Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request; Information Collection Request Title: Nurse Faculty Loan Program-Revised Program Specific Data Form, OMB No. 0915-0378-Revision, 11229-11230 [2017-03339]

Download as PDF 11229 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 33 / Tuesday, February 21, 2017 / Notices transactions. The NFLP–APR financial data form is used to monitor grantee performance by collecting information related to the NFLP loan fund operations and financial activities for a specified reporting period (July 1 through June 30 of the academic year). Participating schools are required to complete and submit the NFLP–APR financial data form annually. The revised NFLP–APR financial data form will allow HRSA to better determine future awards to nursing schools. Likely Respondents: Participating NFLP schools are required to adhere to reporting requirements. 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 Total responses Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours Nurse Faculty Loan Program—Annual Performance Report Financial Data Form ................................................. 260 1 260 6 1,560 Total Burden ................................................................. 260 ........................ 260 ........................ 1,560 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. 2017–03316 Filed 2–17–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request; Information Collection Request Title: Nurse Faculty Loan Program—Revised Program Specific Data Form, OMB No. 0915– 0378—Revision Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services. ACTION: Notice. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, HRSA announces plans to submit an Information Collection SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:15 Feb 17, 2017 Jkt 241001 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 April 24, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer, 14N39, 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, in compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Information Collection Request Title: Nurse Faculty Loan Program—Revised Program Specific Data Form, OMB No. 0915–0378—Revision. Abstract: This clearance request is for continued approval of the Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) revised Program Specific Data Form. HRSA is streamlining the data collection forms by making the following changes: • Line Item D will be renamed ‘‘D1. NFLP Loan Fund Balance/Unused Accumulation.’’ • Addition of Line Item D2 entitled ‘‘NFLP Loan Fund Default Rate,’’ PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 requesting information regarding the status of an institution’s default rate. • Addition of Line Item D3 entitled ‘‘Last NFLP Student Loan Award,’’ requesting information regarding the disbursement of NFLP loan funds within the last 2 academic years. • Line Item E2 Column Header will be renamed ‘‘E.2 NFLP Enrollees Information by Degree—New Students Expected to Request NFLP Support.’’ • Under Section B of instructions, ‘‘other attachments’’ will be updated to reflect the current list of NFLP Funding Opportunity Announcement attachments. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The NFLP—Program Specific Data Form is a required electronic attachment within the NFLP application materials. The data provided in the form is essential for the formula-based criteria used to determine the award amount to the applicant schools. Continued approval of the revised NFLP—Program Specific Data Form will allow HRSA to more efficiently capture data to generate the formula-based award. Addition of Line Item D2, NFLP Loan Fund Default Rate, will allow HRSA to easily assess and consider an existing performance standard for those applicants with existing NFLP loan accounts. Used in combination with an existing NFLP institution’s self-reported NFLP loan balance, addition of Line Item D3, Last NFLP Student Loan Award, will allow HRSA to assess the loan fund activity (i.e., incidence of loans to students) of an existing NFLP institution applying for additional funding. E:\FR\FM\21FEN1.SGM 21FEN1 11230 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 33 / Tuesday, February 21, 2017 / Notices This data collection enables an efficient award determination process, and facilitates reporting on the use of funds and analysis of program outcomes. Likely Respondents: NFLP eligible applicants. This includes accredited schools of nursing offering eligible advanced masters and/or doctoral degree nursing education programs that will prepare students to serve as qualified nursing faculty. 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 Total responses Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours NFLP—Program Specific Data Form .................................. 90 1 90 8 720 Total .............................................................................. 90 ........................ 90 ........................ 720 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. 2017–03339 Filed 2–17–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request; Questionnaire and Data Collection Testing, Evaluation, and Research for the Health Resources and Services Administration 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 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 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:15 Feb 17, 2017 Jkt 241001 public regarding the burden estimate, below, or any other aspect of the ICR. DATES: Comments on this ICR must be received no later than April 24, 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, in compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Information Collection Request Title: Questionnaire and Data Collection Testing, Evaluation, and Research for the Health Resources and Services Administration, OMB No. 0915–0379— Extension. Abstract: The purpose of collections under this generic clearance is to obtain formative information from respondents to develop new questions, questionnaires, and tools and to identify problems in instruments currently in use. This clearance request is limited to formative research activities emphasizing data collection, toolkit development, and estimation procedures and reports for internal decision-making and development purposes and does not extend to the collection of data for public release or policy formation. It is anticipated that these studies will rely heavily on PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 qualitative techniques to meet their objective. In general, these activities are not designed to yield results that meet generally accepted standards of statistical rigor but are designed to obtain valuable formative information to develop more effective and efficient data collection tools that will yield more accurate results and decrease nonresponse. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: HRSA conducts cognitive interviews, focus groups, usability tests, field tests/pilot interviews, and experimental research in laboratory and field settings, both for applied questionnaire development and for evaluation as well as more basic research on response errors in surveys. HRSA staff use various techniques to evaluate interviewer administered, selfadministered, telephone, Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI), Computer Assisted Self-Interviewing (CASI), Audio Computer-Assisted SelfInterviewing (ACASI), and web-based questionnaires. Professionally recognized procedures are followed in each information collection activity to ensure high quality data. Examples of these procedures could include the following: • Monitoring by supervisory staff of a certain percent of telephone interviews; • Conducting cognitive interviewing techniques, including think-aloud techniques and debriefings; • Data-entry from mail or paper-andpencil surveys will be computerized through scannable forms or checked through double-key entry; • Observers will monitor focus groups, and focus group proceedings will be recorded; and • Data submitted through on-line surveys will be subjected to statistical E:\FR\FM\21FEN1.SGM 21FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 33 (Tuesday, February 21, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: 
Public Comment Request; Information Collection Request Title: Nurse 
Faculty Loan Program--Revised Program Specific Data Form, OMB No. 0915-
0378--Revision

