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

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AGENCY:

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) (formerly known as 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 Start Printed Page 39773minimize the information collection burden.

Type of Information Collection Request: New collection; Title of Information Collection: Long Term Care Awareness Project; Form No.: CMS-10041 (OMB# 0938-NEW); Use: CMS needs to collect data to pilot test a national campaign to educate current and future Medicare beneficiaries and their families about long term health care needs, as requested in the Clinton Fiscal Year 2000 Budget, to design and implement a nationwide campaign. Respondents will be from two groups: 55-70 year-olds and 18-64 years old persons with disability; Frequency: Quarterly; Affected Public: Individuals or households; Number of Respondents: 7,800; Total Annual Responses: 3,900; Total Annual Hours: 800.

To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, access CMS' Web Site address at http://www.hcfa.gov/​regs/​prdact95.htm, or E-mail your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and CMS document identifier, 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: OMB Human Resources and Housing Branch, Attention: Allison Eydt, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503.

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Dated: July 20, 2001.

Julie Brown,

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

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[FR Doc. 01-19153 Filed 7-31-01; 8:45 am]

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