Revision of Agency Information Collection for Financial Assistance and Social Services, 19986-19987 [2010-8799]

Download as PDF 19986 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 73 / Friday, April 16, 2010 / Notices for reporting and drawing funds: 97.030, Community Disaster Loans; 97.031, Cora Brown Fund; 97.032, Crisis Counseling; 97.033, Disaster Legal Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance to Individuals and Households In Presidentially Declared Disaster Areas; 97.049, Presidentially Declared Disaster Assistance— Disaster Housing Operations for Individuals and Households; 97.050, Presidentially Declared Disaster Assistance to Individuals and Households—Other Needs; 97.036, Disaster Grants—Public Assistance (Presidentially Declared Disasters); 97.039, Hazard Mitigation Grant. W. Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. 2010–8749 Filed 4–15–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–23–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5375–N–14] Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, HUD. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for possible use to assist the homeless. DATES: Effective Date: April 16, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathy Ezzell, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Room 7262, Washington, DC 20410; telephone (202) 708–1234; TTY number for the hearing- and speech-impaired (202) 708–2565, (these telephone numbers are not toll-free), or call the toll-free Title V information line at 800–927–7588. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the December 12, 1988 court order in National Coalition for the Homeless v. Veterans Administration, No. 88–2503–OG (D.D.C.), HUD publishes a Notice, on a weekly basis, identifying unutilized, underutilized, excess and surplus Federal buildings and real property that HUD has reviewed for suitability for use to assist the homeless. Today’s Notice is for the purpose of announcing that no additional properties have been determined suitable or unsuitable this week. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:07 Apr 15, 2010 Jkt 220001 Dated: April 8, 2010. Mark R. Johnston, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Special Needs. [FR Doc. 2010–8427 Filed 4–15–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Revision of Agency Information Collection for Financial Assistance and Social Services AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of request for comments. SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is proposing to revise and submit to the Office of Management and Budget the information collection, titled ‘‘Financial Assistance & Social Services, 25 CFR 20.’’ The information collection is currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076–0017, which expires March 31, 2012. The information collection requires applicants to provide information in support of their eligibility for BIA assistance and services and requires a subset of those applicants to complete an ISP in order to obtain General Assistance. Revisions include changes to the application form to address all five types of assistance authorized by 25 CFR part 20, a new standardized form for Individual SelfSufficiency Plans (ISPs), and a new form for tribes to submit information on the amounts of financial assistance received in the prior year. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before June 15, 2010. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the information collection to Sue Settles, Chief, Division of Human Services, Office of Indian Services, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street, NW., Mail Stop 4513, Washington, DC 20240, facsimile: (202) 208–5113. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may request further information or obtain copies of the information collection request submission from Sue Settles, telephone: (202) 513–7621. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The BIA is seeking to revise the information collection it conducts to provide assistance under 25 CFR part 20 to eligible Indians when comparable financial assistance or social services either are not available or not provided by State, tribal, county, local, or other PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Federal agencies. Approval for this collection expires March 31, 2012. The information collection allows BIA to determine whether an individual is eligible for assistance and services. This information collection is being revised to allow revisions to the Application to promote usefulness in obtaining needed client information. Specifically, the application form was revised to include all Financial Assistance and Social Service components including General Assistance, Child Assistance, Adult Care Assistance, Burial Assistance, and Emergency Assistance. The Application was also revised to be more userfriendly and assist in the eligibility determination process. In addition, the revised Application includes a case management tool for case workers. The case management tool is a breakdown of each Financial Assistance component to be utilized as a checklist of items to include in the case file, to check for during the application and intake process, and again during the eligibility determination. The checklist is a guide to 25 CFR part 20. The Application includes instructions on client appeal rights, the fraud statement, the appeal process, Paperwork Reduction Act and the Privacy Act. This information collection is also being revised to standardize the Individual SelfSufficiency Plan (ISP) that is used for a subset of the General Assistance applicants. The standardized form will guide BIA and tribal case workers in obtaining information to develop the ISP with the client. The form will allow case workers to develop more meaningful and attainable goals through specific action steps. No third party notification or public disclosure burden is associated with this collection. BIA is requesting an increase in the estimated burden hours for this information collection to better account for the groups of respondents (applicants for any of the five types of assistance versus the subset of applicants requesting General Assistance), to better account for the time it takes respondents to complete the application and, where appropriate, provide information for an employability assessment and ISP. II. Request for Comments The BIA requests that you send your comments on this collection to the location listed in the ADDRESSES section. Your comments should address: (a) The necessity of the information collection for the proper performance of the agencies, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of our estimate of the burden (hours and cost) of the collection of information, including the validity of E:\FR\FM\16APN1.SGM 16APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 73 / Friday, April 16, 2010 / Notices the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways we could enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways we could minimize the burden of the collection of the information on the respondents, such as through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Please note that an agency may not sponsor or conduct, and an individual need not respond to, a collection of information unless it has a valid OMB Control Number. Approval for this collection expires March 31, 2012. It is our policy to make all comments available to the public for review at the location listed in the ADDRESSES section during the hours of 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday except for legal holidays. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address or other personally identifiable information, be advised that your entire comment—including your personally identifiable information— may be made public at any time. While you may request that we withhold your personally identifiable information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES III. Data OMB Control Number: 1076–0017. Title: Financial Assistance and Social Services, 25 CFR Part 20. Brief Description of Collection: Submission of this information is required of Indian applicants of BIA financial assistance and social services. BIA uses the information to determine if an individual is eligible for services and, where appropriate, to conduct an employability assessment and jointly develop with the individual an Individual Self-Sufficiency Plan outlining how the individual can attain self-sufficiency. Response is required to obtain a benefit. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Individual Indians seeking financial assistance or social services from BIA. Number of Respondents: 240,000 provide information on the application, and of those, 95,000 contribute information to an employability assessment and ISP. Total Number of Responses: Once, on occasion. Estimated Time per Response: 1.5 (0.5 hours for the application + 1 hour for the employability assessment and ISP). Estimated Total Annual Burden: 215,000 hours ((240,000 × 0.5 hours for applications) + (95,000 × 1 hour for employability assessment and ISP)). VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:07 Apr 15, 2010 Jkt 220001 Dated: April 6, 2010. Alvin Foster, Acting Chief Information Officer—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2010–8799 Filed 4–15–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–4J–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R2–ES–2010–N066; 20124–1113– 0000–F5] 19987 information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Permit TE–02368A Applicant: Martin Schlaefer, Syracuse, New York. Applicant requests a new permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys for Sonoran tiger salamander (Ambystoma tigirium stebbinsi) within Arizona. Permit TE–07059A Applicant: Paul Marsh, Chandler, Arizona. Applicant requests a new permit for AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, research and recovery purposes to Interior. conduct presence/absence surveys for ACTION: Notice of receipt of applications; the following species: Humpback chub request for public comment. 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Quitobaquito desert pupfish DATES: To ensure consideration, written (Cyprinodon macularius eremus), Gila comments must be received on or before topminnow (Poeciliopsis occidentalis), May 17, 2010. and Gila chub (Gila intermedia) within ADDRESSES: Written comments should Arizona, Nevada, and California. be submitted to the Chief, Endangered Permit TE–07308A Species Division, Ecological Services, Applicant: Debbie Buecher, Tucson, P.O. Box 1306, Room 6034, Arizona. Albuquerque, NM 87103. Documents Applicant requests a new permit for and other information submitted with research and recovery purposes to these applications are available for conduct presence/absence surveys for review, subject to the requirements of lesser long-nosed bat (Leptonycteris the Privacy Act and Freedom of yerbabuenae) within Arizona. Information Act. 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[FR Doc No: 2010-8799]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs


Revision of Agency Information Collection for Financial 
Assistance and Social Services

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is proposing to revise and 
submit to the Office of Management and Budget the information 
collection, titled ``Financial Assistance & Social Services, 25 CFR 
20.'' The information collection is currently authorized by OMB Control 
Number 1076-0017, which expires March 31, 2012. The information 
collection requires applicants to provide information in support of 
their eligibility for BIA assistance and services and requires a subset 
of those applicants to complete an ISP in order to obtain General 
Assistance. Revisions include changes to the application form to 
address all five types of assistance authorized by 25 CFR part 20, a 
new standardized form for Individual Self-Sufficiency Plans (ISPs), and 
a new form for tribes to submit information on the amounts of financial 
assistance received in the prior year.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
June 15, 2010.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the information collection to Sue 
Settles, Chief, Division of Human Services, Office of Indian Services, 
Bureau of Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street, 
NW., Mail Stop 4513, Washington, DC 20240, facsimile: (202) 208-5113.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may request further information or 
obtain copies of the information collection request submission from Sue 
Settles, telephone: (202) 513-7621.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The BIA is seeking to revise the information collection it conducts 
to provide assistance under 25 CFR part 20 to eligible Indians when 
comparable financial assistance or social services either are not 
available or not provided by State, tribal, county, local, or other 
Federal agencies. Approval for this collection expires March 31, 2012. 
The information collection allows BIA to determine whether an 
individual is eligible for assistance and services. This information 
collection is being revised to allow revisions to the Application to 
promote usefulness in obtaining needed client information. 
Specifically, the application form was revised to include all Financial 
Assistance and Social Service components including General Assistance, 
Child Assistance, Adult Care Assistance, Burial Assistance, and 
Emergency Assistance. The Application was also revised to be more user-
friendly and assist in the eligibility determination process. In 
addition, the revised Application includes a case management tool for 
case workers. The case management tool is a breakdown of each Financial 
Assistance component to be utilized as a checklist of items to include 
in the case file, to check for during the application and intake 
process, and again during the eligibility determination. The checklist 
is a guide to 25 CFR part 20. The Application includes instructions on 
client appeal rights, the fraud statement, the appeal process, 
Paperwork Reduction Act and the Privacy Act. This information 
collection is also being revised to standardize the Individual Self-
Sufficiency Plan (ISP) that is used for a subset of the General 
Assistance applicants. The standardized form will guide BIA and tribal 
case workers in obtaining information to develop the ISP with the 
client. The form will allow case workers to develop more meaningful and 
attainable goals through specific action steps. No third party 
notification or public disclosure burden is associated with this 
collection. BIA is requesting an increase in the estimated burden hours 
for this information collection to better account for the groups of 
respondents (applicants for any of the five types of assistance versus 
the subset of applicants requesting General Assistance), to better 
account for the time it takes respondents to complete the application 
and, where appropriate, provide information for an employability 
assessment and ISP.

II. Request for Comments

    The BIA requests that you send your comments on this collection to 
the location listed in the ADDRESSES section. Your comments should 
address: (a) The necessity of the information collection for the proper 
performance of the agencies, including whether the information will 
have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of our estimate of the burden 
(hours and cost) of the collection of information, including the 
validity of

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the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways we could enhance the 
quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and 
(d) ways we could minimize the burden of the collection of the 
information on the respondents, such as through the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
    Please note that an agency may not sponsor or conduct, and an 
individual need not respond to, a collection of information unless it 
has a valid OMB Control Number. Approval for this collection expires 
March 31, 2012.
    It is our policy to make all comments available to the public for 
review at the location listed in the ADDRESSES section during the hours 
of 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday except for legal 
holidays. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address 
or other personally identifiable information, be advised that your 
entire comment--including your personally identifiable information--may 
be made public at any time. While you may request that we withhold your 
personally identifiable information, we cannot guarantee that we will 
be able to do so.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1076-0017.
    Title: Financial Assistance and Social Services, 25 CFR Part 20.
    Brief Description of Collection: Submission of this information is 
required of Indian applicants of BIA financial assistance and social 
services. BIA uses the information to determine if an individual is 
eligible for services and, where appropriate, to conduct an 
employability assessment and jointly develop with the individual an 
Individual Self-Sufficiency Plan outlining how the individual can 
attain self-sufficiency. Response is required to obtain a benefit.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Individual Indians seeking financial assistance or 
social services from BIA.
    Number of Respondents: 240,000 provide information on the 
application, and of those, 95,000 contribute information to an 
employability assessment and ISP.
    Total Number of Responses: Once, on occasion.
    Estimated Time per Response: 1.5 (0.5 hours for the application + 1 
hour for the employability assessment and ISP).
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 215,000 hours ((240,000 x 0.5 hours 
for applications) + (95,000 x 1 hour for employability assessment and 
ISP)).

    Dated: April 6, 2010.
Alvin Foster,
Acting Chief Information Officer--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2010-8799 Filed 4-15-10; 8:45 am]
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