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Download as PDF 14124 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 57 / Monday, March 26, 2007 / Notices 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. Proposed Project: The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship Program Deferment Request Forms and Associated Reporting Requirements (OMB No. 0915–0179): Extension The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship program was established to assure an adequate supply of trained primary care health professionals to the neediest communities in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) of the United States. Under the program, allopathic physicians, osteopathic physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners, nurse Number of respondents Form Responses per respondent midwives, physician assistants, and, if needed by the NHSC program, students of other health professions enter into a contractual agreement with the Secretary under which the Public Health Service agrees to pay the total school tuition, required fees and a stipend for living expenses. In exchange, the scholarship recipient agrees to provide full-time clinical services at a site in a federally designated HPSA. 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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.

Proposed Project: The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship 
Program Deferment Request Forms and Associated Reporting Requirements 
(OMB No. 0915-0179): Extension

    The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship program was 
established to assure an adequate supply of trained primary care health 
professionals to the neediest communities in Health Professional 
Shortage Areas (HPSAs) of the United States. Under the program, 
allopathic physicians, osteopathic physicians, dentists, nurse 
practitioners, nurse midwives, physician assistants, and, if needed by 
the NHSC program, students of other health professions enter into a 
contractual agreement with the Secretary under which the Public Health 
Service agrees to pay the total school tuition, required fees and a 
stipend for living expenses. In exchange, the scholarship recipient 
agrees to provide full-time clinical services at a site in a federally 
designated HPSA.
    Once the scholars have met their academic requirements, the law 
requires that individuals receiving a degree from a school of medicine 
or osteopathic medicine must (and all others may) request a deferment 
of their service obligation to complete approved internship, residency 
or other advanced nursing training consistent with the needs of the 
NHSC. The Deferment Request Form and Letter of Intent and Request 
provide the information necessary for considering the period and type 
of training for which deferment of the service obligation is requested.
    The annual estimate of burden 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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Deferment Request Form..........             600               1             600               1             600
Letters of Intent and Request...             100               1             100               1             100
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    Total.......................             700  ..............             700  ..............             700
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    Send comments to Susan G. Queen, Ph.D., 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: March 19, 2007.
Alexandra Huttinger,
Acting Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination.
[FR Doc. E7-5414 Filed 3-23-07; 8:45 am]
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