Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 348-349 [06-18]

Download as PDF 348 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 2 / Wednesday, January 4, 2006 / Notices review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). To request a copy of these requests, call the CDC Reports Clearance Officer at (404) 639–4766 or send an email to omb@cdc.gov. Send written comments to CDC Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC or by fax to (202) 395–6974. Written comments should be received within 30 days of this notice. Proposed Project Statement in Support of Application for Waiver of Inadmissibility (0920– 0006)—Extension—National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description Section 212(a)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act states that aliens with specific health-related conditions are ineligible for admission into the United States. The Attorney General may waive application of this inadmissability on health-related grounds if an application for waiver is filed and approved by the consular office considering the application for visa. NCID Division of Global Migration and Quarantine uses this application primarily to collect information to establish and maintain records of waiver applicants in order to notify the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) when terms, conditions and controls imposed by waiver are not met. NCID is requesting the extension of this data collection for 3 years. Each respondent pays $80/year to mail their information to CDC. All respondents are physicians/health-care providers. The total estimated annualized burden hours are 167. ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Forms Response/ respondents 200 200 200 1 1 1 CDC 4.422–1 ........................................................................................................................................... CDC 4.422–1A ......................................................................................................................................... CDC 4.422–1B ......................................................................................................................................... Dated: December 28, 2005. Betsey S. Dunaway, Acting Reports Clearance Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. E5–8238 Filed 1–3–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES Proposed Projects Title: The Office of Community Services (OCS) Evaluation Initiative. OMB No.: New Collection. Description: This questionnaire is part of a contract that addresses evaluation strategies for three programs administered by OCS: Community Economic Development (CED), Rural Community Facilities (RF), and Job Opportunities for Low-Income Individuals (JOLI). The Legislative requirement for two of these programs, i.e., the RF and CED programs, is in Title IV of the Community Opportunities, Accountability, and Training and Educational Services Act (COATS Human Services VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:18 Jan 03, 2006 Jkt 208001 Reauthorization Act) of Oct. 27, 1998, Pub. L. 105–285, section 680(b) as amended. This legislative directive states that ‘‘The Secretary shall require all activities receiving assistance under this section to be evaluated for their effectiveness. Funding for such evaluations shall be provided as a stated percentage of the assistance or through a separate grant awarded by the Secretary specifically for the purpose of evaluation of a particular activity or group of activities.’’ Under Title V, section 505, of the Family Support Act of 1998, Pub. L. 100–485, section 505(f), JOLI was initially a demonstration program that required local evaluations of each project. When JOLI was reauthorized in 1996 (Pub. L. 104–193—Aug. 22, 1996), it no longer had demonstration status and evaluation requirements. As a result, a formal evaluation for the JOLI programs has not been conducted since the 1996 Pub. L. reauthorization. At this time, OCS is interested in a formal evaluation to assess the JOLI program. OCS has chosen to evaluate all three of these programs through a separate contract awarded by the Secretary using the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Performance Assessment Rating Tool (PART) in order to critically review the overall design and effectiveness of PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Avg. time/ response (in hrs.) 10/60 20/60 20/60 each program in its totality. The evaluation initiative contract provides the central office with the mechanism to ensure that all programs evaluated will have consistent data that is in agreement with the direction of OMB and provides the Secretary with information on program efficiency and effectiveness. The evaluation survey’s primary purpose is to document and systematically evaluate the program performance of three OCS discretionary grant programs in qualitative and quantitative terms. Each of the three OCS discretionary grant programs— CED, RF, and JOLI—will be assessed using qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods that capture key information about program and granteelevel performance in four general areas: (1) Program purpose and design; (2) strategic planning; (3) program management; and (4) program results. The evaluation activities will build on the initial year’s findings and methods, with the goal of expanding data collection and analysis to improve the validity and generalizability of findings. The questionnaire will be administered online. Respondents: Active CED and JOLI grantees with grants awarded from 2001 through 2004. E:\FR\FM\04JAN1.SGM 04JAN1 349 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 2 / Wednesday, January 4, 2006 / Notices ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Instrument Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours Questionnaire for OCS—CED and JOLI Grantees in the U.S. ....................... 172 1 1.5 258 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 258. 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 27, 2005. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 06–18 Filed 1–3–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES Food and Drug Administration University of Arkansas/Food and Drug Administration Food Labeling; Public Workshop AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice of public workshop. VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:48 Jan 03, 2006 Jkt 208001 SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office of Regulatory Affairs, Southwest Regional Small Business Representative (SWR SBR) Program, in collaboration with The University of Arkansas (UA), is announcing a public workshop entitled ‘‘UA/FDA Food Labeling Workshop.’’ This public workshop is intended to provide information about FDA food labeling regulations and other related subjects to the regulated industry, particularly small businesses and startups. Date and Time: This public workshop will be held on April 5, 2006, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on April 6, 2006, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: The public workshop will be held at the Continuing Education Center, 2 East Center St., Fayetteville, AR (located downtown). Contact: Steven C. Seideman, 2650 North Young Ave., Institute of Food Science & Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72704, 479– 575–4221, FAX: 479–575–2165, or email: seideman@uark.edu. For information on accommodation options, contact Steven C. Seideman (see Contact). Registration: You are encouraged to register by March 21, 2006. The University of Arkansas has a $150 registration fee to cover the cost of facilities, materials, speakers, and breaks. Seats are limited, please submit your registration as soon as possible. Course space will be filled in order of receipt of registration. Those accepted into the course will receive confirmation. Registration will close after the course is filled. Registration at the site is not guaranteed but may be possible on a space available basis on the day of the public workshop beginning at 8 a.m. The cost of registration at the site is $200 payable to: ‘‘The University of Arkansas.’’ If you need special accommodations due to a disability, please contact Steven C. Seideman (see Contact) at least 7 days in advance. Registration Form Instructions: To register, please complete the following form and submit along with a check or money order for $150 payable to the ‘‘The University of Arkansas.’’ Mail to: Institute of Food Science & Engineering, PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 University of Arkansas, 2650 North Young Ave., Fayetteville, AR 72704. Name: ______________________ Affiliation: ____________________ Mailing Address: ____________________ City: ____________________ State:_____ Zip Code: ________ Phone: ( ) ________________ FAX: ( ) ________________ E-mail: ( ) _________________ Special Accommodations Required: ____________________________________ Transcripts: Transcripts of the public workshop will not be available due to the format of this workshop. Course handouts may be requested at cost through the Freedom of Information Office (HFI–35), Food and Drug Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, rm. 12A–16, Rockville, MD 20857, approximately 15 working days after the public workshop at a cost of 10 cents per page. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FDA SWR SBR previously presented this workshop in Fayetteville, AR, on April 5 and 6, 2005 (70 FR 6450, February 7, 2005). This public workshop is being held in response to the large volume of food labeling inquiries from small food manufacturers and startups originating from the area covered by the FDA Denver District Office. The SWR SBR presents these workshops to help achieve objectives set forth in section 406 of the Food and Drug Administration Modernization Act of 1997 (21 U.S.C. 393), which include working closely with stakeholders and maximizing the availability and clarity of information to stakeholders and the public. This is consistent with the purposes of the SBR Program, which are in part to respond to industry inquiries, develop educational materials, sponsor workshops and conferences to provide firms, particularly small businesses, with firsthand working knowledge of FDA’s requirements and compliance policies. This workshop is also consistent with the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104–121), as outreach activities by government agencies to small businesses. The goal of this public workshop is to present information that will enable manufacturers and regulated industry to E:\FR\FM\04JAN1.SGM 04JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

