State Median Income Estimate for a Four-Person Family (FFY 2006); Notice of the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2006 State Median Income Estimates for Use Under the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Administration by the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Community Services, Division of Energy Assistance, 8102-8104 [05-3088]

Download as PDF 8102 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 32 / Thursday, February 17, 2005 / Notices VII. Agency Contacts Notice of estimated State median income estimates for FFY 2006. ACTION: Program Office Contact For questions regarding application development, forms, or program concerns regarding the announcement contact: Susan Greenblatt, Deputy Director, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE), Division of State, Tribal and Local Assistance, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., 4th Floor, East Wing, Washington, DC 20447. Phone: 202–401–4849. E-mail: sgreenblatt@acf.hhs.gov. Grants Management Office Contact Sylvia M. Johnson, Office of Grants Management, Division of Discretionary Grants, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Suite 500 West, Aerospace Building, Washington, DC 20447. Phone: 202– 401–4524. E-mail: SYJohnson@acf.hhs.gov. VIII. Other Information ACF will not send applicants an acknowledgement of receipt for applications received during the application period. Additional information about this program and its purpose can be located on the following Web site: URL: www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cse/. Dated: February 11, 2005. David H. Siegel, Acting Commissioner, Office of Child Support Enforcement. [FR Doc. 05–3090 Filed 2–16–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families State Median Income Estimate for a Four-Person Family (FFY 2006); Notice of the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2006 State Median Income Estimates for Use Under the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Administration by the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Community Services, Division of Energy Assistance Office of Community Services, ACF, HHS. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces the estimated median income for fourperson families in each State and the District of Columbia for FFY 2006 (October 1, 2005 to September 30, 2006). LIHEAP grantees may adopt the State median income estimates beginning with the date of this publication of the estimates in the Federal Register or at a later date as discussed below. This means that LIHEAP grantees could choose to implement this notice during the period between the heating and cooling seasons. However, by October 1, 2005, or by the beginning of a grantee’s fiscal year, whichever is later, LIHEAP grantees using State median income estimates must adjust their income eligibility criteria to be in accord with the FFY 2006 State median income estimates. This listing of estimate State median incomes provides one of the maximum income criteria that LIHEAP grantees may use in determining a household’s income eligibility for LIHEAP. EFFECTIVE DATE: The estimates are effective at any time between the date of this publication and October 1, 2005, or by the beginning of a LIHEAP grantee’s fiscal year, whichever is later. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leon Litow, Administration for Children and Families, HHS, Office of Community Services, Division of Energy Assistance, 5th Floor West, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Telephone: (202) 401–5304, EMail llitow@acf.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the provisions of section 2603(11) of Title XXVI of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981 (Pub. L. 97– 35, as amended), we are announcing the estimated median income of a fourperson family for each State, the District of Columbia, and the United States for FFY 2006 (the period of October 1, 2005, through September 30, 2006). Section 2605(b)(2)(B)(ii) of the LIHEAP statute provides that 60 percent of the median income for each State, as annually established by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, is one of the income criteria that LIHEAP grantees may use in determining a household’s eligibility for LIHEAP. LIHEAP is authorized through the end of FFY 2004 by the Coats Human Services Reauthorization Act of 1998, Public Law 105–285, which was enacted on October 27, 1998. The LIHEAP program continues to operate with reauthorization legislation currently pending in Congress. Estimates of the median income for a four-person family for each State and the District of Columbia for FFY 2006 have been developed by the Census Bureau of the U.S. Department of Commerce, using the most recently available income data. In developing the median income estimates for FFY 2006, the Census Bureau used the following three sources of data: (1) The Current Population Survey’s 2004 Annual Social and Economic Supplement File; (2) the 2000 Decennial Census of Population; and (3) 2003 per capita personal income estimates, by State, from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce. For further information on the estimating method and data sources, contact the Housing and Household Economic Statistics Division, at the Census Bureau (302–763–3243). For information on recent U.S. income trends go to: http://www.census.gov/ prod/2004pubs/p60-226.pdf. A state-by-state listing of median income, and 60 percent of median income, for a four-person family for FFY 2006 follows: The listing describes the method for adjusting median income for families of different sizes as specified in regulations applicable to LIHEAP, at 45 CFR 96.85(b), which was published in the Federal Register on March 3, 1988 at 53 FR 6824. Dated: February 9, 2005. Robert L. Mott, Deputy Director, Office of Community Services. ESTIMATED STATE MEDIAN INCOME FOR A FOUR-PERSON FAMILY, BY STATE, FEDERAL FISCAL YEAR 2006 1 Estimated State median income for a four-person family 2 States 60 percent of estimated State median income for a four-person family $55,448 $33,269 Alabama ....................................................................................................................................................... VerDate jul<14>2003 16:57 Feb 16, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\17FEN1.SGM 17FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 32 / Thursday, February 17, 2005 / Notices 8103 ESTIMATED STATE MEDIAN INCOME FOR A FOUR-PERSON FAMILY, BY STATE, FEDERAL FISCAL YEAR 2006 1—Continued Estimated State median income for a four-person family 2 States 60 percent of estimated State median income for a four-person family 72,110 58,206 48,353 67,814 71,559 86,001 72,680 56,067 58,605 62,294 71,320 53,376 72,368 65,009 64,341 64,215 53,198 50,529 59,596 82,363 82,561 68,602 76,733 46,570 64,128 49,124 63,625 63,005 79,339 87,412 45,867 69,354 56,712 57,092 66,066 50,216 61,570 68,578 71,098 56,433 59,272 55,401 54,554 62,032 65,876 71,697 69,130 46,169 69,010 56,065 43,266 34,924 29,012 40,688 42,935 51,601 43,608 33,640 35,163 37,376 42,792 32,026 43,421 39,005 38,605 38,529 31,919 30,317 35,758 49,418 49,537 41,161 46,040 27,942 38,477 29,474 38,175 37,803 47,603 52,447 27,520 41,612 34,027 34,255 39,640 30,130 36,942 41,147 42,659 33,860 35,563 33,241 32,732 37,219 39,526 43,018 41,478 27,701 41,406 33,639 Alaska .......................................................................................................................................................... Arizona ......................................................................................................................................................... Arkansas ...................................................................................................................................................... California ...................................................................................................................................................... Colorado ...................................................................................................................................................... Connecticut .................................................................................................................................................. Delaware ...................................................................................................................................................... Dist. of Col. .................................................................................................................................................. Florida .......................................................................................................................................................... Georgia ........................................................................................................................................................ Hawaii .......................................................................................................................................................... Idaho ............................................................................................................................................................ Illinois ........................................................................................................................................................... Indiana ......................................................................................................................................................... Iowa ............................................................................................................................................................. Kansas ......................................................................................................................................................... Kentucky ...................................................................................................................................................... Louisiana ...................................................................................................................................................... Maine ........................................................................................................................................................... Maryland ...................................................................................................................................................... Massachusetts ............................................................................................................................................. Michigan ....................................................................................................................................................... Minnesota .................................................................................................................................................... Mississippi .................................................................................................................................................... Missouri ........................................................................................................................................................ Montana ....................................................................................................................................................... Nebraska ...................................................................................................................................................... Nevada ......................................................................................................................................................... New Hampshire ........................................................................................................................................... New Jersey .................................................................................................................................................. New Mexico ................................................................................................................................................. New York ..................................................................................................................................................... North Carolina .............................................................................................................................................. North Dakota ................................................................................................................................................ Ohio ............................................................................................................................................................. Oklahoma ..................................................................................................................................................... Oregon ......................................................................................................................................................... Pennsylvania ................................................................................................................................................ Rhode Island ................................................................................................................................................ South Carolina ............................................................................................................................................. South Dakota ............................................................................................................................................... Tennessee ................................................................................................................................................... Texas ........................................................................................................................................................... Utah ............................................................................................................................................................. Vermont ....................................................................................................................................................... Virginia ......................................................................................................................................................... Washington .................................................................................................................................................. West Virginia ................................................................................................................................................ Wisconsin ..................................................................................................................................................... Wyoming ...................................................................................................................................................... Note—FFY 2006 covers the period of October 1, 2005 through September 30, 2006. The estimated median income for a four-person family living in the United States is $65,093 for FFY 2006. The estimates are effective for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) at any time between the date of this publication and October 1, 2005, or by the beginning of a LIHEAP grantee’s fiscal year, whichever is later. 