Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 10695-10696 [E6-2944]

Download as PDF 10695 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 41 / Thursday, March 2, 2006 / Notices 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 Health Law 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 at (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: Assessment of the State Maternal and Child Health Comprehensive Systems Grant (SECCS) Program (NEW) HRSA’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) is conducting an assessment of MCHB’s State Maternal and Child Health Comprehensive Systems Grant (SECCS) Program. The purpose of the SECCS Program is to support state and local communities in their efforts to build comprehensive and coordinated early childhood service systems and to increase the leadership and participation of State MCH Title V programs in multi-agency early childhood systems development initiatives. The SECCS funding is offered to states, jurisdictions, or Territory Title V agencies in two stages: Planning and Implementation. This assessment will only focus on Implementation Grantees awarded in 2005 (approximately 18 grantees) and 2006 (approximately 42 grantees). The purpose of the assessment is to determine: (1) Progress of implementation grantees in meeting the goals and objectives set forth in their plans developed during the planning phase and in building program infrastructure and capacity to improve early childhood services in their states/ jurisdictions/territories, (2) programmatic, policy, and systemic barriers and facilitators that affect program implementation, and (3) quality and effectiveness of the technical assistance (TA) provided to the grantees. The results of the assessment will provide MCHB with timely feedback on the achievements of the SECCS Program and identify Number of respondents Cohort potential areas for improvement, which will inform program planning and operational decisions. As part of the study, all implementation grantees will be asked to complete a Minimum Data Set (MDS) survey, which will primarily include closed-ended questions addressing grantees’ progress in achieving the requirements outlined in the implementation grant guidance. The MDS will primarily capture quantitative data on implementation grantees’ progress in increasing the State MCH Program’s role and leadership in multiagency early childhood systems development initiatives and building partnerships and system capacity to improve early childhood services in their States. This survey will supplement and enhance the MCHB’s current data collection efforts by providing a quantifiable, standardized, systematic mechanism for collecting information across the funded implementation grantees. For the 2005 cohort of implementation grantees, the MDS will be administered once in 2006 to gather baseline data, and again in the second year of implementation (2007) to gather follow-up data on progress made. For the 2006 cohort of grantees, the MDS will be administered once in 2007. Respondents: The SECCS implementation grantees (Title V agencies) funded in 2005 and 2006 will be the primary respondents of the instrument. Approximately 60 implementation grantees will respond to the MDS survey. The estimated response burden is as follows: Responses per respondent Hours per response Total hour burden 2005 Cohort ..................................................................................................... 2006 Cohort ..................................................................................................... 18 42 2 1 2 2 72 84 Total ................................................................................................... 60 3 ........................ 156 wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES 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 23, 2006. Tina M. Cheatham, Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination. [FR Doc. E6–2943 Filed 3–1–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:54 Mar 01, 2006 Jkt 208001 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. PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 (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 E:\FR\FM\02MRN1.SGM 02MRN1 10696 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 41 / Thursday, March 2, 2006 / Notices 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: The Health Education Assistance Loan (HEAL) Program; Forms (OMB No. 0915–0034 Extension) The HEAL program provided federally insured loans to assure the availability of funds for loans to eligible students to pay for their education costs. In order to administer and monitor the HEAL program the following forms are utilized: The Lenders Application for Contract of Federal Loan Insurance form (used by lenders to make application to the HEAL insurance program); the Borrower’s Deferment Request form Number of respondents HRSA form Responses per respondent (used by borrowers to request deferments on HEAL loans and used by lenders to determine borrower’s eligibility for deferment); the Borrower Loan Status update electronic submission (submitted monthly by lenders to the Secretary on the status of each loan; and the Loan Purchase/ Consolidation electronic submission (submitted by lenders to the Secretary to report sales, and purchases of HEAL loans). The estimates of burden for the forms are as follows: Total responses Hours per responses Lender’s Application for Contract of Federal Loan Insurance .................................................................................. Borrower’s Deferment Request Borrowers ...................................................................... Employers ..................................................................... Borrower Loan Status Update ............................................. Loan Purchase/Consolidation .............................................. 17 1 17 436 261 8 17 ........................ 1.669 18 248 436 436 144 4,216 Total ....................................................................... 739 ........................ 5,249 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 23, 2006. Tina Cheatham, Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination. [FR Doc. E6–2944 Filed 3–1–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–4912–N–18] Notice of Availability of a Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Ashburton Avenue Urban Renewal Plan and Master Plan, Yonkers, Westchester County, NY Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, HUD. ACTION: Notice. wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: HUD gives notice to the public, agencies, and Indian tribes of the availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for review and comment for: The Ashburton Avenue Urban Renewal Plan and Ashburton Avenue Master Plan and the Mulford Gardens HOPE VI Revitalization Plan in the City of Yonkers, Westchester County, NY. The Final EIS was prepared VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:54 Mar 01, 2006 Jkt 208001 by the City of Yonkers, NY, acting under its authority as the Responsible Entity for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) in accordance with 24 CFR 58.4. The Final EIS has been prepared to satisfy the requirements of both NEPA and the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act of 1978 (SEQR), as amended (6 NYCRR part 617). The EIS and NEPA process also address historic preservation and cultural resource issues under section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (16 U.S.C. 470f). This notice is given in accordance with the Council on Environmental Quality regulations at 40 CFR parts 1500–1508. The Final EIS assesses the potential environmental impacts associated with the implementation of the following alternatives: (1) The Master Plan, Urban Renewal Plan and Mulford Gardens HOPE VI Revitalization Plan, (2) the Ashburton Avenue Master Plan improvements without a continuous street widening, (3) a reduced/modified scale of the Mulford Gardens HOPE VI Revitalization Plan, and (4) a no action alternative. DATES: Written comments on the Final EIS will be accepted for a period of 30 days after publication of the notice of availability in the Federal Register. A Record of Decision will be made at the end of the 30-day period. Written comments may be sent by mail or facsimile to Lee Ellman, Planning Director, City of Yonkers, 87 Nepperhan PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8 min. 10 5 10 4 Total burden hours 3 min. min. min. min. 73 36 24 281 ........................ 417 Avenue, Suite 311, Yonkers NY 10701– 3874, telephone (914) 377–6558, Web site: lee.ellman@cityofyonkers.com. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To obtain copies of the Final EIS or for more information, contact Lee Ellman, Department of Planning and Development, 87 Nepperhan Avenue, Suite 311, Yonkers, NY 10701–3874, telephone (914) 377–6558; e-mail lee.ellman@cityofyonkers.com. Copies of the Final EIS are available for review at the Yonkers Riverfront Library, 1 Larkin Center, Yonkers, NY 10701 or online at http://www.cityofyonkers.com. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The City of Yonkers has determined that the Proposed Action constitutes an action which has the potential to affect the quality of the human environment in terms of socioeconomics, housing, and improvements to the existing transportation system. Therefore the City, as Lead Agency, has prepared an EIS to examine the potential impacts of implementing the components of the Master Plan and Urban Renewal Plan. Since it is anticipated that transportation improvements and new residential construction will be at least in part funded with federal monies, the City has prepared the EIS in accordance with NEPA. The Notice of the Availability of the Draft EIS was published in the Federal Register on September 28, 2005 (70 FR 56734). The analysis of the Ashburton Avenue Master Plan and Urban Renewal Plan consists of a generic discussion of the E:\FR\FM\02MRN1.SGM 02MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 41 (Thursday, March 2, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10695-10696]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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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 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

