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Emergency Clearance: Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

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Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Department of Health and Human Services, is publishing the following summary of proposed collections for public comment. Interested persons are invited to send Start Printed Page 51730comments regarding this 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.

We are, however, requesting an emergency review of the information collection referenced below. In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we have submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) the following requirements for emergency review. This is necessary to ensure compliance with an initiative of the Administration. We are requesting an emergency review under 5 CFR Part 1320(a)(2)(i) because public harm is reasonably likely to result if the normal clearance procedures are followed. The approval of this data collection process is essential to ensuring that Information Security (IS) incidents, which also include Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and Protected Health Information (PHI), are captured within the specified timeframe. In absence of this change, a significant number of incidents will not be detected; therefore causing harm and potential risk to the public's identity with identity fraud.

1. Type of Information Collection Request: New collection (Request for a new OMB control number); Title of Information Collection: Title State Health Insurance Exchange Incident Report; Use: We have implemented a Computer Matching Agreement (CMA) with the State-Based Administering Entities (AEs). This agreement establishes the terms, conditions, safeguards, and procedures under which CMS will disclose certain information to the AEs in accordance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-148), as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (Pub. L. 111-152), which are referred to collectively as the Affordable Care Act (ACA), amendments to the Social Security Act made by the ACA, and the implementing regulations. The AEs, which are state entities administering Insurance Affordability Programs, will use the data, accessed through the CMS Data Services Hub (Hub), to make Eligibility Determinations for Insurance Affordability Programs and certificates of exemption.

The AEs shall report suspected or confirmed incidents affecting loss or suspected loss of PII within one hour of discovery to their designated Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight State Officer who will then notify the affected Federal agency data sources, i.e., Internal Revenue Service, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Social Security Administration, Peace Corps, Office of Personnel Management and Veterans Health Administration. Additionally, AEs shall contact the office of the appropriate Special Agent-in-Charge, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), and the IRS Office of Safeguards within 24 hours of discovery of any potential breach, loss, or misuse of Return Information. Form Number: CMS-10496 (OCN: 0938-New); Frequency: Occasionally; Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal governments; Number of Respondents: 18; Total Annual Responses: 936; Total Annual Hours: 234.

We are requesting OMB review and approval of this collection by September 25, 2013, with a 180-day approval period. Written comments and recommendation will be considered from the public if received by the individuals designated below by the noted deadline below.

To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, access CMS's Web site address at​PaperworkReductionActof1995 or Email your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and CMS document identifier, to, or call the Reports Clearance Office on (410) 786-1326.

In commenting on the proposed information collections please reference the document identifier or OMB control number. To be assured consideration, comments and recommendations must be submitted in one of the following ways by September 20, 2013:

1. Electronically. You may submit your comments electronically to Follow the instructions for “Comment or Submission” or “More Search Options” to find the information collection document(s) 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 (CMS-10496), Room C4-26-05, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244-1850.


OMB Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: CMS Desk Officer, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, Fax Number: (202) 395-6974.

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Dated: August 16, 2013.

Martique Jones,

Deputy Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs.

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[FR Doc. 2013-20396 Filed 8-20-13; 8:45 am]