Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 73892-73893 [2014-29206]

Download as PDF 73892 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 239 / Friday, December 12, 2014 / Notices and hospital are submitting data in a prospective, national, audited registry. The data includes patient, practitioner and facility level variables that predict outcomes such as all-cause mortality and quality of life. We find that the Society of Thoracic Surgery/American College of Cardiology Transcatheter Valve Therapy (STS/ACC TVT) Registry, one registry overseen by the National Cardiovascular Data Registry, meets the requirements specified in the NCD on TMVR. The TVT Registry will support a national surveillance system to monitor the safety and efficacy of the TMVR technologies for the treatment of mitral regurgitation (MR). The data will also include the variables on the eight item Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire (KCCQ–10) to assess heath status, functioning and quality of life. In the KCCQ, an overall summary score can be derived from the physical function, symptoms (frequency and severity), social function and quality of life domains. For each domain, the validity, reproducibility, responsiveness and interpretability have been independently established. Scores are transformed to a range of 0–100, in which higher scores reflect better health status. The conduct of the STS/ACC TVT Registry and the KCCQ–10 is pursuant to Section 1142 of the Social Security Act (the ACT) that describes the authority of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Under section 1142, research may be conducted and supported on the outcomes, effectiveness, and appropriateness of health care services and procedures to identify the manner in which disease, disorders, and other health conditions can be prevented, diagnosed, treated, and managed clinically. Section 1862(a)(1)(E) of the Act allows Medicare to cover under coverage with evidence development (CED) certain items or services for which the evidence is not adequate to support coverage under section 1862(a)(1)(A) and where additional data gathered in the context of a clinical setting would further clarify the impact of these items and services on the health of beneficiaries. The data collected and analyzed in the TVT Registry will be used to determine if TMVR is reasonable and necessary (e.g., improves health outcomes) for Medicare beneficiaries under Section 1862(a)(1)(A) of the ACT. Furthermore, data from the Registry will assist the medical device industry and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in surveillance of the quality, safety and efficacy of new medical devices to treat mitral regurgitation. For purposes of the TMVR NCD, the TVT Registry has contracted with the Data Analytic Centers to conduct the analyses. In addition, data will be made available for research purposes under the terms of a data use agreement that only provides de-identified datasets. Form Number: CMS–10531(OMB Control Number: 0938–NEW); Frequency: Annually; Affected Public: Business or other for-profits; Number of Respondents: 4,000; Total Annual Responses: 16,000 Total Annual Hours: 5,600. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Roya Lotfi at 410–786–4072.) Dated: December 9, 2014. Martique Jones, Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2014–29172 Filed 12–11–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: Adoption and Foster Care Analysis Reporting System for title IV– B and title IV–E, AFCARS. OMB No.: 0970–0422. Description: The Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) is mandated by 42 U.S.C. 679. The regulation at 45 CFR part 1355 sets forth the requirements of the statute for the collection of uniform, reliable information on children who are under the responsibility of the State or Tribal title IV–B/IV–E agency for placement, care, and adoption. Effective October 1, 2009, section 479B(b) of the Act authorizes direct Federal funding of Indian Tribes, Tribal organizations, and Tribal consortia that choose to operate a foster care, adoption assistance and, at Tribal option, a kinship guardianship assistance program under title IV–E of the Act. The Federal regulations at 45 CFR 1355.40 were amended as part of an Interim Final Rule published January 6, 2012 to apply the same regulatory requirements for data collection and reporting to a Tribal title IV–E agency as are applied to a State title IV–E agency. The data collected will inform State/ Tribal/Federal policy decisions, program management, and responses to Congressional and Departmental inquiries. Specifically, the data are used for short/long-term budget projections, trend analysis, child and family service reviews, and to target areas for improved technical assistance. The data will provide information about foster care placements, adoptive parents, length of time in care, delays in termination of parental rights and placement for adoption. Respondents: Title IV–E State and Tribal Child Welfare Agencies ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours AFCARS .......................................................................................................... mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Instrument 72 2 1786 257,184 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 257,184. Additional Information: Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:57 Dec 11, 2014 Jkt 235001 Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L’Enfant Promenade SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. All requests should be identified by the title of the information PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 collection. Email address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. OMB Comment: OMB is required to make a decision concerning the collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of this E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1 73893 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 239 / Friday, December 12, 2014 / Notices document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent directly to the following: Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Fax: 202–395–7285, Email: OIRA_SUBMISSION@ OMB.EOP.GOV, Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and Families. