Office of Global Health Affairs; Regulation on the Organizational Integrity of Entities Implementing Leadership Act Programs and Activities
The Office of Global Health Affairs within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is reopening the period to submit comments on the proposed rule, published in the Federal Register of April 17, 2008. The proposed rule describes the separation that must exist between a recipient of HHS funds to implement HIV/AIDS programs and activities under the United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Act of 2003 (the ``Leadership Act''), Public Law No. 108-25 (May 27, 2003), and an affiliate organization that engages in activities that are not consistent with a policy opposing prostitution and sex trafficking, as required under section 301(f) of the Leadership Act.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request; Appeals of Science-Based Decisions Above the Division Level at the Center for Veterinary Medicine
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.
Public Consultation on a Proposed Framework for Oversight of Dual Use Life Sciences Research
The Federal Government is sponsoring a public consultation to engage the scientific community and research organizations in a discussion of a framework for the oversight of dual use life sciences research proposed by the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB), which is an advisory committee to the Federal Government. In its report, the NSABB posed a series of questions on which the Board encouraged the Federal Government to solicit public comment. These questions concerned such matters as the clarity of the criteria proposed by the Board for identifying dual use research of concern, institutional oversight responsibilities, who should make determinations regarding dual use research of concern, and how to balance appropriate controls with academic freedom and scientific exchange. This public consultation is an opportunity for members of the scientific community and general public to provide input on these important issues.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Simulations for Drug Related Science Education
In compliance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, for the opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects to be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. Proposed Collection: Title: Simulations for Drug Related Science Education. Type of Information Collection Request: NEW. Need and Use of Information Collection: This is a request for a one-time clearance to evaluate an interactive multimedia module developed by ArchieMD. This evaluation seeks to determine whether the multimedia module ArchieMD: The Science of Drugs (1) Increases students' knowledge in brain and heart biology and the effects drugs have on the body (2) Increases positive attitudes towards science education for high school students (3) Reinforces or instills negative attitudes towards substance abuse. In order to test the effectiveness of the interactive multimedia module, data will be collected in the form of pre- and post-test surveys from 10th and 11th grade high school students utilizing the developed module. The findings will provide valuable information regarding information pertaining to the use of interactive multimedia educational modules in high school science classrooms and their ability to increase knowledge and change attitudes and perceptions. Frequency of Response: 4. Affected Public: High school students engaged with the ArchieMD: The Science of Drugs program. Type of Respondent: Participants will include high school students enrolled in the tenth and eleventh grade. Estimated Total Annual Number of Respondents: 360. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 4. Average Burden Hours per Response: One high school period lasting 50 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours Requested: 1199.95. There are no Capital Costs to report. There are no Operating or Maintenance Costs to report. The estimated annualized burden is summarized below.
Office of Refugee Resettlement; Unaccompanied Alien Children Shelter Care Facilities
This notice announces that the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Refugee Resettlement intends to award ten unaccompanied alien shelter care providers in the amount of $2,521,320. This funding will support services through September 30, 2008.