Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 8261-8262 [E9-3859]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 35 / Tuesday, February 24, 2009 / Notices with acute or recent HIV infection from persons with longer standing infections. NCHHSTP also seeks new methods that could serve to expedite confirmatory testing for HIV–1, HIV–2, and HCV either at the point-of-care or in the laboratory. Technology Sought Selection Criteria One goal of the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) is to develop new approaches to increase the number of persons infected with HIV and/or HCV who know their status and have access to effective treatment. These approaches might include increasing the use of more sensitive screening assays (such as antigen or nucleic acid amplification tests) that can identify persons with acute HIV infection; rapid tests that can identify resolved or ongoing HCV infection; and more sensitive and specific confirmatory assays that can be used at point-of-care to obviate the need for clients to return for confirmed test results. NCHHSTP is seeking rapid diagnostic tests that are suitable for commercial distribution and that are simple: preferably, tests that use direct, unprocessed specimens (e.g., whole blood); can be performed in 30 minutes or less by persons with minimal training; include all necessary reagents in the test kit; can be stored at temperatures between 25 and 39°C; and have a minimum 1-year shelf life. Of particular interest are tests with high sensitivity for early stage HIV infection and tests that can distinguish persons mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES rapid tests to be used in the screening setting require high sensitivity and confirmatory tests with high specificity. Confidential proposals, preferably six pages or less (excluding appendices), are solicited from companies who have a product that is suitable for commercial distribution. DATES: Formal proposals must be submitted no later than 30 calendar days after date of publication in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: Formal proposals should be submitted to Sal Butera, Associate Director for Laboratory Science, NCHHSTP, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road, NE., Mailstop E–07, Atlanta, GA 30333; Phone 404–639–6379; Fax 404–639– 3125; e-mail; SButera@cdc.gov. Scientific questions should be addressed to Bernard M. Branson, M.D., Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, NCHSTP, CDC 1600 Clifton Road, NE., Mailstop D–21, Atlanta, GA 30333; Phone 404–639–6166, Fax 404–639– 0897; e-mail BBranson@cdc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposals submitted for consideration will be evaluated according to selection criteria, and should address, as best as possible and to the extent relevant to the proposal, each of the following: (1) Information on the technology used for the test, including basic operating principals such as antigen or antibody components used for detection; (2) Data available on the performance characteristics of the tests in different populations; (3) Information on the time required to perform the test, whether the test is performed on oral fluid, whole blood, serum, plasma, or dried blood spots, and the steps involved in performing the test; (4) Information on the storage requirements and stability of the test; (5) Interest by the company to seek FDA approval and market the test in the United States; (6) Ability to provide to CDC approximately 8,000 tests and all related equipment to enable laboratory validation at CDC; (7) Documentation of production capacity to provide at least 500,000 tests annually. VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:23 Feb 23, 2009 Jkt 217001 NCHHSTP and Collaborator Responsibilities Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: February 13, 2009. James D. Seligman, Chief Information Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. E9–3865 Filed 2–23–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES The NCHHSTP role may include, but will not be limited to, the following: (1) Providing scientific and technical expertise needed for the evaluation project; (2) Planning and conducting evaluation studies of the diagnostic tests and interpreting results; and (3) Publishing evaluation results. The NCHHSTP anticipates that the role of the successful collaborator(s) will include the following: (1) Providing NCHHSTP access to data necessary to identify candidate tests for further evaluation; and (2) Providing tests that can be used in the evaluation. PO 00000 8261 Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects: Title: Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program LIHEAP Leveraging Report. OMB No.: 0970–0121. Description: The LIHEAP leveraging incentive program rewards LIHEAP grantees that have leveraged non-federal home energy resources for low-income households. The LIHEAP leveraging report is the application for leveraging incentive funds that these LIHEAP grantees submit to the Department of Health and Human Services for each fiscal year in which they leverage countable resources. Participation in the leveraging incentive program is voluntary and is described at 45 CFR 96.87. The LIHEAP leveraging report obtains information on the resources leveraged by LIHEAP grantees each fiscal year (as cash, discounts, waivers, and in-kind); the benefits provided to low-income households by these resources (for example, as fuel and payments for fuel, as home heating and cooling equipment, and as weatherization materials and installation); and the fair market value of these resources/benefits. HHS needs this information in order to carry out statutory requirements for administering the LIHEAP leveraging incentive program, to determine accountability and valuation of grantees leveraged non-federal home energy resources, and to determine grantees shares of leveraging incentive funds. HHS proposes to request a three-year extension of OMB approval for the currently approved LIHEAP leveraging report information collection. Respondents: State, Local or Tribal Governments. E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1 8262 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 35 / Tuesday, February 24, 2009 / Notices ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Instrument Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours LIHEAP Leveraging Report ............................................................................. 