Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 63912-63913 [07-5611]

Download as PDF 63912 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 218 / Tuesday, November 13, 2007 / Notices proposed information collection activities include revisions to the Customer Satisfaction Evaluation approved under OMB control number 0970–0303. CWIG is a service of the Children’s Bureau, a component within the Administration for Children and Families, and CWIG is dedicated to the mission of connecting professionals and concerned citizens to information on programs, research, legislation, and statistics regarding the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and families. CWIG’s main functions are identifying information needs, locating and acquiring information, creating information, organizing and storing information, disseminating information, and facilitating information exchange among professionals and concerned citizens. A number of vehicles are employed to accomplish these activities, including, but not limited to, Web site hosting, discussions with customers, and dissemination of publications (both print and electronic). The Customer Satisfaction Evaluation was initiated in response to Executive Order 12862 issued on September 11, 1993. The order calls for putting customers first and striving for a customer-driven government that matches or exceeds the best service available in the private sector. To that end, CWIG’s evaluation is designed to better understand the kind and quality of services customers want, as well as customers’ level of satisfaction with existing services. The proposed data collection activities for the evaluation include customer satisfaction surveys, customer comment cards, selected publication surveys, and focus groups. Respondents: Child Welfare Information Gateway customers. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES Customer Satisfaction Survey—Web site Delivery ................. Customer Satisfaction Survey—E-mail Delivery ..................... Customer Satisfaction Survey—Print Delivery ........................ Customer Satisfaction Survey—Phone Delivery ..................... Comment Card ........................................................................ Selected Publications Survey .................................................. Focus Group Guide ................................................................. Estimated total annual burden hours: 174.1. In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(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, CW, 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 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 collection; 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:30 Nov 09, 2007 Jkt 214001 Number of responses per survey respondent 1,545 29 31 171 264 85 28 16 14 14 14 3 11 16 comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. Dated: November 6, 2007. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 07–5610 Filed 11–9–07; 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: Community-Based Abstinence Education Program (CBAE). OMB No.: 0970–0272. Description: The discretionary funding Community-Based Abstinence Education Program (CBAE) is authorized by Title XI, Section 1110, of the Social Security Act (using the definitions contained in Title V, Section 510(b)(2) of the Social Security Act). Performance Progress Report/Program Narrative The CBAE Performance Progress Report/Program Narrative is a semiannual report form through which grantees report performance information used by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to evaluate each PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Average burden hours per survey response .0048 .0048 .0048 .0063 .0048 .0048 .0625 Total burden hours 118.7 1.9 2.1 15.1 3.8 4.5 28 grantee’s compliance with Federal law and progress toward achieving its goals. Performance information includes: • Description of major activities and accomplishments during the reporting period; • Description of deviations or departures from the original project; • Description of significant findings and events; • Description of dissemination activities; • Description of other activities; and • Description of activities planned for the next reporting period, including goals and objectives. Program-Specific Performance Measure The CBAE program is developing a program-specific performance measure in response to the PART review (a process by which the Office of Management and Budget analyzes and rates a Federal program’s procedures and strategies for evaluating its effectiveness), for which the program received a rating of Adequate. In an effort to gather program-specific data on rates of abstinence pre- and postprogram participation, ACF and the Office of Management and Budget determined that a program-specific performance measure should be developed to assess key outcomes among program participants. The CBAE office convened a panel of abstinence education experts to gather input on the measure, and, based on the input E:\FR\FM\13NON1.SGM 13NON1 63913 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 218 / Tuesday, November 13, 2007 / Notices provided, the CBAE office is developing the measure. CBAE grantees will be required to ask ten to fifteen questions of the youth served in a pre- and postsurvey, as well as a representative sample of the youth served in a postpost-survey. The questions are being carefully constructed by an experienced evaluator to measure initiation and discontinuation of sexual intercourse as well as two key predictors of initiation: Sexual values and behavioral intentions. The program office will collect and compile data to establish baselines and ambitious targets for the programspecific performance measure. The data will be aggregated and results will be shared with the public as they become available. Respondents: Performance Progress Report/Program Narrative—Non-profit community-based organizations, faithbased organizations, schools/school districts, universities/colleges, hospitals, public health agencies, local governments, Tribal councils, small businesses/for-profit entities, housing authorities, etc. Program-Specific Performance Measure—Youth Participants ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES Community-Based Abstinence Education Performance Progress Report/Program Narrative .................................... Community-Based Abstinence Education Program-Specific Performance Measure .......................................................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 506,000. 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 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: November 6, 2007. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 07–5611 Filed 11–9–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–M VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:30 Nov 09, 2007 Jkt 214001 Number of responses per respondent Number of respondents Instrument 2 50 6,000 1,000,000 3 1/6 500,000 Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects Title: Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) Post-expenditure Report. OMB No.: 0970–0234. Description: The purpose of this information collection is to (1) extend the collection of post-expenditure data using the current OMB approved reporting form (OMB No. 0970–0234) past the current expiration date of May 31, 2008; and (2) request that States voluntarily use the post-expenditure report format to estimate expenditures and recipients, by service category, as part of the required annual intended use plan. The Social Services Block Grant program (SSBG) provides funds to assist States in delivering critical services to vulnerable older adults, persons with disabilities, at-risk adolescents and young adults, and children and families in the State. Funds are allocated to the States in proportion to their populations. States have substantial discretion in their use of funds and may determine what services will be provided, who will be eligible, and how funds will be distributed among the various services. State or local SSBG agencies (i.e., county, city, regional offices) may provide the services or may purchase them from qualified agencies, organizations or individuals. States report as recipients of SSBG-funded services any individuals who receive a Frm 00041 Total burden hours 60 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES PO 00000 Average burden hours per response Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 service funded in whole or in part by SSBG. States are required to report their annual SSBG expenditures on a standard post-expenditure report. This request seeks approval to continue the use of the current form with no changes. This standard post-expenditure report form includes a yearly total of adults and children served and annual expenditures in each of 29 service categories. The annual report is to be submitted within six months of the end of the period covered by the report, and must address: (1) The number of individuals (as well as the number of children and the number of adults) who receive services paid for, in whole or in part, with Federal funds under the SSBG; (2) the amount of SSBG funds spent in providing each service; (3) the total amount of Federal, State, and local funds spent in providing each service, including SSBG funds; and (4) the method(s) by which each service is provided, showing separately the services provided by public and private agencies. These reporting requirements can be found at 45 CFR 96.74. Information collected on the postexpenditure report is analyzed and described in an annual report on SSBG expenditures and recipients produced by the Office of Community Services (OCS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF). The information contained in this report is used for program planning and management. The data establish how SSBG funding is used for the provision of services in each State to each of many specific populations of needy individuals. Federal regulation and reporting requirements for the SSBG also require each State to develop and submit an E:\FR\FM\13NON1.SGM 13NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 218 (Tuesday, November 13, 2007)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

