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Download as PDF 76149 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 241 / Monday, December 16, 2013 / Notices has just one board. In order to ensure an adequate level of staffing and to avoid a constant series of recusals, the designated members of OGE’s SES Performance Review Board are being drawn, as in the past, in large measure from the ranks of other executive branch agencies. The board shall review and evaluate the initial appraisal of each OGE senior executive’s performance by his or her supervisor, along with any recommendations in each instance to the appointing authority relative to the performance of the senior executive. This notice updates the membership of OGE’s SES Performance Review Board as it was most recently published at 77 FR 64521 (October 22, 2012). Approved: December 5, 2013. Walter M. Shaub, Jr., Director, Office of Government Ethics. The following officials have been appointed members of the SES Performance Review Board of the Office of Government Ethics: Shelley K. Finlayson, [Chair], Program Counsel, Office of Government Ethics; Rochelle Granat, Assistant General Counsel for General Law, Ethics and Regulation, Department of the Treasury; Judith S. Kaleta, Deputy General Counsel, Department of Transportation; and Shira Pavis Minton, Ethics Counsel, Office of the Ethics Counsel, Securities and Exchange Commission. [FR Doc. 2013–29845 Filed 12–13–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6345–03–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects Title: Social Services Block Grant Post-Expenditure Report. OMB No.: 0970–0234 Description: The purpose of this information collection is to (1) extend the collection of post-expenditure data using the current OMB approved reporting form (OMB No. 0970–0234) past the current expiration date of July 31, 2011; (2) make one chnage to the current post-expenditure reporting form; and (3) request that States voluntarily use the post-expenditure reporting form to estimate expenditures and recipients, by service category, as part of the required annual intended use plan. The Social Services Block Grant program (SSBG) provides funds to assist States in delivering critical services to vulnerable older adults, persons with disabilities, at-risk adolescents and young adults, and children and families. Funds are allocated to the States in proportion to their populations. States have substantial discretion in their use of funds and may determine what services will be provided, who will be eligible, and how funds will be distributed among the various services. State or local SSBG agencies (i.e., county, city, regional offices) may provide the services or may purchase them from qualified agencies, organizations or individuals. States report as recipients of SSBG-funded services any individuals who receive a service funded in whole or in part by SSBG. States are required to report their annual SSBG expenditures on a standard postexpenditure reporting form. The current form includes a yearly total of adults and children served and annual expenditures in each of 29 service categories. The annual report is submitted within six months of the end of the period covered by the report, and must address: (1) The number of individuals (including number of children and number of adults) who receive services paid for, in whole or in part, with Federal funds under the SSBG; (2) The amount of SSBG funds spent in providing each service; (3) The total amount of Federal, State, and local funds spent in providing each service, including SSBG funds; and (4) The method(s) by which each service is provided, showing separately the services provided by public and private agencies. These reporting requirements can be found at 45 CFR 96.74. Information collected on the postexpenditure report is analyzed and described in an annual report on SSBG expenditures and recipients produced by the Office of Community Services (OCS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF). The information contained in this report is used for program planning and management. The data establish how SSBG funding is used for the provision of services in each State to each of many specific populations of needy individuals. Federal regulation and reporting requirements for the SSBG also require each State to develop and submit an annual intended use plan that describes how the State plans to administer its SSBG funds for the coming year. This report is to be submitted 30 days prior to the start of the fiscal year (June 1 if the State operates on a July-June fiscal year, or September 1 if the State operates on a Federal fiscal year). No specific format is required for the intended use plan. The intended use of SSBG funds, including the types of activities to be supported and the categories and characteristics of individuals to be served, must be provided. States vary greatly in the information they provide and the structure of the report. States are required to submit a revised intended use plan if the planned use of SSBG funds changes during the year. In order to provide a more accurate analysis of the extent to which funds are spent ‘‘in a manner consistent’’ with each of the States plan for their use, as required by 42 U.S.C. 1397e(a), ACF is requesting that States voluntarily use the format of the post-expenditure report form to provide estimates of the amount of expenditures and the number of recipients by service category, that the State plans to use SSBG funds to support as part of the intended use plan. Many States are already doing this. Respondents: States. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Instrument Use of Post-Expenditure Report Form as Part of the Intended Use Plan ...... Post-Expenditure Report ................................................................................. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 6,272. In compliance with the requirements of Section 506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:51 Dec 13, 2013 Jkt 232001 56 56 Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent 1 1 Average burden hours per response 2 110 Total burden hours 112 6,160 information collection described above. Copies of the proposed collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded by writing E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM 16DEN1 76150 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 241 / Monday, December 16, 2013 / Notices 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. 2013–29767 Filed 12–13–13; 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: Renewal of Office of Community Services (OCS) Community Economic Development (CED) Standard Reporting Format. OMB No.: 0970–0386. Description: The Office of Community Services (OCS) will continue collecting key information about projects funded through the Community Economic Development (CED) program. The legislative requirement for this program is in Title IV of the Community Opportunities, Accountability and Training and Educational Services Act (COATS Human Services Reauthorization Act) of October 27, 1998, Public Law 105–285, section 680(b) as amended. The reporting format, Performance Progress Report (PPR), collects information concerning the outcomes and management of CED projects. OCS will use the data to critically review the overall design and effectiveness of the program. The PPR will continue to be administered to all active grantees of the CED program. Grantees will be required to use this reporting tool for their semiannual reports to be submitted twice a year. The current PPR replaced both the annual questionnaire and other semiannual reporting formats, which resulted in an overall reduction in burden for the grantees while significantly improving the quality of the data collected by OCS. OCS seeks to renew this PPR to continue to collect quality data from grantees. To ensure the burden on grantees is not increased, all questions on the current PPR will remain the same—we propose adding only one question to the PPR regarding the total number of jobs grantees are creating with grant funds. Many grantees have asked about this element on the current PPR and currently do not have a place to report that information. This is information that most grantees are already collecting. Adding this field will allow grantees to provide this information in a consistent format and allow OCS to more accurately reflect the total number of jobs created through the CED program. Since grantees are already familiar with the current format and elements, and all questions on the PPR will remain the same (with one added question based on grantee feedback), there will be no additional burden on grantees. Respondents: Current CED grantees. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Instrument Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours Questionnaire for current OCS–CED grantees ............................................... 170 2 1.50 510 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 510. Additional Information pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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. 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. 2013–29798 Filed 12–13–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P [Docket No. FDA–2013–D–0117] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request; Providing Information About Pediatric Uses of Medical Devices Under Section 515A of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Food and Drug Administration, HHS. 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 13:51 Dec 13, 2013 Food and Drug Administration AGENCY: OMB Comment VerDate Mar<15>2010 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES ACTION: Notice. 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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 241 (Monday, December 16, 2013)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-29767]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

