Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 66923-66924 [2019-26324]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 235 / Friday, December 6, 2019 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering; Notice of Meeting lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, notice is hereby given of a meeting of the National Advisory Council for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering. The meeting will be open to the public as indicated below, with attendance limited to space available. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should notify the Contact Person listed below in advance of the meeting. The meeting 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. 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[FR Doc. 2019–26314 Filed 12–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 concerning opportunity for public comment on proposed collections of information, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects. To request more information on the proposed projects or to obtain a copy of the information collection plans, call the SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer on (240) 276– 1243. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collections of information are 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) ways to enhance 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. Proposed Project: SAMHSA SOAR Web-Based Data Form (OMB No. 0930– 0329)—EXTENSION In 2009 the SAMHSA created a Technical Assistance Center to assist in the implementation of the Supplemental Security Income (SSI)/Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) effort in all states. The primary objective of SOAR is to improve the allowance rate PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66923 for the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) disability benefits for people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness, and who have serious mental illnesses. During the SOAR training, the importance of keeping track of SSI/SSDI applications through the process is stressed. In response to requests from states implementing SOAR, the Technical Assistance Center under SAMHSA’s direction developed a webbased data form that case workers can use to track the progress of submitted applications, including decisions received from SSA either on initial application or on appeal. This password-protected web-based data form is hosted on the SOAR website (https://soartrack.prainc.com). Use of this form is completely voluntary. There are two parts to the SOAR Webbased Data Form. Part I of the SOAR Web-based Data Form is intended for SOAR-trained case workers to enter the outcomes of SOAR-assisted SSI/SSDI applications. Part II of the SOAR Webbased Data Form includes two sections reserved for SOAR State Team Leads to report annually. The first section of Part II collects quantitative summary data from states that do not track SOARassisted SSI/SSDI applications using the SOAR Web-based Data Form Part I. The second section of Part II collects qualitative (open-ended) questions on annual SOAR accomplishments, identified challenges, and collaborations. Data from Part I of the SOAR Webbased Data Form can be compiled into reports on decision results and the use of SOAR critical components, such as the SSA–1696 Appointment of Representative, which allows SSA to communicate directly with the case worker assisting with the application. These reports will be reviewed by agency directors, SOAR state-level leads, and the SAMHSA SOAR Technical Assistance Center to quantify the success of the effort overall and to identify areas where additional technical assistance is needed. There are no proposed changes to Part I of this form. These questions will be answered by all 700 case worker respondents, on average 3 times per year. There are no proposed changes to Part II. These questions will be answered by 75 respondents once per year. The estimated response burden is as follows: E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1 66924 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 235 / Friday, December 6, 2019 / Notices Number of respondents Form name Total responses Hours per response Total hour burden SOAR Web-based Data Form (Part I) ................................. Annual Report Questions (Part II) ....................................... 700 75 3 1 2,100 75 .25 1 525 37.50 Total .............................................................................. 775 ........................ 2,175 ........................ 562.50 Send comments to Summer King, SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer, Room 15E–57B, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857 OR email her a copy at summer.king@samhsa.hhs.gov. Written comments should be received by February 4, 2020. Summer King, Statistician. [FR Doc. 2019–26324 Filed 12–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4162–20–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services [OMB Control Number 1615–0095] Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection: Notice of Appeal or Motion U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: 60-Day notice. AGENCY: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration (USCIS) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment upon this proposed revision of a currently approved collection of information or new collection of information. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the information collection notice is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments regarding the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e., the time, effort, and resources used by the respondents to respond), the estimated cost to the respondent, and the actual information collection instruments. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 days until February 4, 2020. ADDRESSES: All submissions received must include the OMB Control Number 1615–0095 in the body of the letter, the agency name and Docket ID USCIS– 2008–0027. To avoid duplicate SUMMARY: lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Responses per respondent VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:11 Dec 05, 2019 Jkt 250001 submissions, please use only one of the following methods to submit comments: (1) Online. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal website at http://www.regulations.gov under eDocket ID number USCIS–2008–0027; (2) Mail. Submit written comments to DHS, USCIS, Office of Policy and Strategy, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20529–2140. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: USCIS, Office of Policy and Strategy, Regulatory Coordination Division, Samantha Deshommes, Chief, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20529–2140, telephone number 202–272–8377 (This is not a toll-free number. Comments are not accepted via telephone message). Please note contact information provided here is solely for questions regarding this notice. It is not for individual case status inquiries. Applicants seeking information about the status of their individual cases can check Case Status Online, available at the USCIS website at http://www.uscis.gov, or call the USCIS Contact Center at 800–375–5283 (TTY 800–767–1833). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Paperwork Reduction Act Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501–12, DHS is required to provide 60-day notice in the Federal Register to solicit comments from the public on proposed collections of information. USCIS published this Notice at 84 FR 39359 on August 9, 2019. USCIS received comments and in reviewing has made a determination that additional edits to the collection of information are necessary. Due to the nature of the changes, USCIS is publishing a second 60-day notice in the Federal Register to present these changes and to obtain public comment. II. Proposed Changes to the Form Instructions for Form I–290B USCIS is proposing several changes to the Form I–290B Instructions. USCIS proposes to clarify the AAO’s procedures pertaining to the consideration of evidence submitted for the first time on appeal and the requirement that affected parties address each ground of ineligibility PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 raised in the unfavorable decision. USCIS proposes to permit affected parties to waive the ‘‘initial field review’’ of their appeal for faster processing. USCIS proposes to explain its standard of review for appeals of discretionary decisions. USCIS also proposes to clarify that it does not have appellate jurisdiction over Adam Walsh Act ‘‘no-risk’’ determinations. USCIS is proposing these changes to better inform affected parties of administrative appellate procedures and facilitate the AAO’s review of the substantive merits of appeals. The specific changes proposed are discussed as follows: (1) Appeals Must Address All Grounds of Ineligibility Identified in the Unfavorable Decision The proposed Form I–290B and instructions state that appeals must address each ground of ineligibility identified in the unfavorable decision. If an affected party does not address one or more ground(s) of ineligibility in the unfavorable decision, the issue(s) may be deemed waived for the appeal. Further, the proposed form and instructions explain that a waived ground of ineligibility may form the sole basis for a dismissed appeal. See, e.g., Matter of M-A-S-, 24 I&N Dec. 762, 767 n.2 (BIA 2009). This proposed language underscores to affected parties the importance of addressing each stated ground of the unfavorable decision on appeal. USCIS believes that this clarification of current practice will improve the quality of appeals and facilitate the AAO’s review of the substantive merits of appeals. (2) Affected Parties May Waive the ‘‘Initial Field Review’’ Process The proposed Form I–290B and instructions permit affected parties to waive the ‘‘initial field review’’ (IFR) process. The regulations at 8 CFR 103.3(a)(2)(ii)–(v) provide that an appeal to the AAO be reviewed by the officer that made the unfavorable decision (or by the officer with jurisdiction over the matter in cases where the affected party has moved) before the appeal is sent to the AAO. The officer reviews the appeal to determine whether to take favorable action (e.g., by granting a motion to reopen or a motion to reconsider and E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 235 (Friday, December 6, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 66923-66924]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-26324]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

