Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 77540-77541 [2011-31872]

Download as PDF 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. [FR Doc. 2011–31876 Filed 12–12–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects Title: ORR—2 Quarterly Report on Expenditures and Obligations. OMB No.: New Collection. Description: The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) reimburses, to the extent of available appropriations, certain non-federal costs for the provision of cash and medical assistance to refugees, along with allowable expenses for the administration the refugee resettlement program at the State level. States (and Wilson/Fish projects; i.e., alternative projects for the administration of the refugee resettlement program) currently E:\FR\FM\13DEN1.SGM 13DEN1 77541 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 239 / Tuesday, December 13, 2011 / Notices submit the SF–425 Federal Financial Report, which provides aggregate expenditure and obligation data. This proposed new data collection would replace the current requirement for the SF–425 with a report form that would collect the same expenditures and obligations data separately for each of the four CMA program components: refugee cash assistance, refugee medical assistance, cash and medical assistance administration, and services for unaccompanied minors. This breakdown of financial status data will allow ORR to track program expenditures in greater detail to anticipate any funding issues and to meet the requirements of ORR regulations at CFR 400.211 to collect these data for use in estimating future costs of the refugee resettlement program. ORR must implement the methodology at CFR 400.211 each year after receipt of its annual appropriation to ensure that appropriated funds will be adequate for reimbursement to States of the costs for assistance provided to entering refugees. The estimating methodology prescribed in the regulations requires the use of actual past costs by program component. In the event that the methodology indicates that appropriated funds are inadequate, ORR must take steps to reduce federal expenses, such as by limiting the number of months of eligibility for Refugee Cash Assistance and Refugee Medical Assistance. This proposed single-page financial report will allow ORR to collect the necessary data to ensure that funds are adequate for the projected need and thereby meet the requirements of both the Refugee Act and ORR regulations, as well as provide the data currently required in aggregate by the SF–425. Respondents: State governments, Wilson/Fish Alternative Projects. Instrument Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours ORR Financial Status Report .......................................................................... 58 4 0.50 116 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 116 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. Email 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) 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. 2011–31872 Filed 12–12–11; 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: Annual Survey of Refugees (Form ORR–9). Number of respondents Instrument srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ORR–9 Annual Survey of Refugees ............................................................. Request for Participation Letter ..................................................................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,333.20. In compliance with the requirements of Section 506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:25 Dec 12, 2011 Jkt 226001 OMB No.: 0970–0033. Description: The Annual Survey of Refugees collects information on the social and economic circumstances of a random sample of refugees, Amerasians, and entrants who arrived in the United States in the five years prior to the date of the survey. The survey focuses on the refugees training, labor force participation, and welfare utilization rates. Dates are segmented by region of origin, State of resettlement, and number of months since arrival. From the responses, the Office of Refugee Resettlement reports on the economic adjustment of refugees to the American economy. These data are used by Congress in its annual deliberations for refugee admissions and funding and by program managers in formulating policies for the future direction of the Refugee Resettlement Program. Respondents: Refugees, entrants, Amerasians, and Havana parolees. 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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 239 (Tuesday, December 13, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 77540-77541]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-31872]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

Proposed Projects

    Title: ORR--2 Quarterly Report on Expenditures and Obligations.
    OMB No.: New Collection.
    Description: The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) reimburses, 
to the extent of available appropriations, certain non-federal costs 
for the provision of cash and medical assistance to refugees, along 
with allowable expenses for the administration the refugee resettlement 
program at the State level. States (and Wilson/Fish projects; i.e., 
alternative projects for the administration of the refugee resettlement 
program) currently

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submit the SF-425 Federal Financial Report, which provides aggregate 
expenditure and obligation data. This proposed new data collection 
would replace the current requirement for the SF-425 with a report form 
that would collect the same expenditures and obligations data 
separately for each of the four CMA program components: refugee cash 
assistance, refugee medical assistance, cash and medical assistance 
administration, and services for unaccompanied minors. This breakdown 
of financial status data will allow ORR to track program expenditures 
in greater detail to anticipate any funding issues and to meet the 
requirements of ORR regulations at CFR 400.211 to collect these data 
for use in estimating future costs of the refugee resettlement program. 
ORR must implement the methodology at CFR 400.211 each year after 
receipt of its annual appropriation to ensure that appropriated funds 
will be adequate for reimbursement to States of the costs for 
assistance provided to entering refugees. The estimating methodology 
prescribed in the regulations requires the use of actual past costs by 
program component. In the event that the methodology indicates that 
appropriated funds are inadequate, ORR must take steps to reduce 
federal expenses, such as by limiting the number of months of 
eligibility for Refugee Cash Assistance and Refugee Medical Assistance. 
This proposed single-page financial report will allow ORR to collect 
the necessary data to ensure that funds are adequate for the projected 
need and thereby meet the requirements of both the Refugee Act and ORR 
regulations, as well as provide the data currently required in 
aggregate by the SF-425.
    Respondents: State governments, Wilson/Fish Alternative Projects.

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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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ORR Financial Status Report.................              58                4             0.50              116
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 116
    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. Email 
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) 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. 2011-31872 Filed 12-12-11; 8:45 am]
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