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Download as PDF 66718 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 247 / Thursday, December 27, 2018 / Notices Dated: December 19, 2018. Leslie Kux, Associate Commissioner for Policy. [FR Doc. 2018–27951 Filed 12–26–18; 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: Environmental Information Documentation (EID), OMB No. 0915– 0324—Revision Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services. AGENCY: ACTION: Comments on this ICR should be received no later than February 25, 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: HRSA Environmental Information and Documentation, OMB Number: 0915– 0324—Revision. Abstract: HRSA proposes revisions to the Environmental Information and Documentation (EID) checklist, which consists of information that the agency is required to obtain to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). NEPA establishes the federal government’s national policy for protection of the environment. The EID checklist must be completed and submitted by applicants for HRSA funds that plan to engage in construction or other projects that would potentially DATES: Notice. 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. SUMMARY: impact the environment. HRSA utilizes the checklist to ensure that decisionmaking processes are consistent with NEPA. The revisions will update some of the language in the checklist. For example, to better align with 45 CFR part 75, HRSA proposes to change the term ‘‘grant’’ to ‘‘award’’ and ‘‘grantee’’ to ‘‘award recipient.’’ Need and Proposed Use of the Information: Applicants for HRSA funds must provide information and assurance of compliance with NEPA on the EID checklist. This information is reviewed during the pre-award stage. Likely Respondents: HRSA applicants applying for federal construction grants and cooperative agreements. 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 Number of respondents khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Form name Number of responses per respondent Total responses Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours NEPA EID Checklist ............................................................ 1,500 1 1,500 1 1,500 Total .............................................................................. 1,500 ........................ 1,500 ........................ 1,500 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. 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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: 
Environmental Information Documentation (EID), OMB No. 0915-0324--
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 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 ICR should be received no later than February 
25, 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: HRSA Environmental 
Information and Documentation, OMB Number: 0915-0324--Revision.
    Abstract: HRSA proposes revisions to the Environmental Information 
and Documentation (EID) checklist, which consists of information that 
the agency is required to obtain to comply with the National 
Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). NEPA establishes the federal 
government's national policy for protection of the environment. The EID 
checklist must be completed and submitted by applicants for HRSA funds 
that plan to engage in construction or other projects that would 
potentially impact the environment. HRSA utilizes the checklist to 
ensure that decision-making processes are consistent with NEPA. The 
revisions will update some of the language in the checklist. For 
example, to better align with 45 CFR part 75, HRSA proposes to change 
the term ``grant'' to ``award'' and ``grantee'' to ``award recipient.''
    Need and Proposed Use of the Information: Applicants for HRSA funds 
must provide information and assurance of compliance with NEPA on the 
EID checklist. This information is reviewed during the pre-award stage.
    Likely Respondents: HRSA applicants applying for federal 
construction grants and cooperative agreements.
    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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                                                     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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NEPA EID Checklist..............           1,500               1           1,500               1           1,500
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    Total.......................           1,500  ..............           1,500  ..............           1,500
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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. 2018-28029 Filed 12-26-18; 8:45 am]
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