Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request, 54041-54042 [E7-18622]

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Lindsay, Acting Director, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. E7–18591 Filed 9–20–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System SUMMARY: Background On June 15, 1984, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) delegated to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) its approval authority under the Paperwork Reduction Act, as per 5 CFR 1320.16, to approve of and assign OMB control numbers to collection of information requests and requirements conducted or sponsored by the Board under conditions set forth in 5 CFR 1320 Appendix A.1. Board–approved collections of information are incorporated into the official OMB inventory of currently approved collections of information. Copies of the Paperwork Reduction Act Submission, supporting statements and approved collection of information instruments are placed into OMB’s public docket files. The Federal Reserve may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection that has been extended, revised, or implemented on or after October 1, 1995, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. AGENCY: Request for comment on information collection proposals The following information collection, which is being handled under this delegated authority, has received initial Board approval and is hereby published for comment. At the end of the comment period, the proposed information collection, along with an analysis of comments and recommendations received, will be submitted to the Board for final approval under OMB delegated authority. Comments are invited on the following: a. Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the Federal Reserve’s functions; including whether the information has practical utility; PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54041 b. The accuracy of the Federal Reserve’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; c. Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and d. Ways to minimize the burden of information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before November 20, 2007. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by (FR 29a,b; OMB No. 7100– 0290) by any of the following methods: • Agency Web Site: http:// www.federalreserve.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments at http://www.federalreserve.gov/ generalinfo/foia/ProposedRegs.cfm. • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • E–mail: regs.comments@federalreserve.gov. Include docket number in the subject line of the message. • FAX: 202/452–3819 or 202/452– 3102. • Mail: Jennifer J. Johnson, Secretary, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, 20th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20551. All public comments are available from the Board’s web site at www.federalreserve.gov/generalinfo/ foia/ProposedRegs.cfm as submitted, unless modified for technical reasons. Accordingly, your comments will not be edited to remove any identifying or contact information. Public comments may also be viewed electronically or in paper in Room MP–500 of the Board’s Martin Building (20th and C Streets, N.W.) between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on weekdays. Additionally, commenters should send a copy of their comments to the OMB Desk Officer by mail to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, U.S. Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503 or by fax to 202– 395–6974. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A copy of the PRA OMB submission including, the proposed reporting form and instructions, supporting statement, and other documentation will be placed into OMB’s public docket files, once approved. These documents will also be made available on the Federal Reserve Board’s public website at: http:// E:\FR\FM\21SEN1.SGM 21SEN1 54042 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 183 / Friday, September 21, 2007 / Notices www.federalreserve.gov/boarddocs/ reportforms/review.cfm or may be requested from the agency clearance officer, whose name appears below. Michelle Shore, Federal Reserve Board Clearance Officer (202–452– 3829), Division of Research and Statistics, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551. Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) users may contact (202–263–4869), Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551. Proposal to approve under OMB delegated authority the extension for three years, without revision, of the following reports: Report title: Compensation and Salary Surveys Agency form number: FR 29a,b OMB control number: 7100–0290 Frequency: FR 29a, annually; FR 29b, on occasion Reporters: Employers considered competitors for Federal Reserve employees Annual reporting hours: FR 29a, 210 hours; FR 29b, 50 hours Estimated average hours per response: FR 29a, 6 hours; FR 29b, 1 hour Number of respondents: 45 General description of report: This information collection is voluntary (sections 10(4) and 11(1) of the Federal Reserve Act (12 U.S.C. 244 and 248(1)) and is given confidential treatment (5 U.S.C 552 (b)(4) and (b)(6)). Abstract: These surveys collect information on salaries, employee compensation policies, and other employee programs from employers that are considered competitors for Federal Reserve Board employees. The data from the surveys primarily are used to determine the appropriate salary structure and salary adjustments for Federal Reserve Board employees. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, September 17, 2007. Jennifer J. Johnson, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E7–18622 Filed 9–20–07; 8:45 am] mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 6210–01–S VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:17 Sep 20, 2007 Jkt 211001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–379, CMS– 10102, and CMS–R–235] Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services. In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Department of Health and Human Services, is publishing the following summary of proposed collections for public comment. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the Agency’s function; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. 1. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Financial Statement of Debtor and Supporting Regulations in 42 CFR, Section 405.376; Use: Section 42 CFR 405.376(g) requires that, ‘‘ * * * In determining whether a claim will be compromised, or collection action terminated, CMS will consider the following factors: * * * age and health of the debtor, present and potential income, inheritance prospects, possible concealment or fraudulent transfer of assets * * *’’ Sections 1842(a)(1)(B) and (C) of the Social Security Act and 42 CFR 405.376(g), provide the authority for collection of this information. In some instances a physician/ supplier who is notified of a debt may allege inability to immediately repay the debt in full and may request an extended repayment schedule. Alternatively, the debtor may request a compromise settlement for less than the full amount due. Before establishing an extended repayment schedule or compromise settlement, the CMS’s Regional Offices and the carrier must AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 evaluate the provider’s capacity to pay the debt. Accordingly, the provider is requested to complete a ‘‘Financial Statement of Debtor’’ form, CMS–379. Form Number: CMS–379 (OMB#: 0938– 0270); Frequency: Reporting: Yearly; Affected Public: Business or other forprofit; Number of Respondents: 500; Total Annual Responses: 500; Total Annual Hours: 1000. 2. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: National Implementation of Hospital Consumer Assessment of Health Providers and Systems (HCAHPS); Use: The intent of the HCAHPS initiative is to provide a standardized survey instrument and data collection methodology for measuring patients’ perspectives on hospital care. While many hospitals collect information on patient satisfaction, there is no national standard for collecting or publicly reporting this information that would enable valid comparisons to be made across all hospitals. In order to make ‘‘apples to apples’’ comparisons to support consumer choice, it is necessary to introduce a standard measurement approach. Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems, also known as the CAHPS Hospital Survey (HCAHPS) can be viewed as a core set of questions that hospitals can combine with their customized items. HCAHPS was developed and is being implemented under the auspices of the Hospital Quality Alliance, a private/public partnership that includes hospital associations, consumer groups, payors and government agencies that share a common interest in reporting on hospital quality. Beginning in July 2007, participation in HCAHPS can affect the annual payment update for the inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) hospitals participating in the Reporting Hospital Quality Data Annual Payment Update (RHQDAPU) program; Form Number: CMS–10102 (OMB#: 0938– 0981); Frequency: Reporting: Monthly; Affected Public: Individuals or households; Number of Respondents: 2,820,000; Total Annual Responses: 2,820,000; Total Annual Hours: 285,200. 3. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Data Use Agreement Information Collection Requirements, Model Language and Supporting Regulations in 45 CFR Section 5b. Use: The Data Use Agreement (DUA) is needed as part of the review of each CMS data request to E:\FR\FM\21SEN1.SGM 21SEN1

