Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request, 75164 [2014-29504]

Download as PDF 75164 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 242 / Wednesday, December 17, 2014 / Notices Jackie Painter, Acting Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination. [FR Doc. 2014–29505 Filed 12–16–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–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 estimate, below, or any other aspect of the ICR. DATES: Comments on this Information Collection Request must be received no later than February 17, 2015. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA Information Collection Clearance SUMMARY: Officer, Room 10C–03, 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: Voluntary Partner Surveys to Implement Executive Order 12862 in the Health Resources and Services Administration OMB No. 0915–0212—Extension Abstract: In response to Executive Order 12862, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is proposing to conduct voluntary customer surveys of its partners to assess strengths and weaknesses in program services and processes. HRSA partners are typically state or local governments, health care facilities, health care consortia, health care providers, and researchers. HRSA is requesting a generic approval from OMB to conduct the partner surveys. Partner surveys to be conducted by HRSA might include, for example, mail or telephone surveys of grantees to determine satisfaction with grant processes or technical assistance provided by a contractor, or in-class evaluation forms completed by providers who receive training from HRSA grantees, to measure satisfaction with the training experience. Results of these surveys will be used to plan and redirect resources and efforts as needed to improve services and processes. Focus groups may also be used to gain partner input into the design of mail and telephone surveys. Focus groups, in-class evaluation forms, mail surveys, and telephone surveys are expected to be the preferred data collection methods. A generic approval allows HRSA to conduct a limited number of partner surveys without a full-scale OMB review of each survey. If generic approval is approved, information on each individual partner survey will not be published in the Federal Register. 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 Number of respondents Form name Number of responses per respondent Total responses Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours 40,000 12,000 250 1 1 1 40,000 12,000 250 .05 .25 1.5 2,000 3,000 375 Total ........................................................................................... mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES In-class evaluations .......................................................................... Mail/Telephone surveys .................................................................... Focus groups .................................................................................... 52,250 1 52,250 .103 5,375 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:49 Dec 16, 2014 Jkt 235001 technology to minimize the information collection burden. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Jackie Painter, Acting Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 242 (Wednesday, December 17, 2014)]
[Notices]
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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 
no later than February 17, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA 
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Room 10C-03, 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: Voluntary Partner Surveys to 
Implement Executive Order 12862 in the Health Resources and Services 
Administration OMB No. 0915-0212--Extension
    Abstract: In response to Executive Order 12862, the Health 
Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is proposing to conduct 
voluntary customer surveys of its partners to assess strengths and 
weaknesses in program services and processes. HRSA partners are 
typically state or local governments, health care facilities, health 
care consortia, health care providers, and researchers. HRSA is 
requesting a generic approval from OMB to conduct the partner surveys.
    Partner surveys to be conducted by HRSA might include, for example, 
mail or telephone surveys of grantees to determine satisfaction with 
grant processes or technical assistance provided by a contractor, or 
in-class evaluation forms completed by providers who receive training 
from HRSA grantees, to measure satisfaction with the training 
experience. Results of these surveys will be used to plan and redirect 
resources and efforts as needed to improve services and processes.
    Focus groups may also be used to gain partner input into the design 
of mail and telephone surveys. Focus groups, in-class evaluation forms, 
mail surveys, and telephone surveys are expected to be the preferred 
data collection methods.
    A generic approval allows HRSA to conduct a limited number of 
partner surveys without a full-scale OMB review of each survey. If 
generic approval is approved, information on each individual partner 
survey will not be published in the Federal Register.
    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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                                             Number of       Number of         Total        burden per     Total
                Form name                   respondents    responses per     responses     response  (in  burden
                                                            respondent                        hours)       hours
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In-class evaluations....................          40,000               1      40,000                 .05  2,000
Mail/Telephone surveys..................          12,000               1      12,000                 .25  3,000
Focus groups............................             250               1         250                 1.5  375
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    Total...............................          52,250               1      52,250                .103  5,375
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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.

Jackie Painter,
Acting Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination.
[FR Doc. 2014-29504 Filed 12-16-14; 8:45 am]
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