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–29206 Filed 12–11–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects: Title: Generic Clearance for Grant Reviewer Application Form. OMB No.: New. Description: This notice announces that the Administration for Children and Families intends to submit the proposed Information Collection Request (Generic ICR): Generic Clearance for Grant Reviewer Application Form under the Paperwork Reduction (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et. seq.). Comments on specific aspects for the proposed information collection are being solicited. This request is for approval of a plan for conducting more than one information collection that is very similar, voluntary, low-burden and uncontroversial. Information collections under this generic clearance will be in compliance with U.S. Department of Health and Humans Services’ Grants Policy Directive 2.04 ‘‘Awarding Grants’’, and the Awarding Agency Grants Administration Manual, Chapter 2.04C ‘‘Objective Review of Grant Applications’’. These forms will be used to select reviewers who will participate in the grant review process for the purpose of selecting successful applications. Respondents: Individuals. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average urden hours er response Total burden hours Grant Review Application Form ....................................................................... mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Instrument 750 1 0.5 375 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 375. In compliance with the requirements of Section 506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the information collection described above. Copies of the proposed collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L’Enfant Promenade SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. Email address: infocollection@ acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. The Department specifically requests comments on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:57 Dec 11, 2014 Jkt 235001 comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. National Institutes of Health [FR Doc. 2014–29173 Filed 12–11–14; 8:45 am] Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meeting BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health National Cancer Institute; Amended Notice of Meeting Notice is hereby given of a change in the meeting of the National Cancer Institute Special Emphasis Panel, January 27, 2015 08:00 a.m. to January 28, 2015, 06:00 p.m., Bethesda North Marriott & Conference Center, Bethesda, MD 20852 which was published in the Federal Register on November 5, 2014, 79FR65678. The meeting notice is amended to change the title of the meeting from ‘‘NCI Program Project Meeting II’’ to ‘‘NCI Program Project Meeting I’’. The meeting is closed to the public. Dated: December 9, 2014. Melanie J. Gray, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 2014–29159 Filed 12–11–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), notice is hereby given of the following meeting. The meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict: AIDS and AIDS Related Research. Date: December 17, 2014. Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892, (Telephone Conference Call). Contact Person: Robert Freund, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 5216, E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 239 (Friday, December 12, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 73892-73893]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-29206]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Title: Adoption and Foster Care Analysis Reporting System for title 
IV-B and title IV-E, AFCARS.
    OMB No.: 0970-0422.
    Description: The Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting 
System (AFCARS) is mandated by 42 U.S.C. 679. The regulation at 45 CFR 
part 1355 sets forth the requirements of the statute for the collection 
of uniform, reliable information on children who are under the 
responsibility of the State or Tribal title IV-B/IV-E agency for 
placement, care, and adoption. Effective October 1, 2009, section 
479B(b) of the Act authorizes direct Federal funding of Indian Tribes, 
Tribal organizations, and Tribal consortia that choose to operate a 
foster care, adoption assistance and, at Tribal option, a kinship 
guardianship assistance program under title IV-E of the Act. The 
Federal regulations at 45 CFR 1355.40 were amended as part of an 
Interim Final Rule published January 6, 2012 to apply the same 
regulatory requirements for data collection and reporting to a Tribal 
title IV-E agency as are applied to a State title IV-E agency.
    The data collected will inform State/Tribal/Federal policy 
decisions, program management, and responses to Congressional and 
Departmental inquiries. Specifically, the data are used for short/long-
term budget projections, trend analysis, child and family service 
reviews, and to target areas for improved technical assistance. The 
data will provide information about foster care placements, adoptive 
parents, length of time in care, delays in termination of parental 
rights and placement for adoption.
    Respondents: Title IV-E State and Tribal Child Welfare Agencies

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                  Number of      Average burden
                 Instrument                      Number of      responses per      hours per       Total burden
                                                respondents       respondent        response          hours
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AFCARS......................................              72                2             1786          257,184
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 257,184.
    Additional Information: Copies of the proposed collection may be 
obtained by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, 
Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L'Enfant Promenade 
SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. All 
requests should be identified by the title of the information 
collection. Email address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov.
    OMB Comment: OMB is required to make a decision concerning the 
collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of 
this

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document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best assured 
of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of 
publication. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed 
information collection should be sent directly to the following: Office 
of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Fax: 202-395-
7285, Email: OIRA_SUBMISSION@OMB.EOP.GOV, Attn: Desk Officer for the 
Administration for Children and Families.

 Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-29206 Filed 12-11-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-P