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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 197 / Thursday, October 9, 2008 / Notices The burden estimates for compliance will vary depending on the particular business opportunity seller’s prior experience with the original Franchise Rule. Staff estimates that 250 or so new business opportunity sellers will enter the market each year, requiring approximately 30 hours each to develop a Rule-compliant disclosure document. Thus, staff estimates that the cumulative annual disclosure burden for new business opportunity sellers will be approximately 7,500 hours. Staff further estimates that the remaining 2,250 established business opportunity sellers will require no more than approximately 3 hours each to update their disclosure document. Accordingly, the cumulative estimated annual disclosure burden for established business opportunity sellers will be approximately 6,750 hours. Business opportunity sellers may need to maintain additional documentation for the sale of business opportunities in states not currently requiring these records as part of their regulation of business opportunity sellers. This might entail an additional hour of recordkeeping per year. Accordingly, staff estimates that business opportunity sellers will cumulatively incur approximately 2,500 hours of recordkeeping burden per year (2,500 business opportunity sellers x 1 hour). Thus, the total burden for business opportunity sellers is approximately 16,750 hours (7,500 hours of disclosure burden for new business opportunity sellers + 6,750 hours of disclosure burden for established business opportunity sellers + 2,500 of recordkeeping burden for all business opportunity sellers). sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Estimated annual labor cost: $3,595,000 Labor costs are determined by applying applicable wage rates to associated burden hours. Staff presumes an attorney will prepare or update the disclosure document at an estimated $250 per hour. As applied, this would yield approximately $3,562,500 in labor costs attributable to compliance with the Rule’s disclosure requirements ((250 new business opportunity sellers x $250 per hour x 30 hours per seller) + (2,250 established business opportunity sellers x $250 per hour x 3 hours per seller)). Staff anticipates that recordkeeping would be performed by clerical staff at approximately $13 per hour. At 2,500 hours per year for all affected business opportunity sellers (see above), this amounts to an estimated $32,500 of recordkeeping cost. Thus, the combined labor costs for recordkeeping and VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:01 Oct 08, 2008 Jkt 217001 disclosure for business opportunity sellers is approximately $3,595,000. Estimated non-labor cost: $3,887,500 Business opportunity sellers must also incur costs to print and distribute the disclosure document. These costs vary based upon the length of the disclosures and the number of copies produced to meet the expected demand. Staff estimates that 2,500 business opportunity sellers print and mail 100 documents per year at a cost of $15 per document, for a total cost of $3,750,000 (2,500 business opportunity sellers x 100 documents per year x $15 per document). Business opportunity sellers must also complete and disseminate an FTCrequired cover sheet that identifies the business opportunity seller, the date the document is issued, a table of contents, and a notice that tracks the language specifically provided in the Rule. Although some of the language in the cover sheet is supplied by the government for the purpose of disclosure to the public, and is thus excluded from the definition of ‘‘collection of information’’ under the PRA, see 5 CFR 1320.3(c)(2), there are residual costs to print and mail these cover sheets, including within them the presentation of related information beyond the supplied text. Staff estimates that 2,500 business opportunity sellers complete and disseminate 100 cover sheets per year at a cost of approximately $0.55 per cover sheet, or a total cost of approximately $137,500 (2,500 business opportunity sellers x 100 cover sheets per year x $0.55 per cover sheet). Accordingly, the cumulative nonlabor cost incurred by business opportunity sellers each year attributable to compliance will be approximately $3,887,500 ($3,750,000 for printing and mailing documents + $137,500 for completing and mailing cover sheets). William Blumenthal General Counsel [FR Doc. E8–24021 Filed 10–8–08: 8:45 am] [BILLING CODE 6750–01–S DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: 59631 Notice of public meeting. SUMMARY: In accordance with section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app. 2, this notice announces a meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality. DATES: The meeting will be held on Friday, November 7, 2008, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Eisenberg Conference Center, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, Maryland 20850. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deborah Queenan, Coordinator of the Advisory Council, at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, Maryland 20850, (301) 427–1330. For press-related information, please contact Karen Migdail at (301) 427–1855. If sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodation for a disability is needed, please contact Mr. Donald L. Inniss, Director, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Program, Program Support Center, on (301) 443–1144, no later than October 27, 2008. The agenda, roster, and minutes are available from Ms. Bonnie Campbell, Committee Management Officer, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, Maryland 20850. Ms. Campbell’s phone number is (301) 427– 1554. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Purpose The National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality was established in accordance with Section 921 (now Section 931) of the Public Health Service Act 42 U.S.C. 299c. In accordance with its statutory mandate, the Council is to advise the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), on matters related to actions of AHRQ to enhance the quality, improve the outcomes, and reduce the costs of health care services; improve access to such services through scientific research; and promote improvements in clinical practice and in the organization, financing, and delivery of health care services. The Council is composed of members of the public, appointed by the Secretary, and Federal ex-officio members. II. Agenda On Friday, November 7, the Council meeting will convene at 9 a.m., with the E:\FR\FM\09OCN1.SGM 09OCN1 59632 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 197 / Thursday, October 9, 2008 / Notices call to order by the Council Chair and approval of previous Council minutes. The AHRQ director will present her update on current research, programs, and initiatives. The agenda will include a discussion on Patient-centered Health Care and Cost Effective Health Care by the Council. The final agenda will be available on the AHRQ Web site at http:// www.ahrq.gov no later than November 3, 2008. Dated: October 1, 2008. Carolyn M. Clancy, Director. [FR Doc. E8–23732 Filed 10–8–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects Title: State Developmental Disabilities Council 5-Year State Plan. OMB No.: 0980–0162. Description: A Plan developed by the State Council on Developmental Disabilities is required by federal statute. Each State Council on Developmental Disabilities must develop the plan, provide for public comments in the State, provide for approval by the State’s Governor, and finally submit the plan on a five-year basis. On an annual basis, the Council must review the plan and make any amendments. The State Plan will be used (1) By the Council as a planning document; (2) by the citizenry of the State as a mechanism for commenting on the plans of the Council; and (3) by the Department as a stewardship tool, for ensuring compliance with the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act, as one basis for providing technical assistance (e.g., during site visits), and as a support for management decision making. Respondents: State Governments. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument State Developmental Disabilities Council 5–Year State Plan ......................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 20,185. In compliance with the requirements of Section 506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the information collection described above. Copies of the proposed collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Administration, Office of Information Services, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. E-mail address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. The Department specifically requests comments on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) Number of responses per respondent 55 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. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. Dated: October 3, 2008. Janean Chambers, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E8–23881 Filed 10–8–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Average burden hours per response 1 367 Total burden hours 20,185 OMB No.: 0980–0212. Description: For the program of the State Councils on Developmental Disabilities, funds are awarded to State agencies contingent on fiscal requirements in subtitle B of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act. The SF–269, ordinarily mandated in the revised OMB Circular A–102, provides no accounting breakouts necessary for proper stewardship. Consequently, the proposed streamlined form will substitute for the SF–269 and will allow compliance monitoring and proactive compliance maintenance and technical assistance. Respondents: State Councils and Designated State Agencies. Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects Title: Financial Status Reporting Form for State Councils on Developmental Disabilities Program. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Instrument Number of respondents Number of esponses per espondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours Financial Status Reporting Form for State Councils on Developmental Disabilities Program .......................................................................................... 55 3 5.10 841.50 VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:01 Oct 08, 2008 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\09OCN1.SGM 09OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 197 (Thursday, October 9, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 59631-59632]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-23732]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research 
and Quality

