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Download as PDF 45821 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 157 / Wednesday, August 15, 2007 / Notices use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Proposed Project: Data Collection Tool for Rural Health Community-Based Grant Programs: (New) 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) will publish 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, 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 The mission of the Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) is to sustain and improve access to quality care services for rural communities. In its authorizing language (Sec. 711 [42 U.S.C. 912]), Congress charged ORHP with ‘‘administering grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts to provide technical assistance and other activities as necessary to support activities related to improving health care in rural areas.’’ In 1991, the Health Service Outreach Grants were first appropriated under the authority of section 301 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act. In 1996, the Health Centers Consolidation Act of 1996 added the section 330A Rural Health Outreach Grant Program to the PHS Act. In 2002, this was amended and authorized again in the PHS Act, section 330A, as the Rural Health Care Services Outreach, Rural Health Network Development, and Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Grant Programs. Five rural health grant programs are currently operating under this authority: (1) The Rural Health Care Services Outreach Grant Program (Outreach), (2) the Rural Health Network Development Program (Network Development), (3) the Small Health Care Provider Quality Number of respondents Grant program Frequency of responses Improvement Grant Program (Quality), (4) the Delta States Rural Development Network Grant Program (Delta), and (5) the Network Development Planning Grant Program (Network Planning). These grants are to provide expanded delivery of health care services in rural areas, for the planning and implementation of integrated health care networks in rural areas, and for the planning and implementation of small health care provider quality improvement activities. In general, the grants may be used to expand access, coordinate, and improve the quality of essential health care services, and enhance the delivery of health care in rural areas. For these programs, program performance measures were drafted to provide data useful to the programs and to enable HRSA to provide aggregate program data required by Congress under the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) of 1993. These measures cover the principal topic areas of interest to ORHP, including: (a) Access to care, (b) the underinsured and uninsured, (c) workforce recruitment and retention, (d) sustainability, (e) health information technology, (f) network development, and (g) healthrelated clinical measures. Several measures will be used for all five programs. All measures will speak to the Office’s progress toward meeting the goals set forth in its strategic plan. The annual burden estimate for this proposed collection is as follows: Total responses Hours per response Rural Health Outreach Grant Program ............................ Rural Health Network Development ................................ Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Grant Program ........................................................................ Delta States Rural Development Network Grant Program ............................................................................. Network Development Planning Grant Program ............. 121 33 1 1 121 33 15 1 15 1 15 12 10 1 1 12 10 1.25 4 15 40 Total .......................................................................... 191 ........................ 191 .......................... ebenthall on PROD1PC69 with NOTICES Send comments to Susan G. Queen, Ph.D., HRSA Reports Clearance Officer, Room 10–33 Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Dated: August 7, 2007. Alexandra Huttinger, Acting Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination. [FR Doc. E7–15941 Filed 8–14–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:00 Aug 14, 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, PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1.25 13 Total hour burden 151.25 429 650.25 Public Law 104–13), 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 E:\FR\FM\15AUN1.SGM 15AUN1 45822 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 157 / Wednesday, August 15, 2007 / Notices 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: Ryan White HIV/ AIDS Treatment Modernization Act of 2006: Data Report Form: (OMB No. 0915–0253)—Revision The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Annual Data Report (formerly called the CARE Act Data Report (CADR)) was initially created in 1999 by HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau. It has undergone revisions to incorporate the legislative changes that occurred in 2006. Grantees and their subcontracted service providers who are funded under Parts A, B, C, and D of the Ryan White HIV/ AIDS Treatment Modernization Act of 2006, or Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (codified under Title XXVI of the Public Health Services Act) fill out the report. All Parts of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program specify HRSA’s responsibilities in the administration of grant funds, the allocation of funds, the evaluation of programs for the population served, and the improvement of the quantity and quality of care. Accurate records of the providers receiving Ryan White HIV/ AIDS Program funding, the services provided, and the clients served continue to be critical to the implementation of the legislation and thus are necessary for HRSA to fulfill its responsibilities. Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program grantees are required to report aggregate data to HRSA annually. The Data Report form is filled out by grantees and their subcontracted service providers. The report has seven different sections containing demographic information about the service providers as well as the clients served, information about the type of Number of grantee respondents Program under which grantee is funded Part Part Part Part A Only B Only C Only D Only core and support services provided as well as the number of clients served, information about counseling and testing services, clinical information about the clients served, demographic tables for Parts C and D, and information about the Health Insurance Program. The primary purposes of the Data Report are to: (1) Characterize the organizations where clients receive services; (2) provide information on the number and characteristics of clients who receive Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program services; and (3) enable HAB to describe the type and amount of services a client receives. In addition to meeting the goal of accountability to the Congress, clients, advocacy groups, and the general public, information collected on the Data Report is critical for HRSA, State and local grantees, and individual providers to assess the status of existing HIV-related service delivery systems. The response burden for grantees is estimated as: Hours to coordinate receipt of data reports Responses per grantee Total hour burden ...................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................... 56 59 361 90 1 1 1 1 40 40 20 20 2,240 2,360 7,220 1,800 Subtotal ..................................................................................................... 566 ........................ ........................ 13,620 Responses per provider Hours per response The response burden for service providers is estimated as: Number of respondents Program under which provider is funded Total hour burden Part A Only ...................................................................................................... Part B Only ...................................................................................................... Part C Only ...................................................................................................... Part D Only ...................................................................................................... Funded under more than one program ........................................................... 792 653 108 75 703 1 1 1 1 1 26 26 44 42 50 20,592 16,978 4,752 3,150 35,150 Subtotal ..................................................................................................... 2,331 ........................ ........................ 80,622 Total for Both Grantees & Providers ............................................................... 2,897 ........................ ........................ 94,242 ebenthall on PROD1PC69 with NOTICES 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: August 7, 2007. Alexandra Huttinger, Acting Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination. [FR Doc. E7–15969 Filed 8–14–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:00 Aug 14, 2007 Jkt 211001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines; Notice of Meeting In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), notice is hereby given of the following meeting: PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Name: Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines (ACCV). Date and Time: September 7, 2007, 9 a.m.– 5 p.m., EST. Place: Parklawn Building (and via audio conference call), Conference Rooms G & H, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. The ACCV will meet on Friday, September 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST). The public can join the meeting via audio conference call by dialing 1–888–709–9420 on September 7 and providing the following information: Leader’s Name: Dr. Geoffrey Evans. Password: ACCV. E:\FR\FM\15AUN1.SGM 15AUN1

