Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request; Data Collection Tool for State Offices of Rural Health Grant Program, OMB No. 0915-0322-Revision

 
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Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 236 (Monday, December 9, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 236 (Monday, December 9, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 67275-67276]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-26440]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Health Resources and Services Administration
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for
Review and Approval; Public Comment Request; Data Collection Tool for
State Offices of Rural Health Grant Program, OMB No. 0915-0322--
Revision
AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department
of Health and Human Services.
ACTION: Notice.
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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, HRSA
has submitted an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of
Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. Comments submitted
during the first public review of this ICR will be provided to OMB. OMB
will accept further comments from the public during the review and
approval period. OMB may act on HRSA's ICR only after the 30-day
comment period for this Notice has closed.
DATES: Comments on this ICR should be received no later than January 8,
2020.
ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, including the ICR Title, to the desk
officer for HRSA, either by email to [email protected] or by
fax to (202) 395-5806.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request a copy of the clearance
requests submitted to OMB for review, email Lisa Wright-Solomon, the
HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer at [email protected] or
call (301) 443-1984.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Information Collection Request Title: Data Collection Tool for
State Offices of Rural Health Grant Program, OMB No. 0915-0322--
Revision.
    Abstract: The mission of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
(FORHP) is to sustain and improve access to quality care services for
rural communities. In its authorizing language (Section 711 of the
Social Security Act [42 U.S.C. 912]), Congress charged FORHP with
administering grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts to provide
technical assistance and other activities as necessary to support
activities related to improving health care in rural areas. In
accordance with the Public Health Service Act, Section 338J (42 U.S.C.
254r), HRSA proposes to continue the State Offices of Rural Health
(SORH) Grant Program data collection process.
    A 60-day notice published in the Federal Register on June 28, 2019,
vol. 84, No. 125; pp. 31073-74. There were no public comments.
    Need and Proposed Use of the Information: FORHP seeks to continue
gathering information from grantees on their efforts to provide
technical assistance to clients within their State. SORH grantees
submit a Technical Assistance Report that includes: (1) The total
number of technical assistance encounters provided directly by the
grantee, and (2) the total number of unduplicated clients that received
direct technical assistance from the grantee. These measures will
continue with additional measures being added in the following three
categories: (1) Information disseminated; (2) information created; and
(3) collaborative efforts by topic area and
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type of audience. These proposed new measures are being added to obtain
a more accurate depiction of the breadth of SORH work and are based on
recommendations from the grantees. Submission of the Technical
Assistance Report is submitted via the HRSA Electronic Handbook no
later than 30 days after the end of each 12 month budget period.
    Likely Respondents: Fifty State Offices of Rural Health.
    Burden Statement: Burden in this context means the time expended by
persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide the
information requested. This includes the time needed to review
instructions; to develop, acquire, install, and utilize technology and
systems for the purpose of collecting, validating, and verifying
information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and
providing information; to train personnel and to be able to respond to
a collection of information; to search data sources; to complete and
review the collection of information; and to transmit or otherwise
disclose the information. The total annual burden hours estimated for
this ICR are summarized in the table below.
                                    Total Estimated Annualized Burden--Hours
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                                                     Number of                    Average burden
            Form name                Number of     responses per       Total       per response    Total burden
                                    respondents     respondent       responses      (in hours)         hours
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Technical Assistance Report.....              50               1              50            13.5             675
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    Total.......................              50  ..............              50  ..............             675
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Maria G. Button,
Director, Executive Secretariat.
[FR Doc. 2019-26440 Filed 12-6-19; 8:45 am]
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