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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 174 / Tuesday, September 8, 2020 / Notices or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. Maria G. Button, Director, Executive Secretariat. [FR Doc. 2020–19777 Filed 9–4–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P 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; Information Collection Request Title: Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Loan Repayment Program, OMB No. 0906– xxxx—New Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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. SUMMARY: Comments on this ICR should be received no later than October 8, 2020. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. 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: Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Loan Repayment Program OMB No. 0906–xxxx—New jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:32 Sep 04, 2020 Jkt 250001 Abstract: The Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020 included no less than $12,000,000 for HRSA to establish the Loan Repayment Program for Substance Use Disorder Treatment Workforce. This funding will allow HRSA to provide the repayment of education loans for individuals working in either a full-time substance use disorder treatment job that involves direct patient care in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) designated for Mental Health or a county where the average drug overdose death rate exceeds the national average. Eligible disciplines include but are not limited to behavioral health paraprofessionals, occupational therapists and counselors. Eligible treatment facilities include but are not limited to inpatient psychiatric facilities, recovery centers, detox facilities, emergency department and local community jails and detention centers. The Department of Health and Human Services agrees to repay the qualifying educational loans up to $250,000.00 in return for six years of service obligation. The forms utilized by the Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery (STAR) Loan Repayment Program (LRP) include the following: the STAR LRP Application, the Authorization for Disclosure of Loan Information form, the Privacy Act Release Authorization form, the Employment Verification form, and the Site Application form, if applicable. The aforementioned forms collect information that is needed for selecting participants and repaying qualifying educational loans. Eligible facilities for the STAR LRP are facilities that provide in-patient and outpatient, ambulatory, primary and mental/behavioral health care services to populations residing in a mental health HPSA or a county where the average drug overdose death rate exceeds the national average. The facilities that may provide related inpatient services may include, but are not limited to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services-approved Critical Access Hospitals, American Indian Health Facilities (Indian Health Service Facilities, Tribally-Operated 638 Health Programs, and Urban Indian Health Programs), inpatient rehabilitation centers and psychiatric facilities. HRSA will recruit facilities for approval. New facilities must submit an application for review and approval. The application requests will contain supporting information on the clinical service site, recruitment contact and services provided. Assistance in completing this application may be obtained through the appropriate HRSA personnel. HRSA PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55465 will use the information collected on the applications to determine eligibility of the facility for the assignment of health professionals and to verify the need for clinicians. Note: Despite the similarity in the titles, the STAR LRP is not the existing NHSC Substance Use Disorder LRP (OMB #0915– 0127), which is authorized under Title III of the Public Health Service Act. The STAR LRP is a newly authorized Title VII program that has different service requirements, loan repayment protocols, and authorized employment facilities. A 60-day notice published in the Federal Register on June 4, 2020, vol. 85, No. 108; pp. 34454–34456. There were no public comments. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The need and purpose of this information collection is to obtain information that is used to assess a STAR LRP applicant’s eligibility and qualifications for the program, and to obtain information for eligible site applicants. Clinicians interested in participating in the STAR LRP must submit an application to the program in order to participate, and health care facilities located in a high overdose rate or Mental Health HPSAs must submit a Site Application to determine the eligibility of sites to participate in the STAR LRP. The STAR LRP application asks for personal, professional and financial information needed to determine the applicant’s eligibility to participate in the STAR LRP. In addition, applicants must provide information regarding the loans for which repayment is being requested. Likely Respondents: Likely respondents include: licensed primary care medical, mental and behavioral health providers, and other paraprofessionals who are employed or seeking employment, and are interested in serving underserved populations; health care facilities interested in participating in the STAR LRP, and becoming an approved service site; STAR LRP sites providing behavioral health care services directly, or through a formal affiliation with a comprehensive community-based primary behavioral health setting, facility providing comprehensive behavioral health services, or various substance abuse treatment facility subtypes. 