Request for Public Comment; 30-day Proposed Information Collecton: Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Contracts, 32405-32406 [2013-12845]

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AGENCY: ACTION: In compliance with Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Indian Health Service (IHS) is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for renewal for the collection of information titled, ‘‘Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Contracts, 25 C.F.R Part 900,’’ OMB Control Number 1076–0136. This proposed information collection project was previously published in the Federal Register (78 FR 15035), as a joint submission with the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), under OMB Control Number 1076–0136, on March 8, 2013 and allowed 60 days for public comment, as required by 3506(c)(2)(A). No public comment was received in response to the notice. The purpose of this notice is to allow 30 days for public comment to be submitted directly to OMB. This information collection expires May 31, 2013. As of May 2013, the IHS is pursuing its own OMB Control Number for this information collection and will publish notices separately from the BIA in the Federal Register. DATE: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before July 1, 2013. ADDRESSES: Send your comments and suggestions regarding the proposed information collection contained in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and associated SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30MYN1.SGM 30MYN1 32406 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 104 / Thursday, May 30, 2013 / Notices TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES response time, to: Office of Management and Budget, Office of Regulatory Affairs, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, Attention: Desk Officer for IHS. Please send a copy of your comments to Mr. Chris Buchanan, Director, IHS Office of Direct Services and Contracting Tribes (ODSCT), 801 Thompson Ave., STE. 220, Rockville, MD 20852; send via facsimile to (301) 443–4666; or send via email to Chris.Buchanan@ihs.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Mr. Chris Buchanan through the methods listed in the above section or by calling (301) 443–1104, regarding the IHS information collection activities. You may review the information collection request online at http:// www.reginfo.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract Representatives of the IHS seek renewal of the approval for information collections conducted under 25 CFR part 900, implementing the Indian SelfDetermination and Education Assistance Act (ISDEAA), as amended (25 U.S.C. 450 et seq.), which describes how contracts are awarded to Indian Tribes. The rule at 25 CFR part 900 was developed through negotiated rulemaking with Tribes in 1996 and governs, among other things, what must be included in a Tribe’s initial ISDEAA contract proposal to IHS. A response is required to obtain and retain a benefit. The information requirements for this rule represent significant differences from other agencies in several respects. Under the Act, the Secretary of Health and Human Services is directed to enter into self-determination contracts with Tribes upon request, unless specific declination criteria apply, and, generally, Tribes may renew these contracts annually, whereas other agencies provide grants on a discretionary or competitive basis. Additionally, IHS awards contracts for multiple programs whereas other agencies usually award single grants to Tribes. The IHS uses the information collected to determine applicant eligibility, evaluate applicant capabilities, protect the service population, safeguard Federal funds and other resources, and permit the Federal agency to administer and evaluate contract programs. Tribal governments or Tribal organizations provide the information by submitting contract proposals, and related information, to the IHS, as required under Public Law 93–638. No third party notification or VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:25 May 29, 2013 Jkt 229001 public disclosure burden is associated with this collection. II. Request for Comments The IHS requests your comments on this collection concerning: (a) the necessity of this information collection for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (hours and cost) of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways we could enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways we could minimize the burden of the collection of the information on the respondents. Please note that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and an individual need not respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a valid OMB Control Number. It is our policy to make all comments available to the public for review at the location listed in the ADDRESSES section. Before including your address, phone number, email address or other personally identifiable information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information— may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. III. Data OMB Control Number: 1076–0136. Title: Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Contracts, 25 C.F.R. Part 900. Brief Description of Collection: An Indian Tribe or Tribal organization is required to submit this information each time that it proposes to contract with the IHS under the ISDEAA. Each response may vary in its length. In addition, each subpart of 25 CFR part 900 concerns different parts of the contracting process. For example, Subpart C relates to provisions of the contents for the initial contract proposal. The respondents do not incur the burden associated with Subpart C when contracts are renewed. Subpart F describes minimum standards for management systems used by Indian Tribes or Tribal organizations under these contracts. Subpart G addresses the negotiability of all reporting and data requirements in the contracts. Responses are required to obtain or retain a benefit. PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Type of Review: Extension without change of currently approved collection. Respondents: Federally recognized Indian Tribes and Tribal organizations. Number of Respondents: 566. Estimated Number of Responses: 1510. Estimated Time per Response: Varies from 1 to 1040 hours, with an average of 11 hours per response. Frequency of Response: Each time programs, functions, services or activities are contracted from the IHS under the ISDEAA. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 24,112. Dated: May 23, 2013. Yvette Roubideaux, Acting Director, Indian Health Services. [FR Doc. 2013–12845 Filed 5–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–16–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Submission for OMB Review; 30-Day Comment Request: Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study Under the provisions of Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), 0020, the National Institutes of Health, has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review and approval of the information collection listed below. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on February 5, 2013 on pages 8152–8153 and allowed 60-days for public comment. One comment was received and an appropriate response was made. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment. The NHLBI, National Institutes of Health, may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection that has been extended, revised, or implemented on or after October 1, 1995, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Direct Comments To OMB: Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and associated response time, should be directed to the: Office of Management and Budget, Office of Regulatory Affairs, OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov or by fax to 202–395–6974, Attention: NIH Desk Officer. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30MYN1.SGM 30MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Indian Health Service


