Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 33768 [2011-14283]

Download as PDF 33768 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 111 / Thursday, June 9, 2011 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Title: Application Requirements for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Residential Energy Assistance Challenge Program (REACH) Model Plan. OMB No. 0970–0348. Description States, including the District of Columbia, Tribes, Tribal organizations and Territories applying for LIHEAP REACH funds must Submit an annual application prior to receiving Federal funds. The Human Services Amendments of 1994 (Pub. L. 103–252) amended the LIHEAP statute to add Section 2607B, which established the REACH program. REACH was funded for the first time in FY 1996 and is intended to: (1) Minimize health and safety risks that result from high energy burdens on low-income Americans; (2) reduce home energy vulnerability and prevent homelessness as a result of the inability to pay energy bills; (3) increase the efficiency of energy usage by lowincome families, helping them achieve energy self-sufficiency; and (4) target energy assistance to individuals who are most in need. The REACH Model Plan clarifies the information being requested and ensures the submission of all the information required by statute. The form facilitates our response to numerous queries each year concerning the information that should be included in the REACH application. Submission of a REACH application and use of the REACH Model Plan is voluntary. Grantees have the option to use another format. Respondents State Governments, Tribal governments, Insular Areas, the District of Columbia, and Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES REACH Model Plan ......................................................................................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,672. In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:56 Jun 08, 2011 Jkt 223001 51 comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–14283 Filed 6–8–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–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 PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent 1 Average burden hours per response 72 Total burden hours 3,672 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: National Health Service Corps Site Application (OMB No. 0915–0230)—Revision The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) of the Bureau of Clinician Recruitment and Service (BCRS), HRSA, is committed to improving the health of the Nation’s underserved by uniting communities in need with caring health professionals, and by supporting their efforts to build better systems of care. The NHSC Site Application, which renames and revises the previous Recruitment and Retention Assistance Application, requests information on the clinical service site, sponsoring agency, recruitment contact, staffing levels, service users, charges for services, employment policies, and fiscal management capabilities. Assistance in completing the application may be obtained through the appropriate State Primary Care Offices, State Primary Care Associations and the NHSC. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

    Title: Application Requirements for the Low Income Home Energy 
Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Residential Energy Assistance Challenge 
Program (REACH) Model Plan.
    OMB No. 0970-0348.

Description

    States, including the District of Columbia, Tribes, Tribal 
organizations and Territories applying for LIHEAP REACH funds must 
Submit an annual application prior to receiving Federal funds. The 
Human Services Amendments of 1994 (Pub. L. 103-252) amended the LIHEAP 
statute to add Section 2607B, which established the REACH program. 
REACH was funded for the first time in FY 1996 and is intended to: (1) 
Minimize health and safety risks that result from high energy burdens 
on low-income Americans; (2) reduce home energy vulnerability and 
prevent homelessness as a result of the inability to pay energy bills; 
(3) increase the efficiency of energy usage by low-income families, 
helping them achieve energy self-sufficiency; and (4) target energy 
assistance to individuals who are most in need. The REACH Model Plan 
clarifies the information being requested and ensures the submission of 
all the information required by statute. The form facilitates our 
response to numerous queries each year concerning the information that 
should be included in the REACH application. Submission of a REACH 
application and use of the REACH Model Plan is voluntary. Grantees have 
the option to use another format.

Respondents

    State Governments, Tribal governments, Insular Areas, the District 
of Columbia, and Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

                                             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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REACH Model Plan................................              51               1              72           3,672
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,672.
    In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(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.

Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-14283 Filed 6-8-11; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-P