Proposed Collection: Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program; Request for Public Comment: 30-Day Notice, 59077 [05-20331]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 11, 2005 / Notices Comment Due Date: You comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30 days of the date of this publication. Dated: October 4, 2005. Robert G. McSwain, Deputy Director, Indian Health Service. [FR Doc. 05–20330 Filed 10–7–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–16–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Indian Health Service Proposed Collection: Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program; Request for Public Comment: 30-Day Notice Indian Health Service, HHS. Request for Public Comment: 30-day Proposed Information Collection: Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: In compliance with Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, for opportunity for public comment on proposed information collection projects, the Indian Health Service (IHS) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve the information collection list below. This proposed information collection project was published in the August 3, 2005, Federal Register (70 FR 44662) and allowed 60 days for public comment. No public comment was received in response to the notice. The purpose of this notice is to allow 30 days for public comment to be submitted to OMB. Proposed Collection: Title: 0917– 0014, ‘‘Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program’’. Type of Information Collection Request: Extention of a currently approved collection which expires December 31, 2005. Form Number: No reporting forms required. Need and Use of Information Collection: The IHS Loan Payment 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 59077 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 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 specialty; 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: Individual and households. Type of Respondents: Individuals. Table 1 below provides the following: Types of data collection instruments, estimated number of respondents, number of responses per respondent, annual number of responses, average burden hour per response, and total annual burden hour. TABLE 1.—ESTIMATED BURDEN HOURS Estimated number of respondents Data collection instrument Section I ...................................................................................................... Section II ..................................................................................................... Section III .................................................................................................... Contract ...................................................................................................... Affidavit ....................................................................................................... Lender’s Certification .................................................................................. Responses per respondent 425 425 425 425 425 1,700 1 1 4 1 1 1 Average burden hour per response* 0.25 (15 min) .... 0.25 (30 min) .... 0.25 (15 min) .... 0.334 (20 min) .. 0.167 (10 min) .. .025 (15 min ..... Total annual burden hours 106.25 212.5 425 141.95 70.97 425 *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 IHS processes the information collected in a useful and timely fashion; (c) the accuracy of the 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:40 Oct 07, 2005 Jkt 208001 automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Direct Comments to OMB: Send your written 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. To request more information on the proposed collection or to obtain a copy of the data collection instrument(s) and/ or instruction(s), contact: Mrs. Christina Rouleau, IHS Reports Clearance Officer, 801 Thompson Avenue, TMP Suite 450, PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Rockville, MD 20852–1601, or call nontoll free (301) 443–5938 or 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: Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received on or before November 10, 2005. Dated: September 4, 2005. Robert G. McSwain, Deputy Director, Indian Health Service. [FR Doc. 05–20331 Filed 10–7–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–16–M E:\FR\FM\11OCN1.SGM 11OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Indian Health Service


Proposed Collection: Indian Health Service Loan Repayment 
Program; Request for Public Comment: 30-Day Notice

AGENCY: Indian Health Service, HHS.

ACTION: Request for Public Comment: 30-day Proposed Information 
Collection: Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995, for opportunity for public comment on proposed 
information collection projects, the Indian Health Service (IHS) has 
submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to 
review and approve the information collection list below. This proposed 
information collection project was published in the August 3, 2005, 
Federal Register (70 FR 44662) and allowed 60 days for public comment. 
No public comment was received in response to the notice. The purpose 
of this notice is to allow 30 days for public comment to be submitted 
to OMB.
    Proposed Collection: Title: 0917-0014, ``Indian Health Service Loan 
Repayment Program''. Type of Information Collection Request: Extention 
of a currently approved collection which expires December 31, 2005. 
Form Number: No reporting forms required. Need and Use of Information 
Collection: The IHS Loan Payment 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 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 specialty; 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: Individual and 
households. Type of Respondents: Individuals. Table 1 below provides 
the following: Types of data collection instruments, estimated number 
of respondents, number of responses per respondent, annual number of 
responses, average burden hour per response, and total annual burden 
hour.

                                        Table 1.--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 hours
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Section I..........................             425               1  0.25 (15 min)..............          106.25
Section II.........................             425               1  0.25 (30 min)..............          212.5
Section III........................             425               4  0.25 (15 min)..............          425
Contract...........................             425               1  0.334 (20 min).............          141.95
Affidavit..........................             425               1  0.167 (10 min).............           70.97
Lender's Certification.............           1,700               1  .025 (15 min...............          425
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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 IHS processes the information collected in a 
useful and timely fashion; (c) the accuracy of the 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.
    Direct Comments to OMB: Send your written 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.
    To request more information on the proposed collection or to obtain 
a copy of the data collection instrument(s) and/or instruction(s), 
contact: Mrs. Christina Rouleau, IHS Reports Clearance Officer, 801 
Thompson Avenue, TMP Suite 450, Rockville, MD 20852-1601, or call non-
toll free (301) 443-5938 or 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: Comments regarding this information collection 
are best assured of having their full effect if received on or before 
November 10, 2005.

    Dated: September 4, 2005.
Robert G. McSwain,
Deputy Director, Indian Health Service.
[FR Doc. 05-20331 Filed 10-7-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4165-16-M