[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 219 (Wednesday, November 14, 2007)]
[Page 64081]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-22247]



[Document Identifier: OS-0990-0279]

 Agency Information Collection Request; 60-Day Public Comment 

    Agency: Office of the Secretary, HHS.
    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 a proposed information collection request 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.
    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 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 
directed to the OS Paperwork Clearance Officer at the above email 
address within 60 days.
    Proposed Project: Institutional Review Board/Independent Ethics 
Committee Forms Extension--OMB No. 0990-0279--Assistant Secretary for 
Health, Office of Public Health and Science, Office for Human Research 
    Abstract: The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) is 
requesting a three year extension of the Institutional Review Board 
(IRB) Independent Ethics Committee (IEC) Registration Form designed to 
provide a simplified procedure for institutions engaged in Department 
of Health and Human Services (HHS) conducted or supported research to 
satisfy the assurance requirements of Section 491(a) of the Public 
Health Service Act and HHS regulations for the protection of human 
subjects at 45 CFR 46.103. Respondents are institutions or 
organizations operating IRBs or IECs designated by an institution under 
an assurance of compliance approved for federal-wide use by OHRP and 
that review HHS-conducted or supported research. Data is collected as 

                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Table
                                                     Number of       Number of      burden per     Total burden
                      Forms                         respondents    responses per   response (in        hours
                                                                    respondent        hours)
IRB/IEC-0279....................................           6,000               2               1          12,000

Alice Bettencourt,
 Office of the Secretary, Paperwork Reduction Act Reports Clearance 
 [FR Doc. E7-22247 Filed 11-13-07; 8:45 am]