Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 10919-10920 [E9-5165]

Download as PDF 10919 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 48 / Friday, March 13, 2009 / Notices Federal Protective Service or Guard Service personnel. • Inspection of vehicle’s interior and exterior (this includes engine and trunk inspection) at the entrance to the grounds. Parking permits and instructions will be issued after the vehicle inspection. • Inspection, via metal detector or other applicable means of all persons brought entering the building. We note that all items brought into CMS, whether personal or for the purpose of presentation or to support a presentation, are subject to inspection. We cannot assume responsibility for coordinating the receipt, transfer, transport, storage, set-up, safety, or timely arrival of any personal belongings or items used for presentation or to support a presentation. Note: Individuals who are not registered in advance will not be permitted to enter the building and will be unable to attend the meeting. The public may not enter the building earlier than 45 minutes prior to the convening of the meeting. All visitors must be escorted in areas other than the lower and first floor levels in the Central Building. Authority: 5 U.S.C. App. 2, section 10(a). (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program No. 93.773, Medicare—Hospital Insurance; and Program No. 93.774, Medicare—Supplementary Medical Insurance Program) Dated: March 5, 2009. Barry M. Straube, Chief Medical Officer and Director, Office of Clinical Standards and Quality, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. [FR Doc. E9–5458 Filed 3–12–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Project Title: Project LAUNCH Cross-Site Evaluation. OMB Number: New Collection. Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is planning to collect data as part of a cross-site evaluation of a new initiative called Project LAUNCH (Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health). Project LAUNCH is intended to promote the healthy development and wellness of children ages birth to eight years. A total of six Project LAUNCH grantees are funded to improve coordination among childserving systems, build infrastructure, and improve methods for providing services. Grantees will also implement a range of public health strategies to support young child wellness in a designated locality. Data for the cross-site evaluation of Project LAUNCH will be collected through: (1) Interviews conducted during annual site-visits to Project LAUNCH grantees, and (2) semi-annual reports that will be submitted electronically on a web-based data-entry system. Information will be collected from all six Project LAUNCH grantees. During annual site visits, researchers will conduct interviews with Project LAUNCH service providers and collaborators in States/tribes and local communities of focus. Site visitors will ask program administrators questions about all Project LAUNCH activities, including: infrastructure development; collaboration and coordination among partner agencies, organizations, and service providers; and development, implementation, and refinement of service strategies. As part of the proposed data collection, Project LAUNCH staff will be asked to submit semi-annual electronic reports about the systems development, services that children and families receive, and provider, child and family outcomes. The electronic data report also will collect data about other Project LAUNCH-funded service enhancements, such as trainings, Project LAUNCH systems change activities, and project costs. Information provided in these reports will be tracked on a monthly basis. Respondents: State/ tribal Child Wellness Coordinator, State/ tribal Wellness Council Members, State ECCS Project Director, Local Child Wellness Coordinator, Local Wellness Council Members, Local Evaluator, and Local Service Providers. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Annual number of respondents Instrument sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES State/Tribal Level Site Visit Interview Protocol .............................................. Local Level Site Visit Interview Protocol ....................................................... Electronic Data Reporting .............................................................................. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 498. In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(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 VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:55 Mar 12, 2009 Jkt 217001 Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response 1 1 2 .875 .75 1.5 24 36 150 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) PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total annual burden hours 21 27 450 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. E:\FR\FM\13MRN1.SGM 13MRN1 10920 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 48 / Friday, March 13, 2009 / Notices Dated: March 5, 2009. Brendan C. Kelly, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E9–5165 Filed 3–12–09; 8:45 am] OMB No.: New Collection. Description: The Office of Head Start, within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is planning a survey to collect data on Head Start and Early Head Start programs’ emergency preparedness policies and procedures. Section 649(m) (2) of Public Law 110–134, ‘‘The Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007’’ states, ‘‘The Secretary shall evaluate the Federal, State, and local preparedness of Head Start programs, including Early Head Start programs to respond appropriately in the event of a large-scale emergency, * * *.’’ The Head Start/Early Head Start BILLING CODE 4184–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Project Title: Head Start/Early Head Start Emergency Preparedness Survey. Emergency Preparedness Survey was created in response to this request and will gather uniform data about current emergency preparedness policies and procedures for responding to large-scale emergencies of Head Start and Early Head Start programs. Respondents: Head Start and Early Head Start grantees. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Annual number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total annual burden hours Head Start Emergency Preparedness Survey ................................................ sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Instrument 1,604 1 0.5 802 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 802. In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(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. VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:55 Mar 12, 2009 Jkt 217001 Dated: March 5, 2009. Brendan C. Kelly, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E9–5166 Filed 3–12–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Request for Public Comment Concerning Requirements for Transferring Children From the Placement and Care Responsibility of a State Title IV–E Agency to a Tribal Title IV–E Agency and Tribal Share of Title IV–E Administration and Training Expenditures AGENCY: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families. ACTION: Request for Public Comment and Tribal Consultation Meetings. SUMMARY: Effective October 1, 2009, Public Law 110–351 provides Indian Tribes with the option to operate a foster care, adoption assistance and, at Tribal option, a kinship guardianship assistance program under title IV–E of the Social Security Act (the Act). The Federal government would share in the costs of Tribes operating an ACFapproved title IV–E program. Public Law 110–351 requires that ACF develop interim final rules after consulting with PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Tribes and affected States on the implementation of the Tribal plan requirements in section 479B of the Act and other amendments made by the Tribal provisions in section 301 of Public Law 110–351. The law requires that such regulations include: (1) Procedures to ensure that a transfer of State responsibility for the placement and care of a child under a State title IV–E plan to a Tribal title IV–E plan occurs in a manner that does not affect the child’s eligibility for title IV–E or title XIX Medicaid and such services or payments; and, (2) the in-kind expenditures from third-party sources permitted for the Tribal share of administration and training expenditures under title IV–E. This notice is designed to provide a written opportunity for comment to all interested persons, and specifically the affected States and to notify Tribal leaders of in-person opportunities to consult with the Children’s Bureau on the development of these regulations. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the ADDRESSES section below on or before May 12, 2009. Please see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for additional details on the Tribal consultation meetings. ADDRESSES: Interested persons may submit written comments by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. E:\FR\FM\13MRN1.SGM 13MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 48 (Friday, March 13, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10919-10920]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-5165]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

