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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 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 Office at (202) 619-2118 or e-mail

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. Sterilization of Persons in Federally Assisted Family Planning Projects—0937-0166—These regulations and informed consent procedures are associated with Federally funded sterilization services. Selected consent forms are audited during site visits and program reviews to ensure compliance with regulations and the protection of the rights of individuals undergoing sterilization. Burden Estimate for Consent Form—Annual Responses: 40,000; Burden per Response: one hour; Total Burden for Consent Form: 40,000 hours—Burden Estimate for Record-keeping Requirement—Number of Record-keepers: 4,000; Average Burden per Record-keeper: 2.5 hours; Total Burden for Record-keeping: 10,000 hours. Total Burden: 50,000 hours.

Send comments via e-mail to, or mail 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: February 22, 2002.

Kerry Weems,

Acting, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Budget.

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[FR Doc. 02-4967 Filed 3-1-02; 8:45 am]