Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request, 75354-75355 [2013-29511]

Download as PDF 75354 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 238 / Wednesday, December 11, 2013 / Notices used by respondents to answer questions—processes that ultimately produce the survey data. As such, the method offers an insight that can transform understanding of question validity and response error. Documented findings from these studies represent tangible evidence of how the question performs. Similar methodology has been adopted by other federal agencies, as well as by academic and commercial survey organizations. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. 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 Type of information collection Number of responses per respondent Total responses Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours Mail/email 1 ........................................................................... Telephone ............................................................................ Web-based ........................................................................... Focus Groups ...................................................................... In-person .............................................................................. Automated 2 .......................................................................... Cognitive Testing ................................................................. 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 60,000 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 60,000 0.5 0.5 0.5 2.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 10,000 10,000 10,000 40,000 20,000 20,000 120,000 Total .............................................................................. 180,000 ........................ 180,000 ........................ 230,000 1 May include telephone non-response follow-up in which case the burden will not change. 2 May include testing of database software, CAPI software, or other automated technologies. 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: December 5, 2013. Bahar Niakan, Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination. [FR Doc. 2013–29508 Filed 12–10–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:00 Dec 10, 2013 Jkt 232001 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: Program Allocation and Expenditure Forms. OMB No. 0915–0318—Extension. PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Abstract: HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) administers the Ryan White HIV/ AIDS Program authorized under Title XXVI of the Public Health Service Act as amended by the Ryan White HIV/ AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009. The purpose of this legislation is to provide emergency assistance to localities that are disproportionately affected by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic and to make financial assistance available for the development, organization, coordination, and operation of more effective and costefficient systems for the delivery of essential services to persons with HIV disease. It also provides grants to states for the delivery of services to HIV positive individuals and their families. Under the law, grantees receiving funds under Parts A, B, and C must spend at least 75 percent of funds on ‘‘core medical services.’’ The proposed forms will collect information from grantees documenting the use of funds to ensure compliance with the Act. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Allocation and Expenditure Reports enable the Health Resources and Services Administration’s HIV/ AIDS Bureau to track spending requirements for each program. Grantees funded under Parts A, B, C, and D of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (codified under Title XXVI of the Public E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1 75355 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 238 / Wednesday, December 11, 2013 / Notices Health Service Act) are required to report financial data to HRSA at the beginning and end of their grant cycle. All Parts of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program specify HRSA’s responsibilities in the administration of grant funds. Accurate allocation and expenditure records of the grantees receiving Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program funding are critical to the implementation of the legislation and thus are necessary for HRSA to fulfill its responsibilities. The forms require grantees to report on how funds are allocated and spent on core and non-core services, and on various program components, such as administration, planning and evaluation, and quality management. The two forms are identical in the types of information they collect. However, the allocation report provides data on how grantees allocate funding at the beginning of their grant cycle and the second report or the expenditure reports track actual expenditures (including carryover dollars) at the end of their grant cycle. The primary purposes of these forms are to: (1) Provide information on the number of grant dollars spent on various services and program components; and (2) oversee compliance with the intent of congressional appropriations in a timely manner. In addition to meeting the goal of accountability to Congress, clients, advocacy groups, and the general public, information collected on these reports is critical for HRSA, state and local grantees, and individual providers to evaluate the effectiveness of these programs. Likely Respondents: All Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Grantees (Part A, Part B, Part C, and Part D) 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 grantee respondents Program under which grantee is funded Part Part Part Part Part Part Responses per grantee Total responses Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours A ................................................................................... B ................................................................................... A MAI ........................................................................... B MAI ........................................................................... C ................................................................................... D ................................................................................... 56 59 56 59 361 90 2 2 2 2 2 2 112 118 112 118 722 180 8 12 4 4 7 7 896 1,416 448 472 5,054 1,260 Total .............................................................................. 681 ........................ 1,362 ........................ 9,546 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. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Dated: December 5, 2013. Bahar Niakan, Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination. ACTION: [FR Doc. 2013–29511 Filed 12–10–13; 8:45 am] emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4165–15–P Health Resources and Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS. AGENCY: Notice. In compliance with Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has submitted an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. Comments submitted during the first public review of this ICR will be provided to OMB. OMB will accept further comments from the public during the review and approval period. SUMMARY: Comments on this ICR should be received within 30 days of this notice. DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:00 Dec 10, 2013 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Submit your comments, including the Information Collection Request Title, to the desk officer for HRSA, either by email to OIRA_ submission@omb.eop.gov or by fax to 202–395–5806. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request a copy of the clearance requests submitted to OMB for review, email the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer at paperwork@hrsa.gov or call (301) 443–1984. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Information Collection Request Title: Stem Cell Therapeutic Outcomes Database. OMB #0915–0310—Revision. Abstract: The Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Act of 2005, Public Law (Pub. L.) 109–129, as amended by the Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Reauthorization Act of 2010, Public Law 111–264 (the Act), provides for the collection and maintenance of human blood stem cells for the treatment of patients and research. HRSA’s Healthcare Systems Bureau has established the Stem Cell Therapeutic Outcomes Database. Operation of this database necessitates certain record ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 238 (Wednesday, December 11, 2013)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-29511]


