Proposed Collection; Comment Request; National Institutes of Health Construction Grants-42 CFR Part 52b (Final Rule), 34026-34027 [E8-13388]

Download as PDF 34026 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 116 / Monday, June 16, 2008 / Notices rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES site or, in some cases, more than one site. The scope of activity to be reported in UDS includes all activity at the site(s) to which the Corps member is assigned. Evaluation and Selection Process In approving applications for the assignment of Corps members, the Secretary shall give priority to any such application that is made regarding the provision of primary health services to a HPSA with the greatest shortage. For the program year July 1, 2008, through June 30, 2009, HPSAs of greatest shortage for determination of priority for assignment of Corps personnel will be defined as follows: (1) Primary medical care HPSAs with scores of 14 and above are authorized for the assignment of Corps members who are primary care physicians, family nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs), or CNMs participating in the Scholarship Program; (2) mental health HPSAs with scores of 19 and above are authorized for the assignment of Corps members who are psychiatrists participating in the Scholarship Program; (3) dental HPSAs with scores of 17 and above are authorized for the assignment of Corps members who are dentists participating in the Scholarship Program; and (4) HPSAs (appropriate to each discipline) with scores of 17 and above are authorized for priority assignment of Corps members who are participating in the Loan Repayment Program. HPSAs with scores below 17 will be eligible to receive assignment of Corps personnel participating in the Loan Repayment Program only after assignments are made of those Corps members matching to those HPSAs receiving priority for placement of Corps members through the Loan Repayment Program (i.e., HPSAs scoring 17 or above). Placements made through the Loan Repayment Program in HPSAs with scores 16 or below will be made by decreasing HPSA score, and only to the extent that funding remains available. All sites on the list are eligible sites for individuals wishing to serve in an underserved area but who are not contractually obligated under the Scholarship or Loan Repayment Program. Note, that in response to the low number of NPs, PAs and CNMs in this placement cycle of NHSC Scholars, the primary care physician HPSA score has been applied to the entire primary care category. A listing of HPSAs and their scores is posted at http://hpsafind.hrsa.gov/. Sites qualifying for automatic primary medical care and dental HPSA designations have been scored and may be authorized to receive assignment of Corps members if they meet the criteria outlined above and their HPSA scores VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:04 Jun 13, 2008 Jkt 214001 are above the stated cutoffs. If there are any sites on the list with an unscored HPSA designation they are authorized for the assignment of Corps personnel participating in the Loan Repayment Program only, after assignments are made of those Corps members matching to scored HPSAs and only to the extent that funding remains available. When these HPSAs receive scores, these sites will then be authorized to receive assignment of Corps members if they meet the criteria outlined above and their newly assigned scores are above the stated cutoffs. The number of new NHSC placements through the Scholarship and Loan Repayment Programs allowed at any one site are limited to the following: (1) Primary Medical Care: (a) Loan Repayment Program—no more than 2 allopathic (MD) or osteopathic (DO) physicians; and no more than a combined total of 2 NPs, PAs, or CNMs; (b) Scholarship Program—no more than 2 physicians (MD or DO); and no more than a combined total of 2 NPs, PAs, or CNMs. (2) Dental: (a) Loan Repayment Program—no more than 2 dentists and 2 dental hygienists; (b) Scholarship Program—no more than 1 dentist. (3) Mental Health: (a) Loan Repayment Program—no more than 2 psychiatrists (MD or DO); and no more than a combined total of 2 clinical or counseling psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, or psychiatric nurse specialists; (b) Scholarship Program—no more than 1 psychiatrist. Application Requests, Dates and Address The list of HPSAs and entities that are eligible to receive priority for the placement of Corps personnel may be updated periodically. Entities that no longer meet eligibility criteria, including HPSA score, will be removed from the priority listing. Entities interested in being added to the high priority list must submit an NHSC Recruitment and Retention Assistance Application to: National Health Service Corps, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 8A–08, Rockville, MD 20857, fax 301–594–2721. These applications must be submitted on or before the deadline date of March 27, 2009. Applications submitted after this deadline date will be considered for placement on the priority placement list in the following program year. Any changes to this deadline will be posted PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 on the NHSC Web site at http:// nhsc.bhpr.hrsa.gov. Entities interested in receiving application materials may do so by calling the HRSA call center at 1–800– 221–9393. They may also get information and download application materials from: http:// nhsc.bhpr.hrsa.gov/applications/ rraa.asp. Additional Information Entities wishing to provide additional data and information in support of their inclusion on the proposed list of HPSAs and entities that would receive priority in assignment of Corps members, must do so in writing no later than July 16, 2008. This information should be submitted to: Mark Pincus, Director, Division of Site and Clinician Recruitment, Bureau of Clinician Recruitment and Service, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 8A–55, Rockville, MD 20857. This information will be considered in preparing the final list of HPSAs and entities that are receiving priority for the assignment of Corps personnel. Paperwork Reduction Act: The Recruitment & Retention Assistance Application has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget under the Paperwork Reduction Act. The OMB clearance number is 