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[FR Doc. 06–352 Filed 1–12–06; 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 proposed data collection projects (section 3506(c)(2)(A) of Title 44, United States Code, as amended by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 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 (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 burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on Number of respondents Instrument Proposed Project: Voluntary Partner Surveys in the Health Resources and Services Administration—(OMB No. 0915–0212—Extension In response to Executive Order 12862, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) conducts voluntary customer surveys of its ‘‘partners’’ to assess strengths and weaknesses in program services. An extension of a generic approval is being requested from OMB to conduct these customer or partner satisfaction surveys. HRSA partners are typically State or local governments, health care facilities, health care consortia, health care providers, and researchers. Partner surveys to be conducted by HRSA might include, for example, brief surveys of grantees to determine satisfaction with a technical assistance contractor, or in-class evaluation forms completed by providers who receive training from HRSA grantees, to measure satisfaction with the training experience. Results of these surveys will be used to plan and redirect resources and efforts as needed to improve service. Focus groups may also be used to potential method to obtain input on services and training. Focus groups, inclass evaluation forms, mail surveys, and telephone surveys are expected to be the preferred methodologies. The estimated response burden is as follows: Responses per respondent Hours per response Total hour burden In-class evaluations ....................................................................................... Surveys .......................................................................................................... Focus groups ................................................................................................. 40,000 12,000 50 1 1 1 .05 .25 1.5 2,000 3,000 75 Total ........................................................................................................ 52,050 1 .10 5,075 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: January 9, 2006. Tina M. Cheatham, Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination. [FR Doc. E6–351 Filed 1–13–06; 8:45 am] sroberts on PROD1PC69 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4165–15–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:57 Jan 13, 2006 Jkt 208001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Office of Inspector General Program Exclusions: December 2005 AGENCY: Office of Inspector General, HHS. ACTION: Notice of program exclusions. 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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, Public Law 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 
(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 burden of the collection of information on respondents, 
including through the use of automated collection techniques or other 
forms of information technology.

Proposed Project: Voluntary Partner Surveys in the Health Resources and 
Services Administration--(OMB No. 0915-0212--Extension

    In response to Executive Order 12862, the Health Resources and 
Services Administration (HRSA) conducts voluntary customer surveys of 
its ``partners'' to assess strengths and weaknesses in program 
services. An extension of a generic approval is being requested from 
OMB to conduct these customer or partner satisfaction surveys. HRSA 
partners are typically State or local governments, health care 
facilities, health care consortia, health care providers, and 
researchers.
    Partner surveys to be conducted by HRSA might include, for example, 
brief surveys of grantees to determine satisfaction with a technical 
assistance contractor, or in-class evaluation forms completed by 
providers who receive training from HRSA grantees, to measure 
satisfaction with the training experience. Results of these surveys 
will be used to plan and redirect resources and efforts as needed to 
improve service. Focus groups may also be used to potential method to 
obtain input on services and training. Focus groups, in-class 
evaluation forms, mail surveys, and telephone surveys are expected to 
be the preferred methodologies.
    The estimated response burden is as follows:

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                                                     Number of     Responses per     Hours per      Total hour
                   Instrument                       respondents     respondent       response         burden
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In-class evaluations............................          40,000               1             .05           2,000
Surveys.........................................          12,000               1             .25           3,000
Focus groups....................................              50               1            1.5               75
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    Total.......................................          52,050               1             .10           5,075
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    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: January 9, 2006.
Tina M. Cheatham,
Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination.
 [FR Doc. E6-351 Filed 1-13-06; 8:45 am]
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