Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 15161-15162 [E8-5656]

Download as PDF 15161 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 56 / Friday, March 21, 2008 / Notices support State efforts to meet the following Federal reporting requirements: The Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) required by section 479(b)(2) of the Social Security Act; the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS); Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA); and the Chafee Independent Living Program. These systems also support State efforts to provide the information to conduct the Child and Family Service Reviews. Currently, forty-two States and the District of Columbia have developed, or are developing, a SACWIS with Federal financial participation. The purpose of these reviews is to ensure that all aspects of the project, as described in the approved Advance Planning Document, have been adequately completed, and conform to applicable regulations and policies. To initiate a review, States will submit the completed SACWIS Assessment Review Guide (SARGE) and other documentation at the point that they have completed system development and the system is operational statewide. The additional documents submitted as part of this process should all be readily available to the State as a result of good project management practices. The information collected in the SACWIS Assessment Review Guide will allow State and Federal officials to determine if the State’s SACWIS meets the requirements for title IV–E Federal Financial Participation (FFP) defined at 45 CFR 1355.50. Additionally, other States will be able to use the documentation provided as part of this review process in their own system development efforts. Respondents: ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of responses per respondent Number of respondents Instrument Review ............................................................................................................. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 750. 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 if 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. 3 Dated: March 14, 2008. Janean Chambers, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E8–5653 Filed 3–20–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: Office of Refugee Resettlement Individual Development (IDA) Program Post-Asset Acquisition Data Collection. OMB No.: New Collection. Description: In October 1999 the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), began funding Individual Development Account (IDA) programs, a discretionary grant program authorized by Section 412(c)(1)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) (8 U.S.C. 1522(c)(1)(A)), for lowincome refugees. IDAs are a tool that enable low-income families to save, build assets, and enter the financial 1 Average burden hours per response 250 Total burden hours 250 mainstream. Since the inception of the ORR IDA Program, data have never been collected from the former refugee participants to assess how they are doing since they acquired their asset (i.e., home, small business, car, postsecondary education/vocational training/recertification, computer, or home renovation). This report will be used to document the experiences of the refugees and their families since they acquired their asset. There is much to be learned from the experiences of IDA programs serving refugees. ORR has requested this report in order to document long-term program outcomes and understand what happens after a participant obtains his/her asset. The lessons drawn will not only have direct implications for ORR, but also for currently funded refugee IDA grantees. The broader asset field will also benefit from learning about the achievements and challenges of a program that serves refugees. Respondents: Former ORR IDA participants who acquired an asset through the ORR IDA Program. Former ORR IDA grantee agencies will also assist in locating the former IDA participants. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Instrument Former IDA Participants Data .......................................................................... Former IDA Grantee Agencies ........................................................................ VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:33 Mar 20, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent 200 48 E:\FR\FM\21MRN1.SGM 1 1 21MRN1 Average burden hours per response .30 10 Total burden hours 60 480 15162 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 56 / Friday, March 21, 2008 / Notices Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 540. 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. Email 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 if 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: March 14, 2008. Janean Chambers, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E8–5656 Filed 3–20–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Longitudinal Investigation of Fertility and the Environment SUMMARY: Under the provisions of Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the National Institutes of Health has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for renewal of an information collection request. The original information collection request was approved (OMB Clearance 0925–0543) following publication in the Federal Register on January 9, 2004, page 1589 and December 2, 2004, page 70153. The proposed collection extension was previously published in the Federal Register on January 16, 2008, page 2925 and allowed 60 days for public comment. Only one public comment was received during the previous comment period. It was received via e-mail from a concerned citizen who stated that she felt that the VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:33 Mar 20, 2008 Jkt 214001 study should no longer continue because it is not a good use of tax dollars. 