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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, e-mail or call the HRSA Reports Clearance Office on (301) 443-1129.

The following request has been submitted to the Office of Management Start Printed Page 16218and Budget for review under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995:

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 record keeping procedures are being followed. These requirements are referred to as the uncompensated services assurance.

The annual estimate of burden is as follows:

InstrumentNumber of respondentsResponses per respondentTotal responsesHours per responseTotal burden hours
Disclosure Burden (42 CFR)
Published Notices (124.504(c))861860.7564.5
Individual Notices (124.504(c))8618643.63,749.6
Determinations of Eligibility (124.507)86998,5140.756,385.50
Subtotal disclosure burden10,199.60
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))141140.57
Small Obligation Facilities (124.509(c))0100.50
Complaint Information (124.511(a)):
Subtotal reporting burden179
RecordkeepingNumber of recordkeepersHours per yearTotal hour burden
Non-alternative Facilities (124.510(a))86504,300
Subtotal recordkeeping burden4,300

The total burden for this project is estimated to be 14,678.60 hours. 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 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: April 3, 2009.

Alexandra Huttinger,

Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination.

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[FR Doc. E9-8141 Filed 4-8-09; 8:45 am]