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Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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Periodically, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) publishes abstracts of information collection requests under review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). To request a copy of the clearance requests submitted to OMB for review, call the HRSA Reports Clearance Office on (301)-443-1129.

The following request has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget for review under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995:

Proposed Project: The Division of Independent Review Grant Reviewer Recruitment Form (OMB No. 0915-0295): Extension

HRSA's Division of Independent Review (DIR) is responsible for carrying out the independent and objective review of all eligible applications submitted to HRSA. DIR ensures that the independent review process is efficient, effective, economical, and complies with statutes, regulations, and policies. The review of applications is performed by experts knowledgeable in the field of endeavor for which support is requested and is advisory to individuals in HRSA responsible for making award decisions.

To streamline the selection and assignment of expert grant reviewers to objective review committees, HRSA utilizes a Web-based data collection form to gather critical reviewer information. The Grant Reviewer Recruitment Form standardizes pertinent categories of reviewer information, such as: Areas of expertise, occupations, work settings; reviewer experience, and allows maximum use of drop-down menus to simplify the data collection process. The Web-based system also permits reviewers to update their information as needed. HRSA maintains a pool of approximately 5,500 individuals that have previously served on HRSA objective review committees.

The estimated annual burden is as follows:

Grant recruitment formNumber of respondentsResponses per respondentTotal responsesHours per responseTotal burden hours
New reviewer2,20012,20045 min.1,650
Updating reviewer information250125020 min.84
Total2,4502,4501,734

Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of this notice to the desk officer for HRSA, either by e-mail to OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov or by fax to 202-395-6974. Please direct all correspondence to the “attention of the desk officer for HRSA.”

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Dated: January 30, 2008.

Alexandra Huttinger,

Acting Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination.

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[FR Doc. E8-2157 Filed 2-5-08; 8:45 am]

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