Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 2444-2445 [2014-00440]

Download as PDF 2444 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 9 / Tuesday, January 14, 2014 / Notices B. Solicitation of Public Comment Respondents are encouraged to offer their views on the following questions: 1. Is the current lack of a clear mechanism for the procurement of order-level materials a deterrent from using the FSS program? If so, how? 2. What potential challenges exist for FAS where order-level materials and the FSS program are concerned? How can these be addressed? 3. What kinds of processes and procedures are in place for the procurement of order-level materials under other multiple-award IDIQ contract vehicles? Can these be applied to the FSS program as-is, or are there special considerations FAS needs to address? If possible, please provide specific examples from multiple-award IDIQ contract vehicles that could serve as a good example of the kind of processes and procedures needed for the efficient and effective use of order-level materials. 4. If FAS were to implement clear processes and procedures for the acquisition of order-level materials under the FSS program, is there the potential for administrative cost savings? If so, please elaborate. 5. If FAS were to implement clear processes and procedures for the acquisition of order-level materials under the FSS program, would it provide increased flexibility to contractors to provide total solutions to Government requirements? Are there any additional benefits for small businesses, in particular? 6. What kind of risk management controls are needed to ensure efficient and effective use of order-level materials under the FSS program? Dated: January 8, 2014. Houston W. Taylor, Acting Senior Procurement Executive, General Services Administration. [FR Doc. 2014–00456 Filed 1–13–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–61–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Elaine Baker, Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection and Control Advisory Committee (BCCEDCAC) In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), announces the following meeting of the aforementioned committee: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:32 Jan 13, 2014 Jkt 232001 Time and Date: 9 a.m.–12 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, February 3, 2014. Place: Teleconference. Teleconference login information is as follows: For Participants: TOLL-FREE PHONE #: 888–989–8135 Participant passcode: 4798. For Participants: URL: https:// www.mymeetings.com/nc/join/ Conference number: PW3674736. Audience passcode: 4798. Participants can join the event directly at: https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/ join.php?i=PW3674736&p=4798&t=c There is also a toll free number for anyone outside of the USA: TOLL #: 1–203–827– 7034, Participant passcode: 4798. Status: Open to the public, limited only by the net conference and audio phone lines available. Purpose: The committee is charged with advising the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services, and the Director, CDC, regarding the early detection and control of breast and cervical cancer. The committee makes recommendations regarding national program goals and objectives; implementation strategies; and program priorities including surveillance, epidemiologic investigations, education and training, information dissemination, professional interactions and collaborations, and policy. Matters To Be Discussed: The agenda will include the following: (1) Discussing the impact of implementation of the Affordable Care Act on the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program; and (2) exploring options to expand services to impact women beyond the current eligible screening population. Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate. Contact Person for More Information: Jameka R. Blackmon, MBA, CMP, Designated Federal Officer, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC, 4770 Buford Highway NE., Mailstop F76, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, Telephone (770) 488–4880. 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 Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. [FR Doc. 2014–00457 Filed 1–13–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: TANF Quarterly Financial Report ACF–196R OMB No.: New Collection Description: This information collection is authorized under Section 411(a)(3) of the Social Security Act. This request is for approval to create the ACF–196R form for quarterly financial reporting under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. Implementation of these changes will entail new costs to ACF, and thus, final adoption will depend upon funding availability. States participating in the TANF program are required by statute to report financial data on a quarterly basis. The form meets the legal standard and provides essential data on the use of federal TANF funds. Failure to collect the data would seriously compromise ACF’s ability to monitor program expenditures, estimate funding needs, and to prepare budget submissions and annual reports required by Congress. Financial reporting under the TANF program is governed by 45 CFR Part 265. Approval of the ACF–196R would result in two basic changes to TANF quarterly financial reports. The first is to require respondents to allocate annual expenditures among an expanded list of categories on the ACF–196R; these categories better reflect the wide range of activities on which states are expending TANF funds. The second change is to the accounting method used to report expenditures made in a fiscal year and monitor cumulative expenditures by grant year award. Specifically, effective FY 2015, with each open grant year award, respondents will be required to report actual expenditures made in a fiscal year rather than updating cumulative totals, using the ACF–196R. If a respondent needs to adjust an expenditure reported in a prior year, it will revise the report for the fiscal year in which that expenditure occurred, rather than the current year’s report. We will maintain the ACF–196 form (Approved OMB No 0970–0247), only for revisions to historical data. Specifically, if a respondent needs to adjust or correct an expenditure submitted in a fiscal year prior to FY 2015, the respondent will revise the ACF–196 pertaining to the relevant E:\FR\FM\14JAN1.SGM 14JAN1 2445 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 9 / Tuesday, January 14, 2014 / Notices grant year for expenditures cumulative through FY 2014. Thus, the reporting burden associated with the ACF–196 is greatly reduced. ACF revised the proposed ACF–196R form and instructions published in the Federal Register on September 12, 2013, based on comments received. We added to the list of general instructions, and revised some expenditure categories and related definitions, resulting in greater clarity or eased reporting. We also expanded our discussion of adjustments and revisions to prior data to provide examples and address concerns over how TANF financial reporting relates to the accounting method states use to track their expenditures. Finally, we increased the estimated burden hours necessary to complete quarterly reports based on feedback from states. Respondents: State agencies administering the TANF program ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Instrument Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours ACF–196R ....................................................................................................... 