Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 35909-35910 [06-5605]

Download as PDF 35909 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 120 / Thursday, June 22, 2006 / Notices ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS—Continued Number of responses per respondent Average burden per response (in hours) 16,500 2,350 450 450 3,600 ........................ 1 1 1 1 ........................ 10/60 12/60 10/60 10/60 2,610 392 90 75 600 .............................................................................. 6,850 ........................ ........................ 1,157 .............................................................................. 23,670 3,854 ........................ Number of respondents Form Respondents Subtotal .................. E-mail Verification .......... .............................................................................. Registered Nurses ............................................... Social and Community Service Managers .......... Health Educators ................................................. Social and Human Service Assistants ................ Subtotal .................. Total ........................ Dated: June 15, 2006. Joan F. Karr, Acting Reports Clearance Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. E6–9849 Filed 6–21–06; 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 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 payments 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. The Administration for Children and Families received no comments concerning these reporting forms in Total burden hours response to an earlier Federal Register Notice (71 FR 19190). In addition, on February 8, 2006, Public Law 109–171, the ‘‘Deficit Reduction Act of 2005’’ was enacted, which contains several amendments to the Social Security Act that will directly affect the financial reporting for this program. Most of these amendment changes will be effective October 2007 and October 2008. For these reasons, we are requesting that the existing forms be reapproved, without changes, through September 2008. During that time, we will continue to review the statutory changes and develop revisions to these forms that will comply with those changes. Respondents: State agencies administering the Child Support Enforcement Program. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES OCSE–396A .................................................................................................... OCSE–34A ...................................................................................................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,456. 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 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:08 Jun 21, 2006 Jkt 208001 Dated: June 15, 2006. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 06–5604 Filed 6–21–06; 8:45 am] PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Average burden hours per response 4 4 8 8 54 54 comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent directly to the following: Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attn: Desk Officer for ACF. BILLING CODE 4184–01–M Number of responses per respondent Total burden hours 1,728 1,728 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: Evaluation to Determine the Effectiveness of the Public Assistance Reporting Information System (PARIS). OMB No. New Collection. Description: The PARIS program is a voluntary information exchange system that allows States and other entities (counties or jurisdictions like the District of Columbia) to submit Medical Assistance, Medicaid, Food Stamp, and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) participant data to the E:\FR\FM\22JNN1.SGM 22JNN1 35910 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 120 / Thursday, June 22, 2006 / Notices Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to be matched with Federal and participating States’ databases to detect potential dual participation and improper payments. Launched by ACF in 1997, the PARIS project was developed to provide States with usable data by which they could identify and correct erroneous payments and to promote State partnerships and matching of cross-state data to improve program integrity. There are currently 36 entities participating in the PARIS project. (Member States). ACF is encouraging the expansion of PARIS via a grantee program by providing funds to Member States to partner with nonparticipating States to develop the internal organization and mechanisms needed for PARIS participation. An implementation and outcome evaluation of the PARIS program will determine the effectiveness of the program and the resulting impact on reducing improper payments. Data collected will determine factors affecting program participation, relevant PARIS administrative and implementation information, challenges in implementation, cost of program participation and estimated savings through identified and resolved participant matches. Respondents: Fifteen States and one county will comprise the sample, with a maximum of six respondents from each State or County. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument State-level PARIS Admistrator Survey ............................................................ Medicaid, Food Stamp and TANF Program Officials Key-Informant Interviews ............................................................................................................ State Cost-Accounting Forms .......................................................................... Field Follow-up Staff ........................................................................................ State PARIS Technical Staff ........................................................................... Fiscal Administrator Telephone Interviews ...................................................... wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 155. Additional Information: 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. 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: June 15, 2006. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 06–5605 Filed 6–21–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–M VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:08 Jun 21, 2006 Jkt 208001 1.5 24 32 13 32 16 26 1 1 1 1 1 1 1.5 1 .5 1.5 32 20 32 8 39 Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects Title: Title IV–E Foster Care Eligibility Reviews; Child and Family Services Reviews; Anti-Discrimination Enforcement. OMB No. 0970–0214. Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting authority to renew an existing information collection that is expiring October 31, 2006. The initial information collection was contained in the final rule transmitting the Department’s monitoring protocols for assessing title IV–E eligibility and payment accuracy, the Child and Family Services Reviews (CFSR), enforcement of the title IV–E anti-discrimination requirements, and certain provisions of the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997. Five separate activities are associated with this information collection. The collection of information for review of Federal payments to States for foster care maintenance payments (45 CFR 1356.71(i)) is authorized by title IV–E of the Social Security Act (the Act), section 474 [42 U.S.C. 674]. The Foster Care Eligibility Reviews (FCER) ensure that States claim title IV–E funds on behalf of title IV–E eligible children. Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total burden hours 1 Administration for Children and Families Frm 00051 Average burden hours per response 16 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES PO 00000 Number of responses per respondent The collection of information for review of State child and family services programs (45 CFR 1355.33(b), 1355.33(c) and 1355.35(a)) to determine whether such programs are in substantial conformity with State plan requirements under parts B and E of the Act is authorized by section 1123(a) [42 U.S.C. 1320a–1a] of the Act. The CFSR looks at both the outcomes related to safety, permanency and well-being of children served by the child welfare system and at seven systemic factors that support the outcomes. Section 474(d) of the Act [42 U.S.C. 674] deploys enforcement provisions (45 CFR 1355.38(b) and (c)) for the requirements at section 471(a)(18) [42 U.S.C. 671], which prohibit the delay or denial of foster and adoptive placements based on the race, color, or national origin of any of the individuals involved. The enforcement provisions include the execution and completion of corrective action plans when a State is in violation of section 471(a)(18). The information collection is needed: (1) To conduct Federal onsite eligibility reviews of the title IV–E foster care program; (2) to monitor State plan requirements under titles IV–B and IV– E of the Act, as required by Federal statute; and (3) to enforce the title IV– E anti-discrimination requirements through State corrective action plans. The resultant information will allow ACF to determine if States are in compliance with State plan requirements and are achieving desired outcomes for children and families, as well as ensure that claims by States for title IV–E funds are made on behalf of E:\FR\FM\22JNN1.SGM 22JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Title: Evaluation to Determine the Effectiveness of the Public 
Assistance Reporting Information System (PARIS).
    OMB No. New Collection.
    Description: The PARIS program is a voluntary information exchange 
system that allows States and other entities (counties or jurisdictions 
like the District of Columbia) to submit Medical Assistance, Medicaid, 
Food Stamp, and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) 
participant data to the

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Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to be matched with 
Federal and participating States' databases to detect potential dual 
participation and improper payments. Launched by ACF in 1997, the PARIS 
project was developed to provide States with usable data by which they 
could identify and correct erroneous payments and to promote State 
partnerships and matching of cross-state data to improve program 
integrity. There are currently 36 entities participating in the PARIS 
project. (Member States). ACF is encouraging the expansion of PARIS via 
a grantee program by providing funds to Member States to partner with 
nonparticipating States to develop the internal organization and 
mechanisms needed for PARIS participation. An implementation and 
outcome evaluation of the PARIS program will determine the 
effectiveness of the program and the resulting impact on reducing 
improper payments. Data collected will determine factors affecting 
program participation, relevant PARIS administrative and implementation 
information, challenges in implementation, cost of program 
participation and estimated savings through identified and resolved 
participant matches.
    Respondents: Fifteen States and one county will comprise the 
sample, with a maximum of six respondents from each State or County.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                     Number of        Average
                   Instrument                        Number of     responses per   burden hours    Total burden
                                                    respondents     respondent     per response        hours
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State-level PARIS Admistrator Survey............              16               1             1.5              24
Medicaid, Food Stamp and TANF Program Officials               32               1               1              32
 Key-Informant Interviews.......................
State Cost-Accounting Forms.....................              13               1             1.5              20
Field Follow-up Staff...........................              32               1               1              32
State PARIS Technical Staff.....................              16               1              .5               8
Fiscal Administrator Telephone Interviews.......              26               1             1.5              39
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 155.
    Additional Information: 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.
    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: June 15, 2006.
Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 06-5605 Filed 6-21-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-M