Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 13758-13759 [2018-06446]

Download as PDF 13758 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 62 / Friday, March 30, 2018 / Notices III. Special Accommodations DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Individuals requiring special accommodations must include the request for these services during registration. Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request IV. Meeting Participation This meeting is open to the public. As noted previously, the public may participate in the meeting via teleconference, webcast, and webinar. There will not be an in-person meeting location for this public Panel meeting. In addition, meeting registration is required to access the meeting; however, there is no deadline for registration. V. Panel Recommendations and Discussions The Panel’s recommendations will be posted approximately 2 weeks after the meeting on the CMS website at https:// www.cms.gov/Regulations-andGuidance/Guidance/FACA/ AdvisoryPanelonClinicalDiagnostic LaboratoryTests.html. VI. Copies of the Charter The Secretary’s Charter for the Advisory Panel on Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory Tests is available on the CMS website at http://cms.gov/ Regulations-and-Guidance/Guidance/ FACA/AdvisoryPanelonClinical DiagnosticLaboratoryTests.html or you may obtain a copy of the charter by submitting a request to the contact listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. VII. Collection of Information Requirements This document does not impose information collection requirements, that is, reporting, recordkeeping or third-party disclosure requirements. Consequently, there is no need for review by the Office of Management and Budget under the authority of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Dated: March 20, 2018. Seema Verma, Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. [FR Doc. 2018–06556 Filed 3–29–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P Title: Formative Data Collections for ACF Research and Program Support. OMB No.: 0970–0356. Description: The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE), in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to renew a generic clearance to conduct a variety of formative data collections with more than nine respondents. The data collections will inform future research and program support but will not be highly systematic nor intended to be statistically representative. ACF programs promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals and communities. OPRE studies ACF programs, and the populations they serve, through rigorous research and evaluation projects. These include evaluations of existing programs, evaluations of innovative approaches to helping low income children and families, research syntheses and descriptive and exploratory studies. OPRE’s research serves to provide further understanding of current programs and service populations, explore options for program improvement, and assess alternative policy and program designs. OPRE anticipates undertaking a variety of new research projects related to welfare, employment and selfsufficiency, Head Start, child care, healthy marriage and responsible fatherhood, family and youth services, home visiting, child welfare, and other areas of interest to ACF. Many ACF program offices find a need to learn more about funded program services to inform internal decision-making and to provide adequate support. Some program offices conduct their own research and evaluation projects. Under this generic clearance, ACF would engage in a variety of formative data collections with researchers, practitioners, TA providers, service providers and program participants throughout the field to fulfill the following goals: (1) Inform the development of ACF research, (2) maintain a research agenda that is rigorous and relevant, (3) ensure that research products are as current and responsive to audience needs as possible and (4) inform the provision of technical assistance. ACF envisions using a variety of techniques including semi-structured discussions, focus groups, and telephone or in-person interviews, in order to reach these goals. Following standard OMB requirements, OPRE will submit a change request for each individual data collection activity under this generic clearance. Each request will include the individual instrument(s), a justification specific to the individual information collection, and any supplementary documents. OMB should review requests within 10 days of submission. Under this generic IC information will not be collected with the primary purpose of publication, but findings are meant to inform ACF activities and may be incorporated into documents or presentations that are made public. The following are some examples of ways in which we may disseminate information resulting from these data collections: Research design documents or reports; research or technical assistance plans; background materials for technical workgroups; concept maps, process maps, or conceptual frameworks; contextualization of research findings from a follow-up data collection that has full PRA approval; informational reports to stakeholders such as funders, grantees, local implementing agencies, and/or TA providers. In presenting findings, we will describe the study methods and limitations with regard to generalizability and as a basis for policy. Respondents: Key stakeholder groups involved in ACF projects and programs, state or local government officials, service providers, participants in ACF programs or similar comparison groups; experts in fields pertaining to ACF research and programs, or others involved in conducting ACF research or evaluation projects. amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Estimated total number of respondents Instrument type Semi-Structured Discussions, Focus Groups .................................................. Interviews ......................................................