Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 34714-34715 [2011-14584]

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We are publishing this notice in accordance with 48 CFR 5.205(b) of the FAR, to enable interested members of the public to provide comments on this proposed action. We note that this is the third of three notices issued under the FAR. The Request for Proposal will be posted on FedBizOpps in the Summer of 2011. Alternatively, a copy can be received by contacting the person listed in the ‘‘FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT’’ section above. Dated: June 8, 2011. Donald M. Berwick, Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. [FR Doc. 2011–14706 Filed 6–13–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Title: Voluntary Agencies Matching Grant Program. OMB No.: New. Description: The Voluntary Agencies Matching Grant Program was initiated in 1979 as an early employment alternative to public cash assistance. The goal of the Matching Grant Program is to assist individuals eligible for ORR funded services in attaining economic self-sufficiency within 120 to 180 days from their date of eligibility. Selfsufficiency must be achieved without accessing public cash assistance. With the projected expansion of the Voluntary Agencies Matching Grant Program to 11 grantees in FY 2012, the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) intends to seek approval from Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for information collection associated with the program. This includes a pre-award template for each local service provider site location and the data points the program currently collects. The Local Service Provider Site Project Design template provides ORR with the information necessary to evaluate the appropriateness of the service delivery according to the capacity of the service provider to deliver required services and the potential of those enrolled in the program to achieve self-sufficiency. The collection instrument is a template composed of a 1⁄2 page table with contact and capacity data, a narrative of up to 21⁄2 pages covering 11 elements related to capacity and service delivery, and a line-item budget. This form is required as part of the initial grant application and with each annual award renewal. The Data points are aggregate measures for each site where Matching Grant Program services are provided. The data points will be collected using SF–PPR D. ORR has found these data points to be essential for evaluating grantee and program performance in meeting the requirements of both the Refugee Act and ORR regulations. Data points are recorded at enrollment and 120 days and/or 180 days from the point when the enrolled individual became eligible for the program. Data points include, eligible immigration status, employment eligibility and status, wage level, reasons for dropping out of the program (if applicable), and self- E:\FR\FM\14JNN1.SGM 14JNN1 34715 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 114 / Tuesday, June 14, 2011 / Notices sufficiency outcomes. Grantees report data points to ORR triennially (every four-months) and annually. Respondents: Voluntary agencies that already provide Reception & Placement services through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of State (DOS) or the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instruments Local Service Provider Site Project Design Template ................................ SF PPR D Spreadsheet .............................................................................. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 253 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. [FR Doc. 2011–14584 Filed 6–13–11; 8:45 am] srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4184–01–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:27 Jun 13, 2011 11 11 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA–2010–D–0530] Draft Guidance for Industry; Considering Whether an FDARegulated Product Involves the Application of Nanotechnology; Availability AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of a draft guidance for industry entitled ‘‘Considering Whether an FDA–Regulated Product Involves the Application of Nanotechnology’’. This guidance is intended to provide industry with FDA’s current thinking on whether FDA-regulated products contain nanomaterials or otherwise involve the application of nanotechnology. The points to consider are intended to be broadly applicable to all FDA-regulated products, with the understanding that additional guidance may be articulated for specific product areas, as appropriate in the future. DATES: Although you can comment on any guidance at any time (see 21 CFR 10.115(g)(5)), to ensure that the Agency considers your comment on this draft guidance before it begins work on the final version of the guidance, submit either electronic or written comments on the draft guidance by August 15, 2011. SUMMARY: Submit written requests for single copies of the guidance to the Office of Policy, Office of the Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20993–0002. Send one self-addressed adhesive label to assist that office in processing your requests. See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for electronic access to the draft guidance document. Submit electronic comments on the draft guidance to http:// ADDRESSES: Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. Jkt 223001 Number of responses per respondent PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Average burden hours per response 21.90 1 1 1.10 Total burden hours 240.90 12.10 www.regulations.gov. Submit written comments to the Division of Dockets Management (HFA–305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ritu Nalubola, Office of Policy, Office of the Commissioner,Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 32, rm. 4236, Silver Spring, MD 20993–0002, 301–796–4830, e-mail: Ritu.Nalubola@fda.hhs.gov; or Carlos ˜ Pena, Office of the Chief Scientist, Office of the Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 32, rm. 4264, Silver Spring, MD 20993–0002, 301– 796–4880, e-mail: Carlos.Pena@fda.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background FDA is announcing the availability of a draft guidance for industry entitled ‘‘Considering Whether an FDARegulated Product Involves the Application of Nanotechnology’’. The guidance is intended for manufacturers, suppliers, importers, and other stakeholders. The guidance describes FDA’s current thinking on whether FDA-regulated products contain nanomaterials or otherwise involve the application of nanotechnology. As a first step toward developing FDA’s framework for considering whether FDA-regulated products include nanomaterials or otherwise involve nanotechnology, the Agency has developed the points discussed in the guidance. These points to consider are intended to be broadly applicable to all FDA-regulated products, with the understanding that additional guidance may be articulated for specific product areas, as appropriate in the future. The guidance document does not establish any regulatory definitions. Rather, it is intended to help industry and others identify when they should consider potential implications for regulatory status, safety, effectiveness, or public health impact that may arise with the application of nanotechnology in FDAregulated products. Public input on the E:\FR\FM\14JNN1.SGM 14JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 114 (Tuesday, June 14, 2011)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

