Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request Information Collection Request Title: Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) Triannual Module, OMB No. 0906-xxxx-New., 55163-55164 [2019-22395]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 199 / Tuesday, October 15, 2019 / Notices Dated: October 4, 2019. Lowell J. Schiller, Principal Associate Commissioner for Policy. [FR Doc. 2019–22335 Filed 10–11–19; 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: Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) Triannual Module, OMB No. 0906–xxxx—New. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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 December 16, 2019. SUMMARY: Submit your comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer, Room 14N136B, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 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: Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) Triannual Module, OMB No. 0906– xxxx—New. Abstract: HRSA’s Ryan White HIV/ AIDS Program (RWHAP) funds and coordinates with cities, states, and local khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:25 Oct 11, 2019 Jkt 250001 clinics/community-based organizations to deliver efficient and effective HIV care, treatment, and support to low income people with HIV. Nearly twothirds of clients (patients) live at or below 100 percent of the Federal poverty level and approximately threequarters of RWHAP clients are racial/ ethnic minorities. Since 1990, the RWHAP has developed a comprehensive system of safety net providers who deliver high quality direct health care and support services to over half a million people with HIV— more than 50 percent of all people with diagnosed HIV in the United States. Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America In February 2019, the Administration announced a new initiative, Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America (EHE). Authorized by section 311(c) and title XXVI of the Public Health Service Act, this ten-year initiative beginning in FY 2020 seeks to achieve the important goal of reducing new HIV infections in the United States to less than 3,000 per year by 2030. EHE will focus on 48 counties, Washington, DC, San Juan, Puerto Rico, and seven states that have a substantial rural HIV burden. By focusing on these jurisdictions in the first phase of the EHE, HHS plans to reduce new HIV infections by 75% within five years. Across the United States, the EHE will promote and implement four Pillars to substantially reduce HIV transmissions—diagnose, treat, prevent, and respond. EHE is a collaborative effort among key HHS agencies, primarily HRSA, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, the Indian Health Service, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. RWHAP will focus on implementing activities in the Pillar Two: Treat and supporting Pillar Four: Respond for this important initiative. HRSA identified proposed data collection needs to support HRSA’s efforts towards ending the HIV Epidemic. In order to reach this goal, HRSA needs to have the ability to monitor initiative activities including funding allocations, expenditures, service utilization, and clients served; and assess progress toward meeting national goals for ending the HIV epidemic. HRSA proposes that recipients and service providers (subrecipients) who receive EHE initiative funding report on the reach of EHE initiative activities in a new EHE Triannual Module. PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55163 Need and Proposed Use of the Information: HRSA proposes that service providers who receive EHE Initiative funding report aggregate information on the number of clients receiving specific services and the number of clients who were prescribed antiretroviral medications in the previous four months (beginning in March 2020). This information would complement the annual information collected through the Ryan White Services Report (RSR) and other reporting mechanisms. Service providers will report three times per year on clients who received at least one service during the previous four month period. This module will provide HRSA with frequent and timely data on EHE Initiative progress by providing information on the number of clients who are reached through the EHE Initiative during each four month reporting period. In addition, HRSA can calculate the number of clients who did not receive services in the previous year by subtracting the number of clients who received services in the previous year and the number of new clients from the total number of clients. This will provide valuable information on the scope of outreach to new clients and clients who have had a lapse in service which could be an indication of reengagement in care. These calculations will be similar to calculations using the new RSR variables. This module will support project officer monitoring and HRSA’s understanding of service provision. Likely Respondents: RWHAP Part A and Part B Recipients and Subrecipients funded by the EHE Initiative. 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\15OCN1.SGM 15OCN1 55164 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 199 / Tuesday, October 15, 2019 / Notices TOTAL ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Form name Total responses Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours EHE Triannual Module ......................................................... 