1 In accordance with 45 CFR 96.85, each State’s estimated median income for a four-person family is multiplied by the following percentages to adjust for family size: 52% for one person, 68% for two persons, 84% for three persons, 100% for four persons, 116% for five persons, and 132% for six persons. For each additional family member above six persons, add 3% to the percentage for a six-person family (132%), and multiply the new percentage by the State’s estimated median income for a four-person family. 2 Prepared by the Census Bureau from the Current Population Survey’s 2004 Annual Social and Economic Supplement File, 2000 Decennial Census of Population and Housing, and 2003 per capita personal income estimates, by State, from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). For further information, contact the Housing and Household Economic Statistics Division at the Census Bureau (301–763–3243). VerDate jul<14>2003 14:41 Feb 16, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\17FEN1.SGM 17FEN1 8104 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 32 / Thursday, February 17, 2005 / Notices [FR Doc. 05–3088 Filed 2–16–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Joint Meeting of the Dermatologic and Ophthalmic Drugs Advisory Committee and the Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting Food and Drug Administration AGENCY: [Docket No. 1983G–0318] Kerry, Inc.; Withdrawal of Generally Recognized as Safe Affirmation Petition AGENCY: ACTION: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the withdrawal, without prejudice to a future filing, of a generally recognized as safe (GRAS) affirmation petition (GRASP 3G0287) proposing that the use of gum acacia (arabic) in alcoholic beverages up to a maximum level of 20 percent in the finished preparation (liqueur) is GRAS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mical Honigfort, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (HFS–265), Food and Drug Administration, 5100 Paint Branch Pkwy., College Park, MD 20740, 301–436–1278. In a notice published in the Federal Register of October 13, 1983 (48 FR 46626), FDA announced that a petition (GRASP 3G0287) had been filed by Beatrice Foods Co., c/o 135 South LaSalle, Chicago, IL 60603 (now Kerry, Inc., c/ o Bell, Boyd, and Lloyd, LLC, Three First National Plaza, 70 West Madison St., suite 3300, Chicago, IL 60602). This petition proposed to amend § 184.1330 Acacia (gum arabic) (21 CFR 184.1330) to affirm the use of gum acacia (arabic) in alcoholic beverages up to a maximum level of 20 percent in the finished preparation (liqueur) as GRAS. Kerry, Inc. has now withdrawn the petition without prejudice to a future filing (21 CFR 171.7). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: January 28, 2005. Leslye M. Fraser, Director, Office of Regulations and Policy, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. [FR Doc. 05–3024 Filed 2–16–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–01–S VerDate jul<14>2003 14:41 Feb 16, 2005 Jkt 205001 Food and Drug Administration, HHS. Notice. This notice announces a forthcoming meeting of a public advisory committee of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The meeting will be open to the public. Name of Committees: Dermatologic and Ophthalmic Drugs Advisory Committee and the Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee. General Function of the Committees: To provide advice and recommendations to the agency on FDA’s regulatory issues. Date and Time: The meeting will be held on March 24, 2005, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Location: Hilton Washington DC North/Gaithersburg, The Ballrooms, 620 Perry Pkwy., Gaithersburg, MD. Contact Person: Teresa A. Watkins, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (HFD–21), Food and Drug Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane (for express delivery: 5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1093) Rockville, MD 20857, 301–827– 7001, FAX: 301–827–6801, or email: watkinst@cder.fda.gov, or FDA Advisory Committee Information Line, 1–800– 741–8138 (301–443–0572 in the Washington, DC area), code 3014512534 or 3014512541. Please call the Information Line for up-to-date information on this meeting. Agenda: The committee will discuss what should be the necessary and sufficient safety database in order to evaluate the prescription (Rx) to overthe-counter (OTC) switch of topical corticosteroids, especially the database to evaluate the potential for hypothalamic, pituitary, adrenal (HPA) and growth suppression and other systemic and local adverse events. Procedure: Interested persons may present data, information, or views, orally or in writing, on issues pending before the committee. Written submissions may be made to the contact person by March 17, 2005. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled between approximately 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Time allotted for each presentation may be limited. Those desiring to make formal oral presentations should notify the contact PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 person before March 17, 2005, and submit a brief statement of the general nature of the evidence or arguments they wish to present, the names and addresses of proposed participants, and an indication of the approximate time requested to make their presentation. Persons attending FDA’s advisory committee meetings are advised that the agency is not responsible for providing access to electrical outlets. FDA welcomes the attendance of the public at its advisory committee meetings and will make every effort to accommodate persons with physical disabilities or special needs. If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please contact LaNise Giles at 301–827–7001, at least 7 days in advance of the meeting. Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app. 2). Dated: February 10, 2005. Sheila Dearybury Walcoff, Assistant Commissioner for External Relations. [FR Doc. 05–3055 Filed 2–16–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–01–S DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Comment Request In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects (section 3506(c)(2)(A) of Title 44, United States Code, as amended by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Pub. L. 104–13), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) publishes periodic summaries of proposed projects being developed for submission to OMB under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and draft instruments, call the HRSA Reports Clearance Officer on (301) 443–1129. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