AGENCY: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app. 2, this notice announces a meeting of the 
National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Friday, November 7, 2008, from 9 
a.m. to 3 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Eisenberg Conference Center, 
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 540 Gaither Road, 
Rockville, Maryland 20850.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deborah Queenan, Coordinator of the 
Advisory Council, at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 
540 Gaither Road, Rockville, Maryland 20850, (301) 427-1330. For press-
related information, please contact Karen Migdail at (301) 427-1855.
    If sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodation 
for a disability is needed, please contact Mr. Donald L. Inniss, 
Director, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Program, Program 
Support Center, on (301) 443-1144, no later than October 27, 2008. The 
agenda, roster, and minutes are available from Ms. Bonnie Campbell, 
Committee Management Officer, Agency for Healthcare Research and 
Quality, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, Maryland 20850. Ms. Campbell's 
phone number is (301) 427-1554.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Purpose

    The National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality 
was established in accordance with Section 921 (now Section 931) of the 
Public Health Service Act 42 U.S.C. 299c. In accordance with its 
statutory mandate, the Council is to advise the Secretary of the 
Department of Health and Human Services and the Director, Agency for 
Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), on matters related to actions 
of AHRQ to enhance the quality, improve the outcomes, and reduce the 
costs of health care services; improve access to such services through 
scientific research; and promote improvements in clinical practice and 
in the organization, financing, and delivery of health care services.
    The Council is composed of members of the public, appointed by the 
Secretary, and Federal ex-officio members.

II. Agenda

    On Friday, November 7, the Council meeting will convene at 9 a.m., 
with the

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call to order by the Council Chair and approval of previous Council 
minutes. The AHRQ director will present her update on current research, 
programs, and initiatives. The agenda will include a discussion on 
Patient-centered Health Care and Cost Effective Health Care by the 
Council.
    The final agenda will be available on the AHRQ Web site at http://
www.ahrq.gov no later than November 3, 2008.

    Dated: October 1, 2008.
Carolyn M. Clancy,
Director.
 [FR Doc. E8-23732 Filed 10-8-08; 8:45 am]
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