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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, Public Law 104-13), 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

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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: Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act of 
2006: Data Report Form: (OMB No. 0915-0253)--Revision

    The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Annual Data Report (formerly called 
the CARE Act Data Report (CADR)) was initially created in 1999 by 
HRSA's HIV/AIDS Bureau. It has undergone revisions to incorporate the 
legislative changes that occurred in 2006. Grantees and their 
subcontracted service providers who are funded under Parts A, B, C, and 
D of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act of 2006, or 
Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (codified under Title XXVI of the Public 
Health Services Act) fill out the report. All Parts of the Ryan White 
HIV/AIDS Program specify HRSA's responsibilities in the administration 
of grant funds, the allocation of funds, the evaluation of programs for 
the population served, and the improvement of the quantity and quality 
of care. Accurate records of the providers receiving Ryan White HIV/
AIDS Program funding, the services provided, and the clients served 
continue to be critical to the implementation of the legislation and 
thus are necessary for HRSA to fulfill its responsibilities. Ryan White 
HIV/AIDS Program grantees are required to report aggregate data to HRSA 
annually. The Data Report form is filled out by grantees and their 
subcontracted service providers. The report has seven different 
sections containing demographic information about the service providers 
as well as the clients served, information about the type of core and 
support services provided as well as the number of clients served, 
information about counseling and testing services, clinical information 
about the clients served, demographic tables for Parts C and D, and 
information about the Health Insurance Program.
    The primary purposes of the Data Report are to: (1) Characterize 
the organizations where clients receive services; (2) provide 
information on the number and characteristics of clients who receive 
Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program services; and (3) enable HAB to describe 
the type and amount of services a client receives. In addition to 
meeting the goal of accountability to the Congress, clients, advocacy 
groups, and the general public, information collected on the Data 
Report is critical for HRSA, State and local grantees, and individual 
providers to assess the status of existing HIV-related service delivery 
systems.
    The response burden for grantees is estimated as:

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                                                                                     Hours to
                                                     Number of    Responses  per    coordinate      Total  hour
      Program under which grantee is funded           grantee         grantee       receipt of        burden
                                                    respondents                    data reports
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Part A Only.....................................              56               1              40           2,240
Part B Only.....................................              59               1              40           2,360
Part C Only.....................................             361               1              20           7,220
Part D Only.....................................              90               1              20           1,800
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    Subtotal....................................             566  ..............  ..............          13,620
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    The response burden for service providers is estimated as:

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                                                     Number of    Responses  per    Hours  per      Total  hour
     Program under which provider is funded         respondents      provider        response         burden
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Part A Only.....................................             792               1              26          20,592
Part B Only.....................................             653               1              26          16,978
Part C Only.....................................             108               1              44           4,752
Part D Only.....................................              75               1              42           3,150
Funded under more than one program..............             703               1              50          35,150
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    Subtotal....................................           2,331  ..............  ..............          80,622
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Total for Both Grantees & Providers.............           2,897  ..............  ..............          94,242
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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: August 7, 2007.
Alexandra Huttinger,
Acting Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination.
[FR Doc. E7-15969 Filed 8-14-07; 8:45 am]
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