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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Comment Request

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In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects (section 3506(c)(2)(A) of Title 44, United States Code, as amended by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) publishes periodic summaries of proposed projects being developed for submission to OMB under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and draft instruments, call the HRSA Reports Clearance Officer on (301) 443-1129.

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: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Grantee Survey—(NEW)

The TBI program is designed to emphasize activities by States to ensure access to comprehensive and coordinated services for individuals with TBI and their families, including: Pre-hospital care; emergency department care; acute hospital care, rehabilitation; transitional services; education and employment; and long-term community support, on a statewide basis. The program provides grants to strengthen infrastructure, improve community supports and services, develop and evaluate model approaches to integrating TBI services into the broader service delivery system, and generate support from local and private sources for sustaining their efforts after the grant's completion.

HRSA is planning to conduct to conduct a survey to assess the degree to which States have implemented the core components of a TBI State Plan, which include: A designated State Health Agency and staff position, a Statewide Advisory Board, a Statewide needs assessment, and a Statewide Action Plan. The results of this assessment will be used to determine funding priorities, including development of appropriate guidelines and provision of technical assistance to States, demonstration grants, information collection and sharing among State agencies, and training programs for health professionals.

HRSA has included national performance measures for TBI in this survey in accordance with the requirements of the “Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) of 1993” (Public Law 103-62). This act requires the establishment of measurable goals for Federal programs that can be reported as part of the budgetary process, thus linking funding decisions with performance. Start Printed Page 47825

The estimated response burden is as follows:

Type of formNumber of respondentsResponses per respondentBurden hours per responseTotal burden hours
Self assessment questionnaire56110560

Send comments to Susan G. Queen, Ph.D., HRSA Reports Clearance Officer, Room 11A-33, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice.

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Dated: July 16, 2002.

Jane M. Harrison,

Director, , Division of Policy Review and Coordination.

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[FR Doc. 02-18324 Filed 7-19-02; 8:45 am]