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Federal Register / Vol. 67, No.

217 / Friday, November 8, 2002 / Notices 68143

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND Proposed Collection: the program. The application requests
HUMAN SERVICES Title: 09–17–0014, ‘‘Indian Health personal, demographic and educational
Service Loan Repayment Program.’’ training information, including
Indian Health Service Type of Information Collection information on the educational loans of
Request: Extension of a currently the individual for which repayment is
Proposed Information Collection approved collection. being requested (i.e., date, amount,
AGENCY: Indian Health Service, HHS. Form Number: None. account number, purpose of each loan,
ACTION: Request for Public Comment: Forms: The IHS Loan Repayment
interest rate, the current balance, etc.).
30-day Proposed Information Collection: Program Information Booklet contains
the instructions and the application The data collected is needed and used
Indian Health Service Loan Repayment to evaluate applicant eligibility; rank
Program. formats.
Need and Use of Information and prioritize applicants by specialty;
SUMMARY: In compliance with section Collection: The IHS Loan Repayment assign applicants to IHS health care
3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Program (LRP) identifies health facilities; determine payment amounts
Reduction Act of 1995, for opportunity professionals with pre-existing financial and schedules for paying the lending
for public comment on proposed obligations for education expenses that institutions; and to provide data and
information collection projects, the meet program criteria and who are statistics for program management
(HHS) has submitted to the Office of qualified and will to serve at, often review and analysis.
Management and Budget (OMB) a remote, IHS health care facilities. Under Affected Public: Individual and
request to review and approve the the program, eligible health households.
information collection listed below. professionals sign a contract under
This proposed information collection which the IHS agrees to repay part or all Type of Respondents: Individuals.
project was published in the Federal of the indebtedness for professional Burden Hours: The table below
Register (67 FR 53956) and allowed 60 training education. In exchange, the provides the estimated burden hours for
days for public comment. No public health professionals agree to serve for a this information collection.
comment was received in response to specified period of time in IHS health Burden is the time it takes for
the notice. The purpose of this notice is care facilities. Eligible health respondents to complete the data
to allow 30 days for public comment to professionals that wish to apply must collection instruments:
be submitted to OMB. submit an application to participate in

Estimated Burden Hours

Average burden
Estimated no. of Responses per Total annual bur-
Data collection instrument hour per
respondents respondent den hrs
response*

Section I ........................................................................................... 425 1 0.25 (15 mins) 106.0


Section II .......................................................................................... 425 1 0.50 (30 mins) 213.0
Section III ......................................................................................... 425 4 0.25 (15 mins) 425.0
Contract ........................................................................................... 425 1 0.33 (20 mins) 140.0
Affidavit ............................................................................................ 425 1 0.17 (10 mins) 72.0
Lender Certificate ............................................................................ 1700 1 0.25 (15 mins) 425.0

Total .......................................................................................... 2125 ............................ ............................ 1381


*For ease of understanding, burden hours are also provided in actual minutes.

There are no Capital Costs, Operating Direct Comments to OMB: Written best assured of having their full effect if
Costs and/or Maintenance Costs to comments and/or suggestions regarding received on or before December 9, 2002.
report. the proposed information collection Dated: October 24, 2002.
Request for Comments: Your written contained in this notice, especially Charles W. Grim,
comments and/or suggestions are regarding the estimated public burden
invited on one or more of the following Assistant Surgeon General, Interim Director,
and associated response time, should be Indian Health Service.
points: (a) Whether the information directed to: Office of Management and
collection activity is necessary to carry [FR Doc. 02–28471 Filed 11–7–02; 8:45 am]
Budget, Office of Information and
out an agency function; (b) whether the Regulatory Affairs, New Executive BILLING CODE 4160–16–M
IHS processes the information collected Office Building, Room 10235,
in a useful and timely fashion; (c) the Washington, DC 20503, Attention: Desk
accuracy of the public burden estimate DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND
Officer for IHS. HUMAN SERVICES
(the estimated amount of time needed
for individual respondents to provide FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Copies of the proposed information National Institutes of Health
the requested information); (d) whether
the methodology and assumptions used collection and supporting documents
may be obtained from Mr. Lance National Cancer Institute: Chemical
to determine the estimate are logical; (e) Optimization of Molecular-Targeted
ways to enhance the quality, utility, and Hodahkwen, Sr., M.P.H., IHS Reports
Clearance Officer, 12300 Twinbrook Anticancer, Antiviral and Antimicrobial
clarity of the information being Drug Leads
collected; and (f) ways to minimize the Parkway, Suite 450, Rockville, MD
public burden through the use of 20852.1601. Telephone non-toll free An opportunity is available for a
automated, electronic, mechanical, or (301) 443–5938; Fax: (301) 443–2316, or Cooperative Research and Development
other technological collection e-mail: lhodahkw@hqe.ihs.gov. Agreement (CRADA) for the purpose of
techniques or other forms of information Comment Due Date: Comments collaborating with the National Cancer
technology. regarding this information collection are Institute (NCI), Developmental

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