Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 62652 [07-5489]

Download as PDF 62652 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 214 / Tuesday, November 6, 2007 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects: Title: Application Requirements for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Residential Energy Assistance Challenge Program (REACH) Model Plan. OMB No. New Collection. Description: States, including the District of Columbia, Tribes, Tribal organizations and Territories applying for LIHEAP REACH funds must submit an annual application prior to receiving Federal funds. The Human Services Amendments of 1994 (Pub. L. 103–252) amended the LIHEAP statute to add Section 2607B, which established the REACH Program. REACH was funded for the first time in FY 1996 and is intended to: (1) Minimize health and safety risks that result from high energy burdens on low-income Americans; (2) reduce home energy vulnerability and prevent homelessness as a result of the inability to pay energy bills; (3) increase the efficiency of energy usage by lowincome families, helping them achieve energy self-sufficiency; and (4) target energy assistance to individuals who are most in need. The REACH Model Plan clarifies the information being requested and ensures the submission of all the information required by statute. The form facilitates our response to numerous queries each year concerning the information that should be included in the REACH application. Submission of a REACH application and use of the REACH Model Plan is voluntary. Grantees have the option to use another format. Respondents: State Governments, Tribal governments, Insular Areas, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Instrument Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours REACH Model Plan .......................................................................................... 51 1 72 3,672 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,672. In compliance with the requirements of Section 356(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. 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: October 30, 2007. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 07–5489 Filed 11–1–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects: Title: Children’s Justice Act Program (CJA). OMB No.: 0980–0196. Description: The Program Instruction, prepared in response to the enactment of the Children’s Justice Act (CJA), as set forth in Title II of Public Law 108–36, Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act Amendments of 2003, provides direction to the States and Territories to accomplish the purposes of assisting States in developing, establishing and operating programs designed to improve: (1) The handling of child abuse and neglect cases, particularly child sexual abuse and exploitation, in a manner that limits additional trauma to the child victim; (2) the handling of cases of suspected child abuse or neglect-related fatalities; (3) the investigation and prosecution of cases of child abuse and neglect, particularly child sexual abuse and exploitation; and (4) the handling of cases involving children with disabilities or serious health-related problems who are victims of abuse and neglect. This Program Instruction contains information collection requirements that are found in Pub. L. 108–36 at Sections 107(b) and 107(d), and pursuant to receiving a grant award. The information being collected is required by statute to be submitted pursuant to receiving a grant award. The information submitted will be used by the agency to ensure compliance with the statute; to monitor, evaluate and measure grantee achievements in addressing the investigation and prosecution of child abuse and neglect; and to report to Congress. Respondents: State Governments. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument Application ....................................................................................................... VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:55 Nov 05, 2007 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Average burden hours per response Number of responses 52 E:\FR\FM\06NON1.SGM 1 06NON1 40 Total burden hours 2,080

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

    Proposed Projects:
    Title: Application Requirements for the Low Income Home Energy 
Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Residential Energy Assistance Challenge 
Program (REACH) Model Plan.
    OMB No. New Collection.
    Description: States, including the District of Columbia, Tribes, 
Tribal organizations and Territories applying for LIHEAP REACH funds 
must submit an annual application prior to receiving Federal funds. The 
Human Services Amendments of 1994 (Pub. L. 103-252) amended the LIHEAP 
statute to add Section 2607B, which established the REACH Program. 
REACH was funded for the first time in FY 1996 and is intended to: (1) 
Minimize health and safety risks that result from high energy burdens 
on low-income Americans; (2) reduce home energy vulnerability and 
prevent homelessness as a result of the inability to pay energy bills; 
(3) increase the efficiency of energy usage by low-income families, 
helping them achieve energy self-sufficiency; and (4) target energy 
assistance to individuals who are most in need.
    The REACH Model Plan clarifies the information being requested and 
ensures the submission of all the information required by statute. The 
form facilitates our response to numerous queries each year concerning 
the information that should be included in the REACH application. 
Submission of a REACH application and use of the REACH Model Plan is 
voluntary. Grantees have the option to use another format.
    Respondents: State Governments, Tribal governments, Insular Areas, 
the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

                                             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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REACH Model Plan............................              51                1               72            3,672
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,672.
    In compliance with the requirements of Section 356(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.
    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: October 30, 2007.
Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 07-5489 Filed 11-1-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-M