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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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Office of the Secretary.

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: New Collection, regular;

Title of Information Collection: Evaluation of HIV Prevention Program in Women;

Form/OMB No.: OS-0990-New;

Use: The Office on Women's Health (OWH) is seeking a new clearance to conduct data collection activities associated with the evaluation of funded programs. The evaluation is designed to determine best practices and clearly define the gender-centered approach to HIV/AIDS prevention. The HIV/AIDS programs to be evaluated are the Model Mentorship. Incarcerated/Newly released women and HIV prevention in the rural south. The program consists of individual community-based organizations from across the country. The evaluation results will assess the effectiveness of OWH reaching its overarching HIV program goals of increasing HIV prevention knowledge and reducing the risk of contacting HIV among young minority women.

Frequency: Reporting, quarterly;

Affected Public: Individuals or households, business or other for-profit, not-for-profit institutions;

Annual Number of Respondents: 260;

Total Annual Responses: 260;

Average Burden Per Response: 1 hour;

Total Annual Hours: 147.5

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​oirm/​infocollect/​pending/​ or e-mail your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and OS document identifier, to, 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-New), Room 531-H, 200 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington DC 20201.

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Dated: December 21, 2004.

Robert E. Polson,

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

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[FR Doc. 04-28648 Filed 12-30-04; 8:45 am]