Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request; Voluntary Partner Surveys To Implement Executive Order 12862 in the Health Resources and Services Administration, 14462 [2021-05349]

Download as PDF 14462 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 49 / Tuesday, March 16, 2021 / Notices 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; Voluntary Partner Surveys To Implement Executive Order 12862 in the Health Resources and Services Administration 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. DATES: Comments on this ICR should be received no later than April 15, 2021. 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 SUMMARY: ‘‘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: 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 of a generic clearance from OMB to conduct the partner surveys. Partner surveys to be conducted by HRSA might include, for example, mail, electronic, and/or telephone surveys of grantees to determine satisfaction with grant processes or technical assistance provided by a contractor, or in-class or virtual 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 that will inform the design of mail, electronic and/or telephone surveys. Focus groups, in-class evaluation forms, mail surveys, electronic surveys, and telephone surveys are expected to be the preferred data collection methods for this information collection. 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 information collection request receives continued approval, information on each individual partner survey will not be published in the Federal Register. A 60-day notice published in the Federal Register on December 15, 2020, vol. 85, No. 241; pp. 81210–11. There were no public comments. 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 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Form name Number of responses per respondent Average burden per response (in hours) Total responses 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. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Maria G. Button, Director, Executive Secretariat. 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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; Voluntary Partner Surveys 
To Implement Executive Order 12862 in the Health Resources and Services 
Administration

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 April 15, 
2021.

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: 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 of a generic 
clearance from OMB to conduct the partner surveys.
    Partner surveys to be conducted by HRSA might include, for example, 
mail, electronic, and/or telephone surveys of grantees to determine 
satisfaction with grant processes or technical assistance provided by a 
contractor, or in-class or virtual 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 that will 
inform the design of mail, electronic and/or telephone surveys. Focus 
groups, in-class evaluation forms, mail surveys, electronic surveys, 
and telephone surveys are expected to be the preferred data collection 
methods for this information collection.
    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 information collection request receives continued approval, 
information on each individual partner survey will not be published in 
the Federal Register.
    A 60-day notice published in the Federal Register on December 15, 
2020, vol. 85, No. 241; pp. 81210-11. There were no public comments.
    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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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. 2021-05349 Filed 3-15-21; 8:45 am]
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