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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Comment Request

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In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects (section 3506(c)(2)(A) of Title 44, United States Code, as amended by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) publishes periodic summaries of proposed projects being developed for submission to OMB under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and draft instruments, e-mail paperwork@hrsa.gov or call the HRSA Reports Clearance Officer on (301) 443-1129.

Comments are invited on: (a) The proposed collection of information for the proper performance of the functions of the agency; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

Proposed Project: Uncompensated Services Assurance Report (OMB No. 0915-0077)—Extension

Under the Hill-Burton Act, the Government provides grants and loans for construction or renovation of health care facilities. As a condition of receiving this construction assistance, facilities are required to provide services to persons unable to pay. A condition of receiving this assistance requires facilities to provide assurances periodically that the required level of uncompensated care is being provided, and that certain notification and recordkeeping procedures are being followed. These requirements are referred to as the uncompensated services assurance.

Estimate of Information Collection Burden

Type of requirement and regulatory citationNo. of respondentsResponses per respondentTotal responsesHours per responseTotal hour burden
Disclosure burden (42 CFR)
Published Notices (124.504(c))861860.7565
Individual Notices (124.504(c))8618643.63,750
Determinations of Eligibility (124.507)86867,3960.755,547
Subtotal Disclosure Burden9,362
Reporting
Uncompensated Services Report—HRSA-710 Form (124.509(a))1011011.0110
Application for Compliance Alternatives:
Public Facilities (124.513)4146.024
Small Obligation Facilities (124.514(c))0
Charitable Facilities (124.516(c))2126.012
Annual Certification for Compliance Alternatives:
Public Facilities (124.509(b))371370.518.5
Charitable Facilities (124.509(b))41140.57
Small Obligation Facilities (124.509(c))0100.50
Complaint Information (124.511(a)):
Individuals101100.253
Facilities101100.55
Subtotal Reporting Burden179.5
RecordkeepingNumber of recordkeepersHours per yearTotal hour burden
Non-alternative Facilities (124.510(a))86504,300
Subtotal Recordkeeping Burden4,300
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The total burden for this project is estimated to be 13,841.5 hours. E-mail comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA Reports Clearance Officer, Room 10-33, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice.

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Dated: January 7, 2009.

Alexandra Huttinger,

Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination.

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[FR Doc. E9-825 Filed 1-15-09; 8:45 am]

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