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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 the Office of Management and Budget 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 Start Printed Page 49702burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

Proposed Project: National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Waiver Request Worksheets (OMB No. 0915-0234)—Revision

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) of the HRSA's Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), is committed to improving the health of the Nation's underserved by uniting communities in need with caring health professionals and by supporting communities' efforts to build better systems of care.

The NHSC Site Bill is sent to all sites where NHSC members have been assigned for all or part of the calendar year. The sites are billed for the full amount of the calculated costs associated with the assignee(s). The Public Health Service Act, Section 334 contains provisions which permit a waiver of the reimbursement requirement for entities which are assigned Corps members. The Waiver Request Worksheets are used by the NHSC to collect the necessary information from sites which are requesting a waiver to determine if such a waiver is justified.

Estimates of annualized reporting burden are as follows:

Type of reportNumber of respondentsResponses per respondentTotal responsesHours per responseTotal burden hours
Billing Form120011200.25300
Budget Form120011200.75900
Total1200124001.001200

Send comments to Susan G. Queen, Ph.D., HRSA Reports Clearance Officer, Room 14-33, 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 25, 2002.

Jane M. Harrison,

Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination.

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[FR Doc. 02-19302 Filed 7-30-02; 8:45 am]

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