Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Comment Request, 8104-8105 [05-3022]

Download as PDF 8104 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 32 / Thursday, February 17, 2005 / Notices [FR Doc. 05–3088 Filed 2–16–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Joint Meeting of the Dermatologic and Ophthalmic Drugs Advisory Committee and the Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting Food and Drug Administration AGENCY: [Docket No. 1983G–0318] Kerry, Inc.; Withdrawal of Generally Recognized as Safe Affirmation Petition AGENCY: ACTION: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the withdrawal, without prejudice to a future filing, of a generally recognized as safe (GRAS) affirmation petition (GRASP 3G0287) proposing that the use of gum acacia (arabic) in alcoholic beverages up to a maximum level of 20 percent in the finished preparation (liqueur) is GRAS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mical Honigfort, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (HFS–265), Food and Drug Administration, 5100 Paint Branch Pkwy., College Park, MD 20740, 301–436–1278. In a notice published in the Federal Register of October 13, 1983 (48 FR 46626), FDA announced that a petition (GRASP 3G0287) had been filed by Beatrice Foods Co., c/o 135 South LaSalle, Chicago, IL 60603 (now Kerry, Inc., c/ o Bell, Boyd, and Lloyd, LLC, Three First National Plaza, 70 West Madison St., suite 3300, Chicago, IL 60602). This petition proposed to amend § 184.1330 Acacia (gum arabic) (21 CFR 184.1330) to affirm the use of gum acacia (arabic) in alcoholic beverages up to a maximum level of 20 percent in the finished preparation (liqueur) as GRAS. Kerry, Inc. has now withdrawn the petition without prejudice to a future filing (21 CFR 171.7). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: January 28, 2005. Leslye M. Fraser, Director, Office of Regulations and Policy, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. [FR Doc. 05–3024 Filed 2–16–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–01–S VerDate jul<14>2003 14:41 Feb 16, 2005 Jkt 205001 Food and Drug Administration, HHS. Notice. This notice announces a forthcoming meeting of a public advisory committee of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The meeting will be open to the public. Name of Committees: Dermatologic and Ophthalmic Drugs Advisory Committee and the Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee. General Function of the Committees: To provide advice and recommendations to the agency on FDA’s regulatory issues. Date and Time: The meeting will be held on March 24, 2005, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Location: Hilton Washington DC North/Gaithersburg, The Ballrooms, 620 Perry Pkwy., Gaithersburg, MD. Contact Person: Teresa A. Watkins, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (HFD–21), Food and Drug Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane (for express delivery: 5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1093) Rockville, MD 20857, 301–827– 7001, FAX: 301–827–6801, or email: watkinst@cder.fda.gov, or FDA Advisory Committee Information Line, 1–800– 741–8138 (301–443–0572 in the Washington, DC area), code 3014512534 or 3014512541. Please call the Information Line for up-to-date information on this meeting. Agenda: The committee will discuss what should be the necessary and sufficient safety database in order to evaluate the prescription (Rx) to overthe-counter (OTC) switch of topical corticosteroids, especially the database to evaluate the potential for hypothalamic, pituitary, adrenal (HPA) and growth suppression and other systemic and local adverse events. Procedure: Interested persons may present data, information, or views, orally or in writing, on issues pending before the committee. Written submissions may be made to the contact person by March 17, 2005. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled between approximately 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Time allotted for each presentation may be limited. Those desiring to make formal oral presentations should notify the contact PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 person before March 17, 2005, and submit a brief statement of the general nature of the evidence or arguments they wish to present, the names and addresses of proposed participants, and an indication of the approximate time requested to make their presentation. Persons attending FDA’s advisory committee meetings are advised that the agency is not responsible for providing access to electrical outlets. FDA welcomes the attendance of the public at its advisory committee meetings and will make every effort to accommodate persons with physical disabilities or special needs. If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please contact LaNise Giles at 301–827–7001, at least 7 days in advance of the meeting. Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app. 2). Dated: February 10, 2005. Sheila Dearybury Walcoff, Assistant Commissioner for External Relations. [FR Doc. 05–3055 Filed 2–16–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–01–S DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Comment Request In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects (section 3506(c)(2)(A) of Title 44, United States Code, as amended by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Pub. L. 104–13), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) publishes periodic summaries of proposed projects being developed for submission to OMB under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and draft instruments, call the HRSA Reports Clearance Officer on (301) 443–1129. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the E:\FR\FM\17FEN1.SGM 17FEN1 8105 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 32 / Thursday, February 17, 2005 / Notices burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Proposed Project: The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program (LRP) (OMB No. 0915–0127)— Extension The NHSC Loan Repayment Program (LRP) was established to assure an adequate supply of trained primary care health professionals to provide services in the neediest Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) of the United States. Under this program, the Department of Health and Human Services agrees to repay the educational loans of the primary care health professionals. In return, the health professionals agree to serve for a specified period of time in a federallyNumber of respondents Type of respondents designated HPSA approved by the Secretary for LRP participants. This request for extension of OMB approval will include the NHSC LRP Application, Loan Verification Form, Site Information Form, Request for Method of Advanced Loan Repayment Form and Authorization to Release Information Form. The estimate of burden is as follows: Responses per respondent Total responses Hours per responses Total burden hours Applicants ................................................................. Lenders .................................................................... 1430 70 *1 **1 1430 70 1.5 .25 2145 18 Total .................................................................. .......................... 1500 1500 ............................ 2163 *An applicant response includes completion of one of each of the above-listed forms, and may include the completion of additional Loan Verification Forms (one for each educational loan for which he or she is seeking repayment). **A lender response includes completion of one Loan Verification Form for each educational loan of an applicant it holds. Send comments to Susan G. Queen, Ph.D., HRSA Reports Clearance Officer, Room 10–33, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Dated: February 10, 2005. Tina M. Cheatham, Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination. [FR Doc. 05–3022 Filed 2–16–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Comment Request In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects (section 3506(c)(2)(A) of Title 44, United States Code, as amended by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Pub. L. 104–13), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) publishes periodic summaries of proposed projects being developed for submission to the Office of Management and Budget under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and draft instruments, call the HRSA Reports Clearance Officer on (301) 443–1129. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Proposed Project: The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Recruitment and Retention Assistance Application (OMB No. 0915–0230)—Revision The National Health Service Corps (NHSC), managed by the Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), HRSA, is committed to improving the health of the Nation’s underserved by uniting communities in need with caring health professionals and by supporting communities’ efforts to build better systems of care. The Application for NHSC Recruitment and Retention Assistance submitted by sites or clinicians, requests information on the practice site, sponsoring agency, recruitment contact, staffing levels, service users, charges for services, employment policies, and fiscal management capabilities. Assistance in completing the application may be obtained through the appropriate State Primary Care Offices, State Primary Care Associations and NHSC contractors. The information on the application is used for determining eligibility of sites and to verify the need for NHSC providers. Sites must apply once every three years. Estimates of annualized reporting burden are as follows: Type of report Number of respondents Response per respondents Hours per response Total burden hours Application ....................................................................................................... 2900 1 .5 1450 VerDate jul<14>2003 14:41 Feb 16, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\17FEN1.SGM 17FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 32 (Thursday, February 17, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8104-8105]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-3022]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: 
Comment Request

