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Download as PDF 70518 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 233 / Tuesday, December 5, 2006 / Notices other than their time. The total estimated annual burden hours are 300. Estimated Annualized Burden Hours Number of respondents Respondents Participant Solicitation Telephone Screening Questionnaire ...................................................... Household Survey Questionnaire ................................................................................................ Dated: November 28, 2006. Joan F. Karr, Acting Reports Clearance Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. E6–20539 Filed 12–4–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration Joint Meeting of the Anti-Infective Drugs Advisory Committee and the Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee; Amendment of Notice AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ycherry on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES ACTION: Notice. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing an amendment to the notice of joint meeting of the AntiInfective Drugs Advisory Committee and the Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee. This meeting was announced in the Federal Register of November 15, 2006 (71 FR 66545). The amendment is being made to reflect a change in the Location portion of the document. There are no other changes. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sohail Mosaddegh, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (HFD–21), Food and Drug Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane (for express delivery, 5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1093) Rockville, MD 20857, 301–827–7001, fax: 301–827– 6776, e-mail: sohail.mosaddegh@fda.hhs.gov, or FDA Advisory Committee Information Line, 1–800–741–8138 (301–443–0572 in the Washington DC area), codes 301–451– 2530 or 301–451–2535. Please call the Information Line for up-to-date information on this meeting. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the Federal Register of November 15, 2006, FDA announced that a joint meeting of Anti-Infective Drugs Advisory Committee and the Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee would be held on December 14 and 15, 2006. On page 66545, in the first column, the Location portion of document is amended to read as follows: Location: Hilton, Maryland Ballrooms, 8727 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD. The hotel phone number is 301–589–5200. This notice is issued under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app. 2) and 21 CFR part 14, relating to the advisory committees. Dated: November 29, 2006. Randall W. Lutter, Associate Commissioner for Policy and Planning. [FR Doc. E6–20538 Filed 12–5–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–01–S DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Periodically, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) publishes abstracts of information collection requests under review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). To request a copy of the clearance requests submitted to OMB for review, call the HRSA Reports Clearance Office on (301) 443–1129. The following request has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget for review under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995: Number of respondents Form AENT .................................................................................... VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:14 Dec 04, 2006 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00018 Responses per respondent 500 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent 1200 600 1 1 Average burden per response (in hours) 5/60 20/60 Proposed Project: Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship (AENT) and Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship (NAT): In Use Without Approval The Health Resources and Services and Administration (HRSA) provides training grants to educational institutions to increase the numbers of advanced education nurses through the Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship (AENT) program and the Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship (NAT) program. HRSA developed the AENT and NAT tables for the guidance applications for the two nursing traineeship programs. The AENT and NAT tables are used annually by grant applicants that are applying for AENT and NAT funding. The funds appropriated for the AENT and NAT programs are distributed among eligible institutions based on a formula. Award amounts are based on enrollment and graduate data reported on the tables and two funding factors (Statutory Funding Preference and Statutory Special Consideration) to those institutions which the criteria for one or both of the funding factors. The AENT/NAT tables include information on program participants such as the number of enrollees, number of graduates and the types of programs they are enrolling into and/or from which they are graduating. These tables will be available electronically through Grants.gov. AENT and NAT applicants will have a single access point to submit their grant applications and AENT/NAT Traineeship tables. Data from the tables will be used in the award determination and validation process. Additionally, the data will be used to ensure programmatic compliance, report to Congress and policymakers on the program accomplishments, and formulate and justify future budgets for these activities submitted to OMB and Congress. The burden estimate for this project is as follows: Total responses 1 E:\FR\FM\05DEN1.SGM 500 05DEN1 Hours per response Total burden hours 1 500 70519 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 233 / Tuesday, December 5, 2006 / Notices Number of respondents Form Responses per respondent Total responses Hours per response Total burden hours NAT ...................................................................................... 100 1 100 1 100 Total .............................................................................. 600 ........................ 600 ........................ 600 Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of this notice to: John Kraemer, Human Resources and Housing Branch, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503. Dated: November 22, 2006. Caroline Lewis, Acting, Associate Administrator for Administration and Financial Management. [FR Doc. E6–20531 Filed 12–4–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P basis for NACNEP’s mandated Seventh Annual Report. For Further Information Contact: Anyone interested in obtaining a roster of members, minutes of the meeting, or other relevant information should write or contact Dr. Joan Weiss, Executive Secretary, National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice, Parklawn Building, Room 9–35, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857, telephone (301) 443–5688. Dated: November 29, 2006. Caroline Lewis, Acting Associate Administrator for Administration and Financial Management. [FR Doc. E6–20532 Filed 12–4–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Health Resources and Services Administration National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice; Notice of Meeting ycherry on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), notice is hereby given of the following meeting: Name: National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice (NACNEP). Dates and Times: December 11, 2006, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. December 12, 2006, 7:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Place: The Madison Hotel, 1177 15th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005. Status: The meeting will be open to the public. Agenda: Agency and Bureau administrative updates will be provided. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss the role of nursing in developing surge capacity, with a series of panel discussions relating to the nursing workforce, integration of health information technology, providing care to special populations, and integrating surge capacity into the nursing curriculum. Representatives from the Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Veteran’s Affairs, American Hospital Association, INOVA Health Systems, and American Red Cross will be presenting. During this meeting, Council workgroups will deliberate on content presented and formulate recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Congress on role of nursing in developing surge capacity. This meeting will form the VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:14 Dec 04, 2006 Jkt 211001 Response to Solicitation of Comments on Professional Organizations and State Governments Requirements for Poison Control Center Certification A notice was published in the Federal Register by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) on April 8, 2005 (Volume 70, No. 67 pp. 18036–18037), soliciting public comment regarding the guidelines by which the Secretary shall approve professional organizations and State governments as having in effect standards for Poison Control Center (PCC) certification. Respondents were asked to submit recommended guidelines for approving professional organizations and State governments’ standards per Public Law 108–194 section 1273 (c). Written comments were to be post marked no later than June 5, 2005 for consideration. The HRSA was seeking comment on the following issues: 1. Modeling the guidelines after certification requirements that are currently being used to certify PCCs; 2. Elements of approval that the guidelines should include and justification of the elements; 3. Guidelines applying to all State governments; 4. Guidelines applying to all professional organizations; and 5. Inclusion or re-certification as an element of certification. PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Fifty-two (52) comments were received. Fifty-one (51) comments were submitted by poison control centers (PCCs), 15 of which came from the same center. All of the poison centers are members of the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) and certified by this association. One (1) comment was also submitted from a professional organization whose membership includes staff from poison control centers. Following is a summary of the comments received and the HRSA’s recommendations. While the HRSA did not receive any specific comments on the issues requested in the Federal Register Notice sited above, 50 comments indicated a strong advisement for the HRSA to continue to accept the present certification process instituted by the AAPCC as the single certifying body for poison control centers. These respondents concurred that the current certification structure is ‘‘fair, costefficient and already subscribed to by nearly all of poison centers in the United States.’’ Additional responses concluded that resources used to develop, implement and maintain a new certification process would be duplicative and costly. Comments also suggested that the current certification process is used as a mechanism to maintain quality poison prevention education and treatment services. The legislation does not call for the HRSA to change the certification process, but does require the Secretary to approve standards for certification. Therefore, the HRSA was seeking public comment on what guidelines the HRSA should use for approving professional organizations and State governments’ standards for certification. Of these 50 comments, an additional response indicated that if a State certification system were to be developed it should meet or exceed the certification criteria established by the AAPCC. There was one commenter in support of a State certification process. This commenter indicated that many States currently determine the healthcare standards of their residents and have the ability to employ certification standards for PCCs. In this response, it was also communicated that a State certification process should be developed and modeled after the E:\FR\FM\05DEN1.SGM 05DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request

