Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 67651-67653 [2012-27465]

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BILLING CODE 6750–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Board of Scientific Counselors, Office of Infectious Diseases (BSC, OID) In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 (Pub. L. 92–463), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), announces the following meeting of the aforementioned committee: Time and Date: 8:00 a.m.–2:45 p.m., December 5, 2012. Place: CDC, Global Communications Center, 1600 Clifton Road NE., Building 19, Auditorium B3, Atlanta, Georgia 30333. Status: The meeting is open to the public, limited only by the space available. Purpose: The BSC, OID, provides advice and guidance to the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services; the Director, CDC; the Director, OID; and the Directors of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, and the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, CDC, in the following areas: strategies, goals, and priorities for programs; research within the national centers; and overall strategic direction and focus of OID and the national centers. Matters To Be Discussed: The meeting will include reports from the BSC OID working groups, brief updates on activities of the infectious disease national centers, and a discussion on ways to strengthen the clinical and public health interface, with focus on addressing pertussis and implementing new recommendations for reducing hepatitis C virus morbidity and mortality. Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Robin Moseley, M.A.T., Designated Federal Officer, OID, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road NE., Mailstop D10, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, Telephone: (404) 639–4461. 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: November 5, 2012. Elaine L. Baker, Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2012–27541 Filed 11–9–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P [FR Doc. 2012–27552 Filed 11–9–12; 8:45 am] PO 00000 67651 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Title: Permanency Innovations Initiative Evaluation: Phase 2. OMB No.: 0970–0408. Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human E:\FR\FM\13NON1.SGM 13NON1 67652 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 219 / Tuesday, November 13, 2012 / Notices 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. The CB has funded six grantees 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 crosssite 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. Phase 1 included data collection for a cross-site implementation evaluation and site-specific evaluations of two PII grantees (Washoe County, Nevada, and the State of Kansas). Phase 1 data collection was approved August 2012 (OMB# 0970–0408). The second phase includes sitespecific evaluations of four PII grantees expected to implement interventions in the third year of the PII grant period. The four grantees are Arizona Department of Economic Security (ADES); California Department of Social Services’ California Partnership for Permanency (CAPP); Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS); and the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center’s Recognize Intervene Support Empower (RISE). Later submission for a cost study is planned for late Spring 2013, with data collection to begin in late Fall 2013. Data for the evaluations will be collected through: (1) Surveys of children, youth, foster parents, guardians, biological parents, and caseworkers; and (2) document reviews of case records. Respondents: Children/youth and their parents or permanent or foster caregivers, caseworkers. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Total annual burden hours Instrument Annual number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response 115 383 7 22 7 36 383 383 72 72 72 72 1.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.3 0.5 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.5 ADES annual burden hours .............................................................. 570 ........................ ........................ ........................ CAPP: Parent/Guardian Interview ........................................................................ Caseworker Data Extraction ..................................................................... 179 149 597 298 1.0 1.0 0.3 0.5 CAPP annual burden hours .............................................................. 328 ........................ ........................ ........................ DCFS: Biological Parent Consent ........................................................................ Foster Parent Consent ............................................................................. Youth Assent ............................................................................................ Biological Parent Interview ....................................................................... Foster Parent Interview ............................................................................ Youth Interview ......................................................................................... 13 24 24 80 384 384 134 240 240 134 240 240 1.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.8 0.8 DCFS annual burden hours .............................................................. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with ADES: Child Assent Form, Child Assent Script ................................................... Child/Youth Interview ................................................................................ Caseworker Prospective-Homes-Found Consent Information Sheet ...... Caseworker Interview Prospective-Homes-Found ................................... Caseworker Decision-Making Consent Information Sheet ....................... Caseworker Interview Decision-Making ................................................... 909 ........................ ........................ ........................ RISE: Staff Consent ............................................................................................ Staff Survey .............................................................................................. Youth Assent to Learn about the Study ................................................... Youth Assent to Participate in the Study ................................................. Child Attorney Consent ............................................................................ Youth Interview ......................................................................................... Qualitative Youth Interview FAQ/Assent .................................................. Youth Qualitative Interview ....................................................................... Permanency Resource/Current Caregiver FAQ/Contact Consent ........... Permanency Resource/Current Caregiver Consent ................................. Interview with Permanency Resource ...................................................... Interview with Current Caregiver .............................................................. Survey of CCT Facilitators Emotional Permanency Survey .................... 