Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request; Proposed Projects, 14278-14279 [07-1481]

Download as PDF 14278 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 58 / Tuesday, March 27, 2007 / Notices standards; (2) address current, relevant needs; and (3) produce intended results. Matters to be Discussed: Agenda items include a report from the Director of NIOSH, Firefighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program review, Training Grant Program review, Noise-induced Hearing Loss Program review, and closing remarks. Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate. For Further Information Contact: Roger Rosa, Executive Secretary, BSC, NIOSH, CDC, 200 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 715H, Washington, DC 20201, telephone (202) 205– 7856, fax (202) 260–4464. 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 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Dated: March 20, 2007. Elaine L. Baker, Acting Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. E7–5583 Filed 3–26–07; 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: DHHS/ACF/ASPE/DOL Enhanced Services for the Hard-toEmploy Demonstration and Evaluation: Kansas and Missouri 36-Month Data Collection OMB No.: New Collection Description: The Enhanced Services for the Hard-to-Employ Demonstration and Evaluation Project (HtE) seeks to learn what services improve the employment prospects of low-income persons who face serious obstacles to steady work. The project is sponsored by the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), both within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The HtE project is a multi-year, multisite evaluation that employs an experimental longitudinal research design to test four strategies aimed at promoting employment among hard-toemploy populations. The four strategies include; (1) Intensive care management and job services project for Rhode Island Medicaid recipients with serious depression; (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 participants receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and (4) two-generational Early Head Start (EHS) services providing enhanced self-sufficiency services for parents, parent skills training, and high-quality child care for children in low-income families in Kansas and Missouri. The purpose of this document is to request public comment on the proposed 36-month parent survey and direct child assessments in Kansas and Missouri. The research team plans to collect parent-reported survey assessing parents’ employment, education and economic outcomes, child outcomes, as well as aspects of parental psychological well-being, parenting, family functioning and routines, and child care use. This data collection effort will also include direct assessments of young children’s cognitive, socioemotional and behavioral development. The follow-up survey and direct child assessments at the 36-month follow-up in Kansas and Missouri will be used for the following purposes: To study the extent to which EHS services with enhanced self-sufficiency services (enhanced EHS services) affect employment, earnings, income, and welfare dependence of low-income parents with young children; to study the impacts of enhanced EHS services on child well-being and school readiness; to examine the impacts of enhanced EHS services on key aspects of parental psychological well-being, parenting, family functioning and routines, and child care that might account for the effects of the intervention on young children; to collect data on a wider range of outcome measures than is available through welfare, Medicaid, Food Stamps, Social Security, and Unemployment Insurance records. The 36-month data collection effort draws heavily from the 15-month survey and direct child assessments conduced in this site. Materials for the survey and direct child assessments for the 15month data collection effort were previously submitted to OMB and were approved (OMB Control No. 0970–026). Respondents: The target population of the HtE project in Kansas and Missouri is low-income pregnant women and families with infants and toddlers. The respondents to the 36-month data collection effort will be all participants in the program and the control groups of the HtE project in Kansas and Missouri. Parents will be responding to a survey. Children between the ages of 2 and 7 years old at the 36-month follow-up will be asked to participate in direct child assessments aimed at understanding their emotional, behavioral, and cognitive development and school readiness. The annual burden estimates are detailed below, and the substantive content of each component will be detailed in the supporting statement attached to the forthcoming 30-day notice. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES KS/MO 36-month parent survey ...................................................................... KS/MO 36-month direct child assessments .................................................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 762.50. In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:38 Mar 26, 2007 Jkt 211001 610 610 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 PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent 1 1 Average burden hours per response .75 .50 Total burden hours 457.50 305.00 information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Information Services, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., E:\FR\FM\27MRN1.SGM 27MRN1 14279 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 58 / Tuesday, March 27, 2007 / Notices Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. 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: March 20, 2007. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 07–1481 Filed 3–26–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES [Docket No. 2007N–0098] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Focus Groups as Used by the Food and Drug Administration Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Under the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. ‘‘Collection of information’’ is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c) and includes agency requests or requirements that members of the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party. Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)) requires Federal agencies to provide a 60-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, FDA is publishing notice SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Food and Drug Administration AGENCY: publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on focus groups as used by FDA to gauge public opinion. DATES: Submit written or electronic comments on the collection of information by May 29, 2007. ADDRESSES: Submit electronic comments on the collection of information to: http://www.fda.gov/ dockets/ecomments. Submit written comments on the collection of information to the Division of Dockets Management (HFA–305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. All comments should be identified with the docket number found in brackets in the heading of this document. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonna Capezzuto, Office of the Chief Information Officer (HFA–250), Food and Drug Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, 301–827– 4659. Notice. SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA), Federal agencies are required to of the proposed collection of information set forth in this document. With respect to the following collection of information, FDA invites comments on these topics: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of FDA’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of FDA’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques, when appropriate, and other forms of information technology. Focus Groups as Used by FDA (OMB Control Number 0910–0497)—Extension Focus groups provide an important role in gathering information because they allow for a more in-depth understanding of consumers’ attitudes, beliefs, motivations, and feelings than do quantitative studies. Focus groups serve the narrowly defined need for direct and informal opinion on a specific topic and as a qualitative research tool have three major purposes: • To obtain consumer information that is useful for developing variables and measures for quantitative studies, • To better understand consumers’ attitudes and emotions in response to topics and concepts, and • To further explore findings obtained from quantitative studies. FDA will use focus group findings to test and refine their ideas, but will generally conduct further research before making important decisions such as adopting new policies and allocating or redirecting significant resources to support these policies. FDA estimates the burden for completing the forms for this collection of information as follows: TABLE 1.—ESTIMATED ANNUAL REPORTING BURDEN1 No. of Focus Groups per Study Subject Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES FDA Center No. of Focus Groups Sessions Conducted Annually No. of Participants per Group Hours of Duration for Each Group (Includes Screening) 1 5 9 1.58 May use focus groups when appropriate VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:38 Mar 26, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\27MRN1.SGM 27MRN1 Total Hours 71

