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Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Public Comment Request

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Office of the Secretary, HHS.




In compliance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services, announces plans to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The ICR is for extending the use of the approved information collection assigned OMB control number 0990-0322, which expires on December 30, 2014. Prior to submitting that ICR to OMB, OS seeks comments from the public regarding the burden estimate, below, or any other aspect of the ICR.


Comments on the ICR must be received on or before December 1, 2014.


Submit your comments to or by calling (202) 690-6162.

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Information Collection Clearance staff, or (202) 690-6162.

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When submitting comments or requesting information, please include the document identifier HHS-OS-0990-0322-60D for reference.

Information Collection Request Title: Safe Harbor for Federally Qualified Health Centers Arrangements.

Abstract: The Office of General Inspector an approval by OMB on an extension for data collection 0990-0322 Start Printed Page 59270which are requirements associated with a voluntary safe harbor for Federally Qualified Health Centers under the Federal anti-kickback statute. See 72 FR 56632 (October 4, 2007). The safe harbor protects certain arrangements involving goods, items, services, donations, and loans provided by individuals and entities to certain health centers funded under section 330 of the Public Health Service Act.

Likely Respondents: Health Centers.

Total Estimated Annualized Burden—Hours

Type of respondentNumber of respondentsNumber responses per respondentAverage burden hour per responseTotal burden hours
Health Center (administrative professional)4,983114,983

OS 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.

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Darius Taylor,

Information Collection Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2014-23322 Filed 9-30-14; 8:45 am]