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 E:\FR\FM\08SEN1.SGM 08SEN1 55466 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 174 / Tuesday, September 8, 2020 / Notices 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 Total responses Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours STAR LRP Application ......................................................... Authorization for Disclosure of Loan Information Form ....... Privacy Act Release Authorization Form ............................. Employment Verification Form ............................................. Site Application .................................................................... 300 300 300 300 400 1 1 1 1 1 300 300 300 300 400 .50 .50 .50 .50 1.00 150 150 150 150 400 Total .............................................................................. 1,600 ........................ 1,600 ........................ 1000 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. 2020–19776 Filed 9–4–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Meeting of the Advisory Council on Blood Stem Cell Transplantation Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, this notice announces that the Secretary’s Advisory Council on Blood Stem Cell Transplantation (ACBSCT) has scheduled a public meeting. Information about ACBSCT and the agenda for this meeting can be found on the ACBSCT website at https:// bloodstemcell.hrsa.gov/about/advisorycouncil. DATES: September 25, 2020, from 12:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET). ADDRESSES: This meeting will be held by webinar and conference call. The webinar link, conference call-in number, registration information, and SUMMARY: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Number of responses per respondent VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:32 Sep 04, 2020 Jkt 250001 meeting materials can be accessed through the registration link on the ACBSCT website at https:// bloodstemcell.hrsa.gov/about/advisorycouncil. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Walsh, Designated Federal Official, (DFO), at Division of Transplantation, HRSA, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857; 301– 443–6839; or ACBSCTHRSA@hrsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ACBSCT provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of HHS (Secretary) and the HRSA Administrator on the activities of the C.W. Bill Young Cell Transplantation Program (CWBYCTP) and the National Cord Blood Inventory (NCBI) Program. The principal purpose of these programs is to make blood stem cells from adult donors and cord blood units available for patients who need a transplant to treat life-threatening conditions such as leukemia, and who lack a suitably matched relative who can be the donor. During the September 25, 2020, meeting, the ACBSCT will receive updates on the operation of the CWBYCTP and the NCBI and discuss cord blood as a continued source of blood stem cells for transplant in the context of other available sources of blood stem cells for transplant. Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate. Refer to the ACBSCT website for any updated information concerning the meeting. Members of the public will have the opportunity to provide comments. Public participants may submit written statements in advance of the scheduled meeting. Oral comments will be honored in the order they are requested and may be limited as time allows. Requests to submit a written statement or make oral comments to ACBSCT should be sent to Robert Walsh, DFO, PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 using the contact information above at least three business days prior to the meeting. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance or another reasonable accommodation should notify Robert Walsh at the address and phone number listed above at least 10 business days prior to the meeting. Maria G. Button, Director, Executive Secretariat. [FR Doc. 2020–19690 Filed 9–4–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Meeting of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: As stipulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is hereby giving notice that the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition (PCSFN) will hold its annual meeting. The meeting will be open to the public. DATES: The meeting will take place on Thursday, September 17, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EDT). ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held virtually using an online platform. To register to attend the meeting, please visit the registration website at https:// kauffmaninc.adobeconnect.com/ch_ pcsfn_sept2020/event/event_info.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Anne Bishop, Sc.D., M.P.H., Designated Federal Officer for the PCSFN, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08SEN1.SGM 08SEN1

