Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 13405-13406 [06-2453]

Download as PDF 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 13406 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 50 / Wednesday, March 15, 2006 / Notices 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 recomendations 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: March 8, 2006. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 06–2453 Filed 3–14–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families President’s Committee for People With Intellectual Disabilities: Notice of Meeting AGENCY: President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities (PCPID), Administration for Children and Families, HHS. ACTION: Notice of meeting. The meeting will be held on Friday, March 24, 2006, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time. The full committee meeting of PCPID will be conducted by telephone conference call and will be open to the public. Anyone interested in participating in the conference call should advise Ericka Alston at 202– 619–0634, no later than March 17, 2006. ADDRESSES: The conference call may be accessed by dialing, U.S. toll-free 1– 888–395–6878, and the passcode ‘‘March 2006’’ on the date and time indicated. SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2) notice is hereby given that the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities will hold its first quarterly meeting of 2006 by telephone conference call. The conference call will be open to the public to listen, with callins limited to the number of telephone lines available. Individuals who plan to call in and need special assistance, such as TTY, assistive listening devices, or materials in alternative format, should inform Ericka Alston, Executive Assistant, PCPID, Telephone—202–619– 0634, Fax—202–205–9519, E-mail: ealston@acf.hhs.gov, no later than March 10, 2006. Efforts will be made to meet special requests received after that sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:27 Mar 14, 2006 Jkt 208001 date, but availability of special needs accommodations to respond to these requests cannot be guaranteed. AGENDA: Committee members will be briefed on the outcome of the March 22, 2006 Roundtable on Personal and Economic Freedom for People with Intellectual Disabilities: An Exploration of Asset Development for People with Intellectual Disabilities that will be jointly sponsored by PCPID, the Administration for Children and Families’ Office of Community Services, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sally Atwater, Executive Director, President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities, Aerospace Center Office Building, Suite 701, 901 D Street, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Telephone—202–619–0634, Fax—202– 205–9519, E-mail: satwater@acf.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PCPID acts in an advisory capacity to the President and the Secretary of Health and Human Services on a broad range of topics relating to programs, services and supports for persons with intellectual disabilities. The Committee, by Executive Order, is responsible for evaluating the adequacy of current practices in programs, services and supports for persons with intellectual disabilities, and for reviewing legislative proposals that impact the quality of life experienced by citizens with intellectual disabilities and their families. Dated: March 1, 2006. Sally Atwater, Executive Director, President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities. [FR Doc. E6–3642 Filed 3–14–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. 2005E–0256] Determination of Regulatory Review Period for Purposes of Patent Extension; OVIDREL AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined the regulatory review period for OVIDREL and is publishing this notice of that determination as required by PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 law. FDA has made the determination because of the submission of an application to the Director of Patents and Trademarks, Department of Commerce, for the extension of a patent which claims that human drug product. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments and petitions to the Division of Dockets Management (HFA–305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. Submit electronic comments to http:// www.fda.gov/dockets/ecomments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Claudia V. Grillo, Office of Regulatory Policy (HFD–013), Food and Drug Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, 240–453–6681. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act of 1984 (Public Law 98– 417) and the Generic Animal Drug and Patent Term Restoration Act (Public Law 100–670) generally provide that a patent may be extended for a period of up to 5 years so long as the patented item (human drug product, animal drug product, medical device, food additive, or color additive) was subject to regulatory review by FDA before the item was marketed. Under these acts, a product’s regulatory review period forms the basis for determining the amount of extension an applicant may receive. A regulatory review period consists of two periods of time: A testing phase and an approval phase. For human drug products, the testing phase begins when the exemption to permit the clinical investigations of the drug becomes effective and runs until the approval phase begins. The approval phase starts with the initial submission of an application to market the human drug product and continues until FDA grants permission to market the drug product. Although only a portion of a regulatory review period may count toward the actual amount of extension that the Director of Patents and Trademarks may award (for example, half the testing phase must be subtracted, as well as any time that may have occurred before the patent was issued), FDA’s determination of the length of a regulatory review period for a human drug product will include all of the testing phase and approval phase as specified in 35 U.S.C. 156(g)(1)(B). FDA recently approved for marketing the human drug product OVIDREL (choriogonadotropin alfa for injection). OVIDREL is indicated for the induction of final follicular maturation and early luteinization in infertile women who have undergone pituitary desensitization and who have been E:\FR\FM\15MRN1.SGM 15MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 50 (Wednesday, March 15, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 13405-13406]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-2453]


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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 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 follow-up 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
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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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Interview Guide for State Administrators......               8               1               1.5              12
Interview Guide for Local Office Managers.....              16               1               1                16
Interview Guide for Caseworkers...............              64               1               1                64
Questions on State Administrative Data........              25               1               1                25
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours.......  ..............  ..............  ................             117
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    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

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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 recomendations 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: March 8, 2006.
Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 06-2453 Filed 3-14-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-M