    Periodically, the Health Resources and Services Administration 
(HRSA) publishes abstracts of information collection requests under 
review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), in compliance with 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). To request 
a copy of the clearance requests submitted to OMB for review, call the 
HRSA Reports Clearance Office on (301) 443-1129.
    The following request has been submitted to the Office of 
Management and Budget for review under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995:

Proposed Project: Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship (AENT) and 
Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship (NAT): In Use Without Approval

    The Health Resources and Services and Administration (HRSA) 
provides training grants to educational institutions to increase the 
numbers of advanced education nurses through the Advanced Education 
Nursing Traineeship (AENT) program and the Nurse Anesthetist 
Traineeship (NAT) program.
    HRSA developed the AENT and NAT tables for the guidance 
applications for the two nursing traineeship programs. The AENT and NAT 
tables are used annually by grant applicants that are applying for AENT 
and NAT funding. The funds appropriated for the AENT and NAT programs 
are distributed among eligible institutions based on a formula. Award 
amounts are based on enrollment and graduate data reported on the 
tables and two funding factors (Statutory Funding Preference and 
Statutory Special Consideration) to those institutions which the 
criteria for one or both of the funding factors.
    The AENT/NAT tables include information on program participants 
such as the number of enrollees, number of graduates and the types of 
programs they are enrolling into and/or from which they are graduating. 
These tables will be available electronically through Grants.gov. AENT 
and NAT applicants will have a single access point to submit their 
grant applications and AENT/NAT Traineeship tables.
    Data from the tables will be used in the award determination and 
validation process. Additionally, the data will be used to ensure 
programmatic compliance, report to Congress and policymakers on the 
program accomplishments, and formulate and justify future budgets for 
these activities submitted to OMB and Congress.
    The burden estimate for this project 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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AENT............................             500               1             500               1             500

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NAT.............................             100               1             100               1             100
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    Total.......................             600  ..............             600  ..............             600
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    Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed 
information collection should be sent within 30 days of this notice to: 
John Kraemer, Human Resources and Housing Branch, Office of Management 
and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 
20503.

    Dated: November 22, 2006.
Caroline Lewis,
Acting, Associate Administrator for Administration and Financial 
Management.
[FR Doc. E6-20531 Filed 12-4-06; 8:45 am]
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