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Lutter, Associate Commissioner for Policy and Planning. [FR Doc. E6–16319 Filed 10–2–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–01–S DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERIVCES 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) E:\FR\FM\03OCN1.SGM 03OCN1 58417 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 191 / Tuesday, October 3, 2006 / Notices 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, utilizing automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Proposed Project: HRSA AIDS Education and Training Centers Evaluation Activities (OMB No. 0915– 0281)—Revision The AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETC) Program, under the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act, supports a network of regional and cross-cutting national centers that conduct targeted, multi-disciplinary education and training programs for health care providers treating persons with HIV/AIDS. The purpose of the AETCs is to increase the number of health care providers who are effectively educated and motivated to counsel, diagnose, treat, and medically manage individuals with HIV infection, and to help prevent high risk behaviors that lead to HIV transmission. As part of an ongoing evaluation effort of AETC activities, information is needed on AETC training sessions, consultations, and technical assistance activities. Each regional center collects forms on AETC training events, and centers are required to report aggregate data on their activities to HRSA and the Number of respondents Form Responses per respondent HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB). This data collection provides information on the number of training events, including clinical trainings and consultations, as well as technical assistance activities conducted by each regional center, the number of health care providers receiving professional training or consultation, and the time and effort expended on different levels of training and consultation activities. In addition, information is obtained on the populations served by the AETC trainees, and the increase in capacity achieved through training events. Collection of this information allows HRSA/HAB to provide information on training activities, types of education, and training provided to Ryan White CARE Act grantees, resource allocation, and capacity expansion. Trainees are asked to complete the Participant Information Form (PIF) for each activity they complete, and trainers are asked to complete the Event Record (ER). The estimated annual response burden to trainers as well as attendees of training programs is as follows: Total responses Hours per response Total burden hours PIF ........................................................................................ ER ........................................................................................ 94,641 16,417 1 1 94,641 16,417 0.2 0.2 18,928.2 3,283 Total .............................................................................. 111,058 ........................ 111,058 ........................ 22,211.2 The estimated annual burden to AETCs is as follows: Number of respondents Responses per respondent Total Responses Hours per response Total burden hours 12 2 24 32 768 Aggregate Data Set ............................................................. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Dated: September 25, 2006. Cheryl R. Dammons, Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination. [FR Doc. E6–16295 Filed 10–2–06; 8:45 am] rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES The total burden hours are 22,979.2. Send comments to Susan G. Queen, PhD., HRSA Reports Clearance Officer, Room 10–33 Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Pursuant to Public Law 92–463, notice is hereby given of the eleventh meeting of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health, and Society (SACGHS), U.S. Public Health Service. 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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 191 (Tuesday, October 3, 2006)]
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[Pages 58416-58417]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERIVCES

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)

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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, 
utilizing automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.

Proposed Project: HRSA AIDS Education and Training Centers Evaluation 
Activities (OMB No. 0915-0281)--Revision

    The AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETC) Program, under the 
Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act, supports 
a network of regional and cross-cutting national centers that conduct 
targeted, multi-disciplinary education and training programs for health 
care providers treating persons with HIV/AIDS. The purpose of the AETCs 
is to increase the number of health care providers who are effectively 
educated and motivated to counsel, diagnose, treat, and medically 
manage individuals with HIV infection, and to help prevent high risk 
behaviors that lead to HIV transmission.
    As part of an ongoing evaluation effort of AETC activities, 
information is needed on AETC training sessions, consultations, and 
technical assistance activities. Each regional center collects forms on 
AETC training events, and centers are required to report aggregate data 
on their activities to HRSA and the HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB). This data 
collection provides information on the number of training events, 
including clinical trainings and consultations, as well as technical 
assistance activities conducted by each regional center, the number of 
health care providers receiving professional training or consultation, 
and the time and effort expended on different levels of training and 
consultation activities. In addition, information is obtained on the 
populations served by the AETC trainees, and the increase in capacity 
achieved through training events. Collection of this information allows 
HRSA/HAB to provide information on training activities, types of 
education, and training provided to Ryan White CARE Act grantees, 
resource allocation, and capacity expansion.
    Trainees are asked to complete the Participant Information Form 
(PIF) for each activity they complete, and trainers are asked to 
complete the Event Record (ER). The estimated annual response burden to 
trainers as well as attendees of training programs is as follows:

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                                     Number of     Responses per       Total         Hours per     Total burden
              Form                  respondents     respondent       responses       response          hours
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PIF.............................          94,641               1          94,641             0.2        18,928.2
ER..............................          16,417               1          16,417             0.2           3,283
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    Total.......................         111,058  ..............         111,058  ..............        22,211.2
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    The estimated annual burden to AETCs is as follows:

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                                                                        Number of      Responses per                       Hours per       Total burden
                                                                       respondents       respondent    Total Responses      response          hours
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Aggregate Data Set.................................................              12                2               24               32              768
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    The total burden hours are 22,979.2.
    Send comments to Susan G. Queen, PhD., HRSA Reports Clearance 
Officer, Room 10-33 Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, 
Maryland 20857. Written comments should be received within 60 days of 
this notice.

    Dated: September 25, 2006.
Cheryl R. Dammons,
Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination.
[FR Doc. E6-16295 Filed 10-2-06; 8:45 am]
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