Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 60378-60379 [E7-20940]

Download as PDF 60378 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 205 / Wednesday, October 24, 2007 / Notices requesting to speak is greater than can be reasonably accommodated during the scheduled open public hearing session, FDA may conduct a lottery to determine the speakers for the scheduled open public hearing session. The contact person will notify interested persons regarding their request to speak by November 23, 2007. Persons attending FDA’s advisory committee meetings are advised that the agency is not responsible for providing access to electrical outlets. FDA welcomes the attendance of the public at its advisory committee meetings and will make every effort to accommodate persons with physical disabilities or special needs. If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please contact Diem-Kieu Ngo at least 7 days in advance of the meeting. FDA is committed to the orderly conduct of its advisory committee meetings. 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The following request has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget for review under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995: Proposed Project: Office of Health Information Technology, Health Center Controlled Networks Progress Reports—New The Office of Health Information Technology (OHIT), Division of State and Community Assistance (DSCA), plans to collect network outcome measures, conduct evaluation of those measures, and create an electronic reporting system for the following new 2007 grant opportunities: Health Estimated number of respondents Form HCCN Progress Reports ................................. Responses per respondent 46 Total responses 2 Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of this notice to the desk officer for HRSA, either by email to OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov or by fax to 202–395–6974. Please direct all correspondence to the ‘‘attention of the desk officer for HRSA.’’ DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Dated: October 18, 2007. Alexandra Huttinger, Acting Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination. [FR Doc. E7–20939 Filed 10–23–07; 8:45 am] 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 OMB for review under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995: yshivers on PROD1PC62 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4165–15–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:33 Oct 23, 2007 Jkt 214001 Health Resources and Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Information Technology Planning Grants, Electronic Health Record Implementation Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCN), Health Information Technology Innovations for Health Center Controlled Networks, and High Impact Electronic Health Records Implementation for Health Center Controlled Networks and Large Multi Site Health Centers. In order to help carry out its mission, DSCA has created a set of performance measures that grantees will use to evaluate the effectiveness of their service programs and monitor their progress through the use of performance reporting data. OHIT has developed an electronic performance measurement reporting instrument with HRSA’s Office of Information Technology. The instrument will accomplish the following goals: monitor improved access to needed services, evaluate the productivity and efficiency of the networks, and monitor patient outcome measures. Grantees will submit their Progress Reports in a mid-year report and an accumulative annual progress report each fiscal year of the grant. The estimates of burden are as follows: Hours per response 92 Total burden hours 6 hrs 552 Proposed Project: The Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program Application (OMB No. 0915–0140)— Revision This is a request for revision of the Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program (NELRP) application and participant monitoring forms. The NELRP was originally authorized by 42 U.S.C. 297b(h) (section 836(h) of the Public Health Service Act) as amended by Public Law 100–607, November 4, 1988. The NELRP is currently authorized by 42 U.S.C. 297n (section 846 of the Public Health Service Act) as amended by Public Law 107–205, August 1, 2002. Under the NELRP, registered nurses are offered the opportunity to enter into a contractual agreement with the Secretary to receive loan repayment for up to 85 percent of their qualifying educational loan balance as follows: 30 E:\FR\FM\24OCN1.SGM 24OCN1 60379 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 205 / Wednesday, October 24, 2007 / Notices percent each year for the first 2 years and 25 percent for the third year. In exchange, the nurses agree to serve fulltime as a registered nurse for 2 or 3 years at a health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses. NELRP requires the following information: 1. Applicants must provide information on their nursing education, employment, and proposed service site; 2. Applicants must provide information on their outstanding nursing educational loans; 3. Applicants must provide banking information from their financial institution; and 4. Employers must provide information on the health care facility and on the employment status of applicants and participants. ESTIMATES OF ANNUALIZED HOUR BURDEN ARE AS FOLLOWS FOR APPLICANTS Number of respondents Form NELRP Application .............................................................. Loan Verification Form ......................................................... Applicant Employment Verification Form ............................. Payment Information Form .................................................. Application Checklist ............................................................ Pre-Award Confirmation Checklist ....................................... 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 600 Total .............................................................................. Responses per respondent 1 3 1 1 1 1 5,000 Total responses Hours per response 5,000 15,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 600 Total burden hours 1.5 1 .5 1 .5 .25 35,600 7,500 15,000 2,500 5,000 2,500 150 32,650 ESTIMATES OF ANNUALIZED HOUR BURDEN ARE AS FOLLOWS FOR PARTICIPANTS Participant semi-annual employment verification form ........ 1,300 2 2,600 .5 1,300 Total .............................................................................. 1,300 2 2,600 .5 1,300 Health Resources and Services Administration 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 and draft instruments, call the HRSA Reports Clearance Officer on (301) 443–1129. Comments are invited on: (a) The proposed collection of information for the proper performance of the functions of the agency; (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. Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Comment Request Proposed Project: Ryan White HIV/ AIDS Program Core Medical Services Waiver Application Requirements (OMB No. 0915–0307): Revision 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 Title XXVI of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, as amended by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act of 2006 (Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program), requires that grantees expend 75 percent of Parts A, B, and C funds on core medical services, including antiretroviral drugs, for individuals with HIV/AIDS identified and eligible under the legislation, Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of this notice to the desk officer for HRSA, either by email to OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov or by fax to 202–395–6974. Please direct all correspondence to the ‘‘attention of the desk officer for HRSA.’’ Dated: October 17, 2007. Alexandra Huttinger, Acting Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination. [FR Doc. E7–20940 Filed 10–23–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P yshivers on PROD1PC62 with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:33 Oct 23, 2007 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 effective fiscal year (FY) 2007. In order for grantees under Parts A, B, and C to be exempted from the 75 percent core medical services requirement, they must request and receive a waiver from HRSA, as required in the Act. Beginning in FY 2008, HRSA will utilize new standards for granting waivers of the core medical services requirement for the Ryan White HIV/ AIDS Program. These standards meet the intent of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act of 2006 to increase access to core medical services, including antiretroviral drugs, for persons with HIV/AIDS and to ensure that grantees receiving waivers demonstrate the availability of such services for individuals with HIV/AIDS identified and eligible under Title XXVI of the PHS Act. The core medical services waiver uniform standard and waiver request process will apply to Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program grant awards under Parts A, B, and C of Title XXVI of the PHS Act. Core medical services waivers will be effective for a one-year period consistent with the grant award period. Grantees must submit a waiver request with the annual grant application containing the certifications and documentation which will be utilized by HRSA in making determinations regarding waiver requests. E:\FR\FM\24OCN1.SGM 24OCN1

