Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request Information Collection Request Title: Federal Tort Claims Act Program Deeming Sponsorship Application for Free Clinics, OMB No. 0915-0293-Revision, 47803-47804 [2020-17178]

Download as PDF 47803 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 152 / Thursday, August 6, 2020 / Notices TABLE 2—ESTIMATED ANNUAL RECORDKEEPING BURDEN 1 Activity Number of recordkeepers Number of records per recordkeeper Total annual records Average burden per recordkeeping Total hours Develop documentation Process ......................................... 1 1 1 16 16 1 There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs associated with this collection of information. In determining the estimated annual recordkeeping burden, we estimated that at least 90 percent of firms maintain documentation, such as packing codes, batch records, and inventory records, as part of their basic food production or import operations. Therefore, the recordkeeping burden was calculated as the time required for the 10 percent of firms that may not be currently maintaining this documentation to develop and maintain documentation, such as batch records and inventory records. In previous information collection requests, this recordkeeping burden was estimated to be 16 hours per record. We have retained our prior estimate of 16 hours per record for the recordkeeping burden. As shown in table 1, we estimate that one respondent will make one submission per year. Although we estimate that only 1 of 10 firms will not be currently maintaining the necessary documentation, to avoid counting the recordkeeping burden for the 1 submission per year as 1/10th of a recordkeeper, we estimate that 1 recordkeeper will take 16 hours to develop and maintain documentation recommended by the guidance. Dated: July 30, 2020. Lauren K. Roth, Associate Commissioner for Policy. [FR Doc. 2020–17174 Filed 8–5–20; 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: Federal Tort Claims Act Program Deeming Sponsorship Application for Free Clinics, OMB No. 0915–0293–Revision Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services. ACTION: Notice. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 Aug 05, 2020 Jkt 250001 projects of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Health Resources and Services Administration (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 Information Collection Request must be received no later than October 5, 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: Federal Tort Claims Act Program Deeming Sponsorship Application for Free Clinics, OMB No. 0915–0293¥ Revised Abstract: Section 224(o) of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act (42 U.S.C. 233(o)), as amended, authorizes the ‘‘deeming’’ of certain individuals as PHS employees for the purposes of receiving liability protections, including Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) coverage, for the performance of medical, surgical, dental or related functions within the scope of deemed employment. Section 224(o) extends eligibility for deemed PHS employee status to free clinic health professionals including employees, officers, board members, contractors, and volunteers at qualifying free clinics. The Free Clinics FTCA Program is administered by HRSA’s Bureau of Primary Health Care. Sponsoring free clinics seeking FTCA coverage for their employees, officers, board members, contractors, and PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 volunteers must submit deeming applications in the specified form and manner on behalf of named individuals for review and approval, resulting in a ‘‘deeming determination’’ that includes associated FTCA coverage for these individuals. HRSA is proposing several changes to the FTCA Program Deeming Applications for Free Clinics, to be used for Free Clinic deeming sponsorship applications for Calendar Year 2021 and thereafter, to improve question clarity and clarify required documentation. Specifically, the Application includes the following proposed changes: • Updated application language: Specifically, throughout the application, alternate terminology was utilized to provide greater clarity and specificity. These changes were based on stakeholder feedback and information received from the HRSA Health Center Program Support. These changes are not substantive in nature. • Added Service Type and clarifications regarding professional designation: Specifically, section VI of the application was updated to include service type which will allow HRSA to verify whether an individual is performing clinical or non-clinical services. In addition to the inclusion of service type, a note was added to request that free clinics include the professional designation for each individual. • Deleted remark in section IX: It has been determined that the information requested in this section, which related to offsite events and particularized determinations is no longer necessary to evaluate eligibility for deeming. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: Deeming applications must address certain criteria required by law in order for the Secretary to deem an individual sponsored by a qualifying free clinic as a PHS employee for purposes of liability protections, including FTCA coverage. This determination cannot be made without the collection of this information. Specifically, the deeming sponsorship application form seeks information verifying that the free clinic meets the criteria to sponsor a deeming application and that the individual being sponsored is eligible to be deemed E:\FR\FM\06AUN1.SGM 06AUN1 47804 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 152 / Thursday, August 6, 2020 / Notices as a PHS employee. The FTCA application form for free clinics has been updated to improve clarity and thereby improve applicants’ and deemed individuals’ compliance with applicable requirements. Likely Respondents: Respondents include free clinics seeking deemed PHS employee status on behalf of their sponsored individuals for purposes of liability protections, including FTCA coverage. 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 Number of respondents Form name FTCA Free Clinics Program Application .............................. Total .............................................................................. 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. 2020–17178 Filed 8–5–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Meeting of the National Vaccine Advisory Committee Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. As stipulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is hereby giving notice that the National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC) will hold a virtual meeting. The meeting will be open to the public and public comment will be heard during the meeting. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: The meeting will be held September 23–24, 2020. The confirmed meeting times and agenda will be posted on the NVAC website at http:// www.hhs.gov/nvpo/nvac/meetings/ DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 Aug 05, 2020 Jkt 250001 374 374 Number of responses per respondent 3 ........................ index.html as soon as they become available. ADDRESSES: Instructions regarding attending this meeting will be posted online at: http://www.hhs.gov/nvpo/ nvac/meetings/index.html at least one week prior to the meeting. Preregistration is required for those who wish to attend the meeting or participate in public comment. Please register at http://www.hhs.gov/nvpo/nvac/ meetings/index.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ann Aikin, Acting Designated Federal Officer, at the Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Mary E. Switzer Building, Room L618, 330 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20024. Phone: (202) 695–9742; email nvac@hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Section 2101 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300aa–1), the Secretary of HHS was mandated to establish the National Vaccine Program to achieve optimal prevention of human infectious diseases through immunization and to achieve optimal prevention against adverse reactions to vaccines. The NVAC was established to provide advice and make recommendations to the Director of the National Vaccine Program on matters related to the Program’s responsibilities. The Assistant Secretary for Health serves as Director of the National Vaccine Program. During the September 2020 NVAC meeting, sessions will focus on future coronavirus vaccines, the upcoming flu season, immunization equity, and routine vaccination. Please note that agenda items are subject to change, as priorities dictate. Information on the final meeting agenda will be posted PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Total responses Sfmt 4703 1,122 1,122 Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours 2 ........................ 2,244 2,244 prior to the meeting on the NVAC website: http://www.hhs.gov/nvpo/ nvac/index.html. Members of the public will have the opportunity to provide comment at the NVAC meeting during the public comment period designated on the agenda. Public comments made during the meeting will be limited to three minutes per person to ensure time is allotted for all those wishing to speak. Individuals are also welcome to submit written comments. Written comments should not exceed three pages in length. Individuals submitting written comments should email their comments to nvac@hhs.gov at least five business days prior to the meeting. Dated: July 14, 2020. Ann Aikin, Acting Designated Federal Official, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health. [FR Doc. 2020–17147 Filed 8–5–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4150–44–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Notice of Listing of Members of the National Institutes of Health’s Senior Executive Service 2020 Performance Review Board (PRB) National Institutes of Health, Health and Human Services (HHS). AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announces the persons who will serve on the National Institutes of Health’s Senior Executive Service 2020 Performance Review Board. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06AUN1.SGM 06AUN1

