[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 96 (Thursday, May 19, 2005)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-10004]

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Office of the Secretary

[Document Identifier: OS-0990-0263]

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary.

    In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS), 
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 
    1 Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of 
Currently Approved Collection;
    Title of Information Collection: Protection of Human Subjects 
Assurance Identification/ Institutional Review Board (IRB) 
Certification/Declaration of Exemption;
    Form/OMB No.: OS-0990-0263;
    Use: The Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects, known 
as the Common Rule, requires that before engaging in non-exempt human 
subjects research that is conducted or supported by a Common Rule 
department or agency, each institution must: (1) Hold an applicable 
assurance of compliance [Section 103(a)]; and (2) certify to the 
awarding department or agency that the application or proposal for 
research has been reviewed and approved by an IRB designated in the 
assurance [Sections 103(b) and (f)].
    Frequency: Reporting on occasion;
    Affected Public: Federal, State, local, or tribal governments, 
business or other for-profit, not-for-profit institutions and 
individuals or households;
    Annual Number of Respondents: 5,000; Total Annual Responses: 
    Average Burden per Response: 0.25 hours;
    Total Annual Hours: 41,667;
    To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms 
for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, access the HHS 
Web site address at http://www.hhs.gov/oirm/infocollect/pending/ or e-
mail your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, 
and OS document identifier, to [email protected], or call the Reports 
Clearance Office on (202) 690-6162. Written comments and 
recommendations for the proposed information collections must be mailed 
within 60 days of this notice directly to the OS Paperwork Clearance 
Officer designated at the following address: Department of Health and 
Human Services, Office of the Secretary, Assistant Secretary for 
Budget, Technology, and Finance, Office of Information and Resource 
Management, Attention: Naomi Cook (0990-0263), Room 531-H, 200 
Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20201.

    Dated: May 11, 2005.
Robert E. Polson,
Office of the Secretary, Paperwork Reduction Act Reports Clearance 
[FR Doc. 05-10004 Filed 5-18-05; 8:45 am]