Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 10531-10532 [2012-4051]

Download as PDF 10531 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 35 / Wednesday, February 22, 2012 / Notices ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN TABLE Forms Number of respondents Type of respondent Focus Group ................................. Focus Group screening ................ Web usability testing ..................... Web usability screening ................ Self-Administered Surveys ............ Self-Administered survey screening. Omnibus Surveys .......................... Cognitive testing ........................... Focus Group ................................. Screening ...................................... Web usability testing ..................... Screening ...................................... Self-Administered Surveys ............ Screening ...................................... Omnibus Surveys .......................... In-Depth Interviews ....................... Screening ...................................... Total (Overall) ........................ General General General General General General Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours .............................. .............................. .............................. .............................. .............................. .............................. 621 5,544 144 2,160 2,000 8,000 1 1 1 1 1 1 1.5 10/60 1.5 10/60 15/60 10/60 932 924 216 360 500 1,333 General Public .............................. General Public .............................. Health Professional ...................... Health Professional ...................... Health Professional ...................... Health Professional ...................... Health Professional ...................... Health Professional ...................... Health Professional ...................... Health Professional ...................... Health Professional ...................... 2,000 25 288 4,320 144 2,160 2,000 8,000 2,000 100 1,000 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 10/60 2 1.5 10/60 1.5 10/60 15/60 10/60 10/60 45/60 10/60 333 50 432 720 216 360 500 1,333 333 75 167 ....................................................... 40,506 .......................... .......................... 8,784 Keith A. Tucker, Office of the Secretary, Paperwork Reduction Act Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–4033 Filed 2–21–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Title: Permanency Innovations Initiative Evaluation: Phase I. OMB No.: New collection. Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) intends to collect data for an evaluation of the Permanency Innovations Initiative (PII). This 5-year initiative, funded by the Children’s Bureau (CB) within ACF, is intended to build the evidence base for innovative interventions that enhance well-being and improve permanency outcomes for Public Public Public Public Public Public Number of responses per respondent particular groups of children and youth who are at risk for long-term foster care and who experience the most serious barriers to timely permanency. Six grantees are funded to identify local barriers to permanent placement and implement innovative strategies that mitigate or eliminate those barriers and reduce the likelihood that children will remain in foster care for three years or longer. The first year of the initiative focused on clarifying grantees’ target populations and intervention programs. In addition, evaluation plans were developed to support rigorous sitespecific and cross-site studies to document the implementation and effectiveness of the grantees’ projects and the initiative overall. Data collection for the PII evaluation includes a number of components being launched at different points in time. The purpose of the current document is to request approval of data collection efforts needed for a first phase of data collection and to request a waiver for subsequent 60 day notices for later components of the evaluation. The first phase includes data collection for a cross-site implementation evaluation and site-specific evaluations of two PII grantees (Washoe County, Nevada, and the State of Kansas) that will begin implementing interventions during the second year of the PII grant period. The second phase includes a cost evaluation and site-specific evaluations of four PII grantees expected to implement interventions in the third year of the PII grant period. Data for the evaluations will be collected through: (1) Direct assessment of caregivers; (2) service providers’ clinical assessments of children and families; (3) interviews and focus groups with grantee staff during site visits and through telephone interviews; (4) webbased data collection from service providers and key informants; and (5) retrieval and submission of data from grantee data systems. Respondents: Children and their parents or permanent or foster caregivers, caseworkers, supervisors, service providers, and key informants such as grantee project directors, data managers, and representatives of partner agencies. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Annual number of respondents srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Instrument Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total annual burden hours CROSS-SITE IMPLEMENTATION STUDY Baseline Survey of Organization/System Readiness .................................. Implementation Drivers Web Survey ........................................................... Grantee Case Study Field Visit Discussion Guide ...................................... Fidelity Data (Implementation Quotient Tracker) ......................................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:19 Feb 21, 2012 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 60 150 60 2 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 1 2.0 1 8 22FEN1 .75 .75 2.0 1.5 45 225 120 24 10532 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 35 / Wednesday, February 22, 2012 / Notices ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES—Continued Annual number of respondents Instrument Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Cross-site implementation study annual burden hours Total annual burden hours 414 KANSAS SITE-SPECIFIC EVALUATION Caregiver Initial Information Form ............................................................... Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale .................................. Family Assessment Battery ......................................................................... Caseworker interviews for NCFAS completion ........................................... 300 300 300 45 1 2 .52 54 0.1 1.0 1.5 0.5 Kansas annual burden hours 30 600 234 1,215 2,079 WASHOE COUNTY SITE-SPECIFIC EVALUATION Family Assessment Battery ......................................................................... 249 1.33 1.5 Washoe annual burden hours 497 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,990. 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, 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 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 srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 497 comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–4051 Filed 2–21–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: Protection and Advocacy (P&A) Voting Access Application and Annual Report. OMB No.: 0970–0326. Description: This is a revision to include the application for the previously cleared Help America Vote Act (HAVA) Annual report. An application is required by Federal statute (the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) of 2002, Public Law 107–252, Section 291, Payments for Protection and Advocacy Systems, 42 U.S.C. 15461). Each State Protection & Advocacy (P&A) System must prepare an application in accordance with the program announcement. There is no application kit; the P&As application may be in the format of its choice. It must, however, be signed by the P&As Executive Director or the designated representative, and contain the assurances as outlined under Part I. C. Use of Funds. The P&As designated representatives may signify their agreement with the conditions/ assurances by signing and returning the assurance document Attachment B, found in Part IV of this Instruction. The assurance document signed by the Executive Director of the P&A, or other designated person, should be submitted with the application to the Administration on Developmental Disabilities. An annual report is required by Federal statute (the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) of 2002, Public Law 107– 252, Section 291, Payments for Protection and Advocacy Systems, 42 U.S.C. 15461). Each State Protection & Advocacy (P&A) System must prepare and submit an annual report at the end of every fiscal year. The report addresses the activities conducted with the funds provided during the year. The information from the annual report will be aggregated into an annual profile of how HAVA funds have been spent. The report will also provide an overview of the P&A goals and accomplishments and permit the Administration on Developmental Disabilities to track progress to monitor grant activities. Respondents: Protection & Advocacy Systems—All States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and Guam. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Protection and Advocacy (P&A) Voting Access Application ........... VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:37 Feb 21, 2012 Jkt 226001 Number of responses per respondent Number of respondents Instrument PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 55 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM Average burden hours per response 1 20 22FEN1 Total burden hours 1,100

