Proposed Collection; 60-Day Comment request National Institutes of Health (NIH) Loan Repayment Programs; Office of the Director (OD), 8514-8516 [2016-03508]

Download as PDF 8514 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 33 / Friday, February 19, 2016 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Request for Nominations, Technical Review Panel on the Medicare Trustees Reports Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. ACTION: Notice of Reestablishment of the Technical Review Panel on the Medicare Trustees Reports and Request for Nominations. AGENCY: In accordance with the provisions of FACA, and after consultation with the General Services Administration (GSA), the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) has determined that the reestablishment of the Technical Review Panel on the Medicare Trustees Reports is in the public interest. This Panel shall advise the HHS Secretary about the econometric and actuarial techniques and economic assumptions utilized in the Hospital Insurance (HI) and Supplementary Medical Insurance (SMI) Trust Fund reports, thus enhancing her ability to fulfill duties and responsibilities imposed by the PHSA (42 U.S.C. 201 et seq.) DATES: Submit nominations on or before March 7, 2016. ADDRESSES: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Room 405–F, Humphrey Building, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC 20201. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Donald T. Oellerich, Ph.D., Department of Health and Human Services; Telephone (202) 690–8410, email Don.Oellerich@hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board of Trustees of the Medicare Trust Funds report annually on the financial condition of the Hospital Insurance (HI) and Supplementary Medical Insurance (SMI) trust funds. These reports describe the trust funds’ current and projected financial condition over the ‘‘short term,’’ or next decade, and the ‘‘long term’’ (75+ years). The Medicare Board of Trustees has requested that the Secretary of Health and Human Services (who is one of the Trustees) establish a panel of technical experts to review the methods used in the HI and SMI annual reports. The Secretary reestablished the Technical Review Panel on the Medicare Trustees Reports when she signed the charter on February 3, 2016. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Objectives and Scope of Activities The Technical Review Panel on the Medicare Trustees Reports shall counsel the HHS Secretary regarding the VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:59 Feb 18, 2016 Jkt 238001 Hospital Insurance and Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Fund annual reports. The panel’s duties shall include, but not be limited to, a review of the following topics: The long-term rate of growth, the sustainability of key Medicare cost growth factors under current law, future changes in utilization of care, the transition of short term to long range projections and current and alternate projection methodologies including the high and low cost options. The panel may also examine other methodological issues identified by panelists. The Panel’s final report and its recommendations to the Secretary shall be only advisory in nature. Membership and Designation The Secretary is soliciting nominations for appointment to the 9member Technical Review Panel from among members of the general public who are experts in health economics, actuarial science, statistics, public policy, or other fields that could inform and substantively contribute to panel deliberations. Each member of the panel shall be appointed for a term of 2 years. Nominations should be submitted to Donald T. Oellerich, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, 200 Independence Avenue SW., Room 405F, Washington, DC 20201 no later than <insert 15 days after publication>. When selecting members for this Technical Review Panel, HHS will give close attention to equitable geographic distribution and to minority and female representation so long as the effectiveness of the Panel is not impaired. Appointments shall be made without discrimination on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, HIV status, disability, and cultural, religious, or socioeconomic status. The Secretary, or her designee, shall appoint one of the members to serve as the Chair. Members shall be invited to serve for the duration of the panel. If members are selected from the Federal sector, they will be classified as regular government employees. Members who are selected from the public and/or private sector will be classified as special government employees. Any vacancy on the Technical Review Panel shall not affect its powers, but shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment was made. An individual chosen to fill a vacancy shall be appointed for the unexpired term of the member that is replaced. PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Administrative Management and Support HHS will provide funding and administrative support for the Technical Review Panel to the extent permitted by law within existing appropriations. Staff will be assigned to support the activities of the Panel. Management and oversight for support services provided to the Panel will be the responsibility of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation and the Office of the Actuary, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). All executive departments and agencies and all entities within the Executive Office of the President shall provide information and assistance to the Panel as the Chair may request for purposes of carrying out the Panel’s functions, to the extent permitted by law. A copy of the Panel’s charter can be obtained from the designated contacts or by accessing the FACA database that is maintained by the GSA Committee Management Secretariat. The Web site for the FACA database is http:// facadatabase.gov/. Authority: The Technical Review Panel on the Medicare Trustees Reports is authorized by Sec. 222 of the Public