Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 7889-7890 [07-771]

Download as PDF 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 7890 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 34 / Wednesday, February 21, 2007 / Notices Dated: February 13, 2007. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 07–771 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: Child Care and Development Fund Plan for States/Territories for FY 2008–2009. OMB No.: 0970–0114. Description: The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Plan (the Plan) for States and Territories is required from each CCDF Lead agency in accordance with Section 658E of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990, as amended (Pub. L. 101–508, Pub. L. 104–193, and 42 U.S.C. 9858). The implementing regulations for the statutorily required Plan are set forth at 45 CFR 98.10 through 98.18. The Plan, submitted on the ACF–118, is required biennially, and remains in effect for two years. The Plan provides ACF and the public with a description of, and assurance about, the State’s or the Territory’s child care program. The ACF–118 is currently approved through June 30, 2008, making it available to states and Territories needing to submit Plan Amendments through the end of the FY 2007 Plan Period. However, in July 2007, States and Territories will be required to submit their FY 2008–2009 Plans. Consistent with the statute and regulations, ACF requests extension of the ACF–118 with minor corrections and modifications. The Tribal Plan (ACF–118a) is not affected by this notice. Respondents: State and Territorial CCDF Lead Agencies. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Instrument Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours ACF–118 .......................................................................................................... 56 .5 162.57 4,552 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,552 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 13, 2007. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 07–772 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: State Self-Assessment Review and Report. OMB No. 0970–0223. Description: Section 454(15)(A) of the Social Security Act, as amended by the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, requires each State to annually assess the performance of its child support enforcement program in accordance with standards specified by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, and to provide a report of the findings to the Secretary. This information is required to determine if States are complying with Federal child support mandates and providing the best services possible. The report is also intended to be used as a management tool to help States evaluate their programs and assess performance. Respondent: State Child Support Enforcement Agencies or the Department/Agency/Bureau responsible for Child Support Enforcement in each State. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours Self-assessment report .................................................................................... rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES Instrument 54 1 4 216 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 216. 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:45 Feb 20, 2007 Jkt 211001 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. PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 E:\FR\FM\21FEN1.SGM 21FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 34 (Wednesday, February 21, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 7889-7890]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 07-771]


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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
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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 Refugees..........................             100                1             0.75               75
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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 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.


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    Dated: February 13, 2007.
Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 07-771 Filed 2-20-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-M