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Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Reinstatement, With Change, of a Previously Approved Collection for Which Approval Has Expired: 2016 Law Enforcement Administrative and Management Statistics (LEMAS) Survey
Document Number: 2016-02378
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-08
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics, will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Extension With Change, of a Previously Approved Collection Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL) Enrollment/National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) E-Check Enrollment Form, Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL) Officer/Employee Acknowledgement of Responsibilities Under the NICS Form
Document Number: 2016-02377
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-08
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics, will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection, eComments Requested; Extension Without Change of a Previously Approved Collection; Collection of Laboratory Analysis Data on Drug Samples Tested by Non-Federal (State and Local Government) Crime Laboratories
Document Number: 2016-01677
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-28
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
The Department of Justice (DOJ), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register at 80 FR 73834, November 25, 2015, allowing for a 60-day comment period.
Notice of Meetings
Document Number: 2016-01354
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-26
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
The subcommittees listed below are part of AHRQ's Health Services Research Initial Review Group Committee. Grant applications are to be reviewed and discussed at these meetings. Each subcommittee meeting will commence in open session before closing to the public for the duration of the meeting. These meetings will be closed to the public in accordance with 5 U.S.C. App. 2 section 10(d), 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4), and 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6).
Meeting for Software Developers on the Common Formats for Patient Safety Data Collection and Event Reporting
Document Number: 2016-01353
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-26
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
AHRQ coordinates the development of sets of common definitions and reporting formats (Common Formats) for reporting on health care quality and patient safety. In order to support the Common Formats, AHRQ has provided technical specifications to promote standardization by ensuring that data collected by Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs) and other entities are clinically and electronically comparable. More information on the Common Formats, including the technical specifications, can be obtained through AHRQ's PSO Web site: http:// www.pso.ahrq.gov/. The purpose of this notice is to announce a meeting to discuss the Common Formats. This meeting is designed as an interactive forum where software developers and PSOs can provide input on the formats. AHRQ especially requests participation by and input from those entities which have used AHRQ's technical specifications and implemented, or plan to implement, the formats electronically.
Patient Safety Organizations: Voluntary Relinquishment from the Texas Patient Safety Organization, Inc.
Document Number: 2015-32914
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-31
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005, 42 U.S.C. 299b-21 to b-26, (Patient Safety Act) and the related Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Final Rule, 42 CFR part 3 (Patient Safety Rule), published in the Federal Register on November 21, 2008, 73 FR 70732-70814, provide for the formation of Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs), which collect, aggregate, and analyze confidential information regarding the quality and safety of health care delivery. The Patient Safety Rule authorizes AHRQ, on behalf of the Secretary of HHS, to list as a PSO an entity that attests that it meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for listing. A PSO can be ``delisted'' by the Secretary if it is found to no longer meet the requirements of the Patient Safety Act and Patient Safety Rule, when a PSO chooses to voluntarily relinquish its status as a PSO for any reason, or when a PSO's listing expires. AHRQ has accepted a notification of voluntary relinquishment from the Texas Patient Safety Organization, Inc. of its status as a PSO, and has delisted the PSO accordingly. The Texas Patient Safety Organization, Inc. submitted this request for voluntary relinquishment during expedited revocation proceedings for cause.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-31159
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-11
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection project: ``Online Submission Form for Supplemental Evidence and Data for Systematic reviews for the Evidence-based Practice Center Program.'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3521, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on September 21st, 2015 and allowed 60 days for public comment. AHRQ did not receive any substantive comments. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-31158
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-11
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection project: ``Developing a Registry of Registries.'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3521, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on September 21st, 2015 and allowed 60 days for public comment. AHRQ received no substantive comments from the public. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment.
Patient Safety Organizations: Voluntary Relinquishment From Piedmont Clinic, Inc.
Document Number: 2015-30586
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-03
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005, 42 U.S.C. 299b-21 to b-26, (Patient Safety Act) and the related Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Final Rule, 42 CFR part 3 (Patient Safety Rule), published in the Federal Register on November 21, 2008, (73 FR 70732-70814), provide for the formation of Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs), which collect, aggregate, and analyze confidential information regarding the quality and safety of health care delivery. The Patient Safety Rule authorizes AHRQ, on behalf of the Secretary of HHS, to list as a PSO an entity that attests that it meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for listing. A PSO can be ``delisted'' by the Secretary if it is found to no longer meet the requirements of the Patient Safety Act and Patient Safety Rule, when a PSO chooses to voluntarily relinquish its status as a PSO for any reason, or when a PSO's listing expires. AHRQ has accepted a notification of voluntary relinquishment from Piedmont Clinic, Inc. of its status as a PSO, and has delisted the PSO accordingly.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-29440
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-18
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed changes to the currently approved information collection project: ``Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Clinician and Group Survey Comparative Database.'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3521, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on August 11, 2015 and allowed 60 days for public comment. AHRQ received one substantive comment from the public. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment.
Meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality
Document Number: 2015-26319
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-16
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
In accordance with section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, this notice announces a meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Common Formats for Reporting on Health Care Quality and Patient Safety
Document Number: 2015-25364
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-06
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
As authorized by the Secretary of HHS, AHRQ coordinates the development of sets of common definitions and reporting formats (Common Formats) for reporting on health care quality and patient safety. The purpose of this notice is to announce the availability of two new sets of Common Formats for public review and comment: 1) Common Formats for retail pharmaciesCommon Formats for Retail Pharmacy; and 2) the healthcare associated infection (HAI) module for Common Formats for Surveillance.
Notice of Meetings
Document Number: 2015-23575
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-21
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
The subcommittees listed below are part of AHRQ's Health Services Research Initial Review Group Committee. Grant applications are to be reviewed and discussed at these meetings. Each subcommittee meeting will commence in open session before closing to the public for the duration of the meeting. These meetings will be closed to the public in accordance with 5 U.S.C. App. 2 section 10(d), 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4), and 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6).
Schedules of Controlled Substances: Removal of [123
Document Number: 2015-22919
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-11
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Agency for International Development
With the issuance of this final rule, the Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration removes [\123\I]ioflupane from the schedules of the Controlled Substances Act. This action is pursuant to the Controlled Substances Act which requires that such actions be made on the record after an opportunity for a hearing through formal rulemaking. Prior to the effective date of this rule, [\123\I]ioflupane was, by definition, a schedule II controlled substance because it is derived from cocaine via ecgonine, both of which are schedule II controlled substances. This action removes the regulatory controls and administrative, civil, and criminal sanctions applicable to controlled substances, including those specific to schedule II controlled substances, on persons who handle (manufacture, distribute, reverse distribute, dispense, conduct research, import, export, or conduct chemical analysis) or propose to handle [\123\I]ioflupane.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Applications for Special Deputation
Document Number: 2015-22899
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-11
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
The Department of Justice (DOJ), U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register at 80 FR 39800, on July 10, 2015, allowing for a 60 day comment period.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Extension Without Change, of a Previously Approved Collection Federal Coal Lease Request
Document Number: 2015-22765
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-10
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
The Department of Justice (DOJ), Antitrust Division (ATR), will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Manufacturer of Controlled Substances Registration: PCAS-Nanosyn, LLC
Document Number: 2015-22626
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-09
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Agency for International Development
PCAS-Nanosyn, LLC applied to be registered as a manufacturer of certain basic classes of controlled substances. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) grants PCAS-Nanosyn, LLC registration as a manufacturer of those controlled substances.
Importer of Controlled Substances Application: Akorn, Inc.
Document Number: 2015-22625
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-09
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Agency for International Development
Importer of Controlled Substances Application: Chattem Chemicals Inc.
Document Number: 2015-22624
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-09
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Agency for International Development
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Acquisition 360 Survey
Document Number: 2015-22523
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-08
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
The Department of Justice (DOJ) will submit the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection; eComments Requested; Request for Recognition of a Non-profit Religious, Charitable, Social Service, or Similar Organization (Form EOIR-31)
Document Number: 2015-22052
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-08
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
The Department of Justice (DOJ), Executive Office for Immigration Review, will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register at 80 FR 38233, on July 2, 2015, allowing for a 60 day comment period.
Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects
Document Number: 2015-21756
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-09-08
Agency: Aging Administration, Southwestern Power Administration, International Trade Administration, National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, Army Department, Rural Housing Service, Rural Business-Cooperative Service, National Agricultural Library, Energy Policy and New Uses Office, Agriculture Department, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Department of Agriculture, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, Presidential Documents
The departments and agencies listed in this document propose revisions to modernize, strengthen, and make more effective the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects that was promulgated as a Common Rule in 1991. This NPRM seeks comment on proposals to better protect human subjects involved in research, while facilitating valuable research and reducing burden, delay, and ambiguity for investigators. This proposed rule is an effort to modernize, simplify, and enhance the current system of oversight. The participating departments and agencies propose these revisions to the human subjects regulations because they believe these changes would strengthen protections for research subjects while facilitating important research.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Proposed Collection: Revision of Currently Approved Collection Survey: Annual Survey of Jails; Death in Custody Reporting Program-Local Jails; Survey of Jails in Indian Country
Document Number: 2015-22017
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-04
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics, will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Proposed Collection: Revision of Currently Approved Collection Survey: Death in Custody Reporting Program-Prisons
Document Number: 2015-22016
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-04
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics, will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection; eComments Requested; Application for Suspension of Deportation (Form EOIR-40)
Document Number: 2015-22015
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-04
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
The Department of Justice (DOJ), Executive Office for Immigration Review, will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This proposed information collection was previously published in the FR 80 38232, on July 2, 2015, allowing for a 60 day comment period.
