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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) 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) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects being developed for submission to the Office of Management and Budget (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, 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 burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques of other forms of information technology. Start Printed Page 56433

Proposed Project: Reporting Form for the MCHB National Hemophilia Program Grantees and Hemophilia Treatment Center (HTC) Affiliates Having Factor Replacement Product (FRP) Programs—New

The Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is planning to implement an annual reporting form required of grantees of the MCHB National Hemophilia Program and their HTC affiliates having a factor replacement product (FRP) program. The purpose of the form is to provide systematic information and data comprising a financial overview of the FRP programs of the HTCs receiving funding through grantees of the MCHB National Hemophilia Program. The proposed form will constitute a new reporting requirement for the MCHB National Hemophilia Program grantees and their affiliate HTCs having FRP programs.

Data from the form will provide quantitative information on the financial and services provision aspects of each of the HTC FRP programs under each of the MCHB National Hemophilia Program grantees, specifically: (a) Patient FRP program participation, (b) FRP program revenue, (c) FRP program costs, (d) FRP program net income, and (e) use of FRP program net income. This form will provide data useful to grantees and their affiliate HTCs having FRP programs as well as to the MCHB National Hemophilia Program in assessing FRP program performance including FRP program operational costs appropriateness, FRP program cost efficiency, and FRP program services benefits-information that is essential to evaluating HTCs having FRP programs, grantees, and the MCHB National Hemophilia Program.

Each HTC having an FRP program is to submit their report to their grantee and each grantee is to submit the individual reports of each of their affiliate HTCs having an FRP program to the MCHB National Hemophilia Program as a part of their annual grant application.

The burden estimate for this project is as follows:

Form HRSA/MCHB Factor Replacement Product (FRP) Data Sheet for Hemophilia Treatment Centers Having FRP Programs

Number of respondentsAverage number of responses per respondentTotal responsesHours per responseTotal burden hours
68168302040

Send comments to Susan G. Queen, Ph.D., HRSA Reports Clearance Officer, Room 14-33 Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice.

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Dated: September 13, 2004.

Tina M. Cheatham,

Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination.

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[FR Doc. 04-21130 Filed 9-20-04; 8:45 am]

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