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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 a proposed collection 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: Regular Clearance; On April 15, 2005 HHS published a Notice of intent to obtain Emergency Clearance for this information collection. Subsequently, HHS withdrew that request. We are now extending the comment period for that Notice for a full 60-days in order to obtain a Regular Clearance.

Title of Information Collection: Burn Bed Enumeration.

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

Use: The Office for Public Health Emerency Preparedness (OPHEP) will collect information on available burn beds, medical material for care of burn patients, and staffing levels to ensure the ability to manage a mass casualty event involving burns. No current system exists.

Frequency: Reporting, weekly, other (twelve additional days).

Affected Public: Federal, business or other for profit, not for profit institutions.

Annual Number of Respondents: 132.

Total Annual Responses: 8,448.

Average Burden Per Response: 1 hour.

Total Annual Hours: 1,197.

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 received by June 14, 2005, and directed to the OS Paperwork Clearance Officer 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: April 27, 2005.

Robert E. Polson,

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

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[FR Doc. 05-9146 Filed 5-6-05; 8:45 am]

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