400 800 8 8 5 135 1 7 1 1 59 33 1 2,000 2,000 27 27 27 27 7 7 13 13 13 13 1 2.0 2.0 1 1 1 5 1 1 1 1 5 5 5 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2 1.0 0.2 1.0 0.1 0.1 0.9 0.5 0.2 RISE annual burden hours ................................................................ 1,459 ........................ ........................ ........................ OVERALL ANNUAL BURDEN HOURS ..................................... 3,266 ........................ ........................ ........................ VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:08 Nov 09, 2012 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13NON1.SGM 13NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 219 / Tuesday, November 13, 2012 / Notices 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. Steven M. Hanmer, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–27465 Filed 11–9–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P Administration for Children and Families Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority; Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration Administration for Children and Families, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Statement of Organizations, Functions, and Delegations of Authority. The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) has reorganized the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration (ODASA). This reorganization establishes the Office of Diversity Management and Equal Employment Opportunity (ODME). In srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:08 Nov 09, 2012 Jkt 229001 KP.00 MISSION. The Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration serves as principal advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Children and Families on all aspects of personnel administration and management; information resource management; financial management activities; grants policy and overseeing the issuance of grants; acquisition advisory services; the ethics program; staff development and training activities; organizational development and organizational analysis; administrative services; facilities management; and State systems policy. The Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration oversees the Diversity Management and Equal Employment Opportunity program and all administrative special initiative activities for ACF. II. Under Chapter KP, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration, KP.10 Organization, delete in its entirety and replace with the following: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SUMMARY: addition, it realigns the acquisition oversight function to the Ethics Team in the Immediate Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cheryl Jones, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration, 370 L’Enfant Promenade SW., Washington, DC 20447, (202) 401–9238. This notice amends Part K of the Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF) as follows: Chapter KP, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration, (ODASA), as last amended, 76 FR 68764–68766, November 7, 2011. I. Under Chapter KP, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration, KP.00 Mission, delete in its entirety and replace with the following: KP.10 ORGANIZATION. The Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration is headed by the Deputy Assistant Secretary who reports to the Assistant Secretary for Children and Families. The Office is organized as follows: Immediate Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration (KPA) Office of Information Services (KPB) Office of Financial Services (KPC) Office of Workforce Planning and Development (KPD) Office of Grants Management (KPG) Grants Management Regional Units (KPGDI– X) Office of Diversity Management and Equal Employment Opportunity (KPH) III. Under Chapter KP, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration, KP.20 Functions, paragraph A, delete in its entirety and replace with the following: PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67653 KP.20 FUNCTIONS. A. The Immediate Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration (ODASA) directs and coordinates all administrative activities for the Administration for Children and Families (ACF). The Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration serves as ACF’s: Chief Financial Officer; Chief Grants Management Officer; Federal Manager’s Financial Integrity Act (FMFIA) Management Control Officer; Principal Information Resource Management Official serving as Chief Information Officer; Deputy Ethics Counselor; Personnel Security Representative; and Reports Clearance Officer. The Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration serves as the ACF liaison to the Office of the General Counsel, and as appropriate, initiates action in securing resolution of legal matters relating to management of the agency, and represents the Assistant Secretary on all administrative litigation matters. The Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration represents the Assistant Secretary in HHS and with other Federal agencies and task forces in defining objectives and priorities, and in coordinating activities associated with Federal reform initiatives. ODASA provides leadership of assigned ACF special initiatives arising from Departmental, Federal and non-Federal directives to improve service delivery to customers. The Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration provides day-to-day executive leadership and direction to the Immediate Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Information Services, Office of Financial Services, Office of Workforce Planning and Development, and the Office of Grants Management. The Immediate Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration consists of the Deputy Director, Chief of Staff, and the Management Operations Team (formerly referred to as the Administrative Team), the Budget Team, Facilities Team, and Ethics Team. The Management Operations Team coordinates human capital management needs within ODASA. The Team provides leadership, guidance, oversight and liaison functions for ODASA personnel related issues and activities as well as other administrative functions within ODASA. The Management Operations Team coordinates with the Office of Workforce Planning and Development to provide ODASA staff with a full array of personnel services, including position management, performance management, employee recognition, staffing, recruitment, employee and labor relations, employee worklife, payroll liaison, staff development, training services, and special hiring and placement programs. The Team develops and implements ACF travel policies and procedures consistent with Federal requirements. The Team provides technical assistance and oversight; coordinates ACF’s use of the Travel Management System; manages employee participation in the Travel Charge Card program, and coordinates Travel Management Center services for ACF. It purchases and tracks common use supplies, stationery and publications. It plans and manages reprographic services. E:\FR\FM\13NON1.SGM 13NON1

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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 2.