Proposed Projects

    Title: Community-Based Abstinence Education Program (CBAE).
    OMB No.: 0970-0272.
    Description: The discretionary funding Community-Based Abstinence 
Education Program (CBAE) is authorized by Title XI, Section 1110, of 
the Social Security Act (using the definitions contained in Title V, 
Section 510(b)(2) of the Social Security Act).

Performance Progress Report/Program Narrative

    The CBAE Performance Progress Report/Program Narrative is a 
semiannual report form through which grantees report performance 
information used by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) 
to evaluate each grantee's compliance with Federal law and progress 
toward achieving its goals. Performance information includes:
     Description of major activities and accomplishments during 
the reporting period;
     Description of deviations or departures from the original 
project;
     Description of significant findings and events;
     Description of dissemination activities;
     Description of other activities; and
     Description of activities planned for the next reporting 
period, including goals and objectives.

Program-Specific Performance Measure

    The CBAE program is developing a program-specific performance 
measure in response to the PART review (a process by which the Office 
of Management and Budget analyzes and rates a Federal program's 
procedures and strategies for evaluating its effectiveness), for which 
the program received a rating of Adequate. In an effort to gather 
program-specific data on rates of abstinence pre- and post-program 
participation, ACF and the Office of Management and Budget determined 
that a program-specific performance measure should be developed to 
assess key outcomes among program participants. The CBAE office 
convened a panel of abstinence education experts to gather input on the 
measure, and, based on the input

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provided, the CBAE office is developing the measure. CBAE grantees will 
be required to ask ten to fifteen questions of the youth served in a 
pre- and post-survey, as well as a representative sample of the youth 
served in a post-post-survey.
    The questions are being carefully constructed by an experienced 
evaluator to measure initiation and discontinuation of sexual 
intercourse as well as two key predictors of initiation: Sexual values 
and behavioral intentions.
    The program office will collect and compile data to establish 
baselines and ambitious targets for the program-specific performance 
measure. The data will be aggregated and results will be shared with 
the public as they become available.
    Respondents: Performance Progress Report/Program Narrative--Non-
profit community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, 
schools/school districts, universities/colleges, hospitals, public 
health agencies, local governments, Tribal councils, small businesses/
for-profit entities, housing authorities, etc. Program-Specific 
Performance Measure--Youth Participants

                                             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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Community-Based Abstinence Education                 60                  2                 50              6,000
 Performance Progress Report/Program
 Narrative..........................
Community-Based Abstinence Education          1,000,000                  3                1/6            500,000
 Program-Specific Performance
 Measure............................
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 506,000.
    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 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: November 6, 2007.
Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 07-5611 Filed 11-9-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-M