Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 67376-67377 [2010-27593]

Download as PDF 67376 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 211 / Tuesday, November 2, 2010 / Notices 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 Transgender HIV Behavioral Survey (THBS) (0920–0794 exp. 12/31/2010)— Reinstatement with change—National Center for HIV, Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description Transgender persons, who were born male (male-to-female) are considered to be a high risk group for acquiring Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection. The National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States calls for reducing new infections, in part, by intensifying HIV prevention efforts in communities where HIV is most heavily concentrated. The strategy also calls for state and local health departments as well as federal agencies to monitor progress towards the strategy’s goal. This project addresses national goals by providing a mechanism for describing and monitoring the HIV risk behaviors and HIV prevention experiences of transgender persons. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention request approval for a 3-year reinstatement with change of the previously approved Transgender HIV Behavioral Survey (THBS)—(OMB No. 0920–0794, expires December 31, 2010). The previously approved project was a pilot. The purpose of this request is to conduct a behavioral survey among male-to-female transgender persons to assess prevalence of and trends in: (1) Risk behaviors for HIV infection, (2) HIV testing behaviors, and (3) exposure to, use of, and impact of HIV prevention services. The results of this data collection will be used to assess progress toward CDC’s goals to increase the proportion of people who consistently engage in behaviors that reduce risk of HIV transmission or acquisition; and to monitor behaviors that increase the risk of HIV infection (among those who are not infected). For the proposed data collection, the questionnaire used for the previously approved pilot has been shortened and a recruiter debriefing instrument has been added. The project activities and methods will remain the same as those used in the previously approved pilot. Data will be collected through inperson, computer-assisted interviews conducted by trained interviewers in 5 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA) or MSA Divisions in the United States. The MSAs chosen will be among those currently participating in the National HIV Behavioral Surveillance system (see Federal Register dated January 19, 2007: Vol. 72, No. 12, pages 2529–2530). Respondent Driven Sampling (RDS) will be used to recruit participants. Except for a few initial (‘‘seed’’) recruits, persons will be recruited by peers for participation in THBS. A screener questionnaire will be used to determine eligibility for participation. In one year, approximately 1,100 individuals will be approached and screened (through a 5minute interview) for eligibility to participate. Approximately 1,000 individuals are expected to be eligible and participate in the 40-minute behavioral assessment interview each year. After the interview, the interviewer will train the respondent to recruit up to five of her peers. When she returns to the field site, she will be debriefed using a computer-assisted, interviewer-administered recruiter debriefing instrument. Approximately 600 peer recruiters are expected to participate as peer recruiters, about 500 of whom will return to be debriefed through a 2-minute interview. Participation of respondents is voluntary and there is no cost to the respondents other than their time. ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of responses per respondent Number of respondents Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours Type of respondent Form name Persons Referred by Peer Recruiters. Eligible Transgender Persons .. Peer Recruiters ......................... Screener ................................... 1,100 1 5/60 92 Behavioral assessment ............ Recruiter Debriefing .................. 1,000 500 1 1 40/60 2/60 667 17 Total ................................... ................................................... ............................ ............................ ............................ 776 Dated: October 27, 2010. Carol E. Walker, Acting Reports Clearance Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2010–27603 Filed 11–1–10; 8:45 am] hsrobinson on DSK69SOYB1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects: Title: Tracking of Participants in the Early Head Start Research and Evaluation Project. OMB No.: New Collection. Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) within the Department of Health and Human VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:39 Nov 01, 2010 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Services (HHS) will conduct tracking of children/families who participated in the Early Head Start Research and Evaluation Project (EHSREP). The purpose of tracking these participants is to maintain up-to-date contact information for the children/families in the event that the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) determines that a future follow-up to the EHSREP will take place. The EHSREP is a longitudinal study designed to meet the requirement in the 1994 reauthorization (continued in the 1998 reauthorization) for a national evaluation of the new infant-toddler E:\FR\FM\02NON1.SGM 02NON1 67377 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 211 / Tuesday, November 2, 2010 / Notices program. 3001 children and families in 17 sites were randomly assigned either to the program group (allowed to enroll in EHS), or to the control group (precluded from enrolling in EHS, although they could receive other services in the community). Child and family assessments were conducted when children were 14 months old, 24 months old, 36 months old, in the spring prior to kindergarten entry, and again in the spring of the sixth year of formal schooling (5th grade for most children). If the decision is made to follow the sample through high school, it is important to maintain contact with the participants so that response rates at follow-up points will be maximized and will not further deteriorate. The success that the contractor has in contacting the sample members will be taken into consideration in the decision whether to pursue further follow up. It is hoped that this strenuous effort in location and tracking will re-establish contact with participants who were not reached in the fifth grade data collection wave. Telephone interviews will be conducted in order to update the respondent’s location and contact information. This information will be collected from parents or guardians in the spring of 2011. A small set of additional items will provide information on the parents’ perception of the children’s status. Respondents: Treatment and control group members in the Early Head Start Research and Evaluation Project. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Instrument Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours Tracking interview ............................................................................................ 2,700 1 0.25 675 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 675. 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 28, 2010. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–27593 Filed 11–1–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects: Title: Reunification Procedures for Unaccompanied Alien Children. OMB No.: 0970–0278. Description: Following the passage of the 2002 Homeland Security Act (Pub. L. 107–296), the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), is charged with the care and placement of unaccompanied alien children in Federal custody, and implementing a policy for the release of these children, when appropriate, upon the request of suitable sponsors while awaiting immigration proceedings. In order for ORR to make determinations regarding the release of these children, the potential sponsors must meet certain conditions pursuant to section 462 of the Homeland Security Act and the Flores v. Reno Settlement Agreement No. CV85–4544–RJK (C.D. Cal. 1997). The proposed information collection requests information to be utilized by ORR for determining the suitability of a sponsor/respondent for the release of a minor from ORR custody. The proposed instruments are the Sponsors Agreement to Conditions of Release, Verification of Release, Family Reunification Packet, and the Authorization for Release of Information. Respondents: Sponsors requesting release of unaccompanied alien children to their custody. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents hsrobinson on DSK69SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Instrument Sponsor’s Agreement to Conditions of Release ............................................. Verification of Release ..................................................................................... Family Reunification Packet ............................................................................ Authorization for Release of Information ......................................................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 18,652.80. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:39 Nov 01, 2010 Jkt 223001 4,288 4,288 4,288 4,288 In compliance with the requirements of Section 506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent 2 1 18 15 Average burden hours per response 0.08 0.17 0.04 0.22 Total burden hours 686.08 728.96 3,087.36 14,150.40 Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and E:\FR\FM\02NON1.SGM 02NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

