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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 93 / Monday, May 14, 2012 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Disease, Disability, and Injury Prevention and Control Special Emphasis Panel (SEP): Initial Review The meeting announced below concerns Research to Prevent Prescription Drug Overdoses, FOA CE12–007, initial review. In accordance with Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the aforementioned meeting: Time and Date: 12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m., June 14, 2012 (Closed). Place: Teleconference. Status: The meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with provisions set forth in Section 552b(c)(4) and (6), Title 5 U.S.C., and the Determination of the Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, CDC, pursuant to Public Law 92–463. 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Matters To Be Discussed: The meeting will include the initial review, discussion, and evaluation of applications received in response to ‘‘Research and Technical Assistance for Public Health Interventions in Haiti to Support Post Earthquake Reconstruction, Cholera and HIV/AIDS Response, FOA GH12–001,’’ and ‘‘Research and Technical Assistance for Public Health Laboratories in Haiti to Support Post Earthquake Reconstruction, Cholera and HIV/ AIDS Response, FOA GH12–002, initial review.’’ Contact Person for More Information: Hylan D. Shoob, Ph.D., M.S.P.H., Scientific Review Officer, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road, NE., Mailstop D72, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, Telephone: (404) 639–4796. 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: May 4, 2012. Cathy Ramadei, Acting Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2012–11550 Filed 5–11–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P [FR Doc. 2012–11551 Filed 5–11–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families emcdonald on DSK29S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Disease, Disability, and Injury Prevention and Control Special Emphasis Panel (SEP): Initial Review The meeting announced below concerns Research and Technical Assistance for Public Health Interventions in Haiti to Support Post Earthquake Reconstruction, Cholera and HIV/AIDS Response, FOA GH12–001, VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:46 May 11, 2012 Jkt 226001 Proposed Projects Title: Cross-Site Evaluation of the Infant Adoption Awareness Training Program for Projects Initially Funded in Fiscal Year 2006. OMB No.: 0970–0371. Background and Brief Description: The Administration for Children and PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28393 Families’ (ACF) Children’s Bureau (CB), is requesting extension of the OMBapproved data collection instruments used in the Cross-Site Evaluation of the Infant Adoption Awareness Training Program (IAATP). The instruments that require extension include the IAATP Trainee Pretest Survey and the IAATP Trainee Follow-up Survey. Title XII, Subtitle A, of the Children’s Health Act of 2000 (CHA) authorizes the Department of Health and Human Services to make Infant Adoption Awareness Training grants available to national, regional, and local adoption organizations for the purposes of developing and implementing programs that train the staff of public and nonprofit private health service organizations to provide adoption information and referrals to pregnant women on an equal basis with all other courses of action included in nondirective counseling of pregnant women. Section 1201(a)(2)(A) of the IAATP legislation requires grantees to develop and deliver trainings that are consistent with the Best Practice Guidelines for Infant Adoption Awareness Training. The IAATP guidelines address training goals, basic skills, curriculum and training structure. A complete description of the guidelines is available at http:// www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/ programs_fund/discretionary/iaatp.htm. The funded adoption organizations agree to make every effort to ensure that the recipients of the training are the staff of ‘‘eligible health centers’’ as specified in the grant. As defined in the legislation, these entities include: (a) Eligible health centers that receive grants under authority contained in Title X of the Public Health Service Act (relating to voluntary family planning projects); (b) eligible health centers that receive grants under Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act (relating to community health centers, migrant health centers, and centers regarding homeless individuals and residents of public housing); and (c) eligible health centers that receive grants under the Children’s Health Act of 2000 for the provision of services in schools (subsection (a)(5), 42 U.S.C. 254c– 6(a)(5)(C)). A total of six organizations were awarded IAATP funding in FY2006. In 2011, each of these organizations was awarded a new grant for a brief (17 month) project period. The purpose of the new project period, which commenced October 1, 2011, is for the grantees to enhance, adopt, or adapt their existing IAATP curriculum; implement the modified training; and evaluate the outcomes of participants in E:\FR\FM\14MYN1.SGM 14MYN1 28394 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 93 / Monday, May 14, 2012 / Notices the training. Specifically, the new cooperative agreements require the grantees to emphasize and strengthen four training areas that preliminary cross-site evaluation findings indicate require improvement: (1) Adoption law, (2) non-directive counseling, (3) adolescent development and the impact on adoption decision making, and (4) adoption types and practices. The cooperative agreements also require the grantees to increase and maximize penetration of the training within the target population of eligible health care centers. As in the previous grant period, each grantee is required to participate in the national cross-site evaluation of the extent to which the IAATP training objectives are met. The Infant Adoption Awareness Training Program Trainee Survey is the primary outcome data collection instrument for the national cross-site evaluation. Respondents complete the survey prior to receiving the training and approximately 90 days after the training, which provides an assessment of the extent to which trainees demonstrate sustained gains in their knowledge about adoption, and the impact of the training on their subsequent work with pregnant women. Extension of the pretest and follow-up data collection instruments beyond the December 31, 2012 expiration date is necessary in order to complete a crosssite evaluation of the extent to which the IAATP grantees fulfill the key objectives of the new grant period (as stated above). The data collection instruments will also continue to be utilized to determine whether the grantees achieve the core objectives of the IAATP, which include enhancing adoption knowledge within the target population; providing adoption information on an equal basis with all other options; and increasing awareness of community resources for adoption. Pretest and follow-up versions of the survey require approximately 15 and 10 minutes, respectively, to complete. The estimated response time for the followup survey includes time for respondents to access the Web-based survey and complete the survey online. Respondents will not need to implement a recordkeeping system or compile source data in order to complete the survey. Where possible, fields in the follow-up version of the survey are pre-filled with static data from the respondent’s pretest (e.g., demographics, agency type) in order to further expedite completion of the survey and minimize respondent burden. Respondents: Infant Adoption Awareness Program Trainees. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Average burden Number of instrument emcdonald on DSK29S0YB1PROD with NOTICES IAATP: Trainee Survey Pretest Administration ............................................... IAATP: Trainee Survey Follow-Up Administration ........................................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 365. 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 Administration, Office of Information Services, 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 of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:46 May 11, 2012 Jkt 226001 870 870 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. 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) PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Responses per respondent Number of respondents 1 1 Hours per response 0.25 0.17 217.5 147.9 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. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

