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Download as PDF sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 3850 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 17 / Friday, January 26, 2007 / Notices use by Federal grant-making agencies. Agencies may use the SF–424 (Short) for grant programs not requiring all the data that is required on the SF–424 core data set and form. This information collection request also includes two additional government-wide forms, the Key Contacts form and the Project Abstract form, each of which can be used in conjunction with the SF–424 to collect supplemental applicant data. The Key Contacts form is an optional form that the agencies may use to collect additional key contact or point of contact information. The Project Abstract form is also an optional form that provides the mechanism for the applicant to attach a file that contains an abstract of the project, in a format specified by the agency. The SF–424 (Short) and supplemental data set and forms are currently available for use as part of the electronic application process of Grants.gov, which was deployed in October 2003 and is part of the implementation of the Federal Financial Assistance Management Improvement Act of 1999 (Pub. L. 106–107). Currently, six agencies plan to continue the use of the SF–424 (Short) in lieu of the SF–424 for eligible grant programs. Frequency: Recordkeeping, Reporting, on occasion. Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal government; Farms; Not-for-profit institutions, and Business or other forprofit. Annual Number of Respondents: 8549. Total Annual Responses: 8549. Average Burden per Response: 25 min. Total Annual Hours: 3562. To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, e-mail your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and OS document identifier, to Sherette.funncoleman@hhs.gov, or call the Reports Clearance Office on (202) 690–6162. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collections must be received within 60 days, and directed to the OS Paperwork Clearance Officer at the following address: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary, Assistant Secretary for Resources and Technology, Office of Resources Management, Attention: Sherrette Funn-Coleman (0990–NEW), Room 537–H, 200 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20201. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:19 Jan 25, 2007 Jkt 211001 Dated: January 18, 2007. Alice Bettencourt, Office of the Secretary, Paperwork Reduction Act Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E7–1185 Filed 1–25–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4150–24–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Office of the Secretary [Document Identifier: OS–04040–0005; 60day notice] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Agency: Office of the Secretary, HHS. In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Grants.gov Program Management Office, one of the 26 E-Government initiatives, managed by the Department of Health and Human Services is publishing the following summary of proposed collection for public comment. Interested individuals are invited to send comments regarding any aspect of this collection of information or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension. Title of Information Collection: SF– 424 Individual. Form/OMB No.: 4040–0005. Use: The discretionary SF–424 was established as the government-wide standard data set and form for Discretionary grant applications on July 31, 2003 [Federal Register Notice 68 FR 44974]. The SF–424 consolidates grant application related data and forms currently used by Federal grant-making agencies and organizations for their discretionary grant programs and replaces numerous agency-specific forms. The effect has been to reduce the administrative burden to the Federal grants community, which includes applicants/grantees and Federal staff involved in grants-related activities. Use of the standard data elements was implemented through the electronic grants application process of Grants.gov, PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 which was deployed in October 2003 and is part of the implementation of the Federal Financial Assistance Management Improvement Act of 1999 (Pub. L. 106–107). Federal agencies and applicants under discretionary grant programs now use the standard SF–424 discretionary data set and definitions for paper and electronic applications. Federal agencies will not be required to use the SF–424 (I) nor be required to collect all of the information included in the proposed data set. The agency will identify the data that must be provided by applicants through instructions that will accompany the application package. Frequency: Recordkeeping, Reporting, on occasion. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Annual Number of Respondents: 5,827. Total Annual Responses: 6,949. Average Burden per Response: 24.72 min. Total Annual Hours: 2,863. To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, e-mail your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and OS document identifier, to Sherette.funncoleman@hhs.gov, or call the Reports Clearance Office on (202) 690–6162. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collections must be received within 60 days, and directed to the OS Paperwork Clearance Officer at the following address: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary, Assistant Secretary for Resources and Technology, Office of Resources Management, Attention: Sherrette Funn-Coleman (4040–0005), Room 537–H, 200 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20201. Dated: January 19, 2007. Charles Havekost, Office of the Secretary, Paperwork Reduction Act Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E7–1187 Filed 1–25–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4150–17–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Notice of Meetings In accordance with section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act as amended (5 U.S.C., Appendix 2), the Agency for Healthcare Research and E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 17 / Friday, January 26, 2007 / Notices Quality (AHRQ) announces meetings of scientific peer review groups. The subcommittees listed below are part of the Agency’s Health Services Research Initial Review Group Committee. The subcommittee meetings will be closed to the public in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, section 10(d) of 5 U.S.C., Appendix 2 and 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6). Grant applications are to be reviewed and discussed at these meetings. These discussions are likely to involve information concerning individuals associated with the applications, including assessments of their personal qualifications to conduct their proposed projects. This information is exempt from mandatory disclosure under the above-cited statutes. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 1. Name of Subcommittee: Health Care Research Training. Date: February 8–9, 2007 (Open from 9 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. on February 8 and closed for remainder of the meeting). Place: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), John Eisenberg Conference Center, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, Maryland 20850. 2. Name of Subcommittee: Health Care Quality and Effectiveness Research. Date: February 22–23, 2007 (Open from 8 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. on February 22 and closed for remainder of the meeting). Place: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), John Eisenberg Conference Center, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, Maryland 20850. 3. Name of Subcommittee: Health Care Technology and Decision Sciences. Date: February 22, 2007 (Open from 8:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. and closed for remainder of the meeting). Place: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), John Eisenberg Conference Center, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, Maryland 20850. 4. Name of Subcommittee: Health Systems Research. Date: March 1, 2007 (Open from 8 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. and closed for remainder of the meeting). Place: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), John Eisenberg Conference Center, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, Maryland 20850. Contact Person: Anyone wishing to obtain a roster of members, agenda or minutes of the nonconfidential portions of the meetings should contact Mrs. Bonnie Campbell, Committee Management Officer, Office of Extramural Research, Education and Priority Populations, AHRQ, 540 Gaither Road, Suite 2000, Rockville, Maryland 20850, Telephone (301) 427–1554. Agenda items for these meetings are subject to change as priorities dictate. Dated: January 18, 2007. Carolyn M. Clancy, Director. [FR Doc. 07–338 Filed 1–25–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–M VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:19 Jan 25, 2007 Jkt 211001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [30Day-07–0601] Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes a list of information collection requests under review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). To request a copy of these requests, call the CDC Reports Clearance Officer at (404) 371–5960 or send an email to omb@cdc.gov. Send written comments to CDC Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC or by fax to (202) 395–6974. Written comments should be received within 30 days of this notice. Proposed Project The National Tobacco Control Program (NCTP) Chronicles Progress Reporting System—Revision—(OMB No. 0920–0601), National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of death and disease in the United States and most people begin using tobacco in early adolescence. Annually, causes more than 430,000 deaths in the nation, costing approximately $50–70 billion in medical expenses alone. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is seeking a 3 year Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for a revision of a reporting system called the Chronicle. The collection of this information is part of a federal reporting requirement for funds received by states from the CDC through the National Tobacco Control Program (NTCP). The Office on Smoking and Health currently has clearance for the NTCP Chronicle, OMB# 0920–0601, a webbased program monitoring system. This Reporting system allows CDC increased ability to analyze program monitoring data received through state submission of bi-annually progress reports, to provide national summaries of progress toward the objectives contained in Healthy People 2010 and, as well as CDC-specified goals and performance measures. The system also allows CDC to rapidly respond to outside inquiries concerning a specific tobacco control PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3851 activity occurring in the state tobacco control programs. The revision to the existing web-based program monitoring data collection system serves to append the original quantitative and narrative format. This will result in increased quality of the content of the tobacco control data reported, and continues to provide for an electronic means for efficient collection and transmission to the CDC headquarters. In January 2004, the Office on Smoking and Health launched the NTCP Chronicle, an online program planning and reporting tool that assists states in developing comprehensive tobacco control program plans and in responding to federal reporting requirements. Using a standardized format based on OSH’s program framework, the Chronicle enables grantees to describe their CDC-funded program activities and expected outcomes. By collecting and housing this information within a searchable database, OSH can effectively fulfill its cooperative agreement obligations, namely to monitor, evaluate and compare individual programs, provide technical assistance to increase the efficacy of state-driven initiatives, and to assess and report aggregate information regarding the overall effectiveness of the National Tobacco Control Program (NTCP). The NTCP Chronicle is complementary to the Grants.Gov electronic grant submission process by facilitating development of the key elements for inclusion in addressing federal cooperative agreement requirements, thus helping insure effective evidence- and sciencebased program planning and development efforts of state public health departments. This submission represents a request for a revision of a currently approved data collection. The revised content includes modifications to some of the Program Report assessment questions, a reduction in the number of fields a cooperative agreement recipient is required to respond to, and a recalculation to provide a more realistic burden estimate of the amount of time required to complete the Progress Report. There is no cost to the respondents other than their time. The total estimated annualized burden hours are 816. Estimated Annualized Burden Hours E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 17 (Friday, January 26, 2007)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 07-338]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Notice of Meetings

