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Download as PDF 5967 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 22 / Monday, February 3, 2020 / Notices information has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Fax written comments on the collection of information by March 4, 2020. To ensure that comments on the information collection are received, OMB recommends that written comments be faxed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, Attn: FDA Desk Officer, Fax: 202– 395–7285, or emailed to oira_ submission@omb.eop.gov. All comments should be identified with the OMB control number 0910–0780. Also include the FDA docket number found in brackets in the heading of this document. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amber Sanford, Office of Operations, Food and Drug Administration, Three Agency to easily and efficiently elicit and review information from students and healthcare professionals who are interested in becoming involved in FDA-wide activities. The process will reduce the time and cost of submitting written documentation to the Agency and lessen the likelihood of applications being misrouted within the Agency mail system. It will assist the Agency in promoting and protecting the public health by encouraging outside persons to share their expertise with FDA. In the Federal Register of October 19, 2018 (83 FR 53065), FDA published a 60-day notice requesting public comment on the proposed collection of information. Although one comment was received, it wasn’t responsive to the four collection of information topics solicited and therefore will not be discussed in this document. FDA estimates the burden of this collection of information as follows: White Flint North, 10A–12M, 11601 Landsdown St., North Bethesda, MD 20852, 301–796–8867, PRAStaff@ fda.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In compliance with 44 U.S.C. 3507, FDA has submitted the following proposed collection of information to OMB for review and clearance. Application for Participation in FDA Fellowship and Traineeship Programs; OMB Control Number 0910–0780— Revision Sections 1104, 1302, 3301, 3304, 3320, 3361, 3393, and 3394 of Title 5 of the United States Code authorize Federal Agencies to rate applicants for Federal jobs. The proposed information collection involves brief online applications completed by applicants applying to FDA’s Fellowship and Traineeship programs. These voluntary online applications will allow the TABLE 1—ESTIMATED ANNUAL RECORDKEEPING BURDEN 1 Number of respondents Activity Number of responses per respondent Total annual responses Total hours Medical Device Fellowship Program ................................... FDA Traineeship Program ................................................... Reagan-Udall Fellowship at FDA ........................................ 250 1,000 50 1 1 1 250 1,000 50 1 1 1 250 1,000 50 Total .............................................................................. ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 1,300 1 There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs associated with this collection of information. Because FDA is developing two new training programs, Trainee Program and Reagan-Udell Fellowship, our estimated burden for the information collection reflects an overall increase of 2 hours. FDA has removed the Commissioner Fellowship and Regulatory Science Internship Program from this information collection as the programs have been discontinued. Dated: January 24, 2020. Lowell J. Schiller, Principal Associate Commissioner for Policy. [FR Doc. 2020–01989 Filed 1–31–20; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request; The National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Programs, OMB No. 0912–0127 Revision Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). AGENCY: BILLING CODE 4164–01–P ACTION: Notice. In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, HRSA submitted an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. Comments submitted during the first public review of this ICR will be provided to OMB. OMB will accept further comments from the public during the review and approval period. OMB may act on HRSA’s ICR only after the 30 day SUMMARY: lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Average burden per response VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:47 Jan 31, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 comment period for this Notice has closed. DATES: Comments on this Information Collection Request must be received no later than March 4, 2020. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, including the ICR Title, to the desk officer for HRSA, either by email to OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov or by fax to (202) 395–5806. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request a copy of the clearance requests submitted to OMB for review, email Lisa Wright-Solomon, the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer at paperwork@hrsa.gov or call (301) 443– 1984. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Information Collection Request Title: The National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Programs, OMB No. 0915– 0127 Revision. Abstract: The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program (LRP) was established to assure an adequate supply of trained primary care health professionals to provide services in the neediest Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) of the United States. The NHSC Substance Use E:\FR\FM\03FEN1.SGM 03FEN1 5968 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 22 / Monday, February 3, 2020 / Notices Disorder (SUD) Workforce LRP and the NHSC Rural Community LRP were established to recruit and retain a health professional workforce with specific training and credentials to provide evidence-based SUD treatment in HPSAs. Under these programs, HHS agrees to repay the qualifying educational loans of selected primary care health professionals. In return, the health professionals agree to serve for a specified period of time in an