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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collections; Comment Request

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The Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary will periodically publish summaries of proposed information collections projects and olicit 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 Project 1. Applicant Background Survey—0990-0208—Extension—This form will be used to ask applicants for employment how they learned about a vacancy, to make sure that recruitment sources yield qualified women, minority and handicapped applicants in compliance with EEOC Management Directives. Respondents: Individuals; Annual Number of Respondents: 310,000; Annual Frequency of Response: one time; Average Burden per Response: 2 minutes; Total Annual Burden: 10,333 hours.

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.

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Dated: September 21, 2001.

Kerry Weems,

Acting, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Budget.

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[FR Doc. 01-24583 Filed 10-1-01; 8:45 am]