    In accordance with section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act as amended (5 U.S.C., Appendix 2), the Agency for Healthcare 
Research and

[[Page 3851]]

Quality (AHRQ) announces meetings of scientific peer review groups. The 
subcommittees listed below are part of the Agency's Health Services 
Research Initial Review Group Committee.
    The subcommittee meetings will be closed to the public in 
accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, section 10(d) of 5 
U.S.C., Appendix 2 and 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6). Grant applications are to 
be reviewed and discussed at these meetings. These discussions are 
likely to involve information concerning individuals associated with 
the applications, including assessments of their personal 
qualifications to conduct their proposed projects. This information is 
exempt from mandatory disclosure under the above-cited statutes.

    1. Name of Subcommittee: Health Care Research Training.
    Date: February 8-9, 2007 (Open from 9 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. on 
February 8 and closed for remainder of the meeting).
    Place: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), John 
Eisenberg Conference Center, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, Maryland 
20850.

    2. Name of Subcommittee: Health Care Quality and Effectiveness 
Research.
    Date: February 22-23, 2007 (Open from 8 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. on 
February 22 and closed for remainder of the meeting).
    Place: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), John 
Eisenberg Conference Center, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, Maryland 
20850.

    3. Name of Subcommittee: Health Care Technology and Decision 
Sciences.
    Date: February 22, 2007 (Open from 8:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. and 
closed for remainder of the meeting).
    Place: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), John 
Eisenberg Conference Center, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, Maryland 
20850.

    4. Name of Subcommittee: Health Systems Research.
    Date: March 1, 2007 (Open from 8 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. and closed 
for remainder of the meeting).
    Place: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), John 
Eisenberg Conference Center, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, Maryland 
20850.
    Contact Person: Anyone wishing to obtain a roster of members, 
agenda or minutes of the nonconfidential portions of the meetings 
should contact Mrs. Bonnie Campbell, Committee Management Officer, 
Office of Extramural Research, Education and Priority Populations, 
AHRQ, 540 Gaither Road, Suite 2000, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 
Telephone (301) 427-1554.
    Agenda items for these meetings are subject to change as 
priorities dictate.

    Dated: January 18, 2007.
Carolyn M. Clancy,
Director.
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