Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request; Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Program Deeming Application for Health Centers, OMB No. 0906-XXXX-NEW, 9525-9526 [2018-04482]

Download as PDF 9525 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 44 / Tuesday, March 6, 2018 / Notices 18–0115V 60. Claudie Lee Southern, Irving, Texas, Court of Federal Claims No: 18–0116V 61. Daniel Boits, Portage, Indiana, Court of Federal Claims No: 18–0119V 62. Kathy Lynn Gipple, Johnston, Iowa, Court of Federal Claims No: 18–0120V 63. Heather Snyder, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Court of Federal Claims No: 18–0122V 64. Wyatt Bell, Kuna, Idaho, Court of Federal Claims No: 18–0125V 65. Linda Skadra, Latham, New York, Court of Federal Claims No: 18–0126V 66. Jennifer Brown, Washington, District of Columbia, Court of Federal Claims No: 18–0127V 67. Fred Bove, San Francisco, California, Court of Federal Claims No: 18–0128V 68. Kenneth Capra, Lakewood, Colorado, Court of Federal Claims No: 18–0129V 69. Marilee Boerger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, Court of Federal Claims No: 18–0130V 70. Linda Kuznitz, Washington, District of Columbia, Court of Federal Claims No: 18–0131V 71. Taylor E. Porter and Kelvin D. Woods on behalf of A. W., Deceased, Linwood, New Jersey, Court of Federal Claims No: 18–0132V 72. Melissa Norred, Phoenix, Arizona, Court of Federal Claims No: 18–0133V 73. Carl Browning, Palestine, Texas, Court of Federal Claims No: 18–0135V 74. Ricardo Hernandez, Dallas, Texas, Court of Federal Claims No: 18–0137V 75. Steven Streeter, Piermont, New York, Court of Federal Claims No: 18–0138V 76. Leslie Mintzer, New York, New York, Court of Federal Claims No: 18–0139V 77. Cynthia Nute, Wentzville, Missouri, Court of Federal Claims No: 18–0140V 78. Wanda J. Payne, Taylorsville, North Carolina, Court of Federal Claims No: 18–0145V 79. Daphne Dodson, Columbus, Ohio, Court of Federal Claims No: 18–0150V 80. Archana Chander on behalf of L. M., Phoenix, Arizona, Court of Federal Claims No: 18–0151V 81. Edward McCall, Phoenix, Arizona, Court of Federal Claims No: 18–0152V 82. Elaine H. Lander, Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts, Court of Federal Claims No: 18–0153V 83. Michael Cericola, Bristol, Virginia, Court of Federal Claims No: 18–0155V 84. John Huff, Covington, Kentucky, Court of Federal Claims No: 18–0156V 85. Monica Gomez, San Diego, California, Court of Federal Claims No: 18–0157V 86. Margery Hebden, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Court of Federal Claims No: 18–0158V 87. Ami Neil, Walker, Michigan, Court of Federal Claims No: 18–0159V 88. Nga Hong Jones, Clackamas, Oregon, Court of Federal Claims No: 18–0160V [FR Doc. 2018–04506 Filed 3–5–18; 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; Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Program Deeming Application for Health Centers, OMB No. 0906– XXXX—NEW Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with of 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 April 5, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, including the Information Collection Request 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 Lisa Wright-Solomon, the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer at paperwork@hrsa.gov or call (301) 443– 1984. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Information Collection Request Title: Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Program Deeming Application for Health Centers, OMB No. 0906–XXXX— NEW. SUMMARY: Abstract: Section 224(g)–(n) of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act (42 U.S.C. 233(g)–(n)), as amended, authorizes the ‘‘deeming’’ of entities receiving funds under section 330 of the PHS Act as PHS employees for the purposes of receiving Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) coverage. The Health Center Program is administered by HRSA. Health centers submit deeming applications to HRSA in the prescribed form and manner in order to obtain deemed PHS employee status, with the associated FTCA coverage. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: Deeming applications must address certain specified criteria required by law in order for deeming determinations to be issued, and FTCA application forms are critical to HRSA’s deeming determination process. These forms provide HRSA with the information essential for application evaluation and a deeming determination for the purposes of FTCA coverage. The application information is also used to determine whether a site visit is appropriate to assess issues relating to the health center’s quality of care and to determine technical assistance needs. Likely Respondents: Respondents include Health Center Program funds recipients seeking deemed PHS employee status for purposes of FTCA coverage. 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. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES TOTAL ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN—HOURS Number of respondents Form name Number of responses per respondent Average burden per response (in hours) Total responses Total burden hours FTCA Health Center Program Initial Application ................. FTCA Health Center Program Redeeming Application ....... 35 1125 1 1 35 1125 2.5 2.5 87.5 2812.5 Total .............................................................................. 1160 ........................ 1160 ........................ 2900 VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:39 Mar 05, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\06MRN1.SGM 06MRN1 9526 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 44 / Tuesday, March 6, 2018 / Notices Amy McNulty, Acting Director, Division of the Executive Secretariat. HRSA provided additional grant funds to 4 award recipients in Puerto Rico with project periods ending in fiscal year 2018 to extend their current project periods by 12 months to prevent interruptions in the provision of critical health care services while they recover from Hurricane Maria. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Recipients of the Award: Four Health Center Program award recipients in Puerto Rico vulnerable to a lapse in service provision in their service areas due to the impact of Hurricane Maria on the operational resources available for competitive application preparation for fiscal year 2018, as listed in Table 1. Amount of Non-Competitive Awards: Four awards for $17,482,070. Period of Supplemental Funding: Fiscal year 2018. CFDA Number: 93.224. Authority: Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 254b, as amended). SUMMARY: [FR Doc. 2018–04482 Filed 3–5–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Announcing Project Period Extensions With Funding for Health Center Program Award Recipients in Puerto Rico; Health Center Program Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). AGENCY: Announcing project period extensions with Funding for Health Center Program Award recipients in Puerto Rico. ACTION: Justification: In September 2017, HHS declared a hurricane-related public health emergency in Puerto Rico. Health centers in Puerto Rico and the patients they serve continue to face significant challenges associated with recovery from Hurricane Maria. For these four award recipients, the funding permits them to continue to operate in the current fiscal year before submitting competitive applications by the end of the 12-month extension period. Extending the project period and providing flexibility for competing applications for these four award recipients aligns with the Office of Management and Budget’s memorandum to provide short-term relief to affected award recipients, ‘‘Administrative Relief for Grantees Impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria,’’ signed on October 26, 2017. HRSA awarded approximately $17 million to the four existing Health Center Program award recipients noted in Table 1. TABLE 1—RECIPIENTS AND AWARD AMOUNTS Grant No. H80CS00382 H80CS00695 H80CS00598 H80CS22687 ............. ............. ............. ............. Award recipient name Morovis Community Health Center, Inc ....................................................................................... HPM Foundation, Inc ................................................................................................................... Salud Integral en la Montana, Inc ................................................................................................ Corporacion de Salud Asegurada por Nuestra Organizacin Solidaria, Inc. (S.A.N.O.S.) ........... FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Olivia Shockey, Expansion Division Director, Office of Policy and Program Development, Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration, at oshockey@hrsa.gov or 301–594–4300. Dated: February 27, 2018. George Sigounas, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2018–04507 Filed 3–5–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, notice is hereby given of the following meetings. The meetings will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The grant applications and the discussions could disclose VerDate Sep<11>2014 State 21:39 Mar 05, 2018 Jkt 244001 confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Topics in Pathogenic Eukaryotes. Date: March 13, 2018. Time: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892 (Telephone Conference Call). Contact Person: Tera Bounds, Ph.D., DVM, Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 3198, MSC 7808, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301 435– 2306, boundst@csr.nih.gov. This notice is being published less than 15 days prior to the meeting due to the timing limitations imposed by the review and funding cycle. Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel— Health Informatics SBIR/STTR Applications. Date: March 26–27, 2018. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 PR PR PR PR Award amount $2,561,918 4,938,854 7,720,986 2,260,312 Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Hotel Monaco Baltimore, 2 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. Contact Person: Sudha Veeraraghavan, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301–435–1504, sudha.veeraraghavan@nih.gov. Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; PAR Panel: Mobile and Connected Health Interventions to Improve HIV Care. Date: March 27, 2018. Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892 (Virtual Meeting). Contact Person: Shalanda A. Bynum, Ph.D., MPH, Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 3206, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301–755–4355, bynumsa@csr.nih.gov. Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Exploration of Antimicrobial Therapeutics and Resistance. Date: March 28–29, 2018. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. E:\FR\FM\06MRN1.SGM 06MRN1

