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Request for Public Comment: 30 Day Proposed Information Collection: Indian Health Service Information Security Ticketing and Incident Reporting

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Indian Health Service, HHS.


Notice and request for comments.


In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, which requires 60 days for public comment on proposed information collection projects, the Indian Health Service (IHS) invites the general public to take this opportunity to comment on the information collection Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number 0917-XXXX, titled, Information Security Ticketing and Incident Reporting. This proposed information collection project was recently published in the Federal Register (82 FR 56832) on November 30, 2017, and allowed 60 days for public comment, as required by the PRA. The IHS received no comments on this notice. The purpose of this notice is to allow 30 days for public comment to be submitted directly to OMB. A copy of the draft supporting statement is available at (see Docket ID IHS_FRDOC_0001).


March 16, 2018. Your comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having full effect if received within 30 days of the date of this publication.


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.

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To request additional information, please contact Evonne Bennett-Barnes by one of the following methods:

  • Mail: Evonne Bennett-Barnes, Management Analyst/Information Collection Clearance Officer, Indian Health Service, 5600 Fisher Lane, Mail stop: 09E21B, Rockville, MD 20857.
  • Phone: 301-443-4750.
  • Email:
  • Fax: 301-594-0899.
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The IHS Office of Information Technology is submitting the proposed information collection to OMB for review, as required by the PRA of 1995. This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information to: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed Start Printed Page 6601collection of information; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond; including through the use of appropriate automated collection techniques of other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses.

Proposed Collection: Title: 0917-XXXX, “Information Security Ticketing and Incident Reporting.”

Type of Information Collection Request: This is a new information request for a three year approval of this new information collection, 0917-XXXX.

Form(s) and Form number(s): Incident Reporting Form, Form F07-02b.

Title of Proposal: Information Security Ticketing and Incident Reporting.

OMB Control Number: To be assigned.

Need and Use of Information Collection: The Indian Health Service (IHS) uses secure information technology (IT) to improve health care quality, enhance access to specialty care, reduce medical errors, and modernize administrative functions consistent with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) enterprise initiatives.

IHS is responsible for maintaining an information security program that provides protection for information collected or maintained by or on behalf of the Agency, and protection for information systems used or operated by the Agency or by another organization on behalf of the Agency.

Members of Affected Public: IHS staff, including federal and non-federal employees (contractors, Tribal employees, etc.).

Status of the Proposed Information Collection: New request.

Type of Respondents: Individuals.

The table below provides: Types of data collection instruments, estimation to number of respondents, number of responses per respondent, annual number of responses, average burden hour per response, and total annual burden hours.

Data collection instrument(s)Estimated number of respondentsResponses per respondentAnnual number of responsesAverage burden hour per response *Total annual burden hours
IHS Federal and Non-Federal Staff1,70011,70015425
* For ease of understanding, average burden hours are provided in actual minutes. There are no direct costs, to respondents to report.
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Dated: February 5, 2018.

Michael D. Weahkee,

Assistant Surgeon General, U.S. Public Health Service, Acting Director, Indian Health Service.

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[FR Doc. 2018-03018 Filed 2-13-18; 8:45 am]