Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request; Information Collection Request Title: Advanced Nursing Education Program Specific Form OMB No. 0915-0375-Revision, 53071-53072 [2021-20653]

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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. DATES: Comments on this ICR should be received no later than October 25, 2021. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:50 Sep 23, 2021 Jkt 253001 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: 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: Advanced Nursing Education (ANE) Program Specific Form OMB No. 0915– 0375—Revision. Abstract: HRSA provides advanced nursing education grants to educational institutions to increase the supply, distribution, quality of, and access to advanced education nurses through the ANE Programs. The ANE Programs are authorized by Section 811 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 296j), as amended. This clearance request is for continued approval of the information collection OMB No. 0915–0375 with revisions. This revision request includes a title change from the Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW) ProgramSpecific Data Collection Forms to ANE Program Specific Form. This revision also merges forms used by the ANEW Program and adds several other new forms from the ANE Programs, including the Advanced Nursing Education Nurse Practitioner Residency (ANE–NPR) Program, Advanced Nursing Education Nurse Practitioner Residency Integration Program (ANE– NPRIP), Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship (NAT) Program, and Advanced Nursing Education Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (ANE–SANE) Program. The revision of the ANE Program Specific Form incorporates elements from these four programs (ANE–NPR, ANE–NPRIP, NAT, and ANE–SANE) into the ANE Program Specific Form. A 60-day notice published in the Federal Register on July, 13 2021 vol. 86, No. 131; pp. 36756–57. There were no public comments. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: Section 811 of the Public Health Service Act provides the ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53071 Secretary of HHS with the authority to award grants to and enter into contracts with eligible entities to meet the costs of—(1) projects that support the enhancement of advanced nursing education and practice; and (2) traineeships for individuals in advanced nursing education programs. Under this section, HRSA makes awards to entities who train and support nurses characterized as ‘‘advanced education nurses.’’ In awarding such grants, funding preference is given to applicants with projects that will substantially benefit rural or underserved populations, or help meet public health nursing needs in state or local health departments; special consideration is given to an eligible entity that agrees to extend the award to train advanced education nurses who will practice in designated health professional shortage areas. The ANE Program Specific Form will allow HRSA to effectively target funding and measure the impact of the ANE Programs in meeting the legislative intent and program goals of supporting the enhancement of advanced nursing education, creating opportunities for individuals in advanced nursing education programs, and increasing the number of advanced practice nurses in rural and underserved areas. The proposed updates to this information collection will assist HRSA in: Streamlining the application submission process across programs; enabling an efficient award determination process; and facilitating HRSA’s ability to monitor the use of funds and analyze program outcomes. Additionally, collecting this data assists HRSA in carrying out the most impactful program and ensuring resources are used responsibly. More specifically, the changes include the following: • Form name change from ANEW to ANE Program Specific Form. • Additional instructions for applicants are provided in each funding opportunity. • Modifications to both Table #1 and Table #2: Æ Revision to instructions to incorporate elements for added programs. Instructions about completion of each table are included within the electronic application materials. Æ Table titles are rephrased for clarity. Æ New ‘‘Additional Specialty’’ column is created to yield a flexible data collection option. • Table #1 rows are numbered for clarity and more rows are added to: Æ Capture auto-tabulation, and E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1 53072 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 183 / Friday, September 24, 2021 / Notices Æ Reformat/separate Statutory Funding Preference data from Special Consideration data. • Table #2 has: Æ ‘‘Students’’ reworded to ‘‘participants/trainees;’’ Æ One column labeled, ‘‘Budget Year,’’ to identify the project budget year; Æ One column to create a space for entering the sum for each row; Æ Rows to more clearly indicate the budget year for up to 5 years; and, Æ One final row to create a space for entering the total for each column. • Frequency of data collection: Data is collected (through the two tables) once during the application period for each funding announcement. • Information determines: Æ If applicants meet the funding preference or special consideration for funding, and Æ Projected target and baseline numbers of trainees/participants to be supported throughout the project period. Likely Respondents: Likely respondents will be current ANE Programs awardees and new applicants to the ANE Programs. 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 Form name (includes the ANE program specific tables and attachments) Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Total responses Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours ANEW .................................................................................. NAT ...................................................................................... ANE–NPR ............................................................................ ANE–NPRIP ......................................................................... ANE–SANE .......................................................................... 236 115 101 15 54 1 1 1 1 1 236 115 101 15 54 7 7 7 7 7 1,652 805 707 105 378 Total .............................................................................. 521 ........................ 521 ........................ 3,647 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. 2021–20653 Filed 9–23–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Office of Inspector General OIG Modernization Initiative To Improve Its Publicly Available Resources—Request for Information Office of Inspector General (OIG), HHS. AGENCY: ACTION: Request for information. This request for information seeks input from the public on OIG resources and how OIG could enhance the usefulness and timeliness of such SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:50 Sep 23, 2021 Jkt 253001 resources and improve their accessibility and usability. DATES: Please submit comments electronically at http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the ‘‘Submit a comment’’ instructions and refer to file code OIG–0922–N. Comments must be received no later than January 31, 2022, to ensure consideration. In light of the broad scope of the RFI and to provide adequate opportunity for input from a wide range of stakeholders, we are providing an extended comment period for this RFI. 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Introduction The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) is working to modernize the accessibility and usability of our publicly available resources, including guidance, program integrity resources, publicly available data, and advisory opinions (collectively, resources). Given the significant passage of time since many of our resources launched and corresponding advancements in technology, we are looking holistically at where we can make improvements to delivering publicly available resources effectively and efficiently. We want to continue producing useful and timely resources that, among other things, advance the health care industry’s voluntary compliance and help prevent fraud, waste, and abuse. 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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: Advanced 
Nursing Education Program Specific Form OMB No. 0915-0375--Revision

AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department 
of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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 should be received no later than October 
25, 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.

