Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request, 13312-13313 [2014-05145]

Download as PDF 13312 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 46 / Monday, March 10, 2014 / Notices 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: Data Collection Tool for Rural Health Community-Based Grant Programs OMB No.: 0915–0319—Revision Abstract: There are currently five rural health grant programs that operate under the authority of section 330A of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act. These programs include: (1) Rural Health Care Services Outreach Grant Program (Outreach); (2) Rural Health Network Development Grant Program (Network Development); (3) Small Healthcare Provider Quality Grant Program (Quality); (4) Delta States Rural Development Network Grant Program (Delta); and (5) Rural Health Network Development Planning Grant Program (Network Planning). These grants are to provide expanded delivery of health care services in rural areas, for the planning and implementation of integrated health care networks in rural areas, and for the planning and implementation of quality improvement and workforce activities. In general, the grants may be used to expand access, coordinate, and improve the quality of essential health care services and enhance the delivery of health care in rural areas. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: For these programs, performance measures were drafted to provide data useful to the programs and to enable HRSA to provide aggregate program data required by Congress under the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) of 1993. These measures cover the principal topic areas of interest to ORHP, including: (a) Access to care; (b) the underinsured and Number of respondents Form name Rural Health Care Services Outreach Grant Program Measures .......................................................................... Rural Health Network Development Grant Program Measures ................................................................................... Delta States Rural Development Network Grant Program .. Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Grant Program ............................................................................ Rural Health Network Development Planning Grant Program Measures ................................................................ emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES 18:55 Mar 07, 2014 Jkt 232001 71 2 142 20 12 1 1 20 12 5 6 100 72 30 2 60 10 600 21 1 21 1 21 154 ........................ 184 ........................ 935 Dated: February 28, 2014. Jackie Painter, Deputy Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination. [FR Doc. 2014–05137 Filed 3–7–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P PO 00000 Total burden hours 1 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 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: ACTION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 Average burden per response (in hours) Total responses 71 Total .............................................................................. 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. Number of responses per respondent uninsured; (c) workforce recruitment and retention; (d) sustainability; (e) health information technology; (f) network development; and (g) health related clinical measures. Several measures will be used for all six programs. All measures will speak to the ORHP’s progress toward meeting the goals set. Likely Respondents: Award recipients of the programs under the section 330A of the Public Health Service Act. 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: Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\10MRN1.SGM Notice. 10MRN1 13313 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 46 / Monday, March 10, 2014 / Notices 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. DATES: Comments on this ICR should be received within 30 days of this notice. ADDRESSES: 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: Initial Assessment and Evaluation of the Public Health Training Center Programs. SUMMARY: OMB No.: 0915–xxxx—NEW. Abstract: The Public Health Training Center (PHTC) Program provides support to help improve the public health workforce by strengthening the competence of the existing and future public health workforce and addressing public health workforce shortages. Grantees of the PHTC Program include accredited schools and programs of public health and other private and nonprofit entities that are required to provide competency-based training and educational programs—based on the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals, outlined by the Council on Linkages between Academia and Public Health—that support core public health functions and the Ten Essential Public Health Services. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr) is currently evaluating the PHTC Program to assess how grantees are meeting the needs of the public health workforce, improving the public health workforce by strengthening the competence of the existing and future public health workforce, and addressing shortages of the public health workforce. The specific purpose of this data collection activity is to obtain information from individuals who participate in continuing education courses offered by PHTC grantees in order to gauge and monitor changes in participants’ knowledge about public health related issues. Likely Respondents: Participants of continuing education courses offered by PHTC 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 ICR are summarized in the table below. TOTAL ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN—HOURS Number of respondents Form name Number of responses per respondent Total responses Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours CE Survey Form .................................................................. 1,569 1 1,569 .16 251 Total .............................................................................. 1,569 1 1,569 .16 251 Dated: February 26, 2014. Jackie Painter, Deputy Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination. [FR Doc. 2014–05145 Filed 3–7–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program; List of Petitions Received Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is publishing this notice of petitions received under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (the SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:00 Mar 07, 2014 Jkt 232001 Program), as required by Section 2112(b)(2) of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, as amended. While the Secretary of Health and Human Services is named as the respondent in all proceedings brought by the filing of petitions for compensation under the Program, the United States Court of Federal Claims is charged by statute with responsibility for considering and acting upon the petitions. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information about requirements for filing petitions, and the Program in general, contact the Clerk, United States Court of Federal Claims, 717 Madison Place NW., Washington, DC 20005, (202) 357–6400. For information on HRSA’s role in the Program, contact the Director, National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 11C–26, Rockville, MD 20857; (301) 443–6593. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Program provides a system of no-fault PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 compensation for certain individuals who have been injured by specified childhood vaccines. Subtitle 2 of Title XXI of the PHS Act, 42 U.S.C. 300aa– 10 et seq., provides that those seeking compensation are to file a petition with the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and to serve a copy of the petition on the Secretary of Health and Human Services, who is named as the respondent in each proceeding. The Secretary has delegated this responsibility under the Program to HRSA. The Court is directed by statute to appoint special masters who take evidence, conduct hearings as appropriate, and make initial decisions as to eligibility for, and amount of, compensation. A petition may be filed with respect to injuries, disabilities, illnesses, conditions, and deaths resulting from vaccines described in the Vaccine Injury Table (the Table) set forth at Section 2114 of the PHS Act or as set forth at E:\FR\FM\10MRN1.SGM 10MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 46 (Monday, March 10, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 13312-13313]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-05145]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Public Comment Request

AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: 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.

DATES: Comments on this ICR should be received within 30 days of this 
notice.

ADDRESSES: 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: Initial Assessment and 
Evaluation of the Public Health Training Center Programs.
    OMB No.: 0915-xxxx--NEW.
    Abstract: The Public Health Training Center (PHTC) Program provides 
support to help improve the public health workforce by strengthening 
the competence of the existing and future public health workforce and 
addressing public health workforce shortages. Grantees of the PHTC 
Program include accredited schools and programs of public health and 
other private and non-profit entities that are required to provide 
competency-based training and educational programs--based on the Core 
Competencies for Public Health Professionals, outlined by the Council 
on Linkages between Academia and Public Health--that support core 
public health functions and the Ten Essential Public Health Services.
    Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The Bureau of Health 
Professions (BHPr) is currently evaluating the PHTC Program to assess 
how grantees are meeting the needs of the public health workforce, 
improving the public health workforce by strengthening the competence 
of the existing and future public health workforce, and addressing 
shortages of the public health workforce. The specific purpose of this 
data collection activity is to obtain information from individuals who 
participate in continuing education courses offered by PHTC grantees in 
order to gauge and monitor changes in participants' knowledge about 
public health related issues.
    Likely Respondents: Participants of continuing education courses 
offered by PHTC 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 ICR 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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CE Survey Form..................           1,569               1           1,569             .16             251
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    Total.......................           1,569               1           1,569             .16             251
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    Dated: February 26, 2014.
Jackie Painter,
Deputy Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination.
[FR Doc. 2014-05145 Filed 3-7-14; 8:45 am]
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