[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 200 (Wednesday, October 16, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 62325-62326]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-24476]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

[Document Identifiers CMS-10466]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request

ACTION: Notice.

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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 (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: (1) 
The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for 
the proper performance of the agency's functions; (2) the accuracy of 
the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and 
clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology to minimize the information collection burden.

DATES: Comments on the collection(s) of information must be received by 
the OMB desk officer by November 15, 2013.

ADDRESSES: When commenting on the proposed information collections, 
please reference the document identifier or OMB control number. To be 
assured consideration, comments and recommendations must be received by

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the OMB desk officer via one of the following transmissions: OMB, 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: CMS Desk 
Officer, Fax Number: (202) 395-6974 or, email: [email protected].
    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' Web site address at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/PaperworkReductionActof1995.
    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: Reports Clearance Office at (410) 786-
1326.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 
(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 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)) requires 
federal agencies to publish a 30-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 that 
summarizes the following proposed collection(s) of information for 
public comment:
    1. Type of Information Collection Request: New collection; Title of 
Information Collection: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; 
Exchange Functions: Eligibility for Exemptions; Miscellaneous Minimum 
Essential Coverage Provisions; Use: The data collection and reporting 
requirements in ``Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Exchange 
Functions: Eligibility for Exemptions; Miscellaneous Minimum Essential 
Coverage Provisions'' (CMS-9958-F), address federal requirements that 
states must meet with regard to the Exchange minimum function of 
performing eligibility determinations and issuing certificates of 
exemption from the shared responsibility payment. The final regulation 
(CMS-9958-F, 78 FR 39518) addresses standards related to eligibility, 
including the exemptions application, verification and eligibility 
determination process, eligibility redeterminations, options for states 
to rely on HHS to make eligibility determinations for certificates of 
exemption, and reporting. The data collection and reporting 
requirements are critical to the basic ability of Exchanges to 
determine eligibility for and issue certificates of exemption, and will 
also assist Exchanges, HHS, and IRS in ensuring program integrity and 
quality improvement. The submission seeks OMB approval of the 
information collection requirements associated with the application 
described in 45 CFR 155.610. Form Number: CMS-10466 (OCN: 0938--NEW); 
Frequency: Annually; Affected Public: State governments and 
individuals; Number of Respondents: 12,000,000; Total Annual Responses: 
12,000,000; Total Annual Hours: 3,200,000. (For policy questions 
regarding this collection contact Zach Baron at 301-492-4478.)

    Dated: October 11, 2013.
Martique Jones,
Deputy Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic 
Operations and Regulatory Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2013-24476 Filed 10-11-13; 4:15 pm]
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