Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 25406-25407 [2016-09953]

Download as PDF 25406 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 82 / Thursday, April 28, 2016 / Notices Submit comments on or before: May 31, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden to: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs of OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for GSA, Room 10236, NEOB, Washington, DC 20503. Additionally submit a copy to GSA by any of the following methods: • Regulations.gov: http:// www.regulations.gov. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by searching for ‘‘Information Collection 3090–00xx; Simplifying Federal Award Reporting’’. Select the link ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ that corresponds with ‘‘Information Collection 3090–00XX; Simplifying Federal Award Reporting’’. Follow the instructions provided at the ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘Information Collection 3090– 00xx; Simplifying Federal Award Reporting’’ on your attached document. • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405. ATTN: Ms. Flowers/IC 3090–00XX, Simplifying Federal Award Reporting. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 3090–00XX; Simplifying Federal Award Reporting, in all correspondence related to this collection. Comments received generally will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal and/or business confidential information provided. To confirm receipt of your comment(s), please check www.regulations.gov, approximately two to three days after submission to verify posting (except allow 30 days for posting of comments submitted by mail). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Kenneth Goldman, GSA, at telephone 202–779–2265. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES A. Purpose The President’s Management Agenda includes objectives for creating a twenty-first century government that delivers better results to the American people in a more efficient manner. Leveraging information technology capabilities to reduce reporting burden is key to achieving these goals. Section 5 of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (Pub. L. 113–101) requires a pilot program to develop recommendations for standardizing reporting, eliminating unnecessary VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:09 Apr 27, 2016 Jkt 238001 duplication, and reducing compliance costs for recipients of Federal awards. The pilot participants are required to provide requested reports as well as the cost to collect the data via the pilot. The proposed pilot program will provide an alternative submission method for existing Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) requirements, and assess the pilot results against the existing FAR-required method. B. Discussion and Analysis Comment: ‘‘The best way to simplify these numerous, massive, expensive awards is to shut them all down. They are all fake and mean nothing so who will miss them. Certainly we all know they are fake. They are voted on not because the awarded has done anything noteworthy. They are simply awards for being alive. They all need to be cut. The budget for giving awards should be zero, totally zero.’’ Response: Thank you for reviewing the Federal Register Notice. The comment addresses awards that are part of a voting process which appears to be associated with individual personnel awards. However, the Federal Register Notice focuses on streamlining reporting burden for Federal contract awards. If the comment is intended to address Federal contract awards, the commenter is encouraged to visit the Chief Acquisition Officers Council (CAOC) National Dialogue: Improving Federal Procurement and Grants Processes to engage in a more robust discussion (link: https://cxo.dialogue2.cao.gov/ ). C. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 720. Responses per Respondent: 3 each week. Total Annual Responses: 2160. Hours per Response: .5. Total Burden Hours: 56,160. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20405, telephone 202–501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 3090–XXXX, Simplifying Federal Award Reporting, in all correspondence. Dated: April 21, 2016. David A. Shive, Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–09912 Filed 4–27–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–61–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–10527] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, HHS. In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is publishing the following summary of proposed collections for public comment. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (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. AGENCY: Comments must be received by June 27, 2016. ADDRESSES: When commenting, please reference the document identifier or OMB control number. To be assured consideration, comments and recommendations must be submitted in any one of the following ways: 1. Electronically. You may send your comments electronically to http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for ‘‘Comment or Submission’’ or ‘‘More Search Options’’ to find the information collection document(s) that are accepting comments. 2. By regular mail. You may mail written comments to the following address: CMS, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs, DATES: E:\FR\FM\28APN1.SGM 28APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 82 / Thursday, April 28, 2016 / Notices Division of Regulations Development, Attention: Document Identifier/OMB Control Number llll, Room C4–26– 05, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244–1850. To obtain copies of a supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed collection(s) summarized in this notice, you may make your request using one of the following: 1. Access CMS’ Web site address at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/Paperwork ReductionActof1995. 