Health Service Act (PHSA), Public Law 92–463. The Panel is governed by provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended (5 U.S.C., App. 2), which sets forth standards for the formation and use of advisory committees. Dated: February 10, 2016. Richard G. Frank, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. [FR Doc. 2016–03406 Filed 2–18–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4150–05–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Proposed Collection; 60-Day Comment request National Institutes of Health (NIH) Loan Repayment Programs; Office of the Director (OD) In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects, the Division of Loan Repayment (DLR), National Institutes of Health (NIH), will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects to be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. Written comments and/or suggestions from the public and affected agencies should address one or more of the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19FEN1.SGM 19FEN1 8515 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 33 / Friday, February 19, 2016 / Notices following points: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the function of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. To Submit Comments and for Further Information: Written comments and/or suggestions from the public and affected agencies should address one or more of the following points: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the function of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds (CR–LRP) is authorized by section 487E (42 U.S.C. 288–5); the General Research Loan Repayment Program (GR–LRP) is authorized by section 487C of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 288–3); the Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program (LRP–CR) is authorized by section 487F (42 U.S.C. 288–5a); the Pediatric Research Loan Repayment Program (PR–LRP) is authorized by section 487F (42 U.S.C. 288–6); the Extramural Clinical Research LRP for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds (ECR–LRP) is authorized by an amendment to section 487E (42 U.S.C. 288–5); the Contraception and Infertility Research LRP (CIR–LRP) is authorized by section 487B (42 U.S.C. 288–2); and the Health Disparities Research Loan Repayment Program (HD–LRP) is authorized by section 464z–5 (42 U.S.C. 285t–2). Form Numbers: NIH 2674–1, NIH 2674–2, NIH 2674–3, NIH 2674–4, NIH 2674–5, NIH 2674–6, NIH 2674–7, NIH 2674–8, NIH 2674–9, NIH 2674–10, NIH 2674– 11, NIH 2674–12, NIH 2674–13, NIH 2674–14, NIH 2674–15, NIH 2674–16, NIH 2674–17, NIH 2674–18, NIH 2674– 19, and NIH 2674–20. The NIH Loan Repayment Programs can repay up to $35,000 per year toward a participant’s extant eligible educational loans, directly to financial institutions. The information proposed for collection will be used by the Division of Loan Repayment to determine an applicant’s eligibility for participation in the program. The total estimated annualized burden hours are 33,242. instruments, contact: Steve Boehlert, Director of Operations, Division of Loan Repayment, National Institutes of Health, 6011 Executive Blvd., Room 206 (MSC 7650), Bethesda, Maryland 20892–7650. Mr. Boehlert may be contacted via email at BoehlerS@ od.nih.gov or by calling 301–451–4465. Formal requests for additional plans and instruments must be requested in writing. Comment Due Date: Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received within 60 days of the date of this publication. Proposed Collection: National Institutes of Health (NIH) Loan Repayment Programs (LRP). Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently approved collection (OMB No. 0925–0361, expiration date 06/30/17). Office of the Director (OD), National Institutes of Health (NIH). Need and Use of Information Collection: The NIH makes available financial assistance, in the form of educational loan repayment, to M.D., Ph.D., Pharm.D., Psy.D., D.O., D.D.S., D.M.D., D.P.M., D.C., N.D., O.D., D.V.M, or equivalent doctoral degree holders who perform biomedical or behavioral research in NIH intramural laboratories or as extramural grantees or scientists funded by domestic non-profit organizations for a minimum of two years (three years for the General Research LRP) in research areas supporting the mission and priorities of the NIH. The AIDS Research Loan Repayment Program (AIDS–LRP) is authorized by section 487A of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 288–1); the ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Type of respondent asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Intramural LRPs: Initial Applicants ........................................................................................ Advisors/Supervisors ................................................................................ Recommenders ........................................................................................ Financial Institutions ................................................................................. Subtotal ............................................................................................. Extramural LRPs: Initial Applicants ........................................................................................ Advisors/Supervisors ................................................................................ Recommenders ........................................................................................ Financial Institutions ................................................................................. Subtotal ............................................................................................. Intramural LRPs: Renewal Applicants .................................................................................. Advisors/Supervisors ................................................................................ VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:59 Feb 18, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Annual burden hours requested 40 40 120 8 1 1 1 1 10 1 30/60 15/60 400 40 60 2 210 ........................ ........................ 502 1650 1480 4950 100 1 1 1 1 11 1 30/60 15/60 18,150 1,480 2,475 25 8,180 ........................ ........................ 22,130 40 40 1 1 7 2 280 80 E:\FR\FM\19FEN1.SGM 19FEN1 8516 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 33 / Friday, February 19, 2016 / Notices ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS—Continued Estimated number of responses per respondent Number of respondents Type of respondent Average burden hours per response Annual burden hours requested Subtotal ............................................................................................. Extramural LRPS Renewal Applicants .................................................................................. Advisors/Supervisors ................................................................................ Recommenders ........................................................................................ 80 ........................ ........................ 360 1000 750 3000 1 1 1 8 1 30/60 8,000 750 1,500 Subtotal ............................................................................................. 4750 ........................ ........................ 10,250 Total ........................................................................................... 13,220 ........................ ........................ 33,242 Dated: February 10, 2016. Lawrence A. Tabak, Deputy Director, National Institutes of Health. [FR Doc. 2016–03508 Filed 2–18–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health National Institute of General Medical Sciences; Notice of Closed Meetings asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), notice is hereby given of the following meetings. The meetings will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Name of Committee: NIGMS Initial Review Group; Training and Workforce Development Subcommittee—B. Date: March 17, 2016. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Residence Inn Bethesda Downtown, Calvert I & II, 7335 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814. Contact Person: Lisa A. Newman, SCD, Scientific Review Officer, Office of Scientific Review, National Institutes of General Medical Sciences, 45 Center Dr., Rm 3AN18A, Bethesda, MD 20814, (301) 435– 0965, newmanla2@mail.nih.gov. Name of Committee: NIGMS Initial Review Group; Training and Workforce Development Subcommittee—A. Date: March 22, 2016. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:59 Feb 18, 2016 Jkt 238001 Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Courtyard by Marriott Chevy Chase, Belgravia, 5520 Wisconsin Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815. Contact Person: John J. Laffan, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Office of Scientific Review, National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Natcher Building, Room 3AN18J, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301–594–2773, laffanjo@ mail.nih.gov. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.375, Minority Biomedical Research Support; 93.821, Cell Biology and Biophysics Research; 93.859, Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biological Chemistry Research; 93.862, Genetics and Developmental Biology Research; 93.88, Minority Access to Research Careers; 93.96, Special Minority Initiatives; 93.859, Biomedical Research and Research Training, National Institutes of Health, HHS) Dated: February 11, 2016. Melanie J. Gray, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. 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National Institutes of Health


Proposed Collection; 60-Day Comment request National Institutes 
of Health (NIH) Loan Repayment Programs; Office of the Director (OD)

SUMMARY: In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, for opportunity for public comment 
on proposed data collection projects, the Division of Loan Repayment 
(DLR), National Institutes of Health (NIH), will publish periodic 
summaries of proposed projects to be submitted to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval.
    Written comments and/or suggestions from the public and affected 
agencies should address one or more of the

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following points: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the function of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the 
accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed 
collection of information, including the validity of the methodology 
and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and 
clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize 
the burden of the collection of information on those who are to 
respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, 
mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms 
of information technology.
    To Submit Comments and for Further Information: Written comments 
and/or suggestions from the public and affected agencies should address 
one or more of the following points: (1) Whether the proposed 
collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of 
the function of the agency, including whether the information will have 
practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the 
burden of the proposed collection of information, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance 
the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; 
and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology. To request more information on 
the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans 
and instruments, contact: Steve Boehlert, Director of Operations, 
Division of Loan Repayment, National Institutes of Health, 6011 
Executive Blvd., Room 206 (MSC 7650), Bethesda, Maryland 20892-7650. 
Mr. Boehlert may be contacted via email at BoehlerS@od.nih.gov or by 
calling 301-451-4465. Formal requests for additional plans and 
instruments must be requested in writing.
