Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 10051-10052 [E9-4857]

Download as PDF 10051 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 44 / Monday, March 9, 2009 / Notices guidance to agencies on how to improve care and avoid adverse events. Form Number: CMS–R–245 (OMB# 0938– 0760); Frequency: Occasionally; Affected Public: Business or other forprofit and not-for-profit institutions; Number of Respondents: 10,170; Total Annual Responses: 14,960,070; Total Annual Hours: 15,590,610. To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, access CMS Web site address at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/ PaperworkReductionActof1995, or Email your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and CMS document identifier, to Paperwork@cms.hhs.gov, or call the Reports Clearance Office on (410) 786– 1326. To be assured consideration, comments and recommendations for the proposed information collections must be received by the OMB desk officer at the address below, no later than 5 p.m. on April 8, 2009. OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Attention: CMS Desk Officer. Fax Number: (202) 395–6974. E-mail: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. Dated: March 3, 2009. Michelle Shortt, Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. E9–4883 Filed 3–6–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–U–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects: Title: Developmental Disabilities Program Independent Evaluation Project. OMB No.: New collection. Description: The Developmental Disabilities Program Independent Evaluation (DDPIE) Project is an independent (non-biased) evaluation to examine through rigorous and comprehensive performance-based research procedures the targeted impact on the lives of people with developmental disabilities and their families of three programs funded under the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (DD Act): (1) State Councils on Developmental Disabilities (SCDDs); (2) State Protection and Advocacy Systems for Individuals with developmental disabilities (P & As); and (3) University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDDs). The intent of this evaluation is to understand and report on the accomplishments of these programs, including collaborative efforts among the DD Network programs. The results of this evaluation will provide a report to the Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD) (the agency that administers these programs) with information on the effectiveness of its programs and policies and serve as a way for ADD to promote accountability to the public. The independent evaluation is a response to accountability requirements for ADD as identified in the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (DD Act), the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) of 1993, and the Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART), administered by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This project meets the requirements of PART by providing a non-biased method of evaluating the effectiveness and impact of DD Network programs on the lives of people with developmental disabilities and their families. ADD is seeking OMB approval for the evaluation tools (e.g., data collection instruments). The evaluation tools are designed to collect data for two purposes: (1) To measure the programs according to indicators (structural, process, output, and outcome) in key function areas; and (2) to establish performance standards for measuring the impact of each of the programs. The evaluation tools are primarily protocols for conducting interviews with various staff of the three programs and stakeholders associated with the programs. The interview protocols were tested during a pilot study in 2008. There is also a self-administered form for each of the programs to be completed by Executive Directors or his/her designee. The self-administered form was developed as a result of the pilot study and, therefore, has not been tested for reliability and validity. It is intended that the clearance process will be a mechanism for determining the reliability, validity, and feasibility of using this instrument. Respondents: Staff of State Councils on Developmental Disabilities, State Protection and Advocacy Systems for Indiviiduals with developmental disabilities, and University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Education, Research, and Service; individuals with developmental disabilities; parents of individuals with developmental disabilities; siblings of individuals with developmental disabilities; guardians; advocates; policymakers; service providers; university faculty; and others (e.g., DDC chairs, members of Protection and Advocacy boards of directors or commissioners; Consumer Advisory Committee members). ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES dwashington3 on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES DD Council: Executive Director Interview ...................................................... DD Council: Interview with Council Chair/Council Members ........................ DD Council: Group Interview with Policymakers, Collaborators, and Grantees .............................................................................................................. DD Council: Group Interview with Recipients of Self-Advocacy and Leadership Education and Training ................................................................... DD Council: Group Interview with Recipients of Education and Training to Improve Community Capacity .................................................................... DD Council: Self-administered Form ............................................................. P&A: Executive Director Interview ................................................................. P&A: Staff Interview ....................................................................................... VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:28 Mar 06, 2009 Jkt 217001 Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response 20 60 1 1 4 0.75 160 1 2 100 1 0.75 75 100 20 20 60 1 1 1 1 0.75 8 4 0.75 75 160 80 45 Number of respondents Instrument PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\09MRN1.SGM 09MRN1 Total burden hours 80 45 320 10052 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 44 / Monday, March 9, 2009 / Notices ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES—Continued dwashington3 on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,065. 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. BILLING CODE 4184–01–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:28 Mar 06, 2009 Jkt 217001 Average burden hours per response 60 160 100 100 20 20 100 60 100 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0.75 2 0.75 0.75 8 4 0.75 0.75 0.75 45 320 75 75 160 80 75 45 75 100 20 P&A: Board of Directors (Commissioners)—Chair and Members ................ P&A: Group Interview with Policymakers and Collaborators ........................ P&A: Interview with Recipient of Community Education ............................... P&A: Interview with Clients ........................................................................... P&A: Self-administered Form ........................................................................ UCEDD: Interview with Director .................................................................... UCEDD: Telephone Interview with Current and Graduated Students .......... UCEDD: Interview with the Consumer Advisory Committee ......................... UCEDD: Interview with Peer Researchers and Colleagues ......................... UCEDD: Interview with Recipients of Community Services or Members of Organizations/Agencies that are Trained to Provide Community Services UCEDD: Self-administered Form ................................................................... Dated: March 4, 2009. Janean Chambers, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E9–4857 Filed 3–6–09; 8:45 am] Number of responses per respondent 1 1 0.75 8 75 160 Number of respondents Instrument DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families [CFDA#: 93.604] Office of Refugee Resettlement AGENCY: Office of Refugee Resettlement, ACF, DHHS. ACTION: Notice of a Noncompetitive Successor Award to Utah Health and Human Rights Service for Grant Number 90ZT0059. Legislative Authority: ‘‘Torture Victims Relief Act (TVRA) of 1998,’’ Public Law 105–320 (22 U.S.C. 2152 note), reauthorized by Public Law 109– 165 in January 2006. Section 5(a) of the law provides: Assistance for Treatment of Torture Victims—The Secretary of Health and Human Services may provide grants to programs in the United States to cover the cost of the following services: (1) Services for the rehabilitation of victims of torture, including treatment of the physical and psychological effects of torture. (2) Social and legal services for victims of torture. (3) Research and training for health care providers outside of treatment centers, or programs for the purpose of enabling such providers to provide the services described in paragraph (1). Amount of Award: Remainder of current budget period February 1, 2009 through September 29, 2009. Award $152,405. Final budget period of the originally approved three-year project period September 30, 2008 through September 29, 2009. Project Period: February 1, 2009– September 29, 2009. Summary: In FY 2006, ORR awarded a competitive Services for Survivors of Torture grant to the Tides Center/Utah Health and Human Rights Project in Salt PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total burden hours Lake City, Utah. The original project period was from September 30, 2006 through September 29, 2009. The Tides Center served as fiscal sponsor and legal entity of the approved project. The Tides Center provides essential financial, human resources, and administrative services to philanthropic projects such as the Utah Health and Human Rights Project (UHHRP) while enabling them to become independent agencies. UHHRP has now completed the process of becoming an independent agency and is formally separating from the Tides Center on January 31, 2009. The Tides Center has requested permission for UHHRP to assume the grant. UHHRP has agreed to this request and will continue to function with the scope and operations of the grant remaining unchanged. Contact for Further Information: Ronald Munia, Director, Division of Community Resettlement, Office of Refugee Resettlement, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447. Telephone: 202–401–4559. Email: Ronald.Munia@acf.hhs.gov. Dated: March 3, 2009. Ronald Munia, Director, Division of Community Resettlement, Office of Refugee Resettlement. [FR Doc. E9–4922 Filed 3–6–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA–2008–N–0607] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request; Reclassification Petitions for Medical Devices AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. E:\FR\FM\09MRN1.SGM 09MRN1

