Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request; Information Collection Request Title: Maternal and Child Health Bureau Performance Measures for Discretionary Grant Information System (DGIS), OMB No. 0915-0298-Revision, 56353-56354 [2018-24659]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 219 / Tuesday, November 13, 2018 / Notices Dated: November 2, 2018. Leslie Kux, Associate Commissioner for Policy. [FR Doc. 2018–24618 Filed 11–9–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4164–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request; Information Collection Request Title: Maternal and Child Health Bureau Performance Measures for Discretionary Grant Information System (DGIS), OMB No. 0915–0298—Revision Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the requirement of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects, 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 ICR must be received no later than January 14, 2019. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer, Room 14N136B, 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 Lisa Wright-Solomon, 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. Information Collection Request Title: Maternal and Child Health Bureau amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:34 Nov 09, 2018 Jkt 247001 Performance Measures for Discretionary Grant Information System (DGIS), OMB No. 0915–0298—Revision Abstract: This Information Collection Request is for continued approval of performance measures for HRSA’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) discretionary grants, specifically, the continued use of reporting requirements for grant programs administered by MCHB in accordance with the ‘‘Government Performance and Results Act of 1993’’ (Pub. L. 103–62). This Act requires the preparation of an annual performance plan covering each program activity set forth in the agency’s budget, which includes establishment of measurable goals that may be reported in an annual financial statement to support the linkage of funding decisions with performance. Performance measures for MCHB discretionary grants were initially approved in 2003, and the latest approval was obtained in 2016 for significant revisions. Continued approval from OMB is currently being sought to continue the use of performance measures with minor revisions. Most of these measures are specific to certain types of programs and are not required of all grantees. The measures are categorized by domains (Adolescent Health, Capacity Building, Child Health, Children with Special Health Care Needs, Lifecourse/ Crosscutting, Maternal/Women Health, and Perinatal/Infant Health). In addition, there are some programspecific measures. Grant programs are assigned domains based on their activities. HRSA is proposing to make changes to the DGIS to more closely align data collection forms with current program activities. These revisions will facilitate more accurate reporting of descriptive information related to Longterm Trainees in Maternal and Child Health, as well as activities related to Technical Assistance for programs. Proposed changes include the following: • Trainee Information (Long-term Trainees Only) form: Æ Changes will incorporate options and titles that were omitted from the final submission of the previous OMB package, providing clarification for the reporting of specific descriptive information about Long-term Trainees on the form. Æ Changes will list the following options for ‘‘Type’’: ‘‘Non-Degree PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 56353 Seeking,’’ ‘‘Undergraduate,’’ ‘‘Masters,’’ ‘‘Doctoral,’’ Post-doctoral,’’ ‘‘Other.’’ Æ Changes will list the title ‘‘Student Status’’ next to the options for ‘‘Parttime student’’ and ‘‘Full-time student.’’ • Technical Assistance/Collaboration form: Æ Add a field asking for the ‘‘Total number of TA recipients.’’ This change will allow for better alignment with this data that was previously collected by program, but omitted due to a DGIS paper form error. Æ Add an ‘‘Other’’ category to List B under ‘‘Topic of Technical Assistance/ Collaboration.’’ This change would facilitate more accurate data reporting by providing programs an additional category to choose from if their current Technical Assistance activities do not closely align with the existing categories in List B. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The performance data collected through the DGIS serves several purposes, including grantee monitoring, program planning, performance reporting, and the ability to demonstrate alignment between MCHB discretionary programs and the Title V MCH Services Block Grant program. This revision will facilitate more accurate reporting of descriptive information related to Long-term Trainees in Maternal and Child Health, as well as activities related to Technical Assistance for programs. Likely Respondents: The grantees for Maternal and Child Health Bureau Discretionary Grant Programs. 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. E:\FR\FM\13NON1.SGM 13NON1 56354 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 219 / Tuesday, November 13, 2018 / Notices TOTAL ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Form Responses per respondent Total burden hours Grant Report ........................................................................ 700 1 700 36 25,200 Total .............................................................................. 700 ........................ 700 ........................ 25,200 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. Amy P. McNulty, Acting Director, Division of the Executive Secretariat. When the NPDB Guidebook was last revised in April 2015, substantial updates altered the regulatory scope, content, and display of the Guidebook. The new Guidebook incorporates information and infographics that augment or further clarify existing Guidebook topics and does not include any significant policy changes. The new NPDB Guidebook is now available at www.npdb.hrsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: November 6, 2018. George Sigounas, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2018–24694 Filed 11–9–18; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2018–24659 Filed 11–9–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Health Resources and Services Administration National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Notice of Closed Meetings National Practitioner Data Bank Guidebook Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. HRSA’s Division of Practitioner Data Bank (DPDB) announces the release of the revised user National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) Guidebook. NPDB is a confidential information clearinghouse created by Congress and intended to facilitate a comprehensive review of the professional credentials of health care practitioners, entities, providers, and suppliers. The NPDB Guidebook is the primary policy document explaining the statutes and regulations behind and operation of the NPDB. It serves as an essential reference for NPDB users, offering reporting and querying examples, explanations, definitions, and frequently asked questions. SUMMARY: amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Average burden per response (in hours) Total responses FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Loewenstein, Director, DPDB, Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, 301–443–2300, NPDBPolicy@hrsa.gov. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:34 Nov 09, 2018 Jkt 247001 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 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: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Special Emphasis Panel; Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program (Si2/R00 Clinical Trial Optional). Date: November 26, 2018. Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, 5601 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20892 (Telephone Conference Call). Contact Person: Louis A. Rosenthal, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Scientific Review Program, Division of Extramural Activities, PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Rm. 3G42B, National Institutes of Health/ NIAID, 5601 Fishers Lane, MSC 9834, Bethesda, MD 20892–9834, (240) 669–5070, rosenthalla@niaid.nih.gov. Name of Committee: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Special Emphasis Panel; Impact of Initial Influenza Exposure on Immunity in Infants (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). Date: December 3–4, 2018. Time: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, 5601 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20892 (Telephone Conference Call). Contact Person: Maryam Feili-Hariri, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Scientific Review Program, Division of Extramural Activities, National Institutes of Health/ NIAID, 5601 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852, 240–669–5026, haririmf@ niaid.nih.gov. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.855, Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation Research; 93.856, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Research, National Institutes of Health, HHS) Dated: November 2, 2018. Natasha M. Copeland, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 2018–24622 Filed 11–9–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health National Institute of Mental Health; 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 confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which E:\FR\FM\13NON1.SGM 13NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 219 (Tuesday, November 13, 2018)]
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[FR Doc No: 2018-24659]


