Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 13404-13405 [06-2452]

Download as PDF sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 13404 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 50 / Wednesday, March 15, 2006 / Notices Additional efficiency in tool performance may also be realized as tool designs are optimized to reduce vibration and noise emissions. This effort will identify sources of noise emissions in powered hand tools and will investigate ways to reduce the noise emissions through engineering noise control. NIOSH has successfully worked with university partners to analyze several classes of tools (e.g. table saws, pneumatic nail guns, and air compressors) and demonstrated that significant reductions in noise levels can be achieved through application of noise control engineering. Furthermore, NIOSH expects to partner with academic programs that have advanced technical expertise, acoustic test facilities and specialized equipment, software and data analysis necessary for such an effort. NIOSH is seeking an industrial partner in a CRADA so that particular problems of interest can be targeted for investigation. The industry partners will provide power tools for investigation of noise source identification, product life cycle testing of new designs, and nominal funding of $50,000 to defray expenses in the effort. NIOSH expects to provide up to $50,000 per year over a three-year CRADA agreement. The CRADA defines the role of the various partners regarding intellectual rights, publications, and the material and financial resources that are exchanged during the period of the agreement. At this time, this announcement seeks to identify potential partners in the effort. Detailed development of the CRADA will occur over the next eight months, with the partnership beginning in October 2006. This announcement does not obligate NIOSH to enter into an agreement with any respondent. NIOSH reserves the right to establish a partnership based on engineering analysis and capabilities found by way of this announcement or other searches, if determined to be in the best interest of the government. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charles S. Hayden, NIOSH, Hearing Loss Prevention Team, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, 513/ 533–8152. Information requests can also be submitted by e-mail to chayden@cdc.gov. The Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, has been delegated the authority to sign Federal Register notices pertaining to announcements of meetings and other committee VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:27 Mar 14, 2006 Jkt 208001 management activities for both CDC and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Dated: March 9, 2006. Alvin Hall, Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. E6–3720 Filed 3–14–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Disease, Disability, and Injury Prevention and Control Special Emphasis Panels (SEP): Studies to Understand Transmissibility of Influenza Viruses in Mammalian Species, Request for Applications (RFA) CI06–004; Replication of Pathogenic Avian Influenza Viruses in Swine, RFA CI06–005 In accordance with Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the following meeting: Name: Disease, Disability, and Injury Prevention and Control Special Emphasis Panel (SEP): Studies to Understand Transmissibility of Influenza Viruses in Mammalian Species, RFA CI06–004; Replication of Pathogenic Avian Influenza Viruses in Swine, RFA CI06–005. Time and Date: 12 p.m.–4 p.m., May 1, 2006 (Closed). Place: Teleconference. Status: The meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with provisions set forth in Section 552b(c)(4) and (6), Title 5 U.S.C., and the Determination of the Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, CDC, pursuant to Public Law 92– 463. Matters To Be Discussed: The meeting will include the review, discussion, and evaluation of applications received in response to: Studies to Understand Transmissibility of Influenza Viruses in Mammalian Species, RFA CI06–004; Replication of Pathogenic Avian Influenza Viruses in Swine, RFA CI06– 005. For Further Information Contact: M. Chris Langub, Ph.D., Scientific Review Administrator, Centers for Disease PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Control, 1600 Clifton Road, NE, Mailstop E–74, Atlanta, GA 30333, Telephone Number 404.498.2531. The Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, has been delegated the authority to sign Federal Register notices pertaining to announcements of meetings and other committee management activities, for both CDC and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Dated: March 9, 2006. Alvin Hall, Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. E6–3722 Filed 3–14–06; 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 Proposed Projects Title: Court Improvement Program. OMB No.: 0970–0245. Description: The Court Improvement Program provides grants to State court systems to conduct assessments of their foster care and adoption laws and judicial processes and to develop and implement a plan for system improvement. ACF proposes to collect information from the States about this program (applications, program reports) by way of a Program instruction, which (1) describes the requirements for States under the reauthorization of the Court Improvement Program; (2) outlines the programmatic and fiscal provisions and reporting requirements of the program; (3) specifies the application submittal and approval procedures for the program for Fiscal Years 2003 through 2006; and (4) identifies technical resources for use by State courts during the course of the program. This Program Instruction contains information collection requirements that are found in Pub. L. 103–66, as amended by Pub. L. 105–89 and Pub. L. 107–133; and pursuant to receiving a grant award. The agency will use the information received to ensure compliance with the statute and provide training and technical assistance to the grantees. Respondents: State Courts. E:\FR\FM\15MRN1.SGM 15MRN1 13405 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 50 / Wednesday, March 15, 2006 / Notices ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Application ....................................................................................................... Annual Program Report ................................................................................... 52 52 1 1 40 36 2,080 1,872 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: .................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 3,952 Instrument 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 Information Services, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washing;ton, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. E-mail: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. 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: March 7, 2006. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 06–2452 Filed 3–14–06; 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: 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 for Needy Families (TANF) program was a central part of welfare reform. The Task Order on ‘‘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. Now that most States have had several years’ experience with the 60-month time limit under varying economic conditions, this project will provide valuable information as to the effects of the TANF time limits and will update a previous TANF time limits study. The Total burden hours project draws on qualitative research conducted through eight site visits as well as quantitative research using State administrative records. The site visits will include interviews with State TANF administrators, local TANF office managers, and TANF caseworkers. ACF will use these interviews 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. In some cases, however, 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 subsamples of TANF families to ACT, it may be necessary to request additional information that is maintained in reports that States produce for their own internal management purposes. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours 8 16 64 25 1 1 1 1 1.5 1 1 1 12 16 64 25 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours ................................................. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Interview Guide for State Administrators ..................................................... Interview Guide for Local Office Managers ................................................. Interview Guide for Caseworkers ................................................................ Questions on State Administrative Data ...................................................... ........................ ........................ ............................ 117 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:27 Mar 14, 2006 Jkt 208001 Services, 370 L’ Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. All requests should be identified by the title of the PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 E:\FR\FM\15MRN1.SGM 15MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 50 (Wednesday, March 15, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 13404-13405]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-2452]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

Proposed Projects

    Title: Court Improvement Program.
    OMB No.: 0970-0245.
    Description: The Court Improvement Program provides grants to State 
court systems to conduct assessments of their foster care and adoption 
laws and judicial processes and to develop and implement a plan for 
system improvement. ACF proposes to collect information from the States 
about this program (applications, program reports) by way of a Program 
instruction, which (1) describes the requirements for States under the 
reauthorization of the Court Improvement Program; (2) outlines the 
programmatic and fiscal provisions and reporting requirements of the 
program; (3) specifies the application submittal and approval 
procedures for the program for Fiscal Years 2003 through 2006; and (4) 
identifies technical resources for use by State courts during the 
course of the program. This Program Instruction contains information 
collection requirements that are found in Pub. L. 103-66, as amended by 
Pub. L. 105-89 and Pub. L. 107-133; and pursuant to receiving a grant 
award. The agency will use the information received to ensure 
compliance with the statute and provide training and technical 
assistance to the grantees.
    Respondents: State Courts.

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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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Application.....................................              52               1              40           2,080
Annual Program Report...........................              52               1              36           1,872
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours:........  ..............  ..............  ..............           3,952
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    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 
Information Services, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW., Washing;ton, DC 
20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. All requests should be 
identified by the title of the information collection. E-mail: 
infocollection@acf.hhs.gov.
    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: March 7, 2006.
Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 06-2452 Filed 3-14-06; 8:45 am]
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