Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Public Comment Request, 63980-63981 [2013-25187]

Download as PDF 63980 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 207 / Friday, October 25, 2013 / Notices Keith A. Tucker, Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–25093 Filed 10–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4151–17–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Office of the Secretary [Document Identifier HHS–OS–20521–30D] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request AGENCY: ACTION: Comments on the ICR must be received on or before November 25, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov or via facsimile to (202) 395–5806. 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 OMB control number 0937–0025 and document identifier HHS–OS–20521– 30D for reference. Information Collection Request Title: Reference Request for Applicants to the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. OMB No.: 0937–0025. Abstract: The information collected will include personal information such as name, social security number, and date of birth. Other information will be responses to various questions regarding applicants’ qualifications to join the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service has a need for the information in order to assess the qualifications of each applicant and make a determination whether the applicant meets the requirements to receive a commission. The information is used to make determinations on candidates/ DATES: Office of the Secretary, HHS. Notice. In compliance with section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services, has submitted an Information Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The ICR is for renewal of the approved information collection assigned OMB control number 0937–0025, scheduled to expire on October 31, 2013. Comments submitted during the first public review of this ICR will be provided to OMB. OMB will accept further comments from the public on this ICR during the review and approval period. SUMMARY: applicants seeking appointment to the Corps to assess their whether they are suitable for life in the uniformed services based upon a review of a variety of assessment factors including, but not limited to: personal adjustment, employment history, character, suitability investigation clearance, and a candidate’s prior history of service in one of the uniformed services. Their potential for leadership as a commissioned officer and their ability to deal effectively with people is evaluated. Likely Respondents: Respondents would be applicants/candidates for a commission in the Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Service. Burden Statement: The time expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide the information requested. This includes the time needed to review instructions, to develop, acquire, install and utilize technology and systems for the purpose of collecting, validating and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information, to train personnel and to be able to respond to a collection of information, to search data sources, to complete and review the collection of information, and to transmit or otherwise disclose the information. 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 Prequalification Review ................................................................................... PHS–50 ............................................................................................................ PHS–1813 ........................................................................................................ Addendum: Commissioned Corps Personal Statement .................................. 8,000 1,000 4,000 1,000 1 1 1 1 15/60 1.0 15/60 45/60 2,000 1,000 1,000 750 Total .......................................................................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 4,750 Keith A. Tucker, Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–25184 Filed 10–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4150–49–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Office of the Secretary emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES [Document Identifier HHS–OS–20694–60D] 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 SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:55 Oct 24, 2013 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services, announces plans to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The ICR is for extending the use of the approved information collection assigned OMB control number 0990– 0162, which expires on January 31, 2014. 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. E:\FR\FM\25OCN1.SGM 25OCN1 63981 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 207 / Friday, October 25, 2013 / Notices Comments on the ICR must be received on or before December 24, 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–20694– 60D for reference. Information Collection Request Title: State Medicaid Fraud Control Units’ Reports. OMB No.: 0990–0162. Abstract: Office of Inspector General (OIG) is requesting an extension by Office of Management and Budget (OMB) of approval for the collection of information to comply with the requirements in Title 19 of the Social Security Act at 1903(q), 42 CFR 1007.15, and 42 CFR 1007.17, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The information collected consists of fifty separate annual reports and fifty separate application requests for certification/recertification of State Medicaid Fraud Control Units (MFCU). The collection is required by the statute DATES: and submitted yearly to OIG by the fifty MFCUs. OIG uses the information collected to determine the MFCUs’ compliance with Federal requirements and eligibility for continued Federal financial participation (FFP) under the Federal MFCU grant program. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: Public Law 95–142, the Medicare-Medicaid Anti-Fraud and Abuse Amendments, was enacted in 1977 to strengthen the capabilities of Federal and State governments to combat and eliminate fraud and abuse in Medicaid, through the establishment of the MFCUs. This law amended section 1903 of the Social Security Act to establish operating requirements for MFCUs and provide FFP to State governments for the cost of establishing MFCUs, training State personnel, and keeping the MFCUs operational. Under section 1903(q)(7), each MFCU must annually submit to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (Secretary) an application and annual report containing information that the Secretary determines is necessary to certify the MFCU as meeting the requirements for FFP. FFP is available only for activities directly related to the investigation and prosecution of health care providers suspected of committing Medicaid fraud. The MFCUs also review complaints of alleged abuse or neglect of patients and the misuse of patients’ personal funds in health care facilities. OIG reviews the information collected to ensure that Federal matching funds are expended by MFCUs only for allowable costs. In addition, OIG analyzes each MFCU’s submission to determine whether there is a need for OIG technical assistance and to establish priorities for onsite reviews to further monitor program activities. Likely Respondents: State Medicaid Fraud Control Units. Burden Statement: Burden in this context means the time expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide the information requested. This includes the time needed to review instructions, to develop, acquire, install and utilize technology and systems for the purpose of collecting, validating and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information, to train personnel and to be able to respond to a collection of information, to search data sources, to complete and review the collection of information, and to transmit or otherwise disclose the information. The total annual burden hours estimated for this ICR are summarized in the table below. TOTAL ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN—HOURS Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours Form MFCU ............... MFCU ............... MFCU ............... Annual Report ................................................................... Annual Report, data mining reporting only ...................... Recertification Application ................................................ 50 13 50 1 1 1 88 1 5 4,400 13 250 Total ........... emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Respondent ........................................................................................... 50 2 94 4,663 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. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Keith A. Tucker, Information Collection Clearance Officer. AGENCY: [FR Doc. 2013–25187 Filed 10–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4151–01–P Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry [Docket ATSDR–2012–0002 ATSDR–274] Availability of Interaction Profile for Chlorinated Dibenzo-p-Dioxins, Polybrominated Diphenol Ethers, and Phthalates Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Notice of availability for public comments. ACTION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:55 Oct 24, 2013 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) within the Department of Health and Human Services announces the availability of the interaction profile for Chlorinated Dibenzo-p-Dioxins, Polybrominated Diphenol Ethers, and Phthalates. This interaction profile evaluates a mixture of chemicals often found in human blood, adipose tissue, and breast milk. The purpose of this interaction profile is to investigate the possible joint actions of these chemicals on endocrine, developmental, and neurobehavioral endpoints in humans. This interaction profile has undergone external peer-review and review by ATSDR’s Interagency Workgroup on Mixtures. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25OCN1.SGM 25OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 207 (Friday, October 25, 2013)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Office of the Secretary

