Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request

Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 155 (Monday, August 12, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 155 (Monday, August 12, 2019)]
[Pages 39851-39852]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2019-17161]
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
[Document Identifier: CMS-10383]
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection;
Comment Request
AGENCY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, HHS.
ACTION: Notice.
SUMMARY: 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 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
DATES: Comments must be received by October 11, 2019.
ADDRESSES: When commenting, please reference the document identifier or
OMB control number. To be assured consideration, comments and
recommendations must be submitted in any one of the following ways:
    1. Electronically. You may send your comments electronically to Follow the instructions for ``Comment or
Submission'' or ``More Search Options'' to find the information
collection document(s) that are accepting comments.
    2. By regular mail. You may mail written comments to the following
address: CMS, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs,
Division of Regulations Development, Attention: Document Identifier/OMB
Control Number _________, Room C4-26-05, 7500 Security Boulevard,
Baltimore, Maryland 21244-1850.
    To obtain copies of a supporting statement and any related forms
for the proposed collection(s) summarized in this notice, you may make
your request using one of following:
    1. Access CMS' website address at website address at
    2. Email your request, including your address, phone number, OMB
number, and CMS document identifier, to [email protected].
    3. Call the Reports Clearance Office at (410) 786-1326.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William N. Parham at (410) 786-4669.
    This notice sets out a summary of the use and burden associated
with the following information collections. More detailed information
can be found in each collection's supporting statement and associated
materials (see ADDRESSES).
CMS-10383 Review and Approval Process for Waivers for State Innovation
    Under the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), federal agencies must obtain
approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each
collection of information they conduct or sponsor. The term
``collection of information'' is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR
1320.3(c) and includes agency requests or requirements that members of
the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a
third party. Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA requires federal agencies
to publish a 60-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each
proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension
or reinstatement of an existing collection of information, before
submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this
requirement, CMS is publishing this notice.
Information Collection
    1. Type of Information Collection Request: New collection (Request
for a new OMB control number); Title of information Collection: Review
and Approval Process for Waivers for State Innovation; Use: The
information required under this collection is necessary to ensure that
states comply with statutory and regulatory requirements related to the
development and implementation of section 1332 waivers. States seeking
waiver authority under section 1332 of the PPACA are required to meet
certain requirements for applications, public notice, and reporting.
The authority for these requirements is found in section 1332 of the
PPACA. This information collection reflects the requirements provided
in the final rules published February 27, 2012 (77 FR 11700).
Additionally, on October 24 2018, the Departments published guidance
(83 FR 53575), that provides supplementary information about the
requirements that must be met for the approval of a section 1332
waiver, the Secretaries' application review procedures, the calculation
of pass-through funding, certain analytical requirements, and
operational considerations. This guidance supersedes the guidance
related to section 1332 of the PPACA that was previously published on
December 16, 2015. This information collection also reflects the
requirements outlined in a state's specific terms and conditions
(STCs), as part of the approval of a state's section 1332 waiver
application. Form Number: CMS-10383 (OMB control number 0938-NEW);
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Occasionally; Affected Public: State Governments; Number of
Respondents: 12; Total Annual Responses: 212; Total Annual Hours:
4,016. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Michelle
Koltov at 301-492-4225.)
    Dated: August 6, 2019.
William N. Parham, III,
Director, Paperwork Reduction Staff, Office of Strategic Operations and
Regulatory Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2019-17161 Filed 8-9-19; 8:45 am]