Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 2550-2552 [2012-812]

Download as PDF 2550 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 11 / Wednesday, January 18, 2012 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (HHS) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support (OSTLTS) tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES In accordance with Presidential Executive Order No. 13175, November 6, 2000, and the Presidential Memorandum of November 5, 2009 and September 23, 2004, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, CDC, OSTLTS announces the following meeting and Tribal Consultation Session: Name: Tribal Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting and 8th Biannual Tribal Consultation Session. Times and Dates: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., January 31 and February 1, 2012 (TAC Meeting). 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m., February 2, 2012 (8th Biannual Tribal Consultation Session). Place: The TAC Meeting will be held at the Marriott Century Center, 2000 Century Boulevard, NE., Atlanta, Georgia 30345. The 8th Biannual Tribal Consultation Session will be held at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Global Communication Center, Auditorium B, 1600 Clifton Road, NE., Atlanta, Georgia 30329. Status: The meetings are being hosted by CDC and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) and are open to the public. Purpose: CDC released its Tribal Consultation Policy in October of 2005 with the primary purpose of providing guidance across the agency to work effectively with American Indian/Alaska Native (AII/AN) tribes, communities, and organizations to enhance AI/AN access to CDC resources and programs. In November of 2006, an Agency Advisory Committee (the CDC/ATSDR Tribal Advisory Committee or TAC) was established to provide a complementary venue wherein tribal representatives and CDC staff will exchange information about public health issues in Indian Country, identify urgent public health needs in AI/AN communities, and discuss collaborative approaches to these issues and needs. Within the CDC Consultation Policy, it is stated that CDC will conduct government-to-government consultation with elected tribal officials or their designated representatives and confer with AI/AN community-based organizations and AI/AN urban and rural communities before taking actions and/or making decisions that affect them. Consultation is an enhanced form of communication that emphasizes trust, respect, and shared responsibility. It is an open and free exchange of information and opinion among parties that leads to mutual understanding and comprehension. CDC believes that consultation is integral to a deliberative process that results in effective collaboration and informed decision making with the ultimate goal of reaching consensus on issues. Although formal responsibility for the agency’s overall government-to-government VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:07 Jan 17, 2012 Jkt 226001 consultation activities rests within the CDC Office of the Director (OD), other CDC Center, Institute, and Office leadership shall actively participate in TAC meetings and HHSsponsored regional and national tribal consultation sessions as frequently as possible. Matters To Be Discussed: The TAC will convene their advisory committee meeting with discussions and presentations from various CDC senior leaders on activities and areas identified by TAC members and other tribal leaders as priority public health issues. The following sessions are currently scheduled topics for presentation and discussion during the TAC Meeting; however, discussion is not limited to these topics: the CDC annual budget report, social determinants of health, social media, health care reform, the CDC Traditional Foods Program, and opportunities at CDC for Native participation. The 8th Biannual Tribal Consultation Session will engage CDC Senior leadership from the CDC Office of the Director and various CDC Centers, Institute, and Offices including OSTLTS, the National Center for Environmental Health and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR), the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), as well as others. Sessions that will be held during the Tribal Consultation include the following: • National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) for the United States: CDC, the Indian Health Service and Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Secretary are directed to consult with tribes to develop and implement scalable approaches for effective prevention interventions targeting American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations at greatest risk for HIV and AIDS. To assist with fulfilling this requirement, (1) a brief presentation on the epidemiology of HIV and AIDS in and current prevention strategy targeting AI/AN communities, and (2) an interactive discussion on prevention needs for the population will be provided. • Environmental Public Health: CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) and ATSDR, will provide a brief update and summary of activities, including NCEH/ATSDR’s reorganization, ongoing environmental health (EH) activities, as well as efforts to promote engagement between Tribes, states, and local agencies. • Traditional Foods and Sustainable Ecological Approaches to Promote Health and Prevent Type 2 Diabetes in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities: This program within the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion will be seeking input on future planning scenarios related to the current 5year cooperative agreement with 17 tribes, which ends in 2013. Additional opportunities will be provided during the Consultation Session for tribal testimony. Tribal Leaders are encouraged to submit written testimony by 12 a.m., EST on January 18, 2012, to Kimberly Cantrell, Deputy, Tribal Support Unit, OSTLTS, via mail to 1600 Clifton Road NE., MS K–70, Atlanta, Georgia, 30329 or email to PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 klw6@cdc.gov. Depending on the time available, it may be necessary to limit the time of each presenter. The agenda is subject to change as priorities dictate. Information about TAC and CDC’s Tribal Consultation Policy and previous meetings may be referenced on the following web link: http://www.cdc.gov/ostlts/tribal_public_ health/announcements.html. Contact Person for More Information: Kimberly Cantrell, Deputy, Tribal Support Unit, OSTLTS, via mail to 1600 Clifton Road, NE., MS K–70, Atlanta, Georgia 30329 or email to klw6@cdc.gov. The Director, Management Analysis and Services Office has been delegated the authority to sign Federal Register notices pertaining to announcements of meetings and other committee management activities, for both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Dated: January 10, 2012. Elaine L. Baker, Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2012–829 Filed 1–17–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Title: Subsidized and Transitional Employment Demonstration (STED) and Enhanced Transitional Jobs Demonstration (ETJD). OMB No.: New Collection. Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has launched a national evaluation called the Subsidized and Transitional Employment Demonstration (STED). At the same time, the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) within the Department of Labor (DOL) is conducting an evaluation of the Enhanced Transitional Jobs Demonstration (ETJD). These evaluations will inform the Federal government about the effectiveness of subsidized and transitional employment programs in helping vulnerable populations secure unsubsidized jobs in the labor market and achieve selfsufficiency. The projects will evaluate up to twelve subsidized and transitional employment programs nationwide. ACF and ETA are collaborating on the two evaluations. In 2011, ETA awarded grants to seven transitional jobs E:\FR\FM\18JAN1.SGM 18JAN1 2551 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 11 / Wednesday, January 18, 2012 / Notices programs as part of the ETJD, which is testing the effect of combining transitional jobs with enhanced services to assist ex-offenders and noncustodial parents improve labor market outcomes, reduce criminal recidivism, comply with child support orders and improve family engagement. The STED and ETJD projects have complementary goals and are focusing on related program models and target populations. Thus, ACF and ETA have agreed to collaborate on the design of data collection instruments to promote consistency across the projects. In addition, two of the seven DOL-funded ETJD programs will be evaluated as part of the STED project. The proposed information collection described here will be used for both the STED and ETJD projects. It is being submitted by ACF on behalf of both collaborating agencies. There will be a total of twelve sites in the two projects combined. ACF and ETA estimate that 1,000 individuals will be randomly assigned at each site, for a total of 12,000 study participants across the two projects. In each site, 500 of these individuals will be assigned to the treatment group and 500 will be assigned to the control group. Data for the study will be collected from the following three major sources: 1. Baseline Forms. Each subject will be asked to complete three forms upon entry into the study: (1) An informed consent form, which will require signature; (2) a contact sheet, which will obtain contact information for people who may help locate the subject for follow-up surveys; and (3) a baseline information form, which will collect demographic data and information on the subject’s work and education history. 2. Follow-Up Surveys. Follow-up telephone surveys will be conducted with all participants. There will be three follow-up surveys in each of the seven STED sites (including the two sites that are also part of ETJD), approximately 6, 12, and 24 months after study entry. There will be up to three follow-up surveys, at approximately 6, 12 and 30 months, in the five ETJD sites that are not part of STED. The 6-month survey is intended to gather information from treatment and control group members while treatment group members are still participating in—or have very recently completed—a subsidized job. It will focus on self efficacy, well-being, worksite experiences, and other domains that are most likely to be directly affected by employment. The 12-month survey will collect data on study participants’ receipt of services and attainment of education credentials, labor market status, material hardship, household income, criminal justice, self-sufficiency and family engagement, including, child support payments and parent-child contact. Participants will again be contacted 24 or 30 months after random assignment to follow-up and measure progress on similar domains as were measured at the 12-month point. In addition to the surveys, each respondent will be contacted once by mail and asked to provide updated contact information. 3. Implementation Research and Site Visits. Data on the context for the programs and their implementation will be collected during two rounds of site visits to each of the twelve sites, including interviews, focus groups, and observations. These data will be supplemented by short questionnaires for program staff, clients, worksite supervisors, and participating employers, as well as a time study for program staff. The purpose of this Federal Register notice is to request approval of the baseline forms, the 6- and 12-month surveys, the implementation research protocols, and to request a waiver for subsequent 60-day notices for the other instruments listed above. Under a related submission (OMB Number 0970–0384), a descriptive study of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)-funded subsidized employment programs has been released. The report can be found at http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ opre/welfare_employ/stedep/reports/ tanf_emer_fund.pdf. Respondents The respondents to the baseline and follow-up surveys will be the study participants in the treatment and control groups. The respondents to the implementation research interviews and questionnaires will be program staff or employers who work with the subsidized employment programs, as well as clients participating in subsidized or transitional employment programs. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Annual number of respondents Instrument Number of responses per respondent Average burden hour per response Total annual burden hours 1 1,667 4,000 1,867 3,200 40 80 1 1 1 1 2 2 .17 .03 .5 .75 .75 .33 283 120 934 2,400 60 53 40 40 40 40 40 2 2 2 1 2 .33 .33 .33 1 1 26 26 26 40 80 Participant Burden Baseline forms ................................................................................................... Updated contact information .............................................................................. 