State Median Income Estimate for a Four-Person Family (FFY 2006); 
Notice of the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2006 State Median Income 
Estimates for Use Under the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program 
(LIHEAP) Administration by the Administration for Children and 
Families, Office of Community Services, Division of Energy Assistance

AGENCY: Office of Community Services, ACF, HHS.

ACTION: Notice of estimated State median income estimates for FFY 2006.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the estimated median income for four-
person families in each State and the District of Columbia for FFY 2006 
(October 1, 2005 to September 30, 2006). LIHEAP grantees may adopt the 
State median income estimates beginning with the date of this 
publication of the estimates in the Federal Register or at a later date 
as discussed below. This means that LIHEAP grantees could choose to 
implement this notice during the period between the heating and cooling 
seasons. However, by October 1, 2005, or by the beginning of a 
grantee's fiscal year, whichever is later, LIHEAP grantees using State 
median income estimates must adjust their income eligibility criteria 
to be in accord with the FFY 2006 State median income estimates.
    This listing of estimate State median incomes provides one of the 
maximum income criteria that LIHEAP grantees may use in determining a 
household's income eligibility for LIHEAP.

EFFECTIVE DATE: The estimates are effective at any time between the 
date of this publication and October 1, 2005, or by the beginning of a 
LIHEAP grantee's fiscal year, whichever is later.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leon Litow, Administration for 
Children and Families, HHS, Office of Community Services, Division of 
Energy Assistance, 5th Floor West, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW., 
Washington, DC 20447, Telephone: (202) 401-5304, E-Mail 
llitow@acf.hhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the provisions of section 2603(11) of 
Title XXVI of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981 (Pub. L. 
97-35, as amended), we are announcing the estimated median income of a 
four-person family for each State, the District of Columbia, and the 
United States for FFY 2006 (the period of October 1, 2005, through 
September 30, 2006).
    Section 2605(b)(2)(B)(ii) of the LIHEAP statute provides that 60 
percent of the median income for each State, as annually established by 
the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, is one of 
the income criteria that LIHEAP grantees may use in determining a 
household's eligibility for LIHEAP.
    LIHEAP is authorized through the end of FFY 2004 by the Coats Human 
Services Reauthorization Act of 1998, Public Law 105-285, which was 
enacted on October 27, 1998. The LIHEAP program continues to operate 
with reauthorization legislation currently pending in Congress.
    Estimates of the median income for a four-person family for each 
State and the District of Columbia for FFY 2006 have been developed by 
the Census Bureau of the U.S. Department of Commerce, using the most 
recently available income data. In developing the median income 
estimates for FFY 2006, the Census Bureau used the following three 
sources of data: (1) The Current Population Survey's 2004 Annual Social 
and Economic Supplement File; (2) the 2000 Decennial Census of 
Population; and (3) 2003 per capita personal income estimates, by 
State, from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) of the U.S. 
Department of Commerce.
    For further information on the estimating method and data sources, 
contact the Housing and Household Economic Statistics Division, at the 
Census Bureau (302-763-3243). For information on recent U.S. income 
trends go to: http://www.census.gov/prod/2004pubs/p60-226.pdf.
    A state-by-state listing of median income, and 60 percent of median 
income, for a four-person family for FFY 2006 follows: The listing 
describes the method for adjusting median income for families of 
different sizes as specified in regulations applicable to LIHEAP, at 45 
CFR 96.85(b), which was published in the Federal Register on March 3, 
1988 at 53 FR 6824.

