Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 22662-22663 [05-8710]

Download as PDF 22662 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 83 / Monday, May 2, 2005 / Notices Request for nominations for public members. ACTION: Nominations should be received on or before June 10, 2005. ADDRESSES: Nominations should be sent to Ms. Deborah Queenan, AHRQ, 540 Gaither Road, Room 3238, Rockville, Maryland 20850. Nominations also may be faxed to (301) 594–1341. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Deborah Queenan, AHRQ, at (301) 594– 1330. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 41 U.S.C. 229c, section 921 of the PHS Act, provides that the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality shall consist of 21 appropriately qualified representatives of the public appointed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services and, in addition, ex officio representatives from other Federal agencies specified in the authorizing legislation, principally agencies that conduct or support health care research, as well as Federal officials the Secretary may consider appropriate. The Council meets in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area, generally in Rockville, Maryland, approximately three times a year to provide broad guidance to the Secretary and AHRQ’s Director on the direction and programs for AHRQ. Seven individuals will presently be selected by the Secretary to serve on the Council beginning with the meeting in the fall of 2005. Members generally serve 3-year terms. Appointments are staggered to permit an orderly rotation of membership. Interested persons may nominate one or more qualified persons for membership on the Council. Nominations shall include a copy of the nominee’s resume or curriculum vitae, and state that the nominee is willing to serve as a member of the Council. Potential candidates will be asked to provide detailed information concerning their financial interests, consultant positions, and research grants and contracts, to permit evaluation of possible sources of conflict of interest. DATES: SUMMARY: 42 U.S.C. 299c, section 921 of the Public Health Service (PHS Act), established a National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality (the Council). The Council is to advise the Secretary of HHS and the Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) on matters related to actions of the Agency to enhance the quality, improve the outcomes, and reduce the costs of health care services, as well as improve access to such services, through scientific research and the promotion of improvements in clinical practice and in the organization, financing, and delivery of health care services. Seven current members’ terms will expire in November 2005. To fill these positions in accordance with the legislative mandate establishing the Council, we are seeking individuals who are distinguished in the conduct of research, demonstration projects, and evaluations with respect to health care; individuals distinguished in the fields of health care quality research or health care improvement; individuals distinguished in the practice of medicine; individuals distinguished in the other health professions; individuals either representing the private health care sector (including health plans, providers, and purchasers) or individuals distinguished as administrators of health care delivery systems; individuals distinguished in the fields of health care economics, management science, information systems, law, ethics, business, or public policy; and individuals representing the interests of patients and consumers of health care. Individuals are particularly sought with experience and success in activities specified in the preceding summary paragraph above, describing the statutory mandates and work of the Agency. The Department is seeking a broad geographic representation and has special interest in assuring that women, minority groups, and the physically handicapped are adequately represented on advisory bodies and, therefore, extends particular encouragement to nominations for appropriately qualified female, minority, and/or physically handicapped candidates. Dated: April 21, 2005. Carolyn M. Clancy, Director. [FR Doc. 05–8802 Filed 4–28–05; 2:17 pm] BILLING CODE 4160–90–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects: Title: Annual Statistical Report on Children in Foster Homes and Children in Families Receiving Payment in Excess of the Poverty Income Level from a State Program Funded Under Part A of Title IV of the Social Security Act. OMB No.: 0970–0004. Description: The Department of Health and Human Services is required to collect these data under section 1124 of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by Public Law 103–382. The data are used by the U.S. Department of Education for allocation of funds for programs to aid disadvantaged elementary and secondary students. Respondents include various components of State Human Service agencies. Respondents: The 52 respondents include the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response 52 1 264.35 Annual Statistical Report on Children in Foster Homes and Children Receiving Payments in Excess of the Poverty Level from a State Program Funded Under Part A of Title IV of the Social Security Act ................................ Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 13,746. In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and VerDate jul<14>2003 19:05 Apr 29, 2005 Jkt 205001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total burden hours 13,746 to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Administration, Office of Information Services, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. E-mail address: E:\FR\FM\02MYN1.SGM 02MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 83 / Monday, May 2, 2005 / Notices 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 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 of 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: April 25, 2005. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 05–8710 Filed 4–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Privacy Act of 1974, as amended; Computer Matching Program Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE), ACF, DHHS. ACTION: Notice of a computer matching program. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended by Public Law 100–503, the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988, we are publishing a notice of a computer matching program that OCSE will conduct on behalf of itself and State Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) programs to facilitate the verification of eligibility of TANF recipients. The match will utilize National Directory of New Hires (NDNH) records and State TANF records. OCSE will file a report of the subject matching program with the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate, the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight of the House of Representatives, and the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The matching program will be effective as indicated below. DATES: VerDate jul<14>2003 19:05 Apr 29, 2005 Jkt 205001 Interested parties may comment on this notice by writing to the Director, Division of Federal Systems, Office of Child Support Enforcement, Aerospace Building, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447. All comments received will be available for public inspection at this address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Director, Division of Federal Systems, Office of Child Support Enforcement, Aerospace Building, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447. Telephone Number (202) 401– 9271. ADDRESSES: The Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended, provides for certain protections for individuals applying for and receiving Federal benefits. The law regulates the use of computer matching by Federal agencies when records in a system of records are matched with other Federal, state and local government records. The Privacy Act requires agencies involved in computer matching programs to: 1. Negotiate written agreements with the other agency or agencies participating in the matching programs; 2. Provide notification to applicants and beneficiaries that their records are subject to matching; 3. Verify match findings before reducing, suspending, or terminating an individual’s benefits or payments; 4. Furnish detailed reports to Congress and OMB; and 5. Establish a Data Integrity Board that must approve matching agreements. This Computer Match meets the requirements of 5 U.S.C. 552a. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: April 21, 2005. David H. Siegel, Acting Commissioner, Office of Child Support Enforcement. Notice of Computer Matching Program A. Participating Agencies OCSE and State UC programs. B. Purpose of the Matching Program To exchange personal data for purposes of administering an unemployment compensation program under Federal or State law. OCSE will match UC records, furnished by State UC programs, against information in the NDNH. After matching has been conducted, OCSE will provide match results to State UC programs which will use this information to administer the UC program. PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 22663 C. Authority for Conducting the Match The authority for conducting the matching program is contained in section 453(j)(8) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 653(j)(8)). D. Categories of Records and Individuals Covered by the Matching Program The system of records maintained by the ACF under the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 552a, from which records will be disclosed for the purpose of this computer match, is the Location and Collection system of records, DHHS/OCSE No. 09–90–0074, last published in the Federal Register at 69 FR 31392 on June 3, 2004. The NDNH is maintained within the Location and Collection system of records. The matching program is a routine use under this system of records. State UC programs will provide to OCSE electronic files containing the names and other personal identifying data of UC recipients. Upon receipt of the electronic files of UC recipients, OCSE will perform a computer match against the NDNH. The NDNH database consists of Quarterly Wage, New Hire, and Unemployment Insurance information. The results of the matching program will be furnished by OCSE to State UC programs. 1. The electronic files provided by State UC programs will contain data elements of the recipient’s name and Social Security number (SSN). 2. OCSE will match the SSN on the State UC file by computer against the NDNH database. Matching records, based on SSNs, will produce data elements of the individual’s name, SSN, home address, and employment information. E. Inclusive Dates of the Matching Program The effective date of the matching agreement and date when matching may actually begin shall be July 1, 2005. This Computer Matching Notice is being published in the Federal Register at least 30 days prior to that date, and at least 40 days prior to that date OCSE shall send a matching program notice to the Congressional committees of jurisdiction under 5 U.S.C. 552a(o)(2)(A); and to OMB. By agreement between ACF and State UC programs, the matching program will be in effect for 18 months from the effective date, with an option to renew for 12 additional months, unless one of the parties to the agreement advises the E:\FR\FM\02MYN1.SGM 02MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 83 (Monday, May 2, 2005)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

    Proposed Projects: Title: Annual Statistical Report on Children in 
Foster Homes and Children in Families Receiving Payment in Excess of 
the Poverty Income Level from a State Program Funded Under Part A of 
Title IV of the Social Security Act.
    OMB No.: 0970-0004.
    Description: The Department of Health and Human Services is 
required to collect these data under section 1124 of Title I of the 
Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by Public Law 103-
382. The data are used by the U.S. Department of Education for 
allocation of funds for programs to aid disadvantaged elementary and 
secondary students. Respondents include various components of State 
Human Service agencies.
    Respondents: The 52 respondents include the 50 States, the District 
of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

                                             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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Annual Statistical Report on Children in Foster               52               1          264.35          13,746
 Homes and Children Receiving Payments in Excess
 of the Poverty Level from a State Program
 Funded Under Part A of Title IV of the Social
 Security Act...................................
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 13,746.
    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 
Administration, Office of Information Services, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, 
SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. E-mail 
address:

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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 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 of 
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: April 25, 2005.
Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-8710 Filed 4-29-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-M