Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 66179-66180 [07-5842]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 227 / Tuesday, November 27, 2007 / Notices Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,765. 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. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. E-mail address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. OMB Comment OMB is required to make a decision concerning the collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best assured of having its full effect of 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: November 20, 2007. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 07–5835 Filed 11–26–07; 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 66179 OMB No.: 0970–0171. Description: Section 466(a)(5)(C)(iv) of the Social Security Act (the Act) requires States to develop and use an affidavit for the voluntary acknowledgement of paternity. The affidavit for the voluntary acknowledgement of paternity must include the minimum requirements specified by the Secretary under section 452(a)(7) of the Act. The affidavits will be used by hospitals, birth record agencies, and other entities participating in the voluntary paternity establishment program. Respondents: State and Tribal IV–D agencies, hospitals, birth record agencies and other entities participating in the voluntary paternity establishment program. Proposed Projects Title: Required Data Elements for Voluntary Establishment of Paternity Affidavits. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours None ................................................................................................................ pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Instrument 1,025,521 Variable .166 170,236 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 170,236. 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) VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:26 Nov 26, 2007 Jkt 214001 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 20, 2007. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 07–5841 Filed 11–26–07; 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 Project Title: Descriptive Study of Early Head Start (DSEHS). OMB No.: New Collection. Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), requests clearance to PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 recruit Early Head Start (EHS) programs for participation in the Descriptive Study of Early Head Start (DSEHS) and to conduct a pilot test of potential measures. DSEHS is a longitudinal study of a representative sample of programs and children in three age cohorts, which will collect information about programs, families, and services. When completed, data will be collected on a sample of approximately 2,100 children and families from 60 EHS programs. Data will be collected in four waves: Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2010, and Fall 2011. Children and families will be followed until children are three years old and exit EHS programs. Data collected under DSEHS will complement information gathered under the Survey of Early Head Start Programs (SEHSP), OMB Control No. 0992–0008. SEHSP gathered information on the management systems, services, and characteristics of children and families served by EHS programs. To complement this information, DSEHS will gather information on the needs and characteristics of children and families enrolled in EHS programs, including an assessment of children’s and families’ needs, how programs meet E:\FR\FM\27NON1.SGM 27NON1 66180 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 227 / Tuesday, November 27, 2007 / Notices the needs of children and families in EHS programs, and how children and families in EHS programs progress over time. The activity proposed under this notice includes only the data collected during the selection and recruitment of programs to participate in DSEHS and a pilot study on the feasibility of proposed measures. To select and recruit programs, ACF intends to send letters to program directors of selected EHS programs. Directors will receive a summary of the study goals that will include an overview of the design and data collection, a brochure describing the study, and examples of the consent materials for enrolling study participants. Programs will not be asked to enroll participants during the initial selection and recruitment phase. Selected programs may also receive a follow-up phone call to answer questions from EHS directors or staff. Program directors will be asked to provide information on the numbers of families enrolled with children who will be within two months of the target ages at the time of each of the four fall data collections. ACF intends to conduct a feasibility pilot study at two EHS programs in June 2008. In the pilot study, ACF will test the feasibility of administering various direct child assessment measures and parent interviews. Respondents: EHS Program Directors, Parents, and Children. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Annual number of respondents Instrument pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Recruitment materials sent to program sites ................................................... Program roster of children in target ages ........................................................ Pilot Test—Child Assessment ......................................................................... Pilot Test—Parent Interview ............................................................................ Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 125. 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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:26 Nov 26, 2007 Jkt 214001 BILLING CODE 4184–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. 2007N–0356] Behind the Counter Availability of Certain Drugs; Public Meeting; Comment Period Clarification Food and Drug Administration, HHS. Notice; comment period clarification. ACTION: SUMMARY: In the Federal Register of October 4, 2007 (72 FR 56769), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a notice that announced a public meeting to obtain comments regarding behind-the-counter (BTC) availability of human drugs. An incorrect date was published in that notice. This document clarifies that Docket No. 2007N–0356 will close on December 17, 2007. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. 2007N–0356, by any of the following methods: Electronic Submissions Submit electronic comments in the following ways: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Agency Web site: http:// www.fda.gov/dockets/ecomments. PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Average burden hours per response Estimated annual burden hours 1 1 1 1 .25 .50 1.0 1.0 15 30 40 40 60 60 40 40 Dated: November 20, 2007. Brendan C. Kelly, OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 07–5842 Filed 11–26–07; 8:45 am] AGENCY: Number of responses per respondent Follow the instructions for submitting comments on the agency Web site. Written Submissions Submit written registration and comments in the following ways: • FAX: 301–827–6870. • Mail/Hand delivery/Courier (for paper, disk, or CD–ROM submissions): Division of Dockets Management (HFA– 305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. To ensure more timely processing of comments, FDA is no longer accepting comments submitted to the agency by email. FDA encourages you to continue to submit electronic comments by using the Federal eRulemaking Portal or the agency Web site, as described previously, in the ADDRESSES portion of this document under Electronic Submissions. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and docket number for this notice. All comments received may be posted without change to http://www.fda.gov/ ohrms/dockets/default.htm, including any personal information provided. For additional information on submitting comments, see the ‘‘Comments’’ heading of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/ default.htm and insert the docket number, found in brackets in the heading of this document, into the ‘‘Search’’ box and follow the prompts and/or go to the Division of Dockets Management, 5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. E:\FR\FM\27NON1.SGM 27NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