    Dated: February 9, 2005.
Robert L. Mott,
Deputy Director, Office of Community Services.

    Estimated State Median Income for a Four-Person Family, by State,
                      Federal Fiscal Year 2006 \1\
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                                                         60 percent of
                                     Estimated State    estimated State
              States                median income for  median income for
                                      a four-person      a four-person
                                        family \2\           family
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Alabama...........................            $55,448            $33,269

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Alaska............................             72,110             43,266
Arizona...........................             58,206             34,924
Arkansas..........................             48,353             29,012
California........................             67,814             40,688
Colorado..........................             71,559             42,935
Connecticut.......................             86,001             51,601
Delaware..........................             72,680             43,608
Dist. of Col......................             56,067             33,640
Florida...........................             58,605             35,163
Georgia...........................             62,294             37,376
Hawaii............................             71,320             42,792
Idaho.............................             53,376             32,026
Illinois..........................             72,368             43,421
Indiana...........................             65,009             39,005
Iowa..............................             64,341             38,605
Kansas............................             64,215             38,529
Kentucky..........................             53,198             31,919
Louisiana.........................             50,529             30,317
Maine.............................             59,596             35,758
Maryland..........................             82,363             49,418
Massachusetts.....................             82,561             49,537
Michigan..........................             68,602             41,161
Minnesota.........................             76,733             46,040
Mississippi.......................             46,570             27,942
Missouri..........................             64,128             38,477
Montana...........................             49,124             29,474
Nebraska..........................             63,625             38,175
Nevada............................             63,005             37,803
New Hampshire.....................             79,339             47,603
New Jersey........................             87,412             52,447
New Mexico........................             45,867             27,520
New York..........................             69,354             41,612
North Carolina....................             56,712             34,027
North Dakota......................             57,092             34,255
Ohio..............................             66,066             39,640
Oklahoma..........................             50,216             30,130
Oregon............................             61,570             36,942
Pennsylvania......................             68,578             41,147
Rhode Island......................             71,098             42,659
South Carolina....................             56,433             33,860
South Dakota......................             59,272             35,563
Tennessee.........................             55,401             33,241
Texas.............................             54,554             32,732
Utah..............................             62,032             37,219
Vermont...........................             65,876             39,526
Virginia..........................             71,697             43,018
Washington........................             69,130             41,478
West Virginia.....................             46,169             27,701
Wisconsin.........................             69,010             41,406
Wyoming...........................             56,065            33,639
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Note--FFY 2006 covers the period of October 1, 2005 through September
  30, 2006. The estimated median income for a four-person family living
  in the United States is $65,093 for FFY 2006. The estimates are
  effective for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  at any time between the date of this publication and October 1, 2005,
  or by the beginning of a LIHEAP grantee's fiscal year, whichever is
  later.
\1\ In accordance with 45 CFR 96.85, each State's estimated median
  income for a four-person family is multiplied by the following
  percentages to adjust for family size: 52% for one person, 68% for two
  persons, 84% for three persons, 100% for four persons, 116% for five
  persons, and 132% for six persons. For each additional family member
  above six persons, add 3% to the percentage for a six-person family
  (132%), and multiply the new percentage by the State's estimated
  median income for a four-person family.
\2\ Prepared by the Census Bureau from the Current Population Survey's
  2004 Annual Social and Economic Supplement File, 2000 Decennial Census
  of Population and Housing, and 2003 per capita personal income
  estimates, by State, from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). For
  further information, contact the Housing and Household Economic
  Statistics Division at the Census Bureau (301-763-3243).


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