Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Comment Request, 11656-11657 [2013-03624]

Download as PDF TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 11656 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 33 / Tuesday, February 19, 2013 / Notices Contact Person: Walter Ellenberg, Office of the Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 32, rm. 5154, Silver Spring, MD 20993, 301–796– 0885, walter.ellenberg@fda.hhs.gov, or FDA Advisory Committee Information Line, 1–800–741–8138 (301–443–0572 in the Washington, DC area). A notice in the Federal Register about last minute modifications that impact a previously announced advisory committee meeting cannot always be published quickly enough to provide timely notice. Therefore, you should always check the Agency’s Web site at http:// www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/ default.htm and scroll down to the appropriate advisory committee meeting link, or call the advisory committee information line to learn about possible modifications before coming to the meeting. 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[FR Doc. 2013–03613 Filed 2–15–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Comment Request 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) PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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– 1129. Comments are invited 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) ways to enhance 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. Proposed Project: The National Health Service Corps Site Retention Assessment Questionnaire (OMB #)— New The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) provides health professionals with loan repayment and scholarships in return for their service to underserved areas. The NHSC’s mission is to improve access to primary care, which is supported by clinicians who remain in their sites well beyond their contracted periods of service. However, many sites are unaware of their influence and impact on clinician retention levels. The purpose of this project is to gather survey information from administrative officials at NHSCapproved sites that will guide NHSC initiatives and assist sites in improving their retention outcomes. The survey will ask site administrators to rate: (1) How difficult it is to retain clinicians; (2) their general attitudes about the feasibility of good retention and awareness of its principles; (3) their practices’ current approaches to promoting retention; (4) various aspects of their practices’ organizational culture and administrative style; and (5) their sites’ interest in and preferred ways of learning how to bolster retention. Survey data will be gathered anonymously and presented inaggregate, to promote administrators’ participation and full disclosure. The annual estimate of burden is as follows: E:\FR\FM\19FEN1.SGM 19FEN1 11657 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 33 / Tuesday, February 19, 2013 / Notices Instrument Number of respondents Responses per respondent Total responses Hours per response Total burden hours NHSC Site Retention Assessment Questionnaire ............... 7,000 1 7,000 0.507 3,549 Email comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA Reports Clearance Officer, Room 10–33, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. Written comments should be received within 30 days of this notice. Dated: February 8, 2013. Bahar Niakan, Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination. [FR Doc. 2013–03624 Filed 2–15–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation; Notice of Meeting TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), notice is hereby given of the following meeting: Name: Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation (ACOT). Date and Time: March 7, 2013, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Place: The meeting will be via audio conference call and Adobe Connect Pro. Status: The meeting will be open to the public. Purpose: Under the authority of 42 U.S.C. 217a, Section 222 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended, and 42 CFR 121.12 (2000), ACOT was established to assist the Secretary in enhancing organ donation, ensuring that the system of organ transplantation is grounded in the best available medical science, and assuring the public that the system is as effective and equitable as possible, thereby, increasing public confidence in the integrity and effectiveness of the transplantation system. ACOT is composed of up to 25 members including the Chair. Members are serving as Special Government Employees and have diverse backgrounds in fields such as organ donation, health care public policy, transplantation medicine and surgery, critical care medicine, and other medical specialties involved in the identification and referral of donors, non-physician transplant professions, nursing, epidemiology, immunology, law and bioethics, behavioral sciences, economics and statistics, as well as representatives of transplant candidates, transplant recipients, organ donors, and family members. Agenda: The Committee will hear presentations including those from the following ACOT Work Groups: Kidney VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:49 Feb 15, 2013 Jkt 229001 Paired Donation; Research Barriers; and Alignment of CMS Regulatory Requirements with Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network and HRSA. Agenda items are subject to change as priorities indicate. After Committee discussion, members of the public will have an opportunity to comment. Because of the Committee’s full agenda and timeframe in which to cover the agenda topics, public comment will be limited. All public comments will be included in the record of the ACOT meeting. Meeting summary notes will be posted on the Department’s donation Web site at http:// www.organdonor.gov/legislation/ advisory.html#meetings. The draft meeting agenda will be posted on www.blsmeetings.net/ACOTSPRING2013. Those planning on participating in this meeting should register by visiting www.blsmeetings.net/ACOTSPRING2013. The deadline to register for this meeting is March 4, 2013. For all logical questions and concerns, please contact Brittany Irvine, Conference Planner, at birvine@seamoncorporation.com (or by phone at 301–577–0244). The public can join the meeting by: 1. (Audio Portion) Calling the Conference Phone Number (888–995–9571) and providing the Participant Code (2244857); and 2. (Visual Portion) Connecting to the ACOT Adobe Connect Pro Meeting using the following URL: https:// hrsa.connectsolutions.com/adv_cmt/ (copy and paste the link into your browser if it does not work directly, and enter as a guest). Participants should call and connect 15 minutes prior to the meeting in order for logistics to be set up. If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting, please test your connection using the following URL: https://hrsa.connectsolutions.com/ common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm and get a quick overview by the following URL: http://www.adobe.com/go/ connectpro_overview. Call 301–443–0437 or send an email to ptongele@hrsa.gov if you are having trouble connecting to the meeting site. Public Comment: It is preferred that persons interested in providing an oral presentation submit a written request, along with a copy of their presentation to: Passy Tongele, Division of Transplantation (DoT), Healthcare Systems Bureau (HSB), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Room 12C–06, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857 or email at ptongele@hrsa.gov. Requests should contain the name, address, telephone number, email address, and any business or professional affiliation of the person desiring to make an oral presentation. Groups having similar interests are requested to combine their comments and present them through a single representative. The allocation of time may be adjusted to accommodate the level of expressed interest. PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Persons who do not file an advance request for a presentation, but desire to make an oral statement, may request it at the time of the public comment period. Public participation and ability to comment will be limited to space and time as it permits. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patricia Stroup, Executive Secretary, Healthcare Systems Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 12C–06, Rockville, Maryland 20857; telephone 301–443–1127. Dated: February 12, 2013. Bahar Niakan, Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination. [FR Doc. 2013–03713 Filed 2–15–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; Notice of Closed Meeting Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), notice is hereby given of the following meeting. The meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Name of Committee: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Special Emphasis Panel; Allogeneic Transplant Recipient Research Resource. Date: March 7, 2013. Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 7192, Bethesda, MD 20892 (Telephone Conference Call). Contact Person: Giuseppe Pintucci, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Office of Scientific Review/DERA, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 7192, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301–435–0287, Pintuccig@nhlbi.nih.gov. E:\FR\FM\19FEN1.SGM 19FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 33 (Tuesday, February 19, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 11656-11657]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-03624]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: 
Comment Request