70 1 38 2,660 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,660. 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) 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: February 19, 2009. Janean Chambers, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E9–3859 Filed 2–23–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P ACTION: Notice to award a Noncompetitive Successor Grant. CFDA#: 93.600. Legislative Authority: Section 648(g) of the Head Start Act (42 U.S.C. 9843) for these Career Advancement Partnership Programs. Project Period: January 22, 2009– September 29, 2009. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Educational Development and Partnership Division (EDPD) will award a non-competitive successor award to Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI) a Tribal College federally charted and operated by the Bureau of Indian Education, Department of the Interior located in Albuquerque, NM. Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI) will assume a grant award under the Head Start Career Advancement Partnership Program for the remainder of the project period January 22, 2009 to September 29, 2009. The Board of Regents, Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute, has relinquished the grant to its Federal entity to ensure greater internal controls. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Georgeline Sparks, Program Officer, Educational Development and Partnership Division, 1250 Maryland Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20024 or by phone at (202) 205–8539, or by e-mail at georgeline.sparks@acf.hhs.gov. Dated: February 13, 2009. Patricia Brown, Acting Director, Office of Head Start. [FR Doc. E9–3833 Filed 2–23–09; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Head Start (OHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). BILLING CODE 4184–01–P Educational Development and Partnership Division, Office of Head Start AGENCY: Educational Development and Partnership Division (EDPD), Office of VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:23 Feb 23, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA–2007–D–0209] (formerly Docket No. 2007D–0491) Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request; Dietary Supplement Labeling Requirements and Recommendations under the Dietary Supplement and Nonprescription Drug Consumer Protection Act AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that a proposed collection of information has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register, FDA is announcing that a proposed collection of information regarding labeling requirements for nonprescription human drugs marketed without an approved application has been submitted to OMB for review. DATES: Fax written comments on the collection of information by March 26, 2009. ADDRESSES: To ensure that comments on the information collection are received, OMB recommends that written comments be faxed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, Attn: FDA Desk Officer, FAX: 202–395–6974, or e-mailed to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. All comments should be identified with the OMB control number 0910–NEW and title, ‘‘Dietary Supplement Labeling Requirements and Recommendations under the Dietary Supplement and Nonprescription Drug Consumer Protection Act.’’ Also include the FDA docket number found in brackets in the heading of this document. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonna Capezzuto, Office of Information Management (HFA–710), Food and Drug E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 35 (Tuesday, February 24, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8261-8262]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-3859]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

    Proposed Projects:
    Title: Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program LIHEAP Leveraging 
Report.
    OMB No.: 0970-0121.
    Description: The LIHEAP leveraging incentive program rewards LIHEAP 
grantees that have leveraged non-federal home energy resources for low-
income households. The LIHEAP leveraging report is the application for 
leveraging incentive funds that these LIHEAP grantees submit to the 
Department of Health and Human Services for each fiscal year in which 
they leverage countable resources. Participation in the leveraging 
incentive program is voluntary and is described at 45 CFR 96.87. The 
LIHEAP leveraging report obtains information on the resources leveraged 
by LIHEAP grantees each fiscal year (as cash, discounts, waivers, and 
in-kind); the benefits provided to low-income households by these 
resources (for example, as fuel and payments for fuel, as home heating 
and cooling equipment, and as weatherization materials and 
installation); and the fair market value of these resources/benefits.
    HHS needs this information in order to carry out statutory 
requirements for administering the LIHEAP leveraging incentive program, 
to determine accountability and valuation of grantees leveraged non-
federal home energy resources, and to determine grantees shares of 
leveraging incentive funds. HHS proposes to request a three-year 
extension of OMB approval for the currently approved LIHEAP leveraging 
report information collection.
    Respondents: State, Local or Tribal Governments.

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                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                  Number of      Average burden
                 Instrument                      Number of      responses per      hours per       Total burden
                                                respondents       respondent        response          hours
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LIHEAP Leveraging Report....................              70                1               38            2,660
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,660.
    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) 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: February 19, 2009.
Janean Chambers,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. E9-3859 Filed 2-23-09; 8:45 am]
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