Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 38208-38209 [2015-16283]

Download as PDF 38208 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 127 / Thursday, July 2, 2015 / Notices 3. Call the Reports Clearance Office at (410) 786–1326. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Reports Clearance Office at (410) 786– 1326. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. The term ‘‘collection of information’’ is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c) and includes agency requests or requirements that members of the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party. Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)) requires federal agencies to publish a 30-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension or reinstatement of an existing collection of information, before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, CMS is publishing this notice that summarizes the following proposed collection(s) of information for public comment: 1. Type of Information Collection Request: New collection (Request for a new OMB control number); Title of Information Collection: Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Conditions of Participation for Home Health Agencies (HHA); Use: Home health services are covered for the elderly and disabled under the Hospital Insurance (Part A) and Supplemental Medical Insurance (Part B) benefits of the Medicare program, and are described in section 1861(m) of the Social Security Act (the Act) (42 U.S.C. 1395x). These services must be furnished by, or under arrangement with, an HHA that participates in the Medicare program, and be provided on a visiting basis in the beneficiary’s home. They may include the following: • Part-time or intermittent skilled nursing care furnished by or under the supervision of a registered nurse. • Physical therapy, speech-language pathology, or occupational therapy. • Medical social services under the direction of a physician. • Part-time or intermittent home health aide services. • Medical supplies (other than drugs and biologicals) and durable medical equipment. • Services of interns and residents if the HHA is owned by or affiliated with a hospital that has an approved medical education program. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:16 Jul 01, 2015 Jkt 235001 • Services at hospitals, SNFs, or rehabilitation centers when they involve equipment too cumbersome to bring to the home. Section 1861(o) of the Act (42 U.S.C. 1395x) specifies certain requirements that a home health agency must meet to participate in the Medicare program. Existing regulations at 42 CFR 440.70(d) specify that HHAs participating in the Medicaid program must also meet the Medicare CoPs.) In particular, section 1861(o)(6) of the Act requires that an HHA must meet the CoPs specified in section 1891(a) of the Act and such other CoPs as the Secretary finds necessary in the interest of the health and safety of its patients. Section 1891(a) of the Act establishes specific requirements for HHAs in several areas, including patient rights, home health aide training and competency, and compliance with applicable Federal, State, and local laws. Under the authority of sections 1861(o), 1871 and 1891 of the Act, the Secretary proposes to establish in regulations the requirements that an HHA must meet to participate in the Medicare program. These requirements would be set forth in 42 CFR part 484 as Conditions of Participation for Home Health Agencies. The CoPs apply to an HHA as an entity as well as the services furnished to each individual under the care of the HHA, unless a condition is specifically limited to Medicare beneficiaries. Under section 1891(b) of the Act, the Secretary is responsible for assuring that the CoPs, and their enforcement, are adequate to protect the health and safety of individuals under the care of an HHA and to promote the effective and efficient use of Medicare funds. To implement this requirement, State survey agencies generally conduct surveys of HHAs to determine whether they are complying with the CoPs. This information collection request is associated with Home Health Agency Conditions of Participation (0938– AG81) which published October 9, 2014. Form Number: CMS–10539 (OMB control number: 0938–NEW); Frequency: Annually; Affected Public: Private sector (Business or other forprofits and Not-for-profit institutions); Number of Respondents: 19,474; Total Annual Responses: 32,929,239; Total Annual Hours: 2,786,198. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Danielle Shearer at 410–786– 6617.) PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: June 26, 2015. William N. Parham, III, Director, Paperwork Reduction Staff, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2015–16281 Filed 7–1–15; 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: Subsidized and Transitional Employment Demonstration (STED) and Enhanced Transitional Jobs Demonstration (ETJD). OMB No.: 0970–0413. Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is conducting a national evaluation called the Subsidized and Transitional Employment Demonstration (STED). At the same time, the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) within the Department of Labor (DOL) is conducting an evaluation of the Enhanced Transitional Jobs Demonstration (ETJD). These evaluations will inform the Federal government about the effectiveness of subsidized and transitional employment programs in helping vulnerable populations secure unsubsidized jobs in the labor market and achieve selfsufficiency. The projects will evaluate thirteen subsidized and transitional employment programs nationwide including a test of the effects of an expanded Earned Income Tax Credit for low-income individuals without dependent children. ACF and ETA are collaborating on the two evaluations. In 2011, ETA awarded grants to seven transitional jobs programs as part of the ETJD, which is testing the effect of combining transitional jobs with enhanced services to assist ex-offenders and noncustodial parents improve labor market outcomes, reduce criminal recidivism and improve family engagement. The STED and ETJD projects have complementary goals and are focusing on related program models and target populations. Thus, ACF and ETA have agreed to collaborate on the design of data collection instruments to promote consistency across the projects. In addition, two of the seven DOL-funded ETJD programs are being evaluated as part of the STED project. ACF is submitting information collection E:\FR\FM\02JYN1.SGM 02JYN1 38209 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 127 / Thursday, July 2, 2015 / Notices requests on the behalf of both collaborating agencies. Data for the study is collected from the following three major sources: Baseline forms, follow-up surveys (at 6, 12, and 30 months after study entry), and implementation research and site visits. Data collection for all but one STED site has been reviewed and approved by OMB (see OMB #0970–0413). This notice is specific to the request for approval of the contact information form and baseline information form for the new STED site. These forms will collect important demographic and other information from all study participants in this site prior to the point of random assignment. These data will be important for describing the study sample and for estimating program effects for particular groups of interest. Respondents: Study participants in the treatment and control groups at one additional STED site. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES—NEW INSTRUMENTS Total number of respondents Instrument Annual number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Annual burden hours Participant contact information form .................................... Participant baseline information form .................................. 4,002 4,002 1,334 1,334 1 1 .08 .25 107 334 Total .............................................................................. ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 441 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: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. Email address: OPREinfocollection@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 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, Email: OIRA_SUBMISSION@OMB.EOP.GOV, Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and Families. Karl Koerper, OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–16283 Filed 7–1–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–09–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects Title: Refugee Data Submission System for Formula Funds Allocations. OMB No.: 0970–0043. Description: The Refugee Data Submission System for Allocation of Formula Funds is designed to satisfy the statutory requirements of the Immigration and Nationity Act (INA). Section 412(a)(3) of the Act requires that the Director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) make a periodic assessment of the needs of refugees for assistance and services and the resources available to meet those needs. This assessment includes compiling and maintaining data on secondary migration of refugees within the United States after arrival. Further, INA 412(c)(1)(B) states that formula funds shall be allocated based on the total number of refugees in each State, taking into account secondary migration. In order to meet these statutory requirements, ORR requires each State to submit disaggregated individual records containing certain data elements for eligible populations. ORR uses the information collected through the Web site to determine secondary migration for the purposes of formula funds allocation to States. The submission of individual records via the Refugee Data Submission System for Allocation of Formula Funds is a reliable and secure process for collecting data for the purposes of tracking secondary migration and allocating formula funds. Data submitted by the States via the Web site are also compiled and analyzed for inclusion in ORR’s Annual Report to Congress. Respondents: States, Wilson/Fish Alternative Projects, and the District of Columbia. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours Refugee Data Submission for Formula Funds Allocations ............................. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Instrument 50 1 20 1,000 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,000. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:16 Jul 01, 2015 Jkt 235001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 E:\FR\FM\02JYN1.SGM 02JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 127 (Thursday, July 2, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 38208-38209]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-16283]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Title: Subsidized and Transitional Employment Demonstration (STED) 
and Enhanced Transitional Jobs Demonstration (ETJD).
    OMB No.: 0970-0413.
    Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) 
within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is 
conducting a national evaluation called the Subsidized and Transitional 
Employment Demonstration (STED). At the same time, the Employment and 
Training Administration (ETA) within the Department of Labor (DOL) is 
conducting an evaluation of the Enhanced Transitional Jobs 
Demonstration (ETJD). These evaluations will inform the Federal 
government about the effectiveness of subsidized and transitional 
employment programs in helping vulnerable populations secure 
unsubsidized jobs in the labor market and achieve self-sufficiency. The 
projects will evaluate thirteen subsidized and transitional employment 
programs nationwide including a test of the effects of an expanded 
Earned Income Tax Credit for low-income individuals without dependent 
children.
    ACF and ETA are collaborating on the two evaluations. In 2011, ETA 
awarded grants to seven transitional jobs programs as part of the ETJD, 
which is testing the effect of combining transitional jobs with 
enhanced services to assist ex-offenders and noncustodial parents 
improve labor market outcomes, reduce criminal recidivism and improve 
family engagement.
    The STED and ETJD projects have complementary goals and are 
focusing on related program models and target populations. Thus, ACF 
and ETA have agreed to collaborate on the design of data collection 
instruments to promote consistency across the projects. In addition, 
two of the seven DOL-funded ETJD programs are being evaluated as part 
of the STED project. ACF is submitting information collection

