Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request, 78748-78749 [2015-31641]

Download as PDF 78748 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 242 / Thursday, December 17, 2015 / Notices advise ANDA applicants to submit such labeling. Dated: December 11, 2015. Leslie Kux, Associate Commissioner for Policy. [FR Doc. 2015–31689 Filed 12–16–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4164–01–P Information Collection Request Title: Bureau of Health Workforce Performance Data Collection OMB No. 0915–0061—Revision 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 16, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer, Room 10–105, 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 SUMMARY: 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. Abstract: Over 40 Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW) programs award grants to health professions schools and training programs across the United States to develop, expand, and enhance training, and to strengthen the distribution of the health workforce. These programs are authorized by the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 201 et seq.), specifically Titles III, VII, and VIII. Performance information regarding these programs is collected in the HRSA Performance Report for Grants and Cooperative Agreements (PRGCA). Data collection activities consisting of an annual progress and annual performance report satisfy statutory and programmatic requirements for performance measurement and evaluation (including specific Title III, VII and VIII requirements), as well as Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) requirements. The performance measures were last revised in 2013 to ensure they addressed programmatic changes, met evolving program management needs, and responded to emerging workforce concerns—especially as a result of the changes in the Affordable Care Act (Pub. L. 111–148). As these revisions were successful, BHW will continue with its current performance management strategy and measures and require annual progress and performance reporting. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The purpose of the Number of respondents Form name Number of responses per respondent proposed data collection is to analyze and report grantee training activities and education, identify intended practice locations and report outcomes of funded initiatives. Data collected from these grant programs will also provide a description of the program activities of approximately 1,700 reporting grantees to better inform policymakers on the barriers, opportunities, and outcomes involved in health care workforce development. The proposed measures focus on five key outcomes: (1) Increasing the workforce supply of diverse welleducated practitioners, (2) increasing the number of practitioners that practice in underserved and rural areas, (3) enhancing the quality of education, (4) increasing the recruitment, training, and placement of under-represented groups in the health workforce, and (5) supporting educational infrastructure to increase the capacity to train more health professionals. Likely Respondents: Respondents are awardees of BHW health professions 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. Total Estimated Annualized burden hours: Total responses Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Program Aggregate Data Collection* .................................. Individual-level Data Collection ............................................ 600 1,100 1 1 600 1,100 6 2 3,600 2,200 Total .............................................................................. 1,700 ........................ 1,700 ........................ 5,800 * Program aggregate data collection will only be required for programs that do not provide direct financial support to all trainees. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Dec 16, 2015 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 242 / Thursday, December 17, 2015 / Notices 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. 2015–31641 Filed 12–16–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5815–N–02] Statutorily Mandated Designation of Difficult Development Areas and Qualified Census Tracts: Revision of Effective Date for 2015 Designations This Document Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This document revises the effective date for designations of ‘‘Difficult Development Areas’’ (DDAs) and ‘‘Qualified Census Tracts’’ (QCTs) for purposes of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 42 (26 U.S.C. 42) published on October 3, 2014 (79 FR 59855). This Notice extends from 365 days to 730 days the period for which the 2015 lists of QCTs and DDAs are effective for projects located in areas not on the 2016 list of DDAs or QCTs, published November 24, 2015, at 80 FR 73201, but having submitted applications while the area was a 2015 QCT or DDA. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions on how areas are designated and on geographic definitions, contact Michael K. Hollar, Senior Economist, Economic Development and Public Finance Division, Office of Policy Development and Research, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 8234, Washington, DC 20410–6000; telephone number (202) 402–5878, or send an email to Michael.K.Hollar@hud.gov. For specific legal questions pertaining to Section 42, contact Branch 5, Office of the Associate Chief Counsel, Passthroughs and Special Industries, Internal Revenue Service, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224; telephone number (202) 317– asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Dec 16, 2015 Jkt 238001 4137, fax number (202) 317–6731. For questions about the ‘‘HUB Zone’’ program, contact Mariana Pardo, Director, HUBZone Program, Office of Government Contracting and Business Development, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 Third Street SW., Suite 8800, Washington, DC 20416; telephone number (202) 205–2985, fax number (202) 481–6443, or send an email to hubzone@sba.gov. A text telephone is available for persons with hearing or speech impairments at 800– 877–8339. (These are not toll-free telephone numbers.) Additional copies of this notice are available through HUD User at 800–245–2691 for a small fee to cover duplication and mailing costs. Copies Available Electronically: This notice and additional information about DDAs and QCTs are available electronically on the Internet at http:// www.huduser.org/datasets/qct.html. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice extends from 365 days to 730 days the period for which the 2015 lists of QCTs and DDAs are effective for projects located in areas not on the 2016 list of DDAs or QCTs, published November 24, 2015, at 80 FR 73201, but having submitted applications while the area was a 2015 QCT or DDA for each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The actual designations of 2015 QCTs and DDAs are not affected by this notice. HUD is revising the effective date of the 2015 QCTs and DDAs at this time to aid the transition to Small Difficult Development Areas as announced in a notice designating 2016 QCTs and DDAs published at 80 FR 73201 and otherwise ensure that LIHTC and bond-financed projects relying on 2015 QCT or DDA designations and not in areas designated as 2016 QCTs and DDAs, but unable to meet the 365-day requirement of the original effective date of the 2015 QCT and DDA designations, may still be completed within 730 days. The sections entitled ‘‘Effective Date’’ and ‘‘Interpretive Examples of Effective Date’’ of the 2015 DDA and QCT designations as published October 3, 2014 at 79 FR 59855 are hereby revised to read as follows: Effective Date The 2015 lists of QCTs and DDAs are effective: (1) For allocations of credit after December 31, 2014; or (2) for purposes of IRC Section 42(h)(4), if the bonds are issued and the PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 78749 building is placed in service after December 31, 2014. If an area is not on a subsequent list of DDAs, the 2015 lists are effective for the area if: (1) The allocation of credit to an applicant is made no later than the end of the 730-day period after the applicant submits a complete application to the LIHTC-allocating agency, and the submission is made before the effective date of the subsequent lists; or (2) for purposes of IRC Section 42(h)(4), if: (a) The bonds are issued or the building is placed in service no later than the end of the 730-day period after the applicant submits a complete application to the bond-issuing agency, and (b) the submission is made before the effective date of the subsequent lists, provided that both the issuance of the bonds and the placement in service of the building occur after the application is submitted. An application is deemed to be submitted on the date it is filed if the application is determined to be complete by the credit-allocating or bond-issuing agency. A ‘‘complete application’’ means that no more than de minimis clarification of the application is required for the agency to make a decision about the allocation of tax credits or issuance of bonds requested in the application. In the case of a ‘‘multiphase project,’’ the DDA or QCT status of the site of the project that applies for all phases of the project is that which applied when the project received its first allocation of LIHTC. For purposes of IRC Section 42(h)(4), the DDA or QCT status of the site of the project that applies for all phases of the project is that which applied when the first of the following occurred: (a) The building(s) in the first phase were placed in service, or (b) the bonds were issued. For purposes of this notice, a ‘‘multiphase project’’ is defined as a set of buildings to be constructed or rehabilitated under the rules of the LIHTC and meeting the following criteria: (1) The multiphase composition of the project (i.e., total number of buildings and phases in project, with a description of how many buildings are to be built in each phase and when each phase is to be completed, and any other information required by the agency) is made known by the applicant in the first application of credit for any building in the project, and that applicant identifies the buildings in the project for which credit is (or will be) sought; E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 242 (Thursday, December 17, 2015)]
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[Pages 78748-78749]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-31641]