NHSCapproved site located in a federallydesignated HPSA approved by the Secretary for LRP participants. The forms utilized by each LRP include the following: (1) The NHSC LRP Application, the Authorization for Disclosure of Loan Information form, (2) the Privacy Act Release Authorization form, and if applicable, (3) the Verification of Disadvantaged Background form, and (4) the Private Practice Option form. The first three of the aforementioned NHSC LRP forms collect information that is needed for selecting participants and repaying qualifying educational loans. The last referenced form, the Private Practice Option Form, is needed to collect information for all participants who have applied for that service option. NHSC-approved sites are health care facilities that provide comprehensive outpatient, ambulatory, primary health care services to populations residing in HPSAs. Related in-patient services may be provided by NHSC-approved Critical Access Hospitals and Indian Health Service hospitals. In order to become an NHSC-approved site, new sites must submit a Site Application for review and approval. Existing NHSC-approved sites are required to complete a Site Recertification Application every 3 years in order to maintain their NHSCapproved status. Both the NHSC Site Application and Site Recertification Application request information on the clinical service site, sponsoring agency, recruitment contact, staffing levels, service users, charges for services, employment policies, and fiscal management capabilities. Assistance in completing these applications may be obtained through the appropriate State Primary Care Offices and the NHSC. The information collected on the applications is used for determining the eligibility of sites for the assignment of NHSC health professionals and to verify the need for NHSC clinicians. NHSC service site approval is valid for 3 years. A 60-day notice was published in the Federal Register on July 18, 2019, vol. 84, No. 138; pp. 34402–03. There were no public comments. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The need and purpose of this information collection is to assess an LRP applicant’s eligibility and qualifications for the LRP and to obtain information for NHSC site applicants. The NHSC LRP application asks for personal, professional and financial/ loan information. The proposed revisions in this ICR include asking applicants to provide their educational information on the completion of advanced training such as the Primary Care Training and Enhancement (PCTE) Champion fellowship. To identify the PCTE Champions, the NHSC will require applicants to respond to the following additional questions and submit their National Practitioner Identifier (NPI): (1) Have you completed a fellowship? (2) Applicants who selected ‘‘yes’’ to the question above are required to submit the NPI number. NHSC policy requires behavioral health providers to practice in a community-based setting that provides access to comprehensive behavioral health services. Accordingly, for those sites seeking to be assigned behavioral health NHSC participants, additional Number of respondents lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Form name Number of responses per respondent site information will be collected from an NHSC Comprehensive Behavioral Health Services Checklist. NHSC sites that do not directly offer all required behavioral health services must demonstrate a formal affiliation with a comprehensive, community-based primary behavioral health setting or facility to provide these services. Likely Respondents: Likely respondents include: (1) Licensed primary care medical, dental, and mental and behavioral health providers who are employed or seeking employment, and are interested in serving underserved populations; (2) health care facilities interested in participating in the NHSC and becoming an NHSC-approved service site; and (3) NHSC sites providing behavioral health care services directly, or through a formal affiliation with a comprehensive community-based primary behavioral health setting or facility providing comprehensive behavioral health services. 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: Total responses Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours NHSC LRP Application ........................................................ Authorization for Disclosure of Loan Information Form ....... Privacy Act Release Authorization Form ............................. Verification of Disadvantaged Background Form ................ Private Practice Option Form .............................................. NHSC Comprehensive Behavioral Health Services Checklist ..................................................................................... NHSC Site Application (including recertification) ................ 9,020 7,150 303 660 330 1 1 1 1 1 9,020 7,150 303 660 330 1.00 .10 .10 .50 .10 9,020 715 30 330 33 4,400 4,070 1 1 4,400 4,070 .13 .50 572 2,035 Total .............................................................................. 25,933 ........................ 25,933 ........................ 12,735 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:47 Jan 31, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\03FEN1.SGM 03FEN1 5969 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 22 / Monday, February 3, 2020 / Notices Maria G. Button, Director, Executive Secretariat. [FR Doc. 2020–01933 Filed 1–31–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–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: Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part F Dental Services Report, OMB No. 0915–0151— 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 April 3, 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: HRSA’s Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program SUMMARY: Part F Dental Services Report, OMB No. 0915–0151—Extension. Abstract: The Dental Reimbursement Program (DRP) and the Community Based Dental Partnership Program (CBDPP) under Part F of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) offer funding to accredited dental education