The Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary will periodically publish summaries of proposed information collections projects and solicit public comments in compliance with the requirements of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. To request more information on the project or to obtain a copy of the information collection plans and instruments, call the OS Reports Clearance Officer on (202) 690-6207.
Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) 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 Projects 1. HHS Procurement: Solicitations and Contracts—Extension—0990-0115—This clearance request covers the general information collection requirements of the procurement process such as technical proposals and statements of work. Respondents: State or local governments, businesses or other for-profit, non-profit institutions, small businesses. Annual Number of Respondents: 5,660; Frequency of Response: one time; Average Burden per Response: 253.41 hours; Estimated Annual Burden: 1,434,300 hours.
Please send comments to Cynthia Agens Bauer, OS Reports Clearance Officer, Room 503H, Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20201. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice.Start Signature
Dated: April 24, 2001.
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Budget.
[FR Doc. 01-10902 Filed 5-1-01; 8:45 am]
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