State Median Income Estimate for a Four-Person Family (FFY 2007); Notice of the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2007 State Median Income Estimates for Use Under the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Administered by the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Community Services, Division of Energy Assistance, 10037-10039 [E6-2754]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 39 / Tuesday, February 28, 2006 / Notices to guide the development of national monitoring and technical assistance systems. Finally, FYSB will use data from this collection for reporting program outcomes to Congress in the FY 2006 Performance Report during the budget process and as the basis for outcome evaluation of the program over the long term. 10037 Respondents: Public, community- and faith-based organizations receiving funding to implement the MCP program. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of responses per respondent Instrument Number of respondents Relationship Quality Instrument for Mentoring Children of Prisoners Program. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours 215 MCP grantees serving a total of approximately 25,000 children in the active annual caseload. wwhite on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4184–01–M VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:06 Feb 27, 2006 Jkt 208001 16 (average caseload per MCP grantee). Total burden hours 24,940 24,940 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@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 buden 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: February 22, 2006. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 06–1817 Filed 2–27–06; 8:45 am] 1 Average burden hours per response DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families State Median Income Estimate for a Four-Person Family (FFY 2007); Notice of the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2007 State Median Income Estimates for Use Under the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Administered by the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Community Services, Division of Energy Assistance Office of Community Services, ACF, HHS. ACTION: Notice of estimated State median income estimates for FFY 2007. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces the estimated median income for fourperson families in each State and the District of Columbia for FFY 2007 (October 1, 2006 to September 30, 2007). LIHEAP grantees may adopt the State median income estimates beginning with the date of this publication of the estimates in the Federal Register or at a later date as discussed below. This means that LIHEAP grantees could choose to implement this notice during the period between the heating and cooling seasons. However, by October 1, 2006, or by the beginning of a grantee’s fiscal year, whichever is later, LIHEAP grantees using State median income estimates must adjust their income eligibility criteria to be in accord with the FFY 2007 State median income estimates. This listing of estimated State median incomes provides one of the maximum income criteria that LIHEAP grantees may use in determining a household’s income eligibility for LIHEAP. DATES: Effective Date: The estimates are effective at any time between the date of this publication and October 1, 2006, or PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 by the beginning of a LIHEAP grantee’s fiscal year, whichever is later. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leon Litow, Administration for Children and Families, HHS, Office of Community Services, Division of Energy Assistance, 5th Floor West, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Telephone: (202) 401–5304 EMail: llitow@acf.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the provisions of section 2603(11) of Title XXVI of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981 (Pub. L. 97– 35, as amended), we are announcing the estimated median income of a fourperson family for each State, the District of Columbia, and the United States for FFY 2007 (the period of October 1, 2006, through September 30, 2007). Section 2605(b)(2)(B)(ii) of the LIHEAP statute provides that 60 percent of the median income for each State, as annually established by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, is one of the income criteria that LIHEAP grantees may use in determining a household’s eligibility for LIHEAP. LIHEAP is authorized through the end of FFY 2007 by the Energy Policy Act of 2005, Pub. L. 109–58, which was enacted on August 8, 2005. Estimates of the median income for a four-person family for each State and the District of Columbia for FFY 2007 have been developed by the Census Bureau of the U.S. Department of Commerce, using the most recently available income data. In developing the median income estimates for FFY 2007, the Census Bureau used the following three sources of data: (1) The Current Population Survey’s 2005 Annual Social and Economic Supplement File; (2) the 2000 Decennial Census of Population; and (3) 2004 per capita personal income estimates, by State, from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce. E:\FR\FM\28FEN1.SGM 28FEN1 10038 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 39 / Tuesday, February 28, 2006 / Notices For further information on the estimating method and data sources, contact the Housing and Household Economic Statistics Division at the Census Bureau (301–763–3243). For information on recent U.S. income trends go to: http://www.census.gov/ prod/2005pubs/p60–229.pdf A state-by-state listing of median income and 60 percent of median income, for a four-person family for FFY 2007 follows. The listing describes the method for adjusting median income for families of different sizes as specified in regulations applicable to LIHEAP, at 45 CFR 96.85(b), which was published in the Federal Register on March 3, 1988 at 53 FR 6824. Dated: February 17, 2006. Josephine B. Robinson, Director, Office of Community Services. ESTIMATED STATE MEDIAN INCOME FOR A FOUR-PERSON FAMILY, BY STATE, FEDERAL FISCAL YEAR 2007 1 Estimated state median income for a four-person family 2 States wwhite on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Alabama ................................................................................................................................................................... Alaska ...................................................................................................................................................................... Arizona ..................................................................................................................................................................... Arkansas .................................................................................................................................................................. California .................................................................................................................................................................. Colorado .................................................................................................................................................................. Connecticut .............................................................................................................................................................. Delaware .................................................................................................................................................................. District of Columbia ................................................................................................................................................. Florida ...................................................................................................................................................................... Georgia .................................................................................................................................................................... Hawaii ...................................................................................................................................................................... Idaho ........................................................................................................................................................................ Illinois ....................................................................................................................................................................... Indiana ..................................................................................................................................................................... Iowa ......................................................................................................................................................................... Kansas ..................................................................................................................................................................... Kentucky .................................................................................................................................................................. Louisiana .................................................................................................................................................................. Maine ....................................................................................................................................................................... Maryland .................................................................................................................................................................. Massachusetts ......................................................................................................................................................... Michigan ................................................................................................................................................................... Minnesota ................................................................................................................................................................ Mississippi ................................................................................................................................................................ Missouri .................................................................................................................................................................... Montana ................................................................................................................................................................... Nebraska .................................................................................................................................................................. Nevada ..................................................................................................................................................................... New Hampshire ....................................................................................................................................................... New Jersey .............................................................................................................................................................. New Mexico ............................................................................................................................................................. New York ................................................................................................................................................................. North Carolina .......................................................................................................................................................... North Dakota ............................................................................................................................................................ Ohio ......................................................................................................................................................................... Oklahoma ................................................................................................................................................................. Oregon ..................................................................................................................................................................... Pennsylvania ............................................................................................................................................................ Rhode Island ............................................................................................................................................................ South Carolina ......................................................................................................................................................... South Dakota ........................................................................................................................................................... Tennessee ............................................................................................................................................................... Texas ....................................................................................................................................................................... Utah ......................................................................................................................................................................... Vermont ................................................................................................................................................................... Virginia ..................................................................................................................................................................... Washington .............................................................................................................................................................. West Virginia ............................................................................................................................................................ Wisconsin ................................................................................................................................................................. Wyoming .................................................................................................................................................................. $58,652 78,057 57,119 51,061 69,377 73,213 89,319 74,993 64,980 60,803 60,447 73,477 57,773 70,558 65,464 66,470 65,777 57,540 54,394 66,107 87,972 86,747 71,324 78,829 50,801 63,460 55,618 64,417 60,520 81,313 89,372 51,452 67,857 60,303 68,371 67,589 56,101 61,250 68,913 72,706 57,539 61,961 57,569 56,508 63,233 72,465 74,290 71,727 52,176 71,267 66,325 60 percent of estimated state median income for a four-person family $35,191 46,834 34,271 30,637 41,626 43,928 53,591 44,996 38,988 36,482 36,268 44,086 34,664 42,335 39,278 39,882 39,466 34,524 32,636 39,664 52,783 52,048 42,794 47,297 30,481 38,076 33,371 38,650 36,312 48,788 53,623 30,871 40,714 36,182 41,023 40,553 33,661 36,750 41,348 43,624 34,523 37,177 34,541 33,905 37,940 43,479 44,574 43,036 31,306 42,760 39,795 Note—FFY 2007 covers the period of October 1, 2006 through September 30, 2007. The estimated median income for a four-person family living in the United States is $66,111 for FFY 2007. The estimates are effective for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) at any time between the date of this publication and October 1, 2006, or by the beginning of a LIHEAP grantee’s fiscal year, whichever is later. 1 In accordance with 45 CFR 96.85, each State’s estimated median income for a four-person family is multiplied by the following percentages to adjust for family size: 52% for one person, 68% for two persons, 84% for three persons, 100% for four persons, 116% for five persons, and 132% for six persons. For each additional family member above six persons, add 3% to the percentage for a six-person family (132%), and multiply the new percentage by the State’s estimated median income for a four-person family. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:06 Feb 27, 2006 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\28FEN1.SGM 28FEN1 10039 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 39 / Tuesday, February 28, 2006 / Notices 2 Prepared by the Census Bureau from the Current Population Survey’s 2005 Annual Social and Economic Supplement File, 2000 Decennial Census of Population and Housing, and 2004 per capita personal income estimates, by State, from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). For further information, contact the Housing and Household Economic Statistics Division at the Census Bureau (301–763–3243). of postmenopausal women and relating subsequent disease development to baseline assessments of historical, physical, psychosocial, and physiologic characteristics. In addition, the observational study will complement the clinical trial (which has received clinical exemption) and provide additional information on the common causes of frailty, disability and death for postmenopausal women, namely, coronary heart disease, breast and colorectal cancer, and osteoporotic fractures. Continuation of follow-up years for ascertainment of medical history update forms will provide essential data for outcomes assessment for this population of aging women. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Affected Public: Individuals and physicians. Type of Respondents: Women, nextof-kin, and physician’s office staff. The annual reporting burden is an follows: 2005, page 67494 and allowed 60-days for public comment. No public comments were received. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment. The National Institutes of Health may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection that has been extended, revised or implemented on or after October 1, 1995 unless it displays a current valid OMB control number. [FR Doc. E6–2754 Filed 2–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study SUMMARY: Under the provisions of Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Director, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review and approval of the information collection listed below. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on November 7, Proposed Collection Title: Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) Observational Study. Type of Information Collection Request: REVISION: OMB No. 0925– 0414, Expiration date: 4/30/2006. Need and Use of Information Collection: This study will be used by the NIH to evaluate risk factors for chronic disease among older women by developing and following a large cohort Estimated number of respondents Estimated number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Estimated total annual burden hours requested OS Participants ................................................................................................ Next-of-kin ........................................................................................................ Physician’s Office Staff .................................................................................... 85,786 1,483 4 1.01 1 1 .21 .0835 .0835 18,195 124 .33 Total .......................................................................................................... 87,273 ........................ ........................ 18,319 Type of respondents collection techniques or other forms of information technology. wwhite on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Request For Comments Written comments and/or suggestions from the public and affected agencies should address one or more of the following points: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection is necessary for the proper performance of the function of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s 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 collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:06 Feb 27, 2006 Jkt 208001 their full effect if received within 30days of the date of this publication. Direct Comments To OMB The annualized cost burden to respondents is estimated at $293,112. There are no Capital Costs, Operating Costs and/or Maintenance Costs to report. Dated: February 17, 2006. Linda Pottern, Project Officer, Women’s Health Initiative Women Health Initiative Program Office National Institutes of Health. [FR Doc. 06–1844 Filed 2–27–06; 8:45 am] Written comments and/or suggestions regarding item(s) contained in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and associated response item, should be directed to: The Office of Management and Budget, Office of Regulatory Affairs, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, Attention: Desk Officer for NIH. To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plan and instruments, contact: Dr. Linda Pottern, Project Officer, Women’s Health Initiative Program Office, 6701 Rockledge Drive, 2 Rockledge Centre, Suite 8204, MSC 7935, Bethesda, MD 20892–7935, or call 301–402–2900 or Email your request, including your address to: pottern1@mail.nih.gov. Comments Due Date Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 BILLING CODE 4140–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health National Eye Institute; Notice of Closed Meeting Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), notice is hereby given of the following meeting. The meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


