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Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request

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Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS.




In compliance with Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has submitted an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. Comments submitted during the first public review of this ICR will be provided to OMB. OMB will accept further comments from the public during the review and approval period.


Comments on this ICR should be received no later than July 1, 2016.


Submit your comments, including the Information Collection Request Title, to the desk officer for Start Printed Page 35034HRSA, either by email to or by fax to 202-395-5806.

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To request a copy of the clearance requests submitted to OMB for review, email the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer at or call (301) 443-1984.

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Information Collection Request Title: Rural Opioid Overdose Reversal Grant Program OMB No. 0906-xxxx—New.

Abstract: This program is authorized by Section 711(b) of the Social Security Act (U.S.C. 912(b), as amended and the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act (P.L. 113-235). The purpose of this grant program is to reduce the incidences of morbidity and mortality related to opioid overdoses in rural communities through the purchase and placement of emergency devices used to rapidly reverse the effects of opioid overdose and training of licensed healthcare professionals and emergency responders on their use.

Need and Proposed Use of the Information: For this program, performance measures were drafted to provide data useful to the program and to enable HRSA to provide aggregate program data required by Congress under the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) of 1993 (Public Law 103-62). These measures cover the principal topic areas of interest to the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, including: (a) The number of counties served by the program; (b) the number and type of devices purchased and distributed and the location of the distribution; (c) the number of training sessions and the number of individuals trained; and (d) the number of individuals who were administered Narcan and the outcome. These measures will speak to the Office's progress toward meeting the set goals.

Likely Respondents: Rural Opioid Overdose Reversal Grant Program award recipients.

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 ICR are summarized in the table below.

Total Estimated Annualized Burden—Hours

Form nameNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentTotal responsesAverage burden per response (in hours)Total burden hours
Rural Opioid Overdose Reversal Grant Program Performance Measures18118472
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Jason E. Bennett,

Director, Division of the Executive Secretariat.

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[FR Doc. 2016-12745 Filed 5-31-16; 8:45 am]