Proposed Projects

    Title: Cross-Site Evaluation of the Infant Adoption Awareness 
Training Program for Projects Initially Funded in Fiscal Year 2006.
    OMB No.: 0970-0371.
    Background and Brief Description: The Administration for Children 
and Families' (ACF) Children's Bureau (CB), is requesting extension of 
the OMB-approved data collection instruments used in the Cross-Site 
Evaluation of the Infant Adoption Awareness Training Program (IAATP). 
The instruments that require extension include the IAATP Trainee 
Pretest Survey and the IAATP Trainee Follow-up Survey.
    Title XII, Subtitle A, of the Children's Health Act of 2000 (CHA) 
authorizes the Department of Health and Human Services to make Infant 
Adoption Awareness Training grants available to national, regional, and 
local adoption organizations for the purposes of developing and 
implementing programs that train the staff of public and non-profit 
private health service organizations to provide adoption information 
and referrals to pregnant women on an equal basis with all other 
courses of action included in non-directive counseling of pregnant 
women. Section 1201(a)(2)(A) of the IAATP legislation requires grantees 
to develop and deliver trainings that are consistent with the Best 
Practice Guidelines for Infant Adoption Awareness Training. The IAATP 
guidelines address training goals, basic skills, curriculum and 
training structure. A complete description of the guidelines is 
available at http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/programs_fund/discretionary/iaatp.htm.
    The funded adoption organizations agree to make every effort to 
ensure that the recipients of the training are the staff of ``eligible 
health centers'' as specified in the grant. As defined in the 
legislation, these entities include: (a) Eligible health centers that 
receive grants under authority contained in Title X of the Public 
Health Service Act (relating to voluntary family planning projects); 
(b) eligible health centers that receive grants under Section 330 of 
the Public Health Service Act (relating to community health centers, 
migrant health centers, and centers regarding homeless individuals and 
residents of public housing); and (c) eligible health centers that 
receive grants under the Children's Health Act of 2000 for the 
provision of services in schools (subsection (a)(5), 42 U.S.C. 254c-
6(a)(5)(C)).
    A total of six organizations were awarded IAATP funding in FY2006. 
In 2011, each of these organizations was awarded a new grant for a 
brief (17 month) project period. The purpose of the new project period, 
which commenced October 1, 2011, is for the grantees to enhance, adopt, 
or adapt their existing IAATP curriculum; implement the modified 
training; and evaluate the outcomes of participants in

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the training. Specifically, the new cooperative agreements require the 
grantees to emphasize and strengthen four training areas that 
preliminary cross-site evaluation findings indicate require 
improvement: (1) Adoption law, (2) non-directive counseling, (3) 
adolescent development and the impact on adoption decision making, and 
(4) adoption types and practices. The cooperative agreements also 
require the grantees to increase and maximize penetration of the 
training within the target population of eligible health care centers.
    As in the previous grant period, each grantee is required to 
participate in the national cross-site evaluation of the extent to 
which the IAATP training objectives are met. The Infant Adoption 
Awareness Training Program Trainee Survey is the primary outcome data 
collection instrument for the national cross-site evaluation. 
Respondents complete the survey prior to receiving the training and 
approximately 90 days after the training, which provides an assessment 
of the extent to which trainees demonstrate sustained gains in their 
knowledge about adoption, and the impact of the training on their 
subsequent work with pregnant women. Extension of the pretest and 
follow-up data collection instruments beyond the December 31, 2012 
expiration date is necessary in order to complete a cross-site 
evaluation of the extent to which the IAATP grantees fulfill the key 
objectives of the new grant period (as stated above). The data 
collection instruments will also continue to be utilized to determine 
whether the grantees achieve the core objectives of the IAATP, which 
include enhancing adoption knowledge within the target population; 
providing adoption information on an equal basis with all other 
options; and increasing awareness of community resources for adoption.
    Pretest and follow-up versions of the survey require approximately 
15 and 10 minutes, respectively, to complete. The estimated response 
time for the follow-up survey includes time for respondents to access 
the Web-based survey and complete the survey online. Respondents will 
not need to implement a recordkeeping system or compile source data in 
order to complete the survey. Where possible, fields in the follow-up 
version of the survey are pre-filled with static data from the 
respondent's pretest (e.g., demographics, agency type) in order to 
further expedite completion of the survey and minimize respondent 
burden.
    Respondents: Infant Adoption Awareness Program Trainees.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                                                             Total
           Number of instrument                 Average        Number of     Responses per     Hours per    burden
                                                burden        respondents     respondent       response      hours
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IAATP: Trainee Survey Pretest                          870               1            0.25           217.5
 Administration...........................
IAATP: Trainee Survey Follow-Up                        870               1            0.17           147.9
 Administration...........................
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 365.
    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 
Administration, Office of Information Services, 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 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.
    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.
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