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Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app. 2). Dated: February 4, 2009. Randall W. Lutter, Deputy Commissioner for Policy. [FR Doc. E9–3089 Filed 2–12–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–01–S DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Notice of Availability of Final Policy Guidance cprice-sewell on PRODPC61 with NOTICES AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HHS. ACTION: Final Agency Guidance and Response to Public Comments. SUMMARY: HRSA is publishing a final Agency Guidance (‘‘Policy Information Notice’’ (PIN) 2009–02), to describe the policy and processes pertaining to requests from federally-funded health centers to change the scope of their Federal project. The PIN, ‘‘Specialty Services and Health Centers’’ Scope of Project,’’ and the Agency’s ‘‘Response to Public Comments’’ are available on the Internet at http://bphc.hrsa.gov. DATES: The effective date of this final Agency guidance is December 18, 2008. Background: The Health Resources and Services Administration administers the Health Center Program, as authorized by section 330 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act as amended, (42 U.S.C. 254b). Health centers improve the health of the VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:38 Feb 12, 2009 Jkt 217001 Nation’s underserved communities and vulnerable populations by assuring access to comprehensive, culturally competent, quality primary health care services. Health center grants support a variety of community-based and patientdirected public and private nonprofit organizations and continue to serve an increasing number of the Nation’s underserved. Charges for health care services are set according to income. At the end of the 2007 calendar year, there were more than 1,000 federally-funded health centers with more than 7,000 primary health care delivery sites located in urban and rural underserved areas throughout the U.S. and its territories. In 2007, over 16 million medically underserved and uninsured patients received comprehensive, culturally competent, quality primary health care services through the federally-supported Health Center Program. On August 10, 2007, HRSA made the draft PIN, ‘‘Specialty Services and Health Centers’’ Scope of Project,’’ available for public comment on HRSA’s Web site. HRSA also published a notice in the Federal Register of August 29, 2007, requesting comments on this draft PIN. Sixty-five comments were received from 20 organizations and/or individuals. After review and careful consideration of all comments received, HRSA has amended the PIN to incorporate certain recommendations from the public. The final PIN reflects these changes. In addition to making the final PIN available on HRSA’s Web site, HRSA is also posting the Agency’s ‘‘Response to Public Comments’’ at http:// bphc.hrsa.gov/policy/pin0902/ pin0902comments.htm. The purpose of that document is to summarize the major comments received and describe the Agency’s response, including any corresponding changes made to the PIN. Where comments did not result in a revision to the PIN, explanations are provided. Any interested party that does not have access to HRSA’s Web site can contact the HRSA point of contact to request that a hardcopy of the ‘‘Response to Public Comments’’ be mailed to their attention. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions regarding this notice, please contact the Office of Policy and Program Development, Bureau of Primary Health Care, HRSA, at 301–594–4300. Dated: February 6, 2009. Elizabeth M. Duke, Administrator. [FR Doc. E9–3087 Filed 2–12–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7239 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Notice of Availability of Final Policy Guidance AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS. ACTION: Final Guidance. DATES: The effective date of this final Agency guidance is January 5, 2009. SUMMARY: HRSA has issued Policy Information Notice (PIN) 2009–04, ‘‘Revision to PIN 2003–21: Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) LookAlike Guidelines and Application,’’ to announce a technical revision to PIN 2003–21: FQHC Look-Alike Guidelines and Application, issued on August 26, 2003. Both PINs are available on HRSA’s Web site at http:// bphc.hrsa.gov/policy/#lookalikes. Background: HRSA has issued PIN 2009–04, ‘‘Revision to PIN 2003–21: FQHC Look-Alike Guidelines and Application,’’ to announce a technical revision to PIN 2003–21: FQHC LookAlike Guidelines and Application, issued on August 26, 2003. PIN 2003– 21 conveys eligibility and compliance requirements of the FQHC Look-Alike Program and instructions for submitting an application for FQHC Look-Alike designation, recertification, and change in scope of project. PIN 2009–04 updates the data submission requirements in PIN 2003–21. Applicants and existing FQHC LookAlikes should refer to both PINs when preparing applications. Both PINs are available on HRSA’s Web site at http://bphc.hrsa.gov/policy/#lookalikes. PIN 2009–04 reflects the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved extension of information collection (control number 0915–0142) to November 30, 2011. Furthermore, the race and ethnicity data is now collected as two separate data elements in Table 2, Part B, to meet OMB Standards for the Classification of Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity as well as Standards for Maintaining, Collecting, and Presenting Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity (62 FR 36874–36946; 62 FR 58781–9; and OMB Bulletin #00–02). Please note that all information provided regarding race and/or ethnicity will be used only to ensure compliance with statutory and regulatory Governing Board requirements set forth in section 330 of the Public Health Service Act. Data on race and/or ethnicity collected on this form will not be used as a factor in recommending approval for FQHC E:\FR\FM\13FEN1.SGM 13FEN1 7240 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 29 / Friday, February 13, 2009 / Notices Look-Alike designation, recertification, or change in scope of project. PIN 2009–04 provides more detail regarding this modification as well as new Tables that must be included with all application submissions. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please contact the Office of Policy and Program Development by telephone at 301–594–4300 for any questions regarding this PIN. Dated: February 6, 2009. Elizabeth M. Duke, Administrator. [FR Doc. E9–3088 Filed 2–12–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings 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 meetings. The meetings 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. 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This notice is being published less than 15 days prior to the meeting due to the timing limitations imposed by the review and funding cycle. Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Member Conflict: Mental Health and Neurodegenerative Disorders. Date: February 27, 2009. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:38 Feb 12, 2009 Jkt 217001 Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892 (Virtual Meeting). Contact Person: Suzan Nadi, PhD, Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 5217B, MSC 7846, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301–435– 1259, nadis@csr.nih.gov. This notice is being published less than 15 days prior to the meeting due to the timing limitations imposed by the review and funding cycle. Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Member Conflict: Radiation Oncology. Date: March 3, 2009. Time: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892 (Telephone Conference Call). Contact Person: Mary Bell, PhD, Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 6188, MSC 7804, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301–451–8754, bellmar@csr.nih.gov. This notice is being published less than 15 days prior to the meeting due to the timing limitations imposed by the review and funding cycle. Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Member Applications in Cognition, Perception, Language, and Speech. Date: March 4, 2009. Time: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892 (Virtual Meeting). Contact Person: Jane A. DoussardRoosevelt, PhD, Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 3184, MSC 7848, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 435–4445, doussarj@csr.nih.gov. Name of Committee: AIDS and Related Research Integrated Review Group, AIDS Clinical Studies and Epidemiology Study Section. Date: March 5–6, 2009. Time: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Bahia Resort Hotel, 998 W. Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109. Contact Person: Hilary D Sigmon, PhD, Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 5222, MSC 7852, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 594– 6377, sigmonh@csr.nih.gov. Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Diabetes, Obesity and Nutrition. Date: March 5–6, 2009. Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Place: National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892 (Virtual Meeting). Contact Person: Krish Krishnan, PhD, Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 6164, MSC 7892, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 435– 1041, krishnak@csr.nih.gov. Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Musculoskeletal Biology and Tissue Engineering. Date: March 5, 2009. Time: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892 (Telephone Conference Call). Contact Person: Priscilla B. Chen, PhD, Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 4104, MSC 7814, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 435– 1787, chenp@csr.nih.gov. Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, ACTS Member Conflict. Date: March 5, 2009. Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: The William F. Bolger Center, The Main Building, 9600 Newbridge Drive, Potomac, MD 20854. Contact Person: Richard J. Bartlett, PhD, Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 4110, MSC 7814, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301–435– 6809, bartletr@csr.nih.gov. Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Rehabilitation Sciences. Date: March 5–6, 2009. Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Hilton Old Towne, 1767 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Contact Person: Jo Pelham, BA, Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 4102, MSC 7814, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 435–1786, pelhamj@csr.nih.gov. 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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 29 (Friday, February 13, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 7239-7240]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-3088]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