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:57 Mar 29, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated number of responses per respondent 2,000 1,000 E:\FR\FM\30MRN1.SGM 1 1 30MRN1 Average burden hours per response 2 1 Estimated total burden hours 4,000 1,000 13759 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 62 / Friday, March 30, 2018 / Notices ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES—Continued Estimated total number of respondents Instrument type Questionnaires/Surveys ................................................................................... Total Estimated Burden Hours: 5,375. Additional Information: Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 330 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20201, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. Email address: OPREinfocollection@ acf.hhs.gov. OMB Comment: OMB is required to make a decision concerning the collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent directly to the following: Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Email: OIRA_ SUBMISSION@OMB.EOP.GOV, Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and Families. Mary Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–06446 Filed 3–29–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–79–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program; List of Petitions Received Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: HRSA is publishing this notice of petitions received under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (the program), as required by the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, as amended. While the Secretary of HHS is named as the respondent in all proceedings brought by the filing of petitions for compensation under the Program, the United States Court of Federal Claims is charged by statute amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:57 Mar 29, 2018 Jkt 244001 750 with responsibility for considering and acting upon the petitions. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information about requirements for filing petitions, and the program in general, contact Lisa L. Reyes, Clerk of Court, United States Court of Federal Claims, 717 Madison Place NW, Washington, DC 20005, (202) 357–6400. For information on HRSA’s role in the program, contact the Director, National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 08N146B, Rockville, MD 20857; (301) 443–6593, or visit our website at: http:// www.hrsa.gov/vaccinecompensation/ index.html. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The program provides a system of no-fault compensation for certain individuals who have been injured by specified childhood vaccines. Subtitle 2 of Title XXI of the PHS Act, 42 U.S.C. 300aa– 10 et seq., provides that those seeking compensation are to file a petition with the United States Court of Federal Claims and to serve a copy of the petition on the Secretary of HHS, who is named as the respondent in each proceeding. The Secretary has delegated this responsibility under the program to HRSA. The Court is directed by statute to appoint special masters who take evidence, conduct hearings as appropriate, and make initial decisions as to eligibility for, and amount of, compensation. A petition may be filed with respect to injuries, disabilities, illnesses, conditions, and deaths resulting from vaccines described in the Vaccine Injury Table (the table) set forth at 42 CFR 100.3. This table lists for each covered childhood vaccine the conditions that may lead to compensation and, for each condition, the time period for occurrence of the first symptom or manifestation of onset or of significant aggravation after vaccine administration. Compensation may also be awarded for conditions not listed in the Table and for conditions that are manifested outside the time periods specified in the table, but only if the petitioner shows that the condition was caused by one of the listed vaccines. Section 2112(b)(2) of the PHS Act, 42 U.S.C. 300aa–12(b)(2), requires that ‘‘[w]ithin 30 days after the Secretary PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated number of responses per respondent 1 Average burden hours per response .5 Estimated total burden hours 375 receives service of any petition filed under section 2111 the Secretary shall publish notice of such petition in the Federal Register.’’ Set forth below is a list of petitions received by HRSA on February 1, 2018, through February 28, 2018. This list provides the name of petitioner, city and state of vaccination (if unknown then city and state of person or attorney filing claim), and case number. In cases where the Court has redacted the name of a petitioner and/or the case number, the list reflects such redaction. Section 2112(b)(2) also provides that the special master ‘‘shall afford all interested persons an opportunity to submit relevant, written information’’ relating to the following: 1. The existence of evidence ‘‘that there is not a preponderance of the evidence that the illness, disability, injury, condition, or death described in the petition is due to factors unrelated to the administration of the vaccine described in the petition,’’ and 2. Any allegation in a petition that the petitioner either: a. ‘‘[S]ustained, or had significantly aggravated, any illness, disability, injury, or condition not set forth in the Vaccine Injury Table but which was caused by’’ one of the vaccines referred to in the Table, or b. ‘‘[S]ustained, or had significantly aggravated, any illness, disability, injury, or condition set forth in the Vaccine Injury Table the first symptom or manifestation of the onset or significant aggravation of which did not occur within the time period set forth in the Table but which was caused by a vaccine’’ referred to in the Table. In accordance with Section 2112(b)(2), all interested persons may submit written information relevant to the issues described above in the case of the petitions listed below. Any person choosing to do so should file an original and three (3) copies of the information with the Clerk of the United States Court of Federal Claims at the address listed above (under the heading FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT), with a copy to HRSA addressed to Director, Division of Injury Compensation Programs, Healthcare Systems Bureau, 5600 Fishers Lane, 08N146B, Rockville, MD 20857. The Court’s caption E:\FR\FM\30MRN1.SGM 30MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Title: Formative Data Collections for ACF Research and Program 
Support.
