Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Comment Request, 10225-10226 [E7-3917]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 44 / Wednesday, March 7, 2007 / Notices comments or two paper copies of any mailed comments, except that individuals may submit one paper copy. Comments are to be identified with the docket number found in brackets in the heading of this document. Received comments may be seen in the Division of Dockets Management between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. III. Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 This guidance refers to previously approved collections of information found in FDA regulations. These collections of information are subject to review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501– 3520). The collections of information in 21 CFR 310.305, 314.80, 314.98, and 600.80 have been approved under OMB control numbers 0910–0230, 0910–0291, and 0910–0308. IV. Electronic Access Persons with access to the Internet may obtain the document at either http://www.fda.gov/cder/guidance/ index.htm or http://www.fda.gov/ ohrms/dockets/default.htm. Dated: February 28, 2007. Jeffrey Shuren, Assistant Commissioner for Policy. [FR Doc. 07–1048 Filed 2–2–07; 10:22 am] BILLING CODE 4160–01–S 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, Pub. L. 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 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 10225 on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Proposed Project: Application for the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Clinician Retention Information: New Collection The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) of the Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), HRSA, is committed to improving the health of the Nation’s underserved by uniting communities in need with caring health professionals and by supporting communities’ efforts to build better systems of care. The NHSC is responsible for collecting data on its programs to ensure compliance with legislative mandates and to report to Congress and policymakers on program accomplishments. One of the most important statistics reported to Congress and policymakers is the retention rate of NHSC supported clinicians serving in an underserved area. The following information will be collected three months prior to the completion of obligated service: (1) Verification of current contact information; (2) if employment is to be continued at the same NHSC site; (3) if the clinician moved from the NHSC service site but plans to continue practicing in an underserved area, and (4) the primary reason for stopping practice in an underserved area, if applicable. The estimated burden is as follows: Type of report Number of respondents Responses per respondent Hours per response Total burden hours NHSC Clinical Retention Information .............................................................. 1000 1 0.25 250 Send comments to Susan G. Queen, PhD, HRSA Reports Clearance Officer, Room 10–33, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Dated: February 27, 2007. Alexandra Huttinger, Acting Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination. [FR Doc. E7–3901 Filed 3–6–07; 8:45 am] sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4165–15–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:25 Mar 06, 2007 Jkt 211001 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, Pub. L. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00114 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. E:\FR\FM\07MRN1.SGM 07MRN1 10226 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 44 / Wednesday, March 7, 2007 / Notices Proposed Project: Data Collection Tool for the Black Lung Clinics Program (OMB No. 0915–0292): Revision The Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP), Health Resources and Services Administration, conducts an annual data collection of user information for the Black Lung Clinics Program. The purpose of the Black Lung Clinics Program is to improve the health status of coal workers by providing services to minimize the effects of respiratory and pulmonary impairments of coal miners. Grantees provide specific diagnostic and treatment procedures required in the management of problems associated with black lung disease which improves the quality of life of the miner and reduces economic costs associated with morbidity and mortality arising from pulmonary diseases. The purpose of collecting this data is to provide HRSA with information on how well each grantee is meeting the needs of active and retired miners in the funded communities. Data from the annual report will provide quantitative information about the programs, specifically: (a) The characteristics of the patients they serve (gender, age, disability level, occupation type); (b) the characteristics of services provided (medical encounters, nonmedical encounters, benefits counseling, or outreach); and (c) the number of patients served. The annual report will be updated to include a qualitative measure on the percent of patients that show improvement in pulmonary function. This assessment will provide data useful to the program and will enable HRSA to provide data required by Congress under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993. It will also ensure that funds are being effectively used to provide services to meet the needs of the target population. The estimated burden is a follows: Form name Number of respondents Responses per respondent Hours per response Total burden hours Database .......................................................................................................... 15 1 10 150 Send comments to Susan G. Queen, PhD, HRSA Reports Clearance Officer, Room 10–33, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Dated: February 27, 2007. Alexandra Huttinger, Acting Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination. [FR Doc. E7–3917 Filed 3–6–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Proposed Project: Data System for Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network and Associated Forms (OMB No. 0915– 0157): Revision Health Resources and Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Comment Request sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects (44 U.D.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) publishes periodic summaries of proposed projects being developed for submission to 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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:25 Mar 06, 2007 Jkt 211001 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, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Section 372 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act requires that the Secretary, by contract, provide for the establishment and operation of an Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN). The OPTN, among other responsibilities, operates and maintains a national waiting list of individuals requiring organ transplants, maintains a computerized system for matching donor organs with transplant candidates on the waiting list, and operates a 24-hour system to facilitate matching organs with individuals included in the list. PO 00000 Frm 00115 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Data for the OPTN data system are collected from transplant hospitals, organ procurement organizations, and tissue-typing laboratories. The information is used to indicate the disease severity of transplant candidates, to monitor compliance of member organizations with OPTN rules and requirements, and to report periodically on the clinical and scientific status of organ donation and transplantation in this country. Data are used to develop transplant, donation and allocation policies, to determine if institutional members are complying with policy, to determine member specific performance, to ensure patient safety when no alternative sources of data exist and to fulfill the requirements of the OPTN Final Rule. The practical utility of the data collection is further enhanced by requirements that the OPTN data must be made available, consistent with applicable laws, for use by OPTN members, the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, the Department of Health and Human Services, and others for evaluation, research, patient information, and other important purposes. Revisions in the 26 data collection forms are intended to implement approved reduction in data collection for candidates and recipients, to provide additional information specific to pediatric patients, and to clarify existing questions. E:\FR\FM\07MRN1.SGM 07MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 44 (Wednesday, March 7, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10225-10226]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-3917]


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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, Pub. L. 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 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, 
including through the use of automated collection techniques or other 
forms of information technology.

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    Proposed Project: Data Collection Tool for the Black Lung Clinics 
Program (OMB No. 0915-0292): Revision
    The Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP), Health Resources and 
Services Administration, conducts an annual data collection of user 
information for the Black Lung Clinics Program. The purpose of the 
Black Lung Clinics Program is to improve the health status of coal 
workers by providing services to minimize the effects of respiratory 
and pulmonary impairments of coal miners. Grantees provide specific 
diagnostic and treatment procedures required in the management of 
problems associated with black lung disease which improves the quality 
of life of the miner and reduces economic costs associated with 
morbidity and mortality arising from pulmonary diseases. The purpose of 
collecting this data is to provide HRSA with information on how well 
each grantee is meeting the needs of active and retired miners in the 
funded communities.
    Data from the annual report will provide quantitative information 
about the programs, specifically: (a) The characteristics of the 
patients they serve (gender, age, disability level, occupation type); 
(b) the characteristics of services provided (medical encounters, non-
medical encounters, benefits counseling, or outreach); and (c) the 
number of patients served. The annual report will be updated to include 
a qualitative measure on the percent of patients that show improvement 
in pulmonary function. This assessment will provide data useful to the 
program and will enable HRSA to provide data required by Congress under 
the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993. It will also ensure 
that funds are being effectively used to provide services to meet the 
needs of the target population.
    The estimated burden is a follows:

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                                                 Number of      Responses  per     Hours per       Total burden
                  Form name                     respondents       respondent        response          hours
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Database....................................              15                1               10              150
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    Send comments to Susan G. Queen, PhD, HRSA Reports Clearance 
Officer, Room 10-33, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, 
MD 20857. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this 
notice.

    Dated: February 27, 2007.
Alexandra Huttinger,
Acting Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination.
[FR Doc. E7-3917 Filed 3-6-07; 8:45 am]
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