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Download as PDF 12976 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 46 / Wednesday, March 9, 2011 / Notices comments and written petitions. It is only necessary to send one set of comments. It is no longer necessary to send three copies of mailed comments. However, if you submit a written petition, you must submit three copies of the petition. Identify comments with the docket number found in brackets in the heading of this document. Comments and petitions that have not been made publicly available on http://www.regulations.gov may be viewed in the Division of Dockets Management between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Dated: February 14, 2011. Jane A. Axelrad, Associate Director for Policy, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. [FR Doc. 2011–5310 Filed 3–8–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Comment Request In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects (section 3506(c)(2)(A) of Title 44, United States Code, as amended by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Pub. L. 104–13), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) publishes periodic summaries of proposed projects being developed for submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and draft instruments, e-mail paperwork@hrsa.gov or call the HRSA Reports Clearance Officer at (301) 443– 1129. Comments are invited on: (a) The proposed collection of information for the proper performance of the functions of the agency; (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. Proposed Project: Supplemental Information Request for the Submission of the Updated State Plan for the Home Visiting Program (OMB No. 0915– 0336)—[Extension] On March 23, 2010, the President signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111–148), historic and transformative legislation designed to make quality, affordable health care available to all Americans, reduce costs, improve health care quality, enhance disease prevention, and strengthen the health care workforce. Through a provision authorizing the creation of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program, (http://frwebgate. access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/ getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_cong_bills& docid=f:h3590enr.txt.pdf, pages 216– 225), the Act responds to the diverse needs of children and families in communities at risk and provides an unprecedented opportunity for collaboration and partnership at the Federal, State, and community levels to improve health and development outcomes for at-risk children through evidence-based home visiting programs. The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program is designed: (1) To strengthen and improve the programs and activities carried out under Title V; (2) to improve coordination of services for at-risk communities; and (3) to identify and provide comprehensive services to improve outcomes for families who reside in at-risk communities. To achieve the legislative requirements of the MIECHV program, the following application steps were required: Number of respondents Emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Instrument Section 1: Identification of the State’s Targeted At-Risk Community(ies) ................................................................ Section 2: State Home Visiting Program Goals and Objectives .................................................................................. Section 3: Selection of Proposed Home Visiting Model(s) and Explanation of How the Model(s) Meet the Needs of Targeted Community(ies) ................................................. Section 4: Implementation Plan for Proposed State Home Visiting Program ............................................................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:04 Mar 08, 2011 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00045 Responses per respondent The first step was submission of an application for funding: the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) HRSA–10–275 was issued on June 10, 2010, and State applications were due July 9, 2010. These applications were to include plans for completing the statewide needs assessment and initial State plans for developing the program in order to meet the criteria identified in the legislation. Submission of the needs assessments in the form and manner required by the Secretary is also a required condition for States to receive FY 2011 Title V Block Grant allotments. On September 20, 2010, all 50 States, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories submitted needs assessments that identified communities at risk. The needs assessments submitted were approved, and all 56 applicants have received FY 2011 Title V Block Grant funds. As a condition of receiving the remaining grant award made to States in July 2010, each of the 56 applicants is also required to develop an Updated State Plan for a State Home Visiting Program. The Secretary of Health and Human Services must approve the Updated State Plan before the release of the remaining grant funds. The information requested for the Updated State Plan is intended to help States view their proposed State Home Visiting Program as a service strategy aimed at developing a comprehensive, high-quality early childhood system that promotes maternal, infant, and early childhood health, safety and development, and strong parent-child relationships in the targeted community(ies) at risk. Ultimately, the information provided will help States develop a comprehensive plan that addresses community risk factors, builds on strengths identified in the targeted community(ies), and responds to the specific characteristics and needs of families in each of these communities. The annual estimate of burden is as follows: Total responses Hours per response Total burden hours 56 56 30 1,680 56 1 56 30 1,680 56 1 56 30 1,680 56 Fmt 4703 1 1 56 60 3,360 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\09MRN1.SGM 09MRN1 12977 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 46 / Wednesday, March 9, 2011 / Notices Number of respondents Instrument Responses per respondent Total responses Hours per response Total burden hours Section 5: Plan for Meeting Legislatively-Mandated Benchmarks ................................................................................ Section 6: Plan for Administration of State Home Visiting Program ............................................................................ Section 7: Plan for Continuous Quality Improvement ......... Section 8: Technical Assistance Needs .............................. 56 1 56 60 3,360 56 56 56 1 1 1 56 56 56 40 20 1 2,240 1,120 56 Total .............................................................................. 56 ........................ ........................ ........................ 15,176 E-mail comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA Reports Clearance Officer, Room 10–33, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Dated: March 2, 2011. Reva Harris, Acting Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination. [FR Doc. 2011–5366 Filed 3–8–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Administration for Children and Families Advisory Committee on the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Evaluation Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice to announce the establishment of the Advisory Committee on the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Evaluation. AGENCY: HRSA and ACF announce through this notice the establishment of the Advisory Committee on the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Evaluation (‘‘the Committee’’), pursuant to subsection 2951(g) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Affordable Care Act). Under this authority, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (‘‘the Secretary’’) is to appoint an independent advisory panel consisting of experts in program evaluation and research, education, and early childhood development. The purpose of the Committee is to provide advice to the Secretary on the design, plan, progress, Emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:04 Mar 08, 2011 Jkt 223001 and findings of the evaluation required for the home visiting program under the Affordable Care Act. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Billie Butler, Maternal and Child Health Bureau; bbutler@hrsa.gov; (301) 443– 1149. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Subsection 2951(g) of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 mandates the appointment of an advisory committee to review, and make recommendations on, the design and plan for the evaluation required under the Affordable Care Act, and to maintain and advise the Secretary regarding the progress of the evaluation. To comply with the authorizing directive and the guidelines under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), a charter has been filed with the Committee Management Secretariat in the General Services Administration (GSA), the appropriate committees in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, and the Library of Congress to establish the Committee as a non-discretionary Federal advisory committee. The charter was filed on January 27, 2011. Objectives and Scope of Activities The purpose of the Committee is to provide advice and make recommendations to the Secretary through the Administrator, HRSA, and the Assistant Secretary, ACF, with respect to the design, plan, progress and results of the evaluation. Membership and Designation The Committee shall consist of up to 25 voting members appointed by the Secretary. Members shall be experts in the areas of program evaluation and research, education, and early childhood development. Independent members shall be appointed as Special Government Employees. The Committee may also include voting members representing HRSA, ACF, and other agencies of the Federal Government designated by the Secretary as ex-officio members. The HRSA Administrator and ACF Assistant Secretary each shall recommend nominees for Co-Chairs of PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 the Committee. Members shall be invited to serve from the date of appointment through March 31, 2015; such terms are contingent upon the renewal of the Committee by appropriate action prior to its termination. Administrative Management and Support Coordination, management and operational services for the Committee shall be provided by HRSA with assistance from ACF. A copy of the Committee charter can be obtained from the designated contact or by accessing the FACA database that is maintained by the GSA Committee Management Secretariat. The website for the FACA database is http://fido.gov/ facadatabase/. Authority: The Committee is authorized by subsection 511(g)(1) of Title V of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 701 et seq.), as amended by subsection 2951(g) of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111– 148). The Committee is governed by provisions of Public Law 92–463, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.2), which sets forth standards for the formation and use of advisory committees. Dated: March 4, 2011. Mary K. Wakefield, Administrator, Health Resources and Services Administration. Dated: March 4, 2011. Mark Greenberg, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Administration for Children and Families. [FR Doc. 2011–5504 Filed 3–7–11; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P E:\FR\FM\09MRN1.SGM 09MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 46 (Wednesday, March 9, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12976-12977]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-5366]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: 
Comment Request

