Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 66786-66787 [06-9223]

Download as PDF 66786 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 221 / Thursday, November 16, 2006 / Notices ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS—Continued Respondents Record Retrieval ............................................ Dated: November 9, 2006. Joan F. Karr, Acting Reports Clearance Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. E6–19374 Filed 11–15–06; 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: Identifying Promising Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Diversion Practices. OMB No.: New Collection. Description: The Identifying Promising TANF Diversion Practices study is designed to understand States’ and local offices’ TANF diversion policies and practices. Since the passage of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, a majority of States have implemented formal diversion programs that provide assistance to families and/or impose program requirements on them when they apply for TANF in order to reduce the number of families who enroll in the Number of responses/ respondent Number of respondents Task name program. These programs can send a strong signal to applicants that TANF is a work-oriented program and/or prevent applicants’ need to use time-limited welfare benefits. States have implemented three types of formal diversion programs: (1) Lump-sum payment programs targeted to workready applicants to help them through short-term crises; (2) ‘‘up-front’’ program requirements, such as mandatory participation in a program orientation or job search as a condition of eligibility; and (3) hybrid programs that provide short-term cash assistance and impose up-front requirements. The Administration for Children and Families has contracted with Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. to learn more about States’ implementation of these programs and to identify best practices. The study consists of a survey of States and in-depth visits to local sites. The survey of States will be administered in four stages: (1) A State survey to the TANF director in all 50 States and the District of Columbia to obtain a profile of States’ diversion policies and practices; (2) a semistructured, one-hour follow-up telephone interview with the State TANF director or designee in an 20 1,000 Average burden/ response (in hours) 0.5 estimated 35 States with States with current diversion programs to gather additional information about these programs; (3) a semi-structured, 20minute telephone interview with the State TANF director or designee in other States without current diversion programs to learn about future plans for diversion programs; and (4) a semistructured, one-hour telephone interview with local TANF administrators from 30 selected local offices in States that provide local flexibility in administering diversion policies to learn about their practices. To further understand the local implementation of diversion policies and practices, the study includes site visits to two local offices in each of three States with promising diversion programs. In each office, interviews will be conducted with one TANF administrator, an average of two supervisors or mid-level management staff members, an average of three line staff members, and an average of two staff members from partner organizations. Site visitors also will observe selected activities, such as intake, orientation, and job search. Respondents: State TANF directors and administrators and local TANF administrators and line staff. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours Survey of States Stage Stage Stage Stage 1: 2: 3: 4: State Survey ..................................................................................... Interview State TANF Director with Diversion Program ................... Interview State TANF Director without Diversion Program .............. Interview Local TANF Administrator ................................................. 51 35 16 30 1 1 1 1 0.2 1.0 0.3 1.0 10.2 35.0 4.8 30.0 6 12 18 12 12 1 1 1 1 1 1.5 1.0 1.0 1.0 ........................ 9.0 12.0 18.0 12.0 ........................ Site Visit Protocols pwalker on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES Administrator .................................................................................................... Supervisor ........................................................................................................ Line Staff .......................................................................................................... Partner Organization ........................................................................................ Observation ...................................................................................................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 131. In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:27 Nov 15, 2006 Jkt 211001 Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 information collection described above. Copies of the proposed collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded by writing E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 221 / Thursday, November 16, 2006 / Notices 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: November 9, 2006. Robert Sargis, Report Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 06–9223 Filed 11–15–06; 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 Title: Public Education Study on Public Knowledge of Abstinence and Abstinence Education. OMB No.: New Collection. Description: In support of the goal to prevent unwed childbearing, pregnancy, and sexually transmitted diseases, Congress has recently authorized funding increases to support abstinence education. 66787 To learn more about the public’s views, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) will conduct a public opinion survey of a nationally representative sample of adolescents (age 12 to 18) and their parents to examine current attitudes on abstinence and knowledge of abstinence education. The survey data will be used to inform current and future public education campaigns. In addition, the information gathered will assist ACF with grant administration and technical assistance activities. The survey will ask parents (one parent per adolescent) and adolescents about their views and attitudes about abstinence until marriage, awareness of abstinence education, and views and attitudes about abstinence education. Each parent and adolescent interview will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. Respondents: A nationally representative sample of adolescents will be selected through a random-digitdial sample of households with landline telephones. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Instrument Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours Telephone interview ......................................................................................... 1 2,000 1 0.33 660 pwalker on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES 1 1,000 adolescent/parent pairs. Total annual burden estimates: 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 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) VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:27 Nov 15, 2006 Jkt 211001 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: November 8, 2006. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 06–9224 Filed 11–15–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Comment Request In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects (section 3506(c)(2)(A) of Title 44, United States Code, as amended by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Pub. PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 L. 104–13), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) publishes periodic summaries of proposed projects being developed for submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and draft instruments, call the HRSA Reports Clearance Officer on (301) 443–1129. Comments are invited 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) ways to enhance 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. E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 221 (Thursday, November 16, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 66786-66787]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

