Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 58593-58594 [E8-23558]

Download as PDF 58593 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 7, 2008 / Notices 1. Bank of America Corporation, Charlotte, North Carolina, to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of Merrill Lynch Bank & Trust Co., FSB, New York, New York, and thereby indirectly acquire Merrill Lynch Bank USA, Salt Lake City, Utah, and thereby engage in operating a savings association and an industrial bank, pursuant to section 225.28(b)(4) of Regulation Y. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, October 2, 2008. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E8–23644 Filed 10–6–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: Cross-Site Evaluation of the Infant Adoption Awareness Training Program for Projects Initially Funded in Fiscal Year 2006-NEW. OMB No.: New Collection. Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Children’s Bureau (CB), will conduct the Cross-Site Evaluation of the Infant Adoption Awareness Training Program (IAATP). Title XII, Subtitle A, of the Childrens Health Act of 2000 (CHA) authorizes the Department of Health and Human Services to make Infant Adoption Awareness Training grants available to national, regional, and local adoption organizations for the purposes of developing and implementing programs that train the staff of public and non- profit private health service organizations to provide adoption information and referrals to pregnant women on an equal basis with all other courses of action included in nondirective counseling of pregnant women. Participants in the training include individuals who provide pregnancy or adoption information and those who will provide such services after receiving the training, with Title X (relating to voluntary family planning projects), Section 330 (relating to community health centers, migrant health centers, and centers serving homeless individuals and residents of public housing), and CHA-funded school-based health centers, receiving priority to receive the training. A total of six organizations were awarded IAATP funding in 2006. Section 1201(a)(2)(A) of the IAATP legislation requires grantees to develop and deliver trainings that are consistent with the Best Practice Guidelines for Infant Adoption Awareness Training. The IAATP guidelines address training goals, basic skills, curriculum and training structure. A complete description of the guidelines is available at http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/ programs_fund/discretionary/iaatp.htm. In addition, grantees are required to conduct local evaluation of program outcomes and participate in the national evaluation of the extent to which IAATP training objectives are met. The Infant Adoption Awareness Training Program: Trainee Survey is the primary data collection instrument for the national cross-site evaluation. Respondents will complete the survey prior to receiving training and approximately 90 days after the training to assess the extent to which trainees demonstrate sustained gains in their knowledge about adoption, and to determine the impact of the training on their subsequent work with pregnant women. 1. Do health care workers who participate in the IAATP training: Demonstrate enhanced knowledge, attitudes, skills, and behaviors with respect to adoption counseling following completion of the program? Provide adoption information to pregnant women on an equal basis with other pregnancy planning options? Demonstrate enhanced awareness of community adoption-related resources and refer expectant mothers to them as needed? 2. Are trainees more confident about discussing all three pregnancy planning options (parenting, abortion, and adoption) in a non-directive counseling style than they were prior to participating in the training? Cross-site evaluation data will be collected on an annual basis throughout the five-year funding period. Pre-test and follow-up versions of the survey are expected to require approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete. Estimated response time for the follow-up survey includes time for respondents to access the web-based survey, complete the survey online, and electronically submit the survey. Respondents will not need to implement a recordkeeping system or compile source data in order to complete the survey. Where possible, fields in the follow-up version of the survey will be pre-filled with static data from the respondents pre-test (e.g., demographics, agency type) in order to further expedite completion of the survey and minimize respondent burden. Respondents: Infant Adoption Awareness Program Trainees. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument IAATP: Trainee Survey Pre-Test Administration... .......................................... IAATP: Trainee Survey Follow-Up Administration.. ......................................... mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:23 Oct 06, 2008 Jkt 217001 1,200 1,200 identified by the title of the information collection. E-mail address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 300. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent 1 1 Average burden hours per response 0.15 0.10 Total burden hours 180 120 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. E:\FR\FM\07OCN1.SGM 07OCN1 58594 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 7, 2008 / Notices Dated: October 1, 2008. Janean Chambers, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E8–23558 Filed 10–6–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Public Comment on the Proposed Adoption of ANA Program Policies and Procedures Administration for Native Americans (ANA), HHS. ACTION: Notice of Public Comment on the Proposed Adoption of ANA Program Policies and Procedures. