Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Correction, 81147-81148 [2016-27549]

Download as PDF 81147 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 222 / Thursday, November 17, 2016 / Notices Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. In addition, the PRA also requires Federal agencies to provide a 60-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each new proposed collection, each proposed extension of existing collection of information, and each reinstatement of previously approved information collection before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, we are publishing this notice of a proposed data collection as described below. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. This includes the time needed to review instructions; to develop, acquire, install and utilize technology information as well as staff and equipment inventories. However, semiannually or during emergency response the LRN Program Office may conduct a Special Data Call to obtain additional information from LRN Member Laboratories in regards to biological or chemical terrorism preparedness. LRN has used the currently approved generic information collection plan twice during the last three years. Once in 2014, LRN surveyed its members to ascertain which, if any, labs would be willing to test clinical specimens for Ebola virus. The information gathered led to an emergency deployment of a new Ebola assay for LRN members. It is critical for the LRN to know which labs have equipment to support an agent specific assay during an emergency. In 2015, LRN surveyed members via broadcast email asking how many facilities had a specific version of an instrument. The information was used to help the LRN program office determine if new procedures should be written and made available to members to support the instrument in question. Special Data calls may be conducted via queries that are distributed by broadcast emails or by survey tools (i.e. Survey Monkey). This is a request for a three year extension to this generic clearance. The only cost to respondents is their time to respond to the data call. Authorizing legislation comes from Section 301 of the Public Health Service Act. 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. Proposed Project Data Calls for the Laboratory Response Network, (OMB Control No. 0920–0881 exp. 4/30/2017)— Extension—National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description The Laboratory Response Network (LRN) was established by the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in accordance with Presidential Decision Directive 39, which outlined national anti-terrorism policies and assigned specific missions to Federal departments and agencies. The LRN’s mission is to maintain an integrated national and international network of laboratories that can respond to acts of biological, chemical, or radiological terrorism and other public health emergencies. Federal, state and local public health laboratories voluntarily join the LRN. The LRN Program Office maintains a database of information for each member laboratory that includes contact ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Average burden per response (in hours) Number of responses per respondent Total burden (in hours) Type of respondents Form name Public Health Laboratorians .............. Special Data Call ............................. 136 1 30/60 68 Total ........................................... ........................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 68 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Leroy A. Richardson, Chief, Information Collection Review Office, Office of Scientific Integrity, Office of the Associate Director for Science, Office of the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2016–27693 Filed 11–16–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier CMS–10169] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Correction Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS. ACTION: Correction of notice. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:24 Nov 16, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 This document corrects the information provided for [Document Identifier: CMS–10169] titled ‘‘Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program; Change of Ownership Forms.’’ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William N. Parham, III, (410) 786–4669. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Background In the October 14, 2016, issue of the Federal Register (81 FR 71100), we E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1 81148 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 222 / Thursday, November 17, 2016 / Notices published a Paperwork Reduction Act notice requesting a 60-day public comment period for the information collection request identified under CMS–10169, OMB control number 0938–1016, and titled ‘‘Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program; Change of Ownership Forms.’’ II. Explanation of Error In the October 14, 2016, notice, the information provided in the first column under paragraph 2, on page 71101, inadvertently published information in the ‘‘Use’’ section that pertained to an older iteration of the information collection request. This notice corrects the language found in the ‘‘Use’’ section under the 2nd paragraph on page 71101 of the October 14th notice. All of the other information contained in the October 14, 2016, notice is correct. The related public comment period remains in effect and ends December 13, 2016. We are now seeking approval to update our burden estimates to all Forms to account for the consolidation of all rounds in Round 2019. For Round 2019 and the proposed rule, CMS will publish a slightly modified version of Form A so that suppliers will be better able to identify and understand the new requirement related to surety bonds. We have made no changes to Forms B, C, D, Change of Ownership (CHOW) Contract Supplier Notification and Purchaser Forms, and Subcontracting Disclosure Form. However, the burden has been adjusted to account for the increase in the number of respondents due to the consolidation of all CBAs into Round 2019 under this ICR. We intend to continue use of these Forms on an ongoing basis. Dated: November 10, 2016. William N. Parham, III, Director, Paperwork Reduction Staff, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2016–27549 Filed 11–16–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES III. Correction of Error In FR Doc. 2016–24910 of October 14, 2016 (81 FR 71100), on page 71101, the language beginning with the word ‘‘Use:’’ in the first column, in the first full paragraph, in the 8th line, and ending in the second column, with the word ‘‘basis’’, in the second column, in the 33rd line, is corrected to read as follows: Use: The MMA requires the Secretary to recompete contracts not less often than once every 3 years. Section 1847(a)(1)(G) of the Act, added by section 522(a) of the MACRA, now requires a bid surety bond for bidding entities beginning not earlier than January 1, 2017 and not later than January 1, 2019. The addition to the Act states that a bidding entity may not submit a bid for a CBA unless, as of the deadline for bid submission, the entity has (1) obtained a bid surety bond, in the range of $50,000 to $100,000 and (2) provided the Secretary with proof of having obtained the bid surety bond for each CBA in which the entity submits its bid(s). Based on the passage of MACRA, we put forth proposed additions to § 414.412, ‘‘Submission of bids under a competitive bidding program,’’ to add a new paragraph (h) that would allow CMS to implement section 1847(a)(1)(G) of the Act, as amended by section 522(a) of MACRA, to state that an entity may not submit a bid for a CBA unless, as of the deadline for bid submission, the entity has obtained a bid surety bond for the CBA. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:24 Nov 16, 2016 Jkt 241001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier CMS–10069] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing an opportunity for the public to comment on CMS’ intention to collect information from the public. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA), federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information (including each proposed extension or reinstatement of an existing collection of information) and to allow 60 days for public comment on the proposed action. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding our burden estimates 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. Comments must be received by January 17, 2017. 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, Division of Regulations Development, Attention: Document Identifier/OMB Control Numberll, 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 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. DATES: 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–10069 Medicare/Medicaid Demonstration/Model Application 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 E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

