Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request, 6732-6733 [2015-02314]

Download as PDF 6732 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 25 / Friday, February 6, 2015 / Notices Pharmaceutical companies may submit proposed agendas to the Agency by April 7, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dan Brum, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 22, Rm. 5480, Silver Spring, MD 20993–0002, 301–796–0578, dan.brum@fda.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: I. Background An important part of CDER’s commitment to make safe and effective drugs available to all Americans is optimizing the efficiency and quality of the drug review process. To support this primary goal, CDER has initiated various training and development programs to promote high performance in its regulatory project management staff. CDER seeks to significantly enhance review efficiency and review quality by providing the staff with a better understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and its operations. To this end, CDER is continuing its training program to give regulatory project managers the opportunity to tour pharmaceutical facilities. The goals are to provide the following: (1) Firsthand exposure to industry’s drug development processes, and (2) a venue for sharing information about project management procedures (but not drug-specific information) with industry representatives. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES II. The Site Tours Program In this program, over a 2- to 3-day period, small groups (five or less) of regulatory project managers, including a senior level regulatory project manager, can observe operations of pharmaceutical manufacturing and/or packaging facilities, pathology/ toxicology laboratories, and regulatory affairs operations. Neither this tour nor any part of the program is intended as a mechanism to inspect, assess, judge, or perform a regulatory function, but is meant rather to improve mutual understanding and to provide an avenue for open dialogue. During the Site Tours Program, regulatory project managers will also participate in daily workshops with their industry counterparts, focusing on selective regulatory issues important to both CDER staff and industry. The primary objective of the daily workshops is to learn about the team approach to drug development, including drug discovery, preclinical evaluation, tracking mechanisms, and regulatory submission operations. The overall benefit to regulatory project managers will be exposure to project VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:52 Feb 05, 2015 Jkt 235001 management, team techniques, and processes employed by the pharmaceutical industry. By participating in this program, the regulatory project manager will grow professionally by gaining a better understanding of industry processes and procedures. III. Site Selection All travel expenses associated with the Site Tours Program will be the responsibility of CDER; therefore, selection will be based on the availability of funds and resources for each fiscal year. Selection will also be based on firms having a favorable facility status as determined by FDA’s Office of Regulatory Affairs District Offices in the firms’ respective regions. Firms interested in offering a site tour or learning more about this training opportunity should respond by submitting a proposed agenda to Dan Brum (see DATES and FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). Dated: February 2, 2015. Leslie Kux, Associate Commissioner for Policy. [FR Doc. 2015–02426 Filed 2–5–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4164–01–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 estimate, below, or any other aspect of the ICR. DATES: Comments on this Information Collection Request must be received no later than April 7, 2015. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer, Room 10C–03, Parklawn SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 Scholarship Program, OMB No. 0915–0301—Revision. Abstract: The Nurse Corps Scholarship Program (Nurse Corps SP) is a competitive Federal program, which awards scholarships to individuals for attendance at accredited schools of nursing. The Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW) in HRSA administers the program. The scholarship consists of payment of tuition, fees, other reasonable educational costs, and a monthly support stipend. In return, the students agree to provide a minimum of 2 years of full-time clinical service (or an equivalent part-time commitment, as approved by the Nurse Corps SP) at a health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses as defined by the program. Nurse Corps SP recipients must be willing to (and are required to) fulfill their Nurse Corps SP service commitment at a health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses in the United States, which includes, in addition to the several states, only: The District of Columbia, Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau. Students who are uncertain of their commitment to provide nursing care in a health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses in the United States or these territories are advised not to participate in the program. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The Nurse Corps Scholarship Program needs to collect data to determine an applicant’s eligibility for the program, to monitor a participant’s continued enrollment in a school of nursing, to monitor the participant’s compliance with the Nurse Corps Scholarship Program service obligation, and to obtain data on its program to ensure compliance with statutory mandates and prepare annual reports to Congress. The following information will be collected: (1) From E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM 06FEN1 6733 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 25 / Friday, February 6, 2015 / Notices the applicants and/or the schools— general applicant and nursing school data such as full name, location, tuition/ fees, and enrollment status; (2) from the schools, on an annual basis—data concerning tuition/fees and student enrollment status; and (3) from the participants and their health care facilities with a critical shortage of nurses, on a biannual basis—data concerning the participant’s employment status, work schedule and leave usage. BHW enters the cost information into its data system, along with the projected amount for the monthly stipend, to determine the amount of each scholarship award. Likely Respondents: Nurse Corps Scholarship Program scholars in school and graduates. 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 Number of respondents Form name Number of responses per respondent 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: Average burden per response (in hours) Total responses Total burden hours Eligible Applications ............................................................. In-School Monitoring ............................................................ In-Service Monitoring ........................................................... 2,600 500 500 1 2 2 2,600 1,000 1,000 2 2 1 5,200 2,000 1,000 Total .............................................................................. 3,600 ........................ 4,600 ........................ 8,200 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, Director, Division of the Executive Secretariat. [FR Doc. 2015–02314 Filed 2–5–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements 2015– 2020 Strategic Plan Request for Comments The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has initiated a strategic planning process that will culminate in the ODS Strategic Plan for 2015–2020. To assist with this process, the ODS requests input from research communities—academic, government, and industry—and from other interested parties. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: In order to ensure full consideration, all responses must be submitted by midnight, March 6, 2015. DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:52 Feb 05, 2015 Jkt 235001 ADDRESSES: Interested individuals and organizations should submit their responses to ODSplan@od.nih.gov. Dated: January 30, 2015. Lawrence A. Tabak, Deputy Director, National Institutes of Health. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: [FR Doc. 2015–02370 Filed 2–5–15; 8:45 am] Anne L. Thurn, Ph.D., Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of Health, 6100 Executive Boulevard, Room 3B01, Bethesda, MD 20892–7517, Phone: 301–435–2920, Fax: 301–480– 1845, Email: ODSplan@od.nih.gov. BILLING CODE 4140–01–P The overall purpose of the strategic planning effort is to identify both new opportunities and emerging needs for incorporation in the programmatic efforts of the Office. A background paper, ODS Strategic Plan 2010–2014 Progress Report, summarizes progress in five key areas of ODS activities. The background paper and related information are available on the ODS Web site at http://ods.od.nih.gov/ strategicplan. Guidance is being requested from all interested parties on these important issues. • Are the current strategic goals adequate? • Is ODS meeting its stakeholders’ needs? • In the future, should some of ODS’s current programs or activities be given higher (or lower) priority? • How can ODS more effectively provide useful information to the ODS user community, including consumers, investigators, practitioners, industry, media, policy makers, government, and other interested parties? SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [USCG–2014–0973; OMB Control Number 1625–0077] Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget Coast Guard, DHS. Thirty-day notice requesting comments. AGENCY: ACTION: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 the U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding Information Collection Requests (ICRs), abstracted below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting approval of an extension of a currently approved collection of information: 1625–0077, Security Plans for Ports, Vessels, Facilities, Outer Continental Shelf Facilities and Other Security-Related Requirements. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties. DATES: Comments must reach the Coast Guard and OIRA on or before April 7, 2015. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM 06FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 25 (Friday, February 6, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 6732-6733]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-02314]


