Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects, 46916-46917 [06-6924]

Download as PDF 46916 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 157 / Tuesday, August 15, 2006 / Notices interventions on marital stability and satisfaction and child and family wellbeing outcomes among low-income families. Primary data for the impact evaluation will come from three waves of in-person data collection. This collection is a baseline survey of community members where CHMI demonstrations are operating, the first of three CHMI surveys. The impact evaluation will assess the effects of community healthy marriage initiatives by comparing family and child wellbeing outcomes in the CHMI communities with similar outcomes in comparison communities that are well matched to the demonstration project sites. Respondents: Community members aged 18–49 in three study sites and three comparison communities. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Instrument Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours CHMI Baseline Survey .................................................................................... 4,200 1 1 4,200 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4200/ 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 comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. Dated: August 9, 2006. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 06–6923 Filed 8–14–06; 8:45am] 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: Third Grade Follow-up to the Head Start Impact Study. OMB No.: 0970–0229. Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is requesting comments on plans to implement a third grade follow-up to the Head Start Impact Study. This study will collect information for determining, on a national basis, how Head Start affects outcomes in the third grade for children who participated in the program as compared to children not enrolled in Head Start and to determine under which conditions Head Start works best and for which children. The Head Start Impact Study was a longitudinal study that involved approximately 5,000 first-time-enrolled three- and four-year-old pre school children across 84 nationally representative grantee/delegate agencies (in communities where there were more eligible children and families than can be served by the program). The participating children were randomly assigned to either a Head Start group (that could enroll in Head Start services) or a control group (that could not enroll in Head Start services but could enroll in other available services selected by their parents). Data collection for the study began in the fall of 2002 and extended through spring 2006. It is the intention of the Administration for Children and Families to examine outcomes for this sample of children and families during the spring of the children’s third grade year. Data will be collected in the spring of 2007 (for the four-year-old cohort) and the spring of 2008 (for the threeyear-old cohort). The domains for development to be assessed include demographic characteristics of the children and families, as well as children’s cognitive development, school achievement and adjustment, socio-emotional functioning, health and access to health care, and relationships with peers. Information will also be collected on parents’ involvement in educational activities, mental health and well-being, and monitoring and other parenting practices, and information related to the characteristics and quality of the schools and classrooms that children attend. Respondents: Individuals or households and school districts. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents mstockstill on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES Respondents and activities Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours Child Interview and Assessment ..................................................................... Parent Interview ............................................................................................... Teacher Survey ............................................................................................... School Administrator Survey ........................................................................... 4,600 4,600 4,600 2,300 1 1 1 1 1 1 .33 .25 4,600 4,600 1,533 575 Total Annual Burden Estimates ................................................................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 11,308 VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:41 Aug 14, 2006 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\15AUN1.SGM 15AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 157 / Tuesday, August 15, 2006 / Notices 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 this 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. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. E-mail: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. 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 publications. Dated: August 9, 2006. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 06–6924 Filed 8–14–06; 8:45 am] Statement of Organization, Functions and Delegation of Authority Administration for Children and Families mstockstill on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES Statement of Organization, Functions and Delegation of Authority Notice is hereby given that I have delegated to the Director, Office of Family Assistance, the following authority vested in me by the Secretary of Health and Human Services in a memorandum dated September 16, 1997. (a) Authority Delegated. Authority to administer the provisions of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Amendments of 1996, 42 U.S.C. 9801 note, under Sections 601–615 of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, 42 U.S.C. Jkt 208001 BILLING CODE 4184–01–P Administration for Children and Families DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 15:41 Aug 14, 2006 Dated: August 7, 2006. Wade F. Horn, Assistant Secretary for Children and Families. [FR Doc. E6–13332 Filed 8–14–06; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES BILLING CODE 4184–01–M VerDate Aug<31>2005 1305 note, 42 U.S.C. 601 et seq., and as amended now and hereafter. (b) Limitations and Conditions. 1. This delegation shall be exercised under the Department’s existing policies on delegations and regulations. 2. This delegation shall be exercised under financial and administrative requirements applicable to all Administration for Children and Families authorities. 3. Any redelegation shall be in writing and prompt notification must be provided to all affected managers, supervisors, and other personnel. (c) Effect on Existing Delegations. This delegation supersedes any previous delegation of authority pertaining to the Child Care and Development Block Grant Program to the Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF) and officials within ACYF. (d) Effective Date. This delegation was effective on July 24, 2006. I hereby affirm and ratify any actions taken by the Director, Office of Family Assistance, which involved the exercise of the authority delegated herein prior to the effective date of this delegation. Notice is hereby given that I have delegated to the Director, Office of Head Start, the following authority vested in me by the Secretary of Health and Human Services in a memorandum dated August 20, 1991. (a) Authority Delegated. Authority to administer the Head Start and Early Head Start programs, authorized by the Head Start Act, 42 U.S.C. 9801 et seq., including authority to conduct reviews of Head Start and Early Head Start grantees pursuant to sections 641A(c) and 645A(b)(9) of the Head Start Act, 42 U.S.C. 9836A and 9840A, and to determine the existence of deficiencies, as defined in 45 CFR 1304.3(a)(6), and other instances of noncompliance, to make determinations of whether deficiencies and other instances of noncompliance have been corrected by grantees pursuant to PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46917 sections 641A(d) and 645A(b)(9) of the Head Start Act, and 45 CFR part 1304 and to terminate or suspend funding or deny refunding to Head Start and Early Head Start grantees pursuant to Section 646 of the Head Start Act, 42 U.S.C. 9841, and 45 CFR parts 1303 and 1304. (b) Limitations and Conditions. 1. This delegation shall be exercised under the Department’s existing policies on delegations and regulations. 2. This delegation shall be exercised under financial and administrative requirements applicable to all Administration for Children and Families authorities. The approval or disapproval of grant applications, the making of grant awards, the waiver of the non-Federal share under 42 U.S.C. 9835(b), the waiver of fifteen percent administrative cost limitation under 42 U.S.C. 9839(b), and the approval of interim grantees under 42 U.S.C. 9836(e) require concurrence of the grants officer. The approval or disapproval of contract applications and awards are subject to contracting officer processes in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulations. 3. Any redelegation shall be in writing and prompt notification must be provided to all affected managers, supervisors, and other personnel. (c) Effect on Existing Delegations. This delegation supersedes all previous delegations of authority involving the Head Start Act to officials within the Administration on Children, Youth and Families. (d) Effective Date. This delegation was effective on July 24, 2006. I hereby affirm and ratify any actions taken by the Director, Office of Head Start, which involved the exercise of the authority delegated herein prior to the effective date of this delegation. Dated: August 7, 2006. Wade F. Horn, Assistant Secretary for Children and Families. [FR Doc. E6–13333 Filed 8–14–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Office of the Secretary United States Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology Program (‘‘US–VISIT’’); Notice to Aliens Subject to US–VISIT Screening Office of the Secretary, DHS. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: This Notice identifies the port of entry of Fresno, California, the sea E:\FR\FM\15AUN1.SGM 15AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 157 (Tuesday, August 15, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 46916-46917]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-6924]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request 
Proposed Projects

