[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 19 (Tuesday, January 29, 2008)]
[Pages 5192-5193]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-1439]



[Document Identifier: OS-0990-0279]

Agency Information Collection Request; 30-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

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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 
received within 30 days of this notice directly to the OS OMB Desk 
Officer all comments must be faxed to OMB at 202-395-6974.
    Proposed Project: Institutional Review Board/Independent Ethics 
Committee Forms-Extension--OMB No. 0990-0279--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    Average burden
                      Forms                          Number of     responses per   per response    Total burden
                                                    respondents     respondent      (in hours)         hours
IRB/IEC-0279....................................           6,000               2               1          12,000

Terry Nicolosi,
Office of the Secretary, Paperwork Reduction Act Reports Clearance 
 [FR Doc. E8-1439 Filed 1-28-08; 8:45 am]