Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request: Information Collection Request Title: Voluntary Partner Surveys To Implement Executive Order 12862 in the Health Resources and Services Administration, OMB No. 0915-0212-Extension, 81210-81211 [2020-27500]

Download as PDF 81210 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 241 / Tuesday, December 15, 2020 / Notices Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990 (CCDBG Act), as amended, CCDBG Act of 2014 (Pub. L. 113–186), and 42 U.S.C. 9858. The Plan, submitted on the ACF–118, is required triennially, and remains in effect for 3 years. The Plan provides ACF and the public with a description of, and assurance about the states’ and territories’ child care programs. These Plans are the applications for CCDF funds. The Office of Child Care (OCC) has given thoughtful consideration to the comments received and has made changes to the Plan Preprint document following the publication of the 60-day public comment period. The comments and changes are addressed in the request package to the OMB. Consistent with the statute and regulations, ACF requests revision of the ACF–118A with minor modifications. This 30-day second Public Comment Period provides an opportunity for the public to submit comments to the OMB. Respondents: State and Territory Lead Agencies. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Instrument Total number of respondents Total number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours Annual burden hours Child Care and Development Fund Plan for States and Territories (ACF–118) ..................................................... 56 1 200 11,200 3,733 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,733. Authority: Pub. L. 113–186 and 42 U.S.C. 9858. Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–27466 Filed 12–14–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–43–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: Voluntary Partner Surveys To Implement Executive Order 12862 in the Health Resources and Services Administration, OMB No. 0915–0212— 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. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:35 Dec 14, 2020 Jkt 253001 Comments on this ICR must be received no later than February 16, 2021. 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: Voluntary Partner Surveys to Implement Executive Order 12862 in the Health Resources and Services Administration, OMB No. 0915–0212—Extension Abstract: In response to Executive Order 12862, HRSA is proposing to conduct voluntary customer surveys of its partners to assess strengths and weaknesses in program services and processes. HRSA partners are typically state or local governments, health care facilities, health care consortia, health care providers, and researchers. HRSA is requesting continued approval for a generic clearance from OMB to conduct the partner surveys. Partner surveys to be conducted by HRSA might include, for example, mail or telephone surveys of grantees to determine satisfaction with grant processes or technical assistance DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 provided by a contractor, or in-class evaluation forms completed by providers who receive training from HRSA grantees, to measure satisfaction with the training experience. Results of these surveys will be used to plan and redirect resources and efforts as needed to improve services and processes. Focus groups may also be used to gain partner input into the design of mail and telephone surveys. Focus groups, in-class evaluation forms, mail surveys, and telephone surveys are expected to be the preferred data collection methods. A generic approval allows HRSA to conduct a limited number of partner surveys without a full-scale OMB review of each survey. If this generic received continued approval, information on each individual partner survey will not be published in the Federal Register. 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\15DEN1.SGM 15DEN1 81211 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 241 / Tuesday, December 15, 2020 / Notices TOTAL ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Form name Number of responses per respondent Total responses Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours In-class evaluations ............................................................. Mail/Telephone surveys ....................................................... Focus groups ....................................................................... 40,000 12,000 250 1 1 1 40,000 12,000 250 .05 .25 1.50 2,000 3,000 375 Total .............................................................................. 52,250 ........................ 52,250 ........................ 5,375 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. 2020–27500 Filed 12–14–20; 8:45 am] OMB No. 0990–New—HHS Teletracking COVID–19 Portal BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES [Document Identifier: OS–0990–New] Agency Information Collection Request; 30-Day Public Comment Request Office of the Secretary, HHS. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Submit your comments to OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov or via facsimile to (202) 395–5806. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sherrette Funn, Sherrette.Funn@hhs.gov or (202) 795–7714. When submitting comments or requesting information, please include the document identifier 0990–New and project title for reference. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In compliance with 44 U.S.C. 3507, OS/ DHHS has submitted the following proposed collection of information to OMB for review and clearance. ADDRESSES: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services, is announcing it has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance the following collection of information. DATES: Comments on the ICR must be received on or before January 14, 2021. SUMMARY: OMB Control Number Abstract: The data collected through this ICR informs the Federal Government’s understanding of disease patterns and furthers the development of policies for prevention and control of disease spread and impact related to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID–19). One of the most important uses of the data collected through this ICR is to determine critical allocations of limited supplies (e.g., protective equipment and medication). For instance, this collection has been used to distribute Remdesivir, a vital therapeutic that HHS distributes to the American healthcare system, via distinct data calls on regular intervals. As of July 10, HHS reduced the number requests for data from hospitals to support allocations of Remdesivir. HHS has stopped sending out one-time requests for data to aid in the distribution of Remdesivir or any other treatments or supplies. This consolidated daily reporting is the only mechanism used for the distribution calculations, and daily reports are needed to ensure accurate calculations. Type of Respondent: We acknowledge the burden placed on many hospitals, including resource constraints, and have allowed for some flexibilities, such as back-submissions or submitting every business days, with the understanding that respondents may not have sufficient staff working over the weekend. It is our belief that collection of this information daily is the most effective way to detect outbreaks and needs for Federal assistance over time, by hospital and geographical area, and to alert the appropriate officials for action. It’s requested that 5,500 hospitals, submit data daily on the number of patients tested for COVID–19, as well as information on bed capacity and requirements for other supplies. The HHS Teletracking COVID–19 Portal (U.S. Healthcare COVID–19 Portal) includes some data that were initially submitted by hospitals to HHS through CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) COVID–19 Module (OMB Control No. 0920–1290, approved 03/26/2020). Over the last several months time, the guidance for which data elements should be sent to HHS and through which method was updated at the request of the White House Coronavirus Task Force and other leaders to better inform the response. ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Form name (electronic portal) Number of responses per respondents Total annual responses Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours 5500 ............ HHS Teletracking COVID–19 Portal ...................................... 365 2,007,500 1.75 3,513,125 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:35 Dec 14, 2020 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\15DEN1.SGM 15DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 241 (Tuesday, December 15, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 81210-81211]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-27500]