    In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 concerning opportunity for public comment on proposed 
collections of information, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health 
Services Administration (SAMHSA) will publish periodic summaries of 
proposed projects. To request more information on the proposed projects 
or to obtain a copy of the information collection plans, call the 
SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer on (240) 276-1243.
    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collections of 
information are 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) ways to enhance 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.

Proposed Project: SAMHSA SOAR Web-Based Data Form (OMB No. 0930-0329)--
EXTENSION

    In 2009 the SAMHSA created a Technical Assistance Center to assist 
in the implementation of the Supplemental Security Income (SSI)/Social 
Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Outreach, Access, and Recovery 
(SOAR) effort in all states. The primary objective of SOAR is to 
improve the allowance rate for the Social Security Administration's 
(SSA) disability benefits for people who are experiencing or at risk of 
homelessness, and who have serious mental illnesses.
    During the SOAR training, the importance of keeping track of SSI/
SSDI applications through the process is stressed. In response to 
requests from states implementing SOAR, the Technical Assistance Center 
under SAMHSA's direction developed a web-based data form that case 
workers can use to track the progress of submitted applications, 
including decisions received from SSA either on initial application or 
on appeal. This password-protected web-based data form is hosted on the 
SOAR website (https://soartrack.prainc.com). Use of this form is 
completely voluntary.
    There are two parts to the SOAR Web-based Data Form. Part I of the 
SOAR Web-based Data Form is intended for SOAR-trained case workers to 
enter the outcomes of SOAR-assisted SSI/SSDI applications. Part II of 
the SOAR Web-based Data Form includes two sections reserved for SOAR 
State Team Leads to report annually. The first section of Part II 
collects quantitative summary data from states that do not track SOAR-
assisted SSI/SSDI applications using the SOAR Web-based Data Form Part 
I. The second section of Part II collects qualitative (open-ended) 
questions on annual SOAR accomplishments, identified challenges, and 
collaborations.
    Data from Part I of the SOAR Web-based Data Form can be compiled 
into reports on decision results and the use of SOAR critical 
components, such as the SSA-1696 Appointment of Representative, which 
allows SSA to communicate directly with the case worker assisting with 
the application. These reports will be reviewed by agency directors, 
SOAR state-level leads, and the SAMHSA SOAR Technical Assistance Center 
to quantify the success of the effort overall and to identify areas 
where additional technical assistance is needed.
    There are no proposed changes to Part I of this form. These 
questions will be answered by all 700 case worker respondents, on 
average 3 times per year. There are no proposed changes to Part II. 
These questions will be answered by 75 respondents once per year.
    The estimated response burden is as follows:

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                                     Number of    Responses  per       Total         Hours per      Total hour
            Form name               respondents      respondent      responses       response         burden
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SOAR Web-based Data Form (Part               700               3           2,100             .25             525
 I).............................
Annual Report Questions (Part                 75               1              75               1           37.50
 II)............................
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    Total.......................             775  ..............           2,175  ..............          562.50
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    Send comments to Summer King, SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer, 
Room 15E-57B, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857 OR email her a 
copy at [email protected]. Written comments should be received 
by February 4, 2020.

Summer King,
Statistician.
[FR Doc. 2019-26324 Filed 12-5-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4162-20-P