[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 179 (Tuesday, September 16, 1997)]
[Page 48666]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-24538]

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Health Care Financing Administration

Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Health Care Financing Administration, HHS.
    In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Health Care Financing 
Administration (HCFA), Department of Health and Human Services, is 
publishing the following summary of proposed collections for public 
comment. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding this 
burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, 
including any of the following subjects: (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.
    Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently 
approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Ambulatory 
Surgical Center Conditions of Coverage and Supporting Regulations in 42 
CFR 416.43 and 416.47; Document No.: HCFA-R-54 (0938-0506); Use: 
Regulation standards are designed to ensure that each Ambulatory 
Surgical Center has a properly trained staff and adequate physical 
environment to provide an appropriate type and level of care. 
Frequency: Annually; Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; 
Number of Respondents: 2,341; Total Annual Responses: 2,341 Total 
Annual Hours: 1.
    It should be noted for the HCFA-R-54, OMB 0938-0506, the 
applicability and burden associated with the ICRs captured in this 
submission have been adjusted to properly reflect the degree of burden 
associated with this collection. In particular, the ICRs captured in 
this submission have been determined to be approved under 0938-0266 or 
the burden has been deemed usual and customary in accordance with the 
1995 PRA. In order to comply and properly reflect the Act, HCFA 
assigned a token one-hour of burden for this submission.
    To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms 
for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, E-mail your 
request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and HCFA 
document identifier, to P[email protected], or call the Reports 
Clearance Office on (410) 786-1326. Written comments and 
recommendations for the proposed information collections must be mailed 
within 30 days of this notice directly to the OMB desk officer: OMB 
Human Resources and Housing Branch, Attention: Allison Eydt, New 
Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503.

    Dated: September 9, 1997.
John P. Burke III,
HCFA Reports Clearance Officer, HCFA Office of Information Services, 
Information Technology Investment Management Group, Division of HCFA 
Enterprise Standards.
[FR Doc. 97-24538 Filed 9-15-97; 8:45 am]