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Request for Public Comment: 30-Day Proposed Information Collection: Indian Health Service (IHS) Sharing What Works-Best Practice, Promising Practice, and Local Effort (BPPPLE) Form

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In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 which requires 30 days for public comment on proposed information collection projects, the Indian Health Service (IHS) is publishing for comment a summary of a proposed information collection to be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. This proposed information collection project was previously published in the Federal Register (77 FR 52748) on August 30, 2012, and allowed 60 days for public comment. No public comment was received in response to the notice. The purpose of this notice is to allow 30 days for public comment to be submitted directly to OMB.

Proposed Collection: Title: 0917- 0034, “Indian Health Service (IHS) Sharing What Works—Best Practice, Promising Practice, and Local Effort (BPPPLE) Form.” Type of Information Collection Request: Extension without revision of the currently approved information collection, 0917-0034, “IHS Sharing What Works—Best Practice, Promising Practice, and Local Effort (BPPPLE) Form,” which was previously approved under the title “Director's 3 Initiative Best Practice, Promising Practice, and Local Efforts Form.” Although the name of the form has changed, the contents of the form remain the same. Forms: 0917-0034, “IHS Sharing What Works—Best Practice, Promising Practice, and Local Effort (BPPPLE) Form.” Need and Use of Information Collection: The IHS goal is to raise the health status of the American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/ AN) people to the highest possible level by providing comprehensive health care and preventive health services. To support the IHS mission and to provide the product/service to IHS, Tribal, and Urban (I/T/U) programs, the Office of Preventive and Clinical Services' program divisions (i.e., Behavioral Health, Health Promotion/Disease Prevention, Nursing, and Dental) have developed a centralized program database of best practices, promising Practices and local efforts and resources. This database was previously referred as OSCAR, but the name will be changed to BPPPLE to reflect the revised name of the form. The purpose of this collection is to develop a database of BPPPLE and resources to be published on the Web site which will be a resource for program evaluation and for modeling examples of various health care projects occurring in AI/AN communities.

All information submitted is on a voluntary basis; no legal requirement exists for collection of this information. The information collected will enable the Indian Health systems to: (a) Identify evidence based approaches to prevention programs among the I/T/Us when no system is currently in place, and (b) Allow the program managers to review BPPPLE occurring among the I/T/Us when considering program planning for their communities.

Affected Public: Individuals. Type of Respondents: I/T/U programs' staff. The table below provides: Types of data collection instruments, Number of respondents, Responses per respondent, Average burden hour per response, and Total annual burden hour(s).

Estimated Burden Hours

Data collection instrument(s)Number of respondentsResponses per respondentAverage burden hour per responseTotal annual burden hours
IHS Sharing What Works—BPPPLE Form (OMB Form No. 0917-0034)100120/6033.3

There are no Capital Costs, Operating Costs, and/or Maintenance Costs to report.

Request for Comments: Your written comments and/or suggestions are invited on one or more of the following points: (a) Whether the information collection activity is necessary to carry out an agency function; (b) whether the agency processes the information collected in a useful and timely fashion; (c) the accuracy of the public burden estimate (the estimated amount of time needed for individual respondents to provide the requested information); (d) whether the methodology and assumptions used to determine the estimates are logical; (e) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information being collected; and (f) ways to minimize the public burden through the use of automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

Direct your comments to OMB: Send your comments and suggestions regarding the proposed information collection contained in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and associated response time to: Office of Management and Budget, Office of Regulatory Affairs, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, Attention: Desk Officer for IHS.

To request more information on the proposed collection, or to obtain a copy of the data collection instruments and/or instruction(s) contact: Tamara Clay, Reports Clearance Officer, 801 Thompson Avenue, TMP, Suite 450, Rockville, MD 20852, call non-toll free (301) 443-4750, send via facsimile to (301) 443-2316, or send your email requests, comments, and return address to:

Comment Due Date: December 13, 2012. Your comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having full effect if received within 30 days of the date of this publication.

Dated: November 6, 2012.

Yvette Roubideaux,

Director, Indian Health Service.

[FR Doc. 2012-27561 Filed 11-9-12; 8:45 am]