6-month survey .................................................................................................. 12-month survey ................................................................................................ Focus Group Discussion Guide ......................................................................... Client Implementation Questionnaire ................................................................ tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Staff and Employer Burden Staff implementation Questionnaire .................................................................. Employer implementation Questionnaire ........................................................... Worksite Supervisor Implementation Questionnaire ......................................... Staff Time Study ................................................................................................ Program Staff Interview Guide .......................................................................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,048. In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:07 Jan 17, 2012 Jkt 226001 Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and Families and the Employment and Training Administration are e soliciting PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 public comment on the specific aspects of the information collection described above. Copies of the proposed collection of information can be obtained and E:\FR\FM\18JAN1.SGM 18JAN1 2552 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 11 / Wednesday, January 18, 2012 / Notices 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: 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 agencies, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agencies’ 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, Administration for Children and Families. [FR Doc. 2012–812 Filed 1–17–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–09–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects Title: Child Care and Development Fund Annual Aggregate Report—ACF– 800. OMB No.: 0970–0150. Description: Section 658K of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990 (Pub. L. 101–508, 42 U.S.C. 9858) requires that States and Territories submit annual aggregate data on the children and families receiving direct services under the Child Care and Development Fund. The implementing regulations for the statutorily required reporting are at 45 CFR 98.70. Annual aggregate reports include data elements represented in the ACF–800 reflecting the scope, type, and methods of child care delivery. This provides ACF with the information necessary to make reports to Congress, address national child care needs, offer technical assistance to grantees, meet performance measures, and conduct research. Consistent with the statute and regulations, ACF requests extension of the ACF–800. Respondents: States, the District of Columbia, and Territories including Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Northern Marianna Islands. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours ACF–800 .......................................................................................................... tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Instrument 56 1 40 2,240 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,240 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:07 Jan 17, 2012 Jkt 226001 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. Food and Drug Administration opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the Agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA), Federal Agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information collection provisions of the Notification Procedure for Substances Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) and new Form FDA 3667, which may be submitted electronically via the Electronic Submission Gateway (ESG). [Docket No. FDA–2012–N–0021] DATES: Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–737 Filed 1–17–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Substances Generally Recognized as Safe: Notification Procedure AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing an SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Submit either electronic or written comments on the collection of information by March 19, 2012. Submit electronic comments on the collection of information to http:// www.regulations.gov. Submit written comments on the collection of information to the Division of Dockets Management (HFA–305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. All comments should be identified with the ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\18JAN1.SGM 18JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 11 (Wednesday, January 18, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 2550-2552]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-812]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

    Title: Subsidized and Transitional Employment Demonstration (STED) 
and Enhanced Transitional Jobs Demonstration (ETJD).
    OMB No.: New Collection.
    Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) 
within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has 
launched a national evaluation called the Subsidized and Transitional 
Employment Demonstration (STED). At the same time, the Employment and 
Training Administration (ETA) within the Department of Labor (DOL) is 
conducting an evaluation of the Enhanced Transitional Jobs 
Demonstration (ETJD). These evaluations will inform the Federal 
government about the effectiveness of subsidized and transitional 
employment programs in helping vulnerable populations secure 
unsubsidized jobs in the labor market and achieve self-sufficiency. The 
projects will evaluate up to twelve subsidized and transitional 
employment programs nationwide.
    ACF and ETA are collaborating on the two evaluations. In 2011, ETA 
awarded grants to seven transitional jobs

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programs as part of the ETJD, which is testing the effect of combining 
transitional jobs with enhanced services to assist ex-offenders and 
noncustodial parents improve labor market outcomes, reduce criminal 
recidivism, comply with child support orders and improve family 
engagement.
