Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 70619-70620 [05-23083]

Download as PDF 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 70620 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 224 / Tuesday, November 22, 2005 / Notices report expenditures for the fiscal quarter just ended. This form is also used to provide annual budget projections from each State. The information collected in this report is used by this agency to calculate quarterly Federal grant awards and to enable this agency to submit budget requests to Congress through the Department and to enable oversight of the financial management of the programs. Comments have been sent to the ACF Office of Grants Management, both directly and in response to an earlier Federal Register Notice (70 FR 29318, May 20, 2005), which provided many useful recommendations to update and improve this financial reporting form. Whenever a financial reporting form is revised, conforming changes are also required in the computerized financial and grant data entry system maintained by ACF and in similar financial systems maintained by each State grantee. We believe that insufficient time remains to permit all these changes to be completed to accommodate the introduction of a revised reporting form by the January 30, 2006, expiration date of the OMB approval of the existing form. In addition, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) is currently conducting a thorough review of administrative costs of both programs under Title IV–E and does not anticipate publication of its final report before spring 2006. As part of its review, GAO is including the reporting requirements of the existing quarterly report and may include recommendations to revise this report in its findings. For these reasons, we have determined it would not be feasible to introduce revised reporting requirements at this time, especially before we have had the opportunity to thoroughly review the upcoming GAO report and whatever relevant recommendations it may contain. Therefore, we are requesting that the expiration date of the existing forms be extended, without change, through September 340, 2008, with the understanding that a revised report will be introduced before that date as conditions warrant. Respondents: State agencies administering the Foster Care and Adoption Assistance Programs. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Instrument Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours Form ACF–IV–E–1 .................................................................................. 52 4 17 3,536 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,536. 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. E-mail: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. 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 Reducation Project, Attn: Desk Officer for ACF, E-mail address: Katherine_T._Astrich@omb.eop.gov. Dated: November 15, 2005. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 05–23083 Filed 11–21–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: State High Performance Bonus System (HPBS) Transmission File Layouts for HPBS Work Measures. OMB No.: 0970–0230. Description: This is a proposed reinstatement of a previously approved information collection. The purpose of this collection is to obtain data upon which to base the computation for measuring State performance in meeting the legislative goals of TANF as specified in section 403(a)(4) of the Social Security Act and 45 CFR part 270. Specifically, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will use the data to award the portion of the bonus that rewards States for their success in moving TANF recipients from welfare to work. States will not be required to submit this information unless they elect to compete on a work measure for the TANF High Performance Bonus awards. Respondents: Respondents may include any of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, 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 State High Performance Bonus System (HPBS) Transmission File Layouts for HPBS Work Measures. ........................................................... 54 2 16 1,728 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,728. Additional Information: Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained by writing to the Administration for VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:22 Nov 21, 2005 Jkt 208001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 E:\FR\FM\22NON1.SGM 22NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 224 (Tuesday, November 22, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 70619-70620]
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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

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report expenditures for the fiscal quarter just ended. This form is 
also used to provide annual budget projections from each State. The 
information collected in this report is used by this agency to 
calculate quarterly Federal grant awards and to enable this agency to 
submit budget requests to Congress through the Department and to enable 
oversight of the financial management of the programs.
    Comments have been sent to the ACF Office of Grants Management, 
both directly and in response to an earlier Federal Register Notice (70 
FR 29318, May 20, 2005), which provided many useful recommendations to 
update and improve this financial reporting form.
    Whenever a financial reporting form is revised, conforming changes 
are also required in the computerized financial and grant data entry 
system maintained by ACF and in similar financial systems maintained by 
each State grantee. We believe that insufficient time remains to permit 
all these changes to be completed to accommodate the introduction of a 
revised reporting form by the January 30, 2006, expiration date of the 
OMB approval of the existing form. In addition, the Government 
Accountability Office (GAO) is currently conducting a thorough review 
of administrative costs of both programs under Title IV-E and does not 
anticipate publication of its final report before spring 2006. As part 
of its review, GAO is including the reporting requirements of the 
existing quarterly report and may include recommendations to revise 
this report in its findings.
    For these reasons, we have determined it would not be feasible to 
introduce revised reporting requirements at this time, especially 
before we have had the opportunity to thoroughly review the upcoming 
GAO report and whatever relevant recommendations it may contain. 
Therefore, we are requesting that the expiration date of the existing 
forms be extended, without change, through September 340, 2008, with 
the understanding that a revised report will be introduced before that 
date as conditions warrant.
    Respondents: State agencies administering the Foster Care and 
Adoption Assistance Programs.

                                             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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Form ACF-IV-E-1.........................               52                 4                17             3,536
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,536.
    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. E-mail: 
infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer.
    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 Reducation Project, Attn: Desk 
Officer for ACF, E-mail address: Katherine--T.--Astrich@omb.eop.gov.

    Dated: November 15, 2005.
Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-23083 Filed 11-21-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-M