5 CFR 1320.5 (General Requirements) Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements: Final Rule requires that the agency inform the potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. This information is required to be stated in the 30-day Federal Register Notice. Proposed Collection: Title: Longitudinal Investigation of Fertility and the Environment (LIFE Study). Type of Information Collection Request: EXTENSION (OMB control number 0925–0543, expiration date, March 30, 2008). Need and Use of Information Collection: The purpose of the LIFE Study is to assess the impact of environmental factors, broadly defined to include lifestyle factors, on human reproduction and development. The LIFE Study is consistent with the mission of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development that includes conducting basic, clinical and epidemiologic research focusing on factors and processes associated with human reproduction and development thereby, ensuring the birth of healthy infants capable of reaching full adult potential unimpaired by physical or mental disabilities. This study will assess the relation between select environmental factors and human reproduction and development. This research originally proposed to recruit 960 couples who are interested in becoming pregnant and willing to participate in a longitudinal study. Fewer than expected couples were enrolled during the first three years of the project (n = 350), predominantly due to the fact that more couples were ineligible for participation than had been originally estimated. In light of this fact, the revised study plan is to enroll a total of 500 couples (i.e., 150 additional couples), a sample size that will not compromise the main study objectives. Couples will be selected from geographic regions that were chosen from peer reviewed competitive proposals. Fecundity will be measured by the time required for the couples to achieve pregnancy, while fertility will be measured by the ability of couples to have a live born infant. Infertility will be recognized for couples unable to conceive within 12 months of trying. The study’s primary environmental exposures include: Organochlorine pesticides; polychlorinated biphenyls; polybrominated diphenyl ethers; metals; PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 perfluorinated compounds; cotinine; and phytoestrogens. A growing body of literature suggests these compounds may exert adverse effects on human reproduction and development; however, definitive data are lacking especially for sensitive endpoints. Couples will participate in a 25-minute baseline interview and be instructed in the use of home fertility monitors and pregnancy kits for counting the time required for pregnancy and detecting pregnancy. Blood and urine samples will be collected at baseline from both partners of the couple for measurement of the environmental exposures. Two semen samples from male partners and two saliva samples from female partners also will be requested. Semen samples will be used to globally assess male fecundity as measured primarily by sperm concentration and morphology. Saliva samples will be used for the measurement of cortisol levels as a marker of stress among female partners so that the relation between environmental factors, stress and human reproduction can be assessed. The findings will provide valuable information regarding the effect of environmental contaminants on sensitive markers of human reproduction and development, filling critical data gaps. Moreover, these environmental exposures will be analyzed in the context of other lifestyle exposures such as use of cigarettes and alcohol, consistent with the manner in which human beings are exposed. Frequency of Response: Following the baseline interview (25 minutes), couples will each complete a 2-minute daily diary on select lifestyle factors. Women will perform daily fertility testing (7 minutes) approximately 11 days per cycle and pregnancy testing (4 minutes) at day of expected menses using a dipstick test in urine. Approximately 60% of women will become pregnant after 2 to 3 months, at which point they will switch to the less intensive portion of the protocol. Men will provide two semen samples, a month apart, requiring approximately 20 minutes for each collection, and women will collect two saliva samples, a month apart, requiring approximately 6 minutes each. Participating couples will be given a choice to submit their information by mail or to send it electronically to the Data Coordinating Center. This option will be available throughout data collection in the event couples change their minds about how they would like to submit information. Study participants will collect semen and saliva samples and forward them in prepaid delivery packages to the study’s E:\FR\FM\21MRN1.SGM 21MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Title: Office of Refugee Resettlement Individual Development (IDA) 
Program Post-Asset Acquisition Data Collection.
    OMB No.: New Collection.
    Description: In October 1999 the Administration for Children and 
Families (ACF), Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), began funding 
Individual Development Account (IDA) programs, a discretionary grant 
program authorized by Section 412(c)(1)(A) of the Immigration and 
Nationality Act (INA) (8 U.S.C. 1522(c)(1)(A)), for low-income 
refugees. IDAs are a tool that enable low-income families to save, 
build assets, and enter the financial mainstream. Since the inception 
of the ORR IDA Program, data have never been collected from the former 
refugee participants to assess how they are doing since they acquired 
their asset (i.e., home, small business, car, post-secondary education/
vocational training/recertification, computer, or home renovation).
    This report will be used to document the experiences of the 
refugees and their families since they acquired their asset. There is 
much to be learned from the experiences of IDA programs serving 
refugees. ORR has requested this report in order to document long-term 
program outcomes and understand what happens after a participant 
obtains his/her asset. The lessons drawn will not only have direct 
implications for ORR, but also for currently funded refugee IDA 
grantees. The broader asset field will also benefit from learning about 
the achievements and challenges of a program that serves refugees.
    Respondents: Former ORR IDA participants who acquired an asset 
through the ORR IDA Program.
    Former ORR IDA grantee agencies will also assist in locating the 
former IDA participants.

                                             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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Former IDA Participants Data....................             200               1             .30              60
Former IDA Grantee Agencies.....................              48               1              10             480
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 540.
    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. Email 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 if 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: March 14, 2008.
Janean Chambers,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. E8-5656 Filed 3-20-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-M