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requests on the behalf of both collaborating agencies. Data for the 
study is collected from the following three major sources: Baseline 
forms, follow-up surveys (at 6, 12, and 30 months after study entry), 
and implementation research and site visits. Data collection for all 
but one STED site has been reviewed and approved by OMB (see OMB #0970-
0413). This notice is specific to the request for approval of the 
contact information form and baseline information form for the new STED 
site. These forms will collect important demographic and other 
information from all study participants in this site prior to the point 
of random assignment. These data will be important for describing the 
study sample and for estimating program effects for particular groups 
of interest.
    Respondents: Study participants in the treatment and control groups 
at one additional STED site.

                                    Annual Burden Estimates--New Instruments
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                                                                     Number of        Average
           Instrument              Total  number  Annual  number   responses per   burden hours    Annual burden
                                  of respondents  of respondents    respondent     per response        hours
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Participant contact information            4,002           1,334               1             .08             107
 form...........................
Participant baseline information           4,002           1,334               1             .25             334
 form...........................
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    Total.......................  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............             441
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    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: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. All 
requests should be identified by the title of the information 
collection. Email address: OPREinfocollection@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 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, Email: 
OIRA_SUBMISSION@OMB.EOP.GOV, Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration 
for Children and Families.

Karl Koerper,
OPRE Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-16283 Filed 7-1-15; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-09-P