Request for Public Comment: 60-Day Proposed Information Collection: Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program, 44662-44663 [05-15279]

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[FR Doc. 05–15373 Filed 8–2–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–01–S PO 00000 Frm 00110 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Indian Health Service Request for Public Comment: 60-Day Proposed Information Collection: Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program SUMMARY: The Department of Health and Human Services, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program helps to ensure that requested date can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Indian Health Service (IHS) is providing a 60-day advance opportunity for public comment on a proposed extension of current information collection activity to be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget for review. Proposed Collection: Title: 0917– 0014, ‘‘Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program.’’ Type of Information Collection Request: Extension, without revision, of currently approved information collection, 0917– 0014, ‘‘Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program.’’ Form Number: None. Forms: The IHS Loan Repayment Program Information Booklet contains the instructions and the application formats. Need and Use of Information Collection: The IHS Loan Repayment Program (LRP) identifies health professionals with pre-existing financial obligations for education expenses that meet program criteria and who are qualified and willing to serve at, often remote, IHS health care facilities. Under the program, eligible health professionals sign a contract under which the IHS agrees to repay part or all of their indebtedness for professional training education. In exchange, the health professionals agree to serve for a specified period of time in IHS health care facilities. Eligible health professionals that wish to apply must submit an application to participate in the program. The application requests personal, demographic and educational training information, including information on the educational loans of E:\FR\FM\03AUN1.SGM 03AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 148 / Wednesday, August 3, 2005 / Notices the individual for which repayment is being requested (i.e., date, amount, account number, purpose of each loan, interest rate, the current balance, etc.). The data collected is needed and used to evaluate applicant eligibility; rank and prioritize applicants by speciality; assign applicants to IHS health care facilities; determine payment amounts and schedules for paying the lending institutions; and to provide data and statistics for program management 44663 review and analysis. Affected Public: Individuals and households. Type of Respondents: Individuals. The table below provides the estimated burden hours for this information collection: ESTIMATED BURDEN HOURS Estimated number of respondents Data collection instrument Section I ................................................................................................ Section II ............................................................................................... Section III .............................................................................................. Contract ................................................................................................. Affidavit .................................................................................................. Lender Certificate .................................................................................. Responses per respondent 425 425 425 425 425 1700 Average burden hour per response * 1 1 4 1 1 1 0.25 (15 mins) ........ 0.50 (30 mins) ........ 0.25 (15 mins) ........ 0.334 (20 mins) ...... 0.167 (10 mins) ...... 0.25 (15 mins) ....... Total annual burden hrs. 106.25 212.5 425 141.95 70.97 425.0 * For ease of understanding, burden hours are also provided in actual minutes. There are no Capital Costs, Operating Costs and/or Maintenance Costs to report. Request for Comments: Your written comments and/or suggestions are invited on one or more of the following points: (a) Whether the information collection activity is necessary to carry out an agency function; (b) whether the agency processes the information collected in a useful and timely fashion; (c) the accuracy of public burden estimate (the estimated amount of time needed for individual respondents to provide the requested information); (d) whether the methodology and assumptions used to determine the estimate are logical; (e) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information being collected; and (f) ways to minimize the public burden through the use of automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Send Comments and Requests For Further Information: Send your written comments and requests for more information on the proposed collection or requests to obtain a copy of the data collection instrument(s) and instructions to: Mrs. Chris Rouleau, IHS Reports Clearance Officer, 12300 Twinbrook Parkway, Suite 450, Rockville, MD 20852–1601, call non-toll free (301) 443–5938, send via facsimile to (301) 443–2316, or send your e-mail requests, comments, and return address to: crouleau@hqe.ihs.gov. Comment Due Date: Your comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received within 60-days of the date of this publication. VerDate jul<14>2003 15:22 Aug 02, 2005 Jkt 205001 Dated: July 28, 2005. Charles W. Grim, Assistant Surgeon General, Director, Indian Health Service. [FR Doc. 05–15279 Filed 8–2–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–16–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Indian Health Service Request for Public Comment: 60-Day Proposed Information Collection: Final Rule To Implement Title V of the Tribal Self-Governance Amendments of 2000 SUMMARY: The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Indian Health Service (IHS) is providing a 60-day advance opportunity for public comment on a proposed extension of current information collection activity to be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget for review. Proposed Collection: Title: 0917– 0026, ‘‘Final Rule to Implement Title V of the Tribal Self-Governance Amendments of 2000’’. Type of PO 00000 Frm 00111 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Information Collection Request: Extension, without revision, of currently approved information collection, 0917– 0026, ‘‘Final Rule to Implement Title V of the Tribal Self-Governance Amendments of 2000’’. Form Number: None. Forms: None. Need and Use of Information Collection: The ‘‘Tribal Self-Governance Amendments of 2000’’, Pub. L. 106–206 (the act), repeals Title III of the Indian Self-Determination Act, Pub. L. 93–638, as amended, (ISDA) and enacts Title V that established a permanent Self-Governance program within DHHS. Thus, Indian and Alaska Native Tribes are now able to compact for the operation, control, and redesign of various IHS activities on a permanent basis. The final rule has been negotiated among representatives of SelfGovernance and non-Self-Governance Tribes and the DHHS. The final rule included provision governing how DHHS/IHS carries out its responsibility to Indian Tribes under the Act and how Indian Tribes carry out their responsibilities under the Act. As required by section 517(b) of the Act, the Department has developed this final rule with active Tribal participation of Indian Tribes, inter-Tribal consortia, Tribal organizations and individual Tribal members, using the guidance of the Negotiated Rulemaking Act, 5 U.S.C. 561 et seq. Health status reporting requirements will be negotiated on an individual Tribal basis and included in individual compacts of funding agreements. Response to the data collection continues to be voluntary; however, submission of the data is essential to participation in the Tribal Self-Governance process. SelfGovernance Tribes have the option of participating in a voluntary national uniform data collection effort with the IHS. The department is seeking E:\FR\FM\03AUN1.SGM 03AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Indian Health Service


