Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Comment Request; Fast Track Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery, 41035-41036 [2021-16221]

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You may also submit your Privacy Act request electronically through the Board’s FOIA ‘‘Electronic Request Form’’ located here: https:// www.federalreserve.gov/secure/forms/ efoiaform.aspx. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES: The Privacy Act allows individuals to seek amendment of information that is erroneous, irrelevant, untimely, or incomplete and is maintained in a system of records that pertains to them. To request an amendment to your record, you should clearly mark the request as a ‘‘Privacy Act Amendment Request.’’ You have the burden of proof for demonstrating the appropriateness of the requested amendment and you must provide relevant and convincing evidence in support of your request. Your request for amendment must: (1) Provide the name of the specific Board system of records containing the record VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:24 Jul 29, 2021 you seek to amend; (2) identify the specific portion of the record you seek to amend; (3) describe the nature of and reasons for each requested amendment; (4) explain why you believe the record is not accurate, relevant, timely, or complete; and (5) unless you have already done so in a related Privacy Act request for access or amendment, provide the necessary information to verify your identity. Jkt 253001 Same as ‘‘Access procedures’’ above. You may also follow this procedure in order to request an accounting of previous disclosures of records pertaining to you as provided for by 5 U.S.C. 552a(c). EXEMPTIONS PROMULGATED FOR THE SYSTEM: No exemptions are claimed for this system. HISTORY: This system was previously published in the Federal Register at 73 FR 24984 at 24999 (May 6, 2008). Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Ann Misback, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2021–16287 Filed 7–29–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICS Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Comment Request; Fast Track Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery AGENCY: Office of Government Ethics (OGE). Notice and request for comments. ACTION: After publication of this second round notice, the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) intends to submit a renewed Generic Information Collection Request for the collection of qualitative feedback on agency service delivery for review and approval of a three-year extension under the Paperwork Reduction Act. Comments: 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. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 41035 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Grant Anderson at the U.S. Office of Government Ethics; telephone: 202– 482–9318; TTY: 800–877–8339; Email: Grant.Anderson@oge.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Fast Track Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery. Abstract: The proposed information collection provides a means to garner qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely manner, in accordance with the agency’s commitment to improving service delivery. Qualitative feedback means information that provides useful insights on perceptions and opinions, but is not a statistical survey that yields quantitative results that can be generalized to the population of study. This feedback will provide insights into customer or stakeholder perceptions, experiences, and expectations, provide an early warning of issues with service, or focus attention on areas where communication, training, or changes in operations might improve delivery of products or services. These collections will allow for ongoing, collaborative, and actionable communications between the agency and its customers and stakeholders. It will also allow feedback to contribute directly to the improvement of program management. OGE expects to use various methods (e.g., focus groups, customer satisfaction surveys, comment cards) to solicit feedback. Responses will be assessed to plan and inform efforts to improve or maintain the quality of service offered to the public and other agency stakeholders. If this information is not collected, vital feedback from customers and stakeholders on the agency’s services will be unavailable. The agency will only submit a collection for approval under this generic clearance if it meets the following conditions: • The collections are voluntary; • The collections are low-burden for respondents (based on considerations of total burden hours, total number of respondents, or burden-hours per respondent) and are low-cost for both the respondents and the Federal Government; • The collections are noncontroversial; • The collections are focused on the awareness, understanding, attitudes, preferences, or experiences of the public or other stakeholders in order to improve existing or future services, products, or communication materials; • Personally identifiable information (PII) is collected only to the extent necessary; E:\FR\FM\30JYN1.SGM 30JYN1 lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 41036 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 144 / Friday, July 30, 2021 / Notices • Information gathered will be used only internally for general service improvement and program management purposes and is not intended for release to the public; • Information gathered will not be used for the purpose of substantially informing influential policy decisions; and • Information gathered will yield qualitative information; the collections will not be designed or expected to yield statistically reliable results or used as