    The STED and ETJD projects have complementary goals and are 
focusing on related program models and target populations. Thus, ACF 
and ETA have agreed to collaborate on the design of data collection 
instruments to promote consistency across the projects. In addition, 
two of the seven DOL-funded ETJD programs will be evaluated as part of 
the STED project.
    The proposed information collection described here will be used for 
both the STED and ETJD projects. It is being submitted by ACF on behalf 
of both collaborating agencies.
    There will be a total of twelve sites in the two projects combined. 
ACF and ETA estimate that 1,000 individuals will be randomly assigned 
at each site, for a total of 12,000 study participants across the two 
projects. In each site, 500 of these individuals will be assigned to 
the treatment group and 500 will be assigned to the control group.
    Data for the study will be collected from the following three major 
sources:
    1. Baseline Forms. Each subject will be asked to complete three 
forms upon entry into the study: (1) An informed consent form, which 
will require signature; (2) a contact sheet, which will obtain contact 
information for people who may help locate the subject for follow-up 
surveys; and (3) a baseline information form, which will collect 
demographic data and information on the subject's work and education 
history.
    2. Follow-Up Surveys. Follow-up telephone surveys will be conducted 
with all participants. There will be three follow-up surveys in each of 
the seven STED sites (including the two sites that are also part of 
ETJD), approximately 6, 12, and 24 months after study entry.
    There will be up to three follow-up surveys, at approximately 6, 12 
and 30 months, in the five ETJD sites that are not part of STED.
    The 6-month survey is intended to gather information from treatment 
and control group members while treatment group members are still 
participating in--or have very recently completed--a subsidized job. It 
will focus on self efficacy, well-being, worksite experiences, and 
other domains that are most likely to be directly affected by 
employment. The 12-month survey will collect data on study 
participants' receipt of services and attainment of education 
credentials, labor market status, material hardship, household income, 
criminal justice, self-sufficiency and family engagement, including, 
child support payments and parent-child contact. Participants will 
again be contacted 24 or 30 months after random assignment to follow-up 
and measure progress on similar domains as were measured at the 12-
month point. In addition to the surveys, each respondent will be 
contacted once by mail and asked to provide updated contact 
information.
    3. Implementation Research and Site Visits. Data on the context for 
the programs and their implementation will be collected during two 
rounds of site visits to each of the twelve sites, including 
interviews, focus groups, and observations. These data will be 
supplemented by short questionnaires for program staff, clients, 
worksite supervisors, and participating employers, as well as a time 
study for program staff.
    The purpose of this Federal Register notice is to request approval 
of the baseline forms, the 6- and 12-month surveys, the implementation 
research protocols, and to request a waiver for subsequent 60-day 
notices for the other instruments listed above.
    Under a related submission (OMB Number 0970-0384), a descriptive 
study of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)-funded 
subsidized employment programs has been released. The report can be 
found at http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/opre/welfare_employ/stedep/reports/tanf_emer_fund.pdf.

Respondents

    The respondents to the baseline and follow-up surveys will be the 
study participants in the treatment and control groups. The respondents 
to the implementation research interviews and questionnaires will be 
program staff or employers who work with the subsidized employment 
programs, as well as clients participating in subsidized or 
transitional employment programs.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                    Annual  number     Number of       Average     Total annual
                    Instrument                            of         responses per   burden hour   burden hours
                                                      respondents     respondent    per response        \1\
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                                               Participant Burden
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Baseline forms....................................           1,667               1           .17             283
Updated contact information.......................           4,000               1           .03             120
6-month survey....................................           1,867               1           .5              934
12-month survey...................................           3,200               1           .75           2,400
Focus Group Discussion Guide......................              40               2           .75              60
Client Implementation Questionnaire...............              80               2           .33              53
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                                            Staff and Employer Burden
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Staff implementation Questionnaire................              40               2           .33              26
Employer implementation Questionnaire.............              40               2           .33              26
Worksite Supervisor Implementation Questionnaire..              40               2           .33              26
Staff Time Study..................................              40               1          1                 40
Program Staff Interview Guide.....................              40               2          1                 80
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,048.
    In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and 
Families and the Employment and Training Administration are e 
soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the information 
collection described above. Copies of the proposed collection of 
information can be obtained and

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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: 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 agencies, including whether the 
information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the 
agencies' 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, Administration for Children and Families.
[FR Doc. 2012-812 Filed 1-17-12; 8:45 am]
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