    In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public 
comment on proposed data collection projects (section 3506(c)(2)(A) of 
Title 44, United States Code, as amended by the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995, Pub. L. 104-13), the Health Resources and Services 
Administration (HRSA) publishes periodic summaries of proposed projects 
being developed for submission to OMB under the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995. To request more information on the proposed project or to 
obtain a copy of the data collection plans and draft instruments, call 
the HRSA Reports Clearance Officer on (301) 443-1129.
    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways 
to minimize the

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burden of the collection of information on respondents, including 
through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology.

Proposed Project: The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan 
Repayment Program (LRP) (OMB No. 0915-0127)--Extension

    The NHSC Loan Repayment Program (LRP) was established to assure an 
adequate supply of trained primary care health professionals to provide 
services in the neediest Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) of 
the United States. Under this program, the Department of Health and 
Human Services agrees to repay the educational loans of the primary 
care health professionals. In return, the health professionals agree to 
serve for a specified period of time in a federally-designated HPSA 
approved by the Secretary for LRP participants.
    This request for extension of OMB approval will include the NHSC 
LRP Application, Loan Verification Form, Site Information Form, Request 
for Method of Advanced Loan Repayment Form and Authorization to Release 
Information Form.
    The estimate of burden is as follows:

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                                                                       Number of      Responses per                        Hours per       Total burden
                        Type of respondents                           respondents       respondent    Total responses      responses          hours
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Applicants........................................................             1430               *1             1430              1.5              2145
Lenders...........................................................               70              **1               70               .25               18
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    Total.........................................................  ...............             1500             1500  ................            2163
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*An applicant response includes completion of one of each of the above-listed forms, and may include the completion of additional Loan Verification
  Forms (one for each educational loan for which he or she is seeking repayment).
**A lender response includes completion of one Loan Verification Form for each educational loan of an applicant it holds.

    Send comments to Susan G. Queen, Ph.D., HRSA Reports Clearance 
Officer, Room 10-33, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, 
MD 20857. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this 
notice.

    Dated: February 10, 2005.
Tina M. Cheatham,
Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination.
[FR Doc. 05-3022 Filed 2-16-05; 8:45 am]
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