Dated: February 11, 2013. Martique Jones, Deputy Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2013–03452 Filed 2–13–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA–2011–N–0899] Draft Environmental Assessment and Preliminary Finding of No Significant Impact Concerning a Genetically Engineered Atlantic Salmon; Extension of Comment Period AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice; extension of comment period. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is extending the comment period for two draft environmental review documents for which a notice of availability appeared in the Federal Register of December 26, 2012. In that notice, FDA made available for comment the Agency’s draft environmental assessment (EA) of the proposed conditions of use specified in materials submitted by AquaBounty Technologies, Inc., in support of a new animal drug application (NADA) concerning a genetically engineered (GE) Atlantic salmon and a preliminary finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for those specific conditions of use. The Agency is taking this action in response to a request for an extension to allow interested persons additional time to submit comments. DATES: Submit either electronic or written comments by April 26, 2013. 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: Eric Silberhorn, Center for Veterinary Medicine (HFV–162), Food and Drug Administration, 7500 Standish Pl., Rockville, MD 20855; 240–276–8247; abig@fda.hhs.gov. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background In the Federal Register of December 26, 2012 (77 FR 76050), FDA published a notice of availability with a 60-day comment period to make available for public comment the Agency’s draft EA of the proposed conditions of use specified in materials submitted by AquaBounty Technologies, Inc., in support of an NADA concerning a GE E:\FR\FM\14FEN1.SGM 14FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 31 (Thursday, February 14, 2013)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Office of the Secretary

[Document Identifier HHS-OS-18521-60D]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; 
Public Comment Request

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of 
Health and Human Services, announces plans to submit a new Information 
Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB). Prior to submitting that ICR to OMB, OS seeks 
comments from the public regarding the burden estimate, below, or any 
other aspect of the ICR.

DATES: Comments on the ICR must be received on or before April 15, 
2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to 
Information.CollectionClearance@hhs.gov or by calling (202) 690-6162.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information Collection Clearance 
staff, Information.CollectionClearance@hhs.gov or (202) 690-6162.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: When submitting comments or requesting 
information, please include the document identifier HHS-OS-18521-60D 
for reference.
    Information Collection Request Title: Evaluation of Implementation 
of the Viral Hepatitis Action Plan.
    Abstract: In response to the viral hepatitis epidemic in the United 
States, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the 
Action Plan for the Prevention, Care, and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis 
(Action Plan) in May 2011 to provide a comprehensive strategic plan to 
address viral hepatitis B and C. Implementation of the Action Plan 
requires actions across a variety of agencies including national, 
state/local government, community-based organizations, and the private 
sector. The Evaluation of Implementation of the Viral Hepatitis Action 
Plan will assess state and local response to activities that support 
the Action Plan, identify barriers to implementation and strategies to 
address these barriers, and inform future viral hepatitis efforts.
    Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The purpose of this 
project is to evaluate the state and local response to and 
implementation of the Action Plan and examine viral hepatitis 
activities that are occurring in the four jurisdictions that have been 
pre-selected for the evaluation: Alabama, Massachusetts, New York, and 
Washington State. The information collected through the evaluation will 
position OASH to better understand implementation of the Action Plan at 
the state and local levels and barriers that might be occurring in the 
selected jurisdictions. The evaluation will also serve to examine the 
landscape of viral hepatitis activities that are taking place in the 
selected jurisdictions. The results of the evaluation will enable OASH 
to understand and identify potential strategies to strengthen local 
implementation of the Action Plan, address barriers, and inform future 
implementation efforts.
    Likely Respondents: State Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinators 
(CDC-funded state health department staff); other state and local 
health department stakeholders such as HIV and Immunization Program 
staff; national organization representatives who are involved in viral 
hepatitis program development and advocacy; local viral hepatitis 
stakeholders including health care and substance abuse treatment 
providers, non-profit community-based organization staff and 
volunteers, and others identified by the State Viral Hepatitis 
Prevention Coordinator (see above).
    Burden Statement: The estimated burden for data collection involves 
scheduling and conducting key informant interviews among a variety of 
stakeholder groups including the CDC-funded Adult Viral Hepatitis 
Prevention Coordinators, state and local health departments, community-
based organizations, correctional facilities, and healthcare providers. 
These interviews will be conducted in four states (Alabama, 
Massachusetts, New York, and Washington). Up to twelve additional 
interviews will also be conducted with select national-level 
stakeholders. The total annual burden hours estimated for this ICR are 
summarized in the table below.

                                    Total Estimated Annualized Burden--Hours
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                                                                                      Average
                                                     Number of       Number of      burden per     Total burden
                    Form name                       respondents    responses per   response (in        hours
                                                                    respondent        hours)
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Adult Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinators...               4               1             1.5               6
State and local health departments..............              16               1           45/60              12
Community-based organizations...................              12               1           30/60               6
National organizations..........................              12               1           30/60               6
Correctional facilities.........................              12               1           30/60               6
Healthcare providers............................              12               1           30/60               6
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    Total.......................................  ..............  ..............  ..............              42
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    OS specifically 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 use of automated collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology to minimize the information 
collection burden.

Keith A. Tucker,
Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-03401 Filed 2-13-13; 8:45 am]
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