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 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 April 24, 
2017.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA 
Information Collection Clearance Officer, 14N39, 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, in compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
    Information Collection Request Title: Nurse Faculty Loan Program--
Revised Program Specific Data Form, OMB No. 0915-0378--Revision.
    Abstract: This clearance request is for continued approval of the 
Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) revised Program Specific Data Form. 
HRSA is streamlining the data collection forms by making the following 
changes:
     Line Item D will be renamed ``D1. NFLP Loan Fund Balance/
Unused Accumulation.''
     Addition of Line Item D2 entitled ``NFLP Loan Fund Default 
Rate,'' requesting information regarding the status of an institution's 
default rate.
     Addition of Line Item D3 entitled ``Last NFLP Student Loan 
Award,'' requesting information regarding the disbursement of NFLP loan 
funds within the last 2 academic years.
     Line Item E2 Column Header will be renamed ``E.2 NFLP 
Enrollees Information by Degree--New Students Expected to Request NFLP 
Support.''
     Under Section B of instructions, ``other attachments'' 
will be updated to reflect the current list of NFLP Funding Opportunity 
Announcement attachments.
    Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The NFLP--Program 
Specific Data Form is a required electronic attachment within the NFLP 
application materials. The data provided in the form is essential for 
the formula-based criteria used to determine the award amount to the 
applicant schools. Continued approval of the revised NFLP--Program 
Specific Data Form will allow HRSA to more efficiently capture data to 
generate the formula-based award.
    Addition of Line Item D2, NFLP Loan Fund Default Rate, will allow 
HRSA to easily assess and consider an existing performance standard for 
those applicants with existing NFLP loan accounts. Used in combination 
with an existing NFLP institution's self-reported NFLP loan balance, 
addition of Line Item D3, Last NFLP Student Loan Award, will allow HRSA 
to assess the loan fund activity (i.e., incidence of loans to students) 
of an existing NFLP institution applying for additional funding.

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    This data collection enables an efficient award determination 
process, and facilitates reporting on the use of funds and analysis of 
program outcomes.
    Likely Respondents: NFLP eligible applicants. This includes 
accredited schools of nursing offering eligible advanced masters and/or 
doctoral degree nursing education programs that will prepare students 
to serve as qualified nursing faculty.
    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
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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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NFLP--Program Specific Data Form              90               1              90               8             720
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    Total.......................              90  ..............              90  ..............             720
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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. 2017-03339 Filed 2-17-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4165-15-P