Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request, 70186-70187 [2014-27835]

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[FR Doc. 2014–27894 Filed 11–24–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Office of the Secretary [Document Identifier: HHS–OS–0990–0330– 30D] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request Office of the Secretary, HHS. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: In compliance with section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services, has submitted an Information Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The ICR is for extending the use of the approved information collection assigned OMB control number 0990–0330, scheduled to expire on 12/31/14. Comments submitted during the first public review of this ICR will be provided to OMB. OMB will accept further comments from the public on this ICR during the review and approval period. DATES: Comments on the ICR must be received on or before December 26, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov or via facsimile to (202) 395–5806. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information Collection Clearance staff, Information.CollectionClearance@ hhs.gov or (202) 690–6162. When submitting comments or requesting information, please include the OMB control number <OCN> and document identifier HHS–OS–0990–0330 30D for reference. Information Collection Request Title: Annual Appellant Climate SurveyOffice of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA). OMB No.: 0990–0330. Abstract: The annual OMHA Appellant Climate Survey is a survey of Medicare beneficiaries, providers, suppliers, or their representatives who participated in a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) from the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA). Appellants dissatisfied with the outcome of their Level 2 Medicare appeal may request a hearing before an OMHA ALJ. The Appellant Climate Survey will be used to measure appellant satisfaction with their OMHA appeals experience, as opposed to their satisfaction with a specific ruling. OMHA was established by the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act (MMA) of 2003 (Pub. L. 108–173) and became operational on July 1, 2005. The MMA legislation and implementing regulations issued on March 8, 2007 instituted a number of changes in the appeals process. The MMA legislation also directed the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to consider the feasibility of conducting hearings using telephone or video-teleconference (VTC) technologies. In carrying out this mandate, OMHA makes use of VTC to provide appellants with a vast nationwide network of access points for hearings close to their homes. The first three-year administration cycle of the OMHA survey began in FY08 and a second three-year cycle began in FY12. The survey will continue to be conducted annually over a three-year period, beginning in FY15. Likely Respondents: Survey respondents will consist of Medicare beneficiaries, providers, suppliers, or their representatives who participated in a hearing before an OMHA ALJ. OMHA will draw a representative, nonredundant sample of appellants whose cases have been closed in the last six months. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1 70187 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 227 / Tuesday, November 25, 2014 / Notices TOTAL ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN—HOURS Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours Form name Charged at rate of Healthcare Providers and Suppliers. Charged at rate of Beneficiaries ....... Form A ............................................. 240 1 11/60 44 Form A ............................................. 160 1 11/60 29 Total ........................................... ........................................................... 400 1 11/60 73 OS 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. Darius Taylor, Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–27835 Filed 11–24–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4150–46–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Office of the Secretary Findings of Research Misconduct Office of the Secretary, HHS. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice is hereby given that the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) has taken final action in the following case: Dr. Igor Dzhura, Vanderbilt University: Based on an inquiry conducted and admission obtained by Vanderbilt University (VU) and additional analysis conducted by ORI in its oversight review, ORI found that Dr. Igor Dzhura, former Senior Research Associate, Department of Biomedical Engineering, VU, engaged in research misconduct in research supported by U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) funds, specifically National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), grants R01 HL070250, R01 HL062494, P01 HL046681, and K08 HL03727, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), NIH, grant R01 AR044864, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), NIH, grant R01 MH063232, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), NIH, grant U01 AI06223, and National Cancer wreier-aviles on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:41 Nov 24, 2014 Jkt 235001 Number of respondents Number responses per respondent Type of respondent Institute (NCI), NIH, grant U54 CA113007. ORI found that Respondent engaged in research misconduct by providing falsified and/or fabricated data to his supervisor and colleagues. Specifically, Respondent: • Submitted falsified cytosolic calcium buffering experiments to his research supervisor by misrepresenting apparent action potential traces; these actually were fluorescent calcium transients merged with sodium calcium exchange currents from a different experiment; Respondent admitted to falsely claiming ten replicates for each trace when only testing three to five cells • falsified sodium calcium exchange (NCX) activity in Very Long Chain Acid Dehydrogenase Deficient (VLCAD) mice versus wild type mice in a PowerPoint presentation by falsely labeling and manipulating NCX data from a different experiment testing an unrelated compound; the effect was to falsely claim a difference in NCX activity between the two mouse phenotypes • provided a falsified Figure 6C in a manuscript submitted to Nature Cell Biology, while claiming that the data were based on Respondent’s memory of his data that had purportedly been collected and lost; Respondent claimed to have tested one hundred fifty (150) cells for their action potential characteristics when the experimental record only accounted for approximately twenty (20). ORI found that Respondent engaged in research misconduct by falsifying and/or fabricating the research record of patch-clamp data. Specifically, Respondent: • Created a hierarchy of computer folders containing duplicated and renamed files; the falsified groups of files included eighty-two (82) groups of duplicated files with each group containing two to twenty-one (2–21) duplicates, which made it appear that experiments were conducted when they were not PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • used the falsified and/or fabricated data files in Figure 6 of a paper published in the American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulatory Physiology (292(5):H2202–H2211, 2007), to represent Ca+ currents in cardiac myocytes from CLCAD-/mice; specifically, Respondent claimed that Figure 6 represented results from seven (7) mice when the data files were three (3) sets of duplicated and renamed files plus one additional data file. All of the data files were part of larger groups of identical duplicated and renamed data files on the Respondent’s hard drive. ORI found that Respondent engaged in research misconduct by submitting and publishing multiple falsified and/or fabricated action potential traces and summary data in at least sixty-nine (69) images in twelve (12) different figures across seven (7) publications and three (3) grant applications by duplication and relabeling of traces; resizing, modifying, and splicing different traces; and modifying and/or duplicating bar graphs. The evidence established that Respondent engaged in research misconduct, as defined by the PHS regulation, in that he significantly departed from accepted research practices by engaging in the intentional and knowing fabrication and falsification of data files. Dr. Dzhura has entered into a Voluntary Exclusion Agreement (Agreement) and has voluntarily agreed for a period of three (3) years, beginning on October 29, 2014: (1) To exclude himself from any contracting or subcontracting with any agency of the United States Government and from eligibility or involvement in nonprocurement programs of the United States Government referred to as ‘‘covered transactions’’ pursuant to HHS’ Implementation (2 CFR part 376 et seq) of OMB Guidelines to Agencies on Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension, 2 CFR part 180 (collectively the ‘‘Debarment Regulations’’); E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 227 (Tuesday, November 25, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 70186-70187]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-27835]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Office of the Secretary