    Comment Due Date: Comments regarding this information collection 
are best assured of having their full effect if received within 60 days 
of the date of this publication.
    Proposed Collection: National Institutes of Health (NIH) Loan 
Repayment Programs (LRP). Type of Information Collection Request: 
Extension of a currently approved collection (OMB No. 0925-0361, 
expiration date 06/30/17). Office of the Director (OD), National 
Institutes of Health (NIH).
    Need and Use of Information Collection: The NIH makes available 
financial assistance, in the form of educational loan repayment, to 
M.D., Ph.D., Pharm.D., Psy.D., D.O., D.D.S., D.M.D., D.P.M., D.C., 
N.D., O.D., D.V.M, or equivalent doctoral degree holders who perform 
biomedical or behavioral research in NIH intramural laboratories or as 
extramural grantees or scientists funded by domestic non-profit 
organizations for a minimum of two years (three years for the General 
Research LRP) in research areas supporting the mission and priorities 
of the NIH.
    The AIDS Research Loan Repayment Program (AIDS-LRP) is authorized 
by section 487A of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 288-1); the 
Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program for Individuals from 
Disadvantaged Backgrounds (CR-LRP) is authorized by section 487E (42 
U.S.C. 288-5); the General Research Loan Repayment Program (GR-LRP) is 
authorized by section 487C of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 
288-3); the Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program (LRP-CR) is 
authorized by section 487F (42 U.S.C. 288-5a); the Pediatric Research 
Loan Repayment Program (PR-LRP) is authorized by section 487F (42 
U.S.C. 288-6); the Extramural Clinical Research LRP for Individuals 
from Disadvantaged Backgrounds (ECR-LRP) is authorized by an amendment 
to section 487E (42 U.S.C. 288-5); the Contraception and Infertility 
Research LRP (CIR-LRP) is authorized by section 487B (42 U.S.C. 288-2); 
and the Health Disparities Research Loan Repayment Program (HD-LRP) is 
authorized by section 464z-5 (42 U.S.C. 285t-2). Form Numbers: NIH 
2674-1, NIH 2674-2, NIH 2674-3, NIH 2674-4, NIH 2674-5, NIH 2674-6, NIH 
2674-7, NIH 2674-8, NIH 2674-9, NIH 2674-10, NIH 2674-11, NIH 2674-12, 
NIH 2674-13, NIH 2674-14, NIH 2674-15, NIH 2674-16, NIH 2674-17, NIH 
2674-18, NIH 2674-19, and NIH 2674-20.
    The NIH Loan Repayment Programs can repay up to $35,000 per year 
toward a participant's extant eligible educational loans, directly to 
financial institutions. The information proposed for collection will be 
used by the Division of Loan Repayment to determine an applicant's 
eligibility for participation in the program. The total estimated 
annualized burden hours are 33,242.

                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                     Number of       number of        Average      Annual burden
               Type of respondent                   respondents    responses per   burden hours        hours
                                                                    respondent     per response      requested
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Intramural LRPs:
    Initial Applicants..........................              40               1              10             400
    Advisors/Supervisors........................              40               1               1              40
    Recommenders................................             120               1           30/60              60
    Financial Institutions......................               8               1           15/60               2
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        Subtotal................................             210  ..............  ..............             502
Extramural LRPs:
    Initial Applicants..........................            1650               1              11          18,150
    Advisors/Supervisors........................            1480               1               1           1,480
    Recommenders................................            4950               1           30/60           2,475
    Financial Institutions......................             100               1           15/60              25
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
        Subtotal................................           8,180  ..............  ..............          22,130
Intramural LRPs:
    Renewal Applicants..........................              40               1               7             280
    Advisors/Supervisors........................              40               1               2              80
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        Subtotal................................              80  ..............  ..............             360
Extramural LRPS
    Renewal Applicants..........................            1000               1               8           8,000
    Advisors/Supervisors........................             750               1               1             750
    Recommenders................................            3000               1           30/60           1,500
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
        Subtotal................................            4750  ..............  ..............          10,250
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
            Total...............................          13,220  ..............  ..............          33,242
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    Dated: February 10, 2016.
Lawrence A. Tabak,
Deputy Director, National Institutes of Health.
[FR Doc. 2016-03508 Filed 2-18-16; 8:45 am]
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