Amendment to Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 16509-16510 [2013-05772]

Download as PDF 16509 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 51 / Friday, March 15, 2013 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects Title: Request for State Data Needed to Determine Amount of a Tribal Family Assistance Grant. OMB No.: 0970–0173. Description: 42 U.S.C. 612 (Section 412 of the Social Security Act) gives federally recognized Indian Tribes the opportunity to apply to operate a Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. The Act specifies that the Secretary shall use State-submitted data to determine the amount of the grant to the Tribe. This form (letter) is used to request those data from the States. ACF is proposing to extend this information collection without change. Respondents: States that have Indian Tribes applying to operate a TANF program. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of responses per respondent Number of respondents Instrument Average burden hours per response Total burden hours 15 1 42 630 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours ..................................................... srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Request for State Data Needed To Determine the Amount of Tribal Family Assistance Grant .......................................................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 630 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 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. 2013–05935 Filed 3–14–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P VerDate Mar<14>2013 17:37 Mar 14, 2013 Jkt 229001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Amendment to Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Title: Subsidized and Transitional Employment Demonstration (STED) and Enhanced Transitional Jobs Demonstration (ETJD). OMB No.: 0970–0413. 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). ACF and ETA are collaborating on these evaluations, which 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. In 2011, ETA awarded grants to seven transitional jobs 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 PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 recidivism 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 amended information collection described here will be used for sites in the STED project that target young adults (aged 18 to 25). It is being submitted by ACF on behalf of both collaborating agencies. Data for the study is collected from the following three major sources, approved by OMB October 2012: 1—Baseline Forms. These include an informed consent form, which requires signature; a contact sheet to obtain contact information for people who may help locate a respondent for follow-up surveys; and a baseline information form, to collect demographic data and information on the subject’s work and education history. 2—Follow-Up Surveys. There are three follow-up surveys in each of the STED and ETJD sites (including the two sites that are also part of ETJD), approximately 6, 12, and 30 months after study entry. In addition to the surveys, each respondent will be contacted once by mail to provide updated contact information. 3—Implementation Research and Site Visits. Data on the context for the programs and their implementation is collected during two rounds of site visits, including interviews, focus E:\FR\FM\15MRN1.SGM 15MRN1 16510 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 51 / Friday, March 15, 2013 / Notices groups, observations, and case file reviews. These data will be supplemented by short questionnaires for program staff, clients, worksite supervisors, and participating employers, and a time study for program staff. The purpose of this document is to request comment on alternate versions of the 6 and 12 month surveys for use at study sites whose population consists of young adults, aged 18 to 25 only. We plan to measure outcomes that are particularly relevant to youth, for example, outcomes related to attitudes, self confidence, and psycho-social development that may be important predictors of later performance in the labor market, education, etc. 6-month survey: Youth Respondents (amended version) ................................................... Adult Respondents (already approved) .................................................... 12-month survey: Youth Respondents (amended version) ................................................... Adult Respondents (already approved) .................................................... srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Note: No additional burden is requested from the already approved information collection. Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total annual burden hours 1 533 1,334 1 1 .5 .5 267 667 533 2,667 1 1 .75 .75 400 2,000 5,067 Total Burden for Surveys .................................................................. ........................ ........................ 3,334 may cause slight discrepancies between annual and total estimated burden hours. 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 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’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. 2013–05772 Filed 3–14–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–09–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Community Living Administration for Children And Families Delegation of Authority Administration for Community Living and Administration for Children and Families, HHS. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: Authorities under the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 are being delegated from the Assistant Secretary, Administration for Children and Families, to the Administrator, Administration for Community Living (ACL). This action is necessary to complete the transition of the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to the Administration for Community Living from the Administration for Children and Families, consistent with the Federal Register notice of reorganization as last amended, 77 FR 23250–23260, April 18, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jason Bennett, Acting Executive VerDate Mar<14>2013 Annual Burden Estimates Annual number of respondents Instrument 1 Rounding Respondents: Respondents to the alternate versions of the 6 and 12 month surveys include young adults, aged 18– 25. 17:37 Mar 14, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Secretary, Administration for Community Living at 202–357–3408. Under the authority vested in the Assistant Secretary for Children and Families by memorandum from the Secretary, ‘‘Delegation of Authority for the Developmental Disabilities Programs, The Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000, (The Act), Public Law 106– 402, 114 Stat. 1677 (2000),’’ dated February 9, 2004, notice is hereby given that the Assistant Secretary for Children and Families has delegated to the Administrator for the Administration for Community Living the authorities under the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000, 42 U.S.C. 15001 et seq., as amended, as they pertain to the functions assigned to the functions of the Administrator for the Administration for Community Living. These authorities may be redelegated. These authorities shall be exercised under the Department’s policy on regulations and the existing delegation of authority to approve and issue regulations. This delegation shall be exercised under financial and administrative requirements applicable to all Administration for Community Living authorities. I hereby affirm and ratify any actions taken by the Administrator for the Administration for Community Living, or his or her subordinates, which involved the exercise of the authorities delegated herein prior to the effective date of this delegation. This delegation will concurrently supersede all existing delegations of E:\FR\FM\15MRN1.SGM 15MRN1

