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Download as PDF 73830 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 248 / Friday, December 28, 2007 / Notices C. CERCLA Those priority data needs that are not addressed by TSCA/FIFRA or initial voluntarism will be considered for funding by ATSDR through its CERCLA budget. Much of this research program is envisioned to be unique to CERCLA— for example, research on substances not regulated by other programs or research needs specific to public health assessments. A current example of the direct use of CERCLA funds is a cooperative agreement with the Minority Health Professions Foundation (MHPF) that supports the MHPF’s Environmental Health, Health Services, and Toxicology Research Program. Mechanisms to address these priority data needs may include a second call for voluntarism. Again, scientific peer review of study protocols and results would occur for all research conducted under this auspice. Substance-Specific Priority Data Needs Table 1 identifies the priority data needs. ATSDR encourages private-sector organizations and other governmental programs to use ATSDR’s priority data needs to plan their research activities. Dated: December 19, 2007. Ken Rose, Director, Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation, National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. [FR Doc. E7–25213 Filed 12–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–70–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–222 and CMS– R–268] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, HHS. 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) 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 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 22:27 Dec 27, 2007 Jkt 214001 performance of the agency’s functions; (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 currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Independent Rural Health Center/Freestanding Federally Qualified Health Center Cost Report and Supporting Regulations 42 CFR 413.20 AND 42 CFR 413.24; Use: Providers of service in the Medicare program are required to submit annual information to achieve reimbursement for health care services rendered to Medicare beneficiaries. The Form CMS– 222 cost report is needed to determine the amount of reasonable cost due to the providers for furnishing medical services to Medicare beneficiaries; Form Number: CMS–222 (OMB# 0938–0107); Frequency: Yearly; Affected Public: Business or other for-profit and Not-forprofit institutions; Number of Respondents: 3,159; Total Annual Responses: 3,159; Total Annual Hours: 157,950. 2. Type of Information Collection Request: Revision of currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Survey Tool for http:// www.medicare.gov and http:// www.cms.hhs.gov; Use: The purpose of this submission is to request a revision of 0938–0756 (CMS-R–268) to continue to collect information from Internet users as they exit from the Websites Medicare.gov and CMS.hhs.gov. As part of the revised collection we are combining the content from the collection 0938–0900 that was discontinued on 5/31/2007. The packages are being combined to eliminate a duplication of effort. We are requesting a three-year clearance, so that the feedback received through the survey can be used continually to update and improve the sites. To ensure that we gather information about user reactions to the Websites, we have developed a survey tool that users can complete when they exit either site or by accessing a link on the bottom bar on the page. The responses on this survey tool will help CMS to make appropriate changes to the Websites in the future. The survey tool contains questions about the information that visitors are seeking from the sites, the degree to which either site was useful to them, the improvements that they would like to see in the sites, and their general comments. Form Number: CMS–R–268 PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (OMB# 0938–0756); Frequency: On occasion; Affected Public: Individuals and households, Private sector— Business or other for-profit; Number of Respondents: 7,000; Total Annual Responses: 7,000; Total Annual Hours: 1,167. To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, access CMS’ Web Site address at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/ PaperworkReductionActof1995, or Email your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and CMS document identifier, to Paperwork@cms.hhs.gov, or call the Reports Clearance Office on (410) 786– 1326. To be assured consideration, comments and recommendations for the proposed information collections must be received at the address below, no later than 5 p.m. on February 26, 2008. CMS, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs, Division of Regulations Development—C, Attention: Bonnie L Harkless, Room C4–26–05, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244–1850. Dated: December 20, 2007. Michelle Shortt, Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. E7–25289 Filed 12–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [CMS–7007–N] Medicare Program; Request for Nominations for the Advisory Panel on Medicare Education Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice requests nominations for individuals to serve on the Advisory Panel on Medicare Education (the Panel) to fill current vacancies and vacancies that will become available in 2008. The Panel advises and makes recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on the effectiveness of consumer education strategies concerning the Medicare program. E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 248 (Friday, December 28, 2007)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

[Document Identifier: CMS-222 and CMS-R-268]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, HHS.
    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) 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 functions; (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 currently 
approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Independent Rural 
Health Center/Freestanding Federally Qualified Health Center Cost 
Report and Supporting Regulations 42 CFR 413.20 AND 42 CFR 413.24; Use: 
Providers of service in the Medicare program are required to submit 
annual information to achieve reimbursement for health care services 
rendered to Medicare beneficiaries. The Form CMS-222 cost report is 
needed to determine the amount of reasonable cost due to the providers 
for furnishing medical services to Medicare beneficiaries; Form Number: 
CMS-222 (OMB 0938-0107); Frequency: Yearly; Affected Public: 
Business or other for-profit and Not-for-profit institutions; Number of 
Respondents: 3,159; Total Annual Responses: 3,159; Total Annual Hours: 
157,950.
    2. Type of Information Collection Request: Revision of currently 
approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Survey Tool for 
http://www.medicare.gov and http://www.cms.hhs.gov; Use: The purpose of 
this submission is to request a revision of 0938-0756 (CMS-R-268) to 
continue to collect information from Internet users as they exit from 
the Websites Medicare.gov and CMS.hhs.gov. As part of the revised 
collection we are combining the content from the collection 0938-0900 
that was discontinued on 5/31/2007. The packages are being combined to 
eliminate a duplication of effort. We are requesting a three-year 
clearance, so that the feedback received through the survey can be used 
continually to update and improve the sites. To ensure that we gather 
information about user reactions to the Websites, we have developed a 
survey tool that users can complete when they exit either site or by 
accessing a link on the bottom bar on the page. The responses on this 
survey tool will help CMS to make appropriate changes to the Websites 
in the future. The survey tool contains questions about the information 
that visitors are seeking from the sites, the degree to which either 
site was useful to them, the improvements that they would like to see 
in the sites, and their general comments. Form Number: CMS-R-268 
(OMB 0938-0756); Frequency: On occasion; Affected Public: 
Individuals and households, Private sector--Business or other for-
profit; Number of Respondents: 7,000; Total Annual Responses: 7,000; 
Total Annual Hours: 1,167.
    To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms 
for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, access CMS' 
Web Site address at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/PaperworkReductionActof1995, 
or E-mail your request, including your address, phone number, OMB 
number, and CMS document identifier, to Paperwork@cms.hhs.gov, or call 
the Reports Clearance Office on (410) 786-1326.
    To be assured consideration, comments and recommendations for the 
proposed information collections must be received at the address below, 
no later than 5 p.m. on February 26, 2008. CMS, Office of Strategic 
Operations and Regulatory Affairs, Division of Regulations 
Development--C, Attention: Bonnie L Harkless, Room C4-26-05, 7500 
Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244-1850.

    Dated: December 20, 2007.
Michelle Shortt,
Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations 
and Regulatory Affairs.
[FR Doc. E7-25289 Filed 12-27-07; 8:45 am]
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