51 4 32 6528 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 6528 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. Interested parties can also access copies of the proposed collection of information (instructions and forms) by accessing the Information Memorandum TANF– ACF–IM–2014–01 on the Policy page of the OFA Web site, available at http:// www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ofa/ programs/tanf/policy. 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. 2014–00440 Filed 1–13–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES OMB No.: 0970–0017. Description: The Office of Child Support Enforcement has approved a IV–D state plan for each state. Federal regulations require states to amend their state plans only when necessary to reflect new or revised federal statutes or regulations or material change in any state law, organization, policy, or IV–D agency operations. The requirement for submission of a state plan and plan amendments for the Child Support Enforcement program is found in sections 452, 454, and 466 of the Social Security Act. Respondents: State IV–D Agencies. Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects Title: State Plan Child Support Coll & Estab Paternity Title IV–D, OCSE–100. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES State Plan ........................................................................................................ OCSE–21–U4 .................................................................................................. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 162. 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:32 Jan 13, 2014 Jkt 232001 54 54 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 PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent 4 4 Average burden hours per response 0.50 0.25 Total burden hours 108 54 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; (d) ways to minimize the burden information to be collected; and (e) 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 E:\FR\FM\14JAN1.SGM 14JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 9 (Tuesday, January 14, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 2444-2445]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-00440]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Title: TANF Quarterly Financial Report ACF-196R
    OMB No.: New Collection
    Description: This information collection is authorized under 
Section 411(a)(3) of the Social Security Act. This request is for 
approval to create the ACF-196R form for quarterly financial reporting 
under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. 
Implementation of these changes will entail new costs to ACF, and thus, 
final adoption will depend upon funding availability. States 
participating in the TANF program are required by statute to report 
financial data on a quarterly basis. The form meets the legal standard 
and provides essential data on the use of federal TANF funds. Failure 
to collect the data would seriously compromise ACF's ability to monitor 
program expenditures, estimate funding needs, and to prepare budget 
submissions and annual reports required by Congress. Financial 
reporting under the TANF program is governed by 45 CFR Part 265.
    Approval of the ACF-196R would result in two basic changes to TANF 
quarterly financial reports. The first is to require respondents to 
allocate annual expenditures among an expanded list of categories on 
the ACF-196R; these categories better reflect the wide range of 
activities on which states are expending TANF funds. The second change 
is to the accounting method used to report expenditures made in a 
fiscal year and monitor cumulative expenditures by grant year award. 
Specifically, effective FY 2015, with each open grant year award, 
respondents will be required to report actual expenditures made in a 
fiscal year rather than updating cumulative totals, using the ACF-196R. 
If a respondent needs to adjust an expenditure reported in a prior 
year, it will revise the report for the fiscal year in which that 
expenditure occurred, rather than the current year's report.
    We will maintain the ACF-196 form (Approved OMB No 0970-0247), only 
for revisions to historical data. Specifically, if a respondent needs 
to adjust or correct an expenditure submitted in a fiscal year prior to 
FY 2015, the respondent will revise the ACF-196 pertaining to the 
relevant

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grant year for expenditures cumulative through FY 2014. Thus, the 
reporting burden associated with the ACF-196 is greatly reduced.
    ACF revised the proposed ACF-196R form and instructions published 
in the Federal Register on September 12, 2013, based on comments 
received. We added to the list of general instructions, and revised 
some expenditure categories and related definitions, resulting in 
greater clarity or eased reporting. We also expanded our discussion of 
adjustments and revisions to prior data to provide examples and address 
concerns over how TANF financial reporting relates to the accounting 
method states use to track their expenditures. Finally, we increased 
the estimated burden hours necessary to complete quarterly reports 
based on feedback from states.
    Respondents: State agencies administering the TANF program

                                             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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ACF-196R....................................              51                4               32             6528
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 6528
    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. Interested 
parties can also access copies of the proposed collection of 
information (instructions and forms) by accessing the Information 
Memorandum TANF-ACF-IM-2014-01 on the Policy page of the OFA Web site, 
available at http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ofa/programs/tanf/policy.
    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. 2014-00440 Filed 1-13-14; 8:45 am]
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