Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request Information Collection Request Title: Rural Health Network Development Planning Performance Improvement and Measurement System Database, OMB No. 0915-0384-Extension, 17433-17434 [2017-07220]

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AGENCY: NIOSH announces the availability of the following publication: ‘‘NIOSH Center for Motor Vehicle Safety: Results from 2016 Midcourse Review’’ [DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2017–139]. DATES: The technical report was published on March 24, 2017. ADDRESSES: This document may be obtained at the following link: https:// www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2017-139/. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Fosbroke, NIOSH Division of Safety Research, Room H–1808, 1095 Willowdale Rd., Morgantown, WV 26505. Telephone: (304) 285–6010 (not a toll free number). Email: def2@cdc.gov. SUMMARY: On August 15, 2016, NIOSH published a notice of public web meeting and request for comments on the ‘‘NIOSH Center for Motor Vehicle Safety: Midcourse Review of Strategic Plan’’ in the Federal Register [81 FR 54094]. The purpose of this midcourse review was to seek external input via public comments and invited stakeholder reviews to shape priorities for the NIOSH Center for Motor Vehicle Safety for the next 2 years and proceeding toward developing a new 10-year strategic plan. All comments received were reviewed and considered in finalizing the current document. Comments for Docket 270–A srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:18 Apr 10, 2017 Jkt 241001 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 Information Collection Request must be received no later than June 12, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer, Room 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: Rural Health Network Development SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17433 Planning Performance Improvement and Measurement System Database. OMB No. 0915–0384—Extension. Abstract: The purpose of the Rural Health Network Development Planning Program (Network Planning) is to assist in the development of an integrated health care network, specifically for entities that do not have a history of formal collaborative efforts. Health care networks can be an effective strategy to help smaller rural health care providers and health care service organizations align resources, achieve economies of scale and efficiency, and address challenges more effectively as a group than as single providers. This program promotes the planning and development of healthcare networks in order to: (1) achieve efficiencies; (2) expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of essential health care services; and (3) strengthen the rural health care system as a whole. The goals of the Network Planning program are centered around approaches that will aid providers in better serving their communities given the changes taking place in health care, as providers move from focusing on the volume of services to focusing on the value of services. The Network Planning program brings together key parts of a rural health care delivery system, particularly those entities that may not have collaborated in the past under a formal relationship, to establish and improve local capacity and coordination of care. The program supports 1 year of planning with the primary goal of helping networks create a foundation for their infrastructure and focusing member efforts to address important regional or local community health needs. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: Performance measures for the Network Planning program serve the purpose of quantifying awardee-level data that conveys the successes and challenges associated with the grant award. The approved measures encompass the following principal topic areas: network infrastructure, network collaboration, sustainability, and network assessment. Likely Respondents: The respondents for these measures are Network Planning program award recipients. 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 E:\FR\FM\11APN1.SGM 11APN1 17434 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 68 / Tuesday, April 11, 2017 / Notices 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. As no Number of respondents Form name Number of responses per respondent revisions are proposed, the burden does not change. Total Estimated Annualized Burden Hours: Total responses Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours Rural Health Network Development Planning Program Performance Improvement Measurement System .......... 21 1 21 1 21 Total .............................................................................. 21 ........................ 21 ........................ 21 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. 2017–07220 Filed 4–10–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request; Information Collection Request Title: NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program OMB No. 0915– 0140—Revision Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, HRSA has submitted an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. Comments submitted during the first public review of this ICR will be provided to OMB. OMB will accept further comments from the public during the review and approval period. DATES: Comments on this ICR should be received no later than May 11, 2017. srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:18 Apr 10, 2017 Jkt 241001 Submit your comments, including the ICR Title, to the desk officer for HRSA, either by email to OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov or by fax to 202–395–5806. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request a copy of the clearance requests submitted to OMB for review, email the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer at paperwork@hrsa.gov or call (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 Corps Loan Repayment Program OMB No. 0915–0140—Revision. Abstract: The NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program (NURSE Corps LRP) assists in the recruitment and retention of professional Registered Nurses (RNs), including advanced practice RNs (e.g., nurse practitioners, certified registered nurse anesthetists, certified nurse-midwives, clinical nurse specialists), dedicated to working at eligible health care facilities with a critical shortage of nurses (e.g., a Critical Shortage Facility) or working as nurse faculty in eligible, accredited schools of nursing, by decreasing the financial barriers associated with pursuing a nursing profession. The NURSE Corps LRP provides loan repayment assistance to these nurses to repay a portion of their qualifying educational loans in exchange for full-time service at a public or private nonprofit Critical Shortage Facility or in an eligible, accredited school of nursing. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The information is used to consider an applicant for a NURSE Corps LRP contract award and to monitor a participant’s compliance with ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the service requirements. Individuals must submit an application to participate in the program. The application asks for personal, professional, educational, and financial information required to determine the applicant’s eligibility to participate in the NURSE Corps LRP. The semi-annual employment verification form asks for personal and employment information to determine if a participant is in compliance with the service requirements. The Authorization to Release Employment Information form has been revised as a self-certification within the NURSE Corps LRP application process, with applicants clicking a box. This contributes to a decrease in the overall burden by 550 hours. Likely Respondents: Professional RNs or advanced practice RNs who are interested in participating in the NURSE Corps LRP, and official representatives at their service sites. 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: The estimates of reporting burden for applicants are as follows: E:\FR\FM\11APN1.SGM 11APN1