State Median Income Estimate for a Four-Person Family (FFY 2007); 
Notice of the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2007 State Median Income 
Estimates for Use Under the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program 
(LIHEAP) Administered by the Administration for Children and Families, 
Office of Community Services, Division of Energy Assistance

AGENCY: Office of Community Services, ACF, HHS.

ACTION: Notice of estimated State median income estimates for FFY 2007.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the estimated median income for four-
person families in each State and the District of Columbia for FFY 2007 
(October 1, 2006 to September 30, 2007). LIHEAP grantees may adopt the 
State median income estimates beginning with the date of this 
publication of the estimates in the Federal Register or at a later date 
as discussed below. This means that LIHEAP grantees could choose to 
implement this notice during the period between the heating and cooling 
seasons. However, by October 1, 2006, or by the beginning of a 
grantee's fiscal year, whichever is later, LIHEAP grantees using State 
median income estimates must adjust their income eligibility criteria 
to be in accord with the FFY 2007 State median income estimates.
    This listing of estimated State median incomes provides one of the 
maximum income criteria that LIHEAP grantees may use in determining a 
household's income eligibility for LIHEAP.

DATES: Effective Date: The estimates are effective at any time between 
the date of this publication and October 1, 2006, or by the beginning 
of a LIHEAP grantee's fiscal year, whichever is later.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leon Litow, Administration for 
Children and Families, HHS, Office of Community Services, Division of 
Energy Assistance, 5th Floor West, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW., 
Washington, DC 20447, Telephone: (202) 401-5304 E-Mail: 
llitow@acf.hhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the provisions of section 2603(11) of 
Title XXVI of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981 (Pub. L. 
97-35, as amended), we are announcing the estimated median income of a 
four-person family for each State, the District of Columbia, and the 
United States for FFY 2007 (the period of October 1, 2006, through 
September 30, 2007).
    Section 2605(b)(2)(B)(ii) of the LIHEAP statute provides that 60 
percent of the median income for each State, as annually established by 
the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, is one of 
the income criteria that LIHEAP grantees may use in determining a 
household's eligibility for LIHEAP.
    LIHEAP is authorized through the end of FFY 2007 by the Energy 
Policy Act of 2005, Pub. L. 109-58, which was enacted on August 8, 
2005.
    Estimates of the median income for a four-person family for each 
State and the District of Columbia for FFY 2007 have been developed by 
the Census Bureau of the U.S. Department of Commerce, using the most 
recently available income data. In developing the median income 
estimates for FFY 2007, the Census Bureau used the following three 
sources of data: (1) The Current Population Survey's 2005 Annual Social 
and Economic Supplement File; (2) the 2000 Decennial Census of 
Population; and (3) 2004 per capita personal income estimates, by 
State, from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) of the U.S. 
Department of Commerce.

