Proposed Information Collection Activity; Evaluation of the National Human Trafficking Hotline Program (New Collection), 45155-45156 [2019-18515]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 167 / Wednesday, August 28, 2019 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–10611] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing an opportunity for the public to comment on CMS’ intention to collect information from the public. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA), federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information (including each proposed extension or reinstatement of an existing collection of information) and to allow 60 days for public comment on the proposed action. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding our burden estimates or any other aspect of this collection of information, including the necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions, the accuracy of the estimated burden, ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected, and the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. DATES: Comments must be received by October 28, 2019. ADDRESSES: When commenting, please reference the document identifier or OMB control number. To be assured consideration, comments and recommendations must be submitted in any one of the following ways: 1. Electronically. You may send your comments electronically to http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for ‘‘Comment or Submission’’ or ‘‘More Search Options’’ to find the information collection document(s) that are accepting comments. 2. By regular mail. You may mail written comments to the following address: CMS, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs, Division of Regulations Development, Attention: Document Identifier/OMB Control Number ______, Room C4–26– 05, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244–1850. To obtain copies of a supporting statement and any related forms for the jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:14 Aug 27, 2019 Jkt 247001 proposed collection(s) summarized in this notice, you may make your request using one of following: 1. Access CMS’ website address at https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-andGuidance/Legislation/ PaperworkReductionActof1995/PRAListing.html. 2. Email your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and CMS document identifier, to Paperwork@cms.hhs.gov. 3. Call the Reports Clearance Office at (410) 786–1326. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William N. Parham at (410) 786–4669. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Contents This notice sets out a summary of the use and burden associated with the following information collections. More detailed information can be found in each collection’s supporting statement and associated materials (see ADDRESSES). CMS–10611 Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (MOON) Under the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501– 3520), federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. The term ‘‘collection of information’’ is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c) and includes agency requests or requirements that members of the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party. Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA requires federal agencies to publish a 60-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension or reinstatement of an existing collection of information, before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, CMS is publishing this notice. Information Collection 1. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension without change of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (MOON); Use: On August 6, 2015, Congress enacted the Notice of Observation Treatment and Implication for Care Eligibility Act (NOTICE Act) Public Law 114–42, amending Section 1866(a)(1) of the Social Security Act (the Act) (42 U.S.C. 1395cc(a)(1)), by adding a new subparagraph (Y). The NOTICE Act requires hospitals and CAHs to provide written notification and oral explanation to individuals who receive PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45155 observation services as outpatients for more than 24 hours. The MOON is a standardized notice delivered to persons entitled to Medicare benefits under Title XVIII of the Act who receive more than 24 hours of observation services, informing them that their hospital stay is outpatient and not inpatient, and the implications of being an outpatient. This information collection applies to beneficiaries in Original Medicare and enrollees in Medicare health plans. The Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (MOON), serves as the written notice component of this mandatory notification process. The standardized content of the MOON includes all informational elements required by statute, in language understandable to beneficiaries, and fulfils the regulatory requirements at 42 CFR part 489.20(y). The MOON is not given every time items and services are furnished in a hospital or CAH. Rather, hospitals are only required to deliver the MOON to individuals receiving observation services as outpatients for more than 24 hours. Form Number: CMS–10611 (OMB control number: 0938–1308); Frequency: Yearly; Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Governments; Number of Respondents: 4,373; Total Annual Responses: 946,209; Total Annual Hours: 236,552. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Janet Miller at Janet.Miller@ cms.hhs.gov.) Dated: August 23, 2019. William N. Parham, III, Director, Paperwork Reduction Staff, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2019–18570 Filed 8–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Evaluation of the National Human Trafficking Hotline Program (New Collection) Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation; Administration for Children and Families; HHS. ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) is proposing a data collection activity as part of the Evaluation of the National Human Trafficking Hotline (NHTH) Program. This data collection activity SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM 28AUN1 45156 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 167 / Wednesday, August 28, 2019 / Notices will examine the experiences of individuals who seek assistance from the NHTH after their interactions with the NHTH. The study will collect information via voluntary phone and Web-based surveys at two time points— immediately after an individual has contacted the NHTH by phone, text, or live online chat, and two weeks later. DATES: Comments due within 60 days of publication. In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the information collection described above. ADDRESSES: Copies of the proposed collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded by emailing OPREinfocollection@acf.hhs.gov. Alternatively, copies can also 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, emailed or written should be identified by the title of the information collection. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description: The purpose of the proposed data collection activity is to document and examine the following: Why individual users contact the NHTH; hotline users’ perceptions of hotline staff’s knowledge and skills; the extent to which users felt their interaction was helpful, they were supported by the NHTH, they were satisfied with the NHTH, and their needs were met by the interaction; and outcomes from NHTH interactions (e.g., users’ knowledge and use of available resources and referrals). The proposed data collection activity includes a twophase approach to obtain information from individual users after their contact (via phone, text, or live online chat) with the NHTH. The proposed information collection activities are (1) an integrated voice response telephone survey or Web-based survey immediately after NHTH contact; and (2) a telephone or Web-based survey approximately two weeks after completion of the first survey. The survey immediately after contact with the NHTH will be offered to all individuals who contact the NHTH during the data collection period and includes questions focused on users’ experiences and satisfaction with their NHTH interaction. The follow-up survey will be administered two weeks later with a sample of respondents who completed the immediate survey and consented to be contacted two weeks later. This second survey includes questions focused on the extent to which NHTH users were satisfied with their NHTH contact and felt that the NHTH contact was helpful. Respondents: Individuals who contact the NHTH by telephone, text, or live online chat. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Total number of respondents Instrument Immediate Follow-Up Survey ............................................... 2-Week Follow-Up Survey ................................................... jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 143. Comments: The Department specifically requests comments on (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. Authority: Section 105(d)(2) of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA) (Pub. L. 106–386) § 105 [22 U.S.C. 7103] Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–18515 Filed 8–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–47–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:14 Aug 27, 2019 Jkt 247001 Annual number of respondents 2,000 310 1,000 155 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; ACF’s Generic Clearance for Reviewer Recruitment Forms (OMB #0970–0477) Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation; Administration for Children and Families; HHS. ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) proposes to revise the existing overarching generic clearance for Grant Reviewer Recruitment (GRR) forms to expand the focus from recruiting just grant reviewers to recruiting expert reviewers in general. DATES: Comments due within 60 days of publication. In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the information collection described above. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent 1 1 Average burden hours per response .12 .15 Annual burden hours 120 23 Copies of the proposed collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded by emailing OPREinfocollection@acf.hhs.gov. Alternatively, copies can also 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, emailed or written should be identified by the title of the information collection. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description: Currently, the overarching generic 0970–0477 covers recruitment forms for grant reviewers, but it would be beneficial to ACF to collect information from other types of potential reviewers, such as those who review conference proposals or report drafts. This revised Generic Clearance for Reviewer Recruitment Forms would allow ACF to collect information about expertise from potential reviewers of a variety of activities. ACF developed the original generic for GRR because each program office within ACF has a slightly different need for information about grant reviewer applicants. Similarly, ACF may recruit ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM 28AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 167 (Wednesday, August 28, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Evaluation of the 
National Human Trafficking Hotline Program (New Collection)

