Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 21957-21958 [E8-8625]

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. In order to improve the development of its research and evaluation surveys, OPRE envisions using a variety of techniques including field tests, respondent debriefing questionnaires, cognitive interviews, and focus groups in order to identify questionnaire and procedural problems, suggest solutions, and measure the relative effectiveness of alternative survey solutions. Following standard OMB requirements, OPRE will submit a change request to OMB individually for every data collection activity undertaken under this generic clearance. OPRE will provide OMB with a copy of the individual instrument or questionnaire, as well as other materials describing the project and specific survey pre test. Respondents: The respondents will be identified at the time that each change request is submitted to OMB. Generally, they will be individuals who are E:\FR\FM\23APN1.SGM 23APN1 21958 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 79 / Wednesday, April 23, 2008 / Notices representative of the target groups for the public assistance research or evaluation project in question. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Instrument Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total annual burden hours Survey Development Field Tests, Respondent Debriefing Questionnaires, Cognitive Interviews and Focus Groups ...................................................... 1,000 1 1 1,000 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,000. 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 Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. E-mail address: OPREinfocollection@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: April 14, 2008. Brendan C. Kelly, OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E8–8625 Filed 4–22–08; 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 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 Exploration of Low-Income Couples’ Decision Making (CDM) Processes study. This project will gather important information that will be useful for improving social services delivery approaches for working with individuals in couple relationships. The proposed collection will consist of a telephone survey and in-home observation of low-income couples. These data collection efforts will examine sources of conflict and assess decision-making processes among lowincome couples—especially in relation to issues directly addressed by social service programs (e.g., employment, housing, etc.) Respondents: Low-income couples. Title: Exploration of Low-Income Couples’ Decision-Making Processes. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Annual number of respondents Instrument mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Telephone Survey ............................................................................................ In-Home Observation ....................................................................................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 270. 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:58 Apr 22, 2008 Jkt 214001 90 90 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. PO 00000 Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response 1 1 Estimated annual burden hours .333 2.666 30 240 Dated: April 14, 2008. Brendan C. Kelly, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E8–8626 Filed 4–22–08; 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: Child Care and Development Fund Tribal Plan (Form ACF–118–A). Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\23APN1.SGM 23APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 79 (Wednesday, April 23, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 21957-21958]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-8625]


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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 data-gathering activities aimed 
at identifying questionnaire and procedural problems in survey 
administration. Over the next three years, OPRE anticipates undertaking 
a variety of new surveys as part of research projects in the fields of 
cash welfare, employment and self-sufficiency, Head Start, child care, 
healthy marriage and responsible fatherhood, and child welfare, among 
others. In order to improve the development of its research and 
evaluation surveys, OPRE envisions using a variety of techniques 
including field tests, respondent debriefing questionnaires, cognitive 
interviews, and focus groups in order to identify questionnaire and 
procedural problems, suggest solutions, and measure the relative 
effectiveness of alternative survey solutions.
    Following standard OMB requirements, OPRE will submit a change 
request to OMB individually for every data collection activity 
undertaken under this generic clearance. OPRE will provide OMB with a 
copy of the individual instrument or questionnaire, as well as other 
materials describing the project and specific survey pre test.
    Respondents: The respondents will be identified at the time that 
each change request is submitted to OMB. Generally, they will be 
individuals who are

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representative of the target groups for the public assistance research 
or evaluation project in question.

                                             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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Survey Development Field Tests, Respondent             1,000                1                1            1,000
 Debriefing Questionnaires, Cognitive
 Interviews and Focus Groups................
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,000.
    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 
Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW., 
Washington, DC 20447, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. E-mail 
address: OPREinfocollection@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: April 14, 2008.
Brendan C. Kelly,
OPRE Reports Clearance Officer.
 [FR Doc. E8-8625 Filed 4-22-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-M