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Download as PDF 17890 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 67 / Friday, April 7, 2006 / Notices order to gain access to the building, participants must bring a governmentissued photo identification such as a driver’s license or a passport and a copy of your registration information for the meeting. Access may be denied to persons without proper identification. All persons entering the building must pass through a metal detector. In addition, all items brought to CMS, whether personal or for the purpose of demonstration or to support a presentation, are subject to inspection. We cannot assume responsibility for coordinating the receipt, transfer, transport, storage, set-up, safety, or timely arrival of any personal belongings or items used for demonstration or to support a presentation. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program No. 93.773, Medicare—Hospital Insurance; and Program No. 93.774, Medicare—Supplementary Medical Insurance Program.) Authority: Section 945 of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA). Proposed Projects Title: 45 CFR 1303—Appeal Procedures for Head Start Grantees and Dated: April 4, 2006. Mark B. McClellan, Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. [FR Doc. 06–3375 Filed 4–6–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Current or Prospective Delegate Agencies. OMB No. 0980–0242. Description: Section 646 of the Head Start Act requires the Secretary to prescribe a timeline for conducting administrative hearings when adverse actions are taken or proposed against Head Start or Early Head Start grantees or delegate agencies. The Head Start Bureau is proposing to renew without changes the rule that implements these requirements and that prescribes when a grantee must submit information and what that information should include to support a contention that adverse action should not be taken. Respondents: Head Start and Early Head Start grantees and delegate agencies against which the Head Start Bureau has taken or proposes to take adverse actions. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response 20 1 26 wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES 45 CFR 1303—Appeal Procedures for Head Start Grantees and Current or Prospective Delegate Agencies ................................................................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 520. 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’Infant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. E-mail: 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:13 Apr 06, 2006 Jkt 208001 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: April 3, 2006. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 06–3347 Filed 4–6–06; 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: Supporting Healthy Marriage (SHM) Project Baseline Data Collection. OMB No.: New Collection. Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is conducting a demonstration and evaluation called the Supporting Healthy Marriage (SHM) Project. Based on a substantial body of research that has shown a relationship between healthy marriages and a variety of positive child and family outcomes, PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total burden hours 520 the project is a large-scale, multi-site, multi-year, rigorous test of marriage education programs for interested lowincome married couples with children. The SHM Project is designed to inform program operators and policymakers of the most effective ways to help couples who voluntarily choose to participate in demonstrations designed to strengthen and maintain healthy marriages. The baseline data collection will serve several key functions in the SHM study. It will help describe the population being served, which will be useful to the programs themselves, to other marriage education program providers, and to policymakers who seek to understand the characteristics of couples that are interested in marriage education services. It will allow the SHM team to define and conduct analyses of key subgroups, addressing the key study question of who benefits most and least from marriage education services. A baseline data collection will also increase the precision of estimated impacts and allow the research team to conduct analyses using pre- and postintervention measures. Lastly, the baseline data collection is an opportunity to collect participant contact information, to check the validity of random assignment, and to E:\FR\FM\07APN1.SGM 07APN1 17891 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 67 / Friday, April 7, 2006 / Notices assess the quality of survey data and attrition. Respondents: The target population of the SHM study is low-income married couples with children or expecting a child. Both members of the couple must be over 18, and both must volunteer to participate in the program. In addition, SHM is not intended for couples who are in dangerous relationships or who are experiencing serious family violence. Programs will provide opportunities for the safe disclosure of family violence, as well as access to appropriate services when family violence is disclosed. The respondents for the Supporting Healthy Marriage Project Baseline Data Collection will be participants in the SHM study. This will include both those receiving SHM program services and those in the SHM study control group. The respondents will be both spouses of 1,000 low-income married couples (2,000 respondents) in each of up to eight sites. The total number of respondents could be up to 16,000. In summary, the evaluation will include up to 8 sites phased in over four years, in which case the annual burden can be represented by one quarter of the total burden. The chart below outlines the estimated annual burden that could result from the SHM baseline data collection. The estimates below are based on pre-tests of the baseline instrument with individuals similar to the SHM target population. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Annual number of respondents Instrument Eligibility Checklist ........................................................................................... Informed Consent Form ................................................................................... Baseline Information Form .............................................................................. Self-Administered Questionnaire ..................................................................... Contact Information Sheet ............................................................................... Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 3,000. Additional Information: Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained by writing to The Administration for Children and Families, Office of Information Services, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. E-mail address: infocollections@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 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 recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent directly to the following: Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Attn: Desk Officer for Number of responses per respondent Average burden per response (min) Estimated annual burden hours 1 1 1 1 1 5 10 9 11 10 332 668 600 732 668 4,000 4,000 4,000 4,000 4,000 ACF, E-mail address: Katherine_T._Astrich@omb.eop.gov. Dated: March 31, 2006. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 06–3348 Filed 4–6–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families [OMB No. 0970–0174] Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects Title: Native Employment Works (NEW) Program Plan Guidance and Program Report Description: The Native Employment Works (NEW) program plan is the application for NEW program funding. As approved by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), it documents how the grantee will carry out its NEW program. The NEW program plan guidance specifies the information needed to complete a NEW program plan and explains the process for plan submission every third year. The NEW program report provides information on the activities and accomplishments of grantees’ NEW programs. The NEW program report and instructions specify the program data that NEW grantees report annually. Respondents: Federally recognized Indian Tribes and Tribal organizations that are NEW program grantees. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES NEW program plan guidance .................................................. NEW program report ............................................................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,474 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:13 Apr 06, 2006 Jkt 208001 Number of responses per respondent Number of respondents Instrument 26 48 1 every 3 years ...................... 1 annually .............................. 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, PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Average burden hours per response Sfmt 4703 29 15 Total burden hours 754 720 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 E:\FR\FM\07APN1.SGM 07APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Title: Supporting Healthy Marriage (SHM) Project Baseline Data 
Collection.
    OMB No.: New Collection.
    Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), 
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is conducting a 
demonstration and evaluation called the Supporting Healthy Marriage 
(SHM) Project. Based on a substantial body of research that has shown a 
relationship between healthy marriages and a variety of positive child 
and family outcomes, the project is a large-scale, multi-site, multi-
year, rigorous test of marriage education programs for interested low-
income married couples with children. The SHM Project is designed to 
inform program operators and policymakers of the most effective ways to 
help couples who voluntarily choose to participate in demonstrations 
designed to strengthen and maintain healthy marriages.
    The baseline data collection will serve several key functions in 
the SHM study. It will help describe the population being served, which 
will be useful to the programs themselves, to other marriage education 
program providers, and to policymakers who seek to understand the 
characteristics of couples that are interested in marriage education 
services. It will allow the SHM team to define and conduct analyses of 
key sub-groups, addressing the key study question of who benefits most 
and least from marriage education services. A baseline data collection 
will also increase the precision of estimated impacts and allow the 
research team to conduct analyses using pre- and post-intervention 
measures. Lastly, the baseline data collection is an opportunity to 
collect participant contact information, to check the validity of 
random assignment, and to

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assess the quality of survey data and attrition.
    Respondents: The target population of the SHM study is low-income 
married couples with children or expecting a child. Both members of the 
couple must be over 18, and both must volunteer to participate in the 
program. In addition, SHM is not intended for couples who are in 
dangerous relationships or who are experiencing serious family 
violence. Programs will provide opportunities for the safe disclosure 
of family violence, as well as access to appropriate services when 
family violence is disclosed.
    The respondents for the Supporting Healthy Marriage Project 
Baseline Data Collection will be participants in the SHM study. This 
will include both those receiving SHM program services and those in the 
SHM study control group. The respondents will be both spouses of 1,000 
low-income married couples (2,000 respondents) in each of up to eight 
sites. The total number of respondents could be up to 16,000. In 
summary, the evaluation will include up to 8 sites phased in over four 
years, in which case the annual burden can be represented by one 
quarter of the total burden. The chart below outlines the estimated 
annual burden that could result from the SHM baseline data collection. 
The estimates below are based on pre-tests of the baseline instrument 
with individuals similar to the SHM target population.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                  Annual  number     Number of        Average        Estimated
                   Instrument                           of         responses per    burden per     annual burden
                                                    respondents     respondent    response (min)       hours
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Eligibility Checklist...........................           4,000               1               5             332
Informed Consent Form...........................           4,000               1              10             668
Baseline Information Form.......................           4,000               1               9             600
Self-Administered Questionnaire.................           4,000               1              11             732
Contact Information Sheet.......................           4,000               1              10             668
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    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 3,000.
    Additional Information: Copies of the proposed collection may be 
obtained by writing to The Administration for Children and Families, 
Office of Information Services, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW., 
Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. E-mail 
address: infocollections@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 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 recommendations 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 31, 2006.
Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 06-3348 Filed 4-6-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-M