Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 32968 [06-5177]

Download as PDF 32968 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 109 / Wednesday, June 7, 2006 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects Title: Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Leveraging Report. OMB No.: 0970–0121. Description: The LIHEAP leveraging incentive program rewards LIHEAP grantees that have leveraged non-federal home energy resources for low-income households. The LIHEAP leveraging report is the application for leveraging incentive funds that these LIHEAP grantees submit to the Department of Health and Human Services for each fiscal year in which they leverage countable resources. Participation in the leveraging incentive program is voluntary and is described at 45 CFR 96.87. The LIHEAP leveraging report obtains information on the resources by LIHEAP grantees each fiscal year (as cash, discounts, waivers, and in-kind); the benefits provided to low-income households by these resources (for example, as fuel and payments for fuel, as home heating and cooling equipment, and as weatherization materials and installation); and the fair market value of these resources/benefits. HHS needs this information in order to carry out statutory requirements for administering the LIHEAP leveraging incentive program, to determine countability and valuation of grantees’ leveraged nonfederal home energy resources, and to determine grantees’ shares of leveraging incentive funds. HHS proposed to request a three-year extension of OMB approval for the currently approved LIHEAP leveraging report information collection. Respondents: State, Local or Tribal Governments. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Instrument Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours LIHEAP Leveraging Report ............................................................................. 70 1 38 2,660 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,660. 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., 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 comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. Dated: June 1, 2006. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 06–5177 Filed 6–6–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects Title: Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program Data Reporting Instructions and Requirements OMB No.: 0970—0215. Description: 42 U.S.C. 612 (Section 412 of the Social Security Act as amended by Pub. L. 104–193, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA)) mandates that Federally recognized Indian Tribes with an approved Tribal TANF program collect and submit o the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services data on the recipients served by the Tribes’ programs. This information includes both aggregated and disaggregated data on case characteristics and individual characteristics. In addition, Tribes that are subject to a penalty are allowed to provide reasonable cause justifications as to why a penalty should not be imposed or may develop and implement corrective compliance procedures to eliminate the source of the penalty. Finally, there is an annual report, which requires the Tribes to describe program characteristics. All of the above requirements are currently approved by OMB and the Administration for Children and Families is simply proposing to extend them without any changes. Respondents: Indian Tribes. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument Final Tribal TANF Data Report ........................................................................ Tribal TANF Annual Report ............................................................................. Tribal TANF Reasonable Cause/Corrective Action Documentation Process VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:23 Jun 06, 2006 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent 56 56 56 E:\FR\FM\07JNN1.SGM 4 1 1 07JNN1 Average burden hours per response 451 40 60 Total burden hours 101,024 2,240 3,360

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

Proposed Projects

    Title: Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) 
Leveraging Report.
    OMB No.: 0970-0121.
    Description: The LIHEAP leveraging incentive program rewards LIHEAP 
grantees that have leveraged non-federal home energy resources for low-
income households. The LIHEAP leveraging report is the application for 
leveraging incentive funds that these LIHEAP grantees submit to the 
Department of Health and Human Services for each fiscal year in which 
they leverage countable resources. Participation in the leveraging 
incentive program is voluntary and is described at 45 CFR 96.87.
    The LIHEAP leveraging report obtains information on the resources 
by LIHEAP grantees each fiscal year (as cash, discounts, waivers, and 
in-kind); the benefits provided to low-income households by these 
resources (for example, as fuel and payments for fuel, as home heating 
and cooling equipment, and as weatherization materials and 
installation); and the fair market value of these resources/benefits. 
HHS needs this information in order to carry out statutory requirements 
for administering the LIHEAP leveraging incentive program, to determine 
countability and valuation of grantees' leveraged non-federal home 
energy resources, and to determine grantees' shares of leveraging 
incentive funds. HHS proposed to request a three-year extension of OMB 
approval for the currently approved LIHEAP leveraging report 
information collection.
    Respondents: State, Local or Tribal Governments.

                                             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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LIHEAP Leveraging Report....................              70                1               38            2,660
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,660.
    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., 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 comments and suggestions submitted 
within 60 days of this publication.

    Dated: June 1, 2006.
Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 06-5177 Filed 6-6-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-M