[Document Identifier CMS-10169]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; Correction

AGENCY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS.

ACTION: Correction of notice.

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SUMMARY: This document corrects the information provided for [Document 
Identifier: CMS-10169] titled ``Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, 
Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program; Change of 
Ownership Forms.''

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William N. Parham, III, (410) 786-
4669.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    In the October 14, 2016, issue of the Federal Register (81 FR 
71100), we

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published a Paperwork Reduction Act notice requesting a 60-day public 
comment period for the information collection request identified under 
CMS-10169, OMB control number 0938-1016, and titled ``Durable Medical 
Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive 
Bidding Program; Change of Ownership Forms.''

II. Explanation of Error

    In the October 14, 2016, notice, the information provided in the 
first column under paragraph 2, on page 71101, inadvertently published 
information in the ``Use'' section that pertained to an older iteration 
of the information collection request. This notice corrects the 
language found in the ``Use'' section under the 2nd paragraph on page 
71101 of the October 14th notice. All of the other information 
contained in the October 14, 2016, notice is correct. The related 
public comment period remains in effect and ends December 13, 2016.

III. Correction of Error

    In FR Doc. 2016-24910 of October 14, 2016 (81 FR 71100), on page 
71101, the language beginning with the word ``Use:'' in the first 
column, in the first full paragraph, in the 8th line, and ending in the 
second column, with the word ``basis'', in the second column, in the 
33rd line, is corrected to read as follows:
    Use: The MMA requires the Secretary to recompete contracts not less 
often than once every 3 years. Section 1847(a)(1)(G) of the Act, added 
by section 522(a) of the MACRA, now requires a bid surety bond for 
bidding entities beginning not earlier than January 1, 2017 and not 
later than January 1, 2019. The addition to the Act states that a 
bidding entity may not submit a bid for a CBA unless, as of the 
deadline for bid submission, the entity has (1) obtained a bid surety 
bond, in the range of $50,000 to $100,000 and (2) provided the 
Secretary with proof of having obtained the bid surety bond for each 
CBA in which the entity submits its bid(s).
    Based on the passage of MACRA, we put forth proposed additions to 
Sec.  414.412, ``Submission of bids under a competitive bidding 
program,'' to add a new paragraph (h) that would allow CMS to implement 
section 1847(a)(1)(G) of the Act, as amended by section 522(a) of 
MACRA, to state that an entity may not submit a bid for a CBA unless, 
as of the deadline for bid submission, the entity has obtained a bid 
surety bond for the CBA.
    We are now seeking approval to update our burden estimates to all 
Forms to account for the consolidation of all rounds in Round 2019. For 
Round 2019 and the proposed rule, CMS will publish a slightly modified 
version of Form A so that suppliers will be better able to identify and 
understand the new requirement related to surety bonds. We have made no 
changes to Forms B, C, D, Change of Ownership (CHOW) Contract Supplier 
Notification and Purchaser Forms, and Subcontracting Disclosure Form. 
However, the burden has been adjusted to account for the increase in 
the number of respondents due to the consolidation of all CBAs into 
Round 2019 under this ICR. We intend to continue use of these Forms on 
an ongoing basis.

    Dated: November 10, 2016.
William N. Parham, III,
Director, Paperwork Reduction Staff, Office of Strategic Operations and 
Regulatory Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2016-27549 Filed 11-16-16; 8:45 am]
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