Submission for OMB Review; Reporting and Use of Information Concerning Integrity and Performance of Recipients of Grants and Cooperative Agreements, 8085-8086 [2018-03745]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 37 / Friday, February 23, 2018 / Notices GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 3090–0293; Docket No. 2017–0001; Sequence 9] Submission for OMB Review; Reporting and Use of Information Concerning Integrity and Performance of Recipients of Grants and Cooperative Agreements Office of Technology Strategy/ Office of Government-wide Policy, General Services Administration (GSA). ACTION: Notice of request for public comments regarding an extension to an existing OMB clearance. AGENCY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB) will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of the currently approved information collection requirement concerning the reporting and use of information concerning integrity and performance of recipients of grants and cooperative agreements. DATES: Submit comments on or before March 26, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden to: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs of OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for GSA, Room 10236, NEOB, Washington, DC 20503. Additionally submit a copy to GSA by any of the following methods: • Regulations.gov: http:// www.regulations.gov. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by searching the OMB control number 3090–0293. Select the link ‘‘Comment Now’’ that corresponds with ‘‘Information Collection 3090–0293, Reporting and Use of Information Concerning Integrity and Performance of Recipients of Grants and Cooperative Agreements. Follow the instructions provided on the screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘Information Collection 3090–0293, Reporting and Use of Information Concerning Integrity and Performance of Recipients of Grants and Cooperative Agreements’’ on your attached document. • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405. ATTN: Ms. Mandell/IC 3090–0293. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:52 Feb 22, 2018 Jkt 244001 3090–0293, Reporting and Use of Information Concerning Integrity and Performance of Recipients of Grants and Cooperative Agreements, in all correspondence related to this collection. Comments received generally will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal and/or business confidential information provided. To confirm receipt of your comment(s), please check www.regulations.gov, approximately two-to-three business days after submission to verify posting (except allow 30 days for posting of comments submitted by mail). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Dennis Harrison, Integrated Award Environment, GSA, 202–215–9767, or via email at dennis.harrison@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose This information collection requirement, OMB Control No. 3090– 0293, currently titled ‘‘Reporting and Use of Information Concerning Integrity and Performance of Recipients of Grants and Cooperative Agreements’’ is necessary in order to comply with section 872 of the Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act of 2009, Public Law 110–417, as amended by Public Law 111–212, hereafter referred to as ‘‘the Act.’’ The Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 110–417) was enacted on October 14, 2008. Section 872 of this Act required the development and maintenance of an information system that contains specific information on the integrity and performance of covered Federal agency contractors and grantees. The Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS) was developed to address these requirements. FAPIIS provides users access to integrity and performance information from the FAPIIS reporting module in the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS), proceedings information from the Entity Management section of the System for Award Management (SAM) database, and suspension/debarment information from the Performance Information section of SAM. As stated in 2 CFR part 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, the Federal awarding agency is required to review information available through any OMB-designated repositories of government-wide eligibility qualification or financial integrity information, as appropriate. The Federal awarding agency is required to review the non-public PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8085 segment of the OMB-designated integrity and performance system accessible through SAM (currently the FAPIIS), prior to making a Federal award where the Federal share is expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold (currently $150,000), defined in 41 U.S.C. 134, over the period of performance. For non-federal entities (NFEs), if the total value of the NFEs currently active grants, cooperative agreements, and procurement contracts from all Federal awarding agencies exceeds $10,000,000 for any period of time during the period of performance of the Federal award, then the NFE must disclose semiannually, and maintain the currency of information reported to the SAM that is made available in the designated integrity and performance system (currently the FAPIIS) about civil, criminal, or administrative proceedings, as described in the award terms and conditions, for the most recent five year period. B. Annual Reporting Burden Proceedings Screening Question #1 Respondents: 13,683. Responses per respondent: 1. Total annual responses: 13,683. Hours per response: .1. Total response burden hours: 1,368. Proceedings Screening Question #2 Respondents: 1,663. Responses per respondent: 1. Total annual responses: 1,663. Hours per response: .1. Total response burden hours: 166. Proceedings Details Respondents: 24. Responses per respondent: 2. Total annual responses: 48. Hours per response: .5. Total response burden hours: 24. C. Public Comments A notice was published in the Federal Register at 82 FR 57267 on December 4, 2017. No comments were received. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1 8086 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 37 / Friday, February 23, 2018 / Notices the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405. Please cite OMB Control No. 3090–0293, Reporting and Use of Information Concerning Integrity and Performance of Recipients of Grants and Cooperative Agreements, in all correspondence. Dated: February 20, 2018. David A. Shive, Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–03745 Filed 2–22–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–WY–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Patient Safety Organizations: Expired Listing for Quality Solutions Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice of delisting. AGENCY: The Patient Safety Rule authorizes AHRQ, on behalf of the Secretary of HHS, to list as a PSO an entity that attests that it meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for listing. A PSO can be ‘‘delisted’’ by the Secretary if it is found to no longer meet the requirements of the Patient Safety Act and Patient Safety Rule, when a PSO chooses to voluntarily relinquish its status as a PSO for any reason, or when a PSO’s listing expires. The listing for Quality Solutions has expired and AHRQ has delisted the PSO accordingly. DATES: The directories for both listed and delisted PSOs are ongoing and reviewed weekly by AHRQ. The delisting was effective at 12:00 Midnight ET (2400) on January 6, 2018. ADDRESSES: Both directories can be accessed electronically at the following HHS website: http://www.pso.ahrq.gov/ listed. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eileen Hogan, Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, AHRQ, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 06N94B, Rockville, MD 20857; Telephone (toll free): (866) 403–3697; Telephone (local): (301) 427–1111; TTY (toll free): (866) 438–7231; TTY (local): (301) 427–1130; Email: pso@ahrq.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 299b–21 to b–26, (Patient Safety Act) and the related Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Final Rule, 42 CFR part 3 (Patient Safety Rule), published in the Federal Register on November 21, 2008, 73 FR 70732– 70814, establish a framework by which hospitals, doctors, and other health care providers may voluntarily report information to Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs), on a privileged and confidential basis, for the aggregation and analysis of patient safety events. The Patient Safety Act authorizes the listing of PSOs, which are entities or component organizations whose mission and primary activity are to conduct activities to improve patient safety and the quality of health care delivery. HHS issued the Patient Safety Rule to implement the Patient Safety Act. AHRQ administers the provisions of the Patient Safety Act and Patient Safety Rule relating to the listing and operation of PSOs. The Patient Safety Rule authorizes AHRQ to list as a PSO an entity that attests that it meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for listing. A PSO can be ‘‘delisted’’ if it is found to no longer meet the requirements of the Patient Safety Act and Patient Safety Rule, when a PSO chooses to voluntarily relinquish its status as a PSO for any reason, or when a PSO’s listing expires. Section 3.108(d) of the Patient Safety Rule requires AHRQ to provide public notice when it removes an organization from the list of federally approved PSOs. Quality Solutions, PSO number P0165, is a component entity of: Chest Medicine Associates, Coastal Women’s Healthcare, Eyecare Medical Group, Maine Nephrology Associates, New England Cancer Specialists, Plastic & Hand Surgical Associates, Portland Gastroenterology, and Spectrum Medical Group. The PSO chose to let its listing expire by not seeking continued listing. Accordingly, Quality Solutions was delisted effective at 12:00 Midnight ET (2400) on January 6, 2018. More information on PSOs can be obtained through AHRQ’s PSO website at http://www.pso.ahrq.gov. Karen J. Migdail, Chief of Staff. [FR Doc. 2018–03744 Filed 2–22–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–P Background The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005, 42 U.S.C. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:52 Feb 22, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Community Living Administration on Aging Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Public Comment Request; State Annual Long-Term Care Ombudsman Report Known as the National Ombudsman Reporting System (NORS) and Instructions (OMB No: 0985–0005) Administration for Community Living/Administration on Aging, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Administration for Community Living/Administration on Aging (ACL/AoA) is announcing that the proposed collection of information listed above has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance as required under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This 30-day notice collects comments on the information collection requirements related to the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program (Proposed Extension with Changes of a Currently Approved Collection (ICR Rev)). DATES: Submit written comments on the collection of information by March 26, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information by fax to 202.395.5806, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for ACL; by email to OIRA_ submission@omb.eop.gov, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for ACL; or by mail to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, New Executive Office Bldg., 725 17th St. NW, Rm. 10235, Washington, DC 20503, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for ACL. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Louise Ryan, telephone: (206) 615–2514; email: louise.ryan@acl.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In compliance with 44 U.S.C. 3507, ACL/ AoA has submitted the following proposed collection of information to OMB for review and clearance. States provide the following data and narrative information in the report: 1. Numbers and descriptions of cases filed and complaints made on behalf of long-term care facility residents to the statewide ombudsman program; 2. Major issues identified that impact the quality of care and life of long-term care facility residents; 3. Statewide program operations; and 4. Ombudsman activities in addition to complaint investigation. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1

