Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request; Information Collection Request Title: Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program; Information Collection Request Title: Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program, OMB No. 0915-0140-Revision, 54617-54619 [2019-22166]

Download as PDF 54617 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 197 / Thursday, October 10, 2019 / Notices participants. The electronic version will be designed to be user-friendly, will take less time to complete, and will provide HRSA with data throughout the campaign rather than once a year. Another benefit of an electronic scorecard is that it will eliminate the possibility of human error as information will no longer be manually entered into a database. A 60-day notice was published in the Federal Register on July 2, 2019, Vol. 84, 127; pp. 31602–31603. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: There is a substantial imbalance in the U.S. between the number of people whose lives depend on organ transplants (currently more than 113,000) and the annual number of organ donors (approximately 14,000 living and deceased). This imbalance results in about 7,300 waiting list deaths annually. In response to the need for increased donation, HRSA conducts public outreach initiatives to encourage the American public to sign up on state donor registries as future organ donors. The Scorecard motivates and facilitates healthcare organizations’ participation in the campaign, provides the basis for rewarding participants for their accomplishments, and enables HRSA to measure and evaluate campaign process and outcomes. The scorecard also enables HRSA to make data-based decisions and improvements for subsequent campaigns. Likely Respondents: The likely respondents include the following: Hospital development and public relations staff of organ procurement and other donation organizations; hospital staff such as nurses or public relations/ communications professionals; staff at physician’s offices, health clinics, and emergency medical services; and volunteers that work with healthcare organizations on organ donation initiatives. Burden Statement: Burden in this context means the time expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose, or provide the information requested. This includes the time needed to review instructions; to develop, acquire, install, and utilize technology and systems for the purpose of collecting, validating, and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; to train personnel and to be able to respond to a collection of information; to search data sources; to complete and review the collection of information; and to transmit or otherwise disclose the information. The total annual burden hours estimated for this ICR are summarized in the table below. TOTAL ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Form name Number of responses per respondent Total responses Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours Activity Scorecard (online) ................................................... 1,400 1 1,400 .25 350 Total .............................................................................. 1,400 ........................ 1,400 ........................ 350 HRSA specifically requests comments on (1) the necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. Maria G. Button, Director, Division of the Executive Secretariat. [FR Doc. 2019–22163 Filed 10–9–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request; Information Collection Request Title: Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program; Information Collection Request Title: Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program, OMB No. 0915–0140—Revision Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, HRSA announces plans to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Prior to submitting the ICR to OMB, HRSA seeks comments from the public regarding the burden estimate, below, or any other aspect of the ICR. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:50 Oct 09, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Comments on this ICR should be received no later than December 9, 2019. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer, Room 14N136B, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and draft instruments, email paperwork@hrsa.gov or call Lisa Wright-Solomon, the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer at (301) 443–1984. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: When submitting comments or requesting information, please include the ICR title for reference. Information Collection Request Title: Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program OMB No. 0915–0140—Revision Abstract: The Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program (Nurse Corps LRP) assists in the recruitment and retention of professional Registered Nurses (RNs) by decreasing the financial barriers associated with pursuing a nursing education. RNs in this instance include advanced practice RNs (e.g., nurse practitioners, certified registered nurse anesthetists, certified nurse-midwives, DATES: E:\FR\FM\10OCN1.SGM 10OCN1 54618 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 197 / Thursday, October 10, 2019 / Notices and clinical nurse specialists) dedicated to working at eligible health care facilities with a critical shortage of nurses (i.e., a Critical Shortage Facility) or working as nurse faculty in eligible, accredited schools of nursing. The Nurse Corps LRP provides loan repayment assistance to these nurses to repay a portion of their qualifying educational loans in exchange for fulltime service at a public or private nonprofit Critical Shortage Facility (CSF) or in an eligible, accredited school of nursing. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: This information collection is used by the Nurse Corps program to make award decisions about Nurse Corps LRP applicants and to monitor a participant’s compliance with the program’s service requirements. Individuals must submit an application in order to participate in the program. The application asks for personal, professional, educational, and financial information required to determine the applicant’s eligibility to participate in the Nurse Corps LRP. This revised information collection request includes a new form and updates to existing forms for the Nurse Corps LRP in order to expand the service options for awarded participants, promote the use of telehealth for delivering care throughout the nation especially in rural areas, and to reduce the application burden on respondents. New Form #1—Applicants will be asked to submit a Disadvantaged Background Form. This new form asks the applicant’s site Point of Contact to certify whether the applicant is from a disadvantaged background. The form provides eligibility criteria for the determination. Updated Form #1—The Participant Semi-Annual Employment Verification Form will be updated to include additional information about the participant’s service including information about telehealth services and whether they work at multiple CSF sites. Telehealth helps expand the reach of providers especially in rural areas where medical service sites are more remote. The information collected will assist Program with determining the impact and utilization of telehealth services in various health care settings which will be used to inform our telehealth policies. Enabling multiple CSF site service will also allow greater flexibility for providers who rotate or split time between multiple sites which benefits both the participants and the underserved communities—especially in our Federally Qualified Health Centers which support many of our Nurse Corps Nurse Practitioners. Updated Form #2—The Nurse Corps LRP application will include questions for applicants to provide information Number of respondents Form name Number of responses per respondent regarding telehealth services, multiple CSF sites, and verification of base salary to determine the debt to salary ratio used to rank applicants for award consideration. The application will also be updated to identify applicants eligible for Nurse Corps LRP psychiatric nurse practitioner funding. Likely Respondents: Professional RNs or advanced practice RNs who are interested in participating in the Nurse Corps LRP and official representatives at their service sites. Burden Statement: Burden in this context means the time expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose, or provide the information requested. This includes the time needed to review instructions; to develop, acquire, install, and utilize technology and systems for the purpose of collecting, validating, and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; to train personnel to be able to respond to a collection of information; to search data sources; to complete and review the collection of information and to transmit or otherwise disclose the information. The total annual burden hours estimated for this ICR are summarized in the table below. Total Estimated Annualized Burden Hours: The estimates of reporting burden for Applications are as follows; Total responses Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours Nurse Corps LRP Application * ............................................ Authorization to Release Information Form ** ..................... Employment Verification Form ** ......................................... Disadvantaged Background Form ....................................... Confirmation of Interest Form .............................................. 7,100 7,100 7,100 450 500 1 1 1 1 1 7,100 7,100 7,100 450 500 2.00 .10 .10 .20 .20 14,200 710 710 90 100 Total for Applicants ....................................................... 22,250 ........................ 22,250 ........................ 15,810 * The burden hours associated with this instrument account for both new and continuation applications. Additional (uploaded) supporting documentation is included as part of this instrument are reflected in the burden hours. ** The same respondents are completing these instruments. The estimates of reporting for Participants are as follows: Number of respondents Form name Number of responses per respondent Total responses Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours Participant Semi-Annual In Service Verification Form ........ Nurse Corps CSF ................................................................ Verification Form .................................................................. Nurse Corps Nurse Faculty Employment Verification Form 500 2 1,000 .50 500 500 450 1 1 500 450 .10 .20 50 90 Total for Participants ..................................................... 1,450 ........................ 1,950 ........................ 640 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:50 Oct 09, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\10OCN1.SGM 10OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 197 / Thursday, October 10, 2019 / Notices Number of respondents Form name Total for Applicants and Participants .................... 