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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; Federal Tort Claims Act 
(FTCA) Program Deeming Application for Health Centers, OMB No. 0906-
XXXX--NEW

AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department 
of Health and Human Services.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with of 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 April 5, 
2018.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, including the Information Collection 
Request Title, to the desk officer for HRSA, either by email to 
[email protected] 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 Lisa Wright-Solomon, the 
HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer at [email protected] or 
call (301) 443-1984.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Information Collection Request Title: Federal Tort Claims Act 
(FTCA) Program Deeming Application for Health Centers, OMB No. 0906-
XXXX-- NEW.
    Abstract: Section 224(g)-(n) of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act 
(42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n)), as amended, authorizes the ``deeming'' of 
entities receiving funds under section 330 of the PHS Act as PHS 
employees for the purposes of receiving Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) 
coverage. The Health Center Program is administered by HRSA. Health 
centers submit deeming applications to HRSA in the prescribed form and 
manner in order to obtain deemed PHS employee status, with the 
associated FTCA coverage.
    Need and Proposed Use of the Information: Deeming applications must 
address certain specified criteria required by law in order for deeming 
determinations to be issued, and FTCA application forms are critical to 
HRSA's deeming determination process. These forms provide HRSA with the 
information essential for application evaluation and a deeming 
determination for the purposes of FTCA coverage. The application 
information is also used to determine whether a site visit is 
appropriate to assess issues relating to the health center's quality of 
care and to determine technical assistance needs.
    Likely Respondents: Respondents include Health Center Program funds 
recipients seeking deemed PHS employee status for purposes of FTCA 
coverage.
    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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FTCA Health Center Program                    35               1              35             2.5            87.5
 Initial Application............
FTCA Health Center Program                  1125               1            1125             2.5          2812.5
 Redeeming Application..........
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    Total.......................            1160  ..............            1160  ..............            2900
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Amy McNulty,
Acting Director, Division of the Executive Secretariat.
[FR Doc. 2018-04482 Filed 3-5-18; 8:45 am]
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