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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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Office of the Secretary, Office on Women's Health, 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: New collection.

Title of Information Collection: External Evaluation of National Centers of Excellence in Women's Health Program.

Form/OMB No.: 0990-New.

Use: This evaluation will assess the effectiveness of the National Centers of Excellence in Women's Health Program contracts. Specifically, the outcomes-based research question will ask: “Overall, do women seen at CoEs perceive their clinical care to be better than those who receive healthcare elsewhere?” Outreach surveys will assess community impacts.

Frequency: One-time on Ocassion.

Affected Public: Individuals or Households.

Annual Number of Respondents: 6800.

Total Annual Responses: 6800.

Average Burden per Response: 12.65 minutes.

Total Annual Hours: 1433.

To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, e-mail your request, Start Printed Page 61978including 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 Research and Technology, Office of Information and Resource Management, Attention: Sherrette Funn-Coleman, (0990-NEW), Room 537-H, 200 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20201.

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Dated: October 12, 2006.

Alice Bettencourt,

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

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[FR Doc. E6-17571 Filed 10-19-06; 8:45 am]