Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 40845-40846 [2021-16205]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 143 / Thursday, July 29, 2021 / Notices you include your name, contact information, or other information that identifies you in the body of your comments, that information will be on public display. ATSDR will review all submissions and may choose to redact, or withhold, submissions containing private or proprietary information such as Social Security numbers, medical information, inappropriate language, or duplicate/near duplicate examples of a mass-mail campaign. ATSDR will carefully consider all comments submitted in preparation of the final Toxicological Profiles and may revise the profiles as appropriate. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Legislative Background The Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA) [42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq.] amended the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA or Superfund) [42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq.] by establishing certain requirements for ATSDR and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding the hazardous substances most commonly found at facilities on the CERCLA National Priorities List (NPL). Among these statutory requirements is a mandate for the Administrator of ATSDR to prepare toxicological profiles for each substance included on the priority list of hazardous substances [also called the Substance Priority List (SPL)]. This list identifies 275 hazardous substances that ATSDR and EPA have determined pose the most significant potential threat to human health. The SPL is available online at www.atsdr.cdc.gov/spl. ATSDR is also mandated to revise and publish updated toxicological profiles, as necessary, to reflect updated health effects and other information. In addition, CERCLA provides ATSDR with the authority to prepare toxicological profiles for substances not found on the SPL. CERCLA authorizes ATSDR to establish and maintain an inventory of literature, research, and studies on the health effects of toxic substances (CERCLA Section 104(i)(1)(B); 42 U.S.C. 9604(i)(1)(B)); to respond to requests for health consultations (CERCLA Section 104(i)(4); 42 U.S.C. 9604(i)(4)); and to support the site-specific response actions conducted by the agency. Public nominations for substances from the SPL (or other substances)for toxicological profile development were requested on April 18, 2018 (83FR17177–17178). ATSDR has now prepared drafts of six updated toxicological profiles based on availability of new health effects and VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:19 Jul 28, 2021 Jkt 253001 other information since their initial release. Availability The Draft Toxicological Profiles are available online at http:// www.atsdr.cdc.gov/ToxProfiles and at www.regulations.gov, Docket No. ATSDR–2021–0005. Donata Green, Acting Director, Office of Policy, Planning and Partnerships, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. [FR Doc. 2021–16188 Filed 7–28–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–70–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–10545 and CMS– R–185] Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing an opportunity for the public to comment on CMS’ intention to collect information from the public. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension or reinstatement of an existing collection of information, and to allow a second opportunity for public comment on the notice. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding the burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including the necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions, the accuracy of the estimated burden, ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected, and the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. SUMMARY: Comments on the collection(s) of information must be received by the OMB desk officer by August 30, 2021. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40845 within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain.. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. To obtain copies of a supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed collection(s) summarized in this notice, you may make your request using one of following: 1. Access CMS’ website address at website address at: https:// www.cms.gov/Regulations-andGuidance/Legislation/ PaperworkReductionActof1995/PRAListing.html FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Parham at (410) 786–4669. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. The term ‘‘collection of information’’ is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c) and includes agency requests or requirements that members of the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party. Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)) requires federal agencies to publish a 30-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension or reinstatement of an existing collection of information, before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, CMS is publishing this notice that summarizes the following proposed collection(s) of information for public comment: 1. Type of Information Collection Request: Revision of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) OASIS–D; Use: Due to the COVID–19 related Public Health Emergency, the next version of the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS), version E planned for implementation January 1, 2021, was delayed. This request is for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to extend the current OASIS–D expiration date in order for home health agencies to continue data collection required for participation in the Medicare program. The current version of the OASIS–D, data item set was approved by OMB on December 6, 2018 and implemented on January 1, 2019. This request includes updated calculations using 2020 data for E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1 40846 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 143 / Thursday, July 29, 2021 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES wages, number of home health agencies and number of OASIS assessments at each time point. Form Number: CMS– 10545 (OMB control number: 0938– 1279); Frequency: Occasionally; Affected Public: Private Sector (Business or other for-profit and Not-for-profit institutions); Number of Respondents: 11,400; Total Annual Responses: 17,932,166; Total Annual Hours: 9,893,376. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Joan Proctor at 410–786–0949). 2. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Granting and Withdrawal of Deeming Authority to Private Nonprofit Accreditation Organizations and CLIA Exemption Under State Laboratory Programs; Use: The information required is necessary to determine whether a private accreditation organization/State licensure program standards and accreditation/licensure process is at least equal to or more stringent than those of the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA). If an accreditation organization is approved, the laboratories that it accredits are ‘‘deemed’’ to meet the CLIA requirements based on this accreditation. Similarly, if a State licensure program is determined to have requirements that are equal to or more stringent than those of CLIA, its laboratories are considered to be exempt from CLIA certification and requirements. The information collected will be used by HHS to: Determine comparability/equivalency of the accreditation organization standards and policies or State licensure program standards and policies to those of the CLIA program; to ensure the continued comparability/equivalency of the standards; and to fulfill certain statutory reporting requirements. Form Number: CMS–R–185 (OMB control number: 0938–0686); Frequency: Occasionally; Affected Public: Private Sector— Business or other for-profits and Notfor-profit institutions; Number of Respondents: 9; Total Annual Responses: 9; Total Annual Hours: 5,464. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Arlene Lopez at 410–786–6782.) Dated: July 26, 2021. William N. Parham, III, Director, Paperwork Reduction Staff, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2021–16205 Filed 7–28–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:19 Jul 28, 2021 Jkt 253001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–10500] Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing an opportunity for the public to comment on CMS’ intention to collect information from the public. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension or reinstatement of an existing collection of information, and to allow a second opportunity for public comment on the notice. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding the burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including the necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions, the accuracy of the estimated burden, ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected, and the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. SUMMARY: Comments on the collection(s) of information must be received by the OMB desk officer by August 30, 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 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. To obtain copies of a supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed collection(s) summarized in this notice, you may make your request using one of following: 1. Access CMS’ website address at website address at: https:// www.cms.gov/Regulations-andGuidance/Legislation/ PaperworkReductionActof1995/PRAListing.html DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Parham at (410) 786–4669. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. The term ‘‘collection of information’’ is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c) and includes agency requests or requirements that members of the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party. Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)) requires federal agencies to publish a 30-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension or reinstatement of an existing collection of information, before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, CMS is publishing this notice that summarizes the following proposed collection(s) of information for public comment: 1. Type of Information Collection Request: Revision of a currently approved information collection; Title of Information Collection: National Implementation of the Outpatient and Ambulatory Surgery Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (OAS CAHPS) Survey; Use: The national implementation of OAS CAHPS is designed to allow third-party, CMS-approved survey vendors to administer OAS CAHPS using mailonly, telephone-only, mixed-mode (mail with telephone follow-up), mixed-mode (web with mail follow-up), or mixedmode (web with telephone follow-up). The information collected in the OAS CAHPS will be used for the following purposes: • To provide a source of information from which selected measures can be publicly reported to beneficiaries to help them make informed decisions for outpatient surgery facility selection; • To aid facilities with their internal quality improvement efforts and external benchmarking with other facilities; and • To provide CMS with information for monitoring and public reporting purposes. CMS established a reporting program in which ASCs and HOPDs can choose to participate in the survey and also choose whether or not to publicly report data. HOPD and ASC facilities that choose to participate contract with a CMS-approved, independent third-party survey vendor to implement the survey on their behalf and to submit the OAS SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 143 (Thursday, July 29, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 40845-40846]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-16205]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

