Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 60284-60285 [2013-23884]

Download as PDF 60284 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 190 / Tuesday, October 1, 2013 / Notices DP09–901, Collaborative Chronic Disease, Health Promotion, and Surveillance Program Announcement: Healthy Communities, Tobacco Control, Diabetes Prevention and Control, and Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. These cooperative agreements will end on March 28, 2014, and final reports on awardee activities are due to CDC approximately 90 days after the end of the funding period. OMB approval is requested for one year to allow submission of progress reports relating to the final year of funding under the current cooperative agreement. Fifty-three awardees which consist of state departments of health in the 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands will continue to submit semi-annual progress reports through a Web-based management information system (MIS). There are no changes to the number of objectives. Awardees will use the information reported through the electronic MIS to manage and coordinate their activities and to improve their efforts. CDC will use the information reported through the MIS to document and monitor each awardee’s progress and to make adjustments, as needed, in the type and level of technical assistance provided to them. The information collection allows CDC to oversee the use of federal funds, and identify and disseminate information about successful strategies implemented by awardees. CDC also uses the information to respond to Congressional and stakeholder inquiries about awardee activities, program implementation, and program impact. Progress reporting through the MIS is required for cooperative agreement awardees. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. The total estimated burden hours are 636. tobacco control program respondents, the content of the information collection, the frequency of information collection, or the estimated burden per response. However, the total estimated burden hours will decrease due to discontinuation of reporting requirements for three program components that were originally funded under the DP09–901 cooperative agreement: diabetes prevention and control, state BRFSS activities, and Healthy Communities. Due to organizational and funding changes within CDC, funding for these program components was discontinued under the DP09–901 cooperative agreement and semi-annual reports are no longer required. CDC will continue to collect information about each awardee’s tobacco control objectives, planning, activities, resources, partnerships, strategies, and progress toward meeting ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Type of respondents Form name Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden per response (in hours) State Tobacco Control Program ..................... Management Information System .................. 53 2 6 Kimberly S. Lane, Deputy Director, Office of Scientific Integrity, Office of the Associate Director for Science, Office of the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2013–23838 Filed 9–30–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Title: Federally Assisted State Transmitted (FAST) Levy. OMB No.: New Collection. Description: State IV–D child support enforcement agencies are required to have procedures to secure assets in cases where there is a support arrearage to satisfy any current support obligation and the arrearage by attaching and seizing assets of the obligor held in financial institutions. To assist states in fulfilling this statutory requirement the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) is proposing a new information collection using the Federally Assisted State Transmitted Levy (FAST Levy) application. FAST Levy is a centralized, secure and automated method of collecting and disseminating electronic levy notices between child support enforcement agencies and multistate financial institutions to secure the assets in an obligor’s account. The anticipated impact of employing FAST Levy is the significant reduction in existing delays to execute a levy notice, thereby diminishing opportunity for an obligor to close accounts; increase collections of past-due payments to state agencies and families; cut the states’ and multistate financial institutions’ administrative and implementation costs of manually executing levy notices; and strengthen document security. The proposed information collection using the FAST Levy application is authorized by: (1) 42 U.S.C. 652(a)(7), which requires OCSE to provide technical assistance to state child support agencies to help them establish effective systems for collecting child and spousal support; (2) 42 U.S.C. 666 (a)(2) and (c)(1)(G)(ii), which requires state child support agencies to have procedures to secure assets of an obligor to satisfy past due support orders; and (3) 45 CFR 303.7(a)(5), which requires state child support agencies to transmit requests for information and provide requested information electronically to the greatest extent possible. Respondents: Multistate Financial Institutions and State Child Support Agencies. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES FAST-Levy Response Withhold Record Specifications: Multistate Financial Institutions .................................................................................................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:45 Sep 30, 2013 Jkt 232001 Number of responses per respondent Number of respondents Instrument PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5 E:\FR\FM\01OCN1.SGM 1 01OCN1 Average burden hours per response 317.5 Total burden hours 1,587.5 60285 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 190 / Tuesday, October 1, 2013 / Notices ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES—Continued FAST-Levy Request Withhold Record Specifications: State Child Support Enforcement Agencies ................................................................................. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,810. 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, Email: OIRA_ SUBMISSION@OMB.EOP.GOV, Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and Families. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–23884 Filed 9–30–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Final Notice To Announce the Implementation of Required Electronic Submission of State or Tribal Plans, and Program and Financial Reporting Forms for Mandatory Grant Programs Office of Administration (OA), ACF, HHS. ACTION: Final notice. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Administration (OA) is issuing final notice of the implementation of required electronic submission of State or Tribal plans, and program and financial reporting forms for mandatory grant programs to ACF’s Online Data SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:45 Sep 30, 2013 Jkt 232001 Number of responses per respondent Number of respondents Instrument 7 Collection system (OLDC). This notice includes responses to comments received under the initial notice published in the Federal Register (78 FR 38989–38891, June 28, 2013). Public comment on the proposed procedures closed on August 27, 2013. This notice also corrects the absence in the June 28 notice of a reference that required electronic application submission also applies to Tribal plans and reporting. DATES: Effective October 1, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Shields, Grants Policy Specialist, Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Division of Grants Policy, 370 L’Enfant Promenade SW., Aerospace Building, 6th Floor East, Washington, DC 20447. Email address: karen.shields@acf.