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Download as PDF 75830 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 211 / Tuesday, November 1, 2016 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request; Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Fiscal Year (FY) 2015, FY 2016, FY 2017 Non-Competing Continuation Progress Report for Formula Grant Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services. 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), 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 ICR should be received no later than January 3, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer, Room 14N–39, 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, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Fiscal Year (FY) 2015, FY 2016, FY 2017 Non-Competing Continuation Progress Report for Formula Grant. OMB No. 0915–0355—Revision. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Abstract: The Federal Home Visiting Program (also known as the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program), administered by HRSA in close partnership with the Administration for Children and Families, supports voluntary, evidencebased home visiting services during pregnancy and to parents with young children up to kindergarten entry. Formula grant awards support Federal Home Visiting Program grantees in meeting statutory and programmatic objectives for implementing high quality home visiting programs and coordinating with comprehensive statewide early childhood systems. All 50 states, the District of Columbia, 5 territories, and applicable nonprofit organizations are eligible to receive formula grant awards. There are currently 56 entities with formula grant awards. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: This information collection is requested for eligible entities to submit non-competing continuation progress reports on an annual basis. On March 23, 2010, the President signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Section 2951 of the ACA amended Title V of the Social Security Act by adding a new section, 511, which authorized the creation of the Federal Home Visiting Program. A portion of funding under this program is awarded to participating states and eligible jurisdictions using a funding formula. Formula funding is the main funding mechanism used by HRSA to provide support to eligible entities for the provision of voluntary high-quality home visiting services to families living in at-risk communities. The information collected will be used to review grantee progress on proposed project plans to assess whether the project is performing adequately to achieve the goals and objectives that were previously approved. This report will also provide implementation plans for the upcoming year that will result in a high-quality project. Non-competing continuation progress reports are submitted via HRSA’s Electronic Handbook. Failure to collect this information would impair federal monitoring and oversight of the use of grant funds. Grantees are required to provide a performance narrative in the following sections: Project Identifier Information; Accomplishments and Barriers, Home Visiting Program Goals and Objectives; Update on the Home Visiting Program Promising Approach (as applicable), Implementation of the Home Visiting Program in Targeted At-Risk Communities; Progress Towards Meeting Legislatively-Mandated Reporting on Benchmark Areas; Home Visiting Quality Improvement Efforts, and; Updates on the Administration of the Home Visiting Program. The purpose of this revision is to include standardized tables and instructions to assist grantees in completing the required sections. Reporting progress, in part, by using these tables will assist federal staff to assess whether the grant activities align with statutory and programmatic requirements and objectives and will result in the implementation of a highquality project. To account for the additional tables included in this revision request, the estimated annualized burden hours have been revised to reflect 80 hours per response. The previous estimate was 42 hours per response. Likely Respondents: Eligible entities under the Social Security Act, Title V, Section 511(c) (42 U.S.C., Section 711(c)), as added by Section 2951 of the ACA (Pub. L. 111–148) 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 Number of respondents Form name Formula Non-Competing Continuation Progress Report ..... VerDate Sep<11>2014 00:01 Nov 01, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00026 Number of responses per respondent 56 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total responses 1 E:\FR\FM\01NON1.SGM 56 01NON1 Average burden per response (in hours) 80 Total burden hours 4,480 75831 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 211 / Tuesday, November 1, 2016 / Notices TOTAL ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS—Continued Number of respondents Form name Total .............................................................................. 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. Jason E. Bennett, Director, Division of the Executive Secretariat. [FR Doc. 2016–26284 Filed 10–31–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Office of the Secretary [Document Identifier: HHS–OS–0990–0323– 30D] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request Office of the Secretary, HHS Notice AGENCY: ACTION: In compliance with section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services, has submitted an Information Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of SUMMARY: 56 Number of responses per respondent ........................ Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The ICR is for renewal of the approved information collection assigned OMB control number 0990–0323, scheduled to expire on January 31, 2017. Comments submitted during the first public review of this ICR will be provided to OMB. OMB will accept further comments from the public on this ICR during the review and approval period. DATES: Comments on the ICR must be received on or before December 1, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov or via facsimile to (202) 395–5806. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information Collection Clearance staff, Information.CollectionClearance@ hhs.gov or (202) 690–5683. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: When submitting comments or requesting information, please include the OMB control number 0990–0323–30D for reference. Information Collection Request Title: MedicalCountermeasures.gov Abstract: In order to route product developers to the most appropriate personnel within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), HHS collects some basic information about the company’s product through MedicalCountermeasures.gov. Using this information and a routing system that has been developed with input from participating agencies within HHS, including the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), the Centers for Average burden per response (in hours) Total responses 56 ........................ Total burden hours 4,480 Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Medical Countermeasures.gov routes the meeting request to the appropriate person within HHS. ASPR is requesting an extension by OMB for a three-year clearance. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: Meeting Request Routing System for MedicalCountermeasures.gov—OMB No. 0990–0323—Extension—Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), Office of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA). Likely Respondents: Medical Countermeasure Developers. 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 ICR are summarized in the table below. TOTAL ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN—HOURS Number of respondents Form name Number of responses per respondent Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours 225 1 8/60 30 Total ................................................................................................................. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Meeting Request .............................................................................................. 225 1 8/60 30 Terry S. Clark, Asst Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–26321 Filed 10–31–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4150–37–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 00:01 Nov 01, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\01NON1.SGM 01NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 211 (Tuesday, November 1, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 75830-75831]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: 
Public Comment Request; Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home 
Visiting Program Fiscal Year (FY) 2015, FY 2016, FY 2017 Non-Competing 
Continuation Progress Report for Formula Grant

AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department 
of Health and Human Services.

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), 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 ICR should be received no later than January 3, 
2017.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA 
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Room 14N-39, 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, Infant, and Early 
Childhood Home Visiting Program Fiscal Year (FY) 2015, FY 2016, FY 2017 
Non-Competing Continuation Progress Report for Formula Grant.
    OMB No. 0915-0355--Revision.
    Abstract: The Federal Home Visiting Program (also known as the 
Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program), 
administered by HRSA in close partnership with the Administration for 
Children and Families, supports voluntary, evidence-based home visiting 
services during pregnancy and to parents with young children up to 
kindergarten entry. Formula grant awards support Federal Home Visiting 
Program grantees in meeting statutory and programmatic objectives for 
implementing high quality home visiting programs and coordinating with 
comprehensive statewide early childhood systems. All 50 states, the 
District of Columbia, 5 territories, and applicable nonprofit 
organizations are eligible to receive formula grant awards. There are 
currently 56 entities with formula grant awards.
    Need and Proposed Use of the Information: This information 
collection is requested for eligible entities to submit non-competing 
continuation progress reports on an annual basis.
    On March 23, 2010, the President signed into law the Patient 
Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Section 2951 of the ACA 
amended Title V of the Social Security Act by adding a new section, 
511, which authorized the creation of the Federal Home Visiting 
Program. A portion of funding under this program is awarded to 
participating states and eligible jurisdictions using a funding 
formula. Formula funding is the main funding mechanism used by HRSA to 
provide support to eligible entities for the provision of voluntary 
high-quality home visiting services to families living in at-risk 
communities.
    The information collected will be used to review grantee progress 
on proposed project plans to assess whether the project is performing 
adequately to achieve the goals and objectives that were previously 
approved. This report will also provide implementation plans for the 
upcoming year that will result in a high-quality project. Non-competing 
continuation progress reports are submitted via HRSA's Electronic 
Handbook.
    Failure to collect this information would impair federal monitoring 
and oversight of the use of grant funds. Grantees are required to 
provide a performance narrative in the following sections: Project 
Identifier Information; Accomplishments and Barriers, Home Visiting 
Program Goals and Objectives; Update on the Home Visiting Program 
Promising Approach (as applicable), Implementation of the Home Visiting 
Program in Targeted At-Risk Communities; Progress Towards Meeting 
Legislatively-Mandated Reporting on Benchmark Areas; Home Visiting 
Quality Improvement Efforts, and; Updates on the Administration of the 
Home Visiting Program.
    The purpose of this revision is to include standardized tables and 
instructions to assist grantees in completing the required sections. 
Reporting progress, in part, by using these tables will assist federal 
staff to assess whether the grant activities align with statutory and 
programmatic requirements and objectives and will result in the 
implementation of a high-quality project. To account for the additional 
tables included in this revision request, the estimated annualized 
burden hours have been revised to reflect 80 hours per response. The 
previous estimate was 42 hours per response.
    Likely Respondents: Eligible entities under the Social Security 
Act, Title V, Section 511(c) (42 U.S.C., Section 711(c)), as added by 
Section 2951 of the ACA (Pub. L. 111-148)
    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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Formula Non-Competing                         56               1              56              80           4,480
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    Total.......................              56  ..............              56  ..............           4,480
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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.

Jason E. Bennett,
Director, Division of the Executive Secretariat.
[FR Doc. 2016-26284 Filed 10-31-16; 8:45 am]
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