Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request, 68871 [2015-28264]

Download as PDF 68871 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 215 / Friday, November 6, 2015 / Notices When submitting comments or requesting information, please include the information request collection title for reference. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 January 5, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer, Room 10–29, 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. SUMMARY: Information Collection Request Title: Maternal and Child Health Bureau Performance Measures for Discretionary Grants OMB No. 0915±0298—Revision. Abstract: The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) proposes to continue using reporting requirements for grant programs administered by MCHB, including national performance measures, previously approved by OMB, and in accordance with the ‘‘Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) of 1993’’ (Pub. L. 103–62). This Act requires the preparation of an annual performance plan covering each program activity set forth in the agency’s budget, which includes establishment of measurable goals and may be reported in an annual financial statement, which supports the linkage of funding decisions with performance. Performance measures for MCHB discretionary grants were initially approved in January 2003. Approval from OMB is being sought to continue the use of performance measures. Most of these measures are specific to certain types of programs and will not be required of all grantees. The measures will be categorized by domains (Adolescent Health, Capacity Building, Child Health, Children with Special Health Care Needs, Lifecourse/ Crosscutting, Maternal/Women Health, and Perinatal/Infant Health). Grant programs would be assigned domains based on their activities. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The performance data will serve several purposes including grantee monitoring, program planning, performance reporting, and the ability to demonstrate alignment between MCHB discretionary programs and the MCH Title V Block Grant program. The overall number of performance measures has been reduced from what is currently used, and the structure of the system has been revised to better measure the various models of programs and the services each funded program provides. This revision will allow a more accurate and detailed picture of the full scope of services provided by grant programs administered by MCHB. Likely Respondents: The grantees for Maternal and Child Health Bureau Discretionary Grant 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 Information Collection Request are summarized in the table below. The estimated response burden is as follows: Number of respondents Responses per respondent Total responses Burden hours per response Total burden hours Grant Report ...................................................................... mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Form 700 1 700 41 28,700 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. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics: Meeting Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces the following advisory committee meeting. Name: National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) Full Committee Meeting. [FR Doc. 2015–28264 Filed 11–5–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:21 Nov 05, 2015 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Time and Date November 18, 2015 8:30 a.m.–5:40 p.m. EST November 19, 2015 8:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m. EST Place: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, 3311 Toledo Road, Auditorium A and B, Hyattsville, Maryland 20782. (301) 458–4524. Status: Open. Purpose At this meeting the Committee will hear presentations and hold discussions on several health data policy topics. The E:\FR\FM\06NON1.SGM 06NON1

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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 January 5, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA 
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Room 10-29, 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: Maternal and Child Health Bureau 
Performance Measures for Discretionary Grants

    OMB No. 0915-0298--Revision.
    Abstract: The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) 
proposes to continue using reporting requirements for grant programs 
administered by MCHB, including national performance measures, 
previously approved by OMB, and in accordance with the ``Government 
Performance and Results Act (GPRA) of 1993'' (Pub. L. 103-62). This Act 
requires the preparation of an annual performance plan covering each 
program activity set forth in the agency's budget, which includes 
establishment of measurable goals and may be reported in an annual 
financial statement, which supports the linkage of funding decisions 
with performance. Performance measures for MCHB discretionary grants 
were initially approved in January 2003. Approval from OMB is being 
sought to continue the use of performance measures. Most of these 
measures are specific to certain types of programs and will not be 
required of all grantees. The measures will be categorized by domains 
(Adolescent Health, Capacity Building, Child Health, Children with 
Special Health Care Needs, Lifecourse/Crosscutting, Maternal/Women 
Health, and Perinatal/Infant Health). Grant programs would be assigned 
domains based on their activities.
    Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The performance data will 
serve several purposes including grantee monitoring, program planning, 
performance reporting, and the ability to demonstrate alignment between 
MCHB discretionary programs and the MCH Title V Block Grant program. 
The overall number of performance measures has been reduced from what 
is currently used, and the structure of the system has been revised to 
better measure the various models of programs and the services each 
funded program provides. This revision will allow a more accurate and 
detailed picture of the full scope of services provided by grant 
programs administered by MCHB.
    Likely Respondents: The grantees for Maternal and Child Health 
Bureau Discretionary Grant 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 Information Collection Request are summarized in the table below.
    The estimated response burden is as follows:

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                                                                       Number of       Responses per                      Burden hours     Total burden
                               Form                                   respondents       respondent     Total responses    per response        hours
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Grant Report......................................................             700                 1              700               41           28,700
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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. 2015-28264 Filed 11-5-15; 8:45 am]
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