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obtaining a User ID. Such providers can FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: this information in a systematic manner
also access DIRS under e-filing on the Doris Lefkowitz, AHRQ, Reports will:
Commission’s main webpage or on the Clearance Officer, (301) 427–1477. • Promote the transfer of critical
PSHSB Web page. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: information more frequently and
When this disaster data collection efficiently which will enhance the
system is activated in response to a Proposed Project
Agency’s ability to support research
crisis, all contacts in DIRS will be sent ‘‘AHRQ Grants Reporting System designed to improve the outcomes and
an e-mail letting them know the disaster (GRS)’’ quality of health care, reduce its costs,
area and the communications providers AHRQ has identified the need to and broaden access to effective services.
that are requested to provide data on the establish a systematic method for its • Increase the efficiency of the
status of their communications grantees to report project progress and Agency in responding to ad-hoc
equipment. important preliminary findings for information requests, Freedom of
Federal Communications Commission. grants funded by the Agency. The Information Act requests, and producing
Derek K. Poarch, proposed system will address the responses related to federally mandated
Bureau Chief, Public Safety and Homeland shortfalls in the current reporting programs and regulations.
Security Bureau. process and establish a consistent and • Establish a consistent approach
[FR Doc. E7–18296 Filed 9–14–07; 8:45 am] comprehensive grants reporting solution throughout the Agency for information
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for AHRQ. Currently, AHRQ receives collection about grant progress and a
grants continuation applications on an systematic basis for oversight and for
annual basis from all grantees. The facilitating potential collaboration with
progress report, which represents a or among grantees.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND portion of the annual continuation • Decrease the inconvenience and
HUMAN SERVICES application, is inadequate because it is burden on grantees of unanticipated ad-
too infrequent and does not necessarily hoc requests for information by the
Agency for Healthcare Research and capture the information that AHRQ Agency in response to particular (one-
Quality requires to respond to internal and time) internal and external requests for
external inquiries. information.
Agency Information Collection The reporting system will also
Activities: Proposed Collection; This project was previously approved
provide a centralized repository of
Comment Request by OMB on 11/10/2004. The OMB
grants research information that can be
control number is 0935–0122 and will
AGENCY: Agency for Healthcare Research used to support initiatives within the
expire on 11/30/2007.
and Quality, Department of Health and Agency’s research plans for the future
Human Services. and to support activities such as Data Confidentiality Provisions
performance monitoring, budgeting,
ACTION: Notice. Confidential commercial information
knowledge transfer as well as strategic
planning. will be protected in accordance with 18
SUMMARY: This notice announces the U.S.C. 1905. Information about
intention of the Agency for Healthcare AHRQ currently conduct quarterly
conference calls with some grantees. Principal Investigators will be
Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request maintained in accordance with the
that the Office of Management and The content, frequency, and focus of
these calls vary. In some grant programs, Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. 552a. Also,
Budget (OMB) re-authorize the individuals and organizations will be
information collection project ‘‘AHRQ the number of participants on these
calls may be so large as to prohibit assured of the confidentiality of their
Grants Reporting System (GRS).’’ In data under Section 934(c) of the
accordance with the Paperwork quarterly updates from all participants
in order to avoid creating an extremely Healthcare Research and Quality Act of
Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104– 1999. The submitted reports will be
13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), AHRQ lengthy conference call and to allow the
Agency to address other important printed and included in the official file
invites the public to comment on this for each grant. All of these files will be
issues during these calls.
proposed information collection. retained according to existing agency
The GRS will support the timely
DATES: Comments on this notice must be collection of important information policies and procedures and archived as
received by November 16, 2007. related to the life cycle of a grant. This required.
ADDRESSES: Written comments should information includes: significant The data will be collected using a
be submitted to: Doris Lefkowitz, changes in project goals, methods, study Web based reporting interface
Reports Clearance Officer, AHRQ, 540 design, sample or subjects, developed specifically for the purpose
Gaither Road, Room # 5036, Rockville, interventions, evaluation, of collecting information quarterly. To
MD 20850, or by e-mail at dissemination, training, key personnel, reduce burden and to the extent
doris.lefkowitz@ahrq.hhs.gov. key preliminary findings; significant possible, these forms will be pre-
Copies of the proposed collection problems and resolutions; publications populated with reoccurring information
plans, data collection instruments, and and presentations; tools and products; needed to specifically identify the
specific details on the estimated burden and new collaborations/partnerships institution, project, principal
can be obtained from AHRQ’s Reports with AHRQ grantees or others investigator, and other similar
Clearance Officer. conducting related research. Collecting information.

ESTIMATED ANNUAL RESPONDENT BURDEN


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Estimated time
Number of re- Estimated total
Survey per respond-
spondents * burden hours
ent in minutes

1st Quarter ................................................................................................................................... 500 10 83.33

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ESTIMATED ANNUAL RESPONDENT BURDEN—Continued


Estimated time
Number of re- Estimated total
Survey per respond-
spondents * burden hours
ent in minutes

2nd Quarter .................................................................................................................................. 500 10 83.33


3rd Quarter .................................................................................................................................. 500 10 83.33

Annual Total ......................................................................................................................... 1500 ........................ 250


* The estimate for number of respondents for the initial implementation is 100 per quarter. The estimate included in the table assumes wider
implementation by the Agency.

