Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Comment Request, 75968-75969 [E6-21641]

Download as PDF 75968 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 243 / Tuesday, December 19, 2006 / Notices ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES—Continued Number of respondents Instrument Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response 54 54 54 52 26 1 .46 .27 .4 Output Record ................................................................................................. Payment File .................................................................................................... Certification Letter ............................................................................................ Total burden hours 1,292 379 22 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,535. 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: December 12, 2006. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 06–9766 Filed 12–18–06; 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, Public Law 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 estimated 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. Proposed Project: OAT Telehealth Outcome Measures Development and Analysis: New hsrobinson on PROD1PC76 with NOTICES The Office for the Advancement of Telehealth (OAT) has created a set of Number of respondents Form Performance Measurement Tool ............................... VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:07 Dec 18, 2006 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Responses per respondent 667 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 2 Sfmt 4703 performance measures that grantees can use to evaluate the effectiveness of their services programs and monitor their progress through the use of performance reporting data. As required by the Government Performance and Review Act of 1993 (GPRA), all Federal agencies must develop strategic plans describing their overall goal and objectives. The Office for the Advancement of Telehealth (OAT) has worked with its grantees to develop performance measures to be used to evaluate and monitor the progress of the grantees. Grantee goals are to: Improve access to needed services; reduce rural practitioner isolation; improve health system productivity and efficiency; and improve patient outcomes. In each of these categories, specific indicators were designed to be reported through a performance monitoring Web site. The Program Assessment Response Tool (PART) is the newest instrument created for use by Federal agencies. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) uses the PART to assess Federal programs. The PART is a series of diagnostic questions used to assess and evaluate programs across a set of performance-related criteria, including program design and purpose, strategic planning, program management, and results. PART results are used to inform the budget process and improve program management. OAT’s Telehealth Network Grant Program has been undergoing a PART assessment this year. Thus, in addition to responding to the GPRA initiative, OAT now has the added responsibility of responding to the PART assessment of its Telehealth Network Grant Program. The proposed performance measures will provide performance data that will address the PART assessment, monitor progress, and evaluate program effectiveness. The estimates of burden are as follows: Total responses Hour burden Total burden hours 7 9,338 1,334 E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 243 / Tuesday, December 19, 2006 / Notices Send comments to Susan G. Queen, Ph.D., HRSA Reports Clearance Officer, Room 10–33 Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Dated: December 12, 2006. Caroline Lewis, Acting Associate Administrator for Administration and Financial Management. [FR Doc. E6–21641 Filed 12–18–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA–1669–DR] Alaska; Major Disaster and Related Determinations Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: hsrobinson on PROD1PC76 with NOTICES SUMMARY: This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Alaska (FEMA– 1669–DR), dated December 8, 2006, and related determinations. DATES: Effective Date: December 8, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Magda Ruiz, Recovery Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–2705. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that, in a letter dated December 8, 2006, the President declared a major disaster under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121–5206 (the Stafford Act), as follows: I have determined that the damage in certain areas of the State of Alaska resulting from severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides during the period of October 8–13, 2006, is of sufficient severity and magnitude to warrant a major disaster declaration under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121– 5206 (the Stafford Act). Therefore, I declare that such a major disaster exists in the State of Alaska. In order to provide Federal assistance, you are hereby authorized to allocate from funds available for these purposes such amounts as you find necessary for Federal disaster assistance and administrative expenses. You are authorized to provide Public Assistance in the designated areas, Hazard Mitigation throughout the State, and any other forms of assistance under the Stafford Act you may deem appropriate. Consistent with the requirement that Federal assistance be supplemental, any Federal funds provided VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:07 Dec 18, 2006 Jkt 211001 under the Stafford Act for Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation will be limited to 75 percent of the total eligible costs. If Other Needs Assistance under Section 408 of the Stafford Act is later warranted, Federal funding under that program will also be limited to 75 percent of the total eligible costs. Further, you are authorized to make changes to this declaration to the extent allowable under the Stafford Act. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice that pursuant to the authority vested in the Director, under Executive Order 12148, as amended, William M. Lokey, of FEMA is appointed to act as the Federal Coordinating Officer for this declared disaster. I do hereby determine the following areas of the State of Alaska to have been affected adversely by this declared major disaster: Chugach Regional Educational Attendance Area, Copper River Regional Educational Attendance Area, and the Kenai Peninsula Borough for Public Assistance. All boroughs and Regional Educational Attendance Areas in the State of Alaska are eligible to apply for assistance under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. (The following Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers (CFDA) are to be used for reporting and drawing funds: 97.030, Community Disaster Loans; 97.031, Cora Brown Fund Program; 97.032, Crisis Counseling; 97.033, Disaster Legal Services Program; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance; 97.048, Individuals and Households Housing; 97.049, Individuals and Households Disaster Housing Operations; 97.050 Individuals and Households Program—Other Needs, 97.036, Public Assistance Grants; 97.039, Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.) R. David Paulison, Under Secretary for Federal Emergency Management and Director of FEMA. [FR Doc. E6–21575 Filed 12–18–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–10–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA–1668–DR] Louisiana; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Louisiana (FEMA–1668–DR), dated November 2, 2006, and related determinations. PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DATES: 75969 Effective Date: December 11, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Magda Ruiz, Recovery Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–2705. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Louisiana is hereby amended to include the following area among those areas determined to have been adversely affected by the catastrophe declared a major disaster by the President in his declaration of November 2, 2006: The parish of Natchitoches for Public Assistance, including direct Federal assistance, if warranted as determined by FEMA (already designated for Individual Assistance). (The following Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers (CFDA) are to be used for reporting and drawing funds: 97.030, Community Disaster Loans; 97.031, Cora Brown Fund Program; 97.032, Crisis Counseling; 97.033, Disaster Legal Services Program; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance; 97.048, Individuals and Households Housing; 97.049, Individuals and Households Disaster Housing Operations; 97.050 Individuals and Households Program—Other Needs, 97.036, Public Assistance Grants; 97.039, Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.) R. David Paulison, Under Secretary for Federal Emergency Management and Director of FEMA. [FR Doc. E6–21578 Filed 12–18–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–10–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Agency Information Collection Activities: Revision of an Existing Information Collection; Comment Request 30-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Interagency Alien Witness and Informant Record; Form I–854; OMB Control No. 1615– 0046. ACTION: The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on October 13, 2006, at 71 FR E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 243 (Tuesday, December 19, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 75968-75969]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-21641]