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    For further information on the estimating method and data sources, 
contact the Housing and Household Economic Statistics Division at the 
Census Bureau (301-763-3243). For information on recent U.S. income 
trends go to: http://www.census.gov/prod/2005pubs/p60-229.pdf
    A state-by-state listing of median income and 60 percent of median 
income, for a four-person family for FFY 2007 follows. The listing 
describes the method for adjusting median income for families of 
different sizes as specified in regulations applicable to LIHEAP, at 45 
CFR 96.85(b), which was published in the Federal Register on March 3, 
1988 at 53 FR 6824.

    Dated: February 17, 2006.
Josephine B. Robinson,
Director, Office of Community Services.

    Estimated State Median Income for a Four-Person Family, by State,
                      Federal Fiscal Year 2007 \1\
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                                                           60 percent of
                                             Estimated       estimated
                                           state median    state median
                 States                    income for a    income for a
                                            four-person     four-person
                                            family \2\        family
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Alabama.................................         $58,652         $35,191
Alaska..................................          78,057          46,834
Arizona.................................          57,119          34,271
Arkansas................................          51,061          30,637
California..............................          69,377          41,626
Colorado................................          73,213          43,928
Connecticut.............................          89,319          53,591
Delaware................................          74,993          44,996
District of Columbia....................          64,980          38,988
Florida.................................          60,803          36,482
Georgia.................................          60,447          36,268
Hawaii..................................          73,477          44,086
Idaho...................................          57,773          34,664
Illinois................................          70,558          42,335
Indiana.................................          65,464          39,278
Iowa....................................          66,470          39,882
Kansas..................................          65,777          39,466
Kentucky................................          57,540          34,524
Louisiana...............................          54,394          32,636
Maine...................................          66,107          39,664
Maryland................................          87,972          52,783
Massachusetts...........................          86,747          52,048
Michigan................................          71,324          42,794
Minnesota...............................          78,829          47,297
Mississippi.............................          50,801          30,481
Missouri................................          63,460          38,076
Montana.................................          55,618          33,371
Nebraska................................          64,417          38,650
Nevada..................................          60,520          36,312
New Hampshire...........................          81,313          48,788
New Jersey..............................          89,372          53,623
New Mexico..............................          51,452          30,871
New York................................          67,857          40,714
North Carolina..........................          60,303          36,182
North Dakota............................          68,371          41,023
Ohio....................................          67,589          40,553
Oklahoma................................          56,101          33,661
Oregon..................................          61,250          36,750
Pennsylvania............................          68,913          41,348
Rhode Island............................          72,706          43,624
South Carolina..........................          57,539          34,523
South Dakota............................          61,961          37,177
Tennessee...............................          57,569          34,541
Texas...................................          56,508          33,905
Utah....................................          63,233          37,940
Vermont.................................          72,465          43,479
Virginia................................          74,290          44,574
Washington..............................          71,727          43,036
West Virginia...........................          52,176          31,306
Wisconsin...............................          71,267          42,760
Wyoming.................................          66,325         39,795
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Note--FFY 2007 covers the period of October 1, 2006 through September
  30, 2007. The estimated median income for a four-person family living
  in the United States is $66,111 for FFY 2007. The estimates are
  effective for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  at any time between the date of this publication and October 1, 2006,
  or by the beginning of a LIHEAP grantee's fiscal year, whichever is
  later.
\1\ In accordance with 45 CFR 96.85, each State's estimated median
  income for a four-person family is multiplied by the following
  percentages to adjust for family size: 52% for one person, 68% for two
  persons, 84% for three persons, 100% for four persons, 116% for five
  persons, and 132% for six persons. For each additional family member
  above six persons, add 3% to the percentage for a six-person family
  (132%), and multiply the new percentage by the State's estimated
  median income for a four-person family.

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\2\ Prepared by the Census Bureau from the Current Population Survey's
  2005 Annual Social and Economic Supplement File, 2000 Decennial Census
  of Population and Housing, and 2004 per capita personal income
  estimates, by State, from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). For
  further information, contact the Housing and Household Economic
  Statistics Division at the Census Bureau (301-763-3243).

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