Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 7235-7236 [E9-3099]

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E9–3154 Filed 2–12–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: State High Performance Bonus System (HPBS) Transmission File Layouts for HPBS Work Measures. OMB No.: 0970–0230. Description: 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 E:\FR\FM\13FEN1.SGM 13FEN1 7236 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 29 / Friday, February 13, 2009 / Notices 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 Number of respondents Instrument State High Performance Bonus System (HPBS) Transmission File Layouts for HPBS Work Measures ............................................................................ 42 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,008. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Additional Information Food and Drug Administration 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. 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ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA), Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information collection provisions of FDA’s requirements for food irradiation processors. This notice also notifies the public of and solicits comments on FDA’s proposal to transfer the collection of information and associated burden hours from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 0910–0549 to the subject collection of information (OMB control number 0910–0186). DATES: Submit written or electronic comments on the collection of information by April 14, 2009. PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent 2 Average burden hours per response Total burden hours 12 1,008 ADDRESSES: Submit electronic comments on the collection of information to http:// www.regulations.gov. Submit written comments on the collection of information to the Division of Dockets Management (HFA–305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. All comments should be identified with the docket number found in brackets in the heading of this document. 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. 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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 29 (Friday, February 13, 2009)]
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[Pages 7235-7236]
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[FR Doc No: E9-3099]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Title: State High Performance Bonus System (HPBS) Transmission File 
Layouts for HPBS Work Measures.
    OMB No.: 0970-0230.
    Description: 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

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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)                    42               2              12           1,008
 Transmission File Layouts for HPBS Work
 Measures.......................................
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,008.

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.

    Dated: February 10, 2009.
Janean Chambers,
Reports Clearance Officer.
 [FR Doc. E9-3099 Filed 2-12-09; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-P