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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, Public Law 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 estimated 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.

Proposed Project: OAT Telehealth Outcome Measures Development and 
Analysis: New

    The Office for the Advancement of Telehealth (OAT) has created a 
set of performance measures that grantees can use to evaluate the 
effectiveness of their services programs and monitor their progress 
through the use of performance reporting data. As required by the 
Government Performance and Review Act of 1993 (GPRA), all Federal 
agencies must develop strategic plans describing their overall goal and 
objectives. The Office for the Advancement of Telehealth (OAT) has 
worked with its grantees to develop performance measures to be used to 
evaluate and monitor the progress of the grantees. Grantee goals are 
to: Improve access to needed services; reduce rural practitioner 
isolation; improve health system productivity and efficiency; and 
improve patient outcomes. In each of these categories, specific 
indicators were designed to be reported through a performance 
monitoring Web site.
    The Program Assessment Response Tool (PART) is the newest 
instrument created for use by Federal agencies. The Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) uses the PART to assess Federal programs. 
The PART is a series of diagnostic questions used to assess and 
evaluate programs across a set of performance-related criteria, 
including program design and purpose, strategic planning, program 
management, and results. PART results are used to inform the budget 
process and improve program management. OAT's Telehealth Network Grant 
Program has been undergoing a PART assessment this year. Thus, in 
addition to responding to the GPRA initiative, OAT now has the added 
responsibility of responding to the PART assessment of its Telehealth 
Network Grant Program. The proposed performance measures will provide 
performance data that will address the PART assessment, monitor 
progress, and evaluate program effectiveness.
    The estimates of burden are as follows:

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                                                                        Number of      Responses per                                       Total burden
                                Form                                   respondents       respondent    Total responses    Hour burden         hours
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Performance Measurement Tool.......................................             667                2            1,334                7            9,338
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    Send comments to Susan G. Queen, Ph.D., HRSA Reports Clearance 
Officer, Room 10-33 Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 
20857. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this 
notice.

    Dated: December 12, 2006.
Caroline Lewis,
Acting Associate Administrator for Administration and Financial 
Management.
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