[Document Identifier: HHS-OS-0990-0330-30D]


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

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of 
Health and Human Services, has submitted an Information Collection 
Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) for review and approval. The ICR is for extending the use of the 
approved information collection assigned OMB control number 0990-0330, 
scheduled to expire on 12/31/14. Comments submitted during the first 
public review of this ICR will be provided to OMB. OMB will accept 
further comments from the public on this ICR during the review and 
approval period.

DATES: Comments on the ICR must be received on or before December 26, 
2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov or via 
facsimile to (202) 395-5806.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information Collection Clearance 
staff, Information.CollectionClearance@hhs.gov or (202) 690-6162.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: When submitting comments or requesting 
information, please include the OMB control number  and document 
identifier HHS-OS-0990-0330 30D for reference.
    Information Collection Request Title: Annual Appellant Climate 
Survey- Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA).
    OMB No.: 0990-0330.
    Abstract: The annual OMHA Appellant Climate Survey is a survey of 
Medicare beneficiaries, providers, suppliers, or their representatives 
who participated in a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) 
from the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA). Appellants 
dissatisfied with the outcome of their Level 2 Medicare appeal may 
request a hearing before an OMHA ALJ. The Appellant Climate Survey will 
be used to measure appellant satisfaction with their OMHA appeals 
experience, as opposed to their satisfaction with a specific ruling.
    OMHA was established by the Medicare Prescription Drug, 
Improvement, and Modernization Act (MMA) of 2003 (Pub. L. 108-173) and 
became operational on July 1, 2005. The MMA legislation and 
implementing regulations issued on March 8, 2007 instituted a number of 
changes in the appeals process. The MMA legislation also directed the 
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to consider the 
feasibility of conducting hearings using telephone or video-
teleconference (VTC) technologies. In carrying out this mandate, OMHA 
makes use of VTC to provide appellants with a vast nationwide network 
of access points for hearings close to their homes. The first three-
year administration cycle of the OMHA survey began in FY08 and a second 
three-year cycle began in FY12. The survey will continue to be 
conducted annually over a three-year period, beginning in FY15.
    Likely Respondents: Survey respondents will consist of Medicare 
beneficiaries, providers, suppliers, or their representatives who 
participated in a hearing before an OMHA ALJ. OMHA will draw a 
representative, non-redundant sample of appellants whose cases have 
been closed in the last six months.

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                                    Total Estimated Annualized Burden--Hours
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                                                                                      Average
                                                     Number of        Number        burden per     Total  burden
      Type of  respondent           Form name       respondents    responses per   response  (in       hours
                                                                    respondent        hours)
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Charged at rate of Healthcare   Form A..........             240               1           11/60              44
 Providers and Suppliers.
Charged at rate of              Form A..........             160               1           11/60              29
 Beneficiaries.
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    Total.....................  ................             400               1           11/60              73
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    OS 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.

Darius Taylor,
Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-27835 Filed 11-24-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4150-46-P