Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 62577 [E9-28503]

Download as PDF 62577 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 228 / Monday, November 30, 2009 / Notices organizational conflicts of interest and whether any conflicts have been resolved. Form Number: CMS–R–232 (OMB#: 0938–0723); Frequency: Reporting—On occasion; Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; Number of Respondents: 11; Total Annual Responses: 44; Total Annual Hours: 2,200. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Joe Strazzire at 410–786–2775. For all other issues call 410–786–1326.) 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 December 30, 2009. OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: CMS Desk Officer, Fax Number: (202) 395–6974, Email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. Dated: November 20, 2009. Michelle Shortt, Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. E9–28458 Filed 11–27–09; 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: Child Care and Development Fund Financial Report (ACF 696) for States and Territories. OMB No.: 0970–0163. Description: States and Territories use the Financial Report Form ACF–696 to report Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) expenditures. Authority to collect and report this information is found in section 658G of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990, as revised. In addition to the Program Reporting Requirements set forth in 45 CFR Part 98, Subpart H, the regulations at 45 CFR 98.65(g) and 98.67(c)(1) authorize the Secretary to require financial reports as necessary. The form provides specific data regarding claims and provides a mechanism for States to request Child Care grant awards and to certify the availability of State matching funds. Failure to collect this data would seriously compromise ACF’s ability to monitor Child Care and Development Fund expenditures. This information is also used to estimate outlays and may be used to prepare ACF budget submissions to Congress. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, (Pub. L. 111–5) provides an additional $2 billion for the Child Care and Development Fund to help States, Territories, and Tribes provide child care assistance to low income working families. CCDF Program Instruction (CCDF–ACF–PI–2009–03) provided guidance on ARRA spending requirements. Section 1512 of the ARRA legislation requires recipients to report quarterly spending and performance data on the public website, ‘‘Recovery.gov’’. Federal agencies are required to collect ARRA expenditure data and performance data and these data must be clearly distinguishable from the regular CCDF (non-ARRA) funds. To ensure transparency and accountability, the ARRA authorizes Federal agencies and grantees to track and report separately on expenditures from funds made available by the stimulus bill. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance implementing the ARRA legislation indicates that agencies requiring additional information for oversight should rely on existing authorities and reflect these requirements in their award terms and conditions as necessary, following existing procedures. Therefore, to capture ARRA expenditures, the ACF– 696 has been modified (by the addition of a column) for reporting ARRA expenditure data. In addition, a new data element will ask States and Territories to estimate the number of child service months funded with ARRA dollars. The collection will not duplicate other information. Respondents: States and Territories. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Instrument Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours ACF–696 .......................................................................................................... 56 4 5 1,120 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,120 OMB Comment WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES 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. VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:58 Nov 27, 2009 Jkt 220001 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: 202–395–7245, PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and Families. Dated: November 24, 2009. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E9–28503 Filed 11–27–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P E:\FR\FM\30NON1.SGM 30NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Title: Child Care and Development Fund Financial Report (ACF 696) 
for States and Territories.
    OMB No.: 0970-0163.
    Description: States and Territories use the Financial Report Form 
ACF-696 to report Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) expenditures. 
Authority to collect and report this information is found in section 
658G of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990, as 
revised. In addition to the Program Reporting Requirements set forth in 
45 CFR Part 98, Subpart H, the regulations at 45 CFR 98.65(g) and 
98.67(c)(1) authorize the Secretary to require financial reports as 
necessary.
    The form provides specific data regarding claims and provides a 
mechanism for States to request Child Care grant awards and to certify 
the availability of State matching funds. Failure to collect this data 
would seriously compromise ACF's ability to monitor Child Care and 
Development Fund expenditures. This information is also used to 
estimate outlays and may be used to prepare ACF budget submissions to 
Congress.
    The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, (Pub. L. 
111-5) provides an additional $2 billion for the Child Care and 
Development Fund to help States, Territories, and Tribes provide child 
care assistance to low income working families. CCDF Program 
Instruction (CCDF-ACF-PI-2009-03) provided guidance on ARRA spending 
requirements.
    Section 1512 of the ARRA legislation requires recipients to report 
quarterly spending and performance data on the public website, 
``Recovery.gov''. Federal agencies are required to collect ARRA 
expenditure data and performance data and these data must be clearly 
distinguishable from the regular CCDF (non-ARRA) funds. To ensure 
transparency and accountability, the ARRA authorizes Federal agencies 
and grantees to track and report separately on expenditures from funds 
made available by the stimulus bill. Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) guidance implementing the ARRA legislation indicates that 
agencies requiring additional information for oversight should rely on 
existing authorities and reflect these requirements in their award 
terms and conditions as necessary, following existing procedures. 
Therefore, to capture ARRA expenditures, the ACF-696 has been modified 
(by the addition of a column) for reporting ARRA expenditure data. In 
addition, a new data element will ask States and Territories to 
estimate the number of child service months funded with ARRA dollars. 
The collection will not duplicate other information.
    Respondents: States and Territories.

                                             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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ACF-696.....................................              56                4                5            1,120
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,120

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: 202-395-7245,
    Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and 
Families.

     Dated: November 24, 2009.
Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. E9-28503 Filed 11-27-09; 8:45 am]
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