Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 17427-17428 [2017-07156]

Download as PDF srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 68 / Tuesday, April 11, 2017 / Notices foreign banks, and commercial lending companies owned or controlled by foreign banks. Legal authorization and confidentiality: The Board’s Legal Division has determined that Section 1507 of the S.A.F.E. Act, 12 U.S.C. 5106, requires that the CFPB develop and maintain a system for registering individual MLOs of covered financial institutions regulated by a federal banking agency with the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry. Section 1504 of the S.A.F.E. Act, (12 U.S.C. 5103), requires that an individual desiring to engage in the business of a loan originator maintain an annual federal registration (or be licensed by an equivalent state regulatory scheme) and appear on the Registry with a unique identifier. Section 1007.103 of the CFPB’s Regulation G implements this registration scheme; Section 1007.104 requires the adoption of appropriate policies and procedures by covered financial institutions; and Section 1007.105 requires that covered financial institutions provide the unique identifiers of MLOs to consumers. (12 CFR 1007.103–.105). Under Section 1061 of the Dodd-Frank Act, (12 U.S.C. 5581©), ‘‘a transferor agency [such as the Board] that is a prudential regulator shall have . . . ‘‘authority to require reports from . . . conduct examinations for . . . and enforce compliance with Federal consumer financial laws’’ with respect to the Board-supervised entities enumerated above. Therefore, the Board is authorized to collect this information with respect to the institutions we supervise for this purpose. This information collection is mandatory. As noted above, the unique identifier of MLOs must be made public and is not considered confidential. In addition, most of the information that MLOs submit in order to register with the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry will be publicly available. However, certain identifying data about individuals who act as MLOs are entitled to confidential treatment under (b)(6) of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which protects from disclosure information that ‘‘would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.’’ (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(6)). With respect to the information collection requirements imposed on depository institutions, because the requirements require that depository institutions retain their own records and make certain disclosures to customers, the FOIA would only be implicated if the Board’s examiners obtained a copy of these records as part of the examination or supervision process of a VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:18 Apr 10, 2017 Jkt 241001 financial institution. However, records obtained in this manner are exempt from disclosure under FOIA exemption (b)(8), regarding examination-related materials. (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(8)). Current Actions: On January 10, 2017 the Federal Reserve published a notice in the Federal Register (82 FR 2995) requesting public comment for 60 days on the extension, without revision, of the Registration of Mortgage Loan Originators. The comment period for this notice expired on March 13, 2017. The Federal Reserve did not receive any comments. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, April 6, 2017. Ann E. Misback, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2017–07247 Filed 4–10–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection project ‘‘AHRQ Research Reporting System (ARRS).’’ This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on January 11, 2017 and allowed 60 days for public comment. AHRQ did not receive any substantive comments during this period. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by May 11, 2017. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be submitted to: AHRQ’s OMB Desk Officer by fax at (202) 395–6974 (attention: AHRQ’s desk officer) or by email at OIRA_submission@ omb.eop.gov (attention: AHRQ’s desk officer). SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doris Lefkowitz, AHRQ Reports Clearance Officer, (301) 427–1477, or by email at doris.lefkowitz@AHRQ.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17427 Proposed Project AHRQ Research Reporting System (ARRS) AHRQ has developed a systematic method for its grantees and vendors to report project progress and important preliminary findings for grants and contracts funded by the Agency. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection. This system, the AHRQ Research Reporting System (ARRS), previously known as the Grants Reporting System (GRS), was last approved by OMB on May 16, 2014. The system addressed the shortfalls in the previous reporting process and established a consistent and comprehensive grants reporting solution for AHRQ. The ARRS provides a centralized repository of grants and contract research progress and additional information that can be used to support initiatives within the Agency. This includes future research planning and support for administrative activities such as performance monitoring, budgeting, knowledge transfer and strategic planning. This project has the following goals: (1) To promote the transfer of critical information more frequently and efficiently and enhance the Agency’s ability to support research designed to improve the outcomes and quality of health care, reduce its costs, and broaden access to effective services. (2) To increase the efficiency of the Agency in responding to ad-hoc information requests. (3) To support Executive Branch requirements for increased transparency and public reporting. (4) To establish a consistent approach throughout the Agency for information collection regarding grant and contract progress and a systematic basis for oversight and for facilitating potential collaborations among grantees. (5) To decrease the inconvenience and burden on grantees and vendors of unanticipated ad-hoc requests for information by the Agency in response to particular one-time internal and external requests for information. This study is being conducted by AHRQ pursuant to AHRQ’s statutory authority to conduct and support research on health care and on systems for the delivery of such care, including activities with respect to the quality, effectiveness, efficiency, appropriateness and value of healthcare services and with respect to quality measurement and improvement. 