Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request, 9269-9270 [2015-03527]

Download as PDF 9269 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 34 / Friday, February 20, 2015 / Notices diagnosed with cancer and other radiogenic diseases caused by exposure to nuclear fallout or nuclear materials such as uranium. RESEP funds support eligible health care organizations in implementing cancer screening programs; developing education programs; disseminating information on radiogenic diseases and the importance of early detection; screening eligible individuals for cancer and other radiogenic diseases; providing appropriate referrals for medical treatment; and facilitating documentation of Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) claims. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: For this program, performance measures were drafted to provide data useful to the program and to enable HRSA to provide aggregate program data required by Congress under the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) of 1993 (Pub. L. 103–62). These measures cover the principal topic areas of interest to the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, including: (a) Demographics for the RESEP program medical user patient population; (b) medical screening activities for cancers and other radiogenic diseases; (c) exposure and presentation types for eligible radiogenic malignant and nonmalignant diseases; (d) referrals for appropriate medical treatment; (e) eligibility counseling and referral assistance for the RECA and Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Act programs; and (f) program outreach and education activities. These measures will speak to the Office’s progress toward meeting the goals set. Likely Respondents: Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program award recipients. Number of respondents Form name Number of responses per respondent 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: (1) Review instructions; (2) 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; (3) train personnel and to be able to respond to a collection of information; (4) search data sources; to complete and review the collection of information; and (5) 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: Total responses Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program Performance Measures .................................................... 50 1 50 24 1,200 Total .............................................................................. 50 1 50 24 1,200 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. 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. SUMMARY: [FR Doc. 2015–03526 Filed 2–19–15; 8:45 am] Comments on this ICR should be received no later than March 23, 2015. BILLING CODE 4165–15–P 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. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:07 Feb 19, 2015 Jkt 235001 Information Collection Request Title: The Secretary’s Discretionary Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children’s Public Health PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 System Assessment Surveys OMB No. 0906–xxxx—New. Abstract: The purpose of the public health system assessment surveys is to inform the Secretary’s Discretionary Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children (Committee) on the ability to add newborn screening for particular conditions within a state, including the feasibility, readiness, and overall capacity to screen for a new condition. The Committee was established under the Public Health Service Act, 42 U.S.C. 217a: Advisory Councils or Committees. This Committee fulfills the functions previously undertaken by the former Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children, established under section 1111 of the Public Health Service Act (PHS), 42 U.S.C. 300b–10, as amended in the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act of 2008. The Committee is governed by the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), which sets forth standards for the formation and use of advisory committees. The purpose of the Committee is to provide the Secretary with recommendations, advice, and technical information regarding the most appropriate application of technologies, policies, E:\FR\FM\20FEN1.SGM 20FEN1 9270 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 34 / Friday, February 20, 2015 / Notices guidelines, and standards for: (a) Effectively reducing morbidity and mortality in newborns and children having, or at risk for, heritable disorders; and (b) enhancing the ability of state and local health agencies to provide for newborn and child screening, counseling, and health care services for newborns and children having, or at risk for, heritable disorders. Specifically, the Committee makes systematic evidence-based recommendations on newborn screening for conditions that have the potential to change the health outcomes for newborns. The Committee tasks an external workgroup to conduct systematic evidence based reviews. The reviews are of rare, genetic conditions and their corresponding newborn screening test(s), confirmatory test(s), and treatment(s). Reviews also include an analysis of the benefits and harms of newborn screening for a selected condition at a population level and an assessment of state public health newborn screening programs’ ability to implement the screening of a new condition. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: HRSA proposes that the data collection surveys be administered by the Committee’s external Condition Review Workgroup to all state newborn screening programs in the United States up to twice a year for two conditions. The surveys were developed to capture the following: (1) The readiness of state public health newborn screening programs to expand newborn screening to include the target condition; (2) specific requirements of screening for the condition would hinder or facilitate its implementation in each state; and (3) estimated timeframes needed for each state to complete major milestones toward full newborn screening of the condition. The data gathered will inform the Committee on the following: (1) Feasibility of implementing populationbased screening for the target condition; (2) readiness of state newborn screening programs to adopt screening for the condition; (3) identify gaps in feasibility or readiness to screen for the condition; and (4) identify areas of technical assistance and resources needed to facilitate screening for conditions with low feasibility or readiness. Likely Respondents: The respondents to the survey will be state newborn screening programs. 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 INITIAL Survey of the Secretary’s Discretionary Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children’s Public Health System Assessment ................. FOLLOW–UP Survey of the Secretary’s Discretionary Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children’s Public Health System Assessment .......... 59 ** 2 118 10.0 1,180 * 30 ** 2 60 2.0 120 Total .............................................................................. 89 ........................ 178 ........................ 1,300 * Up to 30 states and/or territories will be asked to complete a follow-up survey. ** Up to two conditions may be reviewed per year. Therefore, there will be two initial surveys and two follow-up surveys per year. Jackie Painter, Director, Division of the Executive Secretariat. [FR Doc. 2015–03527 Filed 2–19–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:07 Feb 19, 2015 Jkt 235001 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. Comments on this ICR should be received no later April 21, 2015. DATES: Submit your comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail to the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer, Room 10–29, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: Rural Access to Emergency Devices Grant Program OMB No. 0915–xxxx— [New] Abstract: This program is authorized by the Public Health Improvement Act title IV—Cardiac Arrest Survival Act of 2000, subtitle B-Rural Access to Emergency Devices, section 413, (42 U.S.C. 254c (Note)) and the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\20FEN1.SGM 20FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 34 (Friday, February 20, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 9269-9270]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-03527]


