Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 35910-35911 [06-5606]

Download as PDF 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 35911 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 120 / Thursday, June 22, 2006 / Notices title IV–E eligible children. These reviews not only address compliance with eligibility requirements, but also assist States in enhancing their capacities to serve children and families. In computing the number of burden hours for this information collection, ACF based the annual burden estimates on ACF’s and States’ experiences in conducting reviews and developing program improvement plans. Respondents: State Agencies. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES 45 CFR 1356.71(i) Program improvement plan (FCER) ................................. 45 CFR 1355.33(b) State agency statewide assessment (CFSR) ................. 45 CFR 1355.33(c) On-site review (CFSR) .................................................... 45 CFR 1355.35(a) Program improvement plan (CFSR) ................................ 45 CFR 1355.38(b) and (c) Corrective action plan (Anti-discrimination enforcement) .................................................................................................... wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 22,680. 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 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: 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 15, 2006. Robert Sargis, Report Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 06–5606 Filed 6–21–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–M VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:08 Jun 21, 2006 Jkt 208001 Number of responses per respondent Number of respondents Instrument 1 1 1 1 90 240 1,170 240 450 3,120 15,210 3,120 1 1 780 780 Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. 2006N–0239] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Infectious Disease Issues in Xenotransplantation Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA), Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the collection of information contained in the Public Health Service (PHS) guideline entitled ‘‘PHS Guideline on Infectious Disease Issues in Xenotransplantation’’ dated January 19, 2001. DATES: Submit written or electronic comments on the collection of information by August 21, 2006. ADDRESSES: Submit electronic comments on the collection of information to: http://www.fda.gov/ dockets/ecomments. Submit written comments on the collection of information to the Division of Dockets Management (HFA–305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. All comments should be identified with the docket number found in brackets in the heading of this document. PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total burden hours 5 13 13 13 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY: Average burden hours per response FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonna Capezzuto, Office of Management Programs (HFA–250), Food and Drug Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, 301–827–4659. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. ‘‘Collection of information’’ is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c) and includes agency requests or requirements that members of the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party. Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)) requires Federal agencies to provide a 60-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, FDA is publishing notice of the proposed collection of information set forth in this document. With respect to the following collection of information, FDA invites comments on these topics: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of FDA’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of FDA’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques, when appropriate, and other forms of information technology. E:\FR\FM\22JNN1.SGM 22JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 120 (Thursday, June 22, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 35910-35911]
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[FR Doc No: 06-5606]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


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.
    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

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title IV-E eligible children. These reviews not only address compliance 
with eligibility requirements, but also assist States in enhancing 
their capacities to serve children and families. In computing the 
number of burden hours for this information collection, ACF based the 
annual burden estimates on ACF's and States' experiences in conducting 
reviews and developing program improvement plans.
    Respondents: State Agencies.

                                             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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45 CFR 1356.71(i) Program improvement plan                     5               1              90             450
 (FCER).........................................
45 CFR 1355.33(b) State agency statewide                      13               1             240           3,120
 assessment (CFSR)..............................
45 CFR 1355.33(c) On-site review (CFSR).........              13               1           1,170          15,210
45 CFR 1355.35(a) Program improvement plan                    13               1             240           3,120
 (CFSR).........................................
45 CFR 1355.38(b) and (c) Corrective action plan               1               1             780             780
 (Anti-discrimination enforcement)..............
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 22,680.
    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 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: 
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 15, 2006.
Robert Sargis,
Report Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 06-5606 Filed 6-21-06; 8:45 am]
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