Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Comment Request, 28060-28061 [E7-9538]

Download as PDF 28060 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 96 / Friday, May 18, 2007 / Notices 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: Form Number of respondents Responses per respondent Total responses Hour burden Total burden hours Performance Measurement Tool ......................................... 667 2 1,334 7 9,338 Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of this notice to: Karen Matsuoka, Human Resources and Housing Branch, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503. Dated: May 11, 2007. Caroline Lewis, Associate Administrator for Management. [FR Doc. E7–9536 Filed 5–17–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P 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 (44 U.S.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. 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: Data System for Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (42 CFR Part 121, OMB No. 0915–0184): Extension The operation of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) necessitates certain recordkeeping and reporting requirements in order to perform the functions related to organ transplantation under contract to HHS. This is a request for an extension of the current recordkeeping and reporting requirements associated with the OPTN. These data will be used by HRSA in monitoring the contracts for the OPTN and the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) and in carrying out other statutory responsibilities. Information is needed to match donor organs with recipients, to monitor compliance of member organizations with OPTN rules and requirements, to ensure that all qualified entities are accepted for membership in the OPTN, and to ensure patient safety. ESTIMATED ANNUAL REPORTING AND RECORDKEEPING BURDEN Number of respondents pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Section and Activity 121.3(b)(2). OPTN membership and application requirements for OPOs, hospitals, and histocompatibility laboratories 121.3(b)(4) Appeal for OPTN membership ................................. 121.6(c) (Reporting) Submitting criteria for organ acceptance .................. 121.6(c) (Disclosure) Sending criteria to OPOs .......................................... 121.7(b)(4) Reasons for Refusal ................................................. 121.7(e) Transplant to prevent organ wastage ....................... 121.9(b) Designated Transplant Program Requirements ....... 121.9(d) VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:06 May 17, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00042 Responses per respondents Total responses Hours per response Total burden hours 40 3 120 15 1, 800 2 1 2 3 6 900 1 900 0.5 450 900 1 900 0.5 450 900 38 34,200 0.5 17,100 390 0.5 195 10 5.0 50 260 1.5 10 Fmt 4703 1 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\18MYN1.SGM 18MYN1 28061 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 96 / Friday, May 18, 2007 / Notices ESTIMATED ANNUAL REPORTING AND RECORDKEEPING BURDEN—Continued Number of respondents Section and Activity Responses per respondents Appeal for designation .............................................. 2 Total ................................................................... 954 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: May 11, 2007. Caroline Lewis, Associate Administrator for Management. [FR Doc. E7–9538 Filed 5–17–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Total responses 1 2 .......................... 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: The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) necessitates certain record keeping and reporting requirements in order to perform the functions related to organ transplantation under contract to HHS. Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Periodically, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Responses per respondent Number of respondents Section of final rule Total burden hours 6 36,524 Proposed Project: The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OMB No. 0915–0286)— Extension Health Resources and Services Administration Hours per response 12 .......................... 20,063 OMB requires review and approval of record keeping and reporting requirements associated with the final rule governing the operation of the OPTN (42 CFR part 121) related to Secretarial review and appeals. There are record keeping and reporting requirements associated with the process for filing appeals in the case where applicants are rejected for membership or designation in the OPTN. To date, no appeals have been filed. The burden requirements for this process are minimal. The estimate of burden for this process consists of preparing a letter requesting reconsideration and compiling supporting documentation. The estimated annual burden is as follows: Total responses Hours per response Total burden hours 42 CFR 121.3(c)(4) Appeal for OPTN membership ............ 42 CFR 121.9(d) Appeal for designation ............................. 2 2 1 1 2 2 3 6 6 12 Total .............................................................................. 4 ........................ 4 ........................ 18 Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of this notice to: Karen Matsuoka, Human Resources and Housing Branch, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503. Dated: May 11, 2007. Caroline Lewis, Associate Administrator for Management. [FR Doc. E7–9546 Filed 5–17–07; 8:45 am] pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4165–15–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:06 May 17, 2007 Jkt 211001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration National Advisory Council on the National Health Service Corps; Request for Nominations for Members Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is requesting nominations to the National Advisory Council (NAC) on the National Health Service Corps (NHSC). NAC was established by 42 U.S.C. 254j; Section 337 of the Public Health Service Act, and advises the Secretary of Health and Human Services (the Secretary) on issues related to implementation of NHSC and related programs. PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The agency must receive nominations on or before June 18, 2007. ADDRESSES: All nominations are to be submitted to the Tira Patterson, Executive Secretary, NAC on the NHSC, HRSA, Parklawn Building, Room 8A– 55, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Tira Patterson, Executive Secretary, NAC on the NHSC, HRSA at (301) 594– 4140 or e-mail: tpatterson@hrsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the authorities that established the NAC and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of October 6, 1972, 5 U.S.C. App., HRSA is requesting nominations for members of the NAC. The NAC on the NHSC is a body of clinicians and health care administrators who possess knowledge of underserved communities and health care implementation and improvement. DATES: E:\FR\FM\18MYN1.SGM 18MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 96 (Friday, May 18, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 28060-28061]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-9538]


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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 (44 U.S.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.
    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: Data System for Organ Procurement and Transplantation 
Network (42 CFR Part 121, OMB No. 0915-0184): Extension

    The operation of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network 
(OPTN) necessitates certain recordkeeping and reporting requirements in 
order to perform the functions related to organ transplantation under 
contract to HHS. This is a request for an extension of the current 
recordkeeping and reporting requirements associated with the OPTN. 
These data will be used by HRSA in monitoring the contracts for the 
OPTN and the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) and in 
carrying out other statutory responsibilities. Information is needed to 
match donor organs with recipients, to monitor compliance of member 
organizations with OPTN rules and requirements, to ensure that all 
qualified entities are accepted for membership in the OPTN, and to 
ensure patient safety.

                               Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden
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                                   Number of     Responses per        Total         Hours per      Total burden
     Section and Activity         respondents     respondents       responses        response          hours
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121.3(b)(2)...................
  OPTN membership and                       40              3               120             15            1, 800
   application requirements
   for OPOs, hospitals, and
   histocompatibility
   laboratories...............
121.3(b)(4)
    Appeal for OPTN membership               2              1                 2              3                 6
121.6(c) (Reporting)
    Submitting criteria for                900              1               900              0.5             450
     organ acceptance.........
121.6(c) (Disclosure)
    Sending criteria to OPOs..             900              1               900              0.5             450
121.7(b)(4)
    Reasons for Refusal.......             900             38            34,200              0.5          17,100
121.7(e)
    Transplant to prevent                  260              1.5             390              0.5             195
     organ wastage............
121.9(b)
    Designated Transplant                   10              1                10              5.0              50
     Program Requirements.....
121.9(d)

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    Appeal for designation....               2              1                 2              6                12
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        Total.................             954  ...............          36,524  ...............          20,063
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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: May 11, 2007.
Caroline Lewis,
Associate Administrator for Management.
[FR Doc. E7-9538 Filed 5-17-07; 8:45 am]
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