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

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Periodically, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) publishes abstracts of information collection requests under review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). To request a copy of the clearance requests submitted to OMB for review, call the HRSA Reports Clearance Office on (301) 443-1129.

The following request has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget for review under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995:

Proposed Project: Disadvantaged Assistance Tracking and Outcome Report (OMB No. 0915-0233)—Extension

The Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) and the Centers of Excellence (COE) Program (authorized under sections 740 and 739 respectively of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, 42 U.S.C. 293d and 293c) provide opportunities for under-represented minorities and disadvantaged individuals to enter and graduate from health professions schools. The Disadvantaged Assistance Tracking and Outcome Report (DATOR) is used to track program participants throughout the health professions pipeline into the health care workforce.

The DATOR, to be completed annually by HCOP AND COE grantees, includes basic data on student participants (name, social security number, gender, race/ethnicity; targeted health professions, their status in the educational pipeline from pre-professional through professional training; financial assistance received through the grants funded under sections 739 and 740 of the PHS Act in the form of stipends, fellowships or per diem; and their employment or practice setting following their entry into the health care work force).

The proposed reporting instrument does not add significantly to the grantees reporting burden. This reporting instrument complements the grantees internal automated reporting mechanisms of using name and social security number in tracking students. The reporting burden includes the total time, effort, and financial resources expended to maintain, retain and provide the information including: (1) Reviewing instructions; (2) downloading and utilizing technology for the purposes of collecting, validating, and processing the data; and (3) transmitting electronically, or otherwise disclosing the information. Estimates of annualized burden are as follows:

Type of reportNumber of respondentsResponses per respondentHours per responseTotal burden hours

Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of this notice to: John Kraemer, Desk Officer, Human Resources and Housing Branch, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503.

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Dated: April 18, 2005.

Tina M. Cheatham,

Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination.

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[FR Doc. 05-8105 Filed 4-21-05; 8:45 am]