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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: Rural 
Health Network Development Planning Performance Improvement and 
Measurement System Database, OMB No. 0915-0384-Extension

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 Information Collection Request must be received 
no later than June 12, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA 
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Room 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: Rural Health Network 
Development Planning Performance Improvement and Measurement System 
Database.
    OMB No. 0915-0384--Extension.
    Abstract: The purpose of the Rural Health Network Development 
Planning Program (Network Planning) is to assist in the development of 
an integrated health care network, specifically for entities that do 
not have a history of formal collaborative efforts. Health care 
networks can be an effective strategy to help smaller rural health care 
providers and health care service organizations align resources, 
achieve economies of scale and efficiency, and address challenges more 
effectively as a group than as single providers. This program promotes 
the planning and development of healthcare networks in order to: (1) 
achieve efficiencies; (2) expand access to, coordinate, and improve the 
quality of essential health care services; and (3) strengthen the rural 
health care system as a whole.
    The goals of the Network Planning program are centered around 
approaches that will aid providers in better serving their communities 
given the changes taking place in health care, as providers move from 
focusing on the volume of services to focusing on the value of 
services. The Network Planning program brings together key parts of a 
rural health care delivery system, particularly those entities that may 
not have collaborated in the past under a formal relationship, to 
establish and improve local capacity and coordination of care. The 
program supports 1 year of planning with the primary goal of helping 
networks create a foundation for their infrastructure and focusing 
member efforts to address important regional or local community health 
needs.
    Need and Proposed Use of the Information: Performance measures for 
the Network Planning program serve the purpose of quantifying awardee-
level data that conveys the successes and challenges associated with 
the grant award. The approved measures encompass the following 
principal topic areas: network infrastructure, network collaboration, 
sustainability, and network assessment.
    Likely Respondents: The respondents for these measures are Network 
Planning program award recipients.
    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

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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. As no revisions are proposed, the burden 
does not change.
    Total Estimated Annualized Burden Hours:

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                                                     Number of                    Average burden
            Form name                Number of     responses per       Total       per response    Total burden
                                    respondents     respondent       responses      (in hours)         hours
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Rural Health Network Development              21               1              21               1              21
 Planning Program Performance
 Improvement Measurement System.
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    Total.......................              21  ..............              21  ..............              21
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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. 2017-07220 Filed 4-10-17; 8:45 am]
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