Family and Youth Services Bureau; Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 77538-77540 [2011-31703]

Download as PDF 77538 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 239 / Tuesday, December 13, 2011 / Notices to have been incurred, and paid, for purposes of ERRP, are detailed at https://www.errp.gov, by clicking on Common Questions, and then clicking on Costs and Reimbursement. We note that our decision to deny reimbursement requests that include claims with incurred dates of January 1, 2012, or after, is based on the actual availability of remaining appropriated ERRP funds and the rate at which reimbursements have been disbursed, as opposed to the projected amounts of ERRP reimbursements that applicants listed in their ERRP applications. Should circumstances related to the availability of ERRP funding change, we may decide it is appropriate to approve reimbursement requests that include claims incurred after December 31, 2011. If this occurs, we will provide such notice in the Federal Register. III. Collection of Information Requirements This document does not impose any new information collection and recordkeeping requirements. Consequently, it need not be reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget under the authority of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. However, the information collection requirements associated with the ERRP are currently approved under OMB control number 0938–1087, with an expiration date of September 30, 2014. Authority: 45 CFR 149.45(a). Dated: December 6, 2011. Marilyn Tavenner, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. [FR Doc. 2011–31920 Filed 12–9–11; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Family and Youth Services Bureau; Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Title: Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) MultiComponent Evaluation. OMB No.: 0970–0398 Description: The Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) and the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), are proposing data collection activity as part of the PREP Multi-Component Evaluation. The goals of the PREP MultiComponent Evaluation are to document how PREP programs are operationalized in the field, collect performance measure data for PREP programs, and assess the effectiveness of selected PREP-funded programs. The PREP Multi-Component Evaluation will make a significant contribution to the teen pregnancy prevention literature and will produce useful findings for state and federal policymakers, researchers, and program administrators. The evaluation will include the following three primary, interconnected components, or ‘‘studies’’: 1. The Impact and Implementation Study (IS): This study will involve impact and in-depth implementation evaluations of four to five specific PREP-funded sites. The study will consider how selected programs implemented key components of the PREP program, such as adult preparation subjects and substantial emphasis on abstinence and contraception and addressed key implementation considerations, such as adherence, dosage, quality of service delivery, and participant response. The impact of the selected PREP programs will be determined based on a random assignment (at the individual, classroom, or school level) evaluation design, which will involve baseline surveys and two follow-up surveys. This will allow short- and long-term impacts to be measured. One information collection request for a field instrument, focused on discussions with individuals involved in PREP programs (i.e. statelevel PREP program coordinators, program directors, program staff, and school administrators) in order to inform site selection for this study, was approved on November 6, 2011. 2. The Design and Implementation Study (DIS): This study will be a broad descriptive analysis of how States designed and implemented PREP programs. The study will use multiple methods of information collection, including telephone interviews that will be conducted in every state operating a Annual number of respondents Instrument Discussion Guide for use with Macro-Level Coordinators .............. Discussion Guide for Use with Program Directors .......................... Discussion Guide for Use with Program Staff ................................. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:25 Dec 12, 2011 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 PREP program, to better understand the general design and implementation of PREP programs. For this study, two rounds of interviews will be conducted: The first round of interviews, known as the ‘‘Design Survey’’, will focus on how states designed programs, and the second round of interviews, known as the ‘‘Implementation Survey’’, will focus on how states and sub-awardees actually implemented their programs. An information collection request has already been submitted to OMB for the ‘‘Design Survey’’ discussion guide. 3. The Performance Analysis Study (PAS): This study will focus on the development and collection of performance data for the purpose of semi-annual and annual reporting on state PREP performance outcomes, in order to determine if PREP grantees (i.e. states and sub-awardees) are meeting performance benchmarks related to the program’s mission and priorities. At present, there is only one information collection request for the PAS. This 60 Day Notice covers (a) the baseline and administrative instruments for the Impact and Implementation Study; (b) all instruments for the Performance Analysis Study; and (c) a request for OMB to waive subsequent 60-day Federal Register notices pertaining to the PREP MultiComponent Evaluation. Impact and Implementation Study Respondents: Respondents to the baseline survey will be participants in PREP-funded programs, including school students and other youth. Administrative respondents include schools and organizations that oversee PREP-funded programs or that have program and/or school participation data. Performance Analysis Study Respondents: Performance measurement data collection instruments will be administered to individuals representing states (i.e. PREP state-level coordinators), as well as sub-awardees (i.e. program directors), program facilitators, other program staff, and program participants. Annual Burden Estimates The following instruments, part of the Impact and Implementation Study (IIS), were approved on November 6, 2011. Number of responses per respondent 10 20 40 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13DEN1.SGM Average burden hours per response 1 2 1 1 2 2 13DEN1 Total burden hours 10 80 80 77539 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 239 / Tuesday, December 13, 2011 / Notices Annual number of respondents Instrument Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours Discussion Guide for Use with School Administrators .................... 70 1 1 70 Approved Annual Burden ......................................................... ............................ ............................ ............................ 240 The following instrument, the ‘‘Design Survey’’ discussion guide for the the Design and Implementation Study (DIS), is currently under review at OMB. Annual number of respondents Instrument Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours Discussion Guide for Use with PREP State-Level Coordinators and State-Level Staff ................................................................... 46 1 1 46 Total Annual Burden ................................................................. ............................ ............................ ............................ 46 The following instruments, part of the Impact and Implementation Study, are proposed for public comment under this 60-Day Federal Register Notice. Annual number of respondents Instrument Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours Baseline instrument ......................................................................... Administrative data collection instrument for schools and organizations .......................................................................................... 2,000 1 .7 1,400 34 2 4 272 Total Annual Burden ................................................................. ............................ ............................ ............................ 1,672 The following instruments, part of the Performance Analysis Study, are proposed for public comment under this 60-Day Federal Register Notice. Annual number of respondents Instrument Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours Measures of Demographics, Behaviors, Intentions, Perceived Impacts Program entrance survey ................................................................ Program exit survey ......................................................................... Demographics, behaviors, intentions, and perceived impacts data collection ...................................................................................... 90,000 60,300 1 1 .33 .33 29,700 19,899 350 2 4 2,800 2 2 2 2 4 4 4 4 11,200 11,200 11,200 2,800 2 2 8 4 22,400 2,800 2 2 4 4 2,800 392 2 16 1,568 Measures of Attendance, Reach, Dosage Participant attendance log ............................................................... Participant attendance log ............................................................... Program session log ........................................................................ Attendance, reach, and dosage data collection .............................. 1,400 1,400 1,400 350 Measures of Fidelity Session observation instrument ...................................................... Fidelity data collection ..................................................................... 1,400 350 srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Measures of Cost, Partners, Training Program director survey .................................................................. State PREP coordinator survey ....................................................... 350 49 State Submission of Data Data collection from sub-awardees on demographics, behaviors, intentions, perceived impacts, attendance, reach, dosage, fidelity, cost, partners, and training .................................................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:25 Dec 12, 2011 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 49 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13DEN1.SGM 13DEN1 77540 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 239 / Tuesday, December 13, 2011 / Notices Annual number of respondents Instrument Estimated Total Annual Burden ............................................... 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 Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. Email address: OPREinfocollection@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 Average burden hours per response ............................ ............................ ............................ 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. Total burden hours 107,559 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration of Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activities; Comment Request Proposed Projects Title: 45 CFR 1301 Head Start Grant Administration. OMB No.: 0980–0243. Description: The Office of Head Start is proposing to renew without changes authority to collect information pursuant to 45 CFR part 1301. These provisions are applicable to program administration and grants administration under the Head Start Act, as amended. The provisions specify the requirements for grantee agencies for insurance and bonding, the submission of audits, matching of federal funds, accounting systems certifications and other provisions applicable to personnel management. Respondents: Head Start and Early Head Start program grant recipients. Dated: December 6, 2011. Steven M. Hanmer, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–31703 Filed 12–12–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–37–M ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours 45 CFR 1301 ................................................................................... srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Instruments 2700 1 2 5400 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5400 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 comments 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. 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:10 Dec 12, 2011 Jkt 226001 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. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Family and Youth Services Bureau; Proposed Information Collection 
Activity; Comment Request

