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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, Pub. L. 104-13), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) publishes periodic summaries of proposed projects being developed for submission to the Office of Management and Budget (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 or call the HRSA Reports Clearance Officer at (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: 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 people 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 grant reviewers to objective review committees, HRSA utilizes a Web-based data collection form to gather critical reviewer information. The Grant Reviewer 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 5,000 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 reviewer1,38011,38045 min.1,035
Updating reviewer information4,25514,25530 min.1,850

E-mail comments to 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: December 8, 2010.

Robert Hendricks,

Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination.

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[FR Doc. 2010-31236 Filed 12-10-10; 8:45 am]