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Download as PDF 21957 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 79 / Wednesday, April 23, 2008 / Notices and contracts, to permit evaluation of possible sources of conflict of interest. The Department seeks a broad geographic representation and has special interest in assuring that women, minority groups, and the physically handicapped are adequately represented on advisory bodies, and therefore, particularly encourages nominations for appropriately qualified female, minority, and/or physically handicapped candidates. Dated: April 15, 2008. Carolyn M. Clancy, Director. [FR Doc. E8–8614 Filed 4–22–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: Innovative Strategies for Increasing Self Sufficiency (ISIS)— Intervention Strategy Assessment Guide. OMB No.: New Collection. Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is proposing a data collection activity as part of the Innovative Strategies for Increasing SelfSufficiency (ISIS) demonstration and evaluation. The ISIS project will test a range of promising strategies to promote employment, self-sufficiency, and reduce dependence on cash welfare. The ISIS project will evaluate multiple employment-focused strategies that build on previous approaches and are adapted to the current Federal, State, and local policy environment. The major goals of the project include increasing the empirical knowledge about the effectiveness of a variety of programs for low-income families to sustain employment and advance to positions that enable self-sufficiency, as well as producing useful findings for both policymakers and program administrators. This proposed information collection activity focuses on identifying promising strategies to be tested as part of the study. Through semi-structured discussions, respondents will be asked to comment on the most important strategies and interventions for potential evaluation. Respondents: Semi-structured discussions will be held with administrators or staff of State agencies, local agencies, and programs with responsibility for employment-related services or activities for welfare and other low-income families; researchers in the field of welfare policy, poverty, economic self-sufficiency, and low-wage labor markets; and policymakers at various levels of government. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total annual burden hours Intervention Strategy Assessment Guide ........................................................ mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Instrument 400 1 .5 200 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 200. Additional Information: Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. E-mail address: OPREinfocollection@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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:58 Apr 22, 2008 Jkt 214001 Dated: April 14, 2008. Brendan C. Kelly, OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E8–8624 Filed 4–22–08; 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 Title: Generic Clearance to Conduct Pre-Testing of Surveys. OMB No.: New Collection. Description: The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a generic clearance that will allow OPRE to conduct a variety of datagathering activities aimed at identifying questionnaire and procedural problems in survey administration. Over the next three years, OPRE anticipates PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 undertaking a variety of new surveys as part of research projects in the fields of cash welfare, employment and selfsufficiency, Head Start, child care, healthy marriage and responsible fatherhood, and child welfare, among others. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Title: Innovative Strategies for Increasing Self Sufficiency 
(ISIS)--Intervention Strategy Assessment Guide.
    OMB No.: New Collection.
    Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), 
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is proposing a data 
collection activity as part of the Innovative Strategies for Increasing 
Self-Sufficiency (ISIS) demonstration and evaluation. The ISIS project 
will test a range of promising strategies to promote employment, self-
sufficiency, and reduce dependence on cash welfare. The ISIS project 
will evaluate multiple employment-focused strategies that build on 
previous approaches and are adapted to the current Federal, State, and 
local policy environment. The major goals of the project include 
increasing the empirical knowledge about the effectiveness of a variety 
of programs for low-income families to sustain employment and advance 
to positions that enable self-sufficiency, as well as producing useful 
findings for both policymakers and program administrators.
    This proposed information collection activity focuses on 
identifying promising strategies to be tested as part of the study. 
Through semi-structured discussions, respondents will be asked to 
comment on the most important strategies and interventions for 
potential evaluation.
    Respondents: Semi-structured discussions will be held with 
administrators or staff of State agencies, local agencies, and programs 
with responsibility for employment-related services or activities for 
welfare and other low-income families; researchers in the field of 
welfare policy, poverty, economic self-sufficiency, and low-wage labor 
markets; and policymakers at various levels of government.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                  Number of      Average burden
                 Instrument                      Number of      responses per      hours per       Total annual
                                                respondents       respondent        response       burden hours
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Intervention Strategy Assessment Guide......             400                1               .5              200
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 200.
    Additional Information: Copies of the proposed collection may be 
obtained by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, 
Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, 
SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. All 
requests should be identified by the title of the information 
collection. E-mail address: OPREinfocollection@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: April 14, 2008.
Brendan C. Kelly,
OPRE Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. E8-8624 Filed 4-22-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-M