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To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and draft instruments, e-mail paperwork@hrsa.gov or call the HRSA Reports Clearance Officer on (301) 443– 1129. Comments are invited on: (a) The proposed collection of information for the proper performance of the functions of the agency; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) E:\FR\FM\13AUN1.SGM 13AUN1 40821 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 155 / Thursday, August 13, 2009 / Notices 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 on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Proposed Project: Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship (AENT) and Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship (NAT) (OMB No. 0915–0305): Revision The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) provides training grants to educational institutions to increase the numbers of advanced education nurses through the Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship (AENT) program and the Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship (NAT) program. HRSA developed the AENT and NAT tables for the application guidances and the Nurse Traineeship Database for the two nursing traineeship programs. The AENT and NAT tables are used annually by grant applicants that are applying for AENT and NAT funding. The funds appropriated for the AENT and NAT programs are distributed among eligible institutions based on a formula. Award amounts are based on enrollment and graduate data reported on the tables and two funding factors (Statutory Funding Preference and Statutory Special Consideration). The AENT and NAT tables include information on program participants such as the number of enrollees, projected data on enrollees and graduates for the following academic year, number of trainees supported, number of graduates, number of graduates supported and the types of programs they are enrolling into and/or from which they are graduating. AENT and NAT applicants will have a single Number of respondents Instrument Responses per respondent access point to submit their grant applications including the tables. Applications are submitted in two phases: Grants.gov (Phase 1) and the HRSA Electronic Handbooks (Phase 2). These tables will be available electronically through the HRSA Electronic Handbooks (Phase 2) for applicants to submit their AENT and/or NAT grant application(s). The tables are also used in the Nurse Traineeship Database which is used by Division of Nursing staff and not the applicants. Data from the tables will be used in the award determination and validation process. Additionally, the data will be used to ensure programmatic compliance, report to Congress and policymakers on the program accomplishments, and formulate and justify future budgets for these activities submitted to OMB and Congress. The burden estimate for this project is as follows: Total responses Hours per response Total burden hours AENT .................................................................................... NAT ...................................................................................... 500 100 1 1 500 100 1.5 1 750 100 Total .............................................................................. 600 ........................ 600 ........................ 850 E-mail comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail to the HRSA Reports Clearance Officer, Room 10–33, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Dated: August 5, 2009. Alexandra Huttinger, Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination. [FR Doc. E9–19393 Filed 8–12–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES 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 VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:29 Aug 12, 2009 Jkt 217001 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: Enrollment and ReCertification of Entities in the 340B Drug Pricing Program [NEW] Section 602 of Public Law 102–585, the Veterans Health Care Act of 1992, enacted section 340B of the Public Health Service Act (PHS Act) ‘‘Limitation on Prices of Drugs Purchased by Covered Entities.’’ Section 340B provides that a manufacturer who sells covered outpatient drugs to eligible entities must sign a pharmaceutical pricing agreement with the Secretary of Health and Human Services in which the manufacturer agrees to charge a price for covered outpatient drugs that will not exceed an amount determined under a statutory formula. Covered entities which choose to participate in the section 340B Drug Pricing Program must comply with the requirements of 340B(a)(5) of the PHS Act. 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Enrollment/Registration To enroll and certify the eligible federally funded grantees and other safety net health care providers, OPA requires entities to submit administrative information (e.g., shipping and billing arrangements, Medicaid participation), certifying information and signatures from appropriate grantee level or entity level authorizing officials and State/local government representatives. The purpose of this registration information E:\FR\FM\13AUN1.SGM 13AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: 
Comment Request

    In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public 
comment on proposed data collection projects (section 3506(c)(2)(A) of 
Title 44, United States Code, as amended by the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995, Pub. L. 104-13), the Health Resources and Services 
Administration (HRSA) publishes periodic summaries of proposed projects 
being developed for submission to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. To request more 
information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data 
collection plans and draft instruments, e-mail paperwork@hrsa.gov or 
call the HRSA Reports Clearance Officer on (301) 443-1129.
    Comments are invited on: (a) The proposed collection of information 
for the proper performance of the functions of the agency; (b) the 
accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed 
collection of information; (c)

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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 on respondents, including through the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

Proposed Project: Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship (AENT) and 
Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship (NAT) (OMB No. 0915-0305): Revision

    The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) provides 
training grants to educational institutions to increase the numbers of 
advanced education nurses through the Advanced Education Nursing 
Traineeship (AENT) program and the Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship (NAT) 
program.
    HRSA developed the AENT and NAT tables for the application 
guidances and the Nurse Traineeship Database for the two nursing 
traineeship programs. The AENT and NAT tables are used annually by 
grant applicants that are applying for AENT and NAT funding. The funds 
appropriated for the AENT and NAT programs are distributed among 
eligible institutions based on a formula. Award amounts are based on 
enrollment and graduate data reported on the tables and two funding 
factors (Statutory Funding Preference and Statutory Special 
Consideration).
    The AENT and NAT tables include information on program participants 
such as the number of enrollees, projected data on enrollees and 
graduates for the following academic year, number of trainees 
supported, number of graduates, number of graduates supported and the 
types of programs they are enrolling into and/or from which they are 
graduating. AENT and NAT applicants will have a single access point to 
submit their grant applications including the tables. Applications are 
submitted in two phases: Grants.gov (Phase 1) and the HRSA Electronic 
Handbooks (Phase 2). These tables will be available electronically 
through the HRSA Electronic Handbooks (Phase 2) for applicants to 
submit their AENT and/or NAT grant application(s). The tables are also 
used in the Nurse Traineeship Database which is used by Division of 
Nursing staff and not the applicants.
    Data from the tables will be used in the award determination and 
validation process. Additionally, the data will be used to ensure 
programmatic compliance, report to Congress and policymakers on the 
program accomplishments, and formulate and justify future budgets for 
these activities submitted to OMB and Congress.
    The burden estimate for this project 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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AENT............................             500               1             500             1.5             750
NAT.............................             100               1             100               1             100
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    Total.......................             600  ..............             600  ..............             850
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    E-mail comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail to the HRSA Reports 
Clearance Officer, Room 10-33, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, 
Rockville, MD 20857. Written comments should be received within 60 days 
of this notice.

    Dated: August 5, 2009.
Alexandra Huttinger,
Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination.
[FR Doc. E9-19393 Filed 8-12-09; 8:45 am]
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