Estimated Annual Costs to the Federal scientific peer review groups. The Contact Person: Anyone wishing to
Government subcommittees listed below are part of obtain a roster of members, agenda or
The annual cost to the government is the Agency’s Health Services Research minutes of the nonconfidential portions
$100,000 for licensing, support and Initial Review Group Committee. of the meetings should contact Mrs.
The subcommittee meetings will be Bonnie Campbell, Committee
maintenance.
closed to the public in accordance with Management Officer, Office of
Request for Comments the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Extramural Research, Education and
In accordance with the above-cited section 10(d) of 5 U.S.C., Appendix 2 Priority Populations, AHRQ, 540
Paperwork Reduction Act legislation, and 5 U.S.C. 552b (c)(6). Grant Gaither Road, Suite 2000, Rockville,
comments on AHRQ’s information applications are to be reviewed and Maryland 20850, Telephone (301) 427–
collection are requested with regard to discussed at these meetings. These 1554.
any of the following: (a) Whether the discussions are likely to involve Agenda items for these meetings are
proposed collection of information is information concerning individuals subject to change as priorities dictate.
necessary for the proper performance of associated with the applications,
Carolyn M. Clancy,
AHRQ health care research and health including assessments of their personal
qualifications to conduct their proposed Director.
care information dissemination [FR Doc. 07–4576 Filed 9–14–07; 8:45 am]
functions, including whether the projects. This information is exempt
information will have practical utility; from mandatory disclosure under the BILLING CODE 4160–90–M

(b) the accuracy of AHRQ’s estimate of above-cited statutes.


1. Name of Subcommittee: Health
burden (including hours and costs) of DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND
Systems Research.
the proposed collection(s) of HUMAN SERVICES
Date: October 18, 2007 (Open from 8
information; (c) ways to enhance the
a.m. to 8:15 a.m. on October 18 and
quality, utility, and clarity of the Centers for Disease Control and
closed for remainder of the meeting).
information to be collected; and (d) Place: Agency for Healthcare Research Prevention
ways to minimize the burden of the and Quality (AHRQ), John Eisenberg [30Day–07–07AD]
collection of information upon the Conference Center, 540 Gaither Road,
respondents, including the use of Rockville, Maryland 20850. Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork
automated collection techniques or 2. Name of Subcommittee: Health Reduction Act Review
other forms of information technology. Care Research Training.
Comments submitted in response to Date: October 18–19, 2007 (Open from The Centers for Disease Control and
this notice will be summarized and 9 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. on October 18 and Prevention (CDC) publishes a list of
included in the Agency’s subsequent closed for remainder of the meeting). information collection requests under
request for OMB approval of the Place: Agency for Healthcare Research review by the Office of Management and
proposed information collection. All and Quality (AHRQ), John Eisenberg Budget (OMB) in compliance with the
comments will become a matter of Conference Center, 540 Gaither Road, Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C.
public record. Rockville, Maryland 20850. Chapter 35). To request a copy of these
3. Name of Subcommittee: Health requests, call the CDC Reports Clearance
Carolyn M. Clancy,
Care Quality and Effectiveness Officer at (404) 639–5960 or send an e-
Director. mail to omb@cdc.gov. Send written
Research.
[FR Doc. 07–4577 Filed 9–14–07; 8:45 am] Date: October 24, 2007 (Open from 8 comments to CDC Desk Officer, Office of
BILLING CODE 4160–90–M a.m. to 8:15 a.m. on October 24 and Management and Budget, Washington,
closed for remainder of the meeting). DC or by fax to (202) 395–6974. Written
Place: Agency for Healthcare Research comments should be received within 30
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND and Quality (AHRQ), John Eisenberg days of this notice.
HUMAN SERVICES Conference Center, 540 Gaither Road, Proposed Project
Agency for Healthcare Research and Rockville, Maryland 20850.
4. Name of Subcommittee: Health Formative Research to Inform an HIV
Quality Testing Social Marketing Campaign for
Care Technology and Decision Sciences.
Notice of Meetings Date: October 25–26, 2007 (Open from African American Heterosexual Men—
8 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. on October 25 and New collection—National Center for
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In accordance with section 10(d) of closed for remainder of the meeting). HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB
the Federal Advisory Committee Act as Place: Agency for Healthcare Research Prevention (NCHHSTP), Coordinating
amended (5 U.S.C., Appendix 2), the and Quality (AHRQ), John Eisenberg Center for Infectious Diseases (CCID),
Agency for Healthcare Research and Conference Center, 540 Gaither Road, Centers for Disease Control and
Quality (AHRQ) announces meetings of Rockville, Maryland 20850. Prevention (CDC).

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