Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 36088-36089 [E8-14221]

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 .................................... Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent 100 50 100 50 E:\FR\FM\25JNN1.SGM 1 1 1 1 25JNN1 Average burden hours per response 1 1 1 1 Estimated annual burden hours 100 50 100 50 36089 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 123 / Wednesday, June 25, 2008 / Notices ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES—Continued Annual number of respondents Instrument Activity Observation Guide .............................................................................. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 338 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. Number of responses per respondent 50 1 Dated: June 18, 2008. Brendan C. Kelly, OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E8–14221 Filed 6–24–08; 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 Proposed Projects Title: Evaluation of the Community Healthy Marriage Initiative Implementation Study. OMB No.: 0970–0283. Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is conducting a demonstration and evaluation called the Community Healthy Marriage Initiative (CHMI). Demonstration programs have been funded through Child Support Enforcement waivers authorized under section 1115 of the Social Security Act to support healthy marriage, improve child well-being and increase the financial security of children. The objective of the evaluation is to: (1) Assess the implementation of community interventions designed to provide marriage education by examining the way the projects operate and by examining child support outcomes among low-income families in the community; and (2) evaluate the community impacts of these interventions on marital stability and satisfaction, child well-being and child Average burden hours per response .75 Estimated annual burden hours 38 support outcomes among low-income families. The purpose of this information collection is to continue to collect implementation data under the protocols previously approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), OMB Approval No. 0970–0283. Primary data for the implementation evaluation will come from observations, interviews, focus groups and records. One-on-one and small group interviews with project staff and marriage education service providers in the community will provide a detailed understanding of the administration and operation of the demonstrations. Focus group discussions will provide insights into participants’ perspectives on marriage education and their experiences with the CHMI interventions. In addition to the implementation information collected under this request, an impact evaluation will be integrated with the implementation study and will assess the effects of healthy marriage initiatives by comparing family and child well-being outcomes in the CHMI communities with similar outcomes in comparison communities that are well matched to the project sites. Data from the implementation studies will provide the basis for the instrumental variable models of CHMI impacts to help determine direct or indirect exposure to marriage-related services. Baseline data collected under the impact evaluation has been approved by OMB (See OMB Approval No. 0970–0322). Respondents: Lead Project Staff, Service Provider Organization Staff, Key Community, Civic Stakeholders, and Program Participants. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Instrument Administrative interviews ............................................................................... Small group interviews .................................................................................. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 440 VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:19 Jun 24, 2008 Jkt 214001 Average number of responses per respondents 200 25 Additional Information: Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained by writing to the Administration for PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2 1 Average burden hours per response 1 1.6 Total burden hours 400 40 Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, E:\FR\FM\25JNN1.SGM 25JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 123 (Wednesday, June 25, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 36088-36089]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-14221]


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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.
    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.

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                                                  Annual  number     Number of        Average        Estimated
                   Instrument                           of         responses per   burden hours    annual burden
                                                    respondents     respondent     per response        hours
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Discussion Guide for Use with Researchers and                100               1               1             100
 Policy Experts.................................
Discussion Guide for Use with Program Directors.              50               1               1              50
Discussion Guide for Use with Program Staff.....             100               1               1             100
Discussion Guide for Use with School                          50               1               1              50
 Administrators.................................

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Activity Observation Guide......................              50               1             .75              38
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 338
    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: June 18, 2008.
Brendan C. Kelly,
OPRE Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. E8-14221 Filed 6-24-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-M