Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 19189-19190 [06-3522]

Download as PDF 19189 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 71 / Thursday, April 13, 2006 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects Title: Court Improvement Program New Grants. OMB No.: New Collection. Description: The President signed the Deficit Reduction act of 2005, Public Law 109–171, into law on February 8, 2006. The law authorizes and appropriates funds for two new grants under the Court Improvement Program in title IV–B, section 438 of the Social Security Act. The highest State court in a State with an approved title IV–E plan is eligible to apply for either or both of the new grants. The new grants are for the purposes of: (1) Ensuring that the needs of children are met in a timely and complete manner through improved case tracking and analysis of child welfare cases and (2) training judges, attorneys, and other legal personnel in child welfare cases and conducting cross-training with child welfare agency staff and contractors. The statute requires separate applications for these two new grants. The annual burden estimates below describe the estimated burden for each one of the new grants. ACF proposes to collect information from the States about their work under these grants (applications, program reports) by way of a Program Instruction, which will be issued by June 1, 2006. This Program Instruction will describe the programmatic and fiscal provisions and reporting requirements for each of the grants, specify the application submittal and approval procedures for the grants for fiscal years 2006 through 2010, and identify technical resources for use by State courts during the course of the grants. 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. 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 HSRObinson on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES 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 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:20 Apr 12, 2006 Jkt 208001 comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. Dated: April 6, 2006. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 06–3521 Filed 4–12–06; 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: Follow-up to the National Survey of Child and Adolescent WellBeing. OMB No.: 0970–0202. Description: The Department of Health and Human Services intends to collect data on a subset of children and families who have participated in the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW). The NSCAW was authorized under section 427 of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996. The survey began in November 1999 with a national sample of 5,501 children ages 0–14 who had been the subject of investigation by child Protective Services (CPS) during the baseline data collection period, which extended from November 1999 through PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total burden hours April 2000. Direct assessments and interviews were conducted with the children themselves, their primary caregivers, their caseworkers, and, for school-aged children, their teachers. Follow-up data collections were conducted 12 months, 18 months, and 36 months post-baseline. The current data collection plan involves a subset of 950 children from the original sample who were ages 12 and older at baseline and who will be ages 18 and older at follow-up. This group will be in early adulthood, and this follow-up will allow for assessing the functioning and service utilization for this age group as they enter independent living situations. The youths will be interviewed with questions covering social, emotional and behavioral adjustment, living arrangements, employment, service needs, and service utilization. The data collection for the follow-up will follow the same format as that used in previous rounds of data collection and will employ similar instruments to those used for adolescents who had moved into independent living status in previous rounds. Data from NSCAW are made available to the research community through licensing arrangements from the National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect, housed at Cornell University. Respondents: 950 youths ages 18 and older. E:\FR\FM\13APN1.SGM 13APN1 19190 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 71 / Thursday, April 13, 2006 / Notices ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Instrument Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours Youth Interview ................................................................................................ Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,425 950 1 1.5 1,425 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 Office. 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 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: April 6, 2006. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 06–3522 Filed 4–12–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration of Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects Title: Form OCSE–396A: Financial Report; Form OCSE–34A: Quarterly Report of Collections. OMB No.: 0970–0181. Description: Each State agency administering the Child Support Enforcement Program under Title IV–D of the Social Security Act is required to provide information to the Office of Child Support Enforcement concerning its administrative expenditures and its receipt and disposition of child support payment from non-custodial parents. These quarterly reporting forms enable each State to provide that information, which is used to compute both the quarterly grants awarded to each State and the annual incentive payments earned by each State. This information is also included in a published annual statistical and financial report, which is available to the general public. Respondents: State agencies administering the Child Support Enforcement Program. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours 54 54 4 4 8 8 1,728 1,728 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours ..................................................... HSRObinson on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES OCSE–396A .................................................................................................... OCSE–34A ...................................................................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 3,456 In compliance with the requirements of section 3506(c)(1)(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 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., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. E-mail: infocollection@acf.hss.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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:20 Apr 12, 2006 Jkt 208001 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 the 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 6. 2006. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 06–3523 Filed 4–12–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–M PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: National Implementation of Head Start National Reporting System on Child Outcomes. OMB No.: 0970–0249. Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is requesting comments on plans to implement the Head Start National Reporting System (HSNRS) on Child Outcomes. Child-outcomes information collected by this implementation is expected to enhance Head Start programs’ accountability and quality. E:\FR\FM\13APN1.SGM 13APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 71 (Thursday, April 13, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 19189-19190]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-3522]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Title: Follow-up to the National Survey of Child and Adolescent 
Well-Being.
    OMB No.: 0970-0202.
    Description: The Department of Health and Human Services intends to 
collect data on a subset of children and families who have participated 
in the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW). The 
NSCAW was authorized under section 427 of the Personal Responsibility 
and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996. The survey began in 
November 1999 with a national sample of 5,501 children ages 0-14 who 
had been the subject of investigation by child Protective Services 
(CPS) during the baseline data collection period, which extended from 
November 1999 through April 2000. Direct assessments and interviews 
were conducted with the children themselves, their primary caregivers, 
their caseworkers, and, for school-aged children, their teachers.
    Follow-up data collections were conducted 12 months, 18 months, and 
36 months post-baseline. The current data collection plan involves a 
subset of 950 children from the original sample who were ages 12 and 
older at baseline and who will be ages 18 and older at follow-up. This 
group will be in early adulthood, and this follow-up will allow for 
assessing the functioning and service utilization for this age group as 
they enter independent living situations. The youths will be 
interviewed with questions covering social, emotional and behavioral 
adjustment, living arrangements, employment, service needs, and service 
utilization.
    The data collection for the follow-up will follow the same format 
as that used in previous rounds of data collection and will employ 
similar instruments to those used for adolescents who had moved into 
independent living status in previous rounds. Data from NSCAW are made 
available to the research community through licensing arrangements from 
the National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect, housed at Cornell 
University.
    Respondents: 950 youths ages 18 and older.

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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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Youth Interview.............................             950                1              1.5            1,425
Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,425
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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 
Office. 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 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: April 6, 2006.
Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 06-3522 Filed 4-12-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-M