    Title: Third Grade Follow-up to the Head Start Impact Study.
    OMB No.: 0970-0229.
    Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) 
within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is requesting 
comments on plans to implement a third grade follow-up to the Head 
Start Impact Study. This study will collect information for 
determining, on a national basis, how Head Start affects outcomes in 
the third grade for children who participated in the program as 
compared to children not enrolled in Head Start and to determine under 
which conditions Head Start works best and for which children.
    The Head Start Impact Study was a longitudinal study that involved 
approximately 5,000 first-time-enrolled three- and four-year-old pre 
school children across 84 nationally representative grantee/delegate 
agencies (in communities where there were more eligible children and 
families than can be served by the program). The participating children 
were randomly assigned to either a Head Start group (that could enroll 
in Head Start services) or a control group (that could not enroll in 
Head Start services but could enroll in other available services 
selected by their parents). Data collection for the study began in the 
fall of 2002 and extended through spring 2006.
    It is the intention of the Administration for Children and Families 
to examine outcomes for this sample of children and families during the 
spring of the children's third grade year. Data will be collected in 
the spring of 2007 (for the four-year-old cohort) and the spring of 
2008 (for the three-year-old cohort). The domains for development to be 
assessed include demographic characteristics of the children and 
families, as well as children's cognitive development, school 
achievement and adjustment, socio-emotional functioning, health and 
access to health care, and relationships with peers. Information will 
also be collected on parents' involvement in educational activities, 
mental health and well-being, and monitoring and other parenting 
practices, and information related to the characteristics and quality 
of the schools and classrooms that children attend.
    Respondents: Individuals or households and school districts.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                     Number of        Average
           Respondents and activities                Number of     responses per   burden hours    Total burden
                                                    respondents     respondent     per response        hours
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Child Interview and Assessment..................           4,600               1               1           4,600
Parent Interview................................           4,600               1               1           4,600
Teacher Survey..................................           4,600               1             .33           1,533
School Administrator Survey.....................           2,300               1             .25             575
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total Annual Burden Estimates...............  ..............  ..............  ..............          11,308
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    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 this 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. All requests should be 
identified by the title of the information collection. E-mail: 
infocollection@acf.hhs.gov.
    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 publications.

    Dated: August 9, 2006.
Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 06-6924 Filed 8-14-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-M