Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects, 48772 [05-16423]

Download as PDF 48772 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 160 / Friday, August 19, 2005 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects Title: State Child Access Program Survey—Grants to States for Access and Visitation. OMB No.: 0970–0204 (current). Description: The Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) requests an extension of the current survey—without change—for three additional fiscal years (FY 2006–2008). States are required, on an annual basis, to provide OCSE with program data on projects that have been funded through the Grants to States for Access and Visitation Program. This program reporting requirement includes, but is not limited to, the collection of data on the number of participants served, referral sources, kinds of services delivered, identification of local service providers, and the number of noncustodial parents whose parenting time increased as a result of participating in such services. The purpose of collecting this information is twofold: (1) To help OCSE monitor state utilization of grant funds; and (2) to compile data, on an annual basis, into a report that provides states—in addition to the general public—with information on individual state Access and Visitation Program in an effort to promote cross-fertilization of innovative services at the local level. Respondents: State Child Access and Visitation Program Coordinators and administrators of state, court and/or local service providers. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument State Child Access Program Survey ............................................................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,860. (FY 2006–2008) 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: 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; and (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. VerDate jul<14>2003 16:47 Aug 18, 2005 Jkt 205001 324 Dated: August 15, 2005. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 05–16423 Filed 8–18–05; 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 Title: National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information (CAN) and National Adoption Information Clearinghouse (NAIC) Customer Satisfaction Evaluation Plan. Description: The National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information (CAN) and the National Adoption Information Clearinghouse (NAIC), services of the Children’s Bureau within ACF, were established in 1974 and 1986, respectively. Both are dedicated to the mission of connecting professionals and concerned citizens to information on programs, research, legislation, and statistics regarding the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and families. The Clearinghouses’ main functions are identifying information needs, locating and acquiring information, creating information, organizing and storing information, disseminating information, and facilitating information exchange among professionals and concerned citizens. A number of PO 00000 Frm 00110 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent 1 Average burden hours per response Total burden hours 15 4,860 vehicles are employed to accomplish these activities, including, but not limited to, Web site hosting, discussions with customers, and dissemination of publications (both print and electronic). The Clearinghouses’ Customer Satisfaction Evaluation Plan was initiated in response to Executive Order 12862 issued on September 11, 1993. The order calls for putting customers first and striving for a customer-driven government that matches or exceeds the best service available in the private sector. To that end, the Clearinghouses’ Evaluation Plan was designed to better understand customers’ needs and measure success in meeting those needs by obtaining input and feedback directly from customers. This feedback will be used to improve the quality of Clearinghouse products and services, in turn allowing limited resources to be targeted to improve those components that have the most impact on customer satisfaction. Information will be collected using close-ended electronic, telephone, paper and pencil, and inperson administration methods. In addition to the above quantitative component of the evaluation plan, focus groups will be conducted with CAN and NAIC customers on a yearly basis to supplement the customer satisfaction surveys with a qualitative component. Respondents: General customers are those who interact with the Clearinghouses via Web, e-mail, and telephone. Targeted customers are those to which selected services are delivered, such as subscribers to Children’s Bureau Express (an online digest), recipients of E:\FR\FM\19AUN1.SGM 19AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request 
Proposed Projects

    Title: State Child Access Program Survey--Grants to States for 
Access and Visitation.
    OMB No.: 0970-0204 (current).
    Description: The Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) 
requests an extension of the current survey--without change--for three 
additional fiscal years (FY 2006-2008).
    States are required, on an annual basis, to provide OCSE with 
program data on projects that have been funded through the Grants to 
States for Access and Visitation Program. This program reporting 
requirement includes, but is not limited to, the collection of data on 
the number of participants served, referral sources, kinds of services 
delivered, identification of local service providers, and the number of 
non-custodial parents whose parenting time increased as a result of 
participating in such services.
    The purpose of collecting this information is twofold: (1) To help 
OCSE monitor state utilization of grant funds; and (2) to compile data, 
on an annual basis, into a report that provides states--in addition to 
the general public--with information on individual state Access and 
Visitation Program in an effort to promote cross-fertilization of 
innovative services at the local level.
    Respondents: State Child Access and Visitation Program Coordinators 
and administrators of state, court and/or local service providers.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                     Number of        Average
                   Instrument                        Number of     responses per   burden  hours   Total burden
                                                    respondents     respondent     per  response       hours
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State Child Access Program Survey...............             324               1              15           4,860
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,860. (FY 2006-2008)
    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: 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; and (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: August 15, 2005.
Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-16423 Filed 8-18-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-M