Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 18726-18727 [E9-9383]

Download as PDF 18726 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 78 / Friday, April 24, 2009 / Notices EXHIBIT 1—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of responses per project Number of projects Form name Hours per response Total burden hours Demonstration Staff Interviews ........................................................................ Survey of Pharmacists ..................................................................................... 5 5 6 * 75 1.25 30/60 38 188 Total .......................................................................................................... 10 na na 226 * We expect that some demonstration projects will have fewer than 75 responses, but we are indicating 75 responses here to avoid underestimating the response burden. EXHIBIT 2—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED COST BURDEN Number of projects Form name Total burden hours Average hourly wage rate * Total cost burden Demonstration Staff Interviews ........................................................................ Survey of Pharmacists ..................................................................................... 5 5 38 188 $47.58 47.58 $1,808 8,945 Total .......................................................................................................... 10 226 na 10,753 * Based on the national average wage for pharmacists (29–1051), National Compensation Survey: Occupational Wages in the United States May 2007, U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Estimated Annual Costs to the Federal Government The estimated total cost to the Federal government for this one year evaluation is $208,874. Exhibit 3 shows a breakdown of the costs. EXHIBIT 3—ESTIMATED ANNUAL COSTS TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT Component Total Developing the interview guide and survey instrument .............. Preparing 0MB clearance submission ............................................ Site visits to each demonstration Analyzing the data from each demonstration site. .................... Preparing a final report ................. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Total ....................................... $33,905 16:20 Apr 23, 2009 Dated: April 15, 2009. Carol M. Clancy, Director. [FR Doc. E9–9248 Filed 4–23–09; 8:45 am] 6,704 73,368 BILLING CODE 4160–90–M 54,835 40,062 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 208,874 Request for Comments In accordance with the above-cited Paperwork Reduction Act legislation, comments on AHRQ’s information collection are requested with regard to any of the following: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of AHRQ health care research and health care information dissemination functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of AHRQ’s estimate of burden (including hours and costs) of the proposed collection(s) of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information upon the VerDate Nov<24>2008 respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the Agency’s subsequent request for OMB approval of the proposed information collection. All comments will become a matter of public record. Jkt 217001 Health Resources and Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Periodically, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) publishes abstracts of information collection requests under review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). To request a copy of the clearance requests submitted to OMB for review, e-mail paperwork@hrsa.gov or call the HRSA Reports Clearance Office on (301) 443– 1129. The following request has been submitted to the Office of Management PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and Budget for review under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995: Proposed Project: Voluntary Partner Surveys in the Health Resources and Services Administration—(OMB No. 0915–0212): Extension In response to Executive Order 12862, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) conducts voluntary customer surveys of its partners to assess strengths and weaknesses in program services. To continue the periodic customer or partner satisfaction survey activities, HRSA is requesting an extension of approval from OMB. HRSA partners are, typically, State or local governments, health care facilities, health care consortia, and health care providers. Partner surveys to be conducted by HRSA might include, for example, brief surveys of grantees to determine satisfaction with a technical assistance contractor, or, in-class evaluation forms completed by providers who receive training from HRSA grantees, to measure satisfaction with the training experience. Results of these surveys will be used to plan and direct program efforts as needed to improve service. Focus groups may also be used as a potential method to obtain input on services and training. Focus groups, inclass evaluation surveys, and satisfaction surveys provide valuable input from HRSA partners and customers on agency services and materials. The estimated annual burden is as follows: E:\FR\FM\24APN1.SGM 24APN1 18727 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 78 / Friday, April 24, 2009 / Notices Number of respondents Instrument Responses per respondent Total responses Hours per response Total burden hours Surveys .............................................................................. Focus groups ..................................................................... 50,000 50 1 1 50,000 50 .1 1.5 5,000 75 Total ............................................................................ 50,050 .......................... 50,050 ........................ 5,075 Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of this notice to the desk officer for HRSA, either by email to OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov or by fax to 202–395–6974. Please direct all correspondence to the ‘‘attention of the desk officer for HRSA.’’ Dated: April 17, 2009. Alexandra Huttinger, Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination. [FR Doc. E9–9383 Filed 4–23–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Office of Refugee Resettlement Notice of Grants Awards mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: Office of Refugee Resettlement, Administration for Children and Families. ACTION: Notice is hereby given that awards will be made to nine unaccompanied alien children (UAC) care providers in the amount of $9,714,681: Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Miami, FL: $1,460,667; Heartland Alliance, Chicago, IL: $935,645; Southwest Key Phoenix, AZ: $762,970; Southwest Key El Paso, TX: 229,590; Florence Crittenton, Fullerton, CA: $2,215,000; LSS of the South, Corpus Christi, TX: $439,955; Baptist Children and Families, San Antonio, TX: $2,970,854; Lutheran Immigrant and Refugee Services, Baltimore, MD: $350,000; and US Conference of Catholic Bishops, Baltimore, MD: $350,000. CFDA#: 93.676. Legislative Authority: Section 462 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, 6 U.S.C. 279, and Section 235 of the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008, 8 U.S.C. 1232. Project Period: 5/1/2009–9/30/2009. SUMMARY: This funding will support the expansion of shelter/foster care program bed capacity to meet the additional number of unaccompanied alien VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:20 Apr 23, 2009 Jkt 217001 children (UAC) referrals from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other Federal agencies resulting from the recent passage of the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) of 2008. Many provisions in the TVPRA will dramatically affect the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) UAC program’s capacity to provide placement, custodial and residential shelter care services. ORR expects an additional 6,800 referrals annually from DHS. The program has very specific requirements for the provision of services. Existing grantees are the only entities with the infrastructure, licensing, experience and appropriate level of trained staff to meet the service requirements and the urgent need for expansion. The program’s ability to avoid a backlog of children waiting in border patrol stations for placement can only be accommodated through the expansion of existing programs through this supplemental award process. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenneth Tota, Office of Refugee Resettlement, Administration for Children and Families, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, (202) 401–4858. Dated: April 13, 2009. David H. Siegel, Acting Director, Office of Refugee Resettlement. [FR Doc. E9–9429 Filed 4–23–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration ‘‘Low Income Levels’’ Used for Various Health Professions and Nursing Programs Included in Titles III, VII and VIII of the Public Health Service Act AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 updating income levels used to identify a ‘‘low income family’’ for the purpose of determining eligibility for programs that provide health professions and nursing training for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. These various programs are included in Titles III, VII and VIII of the Public Health Service Act. The Department periodically publishes in the Federal Register lowincome levels used to determine eligibility for grants and cooperative agreements to institutions providing training for (1) disadvantaged individuals, (2) individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, or (3) individuals from ‘‘low-income’’ families. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The various health professions and nursing grant and cooperative agreement programs that use the low-income levels to determine whether an individual is from an economically disadvantaged background in making eligibility and funding determinations generally make awards to: Accredited schools of medicine, osteopathic medicine, public health, dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry, pharmacy, allied health podiatric medicine, nursing, chiropractic, public or private nonprofit schools which offer graduate programs in behavioral health and mental health practice, and other public or private nonprofit health or education entities to assist the disadvantaged to enter and graduate from health professions and nursing schools. Some programs provide for the repayment of health professions or nursing education loans for disadvantaged students. Low-Income Levels The Secretary defines a ‘‘low-income family’’ for programs included in Titles III, VII and VIII of the Public Health Service Act as having an annual income that does not exceed 200 percent of the Department’s poverty guidelines. A family is a group of two or more individuals related by birth, marriage, or adoption who live together or an individual who is not living with any relatives. Most HRSA programs use the income of the student’s parents to compute low income status, while a few E:\FR\FM\24APN1.SGM 24APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request