[Document Identifier: CMS-10545 and CMS-R-185]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Health and Human 
Services (HHS).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is 
announcing an opportunity for the public to comment on CMS' intention 
to collect information from the public. Under the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (PRA), federal agencies are required to publish notice in 
the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of 
information, including each proposed extension or reinstatement of an 
existing collection of information, and to allow a second opportunity 
for public comment on the notice. Interested persons are invited to 
send comments regarding the burden estimate or any other aspect of this 
collection of information, including the necessity and utility of the 
proposed information collection for the proper performance of the 
agency's functions, the accuracy of the estimated burden, ways to 
enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be 
collected, and the use of automated collection techniques or other 
forms of information technology to minimize the information collection 
burden.

DATES: Comments on the collection(s) of information must be received by 
the OMB desk officer by August 30, 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 30-day Review--
Open for Public Comments'' or by using the search function.
    To obtain copies of a supporting statement and any related forms 
for the proposed collection(s) summarized in this notice, you may make 
your request using one of following:
    1. Access CMS' website address at website address at: https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/PaperworkReductionActof1995/PRA-Listing.html

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Parham at (410) 786-4669.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 
(PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), federal agencies must obtain approval from 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of 
information they conduct or sponsor. The term ``collection of 
information'' is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c) and 
includes agency requests or requirements that members of the public 
submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party. 
Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)) requires 
federal agencies to publish a 30-day notice in the Federal Register 
concerning each proposed collection of information, including each 
proposed extension or reinstatement of an existing collection of 
information, before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To 
comply with this requirement, CMS is publishing this notice that 
summarizes the following proposed collection(s) of information for 
public comment:
    1. Type of Information Collection Request: Revision of a currently 
approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Outcome and 
Assessment Information Set (OASIS) OASIS-D; Use: Due to the COVID-19 
related Public Health Emergency, the next version of the Outcome and 
Assessment Information Set (OASIS), version E planned for 
implementation January 1, 2021, was delayed. This request is for the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to extend the current 
OASIS-D expiration date in order for home health agencies to continue 
data collection required for participation in the Medicare program. The 
current version of the OASIS-D, data item set was approved by OMB on 
December 6, 2018 and implemented on January 1, 2019. This request 
includes updated calculations using 2020 data for

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wages, number of home health agencies and number of OASIS assessments 
at each time point. Form Number: CMS-10545 (OMB control number: 0938-
1279); Frequency: Occasionally; Affected Public: Private Sector 
(Business or other for-profit and Not-for-profit institutions); Number 
of Respondents: 11,400; Total Annual Responses: 17,932,166; Total 
Annual Hours: 9,893,376. (For policy questions regarding this 
collection contact Joan Proctor at 410-786-0949).
    2. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of currently 
approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Granting and 
Withdrawal of Deeming Authority to Private Nonprofit Accreditation 
Organizations and CLIA Exemption Under State Laboratory Programs; Use: 
The information required is necessary to determine whether a private 
accreditation organization/State licensure program standards and 
accreditation/licensure process is at least equal to or more stringent 
than those of the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 
(CLIA). If an accreditation organization is approved, the laboratories 
that it accredits are ``deemed'' to meet the CLIA requirements based on 
this accreditation. Similarly, if a State licensure program is 
determined to have requirements that are equal to or more stringent 
than those of CLIA, its laboratories are considered to be exempt from 
CLIA certification and requirements. The information collected will be 
used by HHS to: Determine comparability/equivalency of the 
accreditation organization standards and policies or State licensure 
program standards and policies to those of the CLIA program; to ensure 
the continued comparability/equivalency of the standards; and to 
fulfill certain statutory reporting requirements. Form Number: CMS-R-
185 (OMB control number: 0938-0686); Frequency: Occasionally; Affected 
Public: Private Sector--Business or other for-profits and Not-for-
profit institutions; Number of Respondents: 9; Total Annual Responses: 
9; Total Annual Hours: 5,464. (For policy questions regarding this 
collection contact Arlene Lopez at 410-786-6782.)

    Dated: July 26, 2021.
William N. Parham, III,
Director, Paperwork Reduction Staff, Office of Strategic Operations and 
Regulatory Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2021-16205 Filed 7-28-21; 8:45 am]
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