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60-Day Notice; 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 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.

Type of Information Collection Request: Extension, of a currently approved collection;

Title of Information Collection: National Outcomes Performance Assessment of the Collaborative Initiative to Help End Chronic Homelessness.

Form/OMB No.: OS-0990-0304;

Use: To help determine whether the goals of the initiative are being met, and to help ensure accountability in local spending of the total $35-million of federal funds invested into the initiative, the three sponsoring federal agencies (HUD, HHS, and VA) are funding an independent performance outcomes evaluation coordinated by the VA Northeast Program Evaluation Center (NEPEC).

Frequency: Reporting, on occasion & quarterly.

Affected Public: Individuals or households.

Annual Number of Respondents: 787.

Total Annual Responses: 1587.

Average Burden Per Response: 90%.

Total Annual Hours: 1,903.

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 received with 60-days, 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: Sherrette Funn-Coleman (0937-0166), Room 531-H, 200 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20201.

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Dated: July 19, 2006.

Robert E. Polson,

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

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[FR Doc. E6-12065 Filed 7-27-06; 8:45 am]