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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 April 7, 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: Nurse Corps Scholarship 
Program, OMB No. 0915-0301--Revision.
    Abstract: The Nurse Corps Scholarship Program (Nurse Corps SP) is a 
competitive Federal program, which awards scholarships to individuals 
for attendance at accredited schools of nursing. The Bureau of Health 
Workforce (BHW) in HRSA administers the program. The scholarship 
consists of payment of tuition, fees, other reasonable educational 
costs, and a monthly support stipend. In return, the students agree to 
provide a minimum of 2 years of full-time clinical service (or an 
equivalent part-time commitment, as approved by the Nurse Corps SP) at 
a health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses as defined by 
the program. Nurse Corps SP recipients must be willing to (and are 
required to) fulfill their Nurse Corps SP service commitment at a 
health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses in the United 
States, which includes, in addition to the several states, only: The 
District of Columbia, Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the 
Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, the 
Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, 
and the Republic of Palau.
    Students who are uncertain of their commitment to provide nursing 
care in a health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses in 
the United States or these territories are advised not to participate 
in the program.
    Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The Nurse Corps 
Scholarship Program needs to collect data to determine an applicant's 
eligibility for the program, to monitor a participant's continued 
enrollment in a school of nursing, to monitor the participant's 
compliance with the Nurse Corps Scholarship Program service obligation, 
and to obtain data on its program to ensure compliance with statutory 
mandates and prepare annual reports to Congress. The following 
information will be collected: (1) From

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the applicants and/or the schools--general applicant and nursing school 
data such as full name, location, tuition/fees, and enrollment status; 
(2) from the schools, on an annual basis--data concerning tuition/fees 
and student enrollment status; and (3) from the participants and their 
health care facilities with a critical shortage of nurses, on a 
biannual basis--data concerning the participant's employment status, 
work schedule and leave usage. BHW enters the cost information into its 
data system, along with the projected amount for the monthly stipend, 
to determine the amount of each scholarship award.
    Likely Respondents: Nurse Corps Scholarship Program scholars in 
school and graduates.
    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                    Average burden
            Form name                Number of     responses per       Total       per response    Total burden
                                    respondents     respondent       responses      (in hours)         hours
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Eligible Applications...........           2,600               1           2,600               2           5,200
In-School Monitoring............             500               2           1,000               2           2,000
In-Service Monitoring...........             500               2           1,000               1           1,000
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    Total.......................           3,600  ..............           4,600  ..............           8,200
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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,
Director, Division of the Executive Secretariat.
[FR Doc. 2015-02314 Filed 2-5-15; 8:45 am]
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