[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 8 (Friday, January 11, 2013)]
[Page 2409]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-00473]



Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

[Document Identifier: CMS-10078]

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, HHS.

    In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid 
Services (CMS) is publishing the following summary of proposed 
collections for public comment. Interested persons are invited to send 
comments 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.
    1. Type of Information Collection Request: Reinstatement without 
change of a previously approved collection; Title: Program for Matching 
Grants to States for the Operation of High Risk Pools; Use: The Centers 
for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is requiring the information 
in this information collection request as a condition of eligibility 
for grants that were authorized in the Trade Act of 2002, the Deficit 
Reduction Act of 2005 and the State High Risk Pool Funding Extension 
Act of 2006. The information is necessary to determine if a state 
applicant meets the necessary eligibility criteria for a grant as 
required by law. The respondents will be states that have a high risk 
pool as defined in sections 2741, 2744, or 2745 of the Public Health 
Service Act. The grants will provide funds to states that incur losses 
in the operation of high risk pools. High risk pools are set up by 
states to provide health insurance to individuals that cannot obtain 
health insurance in the private market because of a history of illness. 
Form Number: CMS-10078 (OCN: 0938-0887); Frequency: Occasionally; 
Affected Public: State, Local and Tribal Governments; Number of 
Respondents: 31; Total Annual Responses: 31; Total Annual Hours: 1,240. 
(For policy questions regarding thiscollection contact Paul Scholz at 
(410) 786-6178. For all other issues call (410) 786-326.)
    To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms 
for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, access CMS' 
Web Site address at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/PaperworkReductionActof1995, 
or Email your request, including your address, phone number, OMB 
number, and CMS document identifier, to Paperwork@cms.hhs.gov, 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 March 12, 2013:
    1. Electronically. You may submit your comments electronically to 
http://www.regulations.gov. 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/OMB 
Control Number ----, Room C4-26-05, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, 
Maryland 21244-1850.

    Dated: January 8, 2013.
Martique Jones,
Deputy Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic 
Operations and Regulatory Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2013-00473 Filed 1-10-13; 8:45 am]