though the results are generalizable to the population of study. Feedback collected under this generic clearance provides useful information, but it does not yield data that can be generalized to the overall population. This type of generic clearance for qualitative information will not be used for quantitative information collections that are designed to yield reliably actionable results, such as monitoring trends over time or documenting program performance. Such data uses require more rigorous designs that address: The target population to which generalizations will be made, the sampling frame, the sample design (including stratification and clustering), the precision requirements or power calculations that justify the proposed sample size, the expected response rate, methods for assessing potential nonresponse bias, the protocols for data collection, and any testing procedures that were or will be undertaken prior to fielding the study. Depending on the degree of influence the results are likely to have, such collections may still be eligible for submission for other generic mechanisms that are designed to yield quantitative results. As a general matter, information collections submitted under this generic clearance will not result in any new system of records containing privacy information and will not ask questions of a sensitive nature, such as sexual behavior and attitudes, religious beliefs, and other matters that are commonly considered private. A Federal Register Notice with a 60day comment period soliciting comments on this information collection was published on May 19, 2021 (86 FR 27088). OGE did not receive any comments in response. OMB Number: 3209–0010. Type of Request: Extension. Affected Public: Individuals; Business or Other For-Profit Institutions; Not-ForProfit Institutions; State, Local, or Tribal Government. Projected average burden estimates for the next three years: Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 91,425. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:24 Jul 29, 2021 Jkt 253001 Average Expected Annual Number of Activities: 39. Average Number of Respondents per Activity: 2,344. Responses per Respondent: 1. Annual Responses: 91,425. Average Minutes per Response: 3 minutes. Annual Burden Hours: 3,900 hours. Frequency: On occasion. Request for Comments: Agency and public comment is invited specifically on the need for and practical utility of this information collection, the accuracy of OGE’s burden estimate, the enhancement of quality, utility and clarity of the information collected, and the minimization of burden (including the use of information technology). Comments will become a matter of public record. Approved: July 26, 2021. Emory Rounds, Director, U.S. Office of Government Ethics. [FR Doc. 2021–16221 Filed 7–29–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6345–03–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) reapprove the proposed information collection project ‘‘Patient Safety Organization Certification for Initial Listing and Related Forms, Patient Safety Confidentiality Complaint Form, and Common Formats.’’ This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on May 12, 2021 and allowed 60 days for public comment. AHRQ did not receive substantive comments from members of the public. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by August 30, 2021. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doris Lefkowitz, AHRQ Reports Clearance Officer, (301) 427–1477, or by email at doris.lefkowitz@AHRQ.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposed Project ‘‘Patient Safety Organization Certification for Initial Listing and Related Forms, Patient Safety Confidentiality Complaint Form, and Common Formats’’ AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection. The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 (Patient Safety Act), signed into law on July 29, 2005, was enacted in response to growing concern about patient safety in the United States and the Institute of Medicine’s 1999 report, To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System. The goal of the statute is to create a national learning system. By providing incentives of nation-wide confidentiality and legal privilege, the Patient Safety Act learning system improves patient safety and quality by providing an incentive for health care providers to work voluntarily with experts in patient safety to reduce risks and hazards to the safety and quality of patient care. The Patient Safety Act signifies the Federal Government’s commitment to fostering a culture of patient safety among health care providers; it offers a mechanism for creating an environment in which the causes of risks and hazards to patient safety can be thoroughly and honestly examined and discussed without fear of penalties and liabilities. It provides for the voluntary formation of Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs) that can collect, aggregate, and analyze confidential information reported voluntarily by health care providers. By analyzing substantial amounts of patient safety event information across multiple institutions, PSOs are able to identify patterns of failures and propose measures to eliminate or reduce risks and hazards. In order to implement the Patient Safety Act, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Final Rule (Patient Safety Rule) which became effective on January 19, 2009. The Patient Safety Rule outlines the requirements that entities must meet to become and remain listed as PSOs, the E:\FR\FM\30JYN1.SGM 30JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 144 (Friday, July 30, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 41035-41036]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-16221]


