Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request, 77136-77137 [2013-30286]

Download as PDF 77136 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 245 / Friday, December 20, 2013 / Notices Personnel Management and Veterans Health Administration. Additionally, AEs shall contact the office of the appropriate Special Agent-in-Charge, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), and the IRS Office of Safeguards within 24 hours of discovery of any potential breach, loss, or misuse of Return Information. Form Number: CMS–10496 (OCN: 0938– 1216); Frequency: Occasionally; Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal governments; Number of Respondents: 18; Total Annual Responses: 936; Total Annual Hours: 234. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Theodora Wills at 410–786– 1504.) Dated: December 17, 2013. Martique Jones, Deputy Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2013–30337 Filed 12–19–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–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. 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 SUMMARY: 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 Corps Loan Repayment Program OMB No. 0915–0140—Revision Abstract: The NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program (NURSE Corps LRP), formerly known as the Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program (NELRP), assists in the recruitment and retention of professional Registered Nurses (RNs), including advanced practice RNs (i.e., nurse practitioners, certified registered nurse anesthetists, certified nurse-midwives, clinical nurse specialists), dedicated to working at eligible health care facilities with a critical shortage of nurses (i.e., a Critical Shortage Facility) or working as nurse faculty in eligible, accredited schools of nursing, by decreasing the financial barriers associated with pursuing a nursing profession. The NURSE Corps LRP provides loan repayment assistance to these nurses to repay a portion of their qualifying educational loans in exchange for full-time service at a public or private nonprofit Critical Shortage Facility or in an eligible, accredited school of nursing. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The need and purpose of Number of respondents emcdonald on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Instrument Responses/ respondents this information collection is to obtain information for NURSE Corps LRP applicants and participants. The information is used to consider an applicant for a NURSE Corps LRP contract award and to monitor a participant’s compliance with the service requirements. Individuals must submit an application in order to participate in the program. The application asks for personal, professional, educational, and financial information required to determine the applicant’s eligibility to participate in the NURSE Corps LRP. The semi-annual employment verification form asks for personal and employment information to determine if a participant is in compliance with the service requirements. Likely Respondents: Professional RNs or advanced practice RNs (i.e., nurse practitioners, certified registered nurse anesthetists, certified nurse-midwives, clinical nurse specialists) who are interested in participating in the NURSE Corps LRP, and official representatives at their service sites. 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: The estimates of reporting burden for applicants are as follows: Total responses NURSE Corps LRP Application * ....................................... Authorization to Release Information Form ....................... Authorization to Release Employment Information ........... 5,500 5,500 5,500 1 1 1 5,500 5,500 5,500 Total ............................................................................ 5,500 1 16,500 Hours per response 2.0 .10 .10 .733 Total burden hours 11,000 550 550 12,100 * Please note that the burden hours associated with this instrument account for both new and continuation applications. Additional (uploaded) supporting documentation is included as part of this instrument and reflected in the burden hours. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:44 Dec 19, 2013 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\20DEN1.SGM 20DEN1 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

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[FR Doc No: 2013-30286]


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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 Corps Loan Repayment 
Program OMB No. 0915-0140--Revision
    Abstract: The NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program (NURSE Corps LRP), 
formerly known as the Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program (NELRP), 
assists in the recruitment and retention of professional Registered 
Nurses (RNs), including advanced practice RNs (i.e., nurse 
practitioners, certified registered nurse anesthetists, certified 
nurse-midwives, clinical nurse specialists), dedicated to working at 
eligible health care facilities with a critical shortage of nurses 
(i.e., a Critical Shortage Facility) or working as nurse faculty in 
eligible, accredited schools of nursing, by decreasing the financial 
barriers associated with pursuing a nursing profession. The NURSE Corps 
LRP provides loan repayment assistance to these nurses to repay a 
portion of their qualifying educational loans in exchange for full-time 
service at a public or private nonprofit Critical Shortage Facility or 
in an eligible, accredited school of nursing.
    Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The need and purpose of 
this information collection is to obtain information for NURSE Corps 
LRP applicants and participants. The information is used to consider an 
applicant for a NURSE Corps LRP contract award and to monitor a 
participant's compliance with the service requirements. Individuals 
must submit an application in order to participate in the program. The 
application asks for personal, professional, educational, and financial 
information required to determine the applicant's eligibility to 
participate in the NURSE Corps LRP. The semi-annual employment 
verification form asks for personal and employment information to 
determine if a participant is in compliance with the service 
requirements.
    Likely Respondents: Professional RNs or advanced practice RNs 
(i.e., nurse practitioners, certified registered nurse anesthetists, 
certified nurse-midwives, clinical nurse specialists) who are 
interested in participating in the NURSE Corps LRP, and official 
representatives at their service sites.
    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:
    The estimates of reporting burden for applicants are as follows:

 
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                                     Number of      Responses/         Total         Hours per     Total burden
           Instrument               respondents     respondents      responses       response          hours
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NURSE Corps LRP Application *...           5,500               1           5,500           2.0            11,000
Authorization to Release                   5,500               1           5,500            .10              550
 Information Form...............
Authorization to Release                   5,500               1           5,500            .10              550
 Employment Information.........
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    Total.......................           5,500               1          16,500            .733          12,100
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* Please note that the burden hours associated with this instrument account for both new and continuation
  applications. Additional (uploaded) supporting documentation is included as part of this instrument and
  reflected in the burden hours.


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    The estimates of reporting burden for Participants are as follows:

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Participant Semi-Annual                    2,300               2           4,600            .5             2,300
 Employment Verification Form...
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    Total.......................           2,300               2           4,600            .5             2,300
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Total for Applicants and                  18,800  ..............          21,100            .682          14,400
 Participants...................
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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 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