In compliance with the requirement for the 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, Pub. L. 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 at (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: The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network—New
The operation of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) necessitates certain recordkeeping and reporting requirements in order to perform the functions related to organ transplantation under contract to HHS. OMB requires review and approval of certain information collection requirements associated with the Final Rule that were not included in previous clearance requests. This is a request for approval of record keeping and reporting requirements associated with the processes for filing appeals in the case where applicants are rejected for membership or designation. To date, no appeals have been filed, and any forthcoming burden requirements for this process will be minimal. In the event of an appeal, the estimate of burden for this process consists of preparing a letter requesting reconsideration and compiling supporting documentation.
The estimated annual response burden is as follows:
|Section||Number of respondents||Responses per respondent||Total responses||Burden hour per respondent||Total burden hour|
|42 CFR 121.3(b)(4) Appeal for OPTN membership||2||1||2||3||6|
|42 CFR 121.9(d) Appeal for designation||2||1||2||6||12|
Send comments to Susan G. Queen, Ph.D., HRSA Reports Clearance Officer, Room 14-45, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice.Start Signature
Dated: November 19, 2003.
Tina M. Cheatham,
Acting Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination.
[FR Doc. 03-29466 Filed 11-25-03; 8:45 am]
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