Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 61875-61876 [E8-24615]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 202 / Friday, October 17, 2008 / Notices is to obtain public comments assessing whether: (1) This hazard identification is an accurate reflection of the available scientific studies; (2) the NIOSH recommendations for protecting workers from occupational exposure to hexavalent chromium compounds are appropriate and justified, and (3) NIOSH has a transparent and scientific basis for its revised Recommended Exposure Limit for hexavalent chromium compounds. CONTACT PERSONS FOR TECHNICAL INFORMATION: Kathleen MacMahon, DVM; telephone (513) 533–8547; Mailstop C–32, Robert A. Taft Laboratories, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226–1998. Reference: ‘‘NIOSH Criteria Document Update: Occupational Exposure to Hexavalent Chromium’’ (public review draft). Web address for this document: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/review/ public/144/. Dated: October 9, 2008. James D. Seligman, Chief Information Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. E8–24728 Filed 10–16–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–19–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Notice of Public Meeting and Availability for Public Comment The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice of Public Meeting and availability for Public Comment. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the opportunity for the public to provide input regarding the plan (protocol) for a cohort study of persons formerly employed at the IBM facility in Endicott, New York. Public Meeting Time and Date: 9 a.m.–4 p.m., November 8, 2008. Place: Broome County Health Department, 225 Front Street, Binghamton, New York 13905. Status: The meeting is open to the public, limited only by the space available (the room accommodates approximately 120 people). Broad participation is desired. Former VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:18 Oct 16, 2008 Jkt 217001 workers, representatives of professional societies, organized labor, employers, researchers, health professionals, and government officials are encouraged to attend. Those who cannot attend in person are encouraged to e-mail or mail comments to Dr. Douglas Trout (see below). Deadline for all comments is December 8, 2008. Participants wishing to provide stakeholder comments may do so via e-mail or may request an opportunity to make a five minute presentation. Participants making a presentation at the meeting must submit their comments in writing at the time of the meeting. All participants (whether making a presentation or not) must register for the free meeting by sending an e-mail to Dr. Douglas Trout at DTrout@cdc.gov with their name, affiliation, whether they are requesting time to speak briefly, and, if so, the general topic(s) on which they wish to speak. Participants wishing to speak are encouraged to register early. Background: In response to public interest in the conduct of a study of cancer among former workers at IBM— Endicott, NIOSH conducted a feasibility effort to evaluate whether employee records were adequate to conduct a research study (a retrospective cohort mortality and cancer incidence study). This study protocol being developed makes extensive use of the information gathered during the feasibility effort, as well as a follow-up review of additional industrial hygiene, medical, and personnel records. The protocol being reviewed describes the plan for a cohort study of persons formerly employed at the IBM facility in Endicott, New York, between 1965 and 2002. The health problems to be evaluated in the proposed study include mortality and cancer incidence among workers, as well as birth defects among offspring of these workers. Approximately 28,000 workers were employed by IBM—Endicott for at least one year during the period between 1965 and 2002. The meeting will consist of two parts: (1) External peer review of the research protocol. Peer reviewers external to CDC will be present to provide their individual technical (scientific) review comments for the project officers to maximize the relevance and quality of the proposed research; and (2) Stakeholder meeting. The latter part of the meeting will be structured to hear stakeholder comments on important occupational safety and health issues related to this research. Contact Person for Technical Information: Dr. Douglas Trout, MD, MHS, Associate Director for Science, PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61875 Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations, and Field Studies, NIOSH, telephone (513) 841–4428. Comments, meeting registrations, and requests for a copy of the protocol may be e-mailed to DTrout@cdc.gov or sent via mail to Dr. Douglas Trout, NIOSH, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Mailstop R12, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226. Dated: October 9, 2008. James D. Seligman, Chief Information Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. E8–24731 Filed 10–16–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–19–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Project: Title: Evaluation of the Community Healthy Marriage Initiative—Impact Evaluation Wave 2. OMB No.: 0970–0322. 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 Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood grants authorized under section 403(a)(2) of the Social Security Act to support healthy marriage directly and to encourage community changes that increase support for healthy marriages and improve child and family wellbeing. 