Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 65352-65353 [2010-26538]

Download as PDF 65352 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 204 / Friday, October 22, 2010 / Notices ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument Affordable Care Act Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Needs Assessment and Plan for Responding to Identified Needs ........................................................................................................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,800. In compliance with the requirements of Section 506(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 Administration, Office of Information Services, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. E-mail address: infocollection@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: October 18, 2010. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–26560 Filed 10–21–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:43 Oct 21, 2010 Jkt 223001 18 Title: Social Services Block Grant Post-Expenditure Report. OMB No.: 0970–0234. Description: The purpose of this information collection is to (1) extend the collection of post-expenditure data using the current OMB approved reporting form (OMB No. 0970–0234) past the current expiration date of July 31, 2011; (2) make one change to the current post-expenditure reporting form; and (3) request that States voluntarily use the post-expenditure reporting form to estimate expenditures and recipients, by service category, as part of the required annual intended use plan. The Social Services Block Grant program (SSBG) provides funds to assist States in delivering critical services to vulnerable older adults, persons with disabilities, at-risk adolescents and young adults, and children and families. Funds are allocated to the States in proportion to their populations. States have substantial discretion in their use of funds and may determine what services will be provided, who will be eligible, and how funds will be distributed among the various services. State or local SSBG agencies (i.e., county, city, regional offices) may provide the services or may purchase them from qualified agencies, organizations or individuals. States report as recipients of SSBG-funded services any individuals who receive a service funded in whole or in part by SSBG. States are required to report their annual SSBG expenditures on a standard postexpenditure reporting form. The current form includes a yearly total of adults and children served and annual expenditures in each of 29 service categories. The annual report is submitted within six months of the end of the period covered by the report, and must address: (1) The number of individuals (including number of children and number of adults) who receive services paid for, in whole or in part, with Federal funds under the SSBG; (2) the amount of SSBG funds spent in providing each service; (3) the total amount of Federal, State, and local funds spent in providing each service, including SSBG funds; and (4) the PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent 1 Average burden hours per response 100 Total burden hours 1,800 method(s) by which each service is provided, showing separately the services provided by public and private agencies. These reporting requirements can be found at 45 CFR 96.74. Information collected on the postexpenditure report is analyzed and described in an annual report on SSBG expenditures and recipients produced by the Office of Community Services (OCS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF). The information contained in this report is used for program planning and management. The data establish how SSBG funding is used for the provision of services in each State to each of many specific populations of needy individuals. Federal regulation and reporting requirements for the SSBG also require each State to develop and submit an annual intended use plan that describes how the State plans to administer its SSBG funds for the coming year. This report is to be submitted 30 days prior to the start of the fiscal year (June 1 if the State operates on a July-June fiscal year, or September 1 if the State operates on a Federal fiscal year). No specific format is required for the intended use plan. The intended use of SSBG funds, including the types of activities to be supported and the categories and characteristics of individuals to be served, must be provided. States vary greatly in the information they provide and the structure of the report. States are required to submit a revised intended use plan if the planned use of SSBG funds changes during the year. In order to provide a more accurate analysis of the extent to which funds are spent ‘‘in a manner consistent’’ with each of the State’s plan for their use, as required by 42 U.S.C. 1397e(a), ACF is requesting that States voluntarily use the format of the post-expenditure report form to provide estimates of the amount of expenditures and the number of recipients by service category, that the State plans to use SSBG funds to support as part of the intended use plan. Many States are already doing this. Respondents: States. E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1 65353 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 204 / Friday, October 22, 2010 / Notices ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument Use of Post-Expenditure Report Form as Part of the Intended Use Plan ...... Post-Expenditure Report ................................................................................. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 6,272 In compliance with the requirements of Section 506(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 Administration, Office of Information Services, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. E-mail address: infocollection@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: October 18, 2010. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–26538 Filed 10–21–10; 8:45 am] emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4184–01–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:43 Oct 21, 2010 Jkt 223001 56 56 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [60 Day–11–11AD] Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations In compliance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects. To request more information on the proposed projects or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, call 404–639–5960 and send comments to Carol E. Walker, CDC Acting Reports Clearance Officer, 1600 Clifton Road, MS–D74, Atlanta, GA 30333 or send an e-mail to omb@cdc.gov. Comments are invited 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) ways to enhance 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. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Proposed Project Surveys of State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial (STLT) Governmental Health Agencies—New—Office of the Director, Office for State, Tribal Local and Territorial Support (OSTLTS)– (proposed), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response 1 1 Total burden hours 2 110 112 6,160 Background and Brief Description CDC’s mission includes addressing the leading causes of disease, injury, and disability in the United States, including a focus on tobacco control; improving nutrition, physical activity, and food safety; reducing healthcareassociated infections; preventing motor vehicle injuries; preventing teen pregnancy; and preventing HIV. CDC’s priorities for approaching improvements to public health include—strengthening surveillance, epidemiology, and laboratory science; better supporting efforts in states and communities; and pursuing policies that have an impact. As such, CDC’s relationship with State, local, tribal and territorial (STLT) governmental health officials is key to its emergency preparedness, health promotion and disease prevention responsibilities. CDC is requesting a three-year approval for a generic clearance to assess information related to a myriad of public health issues that affect STLT health agencies. Information will be used to assess situational awareness of current public health emergencies, make decisions that will affect planning, response and recovery activities of subsequent emergencies, and fill gaps in knowledge that will strengthen surveillance, epidemiology, and laboratory science; better supporting efforts in states and communities. CDC will conduct short surveys, across a range of public health topics, using standard questionnaire administration approaches (e.g., phone, web, e-mail, and paper, in person). CDC estimates that it will conduct up to 50 of queries with State, territorial or tribal health officials, 12 queries with county health officials, and 4 of queries with municipal health officials each year. Ninety percent of queries will be web-based, with remaining in-person or paper-based surveys. The total annualized burden hours of 40,980 is based on the following estimates. E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