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ACF has previously afforded recipients of mandatory grant programs the option of submitting State or Tribal plans, and programmatic and financial reporting forms, in both electronic and paper formats. On June 28, 2013, ACF announced that recipients of mandatory grant programs will be required to submit State plans, and programmatic and financial reporting forms electronically. In response to the June notice, the ACF received several comments. The following information summarizes the comments received and the agency responses. 1. A commenter noted that all references to ‘‘State’’ should be changed to include plans and reporting submitted by Tribes, as well as those required of States, under mandatory grants. We concur. ACF corrects and apologizes for the error in the original notice. All references to States in the earlier notice also apply to plans and reports required from Tribal grantees and applicants. 2. A commenter asked why required electronic submission would not include submission of reports under a discretionary grant program. ACF responds that, at present, the requirement for electronic submission of reporting documents, implemented in this and the June 28 notices, applies PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1 Average burden hours per response 317.5 Total burden hours 2,222.5 only to reporting by mandatory grant programs. An announcement concerning requirements for electronic reporting by grantees under discretionary grant programs will be made in the Federal Register in the future. Required electronic submission of applications to discretionary grant programs through www.Grants.gov was announced by ACF in Federal Register notice 76 FR 66721, October 27, 2011. 3. One commenter asked where applicants can obtain a copy of the SF– 424M for use by State or Tribal plans, and another commenter requested specific instructions for use of the form. The form is available on the Grants.gov Web site at: http:// apply07.grants.gov/apply/forms/ sample/SF424_Mandatory_1_2– V1.2.pdf. ACF Program Offices will provide detailed instructions to grantees and applicants affected by the change to required electronic submission. 4. Two commenters suggested that ACF continue to accept paper submissions of plans and reporting documents when natural disasters, disruptions of mail service, unscheduled electrical or system outages, or other rare events occur that would prevent electronic submission of the documents. We respond that ACF has the authority to extend the filing deadline in these situations, upon request from the grantee. No exemption request from the electronic filing requirement is required under these circumstances. ACF will allow a paper submission via fax, or as an email attachment, in situations where the use of mail, courier, or overnight delivery service may not be sufficient to meet a specific deadline. 5. Other commenters requested clarification of the electronic submission requirement by asking whether attachments to plans must also be submitted electronically to ACF’s OLDC system. ACF responds that supplemental attachments and documentation to any State or Tribal plan, or to programmatic or financial reporting forms, may be uploaded electronically to OLDC. 6. Another commenter that had been submitting plans and reports in paper format asked if new users of the OLDC E:\FR\FM\01OCN1.SGM 01OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 190 (Tuesday, October 1, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 60284-60285]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-23884]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Title: Federally Assisted State Transmitted (FAST) Levy.
    OMB No.: New Collection.
    Description: State IV-D child support enforcement agencies are 
required to have procedures to secure assets in cases where there is a 
support arrearage to satisfy any current support obligation and the 
arrearage by attaching and seizing assets of the obligor held in 
financial institutions. To assist states in fulfilling this statutory 
requirement the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) is 
proposing a new information collection using the Federally Assisted 
State Transmitted Levy (FAST Levy) application. FAST Levy is a 
centralized, secure and automated method of collecting and 
disseminating electronic levy notices between child support enforcement 
agencies and multistate financial institutions to secure the assets in 
an obligor's account.
    The anticipated impact of employing FAST Levy is the significant 
reduction in existing delays to execute a levy notice, thereby 
diminishing opportunity for an obligor to close accounts; increase 
collections of past-due payments to state agencies and families; cut 
the states' and multistate financial institutions' administrative and 
implementation costs of manually executing levy notices; and strengthen 
document security.
    The proposed information collection using the FAST Levy application 
is authorized by: (1) 42 U.S.C. 652(a)(7), which requires OCSE to 
provide technical assistance to state child support agencies to help 
them establish effective systems for collecting child and spousal 
support; (2) 42 U.S.C. 666 (a)(2) and (c)(1)(G)(ii), which requires 
state child support agencies to have procedures to secure assets of an 
obligor to satisfy past due support orders; and (3) 45 CFR 303.7(a)(5), 
which requires state child support agencies to transmit requests for 
information and provide requested information electronically to the 
greatest extent possible.
    Respondents: Multistate Financial Institutions and State Child 
Support Agencies.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                     Number of    Average burden
                   Instrument                        Number of     responses per     hours per     Total burden
                                                    respondents     respondent       response          hours
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FAST-Levy Response Withhold Record                             5               1           317.5         1,587.5
 Specifications: Multistate Financial
 Institutions...................................

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FAST-Levy Request Withhold Record                              7               1           317.5         2,222.5
 Specifications: State Child Support Enforcement
 Agencies.......................................
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,810.
    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, Email: OIRA_SUBMISSION@OMB.EOP.GOV, Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration for 
Children and Families.

Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-23884 Filed 9-30-13; 8:45 am]
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