Conference Call Meeting of the Department of Justice's (DOJ's) National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) Federal Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2015-21970
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-04
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Federal Contract Compliance Programs Office
This is an announcement of a conference call meeting of DOJ's National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) Federal Advisory Committee to discuss various issues relating to the operation and implementation of NMVTIS.
Abbas E. Sina, M.D.; Decision and Order
Document Number: 2015-21732
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-02
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Agency for International Development
Meeting of the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Review Board
Document Number: 2015-21565
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-02
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Federal Contract Compliance Programs Office
This is an announcement of a meeting (in-person and virtual) of the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Review Board, primarily intended to consider nominations for the 2014-2015 Medal of Valor. Additional issues of importance to the Board will also be discussed, to include but not limited to a discussion about the pending presentation ceremony to recognize and award 2013-2014 Medal of Valor to the recipients. The meeting/conference call date and time is listed below.
Paroling, Recommitting and Supervising Federal Prisoners: Prisoners Serving Sentences Under the United States and District of Columbia Codes
Document Number: 2015-21094
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-02
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
The United States Parole Commission is revising its rules pertaining to decisions to revoke terms of supervision without a revocation hearing. The rule allows for a releasee charged with administrative violations or specifically identified misdemeanor crimes to apply for a prison sanction of 8 months or less. If a releasee qualifies and applies for a sanction under this section, the Commission may approve a revocation decision that includes no more than 8 months of imprisonment without using its normal guidelines for decision-making
Offender Monitoring Analytics Market Survey
Document Number: 2015-21564
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-01
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Federal Contract Compliance Programs Office
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is soliciting information in support of the upcoming National Criminal Justice Technology Research, Test, and Evaluation Center (NIJ RT&E Center) ``Market Survey of Offender Monitoring Analytics (OMA) Technologies.'' This market survey, which will address offender monitoring in community settings, will be published by NIJ to assist agencies in their assessment of relevant information prior to making purchasing decisions on commercially-available systems being marketed for use by criminal justice professionals. The NIJ RT&E Center also invites comments with regard to the market survey itself, including which categories of information are appropriate for comparison, as well as promotional material (e.g., slick sheets) and print-quality images in electronic format.
Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act
Document Number: 2015-21546
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-01
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Importer of Controlled Substances Application: Cambrex Charles City
Document Number: 2015-21557
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-31
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Agency for International Development
Importer of Controlled Substances Application: Noramco, Inc.
Document Number: 2015-21545
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-31
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Agency for International Development
United States v. Third Point Offshore Fund, Ltd., et al.; Proposed Final Judgment and Competitive Impact Statement
Document Number: 2015-21534
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-31
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Government Ethics Office
Manufacturer of Controlled Substances Registration: Johnson Matthey Pharmaceutical Materials, Inc.
Document Number: 2015-21521
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-31
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Agency for International Development
Johnson Matthey Pharmaceutical Materials, Inc. applied to be registered as a manufacturer of certain basic classes of controlled substances. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) grants Johnson Matthey Pharmaceutical Materials, Inc. registration as a manufacturer of those controlled substances.
Importer of Controlled Substances Application: Catalent Pharma Solutions, LLC
Document Number: 2015-21520
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-31
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Agency for International Development
Membership of the Senior Executive Service Standing Performance Review Boards
Document Number: 2015-21516
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-31
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Pursuant to the requirements of 5 U.S.C. 4314(c)(4), the Department of Justice announces the membership of its 2015 Senior Executive Service (SES) Standing Performance Review Boards (PRBs). The purpose of a PRB is to provide fair and impartial review of SES performance appraisals, bonus recommendations and pay adjustments. The PRBs will make recommendations regarding the final performance ratings to be assigned, SES bonuses and/or pay adjustments to be awarded.
Bulk Manufacturer of Controlled Substances Application: Rhodes Technologies
Document Number: 2015-21471
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-31
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Agency for International Development
Importer of Controlled Substances Application: Alltech Associates, Inc.
Document Number: 2015-21470
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-31
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Agency for International Development
Importer of Controlled Substances Application: Catalent CTS, LLC
Document Number: 2015-21464
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-31
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Agency for International Development
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; New Collection: Body Worn Camera Supplement (BWCS) to the Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS) Survey
Document Number: 2015-21400
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-31
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics, will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993-Die Products Consortium
Document Number: 2015-21024
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-25
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Government Ethics Office
Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993-ODVA, Inc.
Document Number: 2015-21021
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-25
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Government Ethics Office
Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993-Pistoia Alliance, Inc.
Document Number: 2015-21014
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-25
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Government Ethics Office