Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects, 3710-3711 [05-1398]

Download as PDF 3710 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 16 / Wednesday, January 26, 2005 / Notices Dated: January 20, 2005. Alvin Hall, Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 05–1389 Filed 1–25–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: Child Care and Development Fund Annual Financial Report for Tribes (ACF–696T). OMB No.: 0970–0195. Description: The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) annual financial reporting form (ACF–696T) provides a mechanism for Indian tribes to report expenditures under the CCDF program. The CCDF program provides funds to tribes, as well as States and Territories, to assist low-income families in obtaining child care so that they can work or attend training/ education, and to improve the quality of care. Information collected via the ACF– 696T allows the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to monitor expenditures and to estimate outlays, and may be used to prepare ACF budget submissions to Congress. The proposed information collection is identical to the currently used ACF–696T form for which the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval expires on March 31, 2005. Respondents: Indian tribes and tribal organizations that are CCDF grantees. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Instrument Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours ACF–696T CCDF Financial Reporting Form for Tribes .................................. 232 1 7.5 1,740 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,740. Additional Information: Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained by writing to The Administration for Children and Families, Office of Information Services, 730 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. OMB Comment: OMB is required to make a decision concerning the collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent directly to the following: Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Attn: Desk Officer for ACF, e-mail address: Katherine_T.Astrich@omb.eop. Dated: January 18, 2005. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 05–1397 Filed 1–25–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects Title: LIHEAP Quarterly Allocation Estimates. OMB No.: 0970–0037. Description: The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Quarterly Allocation Estimates Form– 535 is a one-page form that is sent to 50 State grantees and the District of Columbia. It is also sent to tribal grantees that receive over $1 million annually and that directly administer the LIHEAP Program. Grantees are asked to complete and submit the form in the 4th quarter of every fiscal year. The data collected on the form are the grantee’s estimates of obligations that they expect to make each quarter during the upcoming fiscal year. This is the only method used to request anticipate distribution of the grantee’s LIHEAP funds for the program year. The information is used to disburse LIHEAP funds in accordance with grantee needs and to develop OMB apportionment requests. Respondents: State, local or tribal Government. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Instrument Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours Form ACF–535 ................................................................................................ 55 1 .25 13.75 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 13.75. In compliance with the requirements of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the VerDate jul<14>2003 19:33 Jan 25, 2005 Jkt 205001 information collection described above. Copies of the proposed collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Information Services, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Reports Clearance Officer. E-mail: grjohnson@acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. The Department specifically requests comments on: (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 16 / Wednesday, January 26, 2005 / Notices functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection information; (c) the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. Dated: January 18, 2005. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 05–1398 Filed 1–25–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. 2005N–0012] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Allergen Labeling of Food Products Consumer Preference Survey and Experimental Study on Allergen Labeling of Food Products AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA), Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on a voluntary consumer survey entitled ‘‘Allergen Labeling of Food Products Consumer Preference Survey’’ and an experimental study entitled ‘‘Experimental Study on Allergen Labeling of Food Products.’’ DATES: Submit written or electronic comments on the collection of information by March 28, 2005. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to the Division of Dockets Management (HFA–305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. Submit electronic comments to http:// www.fda.gov/dockets/ecomments. All comments should be identified with the docket number found in brackets in the heading of this document. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peggy Robbins, Office of Management Programs (HFA–250), Food and Drug Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, 301–827–1223. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 requests 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 Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, FDA is publishing notice of the proposed collection of information set forth in this document. With respect to the following collection of information, FDA invites comments on these topics: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of FDA’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of FDA’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance 3711 the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques, when appropriate, and other forms of information technology. Allergen Labeling of Food Products Consumer Preference Survey Under section 903(b)(2) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the act) (21 U.S.C. 393(b)(2)), FDA is authorized to conduct research relating to foods and to conduct educational and public information programs relating to the safety of the Nation’s food supply. FDA is planning to conduct a consumer survey about allergen labeling of food products under this authority. The Allergen Labeling of Food Products Consumer Preference Survey will collect information to gauge the impact of certain changes to the food label with respect to information about allergenic ingredients. This data collection is needed to satisfy some of the requirements of the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) (Public Law 108–282, title II, section 204.4), including the requirement that FDA provide data on consumer preferences in a report to Congress. In particular, section 204.4 of the FALCPA asks FDA to describe in the report ‘‘* * *how consumers with food allergies or the caretakers of consumers would prefer that information about the risk of cross-contact be communicated on food labels as determined by using appropriate survey mechanisms.’’ In addition, the survey will address other issues pertinent to allergen labeling changes mandated by the FALCPA. The data will be collected by means of a pool of people who will be screened (through self-report) for food allergy, and food allergy caregiver status. A balanced sample of 1,000 will be selected. Participation in the survey is voluntary. FDA estimates the burden of the Allergen Labeling of Food Products Consumer Preference Survey collection of information as follows: TABLE 1.—ESTIMATED ANNUAL REPORTING BURDEN1 No. of Respondents Questionnaire Screener Total Annual Responses Hours per Response Total Hours 35,000 19:33 Jan 25, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 1 35,000 .0055 193 30 Pre-test VerDate jul<14>2003 Annual Frequency per Response 1 30 .167 5 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request 
Proposed Projects

    Title: LIHEAP Quarterly Allocation Estimates.
    OMB No.: 0970-0037.
    Description: The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) 
Quarterly Allocation Estimates Form-535 is a one-page form that is sent 
to 50 State grantees and the District of Columbia. It is also sent to 
tribal grantees that receive over $1 million annually and that directly 
administer the LIHEAP Program. Grantees are asked to complete and 
submit the form in the 4th quarter of every fiscal year. The data 
collected on the form are the grantee's estimates of obligations that 
they expect to make each quarter during the upcoming fiscal year. This 
is the only method used to request anticipate distribution of the 
grantee's LIHEAP funds for the program year. The information is used to 
disburse LIHEAP funds in accordance with grantee needs and to develop 
OMB apportionment requests.
    Respondents: State, local or tribal Government.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                  Number of     Average  burden
                 Instrument                      Number of      responses per      hours per       Total burden
                                                respondents       respondent        response          hours
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Form ACF-535................................              55                1              .25            13.75
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 13.75.
    In compliance with the requirements of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and 
Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the 
information collection described above. Copies of the proposed 
collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded 
by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of 
Information Services, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 
20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. E-mail: 
grjohnson@acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified by the title 
of the information collection.
    The Department specifically requests comments on: (a) whether the 
proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper 
performance of the

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functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have 
practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the 
burden of the proposed collection information; (c) the quality, 
utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways 
to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, 
including through the use of automated collection techniques or other 
forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to 
comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication.

    Dated: January 18, 2005.
Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-1398 Filed 1-25-05; 8:45 am]
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