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Submit written comments on the collection of information to: Administration on Aging, Washington, DC 20201. Attention: Sue Wheaton.
Under the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. “Collection of information” is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c) and includes agency request or requirements that members of the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party. Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)) requires Federal agencies to provide a 60-day notice in the
Under section 712(c), and section 712(h)(1)-(3) of the Older Americans Act, as amended, states are required to provide information on ombudsmen activities to AoA, which AoA is then required to present to Congress. The reporting system, the National Ombudsman Reporting System (NORS), was developed in response to these directives and other needs pertaining to the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program and approved by the Office of Management and Budget for use for the first time in FY 1995-96; it was extended a second time with slight modifications for use in FY 1997-2001 and extended for the third time with no change for use from FY 2002-2006. It was extended, with modifications, a fourth time for use from FY 2007-2008. This current (fifth) request is to extend, with no modifications, use of the existing State Annual Long-Term Care Ombudsman Report (and Instructions) for use from FY 2009-2011. The current form and instructions are posted on the AoA Web site at:
AoA estimates the burden of this collection of information as follows: Approximately one and one-half hour per respondent, with 52 State Agencies on Aging responding annually for a total of 78 hours per year.