Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 64958 [E8-26004]

Download as PDF 64958 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 212 / Friday, October 31, 2008 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects Title: State High Performance Bonus System (HPBS) Transmission File Layouts for HPBS Work Measures. OMB No.: 0970–0230. Description: This revises the notice that appeared in the Federal Register on October 6, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 194). It clarifies the fact that there is no longer a High Performance Bonus associated with this information collection. The Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (Pub. L. 109–171) eliminated the funding for the High Performance Bonus (HPB), but we are still requesting that States continue to submit data necessary to calculate the work measures previously reported under the HPB. Specifically, the TANF program was reauthorized under the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005. The statute eliminated the funding for the HPB under section 403(a)(4). Nevertheless the Department is required under section 413(d) to annually rank State performance in moving TANF recipients into private sector employment. We are, therefore, requesting that States continue to transmit monthly files of adult TANF recipients necessary to calculate the work measures performance data. To the extent States do not provide the requested information, we will extract the matching information from the TANF Data Report. This may result in calculation of the work performance measures based on sample data, which would provide us less precise information on States’ performance. The Transmission File Layouts form provides the format that States will continue to use for the quarterly electronic transmission of monthly data on TANF adult recipients. States that have separate TANF–MOE files on these programs are also requested to transmit similar files. We are not requesting any changes to the Transmission File Layouts form. Respondents: Respondents may include any of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Instrument Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours State High Performance Bonus System (HPBS) Transmission File Layouts 54 2 16 1,728 ........................ ........................ ........................ 1,728 ebenthall on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours ..................................................... In compliance with the requirements of Section 506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) 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 Administration, Office of Information Services, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACE Reports Clearance Officer. E-mail address: infocollection@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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:31 Oct 30, 2008 Jkt 217001 comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. Dated: October 27, 2008. Janean Chambers, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E8–26004 Filed 10–30–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA–2008–N–0169] Agency Information Collection Activities; Announcement of Office of Management and Budget Approval; Infant Formula Recall Regulations AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that a collection of information entitled ‘‘Infant Formula Recall Regulations’’ has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonna Capezzuto, Office of Information Management (HFA–710), Food and Drug Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, 301–796–3794. PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 In the Federal Register of June 24, 2008 (73 FR 35699), the agency announced that the proposed information collection had been submitted to OMB for review and clearance under 44 U.S.C. 3507. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. OMB has now approved the information collection and has assigned OMB control number 0910–0188. The approval expires on August 31, 2011. A copy of the supporting statement for this information collection is available on the Internet at http://www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: October 22, 2008. Jeffrey Shuren, Associate Commissioner for Policy and Planning. [FR Doc. E8–26010 Filed 10–30–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–01–S E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

Proposed Projects

    Title: State High Performance Bonus System (HPBS) Transmission File 
Layouts for HPBS Work Measures.
    OMB No.: 0970-0230.
    Description: This revises the notice that appeared in the Federal 
Register on October 6, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 194). It clarifies the 
fact that there is no longer a High Performance Bonus associated with 
this information collection. The Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (Pub. L. 
109-171) eliminated the funding for the High Performance Bonus (HPB), 
but we are still requesting that States continue to submit data 
necessary to calculate the work measures previously reported under the 
HPB.
    Specifically, the TANF program was reauthorized under the Deficit 
Reduction Act of 2005. The statute eliminated the funding for the HPB 
under section 403(a)(4). Nevertheless the Department is required under 
section 413(d) to annually rank State performance in moving TANF 
recipients into private sector employment. We are, therefore, 
requesting that States continue to transmit monthly files of adult TANF 
recipients necessary to calculate the work measures performance data. 
To the extent States do not provide the requested information, we will 
extract the matching information from the TANF Data Report. This may 
result in calculation of the work performance measures based on sample 
data, which would provide us less precise information on States' 
performance.
    The Transmission File Layouts form provides the format that States 
will continue to use for the quarterly electronic transmission of 
monthly data on TANF adult recipients. States that have separate TANF-
MOE files on these programs are also requested to transmit similar 
files. We are not requesting any changes to the Transmission File 
Layouts form.
    Respondents: Respondents may include any of the 50 States, the 
District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

                                             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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State High Performance Bonus System (HPBS)                54                2               16            1,728
 Transmission File Layouts..................
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours.....  ...............  ...............  ...............           1,728
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    In compliance with the requirements of Section 506(c)(2)(A) of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and 
Families (ACF) 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 
Administration, Office of Information Services, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, 
SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACE Reports Clearance Officer. E-mail 
address: infocollection@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: October 27, 2008.
Janean Chambers,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. E8-26004 Filed 10-30-08; 8:45 am]
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