    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) 443-1129.
    Comments are invited 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) ways to enhance 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.

Proposed Project: The National Health Service Corps Site Retention 
Assessment Questionnaire (OMB )--New

    The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) provides health 
professionals with loan repayment and scholarships in return for their 
service to underserved areas. The NHSC's mission is to improve access 
to primary care, which is supported by clinicians who remain in their 
sites well beyond their contracted periods of service. However, many 
sites are unaware of their influence and impact on clinician retention 
levels. The purpose of this project is to gather survey information 
from administrative officials at NHSC-approved sites that will guide 
NHSC initiatives and assist sites in improving their retention 
outcomes. The survey will ask site administrators to rate: (1) How 
difficult it is to retain clinicians; (2) their general attitudes about 
the feasibility of good retention and awareness of its principles; (3) 
their practices' current approaches to promoting retention; (4) various 
aspects of their practices' organizational culture and administrative 
style; and (5) their sites' interest in and preferred ways of learning 
how to bolster retention. Survey data will be gathered anonymously and 
presented in-aggregate, to promote administrators' participation and 
full disclosure.
    The annual estimate of burden is as follows:

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                                                                        Number of      Responses per                       Hours per       Total burden
                             Instrument                                respondents       respondent    Total responses      response          hours
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NHSC Site Retention Assessment Questionnaire.......................           7,000                1            7,000            0.507            3,549
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    Email comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA Reports 
Clearance Officer, Room 10-33, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, 
Rockville, MD 20857. Written comments should be received within 30 days 
of this notice.

    Dated: February 8, 2013.
Bahar Niakan,
Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination.
[FR Doc. 2013-03624 Filed 2-15-13; 8:45 am]
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