0915–0230 and expires August 31, 2008. The program is not subject to the provisions of Executive Order 12372, Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs (as implemented through 45 CFR Part 100). Dated: June 6, 2008. Elizabeth M. Duke, Administrator. [FR Doc. E8–13454 Filed 6–13–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Proposed Collection; Comment Request; National Institutes of Health Construction Grants—42 CFR Part 52b (Final Rule) Summary: In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects to be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. E:\FR\FM\16JNN1.SGM 16JNN1 34027 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 116 / Monday, June 16, 2008 / Notices Proposed Collection: Title: National Institutes of Health Construction Grants—42 CFR Part 52b (Final Rule). Type of Information Collection Request: EXTENSION of No. 0925–0424, expiration date 8/31/2008. Need and Use of the Information Collection: This request is for OMB review and approval of an extension for the information collection and recordkeeping requirements contained in the regulation codified at 42 CFR Part 52b. The purpose of the regulation is to govern the awarding and administration of grants awarded by NIH and its components for construction of new buildings and the alteration, renovation, remodeling, improvement, expansion, reports upon request at the job site. Section 52b.11(b) requires applicants for a project involving the acquisition of existing facilities to provide the estimated cost of the project, cost of the acquisition of existing facilities, and cost of remodeling, renovating, or altering facilities to serve the purposes for which they are acquired. In terms of recordkeeping requirements: Section 52b.10(g) requires grantees to maintain daily construction logs and monthly status reports at the job site. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Affected Public: Non-profit organizations and Federal agencies. Type of respondents: Grantees. The estimated respondent burden is as follows: and repair of existing buildings, including the provision of equipment necessary to make the buildings (or applicable part of the buildings) suitable for the purpose for which it was constructed. In terms of reporting requirements: Section 52b.9(b) of the regulation requires the transferor of a facility which is sold or transferred, or owner of a facility, the use of which has changed, to provide written notice of the sale, transfer or change within 30 days. Section 52b.10(f) requires a grantee to submit an approved copy of the construction schedule prior to the start of construction. Section 52b.10(g) requires a grantee to provide daily construction logs and monthly status ESTIMATED ANNUAL REPORTING AND RECORDKEEPING BURDEN Number of respondents Frequency of response Average time per response Annual hour burden 1 60 60 100 1 1 12 1 .50 1.0 1.0 1.0 .50 60 720 100 60 260 1.0 15,600 Totals ................................................................................................. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Reporting: Section 52b.9(b) ....................................................................................... Section 2b.10(f) ........................................................................................ Section 2b.10(g) ....................................................................................... Section 2b.11(b) ....................................................................................... Recordkeeping: Section 2b.10(g) ....................................................................................... 281 ........................ ........................ 16,480.5 The annualized cost to the public, based on an average of 60 active grants in the construction phase, is estimated at: $576,818. There are no Capital Costs to report. There are no operating or Maintenance Costs to report. Request for Comments: Written comments and/or suggestions from the public and affected agencies should address one or more of the following points: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information and recordkeeping are necessary for the proper performance of the function of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information and recordkeeping, including the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected and the recordkeeping information to be maintained; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection and recordkeeping techniques of other forms of information technology. For Further Information Contact: Jerry Moore, NIH Regulations Officer, Office of Management Assessment, Division of VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:04 Jun 13, 2008 Jkt 214001 Management Support, National Institutes of Health, 6011 Executive Boulevard, Room 601, MSC 7669, Rockville, Maryland 20852; call 301– 496–4607 (this is not a toll-free number) or e-mail your request to jm40z@nih.gov. Comments Due Date: Comments regarding this information collection and recordkeeping are best assured of having full effect if received on or before August 15, 2008. Dated: June 10, 2008. Jerry Moore, Regulations Officer, National Institutes of Health. [FR Doc. E8–13388 Filed 6–13–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Notice of Closed Meeting Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), notice is hereby given of the following meeting. PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Name of Committee: Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and AIDS Initial Review Group; Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome Research Review Committee; July 2008 AIDS Research Review Committee meeting. Date: July 9, 2008. Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Doubletree Hotel and Executive Meeting Center, 8120 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814. Contact Person: Roberta Binder, PhD., Scientific Review Administrator, Scientific Review Program, Division of Extramural Activities, NIAID/NIH/DHHS, Room 3130, 6700B Rockledge Drive, MSC 7616, Bethesda, MD 20892–7616, (301) 496–7966, rb169n@nih.gov. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.855, Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation Research; 93.856, E:\FR\FM\16JNN1.SGM 16JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