23,700 Number of responses per respondent ........................ Total responses 24,200 Average burden per response (in hours) ........................ 54619 Total burden hours 16,450 * * The total burden hour estimate is a combination of burden hours for both applicants and participants. This revision adds an additional form (the Disadvantaged Background Form). HRSA specifically requests comments on (1) the necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions, (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden, (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected, and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. Maria G. Button, Director, Executive Secretariat. [FR Doc. 2019–22166 Filed 10–9–19; 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, 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. The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Name of Committee: AIDS and Related Research Integrated Review Group; HIV Coinfections and HIV Associated Cancers Study Section. Date: November 4–5, 2019. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Hotel Nikko San Francisco, 222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94102. Contact Person: Jingsheng Tuo, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 3196, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301–451–5953, tuoj@ csr.nih.gov. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:50 Oct 09, 2019 Jkt 250001 Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; ImmunoOncology Research. Date: November 4–5, 2019. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Doubletree Hotel Bethesda, (Formerly Holiday Inn Select), 8120 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814. Contact Person: Mehrdad Mohseni, MD, Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 5211, MSC 7854, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301–435– 0484, mohsenim@csr.nih.gov. Name of Committee: Genes, Genomes, and Genetics Integrated Review Group; Molecular Genetics A Study Section. Date: November 6–7, 2019. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: The Warwick Allerton Hotel, 701 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. Contact Person: Shinako Takada, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301–402–9448, shinako.takada@ nih.gov. Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Small Business: Biomaterials, Delivery, and Nanotechnology. Date: November 6–7, 2019. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Sheraton Premier at Tyson’s Corner, 8661 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA 22182. Contact Person: Nitsa Rosenzweig, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 4152, MSC 7760, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 404– 7419, rosenzweign@csr.nih.gov. Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict: Eukaryotic Parasites and Vectors. Date: November 6–7, 2019. Time: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, Rockledge II, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892, (Virtual Meeting). Contact Person: Fouad A El-Zaatari, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 3186, MSC 7808, Bethesda, MD 20892,(301) 435– 1149, elzaataf@csr.nih.gov. Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Small PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Business: Dermatology, Rheumatology and Inflammation. Date: November 6, 2019. Time: 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, Rockledge II, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892, (Virtual Meeting). Contact Person: Rajiv Kumar, Ph.D., Chief, MOSS IRG, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 4216, MSC 7802, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301–435–1212, kumarra@csr.nih.gov. Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; PAR Panel: Mechanisms and Consequences of Sleep Disparities in the U.S. Date: November 6, 2019. Time: 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, Rockledge II, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892, (Virtual Meeting). Contact Person: Maribeth Champoux, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 3170, MSC 7848, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301–594– 3163, champoum@csr.nih.gov. Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Small Business: Commercialization Readiness Pilot. Date: November 6, 2019. Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Embassy Suites at the Chevy Chase Pavilion, 4300 Military Road NW, Washington, DC 20015. Contact Person: Allen Richon, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 6184, MSC 7892, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301–379– 9351, allen.richon@nih.hhs.gov. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.306, Comparative Medicine; 93.333, Clinical Research, 93.306, 93.333, 93.337, 93.393–93.396, 93.837–93.844, 93.846–93.878, 93.892, 93.893, National Institutes of Health, HHS) Dated: October 3, 2019. Melanie J. Pantoja, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 2019–22114 Filed 10–9–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P E:\FR\FM\10OCN1.SGM 10OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 197 (Thursday, October 10, 2019)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: 
Public Comment Request; Information Collection Request Title: Nurse 
Corps Loan Repayment Program; Information Collection Request Title: 
Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program, OMB No. 0915-0140--Revision

AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department 
of Health and Human Services.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public 
comment on proposed data collection projects of the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, HRSA announces plans to submit an Information Collection 
Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB). Prior to submitting the ICR to OMB, HRSA seeks comments from the 
public regarding the burden estimate, below, or any other aspect of the 
ICR.

DATES: Comments on this ICR should be received no later than December 
9, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to [email protected] or mail the HRSA 
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Room 14N136B, 5600 Fishers 
Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on the 
proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and 
draft instruments, email [email protected] or call Lisa Wright-
Solomon, the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer at (301) 
443-1984.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: When submitting comments or requesting 
information, please include the ICR title for reference.
    Information Collection Request Title: Nurse Corps Loan Repayment 
Program OMB No. 0915-0140--Revision
    Abstract: The Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program (Nurse Corps LRP) 
assists in the recruitment and retention of professional Registered 
Nurses (RNs) by decreasing the financial barriers associated with 
pursuing a nursing education. RNs in this instance include advanced 
practice RNs (e.g., nurse practitioners, certified registered nurse 
anesthetists, certified nurse-midwives,

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and clinical nurse specialists) dedicated to working at eligible health 
care facilities with a critical shortage of nurses (i.e., a Critical 
Shortage Facility) or working as nurse faculty in eligible, accredited 
schools of nursing. The Nurse Corps LRP provides loan repayment 
assistance to these nurses to repay a portion of their qualifying 
educational loans in exchange for full-time service at a public or 
private nonprofit Critical Shortage Facility (CSF) or in an eligible, 
accredited school of nursing.
    Need and Proposed Use of the Information: This information 
collection is used by the Nurse Corps program to make award decisions 
about Nurse Corps LRP applicants and to monitor a participant's 
compliance with the program's service requirements. Individuals must 
submit an application in order to participate in the program. The 
application asks for personal, professional, educational, and financial 
information required to determine the applicant's eligibility to 
participate in the Nurse Corps LRP.
    This revised information collection request includes a new form and 
updates to existing forms for the Nurse Corps LRP in order to expand 
the service options for awarded participants, promote the use of 
telehealth for delivering care throughout the nation especially in 
rural areas, and to reduce the application burden on respondents.
    New Form #1--Applicants will be asked to submit a Disadvantaged 
Background Form. This new form asks the applicant's site Point of 
Contact to certify whether the applicant is from a disadvantaged 
background. The form provides eligibility criteria for the 
determination.
    Updated Form #1--The Participant Semi-Annual Employment 
Verification Form will be updated to include additional information 
about the participant's service including information about telehealth 
services and whether they work at multiple CSF sites. Telehealth helps 
expand the reach of providers especially in rural areas where medical 
service sites are more remote. The information collected will assist 
Program with determining the impact and utilization of telehealth 
services in various health care settings which will be used to inform 
our telehealth policies. Enabling multiple CSF site service will also 
allow greater flexibility for providers who rotate or split time 
between multiple sites which benefits both the participants and the 
underserved communities--especially in our Federally Qualified Health 
Centers which support many of our Nurse Corps Nurse Practitioners.
    Updated Form #2--The Nurse Corps LRP application will include 
questions for applicants to provide information regarding telehealth 
services, multiple CSF sites, and verification of base salary to 
determine the debt to salary ratio used to rank applicants for award 
consideration. The application will also be updated to identify 
applicants eligible for Nurse Corps LRP psychiatric nurse practitioner 
funding.
    Likely Respondents: Professional RNs or advanced practice RNs who 
are interested in participating in the Nurse Corps LRP and official 
representatives at their service sites.
    Burden Statement: Burden in this context means the time expended by 
persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose, or provide the 
information requested. This includes the time needed to review 
instructions; to develop, acquire, install, and utilize technology and 
systems for the purpose of collecting, validating, and verifying 
information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and 
providing information; to train personnel to be able to respond to a 
collection of information; to search data sources; to complete and 
review the collection of information and to transmit or otherwise 
disclose the information. The total annual burden hours estimated for 
this ICR are summarized in the table below.
    Total Estimated Annualized Burden Hours: The estimates of reporting 
burden for Applications are as follows;

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                                                     Number of                    Average burden
            Form name                Number of     responses per       Total       per response    Total burden
                                    respondents     respondent       responses      (in hours)         hours
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Nurse Corps LRP Application *...           7,100               1           7,100            2.00          14,200
Authorization to Release                   7,100               1           7,100             .10             710
 Information Form **............
Employment Verification Form **.           7,100               1           7,100             .10             710
Disadvantaged Background Form...             450               1             450             .20              90
Confirmation of Interest Form...             500               1             500             .20             100
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    Total for Applicants........          22,250  ..............          22,250  ..............          15,810
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* The burden hours associated with this instrument account for both new and continuation applications.
  Additional (uploaded) supporting documentation is included as part of this instrument are reflected in the
  burden hours.
** The same respondents are completing these instruments.

    The estimates of reporting for Participants are as follows:

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                                                     Number of                    Average burden
            Form name                Number of     responses per       Total       per response    Total burden
                                    respondents     respondent       responses      (in hours)         hours
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Participant Semi-Annual In                   500               2           1,000             .50             500
 Service Verification Form......
Nurse Corps CSF.................             500               1             500             .10              50
Verification Form...............
Nurse Corps Nurse Faculty                    450               1             450             .20              90
 Employment Verification Form...
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    Total for Participants......           1,450  ..............           1,950  ..............             640
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        Total for Applicants and          23,700  ..............          24,200  ..............        16,450 *
         Participants...........
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* The total burden hour estimate is a combination of burden hours for both applicants and participants. This
  revision adds an additional form (the Disadvantaged Background Form).

    HRSA specifically requests comments on (1) the necessity and 
utility of the proposed information collection for the proper 
performance of the agency's functions, (2) the accuracy of the 
estimated burden, (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity 
of the information to be collected, and (4) the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology to 
minimize the information collection burden.

Maria G. Button,
Director, Executive Secretariat.
[FR Doc. 2019-22166 Filed 10-9-19; 8:45 am]
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