Proposed Projects

    Title: Social Services Block Grant Post-Expenditure Report.
    OMB No.: 0970-0234
    Description: The purpose of this information collection is to (1) 
extend the collection of post-expenditure data using the current OMB 
approved reporting form (OMB No. 0970-0234) past the current expiration 
date of July 31, 2011; (2) make one chnage to the current post-
expenditure reporting form; and (3) request that States voluntarily use 
the post-expenditure reporting form to estimate expenditures and 
recipients, by service category, as part of the required annual 
intended use plan. The Social Services Block Grant program (SSBG) 
provides funds to assist States in delivering critical services to 
vulnerable older adults, persons with disabilities, at-risk adolescents 
and young adults, and children and families. Funds are allocated to the 
States in proportion to their populations. States have substantial 
discretion in their use of funds and may determine what services will 
be provided, who will be eligible, and how funds will be distributed 
among the various services. State or local SSBG agencies (i.e., county, 
city, regional offices) may provide the services or may purchase them 
from qualified agencies, organizations or individuals. States report as 
recipients of SSBG-funded services any individuals who receive a 
service funded in whole or in part by SSBG. States are required to 
report their annual SSBG expenditures on a standard post-expenditure 
reporting form. The current form includes a yearly total of adults and 
children served and annual expenditures in each of 29 service 
categories. The annual report is submitted within six months of the end 
of the period covered by the report, and must address: (1) The number 
of individuals (including number of children and number of adults) who 
receive services paid for, in whole or in part, with Federal funds 
under the SSBG; (2) The amount of SSBG funds spent in providing each 
service; (3) The total amount of Federal, State, and local funds spent 
in providing each service, including SSBG funds; and (4) The method(s) 
by which each service is provided, showing separately the services 
provided by public and private agencies. These reporting requirements 
can be found at 45 CFR 96.74. Information collected on the post-
expenditure report is analyzed and described in an annual report on 
SSBG expenditures and recipients produced by the Office of Community 
Services (OCS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF). The 
information contained in this report is used for program planning and 
management. The data establish how SSBG funding is used for the 
provision of services in each State to each of many specific 
populations of needy individuals. Federal regulation and reporting 
requirements for the SSBG also require each State to develop and submit 
an annual intended use plan that describes how the State plans to 
administer its SSBG funds for the coming year. This report is to be 
submitted 30 days prior to the start of the fiscal year (June 1 if the 
State operates on a July-June fiscal year, or September 1 if the State 
operates on a Federal fiscal year). No specific format is required for 
the intended use plan. The intended use of SSBG funds, including the 
types of activities to be supported and the categories and 
characteristics of individuals to be served, must be provided. States 
vary greatly in the information they provide and the structure of the 
report. States are required to submit a revised intended use plan if 
the planned use of SSBG funds changes during the year. In order to 
provide a more accurate analysis of the extent to which funds are spent 
``in a manner consistent'' with each of the States plan for their use, 
as required by 42 U.S.C. 1397e(a), ACF is requesting that States 
voluntarily use the format of the post-expenditure report form to 
provide estimates of the amount of expenditures and the number of 
recipients by service category, that the State plans to use SSBG funds 
to support as part of the intended use plan. Many States are already 
doing this.
    Respondents: States.

                                             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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Use of Post-Expenditure Report Form as Part of                56               1               2             112
 the Intended Use Plan..........................
Post-Expenditure Report.........................              56               1             110           6,160
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 6,272.
    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

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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. 2013-29767 Filed 12-13-13; 8:45 am]
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