Department of Health and Human Services March 11, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: C1-2016-02278
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-11
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
NIH Pathways to Prevention Workshop: Advancing Research To Prevent Youth Suicide
Document Number: 2016-05564
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-11
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will host a workshop on Advancing Research To Prevent Youth Suicide on March 29-30, 2016. The workshop is free and open to the public.
Catastrophic Health Emergency Fund
Document Number: 2016-05555
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-11
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
This document extends the comment period for the Catastrophic Health Emergency Fund (CHEF) notice of proposed rulemaking which was published in the Federal Register on January 26, 2016. The comment period for the notice, which would have ended on March 11, 2016, is extended by 60 days.
Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations
Document Number: 2016-05520
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-11
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as part of its continuing efforts to reduce public burden and maximize the utility of government information, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This notice invites comment on a proposed information collection project entitled ``Prevalence Survey of Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) and Antimicrobial Use in U.S. Nursing Homes.'' This information collection request will generate data to describe the epidemiology and estimate the burden of HAIs and antimicrobial use in US nursing homes using the prevalence survey method. Results will be used to inform state prevention efforts and federal priority setting for public health initiatives to improve HAI prevention and antimicrobial use.
Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations
Document Number: 2016-05519
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-11
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as part of its continuing efforts to reduce public burden and maximize the utility of government information, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This notice invites comment on a proposed information collection plan entitled ``Health Risks from Using Private Wells for Drinking Water.'' The purpose of this new generic clearance information collection request (ICR) is to assess the health risks associated with exposure to contaminants in drinking water from private wells across varied geographic areas of the United States in partnership with the requesting agency (state, territorial, local, or tribal health department).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request; Guidance for Industry on Individual Patient Expanded Access Applications: Form FDA 3926
Document Number: 2016-05491
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-11
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that a proposed collection of information has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Acrylamide in Foods; Guidance for Industry; Availability
Document Number: 2016-05490
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-11
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is announcing the availability of a guidance for industry entitled ``Acrylamide in Foods.'' The guidance finalizes the ``Draft Guidance for Industry on Acrylamide in Foods,'' modified where appropriate in response to comments we received on the draft guidance dated November 2013. This guidance is intended to provide information that may help growers, manufacturers, and food service operators reduce acrylamide levels in certain foods, which may mitigate potential human health risks from exposure to acrylamide.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Food Labeling; Notification Procedures for Statements on Dietary Supplements
Document Number: 2016-05478
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-11
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) 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 invites comments on the information collection provisions of the regulation requiring the manufacturer, packer, or distributor of a dietary supplement to notify us that it is marketing a dietary supplement product that bears on its label or in its labeling a statement provided for in the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act). The notice also invites comment on a new electronic form that allows manufacturers, packers, and distributors of dietary supplements to notify us via FDA's Unified Registration and Listing System (FURLS).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-05474
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-11
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-05472
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-11
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
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 any of the following subjects: 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-05471
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-11
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
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 any of the following subjects: 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.
Medicare Program; Part B Drug Payment Model
Document Number: 2016-05459
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-11
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
This proposed rule discusses the implementation of a new Medicare payment model under section 1115A of the Social Security Act (the Act). We propose the Part B Drug Payment Model as a two-phase model that would test whether alternative drug payment designs will lead to a reduction in Medicare expenditures, while preserving or enhancing the quality of care provided to Medicare beneficiaries. The first phase would involve changing the 6 percent add-on to Average Sales Price (ASP) that we use to make drug payments under Part B to 2.5 percent plus a flat fee (in a budget neutral manner). The second phase would implement value-based purchasing tools similar to those employed by commercial health plans, pharmacy benefit managers, hospitals, and other entities that manage health benefits and drug utilization. We believe this model will further our goals of smarter, that is, more efficient spending on quality care for Medicare beneficiaries.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-05446
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-11
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Submission for OMB Review; 60-Day Comment Request; Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study
Document Number: 2016-05431
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-11
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
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 on Drug Abuse (NIDA), 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 on 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) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Ways to 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: Dr. Kevin P. Conway, Deputy Director, Division of Epidemiology, Services, and Prevention Research, National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 5185, Rockville, MD 20852; or call non-toll- free number (301) 443-8755 or Email your request, including your address, to: PATHprojectofficer@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: Methodological Studies for the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study (NIDA), 0925-0675, expiration date 5/31/2016EXTENSIONNIDA, NIH, in partnership with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Need and Use of Information Collection: This is a request to continue the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study's conduct of methodological studies in support of improvements in the Study's approaches for data and biospecimen collection. The PATH Study is a national longitudinal cohort study of tobacco use behavior and health among the U.S. household population of adults age 18 and older and youth ages 12 to 17; the Study conducts annual or biannual interviews and collects biospecimens from adults and youth to inform FDA's regulatory actions under the Family Smoking Prevention and Control Act. The methodological studies under this extension will continue to enhance the approaches used by the PATH Study for data and biospecimen collections to obtain high quality and useful data; minimize respondent burden; and achieve and maintain high response, retention, and follow-up rates. OMB approval is requested for 3 years. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. The total annualized burden hours are 29,750.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2016-05430