    Title: Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) Multi-
Component Evaluation.
    OMB No.: 0970-0398
    Description: The Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) and the 
Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE), Administration for 
Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human 
Services (HHS), are proposing data collection activity as part of the 
PREP Multi-Component Evaluation.
    The goals of the PREP Multi-Component Evaluation are to document 
how PREP programs are operationalized in the field, collect performance 
measure data for PREP programs, and assess the effectiveness of 
selected PREP-funded programs. The PREP Multi-Component Evaluation will 
make a significant contribution to the teen pregnancy prevention 
literature and will produce useful findings for state and federal 
policymakers, researchers, and program administrators.
    The evaluation will include the following three primary, 
interconnected components, or ``studies'':
    1. The Impact and Implementation Study (IS): This study will 
involve impact and in-depth implementation evaluations of four to five 
specific PREP-funded sites. The study will consider how selected 
programs implemented key components of the PREP program, such as adult 
preparation subjects and substantial emphasis on abstinence and 
contraception and addressed key implementation considerations, such as 
adherence, dosage, quality of service delivery, and participant 
response. The impact of the selected PREP programs will be determined 
based on a random assignment (at the individual, classroom, or school 
level) evaluation design, which will involve baseline surveys and two 
follow-up surveys. This will allow short- and long-term impacts to be 
measured. One information collection request for a field instrument, 
focused on discussions with individuals involved in PREP programs (i.e. 
state-level PREP program coordinators, program directors, program 
staff, and school administrators) in order to inform site selection for 
this study, was approved on November 6, 2011.
    2. The Design and Implementation Study (DIS): This study will be a 
broad descriptive analysis of how States designed and implemented PREP 
programs. The study will use multiple methods of information 
collection, including telephone interviews that will be conducted in 
every state operating a PREP program, to better understand the general 
design and implementation of PREP programs. For this study, two rounds 
of interviews will be conducted: The first round of interviews, known 
as the ``Design Survey'', will focus on how states designed programs, 
and the second round of interviews, known as the ``Implementation 
Survey'', will focus on how states and sub-awardees actually 
implemented their programs. An information collection request has 
already been submitted to OMB for the ``Design Survey'' discussion 
guide.
    3. The Performance Analysis Study (PAS): This study will focus on 
the development and collection of performance data for the purpose of 
semi-annual and annual reporting on state PREP performance outcomes, in 
order to determine if PREP grantees (i.e. states and sub-awardees) are 
meeting performance benchmarks related to the program's mission and 
priorities. At present, there is only one information collection 
request for the PAS.
    This 60 Day Notice covers (a) the baseline and administrative 
instruments for the Impact and Implementation Study; (b) all 
instruments for the Performance Analysis Study; and (c) a request for 
OMB to waive subsequent 60-day Federal Register notices pertaining to 
the PREP Multi-Component Evaluation.
    Impact and Implementation Study Respondents: Respondents to the 
baseline survey will be participants in PREP-funded programs, including 
school students and other youth. Administrative respondents include 
schools and organizations that oversee PREP-funded programs or that 
have program and/or school participation data.
    Performance Analysis Study Respondents: Performance measurement 
data collection instruments will be administered to individuals 
representing states (i.e. PREP state-level coordinators), as well as 
sub-awardees (i.e. program directors), program facilitators, other 
program staff, and program participants.