2. Email your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and CMS document identifier, to Paperwork@cms.hhs.gov. 3. Call the Reports Clearance Office at (410) 786–1326. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Reports Clearance Office at (410) 786– 1326. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Contents This notice sets out a summary of the use and burden associated with the following information collections. More detailed information can be found in each collection’s supporting statement and associated materials (see ADDRESSES). mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES CMS–10527 Annual Eligibility Redetermination, Product Discontinuation and Renewal Notices Under the 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 requires federal agencies to publish a 60-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. 1. Type of Information Collection Request: Revision a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Annual Eligibility Redetermination, Product Discontinuation and Renewal Notices; Use: Section 1411(f)(1)(B) of the Affordable Care Act directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (the Secretary) to establish procedures VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:09 Apr 27, 2016 Jkt 238001 to redetermine the eligibility of individuals on a periodic basis in appropriate circumstances. Section 1321(a) of the Affordable Care Act provides authority for the Secretary to establish standards and regulations to implement the statutory requirements related to Exchanges, QHPs and other components of title I of the Affordable Care Act. Under section 2703 of the PHS Act, as added by the Affordable Care Act, and sections 2712 and 2741 of the PHS Act, enacted by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, health insurance issuers in the group and individual markets must guarantee the renewability of coverage unless an exception applies. The final rule ‘‘Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Annual Eligibility Redeterminations for Exchange Participation and Insurance Affordability Programs; Health Insurance Issuer Standards Under the Affordable Care Act, Including Standards Related to Exchanges’’ (79 FR 52994), provides that an Exchange may choose to conduct the annual redetermination process for a plan year (1) in accordance with the existing procedures described in 45 CFR 155.335; (2) in accordance with procedures described in guidance issued by the Secretary for the coverage year; or (3) using an alternative proposed by the Exchange and approved by the Secretary. The guidance document ‘‘Guidance on Annual Redeterminations for Coverage for 2015’’ contains the procedures that the Secretary has specified, as noted in (2) above, until the issuance of further guidance. These procedures will be adopted by the Federally-facilitated Exchange. Under this option, the Exchange will provide three notices. These notices may be combined. The final rule also amends the requirements for product renewal and re-enrollment (or non-renewal) notices to be sent by Qualified Health Plan (QHP) issuers in the Exchanges and specifies content for these notices. The guidance document ‘‘Draft Updated Federal Standard Renewal and Product Discontinuation Notices’’ provides draft updated Federal standard notices for product discontinuation and renewal that would be sent by issuers of individual market QHPs and issuers in the individual market. Issuers in the small group market may use the draft Federal standard small group notices released in the June 26, 2014 bulletin ‘‘Draft Standard Notices When Discontinuing or Renewing a Product in the Small Group or Individual Market’’, or any forms of the notice otherwise PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 25407 permitted by applicable laws and regulations. States that are enforcing the Affordable Care Act may develop their own standard notices, for product discontinuances, renewals, or both, provided the State-developed notices are at least as protective as the Federal standard notices. Form Number: CMS– 10527 (OMB Control Number: 0938– 1254); Frequency: Annually; Affected Public: Private Sector, State Governments; Number of Respondents: 2,945; Number of Responses: 12,224; Total Annual Hours: 149,186. (For policy questions regarding this collection, contact Russell Tipps at 301– 492–4371.) Dated: April 25, 2016. William N. Parham, III, Director, Paperwork Reduction Staff, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2016–09953 Filed 4–27–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families [CFDA: 93.592] Announcing the Intent To Award a Single-Source Expansion Supplement Grant to the National Domestic Violence Hotline Family and Youth Services Bureau, ACYF, ACF, HHS. ACTION: This notice announces the intent to award a single-source expansion supplement grant under the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) national domestic violence hotline grant program to the National Domestic Violence Hotline (Hotline) in Austin, TX. AGENCY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), Division of Family Violence and Prevention Services (DFVPS) announces its intent to award a cooperative agreement of up to $3,750,000 as a single-source expansion supplement to the National Domestic Violence Hotline (Hotline) in Austin, TX. DATES: The period of support for the single-source expansion supplement is September 30, 2016 through September 29, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Angela Yannelli, Senior Program Specialist, Family Violence Prevention SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28APN1.SGM 28APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 82 (Thursday, April 28, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 25406-25407]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-09953]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