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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: 
Program Allocation and Expenditure Forms.
    OMB No. 0915-0318--Extension.
    Abstract: HRSA's HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) administers the Ryan White 
HIV/AIDS Program authorized under Title XXVI of the Public Health 
Service Act as amended by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension 
Act of 2009. The purpose of this legislation is to provide emergency 
assistance to localities that are disproportionately affected by the 
human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic and to make financial 
assistance available for the development, organization, coordination, 
and operation of more effective and cost-efficient systems for the 
delivery of essential services to persons with HIV disease. It also 
provides grants to states for the delivery of services to HIV positive 
individuals and their families. Under the law, grantees receiving funds 
under Parts A, B, and C must spend at least 75 percent of funds on 
``core medical services.'' The proposed forms will collect information 
from grantees documenting the use of funds to ensure compliance with 
the Act.
    Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The Ryan White HIV/AIDS 
Program Allocation and Expenditure Reports enable the Health Resources 
and Services Administration's HIV/AIDS Bureau to track spending 
requirements for each program. Grantees funded under Parts A, B, C, and 
D of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (codified under Title XXVI of the 
Public

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Health Service Act) are required to report financial data to HRSA at 
the beginning and end of their grant cycle. All Parts of the Ryan White 
HIV/AIDS Program specify HRSA's responsibilities in the administration 
of grant funds. Accurate allocation and expenditure records of the 
grantees receiving Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program funding are critical to 
the implementation of the legislation and thus are necessary for HRSA 
to fulfill its responsibilities.
    The forms require grantees to report on how funds are allocated and 
spent on core and non-core services, and on various program components, 
such as administration, planning and evaluation, and quality 
management. The two forms are identical in the types of information 
they collect. However, the allocation report provides data on how 
grantees allocate funding at the beginning of their grant cycle and the 
second report or the expenditure reports track actual expenditures 
(including carryover dollars) at the end of their grant cycle.
    The primary purposes of these forms are to: (1) Provide information 
on the number of grant dollars spent on various services and program 
components; and (2) oversee compliance with the intent of congressional 
appropriations in a timely manner. In addition to meeting the goal of 
accountability to Congress, clients, advocacy groups, and the general 
public, information collected on these reports is critical for HRSA, 
state and local grantees, and individual providers to evaluate the 
effectiveness of these programs.
    Likely Respondents: All Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Grantees (Part 
A, Part B, Part C, and Part D)
    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
 Program under which grantee is       grantee      Responses per       Total       per  response   Total burden
             funded                 respondents       grantee        responses      (in hours)         hours
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Part A..........................              56               2             112               8             896
Part B..........................              59               2             118              12           1,416
Part A MAI......................              56               2             112               4             448
Part B MAI......................              59               2             118               4             472
Part C..........................             361               2             722               7           5,054
Part D..........................              90               2             180               7           1,260
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    Total.......................             681  ..............           1,362  ..............           9,546
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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: December 5, 2013.
Bahar Niakan,
Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination.
[FR Doc. 2013-29511 Filed 12-10-13; 8:45 am]
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