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-11
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2016-05429
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-11
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Eye Institute; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2016-05428
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-11
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Eye Institute; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2016-05427
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-11
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Proposed Collection; 60-Day Comment Request; Study To Estimate Radiation Doses and Cancer Risks From Radioactive Fallout From the Trinity Nuclear Test-National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Document Number: 2016-05426
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-11
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
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 Cancer Institute, 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) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Ways to 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: Steve Simon, Dosimetry Unit Head and Staff Scientist, Radiation Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Genetics, National Cancer Institute, NIH, 9609 Medical Center Drive, MSC9778, Bethesda, MD 20892- 9778 or call non-toll-free number (240)-276-7371 or Email your request, including your address to: ssimon@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: Study to Estimate Radiation Doses and Cancer Risks from Radioactive Fallout from the Trinity Nuclear Test, 0925-NEW, New Submission, National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH). Need and Use of Information Collection: This research plan is for a radiation-related cancer risk projection study for the residents of the state of New Mexico (NM) potentially exposed to radioactive fallout from the Trinity nuclear test conducted in 1945. Data will be collected on diet and lifestyle from three groups in NM (non-Hispanic white, Hispanic, and Native American) alive in the 1940s via focus groups and key informant interviews and will be used to derive means and ranges of exposure-related parameters, such as consumption of contaminated foodstuffs, collection and use of water, time spend outdoors, and building materials. These parameter values will be used with historical fallout deposition data in fallout dose assessment models to estimate external and internal radiation doses to typical persons in all counties in New Mexico by ethnicity and age. The estimated doses will be used with literature-derived risk and parameter values on risk/unit dose to project the excess cancers expected (per 1,000 persons within each stratum) including uncertainty on each estimate. Endpoints are leukemia, thyroid cancer, stomach cancer, colon cancer, and all solid cancers combined. This data collection is needed to accomplish the overall Trinity Study goals, which are to: (1) Estimate external and internal radiation dose to the four primary organs/tissues of interest (thyroid, stomach, colon, and red bone marrow) from primary radionuclides in nuclear testing fallout in each county of New Mexico as a result of the Trinity test, stratified by age, gender, ethnicity, and conditions of exposure (low, medium, high); (2) in each county, estimate the number of excess cancer cases to organs of interest per 1,000 (hypothetical) persons stratified by age, gender, ethnicity, and conditions of exposure (low, medium, high). The study data will be collected via focus group and individual interview. Between 10 and 15 focus groups with up to 8 participants are planned. These participants will be 70 years old and older, living in New Mexico, who were alive at the time of the Trinity nuclear test and living in any of 19 Native American pueblos/tribes or Hispanic/Latino and non-Hispanic white communities in or near the fallout region in New Mexico. Additionally, up to 30 individual interviews are planned with key informants chosen to represent a variety of experiences and expertise. Individuals who prefer not to take part in a focus group will be interviewed individually as key informants. The investigators will collaborate with community representatives who will recommend potential participants for either the focus groups or interviews. The objective of the focus groups and interviews is to collect information directly from community members who were alive at the time of the Trinity test, or with direct knowledge of specific life circumstances, cultural patterns, and dietary practices of Native Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, or non-Hispanic whites living in New Mexico at this time. In this study, two interviewers, including one with extensive experience working with tribal communities, will moderate the focus groups and conduct in-depth interviews. Translators and interpreters with experience in the study populations will be presented when needed. Each focus group and interview will be scheduled for no more than two hours and will take place in office settings, community facilities, or municipal facilities. OMB approval is requested for 3 years. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. The total estimated annualized burden hours are 395.
Proposed Collection; 60-Day Comment Request; The Clinical Trials Reporting Program (CTRP) Database (NCI)
Document Number: 2016-05425
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-11
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
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 Cancer Institute, 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: Jose Galvez, MD, Office of the Director, National Cancer Institute, 9609 Medical Center Drive, 1W468, Rockville, MD 20852 or call non-toll-free number 240-276-5206 or Email your request, including your address to: jose.galvez@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: The Clinical Trials Reporting Program (CTRP) Database, 0925-0600, Expiration Date 05/31/2016EXTENSION, National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH). Need and Use of Information Collection: The Clinical Trials Reporting Program (CTRP) Database is an electronic resource that serves as a single, definitive source of information about all NCI-supported clinical research. This resource allows the NCI to consolidate reporting, aggregate information and reduce redundant submissions. Information is submitted by clinical research administrators as designees of clinical investigators who conduct NCI-supported clinical research. The designees can electronically access the CTRP Web site to complete the initial trial registration. Subsequent to registration, four amendments and four study subject accrual updates occur per trial annually. OMB approval is requested for 3 years. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. The estimated annualized burden hours are 18,000.