Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Public Comment Request, 67367 [2013-26974]

Download as PDF 67367 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 218 / Tuesday, November 12, 2013 / Notices Dated: November 5, 2013. Leslie Kux, Assistant Commissioner for Policy. or call the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer at (301) 443–1984. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: When submitting comments or requesting information, please include the information request collection title for reference. [FR Doc. 2013–26856 Filed 11–8–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Information Collection Request Title: Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Core Medical Services Waiver Application Requirements Health Resources and Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Public Comment Request Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects (Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announces plans to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Prior to submitting the ICR to OMB, HRSA seeks comments from the public regarding the burden estimate, below, or any other aspect of the ICR. DATES: Comments on this Information Collection Request must be received within 60 days of this notice. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer, Room 10–29, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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 SUMMARY: OMB No. 0915–0307—Revision Abstract: Title XXVI of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, as amended by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009 (Ryan White HIV/ AIDS Program), Part A section 2604(c), Part B section 2612(b), and Part C section 2651(c), requires that grantees expend 75 percent of Parts A, B, and C funds on core medical services, including antiretroviral drugs for individuals with HIV/AIDS, identified and eligible under the legislation. In order for grantees under Parts A, B, and C to be exempted from the 75 percent core medical services requirement, they must request and receive a waiver from HRSA, as required in the Act. On October 25, 2013, HRSA published revised standards for core medical services waiver requests in the Federal Register (78 FR 63990). These revised standards will allow grantees more flexibility to adjust resource allocation based on the current situation in their local environment. These standards ensure that grantees receiving waivers demonstrate the availability of core medical services, including antiretroviral drugs, for persons with HIV/AIDS served under Title XXVI of the PHS Act. The core medical services waiver uniform standard and waiver request process will apply to Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Grant Awards under Parts A, B, and C of Title XXVI of the PHS Act. Core medical services Number of respondents Form name Number of responses per respondent waivers will be effective for a 1-year period that is consistent with the grant award period. Grantees may submit a waiver request before the annual grant application, with the application, or up to 4 months after the grant award has been made. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: HRSA uses the documentation submitted in core medical services waiver requests to determine if the applicant/grantee meets the statutory requirements for waiver eligibility including: (1) No waiting lists for AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) services; and (2) evidence of core medical services availability within the grantee’s jurisdiction, state, or service area to all individuals with HIV/ AIDS identified and eligible under Title XXVI of the PHS Act. See sections 2604(c)(2), 2612(b)(2), and 2651(c)(2) of the PHS Act. Likely Respondents: Ryan White HIV/ AIDS Program Part A, B, and C grantees. 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 Information Collection Request are summarized in the table below. Total Estimated Annualized burden hours: Total responses Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours 20 1 20 5.5 110 Total .............................................................................. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Waiver Request ................................................................... 20 1 20 5.5 110 HRSA 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:41 Nov 08, 2013 Jkt 232001 or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. PO 00000 Dated: November 4, 2013. Bahar Niakan, Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; 
Public Comment Request

AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public 
comment on proposed data collection projects (Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995), the Health Resources and Services 
Administration (HRSA) announces plans to submit an Information 
Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB). Prior to submitting the ICR to OMB, HRSA seeks 
comments from the public regarding the burden estimate, below, or any 
other aspect of the ICR.

DATES: Comments on this Information Collection Request must be received 
within 60 days of this notice.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA 
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Room 10-29, Parklawn 
Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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 
Information Collection Clearance Officer at (301) 443-1984.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: When submitting comments or requesting 
information, please include the information request collection title 
for reference.

Information Collection Request Title: Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Core 
Medical Services Waiver Application Requirements

OMB No. 0915-0307--Revision

    Abstract: Title XXVI of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, as 
amended by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009 
(Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program), Part A section 2604(c), Part B section 
2612(b), and Part C section 2651(c), requires that grantees expend 75 
percent of Parts A, B, and C funds on core medical services, including 
antiretroviral drugs for individuals with HIV/AIDS, identified and 
eligible under the legislation. In order for grantees under Parts A, B, 
and C to be exempted from the 75 percent core medical services 
requirement, they must request and receive a waiver from HRSA, as 
required in the Act.
    On October 25, 2013, HRSA published revised standards for core 
medical services waiver requests in the Federal Register (78 FR 63990). 
These revised standards will allow grantees more flexibility to adjust 
resource allocation based on the current situation in their local 
environment. These standards ensure that grantees receiving waivers 
demonstrate the availability of core medical services, including 
antiretroviral drugs, for persons with HIV/AIDS served under Title XXVI 
of the PHS Act. The core medical services waiver uniform standard and 
waiver request process will apply to Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Grant 
Awards under Parts A, B, and C of Title XXVI of the PHS Act. Core 
medical services waivers will be effective for a 1-year period that is 
consistent with the grant award period. Grantees may submit a waiver 
request before the annual grant application, with the application, or 
up to 4 months after the grant award has been made.
    Need and Proposed Use of the Information: HRSA uses the 
documentation submitted in core medical services waiver requests to 
determine if the applicant/grantee meets the statutory requirements for 
waiver eligibility including: (1) No waiting lists for AIDS Drug 
Assistance Program (ADAP) services; and (2) evidence of core medical 
services availability within the grantee's jurisdiction, state, or 
service area to all individuals with HIV/AIDS identified and eligible 
under Title XXVI of the PHS Act. See sections 2604(c)(2), 2612(b)(2), 
and 2651(c)(2) of the PHS Act.
    Likely Respondents: Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part A, B, and C 
grantees.
    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 Information Collection Request are summarized in the table below.
    Total Estimated Annualized burden hours:

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                                                     Number of                    Average burden
            Form name                Number of     responses per       Total       per response    Total burden
                                    respondents     respondent       responses      (in hours)         hours
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Waiver Request..................              20               1              20             5.5             110
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    Total.......................              20               1              20             5.5             110
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    HRSA 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.

    Dated: November 4, 2013.
Bahar Niakan,
Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination.
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