42 U.S.C. 299a(a)(1) and (2). E:\FR\FM\11APN1.SGM 11APN1 17428 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 68 / Tuesday, April 11, 2017 / Notices Method of Collection To achieve the goals of this project, the following data collections will be implemented: AHRQ Research Reporting System (ARRS)—Grantees and vendors use the ARRS system to report project progress and important preliminary findings for grants and contracts funded by the Agency. Grantees and vendors submit progress reports on a monthly or quarterly basis which are reviewed by AHRQ personnel. All users access the ARRS system through a secure online interface which requires a user I.D. and password entered through the ARRS login screen. When status reports are due AHRQ notifies principal investigators and vendors via email. The ARRS is an automated, userfriendly resource that is utilized by AHRQ staff for preparing, distributing, and reviewing reporting requests to grantees and vendors for the purpose of information sharing. AHRQ personnel are able to systematically search the information collected and stored in the ARRS database. Personnel will also use the information to address internal and/ or external requests for information regarding grant progress, preliminary findings, and other requests, such as Freedom of Information Act requests and producing responses related to federally mandated programs and regulations. Estimated Annual Respondent Burden Exhibit 1 shows the estimated annualized burden hours for the respondents. It will take grantees and vendors an estimated 10 minutes to enter the necessary data into the ARRS System and reporting will occur four times annually. The total annualized burden hours are estimated to be 333 hours. Exhibit 2 shows the estimated annualized cost burden for the respondents. The total estimated cost burden for respondents is $12,454. EXHIBIT 1—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Form name Number of responses per respondent Hours per response Total burden hours Data entry into ARRS ...................................................................................... 500 4 10/60 333 Total .......................................................................................................... 500 N/A N/A 333 EXHIBIT 2—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED COST BURDEN Number of respondents Form name Total burden hours Average hourly wage rate * Total cost burden Data entry into ARRS ...................................................................................... 500 333 $37.40 $12,454 Total .......................................................................................................... 500 333 N/A 12,454 * Based upon the average wages for Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations (29–0000), ‘‘National Compensation Survey: Occupational Wages in the United States, May 2015,’’ U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_ nat.htm#29-0000. srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Request for Comments In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, comments on AHRQ’s information collection are requested with regard to any of the following: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of AHRQ health care research and health care information dissemination functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of AHRQ’s estimate of burden (including hours and costs) of the proposed collection(s) of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information upon the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the Agency’s subsequent request for OMB approval of the proposed information collection. All VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:18 Apr 10, 2017 Jkt 241001 comments will become a matter of public record. Sharon B. Arnold, Acting Director. [FR Doc. 2017–07156 Filed 4–10–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Supplemental Evidence and Data Request on Systematic Review of Breastfeeding Programs and Policies, Breastfeeding Uptake, and Maternal Health Outcomes in Developed Countries Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS. ACTION: Request for supplemental evidence and data submissions. AGENCY: The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is seeking SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 scientific information submissions from the public. Scientific information is being solicited to inform our review of Systematic Review of Breastfeeding Programs and Policies, Breastfeeding Uptake, and Maternal Health Outcomes in Developed Countries, which is currently being conducted by the AHRQ’s Evidence-based Practice CentersProgram. Access to published and unpublished pertinent scientific information will improve the quality of this review. DATES: Submission Deadline on or before May 11, 2017. ADDRESSES: Email submissions: SEADS@epcsrc.org. Print submissions: Mailing Address: Portland VA Research Foundation, Scientific Resource Center, ATTN: Scientific Information Packet Coordinator, P.O. Box 69539, Portland, OR 97239. Shipping Address (FedEx, UPS, etc.): Portland VA Research Foundation, Scientific Resource Center, ATTN: Scientific Information Packet E:\FR\FM\11APN1.SGM 11APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 68 (Tuesday, April 11, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 17427-17428]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-07156]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the intention of the Agency for 
Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection 
project ``AHRQ Research Reporting System (ARRS).''
    This proposed information collection was previously published in 
the Federal Register on January 11, 2017 and allowed 60 days for public 
comment. AHRQ did not receive any substantive comments during this 
period. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days 
for public comment.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by May 11, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be submitted to: AHRQ's OMB Desk 
Officer by fax at (202) 395-6974 (attention: AHRQ's desk officer) or by 
email at OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov (attention: AHRQ's desk officer).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doris Lefkowitz, AHRQ Reports 
Clearance Officer, (301) 427-1477, or by email at 
doris.lefkowitz@AHRQ.hhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Proposed Project