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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; Information Collection 
Request Title: Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Loan 
Repayment Program, OMB No. 0906-xxxx--New

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

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 ICR should be received no later than October 8, 
2020.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed 
information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of 
this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular 
information collection by selecting ``Currently under Review--Open for 
Public Comments'' or by using the search function.

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: 
Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Loan Repayment Program 
OMB No. 0906-xxxx--New
    Abstract: The Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020 
included no less than $12,000,000 for HRSA to establish the Loan 
Repayment Program for Substance Use Disorder Treatment Workforce. This 
funding will allow HRSA to provide the repayment of education loans for 
individuals working in either a full-time substance use disorder 
treatment job that involves direct patient care in a Health 
Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) designated for Mental Health or a 
county where the average drug overdose death rate exceeds the national 
average.
    Eligible disciplines include but are not limited to behavioral 
health paraprofessionals, occupational therapists and counselors. 
Eligible treatment facilities include but are not limited to inpatient 
psychiatric facilities, recovery centers, detox facilities, emergency 
department and local community jails and detention centers. The 
Department of Health and Human Services agrees to repay the qualifying 
educational loans up to $250,000.00 in return for six years of service 
obligation. The forms utilized by the Substance Use Disorder Treatment 
and Recovery (STAR) Loan Repayment Program (LRP) include the following: 
the STAR LRP Application, the Authorization for Disclosure of Loan 
Information form, the Privacy Act Release Authorization form, the 
Employment Verification form, and the Site Application form, if 
applicable. The aforementioned forms collect information that is needed 
for selecting participants and repaying qualifying educational loans.
    Eligible facilities for the STAR LRP are facilities that provide 
in-patient and outpatient, ambulatory, primary and mental/behavioral 
health care services to populations residing in a mental health HPSA or 
a county where the average drug overdose death rate exceeds the 
national average. The facilities that may provide related in-patient 
services may include, but are not limited to Centers for Medicare & 
Medicaid Services-approved Critical Access Hospitals, American Indian 
Health Facilities (Indian Health Service Facilities, Tribally-Operated 
638 Health Programs, and Urban Indian Health Programs), inpatient 
rehabilitation centers and psychiatric facilities. HRSA will recruit 
facilities for approval. New facilities must submit an application for 
review and approval. The application requests will contain supporting 
information on the clinical service site, recruitment contact and 
services provided. Assistance in completing this application may be 
obtained through the appropriate HRSA personnel. HRSA will use the 
information collected on the applications to determine eligibility of 
the facility for the assignment of health professionals and to verify 
the need for clinicians.

    Note:  Despite the similarity in the titles, the STAR LRP is not 
the existing NHSC Substance Use Disorder LRP (OMB #0915-0127), which 
is authorized under Title III of the Public Health Service Act. The 
STAR LRP is a newly authorized Title VII program that has different 
service requirements, loan repayment protocols, and authorized 
employment facilities.

    A 60-day notice published in the Federal Register on June 4, 2020, 
vol. 85, No. 108; pp. 34454-34456. There were no public comments.
    Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The need and purpose of 
this information collection is to obtain information that is used to 
assess a STAR LRP applicant's eligibility and qualifications for the 
program, and to obtain information for eligible site applicants. 
Clinicians interested in participating in the STAR LRP must submit an 
application to the program in order to participate, and health care 
facilities located in a high overdose rate or Mental Health HPSAs must 
submit a Site Application to determine the eligibility of sites to 
participate in the STAR LRP. The STAR LRP application asks for 
personal, professional and financial information needed to determine 
the applicant's eligibility to participate in the STAR LRP. In 
addition, applicants must provide information regarding the loans for 
which repayment is being requested.
    Likely Respondents: Likely respondents include: licensed primary 
care medical, mental and behavioral health providers, and other 
paraprofessionals who are employed or seeking employment, and are 
interested in serving underserved populations; health care facilities 
interested in participating in the STAR LRP, and becoming an approved 
service site; STAR LRP sites providing behavioral health care services 
directly, or through a formal affiliation with a comprehensive 
community-based primary behavioral health setting, facility providing 
comprehensive behavioral health services, or various substance abuse 
treatment facility sub-types.
    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

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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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STAR LRP Application............             300               1             300             .50             150
Authorization for Disclosure of              300               1             300             .50             150
 Loan Information Form..........
Privacy Act Release                          300               1             300             .50             150
 Authorization Form.............
Employment Verification Form....             300               1             300             .50             150
Site Application................             400               1             400            1.00             400
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    Total.......................           1,600  ..............           1,600  ..............            1000
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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. 2020-19776 Filed 9-4-20; 8:45 am]
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