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

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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, HHS. Start Printed Page 48481

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 minimize the information collection burden.

Type of Information Collection Request: Reinstatement, without change, of a previously approved collection for which approval has expired; Title of Information Collection: Medicare/Medicaid Disclosure of Ownership and Control Interest Statement and Supporting Regulations in 42 CFR 420.200-.206, 455.100-.106 and 45 CFR 228.72-.73; Form No.: HCFA-1513 (OMB# 0938-0086); Use: The Medicare/Medicaid Disclosure of Ownership and Control Interest Statement must be used by State agencies and HCFA regional offices to determine whether providers meet the eligibility requirements for Titles 18 and 19 (Medicare and Medicaid) and for grants under Titles V and XX. Review of ownership and control is particularly necessary to prohibit ownership and control for individuals excluded under Federal fraud statutes; Frequency: Other (every 1 to 3 years); Affected Public: Business or other for-profit, and Not-for-profit institutions; Number of Respondents: 92,000; Total Annual Responses: 92,000; Total Annual Hours: 46,000.

To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, access CMS's 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: Brenda Aguilar, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503.

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Dated: July 17, 2002.

John P. Burke III,

Paperwork Reduction Act Team Leader, CMS Reports Clearance Officer, CMS Office of Information Services, Security and Standards Group, Division of CMS Enterprise Standards.

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[FR Doc. 02-18720 Filed 7-23-02; 8:45 am]

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