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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 extension of the approved information collection assigned OMB control number 0990-0278, scheduled to expire on June 30, 2014. 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 June 20, 2014.


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 0990-0278 and document identifier HHS-OS-0990-0278-30D for reference.

Information Collection Request Title: Federalwide Assurance Form, Assistant Secretary for Health, Office for Human Research Protections.

OMB No.: 0990-0278.

Abstract: The Office for Human Research Protections is requesting a three year extension of the Federalwide Assurance (FWA). The FWA is designed to provide a simplified procedure for institutions engaged in HHS-conducted or supported research to satisfy the assurance requirements of Section 491(a) of the Public Health Service Act and HHS Regulations for the protection of human subjects at 45 CFR 46.103. The respondents are institutions engaged in human subjects research that is conducted or supported by HHS.

Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The information collected by OHRP through the FWA is the minimum necessary to satisfy the assurance requirements of the Public Health Service Act and the requirements of HHS regulations at 45 CFR 46.103.

Likely Respondents: Research institutions engaged in HHS-conducted or -supported research involving human subjects.

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 Start Printed Page 29191information. 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
Federalwide assurance (FWA)11,050230/6011,050
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Darius Taylor,

Information Collection Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2014-11659 Filed 5-20-14; 8:45 am]