47 3 141 1 141 Total .............................................................................. 47 ........................ 141 ........................ 141 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. Maria G. Button, Director, Division of the Executive Secretariat. [FR Doc. 2019–22395 Filed 10–11–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Notice of Single Source Award to the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program—Technical Assistance Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Rural Communities Opioid Response Program—Technical Assistance (RCORP-TA), program supports rural consortiums and opioid recipients that provide treatment for and prevention of substance use disorder with a focus on opioid use disorder. The TA efforts will enhance the organizational and infrastructural capacity of multi-sector consortiums at the community, county, state, and/or regional levels. The overall goal is the reduction of morbidity and mortality associated with opioid overdoses in high-risk rural communities. The RCORP-TA award recipient provides resources and expertise in support of the execution of the following focus areas: (1) Prevention—reducing the occurrence of opioid use disorder (OUD) among new and at-risk users as well as fatal opioid-related overdoses through community and provider education and harm reduction measures including the strategic placement of overdose SUMMARY: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Number of responses per respondent VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:25 Oct 11, 2019 Jkt 250001 reversing devices, such as naloxone; (2) treatment—implementing or expanding access to evidence-based practices for opioid addiction/OUD treatment such as medication-assisted treatment, including developing strategies to eliminate or reduce treatment costs to uninsured and underinsured patients; and (3) recovery—expanding peer recovery and treatment options to help people start and stay in recovery. The RCORP-TA initiative is part of a multi-year, opioid focused effort by HRSA that will include: Improving access to and recruitment of new substance use disorder providers; building sustainable treatment resources; increasing the use of telehealth; establishing cross-sector community partnerships; implementing new models of care, including integrated behavioral health; and providing technical assistance. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Intended Recipient of the Award: JBS International, Inc. (U6BRH32364). Amount of Award: $3,000,000. Project Period: September 30, 2019– September 29, 2020. CFDA Number: 93.912. Authority: Public Health Service Act, Section 330A (f) (42 U.S.C. 254c (f)), as amended. Justificaton: Additional funding will be awarded annually through FY 2022 contingent on satisfactory performance of the recipient, and continued availability of funds. The RCORP-TA program was announced under HRSA–18–124. In FY 2018, HRSA funded this program at up to $3,000,000 per year to one awardee, JBS International, Inc., for a period of performance for up to 4 years. RCORPTA program was competed in late FY 2018. At the time of the award, RCORPTA recipient was expected to provide technical assistance to 75 opioid award recipients. The current RCORP-TA recipient is expected to support approximately 318 opioid award recipients. As a result of this increase in opioid award recipients, the RCORP-TA recipient will need additional funds to expand its capacity to provide TA services. Supplemental funding is PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 required for the current RCOPR-TA award recipient to provide TA services to the additional 243 opioid award recipients. These additional funds will enable the current recipient to provide high quality TA. Further information on the Telehealth Focused Rural Health Research Center is available at: https://www.hrsa.gov/ ruralhealth/programopportunities/ fundingopportunities/ default.aspx?id=482de32c-8b8d-4960bb86-caad8c9d6905 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marcia Colburn, Program Coordinator, RCORP-TA, (301) 443–3261, MColburn@ hrsa.gov. Dated: October 4, 2019. Thomas J. Engels, Acting Administrator. [FR Doc. 2019–22434 Filed 10–11–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES [Document Identifier: OS–0990-xxxx] Agency Information Collection Request. 60-Day Public Comment Request Office of the Secretary, HHS. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: In compliance with the requirement of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services, is publishing the following summary of a proposed collection for public comment. DATES: Comments on the ICR must be received on or before December 16, 2019. SUMMARY: Submit your comments to Sherrette.Funn@hhs.gov or by calling (202) 795–7714. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: When submitting comments or requesting information, please include the document identifier 0990–New– 60D, and project title for reference, to Sherrette Funn, the Reports Clearance Officer, Sherrette.funn@hhs.gov, or call 202–795–7714. ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\15OCN1.SGM 15OCN1

