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

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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, HHS.

In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), 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 function: (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.

Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Survey Tool for Web site; Form No.: CMS-R-268 (OMB# 0938-0756); Use: CMS developed a survey tool using MSInteractive to obtain feedback from users accessing Web site to guide future improvements. The Web site was produced in concert with the administration's goal of providing better customer service to all our constituents. The underlying principle of the site is to have a single modified Internet Start Printed Page 1447presence for the Agency that contains authoritative, accurate, and up-to-date Medicare information regarding our programs, benefits, regulations and access to services; Frequency: On Occasion; Affected Public: Individuals or Households and Business or other for-profit; Number of Respondents: 7,000; Total Annual Responses: 7,000; Total Annual Hours: 583.

To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, access CMS Web Site address at​regulations/​pra/​, or E-mail your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and CMS document identifier, to, or call the Reports Clearance Office on (410) 786-1326.

Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collections must be mailed within 30 days of this notice directly to the OMB desk officer: OMB Human Resources and Housing Branch, Attention: Christopher Martin, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503.

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Dated: December 29, 2004.

John P. Burke, III,

CMS Paperwork Reduction Act Reports Clearance Officer, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs, Regulations Development Group.

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[FR Doc. 05-312 Filed 1-6-05; 8:45 am]