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

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Periodically, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) publishes abstracts of information collection requests under review by the Office of Management and Budget, in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). To request a copy of the clearance requests submitted to OMB for review, call the HRSA Reports Clearance Office on (301)-443-1129.

The following request has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget for review under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995:

Proposed Project: Implement performance standards for Special Projects of Regional or National Significance (SPRANS), Community Integrated Service Systems (CISS) projects, and other grant programs administered by MCHB—NEW.

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) proposes to modify reporting requirements for SPRANS projects, CISS projects, and other grant programs administered by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) to include national performance measures being developed 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. Performance measures for States have already been established under the block grant provisions of Title V. Performance measures for other MCHB-funded grant programs are currently being finalized and will be sent to the Office of Management and Budget for approval.

There are approximately 30 proposed new performance measures. However, some measures are specific to certain types of programs and will not apply to all grantees. Furthermore, the measures are expected to be based primarily on existing data. Thus, response burden associated with this proposed requirement will be minimal. The estimated response burden is as follows:

Type of formNumber of respondentsResponses per respondentBurden hours per responseTotal burden hours
Application and Annual Report750164,500

Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of this notice to: John Morrall, Human Resources and Housing Branch, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503.

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Dated: September 17, 2002.

Jane M. Harrison,

Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination.

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[FR Doc. 02-24164 Filed 9-23-02; 8:45 am]

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