[Document Identifier: CMS-10527]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, HHS.

    In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid 
Services (CMS) is publishing the following summary of proposed 
collections for public comment. Interested persons are invited to send 
comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this 
collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (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.

DATES: Comments must be received by June 27, 2016.

ADDRESSES: When commenting, please reference the document identifier or 
OMB control number. To be assured consideration, comments and 
recommendations must be submitted in any one of the following ways:
    1. Electronically. You may send your comments electronically to 
http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for ``Comment or 
Submission'' or ``More Search Options'' to find the information 
collection document(s) that are accepting comments.
    2. By regular mail. You may mail written comments to the following 
address: CMS, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs,

[[Page 25407]]

Division of Regulations Development, Attention: Document Identifier/OMB 
Control Number ____, Room C4-26-05, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, 
Maryland 21244-1850.
    To obtain copies of a supporting statement and any related forms 
for the proposed collection(s) summarized in this notice, you may make 
your request using one of the following:
    1. Access CMS' Web site address at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/PaperworkReductionActof1995.
    2. Email your request, including your address, phone number, OMB 
number, and CMS document identifier, to Paperwork@cms.hhs.gov.
    3. Call the Reports Clearance Office at (410) 786-1326.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Reports Clearance Office at (410) 786-
1326.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Contents

    This notice sets out a summary of the use and burden associated 
with the following information collections. More detailed information 
can be found in each collection's supporting statement and associated 
materials (see ADDRESSES).

CMS-10527 Annual Eligibility Redetermination, Product Discontinuation 
and Renewal Notices

    Under the 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 requires federal agencies 
to publish a 60-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.
    1. Type of Information Collection Request: Revision a currently 
approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Annual 
Eligibility Redetermination, Product Discontinuation and Renewal 
Notices; Use: Section 1411(f)(1)(B) of the Affordable Care Act directs 
the Secretary of Health and Human Services (the Secretary) to establish 
procedures to redetermine the eligibility of individuals on a periodic 
basis in appropriate circumstances. Section 1321(a) of the Affordable 
Care Act provides authority for the Secretary to establish standards 
and regulations to implement the statutory requirements related to 
Exchanges, QHPs and other components of title I of the Affordable Care 
Act. Under section 2703 of the PHS Act, as added by the Affordable Care 
Act, and sections 2712 and 2741 of the PHS Act, enacted by the Health 
Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, health insurance 
issuers in the group and individual markets must guarantee the 
renewability of coverage unless an exception applies.
    The final rule ``Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Annual 
Eligibility Redeterminations for Exchange Participation and Insurance 
Affordability Programs; Health Insurance Issuer Standards Under the 
Affordable Care Act, Including Standards Related to Exchanges'' (79 FR 
52994), provides that an Exchange may choose to conduct the annual 
redetermination process for a plan year (1) in accordance with the 
existing procedures described in 45 CFR 155.335; (2) in accordance with 
procedures described in guidance issued by the Secretary for the 
coverage year; or (3) using an alternative proposed by the Exchange and 
approved by the Secretary. The guidance document ``Guidance on Annual 
Redeterminations for Coverage for 2015'' contains the procedures that 
the Secretary has specified, as noted in (2) above, until the issuance 
of further guidance. These procedures will be adopted by the Federally-
facilitated Exchange. Under this option, the Exchange will provide 
three notices. These notices may be combined.
    The final rule also amends the requirements for product renewal and 
re-enrollment (or non-renewal) notices to be sent by Qualified Health 
Plan (QHP) issuers in the Exchanges and specifies content for these 
notices. The guidance document ``Draft Updated Federal Standard Renewal 
and Product Discontinuation Notices'' provides draft updated Federal 
standard notices for product discontinuation and renewal that would be 
sent by issuers of individual market QHPs and issuers in the individual 
market. Issuers in the small group market may use the draft Federal 
standard small group notices released in the June 26, 2014 bulletin 
``Draft Standard Notices When Discontinuing or Renewing a Product in 
the Small Group or Individual Market'', or any forms of the notice 
otherwise permitted by applicable laws and regulations. States that are 
enforcing the Affordable Care Act may develop their own standard 
notices, for product discontinuances, renewals, or both, provided the 
State-developed notices are at least as protective as the Federal 
standard notices. Form Number: CMS-10527 (OMB Control Number: 0938-
1254); Frequency: Annually; Affected Public: Private Sector, State 
Governments; Number of Respondents: 2,945; Number of Responses: 12,224; 
Total Annual Hours: 149,186. (For policy questions regarding this 
collection, contact Russell Tipps at 301-492-4371.)

    Dated: April 25, 2016.
William N. Parham, III,
Director, Paperwork Reduction Staff, Office of Strategic Operations and 
Regulatory Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2016-09953 Filed 4-27-16; 8:45 am]
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