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Download as PDF 815 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 5 / Thursday, January 8, 2009 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects Title: Extension to HS Transportation Requirement. granted when the Head Start or Early Head Start grantee demonstrates that compliance with the requirement(s) for which the waiver is being sought will result in a significant disruption to the Head Start program or the Early Head Start program and that waiving the requirement(s) is in the best interest of the children involved. Respondents: Head Start and Early Head Start program grants recipients. OMB No.: 0970–0260. Description: The Office of Head Start is proposing to renew authority to collect information regarding the Head Start transportation requirement without changes. The transportation requirement provides the requirement that each child be seated in a child restraint system while the vehicle is in motion, and the requirement that each bus have at least one bus monitor on board at all times. Waivers would be ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Instrument Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours Form ................................................................................................. 1,670 1 1 1,670 erowe on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,670. 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 Administration, Office of Information Services, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF 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: January 5, 2009. Janean Chambers, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E9–98 Filed 1–7–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 13:57 Jan 07, 2009 Jkt 217001 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), Childrens 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 nonprofit 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 PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 E:\FR\FM\08JAN1.SGM 08JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

Proposed Projects

    Title: Extension to HS Transportation Requirement.
    OMB No.: 0970-0260.
    Description: The Office of Head Start is proposing to renew 
authority to collect information regarding the Head Start 
transportation requirement without changes. The transportation 
requirement provides the requirement that each child be seated in a 
child restraint system while the vehicle is in motion, and the 
requirement that each bus have at least one bus monitor on board at all 
times. Waivers would be granted when the Head Start or Early Head Start 
grantee demonstrates that compliance with the requirement(s) for which 
the waiver is being sought will result in a significant disruption to 
the Head Start program or the Early Head Start program and that waiving 
the requirement(s) is in the best interest of the children involved.
    Respondents: Head Start and Early Head Start program grants 
recipients.

                                             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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Form................................             1,670                  1                  1              1,670
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,670.
    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 
Administration, Office of Information Services, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, 
SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF 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: January 5, 2009.
Janean Chambers,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. E9-98 Filed 1-7-09; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-P