Request for Public Comment: 60 Day Information Collection: Urban Indian Organization On-Site Review, 8020-8021 [2022-02969]


[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 29 (Friday, February 11, 2022)]
[Pages 8020-8021]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2022-02969]



Indian Health Service

Request for Public Comment: 60 Day Information Collection: Urban 
Indian Organization On-Site Review

AGENCY: Indian Health Service, HHS.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments. Request for approval.


SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
Indian Health Service (IHS) invites the general public to comment on 
the information collection titled, ``Urban Indian Organization On-Site 
Review,'' Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number 0917-
00XX. IHS is requesting OMB to approve a new collection.

DATES: Comment Due Date: April 12, 2022. Your comments regarding this 
information collection are best assured of having full effect if 
received within 60 days of the date of this publication.

ADDRESSES: Send your written comments, requests for more information on 
the collection, or requests to obtain a copy of the data collection 
instrument and instructions to Shannon Beyale, Health System 
Specialist, by one of the following methods:
     Mail: Indian Health Service, Office of Urban Indian Health 
Programs, 5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop: 08E65D, Rockville, MD 20857.
     Phone: 301-945-3657.
     Email: [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information, 
please contact Evonne Bennett, Information Collection Clearance Officer 
at: [email protected] or 301-443-4750.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Indian Health Care Improvement Act 
(IHCIA), at 25 U.S.C. 1655, states that the IHS will annually review 
and evaluate each Urban Indian Organization (UIO) funded under the law. 
The IHCIA also requires IHS to develop procedures for evaluating 
compliance with awards made under the statute. Section 1655 states, in 

(a) Contract Compliance and Performance

    The Secretary, through the Service, shall develop procedures to 
evaluate compliance with grant requirements under this subchapter and 
compliance with, and performance of contracts entered into by [UIOs] 
under this subchapter. Such procedures shall include provisions for 
carrying out the requirements of this section.

[[Page 8021]]

(b) Annual Onsite Evaluation

    The Secretary, through the Service, shall conduct an annual on-site 
evaluation of each [UIO] which has entered into a contract or received 
a grant under Section 1653 of this title for purposes of determining 
the compliance of such organization with, and evaluating the 
performance of such organization under, such contract or the terms of 
such grant.
    To meet statutory compliance, the IHS will conduct annual on-site 
reviews of UIOs funded under the IHCIA to ensure grant and contract 
compliance and the delivery of safe and high-quality health care.
    This notice announces our intent to establish a new information 
    Title: Urban Indian Organization On-Site Review. Need and Use of 
Information Collection: The Office of Urban Indian Health Programs 
(OUIHP) at IHS Headquarters provides national oversight of the annual 
on-site reviews. The IHS Urban Indian Organization On-Site Review is 
conducted annually by the IHS Area Offices to evaluate IHS-funded Urban 
Indian Organizations compliance with Federal Acquisition Regulation 
(FAR) contractual requirements and grant requirements established 
through the IHCIA. The on-site review requirements are based on best-
practice standards for delivering safe and high quality health care. 
Agency Form Number: none. Members of Affected Public: IHS-funded Urban 
Indian Organizations. Status of the Proposed Information Collection: 
    The table below provides: Types of data collection instruments, 
Estimated number of respondents, Number of responses per respondent, 
Average burden hour per response, and Total annual burden hours.

                                                     Estimated                    Average burden
          Data collection instrument(s)              number of     Responses per     hour per      Total annual
                                                    respondents     respondent      response *     burden hours
UIOs............................................              41               1              16             656
    Total.......................................              41               1              16             656

    There are no direct costs to respondents to report.
    Requests for Comments: Your written comments and/or suggestions are 
invited on one or more of the following points:
    (a) Whether the information collection activity is necessary to 
carry out an agency function;
    (b) whether the agency processes the information collected in a 
useful and timely fashion;
    (c) the accuracy of the public burden estimate (the estimated 
amount of time needed for individual respondents to provide the 
requested information);
    (d) whether the methodology and assumptions used to determine the 
estimates are logical;
    (e) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information being collected; and
    (f) ways to minimize the public burden through the use of 
automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology.

Elizabeth A. Fowler,
Acting Deputy Director, Indian Health Service.
[FR Doc. 2022-02969 Filed 2-10-22; 8:45 am]

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