Proposed Project

    Title: Project LAUNCH Cross-Site Evaluation.
    OMB Number: New Collection.
    Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), 
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is planning to collect 
data as part of a cross-site evaluation of a new initiative called 
Project LAUNCH (Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children's Health). 
Project LAUNCH is intended to promote the healthy development and 
wellness of children ages birth to eight years. A total of six Project 
LAUNCH grantees are funded to improve coordination among child-serving 
systems, build infrastructure, and improve methods for providing 
services. Grantees will also implement a range of public health 
strategies to support young child wellness in a designated locality.
    Data for the cross-site evaluation of Project LAUNCH will be 
collected through: (1) Interviews conducted during annual site-visits 
to Project LAUNCH grantees, and (2) semi-annual reports that will be 
submitted electronically on a web-based data-entry system. Information 
will be collected from all six Project LAUNCH grantees.
    During annual site visits, researchers will conduct interviews with 
Project LAUNCH service providers and collaborators in States/tribes and 
local communities of focus. Site visitors will ask program 
administrators questions about all Project LAUNCH activities, 
including: infrastructure development; collaboration and coordination 
among partner agencies, organizations, and service providers; and 
development, implementation, and refinement of service strategies.
    As part of the proposed data collection, Project LAUNCH staff will 
be asked to submit semi-annual electronic reports about the systems 
development, services that children and families receive, and provider, 
child and family outcomes. The electronic data report also will collect 
data about other Project LAUNCH-funded service enhancements, such as 
trainings, Project LAUNCH systems change activities, and project costs. 
Information provided in these reports will be tracked on a monthly 
basis.
    Respondents: State/ tribal Child Wellness Coordinator, State/ 
tribal Wellness Council Members, State ECCS Project Director, Local 
Child Wellness Coordinator, Local Wellness Council Members, Local 
Evaluator, and Local Service Providers.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                     Number of    Average burden
                   Instrument                      Annual number   responses per     hours per     Total annual
                                                  of respondents    respondent       response      burden hours
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State/Tribal Level Site Visit Interview Protocol              24               1            .875              21
Local Level Site Visit Interview Protocol.......              36               1            .75               27
Electronic Data Reporting.......................             150               2           1.5               450
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 498.
    In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(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.


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    Dated: March 5, 2009.
Brendan C. Kelly,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. E9-5165 Filed 3-12-09; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-M