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 58 (Tuesday, March 27, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 14278-14279]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 07-1481]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request; 
Proposed Projects

    Title: DHHS/ACF/ASPE/DOL Enhanced Services for the Hard-to-Employ 
Demonstration and Evaluation: Kansas and Missouri 36-Month Data 
Collection
    OMB No.: New Collection
    Description: The Enhanced Services for the Hard-to-Employ 
Demonstration and Evaluation Project (HtE) seeks to learn what services 
improve the employment prospects of low-income persons who face serious 
obstacles to steady work. The project is sponsored by the Office of 
Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) within the Administration for 
Children and Families (ACF) and the Office of the Assistant Secretary 
for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), both within the U.S. Department of 
Health and Human Services (HHS), and the U.S. Department of Labor 
(DOL).
    The HtE project is a multi-year, multi-site evaluation that employs 
an experimental longitudinal research design to test four strategies 
aimed at promoting employment among hard-to-employ populations. The 
four strategies include; (1) Intensive care management and job services 
project for Rhode Island Medicaid recipients with serious depression; 
(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 
long-term participants receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy 
Families (TANF), and (4) two-generational Early Head Start (EHS) 
services providing enhanced self-sufficiency services for parents, 
parent skills training, and high-quality child care for children in 
low-income families in Kansas and Missouri.
    The purpose of this document is to request public comment on the 
proposed 36-month parent survey and direct child assessments in Kansas 
and Missouri. The research team plans to collect parent-reported survey 
assessing parents' employment, education and economic outcomes, child 
outcomes, as well as aspects of parental psychological well-being, 
parenting, family functioning and routines, and child care use. This 
data collection effort will also include direct assessments of young 
children's cognitive, socioemotional and behavioral development.
    The follow-up survey and direct child assessments at the 36-month 
follow-up in Kansas and Missouri will be used for the following 
purposes: To study the extent to which EHS services with enhanced self-
sufficiency services (enhanced EHS services) affect employment, 
earnings, income, and welfare dependence of low-income parents with 
young children; to study the impacts of enhanced EHS services on child 
well-being and school readiness; to examine the impacts of enhanced EHS 
services on key aspects of parental psychological well-being, 
parenting, family functioning and routines, and child care that might 
account for the effects of the intervention on young children; to 
collect data on a wider range of outcome measures than is available 
through welfare, Medicaid, Food Stamps, Social Security, and 
Unemployment Insurance records.
    The 36-month data collection effort draws heavily from the 15-month 
survey and direct child assessments conduced in this site. Materials 
for the survey and direct child assessments for the 15-month data 
collection effort were previously submitted to OMB and were approved 
(OMB Control No. 0970-026).
    Respondents: The target population of the HtE project in Kansas and 
Missouri is low-income pregnant women and families with infants and 
toddlers.
    The respondents to the 36-month data collection effort will be all 
participants in the program and the control groups of the HtE project 
in Kansas and Missouri. Parents will be responding to a survey. 
Children between the ages of 2 and 7 years old at the 36-month follow-
up will be asked to participate in direct child assessments aimed at 
understanding their emotional, behavioral, and cognitive development 
and school readiness.
    The annual burden estimates are detailed below, and the substantive 
content of each component will be detailed in the supporting statement 
attached to the forthcoming 30-day notice.

                                             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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KS/MO 36-month parent survey....................             610               1             .75          457.50
KS/MO 36-month direct child assessments.........             610               1             .50          305.00
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 762.50.
    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 
Information Services, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW.,

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Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. 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: March 20, 2007.
Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 07-1481 Filed 3-26-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-M