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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 97 / Monday, May 21, 2007 / Notices pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES These estimates include the start-up burden and attendant costs, such as determining compliance obligations. However, non-GLBA entities will give notice only once during the clearance period ahead. Thus, averaged over that three-year period, the estimated annual burden for non-GLBA entities is 1,089,000 hours and $30,749,000 in labor costs, rounded.7 Entities that are subject to the Commission’s GLBA privacy notice regulation already provide privacy notices to their customers.8 Because the FACT Act and the proposed Rule contemplate that the new affiliate marketing notice can be included in the GLBA notices, the burden on GLBA regulated entities would be greatly reduced. Accordingly, the GLBA entities would incur 6 hours of burden during the first year of the clearance period, comprised of a projected 5 hours of managerial time and 1 hour of technical time to execute the notice, given that the proposed Rule provides a model.9 Staff also estimates that 3,350 GLBA entities under the FTC’s jurisdiction would be affected, so that the total burden for GLBA entities during the first year of the clearance period would approximate 20,000 hours and $716,000 in associated labor costs.10 Allowing for increased familiarity with procedure, the paperwork burden in ensuing years would decline, with GLBA entities each incurring an estimated 4 hours of annual burden (3 hours of managerial time and 1 hour of technical time) during the remaining two years of the clearance, amounting to 13,400 hours and $472,000 in labor costs in each of the ensuing two years. Thus, averaged over the three-year clearance period, the estimated annual burden for GLBA entities is 15,600 hours and $553,000 in labor costs. Cumulatively for both GLBA and nonGLBA entities, the average annual burden over the prospective three-year clearance period, rounded, is approximately 1,105,000 burden hours hours of clerical labor at $14.44 per hour—a combined $371.27—multiplied by 1.06426 (a combined $395.13)—for the estimated 233,400+ non-GLBA business families subject to the proposed Rule. 7 3,268,000 hours ÷ 3 = 1,089,000; $92,247,000 ÷ 3 = $30,749,000. 8 Financial institutions must provide a privacy notice at the time the customer relationship is established and then annually so long as the relationship continues. Staff’s estimates assume that the affiliate marketing opt-out will be incorporated in the institution’s initial and annual notices. 9 As stated above, no clerical time is included in the estimate because the notice likely would be combined with existing GLBA notices. 10 3,350 GLBA entities × [($34.20 × 5 hours) + ($29.80 × 1 hour)] × 1.06426 wage multiplier (see note 6). VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:57 May 18, 2007 Jkt 211001 and $31,302,000 in labor costs, rounded. GLBA entities are already providing notices to their customers so there are no new capital or non-labor costs, as this notice may be consolidated into their current notices. For non-GLBA entities, the rule provides for simple and concise model forms that institutions may use to comply. Thus, any capital or non-labor costs associated with compliance for these entities are negligible. William Blumenthal, General Counsel. [FR Doc. E7–9711 Filed 5–18–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Office of the Secretary Findings of Research Misconduct Office of the Secretary, HHS. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) and the Assistant Secretary for Health have taken final action in the following case: Kartik Prabhakaran, University of Pittsburgh: Based on the report of an inquiry conducted by the University of Pittsburgh (UP), extensive oral and written admissions by the Respondent, and additional analysis conducted by the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) during its oversight review, the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) found that Mr. Kartik Prabhakaran, former graduate student in the joint M.D./Ph.D. program at UP, engaged in research misconduct while supported by National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), grant F30 NS50905–01 and National Eye Institute (NEI), NIH, grants 5 R01 EY005945, 5 P30 EY008098, and 5 R01 EY015291. Specifically, Mr. Prabhakaran falsified and fabricated data that was included in a PowerPoint presentation and in a paper published in Immunity (Immunity 23:515–525, November 2005). Mr. Prabhakaran’s research misconduct occurred while he was a student in the M.D./Ph.D. program for UP’s School of Medicine. He is no longer in UP’s Ph.D. program but is still enrolled in its M.D. program in the School of Medicine. The Immunity publication has been retracted (Immunity 24:657, May 2006). Mr. Prabhakaran has entered into a Voluntary Exclusion Agreement in which he has voluntarily agreed, for a PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28493 period of four (4) years, beginning on March 15, 2007: (1) To exclude himself from serving in any advisory capacity to PHS, including but not limited to service on any PHS advisory committee, board, and/or peer review committee, or as a consultant; and (2) That any institution that submits an application for PHS support for a research project on which Mr. Prabhakaran’s participation is proposed, that uses him in any capacity on PHS supported research, or that submits a report of PHS-funded research in which he is involved must concurrently submit a plan for supervision of his duties to the funding agency for approval. The supervisory plan must be designed to ensure the scientific integrity of his research contribution. Mr. Prabhakaran agreed to ensure that a copy of the supervisory plan also is submitted to ORI by the institution. Mr. Prabhakaran agreed that he will not participate in any PHS-supported research until such a supervision plan is submitted to ORI. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Director, Division of Investigative Oversight, Office of Research Integrity, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 750, Rockville, MD 20852, (240) 453–8800. Chris B. Pascal, Director, Office of Research Integrity. [FR Doc. E7–9735 Filed 5–18–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4150–31–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects Title: Case Plan Requirement, Section 442, 471(a)(16), 475(1) and 475(5)(A) of the Social Security Act. OMB No.: 0980–0140. Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting authority to renew an existing information collection that is expiring October 31, 2007. The collection of information for the case plan requirement is authorized by titles IV–B, Section 422 (42 U.S.C. 422), and IV–E, Sections 471 and 475 (42 U.S.C. 471 and 475) of the Social Security Act (the Act). States must develop State plans for both Titles IV–B and IV–E that are approved by the Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Both plans require that States maintain a case review system that periodically reviews case plans E:\FR\FM\21MYN1.SGM 21MYN1 28494 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 97 / Monday, May 21, 2007 / Notices developed for each child receiving services under the Act. Title IV–B provides for child welfare services funding and title IV–E provides for foster care maintenance payments for eligible children. Sections 442(b)(2) and (8)(A)(ii) of the Act require States to coordinate services and assistance under Federal programs, including titles IV–B and IV–E, and to ensure that States are operating a case review system that meets the review system that meets the requirements of section 475(5) of the Act. Title IV–E funding, Section 471(a) of the Act, requires that State plans provide for the development of a case plan for each child receiving foster care maintenance payments and provide for a case review system that meets the requirements described in section 475(5)(B) of the Act with respect to each child. The case plan is a written document that provides a narrative description of the child-specific program of care that addresses the needs of each child regarding safety, permanency and wellbeing. Federal regulations at 45 CFR 1356.21(g) and section 475(1) of the Act delineate the specific information that should be addressed in the case plan. ACF neither specifies a recordkeeping format for the case plan nor requires submission of the case plan to the Federal Government. Case plan information is recorded in a format developed and maintained by State child welfare agencies. Case plans are periodically reviewed under the purview of State case review systems. In computing the number of burden hours for this information collection, ACF based the annual burden estimates on States’ experiences in developing case plans. Respondents: State title IV–B and title IV–E Agencies. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Number for responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours Case Plan ........................................................................................................ pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Instrument 701,461 1 2.60 1,823,799 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,823,799. 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 fro 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 15:57 May 18, 2007 Jkt 211001 Dated: May 15, 2007. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 07–2501 Filed 5–18–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Statement of Organization, Functions and Delegation of Authority Notice is hereby given that I have redelegated to the Regional Program Managers, Office of Child Support Enforcement, the following authorities vested in me by the Assistant Secretary of Administration for Children and Families in the memoranda dated February 16, 2007. (a) Authorities Delegated. 1. The authority to approve Title IVD State plans and amendments. 2. Authority to certify and transmit State requests for full collection services by the Secretary of Treasury and State applications to use courts of the United States to enforce court orders. (b) Limitations. 1. These redelegations shall be exercised under financial and administrative requirements applicable to all Administration for Children and Families authorities. 2. The authority to approve Title IVD State plans and amendments requires review and clearance by legal counsel and consultation with Central Office, Office of Child Support Enforcement, PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 except as provided in written guidelines issued by the Commissioner. 3. These authorities may not be redelegated. (c) Effective Date. This redelegation is effective on the date of signature. (d) Effect on Existing Delegations. This redelegation of authority supersedes all previous delegations from the Deputy Director/ Commissioner, Office of Child Support Enforcement, on these subjects. I hereby affirm and ratify any actions taken by any Regional Program Manager which, in effect, involved the exercise of these authorities prior to the effective date of this redelegation. Dated: May 10, 2007. Margot Bean, Deputy Director/Commissioner, Office of Child Support Enforcement. [FR Doc. E7–9671 Filed 5–18–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P E:\FR\FM\21MYN1.SGM 21MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request 
Proposed Projects

    Title: Case Plan Requirement, Section 442, 471(a)(16), 475(1) and 
475(5)(A) of the Social Security Act.
    OMB No.: 0980-0140.
    Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is 
requesting authority to renew an existing information collection that 
is expiring October 31, 2007. The collection of information for the 
case plan requirement is authorized by titles IV-B, Section 422 (42 
U.S.C. 422), and IV-E, Sections 471 and 475 (42 U.S.C. 471 and 475) of 
the Social Security Act (the Act). States must develop State plans for 
both Titles IV-B and IV-E that are approved by the Secretary, U.S. 
Department of Health and Human Services. Both plans require that States 
maintain a case review system that periodically reviews case plans

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developed for each child receiving services under the Act.
    Title IV-B provides for child welfare services funding and title 
IV-E provides for foster care maintenance payments for eligible 
children. Sections 442(b)(2) and (8)(A)(ii) of the Act require States 
to coordinate services and assistance under Federal programs, including 
titles IV-B and IV-E, and to ensure that States are operating a case 
review system that meets the review system that meets the requirements 
of section 475(5) of the Act.
    Title IV-E funding, Section 471(a) of the Act, requires that State 
plans provide for the development of a case plan for each child 
receiving foster care maintenance payments and provide for a case 
review system that meets the requirements described in section 
475(5)(B) of the Act with respect to each child.
    The case plan is a written document that provides a narrative 
description of the child-specific program of care that addresses the 
needs of each child regarding safety, permanency and well-being. 
Federal regulations at 45 CFR 1356.21(g) and section 475(1) of the Act 
delineate the specific information that should be addressed in the case 
plan. ACF neither specifies a recordkeeping format for the case plan 
nor requires submission of the case plan to the Federal Government. 
Case plan information is recorded in a format developed and maintained 
by State child welfare agencies. Case plans are periodically reviewed 
under the purview of State case review systems.
    In computing the number of burden hours for this information 
collection, ACF based the annual burden estimates on States' 
experiences in developing case plans.
    Respondents: State title IV-B and title IV-E Agencies.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                  Number for    Average  burden
                 Instrument                      Number of      responses per      hours per       Total burden
                                                respondents       respondent        response          hours
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Case Plan...................................         701,461                1             2.60        1,823,799
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,823,799.
    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 fro 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: May 15, 2007.
Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 07-2501 Filed 5-18-07; 8:45 am]
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