Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 73477-73478 [05-23910]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 237 / Monday, December 12, 2005 / Notices 73477 ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Instrument Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours ACF–801 .......................................................................................................... 56 4 20 4,480 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,480. 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: 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 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: December 5, 2005. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 05–23908 Filed 12–9–05; 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: TANF Time Limits Interview Guides for Site Visits. OMB No.: New Collection. Description: The imposition of federally imposed time limits on the receipt of cash assistance under the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program was a central part of welfare reform. The Task Order on Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) Separate State Programs, Time Limits and Participation Requirements seeks to understand how states have implemented TANF time limits and what effects they have had on families receiving TANF. It provides an update to a previous TANF time limits study now that most states now have had several years of experience with the 60-month time limit under varying economic conditions. The project draws on qualitative research conducted through eight site visits as well as quantitative reserach using state administrative records. The site visits will include interviews with state TANF administrators, local TANF office managers, and TANF caseworkers. The interviews will be used to understand what decisions state administrators made in designing time limit policies and how local managers and line workers implement these decisions on a daily basis. The interview guides will focus on the following topics: The basic time limit policies in each state, how information is communicated to families reaching time limits, what the process is for cases approaching time limits, under what circumstances families can continue to receive TANF benefits beyond the time limits, and whether there is any followup with families that have reached time limits. The quantitative research will draw on administrative records that states routinely report to ACF. However, in some cases, it may be necessary to conduct follow-up calls to state TANF officials to ask questions about the data. In addition, in states that only report data on subs samples of TANF families to ACF, it may be necessary to request additional information that is maintained in reports that states produce for their own internal management purposes. Respondents: The respondents for the site visits will include state TANF administrators, local TANF office administrators, and caseworkers in eight states. An average of two local welfare offices will be visited in each state. The states will be selected based on the following criteria: (1) States with large TANF caseloads; (2) states with smaller TANF caseloads where a substantial number of families have reached time limits; and (3) states that make extensive use of segregated funds or separate state programs. In addition, the study will focus on states where little prior research has been conducted. The respondents for the questions on administrative records will include state TANF officials who are knowledgeable about administrative data. It is estimated that calls will be made to 25 states. 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 8 16 64 25 1 1 1 1 Interview guide for state administrators ........................................... Interview guide for local office managers ........................................ Interview guide for case workers ..................................................... Questions on state administrative data ............................................ VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:51 Dec 09, 2005 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Average burden hours per response 90 60 60 60 E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM minutes minutes minutes minutes 12DEN1 or or or or 1.5 hrs .... 1 hr ........ 1 hr ........ 1 hour .... Total burden hours 12 16 64 25 73478 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 237 / Monday, December 12, 2005 / Notices Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 117. 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: 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 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: December 5, 2005. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 05–23910 Filed 12–9–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Bureau of Customs and Border Protection [USCBP–2005–0040] Agency Information Collection Activities: Harbor Maintenance Fee Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Proposed collection; comments requested. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:51 Dec 09, 2005 Jkt 208001 Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995: Harbor Maintenance Fee. This is a proposed extension of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with a change to the burden hours. This document is published to obtain comments form the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (70 FR 58458) on October 6, 2005, allowing for a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before January 11, 2006. ADDRESSES: Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the items contained in this notice, especially the estimated public burden and associated response time, should be directed to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Department of Homeland Security Desk Officer, Washington, DC 20503. Additionally comments may be submitted to OMB via facsimile to (202) 395–7285. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) encourages the general public and affected Federal agencies to submit written comments and suggestions on proposed and/or continuing information collection requests pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13). Your comments should address one of the following four points: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency/component, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agencies/components estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collections of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Title: Harbor Maintenance Fee. OMB Number: 1651–0055. PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Form Number: Forms 349 and 350. Abstract: This collection of information will be used to verify that the Harbor Maintenance Fee paid is accurate and current for each individual, importer, exporter, shipper, or cruise line. Current Actions: This submission is being submitted to extend the expiration date with a change to the burden hours. Type of Review: Extension (with change). Estimated Number of Respondents: 5,200. Estimated Time Per Respondent: 40 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,816. Estimated Total Annualized Cost on the Public: $42,240. If additional information is required contact: Tracey Denning, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Room 3.2.C, Washington, DC 20229, at 202–344– 1429. Dated: December 5, 2005. Tracey Denning, Agency Clearance Officer, Information Services Branch. [FR Doc. 05–23941 Filed 12–9–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has submitted the following information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The submission describes the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e., the time, effort and resources used by respondents to respond) and cost, and includes the actual data collection instruments FEMA will use. Title: Request for Site Inspection (FF 90–1) and Landowner’s Authorization/ Ingress-Egress Agreement (FF 90–31). OMB Number: 1660–0030. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 237 (Monday, December 12, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 73477-73478]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-23910]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

Proposed Projects

    Title: TANF Time Limits Interview Guides for Site Visits.
    OMB No.: New Collection.
    Description: The imposition of federally imposed time limits on the 
receipt of cash assistance under the Temporary Assistance to Needy 
Families (TANF) program was a central part of welfare reform. The Task 
Order on Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) Separate State 
Programs, Time Limits and Participation Requirements seeks to 
understand how states have implemented TANF time limits and what 
effects they have had on families receiving TANF. It provides an update 
to a previous TANF time limits study now that most states now have had 
several years of experience with the 60-month time limit under varying 
economic conditions. The project draws on qualitative research 
conducted through eight site visits as well as quantitative reserach 
using state administrative records.
    The site visits will include interviews with state TANF 
administrators, local TANF office managers, and TANF caseworkers. The 
interviews will be used to understand what decisions state 
administrators made in designing time limit policies and how local 
managers and line workers implement these decisions on a daily basis. 
The interview guides will focus on the following topics: The basic time 
limit policies in each state, how information is communicated to 
families reaching time limits, what the process is for cases 
approaching time limits, under what circumstances families can continue 
to receive TANF benefits beyond the time limits, and whether there is 
any follow-up with families that have reached time limits.
    The quantitative research will draw on administrative records that 
states routinely report to ACF. However, in some cases, it may be 
necessary to conduct follow-up calls to state TANF officials to ask 
questions about the data. In addition, in states that only report data 
on subs samples of TANF families to ACF, it may be necessary to request 
additional information that is maintained in reports that states 
produce for their own internal management purposes.
    Respondents: The respondents for the site visits will include state 
TANF administrators, local TANF office administrators, and caseworkers 
in eight states. An average of two local welfare offices will be 
visited in each state. The states will be selected based on the 
following criteria: (1) States with large TANF caseloads; (2) states 
with smaller TANF caseloads where a substantial number of families have 
reached time limits; and (3) states that make extensive use of 
segregated funds or separate state programs. In addition, the study 
will focus on states where little prior research has been conducted.
    The respondents for the questions on administrative records will 
include state TANF officials who are knowledgeable about administrative 
data. It is estimated that calls will be made to 25 states.
    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
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                                                    Number of
           Instrument               Number of    responses  per     Average burden hours  per      Total burden
                                   respondents     respondent                response                  hours
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Interview guide for state                     8               1  90 minutes or 1.5 hrs..........              12
 administrators.
Interview guide for local                    16               1  60 minutes or 1 hr.............              16
 office managers.
Interview guide for case                     64               1  60 minutes or 1 hr.............              64
 workers.
Questions on state                           25               1  60 minutes or 1 hour...........              25
 administrative data.
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 117.
    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: 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 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: December 5, 2005.
Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-23910 Filed 12-9-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-M