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 814 of the Native American Programs Act of 1974, as amended by 42 U.S.C. 2992b–1, the Administration for Native Americans (ANA) herein describes its proposed interpretive rules, general statements of policy and rules of agency procedure or practice in relation to the following Program Announcements: Social and Economic Development Strategies (hereinafter referred to as SEDS), Social and Economic Development Strategies for Alaska (hereinafter referred to as SEDS–AK), Native Language Preservation and Maintenance Assessment (hereinafter referred to as Native Language Assessment), Native Language Preservation and Maintenance Planning (hereinafter referred to as Native Language Planning), Native Language Preservation and Maintenance Implementation (hereinafter referred to as Native Language Implementation), Native Language Preservation and Maintenance Immersion (hereinafter referred to as Native Language Immersion), Family Preservation— Improving the Well-Being of Children Project Planning (hereinafter referred to as Family Preservation Planning), Family Preservation—Improving the Well-Being of Children Project Implementation (hereinafter referred to as Family Preservation Implementation) and Environmental Regulatory Enhancement (hereinafter referred to as ERE). Under the statute, ANA is required to provide members of the public an opportunity to comment on proposed changes in interpretive rules, general statements of policy and rules of agency procedure or practice, and to give notice of the final adoption of such changes at least 30 days before the changes become effective. This notice also provides VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:23 Oct 06, 2008 Jkt 217001 additional information about ANA’s plan for administering the programs. DATES: The deadline for receipt of comments is 30 days from the date of publication in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: Comments in response to this notice should be addressed to Christopher Beach, Acting Director of Program Operations, Administration for Native Americans, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Mail Stop: Aerospace 2-West, Washington, DC 20447. Delays may occur in mail delivery to Federal offices; therefore, a copy of comments should be faxed to (202) 690–7441. Comments will be available for inspection by members of the public at Administration for Native Americans, Aerospace Center, 901 D Street, SW., Washington, DC 20447. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Beach at (877) 922–9262. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 814 of the Native American Programs Act of 1974, as amended, requires ANA to provide notice of its proposed interpretive rules, general statements of policy and rules of agency organization, procedure or practice. The proposed clarifications, modifications and new text will appear in the nine ANA FY 2009 Program Announcements (PA): SEDS, SEDS–AK, Native Language Assessment, Native Language Planning, Native Language Implementation, Native Language Immersion, Family Preservation Planning, Family Preservation Implementation and ERE. This notice serves to fulfill this requirement. Introduction: This Notice of Public Comment (NOPC) addresses two groups of changes: • Changes made across all program areas (Part I of NOPC). Changes in Part I apply to all PAs. • Changes made to specific program areas (Part II of NOPC). ANA has made significant changes to the SEDS, SEDS– AK, Native Language Assessment, Native Language Planning, Native Language Implementation, Native Language Immersion, Family Preservation Planning, Family Preservation Implementation, and ERE. These changes are outlined in Part II. Note: The Environmental Mitigation program area is no longer offered through ANA. Most funds from the appropriation under 8094A of Pub. L. 103–335 were expended. A nominal amount of funding was returned to the Treasury due to low public demand for the program area. I. All PAs will be revised to clarify program and application submission requirements for the public. These changes appear in the following sections: ANA Administrative Policies PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (Part A of NOPC), Definitions (Part B of NOPC) and Application Evaluation Criteria (Part C of NOPC). (A) ANA Administrative Policies: Two statements will be revised to clarify ANA’s policies. The first statement relates to the CFDA number and clarifies that grantees cannot be funded in more than one program area at the same time. The division of program announcements from four to nine does not impact this policy. Furthermore, the statement clarifies that grantees cannot have both a SEDS project and a Family Preservation Planning or a Family Preservation Implementation grant at the same time. The second statement relates to applications from Tribally authorized divisions. The revised statements in the FY 2009 PA will be: An applicant can have only one active ANA grant per CFDA number operating at any given time. ANA will not accept applications from Tribal components that are Tribally chartered or authorized divisions of a Tribe unless the ANA application includes a Tribal resolution. (B) ANA Definitions: ANA has added two new definitions and clarified the definition of two words. These new and revised definitions are provided for areas that applicants have found difficult to interpret, have previously prompted numerous questions or have created application and project development inconsistencies. (Legal authority: Section 803(a) and (d) and 803C of the Native American Programs Act of 1974, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 2991b and 2991b–3.) i. New Definitions: The FY 2009 PA includes definitions for the following terms: contingency plan and governing body. The FY 2009 PAs will include these new definitions: Contingency plan: A plan that identifies specific actions to be taken in the event a specific challenge arises. The purpose of a contingency plan is to reduce the negative impacts on the project. The contingency plan should ensure that the project will be successfully completed within the proposed funding timeframe. A contingency plan is not to pre-empt challenges, but rather to address challenges if they arise. Governing Body: A body: (1) Consisting of duly elected or designated representatives, (2) appointed by duly elected officials or (3) selected in accordance with traditional Tribal means. The body must have authority to provide service to, and to enter into contracts, agreements and grants under this part on behalf of the organization or E:\FR\FM\07OCN1.SGM 07OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Title: Cross-Site Evaluation of the Infant Adoption Awareness 
Training Program for Projects Initially Funded in Fiscal Year 2006-NEW.
