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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request

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Office of the Secretary, HHS.




In compliance with section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services, has submitted an Information Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The ICR is for reinstatement of a previously-approved information collection assigned OMB control number 0937-0191, which expired on May 31, 2011. Comments submitted during the first public review of this ICR will be provided to OMB. OMB will accept further comments from the public on this ICR during the review and approval period.


Comments on the ICR must be received on or before November 25, 2013.


Submit your comments to or via facsimile to (202) 395-5806.

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Information Collection Clearance staff, or (202) 690-6162.

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When submitting comments or requesting information, please include the OMB control number 0937-0191 and document identifier HHS-OS-20215-30D for reference.

Information Collection Title: Application packets for Real Property for Public Health Purposes.

OMB No.: 0937-0191.

Abstract: The Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (P.L. 81-152), as amended, provides authority to the Secretary of Health and Human Services to convey or lease surplus real property to States and their political subdivisions and instrumentalities, to tax-supported institutions, and to nonprofit institutions which (except for institutions which lease property to assist the homeless) have been held exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the 1954 Internal Revenue Code, and 501(c)(19) for veterans organizations. Transfers are made to transferees at little or no cost.

Need and Proposed Use of the Information: State and local governments and no-profit institutions use these applications to apply for excess/surplus, underutilized/unutilized and off-site government real property. These applications are used to determine if institutions/organizations are eligible to purchase, lease or use property under the provisions of the surplus real property program.

Likely Respondents: State, local, or tribal units of government or instrumentalities thereof; not-for-profit organizations.

Burden Statement: Burden in this context means the time expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide the information requested. This includes the time needed to review instructions, to develop, acquire, install and utilize technology and systems for the purpose of collecting, validating and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information, to train personnel and to be able to respond to a collection of information, to search data sources, to complete and review the collection of information, and to transmit or otherwise disclose the information. The total annual burden hours estimated for this ICR are summarized in the table below.

Total Estimated Annualized Burden—Hours

Form nameNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden per response (in hours)Total burden hours
Applications for surplus Federal real property1212002,400
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Keith A. Tucker,

Information Collection Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2013-25093 Filed 10-24-13; 8:45 am]