Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 52956-52957 [2011-21554]

Download as PDF 52956 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 164 / Wednesday, August 24, 2011 / Notices the formation and use of advisory committees. Sherry Glied, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. [FR Doc. 2011–21642 Filed 8–23–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects: Title: State High Performance Bonus System (HPBS) Transmission File Layouts for HPBS Work Measures OMB No.: 0970–0230 Description: There is no longer a High Performance Bonus associated with this information collection. The Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (Pub. L. 109–171) eliminated the funding for the High Performance Bonus (HPB), but we are still requesting that States continue to submit data necessary to calculate the work measures previously reported under the HPB. Specifically, The TANF program was reauthorized under the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005. The statute eliminated the funding for the HPB under section 403 (a)(4). Nevertheless the Department is required under section 413(d) to annually rank State performance in moving TANF recipients into private sector employment. We are, therefore, requesting that States continue to transmit monthly files of adult TANF recipients necessary to calculate the work measures performance data. To the extent States do not provide the requested information, we will extract the matching information from the TANF Data Report. This may result in calculation of the work performance measures based on sample data, which would provide us less precise information on States’ performance. The Transmission File Layouts form provides the format that States will continue to use for the quarterly electronic transmission of monthly data on TANF adult recipients. States that have separate TANF–MOE files on these programs are also requested to transmit similar files. We are not requesting any changes to the Transmission File Layouts form. Respondents: Respondents may include any of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument wreier-aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES State High Performance Bonus System (HPBS) Transmission File Layouts for HPBS Work Measures ............................................................ Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,008 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 Planning, Research and Evaluation, 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) VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:40 Aug 23, 2011 Jkt 223001 Number of responses per respondent 42 ways to minimize the burden 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. 2011–21553 Filed 8–23–11; 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: Methodology for Determining Whether an Increase in a State’s Child Poverty Rate is the Result of the TANF program—NPRM OMB No.: 0970–0186 PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Average burden hours per response 2 12 Total burden hours 1,008 Description: In accordance with Section 413(i) of the Social Security Act and 45 CFR part 284, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) intends to extend without change the following information collection requirements. For instances when Census Bureau data show that a State’s child poverty rate increased by 5 percent or more from one year to the next, a State may submit independent estimates of its child poverty rate. If HHS determines that the State’s independent estimates are not more reliable than the Census Bureau estimates, HHS will require the State to submit an assessment of the impact of the TANF program(s) in the State on the child poverty rate. If HHS determines from the assessment and other information that the child poverty rate in the State increased as a result of the TANF program(s) in the State, HHS will then require the State to submit a corrective action plan. Respondents: The respondents are the 50 States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico; when reliable Census Bureau data become available for the Territories, additional respondents might include Guam and the Virgin Islands. E:\FR\FM\24AUN1.SGM 24AUN1 52957 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 164 / Wednesday, August 24, 2011 / Notices ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument Optional Submission of Data on Child Poverty from an Independent Source Assessment of the Impact of TANF on the Increase in Child Poverty ........... Corrective Action Plan ..................................................................................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 14,976. 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 Planning, Research and Evaluation, 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) Number of responses per respondent 52 52 52 the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden information to be collected; and (e) 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. 2011–21554 Filed 8–23–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Average burden hours per response 1 1 1 Total burden hours 8 120 160 416 6,240 8,320 in Families Receiving Payment in Excess of the Poverty Income Level from a State Program Funded Under Part A of Title IV of the Social Security Act. OMB No.: 0970–0004. Description: The Department of Health and Human Services is required to collect these data under section 1124 of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by Public Law 103–382. The data are used by the U.S. Department of Education for allocation of funds for programs to aid disadvantaged elementary and secondary students. Respondents include various components of State Human Service agencies. Respondents: The 52 respondents include the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects Title: Annual Statistical Report on Children in Foster Homes and Children ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours Annual Statistical Report on Children in Foster Homes and Children Receiving Payments in Excess of the Poverty Level From a State Program Funded Under Part A of Title IV of the Social Security Act ........................ wreier-aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Instrument 52 1 264.35 13,746.20 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 13,746.20. 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 Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:40 Aug 23, 2011 Jkt 223001 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 information to be collected; and (d) PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 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. 2011–21555 Filed 8–23–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P E:\FR\FM\24AUN1.SGM 24AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

Proposed Projects

    Title: Methodology for Determining Whether an Increase in a State's 
Child Poverty Rate is the Result of the TANF program--NPRM
    OMB No.: 0970-0186
    Description: In accordance with Section 413(i) of the Social 
Security Act and 45 CFR part 284, the Department of Health and Human 
Services (HHS) intends to extend without change the following 
information collection requirements. For instances when Census Bureau 
data show that a State's child poverty rate increased by 5 percent or 
more from one year to the next, a State may submit independent 
estimates of its child poverty rate. If HHS determines that the State's 
independent estimates are not more reliable than the Census Bureau 
estimates, HHS will require the State to submit an assessment of the 
impact of the TANF program(s) in the State on the child poverty rate. 
If HHS determines from the assessment and other information that the 
child poverty rate in the State increased as a result of the TANF 
program(s) in the State, HHS will then require the State to submit a 
corrective action plan.
    Respondents: The respondents are the 50 States, the District of 
Columbia and Puerto Rico; when reliable Census Bureau data become 
available for the Territories, additional respondents might include 
Guam and the Virgin Islands.

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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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Optional Submission of Data on Child Poverty                  52               1               8             416
 from an Independent Source.....................
Assessment of the Impact of TANF on the Increase              52               1             120           6,240
 in Child Poverty...............................
Corrective Action Plan..........................              52               1             160           8,320
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 14,976.
    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 
Planning, Research and Evaluation, 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; (d) ways to minimize the burden information to be 
collected; and (e) 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. 2011-21554 Filed 8-23-11; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-P