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 support outcomes among low income families. The purpose of this information collection is to conduct a follow-up survey of respondents from Wave 1 who live in the communities where CHMI demonstrations are operating, and a survey of CHMI program participants. The impact evaluation will assess the effects of community healthy marriage initiatives by comparing family and child well-being outcomes in the CHMI E:\FR\FM\17OCN1.SGM 17OCN1 61876 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 202 / Friday, October 17, 2008 / Notices communities with similar outcomes in comparison communities that are well matched to the demonstration project sites. Respondents: Community members and program participants in CHMI treatment and comparison communities. Number of respondents Instrument Wave 2 Survey ................................................................................................ Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,090. Additional Information: In compliance with the requirements of section 506(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 Dated: September 30, 2008. Brendan C. Kelly, OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E8–24615 Filed 10–16–08; 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 Project: Title: Compassion Capital Fund Impact Evaluation. OMB No.: 0970–0293. Description: This proposed information collection activity is an extension of the follow-up survey of faith-based and community organizations participating in the Compassion Capital Fund (CCF) Impact Evaluation. The currently approved information collection will expire on December 31, 2008. This information collection request will include the agency’s request for an extension of the initial survey instruments for an additional three years. Number of respondents sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Follow-up Survey ............................................................................................. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 191. 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:18 Oct 16, 2008 Jkt 217001 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1 Average burden hours per response .75 Total burden hours 3,090 The CCF evaluation is an important opportunity to examine the effectiveness of the Compassion Capital Fund Demonstration program in meeting its objective of improving the capacity of faith-based and community organizations. The evaluation includes selected CCF-funded intermediary organizations that provide capacitybuilding services and the faith-based and community organizations that sought those services. The follow-up survey will be used to collect information from the faith-based and community-based organizations on various areas of organizational capacity. The study design includes the random assignment of faith-based and community organizations to either a treatment group that receives capacitybuilding services from a CCF intermediary grantee or to a control group that does not. The impact of the services provided by intermediaries, primarily through sub-awards and/or technical assistance (TA), will be determined by comparing the changes reported through the survey in organizational and service capacity of the recipient organizations with those of the control group. Respondents: Faith-based and community organizations included in the CCF impact evaluation. Annual Burden Estimates Number of responses per respondent 455 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 PO 00000 Average number of responses per respondent 4,120 other forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. Instrument Annual Burden Estimates 1 Average burden hours per response .42 Total annual burden hours 191 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\17OCN1.SGM 17OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 202 (Friday, October 17, 2008)]
[Notices]
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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 the Community Healthy Marriage Initiative--
Impact Evaluation Wave 2.
    OMB No.: 0970-0322.
    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 
Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood grants authorized under 
section 403(a)(2) of the Social Security Act to support healthy 
marriage directly and to encourage community changes that increase 
support for healthy marriages and improve child and family well-being. 
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 support outcomes among low 
income families.
    The purpose of this information collection is to conduct a follow-
up survey of respondents from Wave 1 who live in the communities where 
CHMI demonstrations are operating, and a survey of CHMI program 
participants. The impact evaluation will assess the effects of 
community healthy marriage initiatives by comparing family and child 
well-being outcomes in the CHMI

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communities with similar outcomes in comparison communities that are 
well matched to the demonstration project sites.
    Respondents: Community members and program participants in CHMI 
treatment and comparison communities.

Annual Burden Estimates



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                                                                      Average
                                                     Number of       number of        Average      Total burden
                   Instrument                       respondents    responses per   burden hours        hours
                                                                    respondent     per response
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Wave 2 Survey...................................           4,120               1             .75           3,090
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,090.
    Additional Information:
    In compliance with the requirements of section 506(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: September 30, 2008.
Brendan C. Kelly,
OPRE Reports Clearance Officer.
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