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[FR Doc No: E9-4857]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

    Proposed Projects:
    Title: Developmental Disabilities Program Independent Evaluation 
Project.
    OMB No.: New collection.
    Description: The Developmental Disabilities Program Independent 
Evaluation (DDPIE) Project is an independent (non-biased) evaluation to 
examine through rigorous and comprehensive performance-based research 
procedures the targeted impact on the lives of people with 
developmental disabilities and their families of three programs funded 
under the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act 
of 2000 (DD Act): (1) State Councils on Developmental Disabilities 
(SCDDs); (2) State Protection and Advocacy Systems for Individuals with 
developmental disabilities (P & As); and (3) University Centers for 
Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDDs). The intent of this 
evaluation is to understand and report on the accomplishments of these 
programs, including collaborative efforts among the DD Network 
programs. The results of this evaluation will provide a report to the 
Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD) (the agency that 
administers these programs) with information on the effectiveness of 
its programs and policies and serve as a way for ADD to promote 
accountability to the public.
    The independent evaluation is a response to accountability 
requirements for ADD as identified in the Developmental Disabilities 
Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (DD Act), the Government 
Performance and Results Act (GPRA) of 1993, and the Program Assessment 
Rating Tool (PART), administered by the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB). This project meets the requirements of PART by providing a non-
biased method of evaluating the effectiveness and impact of DD Network 
programs on the lives of people with developmental disabilities and 
their families.
    ADD is seeking OMB approval for the evaluation tools (e.g., data 
collection instruments). The evaluation tools are designed to collect 
data for two purposes: (1) To measure the programs according to 
indicators (structural, process, output, and outcome) in key function 
areas; and (2) to establish performance standards for measuring the 
impact of each of the programs. The evaluation tools are primarily 
protocols for conducting interviews with various staff of the three 
programs and stakeholders associated with the programs. The interview 
protocols were tested during a pilot study in 2008. There is also a 
self-administered form for each of the programs to be completed by 
Executive Directors or his/her designee. The self-administered form was 
developed as a result of the pilot study and, therefore, has not been 
tested for reliability and validity. It is intended that the clearance 
process will be a mechanism for determining the reliability, validity, 
and feasibility of using this instrument.
    Respondents: Staff of State Councils on Developmental Disabilities, 
State Protection and Advocacy Systems for Indiviiduals with 
developmental disabilities, and University Centers for Excellence in 
Developmental Disabilities, Education, Research, and Service; 
individuals with developmental disabilities; parents of individuals 
with developmental disabilities; siblings of individuals with 
developmental disabilities; guardians; advocates; policymakers; service 
providers; university faculty; and others (e.g., DDC chairs, members of 
Protection and Advocacy boards of directors or commissioners; Consumer 
Advisory Committee members).

                                             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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DD Council: Executive Director Interview........              20               1            4                 80
DD Council: Interview with Council Chair/Council              60               1            0.75              45
 Members........................................
DD Council: Group Interview with Policymakers,               160               1            2                320
 Collaborators, and Grantees....................
DD Council: Group Interview with Recipients of               100               1            0.75              75
 Self-Advocacy and Leadership Education and
 Training.......................................
DD Council: Group Interview with Recipients of               100               1            0.75              75
 Education and Training to Improve Community
 Capacity.......................................
DD Council: Self-administered Form..............              20               1            8                160
P&A: Executive Director Interview...............              20               1            4                 80
P&A: Staff Interview............................              60               1            0.75              45

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P&A: Board of Directors (Commissioners)--Chair                60               1            0.75              45
 and Members....................................
P&A: Group Interview with Policymakers and                   160               1            2                320
 Collaborators..................................
P&A: Interview with Recipient of Community                   100               1            0.75              75
 Education......................................
P&A: Interview with Clients.....................             100               1            0.75              75
P&A: Self-administered Form.....................              20               1            8                160
UCEDD: Interview with Director..................              20               1            4                 80
UCEDD: Telephone Interview with Current and                  100               1            0.75              75
 Graduated Students.............................
UCEDD: Interview with the Consumer Advisory                   60               1            0.75              45
 Committee......................................
UCEDD: Interview with Peer Researchers and                   100               1            0.75              75
 Colleagues.....................................
UCEDD: Interview with Recipients of Community                100               1            0.75              75
 Services or Members of Organizations/Agencies
 that are Trained to Provide Community Services.
UCEDD: Self-administered Form...................              20               1            8                160
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,065.
    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: March 4, 2009.
Janean Chambers,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. E9-4857 Filed 3-6-09; 8:45 am]
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