AGENCY: Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation; Administration 
for Children and Families; HHS.

ACTION: Request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) is 
proposing a data collection activity as part of the Evaluation of the 
National Human Trafficking Hotline (NHTH) Program. This data collection 
activity

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will examine the experiences of individuals who seek assistance from 
the NHTH after their interactions with the NHTH. The study will collect 
information via voluntary phone and Web-based surveys at two time 
points--immediately after an individual has contacted the NHTH by 
phone, text, or live online chat, and two weeks later.

DATES: Comments due within 60 days of publication. In compliance with 
the requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and Families is soliciting 
public comment on the specific aspects of the information collection 
described above.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the proposed collection of information can be 
obtained and comments may be forwarded by emailing 
[email protected]. Alternatively, copies can also 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, emailed or written should be identified by the title of the 
information collection.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Description: The purpose of the proposed data collection activity 
is to document and examine the following: Why individual users contact 
the NHTH; hotline users' perceptions of hotline staff's knowledge and 
skills; the extent to which users felt their interaction was helpful, 
they were supported by the NHTH, they were satisfied with the NHTH, and 
their needs were met by the interaction; and outcomes from NHTH 
interactions (e.g., users' knowledge and use of available resources and 
referrals). The proposed data collection activity includes a two-phase 
approach to obtain information from individual users after their 
contact (via phone, text, or live online chat) with the NHTH. The 
proposed information collection activities are (1) an integrated voice 
response telephone survey or Web-based survey immediately after NHTH 
contact; and (2) a telephone or Web-based survey approximately two 
weeks after completion of the first survey. The survey immediately 
after contact with the NHTH will be offered to all individuals who 
contact the NHTH during the data collection period and includes 
questions focused on users' experiences and satisfaction with their 
NHTH interaction. The follow-up survey will be administered two weeks 
later with a sample of respondents who completed the immediate survey 
and consented to be contacted two weeks later. This second survey 
includes questions focused on the extent to which NHTH users were 
satisfied with their NHTH contact and felt that the NHTH contact was 
helpful.
    Respondents: Individuals who contact the NHTH by telephone, text, 
or live online chat.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                     Number of    Average burden
           Instrument              Total number    Annual number   responses per     hours per     Annual burden
                                  of respondents  of respondents    respondent       response          hours
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Immediate Follow-Up Survey......           2,000           1,000               1             .12             120
2-Week Follow-Up Survey.........             310             155               1             .15              23
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 143.
    Comments: The Department specifically requests comments on (a) 
whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the 
proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether 
the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the 
agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information; (c) the quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection 
of information on respondents, including through the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology. 
Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted 
within 60 days of this publication.

    Authority: Section 105(d)(2) of the Trafficking Victims 
Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA) (Pub. L. 106-386) Sec.  105 [22 U.S.C. 
7103]

Mary B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-18515 Filed 8-27-19; 8:45 am]
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