Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request Information Collection Request Title: The Division of Independent Review Application Reviewer Recruitment Form, OMB No. 0915-0295-Extension, 66920-66921 [2019-26384]

Download as PDF 66920 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 235 / Friday, December 6, 2019 / Notices Dated: December 3, 2019. Lowell J. Schiller, Principal Associate Commissioner for Policy. [FR Doc. 2019–26377 Filed 12–5–19; 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: The Division of Independent Review Application Reviewer Recruitment Form, OMB No. 0915–0295—Extension Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services. 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 February 4, 2020. 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: The Division of Independent Review Application Reviewer Recruitment Form, OMB No. 0915–0295—Extension. lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:11 Dec 05, 2019 Jkt 250001 Abstract: HRSA’s Division of Independent Review (DIR) is responsible for administering the review of eligible applications submitted for grants under HRSA competitive announcements. DIR ensures that the objective review process is independent, efficient, effective, economical, and complies with the applicable statutes, regulations, and policies. Applications are reviewed by subject matter experts knowledgeable in health and public health disciplines. Review findings are advisory to HRSA programs responsible for making award decisions. This ICR is for continuation of a webbased data collection system, the Reviewer Recruitment Module (RRM), used to gather critical reviewer information. The RRM uses standardized categories of information in drop down menu format for data such as the following: Degree, specialty, occupation, work setting, and in select instances, affiliations with organizations and institutions that serve special populations. Some program regulations require that objective review panels contain consumers of health services. Other demographic data may be voluntarily provided by a potential reviewer. Defined data elements assist HRSA in finding and selecting expert reviewers for objective review committees. HRSA maintains a roster of approximately 9,000 qualified individuals who served on HRSA objective review committees. The webbased RRM simplifies reviewer registration entry using a user-friendly Graphical User Interface with a few data drop down menu choices, a search engine that supports key word queries in the actual resume or Curriculum Vitae text, and also permits reviewers to access and update their information as needed. The RRM is 508 compliant and accessible by the general public via a link on the HRSA ‘‘Grants’’ internet site, or by keying the RRM URL into their browser. The RRM is accessible using any of the commonly used internet browsers. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: HRSA currently uses the RRM to collect information from individuals who wish to volunteer as objective review committee participants for the Agency’s discretionary and competitive grant or cooperative agreement funding opportunities. The RRM provides HRSA with an effective PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 search and communication functionality with which to identify and contact qualified potential reviewers. The RRM has an enhanced search and reporting capability to help DIR ensure that the HRSA reviewer pool has the necessary skills, education, and diversity to meet the ever-evolving need for qualified reviewers. If DIR identifies any other specific needs that are underrepresented in the RRM pool, DIR is able to recruit specifically to address those needs as expertise is always the primary determinant in selecting potential reviewers for any specific grant review. However, no reviewer is required to provide demographic information to join the reviewer pool or be selected as a reviewer for any competition. All HRSA reviewers must possess the technical skill and ability to access the internet on a secure desktop laptop or touch pad, and either a land line or Voice Over Internet Protocol capability in order to participate in HRSA objective review committees. Reviewers are professionals with expertise and experience consistent with the HRSA mission. Certain legislation requires HRSA programs to include consumers of specific health care services in the objective review committee. Likely Respondents: Potential respondents are subject matter professionals with expertise and experience in the social, cultural, and health care fields that are consistent with the HRSA mission and competitive program needs to address the availability and delivery of quality health care to all Americans. 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\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1 66921 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 235 / Friday, December 6, 2019 / Notices TOTAL ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Form name Total responses Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours New reviewer ....................................................................... Updating reviewer information ............................................. 1,194 7,953 1 1 1,194 7,953 .166 .333 198 2,648 Total .............................................................................. 9,147 ........................ 9,147 ........................ 2,846 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, Executive Secretariat. [FR Doc. 2019–26384 Filed 12–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke; 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 would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Responses per respondent Name of Committee: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Special Emphasis Panel; R13 Review. Date: December 12, 2019. Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, Neuroscience Center Building (NSC), 6001 Executive Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20852 (Telephone Conference Call). Contact Person: Li Jia, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Scientific Review Branch, Division of Extramural Research, NINDS/ VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:11 Dec 05, 2019 Jkt 250001 NIH, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 3208D, Rockville, MD 20852, 301 451–2854, li.jia@nih.gov. This notice is being published less than 15 days prior to the meeting due to the timing limitations imposed by the review and funding cycle. Name of Committee: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Special Emphasis Panel; Child Neurology K12 Review. Date: December 18, 2019. Time: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, Neuroscience Center Building (NSC), 6001 Executive Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20852 (Telephone Conference Call). Contact Person: William C Benzing, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Scientific Review Branch, Division of Extramural Activities, NINDS, NIH, NSC, 6001 Executive Blvd., Suite 3204, MSC 9529, Bethesda, MD 20892– 9529, (301) 496–0660, benzingw@ mail.nih.gov. This notice is being published less than 15 days prior to the meeting due to the timing limitations imposed by the review and funding cycle. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.853, Clinical Research Related to Neurological Disorders; 93.854, Biological Basis Research in the Neurosciences, National Institutes of Health, HHS) Dated: December 2, 2019. Sylvia L. Neal, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 2019–26381 Filed 12–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health National Institute on Aging; Notice of Meeting 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 on Aging. The meeting will be open to the public as indicated below, with attendance limited to space available. PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. 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 Advisory Council on Aging. Date: January 21–22, 2020. Closed: January 21, 2020, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, Natcher Building, Conference Rooms E1 & E2, 45 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892. Open: January 22, 2020, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Agenda: Call to order and report from the Director; Discussion of future meeting dates; Consideration of minutes of last meeting; Reports from Task Force on Minority Aging Research, Working Group on Program; Council Speaker; Program Highlights. Place: National Institutes of Health, Natcher Building, Conference Rooms E1 & E2, 45 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892. Contact Person: Robin Barr, Ph.D., Director, Office of Extramural Activities, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Gateway Building, 7201 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814, (301) 496–9322, barrr@nia.nih.gov. Any interested person may file written comments with the committee by forwarding the statement to the Contact Person listed on this notice. The statement should include the name, address, telephone number and when applicable, the business or professional affiliation of the interested person. In the interest of security, NIH has instituted stringent procedures for entrance onto the NIH campus. All visitor vehicles, including taxicabs, hotel, and airport shuttles will be inspected before being allowed on campus. Visitors will be asked to show one form of identification (for example, a E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1

