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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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Health Care Financing Administration, DHHS.

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, is publishing the following summary of proposed collections for public comment. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding this 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 technology to minimize the information collection burden.

Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a previously approved collection for which approval has been expired; Title of Information Collection: Medicare Qualification Start Printed Page 66256Statement for Federal Employees and Supporting Regulations in 42 CFR 406.15; Form No.: HCFA-565 (OMB# 0938-0501); Use: The HCFA-565 is completed by an individual filing for hospital insurance (HI) benefits (Part A) based upon their federal employment. This information is necessary to determine if HCFA/SSA can use federal employment prior to 1983 to qualify for free Part A. The data is passed to the HI master record, the Enrollment Data Base (EDB). An HI record showing appropriate entitlement is established and if applicable, a Medicare card is issued.; Frequency: Other (one time only); Affected Public: Individuals or Households, Federal Government, and State, Local, or Tribal Government; Number of Respondents: 4,300; Total Annual Responses: 4,300; Total Annual Hours: 731.

To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, access HCFA's Web Site address at​regs/​prdact95.htm, or E-mail your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and HCFA document identifier, to, or call the Reports Clearance Office on (410) 786-1326. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collections must be mailed within 60 days of this notice directly to the HCFA Paperwork Clearance Officer designated at the following address: HCFA, Office of Information Services, Security and Standards Group, Division of HCFA Enterprise Standards, Attention: Melissa Musotto, Room N2-14-26, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244-1850.

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Dated: October 24, 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. 00-28207 Filed 11-2-00; 8:45 am]