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Download as PDF 43255 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 149 / Friday, August 6, 2021 / Notices programs and interventions to improve their health, CDC has supported a survey of ovarian cancer survivors. The goal of this project is to better understand the needs of ovarian cancer survivors and how to more effectively develop interventions targeted to this population. To achieve this goal, multiple recruitment methods will be utilized to recruit this unique population of women for the study. By using state cancer registries, social media advertisements, and respondentdriven sampling (RDS), the study will 4. What unmet needs do ovarian cancer survivors have? The overall sample design targets 1,200 completed interviews. Completed surveys will come from more traditional sampling utilizing lists from the state cancer registries (n = 1,200). This is a request for an extension of two years to the data collection period. Participation in this study is voluntary. The total estimated annual burden hours are 1,000. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. ensure recruit of a diverse population of women. This study will focus on the following research questions: 1. What physical and mental conditions do ovarian cancer survivors experience? 2. What kinds of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions do ovarian cancer survivors utilize to manage their conditions? 3. What barriers do ovarian cancer survivors have in accessing and receiving appropriate diagnostic care, treatment, and follow-up care? ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Type of respondents Ovarian cancer survivors—state cancer registries. Total ........................................... Mail-in or web-based questionnaire ........................................................... Jeffrey M. Zirger, Lead, Information Collection Review Office, Office of Scientific Integrity, Office of Science, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2021–16825 Filed 8–5–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–10653] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 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 (the 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 60 days for public comment on the proposed action. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding our burden estimates or any other aspect of this collection of information, including the necessity and utility of the proposed jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:29 Aug 05, 2021 Number of respondents Form name Jkt 253001 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Avg. burden per response (in hrs) Total burden (in hours) 1,200 1 50/60 1,000 ........................ ........................ ........................ 1,000 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 must be received by October 5, 2021. ADDRESSES: When commenting, please reference the document identifier or OMB control number. To be assured consideration, comments and recommendations must be submitted in any one of the following ways: 1. Electronically. You may send your comments electronically to http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for ‘‘Comment or Submission’’ or ‘‘More Search Options’’ to find the information collection document(s) that are accepting comments. 2. By regular mail. You may mail written comments to the following address: CMS, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs, Division of Regulations Development, Attention: Document Identifier/OMB Control Number: lll , Room C4–26–05, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244–1850. 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: PO 00000 Number of responses per respondent Sfmt 4703 1. Access CMS’ website address at https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-andGuidance/Legislation/ PaperworkReductionActof1995/PRAListing.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William N. Parham at (410) 786–4669. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Contents This notice sets out a summary of the use and burden associated with the following information collections. More detailed information can be found in each collection’s supporting statement and associated materials (see ADDRESSES). CMS–10653 Coverage of Certain Preventive Services Under the Affordable Care Act Under the 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 requires federal agencies to publish a 60-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 E:\FR\FM\06AUN1.SGM 06AUN1 43256 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 149 / Friday, August 6, 2021 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES requirement, CMS is publishing this notice. Information Collection 1. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Coverage of Certain Preventive Services Under the Affordable Care Act; Use: The 2018 final regulations titled ‘‘Religious Exemptions and Accommodations for Coverage of Certain Preventive Services Under the Affordable Care Act’’ (83 FR 57536) and ‘‘Moral Exemptions and Accommodations for Coverage of Certain Preventive Services Under the Affordable Care Act’’ (83 FR 57592) expand exemptions for religious beliefs and moral convictions for certain entities or individuals whose health plans may otherwise be subject to a mandate of contraceptive coverage through guidance issued pursuant to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The final regulations extend the exemption to health insurance issuers that hold religious or moral objections in certain circumstances, as well as to additional categories of group health plan sponsors. The 2018 final regulations also leave the accommodation process in place as an optional process for objecting entities who wish to use it, and expand the categories of group health plan sponsors that may avail themselves of the accommodation. To avoid contracting, arranging, paying, or referring for contraceptive coverage, an organization seeking to be treated as an eligible organization may self-certify (by using EBSA Form 700), prior to the beginning of the first plan year to which an accommodation is to apply, that it meets the definition of an eligible organization. The eligible organization must provide a copy of its selfcertification to each health insurance issuer that would otherwise provide such coverage in connection with the health plan (for insured group health plans or student health insurance coverage). The issuer that receives the self-certification must provide separate payments for contraceptive services for plan participants and beneficiaries (or students and dependents). For a selfinsured group health plan, the selfcertification must be provided to its third party administrator. An eligible organization may submit a notification to HHS as an alternative to submitting EBSA Form 700 to the eligible organization’s health insurance issuer or third party administrator. A health insurance issuer or third party administrator providing or arranging payments for contraceptive services for VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:29 Aug 05, 2021 Jkt 253001 participants and beneficiaries in plans (or student enrollees and covered dependents in student health insurance coverage) of eligible organizations must provide a written notice to such plan participants and beneficiaries (or such student enrollees and covered dependents) informing them of the availability of such payments. Under the 2018 final regulations, eligible organizations can revoke the accommodation process if participants and beneficiaries (or student enrollees and covered dependents) receive written notice of such revocation from the issuer or third party administrator, and such revocation will be effective on the first day of the first plan year that begins on or after thirty days after the date of revocation. Final regulations were published in the Federal Register on July 14, 2015 (80 FR 41318) under which qualifying closely held, for-profit entities may avail themselves of the accommodation. Previously, this accommodation had been available only to non-profit eligible organizations. The 2015 final regulations also finalized the 2014 interim final regulations that permit an eligible organization to notify HHS directly that it will not contract, arrange, pay, or refer for all or a subset of contraceptive services. These information collection requirements (ICRs) are intended for use under whichever accommodation process is in effect at the time an entity avails of it (for example, the 2018 final regulations, or the 2015 final regulations). HHS will only implement the ICRs under regulations that are legally in effect at the time the ICRs are used. Form Number: CMS–10653 (OMB Control number 0938–1344); Frequency: On Occasion; Affected Public: Private Sector; Number of Respondents: 60; Number of Responses: 595,312; Total Annual Hours: 72. (For policy questions regarding this collection, contact Usree Bandyopadhyay at 410–786–6650.) Dated: August 2, 2021. William N. Parham, III, Director, Paperwork Reduction Staff, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2021–16797 Filed 8–5–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–10775] 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 September 7, 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: https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-andGuidance/Legislation/ PaperworkReductionActof1995/PRAListing.html. DATES: E:\FR\FM\06AUN1.SGM 06AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 149 (Friday, August 6, 2021)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

