Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 68818-68819 [06-9413]

Download as PDF 68818 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 228 / Tuesday, November 28, 2006 / Notices liquidity, credit, and operational risks related to Fedwire funds transfers, especially late-day transfers. The paper also requested views on potential changes in market practices, operations, and the Board’s Payments System Risk policy that could reduce one or more of these risks. The consultation paper stated that comments must be submitted on or before December 15, 2006. The Board received a letter from an industry group, whose members include a number of large U.S. depository institutions and foreign banking organizations, requesting, on behalf of that group and its members, an extension of the comment period. Based on interactions the Board has had with this group, its members, and other interested parties, the Board believes that an extension would enable these organizations to investigate further the drivers of their liquidity management practices and late-day Fedwire funds transfers. The extension will also allow a range of organizations more time to provide a thorough response to the consultation paper. Consequently, the Board has decided to extend the comment period on the consultation paper by 90 days. The comment period will now end March 15, 2007. By order of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, acting through the Secretary of the Board under delegated authority, November 21, 2006. Jennifer J. Johnson, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E6–20048 Filed 11–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology; American Health Information Community Meeting Administration for Children and Families ACTION: Announcement of meeting. This notice announces the tenth meeting of the American Health Information Community in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. No. 92–463, 5 U.S.C., App.) The American Health Information Community will advise the Secretary and recommend specific actions to achieve a common interoperability framework for health information technology (IT). DATES: December 12, 2006, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. ADDRESSES: Hubert H. Humphrey building (200 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20201), Conference Room 800. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Visit http://www.hhs.gov/healthit/ahic.html. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Community will discuss state-federal health information exchange technology and coordination, the development of proto-use cases, and an update on the Personalized Healthcare Workgroup. A Web cast of the Community meeting will be available on the NIH Web site at: http:// www.videocast.nih.gov/. If you have special needs for the meeting, please contact (202) 690–7151. SUMMARY: Dated: November 16, 2006. Judith Sparrow, Director, American Health Information Community, Office of Programs and Coordination, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. [FR Doc. 06–9430 Filed 11–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4150–24–M Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects: Title: Annual Maintenance-of-Effort (MOE) Report. OMB No.: 0970–0248. Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting a three-year extension of the ACF–204 (Annual MOE Report). The report is used to collect descriptive program characteristics information on the programs operated by States and Territories in association with their Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) programs. All State and Territory expenditures claimed toward States’ and Territories’ MOE requirements must be appropriate, i.e., meet all applicable MOE requirements. The Annual MOE Report provides the ability to learn about and to monitor the nature of State and Territory expenditures used to meet State’s and Territories’ MOE requirements, and it is an important source of information about the different ways that States and Territories are using their resources to help families attain and maintain selfsufficiency. In addition, the report is used to obtain State and Territory program characteristics for ACF’s annual report to Congress, and the report serves as a useful resource to use in Congressional hearings about how TANF programs are evolving, in assessing State and Territory MOE expenditures, and in assessing the need for legislative changes. Respondents: The 50 States of the United States, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours ACF–204 .......................................................................................................... ycherry on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES Instrument 54 1 128 6,912 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 6,912. In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the information collection described above. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:42 Nov 27, 2006 Jkt 211001 Copies of the proposed collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Administration, Office of Information Services, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. E-mail address: PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 rsargis@acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. The Department specifically requests comments 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 E:\FR\FM\28NON1.SGM 28NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 228 / Tuesday, November 28, 2006 / Notices practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) 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. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. Dated: November 21, 2006. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 06–9413 Filed 11–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. 2006N–0465] Improving Patient Safety by Enhancing the Container Labeling for Parenteral Infusion Drug Products; Public Meeting AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. reached by Metro using the Medical Center Station on the red line. Parking is limited at NIH, so Metro use is recommended. For directions and visitor information, see http:// www.nih.gov/about/visitor/index.htm. (FDA has verified the Web site address, but FDA is not responsible for any subsequent changes to the Web site after this document publishes in the Federal Register). Submit written comments to the Division of Dockets Management (HFA– 305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. Submit electronic comments to http://www.fda.gov/dockets/ ecomments. Submit written or electronic requests to speak at the meeting to the information contact. Transcripts of the hearing will be available for review at the Division of Dockets Management and on the Internet at http://www.fda.gov/cder/ meeting/parenteralllabeling.htm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jean Chung, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (HFD–400), Food and Drug Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, 301–796–2380, email: jean.chung@fda.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ACTION: I. Background SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing a public meeting on improving patient safety by enhancing the container labeling for parenteral infusion drug products. This will be a 1-day workshop involving FDA staff and representatives of the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP). The purpose of the meeting is to explore how labels on intravenous (IV) drug products could be designed to minimize medication errors. Design issues include placement, style and type of information, the need for standard expression of strength, quantity of information, and use of color on the label. DATES: The public meeting will be held on January 11, 2007, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Submit written or electronic requests to speak by December 28, 2006. Written or electronic comments to the docket will be accepted until April 12, 2007. ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at the Lister Hill Center Auditorium (the center), National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus, 9000 Rockville Pike, bldg. 38A, Bethesda, MD 20815, 301–496–4441. The center can be Premixed large volume parenterals (LVPs) and small volume parenterals (SVPs) in ready to infuse final dosage forms are designed to deliver premixed drugs (e.g., antibiotics, electrolyte solutions, pain management infusions). Premixed LVPs and SVPs improve standardized drug delivery and can reduce the potential for medication errors by reducing the steps required in IV preparation and the additional quality control checks needed by the pharmacy prior to dispensing and administering the product. Premixed LVPs and SVPs: (1) Provide an end product that is labeled with the ingredients including a product identification code (e.g., bar code), (2) promote a sterile environment, and (3) maintain accurate concentration within a closed system. According to the USP, ‘‘the designation large-volume intravenous solution applies to a singledose injection that is intended for intravenous use and is packaged in containers labeled as containing more than 100 mL. The designation smallvolume injection applies to an injection that is packaged in containers labeled as containing 100 mL or less.’’ Although premixed LVPs and SVPs can reduce the potential for mixing errors, the labels and labeling of these products, as well as base solutions of ycherry on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES Notice of public meeting; request for comments. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:42 Nov 27, 2006 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68819 LVPs and SVPs without drug, have been documented as contributing to medication errors in both acute care and ambulatory settings, as well as in home care settings. The types of errors reported involve the inability to distinguish different drug products, as well as different strengths of drug products, because the containers look similar and use similar colors for label text. In addition to these visual similarities, manufacturers may label the same drug product with varying units of measure (e.g., micrograms versus milligrams), which has also contributed to error. There is also a large amount of information that is placed on the container label that can not only crowd the label but can distract from the most important information, that is, the proprietary and established names and product strength.Thus, we would like to explore how current IV labels should be designed to minimize medication errors. II. Scope of the Public Meeting The public meeting is intended to explore how IV labels could be designed to minimize medication errors. Design issues include placement, style and type of information, the need for standard expression of strength, quantity of information, and use of color on the label. This 1-day workshop will assemble drug safety experts, patient advocates, government experts, and pharmaceutical and device manufacturers to discuss outstanding regulatory, technological, and resource issues. Other interested constituencies (e.g., patient advocacy and education groups, pharmaceutical sponsors, general public) will have an opportunity to provide input during the question and comment periods. FDA is interested in obtaining public comment and encourages all interested parties to submit requests to speak at the meeting or to submit written or electronic comments to the docket. (See sections III. and IV. of this document.) The meeting will include an overview of FDA and USP requirements, presentations from the clinical perspective (nurse and pharmacist) and industry perspective, and a series of panel discussions. The following topics will be discussed: Look-alike containers, confusing labels on sterile water containers, container label requirements, and the lack of standardized expression of medication concentration on labels. Questions that will be considered during this public meeting include, but are not limited to, the following: 1. What are the best solutions to differentiate look-alike container labels E:\FR\FM\28NON1.SGM 28NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