Request for Public Comment; 30-day Proposed Information 
Collecton: Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Contracts

AGENCY: Indian Health Service, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995, the Indian Health Service (IHS) is submitting to 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for renewal for the 
collection of information titled, ``Indian Self-Determination and 
Education Assistance Contracts, 25 C.F.R Part 900,'' OMB Control Number 
1076-0136. This proposed information collection project was previously 
published in the Federal Register (78 FR 15035), as a joint submission 
with the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), under OMB Control Number 1076-
0136, on March 8, 2013 and allowed 60 days for public comment, as 
required by 3506(c)(2)(A). No public comment was received in response 
to the notice. The purpose of this notice is to allow 30 days for 
public comment to be submitted directly to OMB. This information 
collection expires May 31, 2013. As of May 2013, the IHS is pursuing 
its own OMB Control Number for this information collection and will 
publish notices separately from the BIA in the Federal Register.

DATE: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
July 1, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments and suggestions regarding the proposed 
information collection contained in this notice, especially regarding 
the estimated public burden and associated

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response time, to: Office of Management and Budget, Office of 
Regulatory Affairs, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, 
Washington, DC 20503, Attention: Desk Officer for IHS.
    Please send a copy of your comments to Mr. Chris Buchanan, 
Director, IHS Office of Direct Services and Contracting Tribes (ODSCT), 
801 Thompson Ave., STE. 220, Rockville, MD 20852; send via facsimile to 
(301) 443-4666; or send via email to Chris.Buchanan@ihs.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Mr. Chris Buchanan through the 
methods listed in the above section or by calling (301) 443-1104, 
regarding the IHS information collection activities. You may review the 
information collection request online at http://www.reginfo.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    Representatives of the IHS seek renewal of the approval for 
information collections conducted under 25 CFR part 900, implementing 
the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (ISDEAA), as 
amended (25 U.S.C. 450 et seq.), which describes how contracts are 
awarded to Indian Tribes. The rule at 25 CFR part 900 was developed 
through negotiated rulemaking with Tribes in 1996 and governs, among 
other things, what must be included in a Tribe's initial ISDEAA 
contract proposal to IHS. A response is required to obtain and retain a 
benefit.
    The information requirements for this rule represent significant 
differences from other agencies in several respects. Under the Act, the 
Secretary of Health and Human Services is directed to enter into self-
determination contracts with Tribes upon request, unless specific 
declination criteria apply, and, generally, Tribes may renew these 
contracts annually, whereas other agencies provide grants on a 
discretionary or competitive basis. Additionally, IHS awards contracts 
for multiple programs whereas other agencies usually award single 
grants to Tribes.
    The IHS uses the information collected to determine applicant 
eligibility, evaluate applicant capabilities, protect the service 
population, safeguard Federal funds and other resources, and permit the 
Federal agency to administer and evaluate contract programs. Tribal 
governments or Tribal organizations provide the information by 
submitting contract proposals, and related information, to the IHS, as 
required under Public Law 93-638. No third party notification or public 
disclosure burden is associated with this collection.

II. Request for Comments

    The IHS requests your comments on this collection concerning: (a) 
the necessity of this information collection for the proper performance 
of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will 
have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of 
the burden (hours and cost) of the collection of information, including 
the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways we could 
enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be 
collected; and (d) ways we could minimize the burden of the collection 
of the information on the respondents.
    Please note that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and an 
individual need not respond to, a collection of information unless it 
displays a valid OMB Control Number.
    It is our policy to make all comments available to the public for 
review at the location listed in the ADDRESSES section. Before 
including your address, phone number, email address or other personally 
identifiable information in your comment, you should be aware that your 
entire comment--including your personal identifying information--may be 
made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your 
comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public 
review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1076-0136.
    Title: Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance 
Contracts, 25 C.F.R. Part 900.
    Brief Description of Collection: An Indian Tribe or Tribal 
organization is required to submit this information each time that it 
proposes to contract with the IHS under the ISDEAA. Each response may 
vary in its length. In addition, each subpart of 25 CFR part 900 
concerns different parts of the contracting process. For example, 
Subpart C relates to provisions of the contents for the initial 
contract proposal. The respondents do not incur the burden associated 
with Subpart C when contracts are renewed. Subpart F describes minimum 
standards for management systems used by Indian Tribes or Tribal 
organizations under these contracts. Subpart G addresses the 
negotiability of all reporting and data requirements in the contracts. 
Responses are required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of currently approved 
collection.
    Respondents: Federally recognized Indian Tribes and Tribal 
organizations.
    Number of Respondents: 566.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 1510.
    Estimated Time per Response: Varies from 1 to 1040 hours, with an 
average of 11 hours per response.
    Frequency of Response: Each time programs, functions, services or 
activities are contracted from the IHS under the ISDEAA.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 24,112.

    Dated: May 23, 2013.
Yvette Roubideaux,
Acting Director, Indian Health Services.
[FR Doc. 2013-12845 Filed 5-29-13; 8:45 am]
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