Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 32124-32125 [E7-11219]

Download as PDF 32124 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 111 / Monday, June 11, 2007 / Notices Pkwy., College Park, MD 20740; 301– 436–1719; carolyn.jeletic@fda.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The agency intends to add nonvoting industry representative to its advisory committee identified below: I. CFSAN Food Advisory Committee The Committee shall provide advice primarily to Commissioner of Food and Drugs and other appropriate officials, on emerging food safety, food science, nutrition, and other food-related health issues that the FDA considers of primary importance for its food and cosmetics programs. The Committee may be charged with reviewing and evaluating available data and making recommendations on the following matters, such as those relating to: (1) Broad scientific and technical food or cosmetic related issues, (2) the safety of new foods and food ingredients, (3) labeling of foods and cosmetics, (4) nutrient needs and nutritional adequacy, and (5) safe exposure limits for food contaminants. The Committee may also be asked to provide advice and make recommendations on ways of communicating to the public the potential risks associated with these issues and on approaches that might be considered for addressing the issues. rmajette on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with MISCELLANEOUS II. Selection Procedure Any industry organization interested in participating in the selection of an appropriate nonvoting member to represent industry interests should send a letter stating that interest to the FDA contact (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) within 30 days of publication of this document. Within the subsequent 30 days, FDA will send a letter to each organization that has expressed an interest, attaching a complete list of all such organizations; and a list of all nominees along with their current resumes. The letter will also state that it is the responsibility of the interested organizations to confer with one another and to select a candidate, within 60 days after the receipt of the FDA letter, to serve as the nonvoting member to represent industry interests for a particular committee. The interested organizations are not bound by the list of nominees in selecting a candidate. However, if no individual is selected within 60 days, the Commissioner of Food and Drugs will select the nonvoting member to represent industry interests. III. Application Procedure Individuals may self nominate and/or an organization may nominate on one or more individuals to serve as a nonvoting industry representative. A current curriculum vitae and the name of the committee of interest should be sent to the FDA contact person within the 30 days. FDA will forward all nominations to the organizations expressing interest in participating in the selection process for the committee. (Persons who nominate themselves as nonvoting industry representatives will not participate in the selection process). FDA has a special interest in ensuring that women, minority groups, individuals with physical disabilities, and small businesses are adequately represented on its advisory committees, and therefore, encourages, nominations for appropriately qualified candidates from these groups. Specifically, in this document, nominations for nonvoting representatives of industry interests are encouraged from the food production and manufacturing industry, the dietary supplement manufacturing industry, the agricultural biotechnology manufacturing industry. This notice is issued under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app. 2) and 21 CFR part 14, relating to advisory committees. Dated: June 4, 2007. Randall W. Lutter, Associate Commissioner for Policy and Planning. [FR Doc. E7–11141 Filed 6–8–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–01–S DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Jkt 223001 Health centers receiving grant funding under Section 330 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act are a major component of America’s health care safety net, the Nation’s ‘‘system’’ of providing primary health care to underserved communities and vulnerable populations. Health centers care for people regardless of their ability to pay and whether or not they have health insurance. They provide primary health care, as well as services such as transportation and translation. Many health centers also offer dental, mental heath, and substance abuse care. Grants to health centers are administered by HRSA’s Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC). In an effort to encourage the creation of new health centers and sites as well as improve and strengthen existing sites, HRSA periodically issues new grant opportunities. HRSA uses the following application forms to administer and manage the Federal Qualified Health Center. These application forms are used by new and existing FQHC’s to apply for grant and non-grant opportunities, re-new their grant or non-grant opportunities or change their scope of project. Estimates of annualized reporting burden are as follows: Periodically, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Number of respondents General Information Worksheet ................................................... P12 Planning General Information Worksheet ............................ BPHC Funding Request Summary .............................................. Proposed Staff Profile .................................................................. Income Analysis Form ................................................................. Community Characteristics .......................................................... 12:15 Mar 07, 2011 Proposed Project: The Health Center Program Application Forms: (OMB No. 0915–0285 Extension) Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Type of application form VerDate Mar<15>2010 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: PO 00000 Frm 00069 1,021 300 1,021 1,021 1,021 1,021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Responses per respondent Total responses 1 1 1 1 1 1 E:\ERIC\11JNN1.SGM 1,021 300 1,021 1,021 1,021 1,021 11JNN1 Hours per response 3.0 12.0 0.5 6.0 15.0 12.0 Total burden hours 3,063 3,600 510.5 6,126 15,315 12,252 32125 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 111 / Monday, June 11, 2007 / Notices Responses per respondent Number of respondents Type of application form Total responses Hours per response Total burden hours Services Provided ........................................................................ Sites Listing .................................................................................. Other Site Activities ..................................................................... Board Member Characteristics .................................................... Request for Waiver of Governance Requirements ..................... Compliance Matrix ....................................................................... Health Center Affiliation Certification ........................................... Health Center Affiliation Checklist ............................................... Need for Assistance ..................................................................... Emergency Preparedness Form .................................................. FTCA Form .................................................................................. Points of Contact ......................................................................... 1,021 1,021 700 1,021 150 1,021 250 1,021 900 1,021 800 800 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1,021 1,021 700 1,021 150 1,021 250 1,021 900 1,021 800 800 0.5 1.0 0.5 1.0 1.0 .5 .5 .5 6.0 1.0 1.0 .5 510.5 1,021 350 1,021 150 510.5 125 510.5 5,400 1,021 800 400 Total ...................................................................................... 1,021 ...................... 15,131 ...................... 52,686 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: June 5, 2007. Caroline Lewis, Associate Administrator for Management. Poverty Counties Initiative (‘‘the Initiative’’) and grant opportunity; therefore this notice presents a summary of the general comments received with HRSA’s corresponding responses including references to the FY 2007 New Access Points in High Poverty Counties (HRSA–07–069) funding opportunity, as well as a summary of the final funding priority. Summary of Comments Received Issue: Methodology and List of Eligible Counties [FR Doc. E7–11219 Filed 6–8–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Response to Solicitation of Comments on a Funding Priority for Multiple Counties Under the Fiscal Year 2007 New Access Points in High Poverty Counties Grant Opportunity Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HHS. ACTION: Response to Solicitation of Comments. rmajette on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with MISCELLANEOUS AGENCY: SUMMARY: A notice was published in the Federal Register (FR) on December 6, 2006, (Vol. 71, No. 234, pp. 70780– 70781), describing a funding priority to be included in the fiscal year (FY) 2007 New Access Points in High Poverty Counties grant opportunity. The notice requested public comments on the proposed funding priority to be sent to HRSA no later than January 5, 2007. Comments were received from over 30 organizations and/or individuals in response to the notice of the proposed funding priority. The majority of comments received did not pertain specifically to the proposed funding priority, but rather the President’s High VerDate Mar<15>2010 12:15 Mar 07, 2011 Jkt 223001 Comments: Over 25 of the comments received requested additional information on the poorest counties that would be eligible for the grant opportunities offered under the Initiative. A number of comments offered suggestions for the methodology of determining the eligible counties, while others solely requested a list of the eligible counties. Agency Response: Specific eligibility requirements for the New Access Points in High Poverty Counties (HRSA–07– 069) opportunity, as well as the Planning Grants in High Poverty Counties (HRSA–07–066) funding opportunity, are detailed within the respective grant announcements available online through the HRSA Web site at: http://www.hrsa.gov/grants. Eligibility for both opportunities is limited to the 200 eligible high poverty counties that have been determined using two cohorts with no section 330 grantee site and a high percentage of people living below 200 percent of the Federal poverty level. One cohort consists of counties with populations at or above 100,000 (high population) and makes up approximately 25 percent of the total eligible counties. The other cohort consists of counties with populations below 100,000 (low population) and constitutes approximately 75 percent of the eligible PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 counties. The low population counties were also screened by a provider need criteria. To be eligible, low population counties were required to exhibit a need of at least one additional primary care provider (PCP), using a standard of one PCP for every 3,000 persons. The list of eligible counties is included within each of the grant announcements. Issue: Focusing on County Level for Eligibility Comments: Comments expressed specific concern over the decision to limit eligibility for the Initiative to the county level, especially since counties differ significantly in geographic size, population density, diversity, etc. Suggestions included opening the competition to all communities, with a priority instead to the defined high poverty counties. Agency Response: The Initiative was established to further the success of the President’s Health Center Initiative by focusing support and increasing access to quality health services in the Nation’s poorest counties without a health center. Counties were selected as the focus of this particular initiative because they are a recognized boundary for the delivery of public health and social services in many communities, and the Initiative will help support county level efforts to provide needed primary care services to their populations. Issue: Guidance information Comments: Comments requested further information on the application guidance release date, funding levels, and how to apply for the funding opportunities. Agency Response: The New Access Point in High Poverty Counties (HRSA– 07–069) and Planning Grants in High Poverty Counties (HRSA–07–066) opportunities were both released March 14, 2007, and were made available on E:\ERIC\11JNN1.SGM 11JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 111 (Monday, June 11, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 32124-32125]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-11219]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request

