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[FR Doc. 2011–21986 Filed 8–26–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: Formative Data Collections for Informing Policy Research. OMB No.: 0970–0356. Description: The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a generic clearance that will allow OPRE to conduct a variety of qualitative data collections. Over the next three years, OPRE anticipates undertaking a variety of new research projects in the fields of cash welfare, employment and self-sufficiency, Head Start, child care, healthy marriage and responsible fatherhood, and child welfare. In order to inform the development of OPRE research, to maintain a research agenda that is rigorous and relevant, and to ensure that research products are as current as possible, OPRE will engage in a variety of qualitative data collections in concert with researchers and practitioners throughout the field. OPRE envisions using a variety of techniques including semi-structured discussions, focus groups, telephone interviews, and inperson observations and site visits, in order to integrate the perspectives of program operators, policy officials and members of the research community. Following standard Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requirements, OPRE will submit a change request to OMB individually for every group of data collection activities undertaken under this generic clearance. OPRE will provide OMB with a copy of the individual instruments or questionnaires (if one is used), as well as other materials describing the project. Respondents: Administrators or staff of State and local agencies or programs in the relevant fields; academic researchers; and policymakers at various levels of government. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument Emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Semi-Structured Discussion and Information-Gathering Protocol ................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1200. Additional Information: Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. E-mail address: OPREinfocollection@acf.hhs.gov. OMB Comment: OMB is required to make a decision concerning the collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent directly to the following: Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Fax: 202–395–6974, Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and Families. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:45 Aug 26, 2011 Jkt 223001 2400 Dated: August 22, 2011. Steven M. Hanmer, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–21868 Filed 8–26–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–22–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: Pre-testing of Evaluation Surveys. OMB No.: 0970–0355. Description: The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a generic clearance that a will allow OPRE to conduct a variety of data gathering activities aimed at identifying questionnaire and procedural problems PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent 1 Average burden hours per response .5 Total annual burden hours 1200 in survey administration. Over the next three years, OPRE anticipates undertaking a variety of new surveys as part of research projects in the fields of cash welfare, employment and selfsufficiency, Head Start, child care, healthy marriage and responsible fatherhood, and child welfare, among others. In order to improve the development of its research and evaluation surveys, OPRE envisions using a variety of techniques including field tests, respondent debriefing questionnaires, cognitive interviews and focus groups in order to identify questionnaire and procedural problems, suggest solutions, and measure the relative effectiveness of alternative survey solutions. Following standard OMB requirements, OPRE will submit a change request to OMB individually for every data collection activity undertaken under this generic clearance. OPRE will provide OMB with a copy of the individual instrument or questionnaire, as well as other materials describing the project and specific survey pretest. E:\FR\FM\29AUN1.SGM 29AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Title: Formative Data Collections for Informing Policy Research.
    OMB No.: 0970-0356.
    Description: The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation 
(OPRE), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department 
of Health and Human Services (HHS), intends to request approval from 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a generic clearance that 
will allow OPRE to conduct a variety of qualitative data collections. 
Over the next three years, OPRE anticipates undertaking a variety of 
new research projects in the fields of cash welfare, employment and 
self-sufficiency, Head Start, child care, healthy marriage and 
responsible fatherhood, and child welfare. In order to inform the 
development of OPRE research, to maintain a research agenda that is 
rigorous and relevant, and to ensure that research products are as 
current as possible, OPRE will engage in a variety of qualitative data 
collections in concert with researchers and practitioners throughout 
the field. OPRE envisions using a variety of techniques including semi-
structured discussions, focus groups, telephone interviews, and in-
person observations and site visits, in order to integrate the 
perspectives of program operators, policy officials and members of the 
research community.
    Following standard Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
requirements, OPRE will submit a change request to OMB individually for 
every group of data collection activities undertaken under this generic 
clearance. OPRE will provide OMB with a copy of the individual 
instruments or questionnaires (if one is used), as well as other 
materials describing the project.
    Respondents: Administrators or staff of State and local agencies or 
programs in the relevant fields; academic researchers; and policymakers 
at various levels of government.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                     Number of        Average
                   Instrument                        Number of     responses per   burden hours    Total annual
                                                    respondents     respondent     per response    burden hours
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Semi-Structured Discussion and Information-                 2400               1              .5            1200
 Gathering Protocol.............................
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1200.
    Additional Information: Copies of the proposed collection may be 
obtained by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, 
Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, 
SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. All 
requests should be identified by the title of the information 
collection. E-mail address: OPREinfocollection@acf.hhs.gov.
    OMB Comment: OMB is required to make a decision concerning the 
collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of 
this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best 
assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of 
publication. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed 
information collection should be sent directly to the following: Office 
of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Fax: 202-395-
6974, Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and 
Families.

    Dated: August 22, 2011.
Steven M. Hanmer,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-21868 Filed 8-26-11; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-22-M