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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 3090-0293; Docket No. 2017-0001; Sequence 9]


Submission for OMB Review; Reporting and Use of Information 
Concerning Integrity and Performance of Recipients of Grants and 
Cooperative Agreements

AGENCY: Office of Technology Strategy/Office of Government-wide Policy, 
General Services Administration (GSA).

ACTION: Notice of request for public comments regarding an extension to 
an existing OMB clearance.

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SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the 
Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB) will be submitting to the Office 
of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an 
extension of the currently approved information collection requirement 
concerning the reporting and use of information concerning integrity 
and performance of recipients of grants and cooperative agreements.

DATES: Submit comments on or before March 26, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other 
aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for 
reducing this burden to: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs 
of OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for GSA, Room 10236, NEOB, Washington, 
DC 20503. Additionally submit a copy to GSA by any of the following 
methods:
     Regulations.gov: http://www.regulations.gov. Submit 
comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by searching the OMB 
control number 3090-0293. Select the link ``Comment Now'' that 
corresponds with ``Information Collection 3090-0293, Reporting and Use 
of Information Concerning Integrity and Performance of Recipients of 
Grants and Cooperative Agreements. Follow the instructions provided on 
the screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and 
``Information Collection 3090-0293, Reporting and Use of Information 
Concerning Integrity and Performance of Recipients of Grants and 
Cooperative Agreements'' on your attached document.
     Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory 
Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405. 
ATTN: Ms. Mandell/IC 3090-0293.
    Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information 
Collection 3090-0293, Reporting and Use of Information Concerning 
Integrity and Performance of Recipients of Grants and Cooperative 
Agreements, in all correspondence related to this collection. Comments 
received generally will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal and/or business 
confidential information provided. To confirm receipt of your 
comment(s), please check www.regulations.gov, approximately two-to-
three business days after submission to verify posting (except allow 30 
days for posting of comments submitted by mail).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Dennis Harrison, Integrated Award 
Environment, GSA, 202-215-9767, or via email at 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

A. Purpose

    This information collection requirement, OMB Control No. 3090-0293, 
currently titled ``Reporting and Use of Information Concerning 
Integrity and Performance of Recipients of Grants and Cooperative 
Agreements'' is necessary in order to comply with section 872 of the 
Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act of 2009, Public Law 
110-417, as amended by Public Law 111-212, hereafter referred to as 
``the Act.'' The Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act of 
2009 (Pub. L. 110-417) was enacted on October 14, 2008. Section 872 of 
this Act required the development and maintenance of an information 
system that contains specific information on the integrity and 
performance of covered Federal agency contractors and grantees.
    The Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System 
(FAPIIS) was developed to address these requirements. FAPIIS provides 
users access to integrity and performance information from the FAPIIS 
reporting module in the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting 
System (CPARS), proceedings information from the Entity Management 
section of the System for Award Management (SAM) database, and 
suspension/debarment information from the Performance Information 
section of SAM.
    As stated in 2 CFR part 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, 
Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, the Federal 
awarding agency is required to review information available through any 
OMB-designated repositories of government-wide eligibility 
qualification or financial integrity information, as appropriate.
    The Federal awarding agency is required to review the non-public 
segment of the OMB-designated integrity and performance system 
accessible through SAM (currently the FAPIIS), prior to making a 
Federal award where the Federal share is expected to exceed the 
simplified acquisition threshold (currently $150,000), defined in 41 
U.S.C. 134, over the period of performance.
    For non-federal entities (NFEs), if the total value of the NFEs 
currently active grants, cooperative agreements, and procurement 
contracts from all Federal awarding agencies exceeds $10,000,000 for 
any period of time during the period of performance of the Federal 
award, then the NFE must disclose semiannually, and maintain the 
currency of information reported to the SAM that is made available in 
the designated integrity and performance system (currently the FAPIIS) 
about civil, criminal, or administrative proceedings, as described in 
the award terms and conditions, for the most recent five year period.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

Proceedings Screening Question #1

    Respondents: 13,683.
    Responses per respondent: 1.
    Total annual responses: 13,683.
    Hours per response: .1.
    Total response burden hours: 1,368.

Proceedings Screening Question #2

    Respondents: 1,663.
    Responses per respondent: 1.
    Total annual responses: 1,663.
    Hours per response: .1.
    Total response burden hours: 166.

Proceedings Details

    Respondents: 24.
    Responses per respondent: 2.
    Total annual responses: 48.
    Hours per response: .5.
    Total response burden hours: 24.

C. Public Comments

    A notice was published in the Federal Register at 82 FR 57267 on 
December 4, 2017. No comments were received. Public comments are 
particularly invited on: Whether our estimate of the public burden of 
this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid 
assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and 
clarity of the information to be collected; and ways in which we can 
minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are 
to respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology.
    Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the 
information collection documents from

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the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division 
(MVCB), 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405. Please cite OMB Control 
No. 3090-0293, Reporting and Use of Information Concerning Integrity 
and Performance of Recipients of Grants and Cooperative Agreements, in 
all correspondence.

    Dated: February 20, 2018.
David A. Shive,
Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-03745 Filed 2-22-18; 8:45 am]
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