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Download as PDF 70618 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 224 / Tuesday, November 22, 2005 / Notices and severity of the problem, to identify those mining segments in greatest need of attention, and to objectively track progress in meeting hearing loss prevention goals; (3) conducts field and laboratory research to identify noise generation sources and to identify those areas most amenable to intervention activities; (4) develops, tests, and demonstrates new control technologies for noise reduction; (5) evaluates the technical and economic feasibility of controls; (6) develops, evaluates, recommends and empowers workers with implementation strategies to promote the adoption and use of noise reduction technology; and (7) improves the reliability of communication in noise workplaces. Mining Injury Prevention Branch (CCBE). (1) Conducts laboratory, field, and computer modeling research to focus on human physiological capabilities and limitations and their interactions with mining jobs, tasks, equipment, and the mine work environment; (2) assesses the health and safety relevance of mining equipment design features using scientific and engineering techniques, and analyses of reported case-studies of mining incidents that lead to traumatic injuries or fatalities; (3) designs and conducts epidemiological research studies to identify and classify risk factors that cause, or may cause, traumatic and cumulative/repetitive injuries to miners; (4) designs, builds, and tests proposed interventions, including demonstrations of proposed technologies using laboratory mock-ups, full-scale demonstrations at the laboratory’s experimental mines, or through field evaluation in operating mines; (5) evaluates and recommends implementation strategies for injury prevention and control technologies developed by the laboratory; (6) conducts human factors research and provides effective training and work organization techniques for mining; and (7) conducts laboratory and field research on electrical safety issues in mining. Disaster Prevention and Response Branch (CCBG). (1) Conducts laboratory and field investigations of catastrophic events such as mine fires, inundations, and explosions to better understand cause and effect relationships that initiate such events; (2) develops new or improved strategies and technologies for mine fire prevention, detection, control, and suppression; (3) investigates and develops an understanding of the critical parameters and their VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:22 Nov 21, 2005 Jkt 208001 interrelationships governing the mitigation and propagation of explosions, and develops and facilitates the implementation of interventions to prevent mine explosions; (4) evaluates and recommends implementation strategies for disaster prevention and response; (5) develops technologies and guidelines to mitigate or prevent mine inundations; (6) works with the mining industry and other government agencies to ensure a network of well-trained mine rescue teams exists; (7) develops and/or evaluates new technology for mine rescue teams; (8) develops training curricula for mine rescue and firefighting in coordination with other health education, health communication, and other information and education activities of the institute; and (9) identifies and evaluates emerging health and safety issues as mining operations move into more challenging and dangerous geologic conditions. Surveillance and Research Support Branch (CCBH). (1) Collects and analyzes health and safety data related to mining occupations in order to report on the overall incidence, prevalence and significance of occupational safety and health problems in mining; (2) describes trends in incidence of mining-related fatalities, morbidity, and traumatic injury; (3) conducts surveillance on the use of new technology, the use of engineering controls, and the use of protective equipment in the mining sector; (4) coordinates surveillance activities with other NIOSH surveillance initiatives; (5) provides statistical support for surveillance and research activities of the laboratory; (6) analyzes and assists in the development of research protocols for developing studies; (7) coordinates planning, analysis, and evaluation of the PRL research program for achieving organizational goals; (8) collaborates with research staff to translate findings from laboratory research to produce compelling products that motivate the mining sector to engage in improved injury control and disease prevention activities; and (9) coordinates with other health communication, health education, and information dissemination activities within NIOSH and CDC to ensure that mining research information is effectively integrated into the CDC dissemination and intervention strategies. Rock Safety Engineering Branch (CCBJ). (1) Conducts laboratory and field investigations of catastrophic events such as catastrophic structural or PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ground failures to better understand cause and effect relationships that initiate such events; (2) designs, evaluates, and implements appropriate intervention strategies and engineering controls to prevent ground failures; (3) develops, tests, and promotes the use of rock safety engineering prediction and risk evaluation systems for control or reduction of risk; and (4) addresses health and safety issues resulting from the use of explosives, and develops criteria and tests to determine their suitability for mine use and transportation. Delete in their entirety the title and functional statement for the Surveillance, Statistics and Research Support Activity (CC22). Dated: November 4, 2005. William H. Gimson, Chief Operating Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). [FR Doc. 05–23037 Filed 11–21–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–18–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: Developmental Disabilities State Plan. OMB No.: 0980–0162. Description: A Plan developed by the State Council on Developmental Disabilities is required by federal statute. Each State Council on Developmental Disabilities must develop the plan, provide for public comments in the State, provide for approval by the State’s Governor, and finally submit the plan on a five-year basis. On an annual basis, the Council must review the plan and make any amendments. The State Plan will be used (1) by the Council as a planning document; (2) by the citizenry of the State as a mechanism for commenting on the plans of the Council; and (3) by the Department as a stewardship tool, for ensuring compliance with the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act, as one basis for providing technical assistance (e.g., during site visits), and as a support for management decision making. Respondents: State and Tribal Govenments. E:\FR\FM\22NON1.SGM 22NON1 70619 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 224 / Tuesday, November 22, 2005 / Notices ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Instrument Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours State Plan on Developmental Disabilities ............................................... 55 1 80 4,400 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,400. 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: infocollection@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: November 5, 2005. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 05–23081 Filed 11–21–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families OMB No. 0992–0003. Description: Collection of these data will assist legislators and policymakers in determing how effective their policymaking efforts have been over time in applying the various child support legislation to the overall child support enforcement picture. This information will help policymakers determine to what extent individuals on welfare would be removed from the welfare rolls as a result of more stringent child support enforcement efforts. Respondents: Individuals and Households. Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects Title: April 2006 Current Population Survey Supplement on Child Support. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Instrument Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours Child Support Survey ............................................................................... 41,300 1 .0241666 998 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 998. 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 Inforamtion Services, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. E-mail address: infocollection@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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:22 Nov 21, 2005 Jkt 208001 practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) the quality, utility, and clarify 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: November 15, 2005. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 05–23082 Filed 11–21–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–M PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: Form ACF–IV–E–1: Title VI–E Foster Care and Adoption Assistance Financial Report. OMB No.: 0970–0205. Description: State agencies administer the Foster Care and Adoption Assistance Programs under Title IV–E of the Social Security Act. The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) provides Federal funding at the rate of 50 percent for most administrative and other related costs and at an enhanced rate of 75 percent for training costs as detailed in Federal statute and regulations. This form is submitted quarterly by each State to estimate the funding needs for the upcoming fiscal quarter and to E:\FR\FM\22NON1.SGM 22NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 224 (Tuesday, November 22, 2005)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Title: Developmental Disabilities State Plan.
    OMB No.: 0980-0162.
    Description: A Plan developed by the State Council on Developmental 
Disabilities is required by federal statute. Each State Council on 
Developmental Disabilities must develop the plan, provide for public 
comments in the State, provide for approval by the State's Governor, 
and finally submit the plan on a five-year basis. On an annual basis, 
the Council must review the plan and make any amendments. The State 
Plan will be used (1) by the Council as a planning document; (2) by the 
citizenry of the State as a mechanism for commenting on the plans of 
the Council; and (3) by the Department as a stewardship tool, for 
ensuring compliance with the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and 
Bill of Rights Act, as one basis for providing technical assistance 
(e.g., during site visits), and as a support for management decision 
making.
    Respondents: State and Tribal Govenments.

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                                             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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State Plan on Developmental Disabilities               55                 1                80             4,400
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,400.
    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: infocollection@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: November 5, 2005.
Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-23081 Filed 11-21-05; 8:45 am]
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