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Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Public Comment Request

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Office of the Secretary, HHS.




In compliance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services, announces plans to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The ICR is for extending the use of the approved information collection assigned OMB control number 0937-0191, which expires on December 31, 2016. Prior to submitting the ICR to OMB, OS seeks comments from the public regarding the burden estimate, below, or any other aspect of the ICR.


Comments on the ICR must be received on or before November 21, 2016.


Submit your comments to or by calling (202) 690-5683.

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When submitting comments or requesting information, please include the document identifier 0937-0191-60D for reference.

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

Abstract: The Office of Assistant Secretary for Administration, Program Support Center, Federal Property Assistance Program requesting OMB approval on a previously approved information collection, 0937-0191. The Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (Pub. 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, for public health and homeless assistance purposes. Transfers are made to transferees at little or no cost.

Need and Proposed Use of the Information: State and local governments and non-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.

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 property1512003,000
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OS specifically requests comments on (1) the necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency's functions, (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden, (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected, and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden.

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Terry S. Clark,

Asst Information Collection Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2016-22520 Filed 9-19-16; 8:45 am]