Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request, 77137-77138 [2013-30285]

Download as PDF 77137 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 245 / Friday, December 20, 2013 / Notices The estimates of reporting burden for Participants are as follows: Participant Semi-Annual Employment Verification Form ... 2,300 2 4,600 .5 2,300 Total ............................................................................ 2,300 2 4,600 .5 2,300 Total for Applicants and Participants ................................. 18,800 ........................ 21,100 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 12, 2013. Bahar Niakan, Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination. [FR Doc. 2013–30286 Filed 12–19–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Information Collection Request Title: Black Lung Clinics Program Performance Measures 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. emcdonald on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:44 Dec 19, 2013 Jkt 232001 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. DATES: OMB No. 0915–xxxx—New. Abstract: The Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP), Health Resources and Services Administration, conducts an annual data collection of user information for the Black Lung Program, which has been ongoing with OMB approval since 2004. The program supports projects that seek to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with occupationally-related coal mine dust lung disease. Primary services provided for active, inactive, disabled, and retired coal miners include screening, diagnosis, and treatment. Data collected will provide information on patient demographics, provision and quality of services, and patient outcomes. This data will help to ensure grantees are meeting the overall program goals, which include reducing the morbidity of coal mine dust lung disease (CMDLD) and secondary conditions; enhancing access to quality services; and PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 .682 14,400 increasing coordination among service providers. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The various measures on number of patients served in medical and nonmedical encounters will ensure that clinics are providing screening, diagnosis, and treatment services as well as compensation counseling. HRSA will be able to determine the number of new patients with an initial diagnosis of lung disease as a result of coal mine employment and the number of patients initially eligible for benefits. Other measures will account for secondary conditions common to miners (e.g., cardiovascular disease) and the number of insured (vs. uninsured patients). All of this information will assist HRSA in meeting congressional reporting requirements under the Government Reporting and Performance Act of 1993 and in ensuring the needs of the nation’s coal miners are met. Likely Respondents: Current and prospective Black Lung Clinics Program 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: E:\FR\FM\20DEN1.SGM 20DEN1 77138 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 245 / Friday, December 20, 2013 / Notices Number of respondents Form name New Black Lung Clinics Program Performance Measures Dated: December 12, 2013. Bahar Niakan, Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination. [FR Doc. 2013–30285 Filed 12–19–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Proposed Collection; 60-day Comment Request: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study (ARIC) Summary: In compliance with the requirement of Section 3506(c) (2) (A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects to be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. Average burden per response (in hours) Total responses Total burden hours 18 1 18 12 216 18 Total .............................................................................. HRSA specifically requests comments on (1) the 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. Number of responses per respondent 1 18 12 216 Comment Due Date: Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received within 60 days of the date of this publication. Proposed Collection: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study (ARIC),—Revised, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institutes of Health (NIH). Need and Use of Information Collection: The purpose and use of the information collection for this project is to examine the major factors contributing to the occurrence of and the trends for cardiovascular diseases among men, women, African Americans and white persons in four U.S. communities: Forsyth County, North Carolina; Jackson, Mississippi; suburbs of Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Washington County, Maryland. The cohort in Jackson is selected to represent only African American residents of the city. The primary objectives of the study are to: (1) investigate factors associated with both atherosclerosis and clinical cardiovascular diseases and (2) measure occurrence of and trend in coronary heart disease (CHD) and heart failure and relate them to community levels of risk factors, medical care, and atherosclerosis. OMB approval is requested for 3 years. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. The total estimated annualized burden hours are 15,714. Written comments and/or suggestions from the public and affected agencies are invited on one or more of the following points: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the function of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. To Submit Comments and for Further Information: To obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, submit comments in writing, or request more information on the proposed project, contact: Dr. Jacqueline Wright, 6701 Rockledge, Epidemiology Branch, Program in Prevention and Population Sciences, Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Dr., MSC 7936, Bethesda, MD 20892–7936, or call nontoll-free number 301–435–0384, or Email your request, including your address to jacqueline.wright@nih.gov. Formal requests for additional plans and instruments must be requested in writing. ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Type of response Frequency of responses Time per response (hours) Burden (hours) emcdonald on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Participant Semiannual phone follow-up interview (Attachment 1) ................................... 10,049 6 15/60 15,074 690 570 1 1 10/60 10/60 115 95 1,200 2,760 1 1 10/60 5/60 200 230 Non-Participant a. Physician contact for CHD deaths (Attachment 2) ..................................... b. Coroner contact for CHD deaths (Attachment 2) ........................................ c. Informant contact ......................................................................................... (Attachment 2) ................................................................................................. d. Physician contact for out-of-hospital heart failure (Attachment 2) .............. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:44 Dec 19, 2013 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\20DEN1.SGM 20DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 245 (Friday, December 20, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 77137-77138]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-30285]


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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: Black Lung Clinics Program 
Performance Measures

    OMB No. 0915-xxxx--New.
    Abstract: The Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP), Health 
Resources and Services Administration, conducts an annual data 
collection of user information for the Black Lung Program, which has 
been ongoing with OMB approval since 2004. The program supports 
projects that seek to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated 
with occupationally-related coal mine dust lung disease. Primary 
services provided for active, inactive, disabled, and retired coal 
miners include screening, diagnosis, and treatment. Data collected will 
provide information on patient demographics, provision and quality of 
services, and patient outcomes. This data will help to ensure grantees 
are meeting the overall program goals, which include reducing the 
morbidity of coal mine dust lung disease (CMDLD) and secondary 
conditions; enhancing access to quality services; and increasing 
coordination among service providers.
    Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The various measures on 
number of patients served in medical and nonmedical encounters will 
ensure that clinics are providing screening, diagnosis, and treatment 
services as well as compensation counseling. HRSA will be able to 
determine the number of new patients with an initial diagnosis of lung 
disease as a result of coal mine employment and the number of patients 
initially eligible for benefits. Other measures will account for 
secondary conditions common to miners (e.g., cardiovascular disease) 
and the number of insured (vs. uninsured patients). All of this 
information will assist HRSA in meeting congressional reporting 
requirements under the Government Reporting and Performance Act of 1993 
and in ensuring the needs of the nation's coal miners are met.
    Likely Respondents: Current and prospective Black Lung Clinics 
Program 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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            Form name                Number of     responses per       Total       per response    Total burden
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New Black Lung Clinics Program                18               1              18              12             216
 Performance Measures...........
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    Total.......................              18               1              18              12             216
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    HRSA specifically requests comments on (1) the 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 12, 2013.
Bahar Niakan,
Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination.
[FR Doc. 2013-30285 Filed 12-19-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4165-15-P