AHRQ Research Reporting System (ARRS)

    AHRQ has developed a systematic method for its grantees and vendors 
to report project progress and important preliminary findings for 
grants and contracts funded by the Agency. In accordance with the 
Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3521, AHRQ invites the public 
to comment on this proposed information collection. This system, the 
AHRQ Research Reporting System (ARRS), previously known as the Grants 
Reporting System (GRS), was last approved by OMB on May 16, 2014. The 
system addressed the shortfalls in the previous reporting process and 
established a consistent and comprehensive grants reporting solution 
for AHRQ. The ARRS provides a centralized repository of grants and 
contract research progress and additional information that can be used 
to support initiatives within the Agency. This includes future research 
planning and support for administrative activities such as performance 
monitoring, budgeting, knowledge transfer and strategic planning.
    This project has the following goals:
    (1) To promote the transfer of critical information more frequently 
and efficiently and enhance the Agency's ability to support research 
designed to improve the outcomes and quality of health care, reduce its 
costs, and broaden access to effective services.
    (2) To increase the efficiency of the Agency in responding to ad-
hoc information requests.
    (3) To support Executive Branch requirements for increased 
transparency and public reporting.
    (4) To establish a consistent approach throughout the Agency for 
information collection regarding grant and contract progress and a 
systematic basis for oversight and for facilitating potential 
collaborations among grantees.
    (5) To decrease the inconvenience and burden on grantees and 
vendors of unanticipated ad-hoc requests for information by the Agency 
in response to particular one-time internal and external requests for 
information.
    This study is being conducted by AHRQ pursuant to AHRQ's statutory 
authority to conduct and support research on health care and on systems 
for the delivery of such care, including activities with respect to the 
quality, effectiveness, efficiency, appropriateness and value of 
healthcare services and with respect to quality measurement and 
improvement. 42 U.S.C. 299a(a)(1) and (2).

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Method of Collection

    To achieve the goals of this project, the following data 
collections will be implemented:
    AHRQ Research Reporting System (ARRS)--Grantees and vendors use the 
ARRS system to report project progress and important preliminary 
findings for grants and contracts funded by the Agency. Grantees and 
vendors submit progress reports on a monthly or quarterly basis which 
are reviewed by AHRQ personnel. All users access the ARRS system 
through a secure online interface which requires a user I.D. and 
password entered through the ARRS login screen. When status reports are 
due AHRQ notifies principal investigators and vendors via email.
    The ARRS is an automated, user-friendly resource that is utilized 
by AHRQ staff for preparing, distributing, and reviewing reporting 
requests to grantees and vendors for the purpose of information 
sharing. AHRQ personnel are able to systematically search the 
information collected and stored in the ARRS database. Personnel will 
also use the information to address internal and/or external requests 
for information regarding grant progress, preliminary findings, and 
other requests, such as Freedom of Information Act requests and 
producing responses related to federally mandated programs and 
regulations.

Estimated Annual Respondent Burden

    Exhibit 1 shows the estimated annualized burden hours for the 
respondents. It will take grantees and vendors an estimated 10 minutes 
to enter the necessary data into the ARRS System and reporting will 
occur four times annually. The total annualized burden hours are 
estimated to be 333 hours.
    Exhibit 2 shows the estimated annualized cost burden for the 
respondents. The total estimated cost burden for respondents is 
$12,454.

                                  Exhibit 1--Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                                     Number of
                    Form name                        Number of     responses per     Hours per     Total  burden
                                                    respondents     respondent       response          hours
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Data entry into ARRS............................             500               4           10/60             333
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................             500             N/A             N/A             333
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                                   Exhibit 2--Estimated Annualized Cost Burden
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                                                                                      Average
                    Form name                        Number of     Total burden     hourly wage     Total cost
                                                    respondents        hours          rate *          burden
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Data entry into ARRS............................             500             333          $37.40         $12,454
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................             500             333             N/A          12,454
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* Based upon the average wages for Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations (29-0000), ``National
  Compensation Survey: Occupational Wages in the United States, May 2015,'' U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of
  Labor Statistics, http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm#29-0000.

Request for Comments

    In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, comments on AHRQ's 
information collection are requested with regard to any of the 
following: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of AHRQ health care research and 
health care information dissemination functions, including whether the 
information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of AHRQ's 
estimate of burden (including hours and costs) of the proposed 
collection(s) of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility 
and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to 
minimize the burden of the collection of information upon the 
respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and included in the Agency's subsequent request for OMB approval of the 
proposed information collection. All comments will become a matter of 
public record.

Sharon B. Arnold,
Acting Director.
[FR Doc. 2017-07156 Filed 4-10-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4160-90-P