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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: Ending the 
HIV Epidemic (EHE) Triannual Module, OMB No. 0906-xxxx--New.

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

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 December 
16, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to [email protected] or mail the HRSA 
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Room 14N136B, 5600 Fishers 
Lane, Rockville, Maryland 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: Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) 
Triannual Module, OMB No. 0906-xxxx--New.
    Abstract: HRSA's Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) funds and 
coordinates with cities, states, and local clinics/community-based 
organizations to deliver efficient and effective HIV care, treatment, 
and support to low income people with HIV. Nearly two-thirds of clients 
(patients) live at or below 100 percent of the Federal poverty level 
and approximately three-quarters of RWHAP clients are racial/ethnic 
minorities. Since 1990, the RWHAP has developed a comprehensive system 
of safety net providers who deliver high quality direct health care and 
support services to over half a million people with HIV--more than 50 
percent of all people with diagnosed HIV in the United States.

Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America

    In February 2019, the Administration announced a new initiative, 
Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America (EHE). Authorized by 
section 311(c) and title XXVI of the Public Health Service Act, this 
ten-year initiative beginning in FY 2020 seeks to achieve the important 
goal of reducing new HIV infections in the United States to less than 
3,000 per year by 2030. EHE will focus on 48 counties, Washington, DC, 
San Juan, Puerto Rico, and seven states that have a substantial rural 
HIV burden. By focusing on these jurisdictions in the first phase of 
the EHE, HHS plans to reduce new HIV infections by 75% within five 
years. Across the United States, the EHE will promote and implement 
four Pillars to substantially reduce HIV transmissions--diagnose, 
treat, prevent, and respond. EHE is a collaborative effort among key 
HHS agencies, primarily HRSA, the Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, the Indian Health 
Service, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services 
Administration. RWHAP will focus on implementing activities in the 
Pillar Two: Treat and supporting Pillar Four: Respond for this 
important initiative.
    HRSA identified proposed data collection needs to support HRSA's 
efforts towards ending the HIV Epidemic. In order to reach this goal, 
HRSA needs to have the ability to monitor initiative activities 
including funding allocations, expenditures, service utilization, and 
clients served; and assess progress toward meeting national goals for 
ending the HIV epidemic. HRSA proposes that recipients and service 
providers (subrecipients) who receive EHE initiative funding report on 
the reach of EHE initiative activities in a new EHE Triannual Module.
    Need and Proposed Use of the Information: HRSA proposes that 
service providers who receive EHE Initiative funding report aggregate 
information on the number of clients receiving specific services and 
the number of clients who were prescribed antiretroviral medications in 
the previous four months (beginning in March 2020). This information 
would complement the annual information collected through the Ryan 
White Services Report (RSR) and other reporting mechanisms. Service 
providers will report three times per year on clients who received at 
least one service during the previous four month period.
    This module will provide HRSA with frequent and timely data on EHE 
Initiative progress by providing information on the number of clients 
who are reached through the EHE Initiative during each four month 
reporting period. In addition, HRSA can calculate the number of clients 
who did not receive services in the previous year by subtracting the 
number of clients who received services in the previous year and the 
number of new clients from the total number of clients. This will 
provide valuable information on the scope of outreach to new clients 
and clients who have had a lapse in service which could be an 
indication of re-engagement in care. These calculations will be similar 
to calculations using the new RSR variables. This module will support 
project officer monitoring and HRSA's understanding of service 
provision.
    Likely Respondents: RWHAP Part A and Part B Recipients and 
Subrecipients funded by the EHE Initiative.
    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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                                                     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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EHE Triannual Module............              47               3             141               1             141
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    Total.......................              47  ..............             141  ..............             141
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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.

Maria G. Button,
Director, Division of the Executive Secretariat.
[FR Doc. 2019-22395 Filed 10-11-19; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4165-15-P