Proposed Projects

    Title: The Office of Community Services (OCS) Evaluation 
Initiative.
    OMB No.: New Collection.
    Description: This questionnaire is part of a contract that 
addresses evaluation strategies for three programs administered by OCS: 
Community Economic Development (CED), Rural Community Facilities (RF), 
and Job Opportunities for Low-Income Individuals (JOLI). The 
Legislative requirement for two of these programs, i.e., the RF and CED 
programs, is in Title IV of the Community Opportunities, 
Accountability, and Training and Educational Services Act (COATS Human 
Services Reauthorization Act) of Oct. 27, 1998, Pub. L. 105-285, 
section 680(b) as amended. This legislative directive states that ``The 
Secretary shall require all activities receiving assistance under this 
section to be evaluated for their effectiveness. Funding for such 
evaluations shall be provided as a stated percentage of the assistance 
or through a separate grant awarded by the Secretary specifically for 
the purpose of evaluation of a particular activity or group of 
activities.''
    Under Title V, section 505, of the Family Support Act of 1998, Pub. 
L. 100-485, section 505(f), JOLI was initially a demonstration program 
that required local evaluations of each project. When JOLI was 
reauthorized in 1996 (Pub. L. 104-193--Aug. 22, 1996), it no longer had 
demonstration status and evaluation requirements. As a result, a formal 
evaluation for the JOLI programs has not been conducted since the 1996 
Pub. L. reauthorization. At this time, OCS is interested in a formal 
evaluation to assess the JOLI program.
    OCS has chosen to evaluate all three of these programs through a 
separate contract awarded by the Secretary using the Office of 
Management and Budget's (OMB) Performance Assessment Rating Tool (PART) 
in order to critically review the overall design and effectiveness of 
each program in its totality. The evaluation initiative contract 
provides the central office with the mechanism to ensure that all 
programs evaluated will have consistent data that is in agreement with 
the direction of OMB and provides the Secretary with information on 
program efficiency and effectiveness.
    The evaluation survey's primary purpose is to document and 
systematically evaluate the program performance of three OCS 
discretionary grant programs in qualitative and quantitative terms. 
Each of the three OCS discretionary grant programs--CED, RF, and JOLI--
will be assessed using qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods 
that capture key information about program and grantee-level 
performance in four general areas: (1) Program purpose and design; (2) 
strategic planning; (3) program management; and (4) program results. 
The evaluation activities will build on the initial year's findings and 
methods, with the goal of expanding data collection and analysis to 
improve the validity and generalizability of findings.
    The questionnaire will be administered online.
    Respondents: Active CED and JOLI grantees with grants awarded from 
2001 through 2004.

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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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Questionnaire for OCS--CED and JOLI Grantees             172                1              1.5              258
 in the U.S.................................
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 258.
    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 27, 2005.
Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 06-18 Filed 1-3-06; 8:45 am]
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