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

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In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), Department of Health and Human Services, has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) the following proposal for the collection of information. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding the burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (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 Start Printed Page 59434technology to minimize the information collection burden.

(1) Type of Information Collection Request: New Collection;

Title of Information Collection: Employee Building Pass Application and File;

Form No.: HCFA-730 & 182 (OMB# 0938-NEW);

Use: The purpose of this system and the forms are to control United States Government Building Passes issued to all HCFA employees and non-HCFA employees who require continuous access to HCFA buildings in Baltimore and other HCFA and HHS buildings.;

Frequency: Other; as needed;

Affected Public: Federal Government, and business or other for-profit;

Number of Respondents: 150;

Total Annual Responses: 150;

Total Annual Hours: 37.50.

(2) Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently approved collection;

Title of Information Collection: Limitation on Liability and Information Collection Requirements Referenced in 42 CFR 411.404, 411.406, and 411.408;

Form No.: HCFA-R-77 (OMB# 0938-0465);

Use: The Medicare program requires to provide written notification of noncovered services to beneficiaries by the providers, practitioners, and suppliers. The notification gives the beneficiary, provider, practitioner, or supplier knowledge that Medicare will not pay for items or services mentioned in the notification. After this notification, any future claim for the same or similar services will not be paid by the program and the affected parties will be liable for the noncovered services.;

Frequency: Other; as needed;

Affected Public: Individuals or households;

Number of Respondents: 890,826;

Total Annual Responses: 3,563,304;

Total Annual Hours: 296,942.

To obtain copies of the supporting statement for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, access HCFA's Web Site Address at http://www.hcfa.gov/​regs/​prdact95.htm, or E-mail your request, including your address and phone number, to Paperwork@hcfa.gov, or call the Reports Clearance Office on (410) 786-1326. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collections must be mailed within 30 days of this notice directly to the OMB Desk Officer designated at the following address: OMB Human Resources and Housing Branch, Attention: Allison Eydt, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, D.C. 20503.

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Dated: September 11, 2000.

John P. Burke III,

HCFA Reports Clearance Officer, HCFA, Office of Information Services, Security and Standards Group, Division of HCFA Enterprise Standards.

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[FR Doc. 00-25581 Filed 10-4-00; 8:45 am]

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