Annual Burden Estimates

    The following instruments, part of the Impact and Implementation 
Study (IIS), were approved on November 6, 2011.

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                                                                Number of      Average burden
               Instrument                 Annual number of    responses per       hours per       Total burden
                                             respondents       respondent         response            hours
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Discussion Guide for use with Macro-                    10                 1                 1                10
 Level Coordinators.....................
Discussion Guide for Use with Program                   20                 2                 2                80
 Directors..............................
Discussion Guide for Use with Program                   40                 1                 2                80
 Staff..................................

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Discussion Guide for Use with School                    70                 1                 1                70
 Administrators.........................
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    Approved Annual Burden..............  ................  ................  ................               240
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    The following instrument, the ``Design Survey'' discussion guide 
for the the Design and Implementation Study (DIS), is currently under 
review at OMB.

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                                                                Number of      Average burden
               Instrument                 Annual number of    responses per       hours per       Total burden
                                             respondents       respondent         response            hours
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Discussion Guide for Use with PREP State-               46                 1                 1                46
 Level Coordinators and State-Level
 Staff..................................
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    Total Annual Burden.................  ................  ................  ................                46
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    The following instruments, part of the Impact and Implementation 
Study, are proposed for public comment under this 60-Day Federal 
Register Notice.

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                                                                Number of      Average burden
               Instrument                 Annual number of    responses per       hours per       Total burden
                                             respondents       respondent         response            hours
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Baseline instrument.....................             2,000                 1                .7             1,400
Administrative data collection                          34                 2                 4               272
 instrument for schools and
 organizations..........................
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    Total Annual Burden.................  ................  ................  ................             1,672
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    The following instruments, part of the Performance Analysis Study, 
are proposed for public comment under this 60-Day Federal Register 
Notice.

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                                                                Number of      Average burden
               Instrument                 Annual number of    responses per       hours per       Total burden
                                             respondents       respondent         response            hours
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                       Measures of Demographics, Behaviors, Intentions, Perceived Impacts
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Program entrance survey.................            90,000                 1               .33            29,700
Program exit survey.....................            60,300                 1               .33            19,899
Demographics, behaviors, intentions, and               350                 2                 4             2,800
 perceived impacts data collection......
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                                      Measures of Attendance, Reach, Dosage
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Participant attendance log..............             1,400                 2                 4            11,200
Participant attendance log..............             1,400                 2                 4            11,200
Program session log.....................             1,400                 2                 4            11,200
Attendance, reach, and dosage data                     350                 2                 4             2,800
 collection.............................
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                                              Measures of Fidelity
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Session observation instrument..........             1,400                 2                 8            22,400
Fidelity data collection................               350                 2                 4             2,800
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                                      Measures of Cost, Partners, Training
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Program director survey.................               350                 2                 4             2,800
State PREP coordinator survey...........                49                 2                 4               392
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                                            State Submission of Data
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Data collection from sub-awardees on                    49                 2                16             1,568
 demographics, behaviors, intentions,
 perceived impacts, attendance, reach,
 dosage, fidelity, cost, partners, and
 training...............................
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden.......  ................  ................  ................           107,559
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    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 
Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW., 
Washington, DC 20447, OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. Email address: 
OPREinfocollection@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.

    Dated: December 6, 2011.
Steven M. Hanmer,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-31703 Filed 12-12-11; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-37-M