Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 12135 [E9-6039]

Download as PDF 12135 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 54 / Monday, March 23, 2009 / Notices Services, and the Director, CDC, concerning the scientific and technical merit of grant and cooperative agreement applications received from academic institutions and other public and private profit and nonprofit organizations, including State and local government agencies, to conduct specific injury research that focuses on prevention and control. Matters To Be Discussed: The meeting will include the review, discussion, and evaluation of individual research cooperative agreement applications submitted in response to Fiscal Year 2009 Requests for Applications related to the following individual research announcement: RFA– CE–09–003 ‘‘Preventing Sexual Violence Perpetration: Targeting Modifiable Risk Factors (U01).’’ Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate. Contact Person for More Information: Jane Suen, Dr. P.H., M.S., NCIPC, CDC, 4770 Buford Highway, NE., Mailstop F–62, Atlanta, Georgia 30341. Telephone: (770) 488–4281. The Director, Management Analysis and Services Office has been delegated the authority to sign Federal Register notices pertaining to announcements of meetings and other committee management activities for both CDC and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Dated: March 16, 2009. Elaine L. Baker, Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. E9–6219 Filed 3–20–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Project: Title: Supporting Healthy Marriage (SHM) Demonstration and Evaluation Project—Wave 2 Survey. OMB No. 0970–0339. The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is conducting a demonstration and evaluation called the Supporting Healthy Marriage (SHM) Project. SHM is a test of marriage education demonstration programs in eight sites that will enroll about 800 couples per site, with half assigned to participate in the SHM program, and the other half assigned to the control group. SHM is designed to inform program operators and policymakers of the effectiveness of programs designed to help low-income married couples strengthen and maintain healthy marriages and improve outcomes for adults and children. This notice of information collection is for a second adult survey instrument and new instruments to obtain information from children and youth about 30 months after study entry and for an extension of the period of approval for the first survey and observation instruments, which are used to obtain information from research participants about 12 months after study entry. The proposed second wave of information collection will involve: • An adult survey instrument to assess study participants’ longer term marital status and stability, quality of relationships, and a range of other measures. • A survey of focal children of study participants in both the program and control groups who are over 8 years of age (the youth survey). • A direct child assessment of focal children of study participants in both the program and the control groups who are 8 years of age or younger. Respondents: Low-income married couples and their children in the SHM evaluation research sample. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Annual number of respondents Instrument dwashington3 on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES 12-month adult survey ..................................................................................... 12-month adult observational study ................................................................ 12-month child observational study ................................................................. 2nd wave (30-month) adult survey .................................................................. Youth survey (30-month) ................................................................................. Child observational study (30-month) .............................................................. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 9,412. 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 VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:28 Mar 20, 2009 Jkt 217001 4,267 1,632 816 4,267 633 1,329 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. PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response 1 1 1 1 1 1 0.83 0.66 0.33 0.83 0.50 0.50 Estimated annual burden hours 3,542 1,077 269 3,542 317 665 Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. Dated: March 11, 2009. Brendan C. Kelly, OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

    Proposed Project:
    Title: Supporting Healthy Marriage (SHM) Demonstration and 
Evaluation Project--Wave 2 Survey.
    OMB No. 0970-0339.
    The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department 
of Health and Human Services, is conducting a demonstration and 
evaluation called the Supporting Healthy Marriage (SHM) Project. SHM is 
a test of marriage education demonstration programs in eight sites that 
will enroll about 800 couples per site, with half assigned to 
participate in the SHM program, and the other half assigned to the 
control group.
    SHM is designed to inform program operators and policymakers of the 
effectiveness of programs designed to help low-income married couples 
strengthen and maintain healthy marriages and improve outcomes for 
adults and children.
    This notice of information collection is for a second adult survey 
instrument and new instruments to obtain information from children and 
youth about 30 months after study entry and for an extension of the 
period of approval for the first survey and observation instruments, 
which are used to obtain information from research participants about 
12 months after study entry.
    The proposed second wave of information collection will involve:
     An adult survey instrument to assess study participants' 
longer term marital status and stability, quality of relationships, and 
a range of other measures.
     A survey of focal children of study participants in both 
the program and control groups who are over 8 years of age (the youth 
survey).
     A direct child assessment of focal children of study 
participants in both the program and the control groups who are 8 years 
of age or younger.
    Respondents: Low-income married couples and their children in the 
SHM evaluation research sample.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                     Number of    Average burden     Estimated
                   Instrument                      Annual number   responses per     hours per     annual burden
                                                  of respondents    respondent       response          hours
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12-month adult survey...........................           4,267               1            0.83           3,542
12-month adult observational study..............           1,632               1            0.66           1,077
12-month child observational study..............             816               1            0.33             269
2nd wave (30-month) adult survey................           4,267               1            0.83           3,542
Youth survey (30-month).........................             633               1            0.50             317
Child observational study (30-month)............           1,329               1            0.50             665
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 9,412.
    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.

    Dated: March 11, 2009.
Brendan C. Kelly,
OPRE Reports Clearance Officer.
 [FR Doc. E9-6039 Filed 3-20-09; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-M