    Periodically, the Health Resources and Services Administration 
(HRSA) publishes abstracts of information collection requests under 
review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), in compliance with 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). To request 
a copy of the clearance requests submitted to OMB for review, e-mail 
paperwork@hrsa.gov or call the HRSA Reports Clearance Office on (301) 
443-1129.
    The following request has been submitted to the Office of 
Management and Budget for review under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995:

Proposed Project: Voluntary Partner Surveys in the Health Resources and 
Services Administration--(OMB No. 0915-0212): Extension

    In response to Executive Order 12862, the Health Resources and 
Services Administration (HRSA) conducts voluntary customer surveys of 
its partners to assess strengths and weaknesses in program services. To 
continue the periodic customer or partner satisfaction survey 
activities, HRSA is requesting an extension of approval from OMB. HRSA 
partners are, typically, State or local governments, health care 
facilities, health care consortia, and health care providers. Partner 
surveys to be conducted by HRSA might include, for example, brief 
surveys of grantees to determine satisfaction with a technical 
assistance contractor, or, in-class evaluation forms completed by 
providers who receive training from HRSA grantees, to measure 
satisfaction with the training experience. Results of these surveys 
will be used to plan and direct program efforts as needed to improve 
service. Focus groups may also be used as a potential method to obtain 
input on services and training. Focus groups, in-class evaluation 
surveys, and satisfaction surveys provide valuable input from HRSA 
partners and customers on agency services and materials.
    The estimated annual burden is as follows:

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                                    Number of     Responses per        Total         Hours per     Total burden
           Instrument              respondents      respondent       responses       response          hours
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Surveys........................          50,000                1          50,000              .1           5,000
Focus groups...................              50                1              50             1.5              75
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    Total......................          50,050  ...............          50,050  ..............           5,075
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    Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed 
information collection should be sent within 30 days of this notice to 
the desk officer for HRSA, either by e-mail to OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov or by fax to 202-395-6974. Please direct all 
correspondence to the ``attention of the desk officer for HRSA.''

    Dated: April 17, 2009.
Alexandra Huttinger,
Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination.
[FR Doc. E9-9383 Filed 4-23-09; 8:45 am]
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