Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 790-791 [07-13]

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Beadle, Deputy Director, Office of Minority Health, Office of Public Health and Science, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. [FR Doc. E7–35 Filed 1–5–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4150–29–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: Evaluation of the Community Healthy Marriage Initiative. OMB No.: No collection. Description: The administration for Children and Families, United States Department of Health and Human Services, is conducting a demonstration and evaluation called Community Healthy Marriage Initiative (CHMI). Demonstration programs will be funded to support healthy marriage directly as well as encourage community changes in norms that increase support for healthy marriages and improve child and family well-being. The objective of the impact evaluation is to evaluate the community effects of these 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 CMI 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 Number of respondents Instrument jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES CHMI Baseline Survey .......................................................................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,800 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: infocollection@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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:57 Jan 05, 2007 Jkt 211001 Number of responses per respondent 4,200 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. Dated: January 3, 2007. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 07–12 Filed 1–5–07; 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 Proposed Projects: PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Average burden hours per response 1 0.666666 Total burden hours 2,800 Title: Evaluation of the Refugee Social Service (RSS) and Targeted Assistant Formula Grant (TAG) Programs: Data Collection. OMB No.: 0970–0296. Description: The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) funds the Refugee Social Services (RSS) and Targeted Assistance Formula Grant (TAG) programs, which are designed to help refugees achieve economic success quickly following their arrival in the United States through employment services, Englishlanguage instruction, vocational training, and other social services. ORR is sponsoring a project to (a) conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the effectiveness of ORR employability services through RSS and TAG, and (b) propose options for institutionalizing ongoing evaluation and performance E:\FR\FM\08JAN1.SGM 08JAN1 791 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 4 / Monday, January 8, 2007 / Notices assessment into the programs. ORR is requesting renewal of OMB clearance for a survey of refugees that is collecting data on refugees’ employment and earnings outcomes. Survey interviews began in July 2006, and are still ongoing. The survey is being conducted in three cities: Houston, Miami, and Sacramento. The survey relies on a mixed-mode data collection method that involves both telephone and in-person interviews. If individuals cannot be reached by phone, an attempt is made to contact them in person. Three hundred refugees from a randomly selected sample in each site will complete the survey, for a total of 900 refugees. While locating and interviewing this population was expected to be difficult due to their high mobility, achieving the goal of 900 complete responses needed for reliable analysis, while maintaining reasonable response rates, has proven more time-consuming than expected. As of December 1, 2006, 547 refugees have already completed the survey, and approximately 64 more completions are expected in 2006, meaning that about 289 interviews would occur in 2007. Consequently, ORR is requesting clearance to continue the survey into 2007. Respondents: Refugees and related populations that qualify for RSS/TAG services who entered the United States between October 1999 and September 2004. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Survey of Refugees ......................................................................................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 217. 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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:57 Jan 05, 2007 Jkt 211001 289 Dated: January 3, 2007. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 07–13 Filed 1–5–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: DHHS/ACF/ASPE/DOL Enhanced Services for the Hard-toEmploy Demonstration and Evaluation: Rhode Island 15-Month Survey Amendment. OMB No. 0970–0276. Description: The Enhanced Services for the Hard-to-Employ Demonstration and Evaluation Project (HtE) seeks to learn what works in this area to date and is explicitly designed to build on past research by rigorously testing a wide variety of approaches to promote employment and improve family functioning and child well-being. The HtE project is designed to help Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients, former TANF recipients, or low-income parents who are hard-to-employ. The project is sponsored by the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) of the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response 1 0.75 Total burden hours 217 The evaluation involves an experimental, random assignment design in four sites, testing a diverse set of strategies to promote employment for low-income parents who face serious obstacles to employment. The four include: (1) Intensive care management to facilitate the use of evidence-based treatment for major depression among parents receiving Medicaid in Rhode Island; (2) job readiness training, worksite placements, job coaching, job development and other training opportunities for recent parolees in New York City; (3) pre-employment services and transitional employment for longterm TANF participants in Philadelphia; and (4) home- and center-based care, enhanced with self-sufficiency services, for low-income families who have young children or are expecting in Kansas and Missouri. Materials for follow-up surveys for each of these sites were previously submitted to OMB and were approved. The purpose of this submission is to add physiological measures to the follow-up effort to the Rhode Island study. Respondents: The respondents to this component of the Rhode Island followup survey will be low-income parents and their children from the Rhode Island site currently participating in the HtE Project. As described in the prior OMB submission, these parents are Medicaid recipients between the ages of 18 and 45 receiving Medicaid through the managed care provider United Behavioral Health (UBH) in Rhode Island who meet study criteria with regard to their risk for depression. Children are the biological, adopted, and step-children of these parents, between the ages of 1 and 18 years of age. E:\FR\FM\08JAN1.SGM 08JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

    Proposed Projects:
    Title: Evaluation of the Refugee Social Service (RSS) and Targeted 
Assistant Formula Grant (TAG) Programs: Data Collection.
    OMB No.: 0970-0296.
    Description: The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) within the 
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) funds the Refugee 
Social Services (RSS) and Targeted Assistance Formula Grant (TAG) 
programs, which are designed to help refugees achieve economic success 
quickly following their arrival in the United States through employment 
services, English-language instruction, vocational training, and other 
social services. ORR is sponsoring a project to (a) conduct a 
comprehensive evaluation of the effectiveness of ORR employability 
services through RSS and TAG, and (b) propose options for 
institutionalizing ongoing evaluation and performance

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assessment into the programs. ORR is requesting renewal of OMB 
clearance for a survey of refugees that is collecting data on refugees' 
employment and earnings outcomes. Survey interviews began in July 2006, 
and are still ongoing. The survey is being conducted in three cities: 
Houston, Miami, and Sacramento. The survey relies on a mixed-mode data 
collection method that involves both telephone and in-person 
interviews. If individuals cannot be reached by phone, an attempt is 
made to contact them in person. Three hundred refugees from a randomly 
selected sample in each site will complete the survey, for a total of 
900 refugees.
    While locating and interviewing this population was expected to be 
difficult due to their high mobility, achieving the goal of 900 
complete responses needed for reliable analysis, while maintaining 
reasonable response rates, has proven more time-consuming than 
expected. As of December 1, 2006, 547 refugees have already completed 
the survey, and approximately 64 more completions are expected in 2006, 
meaning that about 289 interviews would occur in 2007. Consequently, 
ORR is requesting clearance to continue the survey into 2007.
    Respondents: Refugees and related populations that qualify for RSS/
TAG services who entered the United States between October 1999 and 
September 2004.

                                             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 Refugees..............................             289               1            0.75             217
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 217.
    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: January 3, 2007.
Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 07-13 Filed 1-5-07; 8:45 am]
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