    Proposed Projects:
    Title: Annual Maintenance-of-Effort (MOE) Report.
    OMB No.: 0970-0248.
    Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is 
requesting a three-year extension of the ACF-204 (Annual MOE Report). 
The report is used to collect descriptive program characteristics 
information on the programs operated by States and Territories in 
association with their Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) 
programs. All State and Territory expenditures claimed toward States' 
and Territories' MOE requirements must be appropriate, i.e., meet all 
applicable MOE requirements. The Annual MOE Report provides the ability 
to learn about and to monitor the nature of State and Territory 
expenditures used to meet State's and Territories' MOE requirements, 
and it is an important source of information about the different ways 
that States and Territories are using their resources to help families 
attain and maintain self-sufficiency. In addition, the report is used 
to obtain State and Territory program characteristics for ACF's annual 
report to Congress, and the report serves as a useful resource to use 
in Congressional hearings about how TANF programs are evolving, in 
assessing State and Territory MOE expenditures, and in assessing the 
need for legislative changes.
    Respondents: The 50 States of the United States, the District of 
Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                  Number of     Average  burden
                 Instrument                      Number of      responses per      hours per       Total burden
                                                respondents       respondent        response          hours
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ACF-204.....................................              54                1              128            6,912
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 6,912.
    In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and 
Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the 
information collection described above. Copies of the proposed 
collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded 
by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of 
Administration, Office of Information Services, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, 
SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. E-mail 
address: rsargis@acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified by the 
title of the information collection.
    The Department specifically requests comments 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

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practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the 
burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) 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. Consideration will be given to 
comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication.

    Dated: November 21, 2006.
Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 06-9413 Filed 11-27-06; 8:45 am]
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