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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: The Health Education Assistance Loan (HEAL) Program; 
Forms (OMB No. 0915-0034 Extension)

    The HEAL program provided federally insured loans to assure the 
availability of funds for loans to eligible students to pay for their 
education costs. In order to administer and monitor the HEAL program 
the following forms are utilized: The Lenders Application for Contract 
of Federal Loan Insurance form (used by lenders to make application to 
the HEAL insurance program); the Borrower's Deferment Request form 
(used by borrowers to request deferments on HEAL loans and used by 
lenders to determine borrower's eligibility for deferment); the 
Borrower Loan Status update electronic submission (submitted monthly by 
lenders to the Secretary on the status of each loan; and the Loan 
Purchase/Consolidation electronic submission (submitted by lenders to 
the Secretary to report sales, and purchases of HEAL loans).
    The estimates of burden for the forms are as follows:

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                                     Number of     Responses per       Total         Hours per     Total burden
            HRSA form               respondents     respondent       responses       responses         hours
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Lender's Application for                      17               1              17          8 min.               3
 Contract of Federal Loan
 Insurance......................
Borrower's Deferment Request
    Borrowers...................             436  ..............             436         10 min.              73
    Employers...................             261           1.669             436          5 min.              36
Borrower Loan Status Update.....               8              18             144         10 min.              24
Loan Purchase/Consolidation.....              17             248           4,216          4 min.             281
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        Total...................             739  ..............           5,249  ..............             417
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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: February 23, 2006.
Tina Cheatham,
Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination.
[FR Doc. E6-2944 Filed 3-1-06; 8:45 am]
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