Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Comment Request, 29160-29161 [E6-7667]

Download as PDF 29160 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 97 / Friday, May 19, 2006 / Notices Proposed Project: Faculty Loan Repayment Program (FLRP) Application (OMB No. 0915–0150)— Extension Under the Health Resources and Services Administration Faculty Loan Repayment Program, degree-trained health professionals from disadvantaged backgrounds may enter into a contract under which HRSA, with the Department of Health and Human Services, will make payments on eligible health professions educational loans in exchange for a minimum of two years of service as a full-time or parttime faculty member of an accredited health professions college or university. Applicants must complete an application and provide all other required documentation including information on all eligible health professions educational loans. The estimated response burden is as follows: Respondent Number of respondents Responses per respondent Total responses Hours per response Total burden hours Applicants ............................................................................. 150 1 150 1 150 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: May 15, 2006. Tina M. Cheatham, Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination. [FR Doc. E6–7666 Filed 5–18–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P 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 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 the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Proposed Project: Enhanced Performance Measurement System for HRSA Health Professions Education and Training Program Grants: NEW Following the 1998 reauthorization, HRSA’s Health Professions Education and Training Programs have been using a reporting system known as the Comprehensive Performance Management System/Uniform Progress Report (CPMS/UPR) for preparation and submission of applications for continuation grants, and for reporting program outcomes under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA). Part I of the CPMS/UPR measures grantee progress toward meeting objectives, and is used for funding decisions. Part II collects information used by program officers to monitor program specific activities. Part III collects information on program results that can be aggregated across multiple programs, and is used for GPRA reporting and OMB initiated performance assessment activities. The instrument previously approved for OMB for these purposes has been revised for clarity, and modified to better capture outcome information related to Health Professions Education and Training Programs that is increasingly required for evaluating Federal policy and program performance. Some elements have been added to improve measurement capability, while others have been streamlined to reduce burden. Additional validation rules are also being added to improve the quality of the data. Portions of the instrument have also been redesigned to improve reporting consistency among programs. The proposed system will be Webbased, and is planned to include a series of preprogrammed reports to increase access to, and analysis of, the data. Estimates of annualized reporting burden are as follows: Number of respondents Responses per respondent Total responses Hours per respondent Total hour burden Enhanced Performance Measurement System ................... wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES Form 1,550 1 1,550 21.5 33,325 VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:37 May 18, 2006 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\19MYN1.SGM 19MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 97 / Friday, May 19, 2006 / 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: May 15, 2006. Tina Cheatham, Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination. [FR Doc. E6–7667 Filed 5–18–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality; Notice of Meeting In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Public Law 92–463), notice is hereby given of the following meeting: Name: Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality (ACIM). Dates and Times: July 13, 2006, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; July 14, 2006, 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Place: Key Bridge Marriott, 1401 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22209, (703) 524–6400. Status: The meeting is open to the public with attendance limited to space availability. Purpose: The Committee provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services on the following: Department programs that are directed at reducing infant mortality and improving the health status of pregnant women and infants; factors affecting the continuum of care with respect to maternal and child health care, including outcomes following childbirth; strategies to coordinate the variety of Federal, State, local and private programs and efforts that are designed to deal with the health and social problems impacting on infant mortality; and the implementation of the Healthy Start program and Healthy People 2010 infant mortality objectives. Agenda: Topics that will be discussed include the following: Preterm birth; Medicaid Policy; Pregnancy Weight; and the Perinatal and Patient Safety Pilot Program. Substantial time will be spent in Subcommittee and full Committee discussions aimed at formulating the ACIM issues agenda. Proposed agenda items are subject to change as priorities indicate. Time will be provided for public comments limited to five minutes each; VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:37 May 18, 2006 Jkt 208001 comments are to be submitted no later than June 19, 2006. For Further Information Contact: Anyone requiring information regarding the Committee should contact Peter C. van Dyck, M.D., M.P.H., Executive Secretary, ACIM, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Room 18–05, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 443–2170. Individuals who are submitting public comments or who have questions regarding the meeting and location should contact Michelle Loh, HRSA, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, telephone: (301) 443–0543, e-mail: michelle.loh@hrsa.hhs.gov. Dated: May 15, 2006. Tina M. Cheatham, Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination. [FR Doc. E6–7662 Filed 5–18–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program; List of Petitions Received Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is publishing this notice of petitions received under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (‘‘the Program’’), as required by section 2112(b)(2) of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, as amended. While the Secretary of Health and Human Services is named as the respondent in all proceedings brought by the filing of petitions for compensation under the Program, the United States Court of Federal Claims is charged by statute with responsibility for considering and acting upon the petitions. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information about requirements for filing petitions, and the Program in general, contact the Clerk, United States Court of Federal Claims, 717 Madison Place, NW., Washington, DC 20005, (202) 357–6400. For information on HRSA’s role in the Program, contact the Director, National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 11C–26, Rockville, MD 20857; (301) 443–6593. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Program provides a system of no-fault PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 29161 compensation for certain individuals who have been injured by specified childhood vaccines. Subtitle 2 of Title XXI of the PHS Act, 42 U.S.C. 300aa– 10 et seq., provides that those seeking compensation are to file a petition with the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and to serve a copy of the petition on the Secretary of Health and Human Services, who is named as the respondent in each proceeding. The Secretary has delegated his responsibility under the Program to HRSA. The Court is directed by statute to appoint special masters who take evidence, conduct hearings as appropriate, and make initial decisions as to eligibility for, and amount of, compensation. A petition may be filed with respect to injuries, disabilities, illnesses, conditions, and deaths resulting from vaccines described in the Vaccine Injury Table (the Table) set forth at section 2114 of the PHS Act or as set forth at 42 CFR 100.3, as applicable. This Table lists for each covered childhood vaccine the conditions which may lead to compensation and, for each condition, the time period for occurrence of the first symptom or manifestation of onset or of significant aggravation after vaccine administration. Compensation may also be awarded for conditions not listed in the Table and for conditions that are manifested outside the time periods specified in the Table, but only if the petitioner shows that the condition was caused by one of the listed vaccines. Section 2112(b)(2) of the PHS Act, 42 U.S.C. 300aa–12(b)(2), requires that the Secretary publish in the Federal Register a notice of each petition filed. Set forth below is a list of petitions received by HRSA on January 1, 2006, through March 31, 2006. Section 2112(b)(2) also provides that the special master ‘‘shall afford all interested persons an opportunity to submit relevant, written information’’ relating to the following: 1. The existence of evidence ‘‘that there is not a preponderance of the evidence that the illness, disability, injury, condition, or death described in the petition is due to factors unrelated to the administration of the vaccine described in the petition,’’ and 2. Any allegation in a petition that the petitioner either: (a) ‘‘Sustained, or had significantly aggravated, any illness, disability, injury, or condition not set forth in the Table but which was caused by’’ one of the vaccines referred to in the Table, or (b) ‘‘Sustained, or had significantly aggravated, any illness, disability, injury, or condition set forth in the E:\FR\FM\19MYN1.SGM 19MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 97 (Friday, May 19, 2006)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-7667]