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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: The 
Division of Independent Review Application Reviewer Recruitment Form, 
OMB No. 0915-0295--Extension

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 
4, 2020.

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: The Division of Independent 
Review Application Reviewer Recruitment Form, OMB No. 0915-0295--
Extension.
    Abstract: HRSA's Division of Independent Review (DIR) is 
responsible for administering the review of eligible applications 
submitted for grants under HRSA competitive announcements. DIR ensures 
that the objective review process is independent, efficient, effective, 
economical, and complies with the applicable statutes, regulations, and 
policies. Applications are reviewed by subject matter experts 
knowledgeable in health and public health disciplines. Review findings 
are advisory to HRSA programs responsible for making award decisions.
    This ICR is for continuation of a web-based data collection system, 
the Reviewer Recruitment Module (RRM), used to gather critical reviewer 
information. The RRM uses standardized categories of information in 
drop down menu format for data such as the following: Degree, 
specialty, occupation, work setting, and in select instances, 
affiliations with organizations and institutions that serve special 
populations. Some program regulations require that objective review 
panels contain consumers of health services. Other demographic data may 
be voluntarily provided by a potential reviewer. Defined data elements 
assist HRSA in finding and selecting expert reviewers for objective 
review committees.
    HRSA maintains a roster of approximately 9,000 qualified 
individuals who served on HRSA objective review committees. The web-
based RRM simplifies reviewer registration entry using a user-friendly 
Graphical User Interface with a few data drop down menu choices, a 
search engine that supports key word queries in the actual resume or 
Curriculum Vitae text, and also permits reviewers to access and update 
their information as needed. The RRM is 508 compliant and accessible by 
the general public via a link on the HRSA ``Grants'' internet site, or 
by keying the RRM URL into their browser. The RRM is accessible using 
any of the commonly used internet browsers.
    Need and Proposed Use of the Information: HRSA currently uses the 
RRM to collect information from individuals who wish to volunteer as 
objective review committee participants for the Agency's discretionary 
and competitive grant or cooperative agreement funding opportunities. 
The RRM provides HRSA with an effective search and communication 
functionality with which to identify and contact qualified potential 
reviewers. The RRM has an enhanced search and reporting capability to 
help DIR ensure that the HRSA reviewer pool has the necessary skills, 
education, and diversity to meet the ever-evolving need for qualified 
reviewers. If DIR identifies any other specific needs that are under-
represented in the RRM pool, DIR is able to recruit specifically to 
address those needs as expertise is always the primary determinant in 
selecting potential reviewers for any specific grant review. However, 
no reviewer is required to provide demographic information to join the 
reviewer pool or be selected as a reviewer for any competition.
    All HRSA reviewers must possess the technical skill and ability to 
access the internet on a secure desktop laptop or touch pad, and either 
a land line or Voice Over Internet Protocol capability in order to 
participate in HRSA objective review committees. Reviewers are 
professionals with expertise and experience consistent with the HRSA 
mission. Certain legislation requires HRSA programs to include 
consumers of specific health care services in the objective review 
committee.
    Likely Respondents: Potential respondents are subject matter 
professionals with expertise and experience in the social, cultural, 
and health care fields that are consistent with the HRSA mission and 
competitive program needs to address the availability and delivery of 
quality health care to all Americans.
    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 name                Number of     Responses per       Total       per response    Total burden
                                    respondents     respondent       responses      (in hours)         hours
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New reviewer....................           1,194               1           1,194            .166             198
Updating reviewer information...           7,953               1           7,953            .333           2,648
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    Total.......................           9,147  ..............           9,147  ..............           2,846
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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, Executive Secretariat.
[FR Doc. 2019-26384 Filed 12-5-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4165-15-P