Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 75967-75968 [06-9766]

Download as PDF 75967 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 243 / Tuesday, December 19, 2006 / Notices irritations, allergic responses, and liver damage, are associated with the ingestion of or contact with water containing cyanobacterial blooms. Although the balance of evidence, in conjunction with data from laboratory animal research, suggests that cyanobacterial toxins are responsible for a range of human health effects, there have been few epidemiologic studies of this association. CDC plans to recruit 100 people whose tap water comes from a source with a current cyanobaterial bloom (i.e., M. aeruginosa) and who report drinking unfiltered tap water. We also plan to recruit 100 people who report drinking unfiltered tap water but whose tap water source is groundwater that is not contaminated with cyanobacteria. This population will serve as our referent population for the analysis of microcystins in blood and for the clinical assays. We will administer a questionnaire and collect blood samples from all study participants. Blood samples will be analyzed using a newly developed molecular assay for levels of microcystins, the hepatotoxin produced by Micocystis aeruginosa. We also will analyze blood samples for levels of liver enzymes (a biological marker of hepatotoxicity) and for a number of clinical parameters including hepatitis infection (a potential confounder in our study). We will evaluate whether we can (1) Detect low levels of microcystins (<10 ng/ml of blood), in the blood of people who are exposed to very low levels of this toxin in their drinking water and (2) Utilize clinical endpoints such as blood liver enzyme levels as biomarkers of exposure and biological effect, and (3) Compare the analytical results for the exposed population with the results from the referent population. CDC is working with a group of utility companies that are interested in the project and plan to discuss implementation logistics early in 2007. There are no costs to respondents except their time to participate in the survey. ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS No. of respondents Respondents Telephone Contact .......................................................................................... Interview ........................................................................................................... Blood Samples Collection ................................................................................ Tap Water Sample Collection .......................................................................... Total .......................................................................................................... Dated: December 13, 2006. Joan F. Karr, Acting Reports Clearance Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. E6–21584 Filed 12–18–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Dated: December 12, 2006. Michelle Shortt, Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 06–9786 Filed 12–15–06; 1:45 pm] Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–367] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Partial Retraction ACTION: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Notice, partial retraction SUMMARY: On Friday, November 24, 2006 (71 FR 67873), the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a Notice document titled ‘‘Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request’’. That notice invited public comments on three separate hsrobinson on PROD1PC76 with NOTICES 300 200 200 200 information collections. Through the publication of this document, CMS is retracting the portion of that notice requesting public comment on the Information Collection Requirement titled ‘‘Medicaid Drug Program Monthly Quarterly Drug Reporting Format’’, form number CMS–367 (OMB # 0938–0578). Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects Title: Federal Tax Offset, Administrative Offset, and Passport Denial Program. Average burden per response (in hours) No. of responses per respondent 1 1 1 1 10/60 1 20/60 30/60 Total Burden (in hours) 50 200 67 100 417 OMB No.: 0970–0161. Description: The Tax Refund Offset and Administrative Offset Programs collect past-due child support by intercepting certain Federal payments, including Federal tax refunds, of parents who have been ordered to pay child support and who are behind in paying the debt. The program is a cooperative effort among the Department of Treasury’s Financial Management Service (FMS), the Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE), and State Child Support Enforcement (CSE) agencies. The Passport Denial program reports noncustodial parents who owe arrears above a threshold to the Department of State (DOS), which will then deny passports to these individuals. On an ongoing basis, CSE agencies submit to OCSE the names, Social Security numbers (SSNs), and the amount(s) of past-due child support of people who are delinquent in making child support payments. Respondents: State IV–D Agencies. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response 54 52 .3 Input Record .................................................................................................... VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:07 Dec 18, 2006 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1 Total burden hours 842 75968 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 243 / Tuesday, December 19, 2006 / Notices ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES—Continued Number of respondents Instrument Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response 54 54 54 52 26 1 .46 .27 .4 Output Record ................................................................................................. Payment File .................................................................................................... Certification Letter ............................................................................................ Total burden hours 1,292 379 22 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,535. 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: infocollection@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 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: December 12, 2006. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 06–9766 Filed 12–18–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–M 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) 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 estimated 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: OAT Telehealth Outcome Measures Development and Analysis: New hsrobinson on PROD1PC76 with NOTICES The Office for the Advancement of Telehealth (OAT) has created a set of Number of respondents Form Performance Measurement Tool ............................... VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:07 Dec 18, 2006 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Responses per respondent 667 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 2 Sfmt 4703 performance measures that grantees can use to evaluate the effectiveness of their services programs and monitor their progress through the use of performance reporting data. As required by the Government Performance and Review Act of 1993 (GPRA), all Federal agencies must develop strategic plans describing their overall goal and objectives. The Office for the Advancement of Telehealth (OAT) has worked with its grantees to develop performance measures to be used to evaluate and monitor the progress of the grantees. Grantee goals are to: Improve access to needed services; reduce rural practitioner isolation; improve health system productivity and efficiency; and improve patient outcomes. In each of these categories, specific indicators were designed to be reported through a performance monitoring Web site. The Program Assessment Response Tool (PART) is the newest instrument created for use by Federal agencies. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) uses the PART to assess Federal programs. The PART is a series of diagnostic questions used to assess and evaluate programs across a set of performance-related criteria, including program design and purpose, strategic planning, program management, and results. PART results are used to inform the budget process and improve program management. OAT’s Telehealth Network Grant Program has been undergoing a PART assessment this year. Thus, in addition to responding to the GPRA initiative, OAT now has the added responsibility of responding to the PART assessment of its Telehealth Network Grant Program. The proposed performance measures will provide performance data that will address the PART assessment, monitor progress, and evaluate program effectiveness. The estimates of burden are as follows: Total responses Hour burden Total burden hours 7 9,338 1,334 E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

Proposed Projects

    Title: Federal Tax Offset, Administrative Offset, and Passport 
Denial Program.
    OMB No.: 0970-0161.
    Description: The Tax Refund Offset and Administrative Offset 
Programs collect past-due child support by intercepting certain Federal 
payments, including Federal tax refunds, of parents who have been 
ordered to pay child support and who are behind in paying the debt. The 
program is a cooperative effort among the Department of Treasury's 
Financial Management Service (FMS), the Federal Office of Child Support 
Enforcement (OCSE), and State Child Support Enforcement (CSE) agencies. 
The Passport Denial program reports non-custodial parents who owe 
arrears above a threshold to the Department of State (DOS), which will 
then deny passports to these individuals. On an ongoing basis, CSE 
agencies submit to OCSE the names, Social Security numbers (SSNs), and 
the amount(s) of past-due child support of people who are delinquent in 
making child support payments.
    Respondents: State IV-D Agencies.

                                             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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Input Record....................................              54              52              .3             842

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Output Record...................................              54              52             .46           1,292
Payment File....................................              54              26             .27             379
Certification Letter............................              54               1              .4              22
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Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,535.

    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: infocollection@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 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: December 12, 2006.
Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 06-9766 Filed 12-18-06; 8:45 am]
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