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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 OMB for review 
under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995:

Proposed Project: The Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program 
Application (OMB No. 0915-0140)--Revision

    This is a request for revision of the Nursing Education Loan 
Repayment Program (NELRP) application and participant monitoring forms. 
The NELRP was originally authorized by 42 U.S.C. 297b(h) (section 
836(h) of the Public Health Service Act) as amended by Public Law 100-
607, November 4, 1988. The NELRP is currently authorized by 42 U.S.C. 
297n (section 846 of the Public Health Service Act) as amended by 
Public Law 107-205, August 1, 2002.
    Under the NELRP, registered nurses are offered the opportunity to 
enter into a contractual agreement with the Secretary to receive loan 
repayment for up to 85 percent of their qualifying educational loan 
balance as follows: 30

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percent each year for the first 2 years and 25 percent for the third 
year. In exchange, the nurses agree to serve full-time as a registered 
nurse for 2 or 3 years at a health care facility with a critical 
shortage of nurses.
    NELRP requires the following information:
    1. Applicants must provide information on their nursing education, 
employment, and proposed service site;
    2. Applicants must provide information on their outstanding nursing 
educational loans;
    3. Applicants must provide banking information from their financial 
institution; and
    4. Employers must provide information on the health care facility 
and on the employment status of applicants and participants.

                        Estimates of Annualized Hour Burden Are as Follows for Applicants
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                                     Number of     Responses per       Total         Hours per     Total burden
              Form                  respondents     respondent       responses       response          hours
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NELRP Application...............           5,000               1           5,000             1.5           7,500
Loan Verification Form..........           5,000               3          15,000               1          15,000
Applicant Employment                       5,000               1           5,000              .5           2,500
 Verification Form..............
Payment Information Form........           5,000               1           5,000               1           5,000
Application Checklist...........           5,000               1           5,000              .5           2,500
Pre-Award Confirmation Checklist             600               1             600             .25             150
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    Total.......................           5,000  ..............          35,600  ..............          32,650
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                       Estimates of Annualized Hour Burden Are as Follows for Participants
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Participant semi-annual                    1,300               2           2,600              .5           1,300
 employment verification form...
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    Total.......................           1,300               2           2,600              .5           1,300
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    Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed 
information collection should be sent within 30 days of this notice to 
the desk officer for HRSA, either by e-mail to OIRA_
submission@omb.eop.gov or by fax to 202-395-6974. Please direct all 
correspondence to the ``attention of the desk officer for HRSA.''

    Dated: October 17, 2007.
Alexandra Huttinger,
Acting Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination.
[FR Doc. E7-20940 Filed 10-23-07; 8:45 am]
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