Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 50923-50924 [06-7190]

Download as PDF 50923 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 166 / Monday, August 28, 2006 / Notices Dated: August 21, 2006. Joan F. Karr, Acting Reports Clearance Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. E6–14231 Filed 8–25–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request 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 leveraged by LIHEAP grantees each fiscal year (as cash, discounts, wailers, 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 proposes 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 mstockstill on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,660. 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: infocolleciton@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, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attn: Desk Officer for ACF, E-mail address: Katherine_T._Astrich@omb.eop.gov. Dated: August 22, 2006. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 06–7189 Filed 8–25–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–M VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:09 Aug 25, 2006 Jkt 208001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Project: Title: Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Household Report. OMB No.: 0970–0060 Description: This statistical report is an annual activity required by statute (42 U.S.C. 8629) and Federal regulations (45 CFR 96.92) for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Submission of the completed report is one requirement for LIHEAP grantees applying for Federal LIHEAP block grant funds. States, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico are required to report statistics for the previous Federal fiscal year on the number and income levels of LIHEAP applicants and assisted households, as well as the number of LIHEAP-assisted households with at least one member who is elderly, disabled, or a young child. The statistical report requires States, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to report PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 on assisted households having at least one elderly person who is homebound; an unduplicated count of assisted households having at least one member who is elderly, disabled, or a young child; and an unduplicated count of assisted households receiving one or more types of LIHEAP assistance. Insular areas receiving less than $200,000 annually in LIHEAP funds and Indian Tribal Grantees are required to submit data only on the number of households receiving heating, cooling, energy crisis, or weatherization benefits. The information is being collected for the Department’s annual LIHEAP report to Congress. The data also provides information about the need for LIHEAP funds. Finally, the data are used in the calculation of LIHEAP performance measures under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993. The additional data elements will improve the accuracy of measuring LIHEAP targeting performance and LIHEAP cost efficiency. Respondents: State Governments, Tribal Governments, Insular Areas, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM 28AUN1 50924 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 166 / Monday, August 28, 2006 / Notices ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument Assisted Household Report-Long Form .......................................................... Assisted Household Report-Short Form .......................................................... Applicant Household Report ............................................................................ Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,636. 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: rsargis@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 Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response 1 1 1 35 1 13 52 140 52 comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. Dated: August 22, 2006. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 06–7190 Filed 8–25–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Proposed Collection; Comment Request; The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study (ARIC) SUMMARY: In compliance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects to be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. Proposed Collection: Title: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study (ARIC). Type of Information Collection Request: Revision of a currently approved collection (OMB No. 0925– 0281). Need and Use of Information Collection: This project involves annual Total burden hours 1,820 140 676 follow-up by telephone of participants in the ARIC study, review of their medical records, and interviews with doctors and family to identify disease occurrence. Interviewers will contact doctors and hospitals to ascertain participants’ cardiovascular events. Information gathered will be used to further describe the risk factors, occurrence rates, and consequences of cardiovascular disease in middle aged and older men and women. Frequency of Response: The participants will be contacted annually. Affected Public: Individuals or households; businesses or other for profit; small businesses or organizations. Type of Respondents: Individuals or households; doctors and staff of hospitals and nursing homes. The annual reporting burden is as follows: Estimated Number of Respondents: 12,845. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.0. Average Burden Hours Per Response: 0.242. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours Requested: 3,108. The annualized cost to respondents is estimated at $60,525, assuming respondents time at the rate of $16.5 per hour and physician time at the rate of $75 per hour. There are no Capital Costs to report. There are no Operating or Maintenance Costs to report. ESTIMATE OF ANNUAL HOUR BURDEN (2007–2010) No. of respondents Type of response Frequency of response Average hours per response Annual hour burden Participant Follow-up ....................................................................................... Physician (or coroner)1 .................................................................................... Participant’s next-of-kin1 .................................................................................. 11,500 945 450 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.2500 0.1667 0.1667 2,875 158 75 Total .......................................................................................................... 12,845 1.0 0.2420 3,108 1 Annual mstockstill on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES burden is placed on doctors, hospitals, and respondent relatives/informants through requests for information which will help in the compilation of the number and nature of new fatal and nonfatal events. Request for Comments: Written comments and/or suggestions from the public and affected agencies are invited on one or more of the following points: (1) Whether the proposed collection of VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:09 Aug 25, 2006 Jkt 208001 information is necessary for the proper performance of the function of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of the agency’s PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM 28AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 166 (Monday, August 28, 2006)]
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[Pages 50923-50924]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

    Proposed Project:
    Title: Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Household 
Report.
    OMB No.: 0970-0060
    Description: This statistical report is an annual activity required 
by statute (42 U.S.C. 8629) and Federal regulations (45 CFR 96.92) for 
the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Submission of 
the completed report is one requirement for LIHEAP grantees applying 
for Federal LIHEAP block grant funds. States, the District of Columbia, 
and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico are required to report statistics 
for the previous Federal fiscal year on the number and income levels of 
LIHEAP applicants and assisted households, as well as the number of 
LIHEAP-assisted households with at least one member who is elderly, 
disabled, or a young child.
    The statistical report requires States, the District of Columbia, 
and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to report on assisted households 
having at least one elderly person who is homebound; an unduplicated 
count of assisted households having at least one member who is elderly, 
disabled, or a young child; and an unduplicated count of assisted 
households receiving one or more types of LIHEAP assistance.
    Insular areas receiving less than $200,000 annually in LIHEAP funds 
and Indian Tribal Grantees are required to submit data only on the 
number of households receiving heating, cooling, energy crisis, or 
weatherization benefits. The information is being collected for the 
Department's annual LIHEAP report to Congress. The data also provides 
information about the need for LIHEAP funds. Finally, the data are used 
in the calculation of LIHEAP performance measures under the Government 
Performance and Results Act of 1993. The additional data elements will 
improve the accuracy of measuring LIHEAP targeting performance and 
LIHEAP cost efficiency.
    Respondents: State Governments, Tribal Governments, Insular Areas, 
the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

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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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Assisted Household Report-Long Form.............              52               1              35           1,820
Assisted Household Report-Short Form............             140               1               1             140
Applicant Household Report......................              52               1              13             676
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,636.
    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: rsargis@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 22, 2006.
Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 06-7190 Filed 8-25-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-M