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[FR Doc No: 2013-05772]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Amendment to Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

    Title: Subsidized and Transitional Employment Demonstration (STED) 
and Enhanced Transitional Jobs Demonstration (ETJD).
    OMB No.: 0970-0413.
    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). ACF and ETA are collaborating on these 
evaluations, which 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.
    In 2011, ETA awarded grants to seven transitional jobs 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 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 amended information collection described here will be 
used for sites in the STED project that target young adults (aged 18 to 
25). It is being submitted by ACF on behalf of both collaborating 
agencies. Data for the study is collected from the following three 
major sources, approved by OMB October 2012:
    1--Baseline Forms. These include an informed consent form, which 
requires signature; a contact sheet to obtain contact information for 
people who may help locate a respondent for follow-up surveys; and a 
baseline information form, to collect demographic data and information 
on the subject's work and education history.
    2--Follow-Up Surveys. There are three follow-up surveys in each of 
the STED and ETJD sites (including the two sites that are also part of 
ETJD), approximately 6, 12, and 30 months after study entry. In 
addition to the surveys, each respondent will be contacted once by mail 
to provide updated contact information.
    3--Implementation Research and Site Visits. Data on the context for 
the programs and their implementation is collected during two rounds of 
site visits, including interviews, focus

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groups, observations, and case file reviews. These data will be 
supplemented by short questionnaires for program staff, clients, 
worksite supervisors, and participating employers, and a time study for 
program staff.
    The purpose of this document is to request comment on alternate 
versions of the 6 and 12 month surveys for use at study sites whose 
population consists of young adults, aged 18 to 25 only. We plan to 
measure outcomes that are particularly relevant to youth, for example, 
outcomes related to attitudes, self confidence, and psycho-social 
development that may be important predictors of later performance in 
the labor market, education, etc.
    Respondents: Respondents to the alternate versions of the 6 and 12 
month surveys include young adults, aged 18-25.

Annual Burden Estimates

    Note:  No additional burden is requested from the already 
approved information collection.


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                                                                     Number of    Average burden   Total annual
                   Instrument                      Annual number   responses per     hours per     burden hours
                                                  of respondents    respondent       response           \1\
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6-month survey:
    Youth Respondents (amended version).........             533               1              .5             267
    Adult Respondents (already approved)........           1,334               1              .5             667
12-month survey:
    Youth Respondents (amended version).........             533               1             .75             400
    Adult Respondents (already approved)........           2,667               1             .75           2,000
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
        Total Burden for Surveys................           5,067  ..............  ..............           3,334
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\1\ Rounding may cause slight discrepancies between annual and total estimated burden hours.

    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 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'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. 2013-05772 Filed 3-14-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-09-M