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OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICS


Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection 
Renewal; Comment Request; Fast Track Generic Clearance for the 
Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery

AGENCY: Office of Government Ethics (OGE).

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: After publication of this second round notice, the Office of 
Government Ethics (OGE) intends to submit a renewed Generic Information 
Collection Request for the collection of qualitative feedback on agency 
service delivery for review and approval of a three-year extension 
under the Paperwork Reduction Act.
    Comments: 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Grant Anderson at the U.S. Office of 
Government Ethics; telephone: 202-482-9318; TTY: 800-877-8339; Email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Fast Track Generic Clearance for the Collection of 
Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery.
    Abstract: The proposed information collection provides a means to 
garner qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient, 
timely manner, in accordance with the agency's commitment to improving 
service delivery. Qualitative feedback means information that provides 
useful insights on perceptions and opinions, but is not a statistical 
survey that yields quantitative results that can be generalized to the 
population of study. This feedback will provide insights into customer 
or stakeholder perceptions, experiences, and expectations, provide an 
early warning of issues with service, or focus attention on areas where 
communication, training, or changes in operations might improve 
delivery of products or services. These collections will allow for 
ongoing, collaborative, and actionable communications between the 
agency and its customers and stakeholders. It will also allow feedback 
to contribute directly to the improvement of program management.
    OGE expects to use various methods (e.g., focus groups, customer 
satisfaction surveys, comment cards) to solicit feedback. Responses 
will be assessed to plan and inform efforts to improve or maintain the 
quality of service offered to the public and other agency stakeholders. 
If this information is not collected, vital feedback from customers and 
stakeholders on the agency's services will be unavailable.
    The agency will only submit a collection for approval under this 
generic clearance if it meets the following conditions:
     The collections are voluntary;
     The collections are low-burden for respondents (based on 
considerations of total burden hours, total number of respondents, or 
burden-hours per respondent) and are low-cost for both the respondents 
and the Federal Government;
     The collections are non-controversial;
     The collections are focused on the awareness, 
understanding, attitudes, preferences, or experiences of the public or 
other stakeholders in order to improve existing or future services, 
products, or communication materials;
     Personally identifiable information (PII) is collected 
only to the extent necessary;

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     Information gathered will be used only internally for 
general service improvement and program management purposes and is not 
intended for release to the public;
     Information gathered will not be used for the purpose of 
substantially informing influential policy decisions; and
     Information gathered will yield qualitative information; 
the collections will not be designed or expected to yield statistically 
reliable results or used as though the results are generalizable to the 
population of study.
    Feedback collected under this generic clearance provides useful 
information, but it does not yield data that can be generalized to the 
overall population. This type of generic clearance for qualitative 
information will not be used for quantitative information collections 
that are designed to yield reliably actionable results, such as 
monitoring trends over time or documenting program performance. Such 
data uses require more rigorous designs that address: The target 
population to which generalizations will be made, the sampling frame, 
the sample design (including stratification and clustering), the 
precision requirements or power calculations that justify the proposed 
sample size, the expected response rate, methods for assessing 
potential non-response bias, the protocols for data collection, and any 
testing procedures that were or will be undertaken prior to fielding 
the study. Depending on the degree of influence the results are likely 
to have, such collections may still be eligible for submission for 
other generic mechanisms that are designed to yield quantitative 
results.
    As a general matter, information collections submitted under this 
generic clearance will not result in any new system of records 
containing privacy information and will not ask questions of a 
sensitive nature, such as sexual behavior and attitudes, religious 
beliefs, and other matters that are commonly considered private.
    A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting 
comments on this information collection was published on May 19, 2021 
(86 FR 27088). OGE did not receive any comments in response.
    OMB Number: 3209-0010.
    Type of Request: Extension.
    Affected Public: Individuals; Business or Other For-Profit 
Institutions; Not-For-Profit Institutions; State, Local, or Tribal 
Government.
    Projected average burden estimates for the next three years:
    Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 91,425.
    Average Expected Annual Number of Activities: 39.
    Average Number of Respondents per Activity: 2,344.
    Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Annual Responses: 91,425.
    Average Minutes per Response: 3 minutes.
    Annual Burden Hours: 3,900 hours.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Request for Comments: Agency and public comment is invited 
specifically on the need for and practical utility of this information 
collection, the accuracy of OGE's burden estimate, the enhancement of 
quality, utility and clarity of the information collected, and the 
minimization of burden (including the use of information technology). 
Comments will become a matter of public record.

    Approved: July 26, 2021.
Emory Rounds,
Director, U.S. Office of Government Ethics.
[FR Doc. 2021-16221 Filed 7-29-21; 8:45 am]
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