    Title: Identifying Promising Temporary Assistance for Needy 
Families (TANF) Diversion Practices.
    OMB No.: New Collection.
    Description: The Identifying Promising TANF Diversion Practices 
study is designed to understand States' and local offices' TANF 
diversion policies and practices. Since the passage of the Personal 
Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, a 
majority of States have implemented formal diversion programs that 
provide assistance to families and/or impose program requirements on 
them when they apply for TANF in order to reduce the number of families 
who enroll in the program. These programs can send a strong signal to 
applicants that TANF is a work-oriented program and/or prevent 
applicants' need to use time-limited welfare benefits. States have 
implemented three types of formal diversion programs: (1) Lump-sum 
payment programs targeted to work-ready applicants to help them through 
short-term crises; (2) ``up-front'' program requirements, such as 
mandatory participation in a program orientation or job search as a 
condition of eligibility; and (3) hybrid programs that provide short-
term cash assistance and impose up-front requirements. The 
Administration for Children and Families has contracted with 
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. to learn more about States' 
implementation of these programs and to identify best practices.
    The study consists of a survey of States and in-depth visits to 
local sites. The survey of States will be administered in four stages: 
(1) A State survey to the TANF director in all 50 States and the 
District of Columbia to obtain a profile of States' diversion policies 
and practices; (2) a semi-structured, one-hour follow-up telephone 
interview with the State TANF director or designee in an estimated 35 
States with States with current diversion programs to gather additional 
information about these programs; (3) a semi-structured, 20-minute 
telephone interview with the State TANF director or designee in other 
States without current diversion programs to learn about future plans 
for diversion programs; and (4) a semi-structured, one-hour telephone 
interview with local TANF administrators from 30 selected local offices 
in States that provide local flexibility in administering diversion 
policies to learn about their practices.
    To further understand the local implementation of diversion 
policies and practices, the study includes site visits to two local 
offices in each of three States with promising diversion programs. In 
each office, interviews will be conducted with one TANF administrator, 
an average of two supervisors or mid-level management staff members, an 
average of three line staff members, and an average of two staff 
members from partner organizations. Site visitors also will observe 
selected activities, such as intake, orientation, and job search.
    Respondents: State TANF directors and administrators and local TANF 
administrators and line staff.

                                             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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                                                Survey of States
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Stage 1: State Survey...........................              51               1             0.2            10.2
Stage 2: Interview State TANF Director with                   35               1             1.0            35.0
 Diversion Program..............................
Stage 3: Interview State TANF Director without                16               1             0.3             4.8
 Diversion Program..............................
Stage 4: Interview Local TANF Administrator.....              30               1             1.0            30.0
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                                              Site Visit Protocols
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Administrator...................................               6               1             1.5             9.0
Supervisor......................................              12               1             1.0            12.0
Line Staff......................................              18               1             1.0            18.0
Partner Organization............................              12               1             1.0            12.0
Observation.....................................              12               1  ..............  ..............
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 131.
    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

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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: November 9, 2006.
Robert Sargis,
Report Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 06-9223 Filed 11-15-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-M