[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 219 (Wednesday, November 14, 2007)]
[Pages 64081-64082]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-22248]



[Document Identifier: OS-0990-0278]

 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

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information collections must be directed to the OS Paperwork Clearance 
Officer at the above e-mail address within 60 days.
    Proposed Project: Federal-wide Assurance Forms--Extension--OMB No. 
0990-0278--Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of Public Health and 
Science, Office for Human Research Protections.
    Abstract: The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) is 
requesting a three year extension of the Federal-wide Assurance (FWA) 
forms. The FWA forms were designed to provide a simplified procedure 
for institutions engaged in HHS-conducted or supported research to 
satisfy the assurance requirements of Section 49(a) of the Public 
Health Service Act and HHS Regulations for the protection of human 
subjects at 45 CFR 46.103. The respondents are institutions engaged in 
human subjects research that is conducted or supported by HHS. Data is 
collected as needed.

                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Table
                                                             Number of        Average burden
                Forms                     Number of        responses  per   per response  (in     Total burden
                                         respondents         respondent           hours)             hours
FWA 0278............................             10,000                  2              45/60             15,000

 Alice Bettencourt,
 Office of the Secretary, Paperwork Reduction Act Reports Clearance 
 [FR Doc. E7-22248 Filed 11-13-07; 8:45 am]