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 35 (Wednesday, February 22, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10531-10532]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-4051]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

    Title: Permanency Innovations Initiative Evaluation: Phase I.
    OMB No.: New collection.
    Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), 
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) intends to collect 
data for an evaluation of the Permanency Innovations Initiative (PII). 
This 5-year initiative, funded by the Children's Bureau (CB) within 
ACF, is intended to build the evidence base for innovative 
interventions that enhance well-being and improve permanency outcomes 
for particular groups of children and youth who are at risk for long-
term foster care and who experience the most serious barriers to timely 
permanency.
    Six grantees are funded to identify local barriers to permanent 
placement and implement innovative strategies that mitigate or 
eliminate those barriers and reduce the likelihood that children will 
remain in foster care for three years or longer. The first year of the 
initiative focused on clarifying grantees' target populations and 
intervention programs. In addition, evaluation plans were developed to 
support rigorous site-specific and cross-site studies to document the 
implementation and effectiveness of the grantees' projects and the 
initiative overall.
    Data collection for the PII evaluation includes a number of 
components being launched at different points in time. The purpose of 
the current document is to request approval of data collection efforts 
needed for a first phase of data collection and to request a waiver for 
subsequent 60 day notices for later components of the evaluation. The 
first phase includes data collection for a cross-site implementation 
evaluation and site-specific evaluations of two PII grantees (Washoe 
County, Nevada, and the State of Kansas) that will begin implementing 
interventions during the second year of the PII grant period. The 
second phase includes a cost evaluation and site-specific evaluations 
of four PII grantees expected to implement interventions in the third 
year of the PII grant period.
    Data for the evaluations will be collected through: (1) Direct 
assessment of caregivers; (2) service providers' clinical assessments 
of children and families; (3) interviews and focus groups with grantee 
staff during site visits and through telephone interviews; (4) web-
based data collection from service providers and key informants; and 
(5) retrieval and submission of data from grantee data systems.
    Respondents: Children and their parents or permanent or foster 
caregivers, caseworkers, supervisors, service providers, and key 
informants such as grantee project directors, data managers, and 
representatives of partner agencies.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                  Annual  number     Number of        Average
                   Instrument                           of         responses per   burden hours    Total annual
                                                    respondents     respondent     per response    burden hours
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                                         CROSS-SITE IMPLEMENTATION STUDY
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Baseline Survey of Organization/System Readiness              60            1                .75              45
Implementation Drivers Web Survey...............             150            2.0              .75             225
Grantee Case Study Field Visit Discussion Guide.              60            1               2.0              120
Fidelity Data (Implementation Quotient Tracker).               2            8               1.5               24
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Cross-site implementation study annual burden hours                                                          414
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                                         KANSAS SITE-SPECIFIC EVALUATION
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Caregiver Initial Information Form..............             300            1               0.1               30
Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale             300            2               1.0              600
Family Assessment Battery.......................             300             .52            1.5              234
Caseworker interviews for NCFAS completion......              45           54               0.5            1,215
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Kansas annual burden hours                                                                                 2,079
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                                     WASHOE COUNTY SITE-SPECIFIC EVALUATION
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Family Assessment Battery.......................             249            1.33            1.5              497
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Washoe annual burden hours                                                                                   497
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,990.
    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, 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 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.

Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-4051 Filed 2-21-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-P