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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 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: Regular, new collection.

Title of Information Collection: The Role of Faith-based and Community Organizations in Post-Hurricane Human Services Relief Efforts.

Form/OMB No.: 0990-new.

Use: The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation will study the role of faith-based and community organizations in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Houston to document and analyze the human services relief efforts conducted and organizational networks used in the aftermath of hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. This information will be used to improve future disaster planning and response by government and other relevant organizations.

Frequency: One-time collection.

Affected Public: Non-profit organizations; government officials; individuals.

Annual Number of Respondents: 390.

Total Annual Responses: 390.

Average Burden per Response: 41.8 minutes.

Total Annual Hours: 271.7 hours.

To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, 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 within 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 Resources and Technology, Office of Resources Management, Attention: Sherrette Funn-Coleman (0990-NEW), Room 537-H, 200 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington DC 20201.

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Dated: April 4, 2007.

Mary Oliver-Anderson,

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

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[FR Doc. E7-6786 Filed 4-10-07; 8:45 am]