Notice of Availability of Final Policy Guidance

AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Final Guidance.

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DATES: The effective date of this final Agency guidance is January 5, 
2009.

SUMMARY: HRSA has issued Policy Information Notice (PIN) 2009-04, 
``Revision to PIN 2003-21: Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) 
Look-Alike Guidelines and Application,'' to announce a technical 
revision to PIN 2003-21: FQHC Look-Alike Guidelines and Application, 
issued on August 26, 2003. Both PINs are available on HRSA's Web site 
at http://bphc.hrsa.gov/policy/#lookalikes.
    Background: HRSA has issued PIN 2009-04, ``Revision to PIN 2003-21: 
FQHC Look-Alike Guidelines and Application,'' to announce a technical 
revision to PIN 2003-21: FQHC Look-Alike Guidelines and Application, 
issued on August 26, 2003. PIN 2003-21 conveys eligibility and 
compliance requirements of the FQHC Look-Alike Program and instructions 
for submitting an application for FQHC Look-Alike designation, 
recertification, and change in scope of project. PIN 2009-04 updates 
the data submission requirements in PIN 2003-21. Applicants and 
existing FQHC Look-Alikes should refer to both PINs when preparing 
applications. Both PINs are available on HRSA's Web site at http://
bphc.hrsa.gov/policy/#lookalikes.
    PIN 2009-04 reflects the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
approved extension of information collection (control number 0915-0142) 
to November 30, 2011. Furthermore, the race and ethnicity data is now 
collected as two separate data elements in Table 2, Part B, to meet OMB 
Standards for the Classification of Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity 
as well as Standards for Maintaining, Collecting, and Presenting 
Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity (62 FR 36874-36946; 62 FR 58781-9; 
and OMB Bulletin 00-02). Please note that all information 
provided regarding race and/or ethnicity will be used only to ensure 
compliance with statutory and regulatory Governing Board requirements 
set forth in section 330 of the Public Health Service Act. Data on race 
and/or ethnicity collected on this form will not be used as a factor in 
recommending approval for FQHC

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Look-Alike designation, recertification, or change in scope of project.
    PIN 2009-04 provides more detail regarding this modification as 
well as new Tables that must be included with all application 
submissions.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please contact the Office of Policy 
and Program Development by telephone at 301-594-4300 for any questions 
regarding this PIN.

    Dated: February 6, 2009.
Elizabeth M. Duke,
Administrator.
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