    OMB No.: 0970-0408.
    Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), 
U.S. Department of Health and Human

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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.
    The CB has funded six grantees 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. Phase 1 included 
data collection for a cross-site implementation evaluation and site-
specific evaluations of two PII grantees (Washoe County, Nevada, and 
the State of Kansas). Phase 1 data collection was approved August 2012 
(OMB 0970-0408).
    The second phase includes site-specific evaluations of four PII 
grantees expected to implement interventions in the third year of the 
PII grant period. The four grantees are Arizona Department of Economic 
Security (ADES); California Department of Social Services' California 
Partnership for Permanency (CAPP); Illinois Department of Children and 
Family Services (DCFS); and the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center's 
Recognize Intervene Support Empower (RISE). Later submission for a cost 
study is planned for late Spring 2013, with data collection to begin in 
late Fall 2013.
    Data for the evaluations will be collected through: (1) Surveys of 
children, youth, foster parents, guardians, biological parents, and 
caseworkers; and (2) document reviews of case records.
    Respondents: Children/youth and their parents or permanent or 
foster caregivers, caseworkers.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                                     Number of    Average burden
                   Instrument                      Total annual    Annual number   responses per     hours per
                                                   burden hours   of respondents    respondent       response
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ADES:
    Child Assent Form, Child Assent Script......             115             383             1.0             0.3
    Child/Youth Interview.......................             383             383             2.0             0.5
    Caseworker Prospective-Homes-Found Consent                 7              72             1.0             0.1
     Information Sheet..........................
    Caseworker Interview Prospective-Homes-Found              22              72             1.0             0.3
    Caseworker Decision-Making Consent                         7              72             1.0             0.1
     Information Sheet..........................
    Caseworker Interview Decision-Making........              36              72             1.0             0.5
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
        ADES annual burden hours................             570  ..............  ..............  ..............
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CAPP:
    Parent/Guardian Interview...................             179             597             1.0             0.3
    Caseworker Data Extraction..................             149             298             1.0             0.5
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
        CAPP annual burden hours................             328  ..............  ..............  ..............
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DCFS:
    Biological Parent Consent...................              13             134             1.0             0.1
    Foster Parent Consent.......................              24             240             1.0             0.1
    Youth Assent................................              24             240             1.0             0.1
    Biological Parent Interview.................              80             134             2.0             0.3
    Foster Parent Interview.....................             384             240             2.0             0.8
    Youth Interview.............................             384             240             2.0             0.8
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
        DCFS annual burden hours................             909  ..............  ..............  ..............
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RISE:
    Staff Consent...............................             400           2,000             2.0             0.1
    Staff Survey................................             800           2,000             2.0             0.2
    Youth Assent to Learn about the Study.......               8              27               1             0.3
    Youth Assent to Participate in the Study....               8              27               1             0.3
    Child Attorney Consent......................               5              27               1             0.2
    Youth Interview.............................             135              27               5             1.0
    Qualitative Youth Interview FAQ/Assent......               1               7               1             0.2
    Youth Qualitative Interview.................               7               7               1             1.0
    Permanency Resource/Current Caregiver FAQ/                 1              13               1             0.1
     Contact Consent............................
    Permanency Resource/Current Caregiver                      1              13               1             0.1
     Consent....................................
    Interview with Permanency Resource..........              59              13               5             0.9
    Interview with Current Caregiver............              33              13               5             0.5
    Survey of CCT Facilitators Emotional                       1               1               5             0.2
     Permanency Survey..........................
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        RISE annual burden hours................           1,459  ..............  ..............  ..............
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
            OVERALL ANNUAL BURDEN HOURS.........           3,266  ..............  ..............  ..............
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    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.

Steven M. Hanmer,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-27465 Filed 11-9-12; 8:45 am]
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