[Federal Register Volume 61, Number 242 (Monday, December 16, 1996)]
[Page 66047]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 96-31757]



Office of the Secretary

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collections; 
Comment Request

    The Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the 
Secretary will periodically publish summaries of proposed information 
collections projects and solicit public comments in compliance with the 
requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995. To request more information on the project or to obtain a copy of 
the information collection plans and instruments, call the OS Reports 
clearance Officer on (202) 690-6207.
    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to 
minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, 
including through the use of automated collection techniques or other 
forms of information technology.

Proposed Projects

    1. HHS Acquisition Regulations--HHSAR Subpart 315, Solicitation and 
Receipt of Proposals and Quotations--0990-0139--Extension with no 
change--Subpart 315.4 is needed to ensure consistency in all 
Departmental solicitations and to ensure that all solicitations 
describe all of the information which an offeror would need to submit 
an acceptable proposal. Repondents: State or local governments, 
businesses or other for-profit organizations, non-profit institutions, 
small businesses; Total Number of Respondents: 12,914; Frequency of 
Response: One time; Average Burden per Response: 2 hours; Estimated 
Annual Burden: 25,828 hours.
    2. National Study of Assisted Living Facilities for the Frail 
Elderly--New--the goal of this study is to determine where assisted 
living fits in the continuum of long term care and to examine its 
potential for addressing the needs of elderly persons with 
disabilities. The study will address such topics as trends in supply 
and demand; barriers to development; the effect of key assisted living 
features on resident satisfaction and other outcomes. Surveys of 
operators, staff and elderly residents will be conducted. Respondents: 
Assisted Living Facilities operators, staff and residents--Burden 
Information on Operator Screen--Number of Responses: 1912; Burden per 
Response: 11 minutes; Total Screen Burden: 351 hours--Burden 
Information for Operator Telephone Interview--Number of Responses: 230; 
Burden per Response: 20 minutes; Total Burden: 77 hours--Burden 
Information for Operator In-Person Interview--Number of Responses: 690; 
Burden per Response: 30 minutes; Total Burden: 345 hours--Burden 
Information for Staff Interview--Number of Responses: 1380; Burden per 
Response: 20 minutes; Total Burden: 460 hours--Burden Information for 
Resident Interview--Number of Responses: 2300; Burden per Response: 35 
minutes; Total Burden: 1342 hours--Burden Information for Resident 
Proxy Interview--Number of Responses: 1150; Burden per Response: 20 
minutes,; Total Burden: 383 hours--Total Burden for the Survey: 2958 
    OMB Desk Officer: Allison Eydt.
    Send comments to Cynthia Agens Bauer, OS Reports Clearance Officer, 
Room 503H, Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue S.W., Washington 
DC, 20201. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this 

    Dated: December 9, 1996.
Dennis P. Williams,
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Budget.
[FR Doc. 96-31757 Filed 12-13-96; 8:45 am]