Request for Public Comment: 60-Day Proposed Information 
Collection: Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program

SUMMARY: The Department of Health and Human Services, as part of its 
continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a 
pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and 
Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or 
continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program 
helps to ensure that requested date can be provided in the desired 
format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, 
collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of 
collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. 
Currently, the Indian Health Service (IHS) is providing a 60-day 
advance opportunity for public comment on a proposed extension of 
current information collection activity to be submitted to the Office 
of Management and Budget for review.
    Proposed Collection: Title: 0917-0014, ``Indian Health Service Loan 
Repayment Program.'' Type of Information Collection Request: Extension, 
without revision, of currently approved information collection, 0917-
0014, ``Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program.'' Form Number: 
None. Forms: The IHS Loan Repayment Program Information Booklet 
contains the instructions and the application formats. Need and Use of 
Information Collection: The IHS Loan Repayment Program (LRP) identifies 
health professionals with pre-existing financial obligations for 
education expenses that meet program criteria and who are qualified and 
willing to serve at, often remote, IHS health care facilities. Under 
the program, eligible health professionals sign a contract under which 
the IHS agrees to repay part or all of their indebtedness for 
professional training education. In exchange, the health professionals 
agree to serve for a specified period of time in IHS health care 
facilities. Eligible health professionals that wish to apply must 
submit an application to participate in the program. The application 
requests personal, demographic and educational training information, 
including information on the educational loans of

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the individual for which repayment is being requested (i.e., date, 
amount, account number, purpose of each loan, interest rate, the 
current balance, etc.). The data collected is needed and used to 
evaluate applicant eligibility; rank and prioritize applicants by 
speciality; assign applicants to IHS health care facilities; determine 
payment amounts and schedules for paying the lending institutions; and 
to provide data and statistics for program management review and 
analysis. Affected Public: Individuals and households. Type of 
Respondents: Individuals. The table below provides the estimated burden 
hours for this information collection:

                                             Estimated Burden Hours
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                                      Estimated
    Data collection instrument        number of     Responses per     Average burden hour per      Total annual
                                     respondents     respondent              response *             burden hrs.
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Section I........................             425               1  0.25 (15 mins)...............          106.25
Section II.......................             425               1  0.50 (30 mins)...............          212.5
Section III......................             425               4  0.25 (15 mins)...............          425
Contract.........................             425               1  0.334 (20 mins)..............          141.95
Affidavit........................             425               1  0.167 (10 mins)..............           70.97
Lender Certificate...............            1700               1  0.25 (15 mins)...............          425.0
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* For ease of understanding, burden hours are also provided in actual minutes.

    There are no Capital Costs, Operating Costs and/or Maintenance 
Costs to report.
    Request for Comments: Your written comments and/or suggestions are 
invited on one or more of the following points: (a) Whether the 
information collection activity is necessary to carry out an agency 
function; (b) whether the agency processes the information collected in 
a useful and timely fashion; (c) the accuracy of public burden estimate 
(the estimated amount of time needed for individual respondents to 
provide the requested information); (d) whether the methodology and 
assumptions used to determine the estimate are logical; (e) ways to 
enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information being 
collected; and (f) ways to minimize the public burden through the use 
of automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology.
    Send Comments and Requests For Further Information: Send your 
written comments and requests for more information on the proposed 
collection or requests to obtain a copy of the data collection 
instrument(s) and instructions to: Mrs. Chris Rouleau, IHS Reports 
Clearance Officer, 12300 Twinbrook Parkway, Suite 450, Rockville, MD 
20852-1601, call non-toll free (301) 443-5938, send via facsimile to 
(301) 443-2316, or send your e-mail requests, comments, and return 
address to: crouleau@hqe.ihs.gov.
    Comment Due Date: Your comments regarding this information 
collection are best assured of having their full effect if received 
within 60-days of the date of this publication.

    Dated: July 28, 2005.
Charles W. Grim,
Assistant Surgeon General, Director, Indian Health Service.
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