Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 67976-67977 [2010-27836]

Download as PDF 67976 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 213 / Thursday, November 4, 2010 / Notices Seleda Perryman, Office of the Secretary, Paperwork Reduction Act Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–27838 Filed 11–3–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4153–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES [Document Identifier OS–0990–NEW; 30-Day Notice] Agency Information Collection Request. 30-Day Public Comment Request Office of the Secretary, HHS. In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services, is publishing the following summary of a proposed collection for public comment. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, AGENCY: from all community-level CPPW awardees. This will allow HHS to receive reports on direct awardee costs associated with carrying out the selected evidence-based strategies that are required by the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) and Notice of Grant Award (NGA). This requirement is in addition to the financial reporting requirements of Section 512 of the Recovery Act, set forth by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the data collection instrument titled ‘‘Standard Data Elements for Reports under Section 1512 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public Law 111–5 (Grants, Cooperative Agreements, and Loans).’’ utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, e-mail your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and OS document identifier, to Sherette.funncoleman@hhs.gov, or call the Reports Clearance Office on (202) 690–5683. Send written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collections within 30 days of this notice directly to the OS OMB Desk Officer; faxed to OMB at 202–395– 5806. Proposed Project: Communities Putting Prevention to Work Cost Study Instrument—OMB No. 0990–NEW— Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE). Abstract: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 was signed into law on February 17, 2009, Public Law 11.5 (‘‘Recovery Act’’). Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) is a $650 million program funded by the Recovery Act. The purpose of the proposed data collection is to collect quarterly cost information The CPPW objective-based cost data submitted by the 51 respondents will provide the basis for HHS to assess the costs of the various program strategies, identify factors that impact average cost, and perform cost-effectiveness analysis of the program. Performing an assessment of the resources expended on each CPPW interventions will provide valuable information to HHS and other agencies within the Department for improving program efficiency within the various strategies of the program. There are no costs to respondents except their time to participate in the survey. ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN TABLE Forms Type of respondent Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours CPPW Cost Study Instrument .......... CPPW Awardees ............................. 51 4 11 2,244 Seleda Perryman, Office of the Secretary, Paperwork Reduction Act Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–27842 Filed 11–3–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4150–05–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Proposed Projects Title: Adoption and Foster Care Analysis Reporting System for title IV– B and title IV–E (AFCARS). VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:55 Nov 03, 2010 Jkt 223001 OMB No.: 0980–0267. Description: Section 479 of title IV–E of the Social Security Act (the Act) directs States to establish and implement an adoption and foster care reporting system. Federal regulations at 45 CFR 1355.40 sets forth the requirements of section 479 of the Social Security Act for the collection of uniform, reliable information on children who are under the responsibility of the State title IV–B/IV– E agency for placement, care, and adoption. The respondents are child welfare agencies in the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The data collected will inform State/ Federal policy decisions, program management, and responses to PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Congressional and Departmental inquiries. Specifically, the data are used for short/long-term budget projections, trend analysis, child and family service reviews, and to target areas for improved technical assistance. The data will provide information about foster care placements, adoptive parents, length of time in care, delays in termination of parental rights and placement for adoption. Respondents: State Child Welfare Agencies. E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1 67977 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 213 / Thursday, November 4, 2010 / Notices ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours AFCARS .......................................................................................................... 52 2 2,581 268,424 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours ..................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 268,424 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 29, 2010. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–27836 Filed 11–3–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: Developmental Disabilities Program Independent Evaluation Project. OMB No.: 0970–0372. Description: The National Independent Study of the State Developmental Disabilities Programs (National Study) is an independent (non-biased) study to examine through rigorous and comprehensive research procedures the three programs funded under the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (DD Act): (1) State Councils on Developmental Disabilities (SCDDs); (2) State Protection and Advocacy Systems for Individuals with developmental disabilities (P&As); and (3) University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDDs). The purpose of the study is to assess program effectiveness and achievements, including collaborative efforts among these State developmental disabilities (DD) network programs. A component of the study will be an examination of the Administration on Developmental Disabilities’ efficiency and effectiveness to support these DD Network programs. The results of this evaluation will provide a report to the Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD) (the agency that administers these programs) with information on the effectiveness of its programs and policies and serve as a way for ADD to promote accountability to the public. The independent study is a response to accountability requirements for ADD as identified in the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (DD Act), the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) of 1993, and the Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART), previously administered by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). ADD has OMB approval for all the evaluation tools (e.g., data collection instruments) for this study, except a new one being proposed. The new evaluation tool would be an on-line survey tool designed to collect data for an assessment of ADD. Respondents: For the ADD assessment survey being added, the respondents would be Staff of State Councils on Developmental Disabilities, State Protection and Advocacy Systems for Individuals with developmental disabilities, and University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Education, Research, and Service ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Instrument ADD Assessment Survey ................................................................................ DD Council Estimate of Total Burden Hours for Activities to Support Administration of Proposed Information Collection Instruments ............................ P&A Estimate of Total Burden Hours for Activities to Support Administration of Proposed Information Collection Instruments .......................................... UCEDD Estimate of Total Burden Hours for Activities to Support Administration of Proposed Information Collection Instruments ............................... DD Council: Executive Director Interview ........................................................ DD Council: Interview with Council Chair/Council Members .......................... DD Council: Group Interview with Policymakers, Collaborators, and Grantees ................................................................................................................ UCEDD: Telephone Interview with Current and Graduated Students ............ UCEDD: Interview with the Consumer Advisory Committee ........................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:47 Nov 03, 2010 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours 60 1 1 60 20 1 33.50 670 20 1 33.50 670 20 20 60 1 1 1 33.50 4 0.75 670 80 45 160 100 60 1 1 1 2 0.75 0.75 320 75 45 E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 213 (Thursday, November 4, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 67976-67977]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-27836]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

Proposed Projects

    Title: Adoption and Foster Care Analysis Reporting System for title 
IV-B and title IV-E (AFCARS).
    OMB No.: 0980-0267.
    Description: Section 479 of title IV-E of the Social Security Act 
(the Act) directs States to establish and implement an adoption and 
foster care reporting system. Federal regulations at 45 CFR 1355.40 
sets forth the requirements of section 479 of the Social Security Act 
for the collection of uniform, reliable information on children who are 
under the responsibility of the State title IV-B/IV-E agency for 
placement, care, and adoption. The respondents are child welfare 
agencies in the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
    The data collected will inform State/Federal policy decisions, 
program management, and responses to Congressional and Departmental 
inquiries. Specifically, the data are used for short/long-term budget 
projections, trend analysis, child and family service reviews, and to 
target areas for improved technical assistance. The data will provide 
information about foster care placements, adoptive parents, length of 
time in care, delays in termination of parental rights and placement 
for adoption.
    Respondents: State Child Welfare Agencies.

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                                             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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AFCARS..........................................              52               2           2,581         268,424
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours.........  ..............  ..............  ..............         268,424
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    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 29, 2010.
Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2010-27836 Filed 11-3-10; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-P