    In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public 
comment on proposed data collection projects (section 3506(c)(2)(A) of 
Title 44, United States Code, as amended by the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995, Pub. L. 104-13), the Health Resources and Services 
Administration (HRSA) publishes periodic summaries of proposed projects 
being developed for submission to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. To request more 
information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data 
collection plans and draft instruments, e-mail paperwork@hrsa.gov or 
call the HRSA Reports Clearance Officer at (301) 443-1129.
    Comments are invited on: (a) The proposed collection of information 
for the proper performance of the functions of the agency; (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.

Proposed Project: Supplemental Information Request for the Submission 
of the Updated State Plan for the Home Visiting Program (OMB No. 0915-
0336)--[Extension]

    On March 23, 2010, the President signed into law the Patient 
Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-148), historic 
and transformative legislation designed to make quality, affordable 
health care available to all Americans, reduce costs, improve health 
care quality, enhance disease prevention, and strengthen the health 
care workforce. Through a provision authorizing the creation of the 
Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program, (http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_cong_bills&docid=f:h3590enr.txt.pdf, pages 216-225), the Act responds to the 
diverse needs of children and families in communities at risk and 
provides an unprecedented opportunity for collaboration and partnership 
at the Federal, State, and community levels to improve health and 
development outcomes for at-risk children through evidence-based home 
visiting programs.
    The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) 
Program is designed: (1) To strengthen and improve the programs and 
activities carried out under Title V; (2) to improve coordination of 
services for at-risk communities; and (3) to identify and provide 
comprehensive services to improve outcomes for families who reside in 
at-risk communities.
    To achieve the legislative requirements of the MIECHV program, the 
following application steps were required:
    The first step was submission of an application for funding: the 
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) HRSA-10-275 was issued on June 
10, 2010, and State applications were due July 9, 2010. These 
applications were to include plans for completing the statewide needs 
assessment and initial State plans for developing the program in order 
to meet the criteria identified in the legislation. Submission of the 
needs assessments in the form and manner required by the Secretary is 
also a required condition for States to receive FY 2011 Title V Block 
Grant allotments. On September 20, 2010, all 50 States, the District of 
Columbia, and five U.S. territories submitted needs assessments that 
identified communities at risk. The needs assessments submitted were 
approved, and all 56 applicants have received FY 2011 Title V Block 
Grant funds.
    As a condition of receiving the remaining grant award made to 
States in July 2010, each of the 56 applicants is also required to 
develop an Updated State Plan for a State Home Visiting Program. The 
Secretary of Health and Human Services must approve the Updated State 
Plan before the release of the remaining grant funds.
    The information requested for the Updated State Plan is intended to 
help States view their proposed State Home Visiting Program as a 
service strategy aimed at developing a comprehensive, high-quality 
early childhood system that promotes maternal, infant, and early 
childhood health, safety and development, and strong parent-child 
relationships in the targeted community(ies) at risk. Ultimately, the 
information provided will help States develop a comprehensive plan that 
addresses community risk factors, builds on strengths identified in the 
targeted community(ies), and responds to the specific characteristics 
and needs of families in each of these communities.
    The annual estimate of burden is as follows:

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                                     Number of     Responses per       Total         Hours per     Total burden
           Instrument               respondents     respondent       responses       response          hours
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Section 1: Identification of the              56               1              56              30           1,680
 State's Targeted At-Risk
 Community(ies).................
Section 2: State Home Visiting                56               1              56              30           1,680
 Program Goals and Objectives...
Section 3: Selection of Proposed              56               1              56              30           1,680
 Home Visiting Model(s) and
 Explanation of How the Model(s)
 Meet the Needs of Targeted
 Community(ies).................
Section 4: Implementation Plan                56               1              56              60           3,360
 for Proposed State Home
 Visiting Program...............

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Section 5: Plan for Meeting                   56               1              56              60           3,360
 Legislatively-Mandated
 Benchmarks.....................
Section 6: Plan for                           56               1              56              40           2,240
 Administration of State Home
 Visiting Program...............
Section 7: Plan for Continuous                56               1              56              20           1,120
 Quality Improvement............
Section 8: Technical Assistance               56               1              56               1              56
 Needs..........................
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    Total.......................              56  ..............  ..............  ..............          15,176
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    E-mail comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA Reports 
Clearance Officer, Room 10-33, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, 
Rockville, MD 20857. Written comments should be received within 60 days 
of this notice.

    Dated: March 2, 2011.
Reva Harris,
Acting Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination.
[FR Doc. 2011-5366 Filed 3-8-11; 8:45 am]
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