Proposed Project

    Title: Descriptive Study of Early Head Start (DSEHS).
    OMB No.: New Collection.
    Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), 
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), requests clearance 
to recruit Early Head Start (EHS) programs for participation in the 
Descriptive Study of Early Head Start (DSEHS) and to conduct a pilot 
test of potential measures.
    DSEHS is a longitudinal study of a representative sample of 
programs and children in three age cohorts, which will collect 
information about programs, families, and services. When completed, 
data will be collected on a sample of approximately 2,100 children and 
families from 60 EHS programs. Data will be collected in four waves: 
Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2010, and Fall 2011. Children and families 
will be followed until children are three years old and exit EHS 
programs.
    Data collected under DSEHS will complement information gathered 
under the Survey of Early Head Start Programs (SEHSP), OMB Control No. 
0992-0008. SEHSP gathered information on the management systems, 
services, and characteristics of children and families served by EHS 
programs. To complement this information, DSEHS will gather information 
on the needs and characteristics of children and families enrolled in 
EHS programs, including an assessment of children's and families' 
needs, how programs meet

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the needs of children and families in EHS programs, and how children 
and families in EHS programs progress over time.
    The activity proposed under this notice includes only the data 
collected during the selection and recruitment of programs to 
participate in DSEHS and a pilot study on the feasibility of proposed 
measures.
    To select and recruit programs, ACF intends to send letters to 
program directors of selected EHS programs. Directors will receive a 
summary of the study goals that will include an overview of the design 
and data collection, a brochure describing the study, and examples of 
the consent materials for enrolling study participants. Programs will 
not be asked to enroll participants during the initial selection and 
recruitment phase.
    Selected programs may also receive a follow-up phone call to answer 
questions from EHS directors or staff. Program directors will be asked 
to provide information on the numbers of families enrolled with 
children who will be within two months of the target ages at the time 
of each of the four fall data collections.
    ACF intends to conduct a feasibility pilot study at two EHS 
programs in June 2008. In the pilot study, ACF will test the 
feasibility of administering various direct child assessment measures 
and parent interviews.
    Respondents: EHS Program Directors, Parents, and Children.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                     Number of    Average burden     Estimated
                   Instrument                      Annual number   responses per     hours per     annual burden
                                                  of respondents    respondent       response          hours
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Recruitment materials sent to program sites.....              60               1             .25              15
Program roster of children in target ages.......              60               1             .50              30
Pilot Test--Child Assessment....................              40               1             1.0              40
Pilot Test--Parent Interview....................              40               1             1.0              40
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 125.
    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 20, 2007.
Brendan C. Kelly,
OPRE Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 07-5842 Filed 11-26-07; 8:45 am]
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