Agency Recordkeeping/Reporting Requirements Under Emergency Review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), 32473 [2010-13474]

Download as PDF 32473 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 109 / Tuesday, June 8, 2010 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Agency Recordkeeping/Reporting Requirements Under Emergency Review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Title: TANF Emergency Fund Subsidized Employment Report, Form OFA 200. OMB No.: New Collection. Description: On February 17, 2009, the President signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act), which establishes the Emergency Contingency Fund for State Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Programs (Emergency Fund) as section 403(c) of the Social Security Act (the Act). This legislation provides up to $5 billion to help States, Territories, and Tribes in fiscal year (FY) 2009 and FY 2010 that have an increase in assistance caseloads or in certain types of expenditures. The Recovery Act also made other changes to TANF—extending supplemental grants through FY 2010, expanding flexibility in the use of TANF funds carried over from one fiscal year to the next, and adding a hold-harmless provision to the caseload reduction credit for States and Territories serving more TANF families. The Emergency Fund is intended to build upon and renew the principles of work and responsibility that underlie successful welfare reform initiatives. The Emergency Fund provides resources to States, Territories, and Tribes (referred to collectively here as ‘‘jurisdictions’’) to support work and families during this difficult economic period. Many jurisdictions are implementing subsidized employment programs as a result of the availability of this new funding, and there is substantial interest in understanding how this funding has been used. There is also significant public interest in the number of individuals that are being placed in subsidized employment as a result of the Recovery Act. As a result, we are proposing a voluntary data collection for jurisdictions regarding information on the number of individuals in subsidized employment funded in whole or in part by the TANF Emergency Fund or that were included in the calculation of a TANF Emergency Fund award. The definition of subsidized employment used for this collection is the same as the definition for the TANF program in general, given in 45 CFR 261.2(c) and (d). This information will help the agency as well as the public better understand how jurisdictions are using the money they are awarded through the Emergency Fund. A voluntary information collection relating to the number of individuals in subsidized employment will serve several purposes. This information will demonstrate the impact of the program, help ACF to evaluate the effectiveness of this initiative, and provide information to aide in the transparency and accountability of jurisdictions receiving Recovery Act funds. This information will also allow the Administration to publicly communicate the impact and achievements of the program, and make future policy decisions on the basis of such knowledge. Respondents: State, Territory, and Tribal agencies administering the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program that have received TANF Emergency Funds. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent 74 jurisdictions ............................... 2 (Q3 & Q4 of FY 2010) ................ Instrument emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Subsidized Employment OFA–200. Report Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: We estimate the annualized cost of the hour burden to be $319,680. This figure is based on an estimated average hourly cost of $90 (including fringe benefits, overhead, and general and administrative costs) for the jurisdiction staff performing the work multiplied by the estimated 3,552 burden hours, calculated based on 74 jurisdictions applying for and receiving TANF Emergency Funds (all States and Territories, plus an estimated 20 Tribes). Jurisdictions would submit two report for FY 2010, one for quarter 3 and one for quarter 4. Additional Information: A copy of this information collection, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by calling the Administration for Children and Families, Reports Clearance Officer, Robert Sargis at (202) 690–7275. Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this request. For the best effect, comments must be VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:31 Jun 07, 2010 Jkt 220001 received within thirty days from the publication date of this notice. Comments about the information collection described above should be directed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for ACF, Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503; Fax: (202) 395– 7285; e-mail: oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. Dated: May 28, 2010. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–13474 Filed 6–7–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–M PO 00000 Frm 00119 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Average burden hours per response Total burden hours 24 3,552 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; The STAR METRICS Program SUMMARY: Under the provisions of Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review and approval of the information collection listed below. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment. The National Institutes of Health may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection that has been extended, revised, or implemented on or after October 1, 1995, unless it E:\FR\FM\08JNN1.SGM 08JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES



Administration for Children and Families




Agency Recordkeeping/Reporting Requirements Under Emergency 

Review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)



    Title: TANF Emergency Fund Subsidized Employment Report, Form OFA 

200.

