Request for Public Comment: 60-Day Proposed Information Collection: Final Rule To Implement Title V of the Tribal Self-Governance Amendments of 2000, 44663-44664 [05-15280]

Download as PDF 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 44664 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 148 / Wednesday, August 3, 2005 / Notices continued OMB approval of the collection of information identified in the following sections of regulations: subpart C—Selection of Tribes for Participation in Self-Governance, subpart D and E—Compact and Funding Agreement, subpart N—Construction Projects, and Subpart P—Appeals. Affected Public: Individual Tribes. Type of Respondents: Tribal representatives. The table below provides the estimated burden hours for this information collection: TABLE.—ESTIMATED ANNUAL BURDEN HOURS Subpart Subpart Subpart Subpart Responses per respondent Est. No. of respondents CFR Section Avg. burden hour per response Total annual burden Hrs. C—Eligibility criteria ......................................................................... D—Self-governance compact and Subpart E—Funding agreement N—Construction ............................................................................... P—Appeals ...................................................................................... 50 50 30 8 1 1 1 1 10.0 34.0 40 40 500 1,700 1,200 320 Total Annual Burden ............................................................................... ........................ ........................ .......................... 3,720 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. 05–15280 Filed 8–2–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–16–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Training Tomorrow’s Scientists: Linking Minorities and Mentors Through the Web Summary: Under the provisions of Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has submitted to the Office of management and Budget (OMB) a request for review and approval of the information collection listed below. This Proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on January 11, 2005, page 1898 and allowed 60-days for public comment. No public comments were received. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment. The National Institutes of Health may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection that has been extended, revised, or implemented on or after October 1, 1995, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Proposed Collection: Title: Training Tomorrow’s Scientists: Linking Minorities and Mentors Through the Web. Type of Information Collection Request: Revision, OMB control number 0925–0475, Expiration Date 3/31/2005. Need and Use of Information Collection: PO 00000 Frm 00112 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 This Web site allows federally-funded researchers supported by any of the 27 Institutes and Centers of the NIH to submit an electronic form describing his or her research areas, as well as interests in mentoring minority students or junior faculty. The researcher’s description is posted on the Web site for searching by interested minority applicants. Minority students or junior faculty search the Web site to identify researchers with whom they would like to work. The research projects in the database are located all over the country and involve cutting edge research activities by scientists funded through the Institutes and Centers of the NIH. These research projects range from studies of children to research on older adults, from laboratory research to field research, from social research to a combination of biological and behavioral research. Applicants conduct an electronic search using categories such as research areas of interest, desired geographic location of the researcher, and their level of education. The primary objective of the program is to ensure that, in the coming decades, a concentration of minority researchers will be available to address behavioral and social factors important in improving the public health and eliminating racial disparities. Increasing the number of minority scientists in the U.S. will expand our currently limited knowledge about the epidemiology and treatment of diseases in minority population. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Type of Respondents: Students, Post-doctorals, Junior Faculty, and Principal Investigators. The annual reporting burden is as follows: Estimated Number of Respondents: 400; Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1; Average Burden Hours Per Response: 10 minutes; and Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours Requested: 148. There is no annualized 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: 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 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 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 
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 Self-Governance 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. Self-Governance Tribes have the option of participating in a 
voluntary national uniform data collection effort with the IHS. The 
department is seeking

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continued OMB approval of the collection of information identified in 
the following sections of regulations: subpart C--Selection of Tribes 
for Participation in Self-Governance, subpart D and E--Compact and 
Funding Agreement, subpart N--Construction Projects, and Subpart P--
Appeals. Affected Public: Individual Tribes. Type of Respondents: 
Tribal representatives.
    The table below provides the estimated burden hours for this 
information collection:

                                      Table.--Estimated Annual Burden Hours
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                   Avg. burden
                  CFR Section                      Est. No. of    Responses per      hour per      Total annual
                                                   respondents     respondent        response       burden Hrs.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Subpart C--Eligibility criteria................              50               1             10.0             500
Subpart D--Self-governance compact and Subpart               50               1             34.0           1,700
 E--Funding agreement..........................
Subpart N--Construction........................              30               1             40             1,200
Subpart P--Appeals.............................               8               1             40               320
                                                -----------------
    Total Annual Burden........................  ..............  ..............  ...............           3,720
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    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.
[FR Doc. 05-15280 Filed 8-2-05; 8:45 am]
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