    Proposed Projects:
    Title: Social Services Block Grant Post-Expenditure Report.
    OMB No.: 0970-0234.
    Description: The purpose of this information collection is to (1) 
extend the collection of post-expenditure data using the current OMB 
approved reporting form (OMB No. 0970-0234) past the current expiration 
date of July 31, 2011; (2) make one change to the current post-
expenditure reporting form; and (3) request that States voluntarily use 
the post-expenditure reporting form to estimate expenditures and 
recipients, by service category, as part of the required annual 
intended use plan. The Social Services Block Grant program (SSBG) 
provides funds to assist States in delivering critical services to 
vulnerable older adults, persons with disabilities, at-risk adolescents 
and young adults, and children and families. Funds are allocated to the 
States in proportion to their populations. States have substantial 
discretion in their use of funds and may determine what services will 
be provided, who will be eligible, and how funds will be distributed 
among the various services. State or local SSBG agencies (i.e., county, 
city, regional offices) may provide the services or may purchase them 
from qualified agencies, organizations or individuals. States report as 
recipients of SSBG-funded services any individuals who receive a 
service funded in whole or in part by SSBG. States are required to 
report their annual SSBG expenditures on a standard post-expenditure 
reporting form. The current form includes a yearly total of adults and 
children served and annual expenditures in each of 29 service 
categories. The annual report is submitted within six months of the end 
of the period covered by the report, and must address: (1) The number 
of individuals (including number of children and number of adults) who 
receive services paid for, in whole or in part, with Federal funds 
under the SSBG; (2) the amount of SSBG funds spent in providing each 
service; (3) the total amount of Federal, State, and local funds spent 
in providing each service, including SSBG funds; and (4) the method(s) 
by which each service is provided, showing separately the services 
provided by public and private agencies. These reporting requirements 
can be found at 45 CFR 96.74. Information collected on the post-
expenditure report is analyzed and described in an annual report on 
SSBG expenditures and recipients produced by the Office of Community 
Services (OCS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF). The 
information contained in this report is used for program planning and 
management. The data establish how SSBG funding is used for the 
provision of services in each State to each of many specific 
populations of needy individuals.
    Federal regulation and reporting requirements for the SSBG also 
require each State to develop and submit an annual intended use plan 
that describes how the State plans to administer its SSBG funds for the 
coming year. This report is to be submitted 30 days prior to the start 
of the fiscal year (June 1 if the State operates on a July-June fiscal 
year, or September 1 if the State operates on a Federal fiscal year). 
No specific format is required for the intended use plan. The intended 
use of SSBG funds, including the types of activities to be supported 
and the categories and characteristics of individuals to be served, 
must be provided. States vary greatly in the information they provide 
and the structure of the report. States are required to submit a 
revised intended use plan if the planned use of SSBG funds changes 
during the year. In order to provide a more accurate analysis of the 
extent to which funds are spent ``in a manner consistent'' with each of 
the State's plan for their use, as required by 42 U.S.C. 1397e(a), ACF 
is requesting that States voluntarily use the format of the post-
expenditure report form to provide estimates of the amount of 
expenditures and the number of recipients by service category, that the 
State plans to use SSBG funds to support as part of the intended use 
plan. Many States are already doing this.
    Respondents: States.

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                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                     Number of        Average
                   Instrument                        Number of    responses  per   burden  hours   Total  burden
                                                    respondents      respondent    per  response       hours
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Use of Post-Expenditure Report Form as Part of                56               1               2             112
 the Intended Use Plan..........................
Post-Expenditure Report.........................              56               1             110           6,160
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 6,272
    In compliance with the requirements of Section 506(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 
Administration, Office of Information Services, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, 
SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. E-mail 
address: infocollection@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: October 18, 2010.
Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2010-26538 Filed 10-21-10; 8:45 am]
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