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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 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 the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology.

Proposed Project: Enhanced Performance Measurement System for HRSA 
Health Professions Education and Training Program Grants: NEW

    Following the 1998 reauthorization, HRSA's Health Professions 
Education and Training Programs have been using a reporting system 
known as the Comprehensive Performance Management System/Uniform 
Progress Report (CPMS/UPR) for preparation and submission of 
applications for continuation grants, and for reporting program 
outcomes under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 
(GPRA).
    Part I of the CPMS/UPR measures grantee progress toward meeting 
objectives, and is used for funding decisions. Part II collects 
information used by program officers to monitor program specific 
activities. Part III collects information on program results that can 
be aggregated across multiple programs, and is used for GPRA reporting 
and OMB initiated performance assessment activities.
    The instrument previously approved for OMB for these purposes has 
been revised for clarity, and modified to better capture outcome 
information related to Health Professions Education and Training 
Programs that is increasingly required for evaluating Federal policy 
and program performance. Some elements have been added to improve 
measurement capability, while others have been streamlined to reduce 
burden. Additional validation rules are also being added to improve the 
quality of the data. Portions of the instrument have also been 
redesigned to improve reporting consistency among programs. The 
proposed system will be Web-based, and is planned to include a series 
of preprogrammed reports to increase access to, and analysis of, the 
data.
    Estimates of annualized reporting burden are as follows:

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                                                                        Number of      Responses per        Total          Hours per        Total hour
                                Form                                   respondents       respondent       responses        respondent         burden
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Enhanced Performance Measurement System............................           1,550                1            1,550             21.5           33,325
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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: May 15, 2006.
Tina Cheatham,
Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination.
[FR Doc. E6-7667 Filed 5-18-06; 8:45 am]
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