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: Advanced Nursing Education 
(ANE) Program Specific Form OMB No. 0915-0375--Revision.
    Abstract: HRSA provides advanced nursing education grants to 
educational institutions to increase the supply, distribution, quality 
of, and access to advanced education nurses through the ANE Programs. 
The ANE Programs are authorized by Section 811 of the Public Health 
Service Act (42 U.S.C. 296j), as amended. This clearance request is for 
continued approval of the information collection OMB No. 0915-0375 with 
revisions.
    This revision request includes a title change from the Advanced 
Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW) Program-Specific Data Collection 
Forms to ANE Program Specific Form. This revision also merges forms 
used by the ANEW Program and adds several other new forms from the ANE 
Programs, including the Advanced Nursing Education Nurse Practitioner 
Residency (ANE-NPR) Program, Advanced Nursing Education Nurse 
Practitioner Residency Integration Program (ANE-NPRIP), Nurse 
Anesthetist Traineeship (NAT) Program, and Advanced Nursing Education 
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (ANE-SANE) Program. The revision of the 
ANE Program Specific Form incorporates elements from these four 
programs (ANE-NPR, ANE-NPRIP, NAT, and ANE-SANE) into the ANE Program 
Specific Form.
    A 60-day notice published in the Federal Register on July, 13 2021 
vol. 86, No. 131; pp. 36756-57. There were no public comments.
    Need and Proposed Use of the Information: Section 811 of the Public 
Health Service Act provides the Secretary of HHS with the authority to 
award grants to and enter into contracts with eligible entities to meet 
the costs of--(1) projects that support the enhancement of advanced 
nursing education and practice; and (2) traineeships for individuals in 
advanced nursing education programs. Under this section, HRSA makes 
awards to entities who train and support nurses characterized as 
``advanced education nurses.'' In awarding such grants, funding 
preference is given to applicants with projects that will substantially 
benefit rural or underserved populations, or help meet public health 
nursing needs in state or local health departments; special 
consideration is given to an eligible entity that agrees to extend the 
award to train advanced education nurses who will practice in 
designated health professional shortage areas.
    The ANE Program Specific Form will allow HRSA to effectively target 
funding and measure the impact of the ANE Programs in meeting the 
legislative intent and program goals of supporting the enhancement of 
advanced nursing education, creating opportunities for individuals in 
advanced nursing education programs, and increasing the number of 
advanced practice nurses in rural and underserved areas. The proposed 
updates to this information collection will assist HRSA in: 
Streamlining the application submission process across programs; 
enabling an efficient award determination process; and facilitating 
HRSA's ability to monitor the use of funds and analyze program 
outcomes. Additionally, collecting this data assists HRSA in carrying 
out the most impactful program and ensuring resources are used 
responsibly.
    More specifically, the changes include the following:
     Form name change from ANEW to ANE Program Specific Form.
     Additional instructions for applicants are provided in 
each funding opportunity.
     Modifications to both Table #1 and Table #2:
    [cir] Revision to instructions to incorporate elements for added 
programs. Instructions about completion of each table are included 
within the electronic application materials.
    [cir] Table titles are rephrased for clarity.
    [cir] New ``Additional Specialty'' column is created to yield a 
flexible data collection option.
     Table #1 rows are numbered for clarity and more rows are 
added to:
    [cir] Capture auto-tabulation, and

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    [cir] Reformat/separate Statutory Funding Preference data from 
Special Consideration data.
     Table #2 has:
    [cir] ``Students'' reworded to ``participants/trainees;''
    [cir] One column labeled, ``Budget Year,'' to identify the project 
budget year;
    [cir] One column to create a space for entering the sum for each 
row;
    [cir] Rows to more clearly indicate the budget year for up to 5 
years; and,
    [cir] One final row to create a space for entering the total for 
each column.
     Frequency of data collection: Data is collected (through 
the two tables) once during the application period for each funding 
announcement.
     Information determines:
    [cir] If applicants meet the funding preference or special 
consideration for funding, and
    [cir] Projected target and baseline numbers of trainees/
participants to be supported throughout the project period.
    Likely Respondents: Likely respondents will be current ANE Programs 
awardees and new applicants to the ANE Programs.
    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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   Form name (includes the ANE                       Number of                    Average burden
   program specific tables and       Number of     responses per       Total       per response    Total burden
          attachments)              respondents     respondent       responses      (in hours)         hours
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ANEW............................             236               1             236               7           1,652
NAT.............................             115               1             115               7             805
ANE-NPR.........................             101               1             101               7             707
ANE-NPRIP.......................              15               1              15               7             105
ANE-SANE........................              54               1              54               7             378
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    Total.......................             521  ..............             521  ..............           3,647
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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. 2021-20653 Filed 9-23-21; 8:45 am]
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