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Download as PDF 69697 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 224 / Wednesday, November 20, 2013 / Notices 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 responses Total burden hours NHSC LRP Application ........................................................ Authorization for Disclosure of Loan Information Form ....... Privacy Act Release Authorization Form ............................. Verification of Disadvantaged Background Form ................ Private Practice Option Form .............................................. 8,200 150 100 600 300 1 1 1 1 1 8,200 150 100 600 300 1.0 .10 .10 .50 .10 8,200 15 10 300 30 Total .............................................................................. 9,350 ........................ 9,350 ........................ 8,555 Dated: November 12, 2013. Bahar Niakan, Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination. [FR Doc. 2013–27840 Filed 11–19–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. 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. SUMMARY: Comments on this Information Collection Request must be received within 60 days of this notice. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: 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. ADDRESSES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:04 Nov 19, 2013 Jkt 232001 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: Nurse Faculty Loan Program, Annual Performance Report Financial Data Form OMB No. 0915–0314—REVISION Abstract: This clearance request is for approval of the revised Nurse Faculty Loan Program, Annual Performance Report (NFLP–APR) Financial Data Form. The form is currently approved under OMB Approval No: 0915–0314, with an expiration date of March 31, 2014. The form was previously titled as the Nurse Faculty Loan Program, Annual Operating Report (NFLP–AOR). Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The online NFLP–APR Financial Data Form is an online form that exists in the HRSA Electronic Handbooks (EHBs) Performance Report module as part of the NFLP, Bureau of Health Professions performance report under OMB Approval No: 0915–0061, with an expiration date of June 30, 2016. The revised NFLP–APR financial data will collect less data from applicants and will no longer include nursing student demographic data that was previously included. The nursing student demographic data are currently collected under OMB approval number 0915–0061. The revised NFLP–APR form will only collect financial data to capture the NFLP loan fund account activity related to financial receivables, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 disbursements, and borrower account data for employment status, loan cancellation, loan repayment, and collections. Participating schools will provide the federal government with current and cumulative information on: (1) NFLP loan funds received, (2) number and amount of NFLP loans made, (3) number and amount of loans collected, (4) number and amount of loans in repayment, (5) loan default rate percent, (6) number of NFLP graduates employed as nurse faculty, and (7) other related loan fund costs and activities. Under Title VIII, section 846A of the Public Health Service Act, as amended by Public Law 111–148, the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) enters into an agreement with a school of nursing and makes an award to the school. The award is used to establish a distinct account for the NFLP loan fund at the school. The school of nursing makes loans from the NFLP loan fund account to students enrolled full-time or, at the discretion of the Secretary, part-time in a master’s or doctoral nursing education program that will prepare them to become qualified nursing faculty. Following graduation from the NFLP lending school, loan recipients may receive up to 85 percent NFLP loan cancellation over a consecutive 4 year period in exchange for service as full-time faculty at a school of nursing. The NFLP lending school collects any portion of the loan that is not cancelled and any loans that go into repayment and deposits these monies into the NFLP loan fund to make additional NFLP loans. The school of nursing must keep records of all NFLP loan fund transactions. The NFLP–APR financial data form is used to monitor grantee performance by collection of information relating to the NFLP loan E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1 69698 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 224 / Wednesday, November 20, 2013 / Notices fund operations and financial activities for a specified reporting period (July 1 through June 30 of the academic year). Participating schools are required to complete and submit the NFLP–APR financial data form semi-annually. The data provided in the form are essential for HRSA to effectively monitor the school’s use of NFLP funds in accordance with program guidelines. Approval of the revised NFLP–APR financial data form will facilitate HRSA’s current effort to determine future awards to the school. The electronic data collection capability will streamline the report submission process, enable an efficient annual performance review process, and serve as a data repository to facilitate reporting on the use of funds and analysis of program outcomes. Likely Respondents: Participating NFLP schools are required to adhere to reporting requirements. 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 Number of respondents Form name Number of respondents per respondent Total responses Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours Nurse Faculty Loan Program—Annual Performance Report Financial Data Form ................................................. 150 1 150 6 900 Total burden .................................................................. 