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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: Federal 
Tort Claims Act Program Deeming Sponsorship Application for Free 
Clinics, OMB No. 0915-0293-Revision

AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration, 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, the Health Resources and Services Administration (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 Information Collection Request must be received 
no later than October 5, 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: Federal Tort Claims Act 
Program Deeming Sponsorship Application for Free Clinics, OMB No. 0915-
0293- Revised
    Abstract: Section 224(o) of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act (42 
U.S.C. 233(o)), as amended, authorizes the ``deeming'' of certain 
individuals as PHS employees for the purposes of receiving liability 
protections, including Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) coverage, for the 
performance of medical, surgical, dental or related functions within 
the scope of deemed employment. Section 224(o) extends eligibility for 
deemed PHS employee status to free clinic health professionals 
including employees, officers, board members, contractors, and 
volunteers at qualifying free clinics. The Free Clinics FTCA Program is 
administered by HRSA's Bureau of Primary Health Care. Sponsoring free 
clinics seeking FTCA coverage for their employees, officers, board 
members, contractors, and volunteers must submit deeming applications 
in the specified form and manner on behalf of named individuals for 
review and approval, resulting in a ``deeming determination'' that 
includes associated FTCA coverage for these individuals.
    HRSA is proposing several changes to the FTCA Program Deeming 
Applications for Free Clinics, to be used for Free Clinic deeming 
sponsorship applications for Calendar Year 2021 and thereafter, to 
improve question clarity and clarify required documentation.
    Specifically, the Application includes the following proposed 
changes:
     Updated application language: Specifically, throughout the 
application, alternate terminology was utilized to provide greater 
clarity and specificity. These changes were based on stakeholder 
feedback and information received from the HRSA Health Center Program 
Support. These changes are not substantive in nature.
     Added Service Type and clarifications regarding 
professional designation: Specifically, section VI of the application 
was updated to include service type which will allow HRSA to verify 
whether an individual is performing clinical or non-clinical services. 
In addition to the inclusion of service type, a note was added to 
request that free clinics include the professional designation for each 
individual.
     Deleted remark in section IX: It has been determined that 
the information requested in this section, which related to offsite 
events and particularized determinations is no longer necessary to 
evaluate eligibility for deeming.
    Need and Proposed Use of the Information: Deeming applications must 
address certain criteria required by law in order for the Secretary to 
deem an individual sponsored by a qualifying free clinic as a PHS 
employee for purposes of liability protections, including FTCA 
coverage. This determination cannot be made without the collection of 
this information. Specifically, the deeming sponsorship application 
form seeks information verifying that the free clinic meets the 
criteria to sponsor a deeming application and that the individual being 
sponsored is eligible to be deemed

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as a PHS employee. The FTCA application form for free clinics has been 
updated to improve clarity and thereby improve applicants' and deemed 
individuals' compliance with applicable requirements.
    Likely Respondents: Respondents include free clinics seeking deemed 
PHS employee status on behalf of their sponsored individuals for 
purposes of liability protections, including FTCA coverage.
    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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                                                                                      Average
                                     Number of       Number of         Total        burden per     Total burden
            Form name               respondents    responses per     responses     response  (in       hours
                                                    respondent                        hours)
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FTCA Free Clinics Program                    374               3           1,122               2           2,244
 Application....................
    Total.......................             374  ..............           1,122  ..............           2,244
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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. 2020-17178 Filed 8-5-20; 8:45 am]
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