    OMB No.: 0970-0356.
    Description: The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation 
(OPRE), in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the 
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) intends to request 
approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to renew a 
generic clearance to conduct a variety of formative data collections 
with more than nine respondents. The data collections will inform 
future research and program support but will not be highly systematic 
nor intended to be statistically representative.
    ACF programs promote the economic and social well-being of 
families, children, individuals and communities. OPRE studies ACF 
programs, and the populations they serve, through rigorous research and 
evaluation projects. These include evaluations of existing programs, 
evaluations of innovative approaches to helping low income children and 
families, research syntheses and descriptive and exploratory studies. 
OPRE's research serves to provide further understanding of current 
programs and service populations, explore options for program 
improvement, and assess alternative policy and program designs. OPRE 
anticipates undertaking a variety of new research projects related to 
welfare, employment and self-sufficiency, Head Start, child care, 
healthy marriage and responsible fatherhood, family and youth services, 
home visiting, child welfare, and other areas of interest to ACF. Many 
ACF program offices find a need to learn more about funded program 
services to inform internal decision-making and to provide adequate 
support. Some program offices conduct their own research and evaluation 
projects.
    Under this generic clearance, ACF would engage in a variety of 
formative data collections with researchers, practitioners, TA 
providers, service providers and program participants throughout the 
field to fulfill the following goals: (1) Inform the development of ACF 
research, (2) maintain a research agenda that is rigorous and relevant, 
(3) ensure that research products are as current and responsive to 
audience needs as possible and (4) inform the provision of technical 
assistance. ACF envisions using a variety of techniques including semi-
structured discussions, focus groups, and telephone or in-person 
interviews, in order to reach these goals.
    Following standard OMB requirements, OPRE will submit a change 
request for each individual data collection activity under this generic 
clearance. Each request will include the individual instrument(s), a 
justification specific to the individual information collection, and 
any supplementary documents. OMB should review requests within 10 days 
of submission.
    Under this generic IC information will not be collected with the 
primary purpose of publication, but findings are meant to inform ACF 
activities and may be incorporated into documents or presentations that 
are made public. The following are some examples of ways in which we 
may disseminate information resulting from these data collections: 
Research design documents or reports; research or technical assistance 
plans; background materials for technical workgroups; concept maps, 
process maps, or conceptual frameworks; contextualization of research 
findings from a follow-up data collection that has full PRA approval; 
informational reports to stakeholders such as funders, grantees, local 
implementing agencies, and/or TA providers. In presenting findings, we 
will describe the study methods and limitations with regard to 
generalizability and as a basis for policy.
    Respondents: Key stakeholder groups involved in ACF projects and 
programs, state or local government officials, service providers, 
participants in ACF programs or similar comparison groups; experts in 
fields pertaining to ACF research and programs, or others involved in 
conducting ACF research or evaluation projects.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                     Estimated       Estimated
                                                   total  number     number of        Average        Estimated
                 Instrument type                        of         responses per   burden hours    total burden
                                                    respondents     respondent     per response        hours
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Semi-Structured Discussions, Focus Groups.......           2,000               1               2           4,000
Interviews......................................           1,000               1               1           1,000

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Questionnaires/Surveys..........................             750               1              .5             375
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    Total Estimated Burden Hours: 5,375.
    Additional Information: Copies of the proposed collection may be 
obtained by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, 
Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 330 C Street SW, 
Washington, DC 20201, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. All 
requests should be identified by the title of the information 
collection. Email address: [email protected].
    OMB Comment: OMB is required to make a decision concerning the 
collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of 
this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best 
assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of 
publication. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed 
information collection should be sent directly to the following: Office 
of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Email: 
[email protected], Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration 
for Children and Families.

Mary Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-06446 Filed 3-29-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4184-79-P