Meeting Announcement for the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee Required by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015
This notice announces the first meeting date for the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (hereafter referred to as ``the Committee'') on Monday, February 1, 2016.
Proposed Collection; 60-Day Comment Request; Investigating Factors That Influence Career Choice Among Neuroscience Trainees NINDS
In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects to be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. Written comments and/or suggestions from the public and affected agencies are invited to address one or more of the following points: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the function of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) The quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. To Submit Comments and for Further Information: To obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, submit comments in writing, or request more information on the proposed project, contact: Paul A. Scott, Ph.D., Director, Office of Science Policy and Planning, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, 31 Center Drive, Room 8A03, Bethesda, MD 20892-2540 or call non-toll-free number (301) 451- 7964 or Email your request, including your address to: NINDSWorkforceSurvey@mail.nih.gov. Formal requests for additional plans and instruments must be requested in writing. Comment Due Date: Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received within 60 days of the date of this publication. Proposed Collection: Investigating Factors that Influence Career Choice Among Neuroscience Trainees NINDS, 0925-NEW, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institutes of Health (NIH). Need and Use of Information Collection: In order to create and administer effective training programs for a diverse research workforce, NINDS needs information about the factors influencing career choice among different populations, particularly those underrepresented in the neuroscience workforce. Few studies have looked into factors influencing career choice among biomedical science trainees and how those career choices are influenced by social identity (race/ethnicity, gender, disability, disadvantaged background, and their intersection); none, to our knowledge, has reported this data specifically for neuroscientists. In pursuit of the training mission of NINDS, the Office of Training, Career Development, and Workforce Diversity (OTCDWD) administers programs to train the next generation of neuroscientists and to increase diversity of the neuroscience workforce. The information collected from this survey will help give NINDS a clearer picture of the environment and experiences of our trainee and potential trainee community. We are seeking a more accurate understanding of the career choices neuroscience trainees are making, and how well NINDS supports our trainees' needs and facilitates successful career trajectories. The survey will help improve our current programs, develop training opportunities, and provide programmatic support for current and future NINDS trainees. OMB approval is requested for 18 months. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. The total estimated annualized burden hours are 205.
Extension of Public Comment Period for the Request for Information (RFI): Soliciting Input for the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) Strategic Planning Process
The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) is extending the comment period for responses to its Request for Information (RFI), published in Vol. 80, No. 195, of the Federal Register on October 8, 2015. The response date has been extended from January 8, 2016, to February 8, 2016, to provide additional time for any and all interested parties to respond to this RFI. Comments must be submitted electronically using the web-based form available at http:// grants.nih.gov/grants/rfi/rfi.cfm?ID=50.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request
In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects (Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995), the Health Resources and Services Administration (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.
Next Generation Sequencing-Based Oncology Panels; Public Workshop; Request for Comments
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing a public workshop entitled ``Next Generation Sequencing-Based Oncology Panels.'' The purpose of this workshop is to obtain feedback on analytical and clinical validation approaches for next generation sequencing (NGS)- based oncology panels. Comments and suggestions generated through this workshop will help guide the development of appropriate regulatory standards for evaluation of NGS-based oncology panels in cancer patient management.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Regulations Restricting the Sale and Distribution of Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco To Protect Children and Adolescents
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the Agency. 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 of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on regulations restricting the sale and distribution of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco to protect children and adolescents.