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Download as PDF 57952 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 196 / Thursday, October 11, 2007 / Notices 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 the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. 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 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 should have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the Proposed Project: The National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses 2008 (OMB No. 0915–0276)—Reinstatement with Change The National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses (NSSRN) is carried out to assist in fulfilling the congressional mandate of section 806(f) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 296e) requiring that disciplinespecific workforce information and analytical activities are carried out as part of the advanced nursing education, workforce diversity, and basic nursing education and practice programs. Government agencies, legislative bodies and health professionals use data from previous national sample surveys of registered nurses to inform workforce policies. The information from this survey will continue to serve policy makers and other consumers. The data collected in this survey will provide information on employment status of Number of respondents Form Nursing Survey ...................................... 42,204 Send comments to Susan 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: October 3, 2007. Alexandra Huttinger, Acting Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination. [FR Doc. 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The public can join the meeting via audio conference call by dialing 1–888– 552–9483 on October 30 and providing the following information: Leader’s Name: Dr. Geoffrey Evans. Password: 8321070. Agenda: The agenda items for the October meeting will include, but are not limited to: Discussion of Vaccine Information Statements, report from the ACCV Futures II Workgroup, updates from the Division of Vaccine Injury Compensation (DVIC), Department of Justice, National Vaccine Program Office, Immunization Safety Office (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (National Institutes of Health), and Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (Food and Drug PO 00000 registered nurses (RNs), the setting in which they are employed and the proportion of RNs who are employed full-time and part-time in nursing. The data will also indicate the number of RNs who are employed in jobs unrelated to nursing. The proposed survey design for the 2008 NSSRN updates the design used in the previous eight surveys. A probability sample is selected from a sampling frame compiled from files provided by the State Boards of Nursing in the 50 States and the District of Columbia. These files constitute a multiple sampling frame of all RNs licensed in the 50 States and the District of Columbia. Sampling rates are set for each State based on considerations of statistical precision of the estimates and the costs involved in obtaining reliable national and State-level estimates. Each sampled nurse will be asked to complete a self-administered questionnaire, which includes items on educational background, duties, employment status and setting, geographic mobility, and income. An electronic version was offered in the 2004 survey and will be again considered as a mode for response. Estimated burden is as follows: Total burden hour .33 13,927 Administration). Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate. Public Comments: Persons interested in providing an oral presentation should submit a written request, along with a copy of their presentation to: Michelle Herzog, DVIC, Healthcare Systems Bureau (HSB), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Room 11C–26, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857 or e-mail: mherzog@hrsa.gov. Requests should contain the name, address, telephone number, and any business or professional affiliation of the person desiring to make an oral presentation. Groups having similar interests are requested to combine their comments and present them through a single representative. The allocation of time may be adjusted to accommodate the level of expressed interest. DVIC will notify each presenter by mail or telephone of their assigned presentation time. 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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 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 should 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 the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology.

Proposed Project: The National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses 2008 
(OMB No. 0915-0276)--Reinstatement with Change

    The National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses (NSSRN) is carried 
out to assist in fulfilling the congressional mandate of section 806(f) 
of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 296e) requiring that 
discipline-specific workforce information and analytical activities are 
carried out as part of the advanced nursing education, workforce 
diversity, and basic nursing education and practice programs.
    Government agencies, legislative bodies and health professionals 
use data from previous national sample surveys of registered nurses to 
inform workforce policies. The information from this survey will 
continue to serve policy makers and other consumers. The data collected 
in this survey will provide information on employment status of 
registered nurses (RNs), the setting in which they are employed and the 
proportion of RNs who are employed full-time and part-time in nursing. 
The data will also indicate the number of RNs who are employed in jobs 
unrelated to nursing.
    The proposed survey design for the 2008 NSSRN updates the design 
used in the previous eight surveys. A probability sample is selected 
from a sampling frame compiled from files provided by the State Boards 
of Nursing in the 50 States and the District of Columbia. These files 
constitute a multiple sampling frame of all RNs licensed in the 50 
States and the District of Columbia. Sampling rates are set for each 
State based on considerations of statistical precision of the estimates 
and the costs involved in obtaining reliable national and State-level 
estimates.
    Each sampled nurse will be asked to complete a self-administered 
questionnaire, which includes items on educational background, duties, 
employment status and setting, geographic mobility, and income. An 
electronic version was offered in the 2004 survey and will be again 
considered as a mode for response.
    Estimated burden is as follows:

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                                                               Number of        Responses per                           Hours per
                           Form                               respondents         respondent      Total responses        response      Total burden hour
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Nursing Survey...........................................             42,204                  1             42,204                .33             13,927
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    Send comments to Susan 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: October 3, 2007.
Alexandra Huttinger,
Acting Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination.
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