    OMB No.: New Collection.

    Description: On February 17, 2009, the President signed the 

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act), which 

establishes the Emergency Contingency Fund for State Temporary 

Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Programs (Emergency Fund) as 

section 403(c) of the Social Security Act (the Act). This legislation 

provides up to $5 billion to help States, Territories, and Tribes in 

fiscal year (FY) 2009 and FY 2010 that have an increase in assistance 

caseloads or in certain types of expenditures. The Recovery Act also 

made other changes to TANF--extending supplemental grants through FY 

2010, expanding flexibility in the use of TANF funds carried over from 

one fiscal year to the next, and adding a hold-harmless provision to 

the caseload reduction credit for States and Territories serving more 

TANF families.

    The Emergency Fund is intended to build upon and renew the 

principles of work and responsibility that underlie successful welfare 

reform initiatives. The Emergency Fund provides resources to States, 

Territories, and Tribes (referred to collectively here as 

``jurisdictions'') to support work and families during this difficult 

economic period.

    Many jurisdictions are implementing subsidized employment programs 

as a result of the availability of this new funding, and there is 

substantial interest in understanding how this funding has been used. 

There is also significant public interest in the number of individuals 

that are being placed in subsidized employment as a result of the 

Recovery Act. As a result, we are proposing a voluntary data collection 

for jurisdictions regarding information on the number of individuals in 

subsidized employment funded in whole or in part by the TANF Emergency 

Fund or that were included in the calculation of a TANF Emergency Fund 

award.

    The definition of subsidized employment used for this collection is 

the same as the definition for the TANF program in general, given in 45 

CFR 261.2(c) and (d). This information will help the agency as well as 

the public better understand how jurisdictions are using the money they 

are awarded through the Emergency Fund.

    A voluntary information collection relating to the number of 

individuals in subsidized employment will serve several purposes.

    This information will demonstrate the impact of the program, help 

ACF to evaluate the effectiveness of this initiative, and provide 

information to aide in the transparency and accountability of 

jurisdictions receiving Recovery Act funds. This information will also 

allow the Administration to publicly communicate the impact and 

achievements of the program, and make future policy decisions on the 

basis of such knowledge.

    Respondents: State, Territory, and Tribal agencies administering 

the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program that have 

received TANF Emergency Funds.



                                             Annual Burden Estimates

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                                                                                  Average burden

            Instrument              Number of respondents   Number of responses      hours per     Total burden

                                                               per respondent        response          hours

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Subsidized Employment Report OFA-   74 jurisdictions.....  2 (Q3 & Q4 of FY                   24           3,552

 200.                                                       2010).

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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: We estimate the annualized 

cost of the hour burden to be $319,680. This figure is based on an 

estimated average hourly cost of $90 (including fringe benefits, 

overhead, and general and administrative costs) for the jurisdiction 

staff performing the work multiplied by the estimated 3,552 burden 

hours, calculated based on 74 jurisdictions applying for and receiving 

TANF Emergency Funds (all States and Territories, plus an estimated 20 

Tribes). Jurisdictions would submit two report for FY 2010, one for 

quarter 3 and one for quarter 4.

    Additional Information: A copy of this information collection, with 

applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by calling the 

Administration for Children and Families, Reports Clearance Officer, 

Robert Sargis at (202) 690-7275. Interested persons are invited to 

submit comments regarding this request. For the best effect, comments 

must be received within thirty days from the publication date of this 

notice.

    Comments about the information collection described above should be 

directed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB 

Desk Officer for ACF, Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork 

Reduction Project, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503; Fax: 

(202) 395-7285; e-mail: oira_submission@omb.eop.gov.



    Dated: May 28, 2010.

Robert Sargis,

Reports Clearance Officer.

[FR Doc. 2010-13474 Filed 6-7-10; 8:45 am]

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