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FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM


Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment 
Request

AGENCY: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
SUMMARY: Background
    On June 15, 1984, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
delegated to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System 
(Board) its approval authority under the Paperwork Reduction Act, as 
per 5 CFR 1320.16, to approve of and assign OMB control numbers to 
collection of information requests and requirements conducted or 
sponsored by the Board under conditions set forth in 5 CFR 1320 
Appendix A.1. Board-approved collections of information are 
incorporated into the official OMB inventory of currently approved 
collections of information. Copies of the Paperwork Reduction Act 
Submission, supporting statements and approved collection of 
information instruments are placed into OMB's public docket files. The 
Federal Reserve may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not 
required to respond to, an information collection that has been 
extended, revised, or implemented on or after October 1, 1995, unless 
it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Request for comment on information collection proposals

    The following information collection, which is being handled under 
this delegated authority, has received initial Board approval and is 
hereby published for comment. At the end of the comment period, the 
proposed information collection, along with an analysis of comments and 
recommendations received, will be submitted to the Board for final 
approval under OMB delegated authority. Comments are invited on the 
following:
    a. Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of the Federal Reserve's functions; including 
whether the information has practical utility;
    b. The accuracy of the Federal Reserve's estimate of the burden of 
the proposed information collection, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used;
    c. Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
    d. Ways to minimize the burden of information collection on 
respondents, including through the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before November 20, 2007.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by (FR 29a,b; OMB No. 
7100-0290) by any of the following methods:
     Agency Web Site: http://www.federalreserve.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments at http://www.federalreserve.gov/
generalinfo/foia/ProposedRegs.cfm.
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     E-mail: regs.comments@federalreserve.gov. Include docket 
number in the subject line of the message.
     FAX: 202/452-3819 or 202/452-3102.
     Mail: Jennifer J. Johnson, Secretary, Board of Governors 
of the Federal Reserve System, 20th Street and Constitution Avenue, 
N.W., Washington, DC 20551.
    All public comments are available from the Board's web site at 
www.federalreserve.gov/generalinfo/foia/ProposedRegs.cfm as submitted, 
unless modified for technical reasons. Accordingly, your comments will 
not be edited to remove any identifying or contact information. Public 
comments may also be viewed electronically or in paper in Room MP-500 
of the Board's Martin Building (20th and C Streets, N.W.) between 9:00 
a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on weekdays.
    Additionally, commenters should send a copy of their comments to 
the OMB Desk Officer by mail to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, U.S. Office of Management and Budget, New Executive 
Office Building, Room 10235, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503 
or by fax to 202-395-6974.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A copy of the PRA OMB submission 
including, the proposed reporting form and instructions, supporting 
statement, and other documentation will be placed into OMB's public 
docket files, once approved. These documents will also be made 
available on the Federal Reserve Board's public website at: http://

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www.federalreserve.gov/boarddocs/reportforms/review.cfm or may be 
requested from the agency clearance officer, whose name appears below.
    Michelle Shore, Federal Reserve Board Clearance Officer (202-452-
3829), Division of Research and Statistics, Board of Governors of the 
Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551. Telecommunications Device 
for the Deaf (TDD) users may contact (202-263-4869), Board of Governors 
of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551.

Proposal to approve under OMB delegated authority the extension for 
three years, without revision, of the following reports:

    Report title: Compensation and Salary Surveys
    Agency form number: FR 29a,b
    OMB control number: 7100-0290
    Frequency: FR 29a, annually; FR 29b, on occasion
    Reporters: Employers considered competitors for Federal Reserve 
employees
    Annual reporting hours: FR 29a, 210 hours; FR 29b, 50 hours
    Estimated average hours per response: FR 29a, 6 hours; FR 29b, 1 
hour
    Number of respondents: 45
    General description of report: This information collection is 
voluntary (sections 10(4) and 11(1) of the Federal Reserve Act (12 
U.S.C. 244 and 248(1)) and is given confidential treatment (5 U.S.C 552 
(b)(4) and (b)(6)).
    Abstract: These surveys collect information on salaries, employee 
compensation policies, and other employee programs from employers that 
are considered competitors for Federal Reserve Board employees. The 
data from the surveys primarily are used to determine the appropriate 
salary structure and salary adjustments for Federal Reserve Board 
employees.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, September 17, 
2007.
Jennifer J. Johnson,
Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. E7-18622 Filed 9-20-07; 8:45 am]
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