    Title: Voluntary Agencies Matching Grant Program.
    OMB No.: New.
    Description: The Voluntary Agencies Matching Grant Program was 
initiated in 1979 as an early employment alternative to public cash 
assistance. The goal of the Matching Grant Program is to assist 
individuals eligible for ORR funded services in attaining economic 
self-sufficiency within 120 to 180 days from their date of eligibility. 
Self-sufficiency must be achieved without accessing public cash 
assistance.
    With the projected expansion of the Voluntary Agencies Matching 
Grant Program to 11 grantees in FY 2012, the Office of Refugee 
Resettlement (ORR) intends to seek approval from Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for information collection associated with the 
program. This includes a pre-award template for each local service 
provider site location and the data points the program currently 
collects.
    The Local Service Provider Site Project Design template provides 
ORR with the information necessary to evaluate the appropriateness of 
the service delivery according to the capacity of the service provider 
to deliver required services and the potential of those enrolled in the 
program to achieve self-sufficiency. The collection instrument is a 
template composed of a \1/2\ page table with contact and capacity data, 
a narrative of up to 2\1/2\ pages covering 11 elements related to 
capacity and service delivery, and a line-item budget. This form is 
required as part of the initial grant application and with each annual 
award renewal.
    The Data points are aggregate measures for each site where Matching 
Grant Program services are provided. The data points will be collected 
using SF-PPR D. ORR has found these data points to be essential for 
evaluating grantee and program performance in meeting the requirements 
of both the Refugee Act and ORR regulations. Data points are recorded 
at enrollment and 120 days and/or 180 days from the point when the 
enrolled individual became eligible for the program. Data points 
include, eligible immigration status, employment eligibility and 
status, wage level, reasons for dropping out of the program (if 
applicable), and self-

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sufficiency outcomes. Grantees report data points to ORR triennially 
(every four-months) and annually.
    Respondents: Voluntary agencies that already provide Reception & 
Placement services through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. 
Department of State (DOS) or the U.S. Department of Homeland Security 
(DHS).

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                     Number of    Average burden
                   Instruments                       Number of     responses per     hours per     Total burden
                                                    respondents     respondent       response          hours
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Local Service Provider Site Project Design                    11           21.90            1             240.90
 Template.......................................
SF PPR D Spreadsheet............................              11            1               1.10           12.10
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 253
    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. 2011-14584 Filed 6-13-11; 8:45 am]
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