    Periodically, the Health Resources and Services Administration 
(HRSA) 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:

Proposed Project: The Health Center Program Application Forms: (OMB No. 
0915-0285 Extension)

    Health centers receiving grant funding under Section 330 of the 
Public Health Service (PHS) Act are a major component of America's 
health care safety net, the Nation's ``system'' of providing primary 
health care to underserved communities and vulnerable populations. 
Health centers care for people regardless of their ability to pay and 
whether or not they have health insurance. They provide primary health 
care, as well as services such as transportation and translation. Many 
health centers also offer dental, mental heath, and substance abuse 
care. Grants to health centers are administered by HRSA's Bureau of 
Primary Health Care (BPHC). In an effort to encourage the creation of 
new health centers and sites as well as improve and strengthen existing 
sites, HRSA periodically issues new grant opportunities.
    HRSA uses the following application forms to administer and manage 
the Federal Qualified Health Center. These application forms are used 
by new and existing FQHC's to apply for grant and non-grant 
opportunities, re-new their grant or non-grant opportunities or change 
their scope of project.
    Estimates of annualized reporting burden are as follows:

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                                                          Responses
        Type of application form            Number of        per          Total       Hours per    Total burden
                                           respondents   respondent     responses     response         hours
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General Information Worksheet...........         1,021             1         1,021           3.0           3,063
P12 Planning General Information                   300             1           300          12.0           3,600
 Worksheet..............................
BPHC Funding Request Summary............         1,021             1         1,021           0.5           510.5
Proposed Staff Profile..................         1,021             1         1,021           6.0           6,126
Income Analysis Form....................         1,021             1         1,021          15.0          15,315
Community Characteristics...............         1,021             1         1,021          12.0          12,252

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Services Provided.......................         1,021             1         1,021           0.5           510.5
Sites Listing...........................         1,021             1         1,021           1.0           1,021
Other Site Activities...................           700             1           700           0.5             350
Board Member Characteristics............         1,021             1         1,021           1.0           1,021
Request for Waiver of Governance                   150             1           150           1.0             150
 Requirements...........................
Compliance Matrix.......................         1,021             1         1,021            .5           510.5
Health Center Affiliation Certification.           250             1           250            .5             125
Health Center Affiliation Checklist.....         1,021             1         1,021            .5           510.5
Need for Assistance.....................           900             1           900           6.0           5,400
Emergency Preparedness Form.............         1,021             1         1,021           1.0           1,021
FTCA Form...............................           800             1           800           1.0             800
Points of Contact.......................           800             1           800            .5             400
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    Total...............................         1,021  ............        15,131  ............          52,686
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    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: June 5, 2007.
Caroline Lewis,
Associate Administrator for Management.
[FR Doc. E7-11219 Filed 6-8-07; 8:45 am]
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