programs to support the education and training of oral health providers in HIV oral health care, and reimbursement for the provision of oral health services for people eligible for the RWHAP. Institutions eligible for the RWHAP DRP and CBDPP are accredited schools of dentistry and other accredited dental education programs, such as dental hygiene programs or those sponsored by a school of dentistry, a hospital, or a public or private institution that offers postdoctoral training in the specialties of dentistry, advanced education in general dentistry, or a dental general practice residency. The DRP Application for the Notice of Funding Opportunity includes the Dental Services Report (DSR) that applicants use to apply for funding of nonreimbursed costs incurred in providing oral health care to patients with HIV and to report annual program data. Awards are authorized under section 2692(b) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300ff–111(b)). The DSR collects data on program information, client demographics, oral health services, funding, and training. It also requests applicants to provide narrative descriptions of their services and facilities as well as their links and collaboration with community-based providers of oral health services. There are minor revisions to 12 data elements in the DSR to be consistent with other HRSA RWHAP grant recipient data that are submitted. For example, the response options for the data element for gender would be expanded to include transgender options; and the age ranges for the data element age would be changed to align with how data are submitted for the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Services Report. In addition, response options for ten other data elements would be reworded or deleted for alignment. These changes would not affect burden as they are minor. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The primary purpose of collecting this information annually is to verify applicant eligibility and determine reimbursement amounts for DRP applicants as well as to document the program accomplishments of CBDDP grant recipients. This information also allows HRSA to learn about (1) the extent of the involvement of dental schools and programs in treating patients with HIV, (2) the number and characteristics of clients who receive RWHAP supported oral health services, (3) the types and frequency of the provision of these services, (4) the non-reimbursed costs of oral health care provided to patients with HIV, and (5) the scope of grant recipients’ community-based collaborations and training of providers. In addition to meeting the goal of accountability to Congress, patients, community-based organizations, and the general public, information collected in the DSR is critical for HRSA and for recipients to help assess the status of existing HIV-related health service delivery systems. Likely Respondents: Accredited schools of dentistry and other accredited dental education programs, such as dental hygiene programs or those sponsored by a school of dentistry, a hospital, or a public or private institution that offers postdoctoral training in the specialties of dentistry, advanced education in general dentistry, or a dental general practice residency. 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. lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES TOTAL ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Form name Type of respondent Dental Services Report ............................ DRP ............... VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:47 Jan 31, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Number of respondents Frm 00043 Number of responses per respondent 56 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total responses 1 E:\FR\FM\03FEN1.SGM 56 03FEN1 Average burden per response (in hours) 45 Total burden hours 2,520

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Public Comment Request; The National Health 
Service Corps Loan Repayment Programs, OMB No. 0912-0127 Revision

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 Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, HRSA 
submitted an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. Comments submitted 
during the first public review of this ICR will be provided to OMB. OMB 
will accept further comments from the public during the review and 
approval period. OMB may act on HRSA's ICR only after the 30 day 
comment period for this Notice has closed.

DATES: Comments on this Information Collection Request must be received 
no later than March 4, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, including the ICR Title, to the desk 
officer for HRSA, either by email to [email protected] or by 
fax to (202) 395-5806.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request a copy of the clearance 
requests submitted to OMB for review, email Lisa Wright-Solomon, the 
HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer at [email protected] or 
call (301) 443-1984.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Information Collection Request Title: The National Health Service 
Corps Loan Repayment Programs, OMB No. 0915-0127 Revision.
    Abstract: The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment 
Program (LRP) was established to assure an adequate supply of trained 
primary care health professionals to provide services in the neediest 
Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) of the United States. The 
NHSC Substance Use

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Disorder (SUD) Workforce LRP and the NHSC Rural Community LRP were 
established to recruit and retain a health professional workforce with 
specific training and credentials to provide evidence-based SUD 
treatment in HPSAs. Under these programs, HHS agrees to repay the 
qualifying educational loans of selected primary care health 
professionals. In return, the health professionals agree to serve for a 
specified period of time in an NHSC-approved site located in a 
federally-designated HPSA approved by the Secretary for LRP 
participants.
