[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 48 (Wednesday, March 12, 2014)]
[Pages 14056-14057]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-05380]



Health Resources and Services Administration

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: 
Public Comment Request

AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: 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.

DATES: Comments on this Information Collection Request must be received 
within 60 days of this notice.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to [email protected] or mail the HRSA 
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Room 10-29, Parklawn 
Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on the 
proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and 
draft instruments, email [email protected] or call the HRSA 
Information Collection Clearance Officer at (301) 443-1984.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: When submitting comments or requesting 
information, please include the information request collection title 
for reference.
    Information Collection Request Title: National Health Service Corps 
Ambassador Portal OMB No. 0915-xxxx--New.
    Abstract: The National Health Service Corps (NHSC), administered by 
the Health Resources and Services Administration, is committed to 
improving the health of the nation's underserved by uniting communities 
in need with caring health professionals and by supporting communities' 
efforts to build better systems of care. The NHSC programs provide 
scholarships and repay educational loans for primary care physicians, 
dentists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, behavioral health 
providers, and other primary care providers who agree to practice in 
areas of the country that need them most. The NHSC invites individuals 
who are affiliated with academic, clinical, trade, and other public 
health related organizations to apply to be volunteers within the NHSC 
Ambassador Program. NHSC Ambassadors are dedicated volunteers who help 
educate and inform prospective NHSC members. Ambassadors give their 
time and talents to spread the word about the opportunities available 
through the NHSC and serve as additional local resources for current 
NHSC members. NHSC Ambassadors inspire and motivate students and 
providers to provide primary health care in communities with limited 
access to care.
    The NHSC Ambassador Portal will serve as both the application 
interface for interested individuals to apply and become NHSC 
Ambassadors, as well the public-facing online searchable database of 
Ambassador contact information. Applicants will create individual 
Ambassador profiles that will contain information such as name, email 
address(es), professional/employment information (including 
organization name and address or the school which they attend), phone 
number(s), which discipline of students and/or professionals they 
interact with, and a brief reason why they would like to be an 
Ambassador. Completed applications will be forwarded through the portal 
to NHSC staff for approval. If approved, the NHSC Ambassadors will have 
the opportunity to add brief professional biographies and social 
network addresses to their profile. Assistance in completing the 
application will be provided through prompts via the online portal and 
also through the NHSC Customer Care Center, if necessary.
    Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The need and purpose of 
this information collection is to create a database where interested 
parties can search for NHSC Ambassadors (that meet specific search 
criteria) to serve as local resources on the NHSC programs. The other 
purpose is that NHSC can have access to volunteers who are available to 
spread important programmatic information on behalf of the NHSC.
    Likely Respondents: Individuals who are affiliated with academic, 
clinical, trade, and other public health related organizations.
    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 Information Collection Request are summarized in the table below.

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                                    Total Estimated Annualized Burden Hours:
                                     Number of       Number of         Total        burden per     Total burden
            Form name               respondents    responses per     responses     response  (in       hours
                                                    respondent                        hours)
Ambassador Portal--New                       200               1             200             .16              32
Ambassador Portal--Updates to                500               1             500             .16              80
 current Ambassador profiles....
    Total.......................             700               1             700             .16             112

    HRSA specifically requests comments on (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.

    Dated: March 6, 2014.
Jackie Painter,
Deputy Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination.
[FR Doc. 2014-05380 Filed 3-11-14; 8:45 am]