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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 no later than March 23, 
2015.

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: The Secretary's Discretionary 
Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children's 
Public Health System Assessment Surveys OMB No. 0906-xxxx--New.
    Abstract: The purpose of the public health system assessment 
surveys is to inform the Secretary's Discretionary Advisory Committee 
on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children (Committee) on the 
ability to add newborn screening for particular conditions within a 
state, including the feasibility, readiness, and overall capacity to 
screen for a new condition.
    The Committee was established under the Public Health Service Act, 
42 U.S.C. 217a: Advisory Councils or Committees. This Committee 
fulfills the functions previously undertaken by the former Secretary's 
Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children, 
established under section 1111 of the Public Health Service Act (PHS), 
42 U.S.C. 300b-10, as amended in the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act 
of 2008. The Committee is governed by the provisions of the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), which sets 
forth standards for the formation and use of advisory committees. The 
purpose of the Committee is to provide the Secretary with 
recommendations, advice, and technical information regarding the most 
appropriate application of technologies, policies,

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guidelines, and standards for: (a) Effectively reducing morbidity and 
mortality in newborns and children having, or at risk for, heritable 
disorders; and (b) enhancing the ability of state and local health 
agencies to provide for newborn and child screening, counseling, and 
health care services for newborns and children having, or at risk for, 
heritable disorders. Specifically, the Committee makes systematic 
evidence-based recommendations on newborn screening for conditions that 
have the potential to change the health outcomes for newborns.
    The Committee tasks an external workgroup to conduct systematic 
evidence based reviews. The reviews are of rare, genetic conditions and 
their corresponding newborn screening test(s), confirmatory test(s), 
and treatment(s). Reviews also include an analysis of the benefits and 
harms of newborn screening for a selected condition at a population 
level and an assessment of state public health newborn screening 
programs' ability to implement the screening of a new condition.
    Need and Proposed Use of the Information: HRSA proposes that the 
data collection surveys be administered by the Committee's external 
Condition Review Workgroup to all state newborn screening programs in 
the United States up to twice a year for two conditions. The surveys 
were developed to capture the following: (1) The readiness of state 
public health newborn screening programs to expand newborn screening to 
include the target condition; (2) specific requirements of screening 
for the condition would hinder or facilitate its implementation in each 
state; and (3) estimated timeframes needed for each state to complete 
major milestones toward full newborn screening of the condition.
    The data gathered will inform the Committee on the following: (1) 
Feasibility of implementing population-based screening for the target 
condition; (2) readiness of state newborn screening programs to adopt 
screening for the condition; (3) identify gaps in feasibility or 
readiness to screen for the condition; and (4) identify areas of 
technical assistance and resources needed to facilitate screening for 
conditions with low feasibility or readiness.
    Likely Respondents: The respondents to the survey will be state 
newborn screening programs.
    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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                                                                                      Average
                                     Number of       Number of         Total        burden per     Total burden
            Form name               respondents   responses  per     responses     response  (in       hours
                                                     respondent                       hours)
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INITIAL Survey of the                         59            ** 2             118            10.0           1,180
 Secretary's Discretionary
 Advisory Committee on Heritable
 Disorders in Newborns and
 Children's Public Health System
 Assessment.....................
FOLLOW-UP Survey of the                     * 30            ** 2              60             2.0             120
 Secretary's Discretionary
 Advisory Committee on Heritable
 Disorders in Newborns and
 Children's Public Health System
 Assessment.....................
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    Total.......................              89  ..............             178  ..............           1,300
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* Up to 30 states and/or territories will be asked to complete a follow-up survey.
** Up to two conditions may be reviewed per year. Therefore, there will be two initial surveys and two follow-up
  surveys per year.


Jackie Painter,
Director, Division of the Executive Secretariat.
[FR Doc. 2015-03527 Filed 2-19-15; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4165-15-P