Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 55906-55907 [05-19011]

Download as PDF 55906 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 184 / Friday, September 23, 2005 / Notices Coverage Advisory Committee (MCAC), which provides advice and recommendations to us about clinical issues. This notice announces a public meeting of the Committee. Meeting Topic: The Committee will discuss evidence and hear presentations and public comments regarding therapies and outcome measures for agerelated macular degeneration. Background information about this topic, including panel materials, is available on the Internet at http:// www.cms.hhs.gov/coverage/. II. Procedure This meeting is open to the public. The Committee will hear oral presentations from the public for approximately 45 minutes. The Committee can limit the number and duration of oral presentations to the time available. If you wish to make formal presentations, you must notify the Executive Secretary named in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section and submit the following by the Deadline for Presentations and Comments date listed in the DATES section of this notice: a brief statement of the general nature of the evidence or arguments you wish to present, the names and addresses of proposed participants, and a written copy of your presentation. Your presentation should consider the questions we have posed to the Committee and focus on the issues specific to the topic. The questions will be available on our Web site at http:// www.cms.hhs.gov/mcac/default.asp meetings. We require that you declare at the meeting whether or not you have any financial involvement with manufacturers of any items or services being discussed (or with their competitors). After the public and CMS presentations, the Committee will deliberate openly on the topic. Interested persons may observe the deliberations, but the Committee will not hear further comments during this time except at the request of the chairperson. The Committee will also allow a 15 minute unscheduled open public session for any attendee to address issues specific to the topic. At the conclusion of the day, the members will vote, and the Committee will make its recommendation. III. Registration Instructions The Coverage and Analysis Group is coordinating meeting registration. While there is no registration fee, individuals must register to attend. You may register by contacting Maria Ellis at 410–786– 0309, mailing address: Coverage and Analysis Group, OCSQ; Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; 7500 Security Blvd, Mailstop: C1–09–06; Baltimore, MD 21244, or by e-mail at Maria.Ellis@cms.hhs.gov. Please provide your name, address, organization, telephone and fax number, and e-mail address. 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All items brought to CMS, whether personal or for the purpose of demonstration or to support a demonstration, are subject to inspection. We cannot assume responsibility for coordinating the receipt, transfer, transport, storage, setup, safety, or timely arrival of any personal belongings or items used for demonstration or to support a demonstration. Parking permits and instructions will be issued upon arrival. Note: Individuals who are not registered in advance will not be permitted to enter the building and will be unable to attend the meeting. The public may not enter the building earlier than 30 to 45 minutes prior to the convening of the meeting. All visitors must be escorted in areas other than the lower and first floor levels in the Central Building. Authority: 5 U.S.C. App. 2, section 10(a). (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program No. 93.774, Medicare— Supplementary Medical Insurance Program) Dated: July 21, 2005. Barry M. Straube, Acting Chief Medical Officer and Acting Director, Office of Clinical Standards and Quality, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. [FR Doc. 05–18924 Filed 9–22–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: Improper Payments Information Survey for the TANF Program. OMB No.: New Collection. Description: This survey for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program will request that States voluntarily provide information including how they define improper payments in their State, the process used to identify such payments and what actions are taken in the State to reduce or eliminate improper payments. HHS/ACF intends to establish a repository for the State submissions, which will be available to all States for viewing on an HHS/ACF website. This website will provide information that will help States improve their program integrity systems so that improper payments in the TANF program can be reduced. Respondents: The 50 States of the United States, the District of Columbia, and the Territories of Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Instrument Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours Improper Payments Information Survey for the TANF Program ..................... 54 1 24 1,296 VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:21 Sep 22, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\23SEN1.SGM 23SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 184 / Friday, September 23, 2005 / Notices Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,296 hours Additional Information: Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained 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. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. E-mail address: grjohnson@acf.hhs.gov. 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.gov. Dated: September 16, 2005. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 05–19011 Filed 9–22–05; 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: DHHS/ACF/ASPE/DOL Enhanced Services for the Hard-toEmploy Demonstration and Evaluation: Rhode Island 15-Month Survey Amendment. OMB No.: 0970–0276. Description: The Enhanced Services for the Hard-to-Employ Demonstration and Evaluation Project (HtE) is the most ambitious, comprehensive effort to learn what works in this area to date and is explicitly designed to build on previous and on going research by rigorously testing a wide variety of approaches to promote employment and improve family functioning and child well-being. The HtE project will ‘‘conduct a multisite evaluation that studies the implementation issues, program design, net impact and benefit-costs of selected programs’’ 1 designed to help Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients, former TANF recipients, or low-income parents who are hard-toemploy. The project is sponsored by the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) of the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the U.S. Department of labor (DOL). The evaluation involves an experimental, random assignment design in four sites, testing a diverse set of strategies to promote employment for low-income parents who face serious obstacles to employment. The four include: (1) Intensive care management to facilitate the use of evidence-base treatment for major depression among parents receiving Medicaid in Rhode Island; (2) job-readiness training, worksite placements, job coaching, job development and other training opportunities for recent parolees in New York City; (3) pre-employment services and transitional employment for longterm TANF participants in Philadelphia; and (4) home- and center-based care, enhanced with self-sufficiency services, for low-income families who have young children or are expecting in Kansas and Missouri. Materials for follow-up surveys for each of these sites were previously submitted to OMB and were approved on April 29, 2005. The purpose of this submission is to introduce an addition to the OMB-approved follow-up survey effort in the Rhode Island site that will be used to collect follow-up data on children’s development. The additional content we propose for the follow-up survey effort will be used 55907 to address two questions: (1) What are the effects of a telephonic care management intervention for parents’ depression on parents’ parenting and on children’s health, behavior, and development; and (2) To what extent can intervention effects on children’s development be attributed to changes in maternal depressive symptomatology that result from the intervention? Two follow-up surveys are included in this submission: 1. A 15-month follow-up parent survey that will supplement other information already collected from parents by addressing questions about parenting and children’s well-being. 2. A 15-month follow-up direct child assessment for up to two selected children of these parents. For younger children, this assessment will consist of cognitive and behavioral assessments conducted directly with the children; older children will be administered a survey, in addition to direct assessments. Respondents: The respondents to these follow-up surveys will be lowincome parents and their children from the Rhode Island site currently participating in the HtE Project. As described in the prior OMB submission, these parents are Medicaid recipients between the ages of 18 and 45 receiving Medicaid through the managed care provider United Behavioral Health (UBH) in Rhode Island who meet study criteria with regard to their risk for depression. Children are the biological, adopted, and step-children of these parents, between the ages of 1 and 18 years of age. Prior to this follow-up survey, all parents will have completed a more detailed baseline survey, which is required to establish baseline measures of depression and related conditions, in addition to providing critical demographic data. The baseline survey was previously approved by OMB. The annual burden estimates are detailed below, and the substantive content of each survey will be detailed in the supporting statement attached to the forthcoming 30-day notice. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument Number of responses per respondent 560 980 1 1 RI 15-month, parent survey .................................................... RI 15-month, direct child assessment ..................................... Average burden hours per response 45 minutes or .75 hrs ............ 45 minutes or .75 hrs ............ 1 From the Department of Health and Human Services RFP No.: 233–01–0012. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:21 Sep 22, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\23SEN1.SGM 23SEN1 Total burden hours 420 735

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 184 (Friday, September 23, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 55906-55907]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-19011]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Title: Improper Payments Information Survey for the TANF Program.
    OMB No.: New Collection.
    Description: This survey for the Temporary Assistance for Needy 
Families (TANF) program will request that States voluntarily provide 
information including how they define improper payments in their State, 
the process used to identify such payments and what actions are taken 
in the State to reduce or eliminate improper payments. HHS/ACF intends 
to establish a repository for the State submissions, which will be 
available to all States for viewing on an HHS/ACF website. This website 
will provide information that will help States improve their program 
integrity systems so that improper payments in the TANF program can be 
reduced.
    Respondents: The 50 States of the United States, the District of 
Columbia, and the Territories of Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin 
Islands

                                             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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Improper Payments Information Survey for the              54                1               24            1,296
 TANF Program...............................
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,296 hours
    Additional Information:
    Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained 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. All requests 
should be identified by the title of the information collection. E-mail 
address: grjohnson@acf.hhs.gov.
    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.gov.

    Dated: September 16, 2005.
Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-19011 Filed 9-22-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-M