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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: Voluntary 
Partner Surveys To Implement Executive Order 12862 in the Health 
Resources and Services Administration, OMB No. 0915-0212--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 must be received no later than February 16, 
2021.

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: Voluntary Partner Surveys to 
Implement Executive Order 12862 in the Health Resources and Services 
Administration, OMB No. 0915-0212--Extension
    Abstract: In response to Executive Order 12862, HRSA is proposing 
to conduct voluntary customer surveys of its partners to assess 
strengths and weaknesses in program services and processes. HRSA 
partners are typically state or local governments, health care 
facilities, health care consortia, health care providers, and 
researchers. HRSA is requesting continued approval for a generic 
clearance from OMB to conduct the partner surveys.
    Partner surveys to be conducted by HRSA might include, for example, 
mail or telephone surveys of grantees to determine satisfaction with 
grant processes or technical assistance provided by a contractor, or 
in-class evaluation forms completed by providers who receive training 
from HRSA grantees, to measure satisfaction with the training 
experience. Results of these surveys will be used to plan and redirect 
resources and efforts as needed to improve services and processes.
    Focus groups may also be used to gain partner input into the design 
of mail and telephone surveys. Focus groups, in-class evaluation forms, 
mail surveys, and telephone surveys are expected to be the preferred 
data collection methods.
    A generic approval allows HRSA to conduct a limited number of 
partner surveys without a full-scale OMB review of each survey. If this 
generic received continued approval, information on each individual 
partner survey will not be published in the Federal Register.
    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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                                     Number of       Number of         Total        burden per     Total burden
            Form name               respondents    responses per     responses     response  (in       hours
                                                    respondent                        hours)
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In-class evaluations............          40,000               1          40,000             .05           2,000
Mail/Telephone surveys..........          12,000               1          12,000             .25           3,000
Focus groups....................             250               1             250            1.50             375
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    Total.......................          52,250  ..............          52,250  ..............           5,375
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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. 2020-27500 Filed 12-14-20; 8:45 am]
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