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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 16, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA 
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Room 10-105, 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: Bureau of Health Workforce 
Performance Data Collection OMB No. 0915-0061--Revision

    Abstract: Over 40 Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW) programs award 
grants to health professions schools and training programs across the 
United States to develop, expand, and enhance training, and to 
strengthen the distribution of the health workforce. These programs are 
authorized by the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 201 et seq.), 
specifically Titles III, VII, and VIII. Performance information 
regarding these programs is collected in the HRSA Performance Report 
for Grants and Cooperative Agreements (PRGCA). Data collection 
activities consisting of an annual progress and annual performance 
report satisfy statutory and programmatic requirements for performance 
measurement and evaluation (including specific Title III, VII and VIII 
requirements), as well as Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) 
requirements. The performance measures were last revised in 2013 to 
ensure they addressed programmatic changes, met evolving program 
management needs, and responded to emerging workforce concerns--
especially as a result of the changes in the Affordable Care Act (Pub. 
L. 111-148). As these revisions were successful, BHW will continue with 
its current performance management strategy and measures and require 
annual progress and performance reporting.
    Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The purpose of the 
proposed data collection is to analyze and report grantee training 
activities and education, identify intended practice locations and 
report outcomes of funded initiatives. Data collected from these grant 
programs will also provide a description of the program activities of 
approximately 1,700 reporting grantees to better inform policymakers on 
the barriers, opportunities, and outcomes involved in health care 
workforce development. The proposed measures focus on five key 
outcomes: (1) Increasing the workforce supply of diverse well-educated 
practitioners, (2) increasing the number of practitioners that practice 
in underserved and rural areas, (3) enhancing the quality of education, 
(4) increasing the recruitment, training, and placement of under-
represented groups in the health workforce, and (5) supporting 
educational infrastructure to increase the capacity to train more 
health professionals.
    Likely Respondents: Respondents are awardees of BHW health 
professions 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.
    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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Program Aggregate Data                       600               1             600               6           3,600
 Collection*....................
Individual-level Data Collection           1,100               1           1,100               2           2,200
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    Total.......................           1,700  ..............           1,700  ..............           5,800
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* Program aggregate data collection will only be required for programs that do not provide direct financial
  support to all trainees.


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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. 2015-31641 Filed 12-16-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4165-15-P