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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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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 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.

Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of Currently Approved Collection.

Title of Information Collection: Data Collection for the Identification of Comparison Groups for the National Evaluation of the National Community Centers of Excellence in Women's Health (CCOE) Program.

Form/OMB No.: OS-0990-0271.

Use: The Office on Women's Health (OWH) is seeking a new clearance to conduct a Women's Health Comparison Study Participate Survey and a Community Centers of Excellence (CCOEs) Comparison Study Leadership Survey. The surveys will assess how well organizations that have CCOEs as compared to organizations that do not have CCOEs—coordinate quality health care services and information for women. The results of this survey will help determine sucesses and opportunities for improvement in women's health.

Frequency: Recordkeeping, Reporting on occasion.

Affected Public: State, local, or tribal governments, Federal Government, not-for-profit institutions.

Annual Number of Respondents: 4,010.

Total Annual Responses: 4,010.

Average Burden Per Response: 30 minutes.

Total Annual Hours: 1,005.

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 (0990-0271), Room 531-H, 200 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20201.

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Dated: August 23, 2005.

Robert E. Polson,

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

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[FR Doc. 05-17417 Filed 8-31-05; 8:45 am]