    The forms utilized by each LRP include the following: (1) The NHSC 
LRP Application, the Authorization for Disclosure of Loan Information 
form, (2) the Privacy Act Release Authorization form, and if 
applicable, (3) the Verification of Disadvantaged Background form, and 
(4) the Private Practice Option form. The first three of the 
aforementioned NHSC LRP forms collect information that is needed for 
selecting participants and repaying qualifying educational loans. The 
last referenced form, the Private Practice Option Form, is needed to 
collect information for all participants who have applied for that 
service option.
    NHSC-approved sites are health care facilities that provide 
comprehensive outpatient, ambulatory, primary health care services to 
populations residing in HPSAs. Related in-patient services may be 
provided by NHSC-approved Critical Access Hospitals and Indian Health 
Service hospitals. In order to become an NHSC-approved site, new sites 
must submit a Site Application for review and approval. Existing NHSC-
approved sites are required to complete a Site Recertification 
Application every 3 years in order to maintain their NHSC-approved 
status. Both the NHSC Site Application and Site Recertification 
Application request information on the clinical service site, 
sponsoring agency, recruitment contact, staffing levels, service users, 
charges for services, employment policies, and fiscal management 
capabilities. Assistance in completing these applications may be 
obtained through the appropriate State Primary Care Offices and the 
NHSC. The information collected on the applications is used for 
determining the eligibility of sites for the assignment of NHSC health 
professionals and to verify the need for NHSC clinicians. NHSC service 
site approval is valid for 3 years.
    A 60-day notice was published in the Federal Register on July 18, 
2019, vol. 84, No. 138; pp. 34402-03. There were no public comments.
    Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The need and purpose of 
this information collection is to assess an LRP applicant's eligibility 
and qualifications for the LRP and to obtain information for NHSC site 
applicants. The NHSC LRP application asks for personal, professional 
and financial/loan information.
    The proposed revisions in this ICR include asking applicants to 
provide their educational information on the completion of advanced 
training such as the Primary Care Training and Enhancement (PCTE) 
Champion fellowship. To identify the PCTE Champions, the NHSC will 
require applicants to respond to the following additional questions and 
submit their National Practitioner Identifier (NPI):
    (1) Have you completed a fellowship?
    (2) Applicants who selected ``yes'' to the question above are 
required to submit the NPI number.
    NHSC policy requires behavioral health providers to practice in a 
community-based setting that provides access to comprehensive 
behavioral health services. Accordingly, for those sites seeking to be 
assigned behavioral health NHSC participants, additional site 
information will be collected from an NHSC Comprehensive Behavioral 
Health Services Checklist. NHSC sites that do not directly offer all 
required behavioral health services must demonstrate a formal 
affiliation with a comprehensive, community-based primary behavioral 
health setting or facility to provide these services.
    Likely Respondents: Likely respondents include: (1) Licensed 
primary care medical, dental, and mental and behavioral health 
providers who are employed or seeking employment, and are interested in 
serving underserved populations; (2) health care facilities interested 
in participating in the NHSC and becoming an NHSC-approved service 
site; and (3) NHSC sites providing behavioral health care services 
directly, or through a formal affiliation with a comprehensive 
community-based primary behavioral health setting or facility providing 
comprehensive behavioral health services.
    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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NHSC LRP Application............           9,020               1           9,020            1.00           9,020
Authorization for Disclosure of            7,150               1           7,150             .10             715
 Loan Information Form..........
Privacy Act Release                          303               1             303             .10              30
 Authorization Form.............
Verification of Disadvantaged                660               1             660             .50             330
 Background Form................
Private Practice Option Form....             330               1             330             .10              33
NHSC Comprehensive Behavioral              4,400               1           4,400             .13             572
 Health Services Checklist......
NHSC Site Application (including           4,070               1           4,070             .50           2,035
 recertification)...............
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    Total.......................          25,933  ..............          25,933  ..............          12,735
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Maria G. Button,
Director, Executive Secretariat.
[FR Doc. 2020-01933 Filed 1-31-20; 8:45 am]
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