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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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AGENCY:

Office of the Secretary, HHS.

In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS), 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.

#1 Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Title of Information Collection: Financial Summary of Obligation and Expenditure of Block Grant Funds (45 CFR 96.30) and SF 269A.

Form/OMB No.: OS-0990-0236.

Use: This collection is needed to allow HHS to verify the financial status of block grant funds and determine aggregate obligations, expenditures and available balances in order to close out the grant account in accordance with Public Law 101-51.

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Frequency: Annually.

Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government.

Annual Number of Respondents: 620.

Total Annual Responses: 620.

Average Burden Per Response: 1 hour.

Total Annual Hours: 620.

To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, access the HHS Web site address at http://www.hhs.gov/​oirm/​infocollect/​pending/​ or e-mail your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and OS document identifier, to naomi.cook@hhs.gov, or call the Reports Clearance Office on (202) 690-6162. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collections must be mailed within 60 days of this notice directly to the OS Paperwork Clearance Officer designated at the following address: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary, Assistant Secretary for Budget, Technology, and Finance, Office of Information and Resource Management, Attention: Naomi Cook (0990-0236), Room 531-H, 200 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington DC 20201.

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Dated: March 26, 2004.

Robert E. Polson,

Office of the Secretary, Paperwork Reduction Act Reports Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 04-7422 Filed 4-1-04; 8:45 am]

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