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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: Maternal 
and Child Health Bureau Performance Measures for Discretionary Grant 
Information System (DGIS), OMB No. 0915-0298--Revision

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 of the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 for opportunity for public comment on proposed data 
collection projects, 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 ICR must be received no later than January 14, 
2019.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to [email protected] or mail the HRSA 
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Room 14N136B, 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 [email protected] or call Lisa Wright-
Solomon, 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.
    Information Collection Request Title: Maternal and Child Health 
Bureau Performance Measures for Discretionary Grant Information System 
(DGIS), OMB No. 0915-0298--Revision
    Abstract: This Information Collection Request is for continued 
approval of performance measures for HRSA's Maternal and Child Health 
Bureau (MCHB) discretionary grants, specifically, the continued use of 
reporting requirements for grant programs administered by MCHB in 
accordance with the ``Government Performance and Results Act of 1993'' 
(Pub. L. 103-62). This Act requires the preparation of an annual 
performance plan covering each program activity set forth in the 
agency's budget, which includes establishment of measurable goals that 
may be reported in an annual financial statement to support the linkage 
of funding decisions with performance. Performance measures for MCHB 
discretionary grants were initially approved in 2003, and the latest 
approval was obtained in 2016 for significant revisions. Continued 
approval from OMB is currently being sought to continue the use of 
performance measures with minor revisions. Most of these measures are 
specific to certain types of programs and are not required of all 
grantees. The measures are categorized by domains (Adolescent Health, 
Capacity Building, Child Health, Children with Special Health Care 
Needs, Lifecourse/Crosscutting, Maternal/Women Health, and Perinatal/
Infant Health). In addition, there are some program-specific measures. 
Grant programs are assigned domains based on their activities. HRSA is 
proposing to make changes to the DGIS to more closely align data 
collection forms with current program activities. These revisions will 
facilitate more accurate reporting of descriptive information related 
to Long-term Trainees in Maternal and Child Health, as well as 
activities related to Technical Assistance for programs. Proposed 
changes include the following:
     Trainee Information (Long-term Trainees Only) form:
    [cir] Changes will incorporate options and titles that were omitted 
from the final submission of the previous OMB package, providing 
clarification for the reporting of specific descriptive information 
about Long-term Trainees on the form.
    [cir] Changes will list the following options for ``Type'': ``Non-
Degree Seeking,'' ``Undergraduate,'' ``Masters,'' ``Doctoral,'' Post-
doctoral,'' ``Other.''
    [cir] Changes will list the title ``Student Status'' next to the 
options for ``Part-time student'' and ``Full-time student.''
     Technical Assistance/Collaboration form:
    [cir] Add a field asking for the ``Total number of TA recipients.'' 
This change will allow for better alignment with this data that was 
previously collected by program, but omitted due to a DGIS paper form 
error.
    [cir] Add an ``Other'' category to List B under ``Topic of 
Technical Assistance/Collaboration.'' This change would facilitate more 
accurate data reporting by providing programs an additional category to 
choose from if their current Technical Assistance activities do not 
closely align with the existing categories in List B.
    Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The performance data 
collected through the DGIS serves several purposes, including grantee 
monitoring, program planning, performance reporting, and the ability to 
demonstrate alignment between MCHB discretionary programs and the Title 
V MCH Services Block Grant program. This revision will facilitate more 
accurate reporting of descriptive information related to Long-term 
Trainees in Maternal and Child Health, as well as activities related to 
Technical Assistance for programs.
    Likely Respondents: The grantees for Maternal and Child Health 
Bureau Discretionary Grant Programs.
    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.

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                                     Total Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                                                  Average burden
              Form                   Number of     Responses per       Total       per response    Total burden
                                    respondents     respondent       responses      (in hours)         hours
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Grant Report....................             700               1             700              36          25,200
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    Total.......................             700  ..............             700  ..............          25,200
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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.

Amy P. McNulty,
Acting Director, Division of the Executive Secretariat.
[FR Doc. 2018-24659 Filed 11-9-18; 8:45 am]
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