150 1 150 6 900 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 12, 2013. Bahar Niakan, Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination. [FR Doc. 2013–27836 Filed 11–19–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Public Comment Request Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:04 Nov 19, 2013 Jkt 232001 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: Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship (NAT) Program Application. OMB No. 0915–xxxx—NEW. Abstract: The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) provides advanced education nursing training grants to educational institutions to increase the numbers of Nurse Anesthetists through the NAT Program. The NAT Program is governed PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 by Title VIII, Section 811(a)(2) of the Public Health Service Act, (42 U.S.C. 296j(a)(2)). The proposed NAT Tables will request information on program participants such as the number of enrollees, number of enrollees/trainees supported, number of graduates, number of graduates supported, projected data on enrollees/trainees and graduates for the previous fiscal year, the types of programs they are enrolling into and/or from which enrollees/ trainees are graduating, and the distribution of Nurse Anesthetists to practice in underserved, rural, or public health practice settings. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: Funds appropriated for the NAT Program are distributed among eligible institutions based on a formula. NAT award amounts are based on enrollment and graduate data and two funding factors (Statutory Funding Preference and Special Consideration) reported on the NAT Tables. HRSA will use the NAT Tables to determine the award, ensure programmatic compliance, and provide information to the public and Congress. Likely Respondents: Eligible applicants are collegiate schools of nursing, nursing centers, academic health centers, state or local governments, and other public or private nonprofit entities determined appropriate by the Secretary that submit an application and are accredited for the provision of nurse anesthesia educational program by designated accrediting organizations. Eligible E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1

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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: Nurse Faculty Loan Program, 
Annual Performance Report Financial Data Form
    OMB No. 0915-0314--REVISION
    Abstract: This clearance request is for approval of the revised 
Nurse Faculty Loan Program, Annual Performance Report (NFLP-APR) 
Financial Data Form. The form is currently approved under OMB Approval 
No: 0915-0314, with an expiration date of March 31, 2014. The form was 
previously titled as the Nurse Faculty Loan Program, Annual Operating 
Report (NFLP-AOR).
    Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The online NFLP-APR 
Financial Data Form is an online form that exists in the HRSA 
Electronic Handbooks (EHBs) Performance Report module as part of the 
NFLP, Bureau of Health Professions performance report under OMB 
Approval No: 0915-0061, with an expiration date of June 30, 2016. The 
revised NFLP-APR financial data will collect less data from applicants 
and will no longer include nursing student demographic data that was 
previously included. The nursing student demographic data are currently 
collected under OMB approval number 0915-0061. The revised NFLP-APR 
form will only collect financial data to capture the NFLP loan fund 
account activity related to financial receivables, disbursements, and 
borrower account data for employment status, loan cancellation, loan 
repayment, and collections. Participating schools will provide the 
federal government with current and cumulative information on: (1) NFLP 
loan funds received, (2) number and amount of NFLP loans made, (3) 
number and amount of loans collected, (4) number and amount of loans in 
repayment, (5) loan default rate percent, (6) number of NFLP graduates 
employed as nurse faculty, and (7) other related loan fund costs and 
activities.
    Under Title VIII, section 846A of the Public Health Service Act, as 
amended by Public Law 111-148, the Secretary of the Department of 
Health and Human Services (HHS) enters into an agreement with a school 
of nursing and makes an award to the school. The award is used to 
establish a distinct account for the NFLP loan fund at the school. The 
school of nursing makes loans from the NFLP loan fund account to 
students enrolled full-time or, at the discretion of the Secretary, 
part-time in a master's or doctoral nursing education program that will 
prepare them to become qualified nursing faculty. Following graduation 
from the NFLP lending school, loan recipients may receive up to 85 
percent NFLP loan cancellation over a consecutive 4 year period in 
exchange for service as full-time faculty at a school of nursing. The 
NFLP lending school collects any portion of the loan that is not 
cancelled and any loans that go into repayment and deposits these 
monies into the NFLP loan fund to make additional NFLP loans.
    The school of nursing must keep records of all NFLP loan fund 
transactions. The NFLP-APR financial data form is used to monitor 
grantee performance by collection of information relating to the NFLP 
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fund operations and financial activities for a specified reporting 
period (July 1 through June 30 of the academic year). Participating 
schools are required to complete and submit the NFLP-APR financial data 
form semi-annually.
    The data provided in the form are essential for HRSA to effectively 
monitor the school's use of NFLP funds in accordance with program 
guidelines. Approval of the revised NFLP-APR financial data form will 
facilitate HRSA's current effort to determine future awards to the 
school. The electronic data collection capability will streamline the 
report submission process, enable an efficient annual performance 
review process, and serve as a data repository to facilitate reporting 
on the use of funds and analysis of program outcomes.
    Likely Respondents: Participating NFLP schools are required to 
adhere to reporting requirements.
    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      respondents        Total       per response    Total burden
                                    respondents   per respondent     responses      (in hours)         hours
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Nurse Faculty Loan Program--                 150               1             150               6             900
 Annual Performance Report
 Financial Data Form............
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    Total burden................             150               1             150               6             900
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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 12, 2013.
Bahar Niakan,
Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination.
[FR Doc. 2013-27836 Filed 11-19-13; 8:45 am]
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