[Federal Register Volume 67, Number 89 (Wednesday, May 8, 2002)]
[Pages 30930-30931]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 02-11428]



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

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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 Project 1

    Protection of Human Subjects: Quality Assurance Self-Assessment 
Tool--NEW--The Office of Human Research Protections is establishing a 
new Quality Improvement Program (QIP) for human subjects protection 
programs of institutions and independent Institutional Review Boards to 
cooperatively work toward the strengthening of these programs. A major 
component of QIP will be the Quality Assurance Self-Assessment Tool, a 
voluntary mechanism which may be used by institutions to assure 
compliance with Federal regulations and assess a program's strengths 
and weaknesses. The information will be used by OHRP to identify 
technical assistance needs. Respondents: Businesses or other for-
profit, non-profit institutions; State, Local or Tribal governments; 
Federal government; Annual Number of Respondents: 720; Burden per 
Response: 2 hours; Total Burden: 1,440 hours.
    Please send comments to Cynthia Agens Bauer, OS Reports Clearance 
Officer, Room 503H, Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue SW, 
Washington, DC 20201. Written comments should be received within 60 
days of this notice.

    Dated: April 26, 2002.
Kerry Weems,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Budget.
[FR Doc. 02-11428 Filed 5-7-02; 8:45 am]