Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 36088 [E8-14220]

Download as PDF 36088 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 123 / Wednesday, June 25, 2008 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects Title: Hispanic Healthy Marriage Initiative Grantee Implementation Evaluation. OMB No.: New Collection. Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), in partnership with the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is proposing an information collection activity as part of the Hispanic Healthy Marriage Initiative (HHMI) Grantee Implementation Evaluation study. The proposed information collection consists of two components: (1) semistructured interviews with key respondents involved with selected marriage education programs serving Hispanic couples and individuals; and (2) focus groups with Hispanic individuals and couples participating in selected marriage education programs or declining to participate in such programs. Through this information collection and other study activities, ACF and ASPE seek to identify the unique cultural needs of Hispanic couples and families that have implications for the design and delivery of healthy marriage education services to Hispanics, recognizing their diversity with respect to country of origin, language, and level of acculturation, among other factors. Respondents: Marriage education program directors and managers; staff responsible for outreach, recruitment and intake activities in marriage education programs; marriage education instructors; key persons in partner organizations; and Hispanic individuals and couples. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response 81 54 180 1 1 1 2 2 1 Program Staff Discussion Guide ..................................................................... Partners/Community Leaders Discussion Guide ............................................. Participant Focus Group Discussion Guide ..................................................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 450 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’Enf ant 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: June 18, 2008. Brendan C. Kelly, OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E8–14220 Filed 6–24–08; 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 Proposed Project Title: Evaluation of Pregnancy Prevention Approaches—Phase 1. Total burden hours 162 108 180 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 Evaluation of Pregnancy Prevention Approaches study. This study will assess the effectiveness of a range of programs designed to prevent or reduce sexual risk behavior and pregnancy among older adolescents. Knowing what types of programs are effective will enhance programmatic decisions by policymakers and practitioners. The proposed activity involves the collection of information from observations of program activities and interviews with a range of experts about various aspects of existing prevention programs and topics the experts view as important to address through evaluation. These data will be used to help enhance decisions about the types of programs to be evaluated in the study. Respondents: Researchers and policy experts, program directors, program staff, or school administrators. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Annual number of respondents Instrument Discussion Discussion Discussion Discussion Guide Guide Guide Guide VerDate Aug<31>2005 for for for for Use Use Use Use with with with with 21:19 Jun 24, 2008 Researchers and Policy Experts ................... Program Directors .......................................... Program Staff ................................................. School Administrators .................................... 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 123 (Wednesday, June 25, 2008)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

Proposed Projects

    Title: Hispanic Healthy Marriage Initiative Grantee Implementation 
Evaluation.
    OMB No.: New Collection.
    Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), in 
partnership with the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and 
Evaluation (ASPE), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is 
proposing an information collection activity as part of the Hispanic 
Healthy Marriage Initiative (HHMI) Grantee Implementation Evaluation 
study. The proposed information collection consists of two components: 
(1) semistructured interviews with key respondents involved with 
selected marriage education programs serving Hispanic couples and 
individuals; and (2) focus groups with Hispanic individuals and couples 
participating in selected marriage education programs or declining to 
participate in such programs. Through this information collection and 
other study activities, ACF and ASPE seek to identify the unique 
cultural needs of Hispanic couples and families that have implications 
for the design and delivery of healthy marriage education services to 
Hispanics, recognizing their diversity with respect to country of 
origin, language, and level of acculturation, among other factors.
    Respondents: Marriage education program directors and managers; 
staff responsible for outreach, recruitment and intake activities in 
marriage education programs; marriage education instructors; key 
persons in partner organizations; and Hispanic individuals and couples.

                                             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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Program Staff Discussion Guide..................              81               1               2             162
Partners/Community Leaders Discussion Guide.....              54               1               2             108
Participant Focus Group Discussion Guide........             180               1               1             180
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 450
    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'Enf ant 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: June 18, 2008.
Brendan C. Kelly,
OPRE Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. E8-14220 Filed 6-24-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-M