    Proposed Projects:
    Title: Tracking of Participants in the Early Head Start Research 
and Evaluation Project.
    OMB No.: New Collection.
    Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) 
within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will conduct 
tracking of children/families who participated in the Early Head Start 
Research and Evaluation Project (EHSREP). The purpose of tracking these 
participants is to maintain up-to-date contact information for the 
children/families in the event that the Administration for Children and 
Families (ACF) determines that a future follow-up to the EHSREP will 
take place.
    The EHSREP is a longitudinal study designed to meet the requirement 
in the 1994 reauthorization (continued in the 1998 reauthorization) for 
a national evaluation of the new infant-toddler

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program. 3001 children and families in 17 sites were randomly assigned 
either to the program group (allowed to enroll in EHS), or to the 
control group (precluded from enrolling in EHS, although they could 
receive other services in the community). Child and family assessments 
were conducted when children were 14 months old, 24 months old, 36 
months old, in the spring prior to kindergarten entry, and again in the 
spring of the sixth year of formal schooling (5th grade for most 
children).
    If the decision is made to follow the sample through high school, 
it is important to maintain contact with the participants so that 
response rates at follow-up points will be maximized and will not 
further deteriorate. The success that the contractor has in contacting 
the sample members will be taken into consideration in the decision 
whether to pursue further follow up. It is hoped that this strenuous 
effort in location and tracking will re-establish contact with 
participants who were not reached in the fifth grade data collection 
wave. Telephone interviews will be conducted in order to update the 
respondent's location and contact information. This information will be 
collected from parents or guardians in the spring of 2011. A small set 
of additional items will provide information on the parents' perception 
of the children's status.
    Respondents: Treatment and control group members in the Early Head 
Start Research and Evaluation Project.

                                             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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Tracking interview..........................           2,700                1             0.25              675
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 675.
    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 28, 2010.
Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2010-27593 Filed 11-1-10; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-P