[Document Identifier HHS-OS-20694-60D]


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 an Information 
Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB). The ICR is for extending the use of the approved 
information collection assigned OMB control number 0990-0162, which 
expires on January 31, 2014. 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.

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DATES: Comments on the ICR must be received on or before December 24, 
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-20694-60D 
for reference.
    Information Collection Request Title: State Medicaid Fraud Control 
Units' Reports.
    OMB No.: 0990-0162.
    Abstract: Office of Inspector General (OIG) is requesting an 
extension by Office of Management and Budget (OMB) of approval for the 
collection of information to comply with the requirements in Title 19 
of the Social Security Act at 1903(q), 42 CFR 1007.15, and 42 CFR 
1007.17, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The 
information collected consists of fifty separate annual reports and 
fifty separate application requests for certification/recertification 
of State Medicaid Fraud Control Units (MFCU). The collection is 
required by the statute and submitted yearly to OIG by the fifty MFCUs. 
OIG uses the information collected to determine the MFCUs' compliance 
with Federal requirements and eligibility for continued Federal 
financial participation (FFP) under the Federal MFCU grant program.
    Need and Proposed Use of the Information: Public Law 95-142, the 
Medicare-Medicaid Anti-Fraud and Abuse Amendments, was enacted in 1977 
to strengthen the capabilities of Federal and State governments to 
combat and eliminate fraud and abuse in Medicaid, through the 
establishment of the MFCUs. This law amended section 1903 of the Social 
Security Act to establish operating requirements for MFCUs and provide 
FFP to State governments for the cost of establishing MFCUs, training 
State personnel, and keeping the MFCUs operational.
    Under section 1903(q)(7), each MFCU must annually submit to the 
Secretary of Health and Human Services (Secretary) an application and 
annual report containing information that the Secretary determines is 
necessary to certify the MFCU as meeting the requirements for FFP. FFP 
is available only for activities directly related to the investigation 
and prosecution of health care providers suspected of committing 
Medicaid fraud. The MFCUs also review complaints of alleged abuse or 
neglect of patients and the misuse of patients' personal funds in 
health care facilities. OIG reviews the information collected to ensure 
that Federal matching funds are expended by MFCUs only for allowable 
costs. In addition, OIG analyzes each MFCU's submission to determine 
whether there is a need for OIG technical assistance and to establish 
priorities for onsite reviews to further monitor program activities.
    Likely Respondents: State Medicaid Fraud Control Units.
    Burden Statement: Burden in this context means the time expended by 
persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide the 
information requested. This includes the time needed to review 
instructions, to develop, acquire, install and utilize technology and 
systems for the purpose of collecting, validating and verifying 
information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and 
providing information, to train personnel and to be able to respond to 
a collection of information, to search data sources, to complete and 
review the collection of information, and to transmit or otherwise 
disclose the information. The total annual burden hours estimated for 
this ICR are summarized in the table below.

                                    Total Estimated Annualized Burden--Hours
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                                                                     Number of    Average burden
        Respondent                  Form             Number of     responses per   per response    Total burden
                                                    respondents     respondent      (in hours)         hours
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MFCU......................  Annual Report.......              50               1              88           4,400
MFCU......................  Annual Report, data               13               1               1              13
                             mining reporting
                             only.
MFCU......................  Recertification                   50               1               5             250
                             Application.
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    Total.................  ....................              50               2              94           4,663
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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. 2013-25187 Filed 10-24-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4151-01-P