National Institutes of Health


Proposed Collection; Comment Request; National Institutes of 
Health Construction Grants--42 CFR Part 52b (Final Rule)

    Summary: In compliance with the requirement of section 
3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, for opportunity 
for public comment on proposed data collection projects, the National 
Institutes of Health (NIH) will publish periodic summaries of proposed 
projects to be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
for review and approval.

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    Proposed Collection: Title: National Institutes of Health 
Construction Grants--42 CFR Part 52b (Final Rule). Type of Information 
Collection Request: EXTENSION of No. 0925-0424, expiration date 8/31/
2008. Need and Use of the Information Collection: This request is for 
OMB review and approval of an extension for the information collection 
and recordkeeping requirements contained in the regulation codified at 
42 CFR Part 52b. The purpose of the regulation is to govern the 
awarding and administration of grants awarded by NIH and its components 
for construction of new buildings and the alteration, renovation, 
remodeling, improvement, expansion, and repair of existing buildings, 
including the provision of equipment necessary to make the buildings 
(or applicable part of the buildings) suitable for the purpose for 
which it was constructed. In terms of reporting requirements: Section 
52b.9(b) of the regulation requires the transferor of a facility which 
is sold or transferred, or owner of a facility, the use of which has 
changed, to provide written notice of the sale, transfer or change 
within 30 days. Section 52b.10(f) requires a grantee to submit an 
approved copy of the construction schedule prior to the start of 
construction. Section 52b.10(g) requires a grantee to provide daily 
construction logs and monthly status reports upon request at the job 
site. Section 52b.11(b) requires applicants for a project involving the 
acquisition of existing facilities to provide the estimated cost of the 
project, cost of the acquisition of existing facilities, and cost of 
remodeling, renovating, or altering facilities to serve the purposes 
for which they are acquired. In terms of recordkeeping requirements: 
Section 52b.10(g) requires grantees to maintain daily construction logs 
and monthly status reports at the job site. Frequency of Response: On 
occasion. Affected Public: Non-profit organizations and Federal 
agencies. Type of respondents: Grantees. The estimated respondent 
burden is as follows:

                               Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden
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                                                     Number of     Frequency of    Average time     Annual hour
                                                    respondents      response      per response       burden
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Reporting:
    Section 52b.9(b)............................               1               1             .50             .50
    Section 2b.10(f)............................              60               1             1.0              60
    Section 2b.10(g)............................              60              12             1.0             720
    Section 2b.11(b)............................             100               1             1.0             100
Recordkeeping:
    Section 2b.10(g)............................              60             260             1.0          15,600
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
        Totals..................................             281  ..............  ..............        16,480.5
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    The annualized cost to the public, based on an average of 60 active 
grants in the construction phase, is estimated at: $576,818. There are 
no Capital Costs to report. There are no operating or Maintenance Costs 
to report.
    Request for Comments: Written comments and/or suggestions from the 
public and affected agencies should address one or more of the 
following points: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of 
information and recordkeeping are necessary for the proper performance 
of the function of the agency, including whether the information will 
have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's 
estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information and 
recordkeeping, including the methodology and assumptions used; (3) 
Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be 
collected and the recordkeeping information to be maintained; and (4) 
Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are 
to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, 
mechanical, or other technological collection and recordkeeping 
techniques of other forms of information technology.
    For Further Information Contact: Jerry Moore, NIH Regulations 
Officer, Office of Management Assessment, Division of Management 
Support, National Institutes of Health, 6011 Executive Boulevard, Room 
601, MSC 7669, Rockville, Maryland 20852; call 301-496-4607 (this is 
not a toll-free number) or e-mail your request to jm40z@nih.gov.
    Comments Due Date: Comments regarding this information collection 
and recordkeeping are best assured of having full effect if received on 
or before August 15, 2008.

    Dated: June 10, 2008.
Jerry Moore,
Regulations Officer, National Institutes of Health.
[FR Doc. E8-13388 Filed 6-13-08; 8:45 am]
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