    OMB No.: New Collection.
    Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), 
Children's Bureau (CB), will conduct the Cross-Site Evaluation of the 
Infant Adoption Awareness Training Program (IAATP). Title XII, Subtitle 
A, of the Childrens Health Act of 2000 (CHA) authorizes the Department 
of Health and Human Services to make Infant Adoption Awareness Training 
grants available to national, regional, and local adoption 
organizations for the purposes of developing and implementing programs 
that train the staff of public and non-profit private health service 
organizations to provide adoption information and referrals to pregnant 
women on an equal basis with all other courses of action included in 
non-directive counseling of pregnant women. Participants in the 
training include individuals who provide pregnancy or adoption 
information and those who will provide such services after receiving 
the training, with Title X (relating to voluntary family planning 
projects), Section 330 (relating to community health centers, migrant 
health centers, and centers serving homeless individuals and residents 
of public housing), and CHA-funded school-based health centers, 
receiving priority to receive the training. A total of six 
organizations were awarded IAATP funding in 2006.
    Section 1201(a)(2)(A) of the IAATP legislation requires grantees to 
develop and deliver trainings that are consistent with the Best 
Practice Guidelines for Infant Adoption Awareness Training. The IAATP 
guidelines address training goals, basic skills, curriculum and 
training structure. A complete description of the guidelines is 
available at http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/programs_fund/
discretionary/iaatp.htm.
    In addition, grantees are required to conduct local evaluation of 
program outcomes and participate in the national evaluation of the 
extent to which IAATP training objectives are met. The Infant Adoption 
Awareness Training Program: Trainee Survey is the primary data 
collection instrument for the national cross-site evaluation. 
Respondents will complete the survey prior to receiving training and 
approximately 90 days after the training to assess the extent to which 
trainees demonstrate sustained gains in their knowledge about adoption, 
and to determine the impact of the training on their subsequent work 
with pregnant women.
    1. Do health care workers who participate in the IAATP training: 
Demonstrate enhanced knowledge, attitudes, skills, and behaviors with 
respect to adoption counseling following completion of the program? 
Provide adoption information to pregnant women on an equal basis with 
other pregnancy planning options? Demonstrate enhanced awareness of 
community adoption-related resources and refer expectant mothers to 
them as needed?
    2. Are trainees more confident about discussing all three pregnancy 
planning options (parenting, abortion, and adoption) in a non-directive 
counseling style than they were prior to participating in the training? 
Cross-site evaluation data will be collected on an annual basis 
throughout the five-year funding period. Pre-test and follow-up 
versions of the survey are expected to require approximately 10 to 15 
minutes to complete. Estimated response time for the follow-up survey 
includes time for respondents to access the web-based survey, complete 
the survey online, and electronically submit the survey. Respondents 
will not need to implement a recordkeeping system or compile source 
data in order to complete the survey. Where possible, fields in the 
follow-up version of the survey will be pre-filled with static data 
from the respondents pre-test (e.g., demographics, agency type) in 
order to further expedite completion of the survey and minimize 
respondent burden.
    Respondents: Infant Adoption Awareness Program Trainees.

                                             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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IAATP: Trainee Survey Pre-Test Administration...           1,200               1            0.15             180
IAATP: Trainee Survey Follow-Up Administration..           1,200               1            0.10             120
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 300.

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.


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    Dated: October 1, 2008.
Janean Chambers,
Reports Clearance Officer.
 [FR Doc. E8-23558 Filed 10-6-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-P