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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 168 / Wednesday, August 30, 2006 / Notices Agreement will be required to receive a copy of any pending patent application. Dated: August 21, 2006. James D. Seligman, Chief Information Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. E6–14423 Filed 8–29–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration Advisory Committee on Special Studies Relating to the Possible LongTerm Health Effects of Phenoxy Herbicides and Contaminants (Ranch Hand Advisory Committee); Notice of Meeting AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES ACTION: Notice. This notice announces a forthcoming meeting of a public advisory committee of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The meeting will be open to the public. 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E6–14371 Filed 8–29–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–01–S PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51625 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) The proposed collection of information for the proper performance of the functions of the agency; (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: Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education Payment Program (CHGME PP) (OMB No. 0915– 0247)—Revision The CHGME PP was enacted by Public Law 106–129 to provide Federal support for graduate medical education (GME) to freestanding children’s hospitals. This legislation attempts to provide support for GME comparable to the level of Medicare GME support received by other, non-children’s hospitals. The legislation indicates that eligible children’s hospitals will receive payments for both direct and indirect medical education. Direct payments are designed to offset the expenses associated with operating approved graduate medical residency training programs and indirect payments are designed to compensate hospitals for expenses associated with the treatment of more severely ill patients and the additional costs relating to teaching residents in such programs. E:\FR\FM\30AUN1.SGM 30AUN1 51626 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 168 / Wednesday, August 30, 2006 / Notices Data are collected on the number of full-time equivalent residents in applicant children’s hospitals’ training programs to determine the amount of direct and indirect medical education payments to be distributed to participating children’s hospitals. Indirect medical education payments 99–1 99–1 99–2 99–2 99–3 99–3 99–4 99–5 99–5 Responses per respondent Number of respondents Form HRSA HRSA HRSA HRSA HRSA HRSA HRSA HRSA HRSA of full-time equivalent residents a second time during the Federal fiscal year to participate in the reconciliation payment process. The estimated annual burden is as follows: will also be derived from a formula that requires the reporting of discharges, beds, and case mix index information from participating children’s hospitals. Hospitals will be requested to submit such information in an annual application. Hospitals will also be requested to submit data on the number Total number of responses (Initial Application) ......................................... (Reconciliation Application) ........................... (Initial Application) ......................................... (Reconciliation Application) ........................... (Initial Application) ......................................... (Reconciliation Application) ........................... (Reconciliation Application) ........................... (Initial Application) ......................................... (Reconciliation Application) ........................... 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 Total ............................................................................ 60 ........................ 60 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: August 23, 2006. Cheryl R. Dammons, Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination. [FR Doc. E6–14411 Filed 8–29–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; National Network of Tobacco Cessation Quitlines Evaluation jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Hours per response Summary: Under the provisions of Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the National Cancer Institute, the National Institutes of Health has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve the information collection listed below. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on January 27, 2006 (page 4595) 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:39 Aug 29, 2006 Jkt 208001 implemented on or after October 1, 1995, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Proposed Collection Title: Evaluation of the HHS National Network of Tobacco Cessation Quitlines Initiative. Type of Information Collection Request: New. Need and Use of Information Collection: In February 2004, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced plans for a national network of tobacco cessation quitlines to provide all smokers in the United States access to the support and latest information to help them quit. To provide the highest level of assistance to smokers across the country who wants to quit, NCI established a new toll-free telephone number (1–800–QUIT–NOW) on November 8, 2004. The aim of the National Network of Tobacco Cessation Quitlines (NNTCQ) initiative (the Initiative) is to strengthen service delivery; provide a mechanism for integration and implementation of state, regional, and national campaigns; and increase healthcare utilization by minority and medically underserved populations. NCI, CDC, and other state, private industry, and partner organizations (the North American Quitline Consortium) have created the infrastructure and a coordinated mechanism to offer cessation services to the American public. The Initiative seeks to enhance existing state-managed quitlines and to encourage the establishment of quitlines in states without them. It is expected that successful implementation of the Initiative will foster partnerships across PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total burden hours 26 8 15 5 .25 .25 1,560 480 900 300 15 15 840 15 15 .......................... 4,140 .25 .25 14 state quitlines for technology transfer, sharing of effective practices, and understanding patterns of use and reach to special populations, thereby ensuring a sustained level of effectiveness over time. The goal of this evaluation is to monitor the implementation of the Initiative, assess its impact on key stakeholders, and examine its implications for public health. To that end, this study will conduct a series of in-depth key informant telephone interviews and selected site visits with state tobacco control officers, quitline administrators and counseling staff. Representatives of organizations and individuals that partner with quitlines, such as community health organizations or health care providers, will also be interviewed. The findings will provide valuable information concerning the development and implementation of the NNTQC initiative as a potential model for Federal-State partnerships, the impact on building and enhancing state quitline capacity, and implications for the state tobacco control community. The annual reporting burden is presented in exhibit 1, below. Frequency of Response: One occasion. Affected Public: State agencies, businesses or other for-profit, non-profit associations. Type of Respondents: Federal and state employees, health services providers, administrators and researchers. The annual reporting burden is as follows: Estimated Number of Respondents: 228. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. E:\FR\FM\30AUN1.SGM 30AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 168 (Wednesday, August 30, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 51625-51626]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-14411]


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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) The proposed collection of information 
for the proper performance of the functions of the agency; (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: Children's Hospitals Graduate Medical Education 
Payment Program (CHGME PP) (OMB No. 0915-0247)--Revision

    The CHGME PP was enacted by Public Law 106-129 to provide Federal 
support for graduate medical education (GME) to freestanding children's 
hospitals. This legislation attempts to provide support for GME 
comparable to the level of Medicare GME support received by other, non-
children's hospitals. The legislation indicates that eligible 
children's hospitals will receive payments for both direct and indirect 
medical education. Direct payments are designed to offset the expenses 
associated with operating approved graduate medical residency training 
programs and indirect payments are designed to compensate hospitals for 
expenses associated with the treatment of more severely ill patients 
and the additional costs relating to teaching residents in such 
programs.

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    Data are collected on the number of full-time equivalent residents 
in applicant children's hospitals' training programs to determine the 
amount of direct and indirect medical education payments to be 
distributed to participating children's hospitals. Indirect medical 
education payments will also be derived from a formula that requires 
the reporting of discharges, beds, and case mix index information from 
participating children's hospitals. Hospitals will be requested to 
submit such information in an annual application. Hospitals will also 
be requested to submit data on the number of full-time equivalent 
residents a second time during the Federal fiscal year to participate 
in the reconciliation payment process.
    The estimated annual burden is as follows:

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                                     Number of     Responses per   Total number      Hours per     Total burden
              Form                  respondents     respondent     of  responses     response          hours
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HRSA 99-1 (Initial Application).              60               1              60           26              1,560
HRSA 99-1 (Reconciliation                     60               1              60            8                480
 Application)...................
HRSA 99-2 (Initial Application).              60               1              60           15                900
HRSA 99-2 (Reconciliation                     60               1              60            5                300
 Application)...................
HRSA 99-3 (Initial Application).              60               1              60             .25              15
HRSA 99-3 (Reconciliation                     60               1              60             .25              15
 Application)...................
HRSA 99-4 (Reconciliation                     60               1              60           14                840
 Application)...................
HRSA 99-5 (Initial Application).              60               1              60             .25              15
HRSA 99-5 (Reconciliation                     60               1              60             .25              15
 Application)...................
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    Total.......................              60  ..............              60  ..............           4,140
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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: August 23, 2006.
Cheryl R. Dammons,
Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination.
 [FR Doc. E6-14411 Filed 8-29-06; 8:45 am]
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