[Document Identifier: CMS-10653]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
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 (the 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 60 days for public 
comment on the proposed action. Interested persons are invited to send 
comments regarding our burden estimates 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 must be received by October 5, 2021.

ADDRESSES: When commenting, please reference the document identifier or 
OMB control number. To be assured consideration, comments and 
recommendations must be submitted in any one of the following ways:
    1. Electronically. You may send your comments electronically to 
http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for ``Comment or 
Submission'' or ``More Search Options'' to find the information 
collection document(s) that are accepting comments.
    2. By regular mail. You may mail written comments to the following 
address:

CMS, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs, Division of 
Regulations Development, Attention: Document Identifier/OMB Control 
Number: ___ , Room C4-26-05, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, 
Maryland 21244-1850.

    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 https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/PaperworkReductionActof1995/PRA-Listing.html.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Contents

    This notice sets out a summary of the use and burden associated 
with the following information collections. More detailed information 
can be found in each collection's supporting statement and associated 
materials (see ADDRESSES).

CMS-10653 Coverage of Certain Preventive Services Under the Affordable 
Care Act

    Under the 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 requires federal agencies 
to publish a 60-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

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requirement, CMS is publishing this notice.

Information Collection

    1. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently 
approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Coverage of 
Certain Preventive Services Under the Affordable Care Act; Use: The 
2018 final regulations titled ``Religious Exemptions and Accommodations 
for Coverage of Certain Preventive Services Under the Affordable Care 
Act'' (83 FR 57536) and ``Moral Exemptions and Accommodations for 
Coverage of Certain Preventive Services Under the Affordable Care Act'' 
(83 FR 57592) expand exemptions for religious beliefs and moral 
convictions for certain entities or individuals whose health plans may 
otherwise be subject to a mandate of contraceptive coverage through 
guidance issued pursuant to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care 
Act. The final regulations extend the exemption to health insurance 
issuers that hold religious or moral objections in certain 
circumstances, as well as to additional categories of group health plan 
sponsors.
    The 2018 final regulations also leave the accommodation process in 
place as an optional process for objecting entities who wish to use it, 
and expand the categories of group health plan sponsors that may avail 
themselves of the accommodation. To avoid contracting, arranging, 
paying, or referring for contraceptive coverage, an organization 
seeking to be treated as an eligible organization may self-certify (by 
using EBSA Form 700), prior to the beginning of the first plan year to 
which an accommodation is to apply, that it meets the definition of an 
eligible organization. The eligible organization must provide a copy of 
its self-certification to each health insurance issuer that would 
otherwise provide such coverage in connection with the health plan (for 
insured group health plans or student health insurance coverage). The 
issuer that receives the self-certification must provide separate 
payments for contraceptive services for plan participants and 
beneficiaries (or students and dependents). For a self-insured group 
health plan, the self-certification must be provided to its third party 
administrator. An eligible organization may submit a notification to 
HHS as an alternative to submitting EBSA Form 700 to the eligible 
organization's health insurance issuer or third party administrator. A 
health insurance issuer or third party administrator providing or 
arranging payments for contraceptive services for participants and 
beneficiaries in plans (or student enrollees and covered dependents in 
student health insurance coverage) of eligible organizations must 
provide a written notice to such plan participants and beneficiaries 
(or such student enrollees and covered dependents) informing them of 
the availability of such payments.
    Under the 2018 final regulations, eligible organizations can revoke 
the accommodation process if participants and beneficiaries (or student 
enrollees and covered dependents) receive written notice of such 
revocation from the issuer or third party administrator, and such 
revocation will be effective on the first day of the first plan year 
that begins on or after thirty days after the date of revocation. Final 
regulations were published in the Federal Register on July 14, 2015 (80 
FR 41318) under which qualifying closely held, for-profit entities may 
avail themselves of the accommodation. Previously, this accommodation 
had been available only to non-profit eligible organizations. The 2015 
final regulations also finalized the 2014 interim final regulations 
that permit an eligible organization to notify HHS directly that it 
will not contract, arrange, pay, or refer for all or a subset of 
contraceptive services. These information collection requirements 
(ICRs) are intended for use under whichever accommodation process is in 
effect at the time an entity avails of it (for example, the 2018 final 
regulations, or the 2015 final regulations). HHS will only implement 
the ICRs under regulations that are legally in effect at the time the 
ICRs are used. Form Number: CMS-10653 (OMB Control number 0938-1344); 
Frequency: On Occasion; Affected Public: Private Sector; Number of 
Respondents: 60; Number of Responses: 595,312; Total Annual Hours: 72. 
(For policy questions regarding this collection, contact Usree 
Bandyopadhyay at 410-786-6650.)

    Dated: August 2, 2021.
William N. Parham, III,
Director, Paperwork Reduction Staff, Office of Strategic Operations and 
Regulatory Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2021-16797 Filed 8-5-21; 8:45 am]
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