Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 7888-7889 [07-770]

Download as PDF 7888 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 34 / Wednesday, February 21, 2007 / Notices protection seller relative to a reference obligation issued by an insured institution. • Market-based default indicators: estimates of the likelihood of default by an insured organization that are based on either traded equity or debt prices. • Qualitative market indicators or mitigating market factors: includes considerations such as agency rating outlooks, debt and equity analyst opinions and outlooks, and the relative level of liquidity of any debt and equity issues used to develop market indicators defined above. 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VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:09 Feb 20, 2007 Jkt 211001 By order of the Board of Directors. Dated at Washington, DC, this 15th day of February, 2007. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Robert E. Feldman, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–2906 Filed 2–20–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6714–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry The Program Peer Review Subcommittee (PPRS) of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC), Centers for Disease Control And Prevention (CDC), National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR): Teleconference. In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), CDC, NCEH/ATSDR announces the aforementioned subcommittee teleconference meeting: Time and Date: 9 a.m.–11 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, March 9, 2007. Place: The teleconference will originate at NCEH/ATSDR in Atlanta, Georgia. To participate, dial 877/315– 6535 and enter conference code 383520. Purpose: Under the charge of the BSC, NCEH/ATSDR, the PPRS will provide the BSC, NCEH/ATSDR with advice and recommendations on NCEH/ATSDR program peer review. They will serve the function of organizing, facilitating, and providing a long-term perspective to the conduct of NCEH/ATSDR program peer review. Matters To Be Discussed: Review and approve minutes of February 2007 and December 2006; a report on site-specific activities peer review; a discussion of preparedness and emergency response peer review: breadth and approach of the review, and areas of expertise required for the review; nominations for a PPRS panel member, a chairperson, peer reviewers, and partners and customers. Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate. Supplementary Information: This meeting is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. To participate, please dial (877) 315–6535 and enter PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 conference code 383520. Public comment period is scheduled for 10 a.m.–10:15 a.m. For Further Information Contact: Sandra Malcom, Committee Management Specialist, Office of Science, NCEH/ATSDR, M/S E–28, 1600 Clifton Road, NE., Atlanta, Georgia 30333, telephone 404/498–0622. The Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, has been delegated the authority to sign Federal Register notices pertaining to announcements of meetings and other committee management activities for both CDC and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Dated: February 14, 2007. Elaine Baker, Acting Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. E7–2885 Filed 2–20–07; 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 Proposed Projects Title: Help America Vote Act (HAVA) Voting Access Annual Report. OMB No.: New Collection. Description: An annual report is required by Federal statute (the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) of 2002, Public Law 107–252, Section 291, Payments for Protection and Advocacy Systems, 42 U.S.C. 15461). Each State or Unit of Local Government must prepare and submit an annual report at the end of every fiscal year. The report addresses the activities conducted with the funds provided during the year. The information collected from the annual report will be aggregated into an annual profile of how States have utilized the funds and establish best practices for election officials. It will also provide an overview of the State election goals and accomplishments and permit the Administration on Developmental Disabilities to track voting progress to monitor grant activities. Respondents: Secretaries of State, Directors, State Election Boards, State Chief Election Officials. E:\FR\FM\21FEN1.SGM 21FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 34 / Wednesday, February 21, 2007 / Notices 7889 ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Instrument Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours Help America Vote Act (HAVA) Voting Access Annual Report ...................... 55 1 24 1,320 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,320. 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: information@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 13, 2007. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 07–770 Filed 2–20–07; 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: Evaluation of the Refugee Social Service (RSS) and Targeted Assistance 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 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 January 26, 2007, 668 refugees have already completed the survey. Conservatively estimating that slightly more than half of the remaining 232 cases are completed before the current clearance expires, about 100 interviews would be needed during the extension period. Consequently, ORR is requesting clearance to continue the survey past its current expiration date in March 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 Instrument Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours Survey of Refugees ......................................................................................... 100 1 0.75 75 rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 75 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:09 Feb 20, 2007 Jkt 211001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. E:\FR\FM\21FEN1.SGM 21FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

Proposed Projects

    Title: Help America Vote Act (HAVA) Voting Access Annual Report.
    OMB No.: New Collection.
    Description: An annual report is required by Federal statute (the 
Help America Vote Act (HAVA) of 2002, Public Law 107-252, Section 291, 
Payments for Protection and Advocacy Systems, 42 U.S.C. 15461). Each 
State or Unit of Local Government must prepare and submit an annual 
report at the end of every fiscal year. The report addresses the 
activities conducted with the funds provided during the year. The 
information collected from the annual report will be aggregated into an 
annual profile of how States have utilized the funds and establish best 
practices for election officials. It will also provide an overview of 
the State election goals and accomplishments and permit the 
Administration on Developmental Disabilities to track voting progress 
to monitor grant activities.
    Respondents: Secretaries of State, Directors, State Election 
Boards, State Chief Election Officials.

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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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Help America Vote Act (HAVA) Voting Access                55                1               24            1,320
 Annual Report..............................
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,320.
    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: information@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 13, 2007.
Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 07-770 Filed 2-20-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-M