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Download as PDF 42742 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 140 / Friday, July 20, 2012 / Notices initiated. CAPTA requires that each Sate report the time from the report of abuse or neglect to the start of the CPS agency response (42 U.S.C. 5106a(d)(8)). Currently, NCANDS collects the CPS response start date. Adding the time field will enable a more accurate computation of the time between receipt of the report and the start of the CPS response. This addition will improve reporting for the Child and Family Services Reviews and GPRA. • Field 149, Maltreatment Death Date: The Maltreatment Death Date field will collect the exact date (day, month, and year) that a child died due to child abuse or neglect. CAPTA requires that each State report the number of deaths in the State during the year resulting from child abuse or neglect (42 U.S.C. 5106a(d)(5)). Currently, NCANDS collects that the child was determined to have died due to maltreatment, but does not collect the date of death. Because determinations of the cause of death can take several months, adding the date of death will ensure a more accurate reporting of child fatality data. • Field 150, Foster Care Discharge Date: The Foster Care Discharge Date field will collect the exact date (day, month, and year) that a child exits from foster care. This field will be completed for those children who were removed from their homes and have entries in the removal date and foster care services fields. Currently, NCANDS collects the exact date (day, month, and year) that a child entered foster care, but not the exact date (day, month, and year) when the child exited foster care. This addition will improve reporting for the Child and Family Services Reviews. The reauthorization of CAPTA asks for the number of children who are eligible for referral and the number of children referred to Part C agencies (42 U.S.C. 5106a(d)(16)).The Children’s Bureau proposes to modify the Agency File by adding two new fields to meet these requirements: • Field 5.1, Number of Children Eligible for Referral to Agencies Providing Early Intervention Services Under Part C of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act: This field will collect the number of children who were the subject of a CPS response, received a disposition, and were considered by the State to be eligible for referral to Part C agencies during the reporting period. • Field 5.2, Number of Children Referred to Agencies Providing Early Intervention Services Under Part C of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act: This field will collect the number of children who were considered eligible and actually were referred to Part C agencies during the reporting period. The information collected by NCANDS will be used to better understand the experiences of children and families served by State and local child protective services agencies and to guide policy and program development at the national and local levels. Data collected through the NCANDS will also be used to support HHS with responding to the requirements of the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA); reporting to Congress on States’ performance on national child welfare outcomes; and monitoring States through the CFSRs. Respondents: State governments, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Detailed Case Data Component Child File and Agency File .......................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5,841. Additional Information: Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained by writing 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. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. Email address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov OMB Comment: OMB is required to make a decision concerning the collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent directly to the following: Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Fax: 202– 395–6974, Attn: Desk Officer for the VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:18 Jul 19, 2012 Jkt 226001 52 Administration for Children and Families. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–17699 Filed 7–19–12; 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: Child Care Development Fund (CCDF)—Reporting Improper Payments—Instructions for States. OMB No.: 0970–0323. Description: Section 2 of the Improper Payments Act of 2002 provides for estimates and reports of improper payments by Federal agencies. Subpart K of 45 CFR, Part 98 will require States to prepare and submit a report of errors occurring in the administration of CCDF grant funds once every three years. PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent 1 Average burden hours per response 112.3 Total burden hours 5,841 The Office of Child Care (OCC) is completing the second 3-year cycle of case record reviews to meet the requirements for reporting under IPIA. The OCC has conducted ongoing evaluation of the case record review process to determine if ‘‘improper authorizations for payment’’ remained a suitable proxy for actual ‘‘improper payments.’’ It is OCC’s determination that in some cases authorizations for payment represented the same figure as actual payments; in other cases authorizations for payment has represented a figure as much as 20% higher than actual payments. Many States reported errors found during the desk audit review process that were due to missing or insufficient documentation or other misapplication of policy, but found that families were determined to be eligible for services and that the actual payment authorized was correct. Other States reported regulatory barriers in State law which prohibits recovery of over-authorization or over-payment as the result of agency error. As such, this information collection will provide a methodology E:\FR\FM\20JYN1.SGM 20JYN1 42743 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 140 / Friday, July 20, 2012 / Notices revision that will assess errors in eligibility determinations that will compare the amount authorized for payment with the actual payment. Respondents: State grantees, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of responses per respondent Number of respondents Instrument Average burden hours per response Total burden hours Sampling Decisions and Fieldwork Preparation Plan ..................................... Record Review Worksheet .............................................................................. State Improper Authorizations for Payment Report ........................................ Corrective Action Plan ..................................................................................... 17 17 17 8 1 276 1 1 106 6.33 639 156 1802 29,700.36 10,863 1248 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: .................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 43,613.36 Additional Information: Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained 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. Email address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. OMB Comment: OMB is required to make a decision concerning the collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent directly to the following: Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Fax: 202–395–7285, Email: OIRA_SUBMISSION@OMB.EOP.GOV, Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and Families. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–17681 Filed 7–19–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Proposed Information Collection Activity: Comment Request Title: Innovative Strategies for Increasing Self-Sufficiency: Follow-Up Data Collection. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:18 Jul 19, 2012 Jkt 226001 OMB No.: 0970–0397. Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is proposing a data collection activity as part of the Innovative Strategies for Increasing SelfSufficiency (ISIS) demonstration and evaluation. The ISIS project will test a range of promising career pathways strategies to promote education, employment, and self-sufficiency. The major goals of the ISIS project include increasing the empirical knowledge about the effectiveness of a variety of programs for low-income individuals and families to achieve educational credentials, attain employment and advance to positions that enable selfsufficiency, as well as producing useful findings for both policymakers and program administrators. This proposed information collection activity focuses on collecting follow-up data elements approximately one year after program enrollment. (Baseline data elements were previously collected at the time of program enrollment. A baseline information form captured basic identification, demographic, and contact information from program participants; a self-administered questionnaire captured additional information about participants related to the project goals; and baseline implementation data collection interviews collected information from knowledgeable informants about the service context for each evaluation site using a baseline implementation guide. These instruments were previously approved under OMB No. 0970–0397). The purpose of this information collection effort is to follow up with study participants, document the experiences of program participants, PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 examine differences in service receipt and educational experiences between program and control group members, describe the intervention as it was implemented in each site and assess the extent to which it was implemented as intended, and assess the implications for intervention scalability and sustainability. Specifically, this data will be collected using the following instruments: (a) A follow-up survey which will be administered to all study participants approximately one year following enrollment in the study; (b) tracking letters which will be sent every four months to all study participants requesting an update of their contact information; (c) a modification to the Baseline Information Form requesting some basic information about all of the study participant’s children (if applicable); (d) interview guides for the in-person visits to the intervention sites to structure discussions with program leadership/managers, instructional staff, case managers/advisors, partners and employers; (e) a brief survey for instructional staff; (f) a brief survey for case managers/advisors; and (g) indepth interviews with a sample of study participants. Respondents: Individuals enrolled in the ISIS demonstration programs, control group members, ISIS program/ partner staff (including program leadership, case managers and instructional staff), and other local informants. E:\FR\FM\20JYN1.SGM 20JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 140 (Friday, July 20, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 42742-42743]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-17681]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Title: Child Care Development Fund (CCDF)--Reporting Improper 
Payments--Instructions for States.
    OMB No.: 0970-0323.
    Description: Section 2 of the Improper Payments Act of 2002 
provides for estimates and reports of improper payments by Federal 
agencies. Subpart K of 45 CFR, Part 98 will require States to prepare 
and submit a report of errors occurring in the administration of CCDF 
grant funds once every three years.
    The Office of Child Care (OCC) is completing the second 3-year 
cycle of case record reviews to meet the requirements for reporting 
under IPIA. The OCC has conducted ongoing evaluation of the case record 
review process to determine if ``improper authorizations for payment'' 
remained a suitable proxy for actual ``improper payments.'' It is OCC's 
determination that in some cases authorizations for payment represented 
the same figure as actual payments; in other cases authorizations for 
payment has represented a figure as much as 20% higher than actual 
payments. Many States reported errors found during the desk audit 
review process that were due to missing or insufficient documentation 
or other misapplication of policy, but found that families were 
determined to be eligible for services and that the actual payment 
authorized was correct. Other States reported regulatory barriers in 
State law which prohibits recovery of over-authorization or over-
payment as the result of agency error. As such, this information 
collection will provide a methodology

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revision that will assess errors in eligibility determinations that 
will compare the amount authorized for payment with the actual payment.
    Respondents: State grantees, the District of Columbia, and Puerto 
Rico.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                     Number of        Average
                   Instrument                        Number of     responses per   burden hours    Total burden
                                                    respondents     respondent     per response        hours
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Sampling Decisions and Fieldwork Preparation                  17               1             106            1802
 Plan...........................................
Record Review Worksheet.........................              17             276            6.33       29,700.36
State Improper Authorizations for Payment Report              17               1             639          10,863
Corrective Action Plan..........................               8               1             156            1248
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours:........  ..............  ..............  ..............       43,613.36
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    Additional Information: Copies of the proposed collection may be 
obtained 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. Email address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov.
    OMB Comment: OMB is required to make a decision concerning the 
collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of 
this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best 
assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of 
publication. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed 
information collection should be sent directly to the following: Office 
of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Fax: 202-395-
7285, Email: OIRA_SUBMISSION@OMB.EOP.GOV, Attn: Desk Officer for the 
Administration for Children and Families.

Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-17681 Filed 7-19-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-P