Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 6736-6737 [07-632]

Download as PDF 6736 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 29 / Tuesday, February 13, 2007 / Notices D and non-IV–D cases that require income withholding, expires 5/31/2007, and the Administration for Children and Families is taking this opportunity to revise the form and its instructions. Overall, the language and format of the form have been edited, modified, and made easier to read and comprehend. The two-page form provides a detailed legal description of the established order, support amounts, and remittance information an employer needs to withhold payments from an obligor who owes child support. One of the new fields on the form is for the attachment of lump sum payments by employers. This addition allows the issuing entity to instruct the employer with respect to the attachment and remittance of lump sum payments. Fields for child’s name and date of birth have been moved to the front of the form, allowing the employer community to easily identify who the form is for and to avoid implementation of duplicate orders. Other changes that have enhanced the form include: A simplified title, clear identification of who is sending the form, and modifications to allow the employer to easily report employee terminations. Respondents: States, Territories, and Tribes. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Instrument Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours IWO .................................................................................................................. 54 222,222 .0017 20,400 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 20,400. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with 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 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: February 7, 2007. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 07–631 Filed 2–12–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–M VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:19 Feb 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; 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 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. PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 followup telephone interview with the State TANF director or designee in an estimated 35 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. E:\FR\FM\13FEN1.SGM 13FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 29 / Tuesday, February 13, 2007 / Notices 6737 ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response 51 35 16 30 1 1 1 1 0.333333 1.0 0.3 1.0 17.0 35.0 4.8 30.0 Administrator .................................................................................................... Supervisor ........................................................................................................ Line Staff .......................................................................................................... Partner Organization ........................................................................................ Observation ...................................................................................................... 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 ........................ Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: .................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 137.8 Number of respondents Instrument 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 ................................................. Site Visit Protocols 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. E-mail address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. OMB Comment: OMB is required to make a decision concerning the collection of information between 30 and 60 days after the 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, Fax: 202–395–6974, Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and Families. Dated: February 7, 2007. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 07–632 Filed 2–12–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Health Resources and Services Administration Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders and Genetic Diseases in Newborns and Children Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HHS. AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:55 Feb 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 Notice of request for nominations. ACTION: SUMMARY: The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is requesting nominations to fill eight (8) vacancies on the Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders and Genetic Diseases in Newborns and Children. Authority: Section 1111 of the PHS Act, 42 U.S.C. 300b–10. The Committee is governed by the provisions of Public Law 92–463, as amended (5 U.S.C. App. 2), and 41 CFR Part 102–3, which sets forth standards for the formation and use of advisory committees. The agency must receive nominations on or before March 15, 2007. DATES: All nominations are to be submitted to Michele A. Lloyd-Puryear, M.D., Ph.D., Designated Federal Official and Executive Secretary, Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders and Genetic Diseases in Newborns and Children, and Chief, Genetic Services Branch, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, Room 18A–19, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857. Nominations will not be accepted by email or facsimilie. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Jill F. Shuger, Genetic Services Branch, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, HRSA, at jshuger@hrsa.gov or (301) 443–1080. A copy of the Committee Charter and list of the current membership can be obtained by contacting Ms. Shuger or by accessing the Advisory Committee Web site at http://mchb.hrsa.gov/programs/ genetics/committee. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title XXVI of the Children’s Health Act of 2000, ‘‘Screening for Heritable Disorders,’’ ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 established a program to improve the ability of States to provide newborn and child screening for heritable disorders. Title XXVI enacts three sections of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act: Sections 1109, 1110, and 1111. The Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) is directed under section 1111 of the PHS Act to establish an Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children (Committee). HHS has expanded the Committee to include genetic diseases and has renamed the Committee accordingly. The Committee is established to advise and guide the Secretary regarding the most appropriate application of universal newborn screening tests, technologies, policies, guidelines and programs for effectively reducing morbidity and mortality in newborns and children having or at risk for heritable disorders. In addition, the Committee provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary concerning the grants and projects authorized under section 1109 and technical information to develop policies and priorities for this Program that will enhance the ability of the State and local health agencies to provide for newborn and child screening, counseling and health care services for newborns and children having or at risk for heritable disorders. Specifically, HRSA is requesting nominations for eight voting members to serve on the Committee. Members shall be selected from medical, technical, public health or scientific professionals with special expertise in the field of heritable disorders or in providing screening, counseling, testing or specialty services for newborns and children at risk for heritable disorders and from members of the public having E:\FR\FM\13FEN1.SGM 13FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; 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 followup telephone 
interview with the State TANF director or designee in an estimated 35 
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.

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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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                                                Survey of States
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Stage 1: State Survey...........................              51               1        0.333333            17.0
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  ..............  ..............
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours:........  ..............  ..............  ..............           137.8
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    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. E-mail address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. All requests 
should be identified by the title of the information collection.
    OMB Comment: OMB is required to make a decision concerning the 
collection of information between 30 and 60 days after the 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, Fax: 202-395-
6974, Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and 
Families.

    Dated: February 7, 2007.
Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 07-632 Filed 2-12-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-M